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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1926

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1926 World Series – St. Louis Cardinals NL over New York Yankees AL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award...

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Chicago Tribune breaks a story that the Detroit Tigers have thrown a four-game series to the Chicago White Sox in 1917

1926 – The Chicago Tribune breaks a story that the Detroit Tigers have thrown a four-game series to the Chicago White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant. Responding to the publicity, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis convenes a hearing on the matter, but dismisses all charges. Landis can find no witnesses to confirm any part of Swede Risberg’s claim.

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Given the outpouring of public support for the popular players and the failure of the accuser to publicly defend his claim at a hearing last month, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis announces Ty Cobb’s former Tiger teammate Dutch Leonard had accused the Georgia Peach and Indian outfielder Tris Speaker of betting on a fixed baseball game played six years ago. The commissioner will declare the matter closed, giving both future Hall of Famers a clean bill of health.

Given the outpouring of public support for the popular players and the failure of the accuser to publicly defend his claim at a hearing last month, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis announces Ty Cobb’s former Tiger teammate Dutch Leonard had accused the Georgia Peach and Indian outfielder Tris Speaker of betting on a fixed baseball game played six years ago. The commissioner will declare the matter closed, giving both future Hall of Famers a clean bill of health.

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1926 – Cardinals C Bob O’Farrell is named National League MVP. O’Farrell caught 146 games and batted .293. He polls 79 points. Reds 2B Hughie Critz is runner-up with 60. Critz set a major-league record amassing 588 assists, which will be topped by Frank Frisch with 643 in 1927.

1926 – Cardinals C Bob O’Farrell is named National League MVP. O’Farrell caught 146 games and batted .293. He polls 79 points. Reds 2B Hughie Critz is runner-up with 60. Critz set a major-league record amassing 588 assists, which will be topped by Frank Frisch with 643 in 1927.

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1926 – “Ruth, by Losing 36 Baseballs, Breaks Up Game in Montreal.” The barnstorming Babe Ruth and his buddy Urban Shocker are the Yankee ringers infiltrating an exhibition game north of the border. The Associated Press reports: “Babe Ruth stopped a perfectly good ball game here today when, knocking thirty-six balls out of the grounds, he forced the game to be called shortly after the start of the 9th inning because the management had no more spheres. Ruth enjoyed a Roman holiday to the delight of 3,000 fans, who braved a chilling wind to see the home-run hero’s mighty bat give Guybourg a 4 to 3 victory over Beaurivage. Ruth’s performance included two home runs. He also played shortstop, first base, pitched and umpired.”

1926 – “Ruth, by Losing 36 Baseballs, Breaks Up Game in Montreal.” The barnstorming Babe Ruth and his buddy Urban Shocker are the Yankee ringers infiltrating an exhibition game north of the border. The Associated Press reports: “Babe Ruth stopped a perfectly good ball game here today when, knocking thirty-six balls out of the grounds, he forced the game to be called shortly after the start of the 9th inning because the management had no more spheres. Ruth enjoyed a Roman holiday to the delight of 3,000 fans, who braved a chilling wind to see the home-run hero’s mighty bat give Guybourg a 4 to 3 victory over Beaurivage. Ruth’s performance included two home runs. He also played shortstop, first base, pitched and umpired.”

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1926 – The St. Louis Cardinals’ Grover Alexander scatters eight hits in Game 6 of the World Series while St. Louis tees off New York at Yankee Stadium for a 10 – 2 romp that sends the Series to a seventh game.

1926 – The St. Louis Cardinals’ Grover Alexander scatters eight hits in Game 6 of the World Series while St. Louis tees off New York at Yankee Stadium for a 10 – 2 romp that sends the Series to a seventh game.

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In a 10-5 Game 4 victory over the Cardinals at Sportsman’s Park, Yankee outfielder Babe Ruth becomes the first player to hit three home runs in a World Series game. History will repeat itself when the ‘Sultan of Swat’ once again goes deep three times against the Redbirds in St. Louis in the fourth game of the 1928 Fall Classic.

