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1897 Chicago Colts

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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59-73, Finished 9th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Cap Anson (59-73)
Scored 832 runs, Allowed 894 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 62-70

Ballparks: West Side Grounds · Attendance: 327,160 (4th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 101


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1896 / 1898 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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Team Batting

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Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 C Malachi Kittridge 27 79 291 262 25 53 5 5 1 30 9 22 11 .202 .264 .271 .535 39 71 0 7
2 1B Cap Anson 45 114 497 424 67 121 17 3 3 75 11 60 27 .285 .379 .361 .740 93 153 4 9
3 2B Jim Connor 34 77 318 285 40 83 10 5 3 38 10 24 20 .291 .355 .393 .748 94 112 4 5
4 SS Bill Dahlen 27 75 339 276 67 80 18 8 6 40 15 43 25 .290 .399 .478 .877 127 132 7 13
5 3B Bill Everitt* 28 92 426 379 63 119 14 7 5 39 26 36 37 .314 .373 .427 .801 108 162 0 11
6 OF George Decker* 31 111 465 428 72 124 12 7 5 63 11 24 14 .290 .333 .386 .719 86 165 4 9
7 OF Jimmy Ryan 34 136 587 520 103 156 33 17 5 85 27 50 27 .300 .369 .458 .827 114 238 7 10
8 OF Bill Lange 26 118 541 479 119 163 24 14 5 83 73 48 12 .340 .406 .480 .886 130 230 5 9
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
9 IF Barry McCormick 22 101 458 419 87 112 8 10 2 55 44 33 51 .267 .324 .348 .672 74 146 2 4
10 UT Jimmy Callahan 23 94 383 360 60 105 18 6 3 47 12 10 25 .292 .320 .400 .720 86 144 5 8
11 OF Walter Thornton* 22 75 305 265 39 85 9 6 0 55 13 30 16 .321 .402 .400 .802 109 106 6 4
12 C Tim Donahue* 27 58 203 188 28 45 7 3 0 21 3 9 9 .239 .281 .309 .590 53 58 2 4
13 2B Fred Pfeffer 37 32 131 114 10 26 0 1 0 11 5 12 5 .228 .318 .246 .563 47 28 3 2
14 OF Tom Hernon 30 4 17 16 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 4 .063 .063 .063 .125 -68 1 0 1
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
15 P Clark Griffith 27 46 183 162 27 38 8 4 0 21 2 18 8 .235 .311 .333 .644 67 54 0 3
16 P Danny Friend* 24 25 94 88 12 25 5 0 0 9 1 5 5 .284 .323 .341 .663 72 30 0 1
17 P Buttons Briggs 21 22 86 81 5 13 0 1 0 5 1 3 15 .160 .190 .185 .376 -2 15 0 2
18 P Roger Denzer* 25 12 40 39 4 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 10 .154 .175 .179 .354 -8 7 0 0
19 P Jim Korwan 23 5 13 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .077 .000 .077 -79 0 0 0
20 P Dave Wright 21 1 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 119 1 0 0
21 P Adonis Terry 32 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 1
Team Totals 29.2 138 5385 4803 832 1356 189 97 38 681 264 430 327 .282 .347 .386 .733 90 1853 49 103
Rank in 12 NL teams 5 4 7 8 2 4 3 3 7 8 8 7 8 5 9
Non-Pitcher Totals 29.6 138 4961 4415 782 1273 175 92 38 644 260 401 283 .288 .354 .395 .750 94 1746 49 96
Pitcher Totals 24.8 138 424 388 50 83 14 5 0 37 4 29 44 .214 .269 .276 .544 41 107 0 7
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown; OPS_lg for OPS+ does not include pitchers.

