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1927 Baseball Season


More 1927 Baseball Season Highlights

Following are even more highlights from the 1927 baseball season, including the various roster changes made in both the National and American League that season.

  • On May 3, Jesse and Virgil Barnes become the first major league brothers to oppose each other as starting pitchers.
  • On May 30, Jimmy Cooney, Cubs shortstop, makes an unassisted triple play.
  • On May 31, Tigers first baseman Johnny Neun makes an unassisted triple play.
  • Paul Waner leads the National League in BA (.380), hits (237), triples (17), total bases (338), and RBI (131).
  • Giant Rogers Hornsby tops the National League in walks (86), OBP (.448), and SA (.586), and ties in runs (133).
  • Babe Ruth leads the majors in runs (158), walks (138), SA (.772), and OBP (.487).
  • Chicago's Ted Lyons and New York's Waite Hoyt tie for the American League lead in wins with 22.
  • Lou Gehrig's 277 runs produced are the second most in American League history, topped only by Ruth's 289 in 1921.
  • Gehrig's. 765 SA and 447 total bases set major league records for first basemen.
  • Detroit trades Heinie Manush and Lu Blue to the Browns for three players.
  • The Cubs' Sparky Adams leads the National League in at-bats a record third straight season.
  • After the season, the Pirates trade Kiki Cuyler to the Cubs for Adams and Pete Scott.
  • Released by the Dodgers, for whom he played his whole career, Zach Wheat signs with the A's.
  • Fired as White Sox player/manager, Eddie Collins signs with the A's.
  • The A's have a record seven future Hall of Famers on their active roster in 1927.
  • The A's fan just 326 times, an American League record-low for a season by a team.
  • Giants star Ross Youngs dies of Bright's disease at age 30.
  • Lloyd Waner scores 133 runs and has just 27 RBI for a differential of 106 -- the largest in major league history.
  • Ty Cobb gets five hits in a game for a career record 13th time.
  • On June 19, Phillie Jack Scott (age 35) becomes the oldest pitcher to hurl two CGs in one day.
  • Scott leads the National League in losses (21) and ties for the lead in games (48).
  • Frankie Frisch sets a record for second basemen with 1,059 chances accepted.
  • Frisch also sets a record for assists by a second baseman (641).
  • The Yankees' .489 SA establishes a major league record.
  • Pittsburgh's Remy Kremer cops the National League ERA crown (2.47).
  • Dazzy Vance, as usual, tops the National League in Ks (184).
  • Jesse Haines wins 24 games for the Cards and leads the majors in shutouts with six.
  • New York's Earle Combs tops the American League in hits (231) and triples (23).
  • Chicago's Hack Wilson and Philly's Cy Williams tie for the National League homer crown with 30 -- half of Ruth's total.

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