Homestand Begins Amid Tribe Tragedy

On May 28, the Indians stopped in Pittsburgh for an exhibition game against the Pirates at Forbes Field. In-season exhibitions were surprisingly common during the year, and…

Tribe, Yankees Tangle in ‘Little World’s Series’

It was only May, but the matchup between the Indians and White Sox at the Polo Grounds was already being billed as the Little World’s Series. The…

Trips to Detroit, Chicago, Boston as “Little World’s Series” Looms

Once again, the Indians arrived in a city and were unable to play their first game of a series. Rain forced the cancellation of the game scheduled…

Undefeated — but not Untainted — White Sox Come to Town

For all outward appearances, the White Sox were still regarded as one of the best teams in the American League, and more than a few people saw…

April Weather Plays Havoc with Tribe Schedule

In 1920, with fewer games and more doubleheaders, teams had more off days. But it was not uncommon for those days to be eaten up by travel…

1920 Season Begins with Split with Browns

April 14, 1920, dawned as the kind of day Clevelanders could expect in April by the lake. The sun shone, but the wind whipped and cold temperatures…

Tribe Prepares for Season with Spring Training in New Orleans

After travel restrictions were lifted for 1919, Indians owner Jim Dunn started holding spring training in New Orleans, and 1920 spring training arrangements were going to be…

American League in Disarray as 1920 Dawned

Major League Baseball was at a crossroads in 1920. After weathering the storm of the Federal League, the American and National Leagues – then run as separate…

Shortstop Chapman was Fan Favorite, Team’s Heart

Tris Speaker was the leader of the 1920 Indians, but the heart and soul of the team was its shortstop, a man who led singalongs in the…

Free-Spending Dunn Adds Speaker

In 1916, Tris Speaker was regarded as one of the greatest center fielders in baseball, and was a defending champion with the Red Sox. He was also…

Dunn Ushered in New Era with Indians Purchase

In 1916, Cleveland Indians owner Charles Somers was looking for someone – anyone – to buy his team. Somers bought into the American League when it was…