Recall the magic of the 1927 New York Yankees historic season with this collection of Babe Ruth home runs clippings. Considered by many to be the greatest team in this history of Major League Baseball, the ‘27 Yankees were a formidable unit, with nearly every player on the roster making important contributions to running up an impressive record of 110-44 during the regular season, followed by a sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series. All five of the starting pitchers had double digit win totals, the outfield of Ruth, Combs and Muesel hit .356, .356 and .337 respectively and first baseman Gehrig topped the squad at .373 with a 175 RBIs. But the biggest number of all came from the Babe, who became the first slugger to ever reach the 60 home run plateau. In the eyes of baseball fans everywhere, this was the most hallowed record in baseball history and to this day it remains a feat of wonder.
Ruth’s great accomplishment is chronicled nicely by this complete set of newspaper clippings from the 1927 season, recounting each and every one of his 60 home runs that year. Featured are (60) double-sided sleeves with anywhere from one to five clippings per page, some with photos or illustrations. These clippings are neatly trimmed and remain in attractive condition with distinct text and graphics. Not lost on the sportswriters of the day, is that fact that Lou Gehrig also logged a lofty total of 47 homers that same season, as evidenced by several of the included captions.