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1927 New York Yankees
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Owner(s) Jacob Ruppert
Manager(s) Miller Huggins
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Baseball-Reference 1927 New York Yankees

1927 New York Yankees / Franchise: New York Yankees / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 110-44-1 Finished 1st in American League (1927 AL)

Clinched Pennant: September 13, 1927, vs. Cleveland Indians

World Series Champs

Managed by Miller Huggins

Coaches: Art Fletcher and Charley O'Leary

Ballpark: Yankee Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1927 New York Yankees have often been considered the greatest team of all time. It was their 25th season and the team finished with a record of 110-44, winning their fifth pennant, finishing 19.0 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 Pittsburgh Pirates. This Yankee team is known popularly nowadays for their feared lineup nicknamed "Murderers Row".

While the team is now mainly remembered for its fearsome hitting, led by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Tony Lazzeri, among others, it also had excellent pitching, leading the American League in ERA, WHIP and fewest walks allowed and was third in strikeouts.

Their 110 victories broke the previous American League mark of 105, set by the 1912 Boston Red Sox. The Yankees' 110 wins would stand as the American League single-season record until it was broken by the Cleveland Indians in 1954.

Although the illustration accompanying this article does not show it, this was the first year the Yankees' acknowledged their team nickname on their uniforms, albeit their road uniforms. Their home uniforms remained free of any kind of logo except for the "NY" on their caps.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 110 44 .714 --
Philadelphia Athletics 91 63 .591 19
Washington Senators 85 69 .552 25
Detroit Tigers 82 71 .536 27½
Chicago White Sox 70 83 .458 39½
Cleveland Indians 66 87 .431 43½
St. Louis Browns 59 94 .386 50½
Boston Red Sox 51 103 .331 59

World Series[edit]

Main article: 1927 World Series
Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record


1 October 5 New York Yankees 5 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 1-0 41,467
2 October 6 New York Yankees 6 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 2-0 41,634
3 October 7 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 New York Yankees 8 3-0 60,695
4 October 8 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 New York Yankees 4 4-0 57,909
New York Yankees win 4-0

External links[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • G.H. Fleming: Murderers' Row, William Morrow & Co., New York, NY, 1985. ISBN 5550380749
  • Fred Glueckstein: The '27 Yankees, Xlibris Books, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.
  • Donald Honig: Baseball's 10 Greatest Teams, Macmillan, New York, NY, 1982.
  • Douglas Jordan: "The .700 Club: Blessedly Good Baseball", The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 45, Number 2 (Fall 2016), pp. 26-33.
  • Andrew Mearns: "This Day in Yankees History: "Murderer's Row" Clinches the AL Pennant- September 13, 1927", pinstripealley.com, September 13, 2012
  • John G. Robertson: The Babe Chases 60: That Fabulous 1927 Season, Home Run by Home Run, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 1999. ISBN 978-0-7864-9367-8
  • 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