News, Notes and Historical Information on the St. Louis Cardinals
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July 31, 1926 at The Polo Grounds
Giants 8, Cardinals 6 (53-45)
The Cardinals jumped out to a an early 6-0 lead in this one, but they let it get away. Three runs in the third chipped away at the lead but the Giants tied it up with three more in the sixth. Then a two run seventh inning put the game away. Jesse Haines was roughed up but it was Allen Sothoron who gave up the final two runs and took the loss.
July 31, 1926 at The Polo Grounds
Giants 6, Cardinals 1 (53-46)
Art Reinhart was crusing along in the second game of the Cardinals’ doubleheader with the Giants until the wheels fell of the wagon in the seventh. The Giants scored six runs and cost the Cardinals and Reinhart the game.
Ernie Vick scored the only run for the Cardinals and the team was held to only six hits.
July 30, 1926 at The Polo Grounds
Cardinals 5, Giants 2 (53-44)
The Cardinals won for the fourth time in five games after a strong performance by Flint Rhem. Rhem gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks with one strikeout.
Jake Flowers and Les Bell both homered for the Cardinals and Taylor Douthit had three hits and a run. Like their other wins, the Cardinals got some good offense across the board and all five runs were scored by five different people.
July 28, 1926 at Philadelphia
Phillies 6, Cardinals 3 (51-44)
Bill Sherdel was roughed up for four runs by the Phillies in the sixth inning. Syl Johnson and Hi Bell also got time in this one and while they held the Phillies scoreless the rest of the way, the Cardinals couldn’t come back.
Five different Cardinals had two hits and ironically, none of them scored.
July 28, 1926 at Philadelphia
Cardinals 5, Phillies 4 (52-44)
The Cardinals won the back end of their double header with the Phillies by a single run. Vic Keen held on in the ninth and while he bent and gave up one run, held on to pick up the win.
Bob O’Farrell had two hits and a run and all five Cardinals runs were scored by five different people. The big inning for the Cardinals was the first, in which they scored three and chased off Phillies starter Claude Willoughby.
July 27, 1926 at Philadelphia
Cardinals 9, Phillies 5 (51-43)
The Cardinals were outhit 15-14 in this one but they almost doubled up the Phillies on the scoreboard. Every Cardinal except for Grover Alexander scored a run in this one. Ray Blades led the way with three hits and two runs while Billy Southworth had three hits and a single run.
Grover Alexander picked up the win despite not having his best stuff. He gave up five runs on fifteen hits and one walk with three strikeouts.
July 25, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Cardinals 6, Giants 5 (50-43)
Like yesterday’s game, this one went eleven innings but it was the Cardinals who came out on top. In the process they salvaged a split with the Giants and won their 50th game of the season. The Cardinals scored one run in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into extra innings, then were forced to answer with a run in the tenth to keep the game going. Then in the bottom of the eleventh, Tommy Thevenow drove home Taylor Douthit with a walk off RBI single to end the game.
Jesse Haines went eight innings and he was relieved by Art Reinhart in the ninth. Reinhart got the win. Les Bell and Billy Southworth both homered for the Cardinals and Bell finished the game with three hits and three runs.
July 24, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Giants 5, Cardinals 3 (49-43)
The Cardinals failed to win their 50th game after starter Flint Rhem gave up two runs to tie in the eighth and then two more in the eleventh to take the loss. Rhem finished the eleven inning game (only took 2:13) and gave up five runs on thirteen hits and three walks with three strikeouts.
The Cardinals had the lead for most of the game in this one. Billy Southworth doubled and scored twice and continued to play well since the Cardinals traded for him. Taylor Douthit and Les Bell both had two hits.
July 23, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Cardinals 6, Giants 1 (49-42)
Bill Sherdel shut down the Giants and the Cardinals broke a two game losing streak. Sherdel gave up only a single run on eight hits with one strikeout.
July 22, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Giants 5, Cardinals 3 (48-42)
The Cardinals dropped their series opener with the New York Giants and Grover Alexander took the loss. He gave up five runs, including three in the final two frames, on eight hits and a walk. He struck out one
July 19, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Phillies 4, Cardinals 3 (48-41)
The Cardinals fell just short of a sweep after blowing a one run lead in the ninth inning. Then in the tenth, the Phillies scored again to win it.
July 18, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Cardinals 9, Phillies 7 (48-40)
The Cardinals blew a big lead in this one, then came back and tied it in the seventh and won it in the ninth with two runs for a dramatic game. Billy Southworth came up huge with a two run homerun in that ninth inning to win it.
Jim Bottomley also homered in the game and he, Southworth and Rogers Hornsby all scored twice and had two hits. Jesse Haines blew the big early lead and it was Allen Sothoron who ended up picking up the win.
July 17, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Cardinals 13, Phillies 5 (47-40)
The Cardinals blew out the Phillies as they slowly inched their way up the National League standings. They still trailed second place Pittsburgh by a half game and the first place Reds by two and a half games, but they were moving up.
The big inning for the Cardinals was the sixth, in which they scored seven runs to run the score up to 12-2. Wattie Holm had four hits and three runs and Jim Bottomley finished the game with three hits and three runs.
Flint Rhem picked up the win. He gave up five runs on eight hits and four walks with one strike out.
July 16, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Robins 8, Cardinals 7 (46-40)
The Cardinals came back from a huge three run deficit to send the series finale with the Robins into extra innings only to lose it in the tenth. Grover Alexander was shelled in his five innings of work but oddly it was Hi Bell, who gave up the run in the tenth, that took the loss.
