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1997 TEXAS RANGERS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  
Team Record:  77-85   .475
Result:   3rd in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Johnny Oates
General Manager:   Douglas Melvin
Stadium:  The Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance:  2,945,228
Payroll:  $50,112,268
Playoffs:  -

Texas Rangers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Mickey Tettleton (36)
Youngest Player:  Fernando Tatis (22)
Longest Tenure:  Juan Gonzalez (9)
Top Hitter:  Rusty Greer (5)
Top Pitcher:  John Burkett (19)
Top Draft Pick:  Jason Romano (#39)

Roster Continuity:  63.23%
Top Prospect:   Danny Kolb
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Seattle9072.556--
Anaheim8478.5196.0
Texas7785.47513.0
Oakland6597.40125.0

TEAM INFORMATION
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttTEX PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1997-04-01vs MIL1W  6-21-0245,098 Ken HillBen McDonaldKen HillBen McDonald 624
1997-04-04vs BAL2L  4-51-1326,058 John BurkettScott EricksonScott EricksonDanny PattersonArmando Benitez1073
1997-04-05vs BAL3L  7-91-2339,073 Darren OliverShawn BoskieArthur RhodesDarren OliverRandy Myers17161
1997-04-06vs BAL4W  9-32-2236,156 Roger PavlikMike MussinaRoger PavlikMike Mussina 26197
1997-04-07@ MIL5L  3-52-3242,893Ken HillCal EldredCal EldredKen HillDoug Jones29245
1997-04-10@ MIL6W  2-03-335,638Bobby WittScott KarlBobby WittScott KarlJohn Wetteland31247
1997-04-11@ BAL7L  3-93-4340,575John BurkettMike MussinaMike MussinaJohn Burkett 34331
1997-04-13@ BAL8L  0-93-5444,154Roger PavlikJimmy KeyJimmy KeyRoger Pavlik 3442-8
1997-04-14vs CHA9W  3-14-5427,891 Ken HillWilson AlvarezDanny PattersonWilson AlvarezJohn Wetteland3743-6
1997-04-15vs CHA10W  5-25-5427,990 Bobby WittJames BaldwinBobby WittJames BaldwinJohn Wetteland4245-3
1997-04-16@ KCA11W  2-06-5212,239John BurkettJim PittsleyJohn BurkettJim PittsleyJohn Wetteland4445-1
1997-04-17@ KCA12W  5-17-5213,790Darren OliverTim BelcherDarren OliverTim Belcher 49463
1997-04-18vs TOR13L  5-67-6230,452 Roger PavlikPat HentgenPat HentgenRoger PavlikMike Timlin54522
1997-04-19vs TOR14L  0-67-7344,206 Ken HillRoger ClemensRoger ClemensKen Hill 5458-4
1997-04-20vs TOR15W  10-58-7234,333 Bobby WittJuan GuzmanBobby WittJuan Guzman 64631
1997-04-21vs DET16L  6-78-8321,562 John BurkettWillie BlairA.J. SagerEd VosbergDan Miceli70700
1997-04-23vs DET17W  2-19-8235,230 Darren OliverOmar OlivaresJohn WettelandDoug Brocail 72711
1997-04-24vs DET18W  4-210-8231,902 Roger PavlikJustin ThompsonRoger PavlikJustin ThompsonJohn Wetteland76733
1997-04-25@ MIN19W  6-311-8216,336Ken HillBob TewksburyKen HillBob TewksburyJohn Wetteland82766
1997-04-26@ MIN20W  6-112-8217,956Bobby WittScott AldredBobby WittScott AldredEric Gunderson887711
1997-04-27@ MIN21W  7-313-8217,118John BurkettBrad RadkeDanny PattersonDan Naulty 958015
