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1997 Oakland Athletics (MLB)

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W-L Record: 65-97 .401
Rank: 4th in American League West
Run Differential: 764-946 -182
Manager(s): Art Howe
General Manager: Sandy Alderson (1997-10-17), Billy Beane
Location: Oakland, California
Ballpark: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Payroll: $ 21,911,000 24/28
Attendance: 1,264,218 28/28
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Chris Enochs (#11) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Duffy Dyer
First Base Coach: Bradley Fischer
Hitting Coach: Denny Walling
Pitching Coach: Bob Cluck
Third Base Coach: Ron Washington

#1 Draft Picks

Ben Grieve (#2), Ariel Prieto (#5), Pat Lennon (#8), Mark McGwire (#10), Brent Mayne (#13), Steve Karsay (#22), Willie Adams (#36)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9072.556--
8478.5196.0
7785.47513.0
6597.40125.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
28Tony BatistaSS231882238
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1822143120308.202.257.330587.128.202.2222.2147.062205
47Mark Bellhorn3B222243351
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1971327000501.228.324.357681.129.299.3042.1937.380261
29Geronimo BerroaRF-DH322614081
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016
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42323658120112.310.393.540933.230.372.3461.6116.3141298
26Rafael BournigalSS312222962
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20211619417011.279.328.333661.054.131.3021.19222.074245
8Tilson Brito3B-SS2546813
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60011000200.283.298.500798.217.239.32410.0023.02349
7Scott Brosius3B304795997
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41943410241549.203.253.317570.115.196.2323.0043.5152522
33Jose CansecoDH323885691
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748251122310415.235.321.461782.227.374.2752.3916.9179443
16Jason GiambiLF-1B2651966152
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81015589630811.293.356.495851.202.306.3161.6226.0257582
14Ben GrieveRF21931229
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2400132511101.312.396.473869.161.301.4001.9231.044107
51Jimmy HaynesP242000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
20Steve KarsayP250100000000000000-----------00
23Pat LennonLF-DH291161434
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1401153500003.293.374.388762.095.216.4132.33116.045131
5Brian LesherLF261311730
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164193000024.229.275.366641.137.229.2633.3332.848142
41Eric LudwickP252000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
17Dave Magadan3B-1B342713882
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3010504021417.303.410.391801.089.277.3420.8067.8106326
31Damon MashoreCF272795569
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1854508251715.247.361.330691.082.265.3381.6493.092337
6Brent MayneC292562974
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2210183341226.289.333.406739.117.191.3111.8342.7104278
2Jason McDonaldCF252364762
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14138364910210.263.359.394753.131.305.3151.3659.093275
25Mark McGwire1B3336648104
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8110589848059.284.378.6281006.344.505.2931.6910.8230429
13Izzy MolinaC26111622
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70031700101.198.219.324543.126.153.2095.6737.036115
45Mike OquistP29401
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0000000000100.250.250.250500.000.000.250----15
57Brad RigbyP243000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
8Scott SheldonSS282426
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2001610100.250.280.375655.125.167.2946.0024.0926
30Aaron SmallP251000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
21Scott Spiezio2B2453858131
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65934475123413.243.299.388687.145.238.2581.7038.4209589
12Matt StairsRF2935262105
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7332506031146.298.382.582964.284.429.2901.2013.0205407
4Miguel TejadaSS23991020
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102022230003.202.218.333551.131.172.24011.0049.533101
50Dave TelghederP302000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
19George WilliamsC282013058
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2201354620212.289.392.388780.100.269.3591.3167.078239
11Ernie YoungCF271752239
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1513195720226.223.296.349645.126.223.2963.0035.061198
Batting Totals185455897641451274231977147136642118149234940133.260.334.423757.163.284.2951.8428.423626320
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
52Jay Witasick24005.738000101114772680001.8211.451.644.916.551.33
47Billy Brewer290013.5030001024331210003.0018.004.509.004.500.50
