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1997 Chicago White Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 80-81 .497
Rank: 2nd in American League Central
Run Differential: 779-833 -54
Roster Continuity 77.18% 5/28
Manager(s): Terry Bevington
General Manager: Ron Schueler
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Comiskey Park II
Payroll: $ 54,377,500 3/28
Attendance: 1,864,782 16/28
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Jason Dellaero (#15) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Joe Nossek
Bullpen Coach: Art Kusnyer
First Base Coach: Ron Jackson
First Base Coach: Bryan Little
Hitting Coach: Bill Buckner
Hitting Coach: Ron Jackson
Pitching Coach: Mike Pazik
Third Base Coach: Doug Rader

#1 Draft Picks

Harold Baines (#1), Frank Thomas (#7), Robin Ventura (#10), Ron Karkovice (#14), Roberto Hernandez (#16), Chris Clemons (#33), Jorge Fabregas (#34)
American League Central 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 Chicago White Sox season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    45Jeff AbbottCF-LF6-2200R-L241997CHA: 1994-4-117MLB--
    40Wilson AlvarezP6-1245L-L271989Not draftedMLB--
    3Harold BainesOF6-2195L-L381980CHA: 1977-1-1MLB--
    37James BaldwinP6-3235R-R251995CHA: 1990-4-105MLB--
    8Albert BelleLF-RF6-2210R-R301989CLE: 1987-2-47MLB--
    46Jason BereP6-4189R-R261993CHA: 1990-36-952MLB--
    51Mike BertottiP6-1185L-L271995CHA: 1991-31-826MLB--
    24Mike CameronCF-RF6-2190R-R241995CHA: 1991-18-488MLB--
    61,43Carlos CastilloP6-2250R-R221997CHA: 1994-3-89MLB--
    44,49Tony CastilloP5-10190L-L341988Not draftedMLB--
    57Chris ClemonsP6-4220R-R241997CHA: 1994-1-33MLB--
    60Nelson CruzP6-1185R-R241997Not draftedMLB--
    36,44Danny DarwinP6-3190R-R411978Not draftedMLB--
    48Jeff DarwinP6-3180R-R271994SEA: 1988-13-331MLB--
    15Doug DrabekP6-1185R-R341986CHA: 1983-11-279MLB--
    5Ray Durham2B5-8180B-R251995CHA: 1990-5-132MLB--
    36Scott EyreP6-1200L-L251997TEX: 1991-9-248MLB--
    12Jorge FabregasC6-3215L-R271994CAL: 1991-1-34MLB--
    22Chad Fonville2B-SS5-6155B-R261995SFN: 1992-11-299MLB--
    32Tom FordhamP6-2205L-L231997CHA: 1993-11-313MLB--
    44Keith FoulkeP6-0200R-R241997SFN: 1994-9-256MLB--
    13Ozzie GuillenSS5-11150L-R331985Not draftedMLB--
    39Roberto HernandezP6-4235R-R321991CAL: 1986-1-16MLB--
    47Matt KarchnerP6-4215R-R301995KCA: 1989-8-205MLB--
    20Ron KarkoviceC6-1215R-R331986CHA: 1982-1-14MLB--
    12Chad KreuterC6-2200B-R321988TEX: 1985-5-109MLB--
    54Al LevineP6-3198R-R291996CHA: 1991-11-306MLB--
    10Darren LewisCF6-0190R-R291990OAK: 1988-18-463MLB--
    55Robert MachadoC6-1205R-R241996Not draftedMLB--
    7Norberto Martin2B-SS5-10182R-R301993Not draftedMLB--
    14Dave MartinezOF5-10175L-L321986CHN: 1983-3-53MLB--
    26Chuck McElroyP6-0205L-L291989PHI: 1986-8-192MLB--
    28Lyle MoutonRF-LF6-4230R-R281995NYA: 1991-5-126MLB--
    38Jaime NavarroP6-4230R-R291989MIL: 1987-3-71MLB--
    31Greg Norton3B-1B6-1205B-R241996CHA: 1993-2-59MLB--
    30Magglio OrdonezRF6-0200R-R231997UDFAMLB-Retired
    29Tony PenaC6-0185R-R401980Not draftedMLB--
    73Tony Phillips2B-LF5-10175B-R381982MON: 1978-1-10MLB--
    41Bill SimasP6-3235L-R251995CAL: 1992-6-160MLB--
    33Mike SirotkaP6-1200L-L261995CHA: 1993-15-425MLB--
    27Chris Snopek3B-SS6-1185R-R261995CHA: 1992-6-176MLB--
    35Frank Thomas1B-DH6-5270R-R291990CHA: 1989-1-7MLB--
    50Larry ThomasP6-1190R-L271995CHA: 1991-2-69MLB--
    34Mario Valdez1B6-2190L-R221997CHA: 1993-48-1333MLB--
    23Robin Ventura3B6-1198L-R291989CHA: 1988-1-10MLB--

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