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1997 New York Yankees (MLB)

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W-L Record: 96-66 .593
Rank: 2nd in American League East
Run Differential: 891-688 + 203
Roster Continuity 67.78% 9/28
Manager(s): Joe Torre
General Manager: Bob Watson
Location: Bronx, New York
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Payroll: $ 59,148,877 1/28
Attendance: 2,580,325 10/28
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Indians)
Top Draft Pick: Tyrell Godwin (#24) All picks
Years Active:
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Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Gary Tuck
Bench Coach: Don Zimmer
Bullpen Coach: Tony Cloninger
First Base Coach: Jose Cardenal
Hitting Coach: Chris Chambliss
Pitching Coach: Mel Stottlemyre
Third Base Coach: Willie Randolph

#1 Draft Picks

Darryl Strawberry (#1), Willie Banks (#3), Dwight Gooden (#5), Derek Jeter (#6), Pete Incaviglia (#8), Tino Martinez (#14)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
9666.5932.0
7983.48819.0
7884.48120.0
7686.46922.0
  • 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 New York Yankees season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    62Willie BanksP6-1202R-R281991MIN: 1987-1-3MLB--
    41Brian BoehringerP6-2190B-R271995CHA: 1991-4-124MLB--
    12Wade Boggs3B6-2197L-R391982BOS: 1976-7-166MLB--
    52Joe BorowskiP6-2225R-R261995CHA: 1989-32-823MLBCleveland Indians
    38Homer Bush2B5-10180R-R241997SDN: 1991-7-185MLB--
    36David ConeP6-1190L-R341986KCA: 1981-3-74MLB--
    47Ivan Cruz1B6-2219L-L291997DET: 1989-28-732MLB--
    28Chad CurtisCF-LF5-10185R-R281992CAL: 1989-45-1157MLB--
    18Mariano Duncan2B-SS6-0185R-R341985UDFAMLB--
    45Cecil Fielder1B6-3240R-R331985KCA: 1982-4-67MLB--
    63Mike FiggaC6-0200R-R261997NYA: 1989-44-1140MLB--
    18,26Andy Fox2B-SS6-4205L-R261996NYA: 1989-2-45MLB--
    25Joe GirardiC5-11200R-R321989CHN: 1986-5-116MLB--
    11Dwight GoodenP6-3210R-R321984NYN: 1982-1-5MLB--
    13Charlie Hayes3B6-0215R-R321988SFN: 1983-4-96MLB--
    52Pete IncavigliaLF6-1230R-R331986MON: 1985-1-8MLB--
    35Hideki IrabuP6-4240R-R281997Not draftedMLB--
    2Derek JeterSS6-3195R-R231995NYA: 1992-1-6MLB-Retired
    14Pat Kelly2B6-0182R-R291991NYA: 1988-9-235MLB--
    27Graeme LloydP6-7234L-L301993Not draftedMLB--
    24Tino Martinez1B6-2210L-R291990SEA: 1988-1-14MLBNew York Yankees
    54Jim MecirP6-1195B-R271995SEA: 1991-3-84MLBFlorida Marlins
    55Ramiro MendozaP6-2155R-R251996Not draftedMLBNew York Yankees
    43Jeff NelsonP6-8225R-R301992LAN: 1984-22-569MLBChicago White Sox
    21Paul O'NeillRF6-4215L-L341985CIN: 1981-4-93MLB--
    46Andy PettitteP6-5225L-L251995NYA: 1990-22-594MLB-Free Agent
    20,22Jorge PosadaDH6-2205B-R251996NYA: 1990-24-646MLBNew York Yankees
    38Scott PoseLF-RF5-11180L-R301993CIN: 1989-34-888MLB--
    31Tim RainesLF-OF5-8186B-R371979MON: 1977-5-106MLB--
    63Danny RiosP6-2192R-R241997NYA: 1990-72-1456MLB--
    42Mariano RiveraP6-2170R-R271995UDFAMLB-Retired
    17Kenny RogersP6-1205L-L321989TEX: 1982-39-816MLBDetroit Tigers
    26Rey SanchezSS-2B5-9175R-R291991TEX: 1986-13-319MLBNew York Yankees
    19Luis Sojo2B-SS5-11175R-R311990Not draftedMLB--
    20Mike StanleyC-1B6-0190R-R341986TEX: 1985-16-395MLB--
    29Mike StantonP6-1215L-L301989ATL: 1987-13-324MLB-Free Agent
    39Darryl StrawberryRF-OF6-6215L-L351983NYN: 1980-1-1MLB--
    52Dave WeathersP6-3230R-R271991TOR: 1988-3-82MLBCincinnati Reds
    33David WellsP6-4235L-L341987TOR: 1982-2-30MLBSan Diego Padres
    22Mark WhitenRF-LF6-3235B-R301990TOR: 1986-5-130MLB--
    51Bernie WilliamsCF6-2205B-R281991Not draftedMLBNew York Yankees


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