Today in Tribe History: October 12, 1920
Bob Toth | On 12, Oct 2014
After trailing 2-1 in their best-of-nine series with the Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers), the Cleveland Indians win their fourth straight game to clinch the 1920 World Series with a 3-0 victory at Dunn Field in Cleveland. It is the first such title for the franchise, owned by “Sunny Jim” Dunn and managed by Tris Speaker.
Stan Coveleski completes the Indians’ second consecutive shutout to win the series, five games to two. Coveleski allows five hits and strikes out one man in his complete game effort to win his third game in the series after winning a career-high 24 during the regular season. He also won Game 1 and Game 4 while allowing just two earned runs in 27 innings.
Cleveland scored single runs in the fourth, fifth, and seventh innings off of Brookyn’s Burleigh Grimes, the first of which came courtesy of his own throwing error to second base. Indians’ pitching in the seven games combined to allow just eight runs.