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1997 Minor League Baseball League Encyclopedia

Year Index / Affiliations / Map of Teams / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Other Years: 1996 / 1998

League-by-League Batting

RkLgLevTmsBatAgeR/GGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
34American LeagueMajor League1429.14.9322648816078235111642117140973982477105921491723796214617.271.340.428.768334951795676547740540
35National LeagueMajor League1428.74.602268873537720310440203003907485216398761817841770415320.263.333.410.7443166616457731030643629
11American AssociationAAA826.04.611148431653833652871006119352191158491775345538667426.262.333.415.74815908929334301328176
12International LeagueAAA1026.34.8014145312246738678512331251731013126266102055850949562.264.340.415.755194041091472433385229
13Mexican LeagueAAA160.04.301894718146230381481701226434577897337105077671677794.273.351.368.7192293619605911235518596
14Pacific Coast LeagueAAA1026.65.7714165509848569816514255306641914687609100852451949237.293.365.465.830225631171523405407277
8Eastern LeagueAA1023.95.0614185396547186717012583234127714096603104865652529564.267.345.418.76319705997606537384219
9Southern LeagueAA1024.45.3913865350646999747712912254835612876795103864251469170.275.351.426.777200331066567378416223
10Texas LeagueAA824.05.23111442044370925830103612039313894534188651538276762.279.350.423.77415708864405382338130
3California LeagueAdv A1023.05.32140254777480057454128662653453121566821376828523010771.268.346.418.76420070910730429383174
4Carolina LeagueAdv A822.44.78111642251370175329945519852518804830106954840978184.255.335.394.72914582761466366305192
5Florida State LeagueAdv A1422.64.581924718536375988201658130914721182781721121165620812688.260.330.379.709241621193763550573250
1Midwest LeagueA1421.64.871906722436340992801643131505341228819219441006684013964.259.337.384.721243331350913554527263
2South Atlantic LeagueA1421.54.551962731516509889291641731204571246797723671055607814866.252.322.372.693241891109843596536147
6New York-Pennsylvania LeagueShort-Season A1421.14.76104839345348454987890216012865094284113053533617747.255.328.362.69012602653553273313112
7Northwest LeagueShort-Season A820.75.916082468921444359357621090204397304087226125695218.269.353.394.747845139132315919483
36Appalachian LeagueRookie1020.26.006822660923366409062611231183576349085336624845771.268.346.410.756958641039417119469
37Arizona LeagueRookie619.06.20334135721162620723097549128123165260421715192683.266.360.367.7274271223235821109
38Gulf Coast LeagueRookie1519.04.2989431930281253831695312062592633090108745129496425.247.325.337.662946655240820923937
39Pioneer LeagueRookie820.26.09574227572003734945629996182428301762235721184320.281.355.413.768827336428913717659
15Chinese Professional Baseball LeagueForeign7
16Cuban National SeriesForeign160.0
17Japan Central LeagueForeign628.34.258143126227328345970461190142775329545722028185333.258.331.397.72810845604283641192194
18Japan Eastern LeagueForeign
19Japan Pacific LeagueForeign627.94.288103123127263346672611242155668327065626828384911.266.338.397.73510817590243654233142
20Japan Western LeagueForeign
21Korean Baseball OrganizationForeign8
22Taiwan Major LeagueForeign4
23Dominican Summer LeagueForeign Rookie29
24Mexican Academy LeagueForeign Rookie
25Venezuelan Summer LeagueForeign Rookie6
26Big South LeagueIndependent424.05.63242921777791362210133941163114131915711311538.270.368.387.75530111401201078029
27Frontier LeagueIndependent823.05.836382522421699372260981143155471333081329026844212.281.366.413.7808964410370248223121
28Heartland LeagueIndependent823.75.13566216491887029055051910114384256355725620163558.268.346.389.735734131533625017748
29Northeast LeagueIndependent825.15.276662550522589350963281117220400313769325920984314.280.347.402.7499085371321294203100
30Northern LeagueIndependent826.05.956702678223404398866031286156667361879029026574615.282.360.436.79610202495331168222107
31Prairie LeagueIndependent825.65.9550419839173123001485985271497262058520619523358.281.360.424.784734437926615715279
32Texas-Louisiana LeagueIndependent626.06.375282083818074336455341063153490302579331421552777.306.384.463.8478373400255141213113
33Western LeagueIndependent825.55.807202861625067417471091324158662380081938626764829.284.359.428.7871073545639722724981