49Gary Haught26007.3660002011129936111021.649.822.454.919.001.83
59Dane Johnson34414.503800012245492823431434121.749.590.786.078.411.39
58Tim Kubinski25005.54110003012129826100011.388.311.384.156.921.67
44,51Richie Lewis31209.47140005018242120715122012.0511.373.327.115.680.80
41Eric Ludwick25148.2565000024322422716140012.0012.002.636.005.250.88
45Mike Oquist29465.001917100010711162601543722061.439.251.253.586.001.67
37Carlos Reyes28345.8437600907710152501325432121.6411.811.522.925.031.72
57Brad Rigby24174.8514140000779244421422343021.4610.621.622.543.921.55
50Dave Telgheder30466.062019000010113471681535554021.6711.941.343.124.901.57
39Steve Wojciechowski26028.102200001017992150001.8015.301.800.904.505.00
40Willie Adams24358.221312000058735353932372041.8111.331.404.975.741.16
55Mark Acre28205.6315000501521101018120001.8111.810.564.506.751.50
48Ariel Prieto27685.042222000012515584701670907151.8011.161.155.046.481.29
32Mike Mohler281105.1262100016110111665581154664071.6710.240.974.765.821.22
29T.J. Mathews27624.342400014328341814512240011.5910.551.553.727.452.00
53John Johnstone28003.0050001067220740002.3310.500.0010.506.000.57
51Jimmy Haynes24364.441313000073743836740654121.569.120.864.938.011.63
20Steve Karsay253125.752424000013216692852047927091.6011.231.353.186.231.96
24,42Buddy Groom31225.12780007364753837924453001.5210.381.253.326.231.88
49Andrew Lorraine24316.30126001029452221215180012.0013.500.604.505.401.20
30Aaron Small25954.2771000224961095046640574031.5410.110.563.715.291.43
56Don Wengert275116.0449121016213417796902141682081.6311.891.412.754.571.66
22Billy Taylor35343.8272000452373703231336660051.458.630.374.448.141.83
53Steve Montgomery260110.50400000610772810003.0015.003.0012.001.500.13
Pitching Totals65975.49642162201603814451734946881197642953514641.6410.801.234.005.941.48
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Brent MayneC834193625.9960.00
George WilliamsC673362764.9840.00
Izzy MolinaC482181721.9920.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mark McGwire1B10188460688.9940.00
Jason Giambi1B5139939549.9890.00
Dave Magadan1B30123110151.0000.00
Matt Stairs1B720312.9580.00
Brian Lesher1B3212031.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Scott Spiezio2B146280415793.9900.00
Mark Bellhorn2B174156416.9600.00
Rafael Bournigal2B717001.0000.00
Tilson Brito2B238051.0000.00
Tony Batista2B124001.0000.00
Scott Sheldon2B112011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Scott Brosius3B10792206723.9770.00
Dave Magadan3B49255457.9400.00
Mark Bellhorn3B40316658.9510.00
Tilson Brito3B1081522.9200.00
Tony Batista3B431001.0000.00
Scott Sheldon3B10000.0000.00
Scott Spiezio3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rafael BournigalSS7499192640.9800.00
Tony BatistaSS6191169838.9700.00
Scott BrosiusSS30253928.9700.00
Miguel TejadaSS265468418.9680.00
Scott SheldonSS12151624.9390.00
Tilson BritoSS658011.0000.00
Mark BellhornSS101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jason GiambiLF68102521.9820.00
Brian LesherLF3161230.9550.00
Damon MashoreLF28241001.0000.00
Matt StairsLF2838220.9520.00
Pat LennonLF2338020.9500.00
Jose CansecoLF19251001.0000.00
Jason McDonaldLF1815010.9370.00
Scott BrosiusLF650001.0000.00
Ernie YoungLF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Damon MashoreCF71175923.9890.00
Jason McDonaldCF66132241.9710.00
Ernie YoungCF60126530.9780.00
Scott BrosiusCF69010.9000.00
Pat LennonCF14010.8000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Matt StairsRF6385410.9890.00
Geronimo BerroaRF4371111.9860.00
Jose CansecoRF2749150.9090.00
Ben GrieveRF24391011.0000.00
Pat LennonRF12110001.0000.00
Ernie YoungRF1213010.9290.00
Scott BrosiusRF11112001.0000.00
Damon MashoreRF640001.0000.00
Brian LesherRF351011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Buddy GroomP7864210021.0001.68
Billy TaylorP7273313011.0001.97
Aaron SmallP719651512.9521.87
Mike MohlerP6210171810.9622.22
Don WengertP49134131612.9671.95
Dane JohnsonP38451420.7141.00
Carlos ReyesP3777611011.0001.98
Steve KarsayP2413271341.8331.36
T.J. MathewsP24281410.8331.60
Ariel PrietoP2212591952.8482.02
Dave TelghederP20101924041.0002.94
Mike OquistP1910781012.9471.51
Mark AcreP151511001.0001.18
Richie LewisP141803001.0001.48
Brad RigbyP147751412.9502.22
Willie AdamsP1358210001.0001.86
Jimmy HaynesP137361022.8891.97
Andrew LorraineP122942011.0001.85
Tim KubinskiP111221011.0002.21
Jay WitasickP8110000.0000.00
Gary HaughtP61111001.0001.62
Eric LudwickP62423011.0001.88
John JohnstoneP5610001.0001.48
Steve MontgomeryP4610001.0001.48
Billy BrewerP320000.0000.00
Steve WojciechowskiP21004001.0003.56
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jose CansecoDH56.0000.00
Geronimo BerroaDH32.0000.00
Jason GiambiDH25.0000.00
Dave MagadanDH25.0000.00
Pat LennonDH17.0000.00
Matt StairsDH16.0000.00
Mark BellhornDH3.0000.00
Brian LesherDH3.0000.00
Tony BatistaDH1.0000.00
George WilliamsDH1.0000.00
Ernie YoungDH1.0000.00


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