Tag: 1927

1927 – Jacob Nelson “Nellie” Fox is born in St. Thomas, PA. Before winding up his playing career in Houston, Fox had been a 12-time All-Star for the Chicago White Sox, winning American League MVP honors in 1959. He died of skin cancer on December 1, 1975 in Baltimore, MD at age 48. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1997.

1927 – Jacob Nelson “Nellie” Fox is born in St. Thomas, PA. Before winding up his playing career in Houston, Fox had been a 12-time All-Star for the Chicago White Sox, winning American League MVP honors in 1959. He died of skin cancer on December 1, 1975 in Baltimore, MD at age 48. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1997.

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1927

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1927 World Series – New York Yankees AL over Pittsburgh Pirates NL 4 games to 0 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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1927 – Nellie Fox, who will lead the American League in hits four times, win three Gold Gloves, play in 12 All-Star Games, and become American League MVP for the 1959 Chicago White Sox, is born in St. Thomas, Pennsylvania. It will not be until 1997, 23 years after his death, that he will finally be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

1927 – Nellie Fox, who will lead the American League in hits four times, win three Gold Gloves, play in 12 All-Star Games, and become American League MVP for the 1959 Chicago White Sox, is born in St. Thomas, Pennsylvania. It will not be until 1997, 23 years after his death, that he will finally be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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Future Hall of Famer second baseman Jacob Nelson Fox is born in St. Thomas, Pennsylvania. ‘Nellie’, a .288 career hitter playing for the A’s, White Sox, and Astros during his 19 seasons in the big leagues, will become the last active major league player to have Connie Mack as a manager.

Future Hall of Famer second baseman Jacob Nelson Fox is born in St. Thomas, Pennsylvania. ‘Nellie’, a .288 career hitter playing for the A’s, White Sox, and Astros during his 19 seasons in the big leagues, will become the last active major league player to have Connie Mack as a manager.

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The Tigers trade OF Heinie Manush and 1B Lu Blue to the Browns for P Elam Vangilder and OF Harry Rice. Manush, who batted .298 for Detroit, will explode with the Browns, batting .378 with 108 RBI and a league-leading 241 hits.

The Tigers trade OF Heinie Manush and 1B Lu Blue to the Browns for P Elam Vangilder and OF Harry Rice. Manush, who batted .298 for Detroit, will explode with the Browns, batting .378 with 108 RBI and a league-leading 241 hits.

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Senators president Clark Griffith gains approval to have Washington open the American League 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.

Senators president Clark Griffith gains approval to have Washington open the American League 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.

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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.

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.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates trade future Hall of Fame outfielder Kiki Cuyler to the Chicago Cubs for infielder Sparky Adams and outfielder Pete Scott. Cuyler, who had drawn the wrath of manager Donie Bush for his failure to slide in a game, will hit only .285 next season, well below his lifetime average of .321. He became 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 Cardinals.

The Pittsburgh Pirates trade future Hall of Fame outfielder Kiki Cuyler to the Chicago Cubs for infielder Sparky Adams and outfielder Pete Scott. Cuyler, who had drawn the wrath of manager Donie Bush for his failure to slide in a game, will hit only .285 next season, well below his lifetime average of .321. He became 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 Cardinals.

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Garry Herrmann, citing poor health and deafness, resigns as the president of the Reds and will be replaced by C.J. McDiarmid, the club’s secretary. During the 68 year-old baseball executive’s 25-year tenure with the team, Cincinnati won only one pennant and World Series (1919) but finished in the first division 13 times.

Garry Herrmann, citing poor health and deafness, resigns as the president of the Reds and will be replaced by C.J. McDiarmid, the club’s secretary. During the 68 year-old baseball executive’s 25-year tenure with the team, Cincinnati won only one pennant and World Series (1919) but finished in the first division 13 times.

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Future Hall of Famer Ross Youngs dies of Bright’s disease, a historical classification of kidney diseases. ‘Pep’ was a .322 hitter during his ten-year Giant career and was one of John McGraw’s favorite players.

