IN THE NEWS: In Washington, Republican presidential candidate Herbert Hoover looks on as "approximately 99 percent of the spectators wore their straw hats, hoping the Senators would give them a chance to get excited and hurl them away" (NY Times). Alas, the Yankees win, 83. Waite Hoyt is the winner and beneficiary of Bob Meusel's 4-for-4 hitting. Meusel has three RBIs. Garland Braxton takes the loss.
IN THE NEWS: The Senators top the Yankees, 20, as Fred Marberry does it all, shutting down the Yanks and driving in both Nat runs. Bob Meusel's hit streak is stopped at six straight, The New York lead is now one 1/2 games over the A's, winners of an exhibition game in Lycoming, PA.
IN THE NEWS: The A's are set back as the Senators stop them twice, 61 and 54. Bump Hadley wins the opener, scattering six hits and striking out 8. Ty Cobb makes the last of his 4,191 hits, the 724th double of his career, as an A's pinch hitter in the 9th inning against Hadley. In the nitecap, Garland Braxton is the winner over George Earnshaw.
Pirates RF Adam Comorosky handles nine putouts, tying the record for that position.
IN THE NEWS: With yesterday's Labor Day DH rained out, the Braves will play a record nine consecutive doubleheaders between now and the 15th: Brooklyn today and the 5th; Philadelphia on the 7th and 8th; New York on the 10th, 11th, 13th, and 14th; and the Cubs on the 15th. Starting with the Phils on the 8th, they will lose five of them in a rowa record, including all four to the Giants. They start the streak by dropping both games today to Brooklyn: the Robins win the opener, 32, behind Jake Flowers 10th-inning homer for Dazzy Vance's 19th win; Brooklyn takes the nitecap, 92, as Babe Herman and Del Bissonette wallop 4th-inning homers.
IN THE NEWS: Boston sweeps today's twinbill with Brooklyn, winning the opener, 92. The Robins collect 13 hits in the loss, but make eight errors. The Braves are paced by Sisler's four hits. Bob Smith pitches a 2-hitter to win the nitecap.
IN THE NEWS: The A's take two from Boston, winning 10 and 73, and move into a first-place tie with the Yankees. Lefty Grove is magnificent in the opener, allowing four hits and striking out 11 to win his 14th straight. Red Ruffing takes the tough loss, allowing an unearned run. Ed Rommel outguns Danny MacFayden in the nitecap.
The stumbling Yanks drop a pair to the Senators, losing 110 and 61. Bump Hadley tosses the shutout and adds three singles. Fred Marberry wins the nitecap over Waite Hoyt, for his 2nd win over New York in five days. New York, which led by 13 1/2 games on July 1st, is now tied with the A's.
In Philley, the Braves tally 11 hits and three walks but still get shut out by the Phils' Ray Benge, 40. In the nitecap, the Braves are hitless until two are out in the 7th, then take the lead, but the Phils tie it in the 9th on Cy Williams homer. Boston wins in 11, 43.
IN THE NEWS: The Phils take two from the Braves, winning 106 and 40. Earl Caldwell, who reported to the Phils yesterday, tosses the shutout in his first major league start.
Behind Ruth's 3-run homer, the Yankees take the Senators, 63, but it is not enough as the Yanks drop to 2nd place.
In Boston, the A's get cheered by the Sox fans as they sweep a pair from the Crimson Hose and take over first place in the American League by a half game. Orwell is the winner in game 1, 76, in 10 innings. Earnshaw wins the nitecap, 74.
IN THE NEWS: A total of 85,265 jam Yankee Stadium to watch the Yankees sweep two from the A's, 30 and 73, to move back into first place to stay. George Pipgras is the winner in the first game while the Yankee star of the nitecap is Bob Meusel, who takes an Ed Rommel knuckler out of the park for a grand slam in the 8th. Waite Hoyt is the winner.
The Cards blow a 73 lead and lose to Pittsburgh, 87. Their lead is cut to two 1/2 games. Pete Alexander blows the lead, but the loss goes to reliever Art Reinhart. Hafey and Bottomley homer for the Cards, but the Bucs answer with the seven hits from the Waners. Paul, leading the National League with .381, has four of them.
Chicago's Alex Metzler breaks up a pitching duel Ted Lyons and Willis Hudlin by cracking an 8th inning pinch homer off tie Cleveland, 11. The Sox get one more, then explode for eight runs in the 9th inning to coast, 101. This is Metzler's 3rd and last roundtripper of the year and he will tie Bill Barrett for the team lead. His 55 RBIs will be 2nd on the Sox.
At age 38, Yankee P Urban Shocker dies of pneumonia in Denver, where he had gone for his health. Only now does it become known that he had suffered from an enlarged heart and was unable to sleep lying down for two years. Shocker, who never had a losing season, was 18-6 in 1927 but appeared in only one game in 1928.
IN THE NEWS: The Giants gain one 1/2 games on the Cards and Cubs by winning two from Boston while the leaders lose. New York moves into 2nd tomorrow with another sweep of the Braves. Fred Fitzsimmons wins the opener for the Giants, 41, and Joe Genewich wins the nitecap, 110.
