1920 St. Louis Browns
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record76–77 (.497)
League place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Phil Ball
Manager(s)Jimmy Burke
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The 1920 St. Louis Browns season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Browns finishing 4th in the American League with a record of 76 wins and 77 losses.

Regular season

The 1920 season belonged to George Sisler. He was the American League batting champion and led all of Major League Baseball with a batting average of .407.[1] This would be 19 points higher than the American League runner-up Tris Speaker, and 37 points higher than the National League batting champion Rogers Hornsby.[1]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 98 56 0.636 51–27 47–29
Chicago White Sox 96 58 0.623 2 52–25 44–33
New York Yankees 95 59 0.617 3 49–28 46–31
St. Louis Browns 76 77 0.497 21½ 40–38 36–39
Boston Red Sox 72 81 0.471 25½ 41–35 31–46
Washington Senators 68 84 0.447 29 37–38 31–46
Detroit Tigers 61 93 0.396 37 32–46 29–47
Philadelphia Athletics 48 106 0.312 50 25–50 23–56


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 12–10 6–16 13–9 9–13 13–9–1 9–13 10–11
Chicago 10–12 10–12 19–3 10–12 16–6 14–8 17–5
Cleveland 16–6 12–10 15–7 9–13 16–6 15–7 15–7
Detroit 9–13 3–19 7–15 7–15 12–10–1 10–12 13–9
New York 13–9 12–10 13–9 15–7 19–3 12–10 11–11
Philadelphia 9–13–1 6–16 6–16 10–12–1 3–19 8–14 6–16
St. Louis 13–9 8–14 7–15 12–10 10–12 14–8 12–9–1
Washington 11–10 5–17 7–15 9–13 11–11 16–6 9–12–1


Roster

1920 St. Louis Browns
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

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
C Hank Severeid 123 422 117 .277 2 49
1B George Sisler 154 631 257 .407 19 122
2B Joe Gedeon 153 606 177 .292 0 61
SS Wally Gerber 154 584 163 .279 2 60
3B Jimmy Austin 83 280 76 .271 1 32
OF Ken Williams 141 521 160 .307 10 72
OF Jack Tobin 147 593 202 .341 4 62
OF Baby Doll Jacobson 154 609 216 .355 9 122

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
Earl Smith 103 353 108 .306 3 55
Josh Billings 66 155 43 .277 0 11
Frank Thompson 22 53 9 .170 0 5
Pat Collins 23 28 6 .214 0 6
Lyman Lamb 9 24 9 .375 0 4
Dutch Wetzel 7 21 9 .429 0 5
John Shovlin 7 7 2 .286 0 2
Billy Mullen 2 4 0 .000 0 0
Marty McManus 1 3 1 .333 0 1
Dud Lee 1 2 2 1.000 0 1
Paul Speraw 1 2 0 .000 0 0
Johnnie Heving 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Earl Pruess 1 0 0 ---- 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dixie Davis 38 269.1 18 12 3.17 85
Urban Shocker 38 245.2 20 10 2.71 107
Allan Sothoron 36 218.1 8 15 4.70 81
Carl Weilman 30 183.1 9 13 4.47 45
Bill Bayne 18 99.2 5 6 3.70 38
Joe DeBerry 10 54.2 2 4 4.94 12
Ray Richmond 2 17.0 2 0 6.35 4

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Elam Vangilder 24 104.2 3 8 5.50 25
Adrian Lynch 5 22.1 2 0 5.24 8
Roy Sanders 8 17.1 1 1 5.19 2
Hod Leverette 3 10.1 0 2 5.23 0
George Boehler 3 7.0 0 1 7.71 2
Bert Gallia 2 3.2 0 1 7.36 0

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bill Burwell 33 6 4 4 3.65 30
Lefty Leifield 4 0 0 0 7.00 3
John Scheneberg 1 0 0 0 27.00 0
George Sisler 1 0 0 1 0.00 2

Notes

  1. ^ a b As Good As It Got, The 1944 St. Louis Browns, p. 10, David Alan Heller, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, South Carolina, 2003, ISBN 0-7385-3199-5

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