1928 Major League Baseball season

The 1928 Major League Baseball season.

1928 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 10 – October 14, 1928
Regular Season
League Postseason
AL championsNew York Yankees
NL championsSt. Louis Cardinals
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upSt. Louis Cardinals

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Goose Goslin WSH .379 Rogers Hornsby BSB .387
HR Babe Ruth NYY 54 Jim Bottomley SLC
Hack Wilson CHC
31
RBI Lou Gehrig NYY
Babe Ruth NYY
142 Jim Bottomley SLC 136
Wins Lefty Grove PHA
George Pipgras NYY
24 Burleigh Grimes PIT 25
ERA Garland Braxton PHA 2.47 Dazzy Vance BKN 2.09
SO Lefty Grove PHA 183 Dazzy Vance BKN 200
SV Waite Hoyt NYY 8 Hal Haid SLC
Bill Sherdel SLC
5
SB Buddy Myer BSR 30 Kiki Cuyler CHC 37

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Yankees 101 53 .656 --
Philadelphia Athletics 98 55 .641 2.5
St. Louis Browns 82 72 .532 19
Washington Senators 75 79 .487 26
Chicago White Sox 72 82 .468 29
Detroit Tigers 68 86 .442 33
Cleveland Indians 62 92 .403 39
Boston Red Sox 57 96 .373 43.5

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 .617 --
New York Giants 93 61 .604 2
Chicago Cubs 91 63 .591 4
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 67 .559 9
Cincinnati Reds 78 74 .513 16
Brooklyn Robins 77 76 .503 17.5
Boston Braves 50 103 .327 44.5
Philadelphia Phillies 43 109 .283 51

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Bill Carrigan
Chicago White Sox Ray Schalk and Lena Blackburne
Cleveland Indians Roger Peckinpaugh
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 Jack Slattery and Rogers Hornsby
Brooklyn Robins Wilbert Robinson
Chicago Cubs Joe McCarthy
Cincinnati Reds Jack Hendricks
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Burt Shotton
Pittsburgh Pirates Donie Bush
St. Louis Cardinals Bill McKechnie

External links

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 Red Sox season

The 1928 Boston Red Sox season was the 28th 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 57 wins and 96 losses.

1928 Brooklyn Robins season

The 1928 Brooklyn Robins finished in 6th place, despite pitcher Dazzy Vance leading the league in strikeouts for a seventh straight season as well as posting a career best 2.09 ERA.

1928 Chicago Cubs season

The 1928 Chicago Cubs season was the 57th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 53rd in the National League and the 13th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished third in the National League with a record of 91–63. Future hall of famer Gabby Hartnett hit .302, with 14 home runs in 388 at-bats. He led the league with 103 assists.

1928 Chicago White Sox season

The 1928 Chicago White Sox season was a season in Major League Baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League, 29 games behind the pennant-winning New York Yankees.

1928 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1928 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the National League with a record of 78–74, 16 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

1928 Cleveland Indians season

The 1928 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished seventh in the American League with a record of 62–92, 39 games behind the New York Yankees.

1928 Detroit Tigers season

The 1928 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished sixth in the American League with a record of 68–86, 33 games behind the New York Yankees.

1928 New York Giants (MLB) season

The 1928 New York Giants season was the franchise's 46th season. The team finished in second place in the National League with a 93–61 record, 2 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

1928 New York Yankees season

The New York Yankees' 1928 season was their 26th season. The team finished with a record of 101–53, winning their sixth pennant, finishing 2.5 games ahead of the Philadelphia Athletics. New York was managed by Miller Huggins. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they swept the St. Louis Cardinals. Pitcher Urban Shocker died in September due to complications from pneumonia.

1928 Philadelphia Athletics season

The 1928 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 2nd in the American League with a record of 98 wins and 55 losses. The team featured seven eventual Hall-of-Fame players: Ty Cobb, Mickey Cochrane, Eddie Collins, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Al Simmons, and Tris Speaker.

1928 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1928 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in Major League Baseball. The Phillies finished eighth in the National League with a record of 43 wins and 109 losses.

1928 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 1928 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 47th season in franchise history. The team scored the most runs in the National League. However, they also allowed the third most and slipped down to fourth place in the standings.

1928 St. Louis Browns season

The 1928 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 3rd in the American League with a record of 82 wins and 72 losses.

1928 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 1928 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 47th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 37th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 95–59 during the season and finished first in the National League. In the World Series, they were swept by the New York Yankees.

1928 Washington Senators season

The 1928 Washington Senators won 75 games, lost 79, and finished in fourth place in the American League. They were managed by Bucky Harris and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

1928 World Series

In the 1928 World Series, the New York Yankees swept the St. Louis Cardinals in four games. This was the first time a team had swept consecutive Series.

Babe Ruth hit .625 (10 for 16) as the Yankees demolished their opponents by a combined score of 27 to 10. As he had done against the Cards in the 1926 Series, Ruth rocketed three home runs over the right field pavilion in Sportsman's Park in Game 4, the only one to do it twice in the World Series through the 2016 season. Unlike 1926, however, it occurred in the final game of a Series won by the Yanks and put an exclamation mark on their two consecutive World Series sweeps.

Lou Gehrig also had a good Series, hitting .545 ( 6 for 11) with four home runs. He drove in as many runs by himself (9) as the entire Cardinal team combined.

Bill McKechnie became the second manager to lead two different teams to the World Series, and like Pat Moran, won one and lost one.

1928 MLB season by team
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See also

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