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1997 Texas RangersSeason Roster
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Terry Clark played for the 1997 Texas Rangers
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRangers
LocationSt. Petersburg,Florida
Record77-85 (3rd in American League West)League Rank10thMLB Rank19th
BallparkThe Ballpark in Arlington
ManagerJohnny OatesGeneral ManagerDouglas Melvin
CoachesDick Bosman (Pitching Coach), Bucky Dent (Bench Coach), Larry Hardy (Bullpen Coach), Rudy Jaramillo (Hitting Coach), Ed Napoleon (First Base Coach), Jerry Narron (Third Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJason Romano (#39)
Payroll$50,112,268 (Rank: 6th)
Attendance2,945,228 (Rank: 7th)
Minor League AffiliatesOklahoma City 89ers (AAA) 61-82 ... Tulsa Drillers (AA) 61-78 ... Charlotte Rangers (A+) 68-71 ... Gulf Coast Rangers (Rk) 34-26 ... Pulaski Rangers (Rk) 43-25 ...
Years Available1961-2018

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 Texas Rangers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1997 baseball season.

1997 Texas Rangers 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)
48Jose AlberroP6-2 190 R-R 1969-06-29 28San Juan,Puerto Rico MLB1991-20061995-1997  
1991-   UDFA-TEX
 
58Scott BailesP6-2 171 L-L 1962-12-18 34Chillicothe,Ohio MLB1982-19981986-1998Parkview (Springfield,MO)Missouri St
1982- 7- 170-TEX
 
6Kevin BrownC6-2 215 R-R 1973-04-21 24Valparaiso,Indiana MLB1992-20031996-2002Pike Central (Petersburg,IN)So.Indiana
1994- 2-  56-TEX
 
2Damon BufordCF5-10 180 R-R 1970-06-12 27Baltimore,Maryland MLB1988-20031993-2001Birmingham (Van Nuys,CA)USC
1990-10- 283-BAL
 
33John BurkettP6-3 215 R-R 1964-11-28 32New Brighton,Pennsylvania MLB1983-20031987-2003Beaver Area (Beaver,PA)
1983- 6- 148-SFN
 
1Domingo Cedeno2B-SS6-0 170 B-R 1968-11-04 28La Romana,Dom Rep MLB1989-20011993-1999  
1987-   UDFA-TOR
 
46Terry ClarkP6-2 190 R-R 1960-10-10 36Los Angeles,California MLB1979-19991988-1997La Puente (La Puente,CA)Mount San Antonio Col
1979-23- 575-SLN
 
22Will Clark1B6-1 200 L-L 1964-03-13 33New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1983-20001986-2000Jesuit (New Orleans,LA)Mississippi St
1985- 1-   2-SFN
 
24Mike DevereauxRF6-0 195 R-R 1963-04-10 34Casper,Wyoming MLB1985-19981987-1998Kelly Walsh (Casper,WY)Arizona St, Mesa CC
1985- 5- 116-LAN
 
14Alex DiazRF5-11 180 B-R 1968-10-05 28Brooklyn,New York MLB1987-20031992-1999  
1986-   UDFA-NYN
 
52Bryan EversgerdP6-1 190 R-L 1969-02-11 28Centralia,Illinois MLB1989-20001994-1998Carlyle (Carlyle,IL)Kaskaskia Col
1989-   UDFA-SLN
 
30Hanley FriasSS6-0 165 B-R 1973-12-05 23Villa Altagracia,Dom Rep MLB1992-20021997-2000  
1990-   UDFA-TEX
 
23Benji GilSS6-2 210 R-R 1972-10-06 24Tijuana,Mexico MLB1991-20121993-2003Castle Park (Chula Vista,CA)
1991- 1-  19-TEX
 
19Juan GonzalezDH-RF6-3 220 R-R 1969-10-16 27Vega Baja,Puerto Rico MLB1986-20051989-2005  
1986-   UDFA-TEX
 
24Tom GoodwinCF6-1 175 L-R 1968-07-27 28Fresno,California MLB1987-20051991-2004Fresno Central (Fresno,CA)Fresno St
1989- 1-  22-LAN
 
29Rusty GreerLF6-0 195 L-L 1969-01-21 28Fort Rucker,Alabama MLB1990-20021994-2002Albertville (Albertville,AL)Montevallo
1990-10- 279-TEX
 
53Eric GundersonP6-0 190 R-L 1966-03-29 31Portland,Oregon MLB1987-20011990-2000Aloha (Aloha,OR)Portland St
1987- 2-  48-SFN
 
32Rick HellingP6-3 220 R-R 1970-12-15 26Devils Lake,North Dakota MLB1990-20061994-2006Shanley (Shanley,ND)Stanford U., Kishwaukee Col
1992- 1-  22-TEX
 
55Wilson HerediaP6-0 175 R-R 1972-03-30 25La Romana,Dom Rep MLB1991-20001995-1997  
1990-   UDFA-TEX
 
