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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
1Chad Allen221054474016612418434527154051.309.373.397.77015992222
2Rafael Alvarez*2047143122133391115621727.270.357.385.7424710310
3Dan Cey21127567521841483457602393485.284.332.409.740213115341
4Joey Cranford22112381355397191122462190.
5Troy Fortin22111434383581132001359123437.295.364.449.8131721110341
6Carlos Garcia216916514711203002861131.
7Shane Gunderson2314585051440053178.280.379.360.7391821000
8Travis Johnson*23732632272955161736213077.242.338.414.7529444022
9Jacque Jones*22131577539841603361582241233110.297.340.464.80425093023
10Roberto Kelly32415112400130041.364.533.6361.170700000
11Kelcey Mucker*221144373894393263348153380.239.300.344.64513454471
12David Ortiz*216126523945791501358212253.331.385.556.94113331033
13Israel Paez#201355224785612111113926163566.253.304.287.590137181531
14A.J. Pierzynski*2011843941249115231964211659.279.313.405.71816796141
15Chad Roper236617014819303039102223.203.306.284.5904270001
16Jeff Smith*2349139121173450426021218.281.331.421.7525140060
17Lateef Vaughn2136105931525200820618.269.320.290.6102701500
17 Players21.5139512746366351239231238158113279377834.267.325.379.705175910139363916
* - 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
1Troy Carrasco*2233.5005.37128300055.16137335182360142411.4289.
2Walker Chapman2165.5455.802714400190.012164587320653114051.70012.
3Trevor Cobb*23701.0002.97157011060.24929202160482022461.0717.
4Darren Fidge2203.0006.342401300038.14429273200252041751.67010.
5Charlie Gillian2311.5002.30100300015.2105415011503650.9575.
6Phil Haigler23119.5502.8425250410158.117257507320802026521.2889.
7Jeff Harris2224.3332.14240600142.03011104152320011641.0716.
8Tom LaRosa2286.5714.3125230310135.21207365106601187065921.3718.
9Mike Lincoln22134.7652.2820200110134.013041344250754245531.1578.
10Alan Mahaffey*2312.3334.103801100148.1462722280551012001.1178.60.41.510.26.88
11Tom Mott23201.0003.19140300031.02513111120232061271.1947.
12Brad Niedermaier2423.4001.4732029001736.2271562122470041541.0646.60.52.911.53.92
13Rob Radlosky2395.6432.5923221310128.1874237103701095025100.9666.
14Fred Rath24401.0001.641701100222.0184423122001870.9557.
15Kasey Richardson*2013.2504.4677000034.13523171180173051561.5449.
16J.C. Romero*2111.5004.3871300012.111661409100501.2168.
17Chad Roper2312.3332.722711000039.23220121131270011591.1347.
18Will Rushing*2415.1677.51127000038.15441324220340011911.98312.
19James Splittorff23009.532200005.211660103000292.11817.
20Brent Stentz2172.7782.4749130001769.15320194243702252851.1116.
21Hector Trinidad23101.0000.002100008.02000105101280.3752.
21 Players22.48158.5833.541391391271216391204.0113856347371384119114065450691.2648.
* - 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


A.J. Pierzynski10566178106.9877.0418854233%
Troy Fortin221511451.9717.502231030%
Jeff Smith18120520.9846.94213213%


Troy Fortin7261143742.9899.08
David Ortiz5952444952.9849.63
Jeff Smith847314.9806.25
A.J. Pierzynski2160011.0008.00
Shane Gunderson180001.0008.00
Travis Johnson14011.8004.00


Joey Cranford1001782802257.9544.58
Israel Paez3371110223.9895.48
Dan Cey142523051.0003.43
Carlos Garcia423001.0001.25
Lateef Vaughn112011.0003.00


Israel Paez99701851717.9382.58
Chad Roper39197995.9162.51
Joey Cranford302001.0000.67
Troy Fortin100000.00
Carlos Garcia101001.0001.00


Dan Cey68841782539.9133.85
Carlos Garcia5258140725.9663.81
Lateef Vaughn343987916.9333.71
Israel Paez212001.0001.50



Jacque Jones131
Chad Allen5
Rafael Alvarez4



Jacque Jones131313872.9792.45
Chad Allen1052061051.9772.06
Kelcey Mucker103187230.9841.83
Travis Johnson3658410.9841.72
Rafael Alvarez2955121.9661.93
Shane Gunderson13231011.0001.85
Roberto Kelly460001.0001.50
Joey Cranford100000.00
Carlos Garcia100000.00


