Charles Ebbets announces the purchase of ground for a new 30‚000-seat stadium in Brooklyn. He also announces the release of OF Zack Wheat‚ a future Hall of Famer.
Judge Landis begins a 3-day public hearing on the charges that 4 games played between Chicago and Detroit on September 2 and 3‚ 1917‚ had been thrown to the White Sox. The White Sox‚ Swede Risberg contends‚ returned the favor for 2 games in 1919. Near the end of the 1917 season‚ some Chicago players contributed about $45 each to reward Detroit pitchers for winning the last series against Boston‚ helping Chicago clinch the pennant. No witnesses confirm any part of the story‚ although Tigers P Bill James denies ever receiving any money‚ and the others named deny all charges. A week after the hearing opens‚ Judge Landis clears all the accused‚ ruling lack of evidence of anything except the practice of players paying another team for winning.
In a 3-way deal‚ P Burleigh Grimes goes from Brooklyn to the Giants‚ C Butch Henline goes from Philadelphia to Brooklyn‚ and Giants 2B Fresco Thompson and P Jack Scott wind up with the Phils.
Washington veteran SS Roger Peckinpaugh is traded to the White Sox for P Sloppy Thurston and Leo Mangum.
In the continuing clash between Judge Landis and Ban Johnson‚ the AL owners are prepared to censure Johnson. But his serious health problems convince them to change their stance and Ban Johnson is given an indefinite leave of absence instead. Detroit’s President Frank Navin is named acting AL president and the owners adopt a resolution repudiating the charges that Johnson made against Landis.
Citing accuser Dutch Leonard’s refusal to appear at the hearings of January 5th‚ Judge Landis issues a lengthy decision clearing Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker of the gambling charges Leonard levied against them and ordering them reinstated by their teams. Both are then made free agents. Connie Mack will sign Cobb on February 8th. Speaker will sign with Washington on January 31st for a reported $35‚000. The Tribe has already chosen Jack McAllister as manager.
NL President John Heydler rules that Rogers Hornsby cannot continue to hold stock in the Cardinals and play for the Giants. Seemingly oblivious‚ the Cards board of directors meeting in St. Louis‚ voted stockholders a 10% dividend‚ earning Hornsby $2916 for his 1167 shares.
Sad Sam Jones departs the Yankees for St. Louis‚ traded for P Joe Giard and OF Cedric Durst. Sam will be 8-14 in his only season in St. Louis.
The Giants send versatile George Kelly‚ along with cash‚ to the Reds for truculent holdout OF Edd Roush. The Giants sent Roush to the Reds in 1916.
Babe Ruth signs for a reported $70‚000 a year for 3 years.
In the grapefruit league‚ Rogers Hornsby appears in a Giants game for the first time and contributes 3 hits as New York pounds the Browns‚ 13-1.
In a practice game in spring training‚ Joe Judge hits a line drive that hits Walter Johnson in the foot‚ breaking a small bone in the ankle and sidelining him for over two months. The 38-year-old will never completely recover from the injury.
A depressed outfielder Johnny Mostil tries to commit suicide by slashing himself with a razor. His White Sox teammate Red Faber learns that the cause of Mostil’s depression is that the outfielder has been having an affair with Faber’s wife. Mostil will play just 13 games for Chicago in 1927‚ but like Faber‚ will play all his games in a Sox uniform.
In a battle of Irish managers on St. Patrick’s Day‚ the Cardinals beat John McGraw‘s Giants‚ 3-0‚ in a Grapefruit League contest. Cards manager Bob O’Farrell also clouts a home run.
In a final exhibition match between last year’s series opponents‚ the Yanks score 4 in the first off the Cards Grover Cleveland Alexander. Then Alex shuts down the Yanks until leaving in the 8th‚ and the Cards score 2 in the 9th to win 6-4. Both teams use their regular lineups‚ the only teams to make no starting changes from last year’s teams. The 4 runs off Alexander are the first the 40-year-old veteran has allowed in 15 innings of spring work.
Giants SS Travis Jackson has an appendicitis operation that puts him out of action for 6 weeks.
Four days before the season opens‚ NL club representatives meet to resolve the question of the Giants Rogers Hornsby retaining his shares of stock in the St. Louis Cardinals. After a lengthy meeting‚ Hornsby breaks the impasse by agreeing to sell his stock in the Cardinals for $100‚000‚ plus $12‚000 for legal fees. He receives $86‚000 from Cards’ owner Sam Breadon‚ $2‚000 from each of the other 7 NL clubs‚ and an extra $12‚000 from the Giants.
President Calvin Coolidge throws out the first ball in Washington before the Red Sox win 6-2. Walter Johnson‚ sidelined with an injury sustained March 10th‚ misses his last chance to pitch an opener‚ after winning 9 of 14‚ including 7 shutouts. Tris Speaker‚ playing his first game for the Senators‚ is 2-for-5.
After Mayor Jimmy Walker tosses out the first ball in New York‚ 65‚000 watch the Yankees batter Philadelphia’s Lefty Grove 8-3‚ the biggest Opening Day crowd ever. After four runless innings‚ the Yanks score four in the 5th and four more in the 6th. In the 6th inning Ben Paschal pinch hits for Babe Ruth and singles against Grove‚ then goes out to RF. Paschal pinch hit for Gehrig on several occasions this year. Ruth‚ with 2 strikeouts and a pop up in 3 at bats against Grove‚ will later say he did not feel well. Waite Hoyt goes all the way for New York‚ walking three and allowing eight hits‚ including a 9th inning pinch single by Zack Wheat‚ longtime Brooklyn favorite. The Yankees will share or hold first place from the first day of the race to the last; a feat unmatched in the AL until the 1984 Tigers.
In Philadelphia‚ the Giants‚ led by Bill Terry‚ open with a 15-7 pounding of the Phillies. Terry hits the first-ever grand slam on Opening Day as he connects off Hal Carlson in the 5th inning‚ while Hornsby and George Harper also homer.
Before 42‚000 in Chicago‚ the Cubs overwhelm the Cardinals‚ the defending world champs‚ 10-1. Earl Webb‚ brought up from Louisville paces the attack with 2 home runs-just the 2nd player in ML history to do so-while Charley Grimm also homers‚ Charley Root is the winner over Grover Cleveland Alexander.
At Cincinnati‚ Pittsburgh’s Ray Kremer stops the Reds‚ 2-1. Pete Donohue takes the loss.
Babe Ruth hits his first homer of the year‚ off Howard Ehmke in the 1st‚ in New York’s 6-3 victory over the visiting Athletics. Herb Pennock goes the distance for the win.
Willie Sherdel allows just 2 Cub hits but one is a HR by Hack Wilson into the CF bleachers at Wrigley. Sherdel and the Cards lose‚ 1-0‚ to Percy Jones
At St. Louis‚ the Browns take a 5-3 lead into the 9th inning‚ then watch as the White Sox score 9 runs to win 12-5. Pinch hitter Bob Way has a single and 2 runs scored in the frame‚ while Peck has 4 singles.
At New York‚ Lou Gehrig has 2 homers and a single to drive in 6 runs as the Yankees roll over the Red Sox‚ 14-2. Jack Tobin homers off winner Waite Hoyt.
On the front end of a triple steal‚ Ty Cobb swipes home for the first time in 3 years to help the A’s top the Senators‚ 3-1. Howard Ehmke allows 8 hits in winning.
At Philadelphia‚ Rube Walberg gives up successive homers to Ruth and Gehrig in the 1st inning‚ but holds on for a 4-3 A’s win. Yankee SS Mark Koenig‘s wild throw in the 9th allows the winning run to score.
In a PCL doubleheader‚ Portland’s Elmer Smith hits a pair of homers in each game as the Beavers sweep the Missions‚ 5-3 and 7-6. Smith will lead the PCL in homers with 40.
In Boston‚ forty-year-old Ty Cobb is the whole show as he has 3 hits for the A’s‚ scores 2‚ drives in the winning run‚ and steals home in the 7th inning. He tops that off with a 9th-inning shoestring catch in shallow RF and then nabs Jacobson off first for an unassisted DP to end the game‚ a 9-8 squeaker over Boston. It is the 2nd unassisted DP in Cobb’s career and his 2nd steal of home this month.
The Giants take first place in the NL when the Cubs rake Pirates pitching for 17 hits and 8 walks in a 16-4 win. New York tips Boston‚ 4-3‚ on a 6th inning HR by Edd Roush and successive doubles.
The Phils twice overcome Brooklyn leads to beat the Robins‚ 8-4. Russ Wrightstone has 3 hits‚ including a 9th inning grand slam for the visitors.
One-year wonder Hod Lisenbee‚ 28‚ blanks the Red Sox 6-0 for the Senators in his first ML start. He will be 18-9 with 4 shutouts for the 3rd-place Senators and never have another winning season.
The Pirates rally in the 9th inning to beat the Cubs‚ 7-6. Cubs’ starter Charley Root walks the bases loaded before Paul Waner singles in the winning run. Chicago went ahead in the 7th inning when Chuck Tolson hits the first pinch grand slam in Cubs’ history.
The Yankees ride the tandem of Ruth and Gehrig to a 7-3 win over the Athletics. Ruth bangs a first inning homer off Jack Quinn‚ and Gehrig hits one off Quinn in the 6th. Babe comes back in the 8th with another homer‚ off Rube Walberg as New York takes over undisputed possession of first place.
In the first matchup of pitching brothers in ML history‚ Brooklyn’s Jess Barnes defeats his brother Virgil‚ 7-6. In relief of McWeeny‚ Jess pitches the last 7 innings‚ and is the recipient of 6 runs in the 7th and 8th. Virgil allows 12 hits in the first 7 2/3 innings‚ and takes the loss.
The Senators even the series at 2 apiece with the Yankees as Hod Lisenbee wins‚ 6-1. The Yanks manage 6 hits-3 by Meusel. The Nats are playing their 4th game without stars Rice and Goslin: Rice is out with sinus trouble and Goose has pleurisy.
