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Season Recaps

Read the Season Recaps and learn what happened in each baseball season since 1901.

The Early 1900s in baseball were a glorious time because for the first time in a decade, there were two major leagues - the National League and the American League.

The 1910s in baseball saw records fall and greats like Frank "Homerun" Baker and Babe Ruth really shine.

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.

The 1930s in baseball were as tough as the economy and political climate of the country. Baseball lost two of its founders in Ban Johnson and Charles Comisky, as well as famed sluggers Lou Gehrig and Ted Williams.

1940s baseball season recaps include highlights of baseball seasons from the early 20th century.

Baseball in the 1950s saw the dawn of future hall of famers when Willie Mays won Rookie of the Year in 1951 and Hank Aaron came to prominence in 1957.

Early in the 1960s baseball saw great pitching from Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, but it was Bob Gibson who crushed the Red Sox's hope of a World Series in 1967.

The 1970s in baseball saw Carlton Fisk don the mound for the first time in 1971 and a lot of home runs from perennial sluggers Willie Mays and Hank Aaron.

1980s baseball had a mix of new faces and veteran champions with Cal Ripken winning Rookie of the Year in 1982 and Orel Hershiser pitching 59 scoreless innings.

In the 1990s baseball came to a halt with a strike in 1994, but the decade was owned by the Atlanta Braves winning their division 8 out of the 10 years.

The 21st century has begun with records broken and curses lifted as Barry Bonds broke Mark McGuire's home run record and the Boston Red Sox have won the world series twice already this decade.


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