1927 in baseball


1927 in baseball

Year in baseball
this year = 1927

Headline Event of the Year

*Murderers' Row lead New York Yankees to World Series victory.
*Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.

Champions

* World Series: New York Yankees over Pittsburgh Pirates (4-0)
* Negro League World Series: Chicago American Giants over Bacharach Giants (5-3-1)

Awards

*League Award
**Lou Gehrig (AL)
**Paul Waner (NL)

tatistical Leaders

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

National League final standings

Negro League Baseball final standings

Negro National League final standings

*Chicago won the first half, Birmingham won the second half.
*Chicago beat Birmingham 4 games to 0 games in a play-off.

Eastern Colored League final standings

†Homestead was not in the league, but these games counted in the standings.Atlantic City won both first and second halves.

Events

*April 12 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge throws out the first ball in Washington D.C. as the Washington Senators lost to the Boston Red Sox 6–2.

*May 7 - Lou Gehrig christened the new right field pavilion at Chicago's Comiskey Park by parking a ninth inning grand slam as the Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 8–0.

*May 11 - In Detroit it's Ty Cobb day and more than 30,000 pay to see the former Tigers player in his first appearance at Navin Field in a Philadelphia Athletics uniform. With Eddie Collins on base in the first inning, Cobb drives a double into the overflow crowd to send home Collins for the first run of the game as the Athletics would eventually beat the Tigers 6–3.

*September 29 - Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees hit two home runs to tie his own 1921 record of 59 home runs as the Yankees beat the Washington Senators 15–4.

*September 30 - With the score tied 2–2 in the eighth inning, the New York Yankees' Mark Koenig triples and Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season off Washington pitcher Tom Zachary for a Yankees 4–2 victory. Ruth's 60-HR season-record would not be broken for 34 years.

*October 8 - The New York Yankees defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3, in Game 4 of the World Series, to win their second World Championship, four games to none. This was the first sweep of a National League team by an American League team. In Game 4 Babe Ruth's fifth inning home run gives the Yankees a 3-1 lead, but the Pirates tie the game later. In the top of the ninth inning, Earle Combs walks, Mark Koeing beats out a bunt, and Ruth walks to fill the bases. Two outs later, a wild pitch rolls far enough away for Combs to score the winning run.

Births

*February 7 - Al Richter
*March 19 - Richie Ashburn
*March 27 - Owen Friend
*April 2 - Billy Pierce
*April 14 - Don Mueller
*May 17 - Jim McDonald
*June 15 - Ben Flowers
*July 26 - Bill Miller
*August 14 - Bob Chakales
*September 1 - Cloyd Boyer
*September 1 - Bob Dipietro
*September 14 - Dave Hillman
*September 22 - Tommy Lasorda
*October 17 - Johnny Klippstein
*October 30 - Joe Adcock
*November 28 - Carlos Paula
*November 29 - Vin Scully
*December 6 - Tommy Brown
*December 25 - Nellie Fox

Deaths

*February 24 - Charlie Bennett, 72, star catcher whose career was ended when a train accident cost him his legs
*March 4 - Horace Wilson, 84, American professor of English at Tokyo University during the modernization of Japan after the Meiji Restoration, who is credited with introducing baseball to Japan in either 1872 or 1873
*March 27 - Joe Start, 84, prominent first baseman of the 1860s and 1870s
*April 18 - Pop Smith, 70, infielder for 12 seasons from 1880 to 1891.
*August 16 - Jerry Denny, 68, third baseman from 1881 to 1894
*September 6 - Lave Cross, 61, third baseman and catcher for over 20 seasons, captain of the 1902 and 1905 AL champion Philadelphia Athletics, and one of the first ten players to collect 2,500 hits
*September 27 - Ben Hunt, 38, pitched for the Red Sox and Cardinals in the early 1910s
*October 22 - Ross Youngs, 30, right fielder who batted .322 for the New York Giants over 10 seasons
*December 1 - Germany Smith, 64, shortstop most notably for the Brooklyn Grays/Bridegrooms.


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