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April 13, 2008

Lou Gehrig Homers As Yankees Edge Athletics

by @ 6:22 pm. Filed under 1928 Yankees, 1928 Yankees Diary - April, Bob Meusel, Earle Combs, Lou Gehrig, Wilcy Moore

April 13, 1928 at Shibe Park
Yankees 8, Athletics 7  (2-0)

Lou Gehrig, Earle Combs and Bob Meusel all had solid games at the plate as the Yankees edged the Athletics 8-7.  Gehrig hit his first homer of the season in the win. He also tripled and scored twice.  Earle Combs went three for five with three runs while Meusel went three for four with two runs and two RBIs.

Wilcy Moore picked up the win for the Yankees.  He gave up five runs on ten hits and four walks with two strikeouts in seven innings of work.

April 21, 2007

Lou Gehrig Powers Yankees to Blowout Win Over Athletics

by @ 5:19 pm. Filed under 1927 Yankees, 1927 Yankees Diary - April, Bob Meusel, Earle Combs, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Waite Hoyt, Wilcy Moore

April 21, 1927 at Shibe Park

Yankees 13, Athletics 6  (7-2)

The Yankees ran up the score again behind the bat of Lou Gehrig.  The Iron Horse went two for five with a homerun, three runs.  Tony Lazzeri went yard with a three run shot while both Earle Combs and Bob Muesel had three hits and three runs.

Waite Hoyt had a tough time and he was bounced in the fifth inning.  Wilcy Moore did a nice job in relief and he picked up the win, giving up only one hit in 4 2/3 innings.

April 20, 2007

Urban Shocker Hit Hard in Yankees’ Second Straight Loss

by @ 8:02 am. Filed under 1927 Yankees, 1927 Yankees Diary - April, Bob Meusel, Earle Combs, Lou Gehrig, Mark Koenig, Urban Shocker, Wilcy Moore

April 20, 1927 at Shibe Park

Athletics 8, Yankees 5  (6-2)

Urban Shocker was hit hard and he took the loss against the A’s.  He and Wilcy Moore combined to give up eight runs on twelve hits to the A’s. 

On offense, the Yankees got a bunch of hits but they were mostly by four players.  Lou Gehrig and Earle Combs each had three hits while Mark Koenig and Bob Meusel each had two.  The only other player with a hit was Grabowski, who had a lone single.

April 16, 2007

Yankees Win Fourth Straight in Series Opener Against Red Sox

by @ 6:11 pm. Filed under 1927 Yankees, 1927 Yankees Diary - April, Babe Ruth, Earle Combs, Urban Shocker

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 12, 2007

Yankees Blow Out Athletics in Home Opener

by @ 8:35 am. Filed under 1927 Yankees, 1927 Yankees Diary - April, Babe Ruth, Earle Combs, Joe Dugan, Waite Hoyt

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.

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