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August 31, 2006

Cardinals Jump Into First Place After Two Wins Over Pirates

by @ 5:16 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 31, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park

Cardinals 6, Pirates 1  (74-54)

Bill Sherdel was phenomonal in the first game of the Cardinals doubleheader with the Pirates.  He gave up only one run in the fourth inning and the Pirates were able to get only seven hits off him the entire game.  He walked none and struck out one.

Les Bell had a huge game with the bat.  He had three hits, including a homerun.  Chick Hafey had two singles and he scored twice in the win.

August 31, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park

Cardinals 2, Pirates 1  (75-54)

The second game of the double header was a carbon copy of the first for the Cardinals, at least on the pitching side.  Allen Sothoron gave up only a single run (also in the fourth inning) on six hits.  Only this time, the Cards didn’t score quite as many runs.  In the Pirates had the lead until the Cardinals scored two runs in the seventh inning.

Tommy Thevenow had two hits and Hafey singled and scored a run in the win.

August 30, 2006

Cardinals Split Doubleheader With Pirates

by @ 5:33 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 30, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park

Pirates 3, Cardinals 0  (72-54)

The Cardinals were held to two hits in the opener of their first of two doubleheader against the Pirates.  Les Bell and Bob O’Farrell singled, and that was the extent of the Cardinals offense.

Flint Rhem gave up three runs on eight hits in eight innings of work.  He struck out three.

August 30, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park

Cardinals 5, Pirates 3  (73-54)

The Cardinals bounced back in game two of their doubleheader against the Pirates.  Les Bell had a big homerun and Taylor Douthit scored twice to lead the Cardinals offense.

Jesse Haines threw a solid game.  He gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

August 29, 2006

Cardinals and Pirates Tie After Two Rain Delays Put Game in the Dark

by @ 5:01 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 29, 2006 at Sportsman’s Park

Cardinals 2, Pirates 2  (72-53)

The game only took an hour and fifty three minutes, but the fans who sat through the entire game were there for almost five hours.  After two different rain delays and ten innings of play, the big series opener between the Pirates and the Cardinals ended in a tie.

Grover Alexander was excellent through ten innings.  He gave up only two runs on ten hits with one walk and eight strikeouts.  All the Cardinals managed was three hits, but they made them count.  Bill Southworth and Jim Bottomley each scored a run for the Cards.

August 28, 2006

Cardinals Score Six in the Third Inning, Top Phillies in Series Finale

by @ 2:33 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 28, 1926 at Sportman’s Park

Cardinals 9, Phillies 3  (72-53)

The Cardinals really turned on the offense in their win over the Phillies.  Jim Bottomley, Taylor Douthit and Tommy Thevenow all scored twice.  Thevenow led the way and he finished a homerun short of hitting for the cycle.

Art Reinhart cruised to an easy win.  He gave up three runs on eight hits.

August 27, 2006

Cardinals Outhit by Phillies in Loss

by @ 2:29 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 27, 1926 at Sportman’s Park

Phillies 9, Cardinals 7  (71-53)

Vic Keen and Bill Sherdel were knocked around to the tune of nine runs in the first six innings.  The Cardinals tried to mount a comeback but they fell two runs short.  Neither team scored in the final three frames and Bill Sherdel walked away with the loss.

Jim Bottomley had the big game at the plate.  He had three hits and he scored twice.

August 26, 2006

Cardinals Lose to Phillies, Move Into Three Team Tie for First Place in National League

by @ 2:23 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 26, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park

Phillies 3, Cardinals 2  (71-52)

With a month left in the season, the National League pennant race was really heating up.  The Cardinals loss today put them into a virtual three team tie with the Reds and Pirates for first place in the National League.  The Pirates actually got the nod because with three less losses and three less wins, Pittsburgh was mere percentage points ahead of it’s two rivals.

The Cardinals were able to get on base, they just couldn’t score.  They out hit the Phillies 13-8 but only scored two runs.  Jesse Haines helped out his own cause with two hits and a run.  He struck out four and walked one.

Les Bell had two hits and Jim Bottomley scored the other run for the Cardinals.

