1926- World Champions- The First in Cardinals History

Cardinals Getting it Going in June

What an eventful year in 1926. It began as it had for many other season for the Cardinals. Nothing was particularly special and then on June 22nd, the Cardinals front office acquires Grover Cleveland Alexander off waivers from the Cubs.
Then on August 31st, the team moves into first place as they sweep Pittsburgh in a doubleheader at Sportsman’s Park. Bill Sherdel is the winning pitcher in the first game with a 6-1 win (BOXSCORE) and Sothorton pitches a gem in game  two as the offense only gets six hits in the 2-1 win (BOXSCORE).

Breadon and Hornsby Shouting Match

One ugly scene happened in September as Rogers Hornsby goes into a fit and screams obscenities at Sam Breadon. This will eventually lead to Hornsby leaving the Cardinals.

September 24th the Cardinals clinch their first NL pennant and finish the season at 89-65 for the season. On there way to being World Champions!

The World Series

It as Saturday, October 9, 1926 and Grover Cleveland Alexander had just pitch a complete game for a Cardinal win in Game 6 of the World Series. Alexander did what many do after a very successful day at the job, he celebrated. Well into the wee morning hours of the next day he celebrated. He was done for the year. At least he thought so.

Rogers Hornsby, the Cardinals manager did the almost impossible thing. His team was leading 3-2 and the bases full he called on Alexander to pitch. Legend has it that Hornsby told Alexander there was no place to put the batter, Tony Lazzeri, and Grover Cleveland Alexander answered with, “I reckon I’d better strike him out.” That’s what he did to preserve the win. He pitched 2.3 innings of relief, gave up no hits, no runs, walked one and struck out one. The Cardinals were the World Series champions for the first time!

Catcher Bob O’Farrell is named NL MVP and Breadon names him as the next manager for the Cardinals. Fifteen days later, Hornsby is traded to the Giants and the Cardinals get second baseman Frankie Frisch and pitcher Jimmy Ring in return.

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)

 

Game 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
New York 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 2 6 0
WP: Herb Pennock (1–0) LP: Bill Sherdel (0–1)

Game One was being played in New York City and it was a tough ticket to get. Those that were not among the over 61,000 in Yankee Stadium gathered at the City Hall and watched the game being charted on two large scoreboards that had been installed.

Dignitaries in attendance were Robert F. Wagner, US Senator and first pitch selection, Jimmy Walker, New York City mayor, Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight champion of the world and baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis.

The pitching match-up featured Bill Sherdel of the Cardinals and Herb Pennock of the Yankees. Sherdel had garnered 16 wins and 12 losses and threw 235 innings during the season while Pennick won 20 games hand sported a 3.62 ERA in 266.3 innings of work.

World Series Game 1 Played on Saturday, October 2, 1926 (D) at Yankee Stadium I

SOURCE for Boxscores

STL N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  3  1
NY  A    1  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  x  -   2  6  0
BATTING
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Douthit cf                    3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Southworth rf                 3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Holm ph,rf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hornsby 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
Bottomley 1b                  4   0   2   1       0   1      10   0
L. Bell 3b                    3   0   0   0       1   1       1   1
Hafey lf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       4   1
O'Farrell c                   2   0   0   0       1   0       1   1
Thevenow ss                   2   0   0   0       0   0       1   7
Sherdel p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
  Flowers ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Haines p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   1   3   1       3   4      24  14
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Thevenow-Hornsby-Bottomley.
E: L. Bell (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Douthit (1,off Pennock).
SH: Thevenow (1,off Pennock).
Team LOB: 5.
New York Yankees             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Combs cf                      3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Koenig ss                     4   0   1   0       0   0       0   4
Ruth rf                       3   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
Meusel lf                     1   0   0   0       2   0       3   0
Gehrig 1b                     4   0   1   2       0   0      14   0
Lazzeri 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       0   4
Dugan 3b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
Severeid c                    3   0   0   0       0   0       6   1
Pennock p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Totals                       27   2   6   2       4   1      27  15
BATTING - 
SH: Pennock (1,off Sherdel); Meusel (1,off Sherdel).
GDP: Koenig (1,off Sherdel).
Team LOB: 7.
PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sherdel L(0-1)                7     6   2   2   3   1   0  29
Haines                        1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4
Totals                        8     6   2   2   4   1   0  33

New York Yankees             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pennock W(1-0)                9     3   1   1   3   4   0  33

