Baseball - 1921 Exhibits : John Woody Image Gallery
"Babe" spent more than 18 seasons with the Pirates. In 1921, he went 14-5, with a 2.75 ERA! As a rookie, in 1909, Babe threw a complete game in the World Series! Only three rookies have ever done this. They are Babe, Don Newcombe, and Joe Black.
Hall of Famer!! "Pete" had 373 Lifetime Wins (tied with Christy Mathewson) for 3rd All-Time! He had 90 Shutouts, 2nd only to Walter Johnson! He won 20, or more, games 9 times. In 1915, '16, & '17, he won 31, 33, & 30 games with ERAs of 1.22,1.55 & 1.83!! In 1915, he threw 12 Shutouts! In 1916, he threw 16 Shutouts!! Yes, that's the record! In 1921 Pete was coming off of a 27-14 season with a 1.91 ERA!
Hall of Famer!! In 1920, Dave "Beauty" Bancroft led the league in fielding. In 1921 he hit .318. The next year (1922) he hit .321.
George led the league, in walks, 5 times...in runs, 4 times...in stolen bases, twice...and in fielding, once. He stole Home 28 times! That's number 3, all time, behind only HOFers Ty Cobb and Max Carey! He received Hall of Fame votes in 5 different elections.
Joseph Owen "Donie" Bush led the league, in Walks, 4 times..Runs once, and Fielding once. He was an AL All-Star in 1909. He received HOF votes in 6 different elections. Donie hit one HR in 1915. He hit his next HR in 1920 (2,617 consecutive ABs without a HR). Not a record...but a long dry spell!
Hall of Famer!! His actual name was Maximillian Carnarius, but the fleet HOFer was known, to baseball fans, as "Scoops". In 1921, he hit .309. In 1922, Scoops hit at a .329 clip! He led the league, in Stolen Bases, 10 times...and retired with a total of 738 swips!!
Hall of Famer!! "The Georgia Peach" sports the highest Lifetime Batting Average in the history of the major leagues..366! Tyrus led the league, in Hitting, 12 times! In 1909 he won The Triple Crown (.377-9-107)! In 1921 Ty hit .389. In 1922 he hit .401!!
Hall of Famer!! "Cocky" retired with 3,315 hits, and a .333 lifetime batting average! In addition to his great hitting, he led the league, in fielding, 9 times! On September 22, 1912, Eddie reached first base...then he stole second...then he stole third...then he stole HOME!!
John Francis "Shano" Collins was a 2-time All-Star during his 16 season Major League career. He, then, managed the Red Sox, in '31 & '32.
Hall of Famer!! Stanislaus Kowalewski won 20, or more, games 5 times! His Lifetime ERA was 2.89! In 1921, he was coming off of a 24-14 season, he was an NL All Star, and had led the league in Strike-outs!
"Jake" was a 2-time NL All-Star, who led the league, in fielding, 3 times..in hitting, twice..and, in triples, twice. Jake holds the single season record for most triples by a 1st Baseman..22!
"Hooks" won more than 20 games, three times! He retired with 223 wins, and a 3.30 ERA.
Charlie led the league, in fielding, in 1919, 1920, and 1921. Then he left "The Majors"...at the age of 30...right after leading the league three years in a row! Where did he go, after the 1921 season? Charlie had always "jumped teams" to maximize his earnings. I bet he went "out West" to play for more money. If you have any information, please let me know.
"Jimmie" hit over .300 five times! He hit .421, for Philadelphia, in the 1929 World Series. He was selected to the first two All-Star games (in '33 & '34)! Jimmie also Managed for 21 seasons!
Hall of Famer!! "Red" won 254 games. His best pitches were his "drop ball", and a GREAT "spitball". In 1921, he went 25-15, with a 2.48 ERA...for a SEVENTH place team!
John Frank "Jack" Fournier hit .343 in 1921. In 1923, '24, & '25 he hit .351, .334, and .350!! Retired with a lifetime average of .313!
Hall of Famer!! "The Fordham Flash" was a real "New York guy". He was born in the Bronx, played for Fordham, and came up with the Giants. An 8-time All-Star, his lifetime batting average was .316! In 1921, Frankie hit .341, had 100 RBIs, led the league with 49 stolen bases, and was named to his first All-Star team!!
"Hank" was the MVP of the 1914 World Series! He led the "Miracle' Boston Braves to a sweep of the heavily favored Philadelphia A's. This was the first "sweep" in World Series history. Hank was the first major-leagurer to enlist in WWI. He served, in Europe, with the famous "Rainbow Division" (the Fighting 42nd). At the age of 53, Hank enlisted for World War II.
