Red Sox’ Failures Continue in 1927 Despite Return of Former World Series-Winning Manager

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After back-to-back finishes as the league's worst team, the Red Sox brought back manager Bill Carrigan for the 1927 season to try and restore the once-proud Boston franchise's success. But the return of Carrigan, who led the Sox to World Series titles in 1915 and 1916, made only a marginal difference, and despite winning five more games than the year before, they once again finished in last place.

Meanwhile in the Bronx, Babe Ruth hit a career-high 60 homers — 32 more than the entire Red Sox team — to lead the New York Yankees to a league-best 110 wins. Lou Gehrig also had a career year, knocking in 175 runs, and former Red Sox pitchers Herb Pennock and Waite Hoyt won 21 total games for the eventual champs.

While the Sox' fortunes remained down in 1927, Fenway Park continued to play host to high school football in the fall, including a tripleheader on Nov. 24.

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