Umpires: HP - Bill Dinneen, 1B - Hank O'Day, 2B - George Hildebrand, 3B - Bill Klem
Time of Game: 1:48   Attendance: 61658
Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           New York Yankees         
1. Douthit             cf        Combs               cf
2. Southworth          rf        Koenig              ss
3. Hornsby             2b        Ruth                rf
4. Bottomley           1b        Meusel              lf
5. L. Bell             3b        Gehrig              1b
6. Hafey               lf        Lazzeri             2b
7. O'Farrell           c         Dugan               3b
8. Thevenow            ss        Severeid            c
9. Sherdel             p         Pennock             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Douthit doubled to right; Southworth grounded out
(second to first) [Douthit to third]; Hornsby grounded out
(pitcher to first); Bottomley singled to left [Douthit scored];
L. Bell flied to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Combs walked; Koenig flied out to right; Ruth
walked [Combs to second]; Meusel walked [Combs to third, Ruth to
second]; Gehrig forced Meusel (shortstop to second) [Combs
scored, Ruth to third]; Lazzeri grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Yankees 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Hafey grounded out (shortstop to first);
O'Farrell grounded out (shortstop to first); Thevenow grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Yankees 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Dugan singled to center; Severeid flied out to
left; Pennock out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher unassisted)
[Dugan to second]; Combs flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Yankees 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Sherdel struck out; On a bunt Douthit grounded
out (pitcher to first); Southworth popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Koenig singled to left; On a bunt Ruth forced
Koenig (catcher to shortstop); Meusel grounded out (pitcher to
first) [Ruth to second]; Gehrig flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Yankees 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Hornsby grounded out (shortstop to first);
Bottomley was called out on strikes; L. Bell walked; Hafey
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Lazzeri struck out; Dugan grounded out (shortstop
to first); Severeid flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Yankees 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: O'Farrell flied to left; On a bunt Thevenow
grounded out (catcher to first); Sherdel flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Pennock grounded out (shortstop to first); Combs
singled to left; Koenig grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Combs out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 1, Yankees 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Douthit grounded out (third to first); Southworth
flied out to left; Hornsby grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Ruth singled to left; Meusel out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Ruth to second]; Gehrig singled to
right [Ruth scored]; Lazzeri singled to left [Gehrig out at
third (left to third), Lazzeri to second (on throw to 3b)];
Dugan reached on an error by L. Bell [Lazzeri to third, Dugan to
first]; Severeid forced Dugan (shortstop to second); 1 R, 3 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Yankees 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Bottomley grounded out (first unassisted); L.
Bell popped to catcher in foul territory; Hafey struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 7TH: Pennock grounded out (shortstop to first); Combs
grounded out (second to first); Koenig flied out to center; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Yankees 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: O'Farrell walked; Thevenow out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to first) [O'Farrell to second]; FLOWERS BATTED FOR
SHERDEL; Flowers reached on a fielder's choice [O'Farrell out at
third (pitcher to second to third), Flowers to second]; Douthit
walked; HOLM BATTED FOR SOUTHWORTH; Holm flied to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 8TH: HOLM STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); HAINES REPLACED
FLOWERS (PITCHING); Ruth grounded out (third to first); Meusel
walked; Gehrig flied out to left; Lazzeri grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Yankees 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: Hornsby flied out to center; Bottomley singled to
right; L. Bell struck out; Hafey grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Yankees 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        1   3   1    5
 Yankees          2   6   0    7

Game 2

 

World Series Game 2 Played on Sunday, October 3, 1926 (D) at Yankee Stadium I

STL N    0  0  2    0  0  0    3  0  1  -   6 12  1
NY  A    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  4  0
BATTING
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Douthit cf                    4   1   1   0       1   1       0   0
Southworth rf                 5   2   3   3       0   0       0   0
Hornsby 2b                    3   0   1   0       1   0       2   5
Bottomley 1b                  5   0   2   2       0   0      13   0
L. Bell 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       0   4
Hafey lf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
O'Farrell c                   4   1   2   0       0   0      10   1
Thevenow ss                   4   2   3   1       0   0       1   4
Alexander p                   4   0   0   0       0   2       0   4
Totals                       37   6  12   6       2   5      27  18
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Alexander-Thevenow-Hornsby-Bottomley.
E: Alexander (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Hornsby (1,off Shocker); O'Farrell (1,off Shocker).
HR: Southworth (1,7th inning off Shocker 2 on 2 out); Thevenow (1,9th inning
off Jones 0 on 1 out).
SH: Hornsby (1,off Shocker).
Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Bottomley (1,2nd base by Shawkey/Severeid).
New York Yankees             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Combs cf                      3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Koenig ss                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
Ruth rf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Meusel lf                     4   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
Gehrig 1b                     3   0   0   0       0   1      11   0
Lazzeri 2b                    3   1   1   1       0   1       2   2
Dugan 3b                      3   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Severeid c                    2   0   0   0       0   1       6   1
  Paschal ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Collins c                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Shocker p                     2   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Shawkey p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ruether ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jones p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   2   4   1       1  10      27   9
BATTING - 
GDP: Koenig (2,off Alexander).
Team LOB: 2.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Lazzeri (1,Home by Alexander/O'Farrell).
PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Alexander W(1-0)              9     4   2   1   1  10   0  31

New York Yankees             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Shocker L(0-1)                7    10   5   5   0   2   1  31
Shawkey                       1     0   0   0   0   2   0   2
Jones                         1     2   1   1   2   1   1   7
Totals                        9    12   6   6   2   5   2  40
Shocker faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
Inherited Runners - Scored: Shawkey 1-0.
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Umpires: HP - Hank O'Day, 1B - George Hildebrand, 2B - Bill Klem, 3B - Bill Dinneen
Time of Game: 1:57   Attendance: 63600
Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           New York Yankees         
1. Douthit             cf        Combs               cf
2. Southworth          rf        Koenig              ss
3. Hornsby             2b        Ruth                rf
4. Bottomley           1b        Meusel              lf
5. L. Bell             3b        Gehrig              1b
6. Hafey               lf        Lazzeri             2b
7. O'Farrell           c         Dugan               3b
8. Thevenow            ss        Severeid            c
9. Alexander           p         Shocker             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Douthit was called out on strikes; Southworth
popped to catcher in foul territory; Hornsby doubled to right;
Bottomley grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Combs walked; Koenig grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to second to first) [Combs out at second];
Ruth was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
0, Yankees 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: L. Bell flied out to left; Hafey grounded out
(second to first); O'Farrell singled to left; Thevenow singled
[O'Farrell to third]; Alexander popped to shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Meusel singled to center; Gehrig grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Meusel to second]; Lazzeri singled to left
[Meusel scored]; Dugan singled to right [Lazzeri to third];
Severeid struck out; Lazzeri was caught stealing home but was
safe at home (error by Alexander; assists by O'Farrell,
Thevenow, O'Farrell and L. Bell) [Dugan to second]; Shocker
struck out; 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Yankees 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Douthit singled to shortstop; Southworth singled
to left [Douthit to second]; Hornsby out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Douthit to third, Southworth to second];
Bottomley singled to right [Douthit scored, Southworth scored];
L. Bell popped to catcher in foul territory; Hafey flied out to
left; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 3RD: Combs singled to right; Koenig struck out; Ruth
popped to shortstop; Meusel grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Yankees 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: O'Farrell popped to third; Thevenow popped to
first in foul territory; Alexander was called out on strikes; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 4TH: Gehrig struck out; Lazzeri struck out; Dugan struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Yankees 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Douthit flied out to right; Southworth grounded
out (pitcher to first); Hornsby grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 5TH: Severeid grounded out (third to first); Shocker was
called out on strikes; Combs grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Yankees 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Bottomley grounded out (first unassisted); L.
Bell grounded out (shortstop to first); Hafey popped to first in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 6TH: Koenig grounded out (second to first); Ruth
grounded out (second to first); Meusel was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Yankees 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: O'Farrell doubled; Thevenow singled to left
[O'Farrell to third]; Alexander popped to second; Douthit flied
to left; Southworth homered [O'Farrell scored, Thevenow scored];
Hornsby grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 5, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 7TH: Gehrig grounded out (pitcher to first); Lazzeri
grounded out (shortstop to first); Dugan grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Yankees 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: Bottomley singled to right; SHAWKEY REPLACED
SHOCKER (PITCHING); L. Bell struck out; Hafey struck out;
Bottomley was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 8TH: PASCHAL BATTED FOR SEVEREID; Paschal struck out;
RUETHER BATTED FOR SHAWKEY; Ruether grounded out (pitcher to
first); Combs flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 5, Yankees 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: COLLINS REPLACED PASCHAL (PLAYING C ); JONES
REPLACED RUETHER (PITCHING); O'Farrell grounded out (second to
first); Thevenow hit an inside the park homer to right;
Alexander struck out; Douthit walked; Southworth singled to
right [Douthit to third]; Hornsby walked [Southworth to second];
Bottomley flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals
6, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 9TH: Koenig grounded out (second to first); Ruth popped
to second; Meusel grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Yankees 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        6  12   1    7
 Yankees          2   4   0    2

