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The following are the baseball events of the year 1927 throughout the world.  

Contents

Headline Event of the Year

Champions

Awards

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Harry Heilmann DET .398 Paul Waner PIT .380
HR Babe Ruth NYY 60 Hack Wilson CHC
Cy Williams PHI
30
RBI Lou Gehrig NYY 175 Paul Waner PIT 131
Wins Waite Hoyt NYY 22 Charlie Root CHC 26
ERA Wilcy Moore NYY 2.28 Ray Kremer PIT 2.47
Ks Lefty Grove PHA 174 Dazzy Vance BRO 184

Major league baseball final standings

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American League final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 110   44 .714
2nd Philadelphia Athletics   91   63 .591 19.0
3rd Washington Senators   85   69 .552 25.0
4th Detroit Tigers   82   71 .536 27.5
5th Chicago White Sox   70   83 .458 39.5
6th Cleveland Indians   66   87 .431 43.5
7th St. Louis Browns   59   94 .386 50.5
8th Boston Red Sox   51   103 .331 59.0

National League final standings

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Pittsburgh Pirates   94   60 .610
2nd St. Louis Cardinals   92   61 .601 1.5
3rd New York Giants   92   62 .597 2.0
4th Chicago Cubs   85   68 .556 8.5
5th Cincinnati Reds   75   78 .490 18.5
6th Brooklyn Robins   65   88 .425 28.5
7th Boston Braves   60   94 .390 34.0
8th Philadelphia Phillies   51   103 .331 43.0

Negro League Baseball final standings

Negro National League final standings

Negro National League (West)
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Chicago American Giants 54 28 .659
Kansas City Monarchs 58 33 .637
St. Louis Stars 60 35 .632
Detroit Stars 70 53 .569
Birmingham Black Barons 53 41 .564
Cuban Stars 21 40 .344
Cleveland Hornets 17 42 .288
Memphis Red Sox 28 74 .275
  • Chicago won the first half, Birmingham won the second half.
  • Chicago beat Birmingham 4 games to 0 games in a play-off.

Eastern Colored League final standings

Eastern Colored League (East)
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Atlantic City Bacharach Giants/Bees 64 39 .621
Baltimore Black Sox 36 30 .545
Harrisburg Giants 45 31 .523
Newark Cuban Stars 28 28 .500
New York Lincoln Giants 21 22 .488
Hilldale 47 70 .402
Brooklyn Royal Giants 14 26 .350

Homestead Grays

7 0 1.000

†Homestead was not in the league, but these games counted in the standings. Atlantic City won both first and second halves.

Events

  • May 11 - In Detroit it's Ty Cobb day and more than 30,000 pay to see the former Tigers player in his first appearance at Navin Field in a Philadelphia Athletics uniform. With Eddie Collins on base in the first inning, Cobb drives a double into the overflow crowd to send home Collins for the first run of the game as the Athletics would eventually beat the Tigers 6–3.
  • October 8 - The New York Yankees defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4–3, in Game 4 of the World Series, to win their second World Championship, four games to none. This was the first sweep by an American League team over the National League. Babe Ruth's fifth inning home run gives the Yankees a 3–1 lead, but Pittsburgh tie the game later. In the top of the ninth inning, Earle Combs walks, Mark Koenig beats out a bunt, and Ruth walks to fill the bases. Two outs later, a wild pitch rolls far enough away for Combs to score the winning run.
  • November 28 - Billy Evans quits as American League umpire to becomes business manager of the Cleveland Indians, following the purchase of the club by a group headed by Alva Bradley, to become the first General Manager in major league history. Evans, who worked as an AL umpire from 1906 to 1927, became, at age 22, the youngest umpire in major league history, and later became the youngest to officiate in the World Series at age 25.

Births

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • February 24 - Charlie Bennett, 72, star catcher whose career was ended when a train accident cost him his legs
  • March 4 - Horace Wilson, 84, American professor of English at Tokyo University during the modernization of Japan after the Meiji Restoration, who is credited with introducing baseball to Japan in either 1872 or 1873
  • March 27 - Joe Start, 84, prominent first baseman of the 1860s and 1870s
  • April 18 - Pop Smith, 70, infielder for 12 seasons from 1880 to 1891.
  • August 16 - Jerry Denny, 68, third baseman from 1881 to 1894
  • September 6 - Lave Cross, 61, third baseman and catcher for over 20 seasons, captain of the 1902 and 1905 AL champion Philadelphia Athletics, and one of the first ten players to collect 2,500 hits
  • September 27 - Ben Hunt, 38, pitched for the Red Sox and Cardinals in the early 1910s
  • October 22 - Ross Youngs, 30, right fielder who batted .322 for the New York Giants over 10 seasons
  • October 25 - Tom Brown, 67, outfielder who played 17 seasons, had 1951 hits, managed two seasons for the 1897-1898 Washington Senators, and umpired 3 full seasons.
  • November 30 - Jimmy Wood, 84, player/manager for the Chicago White Stockings, Troy Haymakers, Brooklyn Eckfords and Philadelphia White Stockings from 1871 to 1873, who hit .333 in 102 games and posted a 105-99 managerial record

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