In a 10-5 Game 4 victory over the Cardinals at Sportsman’s Park, Yankee outfielder Babe Ruth becomes the first player to hit three home runs in a World Series game. History will repeat itself when the ‘Sultan of Swat’ once again goes deep three times against the Redbirds in St. Louis in the fourth game of the 1928 Fall Classic.

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Babe Ruth hits three home runs to lead the Yankees to a 10 – 5 victory over St. Louis in Game 4 of the World Series.

1926 – Babe Ruth hits three home runs to lead the Yankees to a 10 – 5 victory over St. Louis in Game 4 of the World Series. His 1st-inning curtain-raiser is a majestic 395-footer, exiting Sportsman’s Park over its right field bleacher roof. Home run number 2 clears the roof in right center, carrying 515 feet, breaking a window on the other side of Grand Avenue. Ruth’s final foray, however, is the main attraction, carrying deep into the never-before reached centerfield bleachers, far beyond the 430-foot mark. Estimated at 530 feet, it is deemed the longest home run in World Series history. Ruth, however, not content to dominate offensively, also delivers a crucial outfield assist, cutting down a runner at the plate, ending the Cardinals’ 3rd-inning rally. In the words of broadcaster Graham McNamee, “Babe Ruth nor no other man ever made a better throw. Babe shot it like an arrow and Hank Severeid did not have to move for it.” If all this weren’t enough, this also is the game during which the Babe makes good on his alleged pre-game promise to hit a home run for the bedridden young Johnny Sylvester.

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1926 – Cleveland 1B George Burns hits his 64th double of the year, as the Indians down Philadelphia, 5 – 4. Indians righthander George Uhle gives up nine hits in winning his 27th against 11 losses. He leads the American League, despite giving up a league-high 300 hits and 118 walks, and posts a 2.83 ERA. It is his best record in a 17-year, 200-win career.

1926 – Cleveland 1B George Burns hits his 64th double of the year, as the Indians down Philadelphia, 5 – 4. Indians righthander George Uhle gives up nine hits in winning his 27th against 11 losses. He leads the American League, despite giving up a league-high 300 hits and 118 walks, and posts a 2.83 ERA. It is his best record in a 17-year, 200-win career.

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In his final day in a Tiger uniform, Ty Cobb watches his replacement in centerfield get six hits in a twin bill against the Red Sox. Heinie Manush’s perfect performance at the plate places him ahead of Yankee slugger Babe Ruth for the American League batting title, .378 to .372.

In his final day in a Tiger uniform, Ty Cobb watches his replacement in centerfield get six hits in a twin bill against the Red Sox. Heinie Manush’s perfect performance at the plate places him ahead of Yankee slugger Babe Ruth for the American League batting title, .378 to .372.

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The Browns beat the Yankees twice, 6 – 1 and 6 – 2, in a total time of two hours, seven minutes, a major-league record for a twinbill and ruth losses batting title to Manush

The Browns beat the Yankees twice, 6 – 1 and 6 – 2, in a total time of two hours, seven minutes, a major-league record for a twinbill. The second game is the fastest in American League history: 55 minutes. The Yanks total 19 hits, while the Browns collect 26 in the two games. Babe Ruth has one at bat, then sits, and misses reliever George Sisler, who tosses two scoreless innings to finish for the Browns in the second game and, when the Browns score four in the 8th, picks up the victory. Ruth has 47 homers – twice as many as the runner-up, and also leads the AL with 139 runs, 155 RBI, and 144 bases on balls. Browns coach Jimmy Austin, 46 years old, participates in the nitecap and contributes to the win by knocking in a run with a double and then stealing home. He is not the oldest to steal a base (Arlie Latham, 50, in 1909), but he is the oldest to steal home. The Yankees use Fred Merkle in his final game. Merkle replaces Lou Gehrig at 1B in the 6th.

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In the first of two games in Chicago, Sox RF Bill Barrett breaks a 1 – 1 tie with a 9th-inning solo homer of Washington’s Walter Johnson to give the win to Tommy Thomas, 2 – 1. The Senators take the second game, 3 – 2, behind Firpo Marberry.