Future Hall of Famer Ross Youngs dies of Bright’s disease, a historical classification of kidney diseases. ‘Pep’ was a .322 hitter during his ten-year Giant career and was one of John McGraw’s favorite players.

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Future Hall of Famer Ross Youngs dies of Bright’s disease, a historical classification of kidney diseases. ‘Pep’ was a .322 hitter during his ten-year Giant career and was one of John McGraw’s favorite players.

Future Hall of Famer Ross Youngs dies of Bright’s disease, a historical classification of kidney diseases. ‘Pep’ was a .322 hitter during his ten-year Giant career and was one of John McGraw’s favorite players.

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In Game 5 of the Colored World Series between the Chicago American Giants and the Atlantic City Bacharach Giants, southpaw Luther Farrell pitches a seven-inning no-hitter for the Bacharachs. As a drizzle falls throughout the game and heavier rain constantly threatens, Farrell no-hits his former team to give the Bacharachs their first win and stave off elimination. Allowing an unearned run in both the 4th and 5th innings, he finishes strongly, retiring the last seven men he faces. The home plate umpire calls the game in the middle of the 7th on account of darkness. Chicago protests his decision, but to no avail.

In Game 5 of the Colored World Series between the Chicago American Giants and the Atlantic City Bacharach Giants, southpaw Luther Farrell pitches a seven-inning no-hitter for the Bacharachs. As a drizzle falls throughout the game and heavier rain constantly threatens, Farrell no-hits his former team to give the Bacharachs their first win and stave off elimination. Allowing an unearned run in both the 4th and 5th innings, he finishes strongly, retiring the last seven men he faces. The home plate umpire calls the game in the middle of the 7th on account of darkness. Chicago protests his decision, but to no avail.

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Yankees win World Series on Walk Off Wild Pitch

In the bottom of the ninth of Game 4, Pirates right-hander Johnny Miljus loads the bases with no out, but gets Lou Gehrig to strike out swinging and strikes out Bob Meusel looking. The 32 year-old Pittsburgh hurler, facing Tony Lazzeri with two outs and a 0-1 count, throws a wild pitch, and Earle Combs races home with the winning run to give the Yankees the Fall Classic sweep of the Bucs and the team’s second world championship.

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1927 – Pitcher Herb Pennock is handed an 8 – 0 lead and takes a perfect game into the 8th inning. The New York Yankees lefthander retires Glenn Wright, but Pie Traynor breaks the spell with a single and Clyde Barnhart doubles him home. Pennock settles for a three-hit, 8 – 1, victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates to give the Yankees a commanding 3-0 edge in the World Series.

1927 – Pitcher Herb Pennock is handed an 8 – 0 lead and takes a perfect game into the 8th inning. The New York Yankees lefthander retires Glenn Wright, but Pie Traynor breaks the spell with a single and Clyde Barnhart doubles him home. Pennock settles for a three-hit, 8 – 1, victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates to give the Yankees a commanding 3-0 edge in the World Series.

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At Yankee Stadium on the next-to-last day of the season off of Senators’ starter Tom Zachary, Babe Ruth breaks his own 1921 home run record by hitting number 60, which lands just in fair territory in the right-field stands. As a pinch hitter in the ninth inning, future Hall of Fame hurler Walter Johnson makes his last major league appearance in this game.

At Yankee Stadium on the next-to-last day of the season off of Senators’ starter Tom Zachary, Babe Ruth breaks his own 1921 home run record by hitting number 60, which lands just in fair territory in the right-field stands. As a pinch hitter in the ninth inning, future Hall of Fame hurler Walter Johnson makes his last major league appearance in this game.

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1927 – With the score tied 2 – 2 in the eighth, Mark Koenig triples and Babe Ruth hits home run number 60 off Tom Zachary for a 4 – 2 win. In the ninth, Walter Johnson makes his final appearance as a player. He pinch-hits for Zachary and flies out to Ruth. Ruth hits 17 homers in September, the highest month’s home run output till Rudy York’s 18 in August 1937.