IN THE NEWS: In the Yankees 53 win at the Stadium, Ty Cobb makes his last appearance as a batter, popping out against Yankee Hank Johnson to SS Mark Koenig as a pinch hitter in the 9th. Babe Ruth's two run clout, off Lefty Grove in the 8th, seals the win for New York. The Bronx Bombers seal the fate of the A's with their 4th straight win over the Quakers, leaving the Mackmen in 2nd place, two 1/2 games back.
At the Polo Grounds, the Giants take two games from the Braves, 116 and 76. Freddie Lindstrom goes 8-for-10 to pull New York into 2nd place, two 1/2 games behind St. Louis. The Giants will continue to feast on Braves pitching, winning doubleheaders from Boston on the 13th and the 14th to tie the National League record for twinbills won on consecutive days.
IN THE NEWS: Wilcy Moore, the Yankee pitching hero of 1927, goes home with an ailing arm after working just 60 innings.
In the 9th against Chicago, Braves reliever Ray Boggs plunks three Cubbies, walks two and tosses one wild pitch. Chicago manages to score just one run off Boggs, but they win the away game, 155. Pat Malone picks up the win over Art Delaney.
IN THE NEWS: Boston 1B Phil Todt hits home runs in the 7th and 8th innings as Boston beats the Browns, 53. His first homer, off Ed Strelecki, is Boston's 1st hit. His 2nd comes with pitcher Danny MacFayden on base.
IN THE NEWS: The Tigers draw 404 fans for their last meeting with the Red Sox, winning 80 behind Sam Gibson's 5-hitter. Pat Simmons is knocked out in the 7th when he gives up consecutive triples to Al Wingo, batting 9th, John Stone, and Charlie Gehringer. Harry Heilmann has a home run and double for Detroit. Jack Rothrock is busy for Boston playing LF, SS, and pitching a shutout last inning.
IN THE NEWS: With the Giants just a half game behind the Cardinals, New York loses the 1st game of a doubleheader to the Cubs 32. On a controversial play at the plate in the 6th inning, New York's Shanty Hogan hits a ball back to P Art Nehf who throws to third to get the runner. But the runner Andy Reese was off with the crack of the bat and bowls over C Gabby Hartnett. Hartnett grabs the runner to keep from falling. and as Hartnett holds him, Reese is tagged out by the Cubs 3B. The Giants bench erupts, but umpire Bill Klem rules Reese is out. The subsequent protest will be disallowed, despite a photo clearly showing Hartnett up the line holding Reese. The Giants win the nitecap 20, but a loss tomorrow clinches the pennant for St. Louis.
At Boston, the Cardinals erupt for seven runs in the 15th inning to win 103, handing the loss to starter Bob Smith. Smith goes 14.1 innings, allowing nine hits and 12 walks. Smith and Kent Greenfield allow the seven runs, a major-league record for the 15th inning. The Cards tied the game in the 9th on Andy High's 2-out, 2-run single.
For a remarkable 2nd time in five weeks, Lefty Grove strikes out three batters on nine pitches, this time victimizing the White Sox (Berg, Thomas and Mostil) in the 7th inning. Grove also starts the A's scoring with a solo home run and wins 63, his 6th straight win over Chicago and his 24th of the year. Not until Jim Bunning, in 1959, will another American League hurler K the side on nine pitches.
At St. Louis, Bump Hadley pitches the Senators to a 65 win over the Browns. Goslin, leading the AL, is 2-for-4, while his rival Heinie Manush has one hit, a 3-run home run in the Browns 5-run 9th. Manush has 13 homersall at home.
IN THE NEWS: Ruth records his 53rd homer of the year and George Pipgras survives an 11-6 win over the Tigers to clinch the American League pennant for the Yankees. The A's will finish two 1/2 games out.
At St. Louis, Browns P Alvin Crowder beats his former teammates the Senators 43 to finish with the AL best record, 21-5. He will later go back to Washington and win 50 in two years for the Nats.
Sparked by Frankie Frisch's steal of home, the Cards score a major-league record seven runs in the 15th inning to beat the Braves at Boston, 103. For Frisch, it is his 2nd extra-inning steal of home (his first came against the Dodgers in the 2nd game on July 20, 1927), a major league first and still the National League record. The Cards tied the game in the 9th on Andy High's 2-out single.
IN THE NEWS: Behind Bill Sherdel and Flint Rhem, the Cardinals win the National League pennant with a 31 win at Boston while the Cubs are beating New York, 62. The final margin is two games over the Giants, four over the Cubs.
The Tigers and Yankees set an offense record when they combine for 45 hits, Detroit tallying 28 of them. Four Tigers collect four hits apiece for an American League record, as Detroit win the slugfest 1910. The Yanks will finish the season with the top three RBI men (Lou Gehrig and Ruth with 142, Bob Meusel with 113), just the 2nd time this has happened. It will occur just once more, with the 1932 Phils.
IN THE NEWS: In Washington's 91 win over the Browns, Washington OF Goose Goslin, for the 3rd day in a row, gets two hits, one a 9th inning looping single, to edge the Browns OF Heinie Manush .379 to .378. It is Goose's only batting title in his 18-year career. Nats' ace Sam Jones volunteers to pitch to stop Manush, while Blaeholder tries the same for St. Louis. Blaeholder gets Goslin in his first two at bats, but Goose then hits a 5th inning home run.
White Sox rookie Bob Wieland makes his first ML start, beating the second-place A's, 10. The A's leave 12 men on base.