Matchups

Milwaukee Brewers HARVEY KUENN, Manager Data: Came off coaching staff to replace Bob (Buck) Rodgers June 2, Brewers were 23-24 . . . Told team to just go out and have fun . . . Have had fine time ever since, finishing with 95 victories, most in the majors . . . Still has interim label he was given after ouster of Rodgers . . . SS/OF with .303 average in 15 major league seasons, most with Detroit and San Francisco . . . AL batting champ with .353 in '59. TED SIMMONS, C Bats: Both, Throws: R, 15 years 1982: Season, .269, ALCS, .167. Data: Eleven years as starting Cardinals backstop with six .300 seasons . . . Average climbed 53 points this year from dissapointing AL inaugural season . . . Hit .211 last year in 1981 divisional playoff, first postseason play . . . Was one for three in two games for '68 Cardinal pennant winner . . . Arm will not throw fear into hearts of Cardinals' runners. CECIL COOPER, 1B Bats: L, Throws: L, 12 years 1982: Season, .313; ALCS, .150. Data: All-Star, Gold Glove winner, Silver Bat winner, several times each . . . Bat control of Rod Carew with three times the home run percentage . . . Sixth consecutive .300 season . . . Career high 32 HR, 121 RBI, one short of 1980 AL leading total . . . No. 3 batter in order. JIM GANTNER, 2B Bats: R, Throws: R, 7 years 1982: Season, .295; ALCS, .187. Data: Career season to date, highs in average, HR, RBI . . . Shuffled between second and third for years, second season as successor to Paul Molitor at keystone . . . May have friends in County Stadium from birthplace, Fond du Lac, Wis. ROBIN YOUNT, SS Bats: R, Throws: R, 9 years 1982: Season, .331; ALCS, .250. Data: AL MVP?. . . League leader in hits (210) and doubles (46); second in average (.331) and runs (129) third in triples (12); fourth in RBI (114) as No. 2 hitter in order . . . Third player selected in June '73 draft, played but 64 minor league games . . . Major league SS at age 18 . . . Has developed into Gold Glove candidate. PAUL MOLITOR, 3B Bats: R, Throws: R, 5 years 1982: Season, .302; ALCS, .316. Data: Team's best with 2 HR and 5 RBI in ALCS . . . Led league with 136 runs, trailed Yount and Cooper with 201 hits . . . Stole 41 bases, caught nine times, .820 ratio . . . 64 games as minor league SS, switched to 2B as Brewer, moved to CF, got hurt, returned as RF, moved this year to 3B . . . Hot corner burned him for 32 errors. BEN OGLIVIE, LF Bats: L, Throws: L, 12 years 1982: Season, .244, ALCS, .133. Data: Has 136 HR in five seasons as Brewer starter . . . Long apprenticeship in Boston and Detroit . . . Two highlight film catches in past week, amazing 18 OF assists in '80. GORMAN THOMAS, CF Bats: R, Throws: R, 9 years 1982: Season, .245, ALCS, .067. Data: Known for good defense, homers and strikeouts . . . Knee injury may limit him . . . Enters Series at three for 44 . . . Tied Reggie Jackson for HR lead with 39, fifth with 112 RBI . . . Has led AL twice in HR, three times in strikeouts. CHARLIE MOORE, RF Bats: R, Throws: R, 10 years 1982: Season, .254, ALCS, .461. Data: Six singles in 13 at bats in ALCS . . . Part-time Brewers catcher most of career, starter in '77 . . . Averages of .300, .291 and .301 in three previous seasons gave him shot at RF this season when Molitor returned to infield . . . Threw out Reggie Jackson going first to third on single in Game 5; impressive 13 assists in regular season. DON MONEY, DH Bats: R, Throws: R, 15 years 1982: Season, .284; ALCS, .182. Data: Almost senior member of squad, 11 fewer days of service than Rollie Fingers . . . Preceded Mike Schmidt as Phillies 38, has done everything but pitch for Brewers . . . Washington D.C., native, nickname of Brooks, reportedly wanted to be with Orioles through much of career . . . 16 HR, 55 RBI as part-timer. DON SUTTON Throws R, 17 years 1982: Season 4-1, 3.29; ALCS, 1-0, 3.52 Data: Pennant insurance pickup paid off . . . Will be one-man scouting report on St. Louis after 16 - plus seasons as3B, has Dodger . . . Cardinal batters sure to have umpires checking for marred baseballs when he's pitching . . . 