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1997 BALTIMORE ORIOLES

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Baltimore,MD
Team Record:  98-64   .605
Result:   1st in American League - East Division
Manager(s):  Davey Johnson
General Manager:   Pat Gillick
Stadium:  Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Attendance:  3,711,132
Payroll:  $54,871,399
Playoffs:  Lost ALCS (Indians)

Baltimore Orioles affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jesse Orosco (40)
Youngest Player:  Mike Johnson (21)
Longest Tenure:  Cal Ripken (17)
Top Hitter:  Brady Anderson (21)
Top Pitcher:  Mike Mussina (3)
Top Draft Pick:  Jayson Werth (#22)

Roster Continuity:  62.92%
Top Prospect:   Nerio Rodriguez
American League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Baltimore9864.605--
NY Yankees9666.5932.0
Detroit7983.48819.0
Boston7884.48120.0
Toronto7686.46922.0

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 
Cal RipkenSS-3B36$ 6,850,000  15 
Mike MussinaP28$ 6,825,000  17 
Roberto Alomar2B29$ 6,354,379  24 
Rafael Palmeiro1B32$ 5,337,021  42 
Brady AndersonCF-LF33$ 4,050,000  81 
Randy MyersP34$ 3,950,000  88 
Chris HoilesC32$ 3,600,000   
Geronimo BerroaRF-LF32$ 3,300,000   
Scott EricksonP29$ 3,300,000   
Jimmy KeyP36$ 2,340,000   
Mike BordickSS31$ 2,333,333   
Eric DavisCF-LF35$ 2,200,000   
Harold BainesOF38$ 1,925,000   
B.J. SurhoffLF-C32$ 1,616,667   
Arthur RhodesP27$ 1,600,000   
Scott KamienieckiP33$ 1,535,000   
Jesse OroscoP40$ 1,100,000   
Alan MillsP30$ 850,000   
Terry MathewsP32$ 685,000   
Shawn BoskieP30$ 660,000   
Pete IncavigliaLF33$ 650,000   
Jeff HammondsRF-CF26$ 490,000   
Lenny WebsterC32$ 425,000   
Jerome WaltonCF-LF31$ 385,000   
Armando BenitezP24$ 275,000   
Tony TarascoRF-LF26$ 270,000   
Jeff Reboulet2B-SS33$ 200,000   
Rocky CoppingerP23$ 185,000   
Danny ClyburnLF-RF23$ 150,000   
David DellucciLF-RF23$ 150,000   
Charlie GreeneC26$ 150,000   
Mike JohnsonP21$ 150,000   
Rick KrivdaP27$ 150,000   
Tim LakerC27$ 150,000   
Aaron LedesmaSS-3B26$ 150,000   
Nerio RodriguezP24$ 150,000   
Mel RosarioC24$ 150,000   
Brian WilliamsP28$ 150,000   
Esteban YanP23$ 150,000   


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