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1920 Cleveland Indians
1920 World Series Champions
1920 American League Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1920 Information
Owner(s) Jim Dunn
Manager(s) Tris Speaker
Local television none
Local radio none

The 1920 Cleveland Indians season was the 20th season in franchise history. The Indians won the American League pennant and proceeded to win their first World Series title in the history of the franchise. Pitchers Jim Bagby, Stan Coveleski and Ray Caldwell combined to win 75 games.[1] Despite the team's success, the season was perhaps more indelibly marked by the death of starting shortstop Ray Chapman, who died after being hit by a pitch on August 17.

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Regular season

The 1920 Cleveland Indians

During the season, Jim Bagby became the last pitcher to win 30 games in one season for the Indians in the 20th century.[2]

On August 17, shortstop Ray Chapman died after being hit by a pitch in a game against the Yankees, becoming the second of only two Major League Baseball players to have died as a result of an injury received in a game (the first was Mike "Doc" Powers in 1909).[3]

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Season standings

American League W L Pct. 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 21½
Boston Red Sox 72 81 .471 25½
Washington Senators 68 84 .447 29
Detroit Tigers 61 93 .396 37
Philadelphia Athletics 48 106 .312 50

Roster

1920 Cleveland Indians roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
2B Wambsganss, BillBill Wambsganss 153 565 138 .244 1 55
SS Chapman, RayRay Chapman 111 435 132 .303 3 49
OF Speaker, TrisTris Speaker 150 552 214 .388 8 107

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bagby, JimJim Bagby 48 339.2 31 12 2.89 73
Coveleski, StanStan Coveleski 41 315 24 14 2.49 133
Caldwell, RayRay Caldwell 34 237.2 20 10 3.86 80

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Clark, BobBob Clark 11 42 1 2 3.43 8
Boehling, JoeJoe Boehling 3 13 0 1 4.85 4

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ellison, GeorgeGeorge Ellison 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

World series

On October 10, 1920, which was the fifth game of the World Series, Bill Wambsganss of the Indians executed an unassisted triple play. He caught a line drive, touched second base, and tagged the runner coming from first base.[4] On the same day, Elmer Smith hit the first grand slam in World Series history. During that same game, Indians pitcher Jim Bagby became the first pitcher to hit a home run in World Series history.[5]

AL Cleveland Indians (5) vs. NL Brooklyn Robins (2)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Indians - 3, Robins - 1 October 5 Ebbets Field 23,759
2 Indians - 0, Robins - 3 October 6 Ebbets Field 22,559
3 Indians - 1, Robins - 2 October 7 Ebbets Field 25,088
4 Robins - 1, Indians - 5 October 9 Dunn Field 25,734
5 Robins - 1, Indians - 8 October 10 Dunn Field 26,884
6 Robins - 0, Indians - 1 October 11 Dunn Field 27,194
7 Robins - 0, Indians - 3 October 12 Dunn Field 27,525

Game 1

October 5, 1920 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 1
W: Stan Coveleski (1-0)  L: Rube Marquard (0-1)

Game 2

October 6, 1920 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Brooklyn 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 x 3 7 0
W: Burleigh Grimes (1-0)  L: Jim Bagby (0-1)

Game 3

October 7, 1920 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Brooklyn 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 2 6 1
W: Sherry Smith (1-0)  L: Ray Caldwell (0-1)

Game 4

October 9, 1920 at Dunn Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Cleveland 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 x 5 12 1
W: Stan Coveleski (2-0)  L: Leon Cadore (0-1)

Game 5

October 10, 1920 at Dunn Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 13 1
Cleveland 4 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 x 8 12 2
W: Jim Bagby (1-1)  L: Burleigh Grimes (1-1)
HR: CLEElmer Smith (1), Jim Bagby (1)

Game 6

October 11, 1920 at Dunn Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 x 1 7 3
W: Duster Mails (1-0)  L: Sherry Smith (1-1)

Game 7

October 12, 1920 at Dunn Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Cleveland 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 x 3 7 3
W: Stan Coveleski (3-0)  L: Burleigh Grimes (1-2)

Composite box

1920 World Series (5-2): Cleveland Indians (A.L.) over Brooklyn Robins (N.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland Indians 6 2 2 6 2 2 1 0 0 21 53 12
Brooklyn Robins 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 8 44 6
Total Attendance: 236,928   Average Attendance: 29,616
Winning Player's Share: – $5,207   Losing Player's Share – $3,254

Notes

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.100, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.99, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Merron, Jeff (June 22, 2002). "Major Leaguers Who Died In-Season". espn.com
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats8.shtml
  5. ^ http://www.baseballlibrary.com/ballplayers/player.php?name=World_Series

References

Preceded by
Chicago White Sox
1919
American League Champions
Cleveland Indians

1920
Succeeded by
New York Yankees
1921
Preceded by
Chicago White Sox
1919
World Series Champions
Cleveland Indians

1920
Succeeded by
New York Giants
1921

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