1993- Mark Clark Traded for Mark Whiten

Under their manager Joe Torre, the Cardinals went 87-75 during the season and finished 3rd in the National League East Division, ten games behind the NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies. This was the final season in the NL East for the Cardinals, before their move to the NL Central for the following season.

December 7, 1992: Rex Hudler was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.
February 22, 1993: Félix José and Craig Wilson were traded by the Cardinals to the Kansas City Royals for Gregg Jefferies and Ed Gerald (minors).

Regular season

Reliever Lee Smith became baseball’s all-time saves leader this year, which has since been surpassed.

On September 7 at Riverfront Stadium, Mark Whiten hit four massive home runs and had twelve runs batted in against the Cincinnati Reds.[3] In the process, Whiten tied two Major League records in one game.

Gregg Jeffries finished third in the NL in batting (.342) and stole 46 bases, a club record for a first baseman.

Notable Transactions

March 31, 1993: Mark Clark and Juan Andujar (minors) were traded by the Cardinals to the Cleveland Indians for Mark Whiten.
June 3, 1993: Alan Benes was drafted by the Cardinals in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1993 amateur draft. Player signed July 19, 1993.
August 31, 1993: Lee Smith was traded by the Cardinals to the New York Yankees for Rich Batchelor.

Opening Day starters

Bernard Gilkey
Gregg Jefferies
Ray Lankford
Tom Pagnozzi
Gerónimo Peña
Ozzie Smith
Bob Tewksbury
Mark Whiten
Todd Zeile