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1928 World Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
New York Yankees (4) Miller Huggins 101–53, .656, GA: 2½
St. Louis Cardinals (0) Bill McKechnie 95–59, .617, GA: 2
Dates: October 4–October 9
Radio: NBC, CBS
Radio announcers: Graham McNamee, Major White, Phillips Carlin
Umpires: Brick Owens (AL), Cy Rigler (NL), Bill McGowan (AL), Cy Pfirman (NL)
Future Hall of Famers: Yankees: Miller Huggins (mgr.), Earle Combs, Stan Coveleski (dnp), Bill Dickey (dnp), Leo Durocher‡, Lou Gehrig, Waite Hoyt, Tony Lazzeri, Herb Pennock (dnp), Babe Ruth.
Cardinals: Bill McKechnie (mgr.), Grover Cleveland Alexander, Jim Bottomley, Frankie Frisch, Chick Hafey, Jesse Haines, Rabbit Maranville.
‡ elected as a manager.
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In the 1928 World Series, the New York Yankees swept the St. Louis Cardinals in four games. Along with 1927, this was the first time a team had swept consecutive Series.

Babe Ruth hit .625 (10 for 16) as the Yankees demolished their opponents by a combined score of 27 to 10. Like 1926, Ruth rocketed three home run balls over the right field pavilion at Sportsman's Park in Game 4. Unlike 1926, this was also the final game of the Series and served as a punctuation mark on the Yankees' dominance.

Lou Gehrig also had a good Series. He drove in as many runs by himself as the entire Cardinals team combined.

Bill McKechnie became the second manager to lead two different teams to the World Series, and like Pat Moran, he won one and lost one.

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Summary

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL St. Louis Cardinals (0)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 4 St. Louis Cardinals – 1, New York Yankees – 4 Yankee Stadium (I) 1:49 61,425[1]
2 October 5 St. Louis Cardinals – 3, New York Yankees – 9 Yankee Stadium (I) 2:04 60,714[2] 
3 October 7 New York Yankees – 7, St. Louis Cardinals – 3 Sportsman's Park (III) 2:00 39,602[3] 
4 October 9 New York Yankees – 7, St. Louis Cardinals – 3 Sportsman's Park (III) 2:25 37,331[4]

Matchups

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Game 1

Thursday, October 4, 1928 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1
New York 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 X 4 7 0

WP: Waite Hoyt (1–0)  LP: Bill Sherdel (0–1)  
HRs:  STL – Jim Bottomley (1)  NYY – Bob Meusel (1)

Game 2

Friday, October 5, 1928 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 1
New York 3 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 X 9 8 2

WP: George Pipgras (1–0)  LP: Grover Cleveland Alexander (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Lou Gehrig (1)

Game 3

Sunday, October 7, 1928 at Sportsman's Park (III) in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 1 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 7 7 2
St. Louis 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 9 3

WP: Tom Zachary (1–0)  LP: Jesse Haines (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Lou Gehrig 2 (3)

Game 4

Tuesday, October 9, 1928 at Sportsman's Park (III) in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 2 0 7 15 2
St. Louis 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 11 0

WP: Waite Hoyt (2–0)  LP: Bill Sherdel (0–2)  
HRs:  NYY – Babe Ruth 3 (3), Lou Gehrig (4), Cedric Durst (1)

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1928 World Series (4–0): New York Yankees (A.L.) over St. Louis Cardinals (N.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 4 2 4 5 0 3 6 3 0 27 37 6
St. Louis Cardinals 2 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 10 27 5
Total attendance: 199,072   Average attendance: 49,768
Winning player’s share: $5,813   Losing player’s share: $4,181[5]

Notes

References

  • Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 124–127)
  • Reichler, Joseph, ed. (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.), p. 2136. MacMillian Publishing. ISBN 0-02-579010-2.
  • Forman, Sean L.. "1928 World Series". Baseball-Reference.com - Major League Statistics and Information.. http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/1928_WS.shtml. Retrieved 2007-12-09.  

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