August 25, 2006

Grover Alexander Holds Braves Down in Extra Frames in Cardinals Win

by @ 7:15 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 25, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park

Cardinals 4, Braves 3  (71-51)

Flint Rhem gave up two one run leads, including allowing the tying run to score in the ninth inning.  Fortunately Pete Alexander was on his game and he gave up only a single hit in 2 2/3 innings.

Chick Hafey had the big hit.  He singled with the bases loaded to end the game.  Tommy Thevenow led the way with the bat.  He went four for five with two runs.

August 24, 2006

Cardinals Drop Into Second Place After Doubleheader Split With Braves

by @ 5:15 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August, Uncategorized

August 24, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park

Braves 2, Cardinals 1  (69-51)

The Cardinals lost a tough after a very strong outing by Bill Sherdel.  He had a 1-0 lead until he gave up single runs in the seventh and eighth to take the loss.  He gave up eight hits, one walk and he struck out one.

The Cardinals were held to four hits by Braves starter Larry Benton.  The only run of the game was scored by Tommy Thevenow.

August 24, 1926 at Sportman’s Park

Cardinals 6, Braves 5  (70-51)

Vic Keen was chased out of this one early and by the end of the third, the Cardinals were down 5-0.  The Cardinals came back and made it a ball game with four in the bottom of the third to make it a one run game.  Then in the bottom of the eighth, they scored two to put the game away.

Rogers Hornsby doubled and he scored twice.  Art Reinhart picked up the win with seven solid innings of relief pitching.  He also helped out his own cause with two hits and a run.

August 22, 2006

Cardinals Sweep Giants, Win Eighth Straight Games

by @ 5:12 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 22, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park

Cardinals 4, Giants 2  (69-50)

The Cardinals won their eighth straight game as they continue to keep pace with the Pittsburgh Pirates. This time is was Jesse Haines with the great pitching performance.  He gave up two runs on five hits and three walks.

Les Bell had a big game.  He homered, doubled and score a run.  Wattie Holm had two singles and scored.

August 21, 2006

Grover Alexander Pitches Cardinals to Seventh Straight Win

by @ 5:12 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 21, 1926 at Sportman’s Park

Cardinals 3, Giants 1  (68-50)

Pete Alexander held the Cardinals in check in a great outing for the Cardinals.  He held the Giants to one run on five hits and four walks with three strikeouts.

Les Bell tripled and scored a run in the win.  Jim Bottomley and Bob O’Farrell each had two hits and a run.

August 20, 2006

Cardinals Top Giants For Sixth Straight Win

by @ 5:01 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 20, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park

Cardinals 6, Giants 2  (67-50)

The Cardinals moved into a virtual tie for first place with the defending champs, the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Flint Rhem held the New York Giants at bat and gave up two runs on ten hits and one walk with six strikeouts in the win.

Billy Southworth and Taylor Douthit both had two hits and a run.  Southworth had the only extra base hit for the Cardinals with a double.

August 19, 2006

Bill Sherdel Pitches Cardinals to Fifth Straight Win

by @ 8:04 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 19, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park

Cardinals 6, Robins 2  (66-50)

The Cardinals made it five straight wins as they finished up a sweep over the Robins.  Bill Sherdel was very sharp on the mound.  He gave up two early runs in the second inning but held the Robins scoreless the rest of the way.  He gave up two runs eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts.

Rogers Hornsby put up three hits and he scored a run in the win.  Ray Blades had two hits and two runs and Sherdel helped out his cause with two hits and a run.

August 18, 2006

Cardinals Win Fourth Straight Game, Now 1/2 Game Back of First Place

by @ 7:54 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 18, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park

Cardinals 6, Robins 2  (65-50)

Art Reinhart pitched the Cardinals to their fourth straight win.  He held the Brooklyn Robins to two runs on eight hits and three walks.

Bob O’Farrell had two hits including the only homerun of the game.  Billy Southworth scored twice and Jim Bottomley doubled twice in the win.

August 17, 2006

Cardinals Score Five in Seventh Inning Comeback Over Robins

by @ 2:17 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 17, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park

Cardinals 8, Robins 7  (64-50)

Bill Sherdel got knocked around and didn’t even make it through three innings in this one.  Fortunately the Cardinals stormed back late in the game and won by a single run.  Down 7-3, the Cardinals scored five runs in the seventh inning to beat the Robins 8-7.

