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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1922

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1922 World Series – New York Giants NL over New York Yankees AL 4 games to 0 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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1922 – On their tour of the Far East, the Herb Hunter All-Americans, with Casey Stengel and Waite Hoyt among their members, beat a team of U.S. servicemen, 12 – 5, in Manila. In other games, the All-Americans are the first team of major leaguers to play a Chinese team, in Shanghai, and also play a Korean all-star team in Seoul, whipping them, 21 – 3. The American all-stars also lost a game in Japan when Zensuke Shimada hit an out-of-the-park home run against Hoyt and the Mita Club defeated the All-Americans, 9 – 3. Michimaro Ono got the win. It is the first loss by a team of touring U.S professionals in Japan.

1922 – On their tour of the Far East, the Herb Hunter All-Americans, with Casey Stengel and Waite Hoyt among their members, beat a team of U.S. servicemen, 12 – 5, in Manila. In other games, the All-Americans are the first team of major leaguers to play a Chinese team, in Shanghai, and also play a Korean all-star team in Seoul, whipping them, 21 – 3. The American all-stars also lost a game in Japan when Zensuke Shimada hit an out-of-the-park home run against Hoyt and the Mita Club defeated the All-Americans, 9 – 3. Michimaro Ono got the win. It is the first loss by a team of touring U.S professionals in Japan.

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1922 – The Eastern Colored League (chartered as the “Mutual Association of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs”) is formally organized. The league will complete five seasons before folding in midsummer of 1928.

1922 – The Eastern Colored League (chartered as the “Mutual Association of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs”) is formally organized. The league will complete five seasons before folding in midsummer of 1928.

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Still smarting over the rejection of the official scorer’s decision in the Ty Cobb case, the national baseball writers’ group meets and votes to back the New York group’s protest. Fred Lieb, who had filled in the Associated Press box score giving Cobb the disputed hit, asks Ban Johnson to revise the records to .399 for Cobb. Johnson complains of not receiving box scores from some writers, who are appointed by the clubs as official scorers.

Still smarting over the rejection of the official scorer’s decision in the Ty Cobb case, the national baseball writers’ group meets and votes to back the New York group’s protest. Fred Lieb, who had filled in the Associated Press box score giving Cobb the disputed hit, asks Ban Johnson to revise the records to .399 for Cobb. Johnson complains of not receiving box scores from some writers, who are appointed by the clubs as official scorers.

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In a joint meeting of the two leagues, the ban on non-waiver trades after June 15th is approved. The National League favors a 50-player limit until June 15, the American League votes for 40. Judge Landis breaks the deadlock in favor of 40. Compensation of World Series umpires is changed from a percentage of the players’ pool to a flat $2,000.

In a joint meeting of the two leagues, the ban on non-waiver trades after June 15th is approved. The National League favors a 50-player limit until June 15, the American League votes for 40. Judge Landis breaks the deadlock in favor of 40. Compensation of World Series umpires is changed from a percentage of the players’ pool to a flat $2,000.

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Alarmed at the increase in home run hitting (1,054 in the major leagues, up from 936), some American League owners back a zoning system setting a minimum of 300 feet for a ball to be called a home run. The motion dies. In another action, the league requires each club to furnish two home uniforms per player, plus extra caps and stockings on the road, to improve the players’ appearance. In National League meetings, Charles Ebbets proposes putting numbers on players’ sleeves or caps. It’s left to each club to do as it wishes.

Alarmed at the increase in home run hitting (1,054 in the major leagues, up from 936), some American League owners back a zoning system setting a minimum of 300 feet for a ball to be called a home run. The motion dies. In another action, the league requires each club to furnish two home uniforms per player, plus extra caps and stockings on the road, to improve the players’ appearance. In National League meetings, Charles Ebbets proposes putting numbers on players’ sleeves or caps. It’s left to each club to do as it wishes.

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1922 – Former Providence Grays outfielder Paul Hines is arrested on charges of pick-pocketing. The 69-year-old Hines made a famous play in a game on May 8, 1878: the first unassisted triple play in major league history, a rare feat has only occurred 12 times after that. His accomplishment is questionable, however.

