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Bill Sherdel from the Chronology
Jun 10, 2005 - After blowing an 11-3 lead in the 8th Troy Glaus of Arizona homers off Mike MacDougal in the 10th to give Arizona a 12-11 win over Kansas City. The D'Backs took the lead on Shawn Green's two homers and 5 RBI but 10 walks to the Royals help bring them back. Ruben Gotay (HR) and David DeJesus (3B) each drive in 2 runs in the Royals' 6-run 8th. KC starting pitcher Zack Greinke hits a homer but they pay him to pitch and he allows 15 hits and 11 runs in 4+ innings recording just 13 outs. Greinke joins Eppa Rixey (1927) Bill Sherdel (1931) and Scott Sanders (1998) as the only pitchers to give up 15 hits while recording 13 outs or fewer in a game (Elias Sports Bureau)
Apr 14, 1931 - At Boston the Dodgers lose 7-4 to the Braves. Tom Zachary and Bill Sherdel do the pitching for the Braves while Jack Quinn makes his final ML start as the Opening Day pitcher for the Dodgers. His 15 saves will pace the NL this year and his 8 saves will lead in 1932. At age 47 the spitballing Quinn is the oldest ML Opening Day starter ever.
Oct 9, 1928 - After a rainout, Waite Hoyt and Bill Sherdel are back on the mound for game 4. After 6 innings, the Cards hold a 2–1 lead. With one out in the 7th, Babe Ruth hits a HR, his 2nd of the game, after seeming to take a third strike on a quick pitch from Sherdel who took the catcher’s relay with his foot on the rubber and fired back. The umpires discussed the quick pitch, allowed in the NL but outlawed in the AL, and ruled it would not be counted. Two pitches later, Lou Gehrig follows suit. When Bob Meusel singles, in comes Grover Cleveland Alexander to face Tony Lazzeri. Lazzeri doubles and later scores the 4th run of the inning. In the 8th, Cedric Durst, subbing for Earle Combs, hits one out of the park, and Ruth follows with his 3rd HR of the game. Final score is 7–3 and the Yanks sweep their 2nd straight World Series. Ruth’s WS BA of .625 is still unmatched; with Gehrig’s .545 and a record 9 RBI, they also set individual and team offensive records for hits, HRs, total bases, and at bats in a game.
Oct 4, 1928 - The first game is a swift execution before 61425 at New York. Babe Ruth has a single and double and scores twice once on Bob Meusel's 4th-inning HR and Lou Gehrig is 2-for-4 with 2 RBI off Bill Sherdel (21-10). Waite Hoyt (23-7) sets the Cards down with 3 hits one a solo HR by Bottomley in the 7th for a 4-1 win.
Sep 29, 1928 - Behind Bill Sherdel and Flint Rhem the Cardinals win the NL pennant with a 3-1 win at Boston while the Cubs are beating New York 6-2. The final margin is 2 games over the Giants 4 over the Cubs.
Aug 3, 1928 - The Cards top the Braves 5-1 behind Bill Sherdel's 14th win in 18 starts. With the thermometer in Boston at 95 Braves starter Virgil Barnes acquired from New York for Joe Genewich in June leaves after 5 innings in a state of semi-collapse.
Jun 2, 1928 - The Phillies defeat the Cardinals 12-11 as the two teams use 37 players and combine for 6 homers. Jim Bottomley blasts two and Wattie Holm hits a pinch grand slam in the 8th for the losers. The Phils counter with two pinch homers to give Bill Sherdel the win over Sugar Sweetland.
Apr 15, 1928 - At St. Louis the Cards edge the Cubs 4-3 as Frankie Frisch continues his hot hitting with a homer triple and a single. Bill Sherdel gives up a 3-run homer to Gabby Hartnett in the 2nd but answers by homering in the 5th to help win. Pat Malone loses his 2nd game.
