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1997 Boston Red SoxSeason Roster
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Ken Grundt played for the 1997 Boston Red Sox
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRed Sox
LocationBoston,Massachusetts
Record78-84 (4th in American League East)League Rank9thMLB Rank18th
BallparkFenway Park
ManagerJimy WilliamsGeneral ManagerDan Duquette
CoachesDave Jauss (First Base Coach), Joe Kerrigan (Pitching Coach), Wendell Kim (Third Base Coach), Grady Little (Bench Coach), Jim Rice (Hitting Coach), Herman Starrette (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJohn Curtice (#17)
Payroll$43,232,000 (Rank: 12th)
Attendance2,226,136 (Rank: 12th)
Minor League AffiliatesPawtucket Red Sox (AAA) 81-60 ... Trenton Thunder (AA) 71-70 ... Sarasota Red Sox (A+) 63-76 ... Michigan Battle Cats (A) 70-67 ... Lowell Spinners (A-) 38-38 ... Gulf Coast Red Sox (Rk) 31-28 ...
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 1997 Statistics -- 1997 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1997 Boston Red Sox.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1997 baseball season.

1997 Boston Red Sox Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
33Steve AveryP6-4 205 L-L 1970-04-14 27Trenton,Michigan MLB1988-20031990-2003John F. Kennedy (Taylor,MI)
1988- 1-   3-ATL
 
28Mike Benjamin3B-SS6-0 172 R-R 1965-11-22 31Euclid,Ohio MLB1987-20021989-2002Bellflower (Bellflower,CA)Arizona St, Cerritos Col
1987- 3-  74-SFN
 
47Toby BorlandP6-6 193 R-R 1969-05-29 28Ruston,Louisiana MLB1988-20051994-2004Quitman (Quitman,LA)
1987-27- 696-PHI
 
56Darren BraggCF5-9 180 L-R 1969-09-07 27Waterbury,Connecticut MLB1989-20051994-2004Taft School (Watertown,CT)Georgia Tech
1991-22- 578-SEA
 
50Mark BrandenburgP6-0 180 R-R 1970-07-14 26Houston,Texas MLB1991-19971995-1997Humble (Humble,TX)Texas Tech U.
1992-26- 734-TEX
 
40Robinson ChecoP6-1 185 R-R 1971-09-09 25Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1995-20001997-1999  
1989-   UDFA-CAL
 
44Michael ColemanCF5-11 215 R-R 1975-08-16 21Nashville,Tennessee MLB1994-20061997-2001Stratford (Nashville,TN)
1994-18- 495-BOS
 
12Wil CorderoLF6-2 200 R-R 1971-10-03 25Mayaguez,Puerto Rico MLB1988-20051992-2005  
1988-   UDFA-MON
 
41Jim CorsiP6-1 220 R-R 1961-09-09 35Newton,Massachusetts MLB1982-20001988-1999Newton North (Newtonville,MA)Saint Leo U.
1982-25- 642-NYA
 
52Vaughn EshelmanP6-3 205 L-L 1969-05-22 28Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1990-20011995-1997Westfield (Houston,TX)Houston, Blinn Col
1991- 4- 108-BAL
 
3Jeff Frye2B5-9 170 R-R 1966-08-31 30Oakland,California MLB1988-20021992-2001Panama (Panama,OK)Southeastern Oklahoma St, Carl Albert St
1988-30- 765-TEX
 
34Rich GarcesP6-0 215 R-R 1971-05-18 26Maracay,Venezuela MLB1988-20081990-2002  
1987-   UDFA-MIN
 
5Nomar GarciaparraSS6-0 175 R-R 1973-07-23 23Whittier,California MLB1992-20091996-2009St. John Bosco (Bellflower,CA)Georgia Tech
1994- 1-  12-BOS
 
36Tom GordonP5-9 190 R-R 1967-11-18 29Sebring,Florida MLB1986-20091988-2009Avon Park (Avon Park,FL)
1986- 6- 157-KCA
 
59Ken GrundtP6-4 195 L-L 1969-08-26 27Melrose Park,Illinois MLB1991-19981996-1997Luther North (Chicago,IL)Missouri So.State U.
1991-53-1354-SFN
 
32Chris HammondP6-1 195 L-L 1966-01-21 31Atlanta,Georgia MLB1985-20061990-2006Vestavia Hills (Birmingham,AL)Alabama-Birmingham, Gulf Coast St
1986- 6- 148-CIN
 
37Bill HaselmanC6-3 223 R-R 1966-05-25 31Long Branch,New Jersey MLB1986-20031990-2003Saratoga (Saratoga,CA)UCLA
1987- 1-  23-TEX
 
10Scott HattebergC6-1 205 L-R 1969-12-14 27Salem,Oregon MLB1990-20081995-2008Eisenhower (Yakima,WA)Washington St
1991- 1-  43-BOS
 
27Butch HenryP6-1 205 L-L 1968-10-07 28El Paso,Texas MLB1987-20061992-1999Eastwood (El Paso,TX)
1987-15- 388-CIN
 
54Joe HudsonP6-1 180 R-R 1970-09-29 26Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1990-20001995-1998Holy Cross (Delran,NJ)West Virginia U.
1992-27- 758-BOS
 
