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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
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 Varney Anderson 31 38 102 25 33 5 4 1 4 .324 .480 49 3
2 George Babbitt? 22 94 305 54 49 7 3 1 25 .161 .213 65 6 Stats for 3 teams
3 George Babbitt? 22 94 305 54 49 7 3 1 25 .161 .213 65 6 Stats for 3 teams
4 John Bubser? -- 22 68 7 14 1 0 0 0 .206 .221 15 1
5 John Connors? -- 7 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
6 Pop Dillon* 23 106 457 102 150 23 13 7 27 .328 .481 220 5
7 John Dolan? 29 5 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 3
8 Anthony Esterquest? -- 124 549 103 164 24 9 2 49 .299 .386 212
9 Frank Ferguson? 24 114 467 85 122 16 2 1 44 .261 .310 145 4 Stats for 2 teams
10 Pat Flaherty 31 105 431 78 113 29 10 1 38 .262 .383 165 Stats for 3 teams
11 Shorty Gallagher? 25 82 319 70 98 20 8 4 34 .307 .458 146 4 Stats for 3 teams
12 H. Haley? -- 4 12 4 5 0 0 0 0 .417 .417 5
13 George Huff? 25 87 315 64 82 17 4 3 12 .260 .368 116 3
14 Bill Kling* 30 94 376 68 114 16 12 3 19 .303 .434 163 3
15 Johnny Kling 21 13 47 4 11 2 0 1 2 .234 .340 16 2
16 Al McCauley* 34 20 76 11 17 4 1 2 3 .224 .382 29 1
17 Charlie Newman 28 110 491 113 145 28 14 2 55 .295 .422 207 5
18 John Quinn? -- 99 367 57 99 17 4 4 19 .270 .371 136 4 Stats for 2 teams
19 Rutherford? -- 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
20 Henry Sickles? -- 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
21 Snyder? -- 2 8 1 2 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 2
22 Harry Truby? 29 63 246 50 70 18 4 2 11 .285 .415 102 5 Stats for 2 teams
23 Fred Underwood? 28 79 266 43 66 16 6 2 6 .248 .376 100 3
24 Frank Violet? -- 121 452 87 110 20 3 1 55 .243 .308 139 6 Stats for 2 teams
25 Joe Visner* 37 69 275 56 89 15 11 3 11 .324 .491 135 4 Stats for 3 teams
26 Robert Warner? -- 95 371 72 106 16 8 0 36 .286 .372 138 11
26 Players 27.0
* - 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
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 Varney Anderson 31 17 9 .654 30 27 24 0 19 5
2 George Babbitt? 22 6 2 .750 8 7 7 0 Stats for 3 teams
3 George Babbitt? 22 6 2 .750 8 7 7 0 Stats for 3 teams
4 John Bubser? -- 7 8 .467 21 16 14 0 16 2
5 John Connors? -- 1 2 .333 6 5 3 0
6 Pop Dillon 23 7 2 .778 12 9 9 0
7 John Dolan 29 1 2 .333 4 4 2 0
8 Anthony Esterquest? -- 1 0 1.000 1 0 0 0
9 Shorty Gallagher? 25 0 0 1 0 0 0 Stats for 3 teams
10 Bill Kling 30 3 7 .300 12 10 8 0
11 Rutherford? -- 1 0 1.000 1 1 0 0
12 Fred Underwood 28 21 23 .477 47 41 34 2 22 10
13 Charles Young? -- 4 0 1.000 6 5 4 0
13 Players 27.7
* - 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

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
John Quinn 96 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
George Huff 76 0.00
Tracey 6 0.00
Jack Grim 2 0.00
Snyder 2 0.00
Robert Warner 2 0.00

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Kling 75 0.00
Al McCauley 20 0.00
George Huff 10 0.00
Pop Dillon 9 0.00
John Bubser 1 0.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Robert Warner 95 0.00
Harry Truby 52 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Anthony Esterquest 9 0.00
Frank Ferguson 2 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Varney Anderson 1 0.00
George Babbitt 1 0.00 Stats for 3 teams
George Babbitt 1 0.00 Stats for 3 teams
Shorty Gallagher 1 0.00 Stats for 3 teams

