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1997 PITTSBURGH PIRATES

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Pittsburgh,PA
Team Record:  79-83   .488
Result:   2nd in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Gene Lamont
General Manager:   Cam Bonifay
Stadium:  Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance:  1,657,022
Payroll:  $9,071,666
Playoffs: Season in progress

Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Shawon Dunston (34)
Youngest Player:  Jose Guillen (21)
Longest Tenure:  Al Martin, Paul Wagner (6)
Top Hitter:  Tony Womack (17)
Top Pitcher:  Jon Lieber (18)
Top Draft Pick:  J.J. Davis (#8)

Roster Continuity:  46.70%
Top Prospect:   Kris Benson
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Houston8478.519--
Pittsburgh7983.4885.0
Cincinnati7686.4698.0
St. Louis7389.45111.0
Chi Cubs6894.42016.0


PITCHING STATISTICS
PitcherGameSeasonResultDecisionIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
Ricardo Rincon1997-04-031997L  7-5 @ SFN  1.2111022000831171455%10-01st career game
Rich Loiselle1997-04-131997L  14-5 vs LAN  221100200082520580%101-0Threw 80% strikes
Ricardo Rincon1997-04-191997W  6-5 vs CINW 2200015010937221559%61-11st career win, Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
Rich Loiselle1997-04-281997W  9-4 @ PHI  2.2200000000102217577%162-0Threw 77% strikes
Ricardo Rincon1997-05-011997W  3-2 vs SFNSv 2100004000629181162%102-21st career save
Rich Loiselle1997-05-021997W  3-2 @ ATLSv 120000000041410471%172-01st career save
Francisco Cordova1997-05-091997W  9-0 vs ATLWSHO970004800034112733965%666-10Complete game/Shutout
Clint Sodowsky1997-05-171997L  11-1 vs FLO  2.14220061001048282058%163-5Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
Rich Loiselle1997-06-291997L  10-8 vs NYN  132210100062319483%352-1Threw 83% strikes
Jon Lieber1997-06-301997W  3-1 vs CHAWCG9511021000032107674063%10624-2710 Strikeouts
Jason Schmidt1997-07-021997W  3-1 vs CHAWCG9511011000032127893870%4411-1210 Strikeouts
Francisco Cordova1997-07-121997W  3-0 vs HOU  9000021000130121754662%7710-1210 Strikeouts
Paul Wagner1997-07-241997L  8-6 @ SDN  220000010082721678%13226-40Threw 78% strikes
Jason Christiansen1997-08-041997L  6-0 vs ATL  2.120000300092620677%1135-6Threw 77% strikes
Jeff Wallace1997-08-211997L  9-4 vs SDN  1100022000521101148%10-01st career game
Jason Johnson1997-08-271997L  9-5 vs LAN  141110100062012860%10-01st career game
Jose Silva1997-09-021997W  6-4 vs CLEW 6.193214300031109743568%91-01st career win
Francisco Cordova1997-09-131997L  4-1 vs CHNL 4.17430030001851391276%8614-15Threw 76% strikes
Jon Lieber1997-09-211997W  14-2 vs SLNW 8422111010029107703765%12130-3310 Strikeouts


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