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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:  -

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

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Shawon DunstonSS34$ 2,325,000   
Al MartinLF29$ 2,266,667   
Kevin ElsterSS32$ 1,650,000   
Dale SveumSS-3B33$ 400,000   
Kevin Young1B28$ 400,000   
Jon LieberP27$ 335,000   
Steve CookeP27$ 300,000   
Paul WagnerP29$ 300,000   
Turner WardRF-CF32$ 300,000   
Eddie Williams1B-3B32$ 250,000   
Jason KendallC23$ 235,000   
Joe Randa3B27$ 220,000   
Francisco CordovaP25$ 210,000   
Jason SchmidtP24$ 210,000   
John EricksP30$ 200,000   
Jeff GrangerP25$ 200,000   
Esteban LoaizaP25$ 200,000   
Jason ChristiansenP27$ 195,000   
Midre CummingsRF-CF25$ 180,000   
Keith OsikC28$ 175,000   
Marc WilkinsP26$ 162,500   
Jermaine AllensworthCF25$ 160,000   
Matt RuebelP27$ 160,000   
Dave WainhouseP29$ 160,000   
Tony WomackSS-2B27$ 160,000   
Rich LoiselleP25$ 155,000   
Adrian BrownCF-RF23$ 150,000   
Emil BrownCF-LF22$ 150,000   
Lou CollierSS-LF23$ 150,000   
Elmer DessensP25$ 150,000   
Freddy Garcia3B-LF24$ 150,000   
Jose GuillenRF-LF21$ 150,000   
Jason JohnsonP23$ 150,000   
Mark Johnson1B29$ 150,000   
Ramon MorelP22$ 150,000   
Abraham NunezSS-2B21$ 150,000   
Chris PetersP25$ 150,000   
Kevin PolcovichSS27$ 150,000   
Ricardo RinconP27$ 150,000   
Jose SilvaP23$ 150,000   
Mark SmithLF-RF27$ 150,000   
Clint SodowskyP24$ 150,000   
Jeff WallaceP21$ 150,000   


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