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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
1Clemente Alvarez29792782422949101323002749.
2Juan Bautista22125046611300401315.239.286.304.5901420100
3Scott Coolbaugh316828023535681801150003760.289.389.506.89611934043
4John Cotton2633136124233610272612933.290.346.573.9187132010
5Jason Evans#26632552233368161525222851.305.381.453.83410120314
6Dan Fagley222020191710000005.368.400.421.821811000
7John Finn297329824649681500271323928.276.391.337.7298358410
8Jeff Liefer*221195244746711324915712038115.238.302.422.724200107143
9Sandy McKinnon249637333258902014311363168.271.334.373.70812432531
10Frank Menechino269041531878952841260737977.299.447.525.972167711160
11Brandon Moore2412548541458106151147474548.256.328.304.6321261112140
12Lyle Mouton28312111200110014.182.250.455.705500000
13Josh Paul2234131115183450116621225.296.367.365.7324241300
14Eddie Pearson#239541038259125331559112350.327.366.458.824175132031
15Wil Polidor#2333969311252101302116.269.284.312.5962911100
16Luis Raven2811751445688153303301124346126.336.397.6121.00927955077
17Warren Sawkiw#294771200130001.286.286.7141.000500000
18Brian Simmons#2313864154610814328121572151288124.262.365.440.804240102235
19Juan Thomas258034231150941621055122392.302.354.463.81714444041
20Ryan Topham*23175747610510810615.213.321.362.6831702110
21Robin Ventura*29418173510120011.294.333.529.863920000
22Rick Wrona332911010311267122400312.252.284.398.6824112110
22 Players25.31395452476179313302874012472970455401015.279.357.435.792206910460474425
* - 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
1Lorenzo Barcelo1921.6674.8666000033.1362018290294011471.3509.
2Kevin Beirne2364.6004.921312100075.07651414410494123361.5609.
3Jason Bere2601.0007.712200007.08762207100331.42910.
4Shane Buteaux2522.5004.194401600273.07441344341347153281.4799.
5Scott Christman*2527.2229.051514000063.210074648380395053252.16814.
6Scott Eyre*25135.7223.8422220000126.21106154145521275195381.3037.
7Derek Hasselhoff2352.7142.411801000333.2351093110221011411.3669.
8Mike Heathcott2831.7501.833011200759.05020122250471032471.2717.
9Russ Herbert25135.7223.6327260310158.213672641480012614076811.3617.
10Bob Howry23002.84120600212.216441303000541.50011.
11David Lundquist24008.7870500013.126201335015000732.32517.62.03.410.13.00
12Alan Newman*2773.7002.4944033001072.15534200404640093141.3136.
13Maximo Nunez25007.64140300017.2191815113014123851.8119.
14Jason Olsen22914.3914.8828270110160.118310187145821213097091.50310.
15Chuck Smith2722.5003.16250600062.26335224275575382801.4369.
16John Snyder2278.4674.6420200210114.113076599430906265101.51310.
17Bob Theodile24201.0005.49199300157.17243352350412052721.86611.
18Brian Woods2615.1676.3135031001045.24941323281358042231.6869.
18 Players24.77662.5514.4913913913368361211.01266744604955591594167117954071.5079.
* - 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


Clemente Alvarez785004915.9987.0410632730%
Josh Paul322211730.9887.44723826%
Rick Wrona291992834.9877.834211948%
Dan Fagley2040230.9332.1009218%
Warren Sawkiw160001.0006.002200%


Eddie Pearson89737601068.9888.96
Juan Thomas4740013756.9838.79
Luis Raven4333021.0009.00


Frank Menechino781672111158.9724.85
John Cotton246050617.9484.58
Wil Polidor17273746.9413.76
John Finn12173718.9824.50
Brandon Moore1235270131.0005.17


Scott Coolbaugh6242124716.9602.68
Luis Raven391973234.8002.36
John Finn2093844.9222.35
Frank Menechino12926051.0002.92
Wil Polidor1011571.6961.60
John Cotton51440.5561.00
Robin Ventura42320.7141.25


Brandon Moore1121773542270.9604.74
John Finn13172734.9363.38
Juan Bautista12203256.9124.33
Wil Polidor861951.8333.13


Jeff Liefer106
Jason Evans29
John Finn2
Ryan Topham2
John Cotton1


Brian Simmons136
Sandy McKinnon5



Brian Simmons136322751.9852.42
Jeff Liefer106166280.9551.58
Sandy McKinnon88170651.9722.00
Jason Evans6189380.9201.51
John Finn15263001.0001.93
Ryan Topham1330010.9682.31
John Cotton450001.0001.25
Lyle Mouton350001.0001.67


