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

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

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


Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1927 Pittsburgh Pirates
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 Gooch, JohnnyJohnny Gooch 101 291 75 .258 2 48
1B Harris, JoeJoe Harris 129 411 134 .326 5 73
2B Grantham, GeorgeGeorge Grantham 151 531 162 .305 8 66
SS Wright, GlennGlenn Wright 143 570 160 .281 9 105
3B Traynor, PiePie Traynor 149 573 196 .342 5 106
OF Waner, LloydLloyd Waner 150 629 223 .355 2 27
OF Waner, PaulPaul Waner 155 623 237 .380 9 131
OF Barnhart, ClydeClyde Barnhart 108 360 115 .319 3 154

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
Cuyler, KikiKiki Cuyler 85 285 88 .309 3 31
Smith, EarlEarl Smith 66 189 51 .270 5 25
Rhyne, HalHal Rhyne 62 168 46 .274 0 17
Spencer, RoyRoy Spencer 38 92 26 .283 0 13
Comorosky, AdamAdam Comorosky 18 61 14 .230 0 4
Groh, HeinieHeinie Groh 14 35 10 .286 0 3
Cronin, JoeJoe Cronin 12 22 5 .227 0 3
Brickell, FredFred Brickell 32 21 6 .286 1 4
Cuyler, KikiKiki Cuyler 6 7 1 .143 0 3
Layne, HermanHerman Layne 11 6 0 .000 0 0
Bartell, DickDick Bartell 1 2 0 .000 0 0

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
Meadows, LeeLee Meadows 40 299.1 19 10 3.40 84
Hill, CarmenCarmen Hill 43 277.2 22 11 3.24 95
Aldridge, VicVic Aldridge 35 239.1 15 10 4.25 86
Kremer, RayRay Kremer 35 226 19 8 2.47 63

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
Dawson, JoeJoe Dawson 20 80.2 3 7 4.46 17
Miljus, JohnnyJohnny Miljus 19 75.2 8 3 1.90 24
Cvengros, MikeMike Cvengros 23 53.1 2 1 3.35 21
Yde, EmilEmil Yde 9 27.2 1 3 9.71 9
Bush, JoeJoe Bush 5 6.2 1 2 13.50 1
Mahaffey, RoyRoy Mahaffey 2 9.1 1 0 7.71 4

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
Morrison, JohnnyJohnny Morrison 23 3 2 3 4.19 21
Nichols, ChetChet Nichols 8 0 3 0 5.86 9
Songer, DonDon Songer 2 0 0 0 11.57 1
Peery, RedRed Peery 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

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

Game 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1926
National League Championship Season
1927
Succeeded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1928







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