Pete Alexander picked up the win with two shutout relief innings.  Billy Southworth had a huge game.  He went two for five with two homeruns and four RBIs.

August 16, 2006

Jim Bottomley Does it Again For Cardinals in Second Straight Win Over Cubs

by @ 5:41 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 16, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park

Cardinals 5, Cubs 4  (63-50)

Yesterday, Jim Bottomley came up with a huge game to help push the Cardinals over the Cubs.  Today, Bottomley singled with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to break a 4-4 tie and win the game for the Cards.

Jesse Haines was knocked around by the Cubs but he walked away with the win.  He gave up four runs on nine hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

August 15, 2006

Jim Bottomley Powers Cardinals to Win Over Cubs

by @ 5:38 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 15, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park

Cardinals 7, Cubs 2  (62-50)

The Cardinals got back on track behind a huge game by Jim Bottomley.  Bottomley finished three for three with a homerun, a triple and three runs scored.  Les Bell went two for four with a homerun of his own.

Flint Rhem won his sixteenth game of the season.  He gave up two runs on only six hits and two walks with five strikeouts.

August 14, 2006

Cubs Top Cardinals, Alexander by a Single Run

by @ 5:33 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 14, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park

Cubs 3, Cardinals 2  (61-50)

The Cardinals jumped out to a 2-0 lead on the Cubs before Pete Alexander fell apart in the later innings.  He was tagged for two runs in the sixth to tie the game, and then he Cubs go to him for a single, but important, run in the top of the seventh.

Ray Blades and Les Bell scored the two Cardinals runs.  Taylor Douthit went two for four with a double.

August 11, 2006

Jesse Haines Throws Five Hit Shutout, Cardinals Win Series Over Braves

by @ 7:40 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August, Uncategorized

August 11, 1926 at Braves Field

Cardinals 2, Braves 0  (61-49)

Jesse Haines completely shut down the Boston Braves in his second shutout of the season.  This one was a five hit shutout in which he struck out one.

The Cardinals didn’t score their two runs until the eighth inning.  Jim Bottomley and Taylor Douthit singled in the inning, and then Bob O’Farrell doubled them both home.

August 10, 2006

Flint Rhem Pitches Cardinals to Narrow Win Over Braves

by @ 5:14 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 10, 1926 at Braves Field

Cardinals 3, Braves 1  (60-49)

Flint Rhem held the Braves to a single run on five hits in the Cardinals win.  He walked two in the game.

Rogers Hornsby had a big game.  He had two hits and scored the go ahead run in the ninth inning.  Les Bell had two singles and a run and Ray Blades tripled and scored.

August 9, 2006

Cardinals Six Game Win Streak Ends With Shutout Loss to Braves

by @ 5:14 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 9, 1926 at Braves Field

Braves 5, Cardinals 0  (59-49)

Art Reinhart got the start against the Braves, and after four runs in the first innings, he got pulled in the fifth.  He would have needed a perfect outing though, because the Cardinals couldn’t muster anything against Braves starter Larry Benton.

The Cardinals scattered five hits against Benton.  The only extra base hit was by Bob O’Farrell, who doubled.

August 8, 2006

Cardinals Finish Six Game Sweep Over Robins in Ten Inning Thriller

by @ 4:54 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 8, 1926 at Ebbets Field

Cardinals 3, Robins 2  (59-48)

The Cardinals finished a huge six game series against the Robins with six consecutive wins.  Bill Sherdel gave a up run in each of the first two innings, but held the Robins scoreless through the next eight frames.

Ray Blades led off the tenth inning with a single and then both he and Billy Southworth were safe on a throwing error by the Robins.  Then Rogers Hornsby came up huge with a double to drive home Ray Blades for the game winner.

Hornsby finished the game with three hits, a run and then the go ahead RBI.  Jim Bottomley and Blades both had two hits and a run.

August 7, 2006

Strong Pitching Leads Cardinals to Doubleheader Sweep Over Robins

by @ 4:46 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 7, 1926 at Ebbets Field

Cardinals 6, Robins 3  (57-48)

Bill Hallahan was pulled in the fifth inning before he could give up the lead to the Robins, but Hi Bell came in and threw 4 1/3 innings of nearly flawless ball.  He gave up only a single hit and one walk with one strikeout.

