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1997 Philadelphia Phillies season

1997 Philadelphia Phillies
Major league affiliations
Location
1997 information
Owner(s) Bill Giles
General manager(s) Lee Thomas
Manager(s) Terry Francona
Local television WPHL-TV
PRISM
SportsChannel Philadelphia
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler, Kent Tekulve)
Local radio WPHT
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler)
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Offseason

Regular season

On June 28, 1997, the Phillies played the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking professional baseball's color-line, the Braves hosted a Turn Back the Clock game. The Braves wore 1938 Atlanta Black Crackers home uniforms and the Phillies wore 1938 Philadelphia Stars road uniforms. In 1938, the Black Crackers had played in the Negro American League and the Stars in the Negro National League.[5]


J. D. Drew

Phillies' first round draft pick J. D. Drew and his agent Scott Boras elected not to sign with the Phillies, sticking to their guarantee that they would not sign for less than $10 million. The Phillies had no plan to pay an unproven player this amount of money, and despite Boras' warnings, drafted Drew nonetheless. Consequently, Drew ended up playing for the St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League.

Season standings

The Phillies played extremely poorly in the first 100 games of the season, going 30-70, including a 4-22 stretch in the month of June. The team made a miraculous comeback in the last 62 games, going 38-24, the best of any team in the National League during that span. It was not enough, however, to get them out of last place.

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 101 61 .623 --
Florida Marlins 92 70 .568 9
New York Mets 88 74 .543 13
Montreal Expos 78 84 .481 23
Philadelphia Phillies 68 94 .420 33

Notable transactions

Roster

1997 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Red Barons
International League Marc Bombard
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Al LeBoeuf
A Clearwater Phillies Florida State League Roy Majtyka
A Piedmont Boll Weevils South Atlantic League Ken Oberkfell
Short-Season A Batavia Clippers New York-Penn League Greg Legg
Rookie Martinsville Phillies Appalachian League Kelly Heath
[9]

References

External links

  • 1997 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference
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