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


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Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Cleveland Indians 98 56 .636 --
Chicago White Sox 96 58 .623 2
New York Yankees 95 59 .617 3
St. Louis Browns 76 77 .497 21.5
Boston Red Sox 72 81 .471 25.5
Washington Senators 68 84 .447 29
Detroit Tigers 61 93 .396 37
Philadelphia Athletics 48 106 .312 50

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Brooklyn Robins 93 61 .604 --
New York Giants 86 68 .558 7
Cincinnati Reds 82 71 .536 10.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 75 .513 14
Chicago Cubs 75 79 .487 18
St. Louis Cardinals 75 79 .487 18
Boston Braves 62 90 .408 30
Philadelphia Phillies 62 91 .405 30.5

Events

  • August 16 - Indians shortstop Ray Chapman is struck in the head by a pitch from the Yankees' Carl Mays in a game at the Polo Grounds. He dies twelve hours later from a fractured skull, making it the only fatal field accident in major league history.

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  • August 17 - Ray Chapman, 29, shortstop for the Cleveland Indians since 1912 who batted .300 three times, led AL in runs and walks in 1918
  • September 11 - Bill Hallman, 53, second baseman, mainly with the Phillies, who batted .300 and scored 100 runs four times each

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