Jesse Haines

February 1, 1970: The Veterans Committee elects Jesse Haines to the Hall of Fame

More than 43 years after he helped the St. Louis Cardinals win their first World Series championship, Jesse “Pop” Haines was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee at age 76. It wasn’t a bad achievement for a pitcher whose former minor-league manager with the Tulsa Oilers expected him back …

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July 16, 1935: Dizzy Dean wins over the crowd as he accepts the NL MVP trophy

On July 16, 1935, as he accepted the Sporting News 1934 National League Most Valuable Player trophy, Dizzy Dean took the opportunity to win over the fans once again following a brief controversy regarding an exhibition game in Illinois. It was, perhaps, surprising that Dean had to win over the fans at all after his …

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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 world …

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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 lineup …

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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 3 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, …

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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 a …

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July 17, 1924: Jesse Haines throws the first no-hitter in Cardinals history

Fresh off the first 20-win season of his career the year before, Jesse Haines was in the midst of a miserable 1924 campaign. The 6-foot, 190-pounder from Clayton, Ohio, recorded just one out in his season debut, and while he righted the ship with three wins in May, Haines appeared to be wilting in the …

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