At Comiskey Park‚ Lou Gehrig christens the new RF pavilion by parking a 9th inning grand slam there‚ off Ted Lyons. It’s the 1st homer in the remodeled park. The Yankees coast to an 8-0 win behind Herb Pennock.
The Yankees draw a record 52‚000 to Comiskey Park but Waite Hoyt spoils the party by winning one of his league-leading 22 games‚ 9-0‚ the 2nd straight shutout of the Sox. Batterymate Pat Collins homers in the 7th‚ while Gehrig adds a pair of triples.
At Detroit‚ Marty McManus singles in 2 runs in the 9th to lead the Tigers to a 3-2 win over the Red Sox. Fats Fothergill goes hitless for the 1st time this season to end his 18-game hitting streak.
At New York‚ the 2nd place Giants take the Cubs to camp‚ 5-4‚ behind the pitching of Barnes. Bill Terry’s double in the 9th drives home the winning run. Earl Webb hits a 2 run homer for Chicago in the 6th as Chicago manages to leave no runners on base in the game.
Pounding five Boston pitchers for 22 hits‚ the 2nd-place Tigers outlast the Red Sox‚ 17-11. Harry Heilmann leads the cat attack with two homers and two singles.
In St. Louis‚ Ruth belts his 2nd homer in 2 days and his 8th of the year‚ off Ernie Nevers‚ as the Yanks win‚ 4-2. The ball is to the left of the CF flagpole in Sportsman’s Park‚ the longest ball to date ever hit there. Martin Haley in the St. Louis Post Dispatch writes: “Homeric Herman careened the animated leather for a sky-scraping bulls eye into the distant center-field bleachers‚ the ball clattering up the icy seats at the point where the left-center and dead-center field sections conjoin.”
In Detroit‚ it is Ty Cobb Day and more than 30‚000 pay to see the former Tiger manager in his first appearance at Navin Field in an A’s uniform. With Collins on base in the first inning‚ Cobb drives a double into the overflow crowd to start the A’s to a 6-3 win. Lefty Grove is the victor.
Brooklyn P Dazzy Vance collects 4 hits and holds the Reds to the same number‚ all doubles‚ and Brooklyn wins 6-3. The Robins last run comes on a clean steal of home by Max Carey.
The Giants edge the Cardinals‚ 3-2‚ scoring the winning run in the 11th when Taylor Douthit drops a fly ball. Starter Pete Alexander is the loser to Burleigh Grimes. Lester Bell is 0-for-5 with 5 strikeouts for the Birds.
With a bunt in the 3rd inning‚ Ty Cobb stretches his hit streak to 14 games as the A’s pound the Tigers‚ 10-3. Howard Ehmke holds Detroit to 6 hits. Eddie Collins is 1-for-2 with 4 walks‚ and Al Simmons has a homer‚ double and single for the A’s.
During a game between the Phils and Cards‚ a section of 10 rows in the RF stands at Baker Bowl collapses from the weight of the crowd and hundreds of fans fall on those below. There are many injuries‚ but the one death that occurs is caused by the crowd stampede‚ not the stands collapsing. Philadelphia is leading 12-4 in the top of the 7th-4 runs coming on Russ Wrightstone‘s 2nd grand slam of the year-when the tragedy occurs‚ and the game is called. The Phils 12 remaining home games in May will be played at Shibe Park.
Cubs pitcher Guy Bush must feel his name as he and Braves starter Charlie Robertson battle for 18 innings before Robertson tires and the Cubs win 7-2. Jimmy Cooney drives in the winning run and Sparky Adams contributes 4 hits. Bush goes 18 innings and Robertson 17 1/3. Two NL pitchers-Hubbell in 1933 and Law in 1955-will match Bush’s marathon effort.
In St. Louis‚ Bing Miller has his 2nd 4-hit day in a row‚ and Wally Schang is 3-for-3 with a grand slam to lead the Browns to an 8-6 win over the A’s. Collins and Simmons homer for Philley.
Yankee OF Bob Meusel swipes 2B‚ 3B‚ and home in the 3rd inning as New York tops Detroit‚ 6-2. Gehrig contributes a homer and 2 doubles to back Dutch Ruether‘s pitching.
Charlie Grimm singles in Hack Wilson with the winning run in the 22nd inning to give the Cubs a 4-3 victory over the Braves at Boston. Braves pitcher Bob Smith goes the distance‚ while Bob Osborn hurls 14 runless relief innings to win for Chicago. He gives up 6 hits while striking out 1. The two teams have now combined for a ML record 40 innings in their last two games. Smith’s 22-inning stint‚ the 5th longest in history‚ will not be matched this century. Only Oeschger-Cadore on May 1‚ 1920 and Coombs-Harris on September 1‚ 1906‚ were longer.
White Sox players give their former manager Eddie Collins a wristwatch and diamond stickpin on his return to Chicago with the A’s‚ then win 3-0 behind Tommy Thomas‘ 6th straight win. In addition to new Sox manager Ray Schalk‚ there are three ex-Sox managers present: the A’s Eddie Collins and Kid Gleason‚ and umpire Clarence Rowland. Another ex-manager‚ Ty Cobb of the Tigers‚ hits in his 19th straight game.
At Ebbets Field‚ the Cubs top the Dodgers‚ 7-5‚ behind Tony Kauffmann. Fans interrupt the game with a shower of bottles after a disputed call by umpire Pete McLaughlin. Babe Herman has a pair of homers for Brooklyn‚ but costs his team 2 runs with a errant throw.
At Philadelphia‚ the Reds win the opener‚ 6-3‚ behind Pete Donohue‘s mastery of the Phils. George Kelly provides a grand slam. The Phils roll to a 15-2 win in the nitecap as Cy Williams belts three HRs and a triple‚ collecting 6 RBIs and scoring 4 times. Williams ties Ruth and Gehrig for the ML lead with 9 homers.
The Cubs move into first place in the NL when a 9-run 9th inning gives them an 11-6 win and doubleheader sweep at Brooklyn. Chicago takes the opener‚ 6-4. For the second day in a row‚ a disputed call-this one by Frank Wilson-causes fans to stop the game. Meanwhile‚ the Pirates are beating New York for the 3rd straight game‚ 5-3.
It is George Burns Day in Cleveland as he is presented with a diploma as the MVP of 1926‚ a silver bat‚ $1‚150 in cash‚ and an automobile. Burns has a pair of doubles but the visiting Yankees win 6-4 in 12 innings.
At Brooklyn the Dodgers make it easy for Dazzy Vance‚ beating the Phillies‚ 20-4‚ on 22 hits. Willoughby takes the loss without retiring a batter in the 1st. Babe Herman has 5 singles and a sac fly in 6 trips to the plate.
Despite first inning back-to-back home runs by Ruth and Gehrig off Sloppy Thurston‚ the Senators edge the Yankees‚ 3-2.
In St. Louis‚ the Indians beat the Browns‚ 7-3‚ scoring their only earned run on John Hoddap’s homer. For the 2nd game in a row‚ veteran 1B George Burns swipes home on the front end of a double steal with Joe Sewell‚ pulling it off in the 9th. The two did it yesterday in game two’s 9-7 win.
The Yankees split with the Senators‚ losing 7-2 before winning‚ 5-0. Herb Pennock goes just 4 innings in game 1 and watches as Tris Speaker and Joe Judge pull off a delayed double steal. Speaker swipes home. Gehrig hits his 11th homer in game 2 to back Waite Hoyt‚ who allows 3 hits in the 5-0 victory.
The Giants lose their 5th and 6th in a row as the Robins prevail‚ 5-3 and 5-1. Dazzy Vance allows 10 hits in the opener‚ including a single‚ homer and triple by Hornsby‚ but he strikes out 10. Doc Farrell‚ leading the NL with a .407 average‚ makes 4 errors at 3B and is benched for Lindstrom in game 2. The Giants will trade Doc in 2 weeks. Jigger Statz hits his only homer of the year inside-the-park in game 2 and is matched by Bill Terry’s solo HR. The “silver-haired” Jess Petty is the victor.
The Pirates win their 9th in a row‚ overcoming a 6-run deficit and beating the Cardinals‚ 8-7. Reliever Joe Bush drives in the winning run with a 10th inning single.
At Newark the Bears beat the Reading Keys‚ 13-4 and 9-8. Al Mamaux is the game one winner‚ helped by 5 hits by Jock Conlon. It is the 26th and 27th consecutive losses for Reading.
In his first starting assignment‚ New York’s Wilcy Moore loses a heartbreaker to the Senators‚ 3-2‚ in the nitecap of a twinbill. Gehrig is spiked at 1B by Bucky Harris as Firpo Marberry scores the winning run. The Yanks win the opener‚ 8-2‚ as Ruth uncorks his 12th homer of the year‚ a 3-run shot. Tris Speaker plays most of game one despite fracturing his left thumb in batting practice.
Behind Lee Meadows 7th win without a loss‚ the Pirates win their 10th in a row‚ beating the Cardinals‚ 6-4. The win streak has pushed the Bucs into first place.
In a loosely played game at Yankee Stadium‚ the Yanks swamp the Red Sox‚ 15-7‚ scoring 7 runs in the 8th inning. Babe Ruth propels his 13th homer‚ off Danny MacFayden‚ while Johnny Grabowski is 4-for-4 with a walk. Ruether is ineffective‚ serving up gopher ball to Bosox Hartley in the 2nd and Haney in the 3rd. The Sox give it back in the 4th with 3 walks‚ 2 errors‚ a single by Meusel and a double by Koenig‚ to make 4 runs. Ted Wingfield‚ pitching 2/3 of the 4th‚ takes the loss.
Finally making his first appearance of the season after recovering from a broken foot sustained in spring training‚ Walter Johnson hurls the last shutout of his career‚ No. 110‚ winning 3-0 over Boston. Johnson faces just 29 batters‚ giving up 3 hits. The Senators take the 2nd game of the holiday twinbill‚ 105‚ behind recruit Bump Hadley.
