Jackson: Benched in the Bronx: The unsung 1927 Yankees

From SABR member Frank Jackson at The Hardball Times on September 26, 2018:

Even more than nine decades later, when discussion turns to the greatest team of all time, the 1927 New York Yankees are usually the first team that springs to mind. The Yankees have had plenty of dominant teams since then, and a case can be made for any number of other squads (e.g., the 1907 Cubs, the 1929 Athletics, the 1976 Reds). But the ’27 Yankees remain a team to be reckoned with.

How could it be otherwise, with six Hall of Fame inductees (Earle Combs, Lou Gehrig, Waite Hoyt, Tony Lazzeri, Herb Pennock and Babe Ruth) on the roster? Throw in a number of others (Joe Dugan, Mark Koenig, Bob Meusel and Urban Shocker) who had distinguished careers, and the case appears to be closed.

But the major league roster has room for 25 players, and the above-named players amount to a total of 10. What about the other guys who played for the 1927 Yankees?

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Originally published: September 28, 2018. Last Updated: September 28, 2018.