1922 Baseball Season Highlights
The New York Yankees and the Giants topped off the 1922 baseball season by facing off in the 1922 World Series. Also during the year, Babe Ruth continued to make the news, and George Sisler won the first MVP award in the American League. These highlights and others are listed below.
- The Yankees take their second American League flag in a row.
- The Giants take their second straight National League pennant.
- The 1922 World Series -- the second straight Subway Series -- comes a cropper as the Giants win in a four-game sweep (plus one tie).
- Giant Irish Meusel is again the slugging star in the 1922 World Series with a homer and seven RBI.
- Babe Ruth hits .118 in the 1922 World Series, his second.
- Suspended part of the season for an illegal barnstorming tour the previous fall, Ruth drops to 35 homers.
- The American League gives out a league MVP Award for the first time; George Sisler wins handily.
- Ken Williams of the Browns becomes the new American League homer king (39).
- Williams also leads in RBI (155), total bases (367), and runs produced (244).
- Sisler leads the American League with a .420 BA, a record for first basemen in this century.
- Spearheaded by Sisler, the Browns finish second in the American League, 1 game out.
- Rogers Hornsby sets new National League records with 42 homers, 152 RBI, and a .722 slugging average.
- Hornsby's .401 BA makes him the first National Leaguer since 1901 to top the .400 mark.
- Eddie Rommel of the seventh-place A's leads the American League with 27 wins.
- Sisler hits in 41 straight games, a new American League record.
- Ray Grimes of the Cubs drives in at least one run in 17 straight games.
Find more highlights of the 1922 baseball season in our final section.
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