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1997 Birmingham Barons

1997 > Class AA > 1997 Southern League (West)
Overall: 76-62
Scored 793 runs, Allowed 744 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-65

Affiliation: Chicago White Sox-AL
Manager: Dave Huppert
Represented: Birmingham, AL
Ballpark: Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL) and Hoover Metropolitan Stadium (Hoover, AL)
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 Clemente Alvarez 29 79 278 242 29 49 10 1 3 23 0 0 27 49 .202 .295 .289 .584 70 17 5 3 1 0
2 Juan Bautista 22 12 50 46 6 11 3 0 0 4 0 1 3 15 .239 .286 .304 .590 14 2 0 1 0 0
3 Scott Coolbaugh 31 68 280 235 35 68 18 0 11 50 0 0 37 60 .289 .389 .506 .896 119 3 4 0 4 3
4 John Cotton 26 33 136 124 23 36 10 2 7 26 1 2 9 33 .290 .346 .573 .918 71 3 2 0 1 0
5 Jason Evans# 26 63 255 223 33 68 16 1 5 25 2 2 28 51 .305 .381 .453 .834 101 2 0 3 1 4
6 Dan Fagley 22 20 20 19 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .368 .400 .421 .821 8 1 1 0 0 0
7 John Finn 29 73 298 246 49 68 15 0 0 27 13 2 39 28 .276 .391 .337 .729 83 5 8 4 1 0
8 Jeff Liefer* 22 119 524 474 67 113 24 9 15 71 2 0 38 115 .238 .302 .422 .724 200 10 7 1 4 3
9 Sandy McKinnon 24 96 373 332 58 90 20 1 4 31 13 6 31 68 .271 .334 .373 .708 124 3 2 5 3 1
10 Frank Menechino 26 90 415 318 78 95 28 4 12 60 7 3 79 77 .299 .447 .525 .972 167 7 11 1 6 0
11 Brandon Moore 24 125 485 414 58 106 15 1 1 47 4 7 45 48 .256 .328 .304 .632 126 11 1 21 4 0
12 Lyle Mouton 28 3 12 11 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 .182 .250 .455 .705 5 0 0 0 0 0
13 Josh Paul 22 34 131 115 18 34 5 0 1 16 6 2 12 25 .296 .367 .365 .732 42 4 1 3 0 0
14 Eddie Pearson# 23 95 410 382 59 125 33 1 5 59 1 1 23 50 .327 .366 .458 .824 175 13 2 0 3 1
15 Wil Polidor# 23 33 96 93 11 25 2 1 0 13 0 2 1 16 .269 .284 .312 .596 29 1 1 1 0 0
16 Luis Raven 28 117 514 456 88 153 30 3 30 112 4 3 46 126 .336 .397 .612 1.009 279 5 5 0 7 7
17 Warren Sawkiw# 29 4 7 7 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .714 1.000 5 0 0 0 0 0
18 Brian Simmons# 23 138 641 546 108 143 28 12 15 72 15 12 88 124 .262 .365 .440 .804 240 10 2 2 3 5
19 Juan Thomas 25 80 342 311 50 94 16 2 10 55 1 2 23 92 .302 .354 .463 .817 144 4 4 0 4 1
20 Ryan Topham* 23 17 57 47 6 10 5 1 0 8 1 0 6 15 .213 .321 .362 .683 17 0 2 1 1 0
21 Robin Ventura* 29 4 18 17 3 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 .294 .333 .529 .863 9 2 0 0 0 0
22 Steve Worrell* 27 44 5 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000 3 0 0 0 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
23 Rick Wrona 33 29 110 103 11 26 7 1 2 24 0 0 3 12 .252 .284 .398 .682 41 1 2 1 1 0
