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April 18, 2008

Yankees Hitters Pummell Sox For Fourth Straight Win

by @ 5:27 pm. Filed under 1928 Yankees, 1928 Yankees Diary - April, Lou Gehrig, Waite Hoyt

April 18, 1928 at Fenway Park
Yankees 10, Red Sox 7  (4-0)

Waite Hoyt gave up seven runs in his first start of the season but it was good enough for the win as the Yankees bested the Red Sox with an impressive offensive attack.  Hoyt gave up the seven runs on twelve hits and two walks with one strikeout.

Lou Gehrig had another nice day at the plate.  He went three for four with a double, an RBI and two runs.  Babe Ruth singled, drove in two and scored a run.

April 16, 2008

George Pipgras Holds Red Sox to Five Hits In Yankees Third Straight Win

by @ 3:22 am. Filed under 1928 Yankees, 1928 Yankees Diary - April, Bob Meusel, George Pipgras, Johnny Grabowski, Lou Gehrig

April 16, 1928 at Fenway Park
Yankees 7, Red Sox 2  (3-0)

George Pipgras threw a solid game and he went the distance as the Yankees opened up their series in Boston with a win.  He gave up just two runs on five hits and four walks with six strikeouts in the win.

Lou Gehrig belted his second homer of the season.  Bob Meusel went two for four with a double, two RBIs and a run.  Johnny Grabowski went two for four with a triple and two runs.

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 11, 2008

Babe Ruth Wins Duel Over Ty Cobb, Yankees Win Opener

by @ 3:21 am. Filed under 1928 Yankees, 1928 Yankees Diary - April, Babe Ruth, Herb Pennock, Lou Gehrig

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.

April 30, 2007

Yankees Held to Single Run, Five Game Winning Streak Ends

by @ 8:32 am. Filed under 1937 Yankees, 1937 Yankees Diary - April, George Selkirk, Kemp Wicker, Lou Gehrig

April 30, 1937 at Griffith Stadium

Senators 4, Yankees 1  (5-2)

The Yankees five gave winning streak came to end in a game that saw only five Yankee hits.  George Selkirk drove home Lou Gehrig in the sixth inning for the team’s only run of the game and Gehrig finished the game with two hits.

Kemp Wicker was hit hard early and he took the loss.  He gave up all four runs in the first two innings to dig a hole that the Yankees couldn’t climb out of.

April 26, 2007

Tony Lazerri Remains Hot in Yankees Third Straight Win

by @ 8:19 am. Filed under 1937 Yankees, 1937 Yankees Diary - April, Johnny Broaca, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri

April 26, 1937 at Yankee Stadium

Yankees 7, Athletics 1  (3-1)

The Yankees made it three straight wins with some more good hitting.  Tony Lazzeri remained hot and he had three hits and two RBIs while Lou Gehrig joined him with the same stat line.  Gehrig also scored two times in the game.

Johnny Broaca threw a nice game for the Yankees and he went the distance for the win.  He gave up a single run on six hits and he also benefited from a triple play in the eighth inning.

April 25, 2007

Waite Hoyt Touched Up For Five Runs in Loss to Senators

by @ 5:34 pm. Filed under 1927 Yankees, 1927 Yankees Diary - April, Lou Gehrig, Mike Gazella, Waite Hoyt

April 25, 1927 at Yankee Stadium

Senators 5, Yankees 4  (8-4)

The Yankees continued their dry spell with their fourth loss in six games.  Waite Hoyt lost his first game of the season and he gave up five runs on nine hits and five hits with five strikeouts.

Lou Gehrig doubled twice and he scored a run in the loss.  Mike Gazella doubled and scored two runs.

April 23, 2007

Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig Homer in Loss to Athletics

by @ 5:28 pm. Filed under 1927 Yankees, 1927 Yankees Diary - April, Babe Ruth, Dutch Reuther, Lou Gehrig, Mark Koenig, Wilcy Moore

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.

Dutch Reuther got the start and he went seven innings but it was Wilcy Moore who took the loss in relief.

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.

Lefty Gomez Outdueled in Yankees Loss

by @ 8:01 am. Filed under 1937 Yankees, 1937 Yankees Diary - April, Bill Dickey, Lefty Gomez, Lou Gehrig

April 20, 1937 at Yankee Stadium

Senators 3, Yankees 2  (0-1)

The Yankees began their defense of the baseball world championship on a less then solid note as they could never get their bats going in a loss to the Senators.  Lou Gehrig had a nice day at the plate with three hits and an RBI while the Yankees other run was driven in by Bill Dickey.

Lefty Gomez had a solid start but it wasn’t good enough for the win.  He gave up three runs on ten hits and three walks in the loss.

