The 1929 version of the St. Louis Cardinals started out poorly and never really got it going. On July 6, the Cardinals have an 11-game losing streak going into a doubleheader in Philadelphia.
The second game saw an offensive explosion as Taylor Douthit and Chick Hafey each rapped five hits, Jim Bottomley gets four hits and starting pitcher Fred Frankhouse also get four hits as the Cardinals set a National League record in a 28-6 win. (BOXSCORE)
Ten Consecutive Hits for Hafey
Three days later, July 9, Chick Hafey ties a National League record with 10 consecutive hits over two games against the same Philadelphia team. (BOXSCORE)
Fired Manager Becomes Hired Manager
On July 23, the Cardinals are 44-45 and 13.5 games back of first place. A managerial change is in the works. Southworth is replaced by the guy he replaced (McKechnie) for the remainder of the season. Gabby Street is the interim for one game in which he was victorious.
Final win for Grover Cleveland Alexander
August 10 is the final win for Grover Cleveland Alexander. He beats the Phillies for his 373rd win. He came in relief and fired off four scoreless innings for an 11-9 win.
It was a disappointing season as they finished 20 games behind first place with a 78-74 record. Bottomley had 137 RBI’s and Hafey added 125 runs knocked in for the year.
Managers: Billy Southworth (43-45), Gabby Street (1-0) and Bill McKechnie (34-29)
Scored 831 runs, Allowed 806 runs.
Attendance: 399,887 (5th of 8)