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1997 Oakland Athletics (MLB)

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W-L Record: 65-97 .401
Rank: 4th in American League West
Run Differential: 764-946 -182
Manager(s): Art Howe
General Manager: Sandy Alderson (1997-10-17), Billy Beane
Location: Oakland, California
Ballpark: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Payroll: $ 21,911,000 24/28
Attendance: 1,264,218 28/28
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Chris Enochs (#11) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Duffy Dyer
First Base Coach: Bradley Fischer
Hitting Coach: Denny Walling
Pitching Coach: Bob Cluck
Third Base Coach: Ron Washington

#1 Draft Picks

Ben Grieve (#2), Ariel Prieto (#5), Pat Lennon (#8), Mark McGwire (#10), Brent Mayne (#13), Steve Karsay (#22), Willie Adams (#36)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9072.556--
8478.5196.0
7785.47513.0
6597.40125.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
21Scott Spiezio2B24 53858131
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4
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14
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65934475123413.243.300.388688.145.238.2581.7038.4209590
16Jason GiambiLF-1B26 51966152
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41
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2
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20
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81015589630811.293.362.495857.202.306.3161.6226.0257588
7Scott Brosius3B30 4795997
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20
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1
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11
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41943410241549.203.259.317576.115.196.2323.0043.5152526
33Jose CansecoDH32 3885691
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19
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023
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748251122310415.235.325.461786.227.374.2752.3916.9179446
25Mark McGwire1B33 36648104
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24
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034
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8110589848059.284.383.6281011.344.505.2931.6910.8230433
12Matt StairsRF29 35262105
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19
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027
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7332506031146.298.386.582968.284.429.2901.2013.0205410
31Damon MashoreCF27 2795569
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2
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1854508251715.247.370.330700.082.265.3381.6493.092342
17Dave Magadan3B-1B34 2713882
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10
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3010504021417.303.414.391805.089.277.3420.8067.8106328
29Geronimo BerroaRF-DH32 2614081
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12
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016
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42323658120112.310.395.540935.230.372.3461.6116.3141299
6Brent MayneC29 2562974
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12
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06
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2210183341226.289.343.406749.117.191.3111.8342.7104282
2Jason McDonaldCF25 2364762
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11
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4
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14138364910210.263.361.394755.131.305.3151.3659.093276
47Mark Bellhorn3B22 2243351
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9
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1971327000501.228.324.357681.129.299.3042.1937.380261
26Rafael BournigalSS31 2222962
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20211619417011.279.339.333672.054.131.3021.19222.074249
19George WilliamsC28 2013058
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2201354620212.289.397.388785.100.269.3591.3167.078241
28Tony BatistaSS23 1882238
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1822143120308.202.265.330595.128.202.2222.2147.062207
11Ernie YoungCF27 1752239
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1513195720226.223.303.349652.126.223.2963.0035.061200
5Brian LesherLF26 1311730
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164193000024.229.275.366641.137.229.2633.3332.848142
23Pat LennonLF-DH29 1161434
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1401153500003.293.374.388762.095.216.4132.33116.045131
13Izzy MolinaC26 111622
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70031700101.198.219.324543.126.153.2095.6737.036115
4Miguel TejadaSS23 991020
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102022230003.202.240.333573.131.172.24011.0049.533104
14Ben GrieveRF21 931229
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03
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2400132511101.312.402.473875.161.301.4001.9231.044108
8Tilson Brito3B-SS25 46813
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60011000200.283.298.500798.217.239.32410.0023.02349
8Scott SheldonSS28 2426
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2001610100.250.308.375683.125.167.2946.0024.0927
45Mike OquistP29 401
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0000000000100.250.250.250500.000.000.250----15
57Brad RigbyP24 3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
