1896 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1896 throughout the world.  

Champions[edit]

Statistical leaders[edit]

National League final standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 90 39 0.698 49–16 41–23
Cleveland Spiders 80 48 0.625 43–19 37–29
Cincinnati Reds 77 50 0.606 12 51–15 26–35
Boston Beaneaters 74 57 0.565 17 42–24 32–33
Chicago Colts 71 57 0.555 18½ 42–24 29–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 63 0.512 24 35–31 31–32
New York Giants 64 67 0.489 27 39–26 25–41
Philadelphia Phillies 62 68 0.477 28½ 42–27 20–41
Washington Senators 58 73 0.443 33 38–29 20–44
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 58 73 0.443 33 35–28 23–45
St. Louis Browns 40 90 0.308 50½ 27–34 13–56
Louisville Colonels 38 93 0.290 53 25–37 13–56


Events[edit]

  • July 13 – Philadelphia Phillies left-fielder Ed Delahanty becomes the second Major Leaguer to hit four home runs in a game, two of them being inside-the-park home runs. It wasn't enough, as the Phillies lose to the Chicago Colts, 9–8. He is the only member of the "four home runs in a game" club to have an inside-the-park home run as part of his feat and he is the first player to do so in a losing effort.

Births[edit]

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December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • January   4 – Tom Foley, 49, outfielder.
  • January 22 – George Heubel, 47, outfielder for two seasons in the National Association, 1871–1872, and one in the National League, 1876.
  • March 16 – Kid Madden, 28, pitcher for the Boston Beaneaters, Boston Reds, and Baltimore Orioles from 1887 to 1891.
  • August 29 – Curt Welch, 34, center fielder in the American Association who led league in doubles with 1889 Athletics and scored 100 runs five times.
  • September 20 – Ed Crane, 34, pitcher/outfielder for nine seasons, most prominently for the New York Giants.
  • September 23 – John Crowley, 34, catcher for the 1884 Philadelphia Quakers.
  • September 26 – John Curran, 44, appeared in three games for the 1876 Philadelphia Athletics.
  • November 10 – Jim Ritz, 22, third baseman.