1997-04-28@ MIL22L  8-1413-927,459Darren OliverBen McDonaldBen McDonaldDarren Oliver 103949
1997-04-29@ CHA23L  1-213-10216,143Roger PavlikJaime NavarroJaime NavarroDanny Patterson 104968
1997-04-30@ CHA24W  6-214-10214,034Ken HillWilson AlvarezBobby WittWilson Alvarez 1109812
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttTEX PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1997-05-02vs BOS25L  4-514-11235,338 John BurkettAaron SeleButch HenryDanny PattersonHeathcliff Slocumb11410311
1997-05-03vs BOS26W  7-615-11243,557 Darren OliverSteve AveryEd VosbergHeathcliff Slocumb 12110912
1997-05-04vs BOS27W  7-616-11237,294 Bobby WittJohn WasdinDanny PattersonButch HenryJohn Wetteland12811513
1997-05-06@ CLE28L  4-516-12240,451Roger PavlikOrel HershiserOrel HershiserRoger PavlikMichael Jackson13212012
1997-05-07@ NYA29L  2-516-13218,778John BurkettDavid ConeDavid ConeJohn BurkettMariano Rivera1341259
1997-05-08@ NYA30L  4-516-14217,483Darren OliverAndy PettitteAndy PettitteDarren OliverMariano Rivera1381308
1997-05-09@ BOS31W  5-117-14223,514Bobby WittJohn WasdinBobby WittJohn Wasdin 14313112
1997-05-10@ BOS32W  11-518-14225,084Jose AlberroChris HammondDanny PattersonHeathcliff Slocumb 15413618
1997-05-11@ BOS33W  8-619-14227,025Julio SantanaTom GordonJulio SantanaTom GordonJohn Wetteland16214220
1997-05-12vs CLE34W  4-220-14125,327 John BurkettJack McDowellJohn BurkettJack McDowellJohn Wetteland16614422
1997-05-13vs CLE35L  3-720-15231,798 Darren OliverChad OgeaChad OgeaDarren OliverAlvin Morman16915118
1997-05-14vs CLE36W  4-321-15230,268 Bobby WittCharles NagyJohn WettelandAlbie Lopez 17315419
1997-05-15vs NYA37L  2-821-16235,488 Jose AlberroKenny RogersKenny RogersJose Alberro 17516213
1997-05-16vs NYA38W  6-022-16142,420 Julio SantanaDavid WellsJulio SantanaDavid WellsDanny Patterson18116219
1997-05-17vs NYA39L  5-1122-17146,625 John BurkettRamiro MendozaRamiro MendozaJohn Burkett 18617313
1997-05-18vs NYA40W  4-223-17146,850 Darren OliverDavid ConeDarren OliverDavid ConeJohn Wetteland19017515
1997-05-20vs OAK41W  8-324-17129,745 Bobby WittAriel PrietoBobby WittAriel Prieto 19817820
1997-05-21vs OAK42L  3-724-18142,312 Julio SantanaDave TelghederDave TelghederJulio Santana 20118516
1997-05-22vs OAK43W  10-725-18136,204 John BurkettWillie AdamsJohn BurkettMike OquistJohn Wetteland21119219
1997-05-23@ DET44L  1-725-19116,017Darren OliverBrian MoehlerBrian MoehlerDarren Oliver 21219913
1997-05-24@ DET45W  8-426-19110,797Ken HillTim PughKen HillTim Pugh 22020317
1997-05-25@ DET46L  5-1326-20113,451Bobby WittFelipe LiraFelipe LiraBobby WittA.J. Sager2252169
1997-05-26@ TOR47L  1-826-21128,113Julio SantanaRoger ClemensRoger ClemensJulio Santana 2262242
1997-05-27@ TOR48W  15-527-21128,126John BurkettRobert PersonJohn BurkettRobert Person 24122912
1997-05-28@ SEA49L  0-527-22126,016Darren OliverRandy JohnsonRandy JohnsonDarren Oliver 2412347
1997-05-29@ SEA50W  8-228-22128,722Ken HillJamie MoyerKen HillJamie Moyer 24923613