1922 – Former Providence Grays outfielder Paul Hines is arrested on charges of pick-pocketing. The 69-year-old Hines made a famous play in a game on May 8, 1878: the first unassisted triple play in major league history, a rare feat has only occurred 12 times after that. His accomplishment is questionable, however.

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1922 – Morgan G. Bulkeley, first president of the National League and later governor of Connecticut and U.S. senator, dies. As president of the Hartford Dark Blues club, Bulkeley presided over the NL’s first meeting and headed the league for one year. He will be elected to the Hall of Fame in 1937, in spite of his relatively short involvement in baseball.

1922 – Morgan G. Bulkeley, first president of the National League and later governor of Connecticut and U.S. senator, dies. As president of the Hartford Dark Blues club, Bulkeley presided over the NL’s first meeting and headed the league for one year. He will be elected to the Hall of Fame in 1937, in spite of his relatively short involvement in baseball.

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1922 – Former Philadelphia Athletics catcher Ira Thomas buys the Shreveport club in the Texas League for $75,000. Other former players who own pieces of minor league clubs include Ty Cobb (Augusta), Eddie Collins (Baltimore), and George Stallings (Rochester).

1922 – Former Philadelphia Athletics catcher Ira Thomas buys the Shreveport club in the Texas League for $75,000. Other former players who own pieces of minor league clubs include Ty Cobb (Augusta), Eddie Collins (Baltimore), and George Stallings (Rochester).

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For the first time, the entire World Series will be broadcast over the radio. Writer Grantland Rice does the announcing of the New York Giants-New York Yankees Series for station WJZ, in Newark, NJ, whose signal is relayed to WGY in Schenectady, NY.

1922 – For the first time, the entire World Series will be broadcast over the radio. Writer Grantland Rice does the announcing of the New York Giants-New York Yankees Series for station WJZ, in Newark, NJ, whose signal is relayed to WGY in Schenectady, NY.

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1923 – On Zack Wheat day in Brooklyn, the Phils’ Cy Williams ties the score in the 7th with his 39th homer and seals the win in the 12th with his 40th. The Phils win 6 – 4. Wheat has two hits and receives an automobile.

1923 – On Zack Wheat day in Brooklyn, the Phils’ Cy Williams ties the score in the 7th with his 39th homer and seals the win in the 12th with his 40th. The Phils win 6 – 4. Wheat has two hits and receives an automobile.

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In the second of two at Cubs Park, the Cards whip the Cubs, 5 – 3, in a game stopped after five innings. The big blow for the Birds is a 3-run homer in the 1st inning by journeyman infielder Del Gainer off Cubs lefty Percy Jones. When Jones is lifted, so is Gainer, who closes out his career with the home run. The Cards also take the opener, 9 – 8.

In the second of two at Cubs Park, the Cards whip the Cubs, 5 – 3, in a game stopped after five innings. The big blow for the Birds is a 3-run homer in the 1st inning by journeyman infielder Del Gainer off Cubs lefty Percy Jones. When Jones is lifted, so is Gainer, who closes out his career with the home run. The Cards also take the opener, 9 – 8.

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Cardinals outfielder Rogers Hornsby hits home runs off Giant hurlers Jesse and Virgil Barnes. The homers served up by the brothers enable the ‘Rajah’ to set the National League record for round-trippers in a season with 42.

Cardinals outfielder Rogers Hornsby hits home runs off Giant hurlers Jesse and Virgil Barnes. The homers served up by the brothers enable the ‘Rajah’ to set the National League record for round-trippers in a season with 42.

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Cardinals outfielder Rogers Hornsby hits home runs off Giant hurlers Jesse and Virgil Barnes. The homers served up by the brothers enables the Rajah to set the National League record for round trippers in a season with 42. Rosy Ryan, in relief of Hugh McQuillan, picks up the 10 – 6 Cards win.

