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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 4October 9
Radio network: NBC Radio, CBS Radio
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.
World Series
 < 1927 1929 > 

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.

SummaryEdit

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

GameScoreDateLocationAttendance
1St. Louis Cardinals – 1, New York Yankees – 4October 4Yankee Stadium61,425[1]
2St. Louis Cardinals – 3, New York Yankees – 9October 5Yankee Stadium60,714[2]
3New York Yankees – 7, St. Louis Cardinals – 3October 7Sportsman's Park (III)39,602[3]
4New York Yankees – 7, St. Louis Cardinals – 3October 9Sportsman's Park (III)37,331[4]

MatchupsEdit

Game 1Edit

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

Team 123456789RHE
St. Louis 000000100 1 31
New York 10020001X 4 70
WP: Waite Hoyt (1–0)  LP: Bill Sherdel (0–1)  
HRs:  STL – Jim Bottomley (1)  NYY – Bob Meusel (1)

Game 2Edit

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

Team 123456789RHE
St. Louis 030000000 3 41
New York 31400010X 9 82
WP: George Pipgras (1–0)  LP: Grover Cleveland Alexander (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Lou Gehrig (1)

Game 3Edit

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

Team 123456789RHE
New York 010203100 7 72
St. Louis 200010000 3 93
WP: Tom Zachary (1–0)  LP: Jesse Haines (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Lou Gehrig 2 (3)

Game 4Edit

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

Team 123456789RHE
New York 000100420 7 152
St. Louis 001100001 3 110
WP: Waite Hoyt (2–0)  LP: Bill Sherdel (0–2)  
HRs:  NYY – Babe Ruth 3 (3), Lou Gehrig (4), Cedric Durst (1)

Composite boxEdit

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

Team 123456789RHE
New York Yankees 424503630 27 376
St. Louis Cardinals 231110101 10 275

<tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="13">Total attendance: 199,072   Average attendance: 49,768</td></tr> <tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="13">Winning player’s share: $5,813   Losing player’s share: $4,181[5]</td></tr>


NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.. Retrieved on 2007-12-09.

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