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The following are the baseball events of the year 1928 throughout the world.  


Champions

Awards and honors

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Yankees 101 53 .656 --
Philadelphia Athletics 98 55 .641 2.5
St. Louis Browns 82 72 .532 19
Washington Senators 75 79 .487 26
Chicago White Sox 72 82 .468 29
Detroit Tigers 68 86 .442 33
Cleveland Indians 62 92 .403 39
Boston Red Sox 57 96 .373 43.5

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 .617 --
New York Giants 93 61 .604 2
Chicago Cubs 91 63 .591 4
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 67 .559 9
Cincinnati Reds 78 74 .513 16
Brooklyn Robins 77 76 .503 17.5
Boston Braves 50 103 .327 44.5
Philadelphia Phillies 43 109 .283 51

Events

Births

Deaths

  • January 14 - Al Reach, 87, pioneer who as second baseman was the sport's first professional player in 1865; batted .353 for 1871 champion Athletics in first season of National Association; co-founder of the Phillies, serving as team president from 1883-1902, later part owner of Athletics; publisher of annual baseball guides beginning in 1883
  • February 1 - Hughie Jennings, 58, shortstop, most notably for the Baltimore Orioles, who batted .311 lifetime but had career shortened by numerous beanings; team captain was runnerup in 1896 batting race with .401 mark; managed Tigers to consecutive pennants from 1907 to 1909, later coach with Giants
  • July 18 - Ed Killian, 51, pitcher who clinched 1907 pennant for Tigers with two wins in doubleheader; allowed 9 home runs in 1600 career innings, none from 1903-07
  • September 9 - Urban Shocker, 38, pitcher who had 20-win seasons for the Browns from 1920-1923, was 18-6 for 1927 Yankees before retiring; led AL in strikeouts in 1922
  • October 22 - Jack Dunn, 56, owner and manager of minor league Baltimore Orioles since 1907 who developed stars including Babe Ruth and Lefty Grove; won seven consecutive pennants from 1919-25, was second winningest manager in history of minors with 2107 victories; won 23 games as pitcher for 1899 NL champion Brooklyn
  • October 31 - José Méndez, 41, star Cuban pitcher of the Negro Leagues, primarily with the All Nations team and the Kansas City Monarchs; managed Monarchs from 1920-26, winning 1924 title in first Negro League World Series
  • November 11 - Oyster Burns, 64, right fielder, mainly for Brooklyn, who batted .300 lifetime and led NL in home runs and RBI in 1890

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