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New York Yankees 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 1

New York Yankees 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 1

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World Series Game Played on Friday, October 7, 1927 (D) at Yankee Stadium

PIT N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  3  1
NY  A    2  0  0    0  0  0    6  0  x  -   8  9  0
BATTING
Pittsburgh Pirates    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
L. Waner cf            4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Rhyne 2b               4   0   0   0       0   0       0   6
P. Waner rf            4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wright ss              3   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
Traynor 3b             3   1   1   0       0   0       0   3
Barnhart lf            3   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Harris 1b              3   0   0   0       0   0      11   0
Gooch c                2   0   0   0       0   1       9   0
  Spencer ph,c         1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Meadows p              2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Cvengros p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Groh ph              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                30   1   3   1       0   1      24  13
FIELDING - 
E: Traynor (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Barnhart (1,off Pennock).
Team LOB: 2.
New York Yankees      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Combs cf               4   2   2   1       0   0       5   0
Koenig ss              4   2   2   1       0   0       1   2
Ruth rf                4   1   1   3       0   1       1   0
Gehrig 1b              3   0   2   2       1   1      12   0
Meusel lf              4   0   0   0       0   3       2   0
Lazzeri 2b             4   1   1   0       0   2       1   7
Dugan 3b               3   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
Grabowski c            2   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
  Durst ph             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bengough c           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pennock p              4   1   0   1       0   1       1   1
Totals                34   8   9   8       1   8      27  12
BATTING - 
2B: Gehrig (2,off Meadows); Koenig (2,off Meadows).
3B: Gehrig (2,off Meadows).
HR: Ruth (1,7th inning off Cvengros 2 on, 1 out).
SH: Dugan (2,off Meadows).
Team LOB: 4.
PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Meadows L(0-1)         6.1   7   7   7   1   6   0
Cvengros               1.2   2   1   1   0   2   1
Totals                 8     9   8   8   1   8   1
New York Yankees      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Pennock W(1-0)         9     3   1   1   0   1   0

Umpires: Charlie Moran (NL), Red Ormsby (AL), Ernie Quigley (NL), Dick Nallin (AL)
Time of Game: 2:04   Attendance: 60695
Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            New York Yankees         
1. L. Waner            cf        Combs               cf
2. Rhyne               2b        Koenig              ss
3. P. Waner            rf        Ruth                rf
4. Wright              ss        Gehrig              1b
5. Traynor             3b        Meusel              lf
6. Barnhart            lf        Lazzeri             2b
7. Harris              1b        Dugan               3b
8. Gooch               c         Grabowski           c
9. Meadows             p         Pennock             p

PIRATES 1ST: L. Waner grounded out (shortstop to first); Rhyne
made an out to left; P. Waner flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Combs singled to center; Koenig singled [Combs to
second]; Ruth popped to shortstop; Gehrig tripled to center
[Combs scored, Koenig scored, Gehrig out at home (center to
shortstop to catcher)]; Meusel struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Pirates 0, Yankees 2.

PIRATES 2ND: Wright flied to center; Traynor grounded out
(second to first); Barnhart grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 2ND: Lazzeri was called out on strikes; Dugan grounded
out (shortstop to first); Grabowski grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 2.

PIRATES 3RD: Harris made an out to center; Gooch was called out
on strikes; Meadows grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 3RD: Pennock grounded out (second to first); Combs made
an out to center; Koenig popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 2.

PIRATES 4TH: L. Waner grounded out (second to first); Rhyne
popped to shortstop; P. Waner lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 4TH: Ruth struck out; Gehrig walked; Meusel reached on
an error by Traynor [Gehrig to third, Meusel to second]; Lazzeri
was called out on strikes; Dugan grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 2.

PIRATES 5TH: Wright popped to catcher; Traynor popped to catcher
in foul territory; Barnhart flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 5TH: Grabowski popped to shortstop; Pennock was called
out on strikes; Combs grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 2.

PIRATES 6TH: Harris grounded out (pitcher to first); Gooch made
an out to right; Meadows flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 6TH: Koenig grounded out (second to first); Ruth
grounded out (second to first); Gehrig doubled; Meusel struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 2.

PIRATES 7TH: L. Waner grounded out (second to first); Rhyne
grounded out (third to first); P. Waner grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 7TH: Lazzeri singled to center; Dugan reached on a
fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Lazzeri to second]; DURST
BATTED FOR GRABOWSKI; Durst grounded out (second to first)
[Lazzeri to third, Dugan to second]; Pennock reached on a
fielder's choice [Lazzeri scored, Dugan to third]; Combs singled
[Dugan scored, Pennock to third]; Koenig doubled to right
[Pennock scored, Combs to third]; CVENGROS REPLACED MEADOWS
(PITCHING); Ruth homered [Combs scored, Koenig scored]; Gehrig
struck out; Meusel struck out; 6 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0,
Yankees 8.

PIRATES 8TH: BENGOUGH REPLACED DURST (PLAYING C ); Wright
grounded out (shortstop to first); Traynor singled to left;
Barnhart doubled [Traynor scored]; Harris grounded out (third to
first); SPENCER BATTED FOR GOOCH; Spencer grounded out (second
to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Yankees 8.

YANKEES 8TH: SPENCER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Lazzeri
grounded out (second to first); Dugan singled to center;
Bengough grounded out (second to first) [Dugan to second];
Pennock grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 1, Yankees 8.

PIRATES 9TH: GROH BATTED FOR CVENGROS; Groh popped to pitcher;
L. Waner singled; Rhyne made an out to center; L. Waner advanced
to second because of defensive indifference [L. Waner to
second]; P. Waner popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 1, Yankees 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          1   3   1    2
 Yankees          8   9   0    4

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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