1927 Major League Baseball season

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

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 11044 0.714 57–19 53–25
Philadelphia Athletics 9163 0.591 19 50–27 41–36
Washington Senators 8569 0.552 25 51–28 34–41
Detroit Tigers 8271 0.536 27½ 44–32 38–39
Chicago White Sox 7083 0.458 39½ 38–37 32–46
Cleveland Indians 6687 0.431 43½ 35–42 31–45
St. Louis Browns 5994 0.386 50½ 38–38 21–56
Boston Red Sox 51103 0.331 59 29–49 22–54

National League final standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 9460 0.610 48–31 46–29
St. Louis Cardinals 9261 0.601 55–25 37–36
New York Giants 9262 0.597 2 49–25 43–37
Chicago Cubs 8568 0.556 50–28 35–40
Cincinnati Reds 7578 0.490 18½ 45–35 30–43
Brooklyn Robins 6588 0.425 28½ 34–39 31–49
Boston Braves 6094 0.390 34 32–41 28–53
Philadelphia Phillies 51103 0.331 43 34–43 17–60

World series

1927 World Series
New York Yankees (4) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (0)
GameDateScoreSeries
(NYY-PIT)
LocationAttendanceTime
1October 5Yankees 5, Pirates 41–0Forbes Field41,4672:04
2October 6Yankees 6, Pirates 22–0Forbes Field41,6342:20
3October 7Yankees 8, Pirates 13–0Yankee Stadium60,6952:04
4October 8Yankees 4, Pirates 34–0Yankee Stadium57,9092:15

Award winners

1927 Award Winners
 American LeagueNational League
AwardPlayerPositionTeamPlayerPositionTeam
Most Valuable PlayerLou Gehrig1BNYYPaul WanerRFPIT

League leaders

 American LeagueNational League
AVGHarry Heilmann, DET.398Paul Waner, PIT.380
HRBabe Ruth, NYY62Cy Williams, PHI
Hack Wilson, CHC
30
RBILou Gehrig, NYY175Paul Waner, PIT131
SBGeorge Sisler, SLB28Frankie Frisch, STL48
WinsWaite Hoyt, NYY
Ted Lyons, CHW
22Charley Root, CHC26
ERAWilcy Moore, NYY2.28Ray Kremer, PIT2.47
SOLefty Grove, PHA174Dazzy Vance, BRO184


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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