Unassisted triple plays are a rarity‚ but SS Jimmy Cooney makes one for the Cubs against Pittsburgh in the opener of the Memorial Day doubleheader. He catches Paul Waner‘s line drive‚ steps on 2B to retire Lloyd Waner‚ and tags Clyde Barnhart going back to 1B. Paul Waner still collects 3 hits and 2 RBI‚ but the Cubs win 7-6 in 10 innings to snap the Pirates 11-game win streak. The Bucs win the nitecap‚ 6-5‚ in 10 innings as Lloyd Waner has 7 hits for the day.
Reading‚ PA‚ managed by Fred Merkle‚ defeats Baltimore in the International League to break its 32-game losing streak.
Detroit 1B Johnny Neun pulls off the 2nd unassisted triple play in 2 days. It happens in the 9th against Cleveland to end the game when Neun catches Homer Summa‘s line drive‚ touches Charlie Jamieson in the baseline and runs to 2B where he tags the base Glenn Myatt has vacated. Detroit wins 1-0. Rip Collins escapes with the win.
The Yankees slug the 3rd-place Athletics into submission‚ winning 10-3 and 18-5. Ruth homers in each game to run his string to 4 straight games. He finishes the month with 12 homers‚ and 16 altogether. Rookie strongboy Jimmie Foxx belts his first ML homer‚ off Urban Shocker‚ in game 2. Lazzeri and Koenig homer in game 2‚ while Gehrig has two singles to go along with his double‚ triple and homer in the opener.
Led by Joe Harris‚ the Pirates score 9 runs in the last 4 innings to beat the Cubs‚ 10-9. Harris has 5 hits‚ including a double and 2 triples‚ for the first place Pirates.
Paul Waner of Pittsburgh homers off Claude Willoughby of the Phils in a 11-1 rout at Forbes Field. Wright and Grantham also homer as Vic Aldridge allows the visitors just one hit till the 9th inning. For Waner‚ his homer is the start of a NL record 14 straight games in which he’ll have at least one long hit (12 doubles‚ 5 triples‚ 3 HR).
Pitching his 2nd game of the year‚ Walter Johnson is pounded by the Browns‚ who win 5-3. Johnson finishes the game‚ striking out 6 and allowing 9 hits‚ including a homer by Schulte. Elam Vangilder is the winner.
Pete Alexander shuts out the visiting Robins‚ 5-0 for a Cards victory.
The Cubs send Jimmy Cooney and Tony Kaufmann to Philadelphia for pitcher Hal Carlson. Carlson will go 12-8 for the Cubs the rest of the way.
At New York‚ Ruth and Gehrig clout back-to-back homers in the 4th inning‚ off Al “Tommy” Thomas‚ to beat the White Sox‚ 4-1 and increase the Yanks lead over Chicago to 2 games. Pat Collins also homers for NY‚ while Bud Clancy matches for Chicago.
At Philadelphia‚ the Browns outhit the A’s 18-14‚ but lose 11-9. Both starters Rube Walberg and Milt Gaston are knocked out in the 3rd‚ but when Gaston is lifted he bypasses to dugout and leaps into the stands to punch a spectator who has been riding him. The police escort him from the field. Cobb has 3 runs and a stolen base for the A’s‚ while George Sisler has 3 steals and is 4-for-4 for the Browns.
Tony Lazzeri clouts three homers in the Yankees 11-inning‚ 12-11‚ win over the White Sox. Tony’s first 2 round trippers come off Red Faber‚ and his 3rd is a 2-run line drive in the 9th inning off George Connally that ties the game. The Yanks were behind‚ 11-6‚ going into the 9th inning. New York wins it in the 11th after Cedric Durst triples‚ Lazzeri is intentionally walked‚ and Ray Morehart singles over Barrett’s head in RF.
Walter Johnson (1-2) loses his 2nd game in a row as the Indians pound him 7-1‚ knocking him out in 5 innings. Johnson allows 6 hits and 2 strikeouts.
At New York‚ the Yanks win for the 3rd straight over Chicago‚ winning 8-3. New York knocks Blankenship out of the box in the 7th and Ray Morehart hits reliever Cole’s 1st pitch for a 3-run homer. Babe Ruth follows with a triple and then steals home. The Yanks score 6 in the frame.
George Stallings‚ Rochester (IL) club owner‚ fires himself as manager.
After 5 wins in a row‚ the A’s lose to the Tigers‚ 5-4. Despite Lefty Grove being lifted for a pinch hitter in the 8th‚ for the 9th inning the Philadelphia Athletics field a team of seven Hall of Famers. The outfield consists of Ty Cobb in right‚ Al Simmons in center and Zack Wheat in left. At 1B is Jimmie Foxx‚ while at 2B. Cy Perkins started as catcher batting seventh‚ but when Mickey Cochrane pinch-hit for him in the last inning‚ seven Cooperstown-bound players were in the lineup. On May 24th of next year‚ the A’s will again field 7 HOFers and combine with the Yanks to showcase 13 Hall of Famers.
In New York‚ Babe Ruth clouts two consecutive home runs (numbers 19 and 20) off Garland Buckeye‚ but in his next time up Ruth is set upon by Cleveland C Luke Sewell who demands that the umpires inspect the Bambino’s bat. The umps find nothing illegal‚ but the crowd of 30‚000 cheer the Babe‚ who strikes out. Lazzeri adds a homer and New York wins‚ 6-4. Burns is 3-for-3 with 2 doubles for the Tribe.
The Dodgers spoil Paul Waner Day in Pittsburgh beating the Bucs‚ 11-10. Waner‚ who’s wedding was last night‚ collects 3 hits‚ including a double‚ and a 7-passenger car and teammate Barnhart has 2 triples and a double‚ but it’s not enough. Brooklyn has 15 hits and scores 4 times in the 9th to give Vance the win.
Fred Werber of the Augusta Tigers (South Atlantic) sets a minor league record by stealing 7 bases. The record will be equaled by Lee Mazzilli and Rickey Henderson.
Despite Ruth’s 21st homer‚ the Yankees are nosed out by the Indians‚ 8-7. Cleveland scores 7 in the first 2 innings to rout Waite Hoyt. His replacement George Pipgras homers and pitches well. It is Joe Hornung Day at the Stadium‚ as the veteran from the 1880s celebrates his 72nd birthday. He receives a testimonial and money from his friends.
For the 2nd day in a row‚ Brooklyn and Pittsburgh play an 11-10 game‚ with the Pirates losing again‚ but this time at Brooklyn. Reliever Norm Petty wins the game with a single in the 8th‚ while Paul Waner collects another 3 hits for the Bucs. The Robins are in the midst of a 7-game streak of one-run games‚ which will conclude on June 15. The seven one-run games ties a NL mark of the 1920 Cardinals and 1910 Giants; the Reds in 1967 will reel off 11 one-run games in a row.
The Giants trade righthander Hugh McQuillan back to Boston with P Kent Greenfield and IF Doc Farrell for C Zack Taylor‚ IF Herb Thomas‚ and P Larry Benton.
New York defeats the Indians 14-6 at New York. Ben Paschal belts 2 homers‚ a triple and double and scores 5 runs to lead NY. Lazzeri‚ Collins and Dugan also homer with Collins a grand slam. Herb Pennock is the winner.
At Boston‚ the Browns Elam Vangilder shuts out the Bosox to win‚ 2-0. He also has two singles and a homer over the clock in left center. Ted Wingfield pitches 8 innings in losing.
The St. Louis Star reports the following change in ground rules at Sportsman’s Park: “A change has been made in the rule which allowed a batter a home run if he hit a ball behind the projecting wire screen‚ which guards the bleacher and pavilion wall. Hereafter‚ it will be a three-base hit in Cardinal games as in the American League games.” (as noted by Wayne Townsend)
At Philadelphia‚ Ted Lyons overcomes a 1st inning grand slam by Al Simmons to beat the A’s‚ 6-4. The Chicago ace wins his 12th‚ tops in the AL‚ and his 9th straight. Lyons hits a 2 run triple in the 8th to break a 4-4 tie.
At New York‚ St. Louis lefty Tom Zachary lasts just an inning in losing to New York‚ 8-1. Zachary serves up Ruth’s 22nd homer‚ with Combs on‚ and Gehrig follows with his 15th. Waite Hoyt allows a solo homer to Schulte in winning.
The Pirates’ Lee Meadows wins his 9th of the season to beat Boston 6-0 as red-hot Paul Waner hits in his 19th straight game‚ and the 12th straight game he’s had 2 or more hits. Waner also has 3 RBI‚ the 12th straight game he has knocked in a run‚ and the 11th straight game he has tallied an extra base hit. His extra base streak will reach a NL record 14 games before it is stopped on the 20th.
The Cubs win their 12th straight game‚ whipping the Phils 7-2. Hal Carlson‚ acquired from the Phils 9 days earlier‚ picks up the win.
The Phils hammer the Cubs 12-2‚ to snap Chicago’s win streak at 12 games.
The Phils beat the 2nd place Cubs‚ 7-2‚ for their 2nd straight win against Chicago. Rookie Bob Osborn takes the loss against Alex Ferguson.
It’s Charles Lindbergh Day in St. Louis as the transatlantic flyer helps raise the Cardinals NL pennant before a 6-4 win over the Giants. Rogers Hornsby makes his first appearance in St. Louis since the big trade of last fall and Cards owner Sam Breadon picks today to raise the pennant and hand out Series rings. The Rajah has a double in the game‚ off Pete Alexander‚ but Jim Bottomley‘s 3-run homer for the Cards offsets that.
