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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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
21Scott Spiezio2B2453858131
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65934475123413.243.300.388688.145.238.2581.7038.4209590
16Jason GiambiLF-1B2651966152
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2
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20
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81015589630811.293.362.495857.202.306.3161.6226.0257588
7Scott Brosius3B304795997
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1
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11
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41943410241549.203.259.317576.115.196.2323.0043.5152526
33Jose CansecoDH323885691
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19
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748251122310415.235.325.461786.227.374.2752.3916.9179446
25Mark McGwire1B3336648104
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034
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8110589848059.284.383.6281011.344.505.2931.6910.8230433
12Matt StairsRF2935262105
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7332506031146.298.386.582968.284.429.2901.2013.0205410
31Damon MashoreCF272795569
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1854508251715.247.370.330700.082.265.3381.6493.092342
17Dave Magadan3B-1B342713882
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10
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3010504021417.303.414.391805.089.277.3420.8067.8106328
29Geronimo BerroaRF-DH322614081
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12
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016
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42323658120112.310.395.540935.230.372.3461.6116.3141299
6Brent MayneC292562974
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12
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2210183341226.289.343.406749.117.191.3111.8342.7104282
2Jason McDonaldCF252364762
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14138364910210.263.361.394755.131.305.3151.3659.093276
47Mark Bellhorn3B222243351
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9
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1971327000501.228.324.357681.129.299.3042.1937.380261
26Rafael BournigalSS312222962
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20211619417011.279.339.333672.054.131.3021.19222.074249
19George WilliamsC282013058
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2201354620212.289.397.388785.100.269.3591.3167.078241
28Tony BatistaSS231882238
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1822143120308.202.265.330595.128.202.2222.2147.062207
11Ernie YoungCF271752239
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1513195720226.223.303.349652.126.223.2963.0035.061200
5Brian LesherLF261311730
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164193000024.229.275.366641.137.229.2633.3332.848142
23Pat LennonLF-DH291161434
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1401153500003.293.374.388762.095.216.4132.33116.045131
13Izzy MolinaC26111622
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70031700101.198.219.324543.126.153.2095.6737.036115
4Miguel TejadaSS23991020
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102022230003.202.240.333573.131.172.24011.0049.533104
14Ben GrieveRF21931229
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03
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2400132511101.312.402.473875.161.301.4001.9231.044108
8Tilson Brito3B-SS2546813
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60011000200.283.298.500798.217.239.32410.0023.02349
8Scott SheldonSS282426
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2001610100.250.308.375683.125.167.2946.0024.0927
45Mike OquistP29401
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0000000000100.250.250.250500.000.000.250----15
57Brad RigbyP243000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
51Jimmy HaynesP242000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
41Eric LudwickP252000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
50Dave TelghederP302000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
30Aaron SmallP251000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
20Steve KarsayP250100000000000000-----------00
Batting Totals185455897641451274231977147136642118149234940133.260.334.423757.163.284.2951.8428.423626320
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
56Don Wengert275116.0449121016213417796902141682081.6311.891.412.754.571.66
