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1997 Richmond BravesSeason Roster
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Ed Giovanola played for the 1997 Richmond Braves
LeagueInternational LeagueDivisionWestLevelAAACategoryMinor Leagues
NicknameBraves
LocationRichmond,Virginia
Record70-72 (4th in International League West)
BallparkThe Diamond
ManagerBill Dancy
CoachesBill Fischer (Pitching Coach), Max Venable (Hitting Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
Attendance512,727 (Rank: 1st)
MLB Parent OrgAtlanta BravesAffiliate History
Years Available1977-2008

Team History -- 1997 Statistics -- 1997 Roster VR -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions -- About Minor League Data

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1997 Richmond Braves.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1997 baseball season.

1997 Richmond Braves Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
-Joe AyraultC6-3 190 R-R 1971-10-08 25Rochester,Michigan MLB1990-19971996-1996Sarasota (Sarasota,FL)
1990- 5- 129-ATL
 
-Danny BautistaOF5-11 170 R-R 1972-05-24 25Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1990-20071993-2004  
1989-   UDFA-DET
 
-Joe BorowskiP6-2 225 R-R 1971-05-04 26Bayonne,New Jersey MLB1990-20081995-2008Marist (Bayonne,NJ)Rutgers U.
1989-32- 823-CHA
 
-Chris BrockP6-0 185 R-R 1970-02-05 27Orlando,Florida MLB1989-20071997-2002Lyman (Longwood,FL)Florida St
1992-12- 341-ATL
 
-Scott BrowP6-3 200 R-R 1969-03-17 28Butte,Montana MLB1988-19991993-1998Hillsboro (Hillsboro,OR)Washington
1990- 7- 204-TOR
 
-Paul ByrdP6-1 184 R-R 1970-12-03 26Louisville,Kentucky MLB1989-20091995-2009St. Xavier (Louisville,KY)Louisiana St
1991- 4- 112-CLE
 
-Kenny CarlyleP6-1 195 R-R 1971-04-16 26Boston,Massachusetts AAA1992-1999-Briarcrest Christian (Eads,TN)Mississippi
1992- 4- 112-DET
 
-Mike CatherP6-2 195 R-R 1970-12-17 26San Diego,California MLB1991-20031997-1999Folsom (Folsom,CA)California
1993-41-1151-TEX
 
-Brad ClontzP6-1 195 R-R 1971-04-26 26Stuart,Virginia MLB1990-20061995-2000Patrick County (Stuart,VA)Virginia Tech
1992-10- 285-ATL
 
-Mike DyerP6-3 195 R-R 1966-09-08 30Upland,California MLB1986-20001989-1996Charter Oak (Covina,CA)Citrus Col
1986- 4-  87-MIN
 
-Chad FoxP6-3 190 R-R 1970-09-03 26Coronado,California MLB1992-20091997-2009Westfield (Houston,TX)Tarleton St
1992-23- 633-CIN
 
-Ed Giovanola3B5-10 170 L-R 1969-03-04 28Los Gatos,California MLB1988-19991995-1999Bellarmine Prep (San Jose,CA)Santa Clara U.
1990- 7- 183-ATL
 
-Tommy GreggOF6-1 190 L-L 1963-07-29 33Boone,North Carolina MLB1982-19971987-1997Richard J. Reynolds (Winston-Salem,NC)Wake Forest U.
1985- 7- 164-PIT
 
-Tommy HarrisonP6-2 185 R-R 1971-09-30 25Dayton,Ohio AAA1990-2000-Miamisburg (Miamisburg,OH)Dayton    
-Dean HartgravesP6-0 185 R-L 1966-08-12 30Bakersfield,California MLB1987-19981995-1998Crater (Central Point,OR)Portland St, Fresno St
1987-20- 522-HOU
 
-Wes Helms3B6-4 230 R-R 1976-05-12 21Gastonia,North Carolina MLB1994-20111998-2011Ashbrook (Gastonia,NC)
1994-10- 286-ATL
 
-Damon HollinsOF5-11 180 R-L 1974-06-12 23Fairfield,California MLB1992-20081998-2006Vallejo (Vallejo,CA)
1992- 4- 117-ATL
 
