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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

RkLgLevTmsBatAgeR/GGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
17National LeagueMajor League1228.05.911614632695666395361652223229643688014270547263729.292.354.386.740218767501130
1Eastern LeagueA827.5
2Western LeagueA828.5
3Atlantic LeagueB827.6
4Interstate LeagueB80.0
5New England LeagueB626.2
6Western AssociationB826.8
7Central LeagueC60.0
8New York State LeagueC60.0
9Texas LeagueC80.0
10Michigan State LeagueD60.0
11New Jersey State LeagueD
12Central Pennsylvania LeagueF70.0
13Connecticut State LeagueF60.0
14Red River Valley LeagueF40.0
15Cuban LeagueForeign
16Cuban Winter LeagueWinter
18Arizona LeagueNo Classification
19Arkansas State LeagueNo Classification4
20California LeagueNo Classification
21Canadian LeagueNo Classification426.0
22Indiana State LeagueNo Classification
23Kansas State LeagueNo Classification40.0
24Kootenay And Washington LeagueNo Classification
25Lehigh Valley LeagueNo Classification
26Maine State LeagueNo Classification60.0
27Ohio State LeagueNo Classification
28Ohio-West Virginia LeagueNo Classification40.0
29South New Jersey LeagueNo Classification40.0
30Southeastern LeagueNo Classification522.6
31Southeastern Virginia LeagueNo Classification
32Texas-Southern LeagueNo Classification
33Virginia LeagueNo Classification
34Washington State LeagueNo Classification

League-by-League Pitching

RkLgLevTmsPAgeR/GWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
14National LeagueMajor League1225.75.88788788.5004.30162216142521362512614004.016523953666933684729373475084011.51810.60.23.02.40.79
1Eastern LeagueA825.0
2Western LeagueA825.6
3Atlantic LeagueB825.0
4Interstate LeagueB8
5New England LeagueB624.0
6Western AssociationB824.7
7Central LeagueC6
8New York State LeagueC6
9Texas LeagueC8
10Michigan State LeagueD6
11Central Pennsylvania LeagueF7
12Connecticut State LeagueF6
13Red River Valley LeagueF4
15Canadian LeagueNo Classification423.5
16Kansas State LeagueNo Classification4
17Maine State LeagueNo Classification6
18Ohio-West Virginia LeagueNo Classification4
19South New Jersey LeagueNo Classification4
20Southeastern LeagueNo Classification520.6

League-by-League Fielding

RkLgLevTmsGCGPOAEDPFld%PBSBCSCS%lgCS%POAttendance
14National LeagueMajor League121622419452033940291102.9393322705157937%1,650,844
1Eastern LeagueA8
2Western LeagueA8
3Atlantic LeagueB8
4Interstate LeagueB8
5New England LeagueB6
6Western AssociationB8
7Central LeagueC6
8New York State LeagueC6
9Texas LeagueC8
10Michigan State LeagueD6
11Central Pennsylvania LeagueF7
12Connecticut State LeagueF6
13Red River Valley LeagueF4
15Canadian LeagueNo Classification4
16Kansas State LeagueNo Classification4
17Maine State LeagueNo Classification6
18Ohio-West Virginia LeagueNo Classification4
19South New Jersey LeagueNo Classification4
20Southeastern LeagueNo Classification5

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

LgLevTm
Eastern LeagueABuffalo Bisons, Providence Clamdiggers/Grays, Rochester Brownies/Montreal Royals, Scranton Red Sox, Springfield Ponies/Maroons, Syracuse Stars, Toronto Canucks, Wilkes-Barre Coal Barons
Western LeagueAColumbus Senators, Detroit Tigers, Grand Rapids Bob-o-links, Indianapolis Indians, Kansas City Blues, Milwaukee Brewers, Minneapolis Millers, St. Paul Saints
Atlantic LeagueBHartford Bluebirds, Lancaster Maroons, Newark Colts, Norfolk Jewels, Paterson Silk Weavers, Philadelphia Athletics, Reading Actives, Richmond Giants
Interstate LeagueBDayton Old Soldiers, Fort Wayne Indians, Mansfield Haymakers, New Castle Quakers, Springfield Governors, Toledo Mud Hens, Wheeling Nailers, Youngstown Puddlers
New England LeagueBBrockton Shoemakers, Fall River Indians, New Bedford Whalers/Browns, Newport Colts, Pawtucket Phenoms, Taunton Herrings
Western AssociationBBurlington Colts, Cedar Rapids Rabbits, Des Moines Prohibitionists, Dubuque, Peoria Blackbirds, Quincy Little Giants, Rockford Forest Citys, St. Joseph Saints
Central LeagueCCairo Egyptians, Evansville Brewers, Nashville/Henderson Centennials, Paducah Little Colonels, Terre Haute Hottentots, Washington Browns
New York State LeagueCAuburn Maroons, Batavia Giants/Geneva Alhambras, Canandaigua Rustlers, Cortland Hirelings, Lyons, Palmyra Mormans
Texas LeagueCAustin Senators, Dallas Steers, Denison-Sherman Twins/Waco Tigers, Fort Worth Panthers, Galveston Sandcrabs, Houston Buffaloes, Paris Midlands, San Antonio Missionaries
Michigan State LeagueDBay City, Jackson, Kalamazoo/Flint, Lansing Senators, Port Huron, Saginaw Lumberman
New Jersey State LeagueD
Central Pennsylvania LeagueFBloomsburg Blue Jays, Lockhaven Maroons/Shamokin Reds, Milton Poets, Pottsville Greys, Shamokin Coal Heavers, Sunbury Pirates, Williamsport Demorest Bicycle Boys
Connecticut State LeagueFBridgeport Soubrettes, Bristol Braves, Derby Angels, Meriden Bulldogs, Torrington Demons, Waterbury Indians
Red River Valley LeagueFFargo Divorcees, Grand Forks Senators, Moorhead Barmaids, Wahpeton-Breckenridge Methodists
Cuban LeagueForeign
Cuban Winter LeagueWinter
Arizona LeagueNo Classification
Arkansas State LeagueNo ClassificationFort Smith Indians, Hot Springs Bathers, Little Rock Senators, Texarkana Nobles
California LeagueNo Classification
Canadian LeagueNo ClassificationGuelph Maple Leafs, Hamilton Blackbirds, London Cockneys, Toronto Canucks
Indiana State LeagueNo Classification
Kansas State LeagueNo ClassificationAtchison Huskers, Emporia Maroons, Junction City Parrots, Topeka Colts
Kootenay And Washington LeagueNo Classification
Lehigh Valley LeagueNo Classification
Maine State LeagueNo ClassificationAugusta Kennebecs, Bangor Millionaires, Belfast Pastimes, Lewiston, Portland, Rockland
Ohio State LeagueNo Classification
Ohio-West Virginia LeagueNo ClassificationCambridge, Marietta, Parkersburg, Zanesville
South New Jersey LeagueNo ClassificationBridgeton, Clayton, Millville, Vineland
Southeastern LeagueNo ClassificationAsheville Moonshiners, Atlanta Crackers, Chattanooga Blues, Columbus Babies, Knoxville Indians
Southeastern Virginia LeagueNo Classification
Texas-Southern LeagueNo Classification
Virginia LeagueNo Classification
Washington State LeagueNo Classification