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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.  


Statistical leaders

National League final standings


  • July 13 – Philadelphia Phillies left-fielder Ed Delahanty becomes the second Major Leaguer to hit four home runs in a game, two of them being inside-the-park home runs. It wasn't enough, as the Phillies lose to the Chicago Colts, 9–8. He is the only member of the "four home runs in a game" club to have an inside-the-park home run as part of his feat and he is the first player to do so in a losing effort.








  • June   1 – Joel Newkirk
  • June   1 – Johnny Mostil
  • June   5 – Wade Lefler
  • June   5 – Ray Richmond
  • June   7 – Toussaint Allen
  • June 11 – Charlie Hollocher
  • June 18 – Newt Halliday
  • June 25 – Earl Howard








  • 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.
  • 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.

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