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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
1Cap Anson4511449742467121173375116027.285.379.361.74015349
2Buttons Briggs2122868151301051315.
3Jimmy Callahan239438336060105186347121025.292.320.400.72014458
4Jim Connor34773182854083105338102420.291.355.393.74811245
5Bill Dahlen27753392766780188640154325.290.399.478.877132713
6George Decker*3111146542872124127563112414.290.333.386.71916549
7Roger Denzer*251240394610010110.
8Tim Donahue*2758203188284573021399.239.281.309.5905824
9Bill Everitt*289242637963119147539263637.314.373.427.801162011
10Danny Friend*2425948812255009155.284.323.341.6633001
11Clark Griffith27461831622738840212188.235.311.333.6445403
12Tom Hernon3041716210002104.
13Malachi Kittridge277929126225535513092211.
14Jim Korwan2351312000000015.
15Bill Lange261185414791191632414583734812.340.406.480.88623059
16Barry McCormick2210145841987112810255443351.267.324.348.67214624
17Fred Pfeffer37321311141026010115125.228.318.246.5632832
18Jimmy Ryan341365875201031563317585275027.300.369.458.827238710
19Adonis Terry32143100000001.
20Walter Thornton*2275305265398596055133016.321.402.400.80210664
21Dave Wright21143110001010.333.500.333.833100
21 Players29.21385385480383213561899738681264430327.282.347.386.733185349103
* - 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
1Buttons Briggs21417.1905.26222202100186.2246166109685609068761.77311.
2Jimmy Callahan23129.5714.03232212110189.222111185655528068291.45510.
3Roger Denzer2528.2005.131210280094.21259154434172044331.68011.
4Danny Friend*241211.5224.52242402300203.02441441025865817019301.62610.
5Clark Griffith272118.5383.72413833811343.24102311423861021701115001.44310.
6Jim Korwan*2312.3335.8254130034.0473622128121111742.20612.
7Adonis Terry3201.00010.121101008.011109061200422.12512.
8Walter Thornton*2267.4624.70161601500130.11649168451556025951.65011.
9Dave Wright21101.00015.431101007.0171412124201412.71421.
9 Players24.15973.4474.531381387131211197.0148589460330433361641321.60211.
* - 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


Malachi Kittridge7932475206.9525.05101437233%
Tim Donahue5521864152.9495.1313996138%
Cap Anson11361322.9614.456191239%


Cap Anson103933622567.9759.66
George Decker3839423522.98810.97
Tim Donahue13010.7503.00
Clark Griffith100000.00


Jim Connor761762933240.9366.17
Fred Pfeffer3273932212.8835.19
Jimmy Callahan3065921410.9185.23
George Decker11010.5001.00
Barry McCormick101001.0001.00


Bill Everitt83119147429.8643.20
Barry McCormick56621153110.8513.16
Jimmy Callahan22311.8332.50
Clark Griffith13330.6676.00


Bill Dahlen752152913848.9306.75
Barry McCormick461091532816.9035.70
Jimmy Callahan182653149.8494.39
Tim Donahue21410.8332.50
Clark Griffith25811.9296.50




Jimmy Ryan136
Walter Thornton3
George Decker1
Danny Friend1


Jimmy Ryan13621128147.9451.76
Bill Lange11826417164.9462.38
George Decker7511212101.9251.65
Walter Thornton59748230.7811.39
Jimmy Callahan2140861.8892.29
Bill Everitt818010.9472.25
Tom Hernon4100001.0002.50
Clark Griffith20020.0000.00
Danny Friend110001.0001.00


Clark Griffith41238563.9472.63
Danny Friend24183276.8772.08
Jimmy Callahan23144574.8942.57
Buttons Briggs2283510.9771.95
Walter Thornton16112511.9732.25
Roger Denzer12817001.0002.08
Jim Korwan551410.9503.80
Adonis Terry10310.7503.00
Dave Wright10210.6672.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Cap Anson45RR6' 0.0"227Apr 17, 1852Marshalltown, IA, US
Buttons Briggs21RR6' 1.0"180Jul 8, 1875Poughkeepsie, NY, US
Jimmy Callahan23RR5' 10.0"180Mar 18, 1874Fitchburg, MA, US
Jim Connor34RR5' 10.0"179May 11, 1863Port Jervis, NY, US
Bill Dahlen27RR5' 9.0"180Jan 5, 1870Nelliston, NY, US
George Decker31LL6' 1.0"180Jun 1, 1866York, PA, US
Roger Denzer25LR6' 0.0"180Oct 5, 1871Le Sueur, MN, US
Tim Donahue27LR5' 11.0"180Jun 8, 1870Raynham, MA, US
Bill Everitt28LR6' 0.0"185Dec 13, 1868Fort Wayne, IN, US
Danny Friend24LL5' 9.0"175Apr 18, 1873Cincinnati, OH, US
Clark Griffith27RR5' 6.0"156Nov 20, 1869Clear Creek, MO, US
Tom Hernon30RR5' 7.0"156Nov 4, 1866East Bridgewater, MA, US
Malachi Kittridge27RR5' 7.0"170Oct 12, 1869Clinton, MA, US
Jim Korwan23RL6' 1.0"181Mar 4, 1874Brooklyn, NY, US
Bill Lange26RR6' 1.0"190Jun 6, 1871San Francisco, CA, US
Barry McCormick22RR5' 9.0"165Dec 25, 1874Maysville, KY, US
Fred Pfeffer37RR5' 10.0"184Mar 17, 1860Louisville, KY, US
Jimmy Ryan34RL5' 9.0"162Feb 11, 1863Clinton, MA, US
Adonis Terry32RR5' 11.0"168Aug 7, 1864Westfield, MA, US
Walter Thornton22LL6' 1.0"180Feb 18, 1875Peoria, IL, US
Dave Wright21RR6' 0.0"185Aug 27, 1875Dennison, OH, US

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