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1920s

The 1920s in baseball saw Babe Ruth don the pinstripes for the first time and a rookie named Lou Gehrig took the field in 1925.

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1923 Baseball Season

The 1923 baseball season saw the opening of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Both the Yankees and Giants earned their third consecutive pennants. Learn how the Yankees also made the news in the 1923 World Series.


1920 Baseball Season

This was one eventful season -- Cleveland won the World Series, Babe Ruth broke even more records and one player was killed by a pitch. Get the full story on the 1920 baseball season. See more »

1921 Baseball Season

The 1921 baseball season was one of Babe Ruth's best, and helped define the coming era as the beginning of home run mass production. Learn how the New York Giants won the World Series with a combo of great hitters and pitchers. See more »

1922 Baseball Season

The 1922 baseball season set new records for runs and homers. With all that offense, only one pitcher managed to eke out an ERA under 3.00. Learn how the New York Giants won the World Series for the second time in a row. See more »

1923 Baseball Season

The 1923 baseball season saw the opening of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Both the Yankees and Giants earned their third consecutive pennants. Learn how the Yankees also made the news in the 1923 World Series. See more »

1924 Baseball Season

The 1924 season was another successful year for the Giants. The Yankees weren't so lucky though, and suffered numerous losses despite another banner year from Babe Ruth. See more »

1925 Baseball Season

The Yankees dropped out of contention when Babe Ruth dropped out of their lineup during the 1925 baseball season. The Pittsburgh Pirates went on to beat the Washington Senators in the 1925 World Series. Learn about the 1925 baseball season and its highlights. See more »

1926 Baseball Season

The Cardinals won the first pennant ever for St. Louis and beat the Yankees in the 1926 World Series, under the new leadership of Manager Rogers Hornsby. Learn how the 1926 baseball season shaped up. See more »

1927 Baseball Season

The 1927 baseball season featured the New York Yankees -- one of the sport's greatest teams -- in their greatest season. But the season also came with accusations of games being fixed by Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker. Learn about this heroic team. See more »

1928 Baseball Season

Once again, the New York Yankees dominated during the 1928 baseball season. And not only was the team solid, but this was the year Babe Ruth broke new records. See more »

1929 Baseball Season

The 1929 baseball season featured the Philadelphia A's winning the World Series vs. the Chicago Cubs -- even after the A's had finished last the previous seven season. Learn more about the 1929 baseball season. See more »