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1928 New York Yankees
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Manager(s) Miller Huggins
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[edit] 1928 New York Yankees / Franchise: New York Yankees / BR Team Page

The New York Yankees' 1928 season was their 26th season. The team finished with a record of 101-53, winning their sixth pennant, finishing 2.5 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 St. Louis Cardinals. Pitcher Urban Shocker died in September due to tuberculosis.

The 1928 Yankees, were, like the 1927 Yankees, utterly dominant, staying in first place almost the entire season. They played close to .800 ball in April and then played over .800 in May. In July and August they slipped to a bit over .550 ball but by then it didn't matter. The Yanks beat every team in the league, but oddly, struggled a bit only with the 1928 Browns, who they beat only by 12-10.

The team had the highest BA/OBP/SLG in the league as well as the second-highest team ERA.

Babe Ruth, at age 33, had 54 home runs, twice the total of anyone else on the team. Lou Gehrig had 27. Ruth and Gehrig tied with 142 RBI. Ruth had the most walks with 137 while Gehrig had 95. Ruth scored 163 runs while Gehrig had 139 and Earle Combs had 118. Gehrig led the team in doubles while Bob Meusel was close behind. Combs led the team in triples. Tony Lazzeri had 15 steals to lead the team. Gehrig's .374 batting average was by far the highest on the team.

The pitchers were led by George Pipgras with 24 victories and Waite Hoyt with 23. Hoyt also had 8 saves. Herb Pennock went 17-6 while Hank Johnson was 14-9.

It was to be the last World Series for manager Miller Huggins, who went to six in the 1920's. His last season as manager would be 1929, when the Yanks finished second. He died in September 1929.

[edit] Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 101 53 .656 --
Philadelphia Athletics 98 55 .641
St. Louis Browns 82 72 .532 19
Washington Senators 75 79 .487 26
Chicago White Sox 72 82 .468 29
Detroit Tigers 68 86 .442 33
Cleveland Indians 62 92 .403 39
Boston Red Sox 57 96 .373 43½

[edit] Player stats

[edit] Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Earle Combs 149 626 194 .310 7 56
Joe Dugan 94 312 86 .276 6 34
Lou Gehrig 154 562 210 .374 27 142
Johnny Grabowski 75 202 48 .238 1 21
Mark Koenig 132 533 170 .319 4 63
Tony Lazzeri 116 404 134 .332 10 82
Bob Meusel 131 518 154 .297 11 113
Babe Ruth 154 536 173 .323 54 142

[edit] Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Benny Bengough 58 161 43 .267 0 9
George Burns 4 4 2 .500 0 0
Pat Collins 70 136 30 .221 6 14
Bill Dickey 10 15 3 .200 0 2
Leo Durocher 102 296 80 .270 0 31
Cedric Durst 74 135 34 .252 2 10
Mike Gazella 32 56 13 .232 0 2
Ben Paschal 65 79 25 .316 1 15
Gene Robertson 83 251 73 .291 1 36

[edit] Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Waite Hoyt 42 273 23 7 3.36 67
Hank Johnson 31 299 14 9 4.30 110
Herb Pennock 28 211 17 6 2.56 53
George Pipgras 46 300.7 24 13 3.38 139
Al Shealy 23 96 8 6 5.06 39

[edit] Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Stan Coveleski 12 58 5 1 5.74 5
Fred Heimach 13 68 2 3 3.31 25
Rosy Ryan 3 6 0 0 16.50 5
Urban Shocker 1 2 0 0 0.00 0
Tom Zachary 7 45.7 3 3 3.94 7

[edit] Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Archie Campbell 13 0 1 2 5.25 9
Wilcy Moore 35 4 4 2 4.18 18
Myles Thomas 12 1 0 0 3.41 10

[edit] World Series

Main article: 1928 World Series
Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Cardinals – 1, Yankees – 4 October 4 Yankee Stadium 61,425
2 Cardinals – 3, Yankees – 9 October 5 Yankee Stadium 60,714
3 Yankees – 7, Cardinals – 3 October 7 Sportsman's Park 39,602
4 Yankees – 7, Cardinals – 3 October 9 Sportsman's Park 37,331

[edit] Further Reading

  • Charlie Gentile: The 1928 New York Yankees: The Return of Murderers' Row, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4422-3598-4
  • 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

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