31Xavier HernandezP6-2 195 R-R 1965-08-16 31Port Arthur,Texas MLB1986-19981989-1998Jefferson (Port Arthur,TX)UL Lafayette
1986- 4- 107-TOR
 
44Ken HillP6-2 215 R-R 1965-12-14 31Lynn,Massachusetts MLB1985-20011988-2001Lynn Classical (Lynn,MA)Massachusetts Col Liberal Arts
1985-   UDFA-DET
 
13Jim LeyritzC-DH6-0 195 R-R 1963-12-27 33Lakewood,Ohio MLB1985-20031990-2000Turpin (Cincinnati,OH)Kentucky
1985-   UDFA-NYA
 
3Mark McLemore2B5-11 207 B-R 1964-10-04 32San Diego,California MLB1982-20041986-2004Morse (San Diego,CA)
1982- 9- 218-CAL
 
10Henry MercedesC6-1 210 R-R 1969-07-23 27Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1988-20031992-1997  
1987-   UDFA-OAK
 
45Eric MoodyP6-6 185 R-R 1971-01-06 26Greenville,South Carolina MLB1991-20011997-1997Palmetto (Williamston,SC)Erskine Col
1993-24- 675-TEX
 
21Warren NewsonRF5-7 200 L-L 1964-07-03 32Newnan,Georgia MLB1986-20031991-1998Newnan (Newnan,GA)Middle Georgia St
1986- 4-  90-SDN
 
28Darren OliverP6-2 210 R-L 1970-10-06 26Kansas City,Missouri MLB1988-20131993-2013Rio Linda (Rio Linda,CA)
1988- 3-  63-TEX
Free Agent  
16Dean Palmer3B6-1 210 R-R 1968-12-27 28Tallahassee,Florida MLB1986-20031989-2003Florida State University (Tallahassee,FL)
1986- 3-  59-TEX
 
56Danny PattersonP6-0 225 R-R 1971-02-17 26San Gabriel,California MLB1990-20051996-2004San Gabriel (San Gabriel,CA)Cerritos Col
1989-47-1199-TEX
 
59Roger PavlikP6-2 220 R-R 1967-10-04 29Houston,Texas MLB1987-19981992-1998Aldine (Houston,TX)
1986- 2-  32-TEX
 
9Billy RipkenSS-2B6-1 190 R-R 1964-12-16 32Havre de Grace,Maryland MLB1982-19981987-1998Aberdeen (Aberdeen,MD)
1982-11- 286-BAL
 
7Ivan RodriguezC5-9 205 R-R 1971-11-30 25Vega Baja,Puerto Rico MLB1989-20111991-2011  
1988-   UDFA-TEX
 
37Marc SagmoenRF5-11 185 L-L 1971-04-16 26Seattle,Washington MLB1992-20011997-1997John F. Kennedy Memorial (Burien,WA)Nebraska
1993-13- 367-TEX
 
60Julio SantanaP6-0 185 R-R 1974-01-20 23San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1993-20121997-2006  
1990-   UDFA-TEX
 
14Dave SilvestriSS-3B6-0 196 R-R 1967-09-29 29St. Louis,Missouri MLB1989-19991992-1999Parkway Central (Chesterfield,MO)Missouri
1988- 2-  52-HOU
 
18Mike SimmsDH-RF6-4 230 R-R 1967-01-12 30Whittier,California MLB1985-19991990-1999Esperanza (Anaheim,CA)
1985- 6- 144-HOU
 
11Lee Stevens1B-DH6-4 235 L-L 1967-07-10 29Kansas City,Missouri MLB1986-20031990-2002Lawrence (Lawrence,KS)
1986- 1-  22-CAL
 
47Tanyon SturtzeP6-5 205 R-R 1970-10-12 26Worcester,Massachusetts MLB1990-20091995-2008Saint Peter-Marian (Worcester,MA)Quinsigamond CC
1990-23- 636-OAK
 
4Fernando Tatis3B5-10 175 R-R 1975-01-01 22San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1994-20141997-2010  
1992-   UDFA-TEX
 
15Mickey TettletonDH6-2 212 B-R 1960-09-16 36Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1981-19971984-1997Southeast (Oklahoma City,OK)Oklahoma St
1981- 5- 118-OAK
 
52Ed VosbergP6-1 210 L-L 1961-09-28 35Tucson,Arizona MLB1980-20071986-2002Salpointe Catholic (Tucson,AZ)Arizona
1983- 3-  64-SDN
 
35John WettelandP6-2 215 R-R 1966-08-21 30San Mateo,California MLB1985-20001989-2000Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa,CA)Col. San Mateo
1985- 2-  39-LAN
 
27Matt WhitesideP6-0 200 R-R 1967-08-08 29Charleston,Missouri MLB1990-20061992-2005Charleston (Charleston,MO)Arkansas St
1990-25- 678-TEX
 
36Bobby WittP6-2 205 R-R 1964-05-11 33Arlington,Virginia MLB1984-20011986-2001Canton (Canton,MA)Oklahoma
1985- 1-   3-TEX
 
44 Players