1923 Season News

Yankee Stadium debuted when "The House That Ruth Built" opened its doors on April 18th to an announced attendance of 74,217. "The Babe" himself provided the "house warming gift" with a three-run home run that beat Howard Ehmke and the Boston Red Sox 4-1.

On May 25th, Detroit Tigers legend Ty Cobb scored his one-thousand seven-hundred forty-first run to pass another legend, Pittsburgh Pirate Honus Wagner. "The Georgia Peach" went on to hold ninety separate Major League records when he retired in 1928.

On April 7th, the longest National League opener (to date) took place with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies battling head-to-head for a grueling, fourteen innings and a 5-5 tie.

A riot broke out in Chicago on September 16th after umpire Charlie Moran made an "out" call at second base on Sparky Adams. Commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis was in attendance and shook his cane at the angry mob as Moran and the other officials were pelted by hundreds of empty bottles. After holding up play for over fifteen minutes, the game resumed with the visiting New York Giants winning 10-6.

Dolf Luque of the Cincinnati Reds finished his season in style after posting an 11-1 finale over the St. Louis Cardinals. Following the game, Luque returned to Havana with a Major League leading win-loss record of 27-8 which is still the best single-season mark ever posted (to date) by a Latin American pitcher.
1923 American League
Team Record GB
New York Yankees 98-54 -
Detroit Tigers 83-71 16.0
Cleveland Indians 82-71 16.5
Washington Senators 75-78 23.5
St. Louis Browns 74-78 24.0
Philadelphia Athletics 69-83 29.0
Chicago White Sox 69-85 30.0
Boston Red Sox 61-91 37.0
1923 National League
Team Record GB
New York Giants 95-58 -
Cincinnati Reds 91-63 4.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 87-67 8.5
Chicago Cubs 83-71 12.5
St. Louis Cardinals 79-74 16.0
Brooklyn Robins 76-78 19.5
Boston Braves 54-100 41.5
Philadelphia Phillies 50-104 45.5
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 98 54 0.645 823 5.41 622 4.09 105 68 0.291 0.354 0.422 3.62 491 506 0.977 131
Detroit Tigers 83 71 0.539 831 5.40 741 4.81 41 58 0.300 0.371 0.401 4.09 449 447 0.968 103
Cleveland Indians 82 71 0.536 888 5.80 746 4.88 59 36 0.301 0.376 0.420 3.91 465 407 0.964 143
Washington Senators 75 78 0.490 720 4.71 747 4.88 26 56 0.274 0.341 0.367 3.98 563 474 0.967 182
St. Louis Browns 74 78 0.487 688 4.53 720 4.74 82 59 0.281 0.336 0.398 3.93 528 488 0.971 145
Philadelphia Athletics 69 83 0.454 661 4.35 761 5.01 53 68 0.271 0.328 0.370 4.08 550 400 0.964 127
Chicago White Sox 69 85 0.448 692 4.49 741 4.81 42 49 0.279 0.345 0.373 4.05 534 467 0.971 138
Boston Red Sox 61 91 0.401 584 3.84 809 5.32 34 48 0.261 0.313 0.351 4.20 520 412 0.963 126
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 95 58 0.621 854 5.58 679 4.44 85 82 0.295 0.353 0.415 3.90 424 453 0.972 141
Cincinnati Reds 91 63 0.591 708 4.60 629 4.08 45 28 0.285 0.347 0.392 3.21 359 450 0.969 144
Pittsburgh Pirates 87 67 0.565 786 5.10 696 4.52 49 53 0.295 0.344 0.404 3.87 402 414 0.971 157
Chicago Cubs 83 71 0.539 756 4.91 704 4.57 90 86 0.288 0.345 0.406 3.82 435 408 0.967 144
St. Louis Cardinals 79 74 0.516 746 4.88 732 4.78 63 70 0.286 0.339 0.398 3.87 456 398 0.964 141
Brooklyn Robins 76 78 0.494 753 4.89 741 4.81 62 55 0.285 0.336 0.387 3.74 476 548 0.955 137
Boston Braves 54 100 0.351 636 4.13 798 5.18 32 64 0.273 0.327 0.353 4.21 394 351 0.964 157
Philadelphia Phillies 50 104 0.325 748 4.86 1008 6.55 112 100 0.278 0.329 0.401 5.34 549 384 0.966 172