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1897 Major League Baseball Retirements

Rk Name Yrs From To ASG WAR/pos G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Last Game Age
1 Charlie Abbey 5 1893 1897 0 1.8 452 1965 1756 307 493 67 46 19 280 93 167 122 .281 .351 .404 .755 Aug 19 30.309
2 Cap Anson HOF 27 1871 1897 0 93.9 2524 11331 10281 1999 3435 582 142 97 2075 277 16 984 330 .334 .394 .447 .841 Oct 3 45.169
3 Ira Belden 1 1897 1897 0 0.1 8 35 30 5 8 0 2 0 4 0 2 6 .267 .333 .400 .733 Sep 25 23.162
4 George Blackburn 1 1897 1897 0 -0.2 5 13 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .077 .077 .077 .154 Jul 24 25.306
5 Charlie Brown 1 1897 1897 0 -0.0 4 11 11 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 .273 .273 .364 .636 Aug 14 25.362
6 John Brown 1 1897 1897 0 0.0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 Aug 11 20.352
7 Stub Brown 3 1893 1897 0 -0.6 13 34 33 4 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 8 .091 .091 .091 .182 Jun 15 26.316
8 Eddie Burke 8 1890 1897 0 8.2 855 3938 3516 747 983 142 57 30 413 293 319 245 .280 .352 .378 .730 Sep 19 30.348
9 Buster Burrell 4 1891 1897 0 0.2 122 429 390 42 96 13 3 3 47 4 32 37 .246 .305 .318 .623 Oct 2 30.284
10 Jim Canavan 5 1891 1897 0 -1.3 541 2320 2072 326 464 63 49 30 291 114 232 165 .224 .305 .345 .650 Jul 13 30.229
11 Ed Cartwright 5 1890 1897 0 7.7 495 2132 1902 348 562 100 44 24 333 144 202 136 .295 .368 .432 .800 Jun 4 37.241
12 Win Clark 1 1897 1897 0 -0.2 4 17 16 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 .188 .235 .188 .423 Jul 14 22.094
13 Roger Connor HOF 18 1880 1897 0 84.1 1998 8847 7797 1620 2467 441 233 138 1323 244 1002 455 .316 .397 .486 .883 May 18 39.321
14 Fred Cooke 1 1897 1897 0 0.1 5 21 17 2 5 2 0 0 3 0 3 1 .294 .400 .412 .812 Aug 3 23.000
15 Dan Daub 6 1892 1897 0 -0.6 126 397 348 46 70 4 3 0 45 9 38 56 .201 .289 .230 .519 Jul 1 29.170
16 Tom Delahanty 3 1894 1897 0 -0.2 19 77 67 13 16 5 0 0 6 4 8 5 .239 .329 .313 .642 Jun 29 25.112
17 Buck Ewing HOF 18 1880 1897 0 47.7 1315 5772 5363 1129 1625 250 178 71 883 354 392 294 .303 .351 .456 .807 May 27 37.222
18 Charlie Ganzel 14 1884 1897 0 6.7 787 3184 2987 421 774 91 45 10 412 60 162 124 .259 .301 .330 .631 Sep 21 35.095
19 Les German 6 1890 1897 0 0.8 148 453 411 60 107 8 3 3 51 11 33 20 .260 .323 .316 .639 Aug 6 28.066
20 Sam Gillen 2 1893 1897 0 0.4 78 325 276 32 70 10 3 0 27 2 35 24 .254 .346 .312 .658 Aug 5 29.264
21 John Grimes 1 1897 1897 0 0.1 3 10 7 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 .286 .500 .286 .786 Aug 2 28.107
22 Irv Hach 1 1897 1897 0 -0.1 16 62 51 5 11 2 0 0 3 1 5 5 .216 .322 .255 .577 Jul 17 24.042
23 Pat Hannivan 1 1897 1897 0 -0.0 10 26 20 4 5 0 0 0 2 4 1 2 .250 .375 .250 .625 Oct 2 31.165
24 George Hemming 8 1890 1897 0 -0.5 216 757 718 98 160 28 20 3 80 11 35 106 .223 .260 .330 .590 Jun 12 28.179
25 Art Herman 2 1896 1897 0 -0.2 17 45 42 4 7 1 0 0 3 0 3 11 .167 .222 .190 .413 May 20 26.009
26 Tom Hernon 1 1897 1897 0 -0.4 4 17 16 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 4 .063 .063 .063 .125 Sep 15 30.315
27 Jesse Hoffmeister 1 1897 1897 0 0.3 48 197 188 33 58 6 9 3 36 6 8 25 .309 .337 .484 .821 Oct 2 25.000
