1920 Brooklyn Robins season

1920 Brooklyn Robins
1920 National League Champions
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Owner(s) Charles Ebbets, Ed McKeever, Stephen McKeever
Manager(s) Wilbert Robinson
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The 1920 Brooklyn Robins, also known as the Dodgers, won 16 of their final 18 games to pull away from a tight pennant race and earn a trip to their second World Series against the Cleveland Indians. They lost the series in seven games.

The team featured four Hall of Famers: manager Wilbert Robinson, pitchers Burleigh Grimes and Rube Marquard, and outfielder Zack Wheat. Grimes anchored a pitching staff that allowed the fewest runs in the majors.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Robins 9361 0.604 49–29 44–32
New York Giants 8668 0.558 7 45–35 41–33
Cincinnati Reds 8271 0.536 10½ 42–34 40–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 7975 0.513 14 42–35 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 7579 0.487 18 38–38 37–41
Chicago Cubs 7579 0.487 18 43–34 32–45
Boston Braves 6290 0.408 30 36–37 26–53
Philadelphia Phillies 6291 0.405 30½ 32–45 30–46

Record vs. opponents

1920 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 8–14–17–159–1210–1210–117–1511–11
Brooklyn 14–8–113–910–1215–714–812–1015–7
Chicago 15–79–139–137–1514–811–1110–12
Cincinnati 12–912–1013–96–16–114–812–1013–9
New York 12–107–1515–716–6–112–1013–911–11
Philadelphia 11–108–148–148–1410–129–138–14
Pittsburgh 15–710–1211–1110–129–1313–911–11–1
St. Louis 11–117–1512–109–1311–1114–811–11–1

Notable transactions

Roster

1920 Brooklyn Robins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
COtto Miller903011687.2890330
1BEd Konetchy13149762153.3085633
2BPete Kilduff14147862130.2720582
3BJimmy Johnston15563587185.29115219
SSIvy Olson14363771162.2541464
OFHy Myers15458283177.3044809
OFZack Wheat14858389191.3289738
OFTommy Griffith933344187.2602303

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Bernie Neis952493863.2532229
Ernie Krueger521462142.2881172
Rowdy Elliott411121327.2411130
Chuck Ward1971711.155041
Bill McCabe41681010.147031
Ray Schmandt2863715.238071
Bill Lamar2444512.273040
Wally Hood71442.143012
Zack Taylor91335.385050
Doug Baird6612.333010
Jack Sheehan3502.400000
Red Sheridan3200.000000

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts; CG = Complete games

Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
Burleigh Grimes403325303.223112.2267131
Leon Cadore353016254.115142.625679
Jeff Pfeffer3028202151693.014580
Rube Marquard282610189.21073.233589

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts; CG = Complete games

Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
Al Mamaux41189190.21282.6963101
Sherry Smith33126136.11191.852733
Clarence Mitchell197378.2523.092318

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
George Mohart1335.20101.77713
Johnny Miljus923.11003.0949

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

Burleigh Grimes

  • #2 in NL in strikeouts (131)
  • #3 in NL in wins (23)
  • #3 in NL in ERA (2.22)

Zack Wheat

  • #4 in NL in batting average (.328)
  • #4 in NL in on-base percentage (.385)

1920 World Series

On October 10, 1920, which was the fifth game of the World Series, Elmer Smith of the Indians hit the first grand slam in World Series history. On the same day, Bill Wambsganss of the Indians had an unassisted triple play. He caught a liner, touched second base, and tagged the runner coming from first base.[7] During that same game, Indians pitcher Jim Bagby became the first pitcher to hit a home run in World Series history.[8]

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 020 100 000 350
Brooklyn 000 000 100 151
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 000 000 000 071
Brooklyn 101 010 00x 370
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 000 100 000 131
Brooklyn 200 000 00x 261
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 000 100 000 151
Cleveland 202 001 00x 5121
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 000 000 001 1131
Cleveland 400 310 00x 8122
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 000 000 000 030
Cleveland 000 010 00x 173
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 000 000 000 052
Cleveland 000 110 10x 373
W: Stan Coveleski (3–0)  L: Burleigh Grimes (1–2)

References

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