Brent Stentz4925001.0000.14
Alan Mahaffey3837001.0000.26
Brad Niedermaier321510.8570.19
Walker Chapman273741.7140.37
Chad Roper273310.8570.22
Phil Haigler25153222.9591.88
Tom LaRosa2581731.8931.00
Darren Fidge2448011.0000.50
Jeff Harris243812.9170.46
Rob Radlosky2351510.9520.87
Mike Lincoln20102912.9751.95
Fred Rath1703001.0000.18
Trevor Cobb1571221.9051.27
Tom Mott1423001.0000.36
Troy Carrasco1241330.8501.42
Will Rushing1205011.0000.42
Charlie Gillian1011001.0000.20
Kasey Richardson719011.0001.43
J.C. Romero701001.0000.14
James Splittorff211001.0001.00
Hector Trinidad211001.0001.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Chad Allen22RR6' 1.0"195Feb 6, 1975Dallas, TX, US
Rafael Alvarez20LL6' 0.0"220Jan 22, 1977Valencia, Carabobo, VE
Troy Carrasco22SL5' 11.0"177Jan 27, 1975Tampa, FL, US
Dan Cey21RR5' 11.0"168Nov 8, 1975Los Angeles, CA, US
Walker Chapman21RR6' 3.0"201Feb 25, 1976Cumberland, MD, US
Trevor Cobb23LL6' 2.0"190Jul 13, 1973Everett, WA, US
Joey Cranford22RR6' 0.0"192Feb 10, 1975Macon, GA, US
Darren Fidge22RR6' 2.0"202Nov 12, 1974Tanunda, South Australia, AU
Troy Fortin22RR5' 11.0"209Feb 24, 1975Winnipeg, MB, CA
Carlos Garcia21RR5' 11.0"165May 21, 1976La Guaira, Vargas, VE
Charlie Gillian23RR6' 2.0"196May 29, 1974Beckley, WV, US
Shane Gunderson23RR6' 0.0"205Oct 16, 1973Faribault, MN, US
Phil Haigler23RR6' 3.0"217Jun 13, 1974Pascagoula, MS, US
Jeff Harris22RR6' 1.0"190Jul 4, 1974Alameda, CA, US
Travis Johnson23LR6' 0.0"210Nov 23, 1973Coon Rapids, MN, US
Jacque Jones22LL5' 10.0"175Apr 25, 1975San Diego, CA, US
Roberto Kelly32RR6' 2.0"180Oct 1, 1964Panama, Panama, PA
Tom LaRosa22RR5' 10.0"188Jun 28, 1975Granada Hills, CA, US
Mike Lincoln22RR6' 2.0"211Apr 10, 1975Carmichael, CA, US
Alan Mahaffey23LL6' 1.0"200Feb 2, 1974Altus, OK, US
Tom Mott23RR6' 3.0"217Oct 9, 1973San Luis Obispo, CA, US
Kelcey Mucker22LR6' 4.0"250Feb 17, 1975Washington, IN, US
Brad Niedermaier24RR6' 2.0"209Feb 9, 1973Park Ridge, IL, US
David Ortiz21LL6' 3.0"230Nov 18, 1975Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Israel Paez20SR5' 10.0"188Dec 23, 1976Carabobo, VE
A.J. Pierzynski20LR6' 3.0"235Dec 30, 1976Bridgehampton, NY, US
Rob Radlosky23RR6' 2.0"192Jan 7, 1974West Palm Beach, FL, US
Fred Rath24RR6' 3.0"220Jan 5, 1973Dallas, TX, US
Kasey Richardson20LL6' 3.0"191Aug 27, 1976Washington, DC, US
J.C. Romero21SL5' 11.0"205Jun 4, 1976Rio Piedras, PR
Chad Roper23RR6' 1.0"223Mar 29, 1974Anderson, SC, US
Will Rushing24LL6' 3.0"193Nov 8, 1972Statesboro, GA, US
Jeff Smith23LR6' 3.0"210Jun 17, 1974Akron, OH, US
James Splittorff23LR6' 3.0"185Oct 12, 1973Kansas City, MO, US
Brent Stentz21RR6' 5.0"235Jul 24, 1975New Port Richey, FL, US
Hector Trinidad23RR6' 2.0"190Sep 8, 1973Los Angeles, CA, US
Lateef Vaughn21RR5' 9.0"175Oct 1, 1975San Diego, CA, US

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