1895 Season News

Before a game with the visiting Cleveland Spiders, the entire Chicago Colts team was arrested for "inciting, aiding and abetting the forming of a noisy crowd on a Sunday". Reverend W.W. Clark and the "Sunday Observance League" had protested the concept of baseball on Sunday and instigated the police action. After owner Jim Hart posted bail, 10,000 fans remained to watch the "wanted men" beat the visitors 13-4.

On February 6th, George Herman "Babe" Ruth was born in Baltimore, Maryland.

Most fans know that the rules state the home team must supply baseballs for the game. However, did you know that on May 23, 1895, Louisville forfeited a game to Brooklyn because they ran out of baseballs?

On June 3, 1895, Roger Connor hit his one-hundred twenty-second career home run. This historic shot passed Harry Stovey and made Connor the all-time home run king of the nineteenth century.
1895 National League
Team Record PCT
Baltimore Orioles 87-43 .669
Cleveland Spiders 84-46 .646
Philadelphia Phillies 78-53 .595
Chicago Colts 72-58 .554
Brooklyn Grooms 71-60 .542
Boston Beaneaters 71-60 .542
Pittsburgh Pirates 71-61 .538
Cincinnati Reds 66-64 .508
New York Giants 66-65 .504
Washington Senators 43-85 .336
St. Louis Browns 39-92 .298
Louisville Colonels 35-96 .267
National League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Baltimore Orioles 87 43 0.669 1009 7.76 646 4.97 25 31 3.80 430 244 0.946 n/a
Cleveland Spiders 84 46 0.646 917 7.05 720 5.54 29 33 3.91 346 326 0.936 n/a
Philadelphia Phillies 78 53 0.595 1068 8.15 957 7.31 61 36 5.47 485 330 0.933 n/a
Chicago Colts 72 58 0.554 866 6.66 854 6.57 55 38 4.67 432 297 0.928 n/a
Brooklyn Grooms 71 60 0.542 867 6.62 834 6.37 39 41 4.94 395 216 0.941 n/a
Boston Beaneaters 71 60 0.542 907 6.92 826 6.31 54 56 4.27 363 370 0.934 n/a
Pittsburgh Pirates 71 61 0.538 811 6.14 787 5.96 26 17 4.05 500 382 0.930 n/a
Cincinnati Reds 66 64 0.508 903 6.95 854 6.57 36 39 4.81 362 245 0.931 n/a
New York Giants 66 65 0.504 852 6.50 834 6.37 32 34 4.51 415 409 0.922 n/a
Washington Senators 43 85 0.336 837 6.54 1048 8.19 55 55 5.28 465 258 0.918 n/a
St. Louis Browns 39 92 0.298 747 5.70 1032 7.88 38 64 5.76 439 280 0.930 n/a
Louisville Colonels 35 96 0.267 698 5.33 1090 8.32 34 40 5.90 470 245 0.913 n/a