1896 in baseball

1896 in baseball

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

Contents

  • Champions 1
  • Statistical leaders 2
  • National League final standings 3
  • Events 4
  • Births 5
    • January 5.1
    • February 5.2
    • March 5.3
    • April 5.4
    • May 5.5
    • June 5.6
    • July 5.7
    • August 5.8
    • September 5.9
    • October 5.10
    • November 5.11
    • December 5.12
  • Deaths 6

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

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.
  • May   3 – George McVey, 30, first baseman/catcher.
  • 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.