The following are the baseball events of the year 1920 throughout the world.

List of years in baseball
Fans line up for hot dogs at Ebbets Field.
Fans line up for hot dogs at Ebbets Field.

Champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG George Sisler .407 Rogers Hornsby .370
HR Babe Ruth 54 Cy Williams 15
RBI Babe Ruth 137 Rogers Hornsby & George Kelly 94
Wins Jim Bagby 31 Pete Alexander 27
ERA Bob Shawkey 2.45 Pete Alexander 1.91

Major League Baseball Final Standings

American League final 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


National League final standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Robins 93 61 0.604 49–29 44–32
New York Giants 86 68 0.558 7 45–35 41–33
Cincinnati Reds 82 71 0.536 10½ 42–34 40–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 75 0.513 14 42–35 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 75 79 0.487 18 38–38 37–41
Chicago Cubs 75 79 0.487 18 43–34 32–45
Boston Braves 62 90 0.408 30 36–37 26–53
Philadelphia Phillies 62 91 0.405 30½ 32–45 30–46


Negro league final standings

Negro National League final standings

This was the first season of organized Negro league baseball. The first Negro National League would run for the next decade. The Chicago American Giants, managed by league founder and former player Rube Foster, won the first league pennant.[1]

Negro National League (West)
Club Wins Losses Ties Win %   GB
Chicago American Giants 43 17 2 .717
Kansas City Monarchs 44 33 2 .571 7.5
Detroit Stars 37 27 .656 8
Indianapolis ABCs 44 38 4 .537 10
Cuban Stars 35 34 .507 12.5
St. Louis Giants 32 40 .444 17
Dayton Marcos 16 36 .308 23
Chicago Giants 5 31 .139 26

East (independent teams) final standings

A loose confederation of teams were gathered in the East to compete with the West, however East teams did not organize a formal league as the West did.

East
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Brooklyn Royal Giants 5 4 .556
Philadelphia Hilldales 7 6 .538
Bacharach Giants 12 12 .500
Baltimore Black Sox 3 8 .273
Cuban Stars 1 4 .200
New York Lincoln Giants 0 4 .000

Events

January – June

July – September

October – December

Births

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

References

  1. ^ "1920 Negro National League Season Summary".
  2. ^ "Baseball War Comes To An End With Leagues Remaining Intact". Newspapers.com. 1920-11-13. Retrieved 2022-04-14.