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Listing of baseball deaths for the 1897 calendar year. Note that our tracking for deaths is not 100% complete and it is based on available public information as many former non-MLB player deaths may not be captured. The Cause of Death is not always available for a particular player.

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1897 Baseball Deaths

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  • Player NameDeath DateDeath CauseAgePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    Willard Brown1897-12-20------1B-C6-2190RR---San Francisco,CA
    MLB1887-18941887-1894
    Charlie Smith1897-12-15---57.0033B-2B5-10150------1840-12-11Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1871-18711871-1871
    Frank McGinn1897-11-17------OF---------------Cincinnati,OH
    MLB1890-18901890-1890
    Joe Sullivan1897-11-02---27.300SS-OF5-10178------1870-01-06Charlestown,MA
    MLB1893-18961893-1896
    Ollie Caylor1897-10-19---47.309COACH------------1849-12-14Dayton,OH
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    Milo Lockwood1897-10-09---39.185OF-P5-10160------1858-04-07Solon,OH
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Sam Moran1897-08-27---26.345P---160---L1870-09-16Rochester,NY
    MLB1895-18951895-1895
    Tricky Nichols1897-08-22---47.027P-OF5-7150RR1850-07-26Bridgeport,CT
    MLB1875-18821875-1882
    Jim McKeever1897-08-18---36.120C-OF5-10170------1861-04-19Saint John,NB
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Jack Scheible1897-08-09---31.174P5-8170---L1866-02-16Youngstown,OH
    MLB1893-18941893-1894
    John Gilroy1897-08-04---27.282P-OF------------1869-10-26Washington,DC
    MLB1895-18961895-1896
    Jake Seymour1897-08-01------P---------------Pittsburgh,PA
    MLB1882-18821882-1882
    Kid Baldwin1897-07-10-32.250C-OF5-6147RR1864-11-01Newport,KY
    MLB1884-18901884-1890
    Charles Yingling1897-04-13---31.127SS5-6140------1865-12-07Baltimore,MD
    MLB1894-18941894-1894
    Bill Quarles1897-03-25---26.273P6-3---------1870-06-25Petersburg,VA
    MLB1891-18931891-1893
    Dave Anderson1897-03-22---28.162P---------L1868-10-10Chester,PA
    MLB1889-18901889-1890
    Andy Allison1897-03-21------1B-OF5-10150---------New York,NY
    MLB1872-18721872-1872
    Wes Blogg1897-03-10------C-OF5-8155---------Norfolk,VA
    MLB1883-18831883-1883
    Dave Foutz1897-03-05---40.1781B-OF6-2161RR1856-09-07---
    MLB1884-18961884-1896
    Fleury Sullivan1897-02-08------P-OF---------------East St. Louis,IL
    MLB1884-18841884-1884
    Charles Radbourn1897-02-05---42.056P-OF5-9168RR1854-12-11Rochester,NY
    MLB1880-18911880-1891
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    Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site Death Date Published date of death (if available) Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Ht Height Wt Weight Ba Bats Th Throws Born Date Date of Birth for Player Place of Birth City,State or City,Country for birthplace Draft Info Year-DraftRound-Overall-Drafted by Team Abbreviation. Click the link to view picks for that round. Indicates most recent draft instance HiLvl Highest Level Reached MLB Years Up-to-date Range of Years played Stat Years Available range of years of statistics within the TBC system