1896 Major League Baseball Season
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1896 Major League Baseball Season

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

Champions

National League final standings

1896 Baltimore Orioles
National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 90 39 0.698 -- 49-16 41-23
Cleveland Spiders 80 48 0.625 43-19 37-29
Cincinnati Reds 77 50 0.606 12 51-15 26-35
Boston Beaneaters 74 57 0.565 17 42-24 32-33
Chicago Colts 71 57 0.555 18½ 42-24 29-33
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 63 0.512 24 35-31 31-32
New York Giants 64 67 0.489 27 39-26 25-41
Philadelphia Phillies 62 68 0.477 28½ 42-27 20-41
Washington Senators 58 73 0.443 33 38-29 20-44
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 58 73 0.443 33 35-28 23-45
St. Louis Browns 40 90 0.308 50½ 27-34 13-56
Louisville Colonels 38 93 0.290 53 25-37 13-56

National League statistical leaders

Cy Young

Notable seasons

  • Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Ed Delahanty led the NL in home runs (13), slugging percentage (.631), adjusted OPS+ (190), and runs batted in (126). He was second in the NL in total bases (315). He was third in the NL in batting average (.397) and on-base percentage (.472).[1][2]
  • Cleveland Spiders pitcher Cy Young had a win-loss record of 28-15 and led the NL in strikeouts (140) and shutouts (5). He was second in the NL in innings pitched (414.1). He was third in the NL in wins (28). He was fifth in the NL in earned run average (3.24) and adjusted ERA+ (140).[3][4]

Events

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.
  • June 4 - John Hauck, 66, owner of the Cincinnati Red Stockings in the mid-1880s.
  • July 23 - Jack Beach, 34, outfielder.
  • August 5 - Ben Stephens, 28, pitcher.
  • 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.
  • December 30 - Dave Birdsall, 58, outfielder.

References

  1. ^ "Ed Delahanty Stats". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  2. ^ "1896 National League Batting Leaders". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  3. ^ "Cy Young Stats". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  4. ^ "1896 National League Pitching Leaders". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved May 17, 2021.

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