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June 30, 2006

Jesse Haines Shutsdown Pirates in National League Showdown

by @ 8:20 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 30, 1926 at Forbes Field
Cardinals 6, Pirates 2  (39-30)

The Cardinals took the first game of an important four game set with the third place Pirates.  Ray Blades had a huge game in the win.  He went three for four with a homerun, a triple and two runs.  Les Bell hit a three run homerun in the top of the ninth to give the Cardinals a bunch of insurance heading into the Pirate’s half of the ninth.

Jesse Haines picked up the win.  He gave up two runs on seven hits with two strike outs.

June 28, 2006

Cubs Run Up the Score on Vic Keen in Cardinals Loss

by @ 8:18 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 28, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Cubs 11, Cardinals 3  (38-30)

The Cardinals were blown out as they headed into an important set of series against the National League’s best.  Vic Keen was shelled and gone without getting a single batter out in the fifth, the inning that the Cubs scored eight of their runs.

The Cardinals scattered three runs on six hits in the game.  Billy Southworth had two hits in the game.

June 27, 2006

Cardinals Shutout, Four Game Winning Streak Comes to an End

by @ 8:16 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 27, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Cubs 5, Cardinals 0  (38-29)

The Cardinals dropped the second game of their doubleheader with the Cubs.  Cubs starter Sheriff Blake threw a one hitter and held the Cardinals’ bats in check.  Blake struck out ten Cardinals and walked four.

Hi Bell lasted only six innings and he gave up five runs on seven hits.  He walked one and struck out three.

Billy Southworth Powers Cardinals to Fourth Straight Win

by @ 8:13 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 27, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Cardinals 3, Cubs 2  (38-28)

A huge crowd of 37,000 fans came out to see the Cardinals play against their archrivals, the Chicago Cubs.  Grover Alexander, who had recently been cut by the Cubs and then picked up by the Cardinals, got some revenge on his former team.  He threw ten innings and gave up only two runs on four hits.

Billy Southworth hit a solo homerun and later scored another run.  Jim Bottomley and Tommy Thevenow had two hits while Les Bell went two for four with a run.

June 26, 2006

Cardinals Edge Cubs for Third Straight Win

by @ 8:11 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 26, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Cardinals 8, Cubs 7  (37-28)

The Cardinals moved into second place in the National League after they edged the Cubs by a single run.  The Cardinals overcame a 6-2 deficit when they scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh.  Three of those runs came on Rogers Hornsby’s three run homerun.

Ray Blades scored three runs in the leadoff spot, despite getting only one hit.  Bill Hallahan picked up the win, but that was more circumstances then anything.  In all, the Cardinals used four pitchers that gave up seven runs on fourteen hits.

June 24, 2006

Cardinals and Pirates Play to Tie

by @ 6:22 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 24, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Cardinals 3, Pirates 3  (36-28)

At the end of nine innings of play, the Cardinals and Pirates were tied at three a piece.  Both teams agreed to call the game a tie so the Pirates could catch their train to play in Cincinnati the next day.

Flint Rhem threw eight solid innings and he gave up three runs on five hits.  Eight different Cardinals had each of the eight hits in the game and all three Cardinals’ runs were scored in the eighth inning.

June 23, 2006

Rogers Hornsby’s Grand Slam Leads Cardinals to Win Over Pirates

by @ 6:20 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 23, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Cardinals 6, Pirates 2  (36-28)

The Cardinals got back on track and player/manager Rogers Hornsby helped out the cause in a huge way.  His grand slam in the seventh inning extended the Cardinals lead to five runs, effectively putting things out of reach for the Cardinals.

Jesse Haines had a really nice outing.  He gave up two runs on five hits with six walks.  Neither side’s pitcher had a strikeout.  Hornsby ended the game with three hits, one of which was the grand slam, and two runs.

June 22, 2006

Cardinals Drop Second Straight Game to Pirates

by @ 6:18 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 22, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park
Pirates 3, Cardinals 1  (35-28)

This was the complete opposite of the high scoring game from yesterday.  The Cardinals were basically shut down and held to only a single run in their loss to the Pirates.

Jim Bottomley had two hits and Taylor Douthit went two for four with a double and a run.  Vic Keen took a tough loss.  He gave up only three runs on seven hits one strikeout.  Neither team drew a walk the entire game.