-Mike HostetlerP6-2 195 R-R 1970-06-05 27Marietta,Georgia AAA1989-1997-Sprayberry (Marietta,GA)Georgia Tech
1991-21- 543-ATL
 
-T.R. LewisOF6-0 180 R-R 1971-04-17 26Jacksonville,Florida AAA1989-2000-Sandalwood (Jacksonville,FL)
1989- 4-  88-BAL
 
-Kerry LigtenbergP6-2 215 R-R 1971-05-11 26Rapid City,South Dakota MLB1993-20091997-2005Park (Cottage Grove,MN)Minnesota
1995-   UDFA-SEA
 
-Larry LuebbersP6-6 190 R-R 1969-10-11 27Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1989-20021993-2000St. Henry (St. Henry,OH)Kentucky
1990- 8- 216-CIN
 
-Marty Malloy2B5-10 160 L-R 1972-07-06 24Gainesville,Florida MLB1992-20031998-2002Trenton (Trenton,FL)Santa Fe CC
1990-48-1234-CAL
 
-Pablo Martinez2B-3B5-10 155 B-R 1969-06-29 28Sabana Grande De Boya,Dom Rep MLB1989-20011996-1996  
1988-   UDFA-SDN
 
-Kevin MillwoodP6-4 220 R-R 1974-12-24 22Gastonia,North Carolina MLB1993-20121997-2012Bessemer City (Bessemer City,NC)
1993-11- 320-ATL
Retired  
-Mike Mordecai3B-2B5-10 185 R-R 1967-12-13 29Birmingham,Alabama MLB1987-20051994-2005Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville,AL)South Alabama
1989- 6- 142-ATL
 
-Raul RodarteOF5-11 190 R-R 1970-04-09 27Los Angeles,California AAA1991-2004-Ganesha (Pomona,CA)Santiago Canyon Col
1991-14- 370-SEA
 
-Bryan RogersP5-11 170 R-R 1967-10-30 29Hollister,California AAA1988-1997-San Benito (Hollister,CA)Sonoma St
1988-39-1013-NYN
 
-Kevin RogersP6-2 190 B-L 1968-08-20 28Cleveland,Mississippi MLB1988-19981992-1994Cleveland (Cleveland,MS)Mississippi Delta CC
1988- 9- 230-SFN
 
-Carl SchutzP5-11 208 L-L 1971-08-22 25Hammond,Louisiana MLB1993-19991996-1996Riverside Academy (Reserve,LA)Southeastern Louisiana U., SW Mississippi CC, So.Mississippi
1993- 3-  96-ATL
 
-Randall Simon1B6-0 230 L-L 1975-05-26 22Willemstad,Curacao MLB1993-20101997-2006  
1992-   UDFA-ATL
 
-Bobby SmithSS6-3 190 R-R 1974-05-10 23Oakland,California MLB1992-20061998-2002Fremont (Oakland,CA)
1992-11- 313-ATL
 
-Tim SpehrC6-2 200 R-R 1966-07-02 30Excelsior Springs,Missouri MLB1988-20011991-1999Richfield (Waco,TX)Arizona St
1988- 5- 127-KCA
 
-Fausto TejeroC6-2 205 R-R 1968-10-26 28Hialeah,Florida AAA1990-2000-Pace (Pace,FL)Miami-Dade Col, Florida International U.
1990-14- 395-CAL
 
-Tom ThobeP6-6 195 L-L 1969-09-03 27Covington,Kentucky MLB1988-19991995-1996Edison (Huntington Beach,CA)
1987-38- 961-CHN
 
-Dave TothC6-2 208 R-R 1969-12-08 27Edison,New Jersey AAA1990-2000-   Brookdale CC
1989-56-1372-KCA
 
-Brad TylerOF6-3 190 L-R 1969-03-03 28Aurora,Indiana AAA1988-2002-South Dearborn (Aurora,IN)Evansville
1990- 6- 175-BAL
 
-Dave ValleC6-2 200 R-R 1960-10-30 36Bayside,New York MLB1978-19971984-1996Holy Cross (Flushing,NY)
1978- 2-  32-SEA
 
-Brad WoodallP6-0 181 B-L 1969-06-25 28Atlanta,Georgia MLB1988-20011994-1999Spring Valley (Columbia,SC)North Carolina
1991-   UDFA-ATL
 
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