1897 Season- Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

1897 Season


Independent Clubs


1896 / 1898

Top Hitter


Louis
Reynolds

Top Pitcher


William
Selden

Leaders

ERA+

# Player Team ERA+
1
CU
279
2
CXG
186
3
CXG
186
4
CU
165
5
PFG
124
6
CU
106
7
CXG
80
8
CBG
71
9
CBG
70
10
CU
62


Batting

Bats:


Qualified:



Teams
# Team Lg
1
IND
8
350
320
91
123
21
6
13
80
14
0
16
.384
.410
.609
1.020
140
2
IND
4
165
140
34
37
7
1
2
28
19
0
6
.264
.352
.371
.724
72
3
IND
5
195
162
47
33
7
2
4
37
23
3
7
.204
.314
.346
.660
55
4
IND
1
39
35
6
8
0
0
0
5
4
0
0
.229
.308
.229
.536
30
4
1
19
749
657
178
201
35
9
19
150
60
3
29
.306
.367
.473
.840
97



Players
# Team Pos
1
CXG
C
4
16
14
7
8
2
1
0
8
1
0
1
.571
.600
.857
1.457
243
2
CU
1B
8
39
36
12
19
0
1
2
11
1
0
2
.528
.541
.750
1.291
204
3
CBG
C
4
19
13
8
5
0
0
1
3
5
0
1
.385
.556
.615
1.171
180
4
CXG
2B
5
23
19
6
6
1
1
2
8
3
0
1
.316
.409
.789
1.199
177
5
CBG
3B
4
19
18
5
8
2
1
0
8
1
0
0
.444
.474
.667
1.140
168
6
CU
3B
8
35
31
9
12
5
0
2
11
1
0
3
.387
.406
.742
1.148
166
7
CU
LF
7
32
29
7
14
4
0
0
7
0
0
3
.483
.483
.621
1.103
161
8
CU
C
7
36
32
8
10
2
1
3
8
3
0
1
.313
.371
.719
1.090
152
9
CU
CF
8
37
37
15
16
2
1
1
8
0
0
0
.432
.432
.622
1.054
148
10
SS
8
41
37
9
14
2
2
1
10
2
0
2
.378
.410
.622
1.032
142
11
PFG
RF
1
4
4
2
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
.500
.500
.500
1.000
140
12
PFG
3B
1
5
3
2
1
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
.333
.600
.333
.933
132
13
CU
2B
8
42
37
10
14
2
0
1
9
3
0
2
.378
.425
.514
.939
123
14
C
6
27
25
4
9
2
0
0
5
1
0
1
.360
.385
.440
.825
94
15
CBG
LF
4
18
16
5
5
1
0
0
4
2
0
0
.313
.389
.375
.764
84
16
CBG
SS
3
15
14
3
4
2
0
0
2
1
0
0
.286
.333
.429
.762
80
17
CBG
1B
3
15
13
3
4
0
0
0
2
1
0
1
.308
.357
.308
.665
61
18
2B
4
19
18
3
3
2
0
1
4
1
0
0
.167
.211
.444
.655
50
19
CXG
3B
5
23
21
4
5
1
0
0
4
2
0
0
.238
.304
.286
.590
42
20
CU
2B
8
40
37
8
8
1
1
0
4
2
0
1
.216
.256
.297
.554
32
21
CF
8
36
27
10
4
0
0
0
3
7
1
1
.148
.343
.148
.491
23
22
PFG
C
1
4
4
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
.250
.250
.250
.500
20
23
PFG
P
1
4
4
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
.250
.250
.250
.500
20
24
CXG
LF
5
23
18
7
2
1
0
0
3
4
1
0
.111
.304
.167
.471
17
25
CXG
RF
5
21
20
3
3
0
0
1
3
1
0
0
.150
.190
.300
.490
15
26
CBG
CF
4
18
14
2
2
0
0
0
2
3
0
1
.143
.294
.143
.437
9
27
PFG
SS
1
5
5
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.200
.200
.200
.400
-4
28
CXG
1B
5
21
17
2
2
0
0
0
2
3
0
1
.118
.250
.118
.368
-8
29
CXG
SS
4
16
12
4
1
0
0
0
2
2
0
2
.083
.214
.083
.298
-25
30
PFG
CF
1
4
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
.000
.250
.000
.250
-33
31
PFG
1B
1
5
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
.000
.200
.000
.200
-46
32
PFG
2B
1
4
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
.000
.000
.000
-100
* = Left-handed hitter       ** = Switch-hitter       ^ = Unknown

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Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1923 (except Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Patrick Rock.

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Playing statistics for 1924-1925, 1939-1942, and 1944-1946 Negro Leagues (not including Cuban League and Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers, Gary Ashwill.


Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James