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1921 Baseball Season


1921 Baseball Season Highlights
Burleigh Grimes led the National League in 1921 in CGs and Ks and tied for the lead in wins.
Burleigh Grimes led the National League in 1921 in CGs and Ks and tied for the lead in wins.

The 1921 baseball season prominently featured the great Babe Ruth in one of his best seasons. Despite this, the New York Giants beat the Yankees in the 1921 World Series. Read more highlights of the 1921 baseball season below.

  • The Yankees win their first American League pennant, leaving only the Senators and Browns winless.
  • The Giants grab their first National League flag since 1917.
  • In the last best-of-nine World Series and the first "Subway Series," the Giants beat the Yanks in eight.
  • Yank Waite Hoyt has two wins and a perfect 0.00 ERA in three starts but loses the 1921 World Series finale 1-0.
  • A first-inning error by Yankees shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh leads to the only run in game eight of the 1921 World Series.
  • Irish Meusel is the 1921 World Series' top batsman with ten hits and seven RBI.
  • Babe Ruth clubs 59 homers to shatter his own year-old record.
  • Ruth produces an all-time record 457 total bases.
  • Ruth scores an all-time record 177 runs.
  • Ruth sets a new major league RBI record with 171.
  • The A's finish last in the American League for an all-time record seventh straight year.
  • Ruth hits his 137th career homer, breaking Roger Connor's record mark of 136.
  • Yank Carl Mays leads the American League in win pct. (.750) and ties for the lead in wins (27) and saves (seven).
  • Detroit's Harry Heilmann hits .394 to win his first American League bat title.
  • Heilmann also tops the American League in hits with 237.

Find more highlights of the 1921 baseball season in our final section.

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