1989 St. Louis Cardinals season
Template:MLB yearly infobox The St. Louis Cardinals 1989 season was the team's 108th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 98th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 86-76 during the season and finished 3rd in the National League East division.
On September 29, team owner August A. Busch, Jr. died at the age of 90.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Awards and honors
- 5 Farm system
- 6 References
- 7 External links
- October 4, 1988: Lee Tunnell was released by the Cardinals.
- December 16, 1988: Steve Lake and Curt Ford were traded by the Cardinals to the Philadelphia Phillies for Milt Thompson.
The over-achieving 1989 Cardinal team almost made the playoffs. Pedro Guerrero finished third in the National League MVP voting while leading the league with 42 doubles and finishing second in RBIs (117). Joe Magrane won 18 games while José DeLeón won 16 games. Milt Thompson played in 155 games and hit .290, mostly substituting for the injured Willie McGee. Vince Coleman lead the league in stolen bases for the fifth straight year. However, it would be the arch-rival Cubs who would claim the division and move on to the playoffs.
Opening Day starters
- Tom Brunansky
- Vince Coleman
- Pedro Guerrero
- Tim Jones
- Joe Magrane
- José Oquendo
- Tony Peña
- Terry Pendleton
- Milt Thompson
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- April 24, 1989: Jeremy Hernandez was traded by the Cardinals to the San Diego Padres for Randy Byers.
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Starters by position
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Awards and honors
- Vince Coleman, National League Stolen Base Leader, 65
- Terry Pendleton, Third Base, National League Gold Glove
- Ozzie Smith, Shortstop, National League Gold Glove
- 1989 St. Louis Cardinals
- 1989 St. Louis Cardinals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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