1979 St. Louis Cardinals Roster

The 1979 St. Louis Cardinals team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1979 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 1979 St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day starters list, a 1979 St. Louis Cardinals salary list, a 1979 St. Louis Cardinals uniform number breakdown and a 1979 St. Louis Cardinals primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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1979 St. Louis Cardinals

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Complete Roster

6-05
210
Right
Right
1953-01-26
6-03
190
Right
Right
1952-11-08
6-04
200
Right
Right
1950-01-13
6-05
205
Right
Right
1954-10-13
6-02
205
Right
Right
1956-06-09
6-00
190
Left
Left
1941-12-09
6-03
210
Right
Left
1953-01-17
5-10
170
Right
Right
1955-08-19
6-00
180
Left
Left
1952-02-14
6-04
215
Right
Right
1954-04-22
6-00
175
Left
Right
1950-09-19
6-04
205
Left
Left
1957-05-06
6-02
200
Left
Both
1954-12-11
6-06
200
Right
Right
1953-06-22
6-03
205
Right
Right
1955-02-09
6-04
220
Right
Right
1952-10-27
6-03
220
Right
Left
1956-06-04
6-00
200
Right
Both
1949-08-09
6-02
205
Right
Right
1951-08-09
6-00
190
Right
Right
1946-06-02
6-00
195
Left
Left
1953-10-20
6-00
185
Right
Both
1956-04-04
6-00
210
Right
Left
1956-05-04
6-01
185
Right
Left
1950-08-19
6-00
185
Right
Right
1951-06-24
5-11
190
Right
Both
1956-03-24
5-09
170
Right
Right
1950-01-13
170
Left
Left
1939-06-18
6-00
175
Right
Left
1947-08-05
6-00
180
Right
Right
1954-10-16
6-02
190
Right
Right
1948-03-04
6-03
195
Right
Right
1949-10-18
6-00
180
Right
Left
1950-05-11
6-00
175
Right
Right
1954-07-16
6-02
185
Right
Both
1952-09-09
6-00
175
Right
Both
1951-09-18
5-09
178
Right
Right
1953-05-03
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The 1979 St. Louis Cardinals played 162 games during the regular season, won 86 games, lost 76 games, and finished in third position. They played their home games at Busch Stadium (Park Factors: 101/101) where 1,627,256 fans witnessed their 1979 Cardinals finish the season with a .531 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 1979 St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day starters list, a 1979 St. Louis Cardinals salary list, a 1979 St. Louis Cardinals uniform number breakdown and a 1979 St. Louis Cardinals primary starters list:

1979 St. Louis Cardinals
Salaries

Keith Hernandez $500,000.00
George Hendrick $333,000.00
John Denny $175,000.00
Garry Templeton $130,000.00
Lou Brock $125,000.00
Darold Knowles $102,500.00
Ken Oberkfell $29,500.00
Bob Sykes $24,750.00
Terry Kennedy $22,300.00
Mike Dimmel $21,000.00
George Frazier $21,000.00
John Fulgham $21,000.00
Tom Herr $21,000.00
Dane Iorg $21,000.00
Jim Lentine $21,000.00
Silvio Martinez $21,000.00
Dan O'Brien $21,000.00
Kim Seaman $21,000.00
Keith Smith $21,000.00
Roy Thomas $21,000.00
John Urrea $21,000.00

Did you know that a 1979 St. Louis Cardinals Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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