Fix Allegations Leave World Series in Limbo as Tribe Clinches

The Indians departed Cleveland for St. Louis on Sept. 25 hanging on to a half-game lead in the American League. If ever there was a time to…

Tribe plays White Sox as World Series Fix Revealed

On Sept. 23, the Indians were clinging to a 1 ½ game lead over the White Sox as the two teams started a three-game series at League…

Rumors of Fatal Accident Show Gambling Influence in Baseball

On Sept. 9, as the Yankees came to Cleveland for a crucial series, several brokerage houses received urgent telegrams saying that Babe Ruth, the Yankees’ feared slugger,…

Indians Bring up Rookie to Fill Gap Left by Chapman’s Death

On Sept. 6, the Indians made a move that would reap dividends for them in the short term for that season and pay off in the long…

Indians Return Home in First, Memorialize Chapman

On Sept. 3, the Indians returned to Cleveland following a 15-game road swing. The eight-team American League was informally divided into a western group of cities –…

Carl Mays: My Attitude Toward the Unfortunate Chapman Matter

Editor’s note: This interview appeared in the November 1920 issue of Baseball Magazine. Carl Mays is unpopular. And his big league career has been stormy beyond all…

Mays Addresses Criminal Charges, Future in Baseball

After Ray Chapman’s death, reaction was swift and merciless toward Carl Mays, the pitcher who had thrown the fatal beanball. “Mays should be strung up,” Doc Johnston…

League, city plunged into mourning after Chapman’s death

Tris Speaker didn’t sleep a wink the night Ray Chapman died. He stayed up in his room, along with Jack Graney and Steve O’Neill, hoping for the…

Tragedy Strikes with Chapman Beaning

After a four-game sweep by the Yankees at League Park, the Indians had watched their lead in the American league dwindle from 4 ½ games down to…

Yankees Make Most of Four-Game Set; Tribe Falls into Tie for First

Aug. 5, 1920, was a happy day for Indians fans. The Yankees had gone 4-8 in their last 12 after keeping pace with the Tribe for so…

No Rest for the Weary; Indians Schedule Filled — Including Exhibitions

The Indians went 20-12 in their month-long road trip, having left Cleveland clinging to a 1 ½-game lead. In that time, they’d visited every city in the…

Ruth Makes Cleveland Debut, but Indians Cling to Lead

The Yankees, an also-ran in the American League since they relocated to New York from Baltimore in 1903, might not have fully formed in 1920 as the…