1997-05-30vs KCA51L  2-328-23135,606 Bobby WittGlendon RuschGlendon RuschBobby WittHipolito Pichardo25123912
1997-05-31vs KCA52W  3-129-23143,769 Julio SantanaKevin AppierJulio SantanaKevin AppierJohn Wetteland25424014
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttTEX PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1997-06-01vs KCA53L  2-629-24145,831 John BurkettJose RosadoJose RosadoJohn BurkettRandy Veres25624610
1997-06-02vs MIN54W  8-030-24132,347 Darren OliverBrad RadkeDarren OliverBrad Radke 26424618
1997-06-03vs MIN55L  4-530-25128,620 Ken HillRich RobertsonRich RobertsonKen HillRick Aguilera26825117
1997-06-05@ KCA56W  6-331-25117,351Bobby WittKevin AppierJohn WettelandHipolito Pichardo 27425420
1997-06-06@ KCA57L  1-231-26116,793John BurkettJose RosadoJose RosadoJohn Burkett 27525619
1997-06-07@ KCA58L  4-1031-27126,542Darren OliverJim PittsleyJim PittsleyDarren Oliver 27926613
1997-06-08@ KCA59L  2-431-28330,288Ken HillTim BelcherTim BelcherKen HillMike Williams28127011
1997-06-10@ MIN60L  1-1031-29313,864Bobby WittBob TewksburyBob TewksburyBobby Witt 2822802
1997-06-11@ MIN61W  9-632-29311,498John BurkettScott AldredJohn BurkettScott AldredJohn Wetteland2912865
1997-06-12vs SFN62L  3-432-30346,507 Darren OliverMark GardnerMark GardnerDarren OliverRod Beck2942904
1997-06-13vs SFN63W  6-533-30344,168 Ken HillShawn EstesJohn WettelandRich Rodriguez 3002955
1997-06-14vs SDN64W  8-634-30244,288 Julio SantanaDanny JacksonMatt WhitesideDanny JacksonJohn Wetteland3083017
1997-06-15vs SDN65W  7-435-30234,765 Bobby WittAndy AshbyBobby WittAndy AshbyJohn Wetteland31530510
1997-06-17@ COL66W  10-836-30248,243John BurkettJohn ThomsonDanny PattersonSteve Reed 32531312
1997-06-18@ COL67L  9-1036-31243,432Darren OliverJamey WrightCurt LeskanicJohn Wetteland 33432311
1997-06-19vs SEA68L  1-236-32245,572 Ken HillRandy JohnsonRandy JohnsonKen HillBobby Ayala33532510
1997-06-20vs SEA69L  4-536-33246,013 Bobby WittBob WolcottBob WolcottBobby WittScott Sanders3393309
1997-06-21vs SEA70L  8-1536-34346,193 Julio SantanaJamie MoyerMike MadduxEd Vosberg 3473452
1997-06-22vs SEA71L  4-636-35340,814 John BurkettJeff FasseroJeff FasseroJohn BurkettBobby Ayala3513510
1997-06-23vs ANA72L  0-136-36341,984 Darren OliverAllen WatsonAllen WatsonDarren OliverRich DeLucia351352-1
1997-06-24vs ANA73L  6-736-37336,914 Ken HillDennis SpringerRich DeLuciaXavier HernandezTroy Percival357359-2
1997-06-25vs ANA74W  5-437-37342,863 Bobby WittMatt PerishoEric GundersonMike Holtz 362363-1
1997-06-26@ OAK75L  3-637-3838,350Julio SantanaAriel PrietoAriel PrietoJulio SantanaBilly Taylor365369-4
1997-06-27@ OAK76L  4-737-39312,046John BurkettMike OquistMike OquistJohn BurkettBilly Taylor369376-7
1997-06-28@ OAK77W  2-038-39335,188Darren OliverBrad RigbyDarren OliverBrad RigbyJohn Wetteland371376-5
1997-06-29@ OAK78L  5-738-40313,254Ken HillSteve KarsayCarlos ReyesXavier HernandezBuddy Groom376383-7