18Reggie JeffersonDH6-4 215 L-L 1968-09-25 28Tallahassee,Florida MLB1986-19991991-1999Lincoln (Tallahassee,FL)
1986- 3-  72-CIN
 
53Kerry LacyP6-2 195 R-R 1972-08-07 24Chattanooga,Tennessee MLB1991-20011996-1997North Sand Mountain (Higdon,AL)Chattanooga St Technical CC
1991-15- 404-TEX
 
43Derek LoweP6-6 230 R-R 1973-06-01 24Dearborn,Michigan MLB1991-20131997-2013Edsel Ford (Dearborn,MI)
1991- 8- 214-SEA
Free Agent  
15,24Shane MackCF6-0 190 R-R 1963-12-07 33Los Angeles,California MLB1982-19981987-1998Gahr (Cerritos,CA)UCLA
1984- 1-  11-SDN
 
57Ron MahayP6-2 190 L-L 1971-06-28 26Crestwood,Illinois MLB1991-20121995-2010Alan B. Shepard (Palos Heights,IL)South Suburban Col
1991-18- 486-BOS
Retired  
59Pat MahomesP6-4 212 R-R 1970-08-09 26Bryan,Texas MLB1988-20091992-2003Lindale (Lindale,TX)
1988- 6- 155-MIN
 
38Jose MalaveLF6-2 212 R-R 1971-05-31 26Cumana,Venezuela MLB1990-20031996-1997  
1989-   UDFA-BOS
 
45Walt McKeelC6-2 200 R-R 1972-01-17 25Wilson,North Carolina MLB1990-20021997-2002Greene County Central (Snow Hill,NC)
1990- 3-  91-BOS
 
11Tim Naehring3B6-2 190 R-R 1967-02-01 30Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1987-19971990-1997La Salle (Cincinnati,OH)Miami U.
1988- 8- 199-BOS
 
25Troy O'LearyRF6-0 200 L-L 1969-08-04 27Compton,California MLB1987-20051993-2003Cypress (Cypress,CA)Chaffey Col
1987-13- 331-MIL
 
44Rudy PembertonRF6-1 185 R-R 1969-12-17 27San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1988-20051995-1997  
1987-   UDFA-DET
 
29Arquimedez Pozo3B5-10 160 R-R 1973-08-24 23Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1992-20001995-1997  
1990-   UDFA-SEA
 
2Curtis PrideLF-RF5-11 195 L-R 1968-12-17 28Washington,District of Columbia MLB1986-20081993-2006Kennedy (Silver Spring,MD)Col. William and Mary
1986-10- 258-NYN
 
19Brian RoseP6-3 215 R-R 1976-02-13 21New Bedford,Massachusetts MLB1995-20051997-2001Dartmouth (South Dartmouth,MA)
1994- 3-  75-BOS
 
17Bret SaberhagenP6-1 200 R-R 1964-04-11 33Chicago Heights,Illinois MLB1983-20011984-2001Cleveland (Reseda,CA)
1982-19- 480-KCA
 
26Aaron SeleP6-5 215 R-R 1970-06-25 27Golden Valley,Minnesota MLB1989-20071993-2007North Kitsap (Poulsbo,WA)Washington St
1991- 1-  23-BOS
 
51Heathcliff SlocumbP6-3 220 R-R 1966-06-07 31Jamaica,New York MLB1984-20001991-2000John Bowne (Flushing,NY)
1984-   UDFA-NYN
 
20Mike StanleyDH-1B6-0 190 R-R 1963-06-25 34Fort Lauderdale,Florida MLB1982-20001986-2000St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale,FL)Florida
1985-16- 395-TEX
 
55Jeff SuppanP6-2 210 R-R 1975-01-02 22Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1993-20121995-2012Crespi Carmelite (Encino,CA)
1993- 2-  49-BOS
Retired  
30Jesus TavarezCF6-0 170 B-R 1971-03-26 26Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1990-20001994-1998  
1989-   UDFA-SEA
 
43Ricky TrlicekP6-2 200 R-R 1969-04-26 28Houston,Texas MLB1987-19981992-1997La Grange (La Grange,TX)
1987- 4- 104-PHI
 
13John Valentin2B-3B6-0 185 R-R 1967-02-18 30Mineola,New York MLB1988-20021992-2002St. Anthony (Jersey City,NJ)Seton Hall U.
1988- 5- 121-BOS
 
47Jason VaritekC6-2 220 R-R 1972-04-11 25Rochester,Michigan MLB1991-20111997-2011Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs,FL)Georgia Tech
1994- 1-  14-SEA
Retired  
42Mo Vaughn1B6-1 268 L-R 1967-12-15 29Norwalk,Connecticut MLB1987-20031991-2003Trinity Pawling School (Pawling,NY)Seton Hall U.
1989- 1-  23-BOS
 
49Tim WakefieldP6-2 210 R-R 1966-08-02 30Melbourne,Florida MLB1988-20111992-2011Eau Gallie (Melbourne,FL)Florida Institute Technology
1988- 8- 200-PIT
Retired  
46John WasdinP6-2 195 R-R 1972-08-05 24Fort Belvoir,Virginia MLB1991-20091995-2007Godby (Tallahassee,FL)Florida St
1993- 1-  25-OAK
 
46 Players