51Jimmy HaynesP24 2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
41Eric LudwickP25 2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
50Dave TelghederP30 2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
30Aaron SmallP25 1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
20Steve KarsayP25 0100000000000000-----------00
Batting Totals185455897641451274231977147136642118149234940133.260.334.423757.163.284.2951.8428.423626320
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
56Don Wengert27 5116.0449121016213417796902141682081.6311.891.412.754.571.66
20Steve Karsay25 3125.752424000013216692852047927091.6011.231.353.186.231.96
48Ariel Prieto27 685.042222000012515584701670907151.8011.161.155.046.481.29
45Mike Oquist29 465.001917100010711162601543722061.439.251.253.586.001.67
32Mike Mohler28 1105.1262100016110111665581154664071.6710.240.974.765.821.22
50Dave Telgheder30 466.062019000010113471681535554021.6711.941.343.124.901.57
30Aaron Small25 954.2771000224961095046640574031.5410.110.563.715.291.43
57Brad Rigby24 174.8514140000779244421422343021.4610.621.622.543.921.55
37Carlos Reyes28 345.8437600907710152501325432121.6411.811.522.925.031.72
51Jimmy Haynes24 364.441313000073743836740654121.569.120.864.938.011.63
22Billy Taylor35 343.8272000452373703231336660051.458.630.374.448.141.83
24,42Buddy Groom31 225.12780007364753837924453001.5210.381.253.326.231.88
40Willie Adams24 358.221312000058735353932372041.8111.331.404.975.741.16
59Dane Johnson34 414.503800012245492823431434121.749.590.786.078.411.39
49Andrew Lorraine24 316.30126001029452221215180012.0013.500.604.505.401.20
29T.J. Mathews27 624.342400014328341814512240011.5910.551.553.727.452.00
41Eric Ludwick25 148.2565000024322422716140012.0012.002.636.005.250.88
44,51Richie Lewis31 209.47140005018242120715122012.0511.373.327.115.680.80
55Mark Acre28 205.6315000501521101018120001.8111.810.564.506.751.50
58Tim Kubinski25 005.54110003012129826100011.388.311.384.156.921.67
49Gary Haught26 007.3660002011129936111021.649.822.454.919.001.83
52Jay Witasick24 005.738000101114772680001.8211.451.644.916.551.33
39Steve Wojciechowski26 028.102200001017992150001.8015.301.800.904.505.00
53John Johnstone28 003.0050001067220740002.3310.500.0010.506.000.57
53Steve Montgomery26 0110.50400000610772810003.0015.003.0012.001.500.13
47Billy Brewer29 0013.5030001024331210003.0018.004.509.004.500.50
Pitching Totals65975.49642162201603814451734946881197642953514641.6410.801.234.005.941.48
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Brent MayneC834193625.9960.00
George WilliamsC673362764.9840.00
Izzy MolinaC482181721.9920.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mark McGwire1B10188460688.9940.00
Jason Giambi1B5139939549.9890.00
Dave Magadan1B30123110151.0000.00
Matt Stairs1B720312.9580.00
Brian Lesher1B3212031.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Scott Spiezio2B146280415793.9900.00
Mark Bellhorn2B174156416.9600.00
Rafael Bournigal2B717001.0000.00
Tilson Brito2B238051.0000.00
Tony Batista2B124001.0000.00
Scott Sheldon2B112011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Scott Brosius3B10792206723.9770.00
Dave Magadan3B49255457.9400.00
Mark Bellhorn3B40316658.9510.00
Tilson Brito3B1081522.9200.00
Tony Batista3B431001.0000.00
Scott Sheldon3B10000.0000.00
Scott Spiezio3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rafael BournigalSS7499192640.9800.00
Tony BatistaSS6191169838.9700.00
Scott BrosiusSS30253928.9700.00
Miguel TejadaSS265468418.9680.00
Scott SheldonSS12151624.9390.00
Tilson BritoSS658011.0000.00
Mark BellhornSS101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jason GiambiLF68102521.9820.00
Brian LesherLF3161230.9550.00
Damon MashoreLF28241001.0000.00
Matt StairsLF2838220.9520.00
Pat LennonLF2338020.9500.00
Jose CansecoLF19251001.0000.00
Jason McDonaldLF1815010.9370.00
Scott BrosiusLF650001.0000.00
Ernie YoungLF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Damon MashoreCF71175923.9890.00
Jason McDonaldCF66132241.9710.00
Ernie YoungCF60126530.9780.00
Scott BrosiusCF69010.9000.00
Pat LennonCF14010.8000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Matt StairsRF6385410.9890.00
Geronimo BerroaRF4371111.9860.00
Jose CansecoRF2749150.9090.00
Ben GrieveRF24391011.0000.00
Pat LennonRF12110001.0000.00
Ernie YoungRF1213010.9290.00
Scott BrosiusRF11112001.0000.00
Damon MashoreRF640001.0000.00
Brian LesherRF351011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Buddy GroomP7864210021.0001.68
Billy TaylorP7273313011.0001.97
Aaron SmallP719651512.9521.87
Mike MohlerP6210171810.9622.22
Don WengertP49134131612.9671.95
Dane JohnsonP38451420.7141.00
Carlos ReyesP3777611011.0001.98
Steve KarsayP2413271341.8331.36
T.J. MathewsP24281410.8331.60
Ariel PrietoP2212591952.8482.02
Dave TelghederP20101924041.0002.94
Mike OquistP1910781012.9471.51
Mark AcreP151511001.0001.18
Richie LewisP141803001.0001.48
Brad RigbyP147751412.9502.22
Willie AdamsP1358210001.0001.86
Jimmy HaynesP137361022.8891.97
Andrew LorraineP122942011.0001.85
Tim KubinskiP111221011.0002.21
Jay WitasickP8110000.0000.00
Gary HaughtP61111001.0001.62
Eric LudwickP62423011.0001.88
John JohnstoneP5610001.0001.48
Steve MontgomeryP4610001.0001.48
Billy BrewerP320000.0000.00
Steve WojciechowskiP21004001.0003.56
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jose CansecoDH56.0000.00
Geronimo BerroaDH32.0000.00
Jason GiambiDH25.0000.00
Dave MagadanDH25.0000.00
Pat LennonDH17.0000.00
Matt StairsDH16.0000.00
Mark BellhornDH3.0000.00
Brian LesherDH3.0000.00
Tony BatistaDH1.0000.00
George WilliamsDH1.0000.00
Ernie YoungDH1.0000.00


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