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1997 Oakland Athletics (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
Nickname:
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 and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPC-G#Notes
    Jose CansecoOAKBOSL 7-13 vs BOS524201300000000013474 hits
    Scott SpiezioOAKBOSW 4-3 vs BOS5131000100000000171st career stolen base
    Jose CansecoOAKNYAW 3-1 @NYA600000000040000013494 strikeouts
    Geronimo BerroaOAKNYAW 7-4 @NYA51400010000000005164 hits
    Mark McGwireOAKKCAW 7-6 vs KCA212101100500300012475 walks
    Scott BrosiusOAKCLEL 4-10 @CLE4110011000100000500500th career game
    Mark McGwireOAKCLEW 11-9 @CLE633002300010000012502 home runs
    Jose CansecoOAKMILW 7-4 vs MIL332002210110000013782 home runs
    Matt StairsOAKMILW 7-4 vs MIL42200230001000011452 home runs
    Scott SheldonOAKCHAL 4-10 vs CHA300000000010000011st career game
    Scott SheldonOAKTEXW 7-3 @TEX301000000010000031st career hit
    Mark McGwireOAKMINW 8-4 @MIN311000200010002012712 sacrifice flies
    Willie AdamsOAKKCAW 2-1 @KCA000000000000000011st career game
    Mark McGwireOAKANAL 10-14 vs ANA524102300010000012752 home runs, 4 hits
    Scott SheldonOAKANAL 10-14 vs ANA311001200000000081st career home run, 1st career RBI
    Scott BrosiusOAKDETW 9-8 vs DET42310230000000005332 home runs
    Jason McDonaldOAKTORW 4-3 @TOR511100000010000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Mark BellhornOAKDETL 4-6 @DET401000000000000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Mark BellhornOAKLANL 4-6 vs LAN411000200010000041st career RBI
    Mark BellhornOAKCOLW 5-2 vs COL312000010010010061st career stolen base
    Jason McDonaldOAKCOLW 5-2 vs COL421000020100000091st career stolen base
    Matt StairsOAKCOLW 5-2 vs COL41210150000000001715 RBIs
    Jason McDonaldOAKSDNW 10-3 @SDN5220001000100100101st career RBI
    Jose CansecoOAKSDNW 11-9 @SDN322002300110100014072 home runs
    Jason McDonaldOAKSDNW 11-9 @SDN4210012001100000111st career home run
    Mark BellhornOAKSEAL 5-6 @SEA4110011000100000131st career home run
    Mark BellhornOAKSEAW 4-1 @SEA4000000000400000144 strikeouts
    Rafael BournigalOAKSEAL 4-9 @SEA41410130000000001984 hits, 1st career home run
    Mike OquistOAKSFNW 8-1 @SFN1010000000000000511st career hit
    Brad RigbyOAKSFNL 4-6 @SFN100000000010000011st career game
    Matt StairsOAKSEAL 2-6 vs SEA32300220010000001932 home runs
    Jose CansecoOAKKCAW 11-3 vs KCA500000000050000014295 strikeouts
    Gary HaughtOAKKCAW 11-3 vs KCA000000000000000011st career game
    Tim KubinskiOAKKCAW 11-3 vs KCA000000000000000011st career game
    Mark McGwireOAKKCAW 11-3 vs KCA322002400200100013172 home runs
    Pat LennonOAKKCAW 11-3 vs KCA1110011000000000591st career home run
    Brent MayneOAKKCAW 11-3 vs KCA4231000000000000500500th career game
    Mark McGwireOAKNYAL 4-7 @NYA501000000040000013284 strikeouts
    Mark BellhornOAKNYAL 0-7 @NYA4000000000400000334 strikeouts
    Steve KarsayOAKBALW 2-1 vs BAL010000000000000011st career game
    Brian LesherOAKMILW 4-3 vs MIL3110012101000000341st career stolen base
    Scott SpiezioOAKBALW 4-2 @BAL40000000004000001154 strikeouts
    Dave MagadanOAKMILL 5-6 @MIL511000000000000012161000th career hit
