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1997 SEATTLE MARINERS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Seattle,WA
Team Record:  90-72   .556
Result:   1st in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Lou Piniella
General Manager:   Woody Woodward
Stadium:  The Kingdome
Attendance:  3,192,237
Payroll:  $39,667,628
Playoffs:  Lost in 1st Round (Orioles)

Seattle Mariners affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Dennis Martinez (42)
Youngest Player:  Alex Rodriguez (21)
Longest Tenure:  Edgar Martinez (11)
Top Hitter:  Ken Griffey (1)
Top Pitcher:  Randy Johnson (2)
Top Draft Pick:  Ryan Anderson (#19)

Roster Continuity:  65.28%
Top Prospect:   Jose Cruz
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 
Ken GriffeyCF27$ 7,885,532  6 
Randy JohnsonP33$ 6,325,000  27 
Jay BuhnerRF32$ 4,827,962  55 
Jeff FasseroP34$ 3,466,667   
Edgar MartinezDH-3B34$ 3,050,000   
Norm CharltonP34$ 2,950,000   
Heathcliff SlocumbP31$ 2,300,000   
Rick WilkinsC30$ 2,000,000   
Jamie MoyerP34$ 1,700,000   
Paul Sorrento1B31$ 1,500,000   
Scott SandersP28$ 1,300,000   
Mike TimlinP31$ 1,300,000   
Omar OlivaresP29$ 1,125,000   
Dan WilsonC28$ 1,125,000   
Alex Rodriguez3B21$ 1,062,500   
Joey Cora2B32$ 1,025,000   
Bobby AyalaP27$ 900,000   
Roberto KellyCF-LF32$ 750,000   
Rich AmaralLF-2B35$ 550,000   
Mike Blowers3B32$ 400,000   
Lee TinsleyCF-LF28$ 400,000   
Brent Gates2B-3B27$ 300,000   
Felipe LiraP25$ 285,000   
Bob WellsP30$ 280,000   
John MarzanoC34$ 250,000   
Tim DavisP26$ 217,500   
Rob DuceyLF-RF32$ 200,000   
Josias ManzanilloP29$ 200,000   
Bob WolcottP23$ 195,000   
Russ Davis3B27$ 185,000   
Paul SpoljaricP26$ 185,000   
Salomon TorresP25$ 175,000   
Brian Raabe3B-2B29$ 160,000   
Edwin HurtadoP27$ 155,000   
Andy SheetsSS-2B25$ 152,500   
Greg McCarthyP28$ 151,000   
Rafael CarmonaP24$ 150,000   
Ken CloudeP22$ 150,000   
Jose CruzRF23$ 150,000   
Alvaro EspinozaSS-3B35$ 150,000   
Giomar GuevaraSS-2B24$ 150,000   
Mark HolzemerP27$ 150,000   
Raul IbanezLF25$ 150,000   
Derek LoweP24$ 150,000   
Mike MadduxP35$ 150,000   
Dennis MartinezP42$ 150,000   
Dan Rohrmeier1B31$ 150,000   
Rick WilkinsC30$ 150,000   


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