1897 St. Louis Browns
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record29–102 (.221)
League place12th
Other information
Owner(s)Chris von der Ahe
Manager(s)Tommy Dowd (6–22)
Hugh Nicol (8–32)
Bill Hallman (13–36)
Chris von der Ahe (2–12)
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The 1897 St. Louis Browns season was the team's 16th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 6th season in the National League. The Browns went 29–102 during the season and finished in 12th place in the National League.

Regular season

Season standings

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


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


Roster

1897 St. Louis Browns
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
C Klondike Douglass 126 519 170 .328 6 50
1B Mike Grady 84 326 91 .279 8 57
2B Bill Hallman 79 298 66 .221 0 26
SS Monte Cross 132 465 133 .286 4 55
3B Fred Hartman 125 519 158 .304 2 67
OF Tuck Turner 103 416 121 .291 2 41
OF Dick Harley 90 333 96 .288 3 35
OF Dan Lally 88 359 102 .284 2 42

Other batters

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
John Houseman 80 278 68 .245 0 21
Morgan Murphy 63 211 36 .171 0 12
Tommy Dowd 35 145 38 .262 0 9
Ed McFarland 31 107 35 .327 1 17
Roger Connor 22 83 19 .229 1 12
Lou Bierbauer 12 46 10 .217 0 1
Bill Kissinger 14 39 13 .333 0 6
Ed Biecher 3 12 4 .333 0 1
Frank Huelsman 2 7 2 .286 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Red Donahue 46 348.0 10 35 6.13 64
Bill Hart 39 294.2 9 27 6.26 67
Kid Carsey 12 99.0 3 8 6.00 14
Willie Sudhoff 11 92.2 2 7 4.47 19
Duke Esper 8 61.1 1 6 5.28 8
Con Lucid 6 49.0 1 5 3.67 4
Bill Hutchison 6 40.0 1 4 6.08 5
Mike McDermott 4 21.1 1 2 9.28 3

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Percy Coleman 13 66.1 1 2 7.19 10
Bill Kissinger 7 31.1 0 4 11.49 5
John Grimes 3 19.2 0 2 5.95 4

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Roy Evans 3 0 0 0 9.69 4

References