1991 St. Louis Cardinals season

1991 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Record 84–78 (.519)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Anheuser-Busch
General manager(s) Dal Maxvill
Manager(s) Joe Torre
Local television KPLR-TV
(Al Hrabosky, George Grande)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Joe Buck)
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The St. Louis Cardinals 1991 season was the team's 110th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 100th season in the National League. The Cardinals rebounded from a rare last-place finish a year earlier to register a record of 84-78 during the season and finished 2nd to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League East division by fourteen games.

Ozzie Smith set the National League record for fewest errors in a season by a shortstop with 8 errors. Gold Gloves were awarded to catcher Tom Pagnozzi and shortstop Ozzie Smith this year.


  • October 11, 1990: Ernie Camacho was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.[1]

Regular season

Opening Day starters

  • Bernard Gilkey
  • Pedro Guerrero
  • Felix Jose
  • Ray Lankford
  • Jose Oquendo
  • Tom Pagnozzi
  • Ozzie Smith
  • Bob Tewksbury
  • Todd Zeile [2]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 9864 0.605 52–32 46–32
St. Louis Cardinals 8478 0.519 14 52–32 32–46
Philadelphia Phillies 7884 0.481 20 47–36 31–48
Chicago Cubs 7783 0.481 20 46–37 31–46
New York Mets 7784 0.478 20½ 40–42 37–42
Montreal Expos 7190 0.441 26½ 33–35 38–55

Record vs. opponents

1991 National League Records

Atlanta 6–611–713–57–115–79–35–79–311–79–99–3
Chicago 6–64–89–32–1010–711–68–107–114–86–610–8
Cincinnati 7–118–49–96–126–65–79–32–108–1010–84–8
Houston 5–133–99–98–102–107–57–54–86–129–95–7
Los Angeles 11–710–212–610–85–77–57–57–510–88–106–6
Montreal 7–57–106–610–27–54–144–146–126–67–57–11
New York 3–96–117–55–75–714–411–76–127–56–67–11
Philadelphia 7-510–83–95–75–714–47–116–129–36–66–12
Pittsburgh 3–911–710–28–45–712–612–612–67–57–511–7
San Diego 7–118–410–812–68–106–65–73–95–711–79–3
San Francisco 9–96–68–109–910–85–76–66–65–77–114–8
St. Louis 3–98–108–47–56–611–711–712–67–113–98–4


June 3, 1991: John Mabry was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 6th round of the 1991 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 1991.[3]


1991 St. Louis Cardinals
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos. Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CTom Pagnozzi140459121.264257
1BPedro Guerrero115427116.272870
2BJosé Oquendo12736688.240126
3BTodd Zeile155565158.2801181
SSOzzie Smith150550157.285350
LFBernard Gilkey8126858.216520
CFRay Lankford151566142.251969
RFFélix José154568173.305877

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Craig Wilson608214.171013

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors

  • Tom Pagnozzi, Catcher, National League Gold Glove
  • Ozzie Smith, Shortstop, National League Gold Glove

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Redbirds American Association Mark DeJohn
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Joe Pettini
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Dave Bialas
A Springfield Cardinals Midwest League Mike Ramsey
A Savannah Cardinals South Atlantic League Larry Milbourne
A-Short Season Hamilton Redbirds New York–Penn League Rick Colbert
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Chris Maloney
Rookie AZL Cardinals Arizona League Keith Champion



  1. https://www.baseball-reference.com/c/camacer01.shtml
  2. http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1991&t=SLN
  3. John Mabry Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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