Hall of Famer!! "'Ol Stubblebeard" was "the last leagal spitballer"! A 4-time All Star, he won 20, or more, 5 times! In 1921, he led the league in Wins, Strike-outs, and complete games! He was one of the few players to play for the Dodgers, the Giants, and the Yankees (all three New York teams).
In 1921 Heinie hit .331!! Led the league, in double plays, SIX times! Led the NL, in fielding, FIVE times! In 1917, he led the league in Hits. In 1918, he led the league in Runs. His fielding percentage, for 1924 (.984) is still the NL record, for 3rd Basemen.
Hall of Famer!! "Pop" Haines won 20, or more, games 3 times. He retired with 210 victories, and a 3.64 ERA.
Hall of Famer!! "Bucky" was a two time All-Star ('24 and '25). He led the league, in fielding, in 1927. Throughout the 20's, he was a mainstay of Walter Johnson's Senators.
"Union Man" led the league, in fielding, in 1921. His lifetime fielding average was a remarkable .993!
"Charlie" had a brief, 7-season major league career. But, he led the league, in fielding, twice...in Hits, once...and retired with a lifetime batting average of .304! In 1922, he struck out only 5 times, in 592 "at bats"! Sadly, Charlie left baseball because he suffered from depression. Sadder still, at the age of 44, he took his own life.
Hall of Famer!! "Rajah's" lifetime batting average was .358..second only to Ty Cobb!! In 1921, he hit .397, with 126 RBIs, and 131 runs scored! In 1922 he won the Triple Crown, and then some! That year he hit .401, with 42 HRs & 152 RBIs. In addition, he led the league in Runs (141), hits (250), doubles (46), and Fielding!! Over a 5-year span (1921-1925) he AVERAGED hitting over .400!! During the decade, of the 20's, he AVERAGED over 200 hits per year!!
In 1921 "Jimmy" hit .325. In 1922 he hit .319. And in 1923, he again hit .325!
Hall of Famer!! "The Big Train" had 417 wins....for the lowly Senators! He had a lifetime ERA of 2.17, and 110 shutouts!! How about his record in 1913....36 wins, 7 loses, and an ERA of 1.14!! Also, in 1913, he hit 6 triples! In 1925, Walter's batting average was .433!
Hall of Famer!! A 4 time All Star, "Highpockets" stood 6' 4". He had a Lifetime Fielding Average of .992! In 1921, he led the league in HRs. In 1920 & 1924, he led the league in RBIs!
In the 1919 "Black Sox" World Series, "The Little Giant" pitched for the Sox...going 2-0, with a 1.42 ERA! Dickie really only spent 3 seasons in the Majors. In those 3 seasons he went 13-7...21-9...and 19-17! In 1939, while coaching in the minors, he convinced Stan Musial to give up pitching, and to concentrate on hitting! Dickie died at home...in the house that Stan Musial had given to him.
"Reindeer Bill" (Grover Alexander's batterymate)led the league, in fielding, 3 times. In 1921 Bill hit .323 as player/manager for the Cubs!
"Doc" Lavan served as a Lieutenant Surgeon in the Naval Medical Corps during WWI, and as a Commander during WWII.
Hall of Famer!! "Rabbitt" led the league, in fielding, 5 times! He played 23 seasons, in the Majors. In 1921, he hit .294. In 1922, he hit .295, and scored 115 Runs!
In 1921, "Sub" led the league, with 27 wins!. He went 27-9, with SEVEN SAVES!! During his career, he won 20, or more, games 5 times! He had a lifetime ERA of 2.92..and a lifetime winning percentage of .623! His lifetime batting average was .268! It's too bad that all most people remember is that Carl threw the pitch that killed Ray Chapman.
In 1921 "Stuffy" had 584 ABs, and he struck out only 9 times. In '22 he struck out 5 times, in 537 ABs! Also known as "Jack"..he was a 5-time All-Star! He led the league, in fielding, 6 times! He retired with a lifetime .307 Batting Average..and received HOF votes in 7 different elections.
Roleine was 42-83 lifetime. In 1921 he went 3-13. But, his lifetime ERA was only 3.93...not much run support.
Hall of Famer!! "Greasy" is a member of both the College Football HOF, and the Pro Football HOF!! While playing Major League Baseball, he also coached college football. At the end of the 1921 season, he guided Washington & Jefferson College to the Rose Bowl!! He led the Philadelphia Eagles to back-to-back pro football championships!! In both championship games they shut out their opponents! In the 1919 "Black Sox Scandel" World Series, Earle hit for a .357 average! He played Pro Football, with Jim Thorpe, for the Canton Bulldogs.
"Ivy" was considered to be one of the best defensive players of his era. He spent 14 seasons in the majors. He was a "contact hitter" who struck out only 222 times in 6,111 "at bats". Ivan appeared in the 1929 movie, Fast Company.