Continuing a feud that dates back to Smith’s days with the Braves‚ Pirates C Earl Smith decks Braves manager Dave Bancroft with a right to the jaw after they exchange words in the 7th inning. Bancroft is carried off the field. Smith draws a $500 fine and 30-day suspension. The Pirates score 3 in the 1st led by Paul Waner‘s 2-run triple en route to a 7-4 win. Waner extends his hitting streak to 21 games and 13 straight games with extra base hits. He’ll have a pair of doubles tomorrow.
At New York‚ Lou Gehrig belts #16 and #17 to drive in five runs to lead the Yanks over the Browns‚ 8-3. Lou scores 3 runs. Myles Thomas gives up a homer to Wally Schang in winning his 6th in 7 starts.
At Cincinnati‚ Phils pitcher Jack Scott performs an ironman feat by pitching two complete games of a doubleheader‚ beating the Reds 3-1 before losing‚ 3-0. The 35-year-old is the last to pitch 2 complete games in one day. Scott allows 6 hits in the opener and 9 in the nitecap‚ with two going for extra bases. The Reds score in each of the first 3 innings of the nitecap and Eppa Rixey scatters 7 hits to win. Carl Mays loses the opener.
Cleveland’s Joe Shaute pitches a 4-hit‚ 3-2 win over the White Sox to snap Ted Lyons 9-game win streak. Lyons has 2 hits and a run in the loss.
A day after his extra-base hit streak (12 doubles‚ 4 triples‚ 4 homers) is stopped at 14 straight games‚ a NL record‚ Pirates OF Paul Waner‘s 23-game hitting streak ends. Waner‚ in his 2nd season‚ will lead the NL with a .380 BA‚ 237 hits‚ and 131 RBI. His brother Lloyd will gather 223 hits for a .355 BA in this‚ rookie year. They pace the 1927 Pirates to a team BA of .305. Today the Reds win 7-6‚ in 10 innings. Barnhart has a hit to run his streak to 21 straight games.
Boston edges the New York Giants‚ 7-5 in 10 innings behind the heavy hitting of Shanty Hogan. Hogan gets into a punching match with Heinie Mueller in the 8th inning‚ hits his first ML homer in the 9th‚ off Burleigh Grimes‚ to tie the game‚ then hits a 2-run homer in the 10th to win it.
The Cardinals sweep two games from the Cubs‚ but lose SS Tommy Thevenow when he breaks his leg in the 4th inning of the 2nd game. It will be Rabbit redux‚ as Maranville will be signed to take the shortstop spot. Jess Haines wins the opener‚ 6-5 in 13 innings over Charlie Root‚ who twice is given extra inning leads; Flint Rhem coasts to a 12-3 win in the nitecap as the Cards slam Buck Brillheart. Jim Bottomley chips in with a ML record-tying three triples.
The Cards strengthen their hold on 2nd place by defeating the Cubs‚ 11-5‚ to sweep the series. Pete Alexander‚ pitching out of turn at his own request‚ stops the Cubs on 6 hits. Alexander wanted to face the team that had shipped him down the river last season. Frisch has 3 hits to put him at .331‚ a point ahead of Hornsby‚ for whom he was traded.
At Boston‚ Lou Gehrig leads New York to an 11-4 victory by hitting three home runs‚ a first at Fenway Park. Gehrig hits a two run homer in the 2nd‚ and solo shots in the 6th and 8th‚ off Danny MacFayden. He adds a single to his total as Dutch Ruether coasts to the win.
With the help of a 3rd inning triple play‚ the Tigers down the White Sox‚ 6-5‚ in 11 innings. Ted Lyons loses again‚ to reliever Earl Whitehill.
At Pittsburgh‚ Charley Root gives the Cubs a 4-2 win over the Bucs. Barnhart of Pittsburgh has his 24 game hitting streak stopped.
In Washington‚ the Senators make it 3 straight over Boston‚ winning 8-7‚ scoring all of their runs in the 4th inning. Former Senator Buddy Myer belts a homer off Walter Johnson‚ who lasts 5 innings and gets credit for the win. Johnson will serve up six gopher balls to the Red Sox in his career‚ all in Washington. Goose Goslin homers‚ off Tony Welzer.
At Chicago‚ Lena Blackburne‚ filling in for manager Ray Schalk‚ ejected earlier in the game by Brick Owens‚ inserts himself as a pinch hitter in the 9th and singles. He comes around to score the winning run as the White Sox edge the Indians‚ 8-7.
The Yanks build a 9-0 lead against the A’s‚ and withstand an 8-run rally by the Mackmen in the 9th to win‚ 9-8. New York now leads the AL by 10 games. Lou Gehrig collects his 100th hit of the year‚ belting his 23rd homer with one on. Ruth‚ nursing a sore right knee‚ sits out his 3rd straight game.
Alphonse “Tommy” Thomas pitches a 5-1 win over the Browns‚ the 6th time this season that the White Sox pitcher has beaten St. Louis. He last beat them on June 22. Lefty Stewart‚ who gives up a homer to Earl Sheely in the 6th‚ takes the loss.
Pirates SS Glenn Wright‚ heading home from St. Louis after a beaning in a game with the Cards‚ is slightly injured when the train he is riding is wrecked near Dennison‚ Ohio. Pitcher Lee Meadows‚ accompanying Wright‚ is also shook up.
A crowd of 3‚000 at Yankee Stadium see the Yanks hand the Red Sox their 12th straight loss‚ beating the visitors‚ 13-6 on 19 safeties. Gehrig takes over the home run lead when he clouts his 25th in the first inning‚ a bounce home run off Slim Harriss‚ but Babe Ruth‚ back in the lineup‚ golfs his 25th in the 4th‚ also off Slim. Gehrig has 3 hits and also swipes home. New York (49-20) wins its 5th straight while Boston loses its 12th straight.
The Tigers edge the Indians‚ 6-5‚ beating George Uhle for the 5th time this year.
Gehrig continues his slugging by clouting a double and his 26th homer as the Yankees beat the Red Sox‚ 7-4. Earl Combs adds a leadoff 4-bagger‚ off Danny MacFayden‚ to help send the Carrigan Troopers to their 13th loss in a row. Despite being hit in the stomach by a line drive in the 3rd‚ Herb Pennock picks up the win‚ with relief help from Bob Shawkey.
The Browns outslug the White Sox‚ 18 hits to 16‚ and win‚ 14-12. St. Louis is led by George Sisler and Ken Williams‚ each with 4 hits‚ while Chicago gets 2 doubles and a homer from Bibb Falk. Bert Cole‚ battered for 6 hits in the Browns’ 6-run 6th‚ takes the loss. Brownie starter Ernie Nevers last just 3 innings‚ but is awarded the win.
The Senators complete a sweep of 4 games over the A’s‚ winning 4-2‚ and climb into 2nd place on a 9-game winning streak. The Mackmen have now lost 7 in a row. Bob Burke‚ starting his first game for the Nats‚ is the winner over Rube Walberg.
The Yanks run their win streak to 7 by beating the Red Sox‚ 3-2. Bob Meusel‘s double in the 6th scores Gehrig with the winning tally. Boston has now lost 14 in a row.
At Boston‚ the Giants play their 3rd successive doubleheader with the Braves‚ splitting again. Joe Bush‚ staging a comeback with his 7th major league team‚ wins the opener for New York‚ 4-1. The Braves take the nitecap‚ 2-1‚ in 10 innings when Eddie Moore‘s squeeze play brings home the winning run.
The Cubs move into 2nd place by beating the Cardinals‚ 7-4. A 4-run 7th drives Cubs starter Sheriff Blake from the mound‚ but Guy Bush wins in relief.
At Pittsburgh‚ Clyde Barnhart‘s 2-run homer off Art Nehf in the 9th wins for the Pirates‚ 7-6 over the Reds. Mike Cvengros is the winning hurler. The crippled Pirates lose another starter when 2B Larry Grantham retires in the 4th inning with an injured leg; Heinie Groh‚ making his first appearance for Pittsburgh‚ replaces him and collects two hits.
In Washington‚ Ruth crushes a 1st-inning home run into the far centerfield seats‚ the longest clout ever seen at Griffith Stadium‚ and tips his cap the applauding crowd. Not till Mantle will a ball be hit there farther. Goslin matches him in the first inning and Lazzeri in the 8th. Washington beats the Yanks‚ 6-5‚ to run their win streak to 10 games. Ruth and Gehrig are now tied for the AL lead with 24 homers.
The Pirates lead is cut to a half game over the Cubs when the Reds edge Pittsburgh‚ 5-4. Buc SS Joe Cronin makes 3 errors-all high throws-in the 6th to allow 3 runs to score.
Before an estimated crowd of 75‚000 at Yankee Stadium‚ the Senators are pounded in both games by the first-place Yankees. In the opener‚ the Yanks quickly put to rest the Senators 10-game win streak by scoring 8 runs in 4 innings off Sloppy Thurston. New York is scoreless against reliever Walter Johnson until the 8th‚ when they score 4 runs‚ 2 on a HR by Gehrig‚ to win‚ 12-1. Gehrig adds another in the nitecap‚ a 21-1 cakewalk for New York. Every starter collects a hit in both games‚ except for the 2nd game winner Wilcey Moore. George Pipgras is the opening game winner. New York gets 5 safeties from Babe Ruth and Joe Dugan for the afternoon.
At Ebbets Field‚ the Giants twice clip the Robins‚ winning 4-3 in 11 innings‚ then taking the nitecap‚ 9-4. George Harper‘s single off Jim Elliot brings home the winning run in the opener: Rogers Hornsby thought he had clouted the winning homer when he lofts a drive over the flagpole on the RF line‚ but after completing his trot around the bases‚ finds out it was called foul. Rajah hits a 3-run homer in the nitecap as Burleigh Grimes coasts home with a victory.
Cleveland sweeps two from the White Sox‚ winning 2-0 in the A.M. contest behind Dutch Levsen‘s 2-hitter‚ then taking the nitecap‚ 6-2. Tioga George Burns is 4-for-4‚ with his 29th and 30th doubles in the nitecap‚ to back Joe Shaute’s pitching.
