Walter Johnson (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

May 14, 1920: As a reliever, Walter Johnson wins 300th game with arm and bat

It was cold, windy, dreary, and damp in the nation’s capital…

September 24, 1920: Babe Ruth hits 51st homer just hours after reaching milestone

With Babe Ruth’s 50th home run of the year in the record books,…

September 29, 1920: Babe Ruth hits 54th home run to cap off first season with Yankees

Babe Ruth was hammering the final stamp onto one of baseball’s…

July 9, 1920: Bambino homers on Babe Ruth Day at the Polo Grounds

New York’s American League team, known as the Highlanders in…
Babe Ruth, circa 1921 (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

July 19, 1920: Babe Ruth breaks his own record with 30th home run

With two months left in the 1920 season, the New York Yankees…

October 3, 1920: The long and short of Monty Swartz’s big-league career

Thousands of players have had short major-league careers. Comparatively…

June 26, 1920: Lou Gehrig homers in high school all-star game at Cubs Park

"The New York Boys have a 17-year-old boy of 190 pounds on first…

October 2, 1920: Reds, Pirates split three games in the last major-league tripleheader

 “It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!”…

July 2, 1920: Cardinals get first win at Sportsman’s Park as Doak swashbuckles Pirates

The St. Louis Cardinals’ owner, Sam Breadon, generally shunned…

August 8, 1920: George Sisler becomes first St. Louis Browns player to hit for the cycle

“They’ve called Ty Cobb the Georgia Peach for the last 15…

July 1, 1920: St. Louis Cardinals fall in their first game at Sportsman’s Park

At the end of June 1920 the National League pennant contenders…

July 1, 1920: The Big Train no-hits the Red Sox

Since he became a workhorse pitcher in 1908, Walter Johnson had…

June 15, 1920: Pirates double-steal a game from the Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies won the National League pennant in…