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1997 ATLANTA BRAVES

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Atlanta,GA
Team Record:  101-61   .623
Result:   1st in National League - East Division
Manager(s):  Bobby Cox
General Manager:   John Schuerholz
Stadium:  Turner Field
Attendance:  3,464,488
Payroll:  $50,488,500
Playoffs:  Lost NLCS (Marlins)

Atlanta Braves affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Mike Bielecki (37)
Youngest Player:  Andruw Jones (20)
Longest Tenure:  Tom Glavine, Jeff Blauser (11)
Top Hitter:  Chipper Jones (16)
Top Pitcher:  Greg Maddux (3)
Top Draft Pick:  Troy Cameron (#29)

Roster Continuity:  67.21%
Top Prospect:   Andruw Jones
National League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Atlanta10161.623--
Florida9270.5689.0
NY Mets8874.54313.0
Montreal7884.48123.0
Philadelphia6894.42033.0

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 
John SmoltzP30$ 7,000,000  12 
Greg MadduxP31$ 6,775,000  18 
Fred McGriff1B33$ 5,500,000  39 
Tom GlavineP31$ 5,050,000  45 
Kenny LoftonCF30$ 4,825,000  56 
Jeff BlauserSS31$ 4,020,000  82 
Denny NeagleP28$ 3,610,000  100 
Mark WohlersP27$ 3,000,000   
Ryan KleskoLF-1B26$ 2,450,000   
Javy LopezC26$ 2,050,000   
Mark Lemke2B31$ 2,000,000   
Chipper Jones3B25$ 1,525,000   
Greg Colbrunn1B27$ 750,000   
Mike BieleckiP37$ 707,500   
Greg MyersC31$ 575,000   
Keith Lockhart2B-3B32$ 290,000   
Tim SpehrC30$ 260,000   
Rafael BelliardSS35$ 250,000   
Michael TuckerRF-LF26$ 250,000   
Brad ClontzP26$ 245,000   
Alan EmbreeP27$ 206,000   
Danny BautistaRF-LF25$ 200,000   
Mike Mordecai3B-2B29$ 200,000   
Terrell WadeP24$ 180,000   
Paul ByrdP26$ 175,000   
Eddie PerezC29$ 172,500   
Joe BorowskiP26$ 157,500   
Tony Graffanino2B-3B25$ 152,500   
Andruw JonesLF20$ 152,500   
Chris BrockP27$ 150,000   
Mike CatherP26$ 150,000   
Chad FoxP26$ 150,000   
Ed Giovanola3B-2B28$ 150,000   
Tommy Gregg1B-RF33$ 150,000   
John LeroyP22$ 150,000   
Kerry LigtenbergP26$ 150,000   
Kevin MillwoodP22$ 150,000   
Randall Simon1B22$ 150,000   
Tim SpehrC30$ 150,000   


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