On January 1, 1927, the Brooklyn Dodgers release longtime outfielder Zack Wheat, who had starred for the team for 18 seasons. Wheat led the National League in hitting in 1918 with a .335 batting average. Wheat leaves the Dodgers/Robbins holding nearly every offensive record for the ball club. Wheat will play one more season for Connie Mack’s Philadelphia A’s and he will hit .324 in 88 games, finishing his career with a lifetime mark of .317. He is inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1959.