The 1927 Pittsburgh Pirates: More Than the Murderers' Row Opponent

By Gordon J. Gattie

This article was published in the 2018 The National Pastime.

The 1927 Pittsburgh Pirates are generally remembered for losing in the World Series to the New York Yankees’ Murderers' Row, a juggernaut highlighted by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig at their offensive peak. Although the Yankees did sweep the Pirates in four straight games, two were decided by a lone run, and the clinching game was won in walk-off fashion. The 1927 Pittsburgh Pirates are generally remembered for losing in the World Series to the New York Yankees’ Murderers' Row, a juggernaut highlighted by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig at . . .

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