Though they would not find 1st place again anytime soon, the Springfield Senators played decent baseball in 1927 putting up a 72-66 record while again leading the league in Home Runs as Ted Menze was stellar in his 25 2B, 23 HR, .314 performance for the 2nd best ever display of power in the Triple-I League dating back to 1901. Paul Veltman meanwhile hit 20 2B and a new Lanphier Park record 17 2B while batting .312. Jack Ziegler returned to put up 19 wins on the season (tying this ballparks all time record at any of the structures). By 1928, the team seemed headed back for the slumps again.
Vern Blenkiron broke Paul Veltman's previous year's triples record with 22 three-baggers as well as 11 team tying HRs and a .324. Veltman meanwhile had the other 11 HR and batted .343 along with Red Smith. What looked like an excellent year at the plate resulted in the Senators playing 15 games under .500 and finishing in 7th place. This was the beginning of a pattern as the '29 Senators repeated that mark despite Bill Mizeur's 26 2B, 10 3B, 16 HR, .330 performance. Many were hoping that a new decade would bring the luck back to Lanphier Park.