The Cardinals went 76-86 during the season and finished 5th in the National League East division.
October 7, 1987: Doug DeCinces was released by the Cardinals.
February 9, 1988: Lance Johnson, Ricky Horton and cash were traded by the Cardinals to the Chicago White Sox for José DeLeón.
Shortstop Ozzie Smith won a Gold Glove this year.
June 1, 1988: Mark Clark was drafted by the Cardinals in the 9th round of the draft.
August 31, 1988: Bob Forsch was traded by the Cardinals to the Houston Astros for Denny Walling.