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1997 Atlanta BravesSeason Roster
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Ryan Klesko played for the 1997 Atlanta Braves
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameBraves
LocationAtlanta,Georgia
Record101-61 (1st in National League East)League Rank1stMLB Rank1st
BallparkTurner Field
ManagerBobby CoxGeneral ManagerJohn Schuerholz
CoachesJim Beauchamp (Bench Coach), Pat Corrales (Third Base Coach), Bobby Dews (First Base Coach), Clarence Jones (Hitting Coach), Leo Mazzone (Pitching Coach), Ned Yost (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsLost NLCS (Marlins)
#1 Draft PickTroy Cameron (#29)
Payroll$50,488,500 (Rank: 5th)
Attendance3,464,488 (Rank: 3rd)
Minor League AffiliatesRichmond Braves (AAA) 70-72 ... Greenville Braves (AA) 74-66 ... Durham Bulls (A+) 63-76 ... Macon Braves (A) 80-60 ... Eugene Emeralds (A-) 31-45 ... Danville Braves (Rk) 30-38 ... Gulf Coast Braves (Rk) 21-38 ...
Years Available1876-2019

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 Atlanta Braves.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1997 baseball season.

1997 Atlanta Braves 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)
17Danny BautistaLF5-11 170 R-R 1972-05-24 25Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1990-20071993-2004  
1989-   UDFA-DET
 
2Rafael BelliardSS5-6 160 R-R 1961-10-24 35Pueblo Nuevo,Dom Rep MLB1980-19991982-1998  
1980-   UDFA-PIT
 
26Mike BieleckiP6-3 195 R-R 1959-07-31 37Baltimore,Maryland MLB1979-19971984-1997Dundalk (Baltimore,MD)Loyola U. Maryland, Valencia CC
1979- 6- 147-KCA
 
4Jeff BlauserSS6-1 190 R-R 1965-11-08 31Los Gatos,California MLB1984-19991987-1999Placer (Auburn,CA)Sacramento City Col
1984- 1-   8-SLN
 
50Joe BorowskiP6-2 225 R-R 1971-05-04 26Bayonne,New Jersey MLB1990-20081995-2008Marist (Bayonne,NJ)Rutgers U.
1989-32- 823-CHA
 
49Chris BrockP6-0 185 R-R 1970-02-05 27Orlando,Florida MLB1989-20071997-2002Lyman (Longwood,FL)Florida St
1992-12- 341-ATL
 
45Paul ByrdP6-1 184 R-R 1970-12-03 26Louisville,Kentucky MLB1989-20091995-2009St. Xavier (Louisville,KY)Louisiana St
1991- 4- 112-CLE
 
38Mike CatherP6-2 195 R-R 1970-12-17 26San Diego,California MLB1991-20031997-1999Folsom (Folsom,CA)California
1993-41-1151-TEX
 
30Brad ClontzP6-1 195 R-R 1971-04-26 26Stuart,Virginia MLB1990-20061995-2000Patrick County (Stuart,VA)Virginia Tech
1992-10- 285-ATL
 
23Greg Colbrunn1B6-0 205 R-R 1969-07-26 27Fontana,California MLB1988-20051992-2004Fontana (Fontana,CA)
1987- 6- 148-MON
 
32Alan EmbreeP6-2 190 L-L 1970-01-23 27Vancouver,Washington MLB1990-20101992-2009Prairie (Vancouver,WA)
1989- 5- 125-CLE
 
40Chad FoxP6-3 190 R-R 1970-09-03 26Coronado,California MLB1992-20091997-2009Westfield (Houston,TX)Tarleton St
1992-23- 633-CIN
 
11Ed 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
 
47Tom GlavineP6-0 185 L-L 1966-03-25 31Concord,Massachusetts MLB1984-20091987-2008Billerica Memorial (Billerica,MA)
1984- 2-  47-ATL
 
14Tony Graffanino2B6-1 195 R-R 1972-06-06 25Amityville,New York MLB1990-20091996-2009East Islip (Islip Terrace,NY)
1990-10- 264-ATL
 
19Tommy GreggLF6-1 190 L-L 1963-07-29 33Boone,North Carolina MLB1982-19971987-1997Richard J. Reynolds (Winston-Salem,NC)Wake Forest U.
1985- 7- 164-PIT
 
