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1897 Minor League Baseball League Encyclopedia

Year Index / Affiliations / Map of Teams / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Other Years: 1896 / 1898

League-by-League Batting

Rk Lg Lev Tms BatAge R/G G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
17 National League Major League 12 28.0 5.91 1614 63269 56663 9536 16522 2322 964 368 8014 2705 4726 3729 .292 .354 .386 .740 21876 750 1130
1 Eastern League A 8 27.5
2 Western League A 8 28.5
3 Atlantic League B 8 27.6
4 Interstate League B 8 0.0
5 New England League B 6 26.2
6 Western Association B 8 26.8
7 Central League C 6 0.0
8 New York State League C 6 0.0
9 Texas League C 8 0.0
10 Michigan State League D 6 0.0
11 New Jersey State League D
12 Central Pennsylvania League F 7 0.0
13 Connecticut State League F 6 0.0
14 Red River Valley League F 4 0.0
15 Cuban League Foreign
16 Cuban Winter League Winter
18 Arizona League No Classification
19 Arkansas State League No Classification 4
20 California League No Classification
21 Canadian League No Classification 4 26.0
22 Indiana State League No Classification
23 Kansas State League No Classification 4 0.0
24 Kootenay And Washington League No Classification
25 Lehigh Valley League No Classification
26 Maine State League No Classification 6 0.0
27 Ohio State League No Classification
28 Ohio-West Virginia League No Classification 4 0.0
29 South New Jersey League No Classification 4 0.0
30 Southeastern League No Classification 5 22.6
31 Southeastern Virginia League No Classification
32 Texas-Southern League No Classification
33 Virginia League No Classification
34 Washington State League No Classification

League-by-League Pitching

Rk Lg Lev Tms PAge R/G W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
14 National League Major League 12 25.7 5.88 788 788 .500 4.30 1622 1614 252 1362 51 26 14004.0 16523 9536 6693 368 4729 3734 750 8 401 1.518 10.6 0.2 3.0 2.4 0.79
1 Eastern League A 8 25.0
2 Western League A 8 25.6
3 Atlantic League B 8 25.0
4 Interstate League B 8
5 New England League B 6 24.0
6 Western Association B 8 24.7
7 Central League C 6
8 New York State League C 6
9 Texas League C 8
10 Michigan State League D 6
11 Central Pennsylvania League F 7
12 Connecticut State League F 6
13 Red River Valley League F 4
15 Canadian League No Classification 4 23.5
16 Kansas State League No Classification 4
17 Maine State League No Classification 6
18 Ohio-West Virginia League No Classification 4
19 South New Jersey League No Classification 4
20 Southeastern League No Classification 5 20.6

League-by-League Fielding

Rk Lg Lev Tms G CG PO A E DP Fld% PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Attendance
14 National League Major League 12 1622 41945 20339 4029 1102 .939 332 2705 1579 37% 1,650,844
1 Eastern League A 8
2 Western League A 8
3 Atlantic League B 8
4 Interstate League B 8
5 New England League B 6
6 Western Association B 8
7 Central League C 6
8 New York State League C 6
9 Texas League C 8
10 Michigan State League D 6
11 Central Pennsylvania League F 7
12 Connecticut State League F 6
13 Red River Valley League F 4
15 Canadian League No Classification 4
16 Kansas State League No Classification 4
17 Maine State League No Classification 6
18 Ohio-West Virginia League No Classification 4
19 South New Jersey League No Classification 4
20 Southeastern League No Classification 5

Pro Baseball Map for 1897

ALL TEAMS ARE LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF THE TOWN THEY ARE LISTED IN. We have not located the actual location of the ballpark.

We list over 30,000 of teams from minor league history. This list is not exhaustive and may be missing teams from certain leagues and years or with a small number of games played. We apologize for any omissions. Report any errors or omissions

League Teams

Lg Lev Tm
Eastern League A Buffalo Bisons, Providence Clamdiggers/Grays, Rochester Brownies/Montreal Royals, Scranton Red Sox, Springfield Ponies/Maroons, Syracuse Stars, Toronto Canucks, Wilkes-Barre Coal Barons
Western League A Columbus Senators, Detroit Tigers, Grand Rapids Bob-o-links, Indianapolis Indians, Kansas City Blues, Milwaukee Brewers, Minneapolis Millers, St. Paul Saints
Atlantic League B Hartford Bluebirds, Lancaster Maroons, Newark Colts, Norfolk Jewels, Paterson Silk Weavers, Philadelphia Athletics, Reading Actives, Richmond Giants
Interstate League B Dayton Old Soldiers, Fort Wayne Indians, Mansfield Haymakers, New Castle Quakers, Springfield Governors, Toledo Mud Hens, Wheeling Nailers, Youngstown Puddlers
New England League B Brockton Shoemakers, Fall River Indians, New Bedford Whalers/Browns, Newport Colts, Pawtucket Phenoms, Taunton Herrings
Western Association B Burlington Colts, Cedar Rapids Rabbits, Des Moines Prohibitionists, Dubuque, Peoria Blackbirds, Quincy Little Giants, Rockford Forest Citys, St. Joseph Saints
Central League C Cairo Egyptians, Evansville Brewers, Nashville/Henderson Centennials, Paducah Little Colonels, Terre Haute Hottentots, Washington Browns
New York State League C Auburn Maroons, Batavia Giants/Geneva Alhambras, Canandaigua Rustlers, Cortland Hirelings, Lyons, Palmyra Mormans
Texas League C Austin Senators, Dallas Steers, Denison-Sherman Twins/Waco Tigers, Fort Worth Panthers, Galveston Sandcrabs, Houston Buffaloes, Paris Midlands, San Antonio Missionaries
Michigan State League D Bay City, Jackson, Kalamazoo/Flint, Lansing Senators, Port Huron, Saginaw Lumberman
New Jersey State League D
Central Pennsylvania League F Bloomsburg Blue Jays, Lockhaven Maroons/Shamokin Reds, Milton Poets, Pottsville Greys, Shamokin Coal Heavers, Sunbury Pirates, Williamsport Demorest Bicycle Boys
Connecticut State League F Bridgeport Soubrettes, Bristol Braves, Derby Angels, Meriden Bulldogs, Torrington Demons, Waterbury Indians
Red River Valley League F Fargo Divorcees, Grand Forks Senators, Moorhead Barmaids, Wahpeton-Breckenridge Methodists
Cuban League Foreign
Cuban Winter League Winter
Arizona League No Classification
Arkansas State League No Classification Fort Smith Indians, Hot Springs Bathers, Little Rock Senators, Texarkana Nobles
California League No Classification
Canadian League No Classification Guelph Maple Leafs, Hamilton Blackbirds, London Cockneys, Toronto Canucks
Indiana State League No Classification
Kansas State League No Classification Atchison Huskers, Emporia Maroons, Junction City Parrots, Topeka Colts
Kootenay And Washington League No Classification
Lehigh Valley League No Classification
Maine State League No Classification Augusta Kennebecs, Bangor Millionaires, Belfast Pastimes, Lewiston, Portland, Rockland
Ohio State League No Classification
Ohio-West Virginia League No Classification Cambridge, Marietta, Parkersburg, Zanesville
South New Jersey League No Classification Bridgeton, Clayton, Millville, Vineland
Southeastern League No Classification Asheville Moonshiners, Atlanta Crackers, Chattanooga Blues, Columbus Babies, Knoxville Indians
Southeastern Virginia League No Classification
Texas-Southern League No Classification
Virginia League No Classification
Washington State League No Classification