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1997 Baltimore Orioles (MLB)

+ American League
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W-L Record: 98-64 .605
Rank: 1st in American League East
Run Differential: 812-681 + 131
Roster Continuity 62.92% 17/28
Manager(s): Davey Johnson
General Manager: Pat Gillick
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Ballpark: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Payroll: $ 54,871,399 2/28
Attendance: 3,711,132 2/28
Playoffs: Lost ALCS (Indians)
Top Draft Pick: Jayson Werth (#22) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Andy Etchebarren
Bullpen Coach: Ellie Hendricks
First Base Coach: John Stearns
Hitting Coach: Rick Down
Pitching Coach: Ray Miller
Third Base Coach: Sam Perlozzo

#1 Draft Picks

B.J. Surhoff (#1), Harold Baines (#1), Jeff Hammonds (#4), Pete Incaviglia (#8), Mike Mussina (#20), Rafael Palmeiro (#22), Brian Williams (#31)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
9666.5932.0
7983.48819.0
7884.48120.0
7686.46922.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
8Cal Ripken3B36   61579166
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017
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841056735301019.270.331.402733.132.224.2791.3036.2247686
25Rafael Palmeiro1B32   61495156
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2
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38
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1105267109560614.254.329.485814.231.345.2491.6316.2298692
9Brady AndersonCF33   59097170
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73181284105196211.288.393.469862.181.334.3251.2532.8277696
17B.J. SurhoffLF32   52880150
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4
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881149605143107.284.345.458803.174.267.2871.2229.3242595
14Mike BordickSS31   50955120
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460233662112423.236.283.318601.083.143.2572.0072.7162560
12Roberto Alomar2B29   41264137
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60934043327710.333.390.500890.167.279.3401.0829.4206469
11Jeff HammondsRF-CF26   39771105
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55151327331026.264.323.486809.222.338.2752.2818.9193434
23Chris HoilesC32   3204583
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49105186103037.259.375.419794.159.322.3161.6926.7134384
10,29Geronimo BerroaDH-RF32   3004878
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4812406232066.260.347.403750.143.273.2911.5530.0121349
42Lenny WebsterC32   2592966
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37012246203110.255.317.375692.120.201.2852.0937.097287
36Jeff Reboulet2B33   2282654
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27302344101123.237.307.329636.092.206.2751.9157.075265
3,43Tony TarascoRF26   1662634
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2622253311103.205.313.392705.187.337.2141.3223.765193
24Eric DavisRF35   1582948
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2560144710032.304.358.525883.222.348.3773.3619.883176
26,29Pete IncavigliaDH-RF33   1381834
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1200114332011.246.314.384698.138.217.3193.9127.653153
10,3Harold BainesDH38   1341539
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1500141501013.291.356.418774.127.231.3021.0733.556149
6Aaron Ledesma2B26   882431
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111013910111.352.437.500937.148.307.3720.6944.044104
1Jerome WaltonRF-LF31   68820
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90041000203.294.333.441774.147.206.3092.5022.73074
26David DellucciRF-DH23   2736
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3004711002.222.344.370714.148.296.2631.7527.01032
37Tim LakerC27   14000001002900110.000.118.000118.000.143.0004.50--018
35Mike MussinaP28   401
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0000000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
37Danny ClyburnLF23   3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
50Mel RosarioC24   3000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
19Scott EricksonP29   2000000001200200.000.333.000333.000.500-2.00--05
34Charlie GreeneC26   2000001000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
30Scott KamienieckiP33   2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
21Jimmy KeyP36   2000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