Shane Buteaux4457001.0000.27
Alan Newman4421651.7830.41
Brian Woods351810.9000.26
Mike Heathcott3049011.0000.43
Jason Olsen28142820.9551.50
Russ Herbert2792120.9381.11
Chuck Smith254612.9090.40
Scott Eyre22320011.0001.05
John Snyder2081721.9261.25
Bob Theodile194420.8000.42
Derek Hasselhoff1843001.0000.39
Scott Christman15610011.0001.07
Maximo Nunez1421001.0000.21
Kevin Beirne1351010.9381.15
Bob Howry1202011.0000.17
David Lundquist701001.0000.14
Lorenzo Barcelo628001.0001.67
Jason Bere200000.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Clemente Alvarez29RR5' 11.0"180May 18, 1968Guanta, Anzoategui, VE
Lorenzo Barcelo19RR6' 4.0"230Aug 10, 1977San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO
Juan Bautista22RR6' 0.0"170Jun 24, 1975San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO
Kevin Beirne23LR6' 4.0"210Jan 1, 1974Houston, TX, US
Jason Bere26RR6' 3.0"185May 26, 1971Cambridge, MA, US
Shane Buteaux25RR6' 3.0"202Dec 28, 1971New Iberia, LA, US
Scott Christman25LL6' 3.0"190Dec 3, 1971Miami, AZ, US
Scott Coolbaugh31RR5' 10.0"185Jun 13, 1966Binghamton, NY, US
John Cotton26RR6' 0.0"190Oct 30, 1970Houston, TX, US
Jason Evans26SR5' 11.0"185Feb 11, 1971Beaufort, SC, US
Scott Eyre25LL6' 1.0"160May 30, 1972Inglewood, CA, US
Dan Fagley22RR5' 10.0"185Dec 18, 1974Camden, NJ, US
John Finn29RR5' 8.0"168Oct 18, 1967Oakland, CA, US
Derek Hasselhoff23RR6' 2.0"185Oct 10, 1973Baltimore, MD, US
Mike Heathcott28RR6' 3.0"180May 16, 1969Chicago, IL, US
Russ Herbert25RR6' 3.0"195Apr 21, 1972Cleveland, OH, US
Bob Howry23LR6' 5.0"215Aug 4, 1973Phoenix, AZ, US
Jeff Liefer22LR6' 3.0"195Aug 17, 1974Fontana, CA, US
David Lundquist24RR6' 2.0"200Jun 4, 1973Beverly, MA, US
Sandy McKinnon24RR5' 8.0"175Sep 20, 1972Nicholls, GA, US
Frank Menechino26RR5' 9.0"175Jan 7, 1971Staten Island, NY, US
Brandon Moore24RR5' 11.0"175Aug 23, 1972Birmingham, AL, US
Lyle Mouton28RR6' 4.0"240May 13, 1969Lafayette, LA, US
Alan Newman27LL6' 6.0"240Oct 2, 1969La Habra, CA, US
Maximo Nunez25RR6' 5.0"165Jan 15, 1972Villa Mella, Santo Domingo, DO
Jason Olsen22RR6' 4.0"210Mar 16, 1975Fairfield, CA, US
Josh Paul22RR6' 1.0"185May 19, 1975Evanston, IL, US
Eddie Pearson23SR6' 3.0"225Jan 31, 1974Mobile, AL, US
Wil Polidor23SR6' 1.0"158Sep 23, 1973Caracas, Distrito Federal, VE
Luis Raven28RR6' 4.0"250Nov 19, 1968La Guaira, Vargas, VE
Warren Sawkiw29SR5' 11.0"185Jan 19, 1968Toronto, ON, CA
Brian Simmons23SR6' 2.0"185Sep 4, 1973Mount Lebanon, PA, US
Chuck Smith27RR6' 1.0"185Oct 21, 1969Memphis, TN, US
John Snyder22RR6' 3.0"185Aug 16, 1974Southfield, MI, US
Bob Theodile24RR6' 3.0"190Sep 16, 1972New Iberia, LA, US
Juan Thomas25RR6' 4.0"265Apr 17, 1972Ashland, KY, US
Ryan Topham23LL6' 3.0"200Dec 17, 1973Portage, MI, US
Robin Ventura29LR6' 1.0"185Jul 14, 1967Santa Maria, CA, US
Brian Woods26LR6' 6.0"212Jun 7, 1971Belleville, NJ, US
Steve Worrell27LL6' 2.0"200Nov 25, 1969Ridley Park, PA, US
Rick Wrona33RR6' 1.0"185Dec 10, 1963Tulsa, OK, US

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