1927 – With the score tied 2 – 2 in the eighth, Mark Koenig triples and Babe Ruth hits home run number 60 off Tom Zachary for a 4 – 2 win. In the ninth, Walter Johnson makes his final appearance as a player. He pinch-hits for Zachary and flies out to Ruth. Ruth hits 17 homers in September, the highest month’s home run output till Rudy York’s 18 in August 1937.

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1927 – 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. Ruth has 57 with three games to play. The grand slam is the Babe’s second in three days.

1927 – 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. Ruth has 57 with three games to play. The grand slam is the Babe’s second in three days.

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For the first time since 1927, the Pirates are headed for the World Series. While the Bucs lose, 4 – 2, to the Braves, the 2nd-place Cardinals are mathematically eliminated by 20-game loser Glen Hobbie’s 5 – 0 win for the Cubs. A gigantic torch light victory parade in Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle at midnight celebrates the pennant.

For the first time since 1927, the Pirates are headed for the World Series. While the Bucs lose, 4 – 2, to the Braves, the 2nd-place Cardinals are mathematically eliminated by 20-game loser Glen Hobbie’s 5 – 0 win for the Cubs. A gigantic torch light victory parade in Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle at midnight celebrates the pennant.

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1927 – Babe Ruth hits two home runs, to bring his season’s total to 52, and the Yankees win a pair from Cleveland to clinch the American League pennant with a 98-41 record and 17-game lead. It is Miller Huggins’ fifth pennant, tying him with Connie Mack.

1927 – Babe Ruth hits two home runs, to bring his season’s total to 52, and the Yankees win a pair from Cleveland to clinch the American League pennant with a 98-41 record and 17-game lead. It is Miller Huggins’ fifth pennant, tying him with Connie Mack.

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1927 – After losing 21 in a row to New York, the Browns win their last meeting, 6 – 2, behind Milt Gaston’s 5-hitter. No team has ever swept a 22-game season series. One National League team, the 1909 Cubs, went 21-1 against the Doves.

1927 – After losing 21 in a row to New York, the Browns win their last meeting, 6 – 2, behind Milt Gaston’s 5-hitter. No team has ever swept a 22-game season series. One National League team, the 1909 Cubs, went 21-1 against the Doves.

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1927 – After blasting three home runs in a doubleheader split with the Red Sox the day before, Babe Ruth hits two more in a 12 – 10 win, giving him a record-tying 5 in 3 games. He leads Lou Gehrig 49 homers to 45.

1927 – After blasting three home runs in a doubleheader split with the Red Sox the day before, Babe Ruth hits two more in a 12 – 10 win, giving him a record-tying 5 in 3 games. He leads Lou Gehrig 49 homers to 45.

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1927 – 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. Lou 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”. 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 New York home runs hit there.

1927 – 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. Lou 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”. 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 New York home runs hit there.

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Pirate teammates Lloyd and Paul Waner become the first pair of brothers to both homer in the same game when they go deep in the team’s 8-4 victory over Cincinnati at Redland Field. The siblings, who will also accomplish the feat in 1929 and 1938, each hit a bounce round-tripper.

Pirate teammates Lloyd and Paul Waner become the first pair of brothers to both homer in the same game when they go deep in the team’s 8-4 victory over Cincinnati at Redland Field. The siblings, who will also accomplish the feat in 1929 and 1938, each hit a bounce round-tripper.

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Pirate teammates Lloyd and Paul Waner become the first pair of brothers to both homer in the same game when they go deep in the team’s 8-4 victory over Cincinnati at Redland Field. The siblings, who will also accomplish the feat in 1929 and 1938, each hit a bounce round-tripper.

Pirate teammates Lloyd and Paul Waner become the first pair of brothers to both homer in the same game when they go deep in the team’s 8-4 victory over Cincinnati at Redland Field. The siblings, who will also accomplish the feat in 1929 and 1938, each hit a bounce round-tripper.

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