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Pat Flaherty 105 0.00 Stats for 3 teams
Anthony Esterquest 47 0.00
Pop Dillon 2 0.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Anthony Esterquest 70 0.00
Varney Anderson 1 0.00
George Babbitt 1 0.00 Stats for 3 teams
George Babbitt 1 0.00 Stats for 3 teams
Johnny Kling 1 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Charlie Newman 110 0.00
Pop Dillon 90 0.00
Shorty Gallagher 78 0.00 Stats for 3 teams
Frank Violet 67 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Frank Ferguson 59 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Joe Visner 39 0.00 Stats for 3 teams
Fred Underwood 31 0.00
George Babbitt 28 0.00 Stats for 3 teams
George Babbitt 28 0.00 Stats for 3 teams
Kylen 13 0.00
Johnny Kling 12 0.00
Varney Anderson 6 0.00
H. Haley 4 0.00
Bill Kling 3 0.00
John Bubser 2 0.00
Tracey 2 0.00
Henry Sickles 1 0.00
Robert Warner 1 0.00
Charles Young 1 0.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Fred Underwood 47 0.00
Varney Anderson 30 0.00
John Bubser 21 0.00
Pop Dillon 12 0.00
Bill Kling 12 0.00
George Babbitt 8 0.00 Stats for 3 teams
George Babbitt 8 0.00 Stats for 3 teams
John Connors 6 0.00
Charles Young 6 0.00
John Dolan 4 0.00
Anthony Esterquest 1 0.00
Shorty Gallagher 1 0.00 Stats for 3 teams
Rutherford 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Varney Anderson 31 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Jun 18, 1866 Geneva, IL, US 1897-05-04 1897-09-19
George Babbitt 22 1875 Oakland, CA, US 1897-07-21 1897-09-22
George Babbitt 22 1875 Oakland, CA, US 1897-04-29 1897-07-04
John Bubser -- Unknown 1897-05-01 1897-08-02
John Connors -- Unknown 1897-06-29 1897-07-29
Pop Dillon 23 L R 6' 1.0" 185 Oct 17, 1873 Normal, IL, US 1897-04-29 1897-09-19
John Dolan 29 R 5' 10.0" 170 Sep 12, 1867 Newport, KY, US 1897-07-23 1897-08-06
Anthony Esterquest -- Unknown 1897-04-29 1897-09-22
Frank Ferguson 24 Jan 21, 1873 Lebanon, PA, US 1897-04-29 1897-06-25
Pat Flaherty 31 R 5' 9.0" 166 Jan 31, 1866 St. Louis, MO, US 1897-06-23 1897-09-22
Shorty Gallagher 25 Apr 30, 1872 Detroit, MI, US 1897-07-04 1897-07-08
Jack Grim 25 5' 10.0" 178 Apr, 1872 Cincinnati, OH, US 1897-09-09 1897-09-12
H. Haley -- Unknown 1897-08-08 1897-08-12
George Huff 25 Jun 11, 1872 Champaign, IL, US 1897-06-02 1897-09-11
Bill Kling 30 L R 6' 0.0" 190 Jan 14, 1867 OH, US 1897-05-06 1897-09-22
Johnny Kling 21 R R 5' 9.0" 160 Nov 13, 1875 Kansas City, MO, US 1897-06-14 1897-07-03
Kylen -- Unknown 1897-09-07 1897-09-20
Al McCauley 34 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Mar 4, 1863 Indianapolis, IN, US 1897-04-29 1897-05-25
Charlie Newman 28 R R 5' 11.0" 160 Nov 5, 1868 Juda, WI, US 1897-05-15 1897-09-22
John Quinn -- Unknown 1897-04-29 1897-06-22
Rutherford -- Unknown 1897-05-02 1897-05-02
Henry Sickles -- Unknown 1897-05-05 1897-05-05
Snyder -- Unknown 1897-09-21 1897-09-22
Tracey -- Unknown 1897-09-14 1897-09-22
Harry Truby 29 R 5' 11.0" 185 May 12, 1868 Kittanning, PA, US 1897-05-18 1897-07-08
Fred Underwood 28 R 5' 7.0" 170 Oct 14, 1868 St. Louis County, MO, US 1897-04-29 1897-09-21
Frank Violet -- Unknown 1897-04-29 1897-05-18
Joe Visner 37 L R 5' 11.0" 180 Sep 27, 1859 Minneapolis, MN, US 1897-07-03 1897-08-04
Robert Warner -- Unknown 1897-04-29 1897-09-22
Charles Young -- Unknown 1897-09-08 1897-09-22

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