1922 Season News

During a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers at League Park II on June 3rd, Cleveland Indians first baseman Stuffy McInnis committed his first error in an astounding one-hundred sixty-three games and one-thousand six-hundred twenty-five chances.

On July 13th, sixty-eight fans representing the smallest crowd in Fenway Park's history, turned out to watch the visiting St. Louis Browns shut out Alex Ferguson and their Boston Red Sox 2-0.

Ten Pittsburgh Pirates collected two or more hits (twenty-two total) on August 7th to rally over the seventh place Philadelphia Phillies 17-10. The Phils were headed for a storybook comeback (after scoring six runs in two 2/3 innings), but the Buccos added eight of their own in the fourth to take the lead. The following day Pittsburgh set a Major League record with forty-six hits during a doubleheader against Philadelphia.

On August 25th, the Chicago Cubs managed to edge out the Philadelphia Phillies 26-23 in one of the worst combined pitching performances in baseball history. The game itself featured fifty-one hits, twenty-three walks, and ten errors with the Phillies stranding sixteen men on base and the Cubs leaving nine.

Rogers Hornsby completed the season with a .401 average making him the first .400-hitter in the National League since Ed Delahanty in 1899. He also set a National League record with two-hundred fifty hits, another with one-hundred two extra-base hits and was awarded the Triple Crown with one-hundred fifty-two runs batted in and forty-two home runs.

For the first time since 1900, there were no playing managers in the National League. It would be 1930 before the American League would follow suite and bench all of its managers.
1922 American League
Team Record GB
New York Yankees 94-60 -
St. Louis Browns 93-61 1.0
Detroit Tigers 79-75 15.0
Cleveland Indians 78-76 16.0
Chicago White Sox 77-77 17.0
Washington Senators 69-85 25.0
Philadelphia Athletics 65-89 29.0
Boston Red Sox 61-93 33.0
1922 National League
Team Record GB
New York Giants 93-61 -
Cincinnati Reds 86-68 7.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 85-69 8.0
St. Louis Cardinals 85-69 8.0
Chicago Cubs 80-74 13.0
Brooklyn Robins 76-78 17.0
Philadelphia Phillies 57-96 35.5
Boston Braves 53-100 39.5
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
New York Yankees 94 60 0.610 758 4.92 618 4.01 95 73 0.287 0.348 0.412 3.39 423 458 0.975 122
St. Louis Browns 93 61 0.604 867 5.63 643 4.18 98 71 0.313 0.368 0.455 3.38 419 534 0.968 158
Detroit Tigers 79 75 0.513 828 5.38 791 5.14 54 62 0.306 0.369 0.415 4.27 473 461 0.970 135
Cleveland Indians 78 76 0.506 768 4.99 817 5.31 32 58 0.292 0.359 0.398 4.59 464 489 0.968 140
Chicago White Sox 77 77 0.500 691 4.49 691 4.49 45 57 0.287 0.338 0.373 3.94 529 484 0.976 132
Washington Senators 69 85 0.448 650 4.22 706 4.58 45 49 0.267 0.327 0.367 3.81 500 422 0.968 161
Philadelphia Athletics 65 89 0.422 705 4.58 830 5.39 111 107 0.270 0.327 0.402 4.59 469 373 0.965 119
Boston Red Sox 61 93 0.396 598 3.88 769 4.99 45 48 0.263 0.311 0.357 4.30 503 359 0.965 139
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
New York Giants 93 61 0.604 852 5.53 658 4.27 80 71 0.305 0.357 0.428 3.45 393 388 0.970 145
Cincinnati Reds 86 68 0.558 766 4.97 677 4.40 45 49 0.296 0.349 0.401 3.53 326 357 0.968 147
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 69 0.552 865 5.62 736 4.78 52 52 0.301 0.354 0.444 3.98 358 490 0.970 126
St. Louis Cardinals 85 69 0.552 863 5.60 819 5.32 107 61 0.308 0.357 0.419 4.44 447 465 0.961 122
Chicago Cubs 80 74 0.519 771 5.01 808 5.25 42 77 0.293 0.356 0.390 4.34 475 402 0.968 154
Brooklyn Robins 76 78 0.494 743 4.82 754 4.90 56 74 0.290 0.332 0.392 4.05 490 499 0.967 139
Philadelphia Phillies 57 96 0.373 738 4.82 920 6.01 116 89 0.282 0.336 0.415 4.64 460 394 0.966 152
Boston Braves 53 100 0.346 596 3.90 822 5.37 32 57 0.263 0.314 0.341 4.37 489 360 0.965 121