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1997 Oakland AthleticsSeason Roster
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Rafael Bournigal played for the 1997 Oakland Athletics
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAthletics
LocationOakland,California
Record65-97 (4th in American League West)League Rank14thMLB Rank28th
BallparkOakland-Alameda County Coliseum
ManagerArt HoweGeneral ManagerSandy Alderson
CoachesBob Cluck (Pitching Coach), Duffy Dyer (Bench Coach), Bradley Fischer (First Base Coach), Denny Walling (Hitting Coach), Ron Washington (Third Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickChris Enochs (#11)
Payroll$21,911,000 (Rank: 24th)
Attendance1,264,218 (Rank: 28th)
Minor League AffiliatesEdmonton Trappers (AAA) 80-64 ... Huntsville Stars (AA) 77-62 ... Modesto A's (A+) 74-67 ... Visalia Oaks (A+) 71-69 ... Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-) 41-35 ... Arizona Athletics (Rk) 29-27 ...
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 1997 Statistics -- 1997 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

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

1997 Oakland Athletics Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
55Mark AcreP6-8 235 R-R 1968-09-16 28Concord,California MLB1990-19971994-1997Corning Union (Corning,CA)New Mexico St
1991-   UDFA-OAK
 
40Willie AdamsP6-7 215 R-R 1972-10-08 24Gallup,New Mexico MLB1991-20001996-1997La Serna (Whittier,CA)Stanford U.
1993- 1-  36-OAK
 
28Tony BatistaSS6-0 185 R-R 1973-12-09 23Puerto Plata,Dom Rep MLB1992-20081996-2007  
1991-   UDFA-OAK
 
47Mark Bellhorn3B6-1 214 B-R 1974-08-23 22Boston,Massachusetts MLB1993-20091997-2007Oviedo (Oviedo,FL)Auburn U.
1995- 2-  35-OAK
 
29Geronimo BerroaRF-DH6-0 210 R-R 1965-03-18 32Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1984-20031989-2000  
1983-   UDFA-TOR
 
26Rafael BournigalSS5-11 176 R-R 1966-05-12 31Azua,Dom Rep MLB1987-20001992-1999   Florida St, Canada Col
1987-19- 482-LAN
 
47Billy BrewerP6-1 197 L-L 1968-04-15 29Fort Worth,Texas MLB1990-20001993-1999Spring Hill (Longview,TX)Dallas Baptist U.
1990-28- 751-MON
 
8Tilson Brito3B-SS6-0 175 R-R 1972-05-28 25Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1992-20061996-1997  
1990-   UDFA-TOR
 
7Scott Brosius3B6-1 202 R-R 1966-08-15 30Hillsboro,Oregon MLB1987-20011991-2001Rex Putnam (Milwaukie,OR)Linfield Col
1987-20- 511-OAK
 
33Jose CansecoDH6-4 240 R-R 1964-07-02 32Havana,Cuba MLB1982-20181985-2001Coral Park (Miami,FL)
1982-15- 392-OAK
 
16Jason GiambiLF-1B6-3 235 L-R 1971-01-08 26West Covina,California MLB1992-20141995-2014South Hills (West Covina,CA)Long Beach St
1992- 2-  58-OAK
Retired  
14Ben GrieveRF6-4 230 L-R 1976-05-04 21Arlington,Texas MLB1994-20051997-2005James Martin (Arlington,TX)
1994- 1-   2-OAK
 
24,42Buddy GroomP6-2 207 L-L 1965-07-10 31Dallas,Texas MLB1987-20051992-2005Red Oak (Red Oak,TX)Mary Hardin-Baylor
1987-12- 297-CHA
 
49Gary HaughtP6-1 190 B-R 1970-09-29 26Tacoma,Washington MLB1992-19991997-1997Choctaw (Choctaw,OK)UL Lafayette
1992-22- 620-OAK
 
51Jimmy HaynesP6-4 203 R-R 1972-09-05 24LaGrange,Georgia MLB1991-20051995-2004Troup County (LaGrange,GA)
1991- 7- 186-BAL
 
59Dane JohnsonP6-5 205 R-R 1963-02-10 34Coral Gables,Florida MLB1984-19991994-1997Southwest Miami (Miami,FL)St. Thomas
1984- 2-  48-TOR
 
53John JohnstoneP6-3 210 R-R 1968-11-25 28Liverpool,New York MLB1987-20001993-2000Bishop Ludden (Syracuse,NY)Onondaga CC
1987-20- 524-NYN
 
20Steve KarsayP6-3 205 R-R 1972-03-24 25Flushing,New York MLB1990-20061993-2006Christ the King (Flushing,NY)
1990- 1-  22-TOR
 
58Tim KubinskiP6-4 205 L-L 1972-01-20 25Pullman,Washington MLB1991-20021997-1999San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo,CA)UCLA
1993- 7- 209-OAK
 
23Pat LennonLF-DH6-2 230 R-R 1968-04-27 29Whiteville,North Carolina MLB1986-20051991-1999Whiteville (Whiteville,NC)
1986- 1-   8-SEA
 
5Brian LesherLF6-5 216 R-R 1971-03-05 26Antwerp,Belgium MLB1991-20031996-2002Newark (Newark,DE)Delaware
1992-25- 704-OAK
 
44,51Richie LewisP5-10 175 R-R 1966-01-25 31Muncie,Indiana MLB1985-20031992-1998Muncie Southside (Muncie,IN)Florida St
1987- 2-  44-MON
 
49Andrew LorraineP6-3 200 L-L 1972-08-11 24Los Angeles,California MLB1991-20091994-2002Hart (Newhall,CA)Stanford U.
1993- 4- 103-CAL
 
