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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
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
48Jose AlberroPMLB6-2190RightRight6/29/196928San Juan,Puerto Rico1991UDFA TEX

58Scott BailesPMLB6-2171LeftLeft12/18/196234Chillicothe,Ohio19827170TEX
6Kevin BrownCMLB6-2215RightRight4/21/197324Valparaiso,Indiana1994256TEX
2Damon BufordCFMLB5-10180RightRight6/12/197027Baltimore,Maryland199010275BAL
33John BurkettPMLB6-3215RightRight11/28/196432New Brighton,Pennsylvania19836148SF
1Domingo Cedeno2B-SSMLB6-0170BothRight11/4/196828La Romana,Dominican Republic1987UDFA TOR
46Terry ClarkPMLB6-2190RightRight10/10/196036Los Angeles,California197923575STL
22Will Clark1BMLB6-1200LeftLeft3/13/196433New Orleans,Louisiana198512SF
24Mike DevereauxCF-RFMLB6-0195RightRight4/10/196334Casper,Wyoming19855116LAD
14Alex DiazCF-RFMLB5-11180BothRight10/5/196828Brooklyn,New York1986UDFA NYM
52Bryan EversgerdPMLB6-1190RightLeft2/11/196928Centralia,Illinois1989UDFA STL
30Hanley FriasSS-2BMLB6-0165BothRight12/5/197323Villa Altagracia,Dominican Republic1990UDFA TEX
23Benji GilSSMLB6-2210RightRight10/6/197224Tijuana,Mexico1991119TEX
19Juan GonzalezRF-LFMLB6-3220RightRight10/16/196927Vega Baja,Puerto Rico1986UDFA TEX
24Tom GoodwinCF-LFMLB6-1175LeftRight7/27/196828Fresno,California1989122LAD
29Rusty GreerLFMLB6-0195LeftLeft1/21/196928Fort Rucker,Alabama199010271TEX
53Eric GundersonPMLB6-0190RightLeft3/29/196631Portland,Oregon1987248SF
32Rick HellingPMLB6-3220RightRight12/15/197026Devils Lake,North Dakota1992122TEX
55Wilson HerediaPMLB6-0175RightRight3/30/197225La Romana,Dominican Republic1991UDFA TEX
31Xavier HernandezPMLB6-2195RightRight8/16/196531Port Arthur,Texas19864107TOR
44Ken HillPMLB6-2215RightRight12/14/196531Lynn,Massachusetts1985UDFA DET
13Jim LeyritzC-1BMLB6-0195RightRight12/27/196333Lakewood,Ohio1985UDFA NYY
3Mark McLemore2B-LFMLB5-11207BothRight10/4/196432San Diego,California19829218CAL
10Henry MercedesCMLB6-1210RightRight7/23/196927Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1988UDFA OAK
45Eric MoodyPMLB6-6185RightRight1/6/197126Greenville,South Carolina199324675TEX
21Warren NewsonRF-LFMLB5-7200LeftLeft7/3/196432Newnan,Georgia1986490SD
28Darren OliverPMLB6-2210RightLeft10/6/197026Kansas City,Missouri1988363TEX
16Dean Palmer3BMLB6-1210RightRight12/27/196828Tallahassee,Florida1986359TEX
56Danny PattersonPMLB6-0225RightRight2/17/197126San Gabriel,California1989471197TEX
59Roger PavlikPMLB6-2220RightRight10/4/196729Houston,Texas1986232TEX
9Billy Ripken2BMLB6-1190RightRight12/16/196432Havre de Grace,Maryland198211286BAL
7Ivan RodriguezCMLB5-9205RightRight11/30/197125Vega Baja,Puerto Rico1988UDFA TEX
37Marc SagmoenRFMLB5-11185LeftLeft4/16/197126Seattle,Washington199313367TEX
60Julio SantanaPMLB6-0185RightRight1/20/197423San Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic1990UDFA TEX
14Dave Silvestri3B-SSMLB6-0196RightRight9/29/196729St. Louis,Missouri1988252HOU
18Mike SimmsRF-1BMLB6-4230RightRight1/12/196730Whittier,California19856144HOU
11Lee Stevens1BMLB6-4235LeftLeft7/10/196729Kansas City,Missouri1986122CAL
47Tanyon SturtzePMLB6-5205RightRight10/12/197026Worcester,Massachusetts199023619OAK
4Fernando Tatis3BMLB5-10175RightRight1/1/197522San Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic1992UDFA TEX
15Mickey TettletonCMLB6-2212BothRight9/16/196036Oklahoma City,Oklahoma19815118OAK
52Ed VosbergPMLB6-1210LeftLeft9/28/196135Tucson,Arizona1983364SD
35John WettelandPMLB6-2215RightRight8/21/196630San Mateo,California1985239LAD
27Matt WhitesidePMLB6-0200RightRight8/8/196729Charleston,Missouri199025661TEX
36Bobby WittPMLB6-2205RightRight5/11/196433Arlington,Virginia198513TEX
Team PersonnelPosition 
Hector AcevedoScout 
Dick BosmanPitching Coach 
Mike CadahiaScout 
Bucky DentBench Coach 
Kip FaggScout 
Jim FaireyScout 
John GracioScout 
Joel GrampietroScout 
Tom GrieveBroadcaster 
Michael GrouseScout 
Todd GuggianaScout 
Larry HardyBullpen Coach 
Mark HoltzBroadcaster 
Rudy JaramilloHitting Coach 
Bill JonesBroadcaster 
Steve LuebberRoving Pitching Instructor 
Douglas MelvinGeneral Manager 
Bob MiscikMinor League Field Coordinator 
Eric NadelBroadcaster 
Ed NapoleonFirst Base Coach 
Jerry NarronThird Base Coach 
Reid NicholsScout 
Johnny OatesManager 
Brad ShamBroadcaster 
Danilo TrancosoScout 


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