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September 26, 2006

Cardinals End Regular Season With Loss to Arch Rival Reds

by @ 7:19 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 26, 1926 at Crosley Field

Reds 2, Cardinals 1  (89-65)

The final game of the season, which had the top two teams in the National League going head to head, was anticlimactic because of a late September slide by the Reds.  Hi Bell threw a very nice game and left with a 1-0 lead by Bill Hallahan gave up two runs to the Reds in the bottom of the ninth as the Cards lost their final game of the season.

Les Bell doubled and scored the only run of the game for the Cardinals.

The Cardinals got almost a week off before they began their best of seven series against the New York Yankees.

September 25, 2006

Giants Blow Out Cardinals In Meaningless Game

by @ 7:13 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 25, 1926 at the Polo Grounds

Giants 12, Cardinals 2  (89-64)

The Cardinals found out who their World Series opponents would be today and it’s none other then the New York Yankees.  After winning three straight pennants and a World Series earlier in the decade, the Yankees came back from a seventh place finish last year to win the American League pennant.

The Cardinals were beat up.  Both Vic Keen and Ed Clough were knocked around and all the Cardinals managed were two runs.  Taylor Douthit had two hits and two runs in the loss.

September 24, 2006

Cardinals Clinch First National League Pennant With Win Over Giants

by @ 7:07 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 24, 1926 at the Polo Grounds

Cardinals 6, Giants 4  (89-63)

It was definitely a day to celebrate as the Cardinals clinched their first ever National League pennant.  Flint Rhem was shelled in the first inning for three runs but the Cardinals got the bats going and Bill Sherdel did some quality relief pitching.  The big inning for the Cards was the third inning, in which they scored five runs to pen the game up.

Billy Southworth homered in the win and Tommy Thevenow had three hits and a run.

September 22, 2006

Cardinals Inch One Step Closer to First National League Pennant With Blow Out Win Over Robins

by @ 7:00 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 22, 1926 at Ebbets Field

Cardinals 15, Robins 7  (88-63)

The Cardinals could smell their first pennant and really turned on the offense in this game against the Robins.  Les Bell tripled three times and scored three times and Jim Bottomley and Tommy Thevenow both homered.

Art Reinhart use almost half of those fifteen runs in a poor outing.  He gave up seven runs on eleven hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.

The win gave the Cardinals a two and a half game lead and their magic number was now down to two with three games left to play.

September 21, 2006

Cardinals Extend National League Lead to Two Games Despite Third Straight Loss

by @ 6:50 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 21, 1926 at Ebbets Field

Robins 4, Cardinals 3  (87-63)

The Cardinals went into a losing streak at a pretty bad time, fortunately, the Reds entered into an even worse one.  So despite the Cardinals losing three straight games, the Reds were mired in a five game losing streak.  The end result is, the Cardinals had a two game lead with only four games left to play.

Bill Sherdel was throwing a great game and had a shutout through seven innings until he ran into trouble in the eighth inning.  In the eighth, the Robins tagged Sherdel for four runs and despite the Cards scoring two in the ninth, they fell a run short.

Jim Bottomley tripled, singled and scored a run in the Cards loss.

September 19, 2006

Cardinals Hold Onto Lead Despite Loss to Giants

by @ 2:43 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 19, 1926 at the Polo Grounds

Giants 6, Cardinals 5  (87-62)

Jesse Haines was bounced after four innings in this game after he gave up five runs to the Giants.  The Cardinals actually tied the game up in the fifth but a single run against Bill Sherdel in the sixth inning ended up being the difference in this one run game.

Chick Hafey doubled twice and scored a run to lead the Cardinals on offense.

September 18, 2006

Flint Rhem Wins 20th Game in Doubleheader Split With Phillies

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

September 18, 1926 at the Baker Bowl

Cardinals 7, Phillies 3  (87-60)

Flint Rhem pitched the Cardinals to their fifth straight win and in the process, the Cardinals finally shaked the Reds.  It was Rhem’s 20th win of the season and he gave up three runs on nine hits with three strikeouts.

Jim Bottomley and Taylor Douthit both had three hits and two runs in the win.  One of Bottomley’s hits was a homerun.

September 18, 1926 at the Baker Bowl

Phillies 3, Cardinals 2  (87-61)

The Cardinals bats didn’t get the done and the team lost despite a solid start by Grover Alexander.  The loss put the Cardinals a half game ahead of the Reds in the race of the National League pennant.  Alexander gave up two runs on four hits and two walks,  Art Reinhart took the loss in relief of Alexander when he gave up the game winning run in the ninth inning.

Bob O’Farrell led the way with the bat.  He singled, doubled and scored a run in the loss.

