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1898 Chicago Orphans

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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Team Batting

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Rk Pos 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 Tim Donahue* 28 122 465 396 52 87 12 3 0 39 17 49 31 .220 .318 .265 .583 67 105 8 12
2 1B Bill Everitt* 29 149 661 596 102 190 15 6 0 69 28 53 43 .319 .377 .364 .741 112 217 3 9
3 2B Jim Connor 35 138 563 505 51 114 9 9 0 67 11 42 34 .226 .289 .279 .568 63 141 3 13
4 SS Bill Dahlen 28 142 619 521 96 151 35 8 1 79 27 58 41 .290 .385 .393 .779 123 205 23 17
5 3B Barry McCormick 23 137 594 530 76 131 15 9 2 78 15 47 54 .247 .314 .321 .635 82 170 5 12
6 OF Jimmy Ryan 35 144 657 572 122 185 32 13 4 79 29 73 24 .323 .405 .446 .850 143 255 5 7
7 OF Sam Mertes 25 83 316 269 45 80 4 8 1 47 27 34 28 .297 .388 .383 .771 121 103 6 7
8 OF Bill Lange 27 113 490 442 79 141 16 11 5 69 22 36 17 .319 .377 .439 .816 133 194 5 7
Rk Pos 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 OF Walter Thornton* 23 62 235 210 34 62 5 2 0 14 8 22 14 .295 .362 .338 .700 101 71 0 3
10 OF Danny Green* 21 47 199 188 26 59 4 3 4 27 12 7 14 .314 .342 .431 .773 121 81 1 3
11 OF Frank Isbell* 22 45 169 159 17 37 4 0 0 8 3 3 13 .233 .252 .258 .509 46 41 1 6
12 UT Frank Chance 21 53 162 147 32 41 4 3 1 14 7 7 14 .279 .338 .367 .705 102 54 6 2
13 OF Matt Kilroy* 32 26 111 96 20 22 4 1 0 10 0 13 7 .229 .321 .292 .613 76 28 0 2
14 3B Harry Wolverton# 24 13 54 49 4 16 1 0 0 2 1 1 3 .327 .353 .347 .700 100 17 1 3
15 C Art Nichols 26 14 50 42 7 12 1 0 0 6 6 4 4 .286 .388 .310 .697 100 13 3 1
16 OF Henry Clarke 22 2 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 87 1 0 0
17 2B Frank Martin? 19 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
Rk Pos 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
18 P Jimmy Callahan 24 43 172 164 27 43 7 5 0 22 3 4 18 .262 .280 .366 .646 84 60 0 4
19 P Walt Woods 23 48 162 154 16 27 1 0 0 8 3 4 15 .175 .201 .182 .383 10 28 1 3
20 P Clark Griffith 28 38 137 122 15 20 2 3 0 15 1 13 6 .164 .244 .230 .474 36 28 0 2
21 P Jack Taylor 24 5 18 15 4 3 2 0 0 2 0 3 1 .200 .333 .333 .667 91 5 0 0
22 P Buttons Briggs 22 4 14 14 2 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .429 .429 .500 .929 165 7 0 0
23 P Bill Phyle? 23 4 11 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .111 .273 .111 .384 11 1 0 0
24 P Danny Friend* 25 2 7 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .429 .714 104 3 0 0
25 P Jack Katoll 26 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
Team Totals 27.7 152 5879 5219 828 1431 175 84 18 656 220 476 387 .274 .343 .350 .693 98 1828 71 113
Rank in 12 NL teams 7 5 4 6 4 7 3 3 10 4 4 7 5 7 4
Non-Pitcher Totals 27.9 152 5243 4634 743 1307 157 75 18 598 213 437 337 .282 .353 .360 .713 104 1668 70 102
Pitcher Totals 26.0 152 636 585 85 124 18 9 0 58 7 39 50 .212 .262 .274 .536 53 160 1 11
Rk Pos 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 Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP Clark Griffith 28 24 10 .706 1.88 2.99 38 38 0 36 4 0 325.2 305 105 68 1 64 97 20 0 6 1323 192 1.133 8.4 0.0 1.8 2.7 1.52
2 SP Jimmy Callahan 24 20 10 .667 2.46 3.22 31 31 0 30 2 0 274.1 267 137 75 2 71 73 10 3 4 1135 147 1.232 8.8 0.1 2.3 2.4 1.03
3 SP Walter Thornton* 23 13 10 .565 3.34 3.52 28 25 3 21 2 0 215.1 226 116 80 4 56 56 18 0 3 918 108 1.310 9.4 0.2 2.3 2.3 1.00
4 SP Walt Woods 23 9 13 .409 3.14 3.91 27 22 5 18 3 0 215.0 224 128 75 7 59 26 10 0 2 910 115 1.316 9.4 0.3 2.5 1.1 0.44
