1895 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1895 throughout the world.

Champions[edit]

Statistical leaders[edit]

National League final standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 87 43 0.669 54–12 33–31
Cleveland Spiders 84 46 0.646 3 49–13 35–33
Philadelphia Phillies 78 53 0.595 51–21 27–32
Chicago Colts 72 58 0.554 15 43–24 29–34
Brooklyn Grooms 71 60 0.542 16½ 43–22 28–38
Boston Beaneaters 71 60 0.542 16½ 48–19 23–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 71 61 0.538 17 44–21 27–40
Cincinnati Reds 66 64 0.508 21 42–22 24–42
New York Giants 66 65 0.504 21½ 40–27 26–38
Washington Senators 43 85 0.336 43 31–34 12–51
St. Louis Browns 39 92 0.298 48½ 25–41 14–51
Louisville Colonels 35 96 0.267 52½ 19–38 16–58


Events[edit]

  • February 27 – Responding to the complaints of senior citizens like Cap Anson, the National League restricts the size of gloves for all fielders, save catchers and first basemen's, to 10 ounces, with a maximum circumference of 14 inches around the palm (less than 4½ inches across). The league also rescinds the rule forbidding intentional discoloring of the ball, thus allowing players to dirty the baseball to their satisfaction.

Births[edit]

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December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • March 30 – Henry Easterday, 30, shortstop who played for five teams of two different leagues between the 1884 and 1890 seasons.
  • April 16- Jack McQuaid, 36, American Association and National League umpire from 1886 to 1894.
  • April 23 – Long John Ewing, 31, pitcher/outfielder for six teams in four different leagues between 1883 and 1891, who led all National League pitchers with a 2.27 earned run average in his last major league season.
  • July 8 – Steve King, 53, outfielder who played from 1871 to 1872 for the Troy Haymakers of the National Association.
  • October 3 – Harry Wright, 60, Hall of Fame player/manager and organizer of baseball's first professional team, the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, who is recognized as the first major league manager to collect 1000 career victories.