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1997 Boston Red Sox

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1996 / 1998

78-84, Finished 4th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jimy Williams (78-84)
GM: Dan Duquette, Farm Dir: Edward P. Kenney, Scouting Dir: Wayne Britton
Scored 851 runs, Allowed 857 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-82

Ballparks: Fenway Park · Attendance: 2,226,136 (7th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 97

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1996 / 1998 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Steve Avery 27 L L 6' 4" 180 Apr 14, 1970 8 24 18 2 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 -0.9 $4,850,000
Mike Benjamin 31 R R 6' 3" 195 Nov 22, 1965 9 49 28 49 44 1 0 4 5 19 16 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 0.2
Toby Borland 28 R R 6' 6" 186 May 29, 1969 4 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Darren Bragg 27 L R 5' 9" 180 Sep 7, 1969 4 153 134 153 150 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 118 41 160 0 11 1 3.5 $240,000
Mark Brandenburg 26 R R 6' 0" 180 Jul 14, 1970 3 31 0 2 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $187,500
Robinson Checo 25 R R 6' 1" 165 Sep 9, 1971 1st 5 2 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $925,000
Michael Coleman 21 R R 5' 11" 180 Aug 16, 1975 1st 8 7 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 0 1 -0.1
Wil Cordero 25 R R 6' 2" 185 Oct 3, 1971 6 140 138 140 137 0 0 0 1 0 0 137 0 0 137 2 2 0 2.3 $3,000,000
Jim Corsi 35 R R 6' 1" 210 Sep 9, 1961 8 52 0 2 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 $470,000
Vaughn Eshelman 28 L L 6' 3" 205 May 22, 1969 3 21 6 1 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4 $182,000
Jeff Frye 30 R R 5' 9" 180 Aug 31, 1966 5 127 100 127 111 0 0 1 80 18 3 5 5 3 13 11 9 12 1.9 $900,000
Rich Garces 26 R R 6' 0" 250 May 18, 1971 5 12 0 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $172,000
Nomar Garciaparra 23 R R 6' 0" 165 Jul 23, 1973 2 153 152 153 153 0 0 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6.6 $150,000 All-Star
Tom Gordon 29 R R 5' 9" 160 Nov 18, 1967 10 42 25 2 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.7 $2,900,000
Ken Grundt 27 L L 6' 4" 195 Aug 26, 1969 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Chris Hammond 31 L L 6' 1" 190 Jan 21, 1966 8 29 8 1 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4 $700,000
Bill Haselman 31 R R 6' 3" 205 May 25, 1966 7 67 60 67 66 0 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.3 $650,000
Scott Hatteberg 27 L R 6' 1" 192 Dec 14, 1969 3 114 94 114 106 0 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 14 0 1.0 $150,000
Butch Henry 28 L L 6' 1" 195 Oct 7, 1968 5 36 5 1 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 $400,000
Joe Hudson 26 R R 6' 1" 173 Sep 29, 1970 3 26 0 5 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 $150,000
Reggie Jefferson 28 B L 6' 4" 210 Sep 25, 1968 7 136 123 136 12 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 119 12 0 1.0 $1,900,000
Kerry Lacy 24 R R 6' 2" 195 Aug 7, 1972 2 33 0 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7
Derek Lowe 24 R R 6' 6" 230 Jun 1, 1973 1st 8 0 1 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Shane Mack 33 R R 6' 0" 185 Dec 7, 1963 8 60 37 60 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 43 0 46 5 12 9 0.8 $1,850,000
Ron Mahay 26 L L 6' 2" 200 Jun 28, 1971 2 28 0 0 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 $150,000
Pat Mahomes 26 R R 6' 1" 175 Aug 9, 1970 6 10 0 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $360,000
Jose Malave 26 R R 6' 2" 212 May 31, 1971 2 4 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 -0.1 $150,000
Walt McKeel 25 R R 6' 2" 200 Jan 17, 1972 2 5 0 5 5 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.1
Tim Naehring 30 R R 6' 2" 190 Feb 1, 1967 8 70 68 70 68 0 0 0 0 68 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.3 $2,700,000
Troy O'Leary 27 L L 6' 0" 175 Aug 4, 1969 5 146 128 146 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 119 143 1 13 2 2.2 $1,100,000
Rudy Pemberton 27 R R 6' 1" 185 Dec 17, 1969 3 27 18 27 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 23 0 7 2 -0.1 $152,000
Arquimedez Pozo 23 R R 5' 10" 160 Aug 24, 1973 3 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Curtis Pride 28 L R 6' 0" 205 Dec 17, 1968 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.1
Brian Rose 21 R R 6' 3" 215 Feb 13, 1976 1st 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Bret Saberhagen 33 R R 6' 1" 160 Apr 11, 1964 13 6 6 1 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $500,000
Aaron Sele 27 R R 6' 5" 205 Jun 25, 1970 5 33 33 1 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $1,126,000
Heathcliff Slocumb 31 R R 6' 3" 180 Jun 7, 1966 7 49 0 4 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5 $2,300,000
Mike Stanley 34 R R 6' 1" 185 Jun 25, 1963 12 97 61 97 42 0 15 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 30 0 1.4 $2,100,000
Jeff Suppan 22 R R 6' 2" 225 Jan 2, 1975 3 23 22 1 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Jesus Tavarez 26 B R 6' 0" 170 Mar 26, 1971 4 42 18 42 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 29 4 37 2 1 10 -0.3 $175,000
Ricky Trlicek 28 R R 6' 3" 200 Apr 26, 1969 5 18 0 0 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 $184,250
John Valentin 30 R R 6' 0" 170 Feb 18, 1967 6 143 142 143 143 0 0 0 79 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.6 $3,750,000
Jason Varitek 25 B R 6' 2" 230 Apr 11, 1972 1st 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1
Mo Vaughn 29 L R 6' 1" 225 Dec 15, 1967 7 141 140 141 131 0 0 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 3.9 $6,350,000
Tim Wakefield 30 R R 6' 2" 210 Aug 2, 1966 5 35 29 1 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.9 $2,500,000
John Wasdin 24 R R 6' 2" 190 Aug 5, 1972 3 53 7 3 53 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 $185,000
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1996 / 1998 Roster (40-man)