The Yankees had a road record of 53-25, best in the league. They batted .303 with 75 HR, 466
RBI, and scored 496 runs. Yankees pitchers had a 3.64 ERA on the road.
In 1927, the American League was basically broken into four "eastern" teams (Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington) and four "western" teams (Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and St. Louis). The Yankees would make three "western" road trips in 1927, visiting each city on each road trip. The Yankees were 21-13 (.617) on "eastern" trips, 32-12 (.727) on the more physically grueling "western" trips. Granted, the "western" teams were easier competition, with only Detoit finishing the year with a winning record.
The first trip, starting May 7th with consecutive day shut outs in Chicago, they had a 10-3 (.769) record in 16 days before returning east. The second trip west, starting with a double header split in Detroit on July 8th, they had a 13-5 (.722) record in 17 days. Their final trip started August 16th. After winning the first three in Chicago, they proceeded to lose the next four in a row (their longest losing streak of the season; one to Chicago and three in Cleveland, allowing them to take the season series there), before winning the final six in a row to return east with a 9-4 (.692) record in 14 days.
Fenway Park, Boston: The Yankees were 9-3 at Fenway Park, having to play 12 games there due to a rain out in New York on September 1st. Capacity was 35,000. Down the left field line measured 320, left center was 379, straight away center was 488, right center was 380, and down the right field line was 358.5. As a team, they batted .308 with 14 HR, 83 RBI, and 90 RS. Combs, Gehrig, and Ruth had 20 hits a piece in the 12 games played. Gehrig paced the team with a .417 AVG, while Ruth was second at .408. Ruth (8) and Gehrig (6) were the only players to hit a HR here. Gehrig led the team with 20 RBI, while Ruth led with 17 RS.
Yankees pitchers had a 3.65 ERA, with Moore's 1.26 ERA in 14.1 IP leading the staff. No pitcher had a losing record here. Pennock was 2-0, Ruether and Shocker were both 2-1, Moore and Shawkey each won their only decision, while Hoyt was 1-1.
The Yankees won all five games played June 21st through 23rd. On June 23rd during an 11-4 win, Gehrig hit three HR to extend the Yankees winning streak to nine games, their longest of the season. Ruth hit five HR in two days (three games) September 6th-7th. On September 7th, after being held scoreless in the first inning, the Yankees scored a run in seven consecutive innings (their best mark in 1927), and scored six runs in the sixth inning, during a 12-10 victory. Boston pitchers held the Yankees scoreless in 73 of the 113 innings they batted (65%). The Yankees scored ten or more runs in four different games, winning three of them. They were 2-1 in one run games.
Comiskey Park, Chicago: The Yankees were 8-3 at Comiskey Park. Capacity was 52,000. Down the left field line measured 365, left center was 375, straight away center was 455, right center was 375, and down the right field line was 365. As a team, they batted 270 with 6 HR, 47 RBI, and 53 RS. Ruth (3), Gehrig (2), and Collins (1) hit HR here. Gehrig led the team with a .378 AVG, 17 hits, and 11 RBI. Koenig led the team with 10 RS.
Yankees pitchers had a 1.68 ERA, their best road mark in 1927. Hoyt's 1.04 ERA in 24 IP led the staff. Hoyt, Moore and Pennock all had a 2-1 record here, with Pipgras and Shocker each winning the other two games.
On May 7th, their first game at Comiskey Park, Gehrig hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to break open a 2-0 game, paving the way for a six run outburst during an 8-0 shut out. The next day, Hoyt pitched a 9-0 shut out in front of 52,000 fans; their only back to back shut outs of the season. On August 16th during an 8-1 victory, Ruth became the first player to hit a HR over the right field pavillion and out of the stadium. Chicago pitchers held the Yankees scoreless in 72 of the 104 innings they batted (69%). The Yankees played three extra inning games at Chicago, the most in any park (including Yankee Stadium) in 1927. The Yankees were 1-4 in one run games at Comiskey Park.
Dunn Field, Cleveland: The Yankees were 5-6 at Dunn Field, their only losing record on the road. Capacity was 21,414. The distance down the left field was 374, while the left center distance was 415, center field was 430, deepest center was 467, right center was 400, and down the right field line was 290. As a team, they batted .292 with 5 HR, 55 RBI, and 55 RS. Meusel led the team with a .522 AVG, while Combs led with 16 hits. Ruth led the team with four HR, 11 RBI and 10 RS.
Yankees pitchers had a 4.56 ERA. Moore led the staff with a 2.25 ERA in 24 IP, despite his 1-3 record. Shocker was 2-0, Ruether and Thomas each won their only decision, and Hoyt, Pipgras and Shawkey each lost their only decision.
Cleveland pitchers held the Yankees scoreless in 75 of the 102 innings they batted (74%), best home mark against the them in 1927. The Yankees were 2-2 in one run games at Dunn Field.
Navin Field, Detroit: The Yankees were 8-3 at Navin Field. Capacity was 30,000. Down the left field line measured 340.58, left center was 365, straight away center was 467, right center was 370, and down the right field line was 370.91. As a team, they batted .350 with 13 HR, 85 RBI, and 92 RS; all being 1927 best marks. Koenig led the team with a .542 AVG, Gehrig led with 20 H and eight 2B, Ruth led with four HR and 20 RBI, and Combs led with 19 RS.
