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1928 World Series
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 1928 - New York Yankees (4) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (0)
Game Date Winning Team Losing Team
1 Oct. 4 NEW YORK (Hoyt) 4 St. Louis (Sherdel) 1
2 Oct. 5 NEW YORK (Pipgras) 9 St. Louis (Alexander) 3
3 Oct. 7 New York (Zachary) 7 ST. LOUIS (Haines) 3
4 Oct. 9 New York (Hoyt) 7 ST. LOUIS (Sherdel) 3
Managers: Miller Huggins, Yankees; Bill McKechnie, Cardinals
Notes: For the second time, Babe Ruth hit three home runs in one game when he did it in Game 4 ... Ruth batted .625 in the series, the highest average in World Series history. ... Lou Gehrig hit .545 with four homers. ... In Game Four the Yankees became the first team to hit five home runs in one game.
Another World Series, another sweep for Murderers' Row. The Series opened in Yankee Stadium, and the Bronx Bombers took a 4-1 decision behind a complete-game three-hitter by Waite Hoyt.

George Pipgras wasn't nearly as sharp in Game 2, but he didn't need to be as the Yanks scored eight runs in the first three innings off Grover Cleveland Alexander and rolled to a 9-3 victory. Lou Gehrig started the scoring with a long three-run homer in the first inning.

With two runs in the first inning of Game 3, the Cardinals grabbed their first lead of the Series. But Gehrig made it 2-1 with a towering home run in the top of the second, and he gave the Yanks the lead in the fourth with a two-run, inside-the-park homer that just eluded St. Louis center fielder Taylor Douthit. The Cards scored once in the fifth to tie, but the Bombers took advantage of sloppy St. Louis fielding in the sixth, scoring three runs on their way to a 7-3 triumph.

The Cardinals boasted a 2-1 lead through six innings in Game 4. But Babe Ruth led off the seventh with a home run, and when Gehrig followed with his fourth round-tripper of the Series, the Yankees owned a 3-2 edge. The Yankees piled on in the eighth, as Cedric Durst homered and Ruth blasted his third of the game. St. Louis scored once in the bottom of the ninth, but it wasn't nearly enough as Hoyt closed out the Yanks' 7-3, Series-clinching victory.