The following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world.
Major League BaseballEdit
|Division Series||League Championship Series||World Series|
|WC||New York Yankees||2|
|East||Boston Red Sox||0|
|West||Los Angeles Dodgers||0|
- Caribbean World Series: Senadores de San Juan (Puerto Rico)
- College World Series: Cal State-Fullerton
- Cuban National Series: Villa Clara over Pinar del Río
- Japan Series: Yakult Swallows over Orix Blue Wave (4-1)
- Little League World Series: Shan-Hua, Tainan, Taiwan
Awards and honorsEdit
- Most Valuable Player
- Cy Young Award
- Rookie of the Year
- Manager of the Year Award
MLB Statistical LeadersEdit
Major League Baseball final standings Edit
|1st||Boston Red Sox||86||58||.597||--|
|2nd||New York Yankees *||78||65||.549||7.0|
|5th||Toronto Blue Jays||56||88||.389||30.0|
|2nd||Kansas City Royals||70||74||.486||30.0|
|3rd||Chicago White Sox||68||76||.472||32.0|
|2nd||New York Mets||69||75||.479||21.0|
|4th||St. Louis Cardinals||62||81||.434||22.5|
|1st||Los Angeles Dodgers||78||66||.542||--|
|2nd||Colorado Rockies *||77||67||.535||1.0|
|3rd||San Diego Padres||70||74||.486||8.0|
|4th||San Francisco Giants||67||77||.465||11.0|
- The asterisk denotes the club that won the wild card for its respective league.
- April 25 - Major League Baseball begins its strike-shortened 144-game season. Opening day games in New York, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh among other cities see fan protests regarding the strike spill onto the field.
- July 11 - The National League defeats the American League in the All-Star Game 3-2, on an 8th-inning pinch-hit home run by Jeff Conine. Conine becomes the 10th player to homer in his first All-Star at bat, and is named the Game's MVP. Frank Thomas, Craig Biggio and Mike Piazza also connect for home runs.
- September 4 - Robin Ventura of the Chicago White Sox becomes the eighth player in major league history to hit two grand slams in a single game, doing so in the 4th and 5th innings of the White Sox 14-3 win over the Texas Rangers. The last to do it was Frank Robinson in 1970.
- September 6 - Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive major league game to surpass Lou Gehrig's 56-year record. When the game becomes official in the middle of the fifth inning, Ripken takes a victory lap around Camden Yards during the 22-minute standing ovation from the sellout crowd, including President Bill Clinton. In the game, Ripken goes 2-for-4, including a home run, in Baltimore's 4-2 win over California.
- September 28 - Greg Harris of the Montréal Expos becomes the first major league pitcher since 1893 to pitch with both hands in one game. Harris faces four batters, two from his usual right side and two from the left, in the ninth inning of a 9–7 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. This was Harris' final major league game.
- October 28 - In a pitchers' duel, the Atlanta Braves win Game 6 of the World Series 1-0, on a combined one-hitter by Tom Glavine and Mark Wohlers. David Justice's sixth-inning home run accounts for the game's only run. In winning, the Braves become the first team to win World Championships representing three different cities – Boston (1914), Milwaukee (1957) and Atlanta. Catcher Tony Peña's leadoff single in the 6th is Cleveland's only hit. Glavine is named Series MVP.
- December 22 - Anheuser-Busch agrees to sell the Cardinals for $150 million to an investment group that agrees to keep the team in St. Louis.
- December 22 - The Florida Marlins sign free agent pitcher Kevin Brown. The Philadelphia Phillies sign free agent third baseman Todd Zeile. The Boston Red Sox sign free agent pitcher Jamie Moyer.
- January 2 - Don Elston, 65, All-Star relief pitcher for the Cubs who led NL in appearances in 1958 and 1959
- January 12 - John "Hi" Simmons, 89, coach at Missouri from 1937 to 1973 who won the 1954 College World Series
- January 18 - Ron Luciano, 57, American League umpire from 1968 to 1980 known for his flamboyance and several books
- February 7 - Cecil Upshaw, 52, relief pitcher, mainly for the Atlanta Braves, who saved 27 games in 1969 but missed the next season after nearly severing a finger
- March 5 - Roy Hughes, 84, infielder for four teams who scored 112 runs for 1936 Indians
- March 13 - Leon Day, 78, All-Star pitcher for the Newark Eagles of the Negro Leagues who was elected to the Hall of Fame just six days earlier; set several league strikeout marks, including 18 victims in one game
- March 29 - Terry Moore, 82, All-Star center fielder for the Cardinals who batted .304 in 1940, captained 1942 and 1946 champions
- April 9 - Bob Allison, 60, All-Star outfielder for the Senators/Twins who was the 1959 Rookie of the Year, had three 30-HR seasons and led the AL in triples and runs once each
- May 7 - Gus Bell, 66, All-Star outfielder, mainly with the Reds, who had four 100-RBI seasons and led the NL in triples in 1951; oldest in a major league family that includes son Buddy and grandson David
- May 30 - Glenn Burke, 42, center fielder for the Dodgers and Athletics who was the first former major leaguer to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality
- June 9 - Zoilo Versalles, 55, Cuban All-Star shortstop who led Twins to the 1965 AL pennant; first Latin American player to be named MVP, led AL in triples three times and in doubles and runs once each
- June 10 - Lindsey Nelson, 76, broadcaster for the Mets from 1962 to 1979, and also for the San Francisco Giants and NBC
- July 27 - Rick Ferrell, 89, Hall of Fame catcher for the Browns, Red Sox and Senators whose 1806 games caught were an AL record until 1988; from 1934-38, half of a battery with brother Wes
- August 3 - Harry Craft, 80, manager of the Houston Colt .45s in their 1962 debut; former Reds center fielder also managed the Kansas City Athletics and Chicago Cubs
- August 4 - Dick Bartell, 87, All-Star shortstop for five teams, known for his combative personality, who batted .300 five times and scored 100 runs three times; batted .381 for Giants in 1936 World Series
- August 13 - Mickey Mantle, 63, Hall of Fame center fielder for the Yankees who was the AL's MVP in 1956, 1957 and 1962 and won the 1956 Triple Crown; 16-time All-Star won four home run titles, hitting 50 twice, and retired with third most HRs (536) and walks (1733) in history; 10-time .300 hitter led AL in runs six times; most powerful switch-hitter in baseball history, with career marks for runs (1677), RBI (1509) and slugging percentage (.557), and successor to Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio as symbol of the Yankees' long reign; hit record 18 home runs in World Series play
- August 20 - Von McDaniel, 56, pitcher who joined his brother Lindy on the 1957-58 St. Louis Cardinals, winning seven games
- September 21 - Tony Cuccinello, 87, All-Star second baseman for five teams who lost 1945 batting title by one point in his final season; later a coach
- September 21 - Andrew Rozdilsky, 77, who performed as Andy the Clown at White Sox games from 1960 to 1990
- October 21 - Vada Pinson, 59, twice a National League All-Star outfielder; finished his career with 2,757 hits in 18 seasons
- December 27 - Oscar Judd, 87, Canadian pitcher who was an American League All-Star in 1943