1894 Season News

On May 30th, Boston Beaneater Bob Lowe became the first player ever to hit four home runs in a single game. All four were hit over the wall off Cincinnati’s Elton Chamberlain as Boston went on to a 20-11 victory. Teammate Hugh Duffy capped off a phenomenal season (under modern rules) after posting a .440 batting average, a .690 slugging average, eighteen home runs, one-hundred forty-five runs batted in, fifteen triples and fifty-one doubles. Unfortunately his team finished in third place behind the Baltimore Orioles and New York Giants.

On May 30, 1894, Bobby Lowe of Boston became the first Major League player to hit four home runs during one game of play.

On August 6, 1894,Jimmy Bannon hit a grand slam. On August 7, 1894, Bannon hit another grand slam and became the first player to ever hit grand slams during consecutive games.
1894 National League
Team Record PCT
Baltimore Orioles 89.39 .695
New York Giants 88-44 .667
Boston Beaneaters 83-49 .629
Philadelphia Phillies 71-57 .555
Brooklyn Grooms 70-61 .534
Cleveland Spiders 68-61 .527
Pittsburgh Pirates 65-65 .500
Chicago Colts 57-75 .432
St. Louis Browns 56-76 .424
Cincinnati Reds 55-75 .423
Washington Senators 45-87 .341
Louisville Colonels 36-94 .277
National League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Baltimore Orioles 89 39 0.695 1171 9.15 819 6.40 33 31 5.00 472 275 0.944 n/a
New York Giants 88 44 0.667 940 7.12 789 5.98 43 37 3.83 539 395 0.924 n/a
Boston Beaneaters 83 49 0.629 1220 9.24 1002 7.59 103 89 5.41 411 262 0.925 n/a
Philadelphia Phillies 71 57 0.555 1143 8.93 966 7.55 40 62 5.63 469 262 0.935 n/a
Brooklyn Grooms 70 61 0.534 1021 7.79 1007 7.69 42 41 5.51 555 285 0.928 n/a
Cleveland Spiders 68 61 0.527 932 7.22 896 6.95 37 54 4.97 435 254 0.935 n/a
Pittsburgh Pirates 65 65 0.500 955 7.35 972 7.48 48 39 5.60 457 304 0.936 n/a
Chicago Colts 57 75 0.432 1041 7.89 1066 8.08 65 43 5.68 557 281 0.918 n/a
St. Louis Browns 56 76 0.424 771 5.84 953 7.22 54 48 5.29 500 319 0.923 n/a
Cincinnati Reds 55 75 0.423 910 7.00 1085 8.35 61 85 5.99 491 219 0.925 n/a
Washington Senators 45 87 0.341 882 6.68 1122 8.50 59 59 5.51 446 190 0.908 n/a
Louisville Colonels 36 94 0.277 692 5.32 1001 7.70 42 39 5.45 475 258 0.920 n/a