In 1920, baseball became the game as we know it: the dead ball departed, the live ball arrived, the spit ball was banned. Hitting went up; pitching went down. Gorgeous George swatted them; the Bambino smacked them. The Red Sox were cursed; the Yankees began a dynasty. Gambling was banned, the commissioner took power, and eight men were out. These events, and more, will be reviewed along with their historical impacts.