League-by-League Pitching

RkLgLevTmsPAgeR/GWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
31American LeagueMajor League1428.84.9411221142.4964.562264226421411239856820198.1212811117710242246878595461444068076785881441.4439.51.13.56.41.84
32National LeagueMajor League1428.14.6011441124.5044.2022682268212514311357120255.2201901042794532172780762315497769112697873971.3829.01.03.56.91.99
11American AssociationAAA826.64.61574574.5004.2111481148106583662769991.1100615287466911583866176742633472500431761.3949.11.03.56.71.92
12International LeagueAAA1026.14.80707707.5004.39141414141322928536112207.0123316785595613125094229956247283610531321.4279.11.03.87.01.88
13Mexican LeagueAAA164.30947947.5003.761894189416532417441316474.01701281486889789716759677945911477571.4689.30.43.94.31.09
14Pacific Coast LeagueAAA1026.75.77708708.5005.36141614161351654634012191.0142558165725914685194277923752386703551031.59510.51.13.86.81.78
8Eastern LeagueAA1024.05.06709709.5004.46141814181335836634312297.11258371706090140952522199564606103705539831.4509.21.03.87.01.82
9Southern LeagueAA1024.05.39692692.5004.78138613861325615135312032.11291274776390128751462239170567101821535161.5019.71.03.86.91.78
10Texas LeagueAA824.15.23557557.5004.7111141114103975442579513.0103615830497889438271306762405109613420581.4919.80.83.66.41.77
3California LeagueAdv A1022.95.32701701.5004.53140214021364386834912427.0128667454625012155230174107717301431003547881.4569.30.93.87.82.06
4Carolina LeagueAdv A822.44.78558558.5004.1611161116107442582899711.19455532944898804097192818446683603422601.3958.80.83.87.62.00
5Florida State LeagueAdv A1422.44.58962962.5003.9119241924176615812543316654.0165818820722911826208250126887632291084718741.3689.00.63.46.92.04
1Midwest LeagueA1421.44.87953953.5004.1419061906179611010642116506.0164319280760012286840263139649132791314722581.4109.00.73.77.62.04
2South Atlantic LeagueA1421.34.55980980.5003.861962196218699312448717074.0164178929732212466078147148668431561186731871.3188.70.73.27.82.45
6New York-Pennsylvania LeagueShort-Season A1420.94.76524524.5003.8810481048100345612469040.189024987389450933611127747553151711393671.3568.90.53.37.72.31
7Northwest LeagueShort-Season A821.05.91304304.5004.636086086035141355412.15762359327823972569835218323118577247031.5399.60.74.38.72.03
33Appalachian LeagueRookie1020.26.00341341.5004.8968268266715311295894.16261409032005762484695771394127621266191.4849.60.93.88.82.32
34Arizona LeagueRookie619.06.20167167.5004.5333433433317782945.0309720721483123151992683235134335135881.5679.50.44.68.21.77
35Gulf Coast LeagueRookie1519.54.29448448.5003.4889489485440731847368.16953383128452632949376425408203682319381.3448.50.33.67.82.18
36Pioneer LeagueRookie820.46.09287287.5004.8457457454628181184996.1562934942689428211859432028951429227611.55110.10.83.87.82.04
15Chinese Professional Baseball LeagueForeign7
16Cuban National SeriesForeign16
17Japan Central LeagueForeign627.44.25405405.5003.8581481473876472027297.07046345931217752818194533328338216312661.3528.71.03.56.61.89
18Japan Pacific LeagueForeign628.14.28398398.5003.8881081071199481817245.07261346631276682838142491124317259312331.3949.00.83.56.11.73
19Korean Baseball OrganizationForeign8
20Taiwan Major LeagueForeign4
21Dominican Summer LeagueForeign Rookie29
22Venezuelan Summer LeagueForeign Rookie6
23Big South LeagueIndependent424.55.63121121.5004.922422421905213452012.021011362110016311312915381203217892171.6069.40.75.16.91.36
24Frontier LeagueIndependent822.95.83318318.5004.9063863858157181195530.16098372230104712684121421237047425252281.5889.90.84.46.91.57
25Heartland LeagueIndependent823.85.13283283.5004.3856656647987391024845.0505129052356384201648355833636317216511.4599.40.73.76.61.76
26Northeast LeagueIndependent824.85.27331331.5004.3066666659175321405723.06328350927364002098100431432180362255111.47210.00.63.36.82.06
27Northern LeagueIndependent825.45.95335335.5005.0867067061258201265904.26603398833346672657107461533168416267881.56810.11.04.07.01.74
28Prairie LeagueIndependent825.25.95254254.5005.115045044495518944364.0485930012478497195279335826654347198451.56110.01.04.06.91.72
29Texas-Louisiana LeagueIndependent625.26.37264264.5005.715285284488017784484.25534336428464902155113277725527440208441.71511.11.04.35.61.29
30Western LeagueIndependent825.65.80360360.5004.8672072066357361636349.2710941743430662267681482939736312286301.54110.10.93.86.81.80