Cardinals outfielder Rogers Hornsby hits home runs off Giant hurlers Jesse and Virgil Barnes. The homers served up by the brothers enables the Rajah to set the National League record for round trippers in a season with 42. Rosy Ryan, in relief of Hugh McQuillan, picks up the 10 – 6 Cards win.

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1922 – Rogers Hornsby belts his 40th homer, a solo shot in the 6th at the Polo Grounds, but the Giants hang on to win, 7 – 5. Ross Youngs saves a homer in the 9th when he leaps to snag Jack Smith’s drive. Jack Scott hits 4 for 4 and goes all the way for the win to keep the Giants six games in front of Pittsburgh.

1922 – Rogers Hornsby belts his 40th homer, a solo shot in the 6th at the Polo Grounds, but the Giants hang on to win, 7 – 5. Ross Youngs saves a homer in the 9th when he leaps to snag Jack Smith’s drive. Jack Scott hits 4 for 4 and goes all the way for the win to keep the Giants six games in front of Pittsburgh.

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1922 – The American League reinstates the MVP award, last given in 1914, appointing a committee of one writer from each city, headed by I.E. Sanborn of the Chicago Tribune. As a player-manager, Ty Cobb is not eligible, and the trophy goes to George Sisler. The National League will pick up the idea two years later.

1922 – The American League reinstates the MVP award, last given in 1914, appointing a committee of one writer from each city, headed by I.E. Sanborn of the Chicago Tribune. As a player-manager, Ty Cobb is not eligible, and the trophy goes to George Sisler. The National League will pick up the idea two years later.

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1922 – Against the Senators’ Walter Johnson, Ken Williams hit his 39th home run of the year in the 4th, and Pat Collins, subbing for George Sisler at 1B, adds another solo home run in the 7th to give the Browns a 2 – 1 lead. But the Senators rally to win, 4 – 3, with Johnson earning the win over Elam Vangilder. Sisler pinch hits and strikes out.

1922 – Against the Senators’ Walter Johnson, Ken Williams hit his 39th home run of the year in the 4th, and Pat Collins, subbing for George Sisler at 1B, adds another solo home run in the 7th to give the Browns a 2 – 1 lead. But the Senators rally to win, 4 – 3, with Johnson earning the win over Elam Vangilder. Sisler pinch hits and strikes out.

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1922 – Whitey Witt, his head bandaged from being hit by a bottle two days before, drives in two in the 9th for a 3 – 2 New York win, and they leave St. Louis 1 1/2 in front. They will finish one game on top, clinching the pennant on the 30th with a 3 – 1 win in Boston. George Sisler’s 41-game hitting streak is stopped by New York’s Joe Bush, the same pitcher he had started the streak against on July 27th.

1922 – Whitey Witt, his head bandaged from being hit by a bottle two days before, drives in two in the 9th for a 3 – 2 New York win, and they leave St. Louis 1 1/2 in front. They will finish one game on top, clinching the pennant on the 30th with a 3 – 1 win in Boston. George Sisler’s 41-game hitting streak is stopped by New York’s Joe Bush, the same pitcher he had started the streak against on July 27th.

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A’s catcher Ralph Perkins has his second consecutive game with no putouts or assists, a major league record. Today, he catches Bob Hasty in a 4 – 2 loss to Cleveland’s Dan Boone. Yesterday, he caught Eddie Rommel in a 6 – 1 win over Cleveland. Perkins also had no putouts or assists in a 13-inning game on May 17th.

A’s catcher Ralph Perkins has his second consecutive game with no putouts or assists, a major league record. Today, he catches Bob Hasty in a 4 – 2 loss to Cleveland’s Dan Boone. Yesterday, he caught Eddie Rommel in a 6 – 1 win over Cleveland. Perkins also had no putouts or assists in a 13-inning game on May 17th.

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Browns southpaw Hub Pruett, who has fanned Babe Ruth 9 of 10 times over the season, is reached for a home run by the Bambino, but he still beats the Yankees, 5 – 1. One day after being clubbed on the head with an empty bottle, Yankee CF Whitey Witt receives an ovation, but the partisan crowd in CF is quick to wave white hankies in the 8th inning for Yanks pinch-hitter Norm McMillan. Police make them stop. George Sisler has a single to extend his hitting streak to 41 games.

