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1997 Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks

1997 > Class Independent > 1997 Northern League (East)
Overall: 36-48
Scored 426 runs, Allowed 548 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 32-52

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Jay Ward
Represented: Thunder Bay, ON, CA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: 62,496
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 Reagan Buckley 23 19 49 45 5 8 2 1 1 1 2 0 3 17 .178 .245 .333 .578 15 2 1 0 0 0
2 Benny Castillo 30 51 215 195 37 65 11 0 7 26 2 6 13 36 .333 .382 .497 .880 97 4 3 3 1 0
3 Tony Ellison 22 43 155 141 20 47 11 2 5 23 3 2 8 30 .333 .377 .546 .923 77 6 3 1 2 0
4 Brandon Evans 23 32 57 45 10 9 1 0 0 2 3 3 7 12 .200 .339 .222 .562 10 1 3 1 1 0
5 Manny Francois# 31 17 78 69 8 20 10 0 0 3 3 1 8 20 .290 .372 .435 .807 30 1 1 0 0 0
6 Sean Hearn* 26 26 114 96 17 26 3 0 5 16 3 2 17 25 .271 .377 .458 .836 44 1 0 0 1 1
7 Dee Jenkins* 24 43 189 160 28 43 13 2 7 20 2 3 25 40 .269 .372 .506 .879 81 5 2 1 1 0
8 Bryan Jones 22 4 17 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 7 .063 .118 .063 .180 1 1 0 0 0 0
9 Chris Kessick 23 17 29 28 2 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 .250 .276 .286 .562 8 1 0 0 0 0
10 Danny Lewis* 29 77 329 288 54 103 16 0 24 67 1 1 37 47 .358 .432 .663 1.095 191 10 2 0 2 8
11 Julio Mercado 20 16 47 41 5 8 1 0 0 4 5 1 4 19 .195 .261 .220 .480 9 0 0 1 1 0
12 Travis Meyer 23 36 113 100 10 19 5 0 1 8 1 0 7 22 .190 .243 .270 .513 27 2 0 6 0 0
13 Gregg Pacitti* 22 45 159 145 22 41 12 2 4 14 0 0 10 32 .283 .335 .476 .811 69 2 2 1 1 0
14 Josh Patton* 22 58 205 187 20 44 13 1 5 36 0 0 14 36 .235 .288 .396 .684 74 4 1 0 3 2
15 Jeremias Peguero 32 11 51 49 8 18 3 0 0 3 4 1 0 9 .367 .392 .429 .821 21 2 2 0 0 0
16 Aaron Quinn 25 37 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Toby Ricard 24 74 267 252 32 70 17 3 3 31 2 0 12 66 .278 .312 .405 .717 102 9 1 1 1 0
18 Chris Sawyer 23 83 342 309 48 83 23 2 9 42 14 3 25 88 .269 .332 .443 .776 137 4 5 2 1 0
19 Larry See 37 81 343 319 43 90 13 0 19 69 2 0 17 53 .282 .318 .502 .819 160 12 2 0 5 1
20 Brian Sturges 24 30 97 87 5 15 2 0 0 6 1 2 4 21 .172 .242 .195 .438 17 3 4 2 0 0
21 Chad Thornhill# 24 84 380 320 52 91 11 0 0 17 2 2 51 60 .284 .388 .319 .707 102 4 4 4 1 1
21 Players 26.0 84 3237 2893 426 808 168 13 90 391 51 27 264 648 .279 .345 .440 .784 1272 74 36 23 21 13
* - 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 Jon Barnes 24 0 0 4.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 10 2.000 9.0 0.0 9.0 4.5 0.50
2 Jeff Bock 26 4 3 .571 5.02 14 11 0 0 0 0 71.2 87 50 40 7 34 2 44 5 1 5 333 1.688 10.9 0.9 4.3 5.5 1.29
3 Jim Boynewicz 27 9 4 .692 3.83 20 20 0 3 1 0 141.0 140 65 60 17 44 2 96 2 0 2 597 1.305 8.9 1.1 2.8 6.1 2.18
