Season Information
Team Name
1997 Oakland Athletics
American League
W-L Record
65-97 (.401)   GBL: -25
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
4 / 14 / 28
Runs For/Against
764 / 946   Diff: -182
Playoff Series
Playoff Series
General Manager(s)
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Chris Enochs (1-11)
Attendance Rank
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
Years Active
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1997 MLB Franchise and Minor League Affiliates

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YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionLevelGWLWPctGBLRfRaDiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1997Oakland AthleticsAmerican LeagueWestMLB1626597.40125764946-1824141,264,21828Art HoweOakland-Alameda County Coliseumdnq
1997Edmonton TrappersPacific Coast LeagueNorthernAAA1448064.556091878313512432,5042Gary JonesTelus FieldLeague Champions
1997Huntsville StarsSouthern LeagueEastAA1397762.554094281612611285,5803Mike QuadeJoe W. Davis StadiumLost in Finals
1997Modesto A'sCalifornia LeagueValleyA+1417467.5259.57697373234140,8617Jeff LeonardJohn Thurman Fielddnq
1997Visalia OaksCalifornia LeagueFreewayA+1407169.5076763809-462580,0789Tony DeFrancescoRecreation ParkLost in 1st Round
1997Southern Oregon TimberjacksNorthwest LeagueSouthA-764135.5393496464322468,7578John KuehlMiles Fielddnq
1997Arizona AthleticsArizona League-Rk562927.5185.5407349583300Juan NavarettePapago Park Sports Facilitydnq
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Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league Level Level of the team in terms of MLB, minor league level, Independent or College division G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Manager Manager(s) for this team Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season Playoffs Playoff participation description.

Organizational Roster for 1997 Oakland Athletics

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    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Todd AbbottPRR23AAAVisalia Oaks (A+)---
    Oscar AbreuPRR21A+Visalia Oaks (A+), Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Mark AcrePRR28MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Willie AdamsPRR24MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Jason AndersonPLL21AASouthern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Danny ArdoinCRR22MLBHuntsville Stars (AA), Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Benito BaezPLL20MLBHuntsville Stars (AA), Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Jesus BasabeOFRR20A+Arizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Tony Batista3B-SSRR23MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Bob BaxterPRL28AAAHuntsville Stars (AA)MON
    Mark Bellhorn2B-3BBR22MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Bob BennettPRR26AAHuntsville Stars (AA)---
    Tom BennettPRR21AAModesto A's (A+)---
    Geronimo BerroaRF-LFRR32MLBOakland Athletics (MLB)BAL
    Brad BlumenstockPRR22A+Visalia Oaks (A+), Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Joe BoeverPRR36MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA)PIT, PIT
    DJ BostonIFLL25AAAVisalia Oaks (A+)COL
    Rafael BournigalSS-2BRR31MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Modesto A's (A+)---
    Justin BowlesOFLL23AAModesto A's (A+)---
    Bert BradleyPBR40MLBHuntsville Stars (AA)---
    Billy BrewerPLL29MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA), Visalia Oaks (A+)PHI, PHI
    Tilson Brito2B-3BRR25MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Modesto A's (A+)TOR
    Scott Brosius3BRR30MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Modesto A's (A+)---
    Terry BurrowsPLL28MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA)SDN, SDN
    Todd BussaPRR24AAHuntsville Stars (AA), Modesto A's (A+)---
    MacGregor Byers3BRR22A+Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Juan CamiloOFLR21AAASouthern Oregon Timberjacks (A-), Arizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Jose CansecoRF-LFRR32MLBOakland Athletics (MLB)---
    Jose CastroSSBR22AAAEdmonton Trappers (AAA), Huntsville Stars (AA), Modesto A's (A+)---
    Dionys CesarIFBR20AAAVisalia Oaks (A+)---
    Eric Chavez3BLR19MLBVisalia Oaks (A+)---
    Bobby ChouinardPRR25MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Ryan ChristensonCF-LFRR23MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA), Huntsville Stars (AA), Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Rodney CliftonOFRR20A+Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Chris CochranePRR24A+Arizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Steve ConnellyPRR23MLBHuntsville Stars (AA)---
    Mike Coolbaugh3BRR25MLBHuntsville Stars (AA)---
    Henry CornielPRR20RkArizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Caonabo CosmeIFRR18AAAArizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Steve Cox1BLL22MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Jeremy CrawfordPLL18A-Arizona Athletics (Rk)---
    D.T. Cromer1BLL26MLBHuntsville Stars (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jeff D'AmicoPRR22MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA), Modesto A's (A+)---
    Carl DalePRR24MLBHuntsville Stars (AA)---
    Jim DaspitPRR27AAAEdmonton Trappers (AAA)SDN, SDN
    Jeff DaVanonRF-CFBR23MLBVisalia Oaks (A+)---
    Monty Davis2BRR19A+Arizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Rob DeBoerOFRR26AAHuntsville Stars (AA)---
    Miguel DecletSSRR17A-Arizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Peter Della RattaPRR23AAModesto A's (A+)---
    Juan DiloneOFBR24AAAModesto A's (A+)---
    Eric DuBosePLL21MLBVisalia Oaks (A+), Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Matt DunbarPLL28MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA), Huntsville Stars (AA)ANA
