StL. Cardinals Post Season History

A look at the St. Louis Cardinals Team and Players Post Season History.

Cardinals Post Season History

St. Louis is playing in the postseason for the 21st time in franchise history. The Cardinals own 16 N.L.Championships and nine World Championships. This is the sixth Division Series the Cardinals have played in and the fifth in six seasons. Division wins in ‘04 and ‘05 mark the first time the team has collected the Central Division title in back-to-back years since divisional play began in 1969.

 

Year Round Opponent W-L

2004 DS Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1

LCS Houston Astros 4-3

WS Boston Red Sox 0-4

2002 DS Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0

LCS San Francisco Giants 1-4

2001 DS Arizona Diamondbacks 2-3

2000 DS Atlanta Braves 3-0

LCS New York Mets 1-4

1996 DS San Diego Padres 3-0

LCS Atlanta Braves 3-4

1987 LCS San Francisco Giants 4-3

WS Minnesota Twins 3-4

1985 LCS Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2

WS Kansas City Royals 3-4

1982 LCS Atlanta Braves 3-0

WS Milwaukee Brewers 4-3

1968 WS Detroit Tigers 3-4

1967 WS Boston Red Sox 4-3

1964 WS New York Yankees 4-3

1946 WS Boston Red Sox 4-3

1944 WS St. Louis Browns 4-2

1943 WS New York Yankees 1-4

1942 WS New York Yankees 4-1

1934 WS Detroit Tigers 4-3

1931 WS Philadelphia Athletics 4-3

1930 WS Philadelphia Athletics 2-4

1928 WS New York Yankees 0-4

1926 WS New York Yankees 4-3

 

 

Players Post Season History

 

EINAR DIAZ • 5-10 • 200 • R/R • C • 32 yrs • #4

• In his fourth year of postseason play. All his previous experience came with Cleveland in 1998, 1999 and 200.

DAVID ECKSTEIN • 5-7 • 165 • R/R • SS • 30 yrs • #22

• Was in two postseasons with Anaheim in 2002 and 2004, winning the World Series as a member of the Angels in 2002.

• Hit .294 in the ‘02 playoffs and in 13 of 16 games. Started the three-run rally with lead-off single in the 3rd inning of Game 7 WS.

JIM EDMONDS • 6-1 • 212 • L/L • OF • 35 yrs • #15

• Appearing in his fifth postseason. Started all 15 PS games in 2004, batting .222. Hit walk-off HR in the 12th of LCS Game 6 vs. HOU to send the series to Game 7. Had 7 RBI in LCS.

• Batted .400 in the LCS of the 2002 playoffs vs. SF, hitting safely in all five games. Homered in Game #3 off Russ Ortiz.

• He HR'd twice in 2001's D.S. vs. ARI, doing so in both Game 3 & Game 4.

• Hit safely in six of eight postseason games in 2000, leading the team in batting (.361), hits (13), double (5), home runs (3) and RBIs (12).

• Batted .571 in 2000 Division Series vs. ATL with four doubles, two home runs and 7 RBIs.

CAL ELDRED • 6-4 • 240 • RHP • 36 yrs • #23

• Will be his second postseason after appearing in five games last season for the Cardinals.

• 2004 was his first PS experience after 11+ years in the Majors.

RANDY FLORES • 6-0 • 180 • LHP • 30 yrs • #34

• Will be Randy's first postseason in just his first year with the club.

JOHN GALL • 6-0 • 195 • R/R • 27 yrs • #43

• Makes his first postseason roster appearance in his rookie year.

M. GRUDZIELANEK • 6-1 • 190 • R/R • 2B • 35 yrs • #12

• Mark has played in just one other postseason in his 10+ years in the Majors.

• Played in 12 games combined for the Cubs during the 2003 DS and LCS.

J. ISRINGHAUSEN6-3230 RHP33 yrs#44

• Is Jason's fifth postseason, third w/ St. Louis. Pitched in 9 games during last year's Card's playoffs including 6 of the 7 LCS games.

• Had two saves in 2002's Division Series vs. ARI. Has not allowed a run in any of his six Division Series games (6.0 IP, 5 saves).

• Saved Oakland wins in both Game 1 & 2 in 2001 at NY Yankees during D.S. play.

• Saved Game 1 in 2000 D.S. vs.Yankees.

