1927 World Series

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In the 1927 World Series, the New York Yankees swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in four games. This was the first sweep of a National League team by an American League team.

The 1927 New York Yankees led the American League in runs scored, hits, triples, home runs, base on balls, batting average, slugging average and on base percentage. The 1927 Pittsburgh Pirates led the National League in runs, hits, batting average and on base percentage. When comparing the two together, the Pirates only led in hits.

The "Murderers' Row" Yankees, who won a then league record 110 games during the regular season, reportedly took a show-off batting practice before Game 1 in which they purposely rocketed as many as they could into the seats. Whether true or legend (this was standard procedure for Ruth in any case), the Yankees had little trouble dispatching the Pirates, who did not see another Series for 33 years.

Game 4 was close the entire game, and remained tied at three going into the ninth inning. Pittsburgh manager, Donie Bush, had turned to Carmen Hill, who had peaked in 1927 as the ace of his pitching staff. Hill had never won more than three games, but in 1927 he chalked up twenty-two. New York's Miller Huggins went with Wilcy Moore, a promising rookie who had made only twelve starts in his fifty appearances. Both had planned to go the distance, but the mental fatigue was starting to take its toll. Pittsburgh's John Miljus came in as relief in the seventh inning and looked strong until the ninth. Earle Combs walked and Mark Koenig beat out a bunt to advance the runner. In a daring move, Ruth was walked intentionally, filling the bases with no outs and Lou Gehrig coming up next. Miljus managed to strike out the next two batters, but threw a disastrous wild pitch to Tony Lazzeri, scoring Combs and ending the game. The Yankees had won their second championship title and the crowning achievement to a magnificent season.


1927 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 5th, 1927
Location Forbes Field
Attendance 41,467

1927 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 6 1
Pittsburgh 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 9 2


1927 World Series Game 1-Box Score

New York Yankees 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 4

New York Yankees Pittsburgh Pirates
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Combs cf 4 0 0 0 Waner L. cf 3 1 1 0
Koenig ss 4 2 1 0 Barnhart lf 5 0 1 1
Ruth rf 4 2 3 0 Waner P. rf 4 0 3 1
Gehrig 1b 2 1 1 2 Wright ss 2 1 1 1
Meusel lf 3 0 0 1 Traynor 3b 4 0 1 0
Lazzeri 2b 4 0 1 1 Grantham 2b 3 0 0 0
Dugan 3b 3 0 0 0 Harris 1b 4 0 1 1
Collins c 2 0 0 0 Smith c 4 0 0 0
Hoyt p 3 0 0 0 Kremer p 2 1 1 0
Moore p 1 0 0 0 Miljus p 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Brickell ph 1 0 0 0
Total 30 5 6 4 Total 34 4 9 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 6 1
Pittsburgh 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 9 2
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Hoyt W(1-0) 7.1 8 4 4 1 2
Moore SV(1) 1.2 1 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 9 4 4 1 2
Pittsburgh Pirates IP H R ER BB SO
Kremer W(0-1) 5.0 5 5 2 3 1
Miljus 4.0 1 0 0 1 3
Total 9.0 6 5 2 4 4

E–Meusel (1), Grantham (1), Smith (1). DP–New York 1, Pittsburgh 1. 2B–New York Koenig (1,off Kremer); Lazzeri (1,off Kremer), Pittsburgh P Waner (1,off Hoyt); Kremer (1,off Hoyt); L Waner (1,off Hoyt). 3B–New York Gehrig (1,off Kremer). SH–Dugan (1,off Miljus). SF–Gehrig (1,off Kremer); Wright 2 (2,off Hoyt 2). HBP–L Waner (1,by Hoyt). HBP–Hoyt (1,L Waner). U-HP–Ernie Quigley (NL), 1B–Dick Nallin (AL), 2B–Charlie Moran (NL), 3B–Red Ormsby (AL). T–2:04. A–41,467.


