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April 11, 1928 at Shibe Park
Yankees 8, Athletics 3 (1-0)
Babe Ruth didn’t need the long ball as he scored three runs with a walk and a triple as the Yankees took their season opener over the Athletics. Ty Cobb began his season with a pair of singles and two walks but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Yankees rolled over the Athletics. Lou Gehrig had a nice game with two singles, a run and two RBIs.
Herb Pennock went the distance and he picked up the win. He gave up three runs on seven hits and five walks with four strikeouts.
Today marks the 88th anniversary of the Yankees’ acqusition of Babe Ruth.
April 29, 1927 at Fenway Park
Yankees 9, Red Sox 0 (9-4)
Ruether kept the Red Sox in check and held them to just the six hits. He walked four and struck out one.
April 24, 1927 at Griffith Stadium
Yankees 6, Senators 2 (8-3)
Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel homered for the Yankees today while Cedric Durst drove in three with a bases loaded triple as the Yankees won yet again. It was Ruth’s third homerun of the season and he finished the game with three hits.
Urban Shocker picked up the win. He gave up two runs on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts.
April 23, 1927 at Shibe Park
Athletics 4, Yankees 3 (7-3)
The Yankees lost for the third time in four games and lost their first series of the season at the hands of the A’s. It wasn’t for lack of production from their big bats though. Both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig hit homeruns. The A’s won the game in the bottom of the ninth on a throwing error by Mark Koenig.
April 16, 1927 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Red Sox 2 (4-0)
The Yankees benefited from nine walks today as Yankees won their fourth straight game to open up the season. Babe Ruth scored two runs without getting a hit and Earle Combs singled and scored twice to lead the way for the Yankees at the plate.
Urban Shocker threw a nice game and he picked up the win. He gave up two runs on ten hits and three walks with two strikeouts.
April 15, 1927 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Athletics 3 (3-0)
The Yankees pulled out their sort of sweep as they doubled up the A’s today. Babe Ruth hit his first homerun of the season and he finished the game with two hits and two runs. Mike Gazella also had a solid day at the plate. He went two for three with two runs.
Herb Pennock picked up the win and he held the A’s to three runs on seven hits and two walks. Next up for the Yankees would be the Red Sox.
April 14, 1927 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 9, Athletics 9 (2-0)
The Yankees winless streak remained intact today when they played the Athletics to a 9-9 ten inning tie. At the plate, Bob Meusel had three hits and three runs while both Mark Koenig and Babe Ruth had a hit and two runs a piece.
April 13, 1927 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 10, Ahletics 4 (2-0)
The Yankees turned up the offense again as they racked up ten runs on sixteen hits. Mark Koenig had a great game with a perfect five for five performance and he scored twice. Babe Ruth bounced back after a poor game yesterday and he went two for four with two runs.
Dutch Reuther gave up a bunch of hits but they were mostly singles and in different innings. He did give up four runs on fourteen hits and three walks with six strikeouts.
April 12, 1927 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 8, Athletics 3 (1-0)
The Yankees took care of the Athletics in grand fashion today in their opener, and it front of a record crowd of 65,000 no less. Waite Hoyt threw a solid game and he picked up the win. He gave up three runs on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts.
Joe Dugan was three for four in the game and he scored once while leadoff man Earle Combs doubled and scored twice. Babe Ruth had a tough game though. He struck out twice and popped up to finish an unimpressive 0 for 3.
Babe Ruth, the best player ever, was born 102 years ago today. Man, it would have been cool to see the Babe play.
The 1927 New York Yankees are regarded as the best team ever. Amongst all of the great Yankee teams, the 1927 Yankees still have the best winning percentage of any of them (.714) and they were led by not one, but two of the greatest players of that era. It’s hard to believe that anyone was even close to as good as Babe Ruth, but to have that player on the same team in Lou Gehrig just goes to show you how dominating this team really was.
Regardless, Babe Ruth was the best player on the best team ever. If that doesn’t put to rest the naysayers who say guys like Ty Cobb (who never won a World Series) or even Barry Bonds (who I’d rate a close second to Ruth) were better then Ruth, then I don’t know what does.
1927 was special for Ruth. Just six years removed from breaking his own single season homerun record with 59, Ruth set the standard with 60 homeruns in 1927. He was the first to eclipse the 60 homerun mark and only one player would top that between 1927 and 1998 (Roger Maris). At the time, it was truly an amazing feat.
To go along with the 60 homeruns, Ruth also led the league in OBP (.486), slugging percentage (.772), runs (158), walks (137), and oddly enough, strikeouts (89). He was second in RBIs with 164 and sixth in hitting at .356. And the only player who drove in more runs then Ruth was teammate Lou Gehrig. Not too shabby for a converted pitcher who turned 32.
Here’s a look at Babe Ruth’s numbers
Stolen Bases 7
Caught Stealing 6
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