4 Bobby Danielson* 22 2 4 .333 6.47 15 7 3 0 0 0 55.2 79 45 40 9 27 1 42 3 4 4 267 1.904 12.8 1.5 4.4 6.8 1.56
5 John Duffy* 23 2 2 .500 4.66 16 0 3 0 0 0 19.1 25 16 10 1 8 1 14 2 1 1 90 1.707 11.6 0.5 3.7 6.5 1.75
6 Brandon Evans 23 2 3 .400 4.29 15 11 2 0 0 0 65.0 65 39 31 6 35 1 46 4 2 3 297 1.538 9.0 0.8 4.8 6.4 1.31
7 John Gast? -- 0 4 .000 9.47 8 4 1 0 0 0 19.0 31 22 20 3 9 1 8 3 0 3 99 2.105 14.7 1.4 4.3 3.8 0.89
8 Brian Grant* 24 0 1 .000 14.21 2 2 0 0 0 0 6.1 11 11 10 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 34 2.368 15.6 1.4 5.7 5.7 1.00
9 Jason Hart 25 4 4 .500 4.35 36 0 35 0 0 16 41.1 40 24 20 4 23 1 58 1 0 4 186 1.524 8.7 0.9 5.0 12.6 2.52
10 Bob Jesperson 28 4 7 .364 7.42 23 12 1 0 0 0 70.1 96 68 58 18 30 0 53 7 0 2 337 1.791 12.3 2.3 3.8 6.8 1.77
11 Sabino Loaiza 26 0 1 .000 6.48 4 2 0 0 0 0 16.2 20 12 12 3 5 0 13 0 0 0 73 1.500 10.8 1.6 2.7 7.0 2.60
12 Tajah Merrill* 23 1 2 .333 7.59 8 2 2 0 0 0 21.1 32 24 18 4 14 0 16 1 0 4 108 2.156 13.5 1.7 5.9 6.8 1.14
13 Travis Meyer 23 0 0 36.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 4 4 4 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 8 5.000 36.0 18.0 9.0 18.0 2.00
14 Andy Noffke 24 1 5 .167 8.84 15 3 6 0 0 0 38.2 60 49 38 5 26 0 15 3 0 6 205 2.224 14.0 1.2 6.1 3.5 0.58
15 Bill Perusek 23 0 0 3.48 10 2 3 0 0 0 20.2 15 9 8 1 31 0 16 1 0 3 105 2.226 6.5 0.4 13.5 7.0 0.52
16 Aaron Quinn 25 3 4 .429 3.90 37 1 15 1 0 2 67.0 68 35 29 6 29 10 70 8 2 0 303 1.448 9.1 0.8 3.9 9.4 2.41
17 Paul Rogers* 24 1 1 .500 7.85 25 1 5 0 0 0 39.0 58 39 34 9 20 1 25 5 0 2 196 2.000 13.4 2.1 4.6 5.8 1.25
18 Chris Sawyer 23 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1.500 13.5 13.5 0.0 0.0
19 Ken Smyth 24 2 2 .500 8.14 13 2 2 0 0 0 24.1 35 24 22 2 15 2 23 0 0 6 123 2.055 12.9 0.7 5.5 8.5 1.53
20 Pat Tilmon 31 1 1 .500 5.14 3 3 0 0 0 0 14.0 19 10 8 2 3 0 10 0 0 0 65 1.571 12.2 1.3 1.9 6.4 3.33
20 Players 25.0 36 48 .429 5.67 84 84 80 4 1 18 735.0 888 548 463 101 360 22 556 46 10 45 3439 1.698 10.9 1.2 4.4 6.8 1.54
* - 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
Travis Meyer 36 234 16 3 0 .988 6.94 7 57 9 14%
Brian Sturges 30 160 19 2 1 .989 5.97 2 44 13 23%
Reagan Buckley 16 97 10 3 2 .973 6.69 3 15 7 32%
Larry See 12 61 7 2 2 .971 5.67 2 10 3 23%
Chris Kessick 10 29 0 0 0 1.000 2.90 1 14 0 0%
Tony Ellison 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Larry See 73 657 30 10 49 .986 9.41
Josh Patton 18 94 12 1 8 .991 5.89
Chris Kessick 3 10 1 0 0 1.000 3.67
Gregg Pacitti 2 6 1 3 1 .700 3.50
Reagan Buckley 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dee Jenkins 42 95 103 7 20 .966 4.71
Manny Francois 17 36 48 4 9 .955 4.94
Toby Ricard 12 24 32 5 7 .918 4.67
Jeremias Peguero 11 18 30 2 9 .960 4.36
Bryan Jones 4 8 11 2 3 .905 4.75

