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1995 Baseball Season

1995 Baseball Season Highlights

The 1995 baseball season got off to a slow start due to the unresolved baseball strike. Once the season got under way, the Indians and Braves pushed their way to the 1995 World Series, where the Braves came out victorious. Below, you will find the highlights from the 1995 baseball season:
  • The opening of the season is delayed, and the season abbreviated to 144 games, because of the players' strike.

    Ramon Martinez
    Dodger Ramon Martinez
    pitches a no-hitter against
    Florida on July 14, 1995.

  • Ramon Martinez of the Dodgers pitches a no-hitter against Florida on July 14.

  • Cleveland goes 100-44 to win the American League Central by 30 games.

  • In the American League East, both first-place Boston and the wildcard Yankees make the playoffs.

  • Seattle wins the American League West in a one game playoff with California after finishing the regular season tied with the Angels.

  • In the first year that the best-of-five division playoffs are instituted, the Mariners-Yankees series is the only one to go the full five games.

  • Edgar Martinez doubles home the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the 11th to give Seattle a 6-5 comeback victory in the finale of its division playoff with the Yankees.

  • Cleveland needs only three games to humble Boston in a division playoff pitting the two teams with the best records in the American League.

  • Cleveland wins its first American League pennant in 41 years by taking Seattle in six in the ALCS.

  • Atlanta (East), Cincinnati (Central), and Los Angeles (West) are the National League's division winners.

  • Cincinnati needs only three games to erase LA in the first playoff round.

  • Colorado, the National League wildcard qualifier, pushes Atlanta to four games before bowing in the division playoffs.

  • Atlanta needs just four games to eliminate Cincinnati in the NLCS.

  • The Braves win their first World Championship since moving to Atlanta by topping Cleveland in six games in the 1995 World Series.

  • Braves pitchers hold Cleveland heavy hitters to a meager .179 BA in the 1995 World Series.

  • David Justice's solo home run wins the Series finale 1-0 for Tom Glavine.

  • Although he loses all the American League slugging crowns to Cleveland's Albert Belle, Boston's Mo Vaughn beats out Belle for the junior circuit MVP Award.

  • Cincinnati shortstop Barry Larkin is selected the National League MVP.

  • Maddux wins his record fourth straight National League Cy Young Award.

  • Seattle lefty Randy Johnson tops the majors with 294 strikeouts.

  • Johnson becomes the first Seattle Mariner to earn a Cy Young Award.

  • Johnson's glittering 18-2 record gives him a .900 winning percentage, the best in the American League.

  • Maddux surpasses even Johnson, going 19-2 with a .905 winning percentage to top the major league in both wins and win pct.

  • Tony Gwynn of San Diego wins his sixth National League batting crown (.368).

  • Seattle DH Martinez hits .356 to win his second American League batting crown.

  • On Sept. 6, Baltimore's Cal Ripken plays in his 2,131st consecutive major league game, breaking Lou Gehrig's record.

  • The Rockies' 4.97 staff ERA is the highest to date in this century by a team that qualified for the playoffs.

  • Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo wins the National League ROTY Award after pacing the loop in strikeouts -- 236 in just 191 innings.

  • Colorado's Dante Bichette leads the National League in homers (40) and RBI (128) and finishes third in batting.

  • Mike Piazza of the Dodgers compiles the highest combined BA and SA figure of any National League catcher in history (.952) when he hits .346 and slugs .606.

  • Belle is the first slugger in history to compile both 50 doubles and 50 homers in the same season.

  • Belle leads the American League with 50 homers, 126 RBI, a .690 SA, and 377 total bases.

  • Martinez and Belle tie for the American League lead in both doubles (52) and runs (121).

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