Team Pitching

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Rk Pos 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 ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP 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 119 3.74 1.443 10.7 0.1 2.3 2.7 1.19
2 SP 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 98 4.59 1.626 10.8 0.2 3.8 2.6 0.67
3 SP Jimmy Callahan 23 12 9 .571 4.03 23 22 1 21 1 0 189.2 221 111 85 6 55 52 8 0 6 829 110 4.18 1.455 10.5 0.3 2.6 2.5 0.95
4 SP 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 84 4.60 1.773 11.9 0.3 4.1 2.9 0.71
5 SP 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 95 4.19 1.650 11.3 0.3 3.5 3.8 1.08
6 SP 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 87 4.65 1.680 11.9 0.4 3.2 1.6 0.50
Rk Pos 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 ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
7 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 77 5.55 2.206 12.4 0.3 7.4 3.2 0.43
8 Adonis Terry 32 0 1 .000 10.13 1 1 0 1 0 0 8.0 11 10 9 0 6 1 2 0 0 42 46 6.07 2.125 12.4 0.0 6.8 1.1 0.17
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 30 5.75 2.714 21.9 1.3 2.6 5.1 2.00
Team Totals 24.1 59 73 .447 4.53 138 138 7 131 2 1 1197.0 1485 894 603 30 433 361 64 1 32 5420 98 4.29 1.602 11.2 0.2 3.3 2.7 0.83
Rank in 12 NL teams 9 4 8 1 9 8 2 11 11 10 7 9 2
Rk Pos 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 ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
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Team Fielding--Totals

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Name Age G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Cap Anson 45 114 1071 969 75 27 69 .975 9.16 6 19 12 39% 37% 1B-C
Buttons Briggs 21 22 44 8 35 1 0 .977 1.95 P
Jimmy Callahan 23 94 390 147 201 42 25 .892 3.70 P-2B-OF-SS-3B
Jim Connor 34 76 501 176 293 32 40 .936 6.17 2B
Bill Dahlen 27 75 544 215 291 38 48 .930 6.75 SS
George Decker 31 114 558 507 35 16 23 .971 4.75 OF-1B-2B
Roger Denzer 25 12 25 8 17 0 0 1.000 2.08 P
Tim Donahue 27 58 307 222 68 17 2 .945 5.00 13 99 61 38% 37% C-SS-1B
Bill Everitt 28 91 327 137 147 43 9 .869 3.12 3B-OF
Danny Friend 24 25 58 19 32 7 6 .879 2.04 P-OF
Clark Griffith 27 47 139 31 96 12 4 .914 2.70 P-SS-OF-3B-1B
Tom Hernon 30 4 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 2.50 OF
Malachi Kittridge 27 79 419 324 75 20 6 .952 5.05 10 143 72 33% 37% C
Jim Korwan 23 5 20 5 14 1 0 .950 3.80 P
Bill Lange 26 118 297 264 17 16 4 .946 2.38 OF
Barry McCormick 22 103 499 171 269 59 26 .882 4.27 3B-SS-2B
Fred Pfeffer 37 32 188 73 93 22 12 .883 5.19 2B
Jimmy Ryan 34 136 253 211 28 14 7 .945 1.76 OF
Adonis Terry 32 1 4 0 3 1 0 .750 3.00 P
Walter Thornton 22 75 142 85 33 24 1 .831 1.57 P-OF
Dave Wright 21 1 3 0 2 1 0 .667 2.00 P
Team Totals 29.2 138 5799 3582 1824 393 112 .932 4.22 29 261 145 36% 37%
Rank in 12 NL teams 10 9
Name Age G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Batters