1997-06-30@ LAN79W  3-239-40331,721Bobby WittIsmael ValdezBobby WittIsmael ValdezJohn Wetteland379385-6
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttTEX PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1997-07-01@ LAN80L  3-639-41354,179Julio SantanaTom CandiottiDarren DreifortJulio SantanaTodd Worrell382391-9
1997-07-02vs COL81W  9-140-41338,569 John BurkettJohn ThomsonJohn BurkettJohn Thomson 391392-1
1997-07-03vs COL82W  8-341-41338,907 Darren OliverKevin RitzDarren OliverKevin Ritz 3993954
1997-07-04vs OAK83W  7-642-41246,934 Ken HillSteve KarsayKen HillSteve KarsayJohn Wetteland4064015
1997-07-05vs OAK84W  8-143-41243,612 Bobby WittDon WengertBobby WittDon Wengert 41440212
1997-07-06vs OAK85L  8-943-42338,361 Julio SantanaAriel PrietoDane JohnsonMatt WhitesideBilly Taylor42241111
1997-07-10@ SEA86L  9-1243-43332,851Ken HillJamie MoyerJamie MoyerKen HillNorm Charlton4314238
1997-07-11@ SEA87L  7-843-44339,739Darren OliverJeff FasseroBobby AyalaXavier Hernandez 4384317
1997-07-12@ SEA88W  9-244-44353,929John BurkettDerek LoweJohn BurkettDerek Lowe 44743314
1997-07-13@ SEA89W  4-245-44347,467Bobby WittRandy JohnsonDanny PattersonBobby AyalaJohn Wetteland45143516
1997-07-14@ ANA90L  5-645-45317,272Julio SantanaAllen WatsonKevin GrossJohn Wetteland 45644115
1997-07-15@ ANA91L  2-645-46318,197Ken HillJason DicksonJason DicksonKen Hill 45844711
1997-07-16vs TOR92W  6-046-46345,313 Darren OliverPat HentgenDarren OliverPat Hentgen 46444717
1997-07-17vs TOR93L  1-946-47346,239 John BurkettRoger ClemensRoger ClemensJohn Burkett 4654569
1997-07-18vs DET94L  4-546-48335,074 Bobby WittWillie BlairWillie BlairBobby WittTodd Jones4694618
1997-07-19vs DET95L  5-646-49345,025 Ken HillGlenn DishmanDoug BrocailXavier HernandezTodd Jones4744677
1997-07-20vs DET96W  7-647-49333,655 Matt WhitesideScott SandersJohn WettelandA.J. Sager 4814738
1997-07-21vs BAL97L  1-547-50335,842 Darren OliverJimmy KeyJimmy KeyDarren Oliver 4824784
1997-07-22vs BAL98L  3-947-51343,421 John BurkettScott EricksonScott EricksonJohn Burkett 485487-2
1997-07-23vs BAL99L  2-347-52340,834 Bobby WittMike MussinaRandy MyersDanny Patterson 487490-3
1997-07-24@ CHA100L  1-247-53325,899Ken HillDoug DrabekMatt KarchnerKen HillRoberto Hernandez488492-4
1997-07-25@ CHA101W  8-548-53333,612John BurkettJaime NavarroDanny PattersonJaime NavarroJohn Wetteland496497-1
1997-07-26@ CHA102W  4-149-53326,262Darren OliverWilson AlvarezDarren OliverWilson AlvarezJohn Wetteland5004982
1997-07-27@ CHA103W  5-450-53329,558Tanyon SturtzeDanny DarwinEric GundersonTony CastilloJohn Wetteland5055023
1997-07-28@ BAL104L  2-750-54347,627Bobby WittMike MussinaMike MussinaBobby WittArmando Benitez507509-2
1997-07-29@ BAL105L  4-550-55347,740Jose AlberroRick KrivdaRick KrivdaJose AlberroRandy Myers511514-3
1997-07-30@ BAL106L  1-350-56347,854John BurkettScott KamienieckiScott KamienieckiJohn BurkettRandy Myers512517-5
