1928 Boston Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record50–103 (.327)
League place7th
Other information
Owner(s)Emil Fuchs
Manager(s)Jack Slattery, Rogers Hornsby
Local radioWNAC
(Fred Hoey)
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The 1928 Boston Braves season was the 58th season of the franchise. 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).

The Braves played 9 consecutive doubleheaders between September 4 and September 15, totaling 18 games in just 12 days.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 0.617 42–35 53–24
New York Giants 93 61 0.604 2 51–26 42–35
Chicago Cubs 91 63 0.591 4 52–25 39–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 67 0.559 9 47–30 38–37
Cincinnati Reds 78 74 0.513 16 44–33 34–41
Brooklyn Robins 77 76 0.503 17½ 41–35 36–41
Boston Braves 50 103 0.327 44½ 25–51 25–52
Philadelphia Phillies 43 109 0.283 51 26–49 17–60

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 7–15 5–17 10–12 6–16 13–9 5–16 4–18
Brooklyn 15–7 10–12 10–12–1 9–13–1 15–7 9–12 9–13
Chicago 17–5 12–10 13–9 14–8 13–9 11–11 11–11
Cincinnati 12–10 12–10–1 9–13 8–14 13–7 12–10 12–10
New York 16–6 13–9–1 8–14 14–8 17–5 11–11 14–8
Philadelphia 9–13 7–15 9–13 7–13 5–17 4–18 2–20
Pittsburgh 16–5 12–9 11–11 10–12 11–11 18–4 7–15
St. Louis 18–4 13–9 11–11 10–12 8–14 20–2 15–7


Notable transactions

Roster

1928 Boston Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
C Zack Taylor 125 399 100 .251 2 30
1B George Sisler 118 491 167 .340 4 68
2B Rogers Hornsby 140 486 188 .387 21 94
SS Doc Farrell 134 483 104 .215 3 43
3B Les Bell 153 591 164 .277 10 91
OF Jack Smith 96 254 71 .280 1 32
OF Eddie Brown 142 523 140 .268 2 59
OF Lance Richbourg 148 612 206 .337 2 52

Other batters

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
Eddie Moore 68 215 51 .237 2 18
Heinie Mueller 42 151 34 .225 0 19
Dick Burrus 64 137 37 .270 3 13
Al Spohrer 51 124 27 .218 0 9
Earl Clark 28 112 34 .304 0 10
Howard Freigau 52 109 28 .257 1 17
Jimmy Cooney 18 51 7 .137 0 3
Johnny Cooney 33 41 7 .171 0 2
Doc Gautreau 23 18 5 .278 0 1
Dave Harris 7 17 2 .118 0 0
Luke Urban 15 17 3 .176 0 2
Charlie Fitzberger 7 7 2 .286 0 0
Dinny McNamara 9 4 1 .250 0 0
Bill Cronin 3 2 0 .000 0 0
Earl Williams 3 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bob Smith 38 244.1 13 17 3.87 59
Ed Brandt 38 225.1 9 21 5.07 84
Joe Genewich 13 80.2 3 7 4.13 15

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Art Delaney 39 192.1 9 17 3.79 45
Kent Greenfield 32 143.2 3 11 5.32 30
Ben Cantwell 22 90.0 3 3 5.10 18
Johnny Cooney 24 89.2 3 7 4.32 18
Virgil Barnes 16 60.1 2 7 5.82 7
Charlie Robertson 13 59.1 2 5 5.31 17
Bonnie Hollingsworth 7 22.1 0 2 5.24 10
Johnny Werts 10 18.1 0 2 10.31 5
Emilio Palmero 3 6.2 0 1 5.40 0

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Foster Edwards 21 2 1 0 5.66 17
Bill Clarkson 19 0 2 0 6.75 8
Bunny Hearn 7 1 0 0 6.30 8
Clay Touchstone 5 0 0 0 4.50 1
Hal Goldsmith 4 0 0 0 3.24 1
Art Mills 4 0 0 0 12.91 0
Ray Boggs 4 0 0 0 5.40 0
Guy Morrison 1 0 0 0 12.00 0
George Sisler 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
A Providence Grays Eastern League King Bader

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Notes

  1. ^ Karpinski, David. "Another Episode of How the Game Has Changed". baseballroundtable.com. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  2. ^ Frank Gibson page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rogers Hornsby page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Emilio Palmero page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

References