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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: Season in progress

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
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
17Danny BautistaRF-LFMLB5-11170RightRight5/24/197225Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1989UDFA DET

2Rafael BelliardSSMLB5-6160RightRight10/24/196135Pueblo Nuevo,Dominican Republic1980UDFA PIT
26Mike BieleckiPMLB6-3195RightRight7/31/195937Baltimore,Maryland19796147KC
4Jeff BlauserSSMLB6-1190RightRight11/8/196531Los Gatos,California198418STL
50Joe BorowskiPMLB6-2225RightRight5/4/197126Bayonne,New Jersey198932821CHW
49Chris BrockPMLB6-0185RightRight2/5/197027Orlando,Florida199212341ATL
45Paul ByrdPMLB6-1184RightRight12/3/197026Louisville,Kentucky19914113CLE
38Mike CatherPMLB6-2195RightRight12/17/197026San Diego,California1993411151TEX
30Brad ClontzPMLB6-1195RightRight4/26/197126Stuart,Virginia199210285ATL
23Greg Colbrunn1BMLB6-0205RightRight7/26/196927Fontana,California19876148MTL
32Alan EmbreePMLB6-2190LeftLeft1/23/197027Vancouver,Washington19895123CLE
40Chad FoxPMLB6-3190RightRight9/3/197026Coronado,California199223633CIN
11Ed Giovanola3B-2BMLB5-10170LeftRight3/4/196928Los Gatos,California19907178ATL
47Tom GlavinePMLB6-0185LeftLeft3/25/196631Concord,Massachusetts1984247ATL
14Tony Graffanino2B-3BMLB6-1195RightRight6/6/197225Amityville,New York199010256ATL
19Tommy Gregg1B-RFMLB6-1190LeftLeft7/29/196333Boone,North Carolina19857164PIT
25Andruw JonesLFMLB6-1210RightRight4/23/197720Willemstad,Curacao1993UDFA ATL
10Chipper Jones3BMLB6-4210BothRight4/24/197225DeLand,Florida199011ATL
18Ryan KleskoLF-1BMLB6-3220LeftLeft6/12/197126Westminster,California19895114ATL
20Mark Lemke2BMLB5-9167BothRight8/13/196531Utica,New York198327677ATL
50John LeroyPMLB6-3175RightRight4/19/197522Bellevue,Washington199315432ATL
46Kerry LigtenbergPMLB6-2215RightRight5/11/197126Rapid City,South Dakota1995UDFA SEA
1Keith Lockhart2B-3BMLB5-10170LeftRight11/10/196432Whittier,California198611280CIN
7Kenny LoftonCFMLB6-0180LeftLeft5/31/196730East Chicago,Indiana198817428HOU
8Javy LopezCMLB6-3200RightRight11/5/197026Ponce,Puerto Rico1987UDFA ATL
31Greg MadduxPMLB6-0185RightRight4/14/196631San Angelo,Texas1984231CHC
27Fred McGriff1BMLB6-3215LeftLeft10/31/196333Tampa,Florida19819233NYY
34Kevin MillwoodPMLB6-4220RightRight12/24/197422Gastonia,North Carolina199311320ATL
16Mike Mordecai3B-2BMLB5-10185RightRight12/13/196729Birmingham,Alabama19896140ATL
48Greg MyersCMLB6-2225LeftRight4/14/196631Riverside,California1984374TOR
15Denny NeaglePMLB6-3225LeftLeft9/13/196828Gambrills,Maryland1989385MIN
12Eddie PerezCMLB6-1185RightRight5/4/196829Cuidad Ojeda,Venezuela1986UDFA ATL
33Randall Simon1BMLB6-0230LeftLeft5/26/197522Willemstad,Curacao1992UDFA ATL
29John SmoltzPMLB6-3220RightRight5/15/196730Warren,Michigan198522574DET
9Tim SpehrCMLB6-2200RightRight7/2/196630Excelsior Springs,Missouri19885127KC
24Michael TuckerRF-LFMLB6-2185LeftRight6/25/197126South Boston,Virginia1992110KC
36Terrell WadePMLB6-3205LeftLeft1/25/197324Rembert,South Carolina1991UDFA ATL
43Mark WohlersPMLB6-4207RightRight1/23/197027Holyoke,Massachusetts19888190ATL
Team PersonnelPosition 
Jim BeauchampBench Coach 
Tim BrandoBroadcaster 
Chino CadahiaMinor League Catching Instructor 
Skip CarayBroadcaster 
Pat CorralesThird Base Coach 
Bobby CoxManager 
Bobby DewsFirst Base Coach 
Rob EnglishScout 
Rene FranciscoScout 
Ernie Johnson SrBroadcaster 
Clarence JonesHitting Coach 
John KazanasScout 
Brian KohlscheenScout 
Pete ManzanoBroadcaster 
Leo MazzonePitching Coach 
Rolando PetitScout 
John RameyScout 
Bob RathbunBroadcaster 
Paul RicciariniScout 
John SchuerholzGeneral Manager 
Joe SimpsonBroadcaster 
John StewartScout 
Don SuttonBroadcaster 
Pete Van WierenBroadcaster 
Junior VizcainoScout 
Ned YostBullpen Coach 


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