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttTEX PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1997-08-01vs CLE107L  5-850-57344,859 Darren OliverJaret WrightJose MesaEric GundersonPaul Assenmacher517525-8
1997-08-02vs CLE108L  3-750-58323,266 Bobby WittJohn SmileyJohn SmileyBobby Witt 520532-12
1997-08-03vs CLE109W  8-751-58342,303 Tanyon SturtzeBartolo ColonJohn WettelandMichael Jackson 528539-11
1997-08-04vs BOS110L  5-1151-59329,601 John BurkettJeff SuppanButch HenryDanny Patterson 533550-17
1997-08-05vs BOS111L  1-1751-60336,289 Jose AlberroTom GordonTom GordonJose Alberro 534567-33
1997-08-06vs NYA112W  6-252-60334,067 Darren OliverAndy PettitteDarren OliverAndy Pettitte 540569-29
1997-08-07vs NYA113L  2-452-61339,918 Bobby WittDavid ConeDavid ConeBobby WittMariano Rivera542573-31
1997-08-08@ CLE114W  6-553-61343,110Tanyon SturtzeBartolo ColonScott BailesMichael JacksonJohn Wetteland548578-30
1997-08-09@ CLE115W  4-354-62342,964Terry ClarkCharles NagyTerry ClarkCharles NagyJohn Wetteland552581-29
1997-08-09@ CLE116L  2-454-62341,330Eric MoodyJason JacomePaul AssenmacherEric MoodyJose Mesa554585-31
1997-08-10@ CLE117W  7-655-62342,902Julio SantanaJeff JudenMatt WhitesideJeff JudenJohn Wetteland561591-30
1997-08-11@ BOS118W  8-356-62328,640Darren OliverTim WakefieldDarren OliverTim Wakefield 569594-25
1997-08-12@ BOS119W  12-257-62326,213Bobby WittAaron SeleBobby WittAaron Sele 581596-15
1997-08-13@ BOS120W  7-658-62324,522Tanyon SturtzeSteve AveryTanyon SturtzeSteve AveryJohn Wetteland588602-14
1997-08-15@ NYA121L  2-558-63336,231Terry ClarkDwight GoodenDwight GoodenTerry ClarkMariano Rivera590607-17
1997-08-16@ NYA122W  8-559-63341,634Darren OliverAndy PettitteJohn WettelandRamiro Mendoza 598612-14
1997-08-17@ NYA123L  0-859-64342,002Bobby WittDavid ConeRamiro MendozaBobby Witt 598620-22
1997-08-18vs MIL124L  5-860-6530 Tanyon SturtzeScott KarlScott KarlTanyon SturtzeDoug Jones603628-25
1997-08-18vs MIL125W  2-060-65328,637 Rick HellingJoel AdamsonRick HellingJoel AdamsonJohn Wetteland605628-23
1997-08-19vs MIL126L  2-860-66328,982 Julio SantanaJose MercedesJose MercedesJulio Santana 607636-29
1997-08-20vs MIL127L  2-660-67333,531 Terry ClarkBryce FlorieBryce FlorieTerry ClarkDoug Jones609642-33
1997-08-22vs CHA128W  17-861-67333,353 Darren OliverJaime NavarroDarren OliverJaime Navarro 626650-24
1997-08-23vs CHA129W  13-862-67346,090 Bobby WittScott EyreDanny PattersonNelson Cruz 639658-19
1997-08-24vs CHA130L  1-362-68327,441 Rick HellingJason BereJason BereRick HellingMatt Karchner640661-21
1997-08-25@ MIL131L  2-762-69313,707Terry ClarkJoel AdamsonJoel AdamsonTerry Clark 642668-26
1997-08-26@ MIL132L  10-1162-70313,065Julio SantanaCal EldredDoug JonesBryan Eversgerd 652679-27
1997-08-27@ MIL133W  7-163-70310,866Darren OliverSteve WoodardDarren OliverSteve Woodard 659680-21
1997-08-28@ SFN134W  11-564-70318,852Bobby WittDanny DarwinMatt WhitesideRod Beck 670685-15
1997-08-29@ SFN135L  4-564-71325,962Rick HellingMark GardnerRich RodriguezBryan Eversgerd 674690-16
