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1997 Cincinnati RedsSeason Roster
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John Smiley played for the 1997 Cincinnati Reds
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameReds
LocationCincinnati,Ohio
Record76-86 (3rd in National League Central)League Rank10thMLB Rank22nd
BallparkCinergy Field
ManagerJack McKeon,Ray KnightGeneral ManagerJim Bowden
CoachesKen Griffey (Hitting Coach), Don Gullett (Pitching Coach), Tom Hume (Bullpen Coach), Denis Menke (Bench Coach), Ron Oester (First Base Coach), Joel Youngblood (Third Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickBrandon Larson (#14)
Payroll$43,267,000 (Rank: 11th)
Attendance1,785,788 (Rank: 17th)
Minor League AffiliatesIndianapolis Indians (AAA) 85-59 ... Chattanooga Lookouts (AA) 70-69 ... Burlington Bees (A) 72-68 ... Charleston (Wv) AlleyCats (A) 76-62 ... Billings Mustangs (Rk) 39-32 ...
Years Available1876-2019

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 Cincinnati Reds.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1997 baseball season.

1997 Cincinnati Reds 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)
37Stan BelindaP6-3 215 R-R 1966-08-06 30Huntingdon,Pennsylvania MLB1986-20001989-2000State College Area (State College,PA)Allegany Col Maryland
1986-10- 238-PIT
 
40Ricky BonesP6-0 202 R-R 1969-04-07 28Salinas,Puerto Rico MLB1986-20031991-2001  
1986-   UDFA-SDN
 
17Aaron Boone3B6-2 200 R-R 1973-03-09 24La Mesa,California MLB1992-20091997-2009Villa Park (Orange,CA)USC
1994- 3-  72-CIN
 
29Bret Boone2B5-10 180 R-R 1969-04-06 28El Cajon,California MLB1988-20081992-2005El Dorado (Placentia,CA)USC
1990- 5- 134-SEA
 
20Jeff Branson3B-2B6-0 180 L-R 1967-01-26 30Waynesboro,Mississippi MLB1986-20021992-2001Southern Choctaw (Silas,AL)West Alabama
1988- 2-  45-CIN
 
45Jeff BrantleyP5-10 197 R-R 1963-09-05 33Florence,Alabama MLB1982-20011988-2001WA Berry (Birmingham,AL)Mississippi St
1985- 6- 134-SFN
 
34Dave BurbaP6-4 240 R-R 1966-07-07 30Dayton,Ohio MLB1985-20051990-2004Kenton Ridge (Springfield,OH)Ohio St
1987- 2-  33-SEA
 
61Giovanni CarraraP6-2 235 R-R 1968-03-04 29Anaco,Venezuela MLB1991-20071995-2006  
1990-   UDFA-TOR
 
58Hector CarrascoP6-2 220 R-R 1969-10-22 27San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1988-20111994-2007  
1988-   UDFA-NYN
 
50Jim CrowellP6-4 220 L-L 1974-05-14 23Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1993-20071997-2005Valparaiso (Valparaiso,IN)Indianapolis
1995-   UDFA-CLE
 
49Joey EischenP6-1 200 L-L 1970-05-25 27West Covina,California MLB1989-20061994-2006West Covina (West Covina,CA)Pasadena City Col
1989- 4-  92-TEX
 
6Brook FordyceC6-0 190 R-R 1970-05-07 27New London,Connecticut MLB1989-20041995-2004Saint Bernard's (Uncasville,CT)
1989- 3-  84-NYN
 
0Curtis GoodwinCF-LF5-11 180 L-L 1972-09-30 24Oakland,California MLB1991-20071995-1999San Leandro (San Leandro,CA)
1991-12- 316-BAL
 
32Danny GravesP5-11 185 R-R 1973-08-07 23Saigon,Vietnam MLB1992-20081996-2006Brandon (Brandon,FL)Miami
1994- 4- 101-CLE
 
12Willie Greene3B5-11 192 L-R 1971-09-23 25Milledgeville,Georgia MLB1989-20001992-2000Jones County (Gray,GA)
1989- 1-  18-PIT
 
28Lenny HarrisLF-2B5-10 220 L-R 1964-10-28 32Miami,Florida MLB1983-20051988-2005Jackson (Miami,FL)Miami-Dade Col
1983- 5- 108-CIN
 
4Damian JacksonSS5-11 185 R-R 1973-08-06 23Los Angeles,California MLB1992-20091996-2006Ygnacio Valley (Concord,CA)Laney Col
1991-44-1148-CLE
 
32Kevin JarvisP6-2 200 L-R 1969-08-01 27Lexington,Kentucky MLB1988-20061994-2006Tates Creek (Lexington,KY)Wake Forest U.
1991-21- 561-CIN
 
15Mike KellyRF-LF6-4 195 R-R 1970-06-02 27Los Angeles,California MLB1990-20041994-1999Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos,CA)Arizona St
1991- 1-   2-ATL
 
11Barry LarkinSS6-0 185 R-R 1964-04-28 33Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1983-20041986-2004Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati,OH)Michigan
1985- 1-   4-CIN
 
58Richie LewisP5-10 175 R-R 1966-01-25 31Muncie,Indiana MLB1985-20031992-1998Muncie Southside (Muncie,IN)Florida St
1987- 2-  44-MON
 
53Pedro MartinezP6-2 185 L-L 1968-11-29 28Villa Mella,Dom Rep MLB1987-20021993-1997  
1986-   UDFA-SDN
 
38Kent MerckerP6-2 195 L-L 1968-02-01 29Indianapolis,Indiana MLB1986-20081989-2008Dublin Coffman (Dublin,OH)
1986- 1-   5-ATL
 
