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1997 OAKLAND ATHLETICS

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Oakland,CA
Team Record:  65-97   .401
Result:   4th in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Art Howe
General Manager:   Sandy Alderson
Stadium:  Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance:  1,264,218
Payroll:  $21,911,000
Playoffs: Season in progress

Oakland Athletics affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Billy Taylor (35)
Youngest Player:  Ben Grieve (21)
Longest Tenure:  Mark McGwire (12)
Top Hitter:  Geronimo Berroa (62)
Top Pitcher:  Billy Taylor (36)
Top Draft Pick:  Chris Enochs (#11)

Roster Continuity:  63.35%
Top Prospect:   Miguel Tejada
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Seattle9072.556--
Anaheim8478.5196.0
Texas7785.47513.0
Oakland6597.40125.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Mark McGwire1B33$ 7,150,000  11 
Jose CansecoRF-LF32$ 4,225,000  78 
Geronimo BerroaRF-LF32$ 3,300,000   
Scott Brosius3B30$ 2,550,000   
Billy TaylorP35$ 575,000   
Buddy GroomP31$ 390,000   
Dave Magadan3B-1B34$ 255,000   
Richie LewisP31$ 250,000   
Mike MohlerP28$ 250,000   
T.J. MathewsP27$ 240,000   
Brent MayneC29$ 225,000   
Jason GiambiDH26$ 205,000   
Billy BrewerP29$ 200,000   
Carlos ReyesP28$ 200,000   
Mike OquistP29$ 195,000   
Ernie YoungCF-RF27$ 195,000   
Ariel PrietoP27$ 194,000   
Dane JohnsonP34$ 172,500   
Don WengertP27$ 172,500   
Mark AcreP28$ 165,000   
Jimmy HaynesP24$ 165,000   
Matt StairsDH-1B29$ 165,000   
Dave TelghederP30$ 165,000   
George WilliamsC28$ 165,000   
Tony Batista3B-SS23$ 162,500   
Rafael BournigalSS-2B31$ 162,500   
Tilson Brito2B-3B25$ 160,000   
Steve KarsayP25$ 160,000   
Willie AdamsP24$ 157,500   
Eric LudwickP25$ 155,000   
Aaron SmallP25$ 155,000   
Andrew LorraineP24$ 154,000   
Damon MashoreCF-LF27$ 154,000   
Steve WojciechowskiP26$ 154,000   
Brian LesherLF-1B26$ 152,000   
Izzy MolinaC26$ 152,000   
Scott Spiezio1B-2B24$ 151,000   
Mark Bellhorn2B-3B22$ 150,000   
Ben GrieveRF-LF21$ 150,000   
Gary HaughtP26$ 150,000   
John JohnstoneP28$ 150,000   
Tim KubinskiP25$ 150,000   
Pat LennonLF-RF29$ 150,000   
Jason McDonaldCF-LF25$ 150,000   
Brad RigbyP24$ 150,000   
Scott Sheldon3B-SS28$ 150,000   
Miguel Tejada2B-3B23$ 150,000   
Jay WitasickP24$ 150,000   


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