June 21, 2006

Cardinals Score 11 in Loss to Pirates

by @ 6:16 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 21, 1926 at Forbes Field
Pirates 13, Cardinals 11  (35-27)

The Cardinals six game winning streak came to an end in a crazy game with the Pirates.  The two teams combined for 23 runs and 28 hits, and the Cardinals used six different pitchers in the game.  Despite the high number of runs, not a single homerun was hit.

Ray Blades went three for four with three runs in the game while Bob O’Farrell had two hits and three runs.  Rogers Hornsby singled twice and doubled in the loss.

June 20, 2006

Bill Sherdel Throws Two Hit Shutout

by @ 6:14 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 20, 1926 at Braves Field
Cardinals 9, Braves 0  (35-26)

The Cardinals won their sixth straight game behind another nice outing by Bill Sherdel.  This time it was the Braves that he shutout and he gave up only two hits in the game.

Billy Southworth had a big game for the Cardinals.  He went three for five with three runs.  Rogers Hornsby went two for four with a homerun.

June 19, 2006

Cardinals Take Two More Games Over Braves, Win Fifth Straight

by @ 5:50 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 19, 1926 at Braves Field
Cardinals 4, Braves 0  (33-26)

The Cardinals continued their way up the standings with their fourth straight win and their ninth win in the last ten games.  Jesse Haines threw a gem and held the Braves scoreless.  He gave up only seven hits and two walks.

Rogers Hornsby and Taylor Douthit both went two for five with a run.  Bottomley really got the job done.  He went two for two with a double and three runs.

June 19, 1926 at Braves Field
Cardinals 3, Braves 2  (34-26)

The Cardinals won their fifth straight game as they held off a late inning flurry by the Braves.  The Cards scored all three of their runs in the third inning while the Braves scored single runs in the eighth and ninth to make things interesting.

Hi Bell picked up the win and he gave up two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts.  Douthit, Rogers Hornsby and Tommy Thevenow scored the three Cardinals runs and N. Bell had two hits.

June 17, 2006

Cardinals Sweep Doubleheader With Braves

by @ 5:47 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 17, 1926 at Braves Field
Cardinals 4, Braves 2  (31-26)

The Cardinals continued to play well and the won the first game of their doubleheader with the Braves with some solid pitching by Flint Rhem.  Rhem gave up only two runs on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts.

Jim Bottomley had three hits in the game and he also had the only base hit, a triple, for either side.  Taylor Douthit had two singles and he scored a run.

June 17, 1926 at Braves Field
Cardinals 6, Braves 2  (32-26)

The Cardinals made it three straight wins with a sweep over of their doubleheader over the Braves.  Vic Keen got the job done on the mound and just like Rhem, he gave up two runs on six hits.  He walked five and struck out one.

Rogers Hornsby had a big day.  He went three for five with two doubles and a run.  Les Bell scored twice and had three hits while Ray Blades had three hits and a run.

June 15, 2006

Bill Sherdel Shuts Out Robins, Cardinals Trade Heinie Mueller for Billy Southworth

by @ 11:47 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 15, 1926 at Ebbets Field
Cardinals 4, Robbins 0  (30-26)

The big news of the day was a trade between the Cardinals and Giants.  The Cardinals sent Heinie Mueller in exchange for Billy Southworth.  The trade ended up being a good one because Southworth finished had an .853 OPS down the stretch for the Cards while Mueller’s was only .733.

Bill Sherdel threw a five hit shutout to get the Cardinals back on track.  Jim Bottomely homered  and Ray Blades had two hits and two runs.

June 14, 2006

Robbins Hit Hi Bell, Cardinals Winning Streak Ends

by @ 11:43 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 14, 1926 at Ebbets Field
Robins 8, Cardinals 5  (29-26)

The Brooklyn Robins ended the Cardinals’ six game winning streak and hammered Hi Bell in the early innings.   By the end of the second inning, the Robins already had scored five runs.  The Cardinals crept back into the game but three more runs by the Robins put the game away.

Hi Bell only lasted 1 1/3 innings.  He gave up the five runs on seven hits.  Rogers Hornsby had two hits and a run as did Tommy Thevenow.  The big play of the game was a triple play in the seventh inning.  Thevenow and Jake Flowers singled to start the inning, then Ray Blades hit a hard liner to left field.  Rabbit Maranville made the shoe string catch, then fired to second base for two outs.  Flowers was running on the play and when he slid into second base, Maranville made the tag to complete the triple play.

