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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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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 KarsayP250100000000000000.000.091.00091.000.100.000----00
23Pat LennonLF-DH291161434
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1401153500003.293.374.388762.095.216.4122.33116.045131
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
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
52Jay Witasick005.738000101114772680001.8211.451.644.916.551.33-1.200
47Billy Brewer0013.5030001024331210003.0018.004.509.004.500.50--
49Gary Haught007.3660002011129936111021.649.822.454.919.001.83-.643
59Dane Johnson414.503800012245492823431434121.749.590.786.078.411.39-.957
58Tim Kubinski005.54110003012129826100011.388.311.384.156.921.67-.833
44,51Richie Lewis209.47140005018242120715122012.0511.373.327.115.680.80-.895
41Eric Ludwick148.2565000024322422716140012.0012.002.626.005.250.87-1.190
45Mike Oquist465.001917100010711162601543722061.439.251.253.586.001.67-1.103
37Carlos Reyes345.8437600907710152501325432121.6411.811.522.925.031.72-1.571
57Brad Rigby174.8514140000779244421422343021.4610.621.622.543.921.55-1.625
50Dave Telgheder466.062019000010113471681535554021.6711.941.343.124.901.57-1.700
39Steve Wojciechowski028.102200001017992150001.8015.301.800.904.505.00-2.143
40Willie Adams358.221312000058735353932372041.8111.331.404.975.741.16-1.391
55Mark Acre205.6215000501521101018120001.8111.810.564.506.751.50-1.538
48Ariel Prieto685.042222000012515584701670907151.8011.161.155.046.481.29-1.311
32Mike Mohler1105.1262100016110111665581154664071.6710.240.974.765.821.22-1.364
29T.J. Mathews624.342400014328341814512240011.5910.551.553.727.452.00-1.000
53John Johnstone003.0050001067220740002.3310.500.0010.506.000.57-1.750
51Jimmy Haynes364.441313000073743836740654121.569.120.864.938.011.62-.931
20Steve Karsay3125.752424000013216692852047927091.6011.231.353.186.231.96-1.304
24,42Buddy Groom225.12780007364753837924453001.5210.381.253.326.231.87-1.222
49Andrew Lorraine316.30126001029452221215180012.0013.500.604.505.401.20-2.150
30Aaron Small954.2771000224961095046640574031.5410.110.563.715.291.42-1.635
56Don Wengert5116.0449121016213417796902141682081.6311.891.412.754.571.66-1.753
22Billy Taylor343.8272000452373703231336660051.458.630.374.448.141.83-.971
53Steve Montgomery0110.50400000610772810003.0015.003.0012.001.500.12-2.667


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