» February 8, 1927: Sad Sam Jones departs the Yankees for St. Louis, traded for P Joe Giard and OF Cedric Durst. Sam will be 8–14 in his only season in St. Louis.
» June 8, 1927: Tony Lazzeri clouts three homers in the Yankees 11-inning, 12–11, win over the White Sox. Tony's first two round trippers come off Red Faber, and his 3rd is a 2-run line drive in the 9th inning off George Connally that ties the game. The Yanks were behind, 11–6, going into the 9th inning. New York wins it in the 11th after Cedric Durst triples, Lazzeri is intentionally walked, and Ray Morehart singles over Barrett's head in RF.
» May 31, 1928:
At Yankee Stadium, Herb Pennock tosses his 2nd shutout, beating Washington, 4–0, for his 8th win. Irv Hadley is the loser, giving up a home run to Cedric Durst and another to Babe Ruth, his 19th. Babe almost adds his 20th when he blasts a long high fly with two on, but Leo Durocher, the runner on first, holds up to see if the ball will be caught. Durocher scores but the Babe is cut down at the plate.
» October 9, 1928:
After a rainout, Waite Hoyt and Bill Sherdel are
back on the mound for game 4. After 6 innings, the
Cards hold a 2-1 lead. With one out in the 7th,
Ruth hits a HR, his 2nd of the game, and Gehrig follows
suit. When Meusel singles, in comes Alexander to face
Tony Lazzeri. Lazzeri doubles and later scores the
4th run of the inning. In the 8th, Cedric Durst, subbing
for Earle Combs, hits one out of the park, and Ruth
follows with his 3rd HR of the game. Final score is
7-3 and the Yanks sweep their 2nd straight WS.
Ruth's World Series BA of .625 is still unmatched;
with Gehrig's .545 and a record 9 RBI, they also set
individual and team offensive records for hits, HRs,
total bases, and at bats in a game.
» May 6, 1930: The Yankees get Red Ruffing, loser of 47 games in the past two years and with a lifetime 39-96, from the Red Sox for $50,000 and Cedric Durst.