Steve hit .320 in 1920..then came back to hit .322 in 1921. In 1920, he hit .333 in the World series (for the Champion Indians). After catching 17 seasons, in the majors, Steve Managed Cleveland, Detroit, the Red Sox, and the Phillies! As Manager, he led the Tigers to the 1945 World Series title!
Roger came up with Cleveland. He found success, as a player, with the Yankees, and the Senators. He was the 1925 AL MVP!! After his playing days, he managed the Indians...then served as both General Manager, and President, of the Cleveland club.
"Cy" caught, in the major leagues, during 17 seasons. He spent most of his career catching for Connie Mack (a guy who knew a bit about good catching). In 1921, he hit .288, with a career-high 73 RBIs.
In 1921, "Rabbit" hit .306, with a league-leading 18 triples!
1921 was Joseph Aloysius "Goldie" Rapp's rookie season. Half way through the season he was traded, from the Giants, to the Phillies. Note that he is pictured in his Phillies uniform.
Hall of Famer!! "Sam" played 20 seasons, in the majors. He wound up with 2,987 hits, and a lifetime average of .322! In 1920, he hit .338, and led the league with 63 stolen bases! In 1921, Sam hit .330! Sam hit for his LOWEST average in 1934 (his last season)...even then, he hit .293!!
James Joseph Ring pitched, for the Reds, in the 1919 "Black Sox" World Series..going 1-1, with a 0.64 ERA! In 1921, he was traded (with "Greasy" Neale) to the Phillies, for HOF pitcher Eppa Rixey.
Hall of Famer!! The "Babe" came to the Yankees in 1920. Did you know that George "Papa Bear" Halas was in the outfield, for the Yankees, in 1919? In 1921 "The Sultan of Swat" had, perhaps, the best year a hitter ever had. He hit .378, with 59 HRs, 171 RBIs, scored 177 Runs, and put up a .846 Slugging percentage!! In 1921 Babe took over the #1 spot on the All-Time HR list. He held this #1 spot until Aaron passed him in 1974 (53 seasons)! Of course he hit Home Runs, but Babe also has the 10th highest Lifetime Batting Average in Major League history (.342)!!
Actually, I think that Walter preferred "Wally", rather than "Wallie".
"Deacon" led the league, in fielding, 8 years IN A ROW!!! Everett hit 2 HRs in his rookie season (1914). He hit his next HR in August of 1922..2401 consecutive ABs without a HR! No, that's not the record...but it is a pretty amazing stat. He received HOF votes in 14 different elections.
Yes, this photo DOES look like Wally Schang. But, why would the Exhibit Company use a picture of Wally in his Philadelphia Athletic's uniform? Wally played for Philadelphia from 1913 through 1917. In 1921, he played for the Yankees! Howie Shanks played for the Senators from 1912 through 1922, and he NEVER played for the A's!
Hall of Famer!! AL MVP in 1912! "The Grey Eagle" retired with 3,514 hits (number 5 all-time), a .345 average (number 7 all-time), 222 triples (number 6 all-time), and 792 doubles (the most in the history of baseball)!! In 1920, as Player/Manager, he led the Indians to the World Championship, while hitting .388, with a league-leading 50 doubles!
A lifetime .309 hitter, in 1921, Jack hit .352, and led the league, in triples!
Bobby played in the outfield, with the Tigers, with a couple of Hall of Famers..Ty Cobb & San Crawford! In 1921 he hit .338, with 128 RBI's, and scored 110 runs! He led the league, in RBI's, 3 times..doubles, twice..and both hits and triples, one time each! Lifetime, he hit .310!
Hall of Famer!! "Buck" had a Lifetime Batting Average of .317, and amassed a total of 2,884 Hits! In 1921 he hit "only" .320...but, in 1922, he hit .335, with 112 RBIs, and led the league in fielding!
1921 was, really, "Possum's" last season in the majors (he had one AB in 1922). He played in the World Series in both 1914, and 1915. In 1919 he was traded, to Pittsburgh...for HOFer Casey Stengel.
Fred "Cy" Williams increased his HR production in 7 consecutive seasons...culminating with his total of 41, in 1923! He led the league, in HRs, 4 times. When Cy retired, he was THIRD on the All-Time HR list...trailing only Babe Ruth and Rogers Hornsby!
In 1922, Babe Ruth hit 35 HRs....but Ken led the league, with 39 HRs, and 155 RBIs!! When Ken retired, he was FOURTH on the all-time HR list....trailing only Ruth, Hornsby, and Cy Williams!
I-V-E-Y was, really, how he spelled his name. In 1917 he struck out only 13 times. He led the league, with one SO for every 30.7 ABs. Hit .571 for the winning Reds, during the 1919 World Series!