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1928 American League (MLB)

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  • 1928 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    American League Most Valuable PlayerMickey Cochrane
    1928 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Sewell155
    2Willie Kamm155
    3Babe Ruth154
    4Carl Lind154
    5Charlie Gehringer154
    6Heinie Manush154
    7Lou Gehrig154
    8Lu Blue154
    9Joe Judge153
    10Harry Heilmann151
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Carl Lind650
    2Heinie Manush638
    3Earle Combs626
    4Sam Rice616
    5Charlie Gehringer603
    6Joe Sewell588
    7Lou Gehrig562
    8Red Kress560
    9Harry Heilmann558
    10Fred Schulte556
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth163
    2Lou Gehrig139
    3Earle Combs118
    4Lu Blue116
    5Charlie Gehringer108
    6Heinie Manush104
    7Max Bishop104
    8Carl Lind102
    9Sam Rice95
    10Mickey Cochrane92
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Heinie Manush241
    2Lou Gehrig210
    3Sam Rice202
    4Earle Combs194
    5Charlie Gehringer193
    6Carl Lind191
    7Joe Sewell190
    8Harry Heilmann183
    9Babe Ruth173
    10Goose Goslin173
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Heinie Manush47
    2Lou Gehrig47
    3Bob Meusel45
    4Fred Schulte44
    5Carl Lind42
    6Ira Flagstead41
    7Joe Sewell40
    8Harry Heilmann38
    9Marty McManus37
    10Goose Goslin36
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Earle Combs21
    2Heinie Manush20
    3Charlie Gehringer16
    4Jackie Tavener15
    5Red Barnes15
    6Sam Rice15
    7Alex Metzler14
    8Doug Taitt14
    9Lou Gehrig13
    10Harry Rice12
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth54
    2Lou Gehrig27
    3Goose Goslin17
    4Joe Hauser16
    5Al Simmons15
    6Harry Heilmann14
    7Lu Blue14
    8Heinie Manush13
    9Jimmie Foxx13
    10Phil Todt12
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth142
    2Lou Gehrig142
    3Bob Meusel113
    4Heinie Manush108
    5Al Simmons107
    6Harry Heilmann107
    7Goose Goslin102
    8Joe Judge93
    9Bing Miller85
    10Fred Schulte85
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Buddy Myer30
    2Johnny Mostil23
    3Harry Rice20
    4Bill Cissell18
    5Ossie Bluege18
    6Heinie Manush17
    7Willie Kamm17
    8Alex Metzler16
    9Bill Hunnefield16
    10Goose Goslin16
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Mostil21
    2Buddy Myer16
    3Harry Rice13
    4Marty McManus13
    5Charlie Jamieson12
    6Lou Gehrig11
    7Muddy Ruel10
    8Bill Sweeney9
    9Bob Meusel9
    10Bud Clancy9
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth137
    2Lu Blue105
    3Max Bishop97
    4Lou Gehrig95
    5Joe Judge80
    6Alex Metzler77
    7Earle Combs77
    8Mickey Cochrane76
    9Willie Kamm73
    10Charlie Gehringer69
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth87
    2Red Kress70
    3Lou Gehrig69
    4Fred Schulte60
    5Bob Meusel56
    6Johnny Mostil54
    7Leo Durocher52
    8Jackie Tavener51
    9Tony Lazzeri50
    10Carl Lind48
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bing Miller8
    2Earl McNeely8
    3Ossie Bluege8
    4Joe Sewell7
    5Alex Metzler6
    6Charlie Gehringer6
    7George Burns6
    8Homer Summa6
    9Carl Reynolds5
    10Jimmy Dykes5
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Phil Todt31
    2Bud Clancy29
    3Willie Kamm28
    4Carl Lind27
    5Buddy Myer26
    6Red Kress26
    7Frank O'Rourke25
    8Joe Sewell25
    9Homer Summa23
    10Joe Judge23
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth380
    2Heinie Manush367
    3Lou Gehrig364
    4Earle Combs290
    5Harry Heilmann283
    6Goose Goslin280
    7Charlie Gehringer272
    8Sam Rice270
