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St. Louis Cardinals 4, New York Yankees 0

St. Louis Cardinals 4, New York Yankees 0

Day

World Series Game 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.
E: Koenig (1).
BATTING - 
SH: Severeid (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.
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).
Team LOB: 5.
PITCHING
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Ruether L(0-1)         4.1   7   4   2   2   1   1
Shawkey                2.2   0   0   0   0   1   0
Thomas                 1     1   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 8     8   4   2   2   2   1
St. Louis Cardinals   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Haines W(1-0)          9     5   0   0   3   3   0

Umpires: George Hildebrand (AL), Bill Klem (NL), Bill Dineen (AL), Hank O'Day (NL)
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 made an 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 made an 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]; rain delay for just over
thirty minutes; 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)]; Haines homered
(unearned) [Thevenow scored (unearned)]; Douthit lined to
shortstop; 3 R, 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Cardinals 3.

YANKEES 5TH: Dugan flied to left; Severeid flied to right;
Ruether made an 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 made an out to center; Thevenow made an
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

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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