The following are the baseball events of the year 1921 throughout the world.

List of years in baseball

Headline Events of the Year

Champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Harry Heilmann DET .394 Rogers Hornsby SLC .397
HR Babe Ruth NYY 59 George Kelly NYG 23
RBI Babe Ruth NYY 171 Rogers Hornsby SLC 126
Wins Carl Mays NYY & Urban Shocker SLB 27 Wilbur Cooper PIT 22
ERA Red Faber CHW 2.48 Bill Doak SLC 2.59
Ks Walter Johnson WSH 283 Burleigh Grimes BKN 136

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 98 55 0.641 53–25 45–30
Cleveland Indians 94 60 0.610 51–26 43–34
St. Louis Browns 81 73 0.526 17½ 43–34 38–39
Washington Senators 80 73 0.523 18 46–30 34–43
Boston Red Sox 75 79 0.487 23½ 41–36 34–43
Detroit Tigers 71 82 0.464 27 37–40 34–42
Chicago White Sox 62 92 0.403 36½ 37–40 25–52
Philadelphia Athletics 53 100 0.346 45 28–47 25–53


National League final standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 94 59 0.614 53–26 41–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 63 0.588 4 45–31 45–32
St. Louis Cardinals 87 66 0.569 7 48–29 39–37
Boston Braves 79 74 0.516 15 42–32 37–42
Brooklyn Robins 77 75 0.507 16½ 41–37 36–38
Cincinnati Reds 70 83 0.458 24 40–36 30–47
Chicago Cubs 64 89 0.418 30 32–44 32–45
Philadelphia Phillies 51 103 0.331 43½ 29–47 22–56


Negro leagues final standings

Negro National League final standings

This was the second overall season of the first Negro National League. Chicago repeated as pennant champion.[1]

Negro National League (West)
Club Wins Losses Ties Win %   GB
Chicago American Giants 44 22 2 .667
Kansas City Monarchs 54 41 .568 4.5
St. Louis Giants 43 31 1 .581 5
Indianapolis ABCs 37 37 2 .500 11
Detroit Stars 30 33 1 .476 12.5
Columbus Buckeyes 30 38 1 .441 15
Cincinnati Cuban Stars 29 40 1 .420 16.5
Chicago Giants 10 35 2 .222 23.5

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
Atlantic City Bacharach Giants 34 28 .630
Philadelphia Hilldales 26 16 .619
New York Lincoln Giants 12 7 .590
Brooklyn Royal Giants 1 2 .333
Cuban Stars 12 26 .316
Baltimore Black Sox 2 6 .250

Playoffs

Chicago, the best team of the "West" and Hilldale, the best team of the "East Coast", engaged in a "postseason series" that was played over eleven days in three states (Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey). It was the first postseason series between two Negro league teams in eight years and it would be the first of six held in the 1920s. Hilldale won three games to Chicago winning two while Game 4 ended in tie. [2]

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References

  1. ^ "1921 Negro National League Season Summary".
  2. ^ "1921 Championship Series".