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The following are the baseball events of the year 1920 throughout the world.  

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Ebbets field 1920

Fans line up for hot dogs at Ebbets Field.

ChampionsEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

MLB Statistical LeadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG George Sisler .407 Rogers Hornsby .370
HR Babe Ruth 54 Cy Williams 15
RBI Babe Ruth 137 Rogers Hornsby & George Kelly 94
Wins Jim Bagby 31 Pete Alexander 27
ERA Bob Shawkey 2.45 Pete Alexander 1.91

Major League Baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Cleveland Indians 98 56 .636 --
Chicago White Sox 96 58 .623 2
New York Yankees 95 59 .617 3
St. Louis Browns 76 77 .497 21.5
Boston Red Sox 72 81 .471 25.5
Washington Senators 68 84 .447 29
Detroit Tigers 61 93 .396 37
Philadelphia Athletics 48 106 .312 50

National League final standingsEdit

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Brooklyn Robins 93 61 .604 --
New York Giants 86 68 .558 7
Cincinnati Reds 82 71 .536 10.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 75 .513 14
Chicago Cubs 75 79 .487 18
St. Louis Cardinals 75 79 .487 18
Boston Braves 62 90 .408 30
Philadelphia Phillies 62 91 .405 30.5

EventsEdit

  • May 1 - In a kind of game you don't see anymore, the Brooklyn Dodgers' Leon Cadore and the Boston Braves' Joe Oeschger pitched 26 innings in a 1-1 tie. A morning rain delayed the start of the game until 3:00 p.m. The Robins scored a run in the top of the fifth, a single by Ivy Olson driving in Ernie Krueger. The Braves tied it in the bottom of the sixth with a double by Walt Cruise and a single by Tony Boeckel. The game went into extra innings. No runs were scored for the rest of the game and it was called off in the 26th inning due to darkness. Outstanding catches by Dodger outfielders Zack Wheat (Hall of Famer) and Bernie Neis preserved the tie.
  • August 16 - Indians shortstop Ray Chapman is struck in the head by a pitch from the Yankees' Carl Mays in a game at the Polo Grounds. He dies twelve hours later from a fractured skull, making it the only fatal field accident in major league history. His death leads to the banning of the spitball.

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DeathsEdit

  • August 17 - Ray Chapman, 29, shortstop for the Cleveland Indians since 1912 who batted .300 three times, led AL in runs and walks in 1918 (accidentally killed by pitch)
  • September 11 - Bill Hallman, 53, second baseman, mainly with the Phillies, who batted .300 and scored 100 runs four times each

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