1895 January

14th  Baltimore’s grandstand burns to the ground.

17th  The St. Louis Browns trade workhorse pitcher Pink Hawley to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Red Ehret and $3000.

25th  Cap Anson notes that “nobody likes to see a play made with the aid of gloves.” He is of the opinion that only catchers should be permitted the luxury of wearing gloves.

26th  Baseball officials discuss the possibility of reinstating the old pitcher’s distance. They are dismayed by the explosion of offense, which resulted in “long drawn out and uninteresting contests…. Besides the brainy pitcher of former days would be given another chance to display his ability in the science of the game.”