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New York, NY- Here are the four Yankee players whose timely work with the bat have largely contributed to the successful baseball season of the New York Yankees in 1927, both financially and in standing. Left to right: Earl Combs, Bob Meusel, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. ** BPA2 #4687 **

Hall of Fame Greats! Lou Gehrig, Tris Speaker, Ty Cobb, and Babe Ruth pose during a Philadelphia Athletics series at Yankee Stadium during the 1927 season

Yankee ace Mickey Mantle sits on the dugout steps during batting practice, and seems to be pondering the big question -- whether or not he'll win in his bid to break Babe Ruth's home run record. Mantle made his 42nd home run of the year in the third inning of last night's game against Boston. With 42 games to go, he needs 18 homers to tie Ruth's 1927 mark of 60, and 19 to set a new record. Mantle also seems fairly certain to lead both major leagues in batting percentage, runs scored, and…

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