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1997 Atlanta Braves (MLB)

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W-L Record: 101-61 .623
Rank: 1st in National League East
Run Differential: 791-581 + 210
Roster Continuity 67.21% 10/28
Manager(s): Bobby Cox
General Manager: John Schuerholz
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Ballpark: Turner Field
Payroll: $ 50,488,500 5/28
Attendance: 3,464,488 3/28
Playoffs: Lost NLCS (Marlins)
Top Draft Pick: Troy Cameron (#29) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Jim Beauchamp
Bullpen Coach: Ned Yost
First Base Coach: Bobby Dews
Hitting Coach: Clarence Jones
Pitching Coach: Leo Mazzone
Third Base Coach: Pat Corrales

#1 Draft Picks

Chipper Jones (#1), Michael Tucker (#10)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10161.623--
9270.5689.0
8874.54313.0
7884.48123.0
6894.42033.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
10Chipper Jones3B25   597100176
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1112057688080619.295.371.479850.184.337.3141.1628.4286679
27Fred McGriff1B33   56477156
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1
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22
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975068112440522.277.356.441797.165.294.3081.6525.6249641
4Jeff BlauserSS31   51990160
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31
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7051701012065913.308.405.482887.173.316.3491.4430.5250623
24Michael TuckerRF-LF26   49980141
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561274411660417.283.347.445792.162.261.3432.6435.6222554
7Kenny LoftonCF30   49390164
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4827206483252310.333.409.428837.095.239.3901.3098.6211564
18Ryan KleskoLF26   46767122
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24
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844448130451212.261.334.490824.229.332.3112.7119.5229522
8Javy LopezC26   41452122
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68114082510149.295.361.534895.239.336.3162.0518.0221464
25Andruw JonesRF-CF20   3996092
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70201156107425311.231.329.416745.185.348.2671.9122.2166467
20Mark Lemke2B31   3513386
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26203351028510.245.306.316622.071.171.2771.55175.5111397
12Eddie PerezC29   1912041
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1801103520128.215.259.335594.120.168.2303.5031.864206
14Tony Graffanino2B25   1863348
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2064264611353.258.344.446790.188.339.2921.7723.383221
1Keith Lockhart2B-3B32   1472541
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3200141710344.279.337.476813.197.293.2731.2124.570169
17Danny BautistaLF25   1031425
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92052411213.243.282.398680.155.223.2864.8034.341112
16Mike Mordecai3B29   81814
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030161600114.173.227.222449.049.111.2122.67--1889
29John SmoltzP30   791018
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0041192200600.228.307.266573.038.152.3162.44--2194
15Denny NeagleP28   72611
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70043500901.153.197.208405.056.111.2788.7572.01585
2Rafael BelliardSS35   71915
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30111700411.211.219.296515.085.085.25917.0071.02177
31Greg MadduxP31   6737
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0041052100600.104.167.134301.030.119.1524.20--978
47Tom GlavineP31   63614
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000700713101701.222.310.222532.000.111.2801.86--1488
23Greg Colbrunn1B27   54315
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90021110101.278.316.444760.167.204.3175.5027.02458
19Tommy GreggLF33   1915
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000111200000.263.300.368668.105.158.2942.00--720
33Randall Simon1B22   1426
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001001200001.429.467.500967.071.143.5002.00--715
9Tim SpehrC30   1423
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4100400000.214.214.500714.286.357.222--14.0714
34Kevin MillwoodP22   12000000001800100.000.077.00077.000.083.0008.00--014
36Terrell WadeP24   1203
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0001002500100.250.357.250607.000.167.4292.50--315
49Chris BrockP27   1001
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0001000200001.100.100.100200.000.000.125----110
48Greg MyersC31   901
