On April 11, 1928 — Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker both start on Opening Day for the Philadelphia A’s. The 8-3 loss to New York Yankees at Shibe Park marks the first time the future Hall of Famers have played as teammates in a game.

Cobb went 1-3 with 2 walks, Speaker went 0-4.

Cobb will hit .323 and retire at the end of the season. Speaker will hit ,267 and he will also retire at the end of 1928.

 

 

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New York Yankees 8, Philadelphia Athletics 3

 

Game Played on Wednesday, April 11, 1928 (D) at Shibe Park

NY  A    0  2  3    0  0  0    2  0  1  -   8 10  1
PHI A    0  0  1    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   3  7  1

Play by Play

YANKEES 1ST: Combs grounded out (third to first); Koenig flied
out to center; Ruth grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: On a bunt Bishop grounded out (third to first);
Cobb singled to left; Speaker lined to right; Miller doubled to
right [Cobb to third]; Cochrane grounded out (pitcher to first);
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Athletics 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Gehrig grounded out (first unassisted); Meusel
walked; Dugan lined to center; Durocher walked [Meusel to
second]; Collins walked [Meusel to third, Durocher to second];
Pennock singled to left [Meusel scored, Durocher scored, Collins
to second]; Combs forced Pennock (shortstop to second); 2 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 2, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Hauser singled; Dykes grounded out (second to
first) [Hauser to second]; Boley flied out to center; Grove
grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees
2, Athletics 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Koenig grounded out (shortstop to first); Ruth
walked; Gehrig singled [Ruth to third]; Meusel singled to center
[Ruth scored, Gehrig to third, Meusel to second (on throw)];
Dugan struck out; Durocher singled [Gehrig scored, Meusel
scored]; Collins grounded out (pitcher to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Yankees 5, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Bishop walked; Cobb popped to first in foul
territory; Speaker reached on an error by Durocher [Bishop to
second]; Miller singled to right [Bishop scored (unearned),
Speaker to third]; FOXX BATTED FOR COCHRANE; Foxx grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Miller out at
second]; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 5, Athletics 1.

YANKEES 4TH: FOXX STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); SHORES REPLACED
GROVE (PITCHING); Pennock flied out to center; Combs was called
out on strikes; Koenig walked; Koenig was picked off first but
was safe on an error by Foxx [Koenig to second]; Ruth grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 5,
Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Hauser flied out to right; Dykes was called out
on strikes; Boley popped to shortstop in foul territory; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 5, Athletics 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Gehrig struck out; Meusel grounded out (pitcher to
first); Dugan flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
5, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Shores struck out; Bishop flied out to center;
Cobb walked; Speaker lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 5, Athletics 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Durocher struck out; Collins popped to first;
Pennock singled; Combs grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 5, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Miller singled; Foxx singled [Miller to third];
Hauser grounded out (first unassisted) [Miller scored, Foxx to
second]; Dykes struck out; Boley singled [Foxx scored]; Shores
struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 5, Athletics 3.

YANKEES 7TH: Koenig singled; Ruth walked [Koenig to second];
Gehrig singled [Koenig scored, Ruth to third]; Meusel singled
[Ruth scored, Gehrig to second]; On a bunt Dugan singled [Gehrig
to third, Meusel to second]; POWERS REPLACED SHORES (PITCHING);
Durocher struck out; DURST BATTED FOR COLLINS; Durst hit into a
double play (catcher to catcher to pitcher) [Gehrig out at
home]; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 7, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 7TH: GRABOWSKI REPLACED DURST (PLAYING C ); Bishop
flied out to right; Cobb walked; Speaker grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Cobb out at second]; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 7, Athletics 3.

YANKEES 8TH: Pennock walked; Combs flied out to left; Koenig
grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first)
[Pennock out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 7,
Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Miller walked; Foxx forced Miller (pitcher to
shortstop); Hauser popped to catcher in foul territory; Dykes
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees
7, Athletics 3.

YANKEES 9TH: Ruth tripled; Gehrig reached on a fielder's choice
[Ruth scored]; Meusel struck out; Dugan grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Gehrig out at second]; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 8, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Boley grounded out (pitcher to first); HALE
BATTED FOR POWERS; Hale walked; Hale advanced to second because
of defensive indifference [Hale to second]; Hale advanced to
third because of defensive indifference [Hale to third]; Bishop
popped to shortstop; Cobb grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 8, Athletics 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          8  10   1    7
 Athletics        3   7   1    8