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1897 Chicago Colts

1897 > Class Major League > 1897 National League
Overall: 59-73
Scored 832 runs, Allowed 894 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 62-70

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Cap Anson
Represented: Chicago, IL
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: 327,160
Other Years: 1896 / 1898

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Cap Anson 45 114 497 424 67 121 17 3 3 75 11 60 27 .285 .379 .361 .740 153 4 9
2 Buttons Briggs 21 22 86 81 5 13 0 1 0 5 1 3 15 .160 .190 .185 .376 15 0 2
3 Jimmy Callahan 23 94 383 360 60 105 18 6 3 47 12 10 25 .292 .320 .400 .720 144 5 8
4 Jim Connor 34 77 318 285 40 83 10 5 3 38 10 24 20 .291 .355 .393 .748 112 4 5
5 Bill Dahlen 27 75 339 276 67 80 18 8 6 40 15 43 25 .290 .399 .478 .877 132 7 13
6 George Decker* 31 111 465 428 72 124 12 7 5 63 11 24 14 .290 .333 .386 .719 165 4 9
7 Roger Denzer* 25 12 40 39 4 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 10 .154 .175 .179 .354 7 0 0
8 Tim Donahue* 27 58 203 188 28 45 7 3 0 21 3 9 9 .239 .281 .309 .590 58 2 4
9 Bill Everitt* 28 92 426 379 63 119 14 7 5 39 26 36 37 .314 .373 .427 .801 162 0 11
10 Danny Friend* 24 25 94 88 12 25 5 0 0 9 1 5 5 .284 .323 .341 .663 30 0 1
11 Clark Griffith 27 46 183 162 27 38 8 4 0 21 2 18 8 .235 .311 .333 .644 54 0 3
12 Tom Hernon 30 4 17 16 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 4 .063 .063 .063 .125 1 0 1
13 Malachi Kittridge 27 79 291 262 25 53 5 5 1 30 9 22 11 .202 .264 .271 .535 71 0 7
14 Jim Korwan 23 5 13 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .077 .000 .077 0 0 0
15 Bill Lange 26 118 541 479 119 163 24 14 5 83 73 48 12 .340 .406 .480 .886 230 5 9
16 Barry McCormick 22 101 458 419 87 112 8 10 2 55 44 33 51 .267 .324 .348 .672 146 2 4
17 Fred Pfeffer 37 32 131 114 10 26 0 1 0 11 5 12 5 .228 .318 .246 .563 28 3 2
18 Jimmy Ryan 34 136 587 520 103 156 33 17 5 85 27 50 27 .300 .369 .458 .827 238 7 10
19 Adonis Terry 32 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 1
20 Walter Thornton* 22 75 305 265 39 85 9 6 0 55 13 30 16 .321 .402 .400 .802 106 6 4
21 Dave Wright 21 1 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 1 0 0
21 Players 29.2 138 5385 4803 832 1356 189 97 38 681 264 430 327 .282 .347 .386 .733 1853 49 103
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age 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
1 Buttons Briggs 21 4 17 .190 5.26 22 22 0 21 0 0 186.2 246 166 109 6 85 60 9 0 6 876 1.773 11.9 0.3 4.1 2.9 0.71
2 Jimmy Callahan 23 12 9 .571 4.03 23 22 1 21 1 0 189.2 221 111 85 6 55 52 8 0 6 829 1.455 10.5 0.3 2.6 2.5 0.95
3 Roger Denzer 25 2 8 .200 5.13 12 10 2 8 0 0 94.2 125 91 54 4 34 17 2 0 4 433 1.680 11.9 0.4 3.2 1.6 0.50
4 Danny Friend* 24 12 11 .522 4.52 24 24 0 23 0 0 203.0 244 144 102 5 86 58 17 0 1 930 1.626 10.8 0.2 3.8 2.6 0.67
5 Clark Griffith 27 21 18 .538 3.72 41 38 3 38 1 1 343.2 410 231 142 3 86 102 17 0 11 1500 1.443 10.7 0.1 2.3 2.7 1.19
6 Jim Korwan* 23 1 2 .333 5.82 5 4 1 3 0 0 34.0 47 36 22 1 28 12 1 1 1 174 2.206 12.4 0.3 7.4 3.2 0.43
7 Adonis Terry 32 0 1 .000 10.12 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 11 10 9 0 6 1 2 0 0 42 2.125 12.4 0.0 6.8 1.1 0.17
8 Walter Thornton* 22 6 7 .462 4.70 16 16 0 15 0 0 130.1 164 91 68 4 51 55 6 0 2 595 1.650 11.3 0.3 3.5 3.8 1.08
9 Dave Wright 21 1 0 1.000 15.43 1 1 0 1 0 0 7.0 17 14 12 1 2 4 2 0 1 41 2.714 21.9 1.3 2.6 5.1 2.00
9 Players 24.1 59 73 .447 4.53 138 138 7 131 2 1 1197.0 1485 894 603 30 433 361 64 1 32 1.602 11.2 0.2 3.3 2.7 0.83
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Malachi Kittridge 79 324 75 20 6 .952 5.05 10 143 72 33%
Tim Donahue 55 218 64 15 2 .949 5.13 13 99 61 38%
Cap Anson 11 36 13 2 2 .961 4.45 6 19 12 39%