July 15, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Cardinals 11, Robins 5 (46-39)
The Cardinals ran up the score for the second time in their series against the Robins. This time they racked up eleven runs on seventeen hits. Rogers Hornsby scored twice without getting a hit, Ray Blades had three hits and a run and Tommy Thevenow went three for four with two runs.
Art Reinhart was shaky but he got plenty of runs to work with. He gave up five runs on twelve hits with four walks and two strikeouts.
July 14, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Robins 5, Cardinals 2 (45-39)
Jesse Haines lost his start to the Brooklyn Robins but didn’t get much run support. The Cardinals’ bats only gave him two runs to work with and the big inning was the eighth when the Robins broke a 2-2 with three runs to put the game away.
July 13, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Cardinals 12, Robins 10 (45-38)
The Cardinals ended a two game skid and barely topped the Brooklyn Robins. The two teams combined for 22 runs and 32 hits in the high scoring affair.
Four different Cardinals had two hits and Taylor Douthit led the way. He went four for five with two runs and two stolen bases. Ray Blades went deep with a homerun and Bill Sherdel went the distance and picked up the win thanks to a ton of run support.
July 12, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Braves 8, Cardinals 6 (44-38)
The Braves took their second straight game at the Cardinals expense although it wasn’t nearly as lopsided as yesterday’s game. The Braves scored two runs off of Vic Keen in the top of the ninth to put the game away.
July 11, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Cardinals 7, Braves 2 (44-36)
The Cardinals won their fourth straight in the front end of their doubleheader with the Boston. Grover Alexander threw a nice game and he picked up the win. He gave up two runs on nine hits and one walk with three strikeouts.
July 11, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Braves 19, Cardinals 5 (44-37)
Flint Rhem, Hi Bell and Art Reinhart were all destroyed in a blow out loss to the Braves. The Braves made it 10-4 in the fifth but the extended their lead with eight runs in the top of the eighth inning.
July 10, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Cardinals 18, Braves 6 (43-36)
The Cardinals scored a season high 18 runs against the Browns in their third straight win. Jesse Haines picked up the cheap win despite giving up six runs on fourteen hits.
Rogers Hornsby had a huge day in only his second game back after hip surgery. He went three for four with a homerun and three runs. Billy Southworth and Ray Blades both scored three times and four different Cardinals had at least three hits.
July 9, 1926 at St. Louis
Cardinals 2, Braves 1 (42-36)
The Cardinals appeared to be out of their slump and they won their second straight game. Bill Sherdel gave up ten hits, but only one Brown crossed the plate in the 2-1 win.
July 7, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Cardinals 11, Reds 2 (41-36)
The Cardinals blew out the Reds and salvaged the final game of three game series. They did lose three of those five games to the National League leader, but the way things started, it could have been a lot worse.
Art Reinhart cruised to an easy win. He gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks with one strikeout. Specs Toporcer had a great game while Rogers Hornsby continued to recover from his hip surgery. He went three for four with three runs and Taylor Douthit went three for five with two runs.
July 6, 1926 at St. Louis
Reds 5, Cardinals 2 (40-36)
This was a tough loss for the Cardinals. Grover Alexander was near perfect through eight innings and the Cardinals had a 2-0 lead. Then Alexander gave up two in the ninth which sent the game into extra frames. Then in the top of the eleventh, Alexander was hit hard and gave up three runs on four hits as he took the loss.
July 5, 1976 at St. Louis
Reds 4, Cardinals 0 (39-35)
The Cardinals lost for the fifth straight time in the front end of a doubleheader with the Reds. Les Bell went three for three but the rest of the team managed only three hits without scoring a single run.
Flint Rhem was touched up for three runs through eighth innings and the Reds added a fourth run in the ninth off of Reinhart.
July 5, 1926 at St. Louis
Cardinals 7, Reds 5 (40-35)
The Cardinals snapped their five game losing streak with some late heroics by Billy Southworth. With the game tied 5-5, Southworth hit a two run shot to break the tie in the eighth inning.
Jim Bottomley scored two runs without getting a hit. Tommy Thevenow was a perfect three for three with a run. Jesse Haines picked up the win and gave up five runs on eleven hits and two walks with two strikeouts over nine innings.
July 4, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Reds 7, Cardinals 2 (39-34)
The Cardinals failed to turn things around on Inpendence Day and they lost their fourth straight game, this time at the hands of the first place Reds. Cincinatti jumped all over Bill Sherdel and tagged him for three runs in the first inning. The Reds went on to score four more but those first three were all they needed.
Chick Hafey and Bob O’Farrell led the way with the bats. They both had two hits and scored a run a piece. The rest of the team managed only four hits and the Cardinals didn’t score their first run until the eighth inning.
July 3, 1926 at Forbes Field
Pirates 12, Cardinals 3 (39-33)
The Cardinals lost their third straight and were blown out by the defending champs. The Pirates jumped all over Hi Bell, and by the end of the fourth inning in which the Pirates scored eight, the score was 10-2.
The Cardinals scattered three runs in three different innings and no hitter had more then one hit. The loss put the Cardinals four games back of the first place Reds heading into a three game series in Cincinnati.
July 2, 1926 at Forbes Field
Pirates 3, Cardinals 2 (39-32)
Pirates starter Ray Kremer shutdown the Cardinals through eighth innings and by the time the Redbirds mounted a comeback in the ninth, the Pirates had a big enough cushion to where it didn’t matter. Pete Alexander took the loss and he gave up two runs on seven hits in seven innings of work.
July 1, 1926 at Forbes Field
Pirates 7, Cardinals 3 (39-31)
With the score 3-2, Flint Rhem gave up five runs in the seventh inning which allowed the Pirates to finish with a blow out win. Rhem gave up ten hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Hi Bell pitched a perfect eighth inning, but by that point, the game was pretty much over.
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