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1997 Fort Myers Miracle

1997 > Class Adv A > 1997 Florida State League (West)
Overall: 81-58
Scored 635 runs, Allowed 563 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 77-62

Affiliation: Minnesota Twins-AL
Manager: John Russell
Represented: Fort Myers, FL
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1996 / 1998

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Chad Allen 22 105 447 401 66 124 18 4 3 45 27 15 40 51 .309 .373 .397 .770 159 9 2 2 2 2
2 Rafael Alvarez* 20 47 143 122 13 33 9 1 1 15 6 2 17 27 .270 .357 .385 .742 47 1 0 3 1 0
3 Dan Cey 21 127 567 521 84 148 34 5 7 60 23 9 34 85 .284 .332 .409 .740 213 11 5 3 4 1
4 Joey Cranford 22 112 381 355 39 71 9 1 1 22 4 6 21 90 .200 .246 .239 .485 85 4 1 3 1 0
5 Troy Fortin 22 111 434 383 58 113 20 0 13 59 1 2 34 37 .295 .364 .449 .813 172 11 10 3 4 1
6 Carlos Garcia 21 69 165 147 11 20 3 0 0 2 8 6 11 31 .136 .196 .156 .353 23 4 0 7 0 0
7 Shane Gunderson 23 14 58 50 5 14 4 0 0 5 3 1 7 8 .280 .379 .360 .739 18 2 1 0 0 0
8 Travis Johnson* 23 73 263 227 29 55 16 1 7 36 2 1 30 77 .242 .338 .414 .752 94 4 4 0 2 2
9 Jacque Jones* 22 131 577 539 84 160 33 6 15 82 24 12 33 110 .297 .340 .464 .804 250 9 3 0 2 3
10 Roberto Kelly 32 4 15 11 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 1 .364 .533 .636 1.170 7 0 0 0 0 0
11 Kelcey Mucker* 22 114 437 389 43 93 26 3 3 48 1 5 33 80 .239 .300 .344 .645 134 5 4 4 7 1
12 David Ortiz* 21 61 265 239 45 79 15 0 13 58 2 1 22 53 .331 .385 .556 .941 133 3 1 0 3 3
13 Israel Paez# 20 135 522 478 56 121 11 1 1 39 26 16 35 66 .253 .304 .287 .590 137 18 1 5 3 1
14 A.J. Pierzynski* 20 118 439 412 49 115 23 1 9 64 2 1 16 59 .279 .313 .405 .718 167 9 6 1 4 1
15 Chad Roper 23 66 170 148 19 30 3 0 3 9 1 0 22 23 .203 .306 .284 .590 42 7 0 0 0 1
16 Jeff Smith* 23 49 139 121 17 34 5 0 4 26 0 2 12 18 .281 .331 .421 .752 51 4 0 0 6 0
17 Lateef Vaughn 21 36 105 93 15 25 2 0 0 8 2 0 6 18 .269 .320 .290 .610 27 0 1 5 0 0
17 Players 21.5 139 5127 4636 635 1239 231 23 81 581 132 79 377 834 .267 .325 .379 .705 1759 101 39 36 39 16
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Troy Carrasco* 22 3 3 .500 5.37 12 8 3 0 0 0 55.1 61 37 33 5 18 2 36 0 1 4 241 1.428 9.9 0.8 2.9 5.9 2.00
2 Walker Chapman 21 6 5 .545 5.80 27 14 4 0 0 1 90.0 121 64 58 7 32 0 65 3 1 1 405 1.700 12.1 0.7 3.2 6.5 2.03