5 SP Matt Kilroy* 32 6 7 .462 4.31 3.89 13 11 2 10 0 0 100.1 119 67 48 2 30 18 11 0 6 448 84 1.485 10.7 0.2 2.7 1.6 0.60
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
6 Frank Isbell 22 4 7 .364 3.56 4.19 13 9 4 7 0 0 81.0 86 54 32 0 42 16 7 1 4 367 102 1.580 9.6 0.0 4.7 1.8 0.38
7 Jack Taylor 24 5 0 1.000 2.20 3.04 5 5 0 5 0 0 41.0 32 12 10 0 10 11 1 0 1 161 166 1.024 7.0 0.0 2.2 2.4 1.10
8 Buttons Briggs 22 1 3 .250 5.70 2.93 4 4 0 3 0 0 30.0 38 22 19 0 10 14 1 0 1 135 64 1.600 11.4 0.0 3.0 4.2 1.40
9 Bill Phyle 23 2 1 .667 0.78 3.46 3 3 0 3 2 0 23.0 24 15 2 0 6 4 2 0 0 98 469 1.304 9.4 0.0 2.3 1.6 0.67
10 Danny Friend* 25 0 2 .000 5.29 5.00 2 2 0 2 0 0 17.0 20 15 10 1 10 4 1 0 0 80 70 1.765 10.6 0.5 5.3 2.1 0.40
11 Jack Katoll 26 0 1 .000 0.82 2.49 2 1 1 1 0 0 11.0 8 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 41 457 0.818 6.5 0.0 0.8 2.5 3.00
12 Henry Clarke 22 1 0 1.000 2.00 4.54 1 1 0 1 0 0 9.0 8 4 2 0 5 1 1 0 0 40 189 1.444 8.0 0.0 5.0 1.0 0.20
Team Totals 25.1 85 64 .570 2.83 3.45 152 152 15 137 13 0 1342.2 1357 679 422 17 364 323 82 4 27 5656 128 1.282 9.1 0.1 2.4 2.2 0.89
Rank in 12 NL teams 4 9 1 4 1 7 3 3 3 1 3 3 8
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown

Team Fielding--Totals

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Age G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Buttons Briggs 22 4 9 1 6 2 0 .778 1.75 P
Jimmy Callahan 24 43 120 42 67 11 3 .908 2.53 P-OF-SS-2B-1B
Frank Chance 21 53 135 103 19 13 4 .904 2.30 9 13 12 48% 44% C-OF-1B
Henry Clarke 22 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 P-OF
Jim Connor 35 138 811 330 437 44 75 .946 5.56 2B
Bill Dahlen 28 142 956 369 511 76 77 .921 6.20 SS
Tim Donahue 28 122 579 450 107 22 16 .962 4.57 12 88 93 51% 44% C
Bill Everitt 29 149 1631 1519 70 42 123 .974 10.66 1B
Danny Friend 25 2 16 3 13 0 0 1.000 8.00 P
Danny Green 21 47 100 87 10 3 5 .970 2.06 OF
Clark Griffith 28 38 105 18 82 5 2 .952 2.63 P
Frank Isbell 22 49 116 54 43 19 5 .836 1.98 P-OF-2B-3B-SS
Jack Katoll 26 2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.00 P
Matt Kilroy 32 25 56 21 31 4 2 .929 2.08 P-OF
Bill Lange 27 113 314 286 19 9 5 .971 2.70 OF-1B
Frank Martin 19 1 7 5 2 0 0 1.000 7.00 2B
Barry McCormick 23 138 544 155 326 63 31 .884 3.49 3B-2B-SS
Sam Mertes 25 80 208 128 53 27 16 .870 2.26 OF-SS-2B-1B
Art Nichols 26 14 62 47 13 2 1 .968 4.29 3 10 11 52% 44% C
Bill Phyle 23 3 5 0 4 1 0 .800 1.33 P
Jimmy Ryan 35 144 314 267 20 27 2 .914 1.99 OF
Jack Taylor 24 5 9 0 9 0 1 1.000 1.80 P
Walter Thornton 23 62 144 74 53 17 5 .882 2.05 P-OF
Harry Wolverton 24 13 66 21 35 10 1 .848 4.31 3B
Walt Woods 23 50 144 42 87 15 3 .896 2.58 P-OF-2B-SS-3B
Team Totals 27.5 152 6454 4022 2020 412 377 .936 4.20 24 111 116 51% 44%
Rank in 12 NL teams 10 1 10
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
Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Buttons Briggs 22 4 14 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .545 .501 0.2 0.0 2 Traded /1
Jimmy Callahan 24 43 172 -5 -0 0 -2 10 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .506 .502 0.5 -0.2 5 Rule 5 Draft 1/O346
Frank Chance 21 53 162 -0 -0 0 -3 1 -2 -0.2 6 4 0.4 .496 .499 0.7 -0.2 6 Free Agency 2O/3
Henry Clarke 22 2 5 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /O1
Jim Connor 35 138 563 -25 -0 0 3 2 -20 -2.0 19 -1 -0.0 .486 .488 -0.3 0.4 -4 *4
Bill Dahlen 28 142 619 18 -1 0 10 9 37 3.5 21 58 5.7 .525 .522 4.8 1.9 48 *6
Tim Donahue* 28 122 465 -15 -0 0 6 8 -2 -0.2 16 14 1.4 .498 .499 0.9 1.3 8 *2
