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1928 Philadelphia Athletics
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Owner(s) Connie Mack
Manager(s) Connie Mack
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The Philadelphia Athletics' 1928 season involved the A's finishing 2nd in the American League with a record of 98 wins and 55 losses.

By this time, the nucleus of the 1929-31 dynasty was in place for the A's. The team featured three starters who were later elected into the Hall of Fame: catcher Mickey Cochrane and outfielders Al Simmons and Ty Cobb. Cochrane was voted league MVP. Simmons led the team with a .351 batting average and 107 RBI. Cobb, in his last major league season, hit .323 in 95 games. Jimmie Foxx, Tris Speaker, and Eddie Collins also saw playing time for the 1928 team.

The pitching staff, led by 24-game winner Lefty Grove, allowed the fewest runs in the AL.

Contents

Offseason

  • February 5, 1928: Tris Speaker was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[1]

Regular season

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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

Roster

1928 Philadelphia Athletics roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Cochrane, MickeyMickey Cochrane 131 468 137 .293 10 57
1B Hauser, JoeJoe Hauser 95 300 78 .260 16 59
2B Bishop, MaxMax Bishop 126 472 149 .316 6 50
3B Hale, SammySammy Hale 88 314 97 .309 4 58
SS Boley, JoeJoe Boley 132 425 112 .264 0 49
OF Miller, BingBing Miller 139 510 168 .329 8 85
OF Simmons, AlAl Simmons 119 464 163 .351 15 107
OF Cobb, TyTy Cobb 95 353 114 .323 1 40

[2]

Other batters

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
Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 118 400 131 .328 13 79
Haas, MuleMule Haas 91 332 93 .280 6 39
Dykes, JimmieJimmie Dykes 85 242 67 .277 5 30
Speaker, TrisTris Speaker 64 191 51 .267 3 30
Orwoll, OssieOssie Orwoll 64 170 52 .306 0 22
French, WalterWalter French 48 74 19 .257 0 7
Perkins, CyCy Perkins 19 29 5 .172 0 1

[2]

Pitching

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
Grove, LeftyLefty Grove 39 261.2 24 8 2.58 183
Quinn, JackJack Quinn 31 211.1 18 7 2.90 43

Other 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
Bush, JoeJoe Bush 11 35.1 2 1 5.09 15

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Daney, ArtArt Daney 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

Max Bishop

  • #4 in AL in on-base percentage (.435)

Lefty Grove

  • AL leader in wins (24)
  • AL leader in strikeouts (183)
  • #3 in AL in ERA (2.58)

Joe Hauser

  • #4 in AL in home runs (16)

Al Simmons

  • #4 in AL in batting average (.351)

Notes

References


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