League-by-League Fielding

RkLgLevTmsGCGPOAEDPFld%PBSBCSCS%lgCS%POAttendance
31American LeagueMajor League142264605952306215602186.982180153774133%
32National LeagueMajor League142268607672419816772067.981154177182332%
11American AssociationAAA81148299741208611091130.9749075345538%
12International LeagueAAA101414366211488813421333.975130102055835%
13Mexican LeagueAAA161894494222275218802026.975158
14Pacific Coast LeagueAAA101416365731507814321455.973151100852434%
8Eastern LeagueAA101418368921529516491268.969204104865638%
9Southern LeagueAA101386360971489016891300.968166103864238%
10Texas LeagueAA81114285391254713351078.96916588651537%
3California LeagueAdv A101402372811553618061170.967270137682838%
4Carolina LeagueAdv A8111629134119831379923.968173106954834%
5Florida State LeagueAdv A141924499622063424911528.9663832112116536%
1Midwest LeagueA141906495182062526951708.9632831944100634%
2South Atlantic LeagueA141962512222090326611474.9643762367105531%
6New York-Pennsylvania LeagueShort-Season A14104827121110801788878.955226113053532%
7Northwest LeagueShort-Season A86081623766221215495.95027287226123%
33Appalachian LeagueRookie106821768370071361520.94820285336630%
34Arizona LeagueRookie633488353565815289.93812260421726%
35Gulf Coast LeagueRookie158942210592231512694.954238108745129%
36Pioneer LeagueRookie85741498964521193504.94714362235736%
15Chinese Professional Baseball LeagueForeign7
16Cuban National SeriesForeign16
17Japan Central LeagueForeign6814479.000
18Japan Pacific LeagueForeign6810461.000
19Korean Baseball OrganizationForeign8
20Taiwan Major LeagueForeign4
21Dominican Summer LeagueForeign Rookie29
22Venezuelan Summer LeagueForeign Rookie6
23Big South LeagueIndependent424260362237381172.9564331915733%
24Frontier LeagueIndependent86381659167771006598.95914881329026%448,781
25Heartland LeagueIndependent8566145356047870430.95911255725631%
26Northeast LeagueIndependent8666171697080972503.96117369325927%
27Northern LeagueIndependent8670177147232909612.96511979029027%1,027,513
28Prairie LeagueIndependent8504130925599760456.96115258520626%213,831
29Texas-Louisiana LeagueIndependent6528134545841776512.9619479331428%
30Western LeagueIndependent8720190497880970574.96515481938632%

Pro Baseball Map for 1997

ALL TEAMS ARE LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF THE TOWN THEY ARE LISTED IN. We have not located the actual location of the ballpark.