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1927 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 6th, 1927
Location Forbes Field
Attendance 41,634

1927 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 11 0
Pittsburgh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 2


1927 World Series Game 2-Box Score

New York Yankees 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 2

New York Yankees Pittsburgh Pirates
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Combs cf 4 1 1 1 Waner L. cf 3 2 1 0
Koenig ss 5 1 3 1 Barnhart lf 3 0 2 1
Ruth rf 3 0 0 1 Waner P. rf 3 0 1 1
Gehrig 1b 3 1 1 0 Wright ss 4 0 0 0
Meusel lf 5 1 2 0 Traynor 3b 4 0 1 0
Lazzeri 2b 4 0 2 1 Grantham 2b 4 0 2 0
Dugan 3b 5 1 1 0 Harris 1b 4 0 0 0
Bengough c 3 1 0 0 Gooch c 3 0 0 0
Pipgras p 3 0 1 0 Aldridge p 2 0 0 0
- - - - - Cvengros p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Smith ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Dawson p 0 0 0 0
Total 35 6 11 4 Total 31 2 7 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 11 0
Pittsburgh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 0
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Pipgras W(1-0) 9.0 7 2 2 1 2
Total 9.0 7 2 2 1 2
Pittsburgh Pirates IP H R ER BB SO
Aldridge L(0-1) 7.1 10 6 6 4 4
Cvengros 0.2 1 0 0 0 0
Dawson 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 11 6 6 4 4

E–L Waner (1), Wright (1). DP–New York 1. 2B–New York Gehrig (1,off Aldridge), Pittsburgh Traynor (1,off Pipgras); Grantham (1,off Pipgras). 3B–Pittsburgh L Waner (1,off Pipgras). SF–Ruth (1,off Aldridge); Lazzeri (1,off Aldridge); Gehrig (2,off Aldridge); Barnhart (1,off Pipgras); P Waner (1,off Pipgras). HBP–Combs (1,by Cvengros). SB–Meusel (1,2nd base off Dawson/Gooch). WP–Aldridge (1). HBP–Cvengros (1,Combs). U-HP–Dick Nallin (AL), 1B–Charlie Moran (NL), 2B–Red Ormsby (AL), 3B–Ernie Quigley (NL). T–2:20. A–41,634.


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1927 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 7th, 1927
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 60,695

1927 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1
New York 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 x 8 9 0


1927 World Series Game 3-Box Score

Pittsburgh Pirates 1, New York Yankees 8

Pittsburgh Pirates New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Waner L. cf 4 0 1 0 Combs cf 4 2 2 1
Rhyne 2b 4 0 0 0 Koenig ss 4 2 2 1
Waner P. rf 4 0 0 0 Ruth rf 4 1 1 3
Wright ss 3 0 0 0 Gehrig 1b 3 0 2 2
Traynor 3b 3 1 1 0 Meusel lf 4 0 0 0
Barnhart lf 3 0 1 1 Lazzeri 2b 4 1 1 0
Harris 1b 3 0 0 0 Dugan 3b 3 1 1 0
Gooch c 2 0 0 0 Grabowski c 2 0 0 0
Spencer ph,c 1 0 0 0 Durst ph 1 0 0 0
Meadows p 2 0 0 0 Bengough c 1 0 0 0
Cvengros p 0 0 0 0 Pennock p 4 1 0 1
Groh ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 30 1 3 1 Total 34 8 9 8
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1
New York 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 x 8 9 0
Pittsburgh Pirates IP H R ER BB SO
Meadows L(0-1) 6.1 7 7 7 1 6
Cvengros 1.2 2 1 1 0 2
Total 8.0 9 8 8 1 8
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Pennock W(1-0) 9.0 3 1 1 0 1
Total 9.0 3 1 1 0 1

E–Traynor (1). 2B–Pittsburgh Barnhart (1,off Pennock), New York Gehrig (2,off Meadows); Koenig (2,off Meadows). 3B–New York Gehrig (2,off Meadows). HR–New York Ruth (1,7th inning off Cvengros 2 on, 1 out). SH–Dugan (2,off Meadows). U-HP–Charlie Moran (NL), 1B–Red Ormsby (AL), 2B–Ernie Quigley (NL), 3B–Dick Nallin (AL). T–2:04. A–60,695.


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1927 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 8th, 1927
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 57,909

1927 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 10 1
New York 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 12 2

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1927 World Series Game 4-Box Score

