1897 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1897 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s) William Kerr and Phil Auten
Manager(s) Patsy Donovan
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The 1897 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 16th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates[1] franchise; their 11th in the National League. The Pirates finished eighth in the league standings with a record of 60–71. The team that season wore white and brown uniforms at home and gray and brown on the road.[2][3]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Beaneaters 93 39 0.705 54–12 39–27
Baltimore Orioles 90 40 0.692 2 51–15 39–25
New York Giants 83 48 0.634 51–19 32–29
Cincinnati Reds 76 56 0.576 17 49–18 27–38
Cleveland Spiders 69 62 0.527 23½ 49–16 20–46
Washington Senators 61 71 0.462 32 40–26 21–45
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 61 71 0.462 32 38–29 23–42
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 71 0.458 32½ 38–27 22–44
Chicago Colts 59 73 0.447 34 36–30 23–43
Philadelphia Phillies 55 77 0.417 38 32–34 23–43
Louisville Colonels 52 78 0.400 40 34–31 18–47
St. Louis Browns 29 102 0.221 63½ 18–41 11–61


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1897 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS BR CHI CIN CLE LOU NYG PHI PIT STL WSH
Baltimore 6–6 9–3–2 9–3–3 6–6 7–4 10–1 5–7 10–2–1 9–3 10–2 9–3
Boston 6–6 9–3 8–4–1 9–3 7–5 9–3 8–4 10–2–1 10–2 10–2 7–5–1
Brooklyn 3–9–2 3–9 6–6 7–5 7–5 5–7 3–9–2 6–6 7–5 7–5 7–5
Chicago 3–9–3 4–8–1 6–6 5–7 4–8 6–6–1 5–7–1 5–7 6–6 8–4 7–5
Cincinnati 6–6 3–9 5–7 7–5 7–5 9–3 7–5–1 8–4 5–7–1 11–1 8–4
Cleveland 4–7 5–7 5–7 8–4 5–7 5–7 3–9 9–3 6–6 11–1–1 8–4
Louisville 1–10 3–9 7–5 6–6–1 3–9 7–5 6–6–1 3–9 4–8–2 8–3–1 4–8–1
New York 7–5 4–8 9–3–2 7–5–1 5–7–1 9–3 6–6–1 7–5 8–3–1 12–0 9–3–1
Philadelphia 2–10–1 2–10–1 6–6 7–5 4–8 3–9 9–3 5–7 5–7 8–4 4–8
Pittsburgh 3–9 2–10 5–7 6–6 7–5–1 6–6 8–4–2 3–8–1 7–5 8–4 5–7
St. Louis 2–10 2–10 5–7 4–8 1–11 1–11–1 3–8–1 0–12 4–8 4–8 3–9
Washington 3–9 5–7–1 5–7 5–7 4–8 4–8 8–4–1 3–9–1 8–4 7–5 9–3


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1897 National League Records

Sources: [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24]
Team BAL BOS BR CHI CIN CLE LOU NYG PHI PIT STL WSH
Baltimore 6–6 9–3–2 9–3–3 6–6 7–4 10–1 5–7 10–2–1 9–3 10–2 9–3
Boston 6–6 9–3 8–4–1 9–3 7–5 9–3 8–4 10–2–1 10–2 10–2 7–5–1
Brooklyn 3–9–2 3–9 6–6 7–5 7–5 5–7 3–9–2 6–6 7–5 7–5 7–5
Chicago 3–9–3 4–8–1 6–6 5–7 4–8 6–6–1 5–7–1 5–7 6–6 8–4 7–5
Cincinnati 6–6 3–9 5–7 7–5 7–5 9–3 7–5–1 8–4 5–7–1 11–1 8–4
Cleveland 4–7 5–7 5–7 8–4 5–7 5–7 3–9 9–3 6–6 11–1–1 8–4
Louisville 1–10 3–9 7–5 6–6–1 3–9 7–5 6–6–1 3–9 4–8–2 8–3–1 4–8–1
New York 7–5 4–8 9–3–2 7–5–1 5–7–1 9–3 6–6–1 7–5 8–3–1 12–0 9–3–1
Philadelphia 2–10–1 2–10–1 6–6 7–5 4–8 3–9 9–3 5–7 5–7 8–4 4–8
Pittsburgh 3–9 2–10 5–7 6–6 7–5–1 6–6 8–4–2 3–8–1 7–5 8–4 5–7
St. Louis 2–10 2–10 5–7 4–8 1–11 1–11–1 3–8–1 0–12 4–8 4–8 3–9
Washington 3–9 5–7–1 5–7 5–7 4–8 4–8 8–4–1 3–9–1 8–4 7–5 9–3


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1897 Pittsburgh Pirates

Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Harry Davis 111 429 131 .305 2 63
OF Mike Smith 123 467 145 .310 6 54
OF Patsy Donovan 120 479 154 .322 0 57

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Bill Merritt 62 209 55 .263 1 26
Jesse Tannehill 56 184 49 .266 0 22
Tom Leahy 24 92 24 .261 0 12

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Pink Hawley 40 311.1 18 18 4.80 88
Jesse Tannehill 21 142 9 9 4.25 40
Jim Gardner 14 95.1 5 5 5.19 35

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Charlie Hastings 16 118 5 4 4.58 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the name of Pittsburgh was often spelled without the 'h'.
  2. ^ "Uniforms Selected". Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette. 26 Jan 1897. p. 6. 
  3. ^ "Baseball Brevities". The Pittsburg Press. 14 Dec 1897. p. 5.