    Mark BellhornOAKBOSW 13-6 vs BOS4240012001000000464 hits
    Tony BatistaOAKCLEL 4-7 vs CLE40410010000000001374 hits
    Dave MagadanOAKNYAW 8-7 vs NYA525001200000000012225 hits
    Miguel TejadaOAKNYAW 8-7 vs NYA500000000010000011st career game
    Miguel TejadaOAKLANL 1-7 @LAN301010000000000021st career hit
    Miguel TejadaOAKLANL 4-5 @LAN412001200001000031st career home run, 1st career RBI
    Matt StairsOAKCOLL 4-10 @COL42200230000000002292 home runs
    Ben GrieveOAKSFNW 12-3 vs SFN423300500100000015 RBIs, 3 Doubles, 1st career game, 1st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Izzy MolinaOAKKCAW 9-6 @KCA5130012000100000511st career home run
    Miguel TejadaOAKMINW 5-1 @MIN4110000100000000131st career stolen base
    Ben GrieveOAKDETW 4-2 vs DET4110012000100000111st career home run
    Jason GiambiOAKSEAW 4-3 vs SEA42300230011000003292 home runs
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Richie LewisOAKNYAL 5-10 vs NYA 0.122201000041971237%20013-15200th career game
    Aaron SmallOAKNYAW 7-4 @NYA 3311001000113729878%234-3Threw 78% strikes
    Aaron SmallOAKDETW 9-5 @DET 1.2200014000838231561%254-3Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Aaron SmallOAKMINW 6-1 vs MINSv 32000220001248282058%264-31st career save
    Steve KarsayOAKKCAW 7-6 vs KCA 6711021200026117793868%174-612 Strikeouts
    Don WengertOAKCLEW 11-9 @CLESv 0.1100010000383538%649-141st career save
    Aaron SmallOAKMILW 6-5 @MIL 221100100082419579%316-3Threw 79% strikes
    Don WengertOAKCHAL 6-10 @CHA 2.16220150001458372164%679-14Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Billy TaylorOAKCHAL 8-9 @CHAL 1.24110250001143251858%1118-8Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Buddy GroomOAKMILW 6-5 vs MIL 12000010005119282%2008-14200th career game
    Dane JohnsonOAKKCAW 8-6 @KCASv 0.21000010003127558%262-11st career save
    Ariel PrietoOAKCOLW 5-2 vs COLW 6.1722151100029112714163%5013-1711 Strikeouts
    Brad RigbyOAKTEXL 0-2 vs TEXL 87222121003199603961%10-11st career game
    Tim KubinskiOAKKCAW 11-3 vs KCA 0.1000000000142250%10-01st career game
    Gary HaughtOAKKCAW 11-3 vs KCA 10000011014117464%10-01st career game
    Gary HaughtOAKCLEL 3-6 @CLE 1.233330500083223972%40-0Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Andrew LorraineOAKBALW 4-2 @BALW 56210130012387464153%101-21st career win
    Buddy GroomOAKBALW 4-2 @BAL 1.200000300052116576%2378-15Threw 76% strikes
    Buddy GroomOAKMILL 5-6 @MIL 2.1400000000102519676%2399-15Threw 76% strikes
    T.J. MathewsOAKCLEW 4-1 vs CLESv 1.110000200052519676%14010-12Threw 76% strikes
    Brad RigbyOAKSFNW 12-3 vs SFNW 6.16220260002697574059%121-51st career win
    Eric LudwickOAKKCAW 9-4 @KCAW 55220320012282493360%131-31st career win
    Mike OquistOAKTORW 3-2 vs TOR 8.1222011000028115714462%718-910 Strikeouts
    Jay WitasickOAKTORW 8-7 vs TOR 1.110000100052116576%151-1Threw 76% strikes
    Mike MohlerOAKDETW 4-2 vs DET 0.10000000001110100%2009-21200th career game
    T.J. MathewsOAKDETW 4-2 vs DETSv 110000000042116576%14813-13Threw 76% strikes
    Jimmy HaynesOAKSEAL 4-9 vs SEAL 7755141100032125715457%428-1211 Strikeouts
    Carlos ReyesOAKSEAW 4-3 vs SEA 3100002000102721678%14814-23Threw 78% strikes


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