September 17, 2006

Cardinals Win Fourth Straight Game, Reds Lose

by @ 4:04 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 17, 1926 at the Baker Bowl

Cardinals 10, Phillies 1  (86-60)

For the fourth straight time, the Cardinals beat the Phillies and for the third straight time, they did it by racking up at least ten runs.  More importantly, the Reds lost so the Cardinals now have a one game lead in the National League with only eight games left to play.

Bill Sherdel coasted to an easy win after the Cards offense game him four runs in the first inning.  He gave up a single run on eight hits and one walk with four strikeouts.

Jim Bottomley and Tommy Thevenow both homered for the Cards in the blowout win.  Billy Southworth and Bottomley both had three hits and two runs and Taylor Douthit scored three times.

September 16, 2006

Cardinals Score 33 Runs in Doubleheader Sweep Over Phillies, Remain Tied for First With Reds

by @ 3:46 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 16, 1926 at the Baker Bowl

Cardinals 23, Phillies 3  (84-60)

The Cardinals definitely made a statement in their blowout win over the Phillies.  With the Phillies up 2-1 after two innings, the Cardinals scored 12 runs in the top of third inning to open the game up.  Flint Rhem coasted to an easy win and he gave up three runs on six hits.

Seven different Cardinals had multi-hit games and six scored at least two runs. Taylor Douthit scored five times in the leadoff spot and Rogers Hornsby had three hits and three runs.

September 16, 1926 at the Baker Bowl

Cardinals 10, Phillies 2  (85-60)

While it wasn’t as impressive as their 23 run performance earlier in the day, it was still a blowout win that kept the Cardinals in lock step with the Reds.  Art Reinhart held the Phillies in check and allowed only two runs on six hits and one walk with one strikeout.  Reinhart also helped out his own cause at the plate.  He went four for five with a run.

Taylor Douthit, Rogers Hornsby, Chick Hafey and Billy Southworth all had three hits and two runs in the offensive onslaught.

September 15, 2006

Cardinals Blow Out Phillies, Keep Pace With Reds In NL

by @ 9:51 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 15, 1926 at the Baker Bowl

Cardinals 9, Phillies 2  (83-60)

The Cardinals turned on the offense as they topped the Phillies.  The end result is, they remain just a few percentage points below the Reds in a virtual tie for the National League pennant.

Les Bell, Chick Hafey and Tommy Thevenow all had two runs in the blowout win.  Jesse Haines cruised to an easy win.  He gave up a bunch of hits (11) but only allowed two runners to cross the plate.

September 13, 2006

Reds Drop Series to Braves, Now Tied for First With Reds

by @ 9:44 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 13, 1926 at Braves Field

Braves 5, Cardinals 4  (82-60)

The Cardinals lost a heartbreaker and in the process, dropped into a tie for first place with the Cincinnati Reds.  Bill Sherdel gave up the tying run in the eighth that sent the game into extra frames.  Grover Alexander took over with two outs in the ninth and was very good, but the Cards’ bats disappeared and in the fourteenth, Alexander was tagged for the winning run.

Billy Southworth and Rogers Hornsby once again led the way for the Cardinals at the plate.  Southworth had three hits and a run while Hornsby had two hits and a run. Taylor Douthit did his part with the only homerun of the game for either side.

September 11, 2006

Cardinals Keep Two Game Lead in NL With Doubleheader Split With Braves

by @ 9:34 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 11, 1926 at Braves Field

Cardinals 2, Braves 0  (82-58)

Jesse Haines was lights out in the Cardinals first game of a doubleheader with the Braves.  He threw a four hit shutout in which he walked three and struck out one.

Rogers Hornsby doubled and drove in Billy Southworth in a two run third inning.  Hornsby scored the second run later in the inning.

September 11, 1926 at Braves Field

Braves 4, Cardinals 3  (82-59)

It seemed like no matter what the Cardinals did in this game, the Braves matched.  The Cardinals scored two first inning run as did the Braves.  Then in the sixth, the Cards scored a single run and again, the Braves matched it in the bottom half of the inning.  Finally, Flint Rhem succumbed to an eighth inning rally and gave up a single run that ended up being the difference.

Billy Southworth and Rogers Hornsby each had two hits and a run to lead the way with the bats for the Cards.

September 10, 2006

Grover Alexander Roughed Up by Braves

by @ 7:19 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 10, 1926 at Braves Field

Braves 11, Cardinals 3  (81-58)

Grover Alexander was roughed in the later innings in the Cardinals series opener against the Boston Braves.  The game was actually tied 3-3 heading into the eighth inning when the Braves exploded for six runs in that frame.

Taylor Douthit, Billy Southworth and Rogers Hornsby all had two hits in the game.  Tommy Thevenow committed three errors in the blowout loss.