3 Trevor Cobb* 23 7 0 1.000 2.97 15 7 0 1 1 0 60.2 49 29 20 2 16 0 48 2 0 2 246 1.071 7.3 0.3 2.4 7.1 3.00
4 Darren Fidge 22 0 3 .000 6.34 24 0 13 0 0 0 38.1 44 29 27 3 20 0 25 2 0 4 175 1.670 10.3 0.7 4.7 5.9 1.25
5 Charlie Gillian 23 1 1 .500 2.30 10 0 3 0 0 0 15.2 10 5 4 1 5 0 11 5 0 3 65 0.957 5.7 0.6 2.9 6.3 2.20
6 Phil Haigler 23 11 9 .550 2.84 25 25 0 4 1 0 158.1 172 57 50 7 32 0 80 2 0 2 652 1.288 9.8 0.4 1.8 4.5 2.50
7 Jeff Harris 22 2 4 .333 2.14 24 0 6 0 0 1 42.0 30 11 10 4 15 2 32 0 0 1 164 1.071 6.4 0.9 3.2 6.9 2.13
8 Tom LaRosa 22 8 6 .571 4.31 25 23 0 3 1 0 135.2 120 73 65 10 66 0 118 7 0 6 592 1.371 8.0 0.7 4.4 7.8 1.79
9 Mike Lincoln 22 13 4 .765 2.28 20 20 0 1 1 0 134.0 130 41 34 4 25 0 75 4 2 4 553 1.157 8.7 0.3 1.7 5.0 3.00
10 Alan Mahaffey* 23 1 2 .333 4.10 38 0 11 0 0 1 48.1 46 27 22 2 8 0 55 1 0 1 200 1.117 8.6 0.4 1.5 10.2 6.88
11 Tom Mott 23 2 0 1.000 3.19 14 0 3 0 0 0 31.0 25 13 11 1 12 0 23 2 0 6 127 1.194 7.3 0.3 3.5 6.7 1.92
12 Brad Niedermaier 24 2 3 .400 1.47 32 0 29 0 0 17 36.2 27 15 6 2 12 2 47 0 0 4 154 1.064 6.6 0.5 2.9 11.5 3.92
13 Rob Radlosky 23 9 5 .643 2.59 23 22 1 3 1 0 128.1 87 42 37 10 37 0 109 5 0 2 510 0.966 6.1 0.7 2.6 7.6 2.95
14 Fred Rath 24 4 0 1.000 1.64 17 0 11 0 0 2 22.0 18 4 4 2 3 1 22 0 0 1 87 0.955 7.4 0.8 1.2 9.0 7.33
15 Kasey Richardson* 20 1 3 .250 4.46 7 7 0 0 0 0 34.1 35 23 17 1 18 0 17 3 0 5 156 1.544 9.2 0.3 4.7 4.5 0.94
16 J.C. Romero* 21 1 1 .500 4.38 7 1 3 0 0 0 12.1 11 6 6 1 4 0 9 1 0 0 50 1.216 8.0 0.7 2.9 6.6 2.25
17 Chad Roper 23 1 2 .333 2.72 27 1 10 0 0 0 39.2 32 20 12 1 13 1 27 0 0 1 159 1.134 7.3 0.2 2.9 6.1 2.08
18 Will Rushing* 24 1 5 .167 7.51 12 7 0 0 0 0 38.1 54 41 32 4 22 0 34 0 0 1 191 1.983 12.7 0.9 5.2 8.0 1.55
19 James Splittorff 23 0 0 9.53 2 2 0 0 0 0 5.2 11 6 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 29 2.118 17.5 0.0 1.6 4.8 3.00
20 Brent Stentz 21 7 2 .778 2.47 49 1 30 0 0 17 69.1 53 20 19 4 24 3 70 2 2 5 285 1.111 6.9 0.5 3.1 9.1 2.92
21 Hector Trinidad 23 1 0 1.000 0.00 2 1 0 0 0 0 8.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 1 28 0.375 2.2 0.0 1.1 5.6 5.00
21 Players 22.4 81 58 .583 3.54 139 139 127 12 16 39 1204.0 1138 563 473 71 384 11 911 40 6 54 5069 1.264 8.5 0.5 2.9 6.8 2.37
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
A.J. Pierzynski 105 661 78 10 6 .987 7.04 18 85 42 33%
Troy Fortin 22 151 14 5 1 .971 7.50 2 23 10 30%
Jeff Smith 18 120 5 2 0 .984 6.94 2 13 2 13%

