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1997 Oakland Athletics (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
W-L Record: 65-97 .401
Rank: 4th in American League West
Run Differential: 764-946 -182
Roster Continuity 63.35% 15/28
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: Did not qualify
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
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1997 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11997-04-02L 7-9 CLE
    21997-04-03W 5-4 CLE
    31997-04-04W 4-2 NYA
    41997-04-05L 5-10 NYA
    51997-04-06W 3-0 NYA
    61997-04-07W 6-2 BOS
    71997-04-08L 7-13 BOS
    81997-04-09W 4-3 BOS
    91997-04-11W 3-1 @NYA
    101997-04-13L 2-3 @NYA
    111997-04-13W 7-4 @NYA
    121997-04-14L 1-10 @BOS
    131997-04-15L 2-7 @BOS
    141997-04-16L 3-4 @TOR
    151997-04-17L 4-5 @TOR
    161997-04-18W 9-5 @DET
    171997-04-19W 7-1 @DET
    181997-04-20L 2-9 @DET
    191997-04-22L 3-5 MIN
    201997-04-23W 6-1 MIN
    211997-04-24W 12-11 MIN
    221997-04-25L 3-10 KCA
    231997-04-26W 7-6 KCA
    241997-04-27L 1-7 KCA
    251997-04-29L 4-10 @CLE
    261997-04-30W 11-9 @CLE
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    271997-05-01L 1-7 @CLE
    281997-05-02L 1-7 @BAL
    291997-05-03W 4-3 @BAL
    301997-05-04L 0-11 @BAL
    311997-05-05L 7-11 @MIL
    321997-05-06W 6-5 @MIL
    331997-05-07L 0-1 @MIL
    341997-05-08L 6-10 @CHA
    351997-05-09L 2-3 @CHA
    361997-05-10L 8-9 @CHA
    371997-05-11L 5-8 @CHA
    381997-05-12L 1-5 BAL
    391997-05-13L 3-7 BAL
    401997-05-14W 7-4 MIL
    411997-05-15W 6-5 MIL
    421997-05-16L 2-6 CHA
    431997-05-17L 6-7 CHA
    441997-05-18L 4-10 CHA
    451997-05-20L 3-8 @TEX
    461997-05-21W 7-3 @TEX
    471997-05-22L 7-10 @TEX
    481997-05-23W 8-4 @MIN
    491997-05-24L 4-7 @MIN
    501997-05-25L 6-7 @MIN
    511997-05-26W 2-1 @KCA
    521997-05-27W 8-6 @KCA
    531997-05-28L 10-14 ANA
    541997-05-29L 1-7 ANA
    551997-05-30W 12-7 TOR
    561997-05-31L 3-13 TOR
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    571997-06-01W 8-2 TOR
    581997-06-02L 7-8 DET
    591997-06-03W 9-8 DET
    601997-06-05W 4-3 @TOR
    611997-06-06L 1-4 @TOR
    621997-06-07L 1-3 @TOR
    631997-06-08W 7-5 @TOR
    641997-06-10L 4-6 @DET
    651997-06-11L 2-4 @DET
    661997-06-12W 5-4 LAN
    671997-06-13L 4-6 LAN
    681997-06-14L 1-7 COL
    691997-06-15W 5-2 COL
    701997-06-17W 10-3 @SDN
    711997-06-18W 11-9 @SDN
    721997-06-19L 3-4 @ANA
    731997-06-20L 2-5 @ANA
    741997-06-21L 3-5 @ANA
    751997-06-22L 6-7 @ANA
    761997-06-23L 5-6 @SEA
    771997-06-24W 4-1 @SEA
    781997-06-25L 4-9 @SEA
    791997-06-26W 6-3 TEX
    801997-06-27W 7-4 TEX
    811997-06-28L 0-2 TEX
    821997-06-29W 7-5 TEX
    831997-06-30L 6-15 SDN
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    841997-07-01W 8-6 SDN
    851997-07-02W 8-1 @SFN
    861997-07-03L 4-6 @SFN
    871997-07-04L 6-7 @TEX
    881997-07-05L 1-8 @TEX
    891997-07-06W 9-8 @TEX
    901997-07-10L 4-8 ANA
    911997-07-11L 4-14 ANA
    921997-07-12L 3-6 ANA
    931997-07-13L 3-5 ANA
    941997-07-14L 2-6 SEA
