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1927 Yankees Remain
Greatest in Ball History


Brilliant Pitching
Added to the dynamic hitting
was a brilliant pitching staff,
which actually was the back-
ground behind the Yankees' pen-
nant runnaway. The race was of-
ficially over on Labor Day.
Statistics best tell the story.
Big winner was Waite Hoyt (22-
7) wit h22 complete games and a
fine earned run average of 2.64.
But the most dramatic perform-
ance 'was that of Wilcey Moore, a
balding 30-year old brought up
from the minors. It was his only
good year.
Appearing in 50 games as a
starter and reliable reliefer,
Moore won 19 and lost seven with
the squad's best ERA, 2.28 runs
per game. He also starred in the
World seiies sweep of the Pirates.
Other big name pitchers were
Urban Shocker (18-6, 2.84) and
clever lefthander Herb Pennock
(19-8), 3.00). Veteran Walter
"Dutch" Ruether had a last fling
with a 13-6 record. He made,
along with righthander George
Pipgras (10-3), a-sixth dependable
One-time great Bob Shawkey
(2-3) and Myles Thomas (7-4)
were the only two other pitchers
with any won-lost record.
Blast Senators
An incident that typified the
Yankees during the 1927 cam-
paign came on July 4th when the
then-second place Washington
Senators invaded Yankee Stadium
for the holiday double header. A
bad-enough 12-1 beating by the
Yanks in the first game was fol-
lowed by a 21-1 massacre in the
As Senator first baseman Joe
Judge left that night he com-
mnted on tl1% Yankees:
"Those fellows not only beat
you but they tear your heart out.
I wish the season was over."
Fleck Finds
In Golf Game
DAVENPORT, Iowa - (P) - "I
thank God for His help-He gave
me unbelievable power," the new
National Open golf champion; Jack
Fleck, told. a homecoming crowd
yesterday. '
T h e 32 - year - old municipal
course pro choked up and wept bit-
terly as he greeted his freinds and
neighbors. He flew here from San
Francisco where he defeated Ben
Hogan for the No. 1 title in U.S.
golfdom in Sunday's playoff.
Still a Freshman
"I realize-just as Ben Hogan
said-that I am still a freshman
in the tournament golf," Fleck
said. "But I feel I have found
something in the game. It came all
at once, with God's help."
Fleck's putting was sensational
when he shot a 67 Saturday to
tie Hogan at 287 at the end of the
Open's regulation 72 holes. His
putter was-still hot when he card-
ed a 69-three strokes under Ho-
gan-in Sunday's playoff.
Major League
W L Pct. GB
New York .. 43 23 .651 -
Chicago .... 38 22 .633 2
Cleveland .. 38 26 .593 4
Detroit .... 32 28 .533 8
Boston .... 32 32 .500 10
Kansas City 24 38 .387 17
Washington 23 38 .377 1712
Baltimore .. 20 43 .320 21/2
Cseconya3 ?C-1:-. .... .. yV
Cleveland 3, Baltimore 1-

Chicago 6, Washington Y
Boston 5, Detroit 4
New York 6, Kansas City 2
Detroit at Boston-Hoeft (6-3)
vs. Brewer ,3-7).
Chicago at Washington (night)
-Donovan (8-2) vs. Stone
Cleveland at Baltimore (night)
-Wynn (8-2) vs. Palica (2-7).
Kansas City at New York-Dit-
mar (3-3) vs. Ford (7-3).
* * *
W L Pct. GB
Brooklyn .. 48 16 .750 -
Chicago .... 36 30 .545 13
Milwaukee . 34 30 .531 14
New York ...31 33 .484 17
Cincinnati . 28 32 .466 18
Philadelphia 28 34 .451 19
St. Louis .. 26 34 .433 20
Pittsburgh . 21 43 .328 27
Brooklyn 7, Chicago 2 (11 in-
Cincinnati 6a.Ne Vwok 1



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