The Pirates draw 60‚000 in sweeping the World Champion Cardinals‚ 7-2 and 6-4. Lee Meadows (11-2) scatters 8 hits-half by Lester Bell-in outpitching Pete Alexander in the morning contest. Alexander allows 11 hits in his 7 innings. Watty Holm’s 8th-inning HR‚ off Carmen Hill‚ ties the afternoon game‚ but Clyde Barnhart answers with a 2-run double‚ to keep the Bucs a half-game ahead of Chicago.
The Cubs sweep at home‚ beating the Reds‚ 6-3 and 2-1 in 10 innings. Lefty Brillheart scatter 3 hits in 9 innings as the Cubs take it in the 10th on Hack Wilson’s double. Guy Bush wins the morning game with an inning of relief‚ then picks up another W in the afternoon on 7 2/3 innings of relief. Jakie May and Pete Donohue are the losing pair.
The Red Sox finally manage a victory‚ beating the A’s 13-3‚ but not until they run their losing streak to 15 games with a 10-2 loss. Lefty Grove fans 10 Codsmen in the opener to end the A’s loss streak at 7. Cobb adds 2 stolen bases for the Mackmen. Hooks Wiltse is near invincible for Boston in the afternoon as every Sox player collects a hit‚ with Billy Rogell leading the way with 2 triples and a single.
Milt Gaston allows 8 runs in 9 innings against Detroit‚ but his St. Louis teammates hit 4 homers as the Browns are victorious‚ 17-8. George Sisler adds 3 stolen bases including a clean steal of home.
The Red Sox (17-56) drop another two at home to the A’s‚ 5-1 and 7-5. In the opener‚ Al Simmons and Jimmy Dykes pole homers‚ while Ty Cobb adds a double and 2 singles. Cobb also steals home on the front end of a triple steal that wins a big round of applause from the stands. Jack Quinn is the winner. Dykes has 3 hits‚ including 2 doubles in the nitecap to back Rube Walberg‘s pitching.
The Tigers beat Ernie Nevers‚ 9-8‚ when the Brownie starter forces home the winning run in the 8th inning. In the same frame‚ St. Louis loses its $100‚000 CF Fred Schulte when he bangs into the concrete wall fracturing his left wrist and left rib.
The game between the Giants and the Robins is called off‚ officially because of rain. With little or no rain‚ the real reason is lack of sunshine.
In the battle for 1st place‚ the Cubs oust the Pirates from the top spot by winning‚ 2-1 in 8 innings. Hal Carlson wins over Joe Dawson. The Cubs score twice in the 9th and the Pirates once after Pie Traynor triples home Heinie Groh‚ when the game is called on account of rain.
Brooklyn manages just 4 hits against the Giants‚ but it is enough to win‚ 3-2. Dazzy Vance scatters 7 hits for the victory. Jay Partridge’s 2-run homer in the 3rd is the deciding blow for the Robins.
The Senators trade righthander General Crowder to the Browns to bring back southpaw Tom Zachary. In a disastrous trade‚ Griffith had swapped Zachary to the Browns in February‚ 1926‚ after the lefty was just 12-15 for the Senators in 1925. Washington got Joe Bush and Jack Tobin‚ both of whom were gone by July‚ while Zachary won 14 for Browns in 1926.
Ban Johnson‚ finally yielding to club owners‚ retires as American League president after 34 years of service. The resignation is effective November 1. Johnson‚ who has been on leave because of health since January‚ twice before refused to quit. This time he insists that his compensation should stop when he does‚ thus giving up his contract that would run till 1935.
Cubs righthander Charlie Root‘s tosses the first one hitter of the year‚ a 1-0 win over Bucs ace Lee Meadows. Pitt has the top three hitters in the league (Harris‚ Waner‚ Barnhart) but it is C Johnny Gooch‘s two-out single in the 8th that breaks the no-hitter. Chicago scores its only run on a throwing error by Buc’s captain Pie Traynor. Root wins his 15th‚ and will lead the NL with 26 wins and 309 IP.
The Yanks split with the Tigers‚ losing the opener 11-8‚ then outslugging the Tigers‚ to win‚ 10-8. Ruth clouts his 27th homer in the nitecap‚ a 3-run inside-the-park drive to deep center‚ to back George Pipgras‘ pitching. The hard drive‚ off Don Hankins‚ ricochets off the wall past CF Heinie Manush‚ and the Babe scores standing up for his only inside-the-parker this season. Lil Stoner goes all the way for Detroit in the opener‚ allowing 14 hits to win. Gehrig‚ leading the AL with a .401 average‚ has 4 hits for the afternoon‚ but his longest is a triple.
At Detroit’s Navin Field. Babe Ruth hits two homers and two doubles to lead the Yankees to a 19-7 driveby of the Tigers. Detroit first sacker Johnny Neun almost matches the Babe‚ going 5-for-5 and swiping 5 bases.
Detroit’s Jackie Tavener steals 2B‚ 3B‚ and home in the 4th inning to lead the Tigers to a 6-3 win over the Yankees.
The White Sox tie a ML record with 8 sacrifices‚ all bunts‚ against the Red Sox‚ and win 7-6. The White Sox win it in the 9th on daring base running by Bill Barrett. After stroking a 2-out single‚ Barrett steals 2B‚ and when Fred Hofmann‘s throw is wide‚ Bill reaches 3B‚ and continues home when Ira Flagstead fumbles the ball in CF.
Fellas‚ this is how you do it. The Senators make it 6 straight wins over the Indians when manager Bucky Harris swipes home with two outs in the 10th‚ and the Nationals win‚ 3-2. With Harris on 3B‚ and Tris Speaker on 1st‚ Tris takes off for 2B. On the throw down‚ Harris steals home. Firpo Marberry picks up the win in relief.
Pete Alexander allows just 4 hits in beating the Phils‚ 7-0. No Phillie runner goes past 1B. The Cards make 15 hits against Hub Pruett‚ while Frankie Frisch swipes 2 bases to run his total to 25‚ a NL high.
Ty Cobb and Al Simmons each have three hits to lead the A’s to a 7-6 win over the Browns. One of Cobb’s safeties is a 2-run homer.
The Yankees beat Detroit‚ 8-5‚ as Lou Gehrig bust his 29th homer of the year‚ tying him with Ruth for the lead. Waite Hoyt picks up the win over Lil Stoner.
Babe Ruth breaks an 0-for-14 drought by banging his 30th homer of the year in the 9th. Babe is now a homer ahead of Gehrig. Behind Urban Shocker‘s shutout‚ the Yanks coast to a 7-0 win over the Indians.
Dazzy Vance strikes out 11 batters-10 in the first 7 frames including 5 in a row-but the Pirates beat Brooklyn‚ 2-1. Vance also drives home the only Robin run‚ but loses to Carmen Hill.
Ruth is 4-for-4 to lead New York to a 5-3 victory over the Indians. Babe comments after the game‚ “three singles and a double and they call that a perfect day. That’s just bunting.” Willis Hudlin takes the loss‚ the 8th in a row for the Tribe.
Before the game in Chicago‚ admirers present Eddie Collins‚ now with the A’s‚ with a new automobile. The A’s then bunch hits in 3 innings to defeat Ted Lyons‚ 7-5. Mickey Cochrane leads the attack with 4 hits.
The Tigers sweep two from the Senators‚ 7-3 and 13-9. Sam Gibson wins the opener‚ despite walking 12 batters before being lifted in the 9th. Harry Heilmann cracks a homer and single in the first game‚ then is 5-for-5‚ with 3 doubles‚ in game 2. Tiger first baseman Johnny Neun steals home in both games.
The Browns pummel the Red Sox‚ winning 14-3‚ as George Sisler has his 2nd straight 4-for-4 day. Bing Miller also collects 4 hits and winning pitcher Milt Gaston adds 2 doubles and a single.
The Cardinals beat the Phillies‚ 9-7‚ in a free-hitting contest in which they score in each of the last 5 innings. Jim Bottomley paces the Redbirds with a 5-for-5 day‚ hitting for the cycle.
Hughie Critz accounts for all of the Reds runs in a 3-2 win over host Boston. Critz has a 2-run inside-the-park HR in the 4th that bounces over Walsh’s head in CF‚ and his single in the 10th scores Pipp from 2B.
In Detroit‚ the Philadelphia A’s Ty Cobb makes his 4‚000th hit‚ a double that glances off the glove of Harry Heilmann. The hit is off Sam Gibson of Detroit. Detroit wins 5-3 over Lefty Grove.
At the Polo Grounds‚ 18-year-old Mel Ott hits his first ML homer in a 6-4 10-inning win over the Cubs. Ott hits a line drive on which CF Hack Wilson attempts a shoe string catch. The ball bounds all the way to the CF club house and Ott easily circles the bases. He’s the youngest player in the 20 century to hit an inside-the-park homer: Pat Callahan‚ in 1884‚ was not 18 when he hit his. Ott will hit one more IPHR in his career‚ in 1929. Freddie Fitzsimmons gets the decision over Charlie Root‚ dropping the Cubs to 2nd place.
It’s John McGraw Day at the Polo Grounds‚ in honor of his 25 years as Giants manager. With Mayor Jimmy Walker‚ Commissioner Landis‚ assorted celebrities and former players on hand‚ the Cubs spoil the day with an 8-5 win. The Giants are now in 4th place and McGraw‚ suffering from upper respiratory ailments‚ will increasingly hand the managerial reins to Hornsby.
Red Lucas of the Reds pitches a 3-0 one-hitter against Dazzy Vance and the Dodgers. The “hit” is a 6th-inning grounder by Hank DeBerry that goes between the legs of Cincinnati 2B Hughie Critz.
Off Tommy Thomas‚ Babe Ruth hits his first homer of the year at Comiskey Park‚ as the Yankees edge the White Sox‚ 3-2. Ruth has now connected in all 8 AL parks this year.
