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1997 Florida Marlins (MLB)

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W-L Record: 92-70 .568
Rank: 2nd in National League East
Run Differential: 740-669 + 71
Roster Continuity 59.54% 21/28
Manager(s): Jim Leyland
General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Location: Miami, Florida
Ballpark: Joe Robbie Stadium
Payroll: $ 47,753,000 7/28
Attendance: 2,364,387 11/28
Playoffs: Won World Series (Indians)
Top Draft Pick: Aaron Akin (#12) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Jerry Manuel
Bullpen Coach: Bruce Kimm
First Base Coach: Tommy Sandt
Hitting Coach: Milt May
Pitching Coach: Larry Rothschild
Roving Outfielder/Baserunning Coach: Rusty Kuntz
Third Base Coach: Rich Donnelly

#1 Draft Picks

Kevin Brown (#4), Alex Fernandez (#4), Kurt Miller (#5), Josh Booty (#5), Gary Sheffield (#6), Mark Kotsay (#9), Cliff Floyd (#14), Jay Powell (#19), Rick Helling (#22), Charles Johnson (#28), Russ Morman (#28)
National League East 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 Florida Marlins season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    7Kurt AbbottSS-2B6-0200R-R281993OAK: 1989-15-400MLB--
    57Antonio AlfonsecaP6-5235R-R251997Not draftedMLB--
    18Moises AlouLF-RF6-3195R-R301990PIT: 1986-1-2MLB--
    26Alex AriasSS-3B6-3202R-R291992CHN: 1987-3-62MLB--
    24Bobby Bonilla3B-RF6-3240B-R341986Not draftedMLB--
    2Josh Booty3B6-3220R-R221996FLO: 1994-1-5MLB--
    27Kevin BrownP6-4200R-R321986TEX: 1986-1-4MLB--
    28John CangelosiOF5-8160B-L341985CHA: 1982-4-91MLB--
    1Luis Castillo2B5-11175B-R211996Not draftedMLB--
    19Jeff Conine1B-LF6-1220R-R311990KCA: 1987-58-1226MLB--
    42Dennis CookP6-3190L-L341988SFN: 1985-18-446MLB--
    30Craig Counsell2B-SS6-0175L-R261995COL: 1992-11-319MLB--
    20Darren DaultonC6-2190L-R351983PHI: 1980-25-629MLB--
    17Todd DunwoodyCF-OF6-1205L-L221997FLO: 1993-7-211MLB--
    8Jim EisenreichRF-LF5-11195L-L381982MIN: 1980-16-402MLB--
    32Alex FernandezP6-1215R-R271990CHA: 1990-1-4MLB--
    15Cliff FloydLF-OF6-4240L-R241993MON: 1991-1-14MLB--
    33Rick HellingP6-3220R-R261994TEX: 1992-1-22MLB--
    49Felix HerediaP6-0180L-L211996Not draftedMLB--
    61Livan HernandezP6-2225R-R221996Not draftedMLB-Retired
    52Mark HuttonP6-6240R-R271993Not draftedMLB--
    23Charles JohnsonC6-2220R-R251994FLO: 1992-1-28MLB--
    4Mark KotsayLF6-0190L-L211997FLO: 1996-1-9MLB-Free Agent
    25Al LeiterP6-3220L-L311987NYA: 1984-2-50MLB--
    40Billy McMillonLF-RF5-11179L-L251996FLO: 1993-8-239MLB--
    35Kurt MillerP6-5225R-R241994PIT: 1990-1-5MLB--
    21Ralph Milliard2B5-11175R-R231996Not draftedMLB--
    43Russ Morman1B-LF6-4215R-R351986CHA: 1983-1-28MLB--
    13Rob NatalC5-11190R-R311992MON: 1987-13-330MLB--
    31Robb NenP6-5215R-R271993TEX: 1987-32-831MLB--
    33Kirt OjalaP6-2215L-L281997NYA: 1990-4-111MLB--
    46Donn PallP6-1179R-R351988CHA: 1985-23-579MLB--
    39Jay PowellP6-4225R-R251995BAL: 1993-1-19MLB--
    48Pat RappP6-3215R-R291992SFN: 1989-15-388MLB--
    16,3Edgar RenteriaSS6-1180R-R211996Not draftedMLB-Retired
    41Tony SaundersP6-2205L-L231997Not draftedMLB--
    10Gary SheffieldRF-OF5-11205R-R281988MIL: 1986-1-6MLB--
    38Rob StaniferP6-3205R-R251997FLO: 1994-12-320MLB--
    52Ed VosbergP6-1210L-L351986SDN: 1983-3-64MLB--
    14John Wehner3B-LF6-3206R-R301991PIT: 1988-7-174MLB--
    30Matt WhisenantP6-3215R-L261997PHI: 1989-18-456MLB--
    22Devon WhiteCF6-2190B-R341985CAL: 1981-6-132MLB--
    9Gregg ZaunC5-10190B-R261995BAL: 1989-17-427MLB--

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