1922 Baseball Season

More 1922 Baseball Season Highlights

Following are more highlights of the 1922 baseball season, including a Supreme Court ruling that baseball is a sport -- not a business.

  • The White Sox fork over $125,000 to San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League for Willie Kamm.
  • George Uhle becomes the first pitcher since 1901 to both win 20 games and have an ERA over 4.00.
  • Detroit's Harry Heilmann hits 21 homers, and ten of them come in Shibe Park against the A's.
  • On April 22, Ken Williams becomes the first player since 1900 to hit three homers in a game.
  • The Browns are the first team in major league history to have four 100-RBI men.
  • Rogers Hornsby hits in 33 straight games.
  • In late August, the Cubs beat the Phils 26-23 in the highest-scoring game in major league history.
  • The Supreme Court rules baseball is a sport, not a business, and thus not subject to anti-trust laws.
  • Pittsburgh's Max Carey sets a stolen base pct. record of .962 when he's successful in 51 of 53 attempts.
  • White Sox Ray Schalk leads American League catchers in FA a record eighth time.
  • Jesse Barnes of New York no-hits the Phils on May 7.
  • On April 30, White Sox Charlie Robertson tosses a perfect game vs. Detroit -- baseball's last until 1956.
  • Max Carey steals a record (since broken) 31 consecutive bases.
  • Chicago's Red Faber tops the American League in ERA (2.81), CGs (31), and innings (352).
  • Led in wins by Art Nehf with 19, the Giants are the first National League team to win a pennant without a 20-game winner.
  • The Reds' Eppa Rixey tops the National League with 25 wins and 313 innings pitched.
  • Cards catcher Pickles Dillhoefer dies of typhoid fever.
  • Cards outfielder Austin McHenry, a .350 hitter in 1921, dies of a brain tumor.
  • Dodger Dazzy Vance's 134 Ks are the fewest ever by a National League leader.

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