23 Players 25.3 139 5452 4761 793 1330 287 40 124 729 70 45 540 1015 .279 .357 .435 .792 2069 104 60 47 44 25
* - 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 Lorenzo Barcelo 19 2 1 .667 4.86 6 6 0 0 0 0 33.1 36 20 18 2 9 0 29 4 0 1 147 1.350 9.7 0.5 2.4 7.8 3.22
2 Kevin Beirne 23 6 4 .600 4.92 13 12 1 0 0 0 75.0 76 51 41 4 41 0 49 4 1 2 336 1.560 9.1 0.5 4.9 5.9 1.20
3 Jason Bere 26 0 1 .000 7.71 2 2 0 0 0 0 7.0 8 7 6 2 2 0 7 1 0 0 33 1.429 10.3 2.6 2.6 9.0 3.50
4 Shane Buteaux 25 2 2 .500 4.19 44 0 16 0 0 2 73.0 74 41 34 4 34 1 34 7 1 5 328 1.479 9.1 0.5 4.2 4.2 1.00
5 Scott Christman* 25 2 7 .222 9.05 15 14 0 0 0 0 63.2 100 74 64 8 38 0 39 5 0 5 325 2.168 14.1 1.1 5.4 5.5 1.03
6 Scott Eyre* 25 13 5 .722 3.84 22 22 0 0 0 0 126.2 110 61 54 14 55 2 127 5 1 9 538 1.303 7.8 1.0 3.9 9.0 2.31
7 Derek Hasselhoff 23 5 2 .714 2.41 18 0 10 0 0 3 33.2 35 10 9 3 11 0 22 1 0 1 141 1.366 9.4 0.8 2.9 5.9 2.00
8 Mike Heathcott 28 3 1 .750 1.83 30 1 12 0 0 7 59.0 50 20 12 2 25 0 47 1 0 3 247 1.271 7.6 0.3 3.8 7.2 1.88
9 Russ Herbert 25 13 5 .722 3.63 27 26 0 3 1 0 158.2 136 72 64 14 80 0 126 14 0 7 681 1.361 7.7 0.8 4.5 7.1 1.58
10 Bob Howry 23 0 0 2.84 12 0 6 0 0 2 12.2 16 4 4 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 54 1.500 11.4 0.7 2.1 2.1 1.00
11 David Lundquist 24 0 0 8.78 7 0 5 0 0 0 13.1 26 20 13 3 5 0 15 0 0 0 73 2.325 17.6 2.0 3.4 10.1 3.00
12 Alan Newman* 27 7 3 .700 2.49 44 0 33 0 0 10 72.1 55 34 20 0 40 4 64 0 0 9 314 1.313 6.8 0.0 5.0 8.0 1.60
13 Maximo Nunez 25 0 0 7.64 14 0 3 0 0 0 17.2 19 18 15 1 13 0 14 1 2 3 85 1.811 9.7 0.5 6.6 7.1 1.08
14 Jason Olsen 22 9 14 .391 4.88 28 27 0 1 1 0 160.1 183 101 87 14 58 2 121 3 0 9 709 1.503 10.3 0.8 3.3 6.8 2.09
15 Chuck Smith 27 2 2 .500 3.16 25 0 6 0 0 0 62.2 63 35 22 4 27 5 57 5 3 8 280 1.436 9.0 0.6 3.9 8.2 2.11
16 John Snyder 22 7 8 .467 4.64 20 20 0 2 1 0 114.1 130 76 59 9 43 0 90 6 2 6 510 1.513 10.2 0.7 3.4 7.1 2.09
17 Bob Theodile 24 2 0 1.000 5.49 19 9 3 0 0 1 57.1 72 43 35 2 35 0 41 2 0 5 272 1.866 11.3 0.3 5.5 6.4 1.17
18 Brian Woods 26 1 5 .167 6.31 35 0 31 0 0 10 45.2 49 41 32 3 28 1 35 8 0 4 223 1.686 9.7 0.6 5.5 6.9 1.25
19 Steve Worrell* 27 7 4 .636 3.47 44 0 15 0 0 2 62.1 52 25 24 6 20 1 54 2 1 5 257 1.155 7.5 0.9 2.9 7.8 2.70 Stats for 2 teams
19 Players 24.8 76 62 .551 4.49 139 139 133 6 8 36 1211.0 1266 744 604 95 559 15 941 67 11 79 5407 1.507 9.4 0.7 4.2 7.0 1.68
* - 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
Clemente Alvarez 78 500 49 1 5 .998 7.04 10 63 27 30%
Josh Paul 32 221 17 3 0 .988 7.44 7 23 8 26%
Rick Wrona 29 199 28 3 4 .987 7.83 4 21 19 48%
Dan Fagley 20 40 2 3 0 .933 2.10 0 9 2 18%
Warren Sawkiw 1 6 0 0 0 1.000 6.00 2 2 0 0%

