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1927 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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Owner(s)  Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s)  Donie Bush

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).

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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.

Notable transactions

  • May 9, 1927: Don Songer was purchased from the Pirates by the New York Giants.
  • Starters by position

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

    Other batters

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

    Starting pitchers

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

    Other pitchers

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

    Relief pitchers

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

    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)
  • Game 1

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

    Game 2

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

    Game 3

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

    Game 4

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

    References

    1927 Pittsburgh Pirates season Wikipedia


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