1920 in the Negro Leagues

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1920 in the Negro Leagues marked the beginning of the "golden age" for the teams. Andrew Foster's Negro National League was formed as the first Negro League.

The Negro Southern League also played during this season. The Knoxville team, champion of the NSL, challenged the NNL champion Chicago American Giants to a postseason series, but were turned down.

Standings[edit]

Note: BOLD indicates League Champion

Negro National League[edit]

Source: agate type blog, Gary Ashwill
Rank Team G W L T WPCT
1 Chicago American Giants 49 32 15 2 0.681
2 Kansas City Monarchs 77 46 29 2 0.613
3 Detroit Stars 61 32 29 0 0.525
4 Indianapolis ABCs 82 40 38 4 0.513
5 Cuban Stars (West) 51 24 27 0 0.471
6 Dayton Marcos 21 9 12 0 0.429
7 St. Louis Giants 36 10 26 0 0.278
8 Chicago Giants 25 4 21 0 0.160
Source: The Negro Leagues Book by Dick Clark and Larry Lester
Team Win Losses WPCT
Chicago American Giants 32 13 0.711
Detroit Stars 35 23 0.603
Kansas City Monarchs 41 29 0.586
Indianapolis ABCs 39 35 0.527
St. Louis Giants 25 32 0.439
Cincinnati Cuban Stars (West) 21 24 0.467
Dayton Marcos 8 18 0.308
Chicago Giants 4 24 0.143

Negro Southern League[edit]

Source: The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues, John Holway
Team Win Losses WPCT GB
Knoxville 55 21 0.724 0
Montgomery 47 39 0.547 13
Atlanta Black Crackers 45 39 0.536 14
Birmingham Black Barons 43 39 0.524 15
New Orleans Black Pelicans 43 39 0.524 15
Nashville Giants 40 40 0.500 17
Jacksonville Red Caps 18 26 0.409 21

Independent Teams[edit]

Records are from The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues, John Holway

Leading Players[edit]

Batters[edit]

Pitchers[edit]

Postseason[edit]

The Brooklyn Royal Giants and Philadelphia Hilldale Giants held a four game championship series in October. The series ended tied at two games apiece.

Negro League Seasons

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