1927 Major League Baseball season

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.

1927 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 12 – October 8, 1927
Regular Season
League Postseason
AL championsNew York Yankees
NL championsPittsburgh Pirates
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upPittsburgh Pirates

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, PHP
Hack Wilson, CHC
30
RBI Lou Gehrig, NYY 175 Paul Waner, PIT 131
SB George Sisler, SLB 28 Frankie Frisch, SLC 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, BKN 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.

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1927 Boston Braves season

The 1927 Boston Braves season was the 57th season of the franchise. The Braves finished seventh in the National League with a record of 60 wins and 94 losses.

1927 Boston Red Sox season

The 1927 Boston Red Sox season was the 27th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished last in the eight-team American League (AL) with a record of 51 wins and 103 losses.

1927 Brooklyn Robins season

The 1927 Brooklyn Robins had another bad year. They tied a National League record on May 21 by using five pitchers in the eighth inning.

1927 Chicago Cubs season

The 1927 Chicago Cubs season was the 56th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 52nd in the National League and the 12th at Wrigley Field (the first in which the park was officially named Wrigley Field). The Cubs finished fourth in the National League with a record of 85–68.

1927 Chicago White Sox season

The 1927 Chicago White Sox season was a season in Major League Baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League, 39 games behind the pennant-winning New York Yankees.

1927 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1927 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the National League with a record of 75–78, 18½ games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1927 Cleveland Indians season

The 1927 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished sixth in the American League with a record of 66–87, 43½ games behind the New York Yankees.

1927 Detroit Tigers season

The 1927 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Detroit Tigers attempting to win the American League, and they finished in fourth place.

Outfielder Harry Heilmann won his fourth American League batting title with a .398 batting average.

1927 New York Giants (MLB) season

The 1927 New York Giants season was the franchise's 45th season. The team finished third in the National League with a record of 92–62, 2 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1927 New York Yankees season

The 1927 New York Yankees season was their 25th season. The team finished with a record of 110–44, winning their fifth pennant and finishing 19 games ahead of the Philadelphia Athletics and were tied for first or better for the whole season. New York was managed by Miller Huggins. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they swept the Pittsburgh Pirates. This Yankees team is known for their feared lineup, which was nicknamed "Murderers' Row". This team is widely considered to be the best baseball team in the history of MLB.

1927 Philadelphia Athletics season

The 1927 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 2nd in the American League with a record of 91 wins and 63 losses.

1927 Philadelphia Phillies season

The following lists the events of the 1927 Philadelphia Phillies season.

1927 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 1927 Pittsburgh Pirates season was a season in American baseball. That year, the Pirates won the National League pennant, which was their second in three years and their last until 1960. The team included five future Hall of Famers: Paul Waner, Lloyd Waner, Pie Traynor, Kiki Cuyler, and 20-year-old rookie Joe Cronin (who played just 12 games).

In the World Series, however, Pittsburgh was no match for the New York Yankees. They were swept in four games.

1927 St. Louis Browns season

The 1927 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 59 wins and 94 losses.

1927 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 1927 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 46th season in St. Louis, Missouri, and its 36th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 92–61 during the season and finished second in the National League.

1927 Washington Senators season

The 1927 Washington Senators won 85 games, lost 69, and finished in third place in the American League. They were managed by Bucky Harris and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

1927 World Series

In the 1927 World Series, the New York Yankees swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in four games. This was the first sweep of a National League team by an American League team.

That year, the Yankees led the American League in runs scored, hits, triples, home runs, base on balls, batting average, slugging average and on-base percentage. It featured legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig at their peaks. The team won a then-league record 110 games, finished with a 19-game lead over second place, and are considered by many to be the greatest team in the history of baseball.

The 1927 Pittsburgh Pirates, with MVP Paul Waner, led the National League in runs, hits, batting average and on-base percentage.

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See also

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