Bill Everitt* 29 149 661 11 -2 0 -3 -2 4 0.4 22 27 2.7 .503 .503 3.0 -0.4 30 *3
Danny Friend* 25 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .521 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
Danny Green* 21 47 199 4 0 0 4 -3 5 0.5 7 12 1.2 .511 .503 0.8 0.1 8 O
Clark Griffith 28 38 137 -10 0 0 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 Free Agency 1
Frank Isbell* 22 45 169 -12 -0 0 -2 -1 -15 -1.5 6 -9 -0.9 .467 .491 -0.7 -0.3 -7 O1/456
Jack Katoll 26 2 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .460 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
Matt Kilroy* 32 26 111 -3 0 0 0 6 4 0.3 0 4 0.3 .514 .502 0.3 -0.1 4 1O
Bill Lange 27 113 490 19 -1 0 10 -5 23 2.2 17 40 3.9 .519 .514 3.0 0.4 30 *O/3
Frank Martin? 19 1 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .379 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /4
Barry McCormick 23 137 594 -14 -1 0 6 5 -4 -0.4 20 16 1.7 .497 .498 1.1 1.0 10 *5/46
Sam Mertes 25 83 316 8 2 0 -2 -3 5 0.4 11 16 1.6 .506 .503 1.8 -0.5 18 Traded O6/43
Art Nichols 26 14 50 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.2 2 4 0.4 .513 .501 0.4 0.1 4 2
Bill Phyle? 23 4 11 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Traded /1
Jimmy Ryan 35 144 657 34 -1 0 -2 -9 23 2.1 21 44 4.3 .515 .513 4.6 -1.0 46 *O
Jack Taylor 24 5 18 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .520 .501 0.1 0.0 1 Purchased /1
Walter Thornton* 23 62 235 1 -1 0 -1 -2 -2 -0.2 8 6 0.6 .496 .499 0.7 -0.3 7 O1
Harry Wolverton# 24 13 54 0 -0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .496 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 Purchased 5
Walt Woods 23 48 162 -18 0 0 -1 10 -10 -1.0 0 -10 -1.0 .480 .494 -0.9 -0.1 -9 Rule 5 Draft 1O/456
Team Total 27.7 1437 5879 -9 -3 0 22 39 49 4.1 177 227 22.5 .503 .503 20.8 2.1 205
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
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Buttons Briggs 22 30.0 4 4 22 6.60 4.91 0.15 0.00 99.0 4.72 -6 -0.5 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .381 .497 Traded
Jimmy Callahan 24 274.1 31 31 137 4.49 4.91 0.14 0.00 99.0 4.72 14 1.3 -0.2 3.7 36 .543 .508 Rule 5 Draft
Henry Clarke 22 9.0 1 1 4 4.00 4.91 0.15 0.00 99.0 4.71 1 0.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .595 .501
Danny Friend* 25 17.0 2 2 15 7.94 4.91 0.15 0.00 99.0 4.71 -6 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -4 .284 .497
Clark Griffith 28 325.2 38 38 105 2.90 4.91 0.14 0.00 99.0 4.72 74 7.9 -0.3 10.6 100 .707 .549 Free Agency
Frank Isbell 22 81.0 13 9 54 6.00 4.91 0.15 0.00 99.0 4.71 -10 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -3 .433 .495
Jack Katoll 26 11.0 2 1 4 3.27 4.91 0.14 0.00 99.0 4.73 2 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .604 .501
Matt Kilroy* 32 100.1 13 11 67 6.01 4.91 0.16 0.00 99.0 4.71 -12 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -4 .417 .493
Bill Phyle 23 23.0 3 3 15 5.87 4.91 0.15 0.00 99.0 4.71 -2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0 -1 .428 .499 Traded
Jack Taylor 24 41.0 5 5 12 2.63 4.91 0.14 0.00 99.0 4.73 11 1.1 -0.0 1.5 14 .726 .507 Purchased
Walter Thornton* 23 215.1 28 25 116 4.85 4.91 0.15 0.00 99.0 4.72 2 0.2 1.0 -0.2 2.1 20 .507 .501
Walt Woods 23 215.0 27 22 128 5.36 4.91 0.15 0.00 99.0 4.71 -10 -0.9 1.0 -0.2 0.9 7 .465 .494 Rule 5 Draft
Team Total 25.1 1342.2 167 152 679 4.55 4.91 0.15 0.00 99.0 4.72 58 6.8 1.0 -1.2 18.4 167 .541 .511
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1897 / 1899 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics