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1997 Boston Red Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 78-84 .481
Rank: 4th in American League East
Run Differential: 851-857 -6
Roster Continuity 65.21% 13/28
Manager(s): Jimy Williams
General Manager: Dan Duquette
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Payroll: $ 43,232,000 12/28
Attendance: 2,226,136 12/28
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: John Curtice (#17) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Grady Little
Bullpen Coach: Herman Starrette
First Base Coach: Dave Jauss
Hitting Coach: Jim Rice
Pitching Coach: Joe Kerrigan
Third Base Coach: Wendell Kim

#1 Draft Picks

Steve Avery (#3), Shane Mack (#11), Nomar Garciaparra (#12), Jason Varitek (#14), Bill Haselman (#23), Aaron Sele (#23), Mo Vaughn (#23), John Wasdin (#25), Scott Hatteberg (#43)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
9666.5932.0
7983.48819.0
7884.48120.0
7686.46922.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
5Nomar GarciaparraSS23   684122209
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11
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30
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98229359262279.306.342.534876.228.298.3152.6322.8365734
13John Valentin2B-3B30   57595176
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5
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18
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77745866551521.306.372.499871.193.299.3191.1431.9287644
12Wil CorderoLF25   57082160
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721331122470411.281.320.432752.151.202.3273.9431.7246609
42Mo Vaughn1B29   52791166
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035
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96228615412170310.315.420.560980.245.408.3841.7915.1295628
56Darren BraggCF27   51365132
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9
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5710661102355416.257.337.386723.129.255.3031.6757.0198586
25Troy O'LearyRF27   49965154
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32
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4
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80053970271413.309.358.479837.170.238.3331.7933.3239545
18Reggie JeffersonDH28   48974156
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67122493751317.319.358.470828.151.198.3703.8837.6230524
3Jeff Frye2B30   40456126
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511982744212712.312.352.433785.121.215.3381.63134.7175442
10Scott HattebergC27   3504697
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10
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44014070222111.277.354.434788.157.269.3211.7535.0152395
20Mike StanleyDH-1B34   2604578
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5301395060079.300.394.515909.215.362.3191.2820.0134312
11Tim Naehring3B30   2593874
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9
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40113840100310.286.375.467842.181.328.3051.0528.8121301
37Bill HaselmanC31   2122250
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06
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2602154422128.236.290.392682.156.217.2682.9335.383232
15,24Shane MackCF33   1301341
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172192431223.315.368.438806.123.200.3622.6743.357146
28Mike Benjamin3B-SS31   1161227
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072342710112.233.262.328590.095.121.3006.75--38123
30Jesus TavarezCF26   691212
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09004900012.174.216.246462.072.130.1972.25--1774
44Rudy PembertonRF27   63815
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100041330000.238.314.365679.127.190.2713.2531.52370
44Michael ColemanCF21   2424
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0021001100100.167.167.208375.042.083.308----525
29Arquimedez Pozo3B23   1504
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003000500110.267.250.333583.067.067.364----517
52Vaughn EshelmanP28   411
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0000000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
38Jose MalaveLF26   4000000000200001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
45Walt McKeelC25   3000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
2Curtis Pride28   211
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1000100000.500.5002.00025001.5001.500---2.042
26Aaron SeleP27   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
55Jeff SuppanP22   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
33Steve AveryP27   1100000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
43Derek LoweP24   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
17Bret SaberhagenP33   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
47Jason VaritekC25   101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
49Tim WakefieldP30   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
27Butch HenryP28   0000000000000100-----------01
Batting Totals170057818511684373321858106848514104459542155155.291.346.463809.172.264.3252.0331.226766371
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
49Tim Wakefield30   12154.2535294220201.119310995248715160161.398.641.073.906.761.74
36Tom Gordon29   6103.744225211611182.2155857610781595031.277.620.493.847.822.04
26Aaron Sele27   13125.3933331000177.1196115106258012270151.569.971.274.076.201.53
46John Wasdin24   464.3953700100124.212168611838844031.278.711.302.746.052.21
55Jeff Suppan22   735.7123220010112.114075711236675041.5711.250.962.895.381.86
33Steve Avery27   676.402218001096.212776691549514021.8111.781.394.554.731.04
27Butch Henry28   733.543650013684.1893633619510001.299.540.642.045.462.68
32Chris Hammond31   345.95298006165.1814543527482021.6611.220.693.746.651.78
41Jim Corsi35   533.415200014257.2562622121402041.338.690.163.266.211.90
51Heathcliff Slocumb31   055.7449000371746.2583230434366031.9611.110.776.516.891.06
53Kerry Lacy24   116.073300012345.2603431722180001.7811.741.374.303.520.82
52Vaughn Eshelman28   336.28216006042.2583230317182021.7412.140.633.563.771.06
50Mark Brandenburg26   025.49310005041.0492525316340021.5910.760.663.517.462.13
54Joe Hudson26   313.50260009035.2391614114141041.479.750.253.503.501.00
17Bret Saberhagen33   016.5866000026.0302019510141021.5410.381.733.464.851.40
57Ron Mahay26   302.52280007025.01977311223001.206.841.083.967.922.00
43Ricky Trlicek28   344.70180008023.1261412218102011.9110.170.787.043.910.56
43Derek Lowe24   023.3880000016.0156603130001.138.440.001.697.314.33
34Rich Garces26   014.50120004013.2149729120011.649.001.295.797.711.33
40Robinson Checo25   113.4652001013.1125503140001.158.310.002.089.694.67
59Pat Mahomes26   108.10100002010.01510921051022.5013.501.809.004.500.50
47Toby Borland28   0015.003000003.16551710024.3318.003.0021.003.000.14
59Ken Grundt27   009.002000003.05330000101.6715.000.000.000.00--
19Brian Rose21   0012.001100003.05440230002.3315.000.006.009.001.50
28Mike Benjamin31   000.001000101.00000000000.000.000.000.000.00--
Batting Totals78844.85579162731554014521569857783149611987511681.509.730.923.796.121.62
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Scott HattebergC106574461113.9830.00
Bill HaselmanC663734074.9830.00
Mike StanleyC1553310.9820.00
Walt McKeelC440001.0000.00
Jason VaritekC110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mo Vaughn1B13110887514117.9880.00
Mike Stanley1B3123118126.9960.00
Reggie Jefferson1B1274529.9750.00
Mike Benjamin1B462011.0000.00
Jeff Frye1B120011.0000.00
Walt McKeel1B120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jeff Frye2B80196228463.9910.00
John Valentin2B791802591167.9760.00
Mike Benjamin2B51411061.0000.00
Wil Cordero2B103001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tim Naehring3B6840111311.9810.00
John Valentin3B64591211115.9420.00
Mike Benjamin3B19133944.9290.00
Jeff Frye3B18113262.8780.00
Arquimedez Pozo3B441411.9470.00
Darren Bragg3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Nomar GarciaparraSS15324945021113.9710.00
Mike BenjaminSS16172924.9580.00
Jeff FryeSS322001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Wil CorderoLF137248823.9920.00
Troy O'LearyLF2437320.9520.00
Jeff FryeLF59220.8460.00
Jose MalaveLF430001.0000.00
Jesus TavarezLF430001.0000.00
Shane MackLF30000.0000.00
Darren BraggLF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Darren BraggCF118296922.9930.00
Shane MackCF43750001.0000.00
Jesus TavarezCF2937110.9740.00
Michael ColemanCF716010.9410.00
Jeff FryeCF530001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Troy O'LearyRF119229541.9830.00
Darren BraggRF4169231.9590.00
Rudy PembertonRF2334221.9470.00
Jesus TavarezRF490001.0000.00
Jeff FryeRF340001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John WasdinP5312451120.8891.16
Jim CorsiP52576910.9372.36
Heathcliff SlocumbP49464411.8891.56
Tom GordonP42182182021.9501.88
Butch HenryP3684417021.0002.25
Tim WakefieldP3520192231.9121.39
Kerry LacyP33454210.8571.19
Aaron SeleP33177102512.9721.78
Mark BrandenburgP314155001.0002.20
Chris HammondP296531011.9291.80
Ron MahayP282512001.0001.08
Joe HudsonP263527021.0002.30
Jeff SuppanP231126832.8241.12
Steve AveryP2296019011.0001.78
Vaughn EshelmanP21424410.8891.71
Ricky TrlicekP182333011.0002.34
Rich GarcesP121312001.0002.05
Pat MahomesP10100000.0000.00
Derek LoweP81614001.0002.81
Bret SaberhagenP6261211.7501.04
Robinson ChecoP5130000.0000.00
Toby BorlandP330000.0000.00
Ken GrundtP2320001.0006.00
Mike BenjaminP110000.0000.00
Brian RoseP130000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Reggie JeffersonDH119.0000.00
Mike StanleyDH53.0000.00
Jeff FryeDH11.0000.00
Mo VaughnDH9.0000.00
Shane MackDH5.0000.00
Wil CorderoDH2.0000.00
Jesus TavarezDH2.0000.00
Mike BenjaminDH1.0000.00
Scott HattebergDH1.0000.00
Tim NaehringDH1.0000.00
Troy O'LearyDH1.0000.00


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