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The 1926-32 New York Yankees vs. The 1928-32 Philadelphia Athletics: Which Was the AL's New Best Team?

nyy phi Babe Ruth's very best years, according to the wins above replacement (WAR) metric, might have been in the first half of the 'twenties, but the years he's best remembered for are those when he teamed with Lou Gehrig to form the most formidable three-four punch in any line-up in baseball history; the 60 home runs he hit in 1927; and his tremendous World Series performances in 1926 (four home runs in a losing cause as he was thrown out trying to steal with Gehrig waiting on deck for the last out of the World Series), 1927 (two home runs, 7 RBI, and a .400 average when the Yankees dismembered the Pirates in four straight), 1928 (three homers and a .625 batting average as the Yankees dismantled the Cardinals in four straight), and 1932 (two home runs, including his famous "called shot", as the Yankees positively crushed the Cubs in four straight). Ruth and Gehrig teamed together for ten years, 1925 to 1934, but despite power production unmatched in history by any other dynamic duo, they led the Yankees to only four pennants. The Ruth and Gehrig Yankees won three consecutive pennants from 1926 to 1928, and a fourth in seven years in 1932.

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