1926 St. Louis Cardinals season

1926 St. Louis Cardinals season

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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
Roster
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

Other batters

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

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

Level Team League Manager
AA Syracuse Stars International League Burt Shotton
A Houston Buffaloes Texas League Joe Mathes
C Fort Smith Twins Western Association Everitt Booe
D Austin Senators Texas Association Chuck Miller
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References

External links

  • 1926 St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1926 St. Louis Cardinals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1925
National League Championship Season
1926
Succeeded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1927

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