1995 Baseball Season


More 1995 Baseball Season Highlights

See more highlights of the 1995 baseball season, including Quilvio Veras's 56 stolen bases and the opening of Coors Field.

  • Cleveland center fielder Kenny Lofton tops the majors in triples with 13.

  • Lofton bags 54 thefts to win his fourth straight American League steals crown.

  • Florida rookie Quilvio Veras leads the majors with 56 stolen bases.

  • Mike Mussina of Baltimore ties Maddux for the most wins in the majors as he leads the American League with 19 victories.

  • Johnson leads the American League with a 2.48 ERA.

  • Cleveland tops the major league with a .291 BA and a .479 SA.

  • Atlanta's 3.44 ERA is the best in the majors.

  • Colorado debuts its new home park, Coors Field, by leading the National League in both BA (.282) and SA (.471).

  • The Rockies' 11-9 win over the Mets in 14 innings in their opener at Coors Field is the longest debut game in the 20th century for a new ballpark in both length and time (4:47).

  • Maddux tops the majors in both ERA (1.63) and CGs (ten).

  • Yankee Jack McDowell tops the American League in CGs with eight.

  • Jose Mesa of Cleveland leads all bullpenners with 46 saves.

  • Cubs closer Randy Myers tops the National League with 38 saves.

  • Tom Henke of the Cardinals sets a new mark for the most saves by a pitcher in his final season when he retires after bagging 36 saves.

  • Mike Schmidt, Richie Ashburn, Leon Day, Vic Willis, and William Hulbert are voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • For the second year in a row, White Sox slugger Frank Thomas leads the majors in walks (136).

  • Craig Biggio of the Astros leads the majors in runs with 123.

  • Eddie Murray becomes the 20th player in major league history to collect 3,000 hits.

  • Cleveland goes 54-18 at Jacobs Field to compile the best home win pct. (.750) since 1975 by a major league team.

  • The Indians tie Atlanta for the best road win pct. (.639) in the majors.

  • Colorado ties for the best home winning percentage in the National League (.611) despite being outscored by opponents at Coors Field 490 to 485.

  • Pitcher Mark Langston wins his fifth consecutive Gold Glove Award with the Angels.

  • Catcher Charles Johnson is the first member of the expansion Florida Marlins to win a Gold Glove Award.

  • Texas catcher Ivan Rodriguez becomes the youngest four-time Gold Glove winner when he bags his fourth award at age 23.

  • Oakland slugger Mark McGwire shatters all records for the most homers in fewer than 350 at-bats when he hammers 39 dingers in just 317 at-bats.

  • McGwire leads the major leagues in home run percentage (12.3) while collecting more walks (88) than he does hits (87).

  • McGwire's 90 RBI in just 317 at-bats tie George Grantham's 20th-century season record for the most RBI in fewer than 350 at-bats.

  • Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell of the Tigers play in their 1,915th game together on September 13 to set a new American League record for teammates.

  • John Vander Wal of the Rockies sets a new record for the most pinch hits in a season with 28.

  • The Rockies are only the second team in big-league history to have four 30-homer men when Dante Bichette, Andres Galarraga, Larry Walker, and Vinny Castilla all rap 30 or more dingers.

  • Murray finishes the season with the record for most career games played at first base with 2,412.

  • Minnesota posts the highest ERA in the major league at 5.76.

  • Dave Winfield retires after 23 seasons and 3,110 hits.

  • Sparky Anderson resigns as Detroit's manager, ending his franchise-record streak of nearly 17 years at the Tigers' helm.

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