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mario EncarnacionLF-RFRR19MLBModesto A's (A+)---
    Chris EnochsPRR21AAAModesto A's (A+), Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Joe Espada2B-SSRR21AAAVisalia Oaks (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Ed Farris1BLR23A+Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Jason FaustPLL21A+Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Jose FigueroaCRR19A+Modesto A's (A+), Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Duane FilchnerOFLL24A+Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Javier FloresCRR21AASouthern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Bryan GallagherPLL20A-Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-), Arizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Bryan GarciaPRR19A-Arizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Expeddy GarciaPLL20RkArizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Webster Garrison2B-1BRR31MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Jason GiambiDHLR26MLBOakland Athletics (MLB)---
    Randy GlazePRR23A-Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Al GogolinPRR25AAModesto A's (A+)---
    Braulio GorisOF-1BLL20A-Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Chris GorrellPRR21AASouthern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Brad GorrieSSRR22A-Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Kevin GreggPRR19MLBVisalia Oaks (A+)---
    Ben GrieveRF-LFLR21MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA), Huntsville Stars (AA)---
    Buddy GroomPLL31MLBOakland Athletics (MLB)---
    Creighton GubanichCRR25MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA)MIL, COL, MIL
    Kevin GuntherPRR24AAModesto A's (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Chad HarvillePRR20MLBVisalia Oaks (A+), Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Gary HaughtPBR26MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA), Huntsville Stars (AA)---
    Brendan HausePLL22A+Modesto A's (A+), Arizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Jimmy HaynesPRR24MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)BAL
    Nathan HaynesOFLL17MLBSouthern Oregon Timberjacks (A-), Arizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Ramon HernandezCRR21MLBHuntsville Stars (AA), Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Victor HernandezOFRR20A+Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Jose HerreraRF-CFLL24MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    AJ HinchCRR23MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA), Modesto A's (A+)---
    Stacy HollinsPRR24AAAEdmonton Trappers (AAA), Huntsville Stars (AA)---
    Mike HolmesPRR21A+Visalia Oaks (A+), Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Tim HudsonPRR21MLBSouthern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Troy HughesOFRR26AAAHuntsville Stars (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Frankey JacobsPRR19RkArizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Jared JensenPRR23A+Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Miguel JimenezPRR27MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA), Huntsville Stars (AA)---
    Dane JohnsonPRR34MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    John JohnstonePRR28MLBOakland Athletics (MLB)SFN, SFN
    Marcus JonesPRR22MLBSouthern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Tim JonesOFLR19A+Modesto A's (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Steve KarsayPRR25MLBOakland Athletics (MLB)---
    Bobby KazmirskiPRR25A+Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Brian KernPRR23A+Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Andy KimballPRR21AASouthern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Bill KingPRR24AAAHuntsville Stars (AA)---
    Ryan KjosPRR24AAAEdmonton Trappers (AAA), Modesto A's (A+)---
    Tom KnickerbockerPLL21A-Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Mike KoernerOFLL21A+Visalia Oaks (A+), Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Tim KubinskiPLL25MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Rico LagattutaPLL23A+Modesto A's (A+), Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Eddie LaraIFBR21A+Visalia Oaks (A+), Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Brett LaxtonPLR23MLBVisalia Oaks (A+)---
    Pat LennonLF-RFRR29MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA), Modesto A's (A+)---
    Brian LesherLF-1BRR26MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Richie LewisPRR31MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)CIN, CIN
    Julian LeyvaPLR19AAAModesto A's (A+)---
    Andrew LorrainePLL24MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Brian LudererCRR18AAAArizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Eric LudwickPRR25MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)SLN, SLN
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Dave Magadan3B-1BLR34MLBOakland Athletics (MLB)---
    Derek ManningPLL26AAHuntsville Stars (AA)---
    Tim ManwillerPRR22AAAModesto A's (A+), Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    T.R. Marcinczyk1BRR23AAAModesto A's (A+)---
    Hipolito MartinezOFRR20A+Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Eric Martins2BRR24AAAEdmonton Trappers (AAA), Huntsville Stars (AA)---
    Damon MashoreCF-LFRR27MLBOakland Athletics (MLB)---
    TJ MathewsPRR27MLBOakland Athletics (MLB)SLN, SLN
    Mike MaurerPRR24AAHuntsville Stars (AA)---
    Brent MayneCLR29MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Jason McDonaldCF-LFBR25MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Mark McGwire1BRR33MLBOakland Athletics (MLB)SLN
    Cody McKayC-3BLR23MLBModesto A's (A+)---
    Eric MeeksPRR18A-Arizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Todd MensikOFLL22AAVisalia Oaks (A+)---