    9Al Simmons259
    10Lu Blue250
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Carl Lind713
    2Earle Combs709
    3Heinie Manush697
    4Charlie Gehringer691
    5Babe Ruth684
    6Sam Rice681
    7Joe Sewell678
    8Lu Blue678
    9Lou Gehrig677
    10Willie Kamm655
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Goose Goslin.379
    2Heinie Manush.378
    3Lou Gehrig.374
    4Al Simmons.351
    5Bing Miller.329
    6Harry Heilmann.328
    7Sam Rice.328
    8Babe Ruth.323
    9Joe Sewell.323
    10Johnny Hodapp.323
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lou Gehrig.467
    2Babe Ruth.463
    3Goose Goslin.442
    4Max Bishop.435
    5Heinie Manush.414
    6Alex Metzler.410
    7Lu Blue.400
    8Al Simmons.396
    9Joe Judge.396
    10Charlie Gehringer.395
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth.709
    2Lou Gehrig.648
    3Goose Goslin.614
    4Heinie Manush.575
    5Al Simmons.558
    6Harry Heilmann.507
    7Red Barnes.472
    8Bing Miller.471
    9Bob Meusel.467
    10Mickey Cochrane.464
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth1172
    2Lou Gehrig1115
    3Goose Goslin1056
    4Heinie Manush989
    5Al Simmons954
    6Harry Heilmann897
    7Max Bishop867
    8Red Barnes863
    9Mickey Cochrane859
    10Lu Blue855
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Sewell6.444
    2Joe Judge4.211
    3Willie Kamm3.318
    4Sam Rice3.267
    5Otis Brannan3.158
    6Charlie Gehringer3.136
    7Mickey Cochrane3.040
    8Joe Boley2.909
    9Charlie Jamieson2.800
    10Heinie Manush2.786
    1928 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Pipgras24
    2Lefty Grove24
    3Waite Hoyt23
    4Alvin Crowder21
    5Sam Gray20
    6Ed Morris19
    7Jack Quinn18
    8Herb Pennock17
    9Rube Walberg17
    10Sam Jones17
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Red Ruffing25
    2George Uhle17
    3Joe Shaute17
    4Earl Whitehill16
    5Grady Adkins16
    6Jack Ogden16
    7Tommy Thomas16
    8Danny MacFayden15
    9Ed Morris15
    10George Blaeholder15
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Firpo Marberry48
    2Ed Morris47
    3George Pipgras46
    4Eddie Rommel43
    5Red Ruffing42
    6Waite Hoyt42
    7Willis Hudlin42
    8Alvin Crowder41
    9George Smith39
    10Lefty Grove39
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Pipgras38
    2Red Ruffing34
    3Tommy Thomas32
    4Alvin Crowder31
    5Bump Hadley31
    6Jack Ogden31
    7Joe Shaute31
    8Lefty Grove31
    9Sam Gray31
    10Waite Hoyt31
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Red Ruffing25
    2Lefty Grove24
    3Tommy Thomas24
    4George Pipgras22
    5Joe Shaute21
    6Sam Gray21
    7Ted Lyons21
    8Ed Morris20
    9Alvin Crowder19
    10Ownie Carroll19
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Herb Pennock5
    2George Pipgras4
    3Jack Quinn4
    4Lefty Grove4
    5Sam Jones4
    6Bump Hadley3
    7George Earnshaw3
    8Milt Gaston3
    9Rube Walberg3
    10Tommy Thomas3
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Firpo Marberry26
    2Bill Bayne21
    3Elam Vangilder21
    4George Smith21
    5Pat Simmons19
    6Eddie Rommel18
    7Wilcy Moore18
    8Lil Stoner16
    9Ed Morris15
    10George Cox15
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Waite Hoyt8
    2Willis Hudlin7
    3Garland Braxton6
    4Ted Lyons6
    5Ed Morris5
    6Elam Vangilder5
    7Eddie Rommel4
    8Lefty Grove4
    9Lil Stoner4
    10Bill Bayne3
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Pipgras300.2
    2Red Ruffing289.1
    3Tommy Thomas283
    4Waite Hoyt273
    5Sam Gray262.2
    6Lefty Grove261.2
    7Ed Morris257.2
    8Joe Shaute253.2
    9Alvin Crowder244
    10Jack Ogden242.2
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Pipgras314