    951997-07-15W 8-5 SEA
    961997-07-16W 11-3 KCA
    971997-07-17W 11-3 KCA
    981997-07-18L 3-7 MIN
    991997-07-19L 6-7 MIN
    1001997-07-20L 0-1 MIN
    1011997-07-22L 3-4 @BOS
    1021997-07-23W 5-2 @BOS
    1031997-07-24L 0-3 @BOS
    1041997-07-25W 2-1 @CLE
    1051997-07-26L 3-6 @CLE
    1061997-07-27L 2-4 @CLE
    1071997-07-28L 3-4 @NYA
    1081997-07-29L 4-7 @NYA
    1091997-07-30L 0-7 @NYA
    1101997-07-31L 0-4 BAL
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1111997-08-01W 2-1 BAL
    1121997-08-02L 3-13 BAL
    1131997-08-03L 5-7 BAL
    1141997-08-05L 0-3 CHA
    1151997-08-06W 3-2 CHA
    1161997-08-07W 5-4 MIL
    1171997-08-09W 3-2 MIL
    1181997-08-10W 4-3 MIL
    1191997-08-10L 5-9 MIL
    1201997-08-12L 0-8 @BAL
    1211997-08-13W 4-2 @BAL
    1221997-08-14W 12-5 @CHA
    1231997-08-15W 11-6 @CHA
    1241997-08-16L 5-6 @MIL
    1251997-08-17L 2-5 @MIL
    1261997-08-20L 5-7 BOS
    1271997-08-20L 4-5 BOS
    1281997-08-21W 13-6 BOS
    1291997-08-22L 3-5 CLE
    1301997-08-23L 4-7 CLE
    1311997-08-24W 4-1 CLE
    1321997-08-26L 2-18 NYA
    1331997-08-27W 8-7 NYA
    1341997-08-28L 1-7 @LAN
    1351997-08-29L 4-5 @LAN
    1361997-08-30L 3-4 @COL
    1371997-08-31L 4-10 @COL
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1381997-09-01L 2-8 SFN
    1391997-09-03W 12-3 SFN
    1401997-09-04L 6-7 @KCA
    1411997-09-05W 9-6 @KCA
    1421997-09-06W 9-3 @KCA
    1431997-09-07W 9-4 @KCA
    1441997-09-08L 2-7 @MIN
    1451997-09-09W 5-1 @MIN
    1461997-09-10W 3-2 TOR
    1471997-09-11W 8-7 TOR
    1481997-09-12L 2-7 DET
    1491997-09-13W 4-2 DET
    1501997-09-14L 5-6 DET
    1511997-09-15L 3-6 DET
    1521997-09-17L 4-8 @ANA
    1531997-09-18W 7-3 @ANA
    1541997-09-19L 4-9 SEA
    1551997-09-20W 4-3 SEA
    1561997-09-21L 2-9 SEA
    1571997-09-22L 2-4 SEA
    1581997-09-23L 6-14 TEX
    1591997-09-24L 4-8 TEX
    1601997-09-26W 8-5 @SEA
    1611997-09-27L 3-9 @SEA
    1621997-09-28W 9-7 @SEA
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    65-97
    Brent Mayne 73
    George Williams 55
    Izzy Molina 34
    Mark McGwire 101
    Jason Giambi 48
    Dave Magadan 10
    Brian Lesher 2
    Matt Stairs 1
    Scott Spiezio 140
    Mark Bellhorn 16
    Rafael Bournigal 2
    Tilson Brito 2
    Scott Sheldon 1
    Tony Batista 1
    Scott Brosius 94
    Mark Bellhorn 37
    Dave Magadan 25
    Tilson Brito 6
    Rafael Bournigal 59
    Tony Batista 54
    Miguel Tejada 25
    Scott Brosius 12
    Scott Sheldon 8
    Tilson Brito 4
    Jason Giambi 67
    Brian Lesher 26
    Matt Stairs 23
    Jose Canseco 17
    Pat Lennon 16
    Jason McDonald 7
    Damon Mashore 3
    Scott Brosius 3
    Damon Mashore 68
    Jason McDonald 45
    Ernie Young 44
    Scott Brosius 5
    Matt Stairs 44
    Geronimo Berroa 42
    Jose Canseco 27
    Ben Grieve 22
    Scott Brosius 9
    Pat Lennon 8
    Ernie Young 6
    Brian Lesher 3
    Damon Mashore 1
    Jose Canseco 60
    Geronimo Berroa 27
    Dave Magadan 24
    Jason Giambi 22
    Matt Stairs 13
    Pat Lennon 5
    Mark Bellhorn 2
    Brian Lesher 1


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