1896 Major League Baseball season

1896 Major League Baseball season

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

Champions

Statistical leaders

National League final standings

Events

  • 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

January

February

March

April

May

June

  • June   1 – Joel Newkirk
  • June   1 – Johnny Mostil
  • June   5 – Wade Lefler
  • June   5 – Ray Richmond
  • June   7 – Toussaint Allen
  • June 11 – Charlie Hollocher
  • June 18 – Newt Halliday
  • June 25 – Earl Howard

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

  • 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.