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Eddie Pearson 89 737 60 10 68 .988 8.96
Juan Thomas 47 400 13 7 56 .983 8.79
Luis Raven 4 33 3 0 2 1.000 9.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Frank Menechino 78 167 211 11 58 .972 4.85
John Cotton 24 60 50 6 17 .948 4.58
Wil Polidor 17 27 37 4 6 .941 3.76
John Finn 12 17 37 1 8 .982 4.50
Brandon Moore 12 35 27 0 13 1.000 5.17

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Scott Coolbaugh 62 42 124 7 16 .960 2.68
Luis Raven 39 19 73 23 4 .800 2.36
John Finn 20 9 38 4 4 .922 2.35
Frank Menechino 12 9 26 0 5 1.000 2.92
Wil Polidor 10 1 15 7 1 .696 1.60
John Cotton 5 1 4 4 0 .556 1.00
Robin Ventura 4 2 3 2 0 .714 1.25

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Brandon Moore 112 177 354 22 70 .960 4.74
John Finn 13 17 27 3 4 .936 3.38
Juan Bautista 12 20 32 5 6 .912 4.33
Wil Polidor 8 6 19 5 1 .833 3.13

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jeff Liefer 106 0.00
Jason Evans 29 0.00
John Finn 2 0.00
Ryan Topham 2 0.00
John Cotton 1 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Brian Simmons 136 0.00
Sandy McKinnon 5 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Sandy McKinnon 84 0.00
Jason Evans 32 0.00
John Finn 13 0.00
Ryan Topham 11 0.00
John Cotton 3 0.00
Lyle Mouton 3 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Brian Simmons 136 322 7 5 1 .985 2.42
Jeff Liefer 106 166 2 8 0 .955 1.58
Sandy McKinnon 88 170 6 5 1 .972 2.00
Jason Evans 61 89 3 8 0 .920 1.51
John Finn 15 26 3 0 0 1.000 1.93
Ryan Topham 13 30 0 1 0 .968 2.31
John Cotton 4 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.25
Lyle Mouton 3 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Shane Buteaux 44 5 7 0 0 1.000 0.27
Alan Newman 44 2 16 5 1 .783 0.41
Steve Worrell 44 2 6 1 0 .889 0.18 Stats for 2 teams
Brian Woods 35 1 8 1 0 .900 0.26
Mike Heathcott 30 4 9 0 1 1.000 0.43
Jason Olsen 28 14 28 2 0 .955 1.50
Russ Herbert 27 9 21 2 0 .938 1.11
Chuck Smith 25 4 6 1 2 .909 0.40
Scott Eyre 22 3 20 0 1 1.000 1.05
John Snyder 20 8 17 2 1 .926 1.25
Bob Theodile 19 4 4 2 0 .800 0.42
Derek Hasselhoff 18 4 3 0 0 1.000 0.39
Scott Christman 15 6 10 0 1 1.000 1.07
Maximo Nunez 14 2 1 0 0 1.000 0.21
Kevin Beirne 13 5 10 1 0 .938 1.15
Bob Howry 12 0 2 0 1 1.000 0.17
David Lundquist 7 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.14
Lorenzo Barcelo 6 2 8 0 0 1.000 1.67
Jason Bere 2 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Clemente Alvarez 29 R R 5' 11.0" 180 May 18, 1968 Guanta, Anzoategui, VE
Lorenzo Barcelo 19 R R 6' 4.0" 230 Aug 10, 1977 San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO
Juan Bautista 22 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Jun 24, 1975 San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO
Kevin Beirne 23 L R 6' 4.0" 210 Jan 1, 1974 Houston, TX, US
