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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
Roster Continuity 63.35% 15/28
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: Did not qualify
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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1997 Oakland Athletics season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    55Mark AcreP6-8235R-R281994Not draftedMLB--
    40Willie AdamsP6-7215R-R241996OAK: 1993-1-36MLB--
    28Tony Batista3B-SS6-0185R-R231996Not draftedMLB--
    47Mark Bellhorn2B-3B6-1214B-R221997OAK: 1995-2-35MLB--
    29Geronimo BerroaRF-LF6-0210R-R321989Not draftedMLB--
    26Rafael BournigalSS-2B5-11176R-R311992LAN: 1987-19-482MLB--
    47Billy BrewerP6-1197L-L291993MON: 1990-28-751MLB--
    8Tilson Brito2B-3B6-0175R-R251996Not draftedMLB--
    7Scott Brosius3B6-1202R-R301991OAK: 1987-20-511MLB--
    33Jose CansecoRF-LF6-4240R-R321985OAK: 1982-15-392MLB--
    16Jason GiambiDH6-3235L-R261995OAK: 1992-2-58MLB-Retired
    14Ben GrieveRF-LF6-4230L-R211997OAK: 1994-1-2MLB--
    24,42Buddy GroomP6-2207L-L311992CHA: 1987-12-297MLB--
    49Gary HaughtP6-1190B-R261997OAK: 1992-22-620MLB--
    51Jimmy HaynesP6-4203R-R241995BAL: 1991-7-186MLB--
    59Dane JohnsonP6-5205R-R341994TOR: 1984-2-48MLB--
    53John JohnstoneP6-3210R-R281993NYN: 1987-20-524MLB--
    20Steve KarsayP6-3205R-R251993TOR: 1990-1-22MLB--
    58Tim KubinskiP6-4205L-L251997OAK: 1993-7-209MLB--
    23Pat LennonLF-RF6-2230R-R291991SEA: 1986-1-8MLB--
    5Brian LesherLF-1B6-5216R-R261996OAK: 1992-25-704MLB--
    44,51Richie LewisP5-10175R-R311992MON: 1987-2-44MLB--
    49Andrew LorraineP6-3200L-L241994CAL: 1993-4-103MLB--
    41Eric LudwickP6-5210R-R251996NYN: 1993-2-50MLB--
    17Dave Magadan3B-1B6-4215L-R341986NYN: 1983-2-32MLB--
    31Damon MashoreCF-LF5-11209R-R271996OAK: 1991-9-255MLB--
    29T.J. MathewsP6-1214R-R271995SLN: 1992-36-1007MLB--
    6Brent MayneC6-1192L-R291990KCA: 1989-1-13MLB--
    2Jason McDonaldCF-LF5-8175B-R251997OAK: 1993-4-125MLB--
    25Mark McGwire1B6-5250R-R331986OAK: 1984-1-10MLB--
    32Mike MohlerP6-2208R-L281993OAK: 1989-42-1101MLB--
    13Izzy MolinaC5-11224R-R261996OAK: 1990-22-610MLB--
    53Steve MontgomeryP6-4208R-R261996SLN: 1992-3-83MLB--
    45Mike OquistP6-2189R-R291993BAL: 1989-13-323MLB--
    48Ariel PrietoP6-2247R-R271995OAK: 1995-1-5MLB--
    37Carlos ReyesP6-1190B-R281994Not draftedMLB--
    57Brad RigbyP6-6213R-R241997OAK: 1994-2-36MLB--
    8Scott Sheldon3B-SS6-3215R-R281997OAK: 1991-8-229MLB--
    30Aaron SmallP6-5225R-R251994TOR: 1989-22-575MLB--
    21Scott Spiezio1B-2B6-2222B-R241996OAK: 1993-6-181MLB--
    12Matt StairsDH-1B5-9217L-R291992UDFAMLB--
    22Billy TaylorP6-8235R-R351994TEX: 1980-2-39MLB--
    4Miguel Tejada2B-3B5-9188R-R231997UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    50Dave TelghederP6-2223R-R301993NYN: 1989-31-814MLB--
    56Don WengertP6-3205R-R271995OAK: 1992-4-116MLB--
    19George WilliamsC5-10190B-R281995OAK: 1991-24-645MLB--
    52Jay WitasickP6-4235R-R241996SLN: 1993-2-58MLB--
    39Steve WojciechowskiP6-2185L-L261995OAK: 1991-4-125MLB--
    11Ernie YoungCF-RF6-1234R-R271994OAK: 1990-10-289MLB--

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