A sure-handed fielder and one of the fastest third basemen of his day, Irwin was
always among the 1890s' NL defensive leaders. He showed a flash of power in 1894,
with eight home runs for Chicago.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 9, 1896:
Baltimore's Hughie Jennings knocks down Reds 3B Charlie Irwin before he can catch Bid McPhee's throw. Jennings scores afterward to give the Orioles a controversial 6–5, 10-inning win over Cincinnati. Umpire Bob Emslie is escorted out of the ballpark by Cincinnati police.