Jason Bere 26 R R 6' 3.0" 185 May 26, 1971 Cambridge, MA, US
Shane Buteaux 25 R R 6' 3.0" 202 Dec 28, 1971 New Iberia, LA, US
Scott Christman 25 L L 6' 3.0" 190 Dec 3, 1971 Miami, AZ, US
Scott Coolbaugh 31 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Jun 13, 1966 Binghamton, NY, US
John Cotton 26 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Oct 30, 1970 Houston, TX, US
Jason Evans 26 S R 5' 11.0" 185 Feb 11, 1971 Beaufort, SC, US
Scott Eyre 25 L L 6' 1.0" 160 May 30, 1972 Inglewood, CA, US
Dan Fagley 22 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Dec 18, 1974 Camden, NJ, US
John Finn 29 R R 5' 8.0" 168 Oct 18, 1967 Oakland, CA, US
Derek Hasselhoff 23 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Oct 10, 1973 Baltimore, MD, US
Mike Heathcott 28 R R 6' 3.0" 180 May 16, 1969 Chicago, IL, US
Russ Herbert 25 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Apr 21, 1972 Cleveland, OH, US
Bob Howry 23 L R 6' 5.0" 215 Aug 4, 1973 Phoenix, AZ, US
Jeff Liefer 22 L R 6' 3.0" 195 Aug 17, 1974 Fontana, CA, US
David Lundquist 24 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Jun 4, 1973 Beverly, MA, US
Sandy McKinnon 24 R R 5' 8.0" 175 Sep 20, 1972 Nicholls, GA, US
Frank Menechino 26 R R 5' 9.0" 175 Jan 7, 1971 Staten Island, NY, US
Brandon Moore 24 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Aug 23, 1972 Birmingham, AL, US
Lyle Mouton 28 R R 6' 4.0" 240 May 13, 1969 Lafayette, LA, US
Alan Newman 27 L L 6' 6.0" 240 Oct 2, 1969 La Habra, CA, US
Maximo Nunez 25 R R 6' 5.0" 165 Jan 15, 1972 Villa Mella, Santo Domingo, DO
Jason Olsen 22 R R 6' 4.0" 210 Mar 16, 1975 Fairfield, CA, US
Josh Paul 22 R R 6' 1.0" 185 May 19, 1975 Evanston, IL, US
Eddie Pearson 23 S R 6' 3.0" 225 Jan 31, 1974 Mobile, AL, US
Wil Polidor 23 S R 6' 1.0" 158 Sep 23, 1973 Caracas, Distrito Federal, VE
Luis Raven 28 R R 6' 4.0" 250 Nov 19, 1968 La Guaira, Vargas, VE
Warren Sawkiw 29 S R 5' 11.0" 185 Jan 19, 1968 Toronto, ON, CA
Brian Simmons 23 S R 6' 2.0" 185 Sep 4, 1973 Mount Lebanon, PA, US
Chuck Smith 27 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Oct 21, 1969 Memphis, TN, US
John Snyder 22 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Aug 16, 1974 Southfield, MI, US
Bob Theodile 24 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Sep 16, 1972 New Iberia, LA, US
Juan Thomas 25 R R 6' 4.0" 265 Apr 17, 1972 Ashland, KY, US
Ryan Topham 23 L L 6' 3.0" 200 Dec 17, 1973 Portage, MI, US
Robin Ventura 29 L R 6' 1.0" 185 Jul 14, 1967 Santa Maria, CA, US
Brian Woods 26 L R 6' 6.0" 212 Jun 7, 1971 Belleville, NJ, US
Steve Worrell 27 L L 6' 2.0" 200 Nov 25, 1969 Ridley Park, PA, US
Rick Wrona 33 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Dec 10, 1963 Tulsa, OK, US

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