 

Game 3

World Series Game 3 Played on Tuesday, October 5, 1926 (D) at Sportsman’s Park III

NY  A    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  1
STL N    0  0  0    3  1  0    0  0  x  -   4  8  0
BATTING
New York Yankees             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Combs cf                      3   0   1   0       1   1       4   0
Koenig ss                     4   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
Ruth rf                       3   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
Meusel lf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Gehrig 1b                     4   0   2   0       0   0      10   0
Lazzeri 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       4   6
Dugan 3b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Severeid c                    2   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Ruether p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Shawkey p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Paschal ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Thomas p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   0   5   0       3   3      24  13
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Koenig-Lazzeri-Gehrig.
E: Koenig (1).
BATTING - 
SH: Severeid (1,off Haines).
GDP: Koenig (3,off Haines); Lazzeri (1,off Haines).
Team LOB: 6.
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Douthit cf                    3   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Southworth rf                 3   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Hornsby 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   5
Bottomley 1b                  4   0   1   1       0   0      13   0
L. Bell 3b                    4   1   1   0       0   1       0   4
Hafey lf                      3   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
O'Farrell c                   2   0   0   0       1   0       5   0
Thevenow ss                   3   1   0   0       0   0       1   2
Haines p                      3   1   2   2       0   0       0   2
Totals                       29   4   8   3       2   2      27  13
FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Hornsby-Thevenow-Bottomley, Thevenow-Hornsby-Bottomley.
BATTING - 
2B: Hafey (1,off Ruether).
HR: Haines (1,4th inning off Ruether 1 on 2 out).
SH: Southworth (1,off Ruether); Hafey (1,off Ruether).
GDP: L. Bell (1,off Thomas).
Team LOB: 5.
PITCHING
New York Yankees             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruether L(0-1)                4.1   7   4   2   2   1   1  22
Shawkey                       2.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   8
Thomas                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8     8   4   2   2   2   1  33
Inherited Runners - Scored: Shawkey 1-0.
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St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Haines W(1-0)                 9     5   0   0   3   3   0  33

Umpires: HP - George Hildebrand, 1B - Bill Klem, 2B - Bill Dinneen, 3B - Hank O'Day
Time of Game: 1:41   Attendance: 37708
Starting Lineups:

   New York Yankees              St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Combs               cf        Douthit             cf
2. Koenig              ss        Southworth          rf
3. Ruth                rf        Hornsby             2b
4. Meusel              lf        Bottomley           1b
5. Gehrig              1b        L. Bell             3b
6. Lazzeri             2b        Hafey               lf
7. Dugan               3b        O'Farrell           c
8. Severeid            c         Thevenow            ss
9. Ruether             p         Haines              p

YANKEES 1ST: Combs flied to left; Koenig struck out; Ruth
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Douthit flied out to left; Southworth singled to
center; Hornsby popped to second; Bottomley grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Meusel flied to right; Gehrig flied out to left;
Lazzeri struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals
0.

CARDINALS 2ND: L. Bell struck out; Hafey doubled to left;
O'Farrell grounded out (second to first) [Hafey to third];
Thevenow lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Cardinals 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Dugan singled to left; Severeid out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Dugan to second]; Ruether popped to
catcher in foul territory; Combs walked; Koenig grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals
0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Haines singled to first; Douthit walked [Haines
to second]; Southworth out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
first) [Haines to third, Douthit to second]; Hornsby popped to
catcher in foul territory; Bottomley lined to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Ruth singled to center; Meusel grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Ruth to second]; 30 minute rain
delay; Gehrig popped to catcher; Lazzeri grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: L. Bell singled to center; Hafey out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [L. Bell to second];
O'Farrell walked; Thevenow forced O'Farrell (second to
shortstop) [L. Bell scored (error by Koenig) (no RBI)]; Haines
homered (unearned) [Thevenow scored (unearned)]; Douthit lined
to shortstop; 3 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals
3.

YANKEES 5TH: Dugan flied to left; Severeid flied to right;
Ruether flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Southworth singled to left; Hornsby singled to
center [Southworth to third]; Bottomley grounded out (second to
first) [Southworth scored, Hornsby to second]; SHAWKEY REPLACED
RUETHER (PITCHING); L. Bell grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Hornsby to third]; Hafey grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 4.

YANKEES 6TH: Combs singled to left; Koenig grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Combs out at
second]; Ruth walked; Meusel grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: O'Farrell flied out to center; Thevenow flied out
to center; Haines grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 4.