28 John Houseman 2 1894 1897 0 -0.2 84 338 293 39 74 9 7 0 25 18 33 27 .253 .344 .331 .675 Oct 3 27.266
29 Bill Hutchinson 9 1884 1897 0 -2.1 384 1425 1350 150 291 35 17 12 133 26 72 291 .216 .256 .293 .549 May 20 37.154
30 Abbie Johnson 2 1896 1897 0 -1.0 74 273 252 26 60 8 2 0 37 2 17 18 .238 .289 .286 .575 Aug 12 26.205
31 Silver King 10 1886 1897 0 0.6 419 1477 1305 182 259 32 23 4 135 24 166 279 .198 .290 .267 .558 Aug 19 29.220
32 Bill Kissinger 3 1895 1897 0 -0.1 72 220 214 24 60 13 3 0 26 1 3 21 .280 .290 .369 .659 Jun 10 25.299
33 Jim Korwan 2 1894 1897 0 -0.2 6 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .125 .000 .125 Jul 17 23.135
34 Dan Lally 2 1891 1897 0 -0.5 129 544 502 81 134 22 7 3 59 12 25 43 .267 .316 .357 .673 Sep 19 30.038
35 Tom Lipp 1 1897 1897 0 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 Sep 18 27.106
36 Con Lucid 5 1893 1897 0 0.2 54 171 151 29 36 4 4 0 17 1 14 24 .238 .311 .318 .629 Aug 15 23.172
37 Denny Lyons 13 1885 1897 0 35.5 1123 5029 4300 933 1334 244 69 62 756 224 623 280 .310 .407 .442 .850 Jul 23 31.133
38 Mike McDermott 3 1895 1897 0 0.1 58 160 143 18 31 5 4 0 10 1 15 21 .217 .296 .308 .603 Jul 31 34.327
39 Sadie McMahon 9 1889 1897 0 -2.7 325 1191 1128 126 230 21 9 3 115 17 45 118 .204 .240 .246 .487 Jul 12 29.296
40 Bert Miller 1 1897 1897 0 -0.1 4 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 Aug 3 21.279
41 Kohly Miller 2 1892 1897 0 -0.3 5 20 18 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 .111 .200 .111 .311 Oct 2 23.000
42 Yale Murphy 3 1894 1897 0 -0.2 131 560 475 101 114 12 4 0 45 35 81 38 .240 .351 .282 .633 Jul 26 27.288
43 Effie Norton 2 1896 1897 0 0.0 15 37 37 2 9 2 2 0 2 0 0 3 .243 .243 .405 .649 Jun 5 23.292
44 John Pappalau 1 1897 1897 0 -0.0 2 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 .286 .000 .286 Jun 22 22.080
45 Fred Pfeffer 16 1882 1897 0 26.2 1671 7128 6560 1096 1680 231 120 94 1021 383 527 503 .256 .313 .371 .684 Jun 14 37.089
46 Charlie Reilly 8 1889 1897 0 6.7 642 2623 2381 342 595 80 24 17 311 132 180 187 .250 .314 .325 .639 Sep 27 30.224
47 Jim Rogers 2 1896 1897 0 -1.1 152 658 597 82 140 17 12 3 90 20 48 35 .235 .294 .318 .612 Jun 15 25.067
48 Jack Rothfuss 1 1897 1897 0 0.4 35 123 115 20 36 3 1 2 18 3 5 10 .313 .352 .409 .761 Sep 25 25.160
49 George Shoch 11 1886 1897 0 9.8 707 2924 2540 414 671 89 28 10 323 138 298 129 .264 .354 .333 .687 Oct 2 38.269
50 Adonis Terry 14 1884 1897 0 3.4 667 2555 2389 314 594 76 54 15 287 106 146 167 .249 .295 .344 .639 Apr 27 32.263
51 Perry Werden 7 1884 1897 0 17.7 695 3079 2746 444 774 109 87 26 439 151 282 161 .282 .358 .413 .772 Oct 3 36.074
52 Dave Wright 2 1895 1897 0 0.0 2 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 Sep 28 22.032
Rk Name Yrs From To ASG WAR W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP Last Game Age
1 Charlie Abbey 5 1893 1897 0 -0.1 0 0 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 3.000 Aug 19 30.309
2 Cap Anson HOF 27 1871 1897 0 -0.1 0 1 .000 4.50 3 0 3 0 0 1 4.0 4 5 2 2 2 1 0 0 21 1.500 Oct 3 45.169
3 George Blackburn 1 1897 1897 0 -0.4 2 2 .500 6.82 5 4 1 3 0 0 33.0 34 30 25 2 12 1 1 0 0 142 1.394 Jul 24 25.306
4 Charlie Brown 1 1897 1897 0 -0.3 1 2 .333 7.77 4 4 0 2 0 0 24.1 30 25 21 2 17 8 5 0 1 122 1.932 Aug 14 25.362
