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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
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
55Mark AcrePMLB6-8235RightRight9/16/196828Concord,California1991UDFA OAK

40Willie AdamsPMLB6-7215RightRight10/8/197224Gallup,New Mexico1993136OAK
28Tony Batista3B-SSMLB6-0185RightRight12/9/197323Puerto Plata,Dominican Republic1991UDFA OAK
47Mark Bellhorn2B-3BMLB6-1214BothRight8/23/197422Boston,Massachusetts1995235OAK
29Geronimo BerroaRF-LFMLB6-0210RightRight3/18/196532Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1983UDFA TOR
26Rafael BournigalSS-2BMLB5-11176RightRight5/12/196631Azua,Dominican Republic198719481LAD
47Billy BrewerPMLB6-1197LeftLeft4/15/196829Fort Worth,Texas199028734MTL
8Tilson Brito2B-3BMLB6-0175RightRight5/28/197225Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1992UDFA TOR
7Scott Brosius3BMLB6-1202RightRight8/15/196630Hillsboro,Oregon198720510OAK
33Jose CansecoRF-LFMLB6-4240RightRight7/2/196432Havana,Cuba198215391OAK
16Jason GiambiDHMLB6-3235LeftRight1/8/197126West Covina,California1992258OAK
14Ben GrieveRF-LFMLB6-4230LeftRight5/4/197621Arlington,Texas199412OAK
24,42Buddy GroomPMLB6-2207LeftLeft7/10/196531Dallas,Texas198712296CHW
49Gary HaughtPMLB6-1190BothRight9/29/197026Tacoma,Washington199222620OAK
51Jimmy HaynesPMLB6-4203RightRight9/5/197224LaGrange,Georgia19917187BAL
59Dane JohnsonPMLB6-5205RightRight2/10/196334Coral Gables,Florida1984248TOR
53John JohnstonePMLB6-3210RightRight11/25/196828Liverpool,New York198720523NYM
20Steve KarsayPMLB6-3205RightRight3/24/197225Flushing,New York1990122TOR
58Tim KubinskiPMLB6-4205LeftLeft1/20/197225Pullman,Washington19937209OAK
23Pat LennonLF-RFMLB6-2230RightRight4/27/196829Whiteville,North Carolina198618SEA
5Brian LesherLF-1BMLB6-5216RightRight3/5/197126Antwerp,Belgium199225704OAK
44,51Richie LewisPMLB5-10175RightRight1/25/196631Muncie,Indiana1987244MTL
49Andrew LorrainePMLB6-3200LeftLeft8/11/197224Los Angeles,California19934103CAL
41Eric LudwickPMLB6-5210RightRight12/14/197125Whiteman AFB,Missouri1993250NYM
17Dave Magadan3B-1BMLB6-4215LeftRight9/30/196234Tampa,Florida1983232NYM
31Damon MashoreCF-LFMLB5-11209RightRight10/31/196927Ponce,Puerto Rico19919256OAK
29T.J. MathewsPMLB6-1214RightRight1/19/197027Belleville,Illinois1992361007STL
6Brent MayneCMLB6-1192LeftRight4/19/196829Loma Linda,California1989113KC
2Jason McDonaldCF-LFMLB5-8175BothRight3/20/197225Modesto,California19934125OAK
25Mark McGwire1BMLB6-5250RightRight10/1/196333Pomona,California1984110OAK
32Mike MohlerPMLB6-2208RightLeft7/26/196828Dayton,Ohio1989421098OAK
13Izzy MolinaCMLB5-11224RightRight6/3/197126New York,New York199022593OAK
53Steve MontgomeryPMLB6-4208RightRight12/25/197026Westminster,California1993UDFA STL
45Mike OquistPMLB6-2189RightRight5/30/196829La Junta,Colorado198913321BAL
48Ariel PrietoPMLB6-2247RightRight10/22/196927Havana,Cuba199515OAK
37Carlos ReyesPMLB6-1190BothRight4/4/196928Miami,Florida1991UDFA ATL
57Brad RigbyPMLB6-6213RightRight5/14/197324Milwaukee,Wisconsin1994236OAK
8Scott Sheldon3B-SSMLB6-3215RightRight11/20/196828Hammond,Indiana19918230OAK
30Aaron SmallPMLB6-5225RightRight11/23/197125Oxnard,California198922580TOR
21Scott Spiezio1B-2BMLB6-2222BothRight9/21/197224Joliet,Illinois19936181OAK
12Matt StairsDH-1BMLB5-9217LeftRight2/27/196829Saint John,New Brunswick1989UDFA MTL
22Billy TaylorPMLB6-8235RightRight10/16/196135Monticello,Florida1980239TEX
4Miguel Tejada2B-3BMLB5-9188RightRight5/25/197423Bani,Dominican Republic1993UDFA OAK
50Dave TelghederPMLB6-2223RightRight11/11/196630Middletown,New York198931811NYM
56Don WengertPMLB6-3205RightRight11/6/196927Sioux City,Iowa19924116OAK
19George WilliamsCMLB5-10190BothRight4/22/196928La Crosse,Wisconsin199124646OAK
52Jay WitasickPMLB6-4235RightRight8/28/197224Baltimore,Maryland1993258STL
39Steve WojciechowskiPMLB6-2185LeftLeft7/29/197026Blue Island,Illinois19914126OAK
11Ernie YoungCF-RFMLB6-1234RightRight7/8/196927Chicago,Illinois199010281OAK
Team PersonnelPosition 
Sandy AldersonGeneral Manager 
Steve BowdenScout 
Bob CluckPitching Coach 
Duffy DyerBench Coach 
Ron ElamScout 
Angel EusebioScout 
Bradley FischerFirst Base Coach 
Ray FosseBroadcaster 
Tim HoltScout 
Art HoweManager 
Bill KingBroadcaster 
Ken KorachBroadcaster 
John KuehlScout 
Keith LieppmanDirector of Player Development 
Gary McGrawScout 
Greg PapaBroadcaster 
John PoloniScout 
Will SchockScout 
Ron VaughnScout 
Santiago VillalonaScout 
Denny WallingHitting Coach 
Ron WashingtonThird Base Coach 
Ken WilsonBroadcaster 


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