41Eric LudwickP6-5 210 R-R 1971-12-14 25Whiteman AFB,Missouri MLB1991-20021996-1999Eldorado (Las Vegas,NV)UNLV, California
1993- 2-  50-NYN
 
17Dave Magadan3B-1B6-4 215 L-R 1962-09-30 34Tampa,Florida MLB1981-20011986-2001Jesuit (Tampa,FL)Alabama
1983- 2-  32-NYN
 
31Damon MashoreCF5-11 209 R-R 1969-10-31 27Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1989-20021996-1998Clayton Valley (Concord,CA)Arizona
1991- 9- 255-OAK
 
29TJ MathewsP6-1 214 R-R 1970-01-19 27Belleville,Illinois MLB1989-20061995-2002Columbia (Columbia,IL)UNLV, St. Louis CC-Meramec
1992-36-1007-SLN
 
6Brent MayneC6-1 192 L-R 1968-04-19 29Loma Linda,California MLB1988-20041990-2004Costa Mesa (Costa Mesa,CA)Cal St Fullerton, Orange Coast Col
1989- 1-  13-KCA
 
2Jason McDonaldCF5-8 175 B-R 1972-03-20 25Modesto,California MLB1993-20021997-2000Elk Grove (Elk Grove,CA)Houston, Sacramento City Col
1993- 4- 125-OAK
 
25Mark McGwire1B6-5 250 R-R 1963-10-01 33Pomona,California MLB1982-20011986-2001Damien (La Verne,CA)USC
1984- 1-  10-OAK
 
32Mike MohlerP6-2 208 R-L 1968-07-26 28Dayton,Ohio MLB1990-20031993-2001East Ascension (Gonzales,LA)Nicholls St
1989-42-1101-OAK
 
13Izzy MolinaC5-11 224 R-R 1971-06-03 26New York,New York MLB1990-20031996-2002Columbus (Miami,FL)
1990-22- 610-OAK
 
53Steve MontgomeryP6-4 208 R-R 1970-12-25 26Westminster,California MLB1993-20021996-2000Fountain Valley (Fountain Valley,CA)Pepperdine U.
1992- 3-  83-SLN
 
45Mike OquistP6-2 189 R-R 1968-05-30 29La Junta,Colorado MLB1988-20041993-1999La Junta (La Junta,CO)Arkansas
1989-13- 323-BAL
 
48Ariel PrietoP6-2 247 R-R 1969-10-22 27Havana,Cuba MLB1995-20051995-2001  
1995- 1-   5-OAK
 
37Carlos ReyesP6-1 190 B-R 1969-04-04 28Miami,Florida MLB1990-20041994-2003Tampa Catholic (Tampa,FL)Florida So.Col, Eastern Florida St
1991-   UDFA-ATL
 
57Brad RigbyP6-6 213 R-R 1973-05-14 24Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1992-20011997-2000Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs,FL)Georgia Tech
1994- 2-  36-OAK
 
8Scott SheldonSS6-3 215 R-R 1968-11-20 28Hammond,Indiana MLB1990-20041997-2001Clear Lake (Houston,TX)Houston
1991- 8- 229-OAK
 
30Aaron SmallP6-5 225 R-R 1971-11-23 25Oxnard,California MLB1989-20061994-2006South Hills (West Covina,CA)
1989-22- 575-TOR
 
21Scott Spiezio2B6-2 222 B-R 1972-09-21 24Joliet,Illinois MLB1991-20101996-2007Morris (Morris,IL)Illinois
1993- 6- 181-OAK
 
12Matt StairsRF5-9 217 L-R 1968-02-27 29Saint John,New Brunswick MLB1989-20111992-2011  
1989-   UDFA-MON
 
22Billy TaylorP6-8 235 R-R 1961-10-16 35Monticello,Florida MLB1980-20011994-2001Thomas County Central (Thomasville,GA)Abraham Baldwin Agricultural Col
1980- 2-  39-TEX
 
4Miguel TejadaSS5-9 188 R-R 1974-05-25 23Bani,Dom Rep MLB1995-20151997-2013  
1993-   UDFA-OAK
Free Agent  
50Dave TelghederP6-2 223 R-R 1966-11-11 30Middletown,New York MLB1986-19991993-1998Minisink Valley (Slate Hill,NY)Massachusetts
1989-31- 814-NYN
 
56Don WengertP6-3 205 R-R 1969-11-06 27Sioux City,Iowa MLB1990-20021995-2001Bishop Heelan Catholic (Sioux City,IA)Iowa St
1992- 4- 116-OAK
 
19George WilliamsC5-10 190 B-R 1969-04-22 28La Crosse,Wisconsin MLB1990-20011995-2000La Crosse Central (La Crosse,WI)UT Rio Grande Valley
1991-24- 645-OAK
 
52Jay WitasickP6-4 235 R-R 1972-08-28 24Baltimore,Maryland MLB1992-20071996-2007C. Milton Wright (Bel Air,MD)Maryland-Baltimore County
1993- 2-  58-SLN
 
39Steve WojciechowskiP6-2 185 L-L 1970-07-29 26Blue Island,Illinois MLB1991-20011995-1997Thornton Fractional North (Calumet,IL)Saint Xavier U.
1991- 4- 125-OAK
 
11Ernie YoungCF6-1 234 R-R 1969-07-08 27Chicago,Illinois MLB1988-20071994-2004Mendel Catholic (Chicago,IL)Lewis U.
1990-10- 289-OAK
 
49 Players