The 1920 Brooklyn Robins caught fire at precisely the right time, winning 16 of their final 18 games to turn what had been a close race into a comfortable seven-game margin over the rival New York Giants by season's end. However, they fell in the World Series to the Cleveland Indians in seven games.

The roster featured four future Hall of Famers: Manager Wilbert Robinson, pitchers Burleigh Grimes and Rube Marquard, and outfielder Zack Wheat. Grimes anchored a pitching staff that allowed the fewest runs in the majors. He compiled a 23-11 record and ranked second in the National League in strikeouts (131) and was third in both wins (23) and ERA (2.22). Marquand, in his sixth and final season with the Robins, won 10 games and would finish his 18-year career in 1925 with the Boston Braves. Leon Cadore was key component to the Robins' success with 15 wins.

Wheat powered the offense, ranking fourth in the NL in both batting average (.328) and on-base percentage (.385). First baseman Ed Konetchy had a big year as well, hitting .308 with 63 RBI.

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