Pittsburgh Pirates 3, New York Yankees 4

Pittsburgh Pirates New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Waner L. cf 4 1 3 0 Combs cf 4 3 2 0
Barnhart lf 5 0 1 1 Koenig ss 5 0 3 0
Waner P. rf 4 0 1 1 Ruth rf 4 1 2 3
Wright ss 4 0 1 1 Gehrig 1b 5 0 0 0
Traynor 3b 4 0 0 0 Meusel lf 5 0 0 0
Barnhart 2b 4 0 2 0 Lazzeri 2b 3 0 0 0
Harris 1b 4 0 2 0 Dugan 3b 4 0 1 0
Smith c 3 0 0 0 Collins c 3 0 3 0
Yde pr 0 1 0 0 Moore p 4 0 1 0
Gooch c 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Hill p 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Brickell ph 1 1 0 0 - - - - -
Miljus p 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 35 3 10 3 Total 37 4 12 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 10 1
New York 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 12 2
Pittsburgh Pirates IP H R ER BB SO
Hill 6.0 9 3 3 1 6
Miljus L(0-1) 2.2 3 1 1 3 3
Total 8.2 12 4 4 4 9
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Moore W(1-0) 9.0 10 3 1 2 2
Total 9.0 10 3 1 2 2

E–L Waner (2), Lazzeri (1), Moore (1). DP–Pittsburgh 1, New York 2. 2B–New York Collins (1,off Hill). HR–New York Ruth (2,5th inning off Hill 1 on, 1 out). SH–L Waner (1,off Moore). SF–P Waner (2,off Moore). IBB–Gooch (1,by Moore); Ruth (1,by Miljus). SB–Ruth (1,2nd base off Hill/Smith). WP–Miljus 2 (2). IBB–Miljus (1,Ruth); Moore (1,Gooch). U-HP–Red Ormsby (AL), 1B–Ernie Quigley (NL), 2B–Dick Nallin (AL), 3B–Charlie Moran (NL). T–2:15. A–57,909.


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Pittsburgh Pirates Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Vic Aldridge p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Clyde Barnhart of 4 16 5 1 0 0 0 4 .313 0 0 0
Fred Brickell ph 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0
Mike Cvengros p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Joe Dawson p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Johnny Gooch c 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 1 0
George Grantham 2b 3 11 4 1 0 0 0 0 .364 1 1 0
Heinie Groh ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Joe Harris 1b 4 15 3 0 0 0 0 1 .200 0 0 0
Carmen Hill p 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0
Ray Kremer p 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .500 0 1 0
Lee Meadows p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Johnny Miljus p 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Hal Rhyne 2b 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Earl Smith c 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Roy Spencer c 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Pie Traynor 3b 4 15 3 1 0 0 1 0 .200 0 1 0
Lloyd Waner of 4 15 6 1 1 0 5 0 .400 1 0 0
Paul Waner of 4 15 5 1 0 0 0 3 .333 0 1 0
Glenn Wright ss 4 13 2 0 0 0 1 2 .154 0 0 0
Emil Yde pr 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 130 29 6 1 0 10 10 .223 4 7 0

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1927 World Series

Pittsburgh Pirates Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Vic Aldridge 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 7.1 7.36 10 4 6 4
Mike Cvengros 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.1 3.86 3 2 1 0
Joe Dawson 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00 0 0 0 0
Carmen Hill 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 4.50 9 6 3 1
Ray Kremer 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 3.60 5 1 2 3
Lee Meadows 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6.1 9.95 7 6 7 1
Johnny Miljus 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 6.2 1.35 4 6 1 4
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 0 4 9 4 0 0 0 34.2 5.19 38 25 20 13

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1927 World Series

New York Yankees Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Benny Bengough c 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1 0 0
Pat Collins c 2 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 .600 3 0 0
Earle Combs of 4 16 5 0 0 0 6 2 .313 1 2 0
Joe Dugan 3b 4 15 3 0 0 0 2 0 .200 0 0 0
Cedric Durst ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Lou Gehrig 1b 4 13 4 2 2 0 2 4 .308 3 3 0
Johnny Grabowski c 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Waite Hoyt p 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Mark Koenig ss 4 18 9 2 0 0 5 2 .500 0 2 0
Tony Lazzeri 2b 4 15 4 1 0 0 1 2 .267 1 4 0
Bob Meusel of 4 17 2 0 0 0 1 1 .118 1 7 1
Wilcy Moore p 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 0 3 0
Herb Pennock p 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 0 1 0
George Pipgras p 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 1 1 0
Babe Ruth of 4 15 6 0 0 2 4 7 .400 2 2 1
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 136 38 6 2 2 23 19 .279 13 25 2

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1927 World Series

New York Yankees Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Waite Hoyt 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 7.1 4.91 8 2 4 1
Wilcy Moore 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 10.2 0.84 11 2 1 2
Herb Pennock 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 1.00 3 1 1 0
George Pipgras 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 2.00 7 2 2 1
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 0 5 4 3 1 0 36.0 2.00 29 7 8 4

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