1928 Baseball Season Highlights
Once again, the New York Yankees took control, dominating the 1928 baseball season. Babe Ruth was on a roll and had a great team to play with. The season also featured more movement of players between other teams and several retirements.
Read on for highlights of the 1928 baseball season.
- The Yankees edge the A's by 21/2 games to take their third straight American League flag.
- The Cards, managed by Bill McKechnie, who piloted the 1925 Pirates, return to the top in the National League.
- The Yankees sweep a remarkably one-sided 1928 World Series.
- Waite Hoyt is the series' top pitcher, winning two CGs.
- Babe Ruth hits .625 in the 1928 World Series to set an all-time series BA record.
- Lou Gehrig hits .545 in the 1928 World Series and has a 1.727 SA, an all-time World Series record.
- Between them, Ruth and Gehrig hit seven homers and knock in 13 runs in the 1928 World Series.
- Jimmy Bottomley of the Cards is named National League MVP.
- Philly's Mickey Cochrane wins the American League MVP by two votes over St. Louis' Heinie Manush.
- Rogers Hornsby, playing now for the Braves, tops the National League in batting (.387).
- Washington's Goose Goslin wins the American League bat crown (.379) by one point over Heinie Manush.
- Babe Ruth tops the majors in homers (54), runs (163), walks (135), and SA (.709).
- Ruth and Lou Gehrig tie for the major league lead in RBI with 142.
- Gehrig leads the majors in runs produced (254) and is third in the American League in hitting (.374).
- Heinie Manush tops the American League in hits (241) and doubles (47).
- Cub Hack Wilson again ties for the National League homer crown (31), this time with Bottomley.
- Dazzy Vance's 2.09 ERA is the best in the majors.
- Vance wins 22 games, ties for the National League lead in shutouts (four), and leads the majors in Ks (200).
- Giant Larry Benton ties for most wins in Major League Baseball (25) and leads the National League in win pct. (.735).
- Rogers Hornsby, in his only season with the Braves, hits .387, a franchise record.
- Ty Cobb retires, and still holds career major league records for BA (.366) and runs scored (2,245).
- Cobb retires with major league records in hits (4,190), stolen bases (892), and RBI (1,933) (all since broken).
Read more 1928 baseball season highlights in our final section.