During the 1925 baseball season, the Yankees collapsed while Babe Ruth suffered from health problems, but they started to rebuild the team, bringing in Lou Gehrig, among others. The Pittsburgh Pirates won the 1925 World Series, beating the Washington Senators.
These and more highlights of the 1925 baseball season follow:
- The Pirates break the Giants' string and win the National League flag.
- Washington cops its second straight American League flag.
- Babe Ruth's famous "stomachache" idles him for much of the season and holds him to .290 BA and 25 homers.
- Minus Ruth's big bat, the Yankees fall to seventh place.
- The Pirates triumph in the exciting seven-game 1925 World Series, rallying from a three-games-to-one deficit.
- Joe Harris of the Senators leads all 1925 World Series hitters with a .440 BA, three homers, and six RBI.
- Senator Roger Peckinpaugh's eight errors in the 1925 World Series are a record and make him the goat.
- Rogers Hornsby is selected the National League MVP.
- Roger Peckinpaugh wins the American League MVP Award, which is given only for regular-season performance.
- Bob Meusel, Ruth's New York teammate, leads the American League in homers (33) and RBI (138).
- Harry Heilmann continues his penchant for taking the American League bat crown every other year, as he hits .393.
- Rogers Hornsby wins his sixth straight National League bat crown (.403).
- Hornsby wins the Triple Crown, leading in BA, homers (39), and RBI (143).
- Dazzy Vance leads the majors with 22 wins and 221 Ks.
- Joe Sewell of Cleveland fans just four times, the fewest in a full season by a regular player.
- Rogers Hornsby's .756 SA sets an all-time National League record.
- George Burns steals home for the 27th time, a National League career record.
- Sam Rice collects an American League record 182 singles.
- Walter Johnson hits .433, a record for pitchers with 75-plus at-bats.
- Tony Lazzeri of Salt Lake City in the Pacific Coast League hits 60 homers, an OB record.
- Pete Donohue of the Reds loses to the Phils after beating them 20 straight times.
- On July 3, Brooklyn's Milt Stock bangs out four hits for a record fourth day in a row.
- George Sisler hits in 34 straight games to begin the season, an American League record.
- Eddie Collins gets his 3,000th hit.
- Max Carey tops the National League in steals for a record tenth time.
- On June 20, Carey becomes the first switch-hitter to hit for the cycle.
Find even more highlights from the 1925 baseball season in our final section.