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1926 St. Louis Cardinals season

1926 St. Louis Cardinals
1926 World Series Champions
1926 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Sportsman's Park (since 1920)
  • St. Louis, Missouri (since 1882)
  • Results
    Record 89–65 (.578)
    League place 1st
    Other information
    Owner(s) Sam Breadon
    Manager(s) Rogers Hornsby
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    The 1926 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 45th season in St. Louis, Missouri and their 35th in the National League. The Cardinals went 89–65 during the season and finished first in the National League, winning their first National League pennant. In the World Series, they defeated the New York Yankees in 7 games, ending it by throwing out Babe Ruth at second base in the ninth-inning of Game 7 to preserve a 3–2 victory. This was Rogers Hornsby's only full season as manager for the team.

    Catcher Bob O'Farrell won the MVP Award this year, batting .293, with 7 home runs and 68 RBIs. Led by RBI champion Jim Bottomley, the offense scored the most runs in the NL.

    Regular season

    • September 22, 1926: Tommy Thevenow hit the second and last home run of the season, and of his career. Thevenow would play for another 12 seasons and set a major league record by not hitting a home run in 3,347 at-bats.[1]

    Season standings

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    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1926 St. Louis Cardinals
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    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    C O'Farrell, BobBob O'Farrell 147 492 144 .293 7 68
    1B Bottomley, JimJim Bottomley 154 603 180 .299 19 120
    2B Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 134 527 167 .317 11 93
    3B Bell, LesLes Bell 155 581 189 .325 17 100
    SS Thevenow, TommyTommy Thevenow 156 563 144 .256 2 63
    RF Southworth, BillyBilly Southworth 99 391 124 .317 11 69
    LF Blades, RayRay Blades 107 416 127 .305 8 43
    CF Douthit, TaylorTaylor Douthit 139 530 163 .308 3 52

    Other batters

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Alexander, PetePete Alexander 23 148.1 9 7 2.91 35

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Bell, HiHi Bell 27 85 6 6 3.18 27

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Dyer, EddieEddie Dyer 6 1 0 0 11.57 4
    Clough, EdEd Clough 1 0 0 0 22.50 0

    Awards and honors

    League top five finishers

    Les Bell

    • #3 in NL in RBI (100)
    • #4 in NL in home runs (17)

    Ray Blades

    • #4 in NL in on-base percentage (.409)

    Jim Bottomley

    • NL leader in RBI (120)
    • #2 in NL in home runs (19)

    Taylor Douthit

    • #3 in NL in stolen bases (23)

    Flint Rhem

    • NL leader in wins (20)

    1926 World Series

    Main article: 1926 World Series
    Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

    (NYY-STL)

    Attendance
    1 October 2 St. Louis Cardinals 1 New York Yankees 2 1–0 61,658
    2 October 3 St. Louis Cardinals 6 New York Yankees 2 1–1 63,600
    3 October 4 New York Yankees 0 St. Louis Cardinals 4 1–2 37,708
    4 October 6 New York Yankees 10 St. Louis Cardinals 5 2–2 38,825
    5 October 7 New York Yankees 3 St. Louis Cardinals 2 3–2 39,552
    6 October 9 St.Louis Cardinals 10 New York Yankees 2 3–3 48,615
    7 October 10 St. Louis Cardinals 3 New York Yankees 2 4–3 38,093
    St. Louis Cardinals win 4–3

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 334, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
    2. ^ Heinie Mueller page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    External links

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