Babe Ruth Era (Era-2)

ERA 2 BABE RUTH ERA 1921 TO 1935
Average home runs hit per team per year in this era: 70.78

Baseball 1920s – mid 30s hitters and how they changed the game
The Babe Ruth Era was a time in baseball where America was exposed to the most dominating offensive player in Baseball History. George Herman Ruth single handedly changed the way we view offensive statistics, and set the standard of what it takes to be a great hitter even in today’s game.

The Outstanding baseball players of the 1920s and 30s
This era is well known for the “Black Sox Scandal” which occurred in the 1919 World Series. Several Chicago players conspired with gamblers to throw the World Series in order to make additional money. This was the first example in baseball where there was a lack of integrity in the game. The scandal created a need for some leadership in professional baseball and led to the first commissioner of baseball in 1920.This scandal nearly destroyed the game of baseball, and the game lost its luster until the emergence of “The Babe.”

The greatest hitters from the Babe Ruth Era
This list includes the top 3 hitting catchers, the top 3 hitting first baseman, the top 3 hitting second baseman, the top 3 hitting third baseman, the top 3 hitting short stops and the top 10 hitting outfielders. Also listed below are the 25 greatest hitters of era 2.

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Top 3 Catchers Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Mickey Cochrane* 3.845 1925-1937
2 Gabby Hartnett* 3.692 1922-1941
3 Rick Ferrell** 3.171 1929-1947
Top 3 1st Basemen Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Lou Gehrig* 5.118 1923-1939
2 Jimmie Foxx* 4.867 1928-1945
3 Jim Bottomly** 3.958 1922-1937
Top 3 2nd Basemen Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Rogers Hornsby* 4.600 1915-1937
2 Charlie Gehringer* 4.198 1924-1942
3 Frankie Frisch* 3.937 1919-1937
Top 3 3rd Basemen Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Pie Traynor* 3.826 1915-1937
2 Fred Lindstrom** 3.498 1924-1936
3 Jimmy Dykes 3.478 1918-1939
Top 3 Shortstops Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Joe Cronin 3.947 1926-1945
2 Joe Sewell** 3.728 1920-1933
3 Travis Jackson** 3.395 1922-1936
Top 10 Outfielders Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Babe Ruth* 5.399 1914-1935
2 Mel Ott* 4.419 1926-1947
3 Al Simmons* 4.320 1924-1944
4 Harry Heilman* 4.199 1914-1932
5 Goose Goslin** 4.196 1921-1938
6 Earl Averill** 4.054 1929-1941
7 Chuck Klein** 4.030 1928-1944
8 Paul Waner* 4.028 1926-1945
9 Hack Wilson** 4.001 1923-1934
10 Heinie Manush** 3.896 1923-1949
Top 25 Players of ERA 2 Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Babe Ruth* 5.399 1914-1935
2 Lou Gehrig* 5.118 1923-1939
3 Jimmie Foxx* 4.867 1928-1945
4 Rogers Hornsby* 4.867 1928-1945
5 Mel Ott* 4.419 1926-1947
6 Al Simmons* 4.320 1924-1944
7 Harry Heilmann* 4.199 1914-1932
8 Charlie Gehringer* 4.196 1924-1942
9 Goose Goslin** 4.196 1921-1938
10 Earl Averill** 4.054 1929-1941
11 Chuck Klein** 4.030 1928-1944
12 Paul Waner* 4.028 1926-1945
13 Hack Wilson** 4.001 1923-1934
14 Jim Bottomly** 3.958 1922-1937
15 Joe Cronin* 3.947 1926-1945
16 Frankie Frisch* 3.937 1919-1937
17 George Sisler* 3.886 1915-1930
18 Bill Terry* 3.869 1923-1936
19 Heinie Manush** 3.866 1923-1939
20 Kiki Cuyler** 3.849 1921-1938
21 Mickey Cochrane* 3.845 1925-1937
22 Pie Traynor* 3.826 1920-1937
23 Babe Herman 3.812 1926-1945
24 Sam Rice** 3.809 1915-1934
25 Tony Lazzeri** 3.762 1926-1939

Compare to other eras :

Dead Ball Era | Babe Ruth Era | Baseball During World War II | Baseball 1950s – mid 60s | Pitching Era | Last Clean Era | Steroid Era Pt. 1 | Steroid Era Pt. 2 | Baseball After Steroids

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