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0001001300000.111.200.111311.000.111.1673.00--110
11Ed Giovanola3B28   802
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0000002101002.250.400.250650.000.250.2860.50--210
45Paul ByrdP26   701
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0001000200200.143.143.143286.000.000.200----19
26Mike BieleckiP37   2000000001100000.000.333.000333.000.500.0001.00--03
43Mark WohlersP27   2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
38Mike CatherP26   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
30Brad ClontzP26   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals2193552879114902683717475510858597116052458352143.270.338.426764.156.273.3101.9431.823546260
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
29John Smoltz30   15123.0235357200256.02349786216324110111.168.230.742.218.473.83
47Tom Glavine31   1472.9633335200240.0197867920791523041.157.390.752.965.701.92
15Denny Neagle28   2052.9734344400233.1204877718491723061.097.880.701.896.643.51
31Greg Maddux31   1942.2033335200232.220058579201770060.947.730.350.776.848.85
43Mark Wohlers27   573.5271000553369.1572927438926001.387.430.524.9612.002.42
26Mike Bielecki37   374.11500007257.1563326921601011.358.841.423.329.472.86
45Paul Byrd26   445.26314009053.0473431628373141.427.981.024.756.281.32
34Kevin Millwood22   534.06128002051.1552623121421021.499.710.183.717.412.00
30Brad Clontz26   513.755100016148.0522420318421011.469.750.563.387.882.33
32Alan Embree27   312.546600015046.0361313120453121.227.040.203.918.802.25
36Terrell Wade24   235.36129001042.0603125616351021.8112.861.293.437.502.19
38Mike Cather26   242.373500010037.2231210119290021.115.450.244.506.871.53
49Chris Brock27   005.5276001030.2342319219162101.719.870.585.524.650.84
40Chad Fox26   013.33300008027.1241210416284001.488.001.335.339.331.75
50Joe Borowski26   223.75200008024.027111021660001.7910.130.756.002.250.38
46Kerry Ligtenberg26   103.00150009115.0125544190001.077.202.402.4011.404.75
50John Leroy22   100.001000002.01000330002.004.500.0013.5013.501.00
Batting Totals101613.18536162211014137146613195815181114501196384311.218.100.682.767.342.66
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Javy LopezC1177925667.9930.00
Eddie PerezC643922351.9880.00
Tim SpehrC732420.9470.00
Greg MyersC2112001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Fred McGriff1B14911919613111.9900.00
Ryan Klesko1B22633071.0000.00
Greg Colbrunn1B1454613.9840.00
Eddie Perez1B6251001.0000.00
Randall Simon1B6162021.0000.00
Mike Mordecai1B3112001.0000.00
Tony Graffanino1B110001.0000.00
Tommy Gregg1B130001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mark Lemke2B1041913091065.9800.00
Tony Graffanino2B7588178529.9820.00
Keith Lockhart2B20223719.9830.00
Rafael Belliard2B715001.0000.00
Mike Mordecai2B432001.0000.00
Ed Giovanola2B102001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Chipper Jones3B152772411517.9550.00
Mike Mordecai3B19911021.0000.00
Keith Lockhart3B1121121.8670.00
Ed Giovanola3B803001.0000.00
Tony Graffanino3B210001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jeff BlauserSS1492043721679.9730.00
Rafael BelliardSS533664114.9900.00
Mike MordecaiSS432021.0000.00
Tony GraffaninoSS202001.0000.00
Ed GiovanolaSS101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ryan KleskoLF130182360.9690.00
Michael TuckerLF5356212.9830.00
Danny BautistaLF4846111.9790.00
Chipper JonesLF330001.0000.00
Tommy GreggLF252001.0000.00
Andruw JonesLF210001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Kenny LoftonCF122289551.9830.00
Andruw JonesCF57139821.9870.00
Danny BautistaCF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Michael TuckerRF102181440.9790.00
Andruw JonesRF95148751.9690.00
Danny BautistaRF10130001.0000.00
Chipper JonesRF330001.0000.00
Mike MordecaiRF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mark WohlersP71697210.9001.17
Alan EmbreeP664617001.0001.57
Brad ClontzP51480520.7140.94
Mike BieleckiP50574711.9171.73
Mike CatherP353717001.0001.94
John SmoltzP35256293122.9682.11
Denny NeagleP3423393511.9781.70
Tom GlavineP33240153514.9801.88
Greg MadduxP33232164933.9562.52
Paul ByrdP31536410.9091.70
Chad FoxP302720001.0000.66
Joe BorowskiP202443021.0002.63
Kerry LigtenbergP151510001.0000.60
Kevin MillwoodP125136001.0001.59
Terrell WadeP12422510.8751.50
Chris BrockP73069001.0004.47
John LeroyP120000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Keith LockhartDH4.0000.00
Greg ColbrunnDH3.0000.00
Jeff BlauserDH1.0000.00
Mike MordecaiDH1.0000.00


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