YANKEES 7TH: Gehrig singled to center; Lazzeri grounded out
(third to first) [Gehrig to second]; Dugan flied to center;
Severeid grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 0, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: Douthit struck out; Southworth grounded out
(second to first); Hornsby popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 4.

YANKEES 8TH: PASCHAL BATTED FOR SHAWKEY; Paschal walked; Combs
struck out; Koenig grounded out (first unassisted) [Paschal to
second]; Ruth grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: THOMAS REPLACED PASCHAL (PITCHING); Bottomley
singled; L. Bell grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Bottomley out at second]; Hafey grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 4.

YANKEES 9TH: Meusel grounded out (third to first); Gehrig
singled to right; Lazzeri grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Gehrig out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          0   5   1    6
 Cardinals        4   8   0    5

Game 4

World Series Game 4 Played on Wednesday, October 6, 1926 (D) at Sportsman’s Park III

NY  A    1  0  1    1  4  2    1  0  0  -  10 14  1
STL N    1  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  1  -   5 14  0
BATTING
New York Yankees             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Combs cf                      5   2   2   1       1   1       4   0
Koenig ss                     6   1   1   1       0   3       1   3
Ruth lf                       3   4   3   4       2   0       1   1
Meusel rf                     2   1   1   0       3   0       1   0
Gehrig 1b                     3   0   2   1       1   1       8   0
Lazzeri 2b                    3   1   1   1       1   0       1   3
Dugan 3b                      4   0   1   2       1   0       1   2
Severeid c                    4   1   3   0       1   0      10   0
Hoyt p                        4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34  10  14  10      10   6      27   9
FIELDING - 
E: Koenig (2).
BATTING - 
2B: Lazzeri (1,off Rhem); Dugan (1,off Rhem); Koenig (1,off Reinhart); Gehrig
(1,off H. Bell); Combs (1,off Hallahan).
HR: Ruth 3 (3,1st inning off Rhem 0 on 2 out,3rd inning off Rhem 0 on 2 out,6th
inning off H. Bell 1 on 1 out).
SH: Lazzeri (1,off H. Bell); Hoyt (1,off Hallahan); Gehrig (1,off Hallahan).
Team LOB: 10.
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Douthit cf                    5   1   2   1       0   0       2   2
Southworth rf                 5   0   3   0       0   0       1   2
Hornsby 2b                    5   1   2   1       0   2       3   4
Bottomley 1b                  4   0   1   0       1   0       6   1
L. Bell 3b                    4   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Hafey lf                      5   1   1   0       0   2       0   0
O'Farrell c                   4   1   2   0       0   0       8   1
Thevenow ss                   4   1   2   1       0   1       3   2
Rhem p                        1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Toporcer ph                 0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Reinhart p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  H. Bell p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Flowers ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Hallahan p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Holm ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Keen p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       39   5  14   5       1   8      27  14
BATTING - 
2B: Thevenow (1,off Hoyt); Douthit (2,off Hoyt).
SH: L. Bell (1,off Hoyt); Toporcer (1,off Hoyt).
Team LOB: 10.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Hornsby (1,2nd base off Hoyt/Severeid).
PITCHING
New York Yankees             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hoyt W(1-0)                   9    14   5   2   1   8   0  42

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rhem                          4     7   3   3   2   4   2  18
Reinhart L(0-1)               0     1   4   4   4   0   0   5
H. Bell                       2     4   2   2   1   1   1  10
Hallahan                      2     2   1   1   3   1   0  11
Keen                          1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9    14  10  10  10   6   3  47
Reinhart faced 5 batters in the 5th inning
BK: H. Bell (1).
Inherited Runners - Scored: H. Bell 3-2.
.
Umpires: HP - Bill Klem, 1B - Bill Dinneen, 2B - Hank O'Day, 3B - George Hildebrand
Time of Game: 2:38   Attendance: 38825
Starting Lineups:

   New York Yankees              St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Combs               cf        Douthit             cf
2. Koenig              ss        Southworth          rf
3. Ruth                lf        Hornsby             2b
4. Meusel              rf        Bottomley           1b
5. Gehrig              1b        L. Bell             3b
6. Lazzeri             2b        Hafey               lf
7. Dugan               3b        O'Farrell           c
8. Severeid            c         Thevenow            ss
9. Hoyt                p         Rhem                p

YANKEES 1ST: Combs struck out; Koenig struck out; Ruth homered;
Meusel walked; Gehrig singled to right [Meusel out at home
(right to second to catcher)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Douthit singled to left; Southworth singled to
center [Douthit to third]; Hornsby singled to right [Douthit
scored, Southworth to second]; Bottomley flied out to left; L.
Bell out on a sacrifice fly (center unassisted) [Southworth to
third]; Hornsby stole second; Hafey struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Yankees 1, Cardinals 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Lazzeri doubled to center [Lazzeri out at third
(center to shortstop to third)]; Dugan popped to shortstop;
Severeid singled to center; Hoyt popped to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: O'Farrell grounded out (second to first);
Thevenow popped to first; Rhem was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Cardinals 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Combs flied out to center; Koenig grounded out
(second to first); Ruth homered; Meusel grounded out (pitcher to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Douthit grounded out (shortstop to first);
Southworth singled; Hornsby struck out; Bottomley grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Cardinals 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Gehrig was called out on strikes; Lazzeri walked;
Dugan doubled to third [Lazzeri scored]; Taylor Douthit and
Chick Hafey collided; Severeid singled to center [Dugan out
at home (center to catcher)]; Hoyt struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 3, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: L. Bell popped to shortstop; Hafey singled;
O'Farrell reached on an error by Koenig [Hafey to second,
O'Farrell to first]; Thevenow doubled to right [Hafey scored
(unearned), O'Farrell to third]; TOPORCER BATTED FOR RHEM;
Toporcer out on a sacrifice fly (center unassisted) [O'Farrell
scored (unearned)]; Douthit doubled [Thevenow scored
(unearned)]; Southworth singled to left [Douthit out at home
(left to catcher)]; 3 R (0 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3,
Cardinals 4.