Max Carey‚ who played 17 years with the Pirates before he was dismissed‚ returns to Pittsburgh in a Dodgers uniform and makes a clean steal of home in the 6th inning. It is his 33rd and last steal of home‚ an NL record. He has 3 hits and 3 steals in the game‚ but the Pirates score the tying and winning runs in the 8th to win‚ 6-5.
Behind Vic Aldridge’s 5-hitter‚ the Pirates tip the Dodgers‚ 2-1‚ and take over undisputed possession of 1st place. Again the Bucs win it in the 8th‚ beating Dazzy Vance.
The Senators route the White Sox 12-2 and give Johnson his 5th win of the year. It the 417th and last victory of his career‚ as the Senators go with younger pitchers for the remainder of the season.
At New York‚ the Yanks trim the Indians twice‚ 7-3 and 5-0. Lou Gehrig has a pair of home runs to lead Ruth by one homer at 35. One is Lou’s 2nd bounce HR of his career: a fair ball that bounced into the stands is a HR in the AL until 1929 (1930 in the NL). Gehrig had 2 career bounce HRs‚ while Ruth never hits one. Ruether wins the opener and adds a home run‚ Waite Hoyt wins his 14th in the nitecap.
The Cubs top the Phils 6-5 at Wrigley Field. Hack Wilson has a single and triple to extend his hit streak to 26 games. Tomorrow he will be shut out.
Washington celebrates Walter Johnson Day on the 20th anniversary of his joining the team. He receives $14‚764.05‚ a silver service‚ and a Distinguished Service Cross from the AL The cross is made of gold with 20 diamonds. Billy Evans‚ who was behind the plate of Johnson’s 1st game‚ is there again‚ though on crutches. He leaves after calling the first inning. The Tigers kayo Johnson in a 3-run 9th to win 7-6‚ the loss going to reliever Garland Braxton. Under today’s rules‚ the runners he inherited (and the loss) would be charged to Johnson. Harry Heilmann‚ enroute to his 3rd batting crown‚ is 3-for-4 against Johnson.
At New York‚ the Yanks split a mid-week twinbill with the Tigers‚ losing 6-5 and then winning‚ 8-6. Gehrig has a homer in each to now lead Ruth‚ 37 to 34 homers. Ruth will hit his 35th on the 5th.
Cy Williams has just 4 at bats‚ but hits for the cycle to lead the Phils to a 9-7 win over Pittsburgh. Williams is leading the NL in homers.
The Cubs increase their lead over Pittsburgh by winning their 6th in a row‚ defeating Boston‚ 5-2.
Ira Flagstead‘s 2 triples spark the Red Sox to a 4-1 win over the visiting White Sox. Chicago C Harry McCurdy leaves half way thru the game with a broken finger‚ joining backstops Crouse and Schacht‚ out with finger injuries. Chicago presses infielder Moe Berg into catching duty‚ and he will catch almost exclusively from here on out. Berg is 0-for-2 today.
At Philadelphia‚ the A’s split a pair with the Browns‚ winning 5-4 in 12 innings before losing the 2nd‚ 2-0. In the nitecap‚ the A’s Jack Quinn and rival Alvin Crowder both allow just 2 hits‚ though one of the Brownie hits is a solo HR by Ken Williams. The other run is a steal of home by O’Rourke.
As the Cubs win their 7th straight‚ Pittsburgh loses 9-2 to the Giants‚ dropping them 3 games behind Chicago. Buc manager Donie Bush benches Kiki Cuyler for not using a take out slide at second base and Kiki will not play the rest of the season or the WS.
With Berg catching Ted Lyons‚ the White Sox beat the Yankees‚ 6-3. Lazzeri tests Berg’s arm by swiping 2B‚ but later Berg makes a scoop and tag at home on a throw from the outfield.
The A’s beat the visiting Yankees‚ 8-1‚ behind Rube Walberg. The only Yankee score is Lou Gehrig‘s 38th homer. Cobb has 3 hits for the A’s.
The Red Sox‚ winners of 11 out of 14‚ drop a 12-2 laugher to the A’s. Cobb has another 3-hit day as the A’s collect 13 hits to make it easy for Lefty Grove. Sox pitcher Ted Wingfield gets no decision but is pounded for 7 runs in the 7th and 8th innings. He does have a measure of satisfaction‚ striking out Chick Galloway with 2 out in the 6th inning. This is Wingfield’s only strikeout in 74 2/3 innings‚ a ML record for soft tossing.
At Washington‚ Babe Ruth drives in 4 runs‚ 3 on his 36th homer‚ as the Yankees prevail‚ 4-3. Tom Zachary is the loser.
At St. Louis‚ Pete Alexander allows just 4 hits‚ including Lloyd Waner‘s first ML homer‚ to beat the Pirates‚ 2-1. Jim Bottomley‘s 2-run homer in the 7th wins it. Bottomley will repeat tomorrow in the 11th as St. Louis cards another 2-1 win over Pittsburgh to tie for 2nd in the NL.
In an 8-1 Yankee victory‚ Babe Ruth puts his stamp of approval on the newly constructed Comiskey Park grandstand roof by cranking a Tommy Thomas pitch over the addition in left field‚ where it lands in a parking lot. He is the first player to hit one over the roof. It is Ruth’s 37th of the year and he now trails Lou Gehrig by a homer.
Charlie Root pitches the Cubs to a 3-0 win over Brooklyn‚ increasing Chicago’s lead over the Pirates to 6 games. Doug McWeeny is the loser as Root wins his 22nd.
The Indians make it 2 in a row over the Yankees‚ beating them 7-4. Ruth leaves the game in the first inning after hitting an apparent triple and stopping at 1B.
The Yankees lose their 4th straight for the first time this year‚ 9-4‚ to the Indians‚ despite Babe Ruth‘s 40th HR. Righty Urban Shocker‚ on in relief‚ breaks a finger on his left hand when he is hit by Joe Sewell’s liner. Sewell has 4 of the 19 hits.
Harry Heilmann goes 4-for-6 in a Detroit doubleheader sweep of Washington. In the 2nd game‚ Heilmann and Marty McManus hit 4th inning homers off Walter Johnson‚ the last homers the Big Train gives up in his career‚ and the only time he’s allowed 2 in an inning. It is also Johnson last career loss. The Tigers have now won 13 in a row (one tie) to overtake the Nats in the battle for 2nd place‚ with the Yanks in front by 12 1/2 games. Heilmann is now hitting .390.
The Braves win their 3rd straight from the Cubs‚ 5-2‚ to cut Chicago’s lead over the Pirates to 2 1/2 games. By playing one inning in LF‚ Boston’s Eddie Brown passes Fred Luderus’ modern NL record of 533 consecutive games played (1916-19). Steve Brodie had 574 in 1893-97.
The Phils nip the Cubs‚ 7-6 in the first of two games. Alex Ferguson is the winner over Sheriff Blake. In game 2‚ the Cubs jump out early as Sparky Adams hits 2 doubles in the first inning. Adams goes 5-for-6 and‚ along with Hack Wilson who scores 5 runs‚ leads the Cubs to a 13-1 win. Percy Jones is the recipient of the Cubs offense‚ besting rookie Sugar Sweetland.
The Boston Braves defeat the Pirates‚ 6-4. Paul Waner‚ who had a perfect 4-for-4 in yesterday’s 2nd game loss‚ starts off today with 3 straight hits before making an out. Ed Brown continues his consecutive games played with his 8th straight one-inning appearance. He’ll be back in the lineup tomorrow.
Babe Ruth has a homer‚ off reliever Ernie Nevers‚ and a triple to pace the Yankees to a 14-4 win over the Browns. Meusel and Combs also add homers.
Ted Lyons allows 4 hits and an unearned run as the White Sox beat Bump Hadley and the Senators‚ 6-1. Lyons also leads the attack with 2 doubles and a walk in 3 at bats and scores 3 times. Nats SS Reeves sets an AL record with 13 assists‚ a mark that will be tied by Alex Rodriguez in 1996. (Tommy Corcoran‚ Reds‚ holds the ML mark of 14‚ set in 1903).
Ruth hits his 42nd HR‚ over the RF pavilion in St. Louis‚ in a 10-6 win over the Browns. Koenig adds a homer to match Ken Williams two homers for the Browns.
In St. Louis‚ the Yankees win their 18th game against the Browns without a loss‚ 8-3. Loser Milt Gaston gives up a homer to Gehrig‚ his 41st‚ and makes 2 errors. The Yankees will win 21 games against the Browns this year‚ an AL record.
The Giants take 2 from the Cubs‚ 8-7 and 4-1 in 8 innings. Clarence “Heinie” Mueller‚ uncle of future Giant Don Mueller‚ leads the way in the opener by hitting a pinch HR in the 3rd as the Giants bat around. Mueller adds a 2-run single in the seven run inning‚ then singles home the winner in the nitecap.
The last place Red Sox trip the Indians 10-2 as Ira Flagstead scores 5 runs.
The Giants complete a 3-game sweep of the first-place Cubs by beating the visitors‚ 7-2. The New Yorkers advance to within 2 1/2 games of the lead. The Giants have won 22 of their last 28. Leslie Mann starts the scoring by hitting Grimes’ first pitch for a HR.
The Yankees open a home stand by beating the Red Sox‚ 10-3. Ruth hits No. 43 and leads Gehrig by 2. With an 89-37 record‚ they now lead the 2nd-place A’s by 17.
The Pirates take over 1st place by beating the visiting Cubs‚ 4-3. Joe Harris has a double and HR to back the Bucs Lee Meadows. Both Waners cut down runners with throws in the 2nd and 3rd innings.
The Cardinals bring Rabbit Maranville back from the minors‚ buying him from Rochester (IL).