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Toby Ricard 54 36 107 13 9 .917 2.65
Josh Patton 37 19 69 7 4 .926 2.38

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chad Thornhill 84 120 257 19 40 .952 4.49

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tony Ellison 39
Chris Sawyer 25
Toby Ricard 4

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chris Sawyer 38
Brandon Evans 12
Julio Mercado 7

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chris Sawyer 25
Julio Mercado 7
Brandon Evans 4

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chris Sawyer 83 158 7 3 0 .982 1.99
Benny Castillo 51 103 5 6 0 .947 2.12
Tony Ellison 39 47 1 3 0 .941 1.23
Gregg Pacitti 37 61 6 3 2 .957 1.81
Sean Hearn 23 40 2 4 0 .913 1.83
Brandon Evans 15 33 1 0 0 1.000 2.27
Julio Mercado 14 21 3 1 0 .960 1.71
Toby Ricard 4 6 2 0 0 1.000 2.00
Reagan Buckley 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Aaron Quinn 37 3 15 2 2 .900 0.49
Jason Hart 36 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.06
Paul Rogers 25 2 4 1 0 .857 0.24
Bob Jesperson 23 1 5 1 0 .857 0.26
Jim Boynewicz 20 6 15 1 0 .955 1.05
John Duffy 16 3 11 1 1 .933 0.88
Bobby Danielson 15 1 6 1 0 .875 0.47
Brandon Evans 15 3 17 0 0 1.000 1.33
Andy Noffke 15 0 8 0 0 1.000 0.53
Jeff Bock 14 3 14 2 0 .895 1.21
Ken Smyth 13 0 6 0 0 1.000 0.46
Bill Perusek 10 1 3 0 1 1.000 0.40
John Gast 8 0 3 2 0 .600 0.38
Tajah Merrill 8 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.38
Sabino Loaiza 4 2 5 1 0 .875 1.75
Pat Tilmon 3 1 3 1 1 .800 1.33
Brian Grant 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jon Barnes 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Travis Meyer 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Chris Sawyer 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Jon Barnes 24 R R 6' 1.0" 197 Apr 11, 1973 Lancaster, SC, US 1997-08-21 1997-08-21
Jeff Bock 26 R R 6' 4.0" 215 Apr 26, 1971 Durham, NC, US 1997-06-02 1997-08-05
Jim Boynewicz 27 R R 6' 4.0" 215 Mar 30, 1970 Waukegan, IL, US 1997-05-30 1997-09-01
Reagan Buckley 23 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Mar 14, 1974 Houston, TX, US 1997-08-07 1997-09-01
Benny Castillo 30 R R 6' 1.0" 192 Jul 15, 1966 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO 1997-07-01 1997-08-29
Bobby Danielson 22 R L 6' 2.0" 195 Aug 26, 1974 Austin, TX, US 1997-07-03 1997-08-29
John Duffy 23 L L 6' 2.0" 185 Dec 4, 1973 Norristown, PA, US 1997-06-01 1997-07-05
Tony Ellison 22 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Jul 12, 1974 Greenville, NC, US 1997-06-24 1997-09-01
Brandon Evans 23 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Feb 24, 1974 Denton, TX, US 1997-06-01 1997-09-01
