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Cardinals first half rankings

Looking at how the 2010 St. Louis Cardinals stack up against their peers over time.

Compared to their peers since 1952, 2010 St. Louis Cardinals players have placed on seven of 18 individual “top ten” lists through the first half, 81 games. Not surprisingly, Albert Pujols appears three times and Adam Wainwright twice.

They include five positive marks:

24 doubles – Matt Holliday – tied for ninth
56 walks – Pujols – tied for ninth
21 intentional walks – Pujols – second
11 wins – Wainwright – tied for tenth
114 strikeouts – Wainwright – tenth

Two are not positive:

81 strikeouts – Colby Rasmus – fifth
15 ground into double plays – Pujols – second

First-half lists in which no one in 2010 placed in the top ten since 1952: hits, triples, home runs, RBI, extra-base hits, times on base, hit by pitches, sac flies, sacrifices, innings pitched and saves.

Thanks to researcher Tom Orf, the detailed tables follow.

St. Louis Cardinals players, first 81 games, season, 1952-2010

Hits Doubles Triples
Player Year H Player Year 2B Player Year 3B
Red Schoendienst 1954 119 Gino Cimoli 1959 32 Willie McGee 1985 10
Albert Pujols 2003 117 Albert Pujols 2003 29 Garry Templeton 1979 10
Joe Torre 1971 115 Ted Simmons 1978 28 Mike Tyson 1976 9
Garry Templeton 1980 114 Stan Musial 1957 27 Vince Coleman 1988 9
Red Schoendienst 1953 113 Lou Brock 1968 26 Tim McCarver 1966 9
Wally Moon 1954 112 Edgar Renteria 2003 26 Tony Scott 1979 9
Lou Brock 1972 112 Felix Jose 1991 25 Lou Brock 1972 8
Stan Musial 1957 110 Scott Rolen 2006 25 Red Schoendienst 1954 8
Lou Brock 1971 109 Matt Holliday 2010 24 Don Blasingame 1958 8
Willie McGee 1988 109 Stan Musial 1953 24 Delino DeShields 1997 8
Bill White 1963 109 Pedro Guerrero 1989 24 Bill White 1960 8
Albert Pujols 2004 24
Scott Rolen 2003 24
Home Runs RBI Extra Base Hits
Player Year HR Player Year RBI Player Year XBH 2B 3B HR
Mark McGwire 1998 37 Mark McGwire 1998 87 Albert Pujols 2003 52 29 0 23
Albert Pujols 2009 30 Stan Musial 1954 82 Jim Edmonds 2003 49 23 1 25
Mark McGwire 2000 30 Jack Clark 1987 82 Stan Musial 1957 49 27 1 21
Albert Pujols 2006 28 Scott Rolen 2004 78 Albert Pujols 2009 49 19 0 30
Stan Musial 1954 26 Albert Pujols 2009 77 Mark McGwire 1998 49 12 0 37
Mark McGwire 1999 26 Albert Pujols 2006 73 Stan Musial 1954 47 16 5 26
Jack Clark 1987 25 Albert Pujols 2003 72 Albert Pujols 2004 45 24 0 21
Jim Edmonds 2003 25 Ray Jablonski 1954 71 Jack Clark 1987 44 18 1 25
Dick Allen 1970 23 Stan Musial 1956 69 Gino Cimoli 1959 42 32 3 7
Albert Pujols 2003 23 Dick Allen 1970 69 Albert Pujols 2002 41 23 0 18
Stan Musial 1957 69
Walks Strikeouts Times On Base
Player Year BB Player Year SO Player Year TOB
Mark McGwire 1998 79 Jim Edmonds 2000 91 Mark McGwire 1998 165
Mark McGwire 2000 72 Ron Gant 1997 91 Jack Clark 1987 160
Mark McGwire 1999 71 Ray Lankford 2001 89 Albert Pujols 2009 158
Jack Clark 1987 70 Jack Clark 1987 83 Jim Edmonds 2000 156
Albert Pujols 2009 64 Colby Rasmus 2010 81 Albert Pujols 2005 156
Stan Musial 1952 58 Dick Allen 1970 79 Dick Groat 1963 154
Enos Slaughter 1953 58 Ray Lankford 1994 79 Albert Pujols 2003 154