1997-08-30@ SDN136L  1-464-72335,045Terry ClarkAndy AshbyAndy AshbyTerry ClarkTrevor Hoffman675694-19
1997-08-31@ SDN137L  3-564-73322,461John BurkettSterling HitchcockSterling HitchcockJohn BurkettTrevor Hoffman678699-21
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttTEX PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1997-09-02vs LAN138W  13-1265-73331,506 Darren OliverHideo NomoWilson HerediaTodd Worrell 691711-20
1997-09-03vs LAN139W  5-266-73333,116 Bobby WittIsmael ValdezDanny PattersonDarren DreifortJohn Wetteland696713-17
1997-09-04@ TOR140W  6-267-73326,178Rick HellingChris CarpenterRick HellingChris Carpenter 702715-13
1997-09-05@ TOR141L  1-567-74327,121Roger PavlikWoody WilliamsWoody WilliamsRoger Pavlik 703720-17
1997-09-06@ TOR142L  1-267-75331,232John BurkettPat HentgenPat HentgenJohn BurkettKelvim Escobar704722-18
1997-09-07@ TOR143L  0-467-76330,212Darren OliverRoger ClemensRoger ClemensDarren Oliver 704726-22
1997-09-08@ DET144L  2-667-77315,765Bobby WittWillie BlairWillie BlairBobby Witt 706732-26
1997-09-09@ DET145L  0-467-7839,139Rick HellingScott SandersScott SandersRick Helling 706736-30
1997-09-11vs MIN146W  7-068-78333,996 Roger PavlikBrad RadkeRoger PavlikBrad Radke 713736-23
1997-09-12vs MIN147W  6-569-78329,461 John BurkettTravis MillerJulio SantanaGreg SwindellJohn Wetteland719741-22
1997-09-13vs MIN148W  9-370-78334,760 Darren OliverBob TewksburyDarren OliverBob Tewksbury 728744-16
1997-09-14vs MIN149L  1-1170-79325,923 Bobby WittDan SerafiniDan SerafiniBobby Witt 729755-26
1997-09-15vs KCA150L  9-1170-80325,377 Rick HellingGlendon RuschHipolito PichardoDanny PattersonJeff Montgomery738766-28
1997-09-16vs KCA151W  4-271-80322,714 Roger PavlikKevin AppierMatt WhitesideGregg OlsonJohn Wetteland742768-26
1997-09-17vs SEA152W  5-472-80330,467 John BurkettJeff FasseroDanny PattersonHeathcliff Slocumb 747772-25
1997-09-18vs SEA153L  3-672-81330,697 Darren OliverRandy JohnsonRandy JohnsonDarren OliverBobby Ayala750778-28
1997-09-19vs ANA154L  1-772-82331,809 Bobby WittKen HillKen HillBobby Witt 751785-34
1997-09-20vs ANA155L  6-772-83338,902 Rick HellingDennis SpringerDennis SpringerRick HellingTroy Percival757792-35
1997-09-21vs ANA156L  1-472-84335,308 Roger PavlikShigetoshi HasegawaPep HarrisRoger PavlikTroy Percival758796-38
1997-09-23@ OAK157W  14-673-8439,968John BurkettDave TelghederJohn BurkettDave Telgheder 772802-30
1997-09-24@ OAK158W  8-474-84312,190Darren OliverJimmy HaynesDarren OliverJimmy Haynes 780806-26
1997-09-25@ ANA159W  8-575-84321,292Bobby WittJason DicksonBobby WittJason DicksonJohn Wetteland788811-23
1997-09-26@ ANA160W  8-476-84317,167Rick HellingDennis SpringerRick HellingMike Holtz 796815-19
1997-09-27@ ANA161L  7-876-85321,676Roger PavlikShigetoshi HasegawaTroy PercivalJulio Santana 803823-20
1997-09-28@ ANA162W  4-077-85320,458John BurkettAllen WatsonJohn BurkettAllen Watson 807823-16


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