20Steve Karsay253125.752424000013216692852047927091.6011.231.353.186.231.96
48Ariel Prieto27685.042222000012515584701670907151.8011.161.155.046.481.29
45Mike Oquist29465.001917100010711162601543722061.439.251.253.586.001.67
32Mike Mohler281105.1262100016110111665581154664071.6710.240.974.765.821.22
50Dave Telgheder30466.062019000010113471681535554021.6711.941.343.124.901.57
30Aaron Small25954.2771000224961095046640574031.5410.110.563.715.291.43
57Brad Rigby24174.8514140000779244421422343021.4610.621.622.543.921.55
37Carlos Reyes28345.8437600907710152501325432121.6411.811.522.925.031.72
51Jimmy Haynes24364.441313000073743836740654121.569.120.864.938.011.63
22Billy Taylor35343.8272000452373703231336660051.458.630.374.448.141.83
24,42Buddy Groom31225.12780007364753837924453001.5210.381.253.326.231.88
40Willie Adams24358.221312000058735353932372041.8111.331.404.975.741.16
59Dane Johnson34414.503800012245492823431434121.749.590.786.078.411.39
49Andrew Lorraine24316.30126001029452221215180012.0013.500.604.505.401.20
29T.J. Mathews27624.342400014328341814512240011.5910.551.553.727.452.00
41Eric Ludwick25148.2565000024322422716140012.0012.002.636.005.250.88
44,51Richie Lewis31209.47140005018242120715122012.0511.373.327.115.680.80
55Mark Acre28205.6315000501521101018120001.8111.810.564.506.751.50
58Tim Kubinski25005.54110003012129826100011.388.311.384.156.921.67
49Gary Haught26007.3660002011129936111021.649.822.454.919.001.83
52Jay Witasick24005.738000101114772680001.8211.451.644.916.551.33
39Steve Wojciechowski26028.102200001017992150001.8015.301.800.904.505.00
53John Johnstone28003.0050001067220740002.3310.500.0010.506.000.57
53Steve Montgomery260110.50400000610772810003.0015.003.0012.001.500.13
47Billy Brewer290013.5030001024331210003.0018.004.509.004.500.50
Pitching Totals65975.49642162201603814451734946881197642953514641.6410.801.234.005.941.48
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Mark Acre281500000000001.000------------------110
Willie Adams241300000000001.000------------------2100
Tony Batista23000146100001------1.0001.000.970--------961748
Mark Bellhorn220001740100003------.960.9511.000--------721239
Geronimo Berroa320000000043032----------------.986--7111
Rafael Bournigal31000707400000------1.000--.980--------1001996
Billy Brewer2930000000000--------------------000
Tilson Brito25000210600000------1.000.9201.000--------16312
Scott Brosius30000010730661100--------.977.9701.000.9001.000--14224710
Jose Canseco3200000019027056------------1.000--.909--7425
Jason Giambi2600510006800025----.989------.982------501447
Ben Grieve21000000002400----------------1.000--3910
Buddy Groom317800000000001.000------------------2100
Gary Haught26600000000001.000------------------110
Jimmy Haynes24130000000000.889------------------6102
Dane Johnson34380000000000.714------------------142
John Johnstone28500000000001.000------------------100
Steve Karsay25240000000000.833------------------7134
Tim Kubinski251100000000001.000------------------210
Pat Lennon2900000023112017------------.950.8001.000--5303
Brian Lesher26003000310303----1.000------.955--1.000--8753
Richie Lewis311400000000001.000------------------030
Andrew Lorraine241200000000001.000------------------420
Eric Ludwick25600000000001.000------------------230
Dave Magadan3400300490000025----1.000--.940----------148655
Damon Mashore270000002871600------------1.000.9891.000--203102
T.J. Mathews27240000000000.833------------------141
Brent Mayne29083000000000--.996----------------419362
Jason McDonald250000001866000------------.937.971----14725
Mark McGwire330010100000000----.994--------------884606
Mike Mohler28620000000000.962------------------7181
Izzy Molina26048000000000--.992----------------218172
Steve Montgomery26400000000001.000------------------100
Mike Oquist29190000000000.947------------------8101
Ariel Prieto27220000000000.848------------------9195
Carlos Reyes283700000000001.000------------------6110
Brad Rigby24140000000000.950------------------5141
Scott Sheldon28000111200000------1.000--.939--------16182
Aaron Small25710000000000.952------------------5151
Scott Spiezio240001461000000------.990------------2804157
Matt Stairs2900700028063016----.958------.952--.989--14394
Billy Taylor357200000000001.000------------------3130
Miguel Tejada23000002600000----------.968--------54684
Dave Telgheder302000000000001.000------------------9240
Don Wengert27490000000000.967------------------13161
George Williams28067000000001--.984----------------336276
Jay Witasick2480000000000--------------------000
Steve Wojciechowski26200000000001.000------------------040
Ernie Young270000001601201--------------.978.929--13954


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