Browns southpaw Hub Pruett, who has fanned Babe Ruth 9 of 10 times over the season, is reached for a home run by the Bambino, but he still beats the Yankees, 5 – 1. One day after being clubbed on the head with an empty bottle, Yankee CF Whitey Witt receives an ovation, but the partisan crowd in CF is quick to wave white hankies in the 8th inning for Yanks pinch-hitter Norm McMillan. Police make them stop. George Sisler has a single to extend his hitting streak to 41 games.

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1922 – Pennant fever rages in St. Louis, as the Yankees come to town with a half-game lead. Bob Shawkey outpitches Urban Shocker, 2 – 1, as George Sisler ties Ty Cobb’s 1911 record by hitting in his 40th straight game. While chasing a fly ball in the 9th, New York OF Whitey Witt is hit in the head and knocked cold by a soda bottle thrown from the bleachers. Ban Johnson will initially offer a $1,000 reward for the name of the bottle-thrower. Then, to calm the crowds, the American League offers the theory that Witt stepped on the bottle and it flew up and hit him. The incident leads to a ban on the sale of bottled drinks in ballparks.

1922 – Pennant fever rages in St. Louis, as the Yankees come to town with a half-game lead. Bob Shawkey outpitches Urban Shocker, 2 – 1, as George Sisler ties Ty Cobb’s 1911 record by hitting in his 40th straight game. While chasing a fly ball in the 9th, New York OF Whitey Witt is hit in the head and knocked cold by a soda bottle thrown from the bleachers. Ban Johnson will initially offer a $1,000 reward for the name of the bottle-thrower. Then, to calm the crowds, the American League offers the theory that Witt stepped on the bottle and it flew up and hit him. The incident leads to a ban on the sale of bottled drinks in ballparks.

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After listening to excessive bench jockeying from the Giants dugout, Reds’ hurler Adolfo Luque becomes so enraged he throws down his glove and bolts into the New York dugout. The Cuban native, known for his fiery temper, punches Casey Stengel on the jaw and is ordered to return to his own bench by the police, who are busy trying to prevent the Polo Grounds crowd, which has overflowed onto the field, from rioting.

After listening to excessive bench jockeying from the Giants dugout, Reds’ hurler Adolfo Luque becomes so enraged he throws down his glove and bolts into the New York dugout. The Cuban native, known for his fiery temper, punches Casey Stengel on the jaw and is ordered to return to his own bench by the police, who are busy trying to prevent the Polo Grounds crowd, which has overflowed onto the field, from rioting.

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C Butch Henline is the first National League player to hit three homers in a game since 1897, as the Phils beat the Cards 10 – 9. Henline’s 3rd home run ties the game in the 9th inning and Cliff Lee then hits the game-winning home run. Lee ends the year with 17 homers – all at Baker Bowl. Only Gavvy Cravath, in 1914, and Mel Ott will have more homers in a season this century coming all at home.

C Butch Henline is the first National League player to hit three homers in a game since 1897, as the Phils beat the Cards 10 – 9. Henline’s 3rd home run ties the game in the 9th inning and Cliff Lee then hits the game-winning home run. Lee ends the year with 17 homers – all at Baker Bowl. Only Gavvy Cravath, in 1914, and Mel Ott will have more homers in a season this century coming all at home.

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The Browns announce that George Sisler has severely strained ligaments and cannot lift his right arm over his head. He might be out for the remainder of the season, jeopardizing the Browns’ pennant chances and Sisler’s 39-game hitting streak. Ironically, the injury occurred when Sisler tried to catch a throw on a hit by Ty Cobb, whose streak he is trying to break. Without Sisler, the Browns rally to beat the Tigers, 8 – 6. Baby Doll Jacobson, playing 1B, makes two errors.

