|1921 Season News
First radio broadcast of the World Series.
Babe Ruth breaks Roger Connor's All-Time Home Run record of 138.
The New York Yankees purchased a twenty-acre plot of land in the Bronx as the future site for Yankee Stadium.
During an August 19th doubleheader between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox, Ty Cobb became the youngest player (thirty-four) ever to reach three-thousand hits.
On July 8th, an order was issued that allowed fans to keep any balls hit into the stands at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field. Up until that point, all foul and homerun balls were still considered property of the league and were expected to be returned.
Major League umpires began the practice of rubbing dirt into the balls before each game, using special clay supplied by Philadelphia Athletics' coach Lena Blackburne from his New Jersey farm.
On August 2nd, a Chicago jury rendered a "not guilty" verdict against the infamous "Black Sox" who had been accused of throwing the 1919 World Series in favor of the Cincinnati Reds. Ignoring the verdict, Judge Landis banned all eight defendants from major league baseball for life. "Regardless of the verdict of juries," the commissioner said in a statement, "no player that throws a ball game, no player that entertains proposals or promises to throw a game, no player that sits in a conference with a bunch of crooked players and gamblers where the ways and means of throwing games are discussed, and does not promptly tell his club about it, will ever again play professional baseball." To this day participants in the "Black Sox" conspiracy have been denied entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
|American League Teams Stats|
|New York Yankees||98||55||0.641||948||6.20||708||4.63||134||51||.300||.371||.464||3.82||470||481||0.965||138|
|St. Louis Browns||81||73||0.526||835||5.42||845||5.49||67||71||.304||.353||.425||4.61||556||477||0.964||127|
|Boston Red Sox||75||79||0.487||668||4.34||696||4.52||17||53||.277||.332||.361||3.98||452||446||0.975||151|
|Chicago White Sox||62||92||0.403||683||4.44||858||5.57||35||52||.283||.338||.379||4.94||549||392||0.969||155|
|National League Teams Stats|
|New York Giants||94||59||0.614||840||5.49||637||4.16||75||79||.298||.356||.421||3.55||295||357||0.971||155|
|St. Louis Cardinals||87||66||0.569||809||5.29||681||4.45||83||61||.308||.354||.437||3.62||399||464||0.965||130|