Oct 7, 1926 - With the Series tied at 2-2 39552 pack Sportsman's Park to watch Herb Pennock and Bill Sherdel duel again. The Cards score first on a double by Jim Bottomley and single by Les Bell. Ragged play costs the Cards a run in the 6th. Tied 2-2 in the 10th Mark Koenig singles takes 2B on a wild pitch and after a sacrifice comes home on Tony Lazzeri's long ?y for a 3-2 Yankees win.
Oct 2, 1926 - Game 1 of the WS before 61658 at New York belongs to southpaws Herb Pennock (25-11) and Bill Sherdel (16-12). Two hits give the Cards a quick first-inning run. Sherdel issues 3 walks for a New York run without a hit. In the 6th Babe Ruth slaps a single to left moves to 2B on a sacrifice and scores on a Lou Gehrig single for a 2-1 win. It is the first of Gehrig's record 8 game-winning RBI in WS play.
Sep 24, 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 3-run HR 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.
Aug 31, 1926 - Bill Sherdel and Allen Sothoron pitch the Cards back into first place with 6-1 and 2-1 wins over the Pirates. It is the first time a Cardinal team has been in first place at the start of September.
Jul 30, 1924 - With no outs in the 8th and runners on 1B and 2B Bill Sherdel is called out of the Cardinals bullpen to pitch to PH Johnny Mokan of the Phillies. Sherdel throws one ball and Mokan bunts it in the air to Jim Bottomley coming in from 1B. He throws to SS Jimmy Cooney who doubles the runner at 2B and throws to Hornsby covering 1B. A triple play on one pitch. Hornsby adds a HR and Sherdel picks up the win 9-8 over the Phillies.
May 11, 1923 - The Phils and Cards bash a record 10 HRs out of cozy Baker Bowl as the Phils outkick the Cards 20-14; Cy Williams has 3 homers and 7 RBIs while teammate Johnny Mokan adds two homers a double and 7 RBIs. Les Mann belts two for St. Louis and losing pitcher Bill Sherdel connects. In all 23 batters hit safely with the two teams combining for 79 total bases. Williams now has 12 homers tops in the Majors.
May 12, 1921 - At St. Louis George Kelly hits his 2nd grand slam in 2 weeks to power the Giants to a 7-5 win over the Cardinals. He'll end up with three for the year. Slim Sallee is the winner of Bill Sherdel.
Aug 18, 1918 - The Cardinals sweep the visiting Phils winning 4-0 and 5-1 behind Bill Sherdel and Lee Meadows. In the opener as SS Rogers Hornsby scores 2 of the Birds runs then provides the big blow in the nitecap by following three walks with a grand slam in the 3rd inning off Milt Watson. This is one of six grand slams in the NL; the AL will have no slams for the only time in history.
Jul 27, 1918 - Brooklyn takes the first of two games against last-place St. Louis winning 2-0 behind the 6-hit pitching of Dick Robertson. Mickey Doolin leads the Superbas with 3 hits and a stolen base. The nitecap is another story: Brooklyn starts rookie righthander Harry Heitmann the IL Iron man who pitched two doubleheaders at Rochester. Heitmann is stationed in Brooklyn by the Navy. The young sailor is swamped with two triples and two singles in the first 5 batters and is relieved by Burleigh Grimes. It's Heitmann's first and last ML appearance leaving him with a career ERA of 108.00. (TSN shows Heitmann with 1/3 IP while the NY Times and NY Telegram list him as retiring no batters) St. Louis tallies 26 hits in racking up a 22-7 slugfest win. Bob Fisher Gene Paulette Hornsby and McHenry each score 4 runs. Fisher collects a triple and homer while George Anderson has a double and two triples to go along with his single. Winning pitcher Bill Sherdel only lasts to the 5th but has a sacrifice fly and hits a 2-run homer over RF Jack Coombs' head. In the 7th Coombs relieves losing pitcher Burleigh Grimes and in 3 innings allows 12 hits and 10 runs.