The Browns announce that George Sisler has severely strained ligaments and cannot lift his right arm over his head. He might be out for the remainder of the season, jeopardizing the Browns’ pennant chances and Sisler’s 39-game hitting streak. Ironically, the injury occurred when Sisler tried to catch a throw on a hit by Ty Cobb, whose streak he is trying to break. Without Sisler, the Browns rally to beat the Tigers, 8 – 6. Baby Doll Jacobson, playing 1B, makes two errors.

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Pittsburgh sweeps a pair from the visiting Braves, winning 8 – 1 and 6 – 1. Wilbur Cooper and Johnny Morrison are the winners. Joe Genewich makes his major league debut in relief for the Braves. Genewich jumped from the sandlots, where he was making $5 a game pitching, directly to the Braves, bypassing the minors.

Pittsburgh sweeps a pair from the visiting Braves, winning 8 – 1 and 6 – 1. Wilbur Cooper and Johnny Morrison are the winners. Joe Genewich makes his major league debut in relief for the Braves. Genewich jumped from the sandlots, where he was making $5 a game pitching, directly to the Braves, bypassing the minors.

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The Browns are down 4 – 3 to the Tigers in the 9th, but a walk and a George Sisler triple tie the game. Marty McManus lines a single to win it, 5 – 4, for reliever Hub Pruett. Sisler falls on his shoulder in the 7th stretching for a ball but stays in the game.

1922 – The Browns are down 4 – 3 to the Tigers in the 9th, but a walk and a George Sisler triple tie the game. Marty McManus lines a single to win it, 5 – 4, for reliever Hub Pruett. Sisler falls on his shoulder in the 7th stretching for a ball but stays in the game.

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1922 – The Yankees play their farewell home game in the Polo Grounds. An estimated 40,000 overflow the stadium with another 25,000 turned away. Joe Bush beats the Philadelphia A’s, 10 – 3, in the opener, and Waite Hoyt edges the A’s in the second, 2 – 1. Plans are in the works to expand the park to 56,000 capacity, but this is the last regular season American League game at the Polo Grounds. The Yanks will play their next 18 games on the road, and then open in Yankee Stadium next spring.

1922 – The Yankees play their farewell home game in the Polo Grounds. An estimated 40,000 overflow the stadium with another 25,000 turned away. Joe Bush beats the Philadelphia A’s, 10 – 3, in the opener, and Waite Hoyt edges the A’s in the second, 2 – 1. Plans are in the works to expand the park to 56,000 capacity, but this is the last regular season American League game at the Polo Grounds. The Yanks will play their next 18 games on the road, and then open in Yankee Stadium next spring.

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Baby Doll Jacobson collects three triples to lead the Browns to there biggest victory in franchise history a 16 – 0 whitewash of the Tigers

Baby Doll Jacobson collects three triples to lead the Browns to a 16 – 0 whitewash of the Tigers. The victory, the most lopsided in Browns history, goes to pitcher Elam Vangilder. St. Louis totals 20 hits with Ken Williams hitting a homer in his 5th straight game, his 37th of the year. George Sisler has three hits to keep his hitting streak alive, as the Browns keep pace with New York, winners in 10 innings against Washington.

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The Yankees go back on top, this time to stay, beating the Senators, 8 – 1, behind Carl Mays. New York’s win is triggered by Wally Pipp’s 6th inning 3-run homer off Walter Johnson, the second homer Wally has dinged off the Senators’ ace in nine days.

The Yankees go back on top, this time to stay, beating the Senators, 8 – 1, behind Carl Mays. New York’s win is triggered by Wally Pipp’s 6th inning 3-run homer off Walter Johnson, the second homer Wally has dinged off the Senators’ ace in nine days.

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Detroit beats the Browns, 8 – 3, on Bobby Veach’s two homers off Urban Shocker. First baseman Lu Blue pulls off two unassisted double plays, tying the American Leaguerecord, and both are off line drives by Johnny Tobin.

Detroit beats the Browns, 8 – 3, on Bobby Veach’s two homers off Urban Shocker. First baseman Lu Blue pulls off two unassisted double plays, tying the American Leaguerecord, and both are off line drives by Johnny Tobin.

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