October 10, 1926: Alexander saves Game 7 as Cardinals clinch their first World Series title

Grover Cleveland Alexander carved his name into baseball history and Babe Ruth was caught stealing, but the most important result of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on October 10, 1926, was simple: for the first time in the World Series era, the Cardinals could claim the title of worldContinue reading “October 10, 1926: Alexander saves Game 7 as Cardinals clinch their first World Series title”

October 9, 1926: Cardinals clobber Yankees 10-2 in World Series Game 6

Heading into Game 6 of the 1926 World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals had their backs against the wall. Down three games to two against Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig’s squad, the Cardinals were further disadvantaged by the absence of two-thirds of their starting outfield. Left fielder Ray Blades had been out of the lineupContinue reading “October 9, 1926: Cardinals clobber Yankees 10-2 in World Series Game 6”

October 5, 1926: Jesse Haines leads Cardinals to Game 3 World Series win

Jesse Haines didn’t single-handedly beat the New York Yankees in Game 2 of the 1926 World Series – it just seemed that way. Haines’ major league career started in 1915 with the Detroit Tigers, where he spent two months but never appeared in a game. While Haines was frustrated by his lack of playing time,Continue reading “October 5, 1926: Jesse Haines leads Cardinals to Game 3 World Series win”

October 3, 1926: Cardinals even the 1926 World Series behind the heroics of Alexander and Southworth

The first World Series game victory in St. Louis Cardinals history came courtesy of two players discarded by their previous teams earlier that season. After falling to the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the 1926 World Series behind a complete-game, three-hit performance by Herb Pennock and two RBIs from Lou Gehrig, the CardinalsContinue reading “October 3, 1926: Cardinals even the 1926 World Series behind the heroics of Alexander and Southworth”

June 23, 1926: Rogers Hornsby tallies his 2,000th hit and slugs key grand slam in Cardinals win

Rogers Hornsby’s 2,000th career hit didn’t just mark a milestone in the slugger’s Hall of Fame career – it helped to served notice that after years of futility, the Cardinals were ready to chase the National League pennant. Hornsby entered the game with 1,998 hits in a career that began in 1915 when, as aContinue reading “June 23, 1926: Rogers Hornsby tallies his 2,000th hit and slugs key grand slam in Cardinals win”