For the 2nd time this year‚ Ruth and Gehrig blast back-to back homers in the 1st inning off the A’s Rube Walberg‚ as the Yanks roll‚ 12-2. The duo has connected in the same inning 5 times this year. Gehrig adds another in the 2nd off Rube for his 43rd of the year to leave him one behind Ruth. Trade rumors fill the NY papers. Speculation has Gehrig going to Detroit or Bob Meusel heading for Chicago in exchange for Willie Kamm and Bibb Falk. None of the players change addresses.
At Pittsburgh‚ Ray Kremer outpitches Pete Alexander to give the Pirates a 5-2 win over the Cardinals.. The Waners combine for 7 hits.
A’s ace Lefty Grove pitches his only shutout of the year‚ beating the host Yankees 1-0‚ on three hits. Ruth has a pair of singles in the Yankees only shutout of the year. The Yanks still lead by 17 games.
On Hogan-Gautreau day at Boston‚ Doc Gautreau of the Braves is given a sedan while Shanty is handed $1450 in cash. Gautreau then shows he doesn’t need a car to get around as he steals home twice in game 1 against Brooklyn to tie the ML record. This feat won’t be repeated until Vic Power does it in 1958. The Braves win‚ 4-3‚ in 11 innings‚ swiping 7 bases in the process. Kent Greenfield wins his own game with a run-scoring single. There are 12 steals for the afternoon with Brooklyn taking the nitecap‚ 6-4.
The hot Pirates clip the Cardinals‚ 14-0‚ behind Carmen Hill‘s 20th win of the year. The Waners have 5 hits‚ Grantham has 4‚ and Traynor has 3 hits and 3 runs.
At Philadelphia‚ Babe Ruth hits his 44th homer of the season‚ and the 400th of his career‚ off Rube Walberg. The Yankees cruise to a win‚ 11-2.
In a ML first‚ Paul and Lloyd Waner hit homers for first place Pittsburgh in the 5th inning at Cincinnati’s Redland Field‚ and both are “bounce home runs”-fair balls that bounce into the stands are HRs in the NL until 1930. Paul leads off with a slice down the short LF line for a bounce homer‚ and then Clyde Barnhart makes an out. Brother Lloyd then slices one almost exactly in the same spot as his brother’s drive‚ the first time in history that two brothers have homered in the same inning or game. The Pirates beat the Reds’ Dolf Luque‚ 8-4‚ opening a 2-game lead in the NL.
In the first of two at Fenway‚ the Red Sox and Yankees battle for 18 innings before the Red Sox emerge the winners‚ 12-11. Buddy Myers’ double is followed by a single from Ira Flagstead. New York scores a pair in the top of the 9thg to tie‚ and then there is no scoring until the 17th when both teams plate 3. Boston starter Red Ruffing‚ a future Yankee‚ goes 15 innings but does not get a decision. Reliever Snake Wiltse is the winner over Waite Hoyt. New York wins the abbreviated nitecap‚ 5-0‚ with Wiltse taking the loss.
Before a crowd of 58‚000 at the Polo Grounds the Giants split a Labor Day doubleheader with the Braves. Boston wins the opener‚ 6-1 with Braves righty Charlie Robertson outpitching Virgil Barnes. The loss is the first in 11 games for New York. The Giants win a 9-8 decision in the nitecap‚ coming from behind on Jack Cummings’ RBI double in the bottom of the 9th. The Giants end the day just a game in back of the leading Pirates‚ but this will be the closest they come to the pennant.
At Fenway Park‚ the Yankees and Red Sox split a pair‚ with New York rolling to a 14-2 win in the opener behind Babe Ruth. Gehrig takes the home run lead with a 5th inning homer off Tony Welzer. But the Babe responds with two homers‚ in the 6th and 7th‚ the former a drive over the centerfield fence that is called “the longest ever hit at Fenway” (TSN). Both shots also come against Welzer. Ruth hits his 3rd of the day‚ number 47‚ in the nitecap‚ off Jack Russell‚ but the terrier nips New York‚ 5-2. There will be 34 homers hit at Fenway this season‚ but only 5 by the Sox. Ruth will hit 8‚ Gehrig 6‚ the only NY HRs hit there.
After blasting 3 HRs in a doubleheader split with the Red Sox yesterday‚ Ruth hits 2 today‚ against Danny MacFayden‚ in a 12-10 win. This gives him a ML record-tying 5 in 3 games and he now leads Gehrig 49 HRs to 45. Gehrig will hit just two more for the year.
The A’s Lefty Grove beats Detroit‚ 9-1 and holds Harry Heilmann‚ hitting .395‚ hitless. Grove shows the batting leader how it’s done‚ going 2-for-3‚ with a HR‚ 3 RBIs‚ and a stolen base. Heilmann will go 0-for-12 before his next hit‚ and then finish 0-for-7‚ while Gehrig will manage one hit in 13 at bats. Al Simmons‚ off the DL on September 6‚ will take over as the batting leader.
The Yankees win their 21st game of the year against the Browns‚ but it doesn’t come easy. New York wins‚ 1-0. Wilcey Moore outduels Stewart. Lazzeri scores in the 8th after hitting a double‚ followed by successive sacrifices.
The Cards take advantage of the Giants’ loss to Chicago by turning back the Robins‚ 5-2‚ behind Pete Alexander’s 19th win. Pete allows just 2 hits through 7 innings before allowing a score.
At Pittsburgh‚ Ray Kremer shuts out the Phils‚ 4-0‚ to preserve Pitt’s slim lead in the NL. Ulrich is the loser.
After losing a record 21 in a row this year to New York‚ the Browns win their last meeting‚ 6-2‚ at Yankee Stadium behind Milt Gaston‘s 5-hitter. One of the two runs allowed by the ex-Yankee is the Babe’s 50th homer‚ a solo shot in the 4th inning. No team has ever swept a 22-game season series‚ though one NL team‚ the 1909 Braves‚ went 1-21 against the Cubs.
White Sox CF Johnny Mostil plays his first full game of the year going 1-for-6 in a 12-inning‚ 6-5 loss to the Senators‚ the 2nd of 12 straight losses for Chicago. Mostil has been out all season since slashing his wrists in spring training‚ allegedly because his girl friend left him for his roommate Bill Barrett. Mostil will make 13 appearances this season‚ playing a full game just once more‚ on the last day of the year. With a 300+ lifetime average‚ the fleet outfielder will not reach that mark again.
Babe Ruth hits two (51 & 52)‚ and the Yankees win a pair by 5-3 scores from Cleveland to clinch the AL pennant with a 98-41 record and 17-game lead. It is Miller Huggins‘ 5th pennant‚ tying him with Connie Mack. Waite Hoyt scatters 10 hits and wins his 20th in the nitecap. He will finish at 22-7‚ the only 20-game winner on the team.
New York and St. Louis remain deadlocked for 2nd place‚ splitting a pair for the 2nd day in a row. The Cards win the lidlifter‚ 6-3‚ in 10 innings prompting a shower of straw hats. After relieving Alexander‚ Littlejohn allows 2 run in 5 innings to win‚ prompting his start in game 2. He weakens in the 6th and the Giants win‚ 9-3‚ giving Littlejohn a split for the day as well.
Despite the A’s 6th win in a row-a 6-3 decision over the Browns-A’s owner Connie Mack has a loud-mouthed fan arrested for jeering. Mack contends that the vocal roarings of Harry Donnelly caused the thin-skinned Billy Lamar to be released‚ and injured the nervous systems of Sammy Hale and OF Zack Wheat. Mack contends that the fans’ yelling caused several fielding errors to be made. Donnelly is held for disturbing the peace. Ty Cobb has three singles and a steal in the game and now has 13 hits in his last 18 at bats.
At Pittsburgh‚ the relentless Pirates sweep a pair from Brooklyn‚ winning 2-1 and 6-0‚ to run their win streak to 11 games. Ray Kremer wins the nitecap‚ his 3rd shutout in 4 starts‚ allowing just 3 hits. Lloyd Waner collects his 200th hit in the nitecap‚ the first ML rookie to reach that mark this century.
The Red Sox send pitcher Ted Wingfield to Nashville.
At Yankee Stadium‚ the Bronx Bombers sweep two from Chicago‚ winning 2-1 and 5-1. In the 2nd game win against Ted Lyons‚ Ruth unloads his 54th and Gehrig connects for his 3rd grand slam of the season. A 10-year-old runs on to the field with Ruth’s home-run ball and the Babe obligingly signs it for him.
Behind Dazzy Vance‚ the Robins stop the Pirates 11-game win streak‚ 3-0.
The Cards win their 4th in a row from the Phillies‚ 12-4‚ behind Fred Funkhouse (4-0). Frankie Frisch makes his 589th assist in the 6th inning‚ a new NL record. A bright spot for the Phils is Cy Williams’ 28th homer to move him ahead of Hack Wilson for the NL lead.
Cubs president Bill Veeck declares there will be no Chicago city series this year. It would be an “ill-fitting climax” to a great season.
Before a capacity crowd of 37‚000 at Forbes Field the first place Pirates hold off the 2nd place Giants by splitting a doubleheader. The Pirates win the first game 5-2‚ behind Ray Kremer and the Giants take the nitecap 2-0 behind Fred Fitzsimmons. Rogers Hornsby‚ managing the team in the absence of McGraw‚ hits a 2-run homer‚ his 26th‚ to account for the scoring in the second game. He also homers in the opener. Hornsby (.361) is 2nd to Paul Waner (.384) in hitting in the NL. Lloyd Waner (.352) is 3rd.
Against the Tigers‚ Babe Ruth hits his 56th homer‚ off Ken Holloway‚ and the Yankees edge Detroit‚ 8-7. Earl Combs adds a record three consecutive triples in the win.
The Athletics sweep a pair from Cleveland‚ winning 4-3 in 13 innings‚ and 5-2. A’s rookie Charley Bates debuts with has 3 hits in each game‚ including a triple ad 2 doubles‚ and his hits start the rallies that tie and win the opener. Alas‚ Bates will have just 3 more hits this year‚ his only season in the majors.
