1927 World Series
1927 World Series Program
Team / Wins Manager Season
New York Yankees (4) Miller Huggins 110–44, .714, GA: 19
Pittsburgh Pirates (0) Donie Bush 94–60, .610, GA: 1½
Dates: October 5October 8
Radio network: NBC Radio, CBS Radio
Radio announcers: Graham McNamee, Major White, Phillips Carlin
Umpires: Ernie Quigley (NL), Dick Nallin (AL), Charley Moran (NL), Red Ormsby (AL)
Future Hall of Famers: Yankees: Miller Huggins (mgr.), Earle Combs, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Herb Pennock, Babe Ruth, Waite Hoyt.
Pirates: Kiki Cuyler (dnp), Pie Traynor, Lloyd Waner, Paul Waner.
World Series
 < 1926 1928 > 

In the 1927 World Series, the New York Yankees swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in four games. This was the first sweep of a National League team by an American League team. Babe Ruth hit the only 2 home runs in the Series by either by either team. Lou Gehrig had 2 triples (thrown out once trying for inside-park-home run).

The 1927 New York Yankees led the American League in runs scored, hits, triples, home runs, base on balls, batting average, slugging average and on base percentage. The 1927 Pittsburgh Pirates led the National League in runs, hits, batting average and on base percentage. When comparing the two together, the Pirates only led in hits.

The "Murderers' Row" Yankees, who won a then-league record 110 games (110-44) during the regular season, reportedly took a show-off batting practice before Game 1 in which they purposely rocketed as many as they could into the seats. Whether true or legend (this was standard procedure for Ruth in any case), the Yankees had little trouble dispatching the Pirates, who did not see another Series for 33 years.

Game 4 was close the entire game, and remained tied at three going into the ninth inning. Pittsburgh manager, Donie Bush, had turned to Carmen Hill, who had peaked in 1927 as the ace of his pitching staff. Hill had never won more than three games, but in 1927 he chalked up twenty-two. New York's Miller Huggins went with Wilcy Moore, a promising rookie who had made only twelve starts in his fifty appearances. Both had planned to go the distance, but the mental fatigue was starting to take its toll. Pittsburgh's John Miljus came in as relief in the seventh inning and looked strong until the ninth. Earle Combs walked and Mark Koenig beat out a bunt to advance the runner. In a daring move, Ruth was walked intentionally, filling the bases with no outs and Lou Gehrig coming up next. Miljus managed to strike out the next two batters, but threw a disastrous wild pitch to Tony Lazzeri, scoring Combs and ending the game. The Yankees had won their second championship title and the crowning achievement to a magnificent season. The Yankees repeated as World Champions (sweeping the Cardinals) in 1928. (Only pre-1927 World Series win for Yankees was in 1923 vs. New York Giants).


AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Pittsburgh Pirates (0)

1New York Yankees – 5, Pittsburgh Pirates – 4October 5Forbes Field41,467[1]
2New York Yankees – 6, Pittsburgh Pirates – 2October 6Forbes Field41,634[2]
3Pittsburgh Pirates – 1, New York Yankees – 8October 7Yankee Stadium60,695[3]
4Pittsburgh Pirates – 3, New York Yankees – 4October 8Yankee Stadium57,909[4]


Game 1Edit

Wednesday, October 5, 1927 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 123456789RHE
New York 103010000 5 61
Pittsburgh 101010010 4 92
WP: Waite Hoyt (1–0)  LP: Ray Kremer (0–1)  SV: Wilcy Moore (1)  

Game 2Edit

Thursday, October 6, 1927 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team 123456789RHE
New York 003000030 6 110
Pittsburgh 100000010 2 72
WP: George Pipgras (1–0)  LP: Vic Aldridge (0–1)  

Game 3Edit

Friday, October 7, 1927 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 123456789RHE
Pittsburgh 000000010 1 31
New York 20000060X 8 90
WP: Herb Pennock (1–0)  LP: Lee Meadows (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Babe Ruth (1)

Game 4Edit

Saturday, October 8, 1927 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 123456789RHE
Pittsburgh 100000200 3 101
New York 100020001 4 122
WP: Wilcy Moore (1–0)  LP: Johnny Miljus (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Babe Ruth (2)

Composite boxEdit

1927 World Series (4–0): New York Yankees (A.L.) over Pittsburgh Pirates (N.L.)

Team 123456789RHE
New York Yankees 406030631 23 383
Pittsburgh Pirates 301010230 10 296

<tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="13">Total attendance: 201,705   Average attendance: 50,426</td></tr> <tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="13">Winning player’s share: $5,782   Losing player’s share: $3,985[5]</td></tr>



  • Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 120–123)
  • Reichler, Joseph, ed. (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.), p. 2135. MacMillian Publishing. ISBN 0-02-579010-2.
  • Forman, Sean L.. 1927 World Series. - Major League Statistics and Information.. Retrieved on 2007-12-09.

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