1895 October

2nd  Cleveland wins the first game of the Temple Cup series over Baltimore 5–4 with 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th.

3rd  Legendary manager Harry Wright dies suddenly of pneumonia in Atlantic City. The English-born Wright managed teams for 23 years, finishing with Philadelphia in 1893.

5th  The Sporting News reports that “the final vote in the score card contest for the most popular player on the Philadelphia team was Sam Thompson, Thompson therefore gets the $150 silver cup.” (as noted by John Odell).

8th  Cleveland takes the Temple Cup by beating the Baltimore Orioles for the 4th time in 5 games. The lack of respect accorded the Cup is reflected in the “very cold reception” Cleveland receives after returning from Baltimore on October 9.

12th  Sporting Life notes that “there has never been a negro player in the National League. Though the colored brethren have turned out some excellent players, the color lines have been drawn very closely around the major body, and no colored man ever got into the ranks.”