Jim Edmonds 2000 57 Jim Edmonds 2004 77 Stan Musial 1958 153
Albert Pujols 2010 56 Steve Bilko 1953 76 Albert Pujols 2007 153
Albert Pujols 2008 55 Lou Brock 1968 76 Bill White 1963 152
HBP Intentional Walks Sacrifice Flies
Player Year HBP Player Year IBB Player Year SF
Fernando Vina 2000 14 Albert Pujols 2009 28 Pedro Guerrero 1990 8
Fernando Vina 2001 13 Albert Pujols 2010 21 Bob Horner 1988 8
Fernando Tatis 1999 11 Stan Musial 1958 20 Jim Edmonds 2001 7
David Eckstein 2006 10 Albert Pujols 2008 19 Tom Herr 1985 7
Fernando Vina 2002 9 Mark McGwire 1998 14 Ray Jablonski 1954 7
Joe Cunningham 1961 9 Orlando Cepeda 1967 14 Keith Hernandez 1982 7
Bernard Gilkey 1994 9 Pedro Guerrero 1990 13 Terry Pendleton 1987 6
Solly Hemus 1952 9 Albert Pujols 2006 13 Jose Cardenal 1971 6
Fernando Vina 2003 8 Tim McCarver 1967 11 Pedro Guerrero 1989 6
Solly Hemus 1953 8 Stan Musial 1957 11 George Hendrick 1983 6
Larry Walker 2005 8 Mark McGwire 2000 11 George Hendrick 1982 6
Albert Pujols 2005 7 Jose Oquendo 1991 11 Ray Lankford 1996 6
Albert Pujols 2002 7 Albert Pujols 2007 11 Stan Musial 1956 6
Tino Martinez 2003 7 Dick Allen 1970 11 Albert Pujols 2001 6
Brian Jordan 1995 7 Ted Simmons 1977 11 Scott Rolen 2007 6
David Eckstein 2005 7 Ted Simmons 1979 11 Red Schoendienst 1954 6
Reggie Smith 1975 6
Reggie Smith 1974 6
Todd Zeile 1992 6
Todd Zeile 1994 6
Sacrifices GI Double Play
Player Year SH Player Year GDP
Ted Sizemore 1975 12 Ted Simmons 1973 18
Danny Cox 1986 10 Albert Pujols 2010 15
John Tudor 1986 10 Albert Pujols 2001 14
Placido Polanco 2001 9 Ken Boyer 1956 14
Ozzie Smith 1994 9 Joe Torre 1970 14
Reggie Cleveland 1972 8 Del Ennis 1958 13
Jose DeLeon 1988 8 Edgar Renteria 2002 13
Jose Oquendo 1988 8 Joe Torre 1972 13
Tom Herr 1983 8 John Mabry 1996 12
Eli Marrero 1999 12
Edgar Renteria 1999 12
Ken Boyer 1964 12
Julian Javier 1970 12
Stan Musial 1956 12
Ken Reitz 1977 12
Red Schoendienst 1952 12
Innings Pitched Wins Strikeouts
Player Year IP Player Year W Player Year SO
Bob Gibson 1966 163 Joaquin Andujar 1985 15 Bob Gibson 1970 149
Larry Jackson 1960 157 Joaquin Andujar 1984 13 Bob Gibson 1966 146
Harvey Haddix 1954 146 Harvey Haddix 1954 13 Bob Gibson 1969 140
Joaquin Andujar 1985 144 Lynn McGlothen 1974 12 Bob Gibson 1965 139
Gerry Staley 1952 143 Gerry Staley 1953 12 Alan Benes 1997 126
Joaquin Andujar 1982 142 Kent Bottenfield 1999 12 Chris Carpenter 2005 121
Joaquin Andujar 1984 142 Chris Carpenter 2005 12 Todd Stottlemyre 1998 120
John Tudor 1986 141 Bob Gibson 1970 12 Bob Gibson 1967 118
Larry Jackson 1959 138 Gerry Staley 1952 12 Steve Carlton 1970 116
Rick Wise 1972 138 Steve Carlton 1971 11 Adam Wainwright 2010 114
Adam Wainwright 2010 11
Reggie Cleveland 1972 11
Darryl Kile 2000 11
Bob Gibson 1966 11
Saves
Player Year SV
Lee Smith 1993 29
Jason Isringhausen 2006 24
Lee Smith 1991 23
Jason Isringhausen 2005 22
Tom Henke 1995 22
Bruce Sutter 1981 21
Bruce Sutter 1984 20
Ryan Franklin 2009 19
Lee Smith 1992 19
Dennis Eckersley 1997 18
Bruce Sutter 1982 18
Todd Worrell 1987 18
Jason Isringhausen 2004 18
Jason Isringhausen 2002 18

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