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1895 Major League Baseball season

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1895 Major League Baseball season

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


Statistical leaders

National League final standings


  • 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.







  • 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









  • 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.

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