5 John Brown 1 1897 1897 0 -0.2 0 1 .000 7.20 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 7 8 4 0 4 0 3 0 1 28 2.200 Aug 11 20.352
6 Stub Brown 3 1893 1897 0 0.7 4 1 .800 4.90 13 7 5 4 0 0 71.2 89 55 39 4 37 10 2 0 3 335 1.758 Jun 15 26.316
7 Dan Daub 6 1892 1897 0 6.2 45 52 .464 4.75 126 103 22 74 0 0 899.1 1065 654 475 27 327 185 54 0 46 4047 1.548 Jul 1 29.170
8 Buck Ewing HOF 18 1880 1897 0 -0.1 2 3 .400 3.45 9 4 4 4 0 0 47.0 55 36 18 2 23 23 1 0 3 233 1.660 May 27 37.222
9 Les German 6 1890 1897 0 -1.9 34 63 .351 5.45 130 93 32 74 0 2 858.2 1104 756 520 30 378 151 53 1 26 4032 1.726 Aug 6 28.066
10 John Grimes 1 1897 1897 0 -0.4 0 2 .000 5.95 3 1 2 1 0 0 19.2 24 23 13 0 8 4 6 0 0 94 1.627 Aug 2 28.107
11 George Hemming 8 1890 1897 0 15.7 91 82 .526 4.53 204 168 34 156 7 6 1587.2 1795 1120 800 55 690 362 52 0 40 7184 1.565 Jun 12 28.179
12 Art Herman 2 1896 1897 0 0.5 4 7 .364 5.37 17 14 3 10 0 0 112.1 145 87 67 5 41 17 2 0 2 511 1.656 May 20 26.009
13 Bill Hutchinson 9 1884 1897 0 40.3 182 163 .528 3.59 376 346 29 321 21 4 3079.1 3124 1913 1228 104 1132 1235 86 0 123 13458 1.382 May 20 37.154
14 Silver King 10 1886 1897 0 51.3 203 152 .572 3.18 397 370 25 328 19 6 3180.2 3098 1803 1124 69 967 1222 146 0 152 13671 1.278 Aug 19 29.220
15 Bill Kissinger 3 1895 1897 0 -3.8 7 25 .219 6.99 53 32 20 23 0 1 319.1 500 342 248 15 123 61 24 0 10 1568 1.951 Jun 10 25.299
16 Jim Korwan 2 1894 1897 0 -0.9 1 2 .333 6.92 6 4 2 3 0 0 39.0 56 50 30 2 33 14 1 1 2 202 2.282 Jul 17 23.135
17 Tom Lipp 1 1897 1897 0 -0.2 0 1 .000 15.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 8 5 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 19 3.333 Sep 18 27.106
18 Con Lucid 5 1893 1897 0 -1.5 23 23 .500 6.02 54 50 4 36 3 0 375.0 482 340 251 15 204 65 28 0 13 1798 1.829 Aug 15 23.172
19 Mike McDermott 3 1895 1897 0 -2.1 11 33 .250 6.17 58 47 10 27 1 0 355.2 443 347 244 16 191 69 20 1 25 1681 1.783 Jul 31 34.327
20 Sadie McMahon 9 1889 1897 0 41.9 173 127 .577 3.51 321 305 16 279 14 4 2634.0 2726 1592 1026 52 945 967 94 0 98 11534 1.394 Jul 12 29.296
21 Bert Miller 1 1897 1897 0 -0.6 0 1 .000 7.94 4 1 3 1 0 0 17.0 32 23 15 0 3 3 0 0 1 84 2.059 Aug 3 21.279
22 Effie Norton 2 1896 1897 0 0.7 5 2 .714 4.13 12 7 4 3 0 0 61.0 80 43 28 2 25 16 6 0 2 286 1.721 Jun 5 23.292
23 John Pappalau 1 1897 1897 0 -0.4 0 1 .000 10.50 2 1 1 1 0 0 12.0 22 16 14 0 6 3 2 0 0 64 2.333 Jun 22 22.080
24 Fred Pfeffer 16 1882 1897 0 0.4 2 1 .667 2.62 8 2 6 2 0 2 44.2 41 26 13 1 20 13 1 0 4 194 1.366 Jun 14 37.089
25 George Shoch 11 1886 1897 0 0.2 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 13 1.000 Oct 2 38.269
26 Adonis Terry 14 1884 1897 0 28.2 197 196 .501 3.74 440 406 33 367 17 6 3514.1 3525 2303 1460 76 1298 1553 148 1 206 15413 1.372 Apr 27 32.263
27 Perry Werden 7 1884 1897 0 0.9 12 1 .923 1.97 16 16 0 12 1 0 141.1 113 61 31 1 22 51 0 5 575 0.955 Oct 3 36.074
28 Dave Wright 2 1895 1897 0 -0.6 1 0 1.000 18.00 2 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 23 20 18 1 3 4 2 0 3 54 2.889 Sep 28 22.032
Totals 175 1871 1897 0 173.4 1000 944 .514 3.98 2267 1988 262 1732 83 32 17453.0 18633 11686 7720 483 6514 6039 737 4 767 77375 3.000