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Cap Anson 103 933 62 25 67 .975 9.66
George Decker 38 394 23 5 22 .988 10.97
Tim Donahue 1 3 0 1 0 .750 3.00
Clark Griffith 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Connor 76 176 293 32 40 .936 6.17
Fred Pfeffer 32 73 93 22 12 .883 5.19
Jimmy Callahan 30 65 92 14 10 .918 5.23
George Decker 1 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00
Barry McCormick 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Everitt 83 119 147 42 9 .864 3.20
Barry McCormick 56 62 115 31 10 .851 3.16
Jimmy Callahan 2 2 3 1 1 .833 2.50
Clark Griffith 1 3 3 3 0 .667 6.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Dahlen 75 215 291 38 48 .930 6.75
Barry McCormick 46 109 153 28 16 .903 5.70
Jimmy Callahan 18 26 53 14 9 .849 4.39
Tim Donahue 2 1 4 1 0 .833 2.50
Clark Griffith 2 5 8 1 1 .929 6.50

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Decker 74 0.00
Walter Thornton 48 0.00
Jimmy Callahan 12 0.00
Bill Everitt 4 0.00
Tom Hernon 4 0.00
Clark Griffith 1 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Lange 118 0.00
Jimmy Callahan 9 0.00
Walter Thornton 8 0.00
Bill Everitt 4 0.00
Clark Griffith 1 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jimmy Ryan 136 0.00
Walter Thornton 3 0.00
George Decker 1 0.00
Danny Friend 1 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jimmy Ryan 136 211 28 14 7 .945 1.76
Bill Lange 118 264 17 16 4 .946 2.38
George Decker 75 112 12 10 1 .925 1.65
Walter Thornton 59 74 8 23 0 .781 1.39
Jimmy Callahan 21 40 8 6 1 .889 2.29
Bill Everitt 8 18 0 1 0 .947 2.25
Tom Hernon 4 10 0 0 0 1.000 2.50
Clark Griffith 2 0 0 2 0 .000 0.00
Danny Friend 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Clark Griffith 41 23 85 6 3 .947 2.63
Danny Friend 24 18 32 7 6 .877 2.08
Jimmy Callahan 23 14 45 7 4 .894 2.57
Buttons Briggs 22 8 35 1 0 .977 1.95
Walter Thornton 16 11 25 1 1 .973 2.25
Roger Denzer 12 8 17 0 0 1.000 2.08
Jim Korwan 5 5 14 1 0 .950 3.80
Adonis Terry 1 0 3 1 0 .750 3.00
Dave Wright 1 0 2 1 0 .667 2.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Cap Anson 45 R R 6' 0.0" 227 Apr 17, 1852 Marshalltown, IA, US
Buttons Briggs 21 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Jul 8, 1875 Poughkeepsie, NY, US
Jimmy Callahan 23 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Mar 18, 1874 Fitchburg, MA, US
Jim Connor 34 R R 5' 10.0" 179 May 11, 1863 Port Jervis, NY, US
Bill Dahlen 27 R R 5' 9.0" 180 Jan 5, 1870 Nelliston, NY, US
George Decker 31 L L 6' 1.0" 180 Jun 1, 1866 York, PA, US
Roger Denzer 25 L R 6' 0.0" 180 Oct 5, 1871 Le Sueur, MN, US
Tim Donahue 27 L R 5' 11.0" 180 Jun 8, 1870 Raynham, MA, US
Bill Everitt 28 L R 6' 0.0" 185 Dec 13, 1868 Fort Wayne, IN, US
Danny Friend 24 L L 5' 9.0" 175 Apr 18, 1873 Cincinnati, OH, US
Clark Griffith 27 R R 5' 6.0" 156 Nov 20, 1869 Clear Creek, MO, US
Tom Hernon 30 R R 5' 7.0" 156 Nov 4, 1866 East Bridgewater, MA, US
Malachi Kittridge 27 R R 5' 7.0" 170 Oct 12, 1869 Clinton, MA, US
Jim Korwan 23 R L 6' 1.0" 181 Mar 4, 1874 Brooklyn, NY, US
Bill Lange 26 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Jun 6, 1871 San Francisco, CA, US
Barry McCormick 22 R R 5' 9.0" Dec 25, 1874 Maysville, KY, US
Fred Pfeffer 37 R R 5' 10.0" 184 Mar 17, 1860 Louisville, KY, US
Jimmy Ryan 34 R L 5' 9.0" 162 Feb 11, 1863 Clinton, MA, US
Adonis Terry 32 R R 5' 11.0" 168 Aug 7, 1864 Westfield, MA, US
Walter Thornton 22 L L 6' 1.0" 180 Feb 18, 1875 Peoria, IL, US
Dave Wright 21 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 27, 1875 Dennison, OH, US

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