31,36Mike MorganP6-2 220 R-R 1959-10-08 37Tulare,California MLB1978-20021978-2002Valley (Las Vegas,NV)
1978- 1-   4-OAK
 
23Hal Morris1B6-2 195 L-L 1965-04-09 32Fort Rucker,Alabama MLB1986-20001988-2000Munster (Munster,IN)Michigan
1986- 8- 210-NYA
 
22Jon NunnallyCF5-10 190 L-R 1971-11-09 25Pelham,North Carolina MLB1992-20061995-2000Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham,VA)Miami-Dade Col
1992- 3-  70-CLE
 
7Joe OliverC6-3 220 R-R 1965-07-24 31Memphis,Tennessee MLB1983-20011989-2001Boone (Orlando,FL)
1983- 2-  41-CIN
 
18Eric OwensLF-CF6-0 198 R-R 1971-02-03 26Danville,Virginia MLB1990-20051995-2003Tunstall (Dry Fork,VA)Ferrum Col
1992- 4- 101-CIN
 
9Terry Pendleton3B5-9 195 B-R 1960-07-16 36Los Angeles,California MLB1982-19981984-1998Channel Islands (Oxnard,CA)Fresno St, Oxnard Col
1982- 7- 179-SLN
 
39Eduardo Perez1B6-4 215 R-R 1969-09-11 27Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1989-20061993-2006Robinson (Santurce,PR)Florida St
1991- 1-  17-CAL
 
3Pokey ReeseSS5-11 180 R-R 1973-06-10 24Columbia,South Carolina MLB1991-20081997-2004Lower Richland (Hopkins,SC)
1991- 1-  20-CIN
 
43Mike RemlingerP6-1 210 L-L 1966-03-23 31Middletown,New York MLB1985-20061991-2006Plymouth Carver (Plymouth,MA)Dartmouth Col
1987- 1-  16-SFN
 
67Felix RodriguezP6-1 190 R-R 1972-09-09 24Monte Cristi,Dom Rep MLB1991-20091995-2006  
1989-   UDFA-LAN
 
14Pete Rose3B6-1 180 L-R 1969-11-16 27Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1989-20091997-1997Oak Hills (Cincinnati,OH)
1988-12- 295-BAL
 
21Deion SandersCF6-1 195 L-L 1967-08-09 29Fort Myers,Florida MLB1986-20011989-2001North Fort Myers (Fort Myers,FL)Florida St
1988-30- 781-NYA
 
16Reggie SandersRF6-1 185 R-R 1967-12-01 29Florence,South Carolina MLB1988-20071991-2007Wilson (Florence,SC)Spartanburg Methodist Col
1987- 7- 180-CIN
 
46Pete SchourekP6-5 220 L-L 1969-05-10 28Austin,Texas MLB1987-20011991-2001George C. Marshall (Falls Church,VA)
1987- 2-  56-NYN
 
50Scott ServiceP6-6 240 R-R 1967-02-26 30Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1986-20041988-2004Aiken (Cincinnati,OH)
1985-   UDFA-PHI
 
41Jeff ShawP6-2 200 R-R 1966-07-07 30Washington Court House,Ohio MLB1986-20011990-2001Washington Court House (Washington Court House,OH)Rio Grande
1986- 1-   1-CLE
 
22Ruben SierraRF-LF6-1 200 B-R 1965-10-06 31Rio Piedras,Puerto Rico MLB1983-20061986-2006  
1982-   UDFA-TEX
 
57John SmileyP6-4 210 L-L 1965-03-17 32Phoenixville,Pennsylvania MLB1983-19971986-1997Perkiomen Valley (Collegeville,PA)
1983-12- 300-PIT
 
20Chris StynesLF5-10 185 R-R 1973-01-19 24Queens,New York MLB1991-20041995-2004Boca Raton Community (Boca Raton,FL)
1991- 3-  94-TOR
 
56Scott SullivanP6-3 210 R-R 1971-03-13 26Carrollton,Alabama MLB1991-20051995-2004Pickens Academy (Carrollton,AL)Auburn U.
1993- 2-  62-CIN
 
51Jeff TabakaP6-2 201 R-L 1964-01-17 33Barberton,Ohio MLB1983-20021994-2001Copley (Copley,OH)Kent St
1986- 2-  43-MON
 
10Eddie TaubenseeC6-3 230 L-R 1968-10-31 28Beeville,Texas MLB1986-20011991-2001Lake Howell (Winter Park,FL)
1986- 6- 150-CIN
 
31Ozzie TimmonsLF6-2 225 R-R 1970-09-18 26Tampa,Florida MLB1991-20061995-2000Brandon (Brandon,FL)Tampa
1991- 5- 137-CHN
 
40Brett TomkoP6-4 216 R-R 1973-04-07 24San Diego,California MLB1995-20141997-2011El Dorado (Placentia,CA)Florida So.Col, Mount San Antonio Col
1995- 2-  54-CIN
Free Agent  
44Pat WatkinsCF6-2 195 R-R 1972-09-02 24Raleigh,North Carolina MLB1991-20011997-1999Garner Magnet (Garner,NC)East Carolina U.
1993- 1-  32-CIN
 
48Gabe WhiteP6-2 200 L-L 1971-11-20 25Sebring,Florida MLB1990-20051994-2005Sebring (Sebring,FL)
1990- 1-  28-MON
 
52Scott WinchesterP6-2 210 R-R 1973-04-20 24Midland,Michigan MLB1993-20031997-2001H.H. Dow (Midland,MI)Clemson U.
1995-14- 390-CLE
 
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