We list over 30,000 of teams from minor league history. This list is not exhaustive and may be missing teams from certain leagues and years or with a small number of games played. We apologize for any omissions. Report any errors or omissions

League Teams

LgLevTm
American AssociationAAABuffalo Bisons, Indianapolis Indians, Iowa Cubs, Louisville Redbirds, Nashville Sounds, New Orleans Zephyrs, Oklahoma City 89ers, Omaha Royals
International LeagueAAACharlotte Knights, Columbus Clippers, Norfolk Tides, Ottawa Lynx, Pawtucket Red Sox, Richmond Braves, Rochester Red Wings, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons,
Syracuse SkyChiefs, Toledo Mud Hens
Mexican LeagueAAAAguascalientes Rieleros, Campeche Piratas, Mexico City Diablos Rojos, Mexico City Tigres, Minatitlan Potros, Monclova Acereros, Monterrey Sultanes, Nuevo Laredo Tecolotes,
Oaxaca Guerreros, Poza Rica Petroleros, Quintana Roo Langosteros, Reynosa Broncos, Saltillo Saraperos, Tabasco Olmecas, Union Laguna Algodoneros, Yucatan Leones
Pacific Coast LeagueAAAAlbuquerque Dukes, Calgary Cannons, Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Edmonton Trappers, Las Vegas Stars, Phoenix Firebirds, Salt Lake Buzz, Tacoma Rainiers,
Tucson Toros, Vancouver Canadians
Eastern LeagueAAAkron Aeros, Binghamton Mets, Bowie Baysox, Harrisburg Senators, New Britain Rock Cats, New Haven Ravens, Norwich Navigators, Portland Sea Dogs,
Reading Phillies, Trenton Thunder
Southern LeagueAABirmingham Barons, Carolina Mudcats, Chattanooga Lookouts, Greenville Braves, Huntsville Stars, Jacksonville Suns, Knoxville Smokies, Memphis Chicks,
Mobile BayBears, Orlando Rays
Texas LeagueAAArkansas Travelers, El Paso Diablos, Jackson Generals, Midland Angels, San Antonio Missions, Shreveport Captains, Tulsa Drillers, Wichita Wranglers
California LeagueAdv ABakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto A's, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Bernardino Stampede, San Jose Giants,
Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
Carolina LeagueAdv ADurham Bulls, Frederick Keys, Kinston Indians, Lynchburg Hillcats, Prince William Cannons, Salem Avalanche, Wilmington Blue Rocks, Winston-Salem Warthogs
Florida State LeagueAdv ABrevard County Manatees, Clearwater Phillies, Daytona Cubs, Dunedin Blue Jays, Fort Myers Miracle, Kissimmee Cobras, Lakeland Tigers, Port Charlotte Rangers,
Sarasota Red Sox, St. Lucie Mets, St. Petersburg Devil Rays, Tampa Yankees, Vero Beach Dodgers, West Palm Beach Expos
Midwest LeagueABeloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Fort Wayne Wizards, Kane County Cougars, Lansing Lugnuts, Michigan Battle Cats,
Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, Rockford Cubbies, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
South Atlantic LeagueAAsheville Tourists, Augusta GreenJackets, Cape Fear Crocs, Capital City Bombers, Charleston AlleyCats, Charleston RiverDogs, Columbus Red Stixx, Delmarva Shorebirds,
Greensboro Bats, Hagerstown Suns, Hickory Crawdads, Macon Braves, Piedmont Boll Weevils, Savannah Sand Gnats
New York-Pennsylvania LeagueShort-Season AAuburn Doubledays, Batavia Clippers, Erie Sea Wolves, Hudson Valley Renegades, Jamestown Jammers, Lowell Spinners, New Jersey Cardinals, Oneonta Yankees,
Pittsfield Mets, St. Catharines Stompers, Utica Blue Sox, Vermont Expos, Watertown Indians, Williamsport Cubs
Northwest LeagueShort-Season ABoise Hawks, Eugene Emeralds, Everett AquaSox, Portland Rockies, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, Southern Oregon Timberjacks, Spokane Indians, Yakima Bears
Appalachian LeagueRookieBluefield Orioles, Bristol White Sox, Burlington Indians, Danville Braves, Elizabethton Twins, Johnson City Cardinals, Kingsport Mets, Martinsville Phillies,
