1893 Season News

The pitcher’s mound was moved to sixty feet, (plus six inches after an error on the handwritten instructions) in response to the alleged speed of Amos Rusie "The Hoosier Thunderbolt". A distance of ninety-three feet between the bases was also proposed along with a 12x4 inch slab of rubber to replace the pitcher’s box.

On August 16th, Bill Hawk of the Baltimore Orioles became the first pitcher ever to toss a no-hitter (over the Washington Senators) from the new sixty foot-six inch mound distance.

The rule allowing a flat side to a bat was rescinded and the requirement that the bat be round and wholly of hard wood was substituted.
1893 National League
Team Record PCT
Boston Beaneaters 86-43 .667
Pittsburgh Pirates 81-48 .628
Cleveland Spiders 73-55 .570
Philadelphia Phillies 72-57 .558
New York Giants 68-64 .515
Cincinnati Reds 65-63 .508
Brooklyn Grooms 65-63 .508
Baltimore Orioles 60-70 .462
Chicago Colts 56-71 .441
St. Louis Browns 57-75 .432
Louisville Colonels 50-75 .400
Washington Senators 40-89 .310
National League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Boston Beaneaters 86 43 0.667 1008 7.81 795 6.16 65 66 4.43 402 253 0.936 n/a
Pittsburgh Pirates 81 48 0.628 970 7.52 766 5.94 37 29 4.08 504 280 0.939 n/a
Cleveland Spiders 73 55 0.570 976 7.63 839 6.55 32 35 4.20 356 242 0.930 n/a
Philadelphia Phillies 72 57 0.558 1011 7.84 841 6.52 80 30 4.68 521 283 0.944 n/a
New York Giants 68 64 0.515 941 7.13 845 6.40 61 36 4.29 581 395 0.927 n/a
Cincinnati Reds 65 63 0.508 759 5.93 814 6.36 29 38 4.55 549 258 0.943 n/a
Brooklyn Grooms 65 63 0.508 775 6.05 845 6.60 45 41 4.55 547 297 0.930 n/a
Baltimore Orioles 60 70 0.462 820 6.31 893 6.87 27 29 4.97 534 275 0.929 n/a
Chicago Colts 56 71 0.441 829 6.53 874 6.88 32 26 4.81 553 273 0.922 n/a
St. Louis Browns 57 75 0.432 745 5.64 829 6.28 10 38 4.06 542 301 0.930 n/a
Louisville Colonels 50 75 0.400 759 6.07 942 7.54 19 38 5.90 479 190 0.937 n/a
Washington Senators 40 89 0.310 722 5.60 1032 8.00 23 54 5.56 574 292 0.912 n/a