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1898 Chicago Orphans

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1897 / 1899

85-65, Finished 4th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Tom Burns (85-65)
Scored 828 runs, Allowed 679 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-62

Ballparks: West Side Grounds · Attendance: 424,352 (1st of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 102


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1897 / 1899 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR
Buttons Briggs 22 R R 6' 1" 180 Jul 8, 1875 3 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Jimmy Callahan 24 R R 5' 10" 180 Mar 18, 1874 3 43 43 31 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 8 9 4.0
Frank Chance HOF 21 R R 6' 0" 190 Sep 9, 1876 1st 53 53 0 33 3 0 0 0 1 1 15 17 0.4
Henry Clarke 22 R R Aug 4, 1875 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.2
Jim Connor 35 R R 5' 10" 179 May 11, 1863 3 138 138 0 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Bill Dahlen 28 R R 5' 9" 180 Jan 5, 1870 8 142 142 0 0 0 0 0 142 0 0 0 0 5.7
Tim Donahue 28 L R 5' 11" 180 Jun 8, 1870 5 122 122 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.4
Bill Everitt 29 L R 6' 0" 185 Dec 13, 1868 4 149 149 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.7
Danny Friend 25 L L 5' 9" 175 Apr 18, 1873 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Danny Green 21 L R Nov 6, 1876 1st 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 37 47 1.2
Clark Griffith HOF 28 R R 5' 6" 156 Nov 20, 1869 7 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.5
Frank Isbell 22 L R 5' 11" 190 Aug 21, 1875 1st 45 45 13 0 0 3 3 2 4 12 11 28 -1.0
Jack Katoll 26 R R 5' 11" 195 Jun 24, 1872 1st 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Matt Kilroy 32 L L 5' 9" 175 Jun 21, 1866 10 26 26 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 12 0.1
Bill Lange 27 R R 6' 1" 190 Jun 6, 1871 6 113 113 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 111 0 111 3.9
Frank Martin 19 Jul 29, 1878 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Barry McCormick 23 R R 5' 9" Dec 25, 1874 4 137 137 0 0 0 1 136 1 0 0 0 0 1.7
Sam Mertes 25 R R 5' 10" 185 Aug 6, 1872 2 83 83 0 0 2 4 0 14 4 5 53 60 1.6
Art Nichols 26 R R 5' 10" 175 Jul 14, 1871 1st 14 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Bill Phyle 23 R Jun 25, 1875 1st 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Jimmy Ryan 35 R L 5' 9" 162 Feb 11, 1863 14 144 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 134 0 10 144 4.3
Jack Taylor 24 R R 5' 10" 170 Dec 13, 1873 1st 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6
Walter Thornton 23 L L 6' 1" 180 Feb 18, 1875 4 62 62 28 0 0 0 0 0 2 26 6 34 2.6
Harry Wolverton 24 B R 5' 11" 205 Dec 6, 1873 1st 13 13 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Walt Woods 23 R R 5' 9" 165 Apr 28, 1875 1st 48 48 27 0 0 6 3 3 2 4 5 11 -0.1
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1897 / 1899 Roster (40-man)