In the first of two games in Chicago, Sox RF Bill Barrett breaks a 1 – 1 tie with a 9th-inning solo homer of Washington’s Walter Johnson to give the win to Tommy Thomas, 2 – 1. The Senators take the second game, 3 – 2, behind Firpo Marberry.

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The Yankees take two from the Browns to nail down the American League flag, winning the opener, 10 – 2, behind Herb Pennock. Babe Ruth’s grand slam is the big blow. In the nitecap, Lou Gehrig homers in the 3rd inning, off Milt Gaston, while Ruth matches him with a two-run home run in the 6th off Win Ballou. Ruth adds a solo shot in the 9th, his 46th, off Joe Giard to seal Waite Hoyt’s 10 – 4 victory. Despite the score, the game is played in a new AL record 55 minutes. The National League record is 51 minutes, on September 28, 1919.

The Yankees take two from the Browns to nail down the American League flag, winning the opener, 10 – 2, behind Herb Pennock. Babe Ruth’s grand slam is the big blow. In the nitecap, Lou Gehrig homers in the 3rd inning, off Milt Gaston, while Ruth matches him with a two-run home run in the 6th off Win Ballou. Ruth adds a solo shot in the 9th, his 46th, off Joe Giard to seal Waite Hoyt’s 10 – 4 victory. Despite the score, the game is played in a new AL record 55 minutes. The National League record is 51 minutes, on September 28, 1919.

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9/25/1926 – The Senators and White Sox played two games in Chicago. The visitors mixed up their batting order in the second contest which they won, 3-2 to split the twin bill. In the seventh frame, Stuffy Stewart was sent in to run for catcher Muddy Ruel, who was batting in the eighth hole in the lineup. Bennie Tate pinch hit for pitcher Stan Coveleskie. When Washington took the field, Tate stayed in the game in the ninth spot and caught while the new pitcher, Firpo Marberry, assumed the eighth place in the lineup. In the top of the ninth inning, Tate batted out of order in the eighth place but neither team discovered the mistake until the frame was over. He had made an out so it didn’t matter anyway.

9/25/1926 – The Senators and White Sox played two games in Chicago. The visitors mixed up their batting order in the second contest which they won, 3-2 to split the twin bill. In the seventh frame, Stuffy Stewart was sent in to run for catcher Muddy Ruel, who was batting in the eighth hole in the lineup. Bennie Tate pinch hit for pitcher Stan Coveleskie. When Washington took the field, Tate stayed in the game in the ninth spot and caught while the new pitcher, Firpo Marberry, assumed the eighth place in the lineup. In the top of the ninth inning, Tate batted out of order in the eighth place but neither team discovered the mistake until the frame was over. He had made an out so it didn’t matter anyway.

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1926 – At the Polo Grounds, the Cardinals clinch the pennant by beating the Giants, 6 – 4, behind Flint Rhem and Bill Sherdel. Billy Southworth homers to help beat his old teammates, negating Bill Terry’s three-run home run off Rhem. The Cards are now ahead of Cincinnati by three games with two to play. The Reds lose to the Phillies today, 9 – 2.

1926 – At the Polo Grounds, the Cardinals clinch the pennant by beating the Giants, 6 – 4, behind Flint Rhem and Bill Sherdel. Billy Southworth homers to help beat his old teammates, negating Bill Terry’s three-run home run off Rhem. The Cards are now ahead of Cincinnati by three games with two to play. The Reds lose to the Phillies today, 9 – 2.

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The Cardinals clinch their first pennant in the 35-year history of the franchise when they beat the Giants at the Polo Grounds. Billy Southworth’s second inning two-run home run off his former team proves to be the difference in St. Louis’ 6-4 victory at the Polo Grounds.

The Cardinals clinch their first pennant in the 35-year history of the franchise when they beat the Giants at the Polo Grounds. Billy Southworth’s second inning two-run home run off his former team proves to be the difference in St. Louis’ 6-4 victory at the Polo Grounds.

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The Cardinals clinch their first pennant in the 35-year history of the franchise when they beat the Giants at the Polo Grounds. Billy Southworth’s second inning two-run home run off his former team proves to be the difference in St. Louis’ 6-4 victory at the Polo Grounds.

