1920 Season News

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.

May 14 - Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators records his 300th win.

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.
1920 American League
Team Record GB
Cleveland Indians 98-56 -
Chicago White Sox 96-58 2.0
New York Yankees 95-59 3.0
St. Louis Browns 76-77 21.5
Boston Red Sox 72-81 25.5
Washington Senators 68-84 29.0
Detroit Tigers 61-93 37.0
Philadelphia Athletics 48-106 50.0
1920 National League
Team Record GB
Brooklyn Robins 93-61 -
New York Giants 86-68 7.0
Cincinnati Reds 82-71 10.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 79-75 14.0
St. Louis Cardinals 75-79 18.0
Chicago Cubs 75-79 18.0
Boston Braves 62-90 30.0
Philadelphia Phillies 62-91 30.5
American League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Cleveland Indians 98 56 0.636 857 5.56 642 4.17 35 31 0.303 0.372 0.417 3.41 401 466 0.971 124
Chicago White Sox 96 58 0.623 794 5.16 665 4.32 37 45 0.295 0.353 0.402 3.59 405 438 0.969 142
New York Yankees 95 59 0.617 838 5.44 629 4.08 115 48 0.280 0.348 0.426 3.32 420 480 0.970 129
St. Louis Browns 76 77 0.497 797 5.21 766 5.01 50 53 0.308 0.359 0.419 4.03 578 444 0.963 119
Boston Red Sox 72 81 0.471 650 4.25 698 4.56 22 39 0.269 0.337 0.350 3.82 461 481 0.972 131
Washington Senators 68 84 0.447 723 4.76 802 5.28 36 51 0.291 0.345 0.386 4.17 520 418 0.963 95
Detroit Tigers 61 93 0.396 652 4.23 833 5.41 30 46 0.270 0.331 0.359 4.04 561 483 0.965 95
Philadelphia Athletics 48 106 0.312 558 3.62 834 5.42 44 56 0.252 0.299 0.338 3.93 461 423 0.959 126
National League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Brooklyn Robins 93 61 0.604 660 4.29 528 3.43 28 25 0.277 0.322 0.367 2.62 327 553 0.966 118
New York Giants 86 68 0.558 682 4.43 543 3.53 46 44 0.269 0.324 0.363 2.80 297 380 0.969 137
Cincinnati Reds 82 71 0.536 639 4.18 569 3.72 18 26 0.277 0.326 0.349 2.90 393 435 0.968 125
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 75 0.513 530 3.44 552 3.58 16 25 0.257 0.307 0.332 2.89 280 444 0.971 119
St. Louis Cardinals 75 79 0.487 675 4.38 682 4.43 32 30 0.289 0.334 0.385 3.43 479 529 0.961 136
Chicago Cubs 75 79 0.487 619 4.02 635 4.12 34 37 0.264 0.321 0.354 3.27 382 508 0.965 112
Boston Braves 62 90 0.408 523 3.44 670 4.41 23 39 0.260 0.311 0.339 3.54 415 368 0.964 125
Philadelphia Phillies 62 91 0.405 565 3.69 714 4.67 64 35 0.263 0.301 0.364 3.63 444 419 0.964 135