April 19, 2007

Yankees Lose First Game of Season

by @ 7:57 am. Filed under 1927 Yankees, 1927 Yankees Diary - April, Bob Shawkey, Lou Gehrig

April 19, 1927 at Yankee Stadium

Red Sox 6, Yankees 3  (6-1)

It had to happen eventually, even to the 1927 Yankees but they finally lost a game to end their six game winning streak.  Lou Gehrig provided most of the offense for the Yanks.  He went two for five with a double and two of the three Yankees’ runs. 

Bob Shawkey was roughed up for five runs in six innings and he took the loss.  He walked two and struck out three.

April 18, 2007

Dutch Reuther Throws Three Hit Shutout in Yankees Sixth Straight Win

by @ 6:22 pm. Filed under 1927 Yankees, 1927 Yankees Diary - April, Bob Meusel, Dutch Reuther, Lou Gehrig

April 18, 1927 at Yankee Stadium

Yankees 3, Red Sox 0  (6-0)

The Yankees improved to a perfect 6-0 behind the arm of Dutch Reuther.  The hurler gave up only three hits and three walks with three strikeouts in nine shutout innings.

Lou Gehrig  singled twice and he scored a run and Bob Meusel singled twice.

April 17, 2007

Lou Gehrig Homers Twice in Yankees Blowout Win Over Red Sox

by @ 6:14 pm. Filed under 1927 Yankees, 1927 Yankees Diary - April, Lou Gehrig, Pat Collins, Waite Hoyt

April 17, 1927 at Yankee Stadium

Yankees 14, Red Sox 2  (5-0)

The Yankees made it five straight with a fourteen run, eighteen hit attack in which Lou Gehrig led the way with two homeruns.  He finished the game with three hits, three runs while Pat Collins had three hits and two runs.  Every Yankee starter had a hit except for Waite Hoyt and seven players had at least two hits.

Hoyt threw a nice game and he gave up two runs on eight hits with five strikeouts.

February 20, 2007

Lou Gehrig 1937 Retrospective

by @ 9:28 am. Filed under 1937 Yankees, Lou Gehrig

In a lot of ways, 1937 was Lou Gehrig’s last hurrah.  1938 would be one of his worst seasons (although it was still very good by most standards) and of course 1939 was the season we saw Gehrig’s career cut short.   Man, did he come out in 1937 though.

While a lot was made about DiMaggio’s breakout season in 1937 in which he finished second for the MVP, it was actually Gehrig that led the team in OPS (1.116) and who finished fourth, providing one of the best one/two punches since, well, Ruth and Gehrig.  He finished second in hitting (.351), first in OBP (.473), first in OPS, third in runs (138), third in homeruns (37), first in walks (127) and third in RBIs (159).  Not too shabby for the Iron Horse.

Gehrig also got it done in the post season.  He hit an impressive .294/.455/.647 clip in the World Series with four runs and three RBIs.

Here are Gehrig’s numbers in 1937:

Games 157
AB 569
Runs 138
Hits 200
Doubles 37
Triples 9
Homeruns 37
RBIs 159
Walks 127
Strikeouts 49
Stolen Bases 4
Caught Stealing 3
BA .351
OBA .473
SLG% .643
OPS 1.116
RC 185
RCAA 100
RCAP 79
RC/G 12.93
ISO .292

February 6, 2007

Lou Gehrig 1927 Retrospective

by @ 12:51 pm. Filed under 1927 Yankees, Lou Gehrig

It must be nice to have a player on your team that finishes with a 221 OPS+ and doesn’t lead your team, but that’s what happened to the Yankees in 1927.  First baseman Lou Gehrig was only in his third season of his iron man streak but 1927 was probably his best season ever.  Whether it was having Ruth in his prime on the team or not, Gehrig broke out in a big way in 1927.

He set career highs with 52 doubles and a .765 slugging percentage.  It was his first of two MVP awards and he led the league in total bases (447), doubles (52) and RBIs (175).  He was second to Ruth with 47 homeruns and 18 triples and he was third in the league in hitting with a .373 batting average.  And his 1.239 OPS is the fourteenth best total ever and only four players have had a better single season OPS.

This is one of those historic seasons that was overshadowed because Ruth hit the 60 homeruns but it’s definitely one I’m interested in checking out one I start the diary.

Here are Gehrig’s numbers in 1927:

Games 155
AB 584
Runs 149
Hits 218
Doubles 52
Triples 18
Homeruns 47
RBIs 175
Walks 109
Strikeouts 84
Stolen Bases 10
Caught Stealing 8
BA .373
OBA .474
SLG% .765
OPS 1.240
RC 215
RCAA 136
RCAP 126
RC/G 14.15
ISO .392

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