53Arthur RhodesP27   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
47Jesse OroscoP40   0000000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
Batting Totals17315584812149826422196780632658695265434659121.268.335.429764.160.272.2901.6228.523946275
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
35Mike Mussina28   1583.2033334100224.2197878027542185031.127.881.082.168.724.04
19Scott Erickson29   1673.6934333200221.221810091166113111051.268.840.652.475.312.15
21Jimmy Key36   16103.4434341100212.1210908124821414151.388.921.023.485.991.72
30Scott Kamieniecki33   1064.0230300000179.1179838020671095041.379.001.013.375.481.63
53Arthur Rhodes27   1033.03530006195.17532329261022041.067.110.852.469.663.92
32Shawn Boskie30   666.43289008177.09557551426501021.5711.101.643.045.841.92
49Armando Benitez24   452.477100026973.14922207431061011.266.040.865.3013.072.47
51Terry Mathews32   444.435700019163.1633531836393001.579.001.145.145.571.08
28Randy Myers34   231.5061000574559.2471210222563001.157.050.303.308.402.55
47Jesse Orosco40   632.347100012050.1291313630461101.185.221.085.408.281.53
38Rick Krivda27   426.301010000050.0673635718290201.7012.061.263.245.221.61
39,59Mike Johnson21   017.88145005239.25236351216291011.7011.702.703.606.531.81
75Alan Mills30   234.853900011038.2412321533322011.909.461.157.627.380.97
55Brian Williams28   003.00130008024.02088018141001.587.500.006.755.250.78
39Nerio Rodriguez24   214.9162001022.021151228111011.328.590.823.274.501.38
27Rocky Coppinger23   116.3054001020.0211414216221011.859.450.907.209.901.38
56Esteban Yan23   0115.303200009.22018173741022.7018.002.706.303.600.57
Batting Totals98643.915621628415459146114046816351645631139434301.358.651.013.477.022.02
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Lenny WebsterC975323635.9950.00
Chris HoilesC8760228041.0000.00
Tim LakerC728010.9660.00
Charlie GreeneC440001.0000.00
Mel RosarioC47010.8750.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rafael Palmeiro1B155130411210124.9930.00
Aaron Ledesma1B5301041.0000.00
Jerome Walton1B5231011.0000.00
Chris Hoiles1B4203011.0000.00
B.J. Surhoff1B3213041.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Roberto Alomar2B109203300666.9880.00
Jeff Reboulet2B6383130528.9770.00
Aaron Ledesma2B22324128.9730.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Cal Ripken3B162983142225.9490.00
Jeff Reboulet3B121610.8750.00
Aaron Ledesma3B115711.9230.00
B.J. Surhoff3B302011.0000.00
Chris Hoiles3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mike BordickSS1532234241395.9800.00
Jeff RebouletSS22202714.9790.00
Aaron LedesmaSS412001.0000.00
Cal RipkenSS320001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
B.J. SurhoffLF1332461123.9920.00
Jeff HammondsLF3155220.9660.00
Jerome WaltonLF9100001.0000.00
Tony TarascoLF770001.0000.00
Pete IncavigliaLF420001.0000.00
David DellucciLF340001.0000.00
Danny ClyburnLF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Brady AndersonCF124276130.9890.00
Jeff HammondsCF4094110.9900.00
Tony TarascoCF8120001.0000.00
Jerome WaltonCF250001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tony TarascoRF6886412.9890.00
Jeff HammondsRF5491120.9790.00
Geronimo BerroaRF4071130.9600.00
Eric DavisRF3039010.9750.00
Pete IncavigliaRF1418010.9470.00
Jerome WaltonRF11140001.0000.00
David DellucciRF6152001.0000.00
Harold BainesRF10000.0000.00
Jeff RebouletRF120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Armando BenitezP717313001.0000.49
Jesse OroscoP715036001.0001.62
Randy MyersP615913001.0000.61
Terry MathewsP576351010.9372.14
Arthur RhodesP539541611.9521.89
Alan MillsP39383420.7781.65
Scott EricksonP34221174366.9092.44
Jimmy KeyP34212123722.9612.08
Mike MussinaP332241825001.0001.73
Scott KamienieckiP30179153034.9372.26
Shawn BoskieP2877611011.0001.99
Mike JohnsonP143934011.0001.61
Brian WilliamsP132412001.0001.13
Rick KrivdaP105065011.0001.98
Nerio RodriguezP62205001.0002.05
Rocky CoppingerP52011001.0000.90
Esteban YanP390000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Geronimo BerroaDH42.0000.00
Harold BainesDH35.0000.00
Pete IncavigliaDH26.0000.00
Brady AndersonDH25.0000.00
Eric DavisDH12.0000.00
B.J. SurhoffDH9.0000.00
Chris HoilesDH8.0000.00
David DellucciDH5.0000.00
Jeff HammondsDH4.0000.00
Rafael PalmeiroDH3.0000.00
Roberto AlomarDH2.0000.00
Tony TarascoDH2.0000.00
Jerome WaltonDH2.0000.00
Jeff RebouletDH1.0000.00
Lenny WebsterDH1.0000.00


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