Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Daily Conlon: 100 through 108

Here are the Daily Conlon cards numbered 100 through 108, and it's filled with nothing but Yankees. But not just any group of Yankees- members of the 1927 Yankees.

Often consider one of the greatest teams to ever be assembled, it featured "Murders' Row" of which Earle Combs (located in the center row, far right) was a member. These group of batsman were the meat of the lineup, for which all of Baseball feared, and consisted the first 6 batters in the Yankees arsenal. They were Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Muesel and Tony Lazzeri. These guys decimated the opposition. Once, after a July game against the Senators, Senators first baseman Joe Judge said,
“Those fellows not only beat you but they tear your heart out. I wish the season was over.”
By the end, they had finished with a 110-44 record (best ever in Baseball at the time and until 1954) with a 19 game lead over the second place A's. Gehrig established the record for most RBI's in a season at 175, Ruth set the single season home run record at 60 that would last for decades and the Yankees rolled over the hapless Pirates in a four game sweep to win the World Series. Go and check out this great fan made site glorifying this team right here. It's pretty good.

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