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July 31, 2006

Cardinals Finish July With Two Losses to Giants

by @ 10:39 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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.

Ray Blades homered and scored two runs.  Jake Flowers scored twice and six different Cardinals had multihit games.

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, 2006

Flint Rhem Holds Giants to Seven Hits in Cardinals Win

by @ 10:36 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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, 2006

Cardinals Split Doubleheader With Phillies

by @ 10:33 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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, 2006

Ray Blades and Billy Southworth Hit Cardials to Second Straight Win

by @ 10:31 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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, 2006

Billy Southworth and Les Bell Homer in Cardinals 50th Win of the Season

by @ 10:22 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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, 2006

Flint Rhem Loses to Giants in Eleven Innings

by @ 10:19 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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, 2006

Bill Sherdel Shuts Down Giants in Cardinals Win

by @ 9:35 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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.

Taylor Douthit had two singles and he scored two of the Cardinals’ six runs.  Billy Southworth and Tommy Thevenow both had two hits.  The big inning for the Cardinals was a three run third.

July 22, 2006

Billy Southworth and Les Bell Homer in Cardinals Loss

by @ 9:33 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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

Billy Southworth and Les Bell both homered for the Cardinals.  Southworth finished the game with one hit and two runs and Bell three hits and a run.

July 19, 2006

Phillies Come From Behind, Beat Cardinals in Ten Innings

by @ 9:07 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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.

Jim Bottomley homered again and he had three hits in the game.  Rogers Hornsby and Wattie Holm both had two hits and a run.

July 18, 2006

Billy Southworth Hits Walk Off Two Run Homerun in Cardinals Win Over Phillies

by @ 9:04 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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, 2006

Wattie Holm and Jim Bottomley Score Three Runs Each in Win Over Phillies

by @ 9:01 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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, 2006

Grover Alexander Hit Hard, Cardinals Lose to Robins in Ten Innings

by @ 9:00 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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.

Billy Southworth and Les Bell led the way with the bats.  They both had two hits and two runs.  Bell stole two bases and Southworth stole one.

July 15, 2006

Ray Blades and Tommy Thevenow Hit Cardinals to Win Over Robins

by @ 8:52 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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, 2006

Billy Southworth Homers in Cardinals Loss to Robins

by @ 2:35 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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.

BillY Southworth and Les Bell both had two hits and a run.  Southworth’s run came on a solo homerun in the sixth inning.

July 13, 2006

Cardinals Edge Robins in High Scoring Affair

by @ 2:31 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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, 2006

Vic Keen Gives Up Game in the Ninth, Cardinals Drop Second Straight to Braves

by @ 2:40 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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.

Jim Bottomley hit another homerun and Bob O’Farrell had three hits and two runs in the loss.

July 11, 2006

Cardinals Split Doubleheader With Braves

by @ 2:36 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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.

Jim Bottomley homered for the Cardinals.  Rogers Hornsby went one for three with two runs and Billy Southworth went three for four with a run.

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.

Rogers Hornsby went two for four with a solo homerun and Bob O’Farrell hit a homerun as well.

July 10, 2006

Cardinals Score Eighteen Runs in Blowout Win Over Braves

by @ 2:34 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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, 2006

Cardinals Slip By Braves for Second Straight Win

by @ 2:31 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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. 

Rogers Hornsby was back in the lineup and he went one for four.  Les Bell had two hits, including a solo homerun, and Billy Southworth went three for four with a run.

July 7, 2006

Cardinals End Series With First Place Reds on Winning Note

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

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, 2006

Grover Alexander Loses in Eleventh Against Reds

by @ 2:27 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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.

The Cardinals managed only five hits throughout the entire eleven innings.  Jim Bottomley was three for five and Taylor Douthit went two for four with a run.

July 5, 2006

Cardinals Split Doubleheader With First Place Reds

by @ 2:27 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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, 2006

Cardinals Lose Fourth Straight, Fall Further Behind First Place Reds

by @ 8:00 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July, Uncategorized

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, 2006

Pirates Blow Out Cardinals in Series Finale

by @ 7:58 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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, 2006

Pirates Outpitch Cardinals in Second Straight Loss

by @ 7:55 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July, Uncategorized

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. 

Bob O’Farrell drove in both Cardinals run in the ninth inning.  Jim Bottomley and Billy Southworth scored the runs and Specs Toporcer had two hits.

July 1, 2006

Five Run Seventh Costs Cardinals the Win Over Pirates

by @ 5:51 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - July

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.

Les Bell went two for three with a run and both Jake Flowers and Jim Bottomley had a hit and a run.

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