Princeton Devil Rays, Pulaski Rangers
Arizona LeagueRookieAZL Athletics, AZL Cubs, AZL Diamondbacks, AZL Mariners, AZL Padres, AZL Rockies
Gulf Coast LeagueRookieGCL Astros, GCL Braves, GCL Devil Rays, GCL Expos, GCL Marlins, GCL Mets, GCL Orioles, GCL Pirates,
GCL Rangers, GCL Red Sox, GCL Royals, GCL Tigers, GCL Twins, GCL White Sox, GCL Yankees
Pioneer LeagueRookieBillings Mustangs, Butte Copper Kings, Great Falls Dodgers, Helena Brewers, Idaho Falls Braves, Lethbridge Black Diamonds, Medicine Hat Blue Jays, Ogden Raptors
Chinese Professional Baseball LeagueForeignBrother Elephants, China Times Eagles, China Trust Whales, Mercuries Tigers, Sinon Bulls, Uni-President Lions, Wei Chuan Dragons
Cuban National SeriesForeignAlazanes de Granma, Avispas de Santiago de Cuba, Cocodrilos de Matanzas, Elefantes de Cienfuegos, Gallos de Sancti Spiritus, Ganaderos de Camaguey, Indios de Guantanamo, Industriales de La Habana,
Lenadores de Las Tunas, Metropolitanos de La Habana, Naranjas de Villa Clara, Sabuesos de Holguin, Tigres de Ciego de Avila, Toronjeros de Isla de la Juventud, Vaqueros de La Habana, Vegueros de Pinar del Rio
Japan Central LeagueForeignChunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Yakult Swallows, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yomiuri Giants
Japan Eastern LeagueForeign
Japan Pacific LeagueForeignChiba Lotte Marines, Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Blue Wave, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Seibu Lions
Japan Western LeagueForeign
Korean Baseball OrganizationForeignHaitai Tigers, Hanwha Eagles, Hyundai Unicorns, LG Twins, Lotte Giants, OB Bears, Samsung Lions, Ssangbangwool Raiders
Taiwan Major LeagueForeignChia-nan Luka, Kao-ping Fala, Taichung Agan, Taipei Gida
Dominican Summer LeagueForeign RookieDSL Astros, DSL Athletics East, DSL Athletics West, DSL Blue Jays, DSL Braves, DSL Brewers, DSL Cardinals, DSL Cubs,
DSL Devil Rays, DSL Diamondbacks, DSL Dodgers 1, DSL Dodgers 2, DSL Expos, DSL Giants, DSL Indians, DSL Mariners,
DSL Marlins, DSL Mets, DSL Orioles, DSL Padres, DSL Phillies, DSL Pirates, DSL Rangers 1, DSL Rangers 2,
DSL Red Sox, DSL Rockies, DSL Royals, DSL Tigers, DSL Yankees
Mexican Academy LeagueForeign Rookie
Venezuelan Summer LeagueForeign RookieGuacara 1, Guacara 2, Maracay 1, Maracay 2, San Joaquin 1, San Joaquin 2
Big South LeagueIndependentGreenville Bluesmen, Meridian Brakemen, Tennessee Tomahawks, Tupelo
Frontier LeagueIndependentCanton Crocodiles, Chillicothe Paints, Evansville Otters, Johnstown Steal, Kalamazoo Kodiaks, Ohio Valley Redcoats, Richmond Roosters, Springfield Capitals
Heartland LeagueIndependentAltoona, Anderson Lawmen, Clarksville Coyotes, Columbia, Dubois County Dragons, Lafayette Leopards, Tennessee Tomahawks, Will County Cheetahs
Northeast LeagueIndependentAdirondack Lumberjacks, Albany Diamond Dogs, Allentown Ambassadors, Bangor Blue Ox, Catskill Cougars, Elmira Pioneers, Massachusetts Mad Dogs, Waterbury Spirit
Northern LeagueIndependentDuluth-Superior Dukes, Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks, Madison Black Wolf, Sioux City Explorers, Sioux Falls Canaries, St. Paul Saints, Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks, Winnipeg Goldeyes
Prairie LeagueIndependentAberdeen Pheasants, Grand Forks Varmints, Minot Mallards, Moose Jaw Diamond Dogs, Regina Cyclones, Saskatoon Smokin' Guns, Southern Minny Stars, West Manitoba Wranglers
Texas-Louisiana LeagueIndependentAbilene Prairie Dogs, Alexandria Aces, Amarillo Dillas, Lubbock Crickets, Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, Tyler Wildcatters
Western LeagueIndependentBend Bandits, Chico Heat, Grays Harbor Gulls, Mission Viejo Vigilantes, Reno Chukars, Salinas Peppers, Sonoma County Crushers, Tri-City Posse