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1997 Columbus Clippers (AAA)

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Parent Organization: New York Yankees
W-L Record: 79-63 .556
Rank: 1st in International League West
Run Differential: 768-654 + 114
Manager(s): Stump Merrill
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Ballpark: Cooper Stadium
Attendance: 507,810 3/10
Playoffs: Lost in Finals
Years Active:

Coaching Staff

Pitching Coach: Oscar Acosta

#1 Draft Picks

Darryl Strawberry (#1), Willie Banks (#3), Dwight Gooden (#5), Pete Incaviglia (#8), Ryan Bowen (#13), Brian Buchanan (#24)
International League West 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 Columbus Clippers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    -Jose AlberroP6-2190R-R28Not draftedMLB--
    -Rene ArochaP6-0180R-R31Not draftedMLB--
    -Willie BanksP6-1202R-R28MIN: 1987-1-3MLB--
    -Tim BarkerSS6-0175R-R29LAN: 1989-6-162AAA--
    -Clay Bellinger3B-CF6-3195R-R28SFN: 1989-2-44MLB--
    -Ryan BowenP6-0185R-R29HOU: 1986-1-13MLB--
    -Ronnie BrownOF6-3185R-R27FLO: 1993-24-687AAA--
    -Brian BuchananRF-1B6-4230R-R23NYA: 1994-1-24MLB--
    -Mike BuddieP6-3210R-R26NYA: 1992-4-102MLB--
    -Homer Bush2B5-10180R-R24SDN: 1991-7-185MLB--
    -Bubba CarpenterLF6-1185L-L28Not draftedMLB--
    -Jim ConverseP5-9180L-R25SEA: 1990-16-431MLB--
    -Ivan Cruz1B6-2219L-L29DET: 1989-28-732MLB--
    -Nick DelvecchioOF6-5203L-R27NYA: 1992-25-690AAA--
    -Ken EdenfieldP6-1165R-R30CAL: 1990-21-582MLB--
    -Dave EilandP6-3205R-R30NYA: 1987-7-185MLB--
    -Mike FiggaC6-0200R-R26NYA: 1989-44-1140MLB--
    -Andy Fox2B-SS6-4205L-R26NYA: 1989-2-45MLB--
    -Mike GardinerP6-0200B-R31SEA: 1987-18-449MLB--
    -Dwight GoodenP6-3210R-R32NYN: 1982-1-5MLB--
    -Shawn HareLF-RF6-2190L-L30Not draftedMLB--
    -Matt Howard2B5-10170R-R29LAN: 1989-34-890MLB--
    -Pete IncavigliaLF6-1230R-R33MON: 1985-1-8MLB--
    -Hideki IrabuP6-4240R-R28Not draftedMLB--
    -Mike JerzembeckP6-1185R-R25NYA: 1993-5-141MLB--
    -D'Angelo Jimenez2B-SS6-0160B-R19UDFAMLB--
    -Pat Kelly2B6-0182R-R29NYA: 1988-9-235MLB--
    -Frank LankfordP6-2190R-R26NYA: 1993-17-477MLB--
    -Ricky LedeeLF-RF6-1160L-L23NYA: 1990-16-435MLB--
    -Kevin LomonP6-1195R-R25ATL: 1991-14-361MLB--
    -R.D. LongSS6-1183B-R26NYA: 1992-38-1054AAA--
    -Mike Lowell3B6-4205R-R23NYA: 1995-20-562MLB--
    -Matt LukeLF-1B6-5220L-L26NYA: 1992-8-214MLB--
    -Jim MecirP6-1195B-R27SEA: 1991-3-84MLB--
    -Ramiro MendozaP6-2155R-R25Not draftedMLB--
    -Dave PavlasP6-7180R-R34Not draftedMLB--
    -Dale PolleyP6-0165R-L31Not draftedMLB--
    -Scott PoseLF-RF5-11180L-R30CIN: 1989-34-888MLB--
    -Tim RainesLF-OF5-8186B-R37MON: 1977-5-106MLB--
    -Carlos ReyesP6-1190B-R28Not draftedMLB--
    -Ray RickenP6-5225R-R23NYA: 1994-5-143AAA--
    -Danny RiosP6-2192R-R24NYA: 1990-72-1456MLB--
    -Marc RonanC6-2190L-R27SLN: 1990-3-86MLB--
    -Scott RoseP6-3200R-R27OAK: 1990-31-844AAA--
    -Tim RumerP6-3198L-L27NYA: 1990-8-219AAA--
    -Paul RussoC-1B5-11215R-R27MIN: 1990-16-437AAA--
    -Shane SpencerLF-RF5-11210R-R25NYA: 1990-28-750MLB--
    -Darryl StrawberryRF-OF6-6215L-L35NYN: 1980-1-1MLB--
    -Jason TroiloC6-1195R-R24Not draftedAAA--
    -Sal UrsoP5-11190R-L25SEA: 1990-36-954AAA--
    -Dave WeathersP6-3230R-R27TOR: 1988-3-82MLB--
    -Tom WilsonC6-3210R-R26NYA: 1990-23-620MLB--

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