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1997 Boston Red Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 78-84 .481
Rank: 4th in American League East
Run Differential: 851-857 -6
Roster Continuity 65.21% 13/28
Manager(s): Jimy Williams
General Manager: Dan Duquette
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Payroll: $ 43,232,000 12/28
Attendance: 2,226,136 12/28
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: John Curtice (#17) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Grady Little
Bullpen Coach: Herman Starrette
First Base Coach: Dave Jauss
Hitting Coach: Jim Rice
Pitching Coach: Joe Kerrigan
Third Base Coach: Wendell Kim

#1 Draft Picks

Steve Avery (#3), Shane Mack (#11), Nomar Garciaparra (#12), Jason Varitek (#14), Mo Vaughn (#23), Bill Haselman (#23), Aaron Sele (#23), John Wasdin (#25), Scott Hatteberg (#43)
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 Boston Red Sox season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    33Steve AveryP6-4205L-L271990ATL: 1988-1-3MLB--
    28Mike BenjaminSS-3B6-0172R-R311989SFN: 1987-3-74MLB--
    47Toby BorlandP6-6193R-R281994PHI: 1987-27-696MLB--
    56Darren BraggRF-CF5-9180L-R271994SEA: 1991-22-578MLB--
    50Mark BrandenburgP6-0180R-R261995TEX: 1992-26-734MLB--
    40Robinson ChecoP6-1185R-R251997Not draftedMLB--
    44Michael ColemanCF5-11215R-R211997BOS: 1994-18-495MLB--
    12Wil CorderoLF-SS6-2200R-R251992Not draftedMLB--
    41Jim CorsiP6-1220R-R351988NYA: 1982-25-642MLB--
    52Vaughn EshelmanP6-3205L-L281995BAL: 1991-4-108MLB--
    3Jeff Frye2B5-9170R-R301992TEX: 1988-30-765MLB--
    34Rich GarcesP6-0215R-R261990UDFAMLB--
    5Nomar GarciaparraSS6-0175R-R231996BOS: 1994-1-12MLB--
    36Tom GordonP5-9190R-R291988KCA: 1986-6-157MLB--
    59Ken GrundtP6-4195L-L271996SFN: 1991-53-1354MLB--
    32Chris HammondP6-1195L-L311990CIN: 1986-6-148MLB--
    37Bill HaselmanC6-3223R-R311990TEX: 1987-1-23MLB--
    10Scott HattebergC-1B6-1205L-R271995BOS: 1991-1-43MLB--
    27Butch HenryP6-1205L-L281992CIN: 1987-15-388MLB--
    54Joe HudsonP6-1180R-R261995BOS: 1992-27-758MLB--
    18Reggie Jefferson1B-LF6-4215L-L281991CIN: 1986-3-72MLB--
    53Kerry LacyP6-2195R-R241996TEX: 1991-15-404MLB--
    43Derek LoweP6-6230R-R241997SEA: 1991-8-214MLB-Free Agent
    15,24Shane MackLF-CF6-0190R-R331987SDN: 1984-1-11MLB--
    57Ron MahayP6-2190L-L261995BOS: 1991-18-486MLB-Retired
    59Pat MahomesP6-4212R-R261992MIN: 1988-6-155MLB--
    38Jose MalaveRF-LF6-2212R-R261996Not draftedMLB--
    45Walt McKeelC6-2200R-R251997BOS: 1990-3-91MLB--
    11Tim Naehring3B-2B6-2190R-R301990BOS: 1988-8-199MLB--
    25Troy O'LearyLF-RF6-0200L-L271993MIL: 1987-13-331MLB--
    44Rudy PembertonRF6-1185R-R271995Not draftedMLB--
    29Arquimedez Pozo3B-2B5-10160R-R231995Not draftedMLB--
    2Curtis PrideLF-RF5-11195L-R281993NYN: 1986-10-258MLB--
    19Brian RoseP6-3215R-R211997BOS: 1994-3-75MLB--
    17Bret SaberhagenP6-1200R-R331984KCA: 1982-19-480MLB--
    26Aaron SeleP6-5215R-R271993BOS: 1991-1-23MLB--
    51Heathcliff SlocumbP6-3220R-R311991Not draftedMLB--
    20Mike StanleyC-1B6-0190R-R341986TEX: 1985-16-395MLB--
    55Jeff SuppanP6-2210R-R221995BOS: 1993-2-49MLB-Retired
    30Jesus TavarezOF6-0170B-R261994Not draftedMLB--
    43Ricky TrlicekP6-2200R-R281992PHI: 1987-4-104MLB--
    13John ValentinSS-3B6-0185R-R301992BOS: 1988-5-121MLB--
    47Jason VaritekC6-2220R-R251997SEA: 1994-1-14MLB--
    42Mo Vaughn1B6-1268L-R291991BOS: 1989-1-23MLB--
    49Tim WakefieldP6-2210R-R301992PIT: 1988-8-200MLB--
    46John WasdinP6-2195R-R241995OAK: 1993-1-25MLB--

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