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The 1897 League Leaders

The 1897 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
138 McCreery LOU-NY           646 Tenney BOS                566 Cooley PHI                
136 Ryan CHI                  637 Griffin BRO               566 DeMontreville WAS         
135 Jones BRO                 631 Jones BRO                 566 Tenney BOS                
134 Many players              629 Cooley PHI                564 Keeler BAL                
                                                            564 Van Haltren NY            

R                             H                             2B                            
152 Hamilton BOS              239 Keeler BAL                43  Stenzel BAL               
145 Keeler BAL                202 F. Clarke LOU             40  Delahanty PHI             
136 Griffin BRO               200 Delahanty PHI             40  Lajoie PHI                
134 Jones BRO                 198 Burkett CLE               33  Ryan CHI                  
                                                            33  Wallace CLE               

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
28  Davis PIT                 11  Duffy BOS                 136 Davis NY                  
23  Lajoie PHI                10  Davis NY                  132 Collins BOS               
21  Wallace CLE               9   Lajoie PHI                129 Duffy BOS                 
19  Keeler BAL                8   Beckley NY-CIN            127 Lajoie PHI                

BB                            HBP                           SH                            
105 Hamilton BOS              46  Jennings BAL              30  McCreery LOU-NY           
99  McGraw BAL                24  F. Clarke LOU             27  Tenney BOS                
81  Griffin BRO               17  Joyce NY                  23  Hoy CIN                   
80  Selbach WAS               16  Padden PIT                21  Miller CIN                
                              16  Warner NY                 21  Shindle BRO               

SB                            BAVG                          OBP                           
73  Lange CHI                 .424 Keeler BAL               .471 McGraw BAL               
69  Stenzel BAL               .390 F. Clarke LOU            .468 Burkett CLE              
66  Hamilton BOS              .383 Burkett CLE              .464 Keeler BAL               
65  Davis NY                  .377 Delahanty PHI            .463 Jennings BAL             

SLG                           Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       
.569 Lajoie PHI               .201 G. Smith BRO             .233 G. Smith BRO             
.539 Keeler BAL               .213 Wilson LOU               .257 Wilson LOU               
.538 Delahanty PHI            .228 Clingman LOU             .300 Hallman PHI-STL          
.533 F. Clarke LOU            .233 Hallman PHI-STL          .302 Clingman LOU             

Low SLG                       BFW                           
.255 G. Smith BRO             5.5 Jennings BAL              
.264 Hallman PHI-STL          5.1 Davis NY                  
.273 Wilson LOU               4.1 F. Clarke LOU             
.314 Clingman LOU             4.0 Delahanty PHI             

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
47  Mercer WAS                43  Mercer WAS                38  Donahue STL               
46  Donahue STL               42  Donahue STL               38  Griffith CHI              
46  Nichols BOS               41  Killen PIT                38  Killen PIT                
46  Young CLE                 40  Kennedy BRO               37  Nichols BOS               
                              40  Nichols BOS                                             

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
3   McJames WAS               11  Ehret CIN                 3   Mercer WAS                
3   Mercer WAS                9   German WAS                3   Nichols BOS               
2   Many players              9   Rhines CIN                2   5 players                 
                              7   5 players                                               

W                             L                             IP                            
31  Nichols BOS               35  Donahue STL               368   Nichols BOS             
28  Rusie NY                  27  Hart STL                  348   Donahue STL             
26  Klobedanz BOS             23  Killen PIT                343.2 Griffith CHI            
24  Corbett BAL               23  McJames WAS               343.1 Kennedy BRO             

H                             HR                            R                             
484 Donahue STL               16  Donahue STL               306 Donahue STL               
417 Killen PIT                13  Klobedanz BOS             292 Hart STL                  
410 Griffith CHI              12  Orth PHI                  246 Killen PIT                
403 Mercer WAS                11  Fraser LOU                231 Griffith CHI              
                              11  Lewis BOS                                               

ER                            BB                            SO                            
237 Donahue STL               164 Seymour NY                156 McJames WAS               
205 Hart STL                  149 Kennedy BRO               149 Corbett BAL               
167 Killen PIT                148 Hart STL                  149 Seymour NY                
166 Hawley PIT                137 McJames WAS               135 Rusie NY                  

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
28  Mercer WAS                22  Fraser LOU                2   Seymour NY                
28  Taylor PHI                21  McJames WAS               1   6 players                 
27  Hawley PIT                16  Taylor PHI                                              
24  Fraser LOU                15  Hart STL                                                
                              15  Meekin NY                                               

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.54 Rusie NY                 6.26 Hart STL                 6.9 Nichols BOS               
2.64 Nichols BOS              6.13 Donahue STL              5.9 Rusie NY                  
2.81 Nops BAL                 6.08 Daub BRO                 3.9 Mercer WAS                
3.11 Corbett BAL              5.51 Fifield PHI              2.9 Breitenstein CIN          
                                                            2.9 Seymour NY                

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References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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