Yankees pitchers had a 5.49 ERA, their worst road mark in 1927. Only Shawkey (0 ER in 3.1 IP), Moore (3.31), and Pennock (3.46) had a lower ERA than 4.25. Moore was 3-0, Pennock was 2-1, Hoyt and Pipgras were each 1-0, Ruether was 1-1, and Shocker lost his only decision. The Tigers batted .317 against them.
On July 8th during a 10-8 Yankee win, Ruth's inside the park HR in the second inning off Don Hankins, was the only one he hit and the Yankees only one on the road in 1927. On July 9th in the first game of a DH, the Yankees scored in every inning except the third and ninth, en route to a 19- 7 win, their largest offensive output on the road in 1927. On July 10th, Detroit's Jack Tavener stole second, third and home in the fourth inning off Pennock and Grabowski during their 6-3 win over the Yankees. With the score tied 5-5 in the ninth inning on August 24th, Lazzeri hit a grand slam off Ownie Carroll for a 9-5 win. Detroit pitchers held the Yankees scoreless in 54 of the 97 innings they batted (56%), worst home mark against them in 1927. The Yankees and Tigers didn't play any one run games at Navin Field.
Shibe Park, Philadelphia: The Yankees were 6-5 at Shibe Park. Capacity was 33,000. Down the left field line measured 312, left center was 393, straight away center was 468, right center was 393, and down the right field line was 307. As a team, they batted .325 with 16 HR, 76 RBI, and 78 RS. Gehrig feasted on Philadelphia pitching, leading the team with a .490 AVG, 24 H, six 2B, six HR, 18 RBI and tying Combs with 14 RS.
Yankees pitchers had a 3.54 ERA. Thomas pitched a CG 2-1 win on June 1st (1.00 ERA), his only appearance here. Moore had a 1.83 ERA in 19.2 IP to go along with his 2-2 record. Hoyt led the staff with a 2-0 record, Shocker was 1-1, while Ruether and Shawkey both lost their only decisions. Walter Beall made his only appearance of the season here, pitching the eighth and last inning in a 9-8 Memorial Day loss.
In Philadelphia's home opener on April 20th, they beat the Yankees 8-5. Lefty Grove was 3-0 against the Yankees at Shibe Park. On September 3rd, Grove shut out the Yankees 1-0 (their only shut out of the season) and held them to only four hits (lowest of season). Ruth and Gehrig staked the Yankees to 2-0 leads in the first inning via back to back solo home runs off Rube Walberg twice; on April 23rd in a 4-3 Philadelphia win, and again on September 3rd in a 12-2 Yankee win. Philadelphia pitchers held the Yankees scoreless in 65 of the 101 innings they batted (64%). In scoring 14 first inning runs, the Yankees took the lead in seven of the 11 games played here. The Yankees scored six runs in the fifth inning and seven runs in the sixth inning during an 18-5 victory in the second game of a DH on May 31st, their largest margin of victory on the road in 1927. The Yankees scored ten or more runs in four different games, all vicotries. The Yankees were 2-3 in one run games at Shibe Park.
Sportsman's Park, St. Louis: The Yankees were an undefeated 11-0 against the Browns at Sportsman's Park, a ML record. Capacity was 34,000. Down the left field line measured 355, left center was 379, straight away center was 430, right center was 354, and down the right field line was 315. The fence height running from right field to right center was 11.5 feet in 1927. As a team, they batted .298 with 12 HR, 72 RBI, and 77 RS. Combs led with a .442 AVG and 19 H. Ruth led with four HR, Gehrig led with 19 RBI, and Koenig led with 15 RS.
Yankees pitchers had a 3.18 ERA. Pennock's 3-0 record and 1.33 ERA in 28 IP, both led the staff. Hoyt, Moore and Shocker each were 2-0, while Pipgras and Ruether each won their only decision.
St. Louis pitchers held the Yankees scoreless in 38 of the 99 innings they batted (62%). The Yankees were 3-0 in one runs games at Sportsman's Park.
Griffith Stadium, Washington: The Yankees were 6-5 at Griffith Stadium. Capacity was 32,000. Down the left field line measured 358, left center was 391, straight away center was 421, right center was 378, and down the right field line was 320. As a team, they batted .275 with nine HR, 48 RBI, and 51 RS (lowest in 1927). Combs led the team with a .378 AVG, 17 H, and 10 RS despite missing a game. Ruth led with four HR and 12 RBI. Gehrig was walked 13 times.
Yankees pitchers had a 3.55 ERA. Moore led with a 1.65 ERA in 16.1 IP. Hoyt (3-0) and Moore (2-0) were undefeated. Shocker was 1-1, Pipgras and Ruether both lost their only decisions, while Thomas was 0-2. On May 4th, Ruether gave up six hits and six earned runs, while getting only one out in the first, for an ERA of 162.00. The Senators batted .268 against Yankee pitching here.
Hod Lisenbee was 3-0 against the Yankees at Griffith Stadium. Washington pitchers held the Yankees scoreless in 74 of the 101 innings they batted (73%). They also held the Yankees scoreless in the fifth inning of each game, the only inning at an opponent's ball park they did not score. In scoring 13 first inning runs, the Yankees took the lead in seven of the 11 games played here. The Yankees were 1-3 in one run games at Griffith Stadium.