YANKEES 5TH: REINHART REPLACED TOPORCER (PITCHING); Combs
walked; Koenig doubled to right [Combs scored]; Ruth walked;
Meusel walked [Koenig to third, Ruth to second]; Gehrig walked
[Koenig scored, Ruth to third, Meusel to second]; H. BELL
REPLACED REINHART (PITCHING); Lazzeri out on a sacrifice fly
(right unassisted) [Ruth scored, Meusel to third]; Dugan
grounded out (catcher to first) [Meusel scored, Gehrig to
second]; H. Bell balked [Gehrig to third]; Severeid walked; Hoyt
forced Severeid (second to shortstop); 4 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Yankees 7, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 5TH: Hornsby grounded out (second to first); Bottomley
walked; L. Bell grounded out (third to first) [Bottomley to
second]; Hafey struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 7,
Cardinals 4.

YANKEES 6TH: Combs singled to shortstop; Koenig struck out; Ruth
homered [Combs scored]; Meusel singled to right [Meusel out at
second (right to second)]; Gehrig doubled to left; Lazzeri
popped to shortstop; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 9, Cardinals
4.

CARDINALS 6TH: O'Farrell singled to shortstop; Thevenow singled
to left [O'Farrell to second]; FLOWERS BATTED FOR H. BELL;
Flowers struck out; Douthit flied out to right; Southworth
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Yankees 9, Cardinals 4.

YANKEES 7TH: HALLAHAN REPLACED FLOWERS (PITCHING); Dugan
grounded out (second to first); Severeid singled; Hoyt out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher unassisted) [Severeid to second]; Combs
doubled to left [Severeid scored]; Koenig struck out; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 10, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: Hornsby struck out; Bottomley singled to first;
L. Bell forced Bottomley (shortstop to second); Hafey popped to
third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 10,
Cardinals 4.

YANKEES 8TH: Ruth walked; Meusel walked [Ruth to second]; Gehrig
out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Ruth to third, Meusel
to second]; Lazzeri reached on a fielder's choice [Ruth out at
home (third unassisted)]; Dugan walked [Meusel to third, Lazzeri
to second]; Severeid popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Yankees 10, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: O'Farrell singled to center; Thevenow struck out;
HOLM BATTED FOR HALLAHAN; Holm was called out on strikes;
Douthit flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 10,
Cardinals 4.

YANKEES 9TH: KEEN REPLACED HOLM (PITCHING); Hoyt grounded out
(shortstop to first); Combs flied out to center; Koenig grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 10,
Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: Southworth flied out to center; Hornsby singled
to right; Bottomley grounded out (third to first) [Hornsby to
second]; L. Bell singled to center [Hornsby scored]; Hafey
popped to catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 10, Cardinals 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees         10  14   1   10
 Cardinals        5  14   0   10

 

Game 5

World Series Game 5 Played on Thursday, October 7, 1926 (D) at Sportsman’s Park III

NY  A    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  1    1  -   3  9  1
STL N    0  0  0    1  0  0    1  0  0    0  -   2  7  1
BATTING
New York Yankees             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Combs cf                      4   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
Koenig ss                     5   1   2   1       0   0       3   6
Ruth lf                       3   0   0   0       2   1       3   0
Meusel rf                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Gehrig 1b                     3   1   2   0       2   1      14   0
Lazzeri 2b                    4   0   2   1       0   0       3   2
Dugan 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Paschal ph                  1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Gazella 3b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Severeid c                    5   0   0   0       0   0       4   1
Pennock p                     4   1   1   0       0   0       0   2
Totals                       35   3   9   3       5   2      30  14
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Lazzeri-Koenig-Gehrig.
E: Koenig (3).
PB: Severeid (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Pennock (1,off Sherdel); Gehrig (2,off Sherdel).
SH: Meusel 2 (3,off Sherdel 2); Lazzeri (2,off Sherdel).
HBP: Gazella (1,by Sherdel).
GDP: Dugan (1,off Sherdel).
IBB: Gehrig (1,by Sherdel).
Team LOB: 11.
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Holm cf                       4   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Southworth rf                 4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Hornsby 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       3   3
Bottomley 1b                  4   1   1   0       0   1      12   0
L. Bell 3b                    4   1   2   1       0   1       2   3
Hafey lf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
O'Farrell c                   4   0   3   1       0   0       2   3
Thevenow ss                   4   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
Sherdel p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
  Flowers ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   2   7   2       1   4      30  15
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Hornsby-Bottomley.
E: Thevenow (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Bottomley (1,off Pennock); L. Bell (1,off Pennock).
GDP: Hornsby (1,off Pennock).
Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Southworth (1,2nd base off Pennock/Severeid).
CS: L. Bell (1,2nd base by Pennock/Severeid).
PITCHING
New York Yankees             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pennock W(2-0)               10     7   2   2   1   4   0  37

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sherdel L(0-2)               10     9   3   2   5   2   0  44
WP: Sherdel (1).
HBP: Sherdel (1,Gazella).
IBB: Sherdel (1,Gehrig).
Umpires: HP - Bill Dinneen, 1B - Hank O'Day, 2B - George Hildebrand, 3B - Bill Klem
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 39552
Starting Lineups:

   New York Yankees              St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Combs               cf        Holm                cf
2. Koenig              ss        Southworth          rf
3. Ruth                lf        Hornsby             2b
4. Meusel              rf        Bottomley           1b
5. Gehrig              1b        L. Bell             3b
6. Lazzeri             2b        Hafey               lf
7. Dugan               3b        O'Farrell           c
8. Severeid            c         Thevenow            ss
9. Pennock             p         Sherdel             p