The Cardinals clinch their first pennant in the 35-year history of the franchise when they beat the Giants at the Polo Grounds. Billy Southworth’s second inning two-run home run off his former team proves to be the difference in St. Louis’ 6-4 victory at the Polo Grounds.

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At Ebbets Field, the aging 18-year veteran outfielder Zack Wheat hits his last homer as a Dodger, but severely pulls a muscle nearing second. The future Hall of Famer needs to rest nearly five minutes before reaching home plate, making his trip around the bases the most extended home run trot in major league history.

At Ebbets Field, the aging 18-year veteran outfielder Zack Wheat hits his last homer as a Dodger, but severely pulls a muscle nearing second. The future Hall of Famer needs to rest nearly five minutes before reaching home plate, making his trip around the bases the most extended home run trot in major league history.

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At Cleveland’s League Park, a crowd of 31,000 watch the Yankees hold back the Indians, 8 – 3, in the final of a six-game series. In the 7th, Babe Ruth parks his 43rd homer of the year and Lou Gehrig follows with another home run, both off Emil Levsen. Gehrig adds three doubles and five RBIs to lead the Yankee charge. Dutch Ruether picks up the New York win.

At Cleveland’s League Park, a crowd of 31,000 watch the Yankees hold back the Indians, 8 – 3, in the final of a six-game series. In the 7th, Babe Ruth parks his 43rd homer of the year and Lou Gehrig follows with another home run, both off Emil Levsen. Gehrig adds three doubles and five RBIs to lead the Yankee charge. Dutch Ruether picks up the New York win.

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1926 – The Cardinals regain the National League lead in a 10 – 1 win over the Phils. Light-hitting Tommy Thevenow bangs his first major league homer, an inside-the-park liner off Jack Knight. The Reds continue to nose-dive, dropping a 5 – 4 decision to the Giants on Frankie Frisch’s 10th-inning home run. The Reds will lose 7 of their final 9.

1926 – The Cardinals regain the National League lead in a 10 – 1 win over the Phils. Light-hitting Tommy Thevenow bangs his first major league homer, an inside-the-park liner off Jack Knight. The Reds continue to nose-dive, dropping a 5 – 4 decision to the Giants on Frankie Frisch’s 10th-inning home run. The Reds will lose 7 of their final 9.

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1926 – The Yankees beat the Indians, 6 – 4, as Bob Meusel drives home three runs with three sacrifice flies. This ties the major-league record set by Harry Steinfeldt in 1909. Bob Shawkeyis the winning hurler.

1926 – The Yankees beat the Indians, 6 – 4, as Bob Meusel drives home three runs with three sacrifice flies. This ties the major-league record set by Harry Steinfeldt in 1909. Bob Shawkeyis the winning hurler.

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1926 – Trailing 6 – 3 at the end of eight innings, Brooklyn then makes nine hits and adds two walks to win going away, 12 – 6. A National League record five Brooklyn pinch hitters all deliver, including pinch hitter Dick Cox, who gets two hits, scores twice, and has two RBI in a 9-run 9th inning. Pinch hitter Moose Clabaugh bats twice in the 9th, collecting a hit: the six pinch hits set a major-league record and the three pinch runners scoring ties a mark set in 1900. The Phils use a record-tying five pitchers in the 9th with Wayland Dean taking the loss. The Phils are again paced by Cy Williams, who clubs two homers in his first two at-bats (three in a row), before striking out in his next.

1926 – Trailing 6 – 3 at the end of eight innings, Brooklyn then makes nine hits and adds two walks to win going away, 12 – 6. A National League record five Brooklyn pinch hitters all deliver, including pinch hitter Dick Cox, who gets two hits, scores twice, and has two RBI in a 9-run 9th inning. Pinch hitter Moose Clabaugh bats twice in the 9th, collecting a hit: the six pinch hits set a major-league record and the three pinch runners scoring ties a mark set in 1900. The Phils use a record-tying five pitchers in the 9th with Wayland Dean taking the loss. The Phils are again paced by Cy Williams, who clubs two homers in his first two at-bats (three in a row), before striking out in his next.

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