    2Red Ruffing303
    3Joe Shaute295
    4Waite Hoyt279
    5Tommy Thomas277
    6Ted Lyons276
    7Jack Ogden257
    8Sam Gray256
    9Ed Morris255
    10George Uhle252
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Red Ruffing147
    2Joe Shaute145
    3Ted Lyons133
    4George Pipgras132
    5Earl Whitehill131
    6Danny MacFayden123
    7George Blaeholder123
    8George Uhle121
    9Jack Ogden121
    10Sam Gray119
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Red Ruffing125
    2Joe Shaute114
    3George Pipgras113
    4Jack Ogden112
    5Ted Lyons106
    6George Blaeholder104
    7Danny MacFayden103
    8Waite Hoyt102
    9Ed Morris101
    10Alvin Crowder100
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Blaeholder23
    2Jack Ogden23
    3Rube Walberg19
    4Hank Johnson16
    5Lil Stoner16
    6Waite Hoyt16
    7Tommy Thomas14
    8Danny MacFayden12
    9Grady Adkins12
    10Alvin Crowder11
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Johnson104
    2George Pipgras103
    3Bump Hadley100
    4George Earnshaw100
    5Red Ruffing96
    6Alvin Crowder91
    7Willis Hudlin90
    8Grady Adkins89
    9Ownie Carroll87
    10Sam Gray86
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove183
    2George Pipgras139
    3Tommy Thomas129
    4Red Ruffing118
    5George Earnshaw117
    6Rube Walberg112
    7Hank Johnson110
    8Ed Morris104
    9Sam Gray102
    10Alvin Crowder99
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Earnshaw7
    2Joe Shaute7
    3Ed Walsh5
    4George Grant5
    5George Pipgras5
    6Sam Jones5
    7Hank Johnson4
    8Josh Billings4
    9Lefty Grove4
    10Red Ruffing4
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobby Burke1
    2Danny MacFayden1
    3Ed Strelecki1
    4Ed Walsh1
    5George Uhle1
    6Hank Johnson1
    7Hod Lisenbee1
    8Joe Shaute1
    9Ken Holloway1
    10Merle Settlemire1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Garland Braxton2.52
    2Herb Pennock2.56
    3Lefty Grove2.58
    4Sam Jones2.84
    5Jack Quinn2.90
    6Eddie Rommel3.05
    7Tommy Thomas3.08
    8Sam Gray3.18
    9Ownie Carroll3.27
    10Waite Hoyt3.36
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Garland Braxton1.01
    2Lefty Grove1.11
    3Eddie Rommel1.17
    4Herb Pennock1.21
    5Waite Hoyt1.24
    6Firpo Marberry1.25
    7Tommy Thomas1.25
    8Rube Walberg1.27
    9Sam Jones1.28
    10Jack Quinn1.29
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Garland Braxton7.31
    2Lefty Grove7.83
    3George Earnshaw8.15
    4Sam Jones8.36
    5Hank Johnson8.50
    6Ownie Carroll8.53
    7Sam Gray8.76
    8Alvin Crowder8.78
    9Tommy Thomas8.81
    10Ed Morris8.90
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Herb Pennock0.09
    2George Pipgras0.12
    3Jack Quinn0.13
    4Bump Hadley0.16
    5Sam Jones0.20
    6Firpo Marberry0.22
    7Elam Vangilder0.23
    8Ownie Carroll0.23
    9Ed Morris0.24
    10Red Ruffing0.25
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eddie Rommel1.34
    2Jack Quinn1.45
    3Herb Pennock1.71
    4Garland Braxton1.82
    5Jack Russell1.84
    6Waite Hoyt1.98
    7George Uhle2.02
    8George Blaeholder2.19
    9Lefty Grove2.20
    10Firpo Marberry2.35
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Earnshaw6.66
    2Lefty Grove6.29
    3Hank Johnson4.97
    4Earl Whitehill4.27
    5Rube Walberg4.27
    6Firpo Marberry4.25
    7George Pipgras4.16
    8Tommy Thomas4.10
    9Garland Braxton3.88
    10Red Ruffing3.67
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove2.859
    2Garland Braxton2.136
    3Firpo Marberry1.810
    4Rube Walberg1.750
    5Tommy Thomas1.697
    6George Blaeholder1.673
    7George Uhle1.542
    8Eddie Rommel1.423
    9George Pipgras1.350
    10Herb Pennock1.325


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