Ray Blades and Billy Southworth both scored two runs in the win.  Rogers Hornsby finished the game with two hits.

August 7, 1926 at Ebbets Field

Cardinals 3, Robins 0  (58-48)

The Cardinals won their fifth straight game behind a very strong outing by Grover Alexander.  Alexander gave up only four hits without a single walk in the shutout, and he struck out one.

The Cardinals managed only five hits, but they also drew five walks.  There were no real standouts as all five hits and all three runs were scored by different players.

August 6, 2006

Art Reinhart Pitches Cardinals to Third Straight Win

by @ 2:45 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 6, 1926 at Ebbets Field

Cardinals 7, Robins 3  (56-48)

The Cardinals made it three straight wins in a comeback win over the Robins.  Art Reinhart was knocked around for three runs in the third, but he bounced back and threw a shutout the rest of the way.  A four run fifth inning game the Cardinals the lead and they never looked back. Reinhart gave up three runs on seven hits and four walks in the win.

Taylor Douthit had a big game.  He went three for five and he scored three times.

August 5, 2006

Cardinals Top Robins in Ten Innings

by @ 2:38 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 5, 1926 at Ebbets Field

Cardinals 11, Robins 9  (55-48)

This was a really ugly game.  Flint Rhem appeared to have the game firmly in hand and he had a shutout through five innings.  Then in the sixth, the Robins tagged him for seven runs to give the Robins a 7-5 lead.  The Cards scored a run in the seventh to make it a one run game and then they tied it in the ninth and the game went into extra frames.  In the tenth, the Cardinals broke out for four runs to make it 11-7, but the Robins put two runs across in the bottom half of the inning to make things interesting. Pete Alexander was called in with two outs in the tenth to stop the rally and get the final out.

Billy Southworth had a huge game.  He went three for five with a double, a homerun and three runs.  Rogers Hornsby had three hits including a triple and Bob O’Farrell had three singles and he scored twice.

August 4, 2006

Bill Sherdell Hits Himself to Win Over Robins

by @ 2:33 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 4, 1926 at Ebbets Field

Cardinals 8, Robins 4  (54-48)

The Cardinals ended their four game skid  with a win in the series opener against the Brooklyn Robins.  Bill Sherdel didn’t throw his best game (four runs on eight hits) but he came a single short of hitting for the cycle.  He doubled, tripled, homered and scored three times in the Cardinals win.

Les Bell singled, tripled and scored a run.  Taylor Douthit had two hits.

August 2, 2006

Cardinals Drop Fourth Straight Game to Giants

by @ 5:33 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 2, 1926 at The Polo Grounds

Giants 4, Cardinals 2  (53-48)

The Cardinals continued their skid at the hands of the Giants in a series in which they lost four of five games.  Vic Keen had a shutout through five innings before he gave up a single run in the sixth and then three in the seventh.

Bob O’Farrell homered in the loss.  Jim Bottomley doubled and singled, and the other Cardinals’ run was scored by Taylor Douthit.

Cardinals Drop Fourth Straight Game to Giants

by @ 4:42 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 2, 1926 at The Polo Grounds

Giants 4, Cardinals 2  (53-48)

The Cardinals continued their skid at the hands of the Giants in a series in which they lost four of five games.  Vic Keen had a shutout through five innings before he gave up a single run in the sixth and then three in the seventh.

Bob O’Farrell homered in the loss.  Jim Bottomley doubled and singled, and the other Cardinals’ run was scored by Taylor Douthit.

August 1, 2006

Cardinals Blownout in Third Straight Loss to Giants

by @ 5:23 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals Diary - August

August 1, 1926 at The Polo Grounds

Giants 7, Cardinals 2  (53-47)

Grover Alexander was beat up the New York Giants and he gave up three homeruns in the Cardinals third straight loss.  Alexander gave up seven runs on seven hits and three walks with one strikeout.

Jim Bottomley homered in the loss and Specs Toporcer had three singles.  The Cardinals left eleven men on base against the Giants, who only left two on base.

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