1927 Baseball Season Highlights
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.