RAY KING • 6-1 • 242 • LHP • 31 yrs • #56

• Third-straight postseason for Ray. Made 9 apps. in 2004, w/13.1 IP and a 1.35 ERA. Pitched in 3 DS games, 4 LCS and 2 WS games, going unscored upon over 2.2 innings in the WS vs.BOS.

• Appeared in four games (1.0 IP, 1H, 0 R) with Atlanta vs. CHI in the DS in 2003.

HECTOR LUNA • 6-1 • 170 • R/R • IF/OF • 25 yrs • #7

• Will be his second postseason after making the roster last year.

• Appeared in three games during last year's playoffs, but is still seeking his first PS hit.

JOHN MABRY • 6-4 • 210 • L/R • INF/OF • 34 yrs • #47

• This is his fourth postseason appearance, third with the Cardinals.

• In last season's series had one hit, an RBI single in Game 4 of the LCS at HOU. Saw action in 7 games with two starts.

• In 1996's Division Series was 3-10 vs. SD and 6-23 (.261) against ATL in the LCS.

• Was in the playoffs in 2002 with Oakland vs. MIN.

JASON MARQUIS6-1 • 210 • RHP • 26 • #21

• This is Jason's fourth postseason in his young career.

• Was 0-1 w/5.65 ERA in 4 PS games last year (3 starts) and got the loss in WS Game 4.Walked 13 in 14.1 IP & allowed 15 hits.

• Was eligible in 2002 but did not appear with ATL vs. SF. In 2001 in the LCS vs. ARI appeared in two games, pitching 2.0 innings, allowing four runs, none earned.

YADIER MOLINA • 5-11 • 225 • R/R • C • 23 yrs • #41

• Looks to be the regular catcher this year after appearing in four games overall last year, including a start in Game 4 of the WS.

ABRAHAM NUNEZ • 5-11 • 190 • S/R • INF • 29 yrs • #3

• Will be his first postseason in over six years in the majors.

ALBERT PUJOLS • 6-3 • 210 • R/R • OF • 25 yrs • #5

• Combined to hit .414 w/6 HR, 14 RBI & 14 runs in 2004 PS. The 6 HR were a Cardinals PS record.

• Was named the MVP of the LCS after batting .500 w/4 HR, 9 RBI and 10 runs scored. His 14 hits and 28 totals bases were NLCS records. Became the 5th player in LCS history to bat .500 or better.

• Hit .300 in the Division Series in 2002 vs. ARI (3-10) with 3 RBI.

• Had a HR off K. Rueter and hit .263 (5-19) in 2002's LCS games vs. SF.

• Hit a 2-out, 2-run HR off R.Johnson in Game 2 win in 2001.

JOHN RODRIGUEZ • 6-0 • 205 • L/L • OF • 27 yrs • #53

• Will play in his first postseason after making his ML debut in July.

REGGIE SANDERS • 6-1 • 205 • R/R • OF • 37 yrs • #16

• His 56 games of experience in postseason play top the Cardinals roster. Will be his sixth postseason.

• His last three PS trips have resulted in World Series appearances in 2001 (w/ ARI), 2002 (w/ SF) and 2004 w/ the Cardinals.

JEFF SUPPAN • 6-2 • 220 • R/R • RHP • 30 • #37

• Will be his second postseason.Won the deciding Game 4 in last year's DS.

• Went 1-1 in the LCS, also getting the win in the series clinching Game 7.

SO TAGUCHI • 5-10 • 163 • R/R • OF • 36 • #99

• Will be his second PS. Had six AB's during last year's playoffs.

JULIAN TAVAREZ • 6-2 • 195 • RHP • 32 • #50

• Making his fifth trip to the postseason. Combined to go 2-2 w/2.61 ERA pitching in nine games.

• Suffered a break in his pitching hand after exiting Game 4 at HOU.

• Appeared in the World Series with Cleveland in 1995 vs. ATL with five relief apps. 4.1 innings, no runs allowed.

BRAD THOMPSON • 6-1 • 190 • RHP • 23 yrs • #48

• His first postseason in his third year with the Cardinals.

LARRY WALKER • 6-3 • 235 • L/R • OF • 38 • #33

• Making his third career postseason appearance. Batted .293, six HR, 11 RBI and scored 14 runs during last year's run.

• Became the third Cardinals to hit 2HR's in a PS game and the first in DS game (Game 1).

• In 1995 w/ COL homer against Tom Glavine in Game 2 of the DS.


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