Dunn’s Decision in 1920 May Have Had Role in Tribe’s World Series Fate Later

Since 2003, Major League Baseball has used the All-Star Game to determine home field advantage for the World Series. It’s a dumb idea, implemented as a knee-jerk…

After the 1920 Championship Season

The 1920 World Championship was the high mark for the Indians, who had reached baseball’s pinnacle after finishing second in the previous two years. It wouldn’t last….

Coveleski Joins Good Company with Third Series Win

Oct. 12, 1920 – Columbus Day – was a beautiful day in Cleveland. It was sunny and approaching 70 degrees as everyone prepared for the final World…

Mails Proves Greatness, Blanks Robins

Game 6 marked the first World Series game played in Cleveland on a workday. But thousands of people had made plans to be at League Park or…

Game 5 Turns into Instant Classic

There are certain World Series games that are instant classics, like Game 6 in 1975, when Carlton Fisk willed a home run fair to keep the Red…

Robins Hurler Marquard Ends up on Wrong Side of Law

During the first World Series played in Cleveland, police were on the lookout for scalpers, and before Game 5, they found a most unlikely one in their…

Cleveland Goes Wild as City Hosts its First World Series Game

It was a party nearly 20 years in the making on Oct. 9, 1920. The Fifth City would host its first World Series game as the Indians…

Tribe Blanked as Robins, Take Series Lead

In the summer of 1919, Ray Caldwell was on baseball’s discard pile, having been cut loose by the Red Sox. He was almost universally regarded as talented,…

Brooklyn Catches Breaks, Evens Series in Game 2

Indians manager Tris Speaker was fortunate enough that for game 2 of the 1920 World Series, he could send a 30-game winner to the mound. Jim Bagby…

Series Starts at Ebbets Field; Tribe Takes Opener

Abraham Lincoln had come through the old Union Depot in Clevleand, near where the Shoreway meets West Fourth Street now on the way to Washington to be…

Brothers Face Off for First Time in 1920 Series

In July 1920, Mickey Silverman, the night manager of the Associated Press office in Cleveland, spent part of his vacation in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Silverman returned and dutifully…

Indians to face Brooklyn in World Series

The 1920 World Series would feature two teams in search of their first championship. But unlike the Indians, who were making their first appearance in the Fall…