The New York Yankees completely dominated the 1927 baseball season. However, other teams were busy organizing their rosters for the future.
See highlights of the 1927 baseball season below:
- The Yankees romp to the American League flag by a 19-game margin and win an American League record (since broken) 110 games.
- The Pirates squeak by the Cards and Giants to cop the National League pennant.
- The Yankees sweep the 1927 World Series so convincingly that the team forever becomes known as "Murderer's Row."
- Babe Ruth is the series hero, hitting .400 with two homers and seven RBI.
- Rookie Wiley Moore is the 1927 World Series' leading pitcher, winning the finale and saving game one.
- Pirates star Kiki Cuyler is benched for the entire 1927 World Series after a dispute with Pittsburgh manager Donie Bush.
- Lou Gehrig is selected as American League MVP.
- Babe Ruth slugs a major league record 60 home runs (since broken).
- Ruth's teammate Gehrig hits 47 homers, giving the pair a teammate record 107 that will stand until 1961.
- Ruth hits more homers than every other team in the American League except his own.
- Cub Charlie Root tops the majors in wins with 26.
- Wiley Moore wins 19 games for the Yankees and ties for the American League lead in saves (13).
- Moore wins 13 games in relief, a new record for relievers.
- Moore leads the majors in ERA (2.28).
- For the fourth odd year in succession, Harry Heilmann takes the American League bat title (.398).
- Lou Gehrig's 175 RBI set a new major league record (since broken).
- The Yankees score a major league record 975 runs (since broken).
- The Yankees become the first team in Major League Baseball history to hit 100 triples and 100 homers in a season.
- Lloyd Waner collects a rookie record 223 hits.
- The Waner brothers hit a combined .367 with 460 hits -- both are major league season sibling records.
- Ty Cobb signs with the A's prior to the season after 22 years with Detroit.
- Cobb gets his 4,000th hit on July 19, off Detroit's Sam Gibson.
- Walter Johnson retires with a major league record 3,506 Ks (since broken).
- Johnson's 110 shutouts are still a major league record.
- On May 17, the Braves' Bob Smith pitches a 22-inning complete game, losing 4-3 to the Cubs.
- The Yankees beat the Browns an American League record 21 times in a season.
See our final section for more highlights from the 1927 baseball season.