1895 Major League Baseball season

1895 Major League Baseball season

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

Champions

Statistical leaders

National League final standings

Events

  • 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

January

February

March

April

May

  • May   3 – Bob Pepper
  • May   3 – Chick Tolson
  • May   4 – Charlie Babington
  • May   8 – Ed Murray
  • May 10 – Pat Hardgrove
  • May 12 – Jim Poole
  • May 13 – Red Lanning
  • May 13 – Frank Mills
  • May 15 – Joe Evans
  • May 15 – Jimmy Smith
  • May 16 – Colonel Snover
  • May 19 – Ray Kennedy
  • May 24 – Gus Felix
  • May 25 – Jim Riley
  • May 30 - Harry Salmon

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

  • January 21 – Frank Bowes, 30, backup catcher/outfielder/infielder for the 1890 Brooklyn Gladiators of the American Association.
  • 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.
  • October 16 – Kid Summers, 27, Canadian catcher and outfielder who played for the 1893 St. Louis Browns of the National League.
  • December 12 – Harry Fuller, 33, third baseman for the 1891 St. Louis Browns of the American Association.