25Andruw JonesRF-CF6-1 210 R-R 1977-04-23 20Willemstad,Curacao MLB1994-20141996-2012  
1993-   UDFA-ATL
Retired  
10Chipper Jones3B6-4 210 B-R 1972-04-24 25DeLand,Florida MLB1990-20121993-2012The Bolles School (Jacksonville,FL)
1990- 1-   1-ATL
Retired  
18Ryan KleskoLF6-3 220 L-L 1971-06-12 26Westminster,California MLB1989-20071992-2007Westminster (Westminster,CA)
1989- 5- 116-ATL
 
20Mark Lemke2B5-9 167 B-R 1965-08-13 31Utica,New York MLB1983-20001988-1998Notre Dame (Utica,NY)
1983-27- 677-ATL
 
50John LeroyP6-3 175 R-R 1975-04-19 22Bellevue,Washington MLB1993-20011997-1997Sammamish (Bellevue,WA)
1993-15- 432-ATL
 
46Kerry LigtenbergP6-2 215 R-R 1971-05-11 26Rapid City,South Dakota MLB1993-20091997-2005Park (Cottage Grove,MN)Minnesota
1995-   UDFA-SEA
 
1Keith Lockhart2B-3B5-10 170 L-R 1964-11-10 32Whittier,California MLB1985-20031994-2003Northview (Covina,CA)Oral Roberts U., Mount San Antonio Col
1986-11- 280-CIN
 
7Kenny LoftonCF6-0 180 L-L 1967-05-31 30East Chicago,Indiana MLB1988-20071991-2007Washington (East Chicago,IN)Arizona
1988-17- 428-HOU
 
8Javy LopezC6-3 200 R-R 1970-11-05 26Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1988-20061992-2006  
1987-   UDFA-ATL
 
31Greg MadduxP6-0 185 R-R 1966-04-14 31San Angelo,Texas MLB1984-20081986-2008Valley (Las Vegas,NV)
1984- 2-  31-CHN
 
27Fred McGriff1B6-3 215 L-L 1963-10-31 33Tampa,Florida MLB1981-20041986-2004Thomas Jefferson (Tampa,FL)
1981- 9- 233-NYA
 
34Kevin MillwoodP6-4 220 R-R 1974-12-24 22Gastonia,North Carolina MLB1993-20121997-2012Bessemer City (Bessemer City,NC)
1993-11- 320-ATL
Retired  
16Mike Mordecai3B5-10 185 R-R 1967-12-13 29Birmingham,Alabama MLB1987-20051994-2005Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville,AL)South Alabama
1989- 6- 142-ATL
 
48Greg MyersC6-2 225 L-R 1966-04-14 31Riverside,California MLB1984-20051987-2005Riverside Poly (Riverside,CA)
1984- 3-  74-TOR
 
15Denny NeagleP6-3 225 L-L 1968-09-13 28Gambrills,Maryland MLB1987-20031991-2003Arundel (Gambrills,MD)Minnesota
1989- 3-  85-MIN
 
12Eddie PerezC6-1 185 R-R 1968-05-04 29Cuidad Ojeda,Venezuela MLB1987-20061995-2005  
1986-   UDFA-ATL
 
33Randall Simon1B6-0 230 L-L 1975-05-26 22Willemstad,Curacao MLB1993-20101997-2006  
1992-   UDFA-ATL
 
29John SmoltzP6-3 220 R-R 1967-05-15 30Warren,Michigan MLB1986-20091988-2009Waverly (Lansing,MI)
1985-22- 574-DET
 
9Tim SpehrC6-2 200 R-R 1966-07-02 30Excelsior Springs,Missouri MLB1988-20011991-1999Richfield (Waco,TX)Arizona St
1988- 5- 127-KCA
 
24Michael TuckerRF-LF6-2 185 L-R 1971-06-25 26South Boston,Virginia MLB1993-20091995-2006Bluestone (Skipwith,VA)Longwood U.
1992- 1-  10-KCA
 
36Terrell WadeP6-3 205 L-L 1973-01-25 24Rembert,South Carolina MLB1991-20061995-1998Hillcrest (Simpsonville,SC)
1993-   UDFA-ATL
 
43Mark WohlersP6-4 207 R-R 1970-01-23 27Holyoke,Massachusetts MLB1988-20031991-2002Holyoke (Holyoke,MA)
1988- 8- 190-ATL
 
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