1928 Boston Braves season

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1928 Boston Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 50–103 (.327)
League place 7th
Other information
Owner(s) Emil Fuchs
Manager(s) Jack Slattery, Rogers Hornsby
Local radio WNAC
(Fred Hoey)
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The 1928 Boston Braves season was a season in American baseball. The team finished seventh in the National League with a record of 50-103, 44½ games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

In the offseason, Rogers Hornsby was traded to the Braves. It was the second trade in as many seasons for Hornsby, who had been traded to the New York Giants during the previous offseason. Hornsby managed to be the league's most productive hitter. He won his seventh batting title in 1928 with a .387 average, and led the league in on-base percentage (.498, a figure that only Hornsby himself topped among National Leaguers in the 20th century), slugging percentage (.632), and walks (107).

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1928 Boston Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Sisler, GeorgeGeorge Sisler 118 491 167 .340 4 68
2B Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 140 486 188 .387 21 94
OF Smith, JackJack Smith 96 254 71 .280 1 32

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mueller, HeinieHeinie Mueller 42 151 34 .225 0 19
Cooney, JimmyJimmy Cooney 18 51 7 .137 0 3
Williams, EarlEarl Williams 3 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Smith, BobBob Smith 38 244.1 13 17 3.87 59
Brandt, EdEd Brandt 38 225.1 9 21 5.07 84

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Cantwell, BenBen Cantwell 22 90 3 3 5.10 18
Barnes, VirgilVirgil Barnes 16 60.1 2 7 5.82 7
Palmero, EmilioEmilio Palmero 3 6.2 0 1 5.40 0

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Clarkson, BillBill Clarkson 19 0 2 0 6.75 8
Hearn, BunnyBunny Hearn 7 1 0 0 6.30 8
Boggs, RayRay Boggs 4 0 0 0 5.40 0
Sisler, GeorgeGeorge Sisler 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A Providence Grays Eastern League King Bader

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Frank Gibson page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Rogers Hornsby page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Emilio Palmero page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

References[edit]