1927 New York Yankees
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1927 New York Yankees / Franchise: New York Yankees / BR Team Page
World Series Champs
Managed by Miller Huggins
History, Comments, Contributions
The 1927 New York Yankees have often been considered the greatest team of all time. It was their 25th season and the team finished with a record of 110-44, winning their fifth pennant, finishing 19.0 games ahead of the Philadelphia Athletics. New York was managed by Miller Huggins. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they swept the Pittsburgh Pirates. This Yankee team is known popularly nowadays for their feared lineup nicknamed "Murderers Row".
While the team is now mainly remembered for its fearsome hitting, led by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Tony Lazzeri, among others, it also had excellent pitching, leading the American League in ERA, WHIP and fewest walks allowed and was third in strikeouts.
Their 110 victories broke the previous American League mark of 105, set by the 1912 Boston Red Sox. The Yankees' 110 wins would stand as the American League single-season record until it was broken by the Cleveland Indians in 1954.
Although the illustration accompanying this article does not show it, this was the first year the Yankees' acknowledged their team nickname on their uniforms, albeit their road uniforms. Their home uniforms remained free of any kind of logo except for the "NY" on their caps.
Awards and Honors
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|Chicago White Sox||70||83||.458||39½|
|St. Louis Browns||59||94||.386||50½|
|Boston Red Sox||51||103||.331||59|
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|3||October 7||Pittsburgh Pirates||1||New York Yankees||8||3-0||60,695|
|4||October 8||Pittsburgh Pirates||3||New York Yankees||4||4-0||57,909|
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- G.H. Fleming: Murderers' Row, William Morrow & Co., New York, NY, 1985. ISBN 5550380749
- Fred Glueckstein: The '27 Yankees, Xlibris Books, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.
- Donald Honig: Baseball's 10 Greatest Teams, Macmillan, New York, NY, 1982.
- Douglas Jordan: "The .700 Club: Blessedly Good Baseball", The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 45, Number 2 (Fall 2016), pp. 26-33.
- John G. Robertson: The Babe Chases 60: That Fabulous 1927 Season, Home Run by Home Run, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 1999. ISBN 978-0-7864-9367-8
- Gary Sarnoff: The First Yankees Dynasty: Babe Ruth, Miller Huggins and the Bronx Bombers of the 1920s, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2014. ISBN 978-0-7864-4966-8