It's difficult to find a day more eventful than Sept. 16 on the Cardinals calendar.
On this date:• In 1926 the Redbirds scored 12 times in the third inning on their way to a 23-3 win over the Phillies at the Baker Bowl. The Cardinals would go on to win their first National League Pennant and the World Series Championship over the New York Yankees at the end of the season.
• In 1930 the Cardinals tie the Brooklyn Dodgers for first place in the National League in a 1-0 win in 10 innings. "Wild Bill" Hallahan pitched the entire game for the Cardinals, allowing five hits while striking out four. Dazzy Vance went the Distance for Brooklyn. He struck out 11 and allowed one run on five hits. The game also marked the happy return of AWOL Cardinals player Flint Rhem who explained to the front office that he was missing because he was kidnapped by gamblers and forced to drink whiskey.