Manny Francois 31 S R 5' 11.0" 165 May 28, 1966 San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO 1997-06-03 1997-06-22
John Gast -- Unknown 1997-06-01 1997-06-27
Brian Grant 24 L L 6' 4.0" 215 Nov 1, 1972 Kentfield, CA, US 1997-07-26 1997-08-08
Jason Hart 25 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Nov 14, 1971 San Jose, CA, US 1997-06-10 1997-08-31
Sean Hearn 26 L L 6' 3.0" 197 Aug 8, 1970 Houston, TX, US 1997-05-30 1997-06-29
Dee Jenkins 24 L R 5' 9.0" 175 Jun 28, 1973 Columbia, SC, US 1997-07-04 1997-09-01
Bob Jesperson 28 R R 6' 1.0" 195 May 25, 1969 Portage, WI, US 1997-05-31 1997-08-31
Bryan Jones 22 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jan 21, 1975 Fort Lauderdale, FL, US 1997-05-30 1997-06-02
Chris Kessick 23 R R 6' 3.0" 225 Oct 25, 1973 Charlotte, NC, US 1997-06-06 1997-08-05
Danny Lewis 29 L L 6' 1.0" 215 Dec 14, 1967 Oakland, CA, US 1997-05-30 1997-09-01
Sabino Loaiza 26 R R Aug 7, 1970 Tijuana, Baja California, MX 1997-08-21 1997-08-31
Julio Mercado 20 R R 6' 0.0" 180 May 11, 1977 Bronx, NY, US 1997-05-30 1997-06-20
Tajah Merrill 23 R L 6' 3.0" 205 Dec 11, 1973 St. John, BB 1997-08-02 1997-08-30
Travis Meyer 23 R R 6' 0.0" 205 Sep 18, 1973 Plainview, NE, US 1997-07-13 1997-09-01
Andy Noffke 24 R R 6' 6.0" 235 Jun 19, 1973 Xenia, OH, US 1997-05-31 1997-07-13
Gregg Pacitti 22 L L 6' 0.0" 185 Mar 4, 1975 Philadelphia, PA, US 1997-06-21 1997-08-31
Josh Patton 22 L R 5' 10.0" 180 May 21, 1975 Connerville, IN, US 1997-06-04 1997-09-01
Jeremias Peguero 32 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Feb 8, 1965 San Cristobal, San Cristobal, DO 1997-07-15 1997-07-27
Bill Perusek 23 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Oct 6, 1973 Garfield Heights, OH, US 1997-06-01 1997-07-03
Aaron Quinn 25 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Sep 13, 1971 New Haven, CT, US 1997-05-30 1997-09-01
Toby Ricard 24 R R 5' 11.0" 196 Jun 4, 1973 South Bend, IN, US 1997-05-30 1997-09-01
Paul Rogers 24 L L 5' 9.0" 160 Jan 3, 1973 Memphis, TN, US 1997-05-31 1997-08-26
Chris Sawyer 23 R R 5' 11.0" 195 Aug 12, 1973 Manchester, CT, US 1997-05-30 1997-09-01
Larry See 37 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Jun 20, 1960 Norwalk, CA, US 1997-05-30 1997-08-31
Ken Smyth 24 R R 5' 11.0" 187 Sep 7, 1972 Montreal, QC, CA 1997-07-13 1997-08-13
Brian Sturges 24 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Dec 21, 1972 Lynwood, CA, US 1997-05-30 1997-07-12
Chad Thornhill 24 S R 6' 3.0" 180 Aug 22, 1972 San Diego, CA, US 1997-05-30 1997-09-01
Pat Tilmon 31 R R 6' 1.0" 195 May 4, 1966 Fort Lee, VA, US 1997-08-10 1997-08-22

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