YANKEES 1ST: Combs flied out to left; Koenig grounded out
(shortstop to first); Ruth grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Holm grounded out (shortstop to first);
Southworth reached on an error by Koenig [Southworth to first];
Southworth stole second; Hornsby grounded out (pitcher to
first); Bottomley grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Meusel grounded out (third to first); Gehrig
singled to center; Lazzeri singled to right [Gehrig to third];
Dugan grounded into a double play (second to first) [Lazzeri out
at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: L. Bell struck out; Hafey grounded out (third to
first); O'Farrell singled to pitcher; Thevenow flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Severeid flied out to center; Pennock lined to
pitcher; Combs grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Sherdel grounded out (shortstop to first); Holm
was called out on strikes; Southworth flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Koenig flied out to left; Ruth walked; Meusel flied
out to left; Gehrig struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees
0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Hornsby grounded out (pitcher to first);
Bottomley doubled to left; L. Bell singled to right [Bottomley
scored]; Hafey flied to left in foul territory; L. Bell was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Lazzeri grounded out (third to first); Dugan popped
to first; Severeid flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Yankees 0, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: O'Farrell singled; Thevenow grounded out
(shortstop to first) [O'Farrell to second]; Sherdel struck out;
Holm grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 0, Cardinals 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Pennock doubled to left; Chick Hafey lost the
ball in the sun; Pennock was picked off second but was safe
on an error by Thevenow; assist by O'Farrell; Combs walked;
Koenig singled to left [Pennock scored (unearned), Combs to
second]; Ruth struck out; Meusel out on a sacrifice fly (right
unassisted) [Combs to third]; Gehrig walked [Koenig to second];
Lazzeri flied out to right; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB. 
Yankees 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Southworth grounded out (first unassisted);
Hornsby flied out to center; Bottomley struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Cardinals 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Dugan popped to third; Severeid grounded out
(shortstop to first); Pennock grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: L. Bell doubled to left; Hafey flied out to left;
O'Farrell singled to left [L. Bell scored]; Thevenow popped to
second; Sherdel grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Cardinals 2.

YANKEES 8TH: Combs singled; Koenig flied out to left; Ruth
forced Combs (pitcher to shortstop); Meusel grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: Holm walked; Southworth forced Holm (shortstop to
second); Hornsby grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Southworth out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 1, Cardinals 2.

YANKEES 9TH: Gehrig doubled to left; On a bunt Lazzeri singled
to third [Gehrig to third]; PASCHAL BATTED FOR DUGAN; Paschal
singled to center [Gehrig scored, Lazzeri to second]; On a bunt
Severeid forced Lazzeri (catcher to third) [Paschal to second];
Pennock forced Severeid (shortstop to second) [Paschal to
third]; Combs grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Yankees 2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: GAZELLA REPLACED PASCHAL (PLAYING 3B); Bottomley
popped to second; L. Bell grounded out (third to first); Hafey
popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Cardinals
2.

YANKEES 10TH: Koenig singled to left; Sherdel threw a wild pitch
[Koenig to second]; Ruth walked; Meusel out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Koenig to third, Ruth to second]; Gehrig was
walked intentionally; Lazzeri out on a sacrifice fly (left
unassisted) [Koenig scored]; Gazella was hit by a pitch [Ruth to
third, Gehrig to second]; Severeid popped to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Yankees 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 10TH: O'Farrell popped to third in foul territory;
Thevenow singled to right; FLOWERS BATTED FOR SHERDEL; Flowers
popped to first; Holm grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Cardinals 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          3   9   1   11
 Cardinals        2   7   1    5

Game 6

World Series Game 6 Played on Saturday, October 9, 1926 (D) at Yankee Stadium I

STL N    3  0  0    0  1  0    5  0  1  -  10 13  2
NY  A    0  0  0    1  0  0    1  0  0  -   2  8  1
BATTING
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Holm cf                       5   1   2   1       0   0       4   0
Southworth rf                 5   3   2   1       0   0       2   1
Hornsby 2b                    4   1   1   3       1   0       0   1
Bottomley 1b                  5   2   2   1       0   0      11   0
L. Bell 3b                    4   1   3   4       1   1       1   1
Hafey lf                      3   0   1   0       0   2       2   0
O'Farrell c                   4   0   0   0       0   2       6   0
Thevenow ss                   3   1   2   0       0   0       1   5
Alexander p                   2   1   0   0       0   0       0   2
Totals                       35  10  13  10       2   5      27  10
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Southworth-Thevenow.
E: L. Bell (2), Thevenow (2).
BATTING - 
2B: Bottomley 2 (3,off Shawkey 2); Southworth (1,off Shawkey); Hafey (2,off
Shocker).
3B: Southworth (1,off Thomas).
HR: L. Bell (1,7th inning off Shocker 1 on 2 out).
SH: Hafey (2,off Shawkey); Alexander 2 (2,off Shawkey 2).
HBP: Thevenow (1,by Thomas).
GDP: Holm (1,off Thomas).
Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: L. Bell (2,3rd base by Shawkey/Severeid).
New York Yankees             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Combs cf                      5   0   2   1       0   0       2   0
Koenig ss                     5   0   0   0       0   1       3   2
Ruth rf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
Meusel lf                     3   1   2   0       1   0       2   0
Gehrig 1b                     4   0   1   1       0   1       9   1
Lazzeri 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Dugan 3b                      4   1   2   0       0   0       3   2
Severeid c                    3   0   1   0       0   1       6   3
  Adams pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Collins c                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Shawkey p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Shocker p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Paschal ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Thomas p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Ruether ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   2   8   2       2   6      27  13
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gehrig-Koenig.
E: Lazzeri (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Meusel (1,off Alexander); Combs (2,off Alexander).
3B: Meusel (1,off Alexander).
Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Ruth (1,2nd base off Alexander/O'Farrell).
PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Alexander W(2-0)              9     8   2   2   2   6   0  38

