1923 Baseball Season Highlights
The 1923 baseball season was a great one for the New York Yankees -- Yankee Stadium opened up and the team won the 1923 World Series. Cy Williams topped the National League in homers, and Babe Ruth was selected as the American League's MVP.
More highlights of the 1923 baseball season follow:
- The Yankees cop their third straight American League flag.
- The Giants follow suit in the National League.
- The Yankees get World Series revenge, beating the Giants in six games.
- Babe Ruth bounces back to hit .368 with three homers in the 1923 World Series.
- Aaron Ward of the Yankees leads all 1923 World Series hitters with a .417 BA.
- Babe Ruth is selected the American League's MVP.
- Rogers Hornsby takes his fourth consecutive National League bat crown (.384).
- Hornsby tops the National League in OBP (.459) and SA (.627).
- Harry Heilmann begins his odd knack for copping the American League bat crown every other year as he hits .403.
- Babe Ruth regains the American League homer crown by belting 41.
- The Phils' Cy Williams hits 41 homers to top the National League.
- Tris Speaker sets a new modern record for doubles with 59.
- Yankee Stadium opens on April 18; New York wins 4-1 over Boston on a three-run homer by Babe Ruth.
- Ruth reaches base an all-time season record 379 times.
- Radio station WEAF in New York becomes the first station to broadcast a World Series.
- The Yankees collect an American League record 30 hits vs. Boston on Sept. 28.
- On July 7 vs. Boston, Cleveland scores 13 runs in the sixth inning after two men are out.
Find even more highlights of the 1923 baseball season in our final section.