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1997 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 79-83 .488
Rank: 2nd in National League Central
Run Differential: 725-760 -35
Roster Continuity 46.70% 26/28
Manager(s): Gene Lamont
General Manager: Cam Bonifay
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Three Rivers Stadium
Payroll: $ 9,071,666 28/28
Attendance: 1,657,022 21/28
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: J.J. Davis (#8) All picks
Years Active:
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Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Rick Renick
Bullpen Coach: Spin Williams
Third Base Coach: Jack Lind

#1 Draft Picks

Shawon Dunston (#1), Eddie Williams (#4), Jeff Granger (#5), Mark Smith (#9), Dave Wainhouse (#19), John Ericks (#22), Jason Kendall (#23), Dale Sveum (#25), Midre Cummings (#29), Jermaine Allensworth (#34)
National League Central Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1997 Pittsburgh Pirates season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    46Jermaine AllensworthCF6-0190R-R251996PIT: 1993-1-34MLB--
    13Adrian BrownCF-RF6-0185B-R231997PIT: 1992-48-1351MLBTexas Rangers
    19Emil BrownCF-LF6-2193R-R221997OAK: 1994-6-149MLBSan Diego Padres
    41Jason ChristiansenP6-5241R-L271995Not draftedMLBSan Francisco Giants
    6Lou CollierSS-LF5-10182R-R231997PIT: 1992-31-875MLB--
    26Steve CookeP6-6229R-L271992PIT: 1989-35-912MLB--
    67Francisco CordovaP6-1197R-R251996Not draftedMLB--
    30Midre CummingsRF-CF6-0195L-R251993MIN: 1990-1-29MLBBaltimore Orioles
    71Elmer DessensP6-0187R-R251996Not draftedMLBNew York Mets
    3Shawon DunstonSS6-1180R-R341985CHN: 1982-1-1MLB--
    10Kevin ElsterSS6-2200R-R321986NYN: 1984-2-28MLB--
    57John EricksP6-7220R-R301995SLN: 1988-1-22MLB--
    22Freddy Garcia3B-LF6-2190R-R241995Not draftedMLB--
    39Jeff GrangerP6-4200R-L251993KCA: 1993-1-5MLB--
    11Jose GuillenRF-LF5-11195R-R211997Not draftedMLBKansas City Royals
    36Jason JohnsonP6-6235R-R231997Not draftedMLBNew York Yankees
    36Mark Johnson1B6-4230L-L291995PIT: 1990-20-537MLB--
    18Jason KendallC6-0195R-R231996PIT: 1992-1-23MLB-Retired
    47Jon LieberP6-3225L-R271994KCA: 1992-2-44MLBChicago Cubs
    34Esteban LoaizaP6-3210R-R251995Not draftedMLBOakland Athletics
    51Rich LoiselleP6-5253R-R251996SDN: 1991-38-991MLB--
    28Al MartinLF6-2214L-L291992ATL: 1985-8-198MLB--
    55Ramon MorelP6-2175R-R221995Not draftedMLB--
    48Abraham NunezSS-2B5-11185B-R211997Not draftedMLBMilwaukee Brewers
    15Keith OsikC6-0192R-R281996PIT: 1990-24-641MLBWashington Nationals
    38Chris PetersP6-1170L-L251996PIT: 1993-37-1046MLB--
    2Kevin PolcovichSS5-9182R-R271997PIT: 1992-30-847MLB--
    16Joe Randa3B5-11190R-R271995KCA: 1991-11-288MLBPittsburgh Pirates
    73Ricardo RinconP5-10187L-L271997Not draftedMLBNew York Mets
    49Matt RuebelP6-2180L-L271996PIT: 1991-3-97MLB--
    42Jason SchmidtP6-5213R-R241995ATL: 1991-8-205MLBLos Angeles Dodgers
    56Jose SilvaP6-5235R-R231996TOR: 1991-6-172MLB--
    25Mark SmithLF-RF6-3235R-R271994BAL: 1991-1-9MLB--
    63Clint SodowskyP6-4200L-R241995DET: 1991-9-244MLB--
    17Dale SveumSS-3B6-2212B-R331986MIL: 1982-1-25MLB--
    43Paul WagnerP6-1210R-R291992PIT: 1989-12-314MLB--
    53Dave WainhouseP6-2196L-R291991MON: 1988-1-19MLB--
    39Jeff WallaceP6-2238L-L211997KCA: 1995-25-694MLB--
    12Turner WardRF-CF6-2204B-R321990NYA: 1986-18-470MLB--
    35Marc WilkinsP5-11212R-R261996PIT: 1992-47-1323MLB--
    30Eddie Williams1B-3B6-0210R-R321986NYN: 1983-1-4MLB--
    5Tony WomackSS-2B5-9159L-R271993PIT: 1991-7-201MLBNew York Yankees
    29Kevin Young1B6-3222R-R281992PIT: 1990-7-187MLB--

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