On March 28, 1927 — In a final exhibition match between the previous World Series’ opponents, the New York Yankees score four runs in the 1st inning off Grover Cleveland Alexander and the St. Louis Cardinals. Then, Alexander shuts down the Yankees until leaving in the 8th, and the Cardinals score two 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 four runs off Alexander are the first the 40-year-old veteran has allowed in 15 innings of spring training work.