1928 Boston Braves season

The 1928 Boston Braves season was the 58th season of the franchise. The team finished seventh in the National League with a record of 50–103, 44½ games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

In the offseason, Rogers Hornsby was traded to the Braves. It was the second trade in as many seasons for Hornsby, who had been traded to the New York Giants during the previous offseason. Hornsby managed to be the league's most productive hitter. He won his seventh batting title in 1928 with a .387 average, and led the league in on-base percentage (.498, a figure that only Hornsby himself topped among National Leaguers in the 20th century), slugging percentage (.632), and walks (107).

1928 Boston Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record50–103 (.327)
League place7th
Other information
Owner(s)Emil Fuchs
Manager(s)Jack Slattery, Rogers Hornsby
Local radioWNAC
(Fred Hoey)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 0.617 42–35 53–24
New York Giants 93 61 0.604 2 51–26 42–35
Chicago Cubs 91 63 0.591 4 52–25 39–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 67 0.559 9 47–30 38–37
Cincinnati Reds 78 74 0.513 16 44–33 34–41
Brooklyn Robins 77 76 0.503 17½ 41–35 36–41
Boston Braves 50 103 0.327 44½ 25–51 25–52
Philadelphia Phillies 43 109 0.283 51 26–49 17–60

Record vs. opponents

1928 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 7–15 5–17 10–12 6–16 13–9 5–16 4–18
Brooklyn 15–7 10–12 10–12–1 9–13–1 15–7 9–12 9–13
Chicago 17–5 12–10 13–9 14–8 13–9 11–11 11–11
Cincinnati 12–10 12–10–1 9–13 8–14 13–7 12–10 12–10
New York 16–6 13–9–1 8–14 14–8 17–5 11–11 14–8
Philadelphia 9–13 7–15 9–13 7–13 5–17 4–18 2–20
Pittsburgh 16–5 12–9 11–11 10–12 11–11 18–4 7–15
St. Louis 18–4 13–9 11–11 10–12 8–14 20–2 15–7

Notable transactions

Roster

1928 Boston Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B George Sisler 118 491 167 .340 4 68
2B Rogers Hornsby 140 486 188 .387 21 94
OF Jack Smith 96 254 71 .280 1 32

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Heinie Mueller 42 151 34 .225 0 19
Jimmy Cooney 18 51 7 .137 0 3
Earl Williams 3 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bob Smith 38 244.1 13 17 3.87 59
Ed Brandt 38 225.1 9 21 5.07 84

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ben Cantwell 22 90 3 3 5.10 18
Virgil Barnes 16 60.1 2 7 5.82 7
Emilio Palmero 3 6.2 0 1 5.40 0

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bill Clarkson 19 0 2 0 6.75 8
Bunny Hearn 7 1 0 0 6.30 8
Ray Boggs 4 0 0 0 5.40 0
George Sisler 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Providence Grays Eastern League King Bader

[4]

Notes

  1. ^ Frank Gibson page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Rogers Hornsby page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Emilio Palmero page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

References

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Division titles (18)
Wild card berths (2)
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