1927 Negro World Series
1927 Negro World Series
|Chicago American Giants||Five games to Three||Atlantic City Bacharach Giants|
|(54-28, NNL)||(64-39, ECL)|
The 1927 Colored World Series was the last of four post-season series between the champions of the Negro National League and the Eastern Colored League. The series had not caught on with fans or with the media, and the declining fortunes of the ECL precluded any further meetings.
As with the three previous series, this was a best of nine contest, and was a rematch of the respective 1926 champions, the Chicago American Giants and the Atlantic City Bacharach Giants. Chicago won the series five games to three, with one tie. They won the first four games and then lost three and tied one before closing out the series.
Chicago American Giants
Won first half of NNL split season, beat Birmingham Black Barons, second half winners, four games to none, winning by scores of 5-0, 10-5, 6-4, and 6-2.
Atlantic City Bacharach Giants
Won both halves of ECL split season, though it took a decision by the ECL president disallowing a forfeit win by runner-up Harrisbug to avoid a playoff.
The series format was the same as the previous year's, four games played at one team's home park and the remainder at the other. The 1926 series had started at the eastern champion's park, so this year started in the western team's home park.
- Saturday, October 1 1927, at Schorling's Park in Chicago
- Chicago American Giants 6, Bacharach Giants 2
|Chicago American Giants||0||1||3||1||0||0||0||0||6||8||1|
|BAC: Luther Farrell (L, 0-1)|
|CAG: Bill Foster (W, 1-0)|
- Sunday, October 2 1927, at Schorling's Park in Chicago
- Chicago American Giants 11, Bacharach Giants 1
|Chicago American Giants||3||1||0||0||5||0||2||0||11||14||1|
|BAC: Jesse Hubbard (4) (L, 0-1), Hubert Lockhart (5)|
|CAG: Willie Powell (W, 1-0)|
- Monday, October 3 1927, at Schorling's Park in Chicago
- Chicago American Giants 7, Bacharach Giants 0
|Chicago American Giants||0||2||3||1||0||0||1||0||7||10||0|
|BAC: Jesse Hubbard (2+) (L,0-2), Roy Roberts (0), Hubert Lockhart (6)|
|CAG:George Harney (W, 1-0)|
Tuesday, October 4 1927, at Schorling's Park in Chicago
- Chicago American Giants 9, Bacharach Giants 1
|Chicago American Giants||0||0||0||1||5||0||0||3||9||11||3|
|BAC: Luther Farrell (L, 0-2)|
|CAG: Webster McDonald (W, 1-0)|
- Bacharach Giants 3, Chicago American Giants 2, seven innings
|Chicago American Giants||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||2||0||1|
|CAG: Bill Foster (L, 1-1)|
|BAC: Luther Farrell (W, 1-2)|
With a drizzle falling throughout the game and heavier rain constantly threatening, Luther Farrell pitched a seven-inning no-hitter against his old team to give the Bacharachs their first win. Allowing an unearned run in each of the fourth and fifth innings, he finished strongly, retiring the last seven men he faced. The home plate umpire called the game in the middle of the seventh on account of darkness, and many Chicago players rushed to the plate to protest, but to no avail.
Heavy rains began to fall shortly after the game ended, and prevented play on Sunday.
- Monday, October 10 1927, at Bacharach Park in Atlantic City
- Bacharach Giants 1, Chicago American Giants 1 (tie)
|Chicago American Giants||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||5||2|
|CAG: Willie Powell (6+), Buck Miller (1/3), George Harney (3 2/3)|
|BAC: Hubert Lockhart|
|HR: CAG: Jim Brown BAC: Milton Lewis|
Tuesday, October 11 1927, at Bacharach Park in Atlantic City
- Bacharach Giants 8, Chicago American Giants 1
|Chicago American Giants||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||7||2|
|CAG: George Harney (L, 1-1)|
|BAC: Luther Farrell (W, 2-2)|
- Wednesday, October 12 1927, Bacharach Park in Atlantic City
- Bacharach Giants 6, Chicago American Giants 5
|Chicago American Giants||2||0||0||0||2||0||1||0||0||5||6||4|
|CAG: Bill Foster (L, 1-2)|
|BAC: Jesse Hubbard (W, 1-2)|
Thursday, October 13 1927, at Bacharach Park in Atlantic City
- Chicago American Giants, 11, Bacharach Giants 4
|Chicago American Giants||3||2||1||1||0||0||0||4||0||11||15||1|
|CAG: WIllie Powell (1+), Bill Foster (5+) (W, 2-2), Rube Currie (2, S)|
|BAC: Hubert Lockhard (1 2/3) (L, 0-1), Luther Farrell (6 2/3)|
|HR: CAG: Steel Arm Davis, Jim Brown, Larry Brown|
Game called account of darkness with one out in top of ninth.