    Jose MercedesPRR20RkArizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Alex Miranda1BLL25A+Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Kevin MlodikPRR22A+Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Mike MohlerPRL28MLBOakland Athletics (MLB)---
    Izzy MolinaCRR26MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Agustin MonteroPRR19MLBSouthern Oregon Timberjacks (A-), Arizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Steve MontgomeryPRR26MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)CLE
    Willie MoralesCRR24MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA), Huntsville Stars (AA)---
    Chris MorrisonPRR25A+Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mike NeillLF-CFLL27MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA), Huntsville Stars (AA)---
    Chris NelsonPBR24AAAHuntsville Stars (AA), Modesto A's (A+)---
    David NewhanRF-2BLR23MLBHuntsville Stars (AA), Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Chris NichtingPRR31MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Randy NilesPRR21AAModesto A's (A+), Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Elvin NinaPRR21AAASouthern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Wayne NixPRR20AAArizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Ray NoriegaPRL23AAModesto A's (A+)---
    Kelvin NovaPBR20RkArizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Jose NunezC-1BRR20RkArizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jake O'DellPRR23AAVisalia Oaks (A+)---
    Mike OquistPRR29MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA), Modesto A's (A+)---
    Jose Ortiz2BRR20MLBModesto A's (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Arturo PaulinoSSRR22A+Modesto A's (A+)---
    Jose PaulinoPRR20A+Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Juan PenaPLL18AAAArizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Troy Penix1BLL25A+Modesto A's (A+), Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Juan PerezPLL24AAAVisalia Oaks (A+)---
    Joe PetckaPRR26A+Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Tony Phillips2B-LFBR38MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA)CHA, ANA
    Tony PhillipsPRR28AAAEdmonton Trappers (AAA)MIL, MIL
    Steve PhoenixPRR29MLBHuntsville Stars (AA)---
    Adam PiattLF-RFRR21MLBSouthern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Hector Pimentel3BRR18A-Arizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Juan PolancoOFRR22A+Modesto A's (A+)---
    Jamie PorterOFRR21A-Arizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Jamey PricePLR25AAAEdmonton Trappers (AAA), Huntsville Stars (AA)---
    Ariel PrietoPRR27MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jason RajottePLL24AAHuntsville Stars (AA)---
    Roberto RamirezOFRR27AAAHuntsville Stars (AA), Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Troy RauerOFRR24A+Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Carlos ReyesPBR28MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)NYA
    Chuck RicciPRR28MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA)MON, MON
    Brad RigbyPRR24MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Scott RivettePBR23AAAHuntsville Stars (AA), Modesto A's (A+)---
    Doug RobertsonPRR22A+Modesto A's (A+)---
    Adam Robinson2BRR22AASouthern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Omar RosarioOFLL20AAAArizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Scott Sheldon3B-SSRR28MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    David SlemmerSS-2BRR24AAVisalia Oaks (A+)---
    Aaron SmallPRR25MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Andy SmithPRR22AAVisalia Oaks (A+)---
    Demond SmithOFBR24AAAEdmonton Trappers (AAA), Huntsville Stars (AA)---
    Jose SorianoOFRR23AAModesto A's (A+)---
    Nick Sosa1BRR19AASouthern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Scott Spiezio1B-2BBR24MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Matt StairsDH-1BLR29MLBOakland Athletics (MLB)---
    Blake SteinPRR23MLBHuntsville Stars (AA)SLN, SLN
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Billy TaylorPRR35MLBOakland Athletics (MLB)---
    Ron TeglandC-3BRR23ASouthern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Miguel Tejada2B-3BRR23MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Huntsville Stars (AA)---
    Dave TelghederPRR30MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Modesto A's (A+)---
    Gary ThomasOFRR17AAAArizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jon ValentiPRR23A+Modesto A's (A+)---
    Roberto VazOFLL22AAAVisalia Oaks (A+), Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Wilfredo VenturaCRR20AAAVisalia Oaks (A+)---
    Luis VizcainoPRR22MLBModesto A's (A+), Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Bret WagnerPLL24AAHuntsville Stars (AA)---
    Denny WagnerPRR20AAASouthern Oregon Timberjacks (A-)---
    David WaitesPRR21A+Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-), Arizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Dane WalkerOFLR27AAHuntsville Stars (AA)---
    Flint WallacePRR22A+Modesto A's (A+)---
    Todd WeinbergPRL25AAHuntsville Stars (AA), Visalia Oaks (A+)---
    Don WengertPRR27MLBOakland Athletics (MLB)---
    George WilliamsCBR28MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA), Modesto A's (A+)---
    Greg WinklemanPLL23A+Modesto A's (A+)---
    Jay WitasickPRR24MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA), Modesto A's (A+)---
    Steve WojciechowskiPLL26MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Jason WoodSS-1BRR27MLBEdmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Kota YoshidaHBR19RkArizona Athletics (Rk)---
    Ernie YoungCF-RFRR27MLBOakland Athletics (MLB), Edmonton Trappers (AAA)---
    210 record(s)
    Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site Pos Defensive Position Ba Bats Th Throws Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. HiLvl Highest Level Reached