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1926 St. Louis Cardinals
1926 World Series Champions
1926 National League Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1926 Information
Owner(s) Sam Breadon
Manager(s) Rogers Hornsby
Local television
Local radio

The St. Louis Cardinals 1926 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 1st 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.

Contents

Regular season

  • September 22, 1926: Tommy Thevenow hit the second and last home run 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]
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Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 89 65 -- .578
Cincinnati Reds 87 67 2 .565
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 69 4.5 .549
Chicago Cubs 82 72 7 .532
New York Giants 74 77 13.5 .490
Brooklyn Robins 71 82 17.5 .464
Boston Braves 66 86 22 .434
Philadelphia Phillies 58 93 29.5 .384

Notable transactions

Roster

1926 St. Louis Cardinals roster
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

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

Awards and honors

League top ten 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)

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 7 New York Yankees 0 St. Louis Cardinals 4 1-2 37,708
4 October 9 New York Yankees 10 St. Louis Cardinals 5 2-2 38,825
5 October 9 New York Yankees 3 St. Louis Cardinals 2 3-2 39,552
6 October 9 New York Yankees 2 St. Louis Cardinals 10 3-3 48,615
7 October 9 New York Yankees 2 St. Louis Cardinals 3 3-4 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 Everett Booe
D Austin Senators Texas Association Chuck Miller

[3]

Notes

  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

References

Preceded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1925
National League Championship Season
1926
Succeeded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1927
Preceded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1925
World Series Champions
St. Louis Cardinals

1926
Succeeded by
New York Yankees
1927

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