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Troy Fortin 72 611 43 7 42 .989 9.08
David Ortiz 59 524 44 9 52 .984 9.63
Jeff Smith 8 47 3 1 4 .980 6.25
A.J. Pierzynski 2 16 0 0 1 1.000 8.00
Shane Gunderson 1 8 0 0 0 1.000 8.00
Travis Johnson 1 4 0 1 1 .800 4.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joey Cranford 100 178 280 22 57 .954 4.58
Israel Paez 33 71 110 2 23 .989 5.48
Dan Cey 14 25 23 0 5 1.000 3.43
Carlos Garcia 4 2 3 0 0 1.000 1.25
Lateef Vaughn 1 1 2 0 1 1.000 3.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Israel Paez 99 70 185 17 17 .938 2.58
Chad Roper 39 19 79 9 5 .916 2.51
Joey Cranford 3 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.67
Troy Fortin 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Carlos Garcia 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dan Cey 68 84 178 25 39 .913 3.85
Carlos Garcia 52 58 140 7 25 .966 3.81
Lateef Vaughn 34 39 87 9 16 .933 3.71
Israel Paez 2 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.50

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chad Allen 100 0.00
Rafael Alvarez 22 0.00
Travis Johnson 11 0.00
Shane Gunderson 6 0.00
Joey Cranford 1 0.00
Carlos Garcia 1 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jacque Jones 131 0.00
Chad Allen 5 0.00
Rafael Alvarez 4 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Kelcey Mucker 103 0.00
Travis Johnson 25 0.00
Shane Gunderson 7 0.00
Roberto Kelly 4 0.00
Rafael Alvarez 3 0.00
Chad Allen 1 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jacque Jones 131 313 8 7 2 .979 2.45
Chad Allen 105 206 10 5 1 .977 2.06
Kelcey Mucker 103 187 2 3 0 .984 1.83
Travis Johnson 36 58 4 1 0 .984 1.72
Rafael Alvarez 29 55 1 2 1 .966 1.93
Shane Gunderson 13 23 1 0 1 1.000 1.85
Roberto Kelly 4 6 0 0 0 1.000 1.50
Joey Cranford 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Carlos Garcia 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Brent Stentz 49 2 5 0 0 1.000 0.14
Alan Mahaffey 38 3 7 0 0 1.000 0.26
Brad Niedermaier 32 1 5 1 0 .857 0.19
Walker Chapman 27 3 7 4 1 .714 0.37
Chad Roper 27 3 3 1 0 .857 0.22
Phil Haigler 25 15 32 2 2 .959 1.88
Tom LaRosa 25 8 17 3 1 .893 1.00
Darren Fidge 24 4 8 0 1 1.000 0.50
Jeff Harris 24 3 8 1 2 .917 0.46
Rob Radlosky 23 5 15 1 0 .952 0.87
Mike Lincoln 20 10 29 1 2 .975 1.95
Fred Rath 17 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.18
Trevor Cobb 15 7 12 2 1 .905 1.27
Tom Mott 14 2 3 0 0 1.000 0.36
Troy Carrasco 12 4 13 3 0 .850 1.42
Will Rushing 12 0 5 0 1 1.000 0.42
Charlie Gillian 10 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.20
Kasey Richardson 7 1 9 0 1 1.000 1.43
J.C. Romero 7 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.14
James Splittorff 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
Hector Trinidad 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Chad Allen 22 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Feb 6, 1975 Dallas, TX, US
Rafael Alvarez 20 L L 6' 0.0" 220 Jan 22, 1977 Valencia, Carabobo, VE
Troy Carrasco 22 S L 5' 11.0" 177 Jan 27, 1975 Tampa, FL, US
Dan Cey 21 R R 5' 11.0" 168 Nov 8, 1975 Los Angeles, CA, US
Walker Chapman 21 R R 6' 3.0" 201 Feb 25, 1976 Cumberland, MD, US
Trevor Cobb 23 L L 6' 2.0" 190 Jul 13, 1973 Everett, WA, US
Joey Cranford 22 R R 6' 0.0" 192 Feb 10, 1975 Macon, GA, US
Darren Fidge 22 R R 6' 2.0" 202 Nov 12, 1974 Tanunda, South Australia, AU
Troy Fortin 22 R R 5' 11.0" 209 Feb 24, 1975 Winnipeg, MB, CA
Carlos Garcia 21 R R 5' 11.0" 165 May 21, 1976 La Guaira, Vargas, VE
Charlie Gillian 23 R R 6' 2.0" 196 May 29, 1974 Beckley, WV, US
Shane Gunderson 23 R R 6' 0.0" 205 Oct 16, 1973 Faribault, MN, US
Phil Haigler 23 R R 6' 3.0" 217 Jun 13, 1974 Pascagoula, MS, US
Jeff Harris 22 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Jul 4, 1974 Alameda, CA, US
Travis Johnson 23 L R 6' 0.0" 210 Nov 23, 1973 Coon Rapids, MN, US
Jacque Jones 22 L L 5' 10.0" 175 Apr 25, 1975 San Diego, CA, US
Roberto Kelly 32 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Oct 1, 1964 Panama, Panama, PA
Tom LaRosa 22 R R 5' 10.0" 188 Jun 28, 1975 Granada Hills, CA, US
Mike Lincoln 22 R R 6' 2.0" 211 Apr 10, 1975 Carmichael, CA, US
Alan Mahaffey 23 L L 6' 1.0" 200 Feb 2, 1974 Altus, OK, US
Tom Mott 23 R R 6' 3.0" 217 Oct 9, 1973 San Luis Obispo, CA, US
Kelcey Mucker 22 L R 6' 4.0" 250 Feb 17, 1975 Washington, IN, US
Brad Niedermaier 24 R R 6' 2.0" 209 Feb 9, 1973 Park Ridge, IL, US
David Ortiz 21 L L 6' 4.0" 230 Nov 18, 1975 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Israel Paez 20 S R 5' 10.0" 188 Dec 23, 1976 Carabobo, VE
A.J. Pierzynski 20 L R 6' 3.0" 235 Dec 30, 1976 Bridgehampton, NY, US
Rob Radlosky 23 R R 6' 2.0" 192 Jan 7, 1974 West Palm Beach, FL, US
Fred Rath 24 R R 6' 3.0" 220 Jan 5, 1973 Dallas, TX, US
Kasey Richardson 20 L L 6' 3.0" 191 Aug 27, 1976 Washington, DC, US
J.C. Romero 21 S L 5' 11.0" 205 Jun 4, 1976 Rio Piedras, PR
Chad Roper 23 R R 6' 1.0" 223 Mar 29, 1974 Anderson, SC, US
Will Rushing 24 L L 6' 3.0" 193 Nov 8, 1972 Statesboro, GA, US
Jeff Smith 23 L R 6' 3.0" 210 Jun 17, 1974 Akron, OH, US
James Splittorff 23 L R 6' 3.0" 185 Oct 12, 1973 Kansas City, MO, US
Brent Stentz 21 R R 6' 5.0" 235 Jul 24, 1975 New Port Richey, FL, US
Hector Trinidad 23 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Sep 8, 1973 Los Angeles, CA, US
Lateef Vaughn 21 R R 5' 9.0" 175 Oct 1, 1975 San Diego, CA, US

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