September 7, 2006

Cardinals Extend National League Lead to Two Games With Win Over Pirates

by @ 3:49 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 7, 1926 at Forbes Field

Cardinals 8, Pirates 0  (81-57)

The Cardinals made a statement in their final game of the season against the defending World Series champs.  Bill Sherdel threw a nine hit shutout and the Cardinals ran up the score in the Cardinals win.

Taylor Douthit and Chick Hafey led the way for the Cardinals.  Douthit had three hits and two runs and Hafey had three hits and one run.  Hafey came a homerun short of hitting for the cycle.

September 6, 2006

Cardinals Split Doubleheader With Third Place Pirates

by @ 3:49 am. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 6, 1926 at Forbes Field

Cardinals 8, Pirates 1  (80-56)

A big fifth inning and some great pitching by Flint Rhem pushed the Cardinals over the Pirates in the first game of the doubleheader.  Rhem gave up one run on only four hits with six walks in the win.

Chick Hafey and Ray Blades led the way with the bats.  Both players had two hits and they both scored twice.

September 6, 1926 at Forbes Field

Pirates 4, Cardinals 2  (80-57)

The Cardinals couldn’t hold on to a two run lead as the Pirates salvaged a split with a game two win.  Allen Sothoron took the loss.  He gave up four runs on nine hits in six innings of work.

The Cardinals scored both of their runs in the third inning on Billy Southworth’s two run homerun.  Southworth and Jim Bottomley both had a pair of hits.

September 5, 2006

Les Bell Homers in Win Over Reds, Cardinals Take Back National League Lead

by @ 5:59 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 5, 1926 at Crosley Field

Cardinals 7, Reds 3  (79-56)

Grover Alexander picked up another win for the Cardinals and he’s been solid down the stretch.  He gave up three runs on nine hits and one walk with two strikeouts.

Les Bell homered and Tommy Thevenow drove in two runs.  Ray Blades, Chick Hafey and Bob O’Farrell all scored twice in the game.  The win gave the Cardinals a half game lead in the National League.

September 4, 2006

Rogers Hornsby Faints in Shutout Loss to Reds

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

September 4, 1926 at Crosley Field

Reds 5, Cardinals 0  (78-56)

The Cardinals gave up first place with a lost to the Reds.  The Reds now lead the Cardinals by a half game in the American League with two games remaining between the two teams.

It was a scary moment in the first inning when Rogers Hornsby collpased in the first inning after losing a pop fly in the sun.  Hornsby was tended to by a physician and ended up getting up and finishing out the game.

Bill Sherdel was shelled and he gave up four runs in the first inning and was pulled after getting only two outs.  There’s not much to say about the Cardinals on offense.  They managed only five hits and they were all by different players.

September 3, 2006

Bob O’Farrell Triples Twice in Cardinals Loss to Reds

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

September 3, 1926 at Crosley Field

Reds 4, Cardinals 2  (78-55)

Jesse Haines was outdueled by Carl Mays in the Cardinals loss to the Reds.  Haines gave up four runs on seven hits in six innings of work.  He walked two and struck out one.

Bob O’Farrell tripled twice, drove in a run and scored one of the Cardinals’ two runs.  Chick Hafey scored the other run on O’Farrell’s first triple.

September 2, 2006

Cardinals Take Two Game Lead in NL With Two Wins Over Arch Rival Cubs

by @ 5:58 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 2, 1926 at Wrigley Field

Cardinals 2, Cubs 0  (77-54)

The Cardinals own their fifth straight game behind a masterful three hit shutout by Grover Alexander.  Oddly, Alexander didn’t strikeout a single Cub despite mowing them down one after another.  Alexander even helped out his own cause with two hits and a run.

Taylor Douthit led the way with the bat.  He had two hits, including a triple, he scored the other run and he drove in Alexander for the other run.

September 2, 1926 at Wrigley Field

Cardinals 9, Cubs 1  (78-54)

Rogers Hornsby had another big game at the plate in the Cardinals sixth straight win.  He homered, finished with two hits and he scored two runs.  Billy Southworth also was hot with the bat.  He had three hits and two runs in the blow out win.

Flint Rhem coasted to an easy win but he was just as effective as the other starters during the Cardinals winning streak.  In the six consecutive wins, only one time did a starter give up more then two runs and in that one instance only three runs were scored.  Rhem gave up one run on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts.

September 1, 2006

Rogers Hornsby Triples and Homers in Cardinals Fourth Straight Win Over Pirates

by @ 5:31 pm. Filed under 1926 Cardinals, 1926 Cardinals Diary - September

September 1, 1926 at Sportsman’s Park

Cardinals 5, Pirates 2  (76-54)

Rogers Hornsby led the way for the Cardinals in the series finale over the Pirates.  He homered and tripled in the win and he scored one run.  Les Bell also had a solid day at the plate.  He had two hits and two runs.

Art Reinhart threw a solid game.  He gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts. 

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