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1997 Baltimore Orioles (MLB)

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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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1997 Baltimore Orioles season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    12Roberto Alomar2B6-0185B-R291988Not draftedMLB--
    9Brady AndersonCF-LF6-1202L-L331988BOS: 1985-10-257MLB--
    10,3Harold BainesOF6-2195L-L381980CHA: 1977-1-1MLB--
    49Armando BenitezP6-4229R-R241994Not draftedMLB--
    10,29Geronimo BerroaRF-LF6-0210R-R321989Not draftedMLB--
    14Mike BordickSS5-11175R-R311990Not draftedMLB--
    32Shawn BoskieP6-3200R-R301990CHN: 1986-1-10MLB--
    37Danny ClyburnLF-RF6-0220R-R231997PIT: 1992-2-47MLB--
    27Rocky CoppingerP6-5240R-R231996BAL: 1993-19-539MLB--
    24Eric DavisCF-LF6-3185R-R351984CIN: 1980-8-201MLB--
    26David DellucciLF-RF5-10180L-L231997BAL: 1995-10-276MLB--
    19Scott EricksonP6-4230R-R291990MIN: 1989-4-112MLB--
    34Charlie GreeneC6-2170R-R261996SDN: 1991-19-497MLB--
    11Jeff HammondsRF-CF6-0195R-R261993BAL: 1992-1-4MLB--
    23Chris HoilesC6-0215R-R321989DET: 1986-19-489MLB--
    26,29Pete IncavigliaLF6-1230R-R331986MON: 1985-1-8MLB--
    39,59Mike JohnsonP6-2195L-R211997TOR: 1993-17-490MLB--
    30Scott KamienieckiP6-0200R-R331991NYA: 1986-14-366MLB--
    21Jimmy KeyP6-1190R-L361984TOR: 1982-3-56MLB--
    38Rick KrivdaP6-1185R-L271995BAL: 1991-23-602MLB--
    37Tim LakerC6-3200R-R271992MON: 1988-6-154MLB--
    6Aaron LedesmaSS-3B6-2200R-R261995NYN: 1990-2-57MLB--
    51Terry MathewsP6-2225L-R321991TEX: 1987-5-129MLB--
    75Alan MillsP6-1195R-R301990BOS: 1986-1-13MLB--
    35Mike MussinaP6-2183B-R281991BAL: 1990-1-20MLB--
    28Randy MyersP6-1210L-L341985CIN: 1982-3-76MLB--
    47Jesse OroscoP6-2205R-L401979MIN: 1978-2-41MLB--
    25Rafael Palmeiro1B6-0190L-L321986CHN: 1985-1-22MLB--
    36Jeff Reboulet2B-SS6-0175R-R331992MIN: 1986-10-247MLB--
    53Arthur RhodesP6-2205L-L271991BAL: 1988-2-34MLB--
    8Cal RipkenSS-3B6-4220R-R361981BAL: 1978-2-48MLB--
    39Nerio RodriguezP6-1195R-R241996Not draftedMLB--
    50Mel RosarioC6-0191B-R241997Not draftedMLB--
    17B.J. SurhoffLF-C6-1200L-R321987MIL: 1985-1-1MLB--
    3,43Tony TarascoRF-LF6-1205L-R261993ATL: 1988-15-372MLB--
    1Jerome WaltonCF-LF6-1200R-R311989CHN: 1986-2-36MLB--
    42Lenny WebsterC5-9200R-R321989MIN: 1985-21-535MLB--
    55Brian WilliamsP6-2195R-R281991HOU: 1990-1-31MLB--
    56Esteban YanP6-4230R-R231996Not draftedMLB--

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