1927 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1927 Pittsburgh Pirates
1927 National League Champions
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Owner(s) Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s) Donie Bush
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The 1927 Pittsburgh Pirates season was a season in American baseball. That year, the Pirates won the National League pennant, which was their second in three years and their last until 1960. The team included five future Hall of Famers: Paul Waner, Lloyd Waner, Pie Traynor, Kiki Cuyler, and 20-year-old rookie Joe Cronin (who played just 12 games).

In the World Series, however, Pittsburgh was no match for the New York Yankees. They were swept in four games.

Regular season[edit]

Paul Waner had one of his best seasons en route to being voted NL MVP. His .380 batting average and 131 RBI paced the entire circuit. Younger brother Lloyd and Traynor finished third and fifth in the batting race, respectively. Pitcher Ray Kremer won the ERA title on his way to a 19–8 record.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 94 60 0.610 48–31 46–29
St. Louis Cardinals 92 61 0.601 55–25 37–36
New York Giants 92 62 0.597 2 49–25 43–37
Chicago Cubs 85 68 0.556 50–28 35–40
Cincinnati Reds 75 78 0.490 18½ 45–35 30–43
Brooklyn Robins 65 88 0.425 28½ 34–39 31–49
Boston Braves 60 94 0.390 34 32–41 28–53
Philadelphia Phillies 51 103 0.331 43 34–43 17–60


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1927 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 12–10 7–15 4–18 7–15 14–8 9–13–1 7–15
Brooklyn 10–12 7–15 11–10 10–12–1 11–11 8–14 8–14
Chicago 15–7 15–7 14–8 10–12 13–9 9–13 9–12
Cincinnati 18–4 10–11 8–14 7–15 16–6 8–14 8–14
New York 15–7 12–10–1 12–10 15–7 15–7 11–11 12–10
Philadelphia 8–14 11–11 9–13 6–16 7–15 7–15–1 3–19
Pittsburgh 13–9–1 14–8 13–9 14–8 11–11 15–7–1 14–8
St. Louis 15–7 14–8 12–9 14–8 10–12 19–3 8–14


Game log[edit]

1927 Game Log: 94–60 (Home: 48–31; Away: 46–29)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie
Bold = Pirates team member

Detailed records[edit]

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1927 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Johnny Gooch 101 291 75 .258 2 48
1B Joe Harris 129 411 134 .326 5 73
2B George Grantham 151 531 162 .305 8 66
SS Glenn Wright 143 570 160 .281 9 105
3B Pie Traynor 149 573 196 .342 5 106
OF Lloyd Waner 150 629 223 .355 2 27
OF Paul Waner 155 623 237 .380 9 131
OF Clyde Barnhart 108 360 115 .319 3 54

Other batters[edit]

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
Kiki Cuyler 85 285 88 .309 3 31
Earl Smith 66 189 51 .270 5 25
Hal Rhyne 62 168 46 .274 0 17
Roy Spencer 38 92 26 .283 0 13
Adam Comorosky 18 61 14 .230 0 4
Heinie Groh 14 35 10 .286 0 3
Joe Cronin 12 22 5 .227 0 3
Fred Brickell 32 21 6 .286 1 4
Kiki Cuyler 6 7 1 .143 0 3
Herman Layne 11 6 0 .000 0 0
Dick Bartell 1 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Lee Meadows 40 299.1 19 10 3.40 84
Carmen Hill 43 277.2 22 11 3.24 95
Vic Aldridge 35 239.1 15 10 4.25 86
Ray Kremer 35 226 19 8 2.47 63

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Joe Dawson 20 80.2 3 7 4.46 17
Johnny Miljus 19 75.2 8 3 1.90 24
Mike Cvengros 23 53.1 2 1 3.35 21
Emil Yde 9 27.2 1 3 9.71 9
Joe Bush 5 6.2 1 2 13.50 1
Roy Mahaffey 2 9.1 1 0 7.71 4

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Johnny Morrison 23 3 2 3 4.19 21
Chet Nichols 8 0 3 0 5.86 9
Don Songer 2 0 0 0 11.57 1
Red Peery 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

Carmen Hill

  • #3 in NL in wins (22)

Ray Kremer

  • NL leader in ERA (2.47)

Lee Meadows

  • NL leader in complete games (25)

Pie Traynor

  • #5 in NL in batting average (.342)

Lloyd Waner

  • NL leader in runs scored (133)
  • #3 in NL in batting average (.355)

Paul Waner

  • NL leader in batting average (.380)
  • NL leader in RBI (131)
  • NL leader in triples (18)
  • #2 in NL in on-base percentage (.437)
  • #2 in NL in doubles (42)
  • #4 in NL in runs scored (114)
  • #4 in NL in slugging percentage (.549)

1927 World Series[edit]

Game 1[edit]

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

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 6 1
Pittsburgh (N) 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 9 2
W: Waite Hoyt (1–0)  L: Ray Kremer (0–1),   S: Wilcy Moore (1)

Game 2[edit]

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

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 11 0
Pittsburgh (N) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 2
W: George Pipgras (1–0)  L: Vic Aldridge (0–1)

Game 3[edit]

October 7, 1927, at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1
New York (A) 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 x 8 9 0
W: Herb Pennock (1–0)   L: Lee Meadows (0–1)
HR: NYYBabe Ruth (1)

Game 4[edit]

October 8, 1927, at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh (N) 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 10 1
New York (A) 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 12 2
W: Wilcy Moore (1–0)   L: John Miljus (0–1)
HR: NYYBabe Ruth (2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Don Songer page at Baseball Reference

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