1973- Offense was led by catcher Ted Simmons

The Cardinals went 81-81 during the season and finished second in the National League East, a-game-and-a-half behind the NL East and eventual NL pennant winners New York Mets.

The Cardinals scored 643 runs and allowed 603 to their opponents. The attendance was 4th best in the league at 1,574,040.


The offense was led by catcher Ted Simmons who hit .310 with 13 homers and 91 runs batted in. Joe Torre also had 13 homers with a .287 average. Lou Brock had 70 steals in 90 attempts and batted .297 for the season.

The other starter were Ted Sizemore, Mike Tyson, Ken Reitz, Jose Cruz and Bernie Carbo.


The pitching staff had three double digit winners and Rick Wise was 16-14, Reggie Cleveland finished at 14-10 and Bob Gibson, who missed a few weeks of the season, was 12-10 with 13 complete games on the season. Diego Segui led the team with 17 saves.