The White Sox suffer their 12th straight loss when Red Sox PH Carlyle hits a bases load single in the 10th to give Boston a 2-1 win. Red Faber goes the distance in the loss to young Danny MacFayden.
The Yankees win their 106th‚ 6-0 over Detroit‚ for a new AL high. They will win 110‚ a record until the 1954 Indians win 111.
The Cardinals win 2 to move into 2nd‚ while the Pirates take 2 from Chicago.
John McGraw returns to the Giants’ dugout‚ but the Giants manage no better than a 7-inning tie against the Dodgers.
In a game that ends after 6 innings‚ the Cubs play their last home date and report a season’s attendance of 1‚190‚000‚ the first time the Cubs go over a million. The Pirates Johnny Miljus picks up a 1-0 win over veteran Art Nehf‚ recently acquired by the Cubs.
After 13 straight wins‚ Giants’ spitballer Burleigh Grimes takes a loss as the Phils win 9-2 for just their 50th win of the year. The Giants are now in 3rd place‚ 3 1/2 games back with just 5 to play.
At Boston‚ the Red Sox lose twice to the Senators‚ 4-3 and 11-1. The Sox pull off a triple play in the lid lifter‚ but then make 10 errors-5 in the 1st inning-in the nitecap. Catcher Bill Moore chips in with a record-tying 4 errors.
Babe Ruth connects for a grand slam off Lefty Grove while Lou Gehrig hits No. 46 in a 7-4 win over the A’s. For Ruth it is his 6th grand slam‚ but just his 3rd as a Yankee. Ruth has 57 with 3 games to play.
Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs to tie his 59 of 1921 in a 15-4 win over Washington. The 2nd of the HRs is a 5th inning grand slam off Paul Hopkins‚ making his ML debut‚ and is the Babe’s 2nd slam in 2 games. He will match the feat on August 6‚ 7‚ 1929. Hopkins started the fifth inning and loaded the bases for the Babe.
With the score tied at 2-2 in the 8th‚ Mark Koenig triples and moments later Ruth launches his historic No. 60 off Washington’s Tom Zachary for a 4-2 win. The ball is caught by 40-year-old Joe Forner of Manhattan. Ruth‚ who had singled in his first two at bats‚ walked‚ and scored three runs is greeted with a handkerchief salute by the fans as he makes his way to his right field position. In the 9th Walter Johnson makes his final appearance as a player‚ pinch-hitting for Zachary and flying out to Ruth. Ruth hit 17 HRs in September‚ the highest month’s HR output till Rudy York‘s 18 in August 1937. The Babe is the first player to hit 30‚ 40‚ 50‚ and now 60 homers.
The Pirates clinch the NL flag‚ beating the Reds 9-6. They will finish 1 1?2 games ahead of the Cards and 2 in front of New York.
The Yankees win number 110‚ beating the Senators‚ 4-3.
The A’s sweep a pair over visiting Boston‚ winning 10-3 and 3-2. Al Simmons is 4-for-5 in the opener and 1-for-2 in the nitceap‚ but finishes 2nd in the batting race. Eddie Collins plays in game 2 and goes 4-for-4.
The Phils beat the A’s 1-0 for the benefit of the Eddie Plank Memorial Fund.
The Tigers take a pair from the Indians‚ winning 11-5 and 5-4. Heilmann slams 2 homers‚ 3 doubles and 2 singles. With the batting title in his pocket‚ he chooses to play the 2nd game. His 7-for-9 puts him at .398 to Philadelphia’s Al Simmons‘ .392. It is the 4th time he will win an alternate-year championship.
Helped by 5 errors‚ the Senators down the A’s‚ 9-5. A’s 3B Jimmy Dykes pitches the 8th inning for Philley and gives up an unearned run on OF Rusty Saunders’ second error of the game. Saunders also plays basketball for Washington’s pro team. Rookie Babe Ganzel‚ son of 19th century star Chick‚ has 4 hits‚ including a double and triple‚ to pace the Nats. Babe‚ who debuted on September 19‚ hits .438 this year in 13 games‚ but will go .077 in 10 games and be dropped.
With 158 HRs‚ a .307 team BA‚ and 6 winning pitchers‚ the Yanks are the Series favorite. But the Pirates are no slouches with a team BA of .305. OF Kiki Cuyler‚ a .309 hitter‚ will see no action in the Series‚ being passed over for a lighter-hitting OF‚ as he and manager Donie Bush feud.
Pittsburgh’s Ray Kremer (19-8) opens the WS against Waite Hoyt (22-7). In the 3rd‚ 2 walks and 2 Pirates errors help the Yankees to 3 runs and a 4-1 lead. With 9 hits‚ the Pirates come close‚ but the final is 5-4 New York.
Two 3-run outbursts by the Yankees off Vic Aldridge (15-10) and a steady 7-hitter by surprise New York starter George Pipgras (10-3) give the Yankees a 6-2 win. Mark Koenig has 3 hits.
The 60‚695 on hand for game 3 see the Yankees’ Herb Pennock (19-8) take an 8-0 lead and a perfect game into the 8th. He retires Glenn Wright‚ the 22nd straight batter‚ but Pie Traynor breaks the spell with a single‚ and Clyde Barnhart doubles him home. Pennock settles for a 3-hit 8-1 victory.
Down 3-0‚ the Pirates give the ball to their biggest winner‚ Carmen Hill (22-11). In the 5th‚ Ruth’s 2nd HR of the Series scores Earle Combs ahead of him for a 3-1 lead. The Pirates tie it in the 7th. In the last of the 9th‚ Combs walks‚ Mark Koenig beats out a bunt‚ and Ruth walks to fill the bases. Reliever Johnny Miljus strikes out Lou Gehrig and Bob Meusel. With 2 strikes on Tony Lazzeri‚ a wild pitch rolls far enough away for Combs to score the winning run. The Bronx Bombers are World Champions in 4 straight. Ruth’s .400 is good for 7 RBI; Lloyd Waner‘s .400 tops the Bucs.
Lou Gehrig‚ who established a new ML record with 175 RBI‚ is named AL MVP. With 56 points‚ Gehrig wins over Harry Heilmann‘s 35 and Ted Lyons‘s 34. Ruth is not considered because former winners are not eligible.
In the opening game of the Negro League WS‚ the Bacharach Giants’ Luther Farrell pitches a 3-2 no-hit win over the Chicago American Giants. The game is played in a drizzle and shortened to 7 innings because of darkness.
Dave Bancroft resigns as Braves manager; he will play for Brooklyn.
Walter Johnson retires as a player. In two weeks‚ he will sign a 2-year contract to manage Newark (IL).
Ban Johnson‚ in failing health‚ retires as AL president after heading the league he started for its first 28 years. His endless battles with Landis and the team owners had eroded his power. Detroit’s president Frank Navin is named acting president.
Future Hall of Famer Ross Youngs‚ one of John McGraw‘s favorite players‚ dies of Bright’s disease at age 30‚ cutting short a 10-year career in which he batted .322. Youngs had been accompanied by a specialist as early as 1924‚ and after the illness had been identified‚ the Giants hired a nurse to travel with Youngs. He was bedridden in 1927‚ after appearing in just 95 games in 1926.
Bill Purdy‚ who hit .355 in his 2nd year with the Reds‚ scores a touchdown for the Green Bay Packers against the New York Yankees. Purdy’s score comes on a 5-yard run.
August “Garry” Herrmann‚ former chairman of the National Commission and 25-year Reds president‚ resigns.
Heinie Groh retires after being released by the Pirates; he signs to manage in the minors.
Jack Slattery‚ Boston College baseball coach‚ agrees to manage the Braves for a year.
Bill McKechnie‚ who had been a coach‚ replaces Bob O’Farrell as St. Louis Cardinals manager‚ and Burt Shotton moves up from Syracuse (IL) to manage the Phils.
A group led by Alva Bradley and John Sherwin buys the Indians.
Billy Evans quits as AL umpire to becomes business manager (effectively the first General Manager) of the Indians following the purchase of the club by a group headed by Alva Bradley.
The Pirates trade OF Kiki Cuyler to the Cubs for 2B Sparky Adams and OF Pete Scott. Cuyler had become expendable after rookie Lloyd Waner became a starter‚ but will be a great addition to the Cubs. Adams will have two seasons in Pittsburgh before going to the Cards.
Heinie Manush’s disagreements with Detroit manager George Moriarty land him on the trading block. Manush‚ along with 1B Lu Blue‚ are traded to the St. Louis Browns for Chick Galloway‚ Elam Vangilder‚ and Harry Rice.
Pirates OF Paul Waner noses out Frankie Frisch for NL MVP honors with 72 points to 66. Rogers Hornsby‚ Cubs P Charlie Root‚ and Giants SS Travis Jackson also score high.
The National Board of Arbitration rules the Texas League cannot place teams in Tulsa and Oklahoma City without permission of the Western League‚ which now operates in those cities. This landmark decision establishes league property rights in the cities of each circuit.
In an attempt to combat “chain store” baseball‚ the American Association votes to bar further ownership of its clubs by the ML clubs.
Roger Peckinpaugh begins a 6-year term as Indians manager.
The Browns sell George Sisler to Washington for $25‚000.
The NL reports more than 5 million attendance for the league in 1927‚ a new high. Veteran umpire Hank O’Day is named “player and umpire scout” for the league.
Senators president Clark Griffith gains approval to have Washington open the AL season one day before the rest of the league‚ to celebrate a “National Day” with the U.S. president throwing out the first ball. The AL also installs Ernest S. Barnard as its president.
The Cards trade P Jimmy Ring to the Phils with C Johnny Schulte for C Bubber Jonnard‚ SS Jimmy Cooney‚ and OF John Mokan.
The Browns continue dealing by selling HR-hitting Ken Williams to the Red Sox. At 38‚ Williams is still a .300 hitter‚ but his HR production will drop to 8.
In a joint meeting‚ the major leagues turn over $5‚000 to the Association of Professional Ball Players to aid ill or disabled former players.