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1897 Boston Beaneaters
1897 National League Championship
Major league affiliations
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1897 Information
Owner(s) Arthur Soden
Manager(s) Frank Selee
Local television none
Local radio none

The 1897 Boston Beaneaters won National League pennant. It was their fourth of the decade and their seventh overall.

This team has been cited (along with the 1880s St. Louis Browns and the 1890s Baltimore Orioles) as one of the greatest of the 19th century. It featured five Hall of Famers: manager Frank Selee, pitcher Kid Nichols, third baseman Jimmy Collins, and outfielders Billy Hamilton and Hugh Duffy.

In just 132 games, the Beaneaters scored 1025 runs to lead the league (Hamilton had 152 of them to win individual honors). They also allowed the fewest, on the way to a .705 winning percentage.

Nichols was one of the premier pitchers in the world, leading the NL with 31 wins. His 2.64 ERA ranked second.

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Regular season

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Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Boston Beaneaters 93 39 -- .705
Baltimore Orioles 90 40 2 .692
New York Giants 83 48 9.5 .634
Cincinnati Reds 76 56 17.0 .576
Cleveland Spiders 69 62 23.5 .527
Washington Senators 61 71 32 .462
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 61 71 32 .462
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 71 32.5 .458
Chicago Colts 59 73 34 .447
Philadelphia Phillies 55 77 38 .417
Louisville Colonels 52 78 40 .400
St. Louis Browns 29 102 63.5 .221

Roster

1897 Boston Beaneaters roster
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 Bergen, MartyMarty Bergen 87 327 81 .248 2 45
1B Tenney, FredFred Tenney 132 566 180 .318 1 85
2B Lowe, BobbyBobby Lowe 123 499 154 .309 5 106
3B Collins, JimmyJimmy Collins 134 529 183 .346 6 132
SS Long, HermanHerman Long 107 450 145 .322 3 69
OF Duffy, HughHugh Duffy 134 550 187 .340 11 129
OF Hamilton, BillyBilly Hamilton 127 507 174 .343 3 61
OF Stahl, ChickChick Stahl 114 469 166 .354 4 97

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

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
Nichols, KidKid Nichols 46 368 31 11 2.64 127
Klobedanz, FredFred Klobedanz 38 309.1 26 7 4.60 92
Lewis, TedTed Lewis 38 290 21 12 3.85 65

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

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
Hickman, CharlieCharlie Hickman 2 0 0 1 5.87 0

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

Jimmy Collins

  • #2 in NL in RBI (132)

Hugh Duffy

  • NL leader in home runs (11)
  • #3 in NL in RBI (129)

Sliding Billy Hamilton

  • NL leader in runs scored (152)
  • #3 in NL in stolen bases (66)

Fred Klobedanz

  • #3 in NL in wins (26)

Kid Nichols

  • NL leader in wins (31)
  • #2 in NL in ERA (2.64)

References

Preceded by
Baltimore Orioles
1896
National League Championship Season
1897
Succeeded by
Boston Beaneaters
1898

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