1897 Chicago Colts Roster

National League (NL)
Team Record: 59-73
Finished 9th in the NL
Ballpark: West Side Park II
Manager: Cap Anson (59-73)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1897 Chicago Colts Statistics
1897 Chicago Colts Results

The Chicago Colts of the National League ended the 1897 season with a record of 59 wins and 73 losses, finishing ninth in the NL.

The Colts scored 832 runs and surrendered 894 runs. Jimmy Ryan drove in 85 runs. Bill Lange led all regular batters with a .340 average. Clark Griffith topped the squad with 21 wins and a team-best 3.72 earned run average, best among regularly-used pitchers.

Cap Anson coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Cap AnsonPRRApril 17, 18526'0"227Marshalltown, IA USA
Buttons BriggsPRRJuly 8, 18756'1"180Poughkeepsie, NY USA
Jimmy CallahanPRRMarch 18, 18745'10"180Fitchburg, MA USA
Jim ConnorPRRMay 11, 18635'10"179Port Jervis, NY USA
Bill DahlenPRRJanuary 5, 18705'9"180Nelliston, NY USA
George DeckerPLLJune 1, 18666'1"180York, PA USA
Roger DenzerPLROctober 5, 18716'0"180Le Sueur, MN USA
Tim DonahuePLRJune 8, 18705'11"180Raynham, MA USA
Bill EverittPLRDecember 13, 18686'0"185Fort Wayne, IN USA
Danny FriendPLLApril 18, 18735'9"175Cincinnati, OH USA
Clark GriffithPRRNovember 20, 18695'6"156Clear Creek, MO USA
Tom HernonPRRNovember 4, 18665'7"156East Bridgewater, MA USA
Malachi KittridgePRROctober 12, 18695'7"170Clinton, MA USA
Jim KorwanPRLMarch 4, 18746'1"181Brooklyn, NY USA
Bill LangePRRJune 6, 18716'1"190San Francisco, CA USA
Barry McCormickPRRDecember 25, 18745'9"165Maysville, KY USA
Fred PfefferPRRMarch 17, 18605'10"184Louisville, KY USA
Jimmy RyanPRLFebruary 11, 18635'9"162Clinton, MA USA
Adonis TerryPRRAugust 7, 18645'11"168Westfield, MA USA
Walter ThorntonPLLFebruary 18, 18756'1"180Peoria, IL USA
Dave WrightPRRAugust 27, 18756'0"185Dennison, OH USA