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1998 Birmingham Barons

1998 > Class AA > 1998 Southern League (West)
Overall: 58-82
Scored 670 runs, Allowed 827 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 57-83

Affiliation: Chicago White Sox-AL
Manager: Dave Huppert
Represented: Birmingham, AL
Ballpark: Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL), Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL), Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL), Hoover Metropolitan Stadium (Hoover, AL), Hoover Metropolitan Stadium (Hoover, AL) and Hoover Metropolitan Stadium (Hoover, AL)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1997 / 1999

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Howard Battle261245396740150047.179.244.359.6031400020
2Juan Bautista23120451420461071315346121898.255.290.326.616137184631
3Johnny Cardenas2717575531120080018.
4Wil Cordero26114235610202110073.286.405.514.9191810000
5Brian Downs2310443731110030027.297.349.324.6731212120
6John Finn3044189146374061315443412.274.419.390.8105734320
7Manny Gonzalez#2210240737151112242235972352.302.348.394.742146114810
8Ricky Gonzalez232384735162001100718.
9Brad Heller26612111400000002.364.417.364.780401000
10Jeff Inglin2213958549475121226241003278101.245.347.460.807227124093
11Corey Jenkins217282634100100217.
12Mark Johnson*22117494382681081739590110572.283.443.414.85715856010
13Carlos Lee2213859254977166332211061153955.302.350.485.834266322022
14Jeff Liefer*231275414718413733621891260125.291.381.520.90124599016
15Brian Manning231247432810020028.
16Sandy McKinnon25572302002140801181131941.
17Sergio Nunez2311548743557106801322673859.244.307.269.576117103830
18Wil Polidor#2431108104824000400115.
19Tate Seefried*26662642312155140436013261.238.330.351.6808140012
20Demond Smith#2584383321759923753025144867.308.404.470.87415126441
21Jerry Whittaker2457217205214912292633965.239.273.449.7229251110
21 Players23.4140530746486701235226301086259961529893.266.345.397.742184512652423616
* - 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
1Jim Abbott*3023.4005.4088000041.25333252210351051981.77611.
2John Ambrose23912.4295.1831223000140.2156908118692103132146411.60010.
3Kevin Beirne24139.5913.4426260210167.11427764128721536247021.3697.
4Chad Bradford2311.5002.60100700117.1136528014002721.2126.
5Shane Buteaux2601.0005.68131300025.13628161110121151251.85512.
6Carlos Chantres2224.3335.81205700152.25835345421490032511.8999.
7Joe Davenport2232.6007.222601500138.25436312300222052022.17212.
8Joe Farley*2312.33311.1561000015.120191901517201782.28311.
9Jason Lakman21010.0007.961515000072.189706415400798263521.78311.
10David Lundquist2511.5003.2933021001041.02815151151412011651.0496.
11Larry Mitchell260063.002000001.04770500003129.00036.
12Jamie Nichols22007.5051200012.015111038012000571.91711.
13Jason Olsen23810.4444.6928280400159.11889583195331345167091.51310.
14Jesus Pena*2302.0003.862201200223.12012103100280221001.2867.71.23.910.82.80
15Jason Secoda2323.4006.343902000165.17850466392452173071.79110.
16Bob Theodile2501.0007.5680400016.2181814116017200852.0409.
17Julien Tucker2546.4006.82345700366.077665024504751103181.84810.
18Ken Vining*231012.4554.0729280100172.218710378891113340167931.6109.
19Bryan Ward*2623.4002.3629024001242.03319110253401051871.3817.
20Brian Woods270011.4570400011.0151514411010103602.36412.
21Mike Zolecki26007.88140400024.02022214291112131182.0427.51.510.94.10.38
21 Players23.85882.4145.2014014013375311205.2130482769610867017992571310155321.6379.
* - 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


Mark Johnson1037176584.9907.5919992923%
Ricky Gonzalez231701332.9847.96131616%
Johnny Cardenas1710512011.0006.88213735%
Brad Heller517210.9503.8002133%


Jeff Liefer100753591168.9878.12
Tate Seefried2420719220.9919.42
Wil Cordero1081917.9899.00
Brian Downs535314.9747.60
Wil Polidor370001.0002.33
Howard Battle216214.9479.00
Mark Johnson160011.0006.00


Sergio Nunez1152363442280.9635.04
Wil Polidor16253648.9383.81
John Finn133025061.0004.23


Carlos Lee127992233516.9022.54
John Finn771212.9502.71
Wil Polidor42911.9172.75
Howard Battle321001.0001.00


Juan Bautista1201733423176.9434.29
John Finn12113827.9614.08
Wil Polidor9152016.9723.89


Jeff Inglin1152041031.9861.86
Manny Gonzalez951691881.9591.97
Demond Smith83185442.9792.28
Sandy McKinnon56106642.9662.00
Jerry Whittaker52128530.9782.56
Jeff Liefer10101001.0001.10
Brian Manning814010.9331.75
Corey Jenkins76010.8570.86
John Finn220001.0001.00


Jason Secoda396910.9380.38
Julien Tucker343852.6880.32
David Lundquist3334011.0000.21
John Ambrose3192010.9670.94
Ken Vining2961960.8060.86
Bryan Ward290710.8750.24
Jason Olsen281222021.0001.21
Kevin Beirne26133741.9261.92
Joe Davenport2603001.0000.12
Jesus Pena221411.8330.23
Carlos Chantres205420.8180.45
Jason Lakman157310.9090.67
Mike Zolecki1400000.00
Shane Buteaux134310.8750.54
Chad Bradford1016001.0000.70
Jim Abbott84720.8461.38
Bob Theodile83310.8570.75
Brian Woods710001.0000.14
Joe Farley605001.0000.83
Jamie Nichols514001.0001.00
Larry Mitchell200000.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Jim Abbott30LL6' 3.0"200Sep 19, 1967Flint, MI, US
John Ambrose23RR6' 5.0"180Nov 1, 1974Evansville, IN, US
Howard Battle26RR6' 0.0"210Mar 25, 1972Biloxi, MS, US
Juan Bautista23RR6' 0.0"170Jun 24, 1975San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO
Kevin Beirne24LR6' 4.0"210Jan 1, 1974Houston, TX, US
Chad Bradford23RR6' 5.0"205Sep 14, 1974Jackson, MS, US
Shane Buteaux26RR6' 3.0"202Dec 28, 1971New Iberia, LA, US
Johnny Cardenas27RR6' 3.0"210Jul 23, 1970Joliet, IL, US
Carlos Chantres22RR6' 3.0"190Apr 1, 1976Miami, FL, US
Wil Cordero26RR6' 2.0"185Oct 3, 1971Mayaguez, PR
Joe Davenport22RR6' 5.0"225Mar 24, 1976Chicago, IL, US
Brian Downs23RR6' 2.0"210Apr 10, 1975Bellflower, CA, US
Joe Farley23LL6' 2.0"185Sep 12, 1974Williamsport, PA, US
John Finn30RR5' 8.0"168Oct 18, 1967Oakland, CA, US
Manny Gonzalez22SR6' 2.0"195May 5, 1976Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Ricky Gonzalez23RR6' 0.0"185Nov 13, 1974Miami, FL, US
Brad Heller26RR5' 11.0"190Dec 8, 1971Tucson, AZ, US
Jeff Inglin22RR5' 11.0"180Oct 8, 1975Petaluma, CA, US
Corey Jenkins21RR6' 2.0"200Aug 25, 1976Columbia, SC, US
Mark Johnson22LR6' 0.0"185Sep 12, 1975Wheat Ridge, CO, US
Jason Lakman21RR6' 4.0"220Oct 17, 1976Burien, WA, US
Carlos Lee22RR6' 2.0"270Jun 20, 1976Aguadulce, Cocle, PA
Jeff Liefer23LR6' 3.0"195Aug 17, 1974Fontana, CA, US
David Lundquist25RR6' 2.0"200Jun 4, 1973Beverly, MA, US
Brian Manning23RR6' 2.0"200Feb 1, 1975Brooklyn, NY, US
Sandy McKinnon25RR5' 8.0"175Sep 20, 1972Nicholls, GA, US
Larry Mitchell26RR6' 1.0"220Oct 16, 1971Flint, MI, US
Jamie Nichols22RR6' 5.0"215Jan 22, 1976Bear, DE, US
Sergio Nunez23RR5' 10.0"170Jan 3, 1975Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Jason Olsen23RR6' 4.0"210Mar 16, 1975Fairfield, CA, US
Jesus Pena23LL6' 0.0"170Mar 8, 1975Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Wil Polidor24SR6' 1.0"158Sep 23, 1973Caracas, Distrito Federal, VE
Jason Secoda23RR6' 1.0"200Sep 2, 1974Garden Grove, CA, US
Tate Seefried26LR6' 4.0"180Apr 22, 1972Seattle, WA, US
Demond Smith25SR5' 8.0"180Nov 6, 1972Rialto, CA, US
Bob Theodile25RR6' 3.0"190Sep 16, 1972New Iberia, LA, US
Julien Tucker25LR6' 7.0"200Apr 19, 1973Montreal, QC, CA
Ken Vining23LL6' 0.0"180Dec 5, 1974Decatur, GA, US
Bryan Ward26LL6' 2.0"210Jan 28, 1972Bristol, PA, US
Jerry Whittaker24RR6' 2.0"190Nov 17, 1973Long Beach, CA, US
Brian Woods27LR6' 6.0"212Jun 7, 1971Belleville, NJ, US
Mike Zolecki26RR6' 2.0"195Dec 6, 1971Milwaukee, WI, US

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