New York Yankees             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Shawkey L(0-1)                6.1   8   7   6   2   4   0  29
Shocker                       0.2   3   2   0   0   1   1   5
Thomas                        2     2   1   1   0   0   0   7
Totals                        9    13  10   7   2   5   1  41
HBP: Thomas (1,Thevenow).
Inherited Runners - Scored: Shocker 2-2.
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Umpires: HP - Hank O'Day, 1B - George Hildebrand, 2B - Bill Klem, 3B - Bill Dinneen
Time of Game: 2:05   Attendance: 48615
Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           New York Yankees         
1. Holm                cf        Combs               cf
2. Southworth          rf        Koenig              ss
3. Hornsby             2b        Ruth                rf
4. Bottomley           1b        Meusel              lf
5. L. Bell             3b        Gehrig              1b
6. Hafey               lf        Lazzeri             2b
7. O'Farrell           c         Dugan               3b
8. Thevenow            ss        Severeid            c
9. Alexander           p         Shawkey             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Holm singled to right; Southworth forced Holm
(shortstop to second); Hornsby walked [Southworth to second];
Bottomley doubled to left [Southworth scored, Hornsby to third];
L. Bell singled to left [Hornsby scored, Bottomley scored];
Hafey struck out; O'Farrell struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Combs grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first);
Koenig struck out; Ruth grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Yankees 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Thevenow flied to center; Alexander flied to
left; Holm popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 3, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Meusel doubled to left; Gehrig grounded out
(shortstop to first); Lazzeri grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Meusel to third]; Dugan grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Yankees 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Southworth lined to center; Hornsby grounded out
(shortstop to first); Bottomley popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Severeid singled to center; Shawkey reached on an
error by Thevenow [Severeid to second, Shawkey to first]; Combs
forced Severeid (pitcher to third) [Shawkey to second]; Koenig
flied out to right; Ruth grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Yankees 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: L. Bell walked; Hafey out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [L. Bell to second]; L. Bell was caught
stealing third (catcher to third); O'Farrell flied out to left;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Meusel tripled to left; Gehrig grounded out (first
unassisted) [Meusel scored]; Lazzeri grounded out (shortstop to
first); Dugan singled to center; Severeid struck out; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Yankees 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Thevenow singled to left; Alexander out on a
sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Thevenow to second]; Holm
singled to center [Thevenow scored]; Southworth grounded out
(third to first) [Holm to second]; Hornsby grounded out (second
to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Shawkey struck out; Combs flied out to left; Koenig
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Yankees
1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Bottomley doubled; L. Bell struck out; Hafey
struck out; O'Farrell popped to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Ruth walked; Meusel flied out to center; Gehrig
struck out while Ruth stole second; Lazzeri flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Yankees 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Thevenow singled to left; Alexander reached on an
error by Lazzeri (assist by Severeid) on a sacrifice bunt
[Thevenow to second, Alexander to first]; Holm forced Thevenow
(catcher to third) [Alexander to second]; Southworth doubled to
left [Alexander scored (unearned), Holm to third]; Bob Meusel
lost the ball in the sun; SHOCKER REPLACED SHAWKEY
(PITCHING); Hornsby singled to center [Holm scored, Southworth
scored]; Bottomley forced Hornsby (shortstop unassisted); L.
Bell homered (unearned) [Bottomley scored (unearned)]; Hafey
doubled to left; O'Farrell struck out; 5 R (2 ER), 5 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 9, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Dugan singled to left; Severeid reached on an error
by L. Bell [Dugan to third, Severeid to first]; ADAMS RAN FOR
SEVEREID; PASCHAL BATTED FOR SHOCKER; Paschal struck out; Combs
singled to center [Dugan scored, Adams to second]; Koenig
grounded out (first unassisted) [Adams to third, Combs to
second]; Ruth grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E,
2 LOB.  Cardinals 9, Yankees 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: COLLINS REPLACED ADAMS (PLAYING C ); THOMAS
REPLACED PASCHAL (PITCHING); Thevenow was hit by a pitch; On a
bunt Alexander forced Thevenow (pitcher to shortstop); Holm
grounded into a double play (first to shortstop) [Alexander out
at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 9, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 8TH: Meusel walked; Gehrig singled [Meusel to second];
Lazzeri flied out to left; Dugan lined into a double play (right
to shortstop) [Meusel out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 9, Yankees 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: Southworth tripled to center; Hornsby grounded
out (pitcher to third to first) [Southworth scored]; Bottomley
grounded out (first unassisted); L. Bell singled to right [L.
Bell out at second (right to second)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 10, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 9TH: Collins struck out; RUETHER BATTED FOR THOMAS;
Ruether grounded out (second to first); Combs doubled; Koenig
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 10,
Yankees 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals       10  13   2    4
 Yankees          2   8   1    9

 

Game 7

World Series Game 7 Played on Sunday, October 10, 1926 (D) at Yankee Stadium I

STL N    0  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  8  0
NY  A    0  0  1    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   2  8  3
BATTING
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Holm cf                       5   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Southworth rf                 4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hornsby 2b                    4   0   2   0       0   0       4   1
Bottomley 1b                  3   1   1   0       0   0      14   0
L. Bell 3b                    4   1   0   0       0   0       0   4
Hafey lf                      4   1   2   0       0   1       3   0
O'Farrell c                   3   0   0   1       0   0       3   2
Thevenow ss                   4   0   2   2       0   0       1   3
Haines p                      2   0   1   0       0   1       0   4
  Alexander p                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3   8   3       0   2      27  14
BATTING - 
SH: Haines (1,off Hoyt); O'Farrell (1,off Hoyt); Bottomley (1,off Pennock).
Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Hafey (1,2nd base by Hoyt/Severeid).
New York Yankees             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Combs cf                      5   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Koenig ss                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
Ruth rf                       1   1   1   1       4   0       2   0
Meusel lf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Gehrig 1b                     2   0   0   0       2   0      11   0
Lazzeri 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   3       3   1
Dugan 3b                      4   1   2   0       0   0       1   3
Severeid c                    3   0   2   1       0   0       3   1
  Adams pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Collins c                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hoyt p                        2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Paschal ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pennock p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       32   2   8   2       6   3      27  10
FIELDING - 
E: Koenig (4), Meusel (1), Dugan (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Severeid (1,off Haines).
HR: Ruth (4,3rd inning off Haines 0 on 2 out).
SH: Koenig (1,off Haines).
IBB: Ruth (1,by Haines).
Team LOB: 10.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Dugan (1,2nd base by Haines/O'Farrell); Ruth (1,2nd base by Alexander/O'Farrell).
PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Haines W(2-0)                 6.2   8   2   2   5   2   1  32
Alexander SV(1)               2.1   0   0   0   1   1   0   7
Totals                        9     8   2   2   6   3   1  39
IBB: Haines (1,Ruth).
Inherited Runners - Scored: Alexander 3-0.
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New York Yankees             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hoyt L(1-1)                   6     5   3   0   0   2   0  25
Pennock                       3     3   0   0   0   0   0  12
Totals                        9     8   3   0   0   2   0  37

