1897 in baseball

1897 in baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1897 throughout the world.

Contents

  • Champions 1
  • Statistical leaders 2
  • National League final standings 3
  • Events 4
  • Births 5
    • January 5.1
    • February 5.2
    • March 5.3
    • April 5.4
    • May 5.5
    • June 5.6
    • July 5.7
    • August 5.8
    • September 5.9
    • October 5.10
    • November 5.11
    • December 5.12
  • Deaths 6

Champions

Statistical leaders

National League final standings

Events

Births

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

  • February 5 – Old Hoss Radbourn, 42, Hall of Fame pitcher who won over 300 games including a record 60 for the 1884 Providence Grays, leading the National League in wins, strikeouts, winning percentage and games twice each and in shutouts, innings and ERA once each; completing 489 out of 503 starts, pitching three shutouts in the 1884 World Championship Series, while holding single-season records for games pitched with 76 in 1883, going 27–12 for the 1890 Players League champions.
  • March 5 – Dave Foutz, 40, first baseman/outfielder/pitcher who played from 1884 through 1896 for the St. Louis Browns and the Brooklyn Bridegrooms/Grooms, a three-time .300 hitter and manager for the Brooklyn teams between 1893 and 1896 for a 690 career winning percentage, while pitching 41 wins for the 1886 champion Browns.
  • August 1 – Jake Seymour, 43, who played for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys of the American Association in the 1882 season.
  • August 22 – Tricky Nichols, 47, pitcher who posted a 28–73 record and a 3.06 ERA in 106 games for six different teams between 1875 and 1882.
  • October 19 – O. P. Caylor, 47, one of the founders of the American Association.
  • November 15 – Charlie Smith, 56, infielder who appeared in 14 games for the 1871 New York Mutuals.