June 11, 2006

Cardinals Blow Out Giants, Win Sixth Straight Game

by @ 11:37 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 11, 1926 at the Polo Grounds
Cardinals 10, Giants 2  (29-25)

The Cardinals finished their sweep of the Giants and won their sixth straight game with a blowout.  The score was actually close (2-1) until the Cards tacked on four runs in the eighth and four runs in the ninth to blow the game open.

Vic Keen picked up the win.  He gave up two runs on nine hits and two walks with one strikeout.  Ray Blades, Rogers Hornsby and Jim Bottomley all scored twice in the win.

June 10, 2006

Flint Rhem Holds Giants to Five Hits in Cardinals Fifth Straight Loss

by @ 11:35 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 10, 1926 at the Polo Grounds
Cardinals 3, Giants 2  (28-25)

The Cardinals made it five straight wins behind a nice pitching performance by ace Flint Rhem.  Rhem was stingy and gave up only five hits and he struck out one.

Taylor Douthit homered and scored a run while Heinie Mueller, Les Bell and Bob O’Farrell all had two hits in the game.

June 9, 2006

Bill Sherdel Pitches Cardinals to Fourth Straight Win

by @ 11:32 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 9, 1926 at the Polo Grounds
Cardinals 4, Giants 2  (27-25)

The Cardinals won their fourth straight game by edging the Giants in their series opener.  Bill Sherdel threw a nice and also benefited from three double plays.  He gave up two runs on seven hits in the 4-2 win.

Ray Blades had two hits and two runs and Tommy Thevenow scored a run and went two for four.

June 5, 2006

Cardinals Sweep Doubleheader Over Phillies

by @ 6:39 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 5, 1926 at Baker Bowl
Cardinals 4, Phillies 0  (25-25)

The Cardinals pushed their way back up to .500 and Flint Rhem pitched a shutout in their first game of a double header with the Phillies.  Rhem gave up only six hits and three walks and he struck out six.  It was Rhem’s ninth win of the season.

The Cards offense did most of their damage in the early innings.  They scored two in the first and two more in the second and that was the extent of the scoring for the game.  Rogers Hornsby led the way and went two for four with a homerun, two RBIs and a run.  Tommy Thevenow and Flint Rhem both had two hits in the game.

June 5, 1926 at Baker Bowl
Cardinals 7, Phillies 4  (26-25)

The Cardinals won their third straight game and in the process, improved to their first winning record since they were 8-7 on April 29.  The Cardinals scored their runs in bunches.  They put three runs up in the third inning and four more in the fourth to effectively put the game away.

Hi Bell picked up the win.  He gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts.

Ray Blades and Taylor Douthit both scored two runs at the top of the Cards batting order.  Wattie Holm filled in for right fielder Heinie Mueller and went four for five in the game.

June 2, 2006

Rogers Hornsby Leads Cardinals In Blowout Win

by @ 6:35 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 2, 1926 at Wrigley Field
Cardinals 14, Cubs 6  (24-25)

The Cardinals got back on track in their series finalle with a blowout win over the Cubs.  The Cardinals jumped out to a 6-3 lead with six runs in the second inning, but over the next four innings, the Cubs tied the game up.  Then in the final three frames, the Cardinals opened the game up and scored eight runs, including five in the eighth, to take the game.

Rogers Hornsby got the job done at the plate.  He went two for four with a homerun and three runs.  Les Bell had three hits and Ray Blades, Taylor Douthit and Tommy Thevenow all scored twice.

Eddie Dyer got the start but he only went 1 1/3 innings.  Jesse Haines pitched the rest of the game and he picked up the win.  He gave up three runs on six hits and three walks with two strikeouts.

June 1, 2006

Cardinals Drop Runfest to Archrival Cubs

by @ 5:10 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - June

June 1, 1926 at Wrigley Field
Cubs 10, Cardinals 9  (23-25)

The Cardinals continued their struggles and dropped a high scoring one run game to the Cubs.  The Cardinals had the lead in two instances and tied the game up one other time but a single run in the bottom of the eighth by the Cubs was the difference.

Bill Sherdel got the start and he was hit hard.  He last only 3 1/3 innings.  Allen Sothoron took the loss and he gave up four runs in 3 2/3 innings.  

Jim Bottomley went yard for the Cardinals.  Ray Blades, Bottomley and Les Bell all scored twice and five different Cubs had a multihit game.

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