1893 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1893 throughout the world.

Baseball Sport

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objectives of the offensive team are to hit the ball into the field of play, and to run the bases—having its runners advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs". The objective of the defensive team is to prevent batters from becoming runners, and to prevent runners' advance around the bases. A run is scored when a runner legally advances around the bases in order and touches home plate. The team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner.

1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1893rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 893rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 93rd year of the 19th century, and the 4th year of the 1890s decade. As of the start of 1893, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

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List of years in baseball

Champions

National League final standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Beaneaters 86430.66749–1537–28
Pittsburgh Pirates 81480.628554–1927–29
Cleveland Spiders 73550.57012½47–2226–33
Philadelphia Phillies 72570.5581443–2229–35
New York Giants 68640.51519½49–2019–44
Cincinnati Reds 65630.50820½37–2728–36
Brooklyn Grooms 65630.50820½43–2422–39
Baltimore Orioles 60700.46226½36–2424–46
Chicago Colts 56710.4412938–3418–37
St. Louis Browns 57750.43230½40–3017–45
Louisville Colonels 50750.4003424–2826–47
Washington Senators 40890.3104621–2719–62

Events

Frank Gray "Piggy" Ward was a professional baseball player who played as an outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1883 through 1894. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Washington Senators, and Philadelphia Phillies.

Bill Hawke Major League Baseball player

William Victor "Bill" Hawke was an American Major League Baseball player who pitched for three seasons, all in the National League, with a career record of 32 wins and 31 losses.

Births

January

Frank Edward Fuller [Rabbit] was a backup infielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly at second base from 1915 through 1923 for the Detroit Tigers (1915–1916) and Boston Red Sox (1923). Listed at 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m), 150 lb., Fuller was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed. He was born in Detroit, Michigan.

George Shively Negro League Baseball player

George "Rabbit" Shively was an African-American baseball left fielder in the Negro Leagues. He played from 1910 to 1924 with various teams. He played mostly with the Indianapolis ABCs.

Billy Meyer American baseball player

William Adam Meyer was an American baseball player and manager. He holds the dubious distinction as having played for, and managed, two of the worst teams in the history of Major League Baseball.

February

Cy Warmoth American baseball player

Wallace Walter "Cy" Warmoth was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He pitched parts of three seasons in the majors. Warmoth debuted in 1916 for the St. Louis Cardinals, then returned to the majors six years later for the Washington Senators, for whom he pitched in 1922 and 1923.

Charlie Jamieson American baseball player

Charles Devine "Cuckoo" Jamieson was an American baseball player, an outfielder for the Washington Senators (1915–17), Philadelphia Athletics (1917–18) and Cleveland Indians (1919–32).

William James Evans was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Listed at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 175 lb, Evans batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Reidsville, North Carolina.

March

Ray James Francis was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in parts of three seasons spanning 1922–1925. Listed at 6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m), 182 lb., Francis batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Sherman, Texas.

Billy Southworth American baseball player, coach, manager

William Harold Southworth was an American right fielder, center fielder and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). As a player in 1913 and 1915 and from 1918 to 1929 for five big-league teams, Southworth took part in almost 1,200 games, fell just short of 1,300 hits and batted .297 lifetime. Southworth managed in 1929 and from 1940 through 1951. He oversaw three pennant-winning St. Louis Cardinals teams, winning two World Series, and another pennant with the Boston Braves, the last National League title in Boston baseball history. As manager of the Cardinals, his .642 winning percentage is the second-highest in franchise history and the highest since 1900.

Lefty Williams Major League Baseball pitcher

Claude Preston "Lefty" Williams was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. He is probably best known for his involvement in the 1919 World Series fix, known as the Black Sox scandal.

April

Pete Kilduff American baseball player

Peter John Kilduff, was a professional baseball player who played second base from 1917 to 1921. He appeared in the 1920 World Series with the Brooklyn Robins where he was one of three outs in Bill Wambsganss's unassisted triple play. He was scheduled to be the manager for the San Francisco Seals when he died of appendicitis before the 1930 season.

"Desperate" Desmond Aloysius Beatty was an American professional baseball player who played two games for the New York Giants. He played one game at shortstop committing three errors and one game at third base.

Fletcher Low was a third baseman in Major League Baseball. He played for the Boston Braves in 1915.

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References

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  2. "Hit By A Pitch Team Records". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved 14 May 2012.