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1897 Rockford Forest Citys

1897 > Class B > 1897 Western Association
Overall: n/a

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Varney Anderson
Represented: Rockford, IL
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1896

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Varney Anderson313810225335414.324.480493
2George Babbitt?2294305544973125.161.213656Stats for 3 teams
3George Babbitt?2294305544973125.161.213656Stats for 3 teams
4John Bubser?--22687141000.206.221151
5John Connors?--716200000.000.0000
6Pop Dillon*231064571021502313727.328.4812205
7John Dolan?2959130000.333.3333
8Anthony Esterquest?--124549103164249249.299.386212
9Frank Ferguson?2411446785122162144.261.3101454Stats for 2 teams
10Pat Flaherty31105431781132910138.262.383165Stats for 3 teams
11Shorty Gallagher?25823197098208434.307.4581464Stats for 3 teams
12H. Haley?--412450000.417.4175
13George Huff?25873156482174312.260.3681163
14Bill Kling*3094376681141612319.303.4341633
15Johnny Kling2113474112012.234.340162
16Al McCauley*34207611174123.224.382291
17Charlie Newman281104911131452814255.295.4222075
18John Quinn?--993675799174419.270.3711364Stats for 2 teams
20Henry Sickles?--13000000.000.0000
22Harry Truby?29632465070184211.285.4151025Stats for 2 teams
23Fred Underwood?2879266436616626.248.3761003
24Frank Violet?--12145287110203155.243.3081396Stats for 2 teams
25Joe Visner*376927556891511311.324.4911354Stats for 3 teams
26Robert Warner?--9537172106168036.286.37213811
26 Players27.0
* - 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
1Varney Anderson31179.6543027240195
2George Babbitt?2262.7508770Stats for 3 teams
3George Babbitt?2262.7508770Stats for 3 teams
4John Bubser?--78.4672116140162
5John Connors?--12.3336530
6Pop Dillon2372.77812990
7John Dolan2912.3334420
8Anthony Esterquest?--101.0001000
9Shorty Gallagher?25001000Stats for 3 teams
10Bill Kling3037.300121080
12Fred Underwood282123.47747413422210
13Charles Young?--401.0006540
13 Players27.7
* - 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


John Quinn960.00Stats for 2 teams
George Huff760.00
Jack Grim20.00
Robert Warner20.00


Bill Kling750.00
Al McCauley200.00
George Huff100.00
Pop Dillon90.00
John Bubser10.00


Robert Warner950.00
Harry Truby520.00Stats for 2 teams
Anthony Esterquest90.00
Frank Ferguson20.00Stats for 2 teams
Varney Anderson10.00
George Babbitt10.00Stats for 3 teams
George Babbitt10.00Stats for 3 teams
Shorty Gallagher10.00Stats for 3 teams


Pat Flaherty1050.00Stats for 3 teams
Anthony Esterquest470.00
Pop Dillon20.00


Anthony Esterquest700.00
Varney Anderson10.00
George Babbitt10.00Stats for 3 teams
George Babbitt10.00Stats for 3 teams
Johnny Kling10.00


Charlie Newman1100.00
Pop Dillon900.00
Shorty Gallagher780.00Stats for 3 teams
Frank Violet670.00Stats for 2 teams
Frank Ferguson590.00Stats for 2 teams
Joe Visner390.00Stats for 3 teams
Fred Underwood310.00
George Babbitt280.00Stats for 3 teams
George Babbitt280.00Stats for 3 teams
Johnny Kling120.00
Varney Anderson60.00
H. Haley40.00
Bill Kling30.00
John Bubser20.00
Henry Sickles10.00
Robert Warner10.00
Charles Young10.00


Fred Underwood470.00
Varney Anderson300.00
John Bubser210.00
Pop Dillon120.00
Bill Kling120.00
George Babbitt80.00Stats for 3 teams
George Babbitt80.00Stats for 3 teams
John Connors60.00
Charles Young60.00
John Dolan40.00
Anthony Esterquest10.00
Shorty Gallagher10.00Stats for 3 teams

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Varney Anderson31RR5' 10.0"165Jun 18, 1866Geneva, IL, US1897-05-041897-09-19
George Babbitt221875Oakland, CA, US1897-07-211897-09-22
George Babbitt221875Oakland, CA, US1897-04-291897-07-04
John Bubser--Unknown1897-05-011897-08-02
John Connors--Unknown1897-06-291897-07-29
Pop Dillon23LR6' 1.0"185Oct 17, 1873Normal, IL, US1897-04-291897-09-19
John Dolan29R5' 10.0"170Sep 12, 1867Newport, KY, US1897-07-231897-08-06
Anthony Esterquest--Unknown1897-04-291897-09-22
Frank Ferguson24Jan 21, 1873Lebanon, PA, US1897-04-291897-06-25
Pat Flaherty31R5' 9.0"166Jan 31, 1866St. Louis, MO, US1897-06-231897-09-22
Shorty Gallagher25Apr 30, 1872Detroit, MI, US1897-07-041897-07-08
Jack Grim255' 10.0"178Apr, 1872Cincinnati, OH, US1897-09-091897-09-12
H. Haley--Unknown1897-08-081897-08-12
George Huff25Jun 11, 1872Champaign, IL, US1897-06-021897-09-11
Bill Kling30LR6' 0.0"190Jan 14, 1867OH, US1897-05-061897-09-22
Johnny Kling21RR5' 9.0"160Nov 13, 1875Kansas City, MO, US1897-06-141897-07-03
Al McCauley34LL6' 0.0"180Mar 4, 1863Indianapolis, IN, US1897-04-291897-05-25
Charlie Newman28RR5' 11.0"160Nov 5, 1868Juda, WI, US1897-05-151897-09-22
John Quinn--Unknown1897-04-291897-06-22
Henry Sickles--Unknown1897-05-051897-05-05
Harry Truby29R5' 11.0"185May 12, 1868Kittanning, PA, US1897-05-181897-07-08
Fred Underwood28R5' 7.0"170Oct 14, 1868St. Louis County, MO, US1897-04-291897-09-21
Frank Violet--Unknown1897-04-291897-05-18
Joe Visner37LR5' 11.0"180Sep 27, 1859Minneapolis, MN, US1897-07-031897-08-04
Robert Warner--Unknown1897-04-291897-09-22
Charles Young--Unknown1897-09-081897-09-22

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