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Cap Anson 45 114 497 -2 -1 0 -5 0 -8 -0.7 17 9 1.0 .494 .496 1.4 -0.4 14 Free Agency *32
Buttons Briggs 21 22 86 -14 -0 0 0 7 -8 -0.7 0 -8 -0.7 .470 .496 -0.7 0.0 -8 Traded 1
Jimmy Callahan 23 94 383 -11 -1 0 -1 0 -12 -1.0 13 1 0.2 .489 .494 0.4 -0.1 2 Rule 5 Draft 41O6/5
Jim Connor 34 77 318 -3 -1 0 5 1 2 0.1 11 13 1.2 .502 .501 0.8 0.5 8 4
Bill Dahlen 27 75 339 12 -0 0 3 5 19 1.6 11 30 2.7 .521 .510 2.5 0.7 28 6
George Decker* 31 111 465 -10 -1 0 -7 -5 -23 -2.0 16 -7 -0.4 .482 .488 0.2 -1.0 -0 O3/4
Roger Denzer* 25 12 40 -7 0 0 0 3 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .471 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 1
Tim Donahue* 27 58 203 -14 -0 0 -2 3 -13 -1.1 7 -6 -0.4 .481 .493 -0.3 0.1 -4 2/63
Bill Everitt* 28 92 426 2 0 0 -7 2 -2 -0.2 14 12 1.2 .498 .499 1.8 -0.4 19 5/O
Danny Friend* 24 25 94 -4 -0 0 0 7 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .511 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 1/O
Clark Griffith 27 46 183 -9 -0 0 -1 14 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .508 .502 0.4 -0.1 6 Free Agency 1/O635
Tom Hernon 30 4 17 -5 0 0 0 -0 -5 -0.4 1 -4 -0.4 .391 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 /O
Malachi Kittridge 27 79 291 -26 -0 0 1 5 -20 -1.8 10 -11 -0.8 .478 .489 -0.9 0.5 -12 2
Jim Korwan 23 5 13 -4 0 0 0 1 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .453 .499 -0.2 0.0 -3 /1
Bill Lange 26 118 541 23 6 0 0 -6 23 1.9 18 41 3.7 .516 .512 3.7 -0.5 41 *O
Barry McCormick 22 101 458 -20 4 0 -2 5 -13 -1.1 15 2 0.4 .489 .493 0.6 0.2 4 56/4
Fred Pfeffer 37 32 131 -9 -0 0 -4 1 -12 -1.0 4 -8 -0.6 .468 .494 -0.3 -0.3 -4 4
Jimmy Ryan 34 136 587 9 -0 0 2 -8 3 0.2 20 23 2.2 .502 .501 2.0 -0.5 21 *O
Adonis Terry 32 1 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .410 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
Walter Thornton* 22 75 305 5 -1 0 -11 -4 -10 -0.9 10 0 0.2 .489 .495 1.1 -1.2 11 O1
Dave Wright 21 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .546 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
Team Total 29.2 1278 5385 -88 4 0 -29 33 -81 -7.3 168 87 9.4 .495 .498 12.0 -2.5 116
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Pitchers

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Buttons Briggs 21 186.2 22 22 166 8.00 5.87 -0.22 0.00 104.0 6.33 -30 -2.3 -0.1 -0.7 -11 .395 .486 Traded
Jimmy Callahan 23 189.2 23 22 111 5.27 5.87 -0.21 0.00 104.0 6.32 27 2.4 1.0 -0.1 4.1 46 .604 .515 Rule 5 Draft
Roger Denzer 25 94.2 12 10 91 8.65 5.87 -0.23 0.00 104.0 6.34 -22 -1.6 1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -12 .364 .490
Danny Friend* 24 203.0 24 24 144 6.38 5.87 -0.22 0.00 104.0 6.33 4 0.3 -0.2 2.1 25 .513 .502
Clark Griffith 27 343.2 41 38 231 6.05 5.87 -0.22 0.00 104.0 6.32 19 1.6 1.0 -0.3 4.6 54 .540 .510 Free Agency
Jim Korwan* 23 34.0 5 4 36 9.53 5.87 -0.22 0.00 104.0 6.33 -11 -0.8 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -8 .338 .495
Adonis Terry 32 8.0 1 1 10 11.25 5.87 -0.25 0.00 104.0 6.36 -4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .240 .498
Walter Thornton* 22 130.1 16 16 91 6.28 5.87 -0.21 0.00 104.0 6.32 4 0.3 -0.1 1.5 17 .520 .502
Dave Wright 21 7.0 1 1 14 18.00 5.87 -0.28 0.00 104.0 6.39 -9 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -8 .105 .498
Team Total 24.1 1197.0 145 138 894 6.72 5.87 -0.22 0.00 104.0 6.33 -23 -0.7 1.0 -0.9 9.7 100 .495 .503
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1896 / 1898 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics