1928 in baseball


1928 in baseball

Year in baseball
this year = 1928

Champions

*World Series: New York Yankees over St Louis Cardinals

Awards and honors

*League Award
** Mickey Cochrane, Philadelphia Athletics, C
** Jim Bottomley, St. Louis Cardinals, 1B

tatistical Leaders

Negro League Baseball final standings

Negro National League final standings

*St. Louis won the first half, Chicago won the second half.
*St. Louis beat Chicago 5 games to 4 games in a play-off.

Eastern Colored League final standings

*The League broke up midway through the season due the breakdown of the founder (and manager of Hilldale) although the individual teams continued to play.

Events

*June 16 - At Comiskey Park, Boston Red Sox second baseman Bill Regan hits two home runs in the 4th inning during a 10–5 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Regan matches his last year's total in the inning. His first homer is off loser Ted Blankenship, and the second is an inside-the-park-off Sarge Connally. Ellis Burks will be the second player in Red Sox history to hit a pair of HRs in an inning, on August 27, by|1990. Rookie Ed Morris is the winning pitcher.

*July 26 - Bob Meusel of the New York Yankees hit for the cycle for the third time in his career. The Yankees scored 11 runs in the top of the 12th to beat the Detroit Tigers, 12–1, in 12 innings.

*October 9 - The New York Yankees defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-3, in Game 4 of the World Series to win their third World Championship, four games to none. Babe Ruth hits three home runs in Game 4. This is the second time in three years Ruth hits three home runs in a World Series game.

Births

*January 23 - Chico Carrasquel
*January 28 - Pete Runnels
*February 5 - Don Hoak
*February 20 - Roy Face
*May 16 - Billy Martin
*May 19 - Gil McDougald
*May 29 - Willard Schmidt
*June 17 - Willard Nixon
*July 18 - Billy Harrell
*July 30 - Joe Nuxhall
*September 4 - José Santiago
*September 27 - Thornton Kipper
*October 1 - Hal Naragon
*October 17 - Jim Gilliam
*October 21 - Whitey Ford
*November 15 - Gus Bell
*December 25 - Mike Blyzka

Deaths

*January 14 - Al Reach, 87, pioneer who as second baseman was the sport's first professional player in 1865; batted .353 for 1871 champion Athletics in first season of National Association; co-founder of the Phillies, serving as team president from 1883-1902, later part owner of Athletics; publisher of annual baseball guides beginning in 1883
*January 28 - Jake Thielman , 48, pitcher for the St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Naps and Boston Red Sox between 1905 and 1908
*February 1 - Hughie Jennings, 58, shortstop, most notably for the Baltimore Orioles, who batted .311 lifetime but had career shortened by numerous beanings; team captain was runnerup in 1896 batting race with .401 mark; managed Tigers to consecutive pennants from 1907 to 1909, later coach with Giants
*March 19 - Tom Lovett, 64, pitcher for six seasons, mainly with the Brooklyn Bridegrooms, pitched a no-hitter in by|1891.
*April 23 - Joe Miller, 67, shortstop for two seasons in the American Association, 1884-1885.
*June 23 - Malachi Kittridge, 58, a catcher for the Louisville Colonels, Boston Beaneaters, Washington Senators and Cleveland Naps between 1890 and 1906
*July 18 - Ed Killian, 51, pitcher who clinched 1907 pennant for Tigers with two wins in doubleheader; allowed 9 home runs in 1600 career innings, none from 1903-07
*September 9 - Urban Shocker, 38, pitcher who had 20-win seasons for the Browns from 1920-1923, was 18-6 for 1927 Yankees before retiring; led AL in strikeouts in 1922
*October 22 - Jack Dunn, 56, owner and manager of minor league Baltimore Orioles since 1907 who developed stars including Babe Ruth and Lefty Grove; won seven consecutive pennants from 1919-25, was second winningest manager in history of minors with 2107 victories; won 23 games as pitcher for 1899 NL champion Brooklyn
*October 31 - José Méndez, 41, star Cuban pitcher of the Negro Leagues, primarily with the All Nations team and the Kansas City Monarchs; managed Monarchs from 1920-26, winning 1924 title in first Negro League World Series
*November 11 - Oyster Burns, 64, right fielder, mainly for Brooklyn, who batted .300 lifetime and led NL in home runs and RBI in 1890


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