Umpires: HP - George Hildebrand, 1B - Bill Klem, 2B - Bill Dinneen, 3B - Hank O'Day
Time of Game: 2:15   Attendance: 38093
Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           New York Yankees         
1. Holm                cf        Combs               cf
2. Southworth          rf        Koenig              ss
3. Hornsby             2b        Ruth                rf
4. Bottomley           1b        Meusel              lf
5. L. Bell             3b        Gehrig              1b
6. Hafey               lf        Lazzeri             2b
7. O'Farrell           c         Dugan               3b
8. Thevenow            ss        Severeid            c
9. Haines              p         Hoyt                p

CARDINALS 1ST: Holm grounded out (first unassisted); Southworth
flied out to left; Hornsby singled to center; Bottomley popped
to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Combs lined to center; Koenig grounded out (first
unassisted); Ruth walked; Meusel singled to center [Ruth to
third]; Gehrig grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Yankees 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: L. Bell lined to third; Hafey struck out;
O'Farrell flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Lazzeri struck out; Dugan singled to center; Dugan
was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Severeid singled
to left; Hoyt grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Yankees 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Thevenow singled to left; Haines out on a
sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Thevenow to second]; Holm
popped to catcher in foul territory; Southworth flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Combs grounded out (first unassisted); Koenig flied
to left; Ruth homered; Meusel flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Yankees 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Hornsby grounded out (pitcher to first);
Bottomley singled to left; L. Bell reached on an error by Koenig
[Bottomley to second, L. Bell to first]; Hafey singled to left
[Bottomley to third, L. Bell to second]; O'Farrell reached on an
error by Meusel on a sacrifice fly [Bottomley scored (unearned),
L. Bell to third, Hafey to second]; Thevenow singled to right
[L. Bell scored (unearned), Hafey scored (unearned), O'Farrell
to second]; Haines struck out; Holm forced Thevenow (shortstop
unassisted); 3 R (0 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Yankees
1.

YANKEES 4TH: Gehrig walked; Lazzeri flied to center; Dugan
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Gehrig to second]; Severeid
lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Yankees
1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Southworth popped to first in foul territory;
Hornsby flied out to center; Bottomley grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Hoyt grounded out (shortstop to first); Combs
singled to center; Koenig flied out to left; Ruth walked [Combs
to second]; Meusel grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Yankees 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: L. Bell flied out to left; Hafey reached on an
error by Dugan [Hafey to first]; O'Farrell popped to second;
Hafey was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0
H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Gehrig grounded out (shortstop to first); Lazzeri
struck out; Dugan singled; Severeid doubled to left [Dugan
scored]; ADAMS RAN FOR SEVEREID; PASCHAL BATTED FOR HOYT;
Paschal grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Yankees 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: COLLINS REPLACED ADAMS (PLAYING C ); PENNOCK
REPLACED PASCHAL (PITCHING); Thevenow grounded out (third to
first); Haines singled to left; Holm forced Haines (third to
second); Southworth grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 7TH: Combs singled to left; Koenig out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to first) [Combs to second]; Ruth was walked
intentionally; Meusel forced Ruth (third to second) [Combs to
third]; Gehrig walked [Meusel to second]; ALEXANDER REPLACED
HAINES (PITCHING); Lazzeri struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Yankees 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: Hornsby singled; Bottomley out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to first) [Hornsby to second]; L. Bell flied out to
center; Hafey singled [Hornsby to third]; O'Farrell forced Hafey
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3,
Yankees 2.

YANKEES 8TH: Dugan grounded out (shortstop to first); Collins
popped to first in foul territory; Pennock popped to second; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Yankees 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: Thevenow flied out to right; Alexander grounded
out (shortstop to first); Holm grounded out (first unassisted);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 9TH: Combs grounded out (third to first); Koenig
grounded out (third to first); Ruth walked; Ruth was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Yankees 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        3   8   0    7
 Yankees          2   8   3   10

To recap the end of the game:

With two outs and Ruth at first base, left fielder Bob Meusel came up to the plate. Meusel was a .315 hitter that year and had batted in 81 runs in just over 100 regular season games. Meusel also had success in Game 6 against Alexander, with a double and triple.[59] Just as Meusel was about to take his first pitch, Ruth made the bold move of trying to steal second base. Ruth was known as a good but overly aggressive baserunner, with about a 50% success rate at stealing bases in his career, and his attempt surprised many people throughout the stadium.[6] Meusel swung and missed at the pitch, and Cardinals catcher Bob O’Farrell immediately threw the ball to second baseman Hornsby. Hornsby reached for the ball, and laid the tag immediately on Ruth. Ruth was called out, and the game was over. As the game announcer described it, “Ruth is walked again for the fourth time today. One strike on Bob Meusel. Going down to second! The game is over! Babe tried to steal second and is put out catcher to second!”

 

The Cardinals went back home to St. Louis to a rapturous fan reception, having won their first World Series championship. Each member of the championship team collected $5,584.51, while the Yankees’ players were given $3,417.75 each.

 

Game by Game Score and Attendance of 1926 World Series

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

St. Louis Cardinals win 4–3 and are Word Champions!!

Here is an article from the Society of Baseball Research (SABR) about Game 7