1920 Brooklyn Robins season

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1920 Brooklyn Robins
1920 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Charles Ebbets, Ed McKeever, Stephen McKeever
Manager(s) Wilbert Robinson
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The 1920 Brooklyn Robins 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[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1920 Brooklyn Robins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
C Miller, OttoOtto Miller 90 301 16 87 .289 0 33 0
1B Konetchy, EdEd Konetchy 131 497 62 153 .308 5 63 3
2B Kilduff, PetePete Kilduff 141 478 62 130 .272 0 58 2
3B Johnston, JimmyJimmy Johnston
SS Olson, IvyIvy Olson
OF Myers, HyHy Myers
OF Wheat, ZackZack Wheat 148 583 89 191 328 9 73 8
OF Griffith, TommyTommy Griffith

Other batters[edit]

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
Neis, BernieBernie Neis
Krueger, ErnieErnie Krueger
Elliott, RowdyRowdy Elliott
Ward, ChuckChuck Ward
McCabe, BillBill McCabe 41 68 10 10 .147 0 3 1
Schmandt, RayRay Schmandt
Lamar, BillBill Lamar 24 44 5 12 .273 0 4 0
Hood, WallyWally Hood 7 14 4 2 .143 0 1 2
Taylor, ZackZack Taylor
Baird, DougDoug Baird 6 6 1 2 .333 0 1 0
Sheehan, JackJack Sheehan 3 5 0 2 .400 0 0 0
Sheridan, RedRed Sheridan

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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
Grimes, BurleighBurleigh Grimes 40 33 25 303.2 23 11 2.22 67 131
Cadore, LeonLeon Cadore 35 30 16 254.1 15 14 2.62 56 79
Pfeffer, JeffJeff Pfeffer
Marquard, RubeRube Marquard 28 26 10 189.2 10 7 3.23 35 89

Other pitchers[edit]

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
Mamaux, AlAl Mamaux 41 18 9 190.2 12 8 2.69 63 101
Smith, SherrySherry Smith 33 12 6 136.1 11 9 1.85 27 33
Mitchell, ClarenceClarence Mitchell 19 7 3 78.2 5 2 3.09 23 18

Relief pitchers[edit]

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
Mohart, GeorgeGeorge Mohart
Miljus, JohnnyJohnny Miljus 9 23.1 1 0 0 3.09 4 9

Awards and honors[edit]

League top ten finishers[edit]

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[edit]

Main article: 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[edit]

October 5, 1920 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 1
W: Stan Coveleski (1-0)  L: Rube Marquard (0-1)

Game 2[edit]

October 6, 1920 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Brooklyn 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 x 3 7 0
W: Burleigh Grimes (1-0)  L: Jim Bagby (0-1)

Game 3[edit]

October 7, 1920 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Brooklyn 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 2 6 1
W: Sherry Smith (1-0)  L: Ray Caldwell (0-1)

Game 4[edit]

October 9, 1920 at Dunn Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Cleveland 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 x 5 12 1
W: Stan Coveleski (2-0)  L: Leon Cadore (0-1)

Game 5[edit]

October 10, 1920 at Dunn Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 13 1
Cleveland 4 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 x 8 12 2
W: Jim Bagby (1-1)  L: Burleigh Grimes (1-1)
HR: CLEElmer Smith (1), Jim Bagby (1)

Game 6[edit]

October 11, 1920 at Dunn Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 x 1 7 3
W: Duster Mails (1-0)  L: Sherry Smith (1-1)

Game 7[edit]

October 12, 1920 at Dunn Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Cleveland 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 x 3 7 3
W: Stan Coveleski (3-0)  L: Burleigh Grimes (1-2)

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