Year In Review : 1893 National League

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A group of unemployed American workers nicknamed "Coxey’s Army" marched on Washington D.C. to protest the unemployment caused by the "Panic of 1893" and to lobby for the government to create jobs building roads and other public works improvements. Led by the populist reformer Jacob Coxey, it was the first significant popular protest at the capital city in U.S. history, and spawned the expression "Enough food to feed an Army".

I n the National League

The National League owners established a new post-season contest for a best-of-seven playoff series known as the Temple Cup (named after Pittsburgh Pirates president Chase Temple). It was determined that the winning team would be awarded a two-foot tall silver cup valued at $800 dollars after winning the series a minimum of three times.

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 16 th , 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.

"Base ball is business now and I am trying to arrange our games to make them successful and make them pay, irrespective of my feelings, and to the best of my ability." - Harry Wright
1893 National League Player Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Base on Balls

St. Louis

121

Batting Average

Boston

.363

Doubles

Philadelphia

37

Hits

Philadelphia

222

Home Runs

Philadelphia

19

On Base Percentage

Philadelphia

.490

RBI

Philadelphia

146

Runs

Boston

149

Slugging Average

Philadelphia

.583

Stolen Bases

Louisville

66

Total Bases

Philadelphia

347

Triples

St. Louis

29

1893 National League Pitcher Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Complete Games

New York

50

ERA

St. Louis

3.18

Games

New York

56

Saves

New York

2

Pittsburgh

Chicago

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Baltimore

Shutouts

Pittsburgh

4

New York

Strikeouts

New York

208

Winning Percentage

Pittsburgh

.750

Boston

Wins

Pittsburgh

36

1893 National League

Team Standings

Boston Beaneaters

86 43 .667 0

Pittsburgh Pirates

81 48 .628 5

Cleveland Spiders

73 55 .570 12½

Philadelphia Phillies

72 57 .558 14

New York Giants

68 64 .515 19½

Cincinnati Reds

65 63 .508 20½

Brooklyn Bridegrooms

65 63 .508 20½

Baltimore Orioles

60 70 .462 26½

Chicago Colts

56 71 .441 29

St. Louis Browns

57 75 .432 30½

Louisville Colonels

50 75 .400 34

Washington Senators

40 89 .310 46

1893 National League Team Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Base on Balls

Boston

561

Batting Average

Philadelphia

.301

Doubles

Philadelphia

246

Hits

Philadelphia

1,553

Home Runs

Philadelphia

80

On Base Percentage

Pittsburgh

.377

Runs

Philadelphia

1,011

Slugging Average

Philadelphia

.431

Stolen Bases

New York

299

Triples

Pittsburgh

127

1893 National League Team Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Complete Games

Boston

114

St. Louis

ERA

St. Louis

4.06

Fewest Hits Allowed

Pittsburgh

1,232

Fewest Home Runs Allowed

Chicago

26

Fewest Walks Allowed

Cleveland

356

Saves

Chicago

5

Cincinnati

Shutouts

Pittsburgh

8

Strikeouts

New York

395



On June 14, 1893, George Davis of the Giants became the first player to hit a triple and a home run during the same inning.

On August 7, 1893, future hall of famer and thirteen year veteran Roger Connor , who was a left handed hitter, switched to the other side of the plate for the first time in his Major League career and hit two home runs and a single.

Did you know that after the season was over Harry Wright suggested a rule change where the umpires would keep the ball and strike count to themselves? He felt this would increase offense and make the games more profitable.

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