2-2, 4.61 ERA in six Series games with Dodgers. MIKE CALDWELL Throws: L, 12 years 1982: Season, 17-13, 3.91; ALCS, 0-1, 15.00. Data: Easy to hit, tough to beat . . . 84 victories in six Brewers seasons . . . Pitched in NL from '71 through early '77 with Padres, Giants and Reds. PETE VUCKOVICH Throws: R, 8 years 1982: Season, 18-6, 3.34; ALCS, 0-1, 4.40. Data: Has tied for AL lead in victories both Brewer seasons. . . Tied for winning percentage lead with Jim Palmer, led in '81 . . . Big (6-4, 220) and looks mean on mound. . . Could have gone cold at wrong time, stats slipped after two trouncings by Baltimore in pennant drive. MOOSE HAAS Throws: R, 7 years 1982: Season, 11-8, 4.47; ALCS, 1-0, 4.91. Data: Lost slot in starting rotation when Sutton arrived . . . Redeemed himself with strong showing in surprise ALCS start, throwing no-hitter through 5 2/3 . . . Baltimore native, attended Catonsville JC . . . Entire career in Brewer organization. PETE LADD Throws: R, 2 years 1982: 1-3, 4.00; ALCS, 0-0, 0.00. Data: Understudy who has starred since Rollie Fingers' exit . . . Two saves in as many ALCS appearances; no hits, no walks, no runs, five strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings . . . 6-3, 240-pounder has good fast ball . . . Pitched 12 innings with '79 Astros. THE OTHERS Data: Mark Brouhard (.269 season) will be recalled forever in Milwaukee for going three for four with four runs and three RBI in ALCS Game 4, starting for injured LF Oglivie . . . Marshall Edwards (.247) could get considerable time in CF if Thomas is hobbled. Stole 10 bases in 14 attempts . . . Roy Howell (.260) is best left-handed hitter on bench. DH against right-handers most of season, probably will do same in Series.. . . Bob McClure (12-7, 4.22) and Jim Slaton (10-6, 3.29) can start, go long or short relief . . . Key to the city of Milwaukee to anyone with a miracle cure for Rollie Fingers (29 saves, 2.60); 1981 Cy Young winner has only thrown on sidelines since tearing muscle in right forearm and is not expected to play in Series.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WHITEY HERZOG, Manager Data: Took over perennial also-rans and reconstructed to his liking in dual role as general manager . . . Did same with artificial turf team in Kansas City . . . Speed, defense, pitching . . . Hit .257 in eight AL seasons as OF, was with Senators and Orioles. DARRELL PORTER, C Bats: Left, Throws: Right, 12 years 1982: Season, .231; NLCS, .556. Data: Five for nine with three doubles and was MVP in NLCS . . . Six years a Brewer . . . Potent offensive force as Royal, slipped badly as Herzog's catcher in St. Louis with injuries and without Charlie Lau . . .Combination of Gorman Thomas' weak knee and Porter's weak arm may turn Brewers into Cardinal-like track team. KEITH HERNANDEZ, 1B Bats: L, Throws: L, 9 years 1982: Season, .299; NLCS, .333. Data: Failed, barely, to hit .300 for first time since '78 but drew 100 walks . . . 94 RBI despite only 7 HRs . . . Has extra-base power . . . Gold Glove for last four seasons; has fine arm . . . Hit .344 and was Co-MVP with Willie Stargell in '79. TOM HERR, 2B Bats: R, Throws: R, 4 years 1982: Season, .266; NLCS, .231. Data: Leadoff hitter in speedy lineup . . . Finished with 25 steals in regular season, none in NLCS . . . Very quick glove man . . . Helped St. Louis lead league in double plays. OZZIE SMITH, SS Bats: R, Throws: R, 5 years 1982: Season, .248; NLCS, .556. Data: Five singles in nine NLCS at bats . . . Herzog traded best offensive SS in league (Garry Templeton) to get man he thought was best defensively . . . Extreme range reflected by major-league record 621 SS assists in '80 . . . Celebrated first year on fake grass with best average since rookie season. KEN OBERKFELL, 3B Bats: L, Throws: R, 6 years 1982: Season, .289; NLCS, .200. Data: Career average of .290 . . . Excellent contact hitter; not much power or speed . . . Like Molitor, started career as 2B; moved over to 3B when Herzog dumped Ken Reitz . . . Got his job with his bat, not his glove. LONNIE SMITH, LF Bats: R, Throws: R, 5 years 1982: Season, .307; NLCS, .273. Data: Best offensive performer on team this season . . . Led league with 120 runs; second with 68 steals; in top five in average (.307), hits (182) and doubles (35) . . . Just needed a chance to start . . . Largely a reserve OF in Philadelphia previous two seasons despite hitting .339 and .324. WILLIE McGEE, CF Bats: R, Throws: R, 1 year 1982: Season, .296; NLCS, .308. Data: Fast . . . Joined team from AAA when fellow rookie OF David Green was injured . . . Took over CF and Green returned from injury to bench . . . Had 56 RBI despite playing only part of season and usually hitting in lower half of order. GEORGE HENDRICK, RF Bats: R, Throws: R, 12 years 1982: Season, .282; NLCS, .308. Data: Oakland made him first player taken in January 1968 draft . . . Blossomed as good average hitter upon arrival in NL in '77 . . . Low average of .278 and a pair of .300 seasons in four Cardinal sesons . . . Team leader with 19 homers, 104 RBI . . . Good fielder with strong arm (20 assists in '79) . . . No interviews, please. DANE IORG, DH Bats: L, Throws: R, 6 years 1982: Season, .294; NLCS, did not play. Data: Hit .300 previous two seasons . . . Is listed as an OF but his best position is at bat . . . Singles and doubles hitter, no speed . . . Played a dozen games with Phillies, rest with Cardinals. BOB FORSCH, P Throws: R, 9 years 1982: Season, 15-9, 3.48; NLCS, 1-0, 0.00. Data: Three hits, no walks, shutout in NLCS Game 1; he had two singles and sacrifice fly in same. . . ERA between 3.86 and 3.94 every year with 108-83 lifetime record . . . Doesn't stike out many, but walks even fewer. JOAQUIN ANDUJAR, P Throuw: R, 7 years 1982: Season, 15-10, 2.47; NLCS, 1-0,2.70. Data: Was 40-45 in first five years as talented but tempermental with Astros . . . Joined Cardinals in trade for OF Tony Scott in June '81 . . . A major reason St. Louis is in Series for first time since '68 . . . Use of DH in Series to his advantage, surest strikeout in league as batter.lifetim advantage, surest strikeout in league as batter. JOHN STUPER, P Throws: R, 1 year 1982: Season, 9-7, 3.36; NLCS, 0-0, 4.50. Data: Unknown prior to this season, now a probable starter in Series . . . Was 20-33 in four minor league seasons including 6-14, 4.92 ERA last year in only AAA season . . . Acquired from Pirates organization January '79 for infielder Tommy Sandt. BRUCE SUTTER, P Throws: R, 7 years 1982: Season, 36 saves, 2.90; NLCS, 1-0, 1 save, 0.00. Data: No hits, no walks in 4 1/3 innings in NLCS . . . Fourth in all-time saves with 194 in seven seasons . . . Save total even more impressive when you realize first five years were with Cubs . . . Split-finger fast ball dives at plate in best spitball fashion. DOUG BAIR, P Throws: R, 7 years 1982: Season, 5-3, 8 saves, 2.55; NLCS, 0-0, 0.00. Data: Journeyman reliever who made St. Louis his fourth stop in first six years . . . Only previous season of note was as '78 Red when he had 28 saves and 1.98 ERA . . . Previous three seasons had ERA over 4.20. THE OTHERS Gene Tenace (.258) was Series star with '72 Oakland, had 4 HR and record .913 slugging percentage. Often starter at catcher against lefthanders . . . Steve Braun (.274) and Mike Ramsey (.230) provide infield depth. Braun should be top left-handed pinch hitter . . . David Green (.283) was early sensation in OF before injury. Singled and scored in only NLCS at bat . . . Steve Mura (12-11, 4.05) is regular season starter who loses out in smaller Series rotation . . . Jim Kaat, 43, is George Blanda of sport. No pressure on a man who has seen every possible situation before. Last of original Senators was 1-2, 3.77 ERA in '65 Series with Twins.