1927 Major League Baseball season

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1927 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 12 – October 8, 1927
Regular Season
League Postseason
AL champions New York Yankees
NL champions Pittsburgh Pirates
World Series
Champions New York Yankees
  Runners-up Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB seasons

The 1927 Major League Baseball season began in April 1927 and ended with the 1927 World Series in October. No no-hitters were thrown during the season.[1][2] The New York Yankees, whose lineup featured Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, dominated the American League with 110 wins. The Yankees swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series.

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 110 44 0.714 57–19 53–25
Philadelphia Athletics 91 63 0.591 19 50–27 41–36
Washington Senators 85 69 0.552 25 51–28 34–41
Detroit Tigers 82 71 0.536 27½ 44–32 38–39
Chicago White Sox 70 83 0.458 39½ 38–37 32–46
Cleveland Indians 66 87 0.431 43½ 35–42 31–45
St. Louis Browns 59 94 0.386 50½ 38–38 21–56
Boston Red Sox 51 103 0.331 59 29–49 22–54


National League final standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 94 60 0.610 48–31 46–29
St. Louis Cardinals 92 61 0.601 55–25 37–36
New York Giants 92 62 0.597 2 49–25 43–37
Chicago Cubs 85 68 0.556 50–28 35–40
Cincinnati Reds 75 78 0.490 18½ 45–35 30–43
Brooklyn Robins 65 88 0.425 28½ 34–39 31–49
Boston Braves 60 94 0.390 34 32–41 28–53
Philadelphia Phillies 51 103 0.331 43 34–43 17–60


World series

1927 World Series
New York Yankees (4) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (0)
Game Date Score Series
(NYY-PIT)
Location Attendance Time
1 October 5 Yankees 5, Pirates 4 1–0 Forbes Field 41,467 2:04
2 October 6 Yankees 6, Pirates 2 2–0 Forbes Field 41,634 2:20
3 October 7 Yankees 8, Pirates 1 3–0 Yankee Stadium 60,695 2:04
4 October 8 Yankees 4, Pirates 3 4–0 Yankee Stadium 57,909 2:15

Award winners

1927 Award Winners
  American League National League
Award Player Position Team Player Position Team
Most Valuable Player Lou Gehrig 1B NYY Paul Waner RF PIT

League leaders

  American League National League
AVG Harry Heilmann, DET .398 Paul Waner, PIT .380
HR Babe Ruth, NYY 60 Cy Williams, PHI
Hack Wilson, CHC
30
RBI Lou Gehrig, NYY 175 Paul Waner, PIT 131
SB George Sisler, SLB 28 Frankie Frisch, STL 48
Wins Waite Hoyt, NYY
Ted Lyons, CHW
22 Charley Root, CHC 26
ERA Wilcy Moore, NYY 2.28 Ray Kremer, PIT 2.47
SO Lefty Grove, PHA 174 Dazzy Vance, BRO 184


Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Bill Carrigan
Chicago White Sox Ray Schalk
Cleveland Indians Jack McCallister
Detroit Tigers George Moriarty
New York Yankees Miller Huggins
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Dan Howley
Washington Senators Bucky Harris

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Dave Bancroft
Brooklyn Robins Wilbert Robinson
Chicago Cubs Joe McCarthy
Cincinnati Reds Jack Hendricks
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Stuffy McInnis
Pittsburgh Pirates Donie Bush
St. Louis Cardinals Bob O'Farrell

Notable events

On July 18, the Philadelphia Phillies used four pitchers as pinch hitters and pinch runners against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jack Scott, Clarence Mitchell and Les Sweetland hit, while Tony Kaufmann ran for Scott.[3]

On September 30, in a game against The Washington Senators, New York Yankee Babe Ruth smashed his 60th home run of the year, a record that would hold for 39 years.

References

  1. ^ "American League No Hitters". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  2. ^ "National League No Hitters". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  3. ^ "Strange and Unusual Plays". www.retrosheet.org. Retrieved June 13, 2012.

External links

  • 1927 Major League Baseball season schedule at Baseball Reference


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