1997 Cincinnati Reds season

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1997 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Marge Schott
General manager(s) Jim Bowden
Manager(s) Ray Knight, Jack McKeon
Local television WSTR/WKRC-TV
SportsChannel Cincinnati
(Marty Brennaman, George Grande, Chris Welsh)
Local radio WLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)
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The 1997 Cincinnati Reds season consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League Central. The Reds were managed by Ray Knight and Jack McKeon.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 13, 1996: Pete Rose, Jr. was signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[1]
  • December 21, 1996: Stan Belinda was signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[2]
  • December 23, 1996: Rikkert Faneyte was sent to the Cincinnati Reds by the Texas Rangers as part of a conditional deal.[3]
  • January 27, 1997: Terry Pendleton was signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[4]
  • February 8, 1997: Joe Oliver was signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[5]
  • March 27, 1997: Scott Service was selected off waivers by the Oakland Athletics from the Cincinnati Reds.[6]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L GB Pct.
Houston Astros 84 78 .519 --
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 .488 5.0
Cincinnati Reds 76 86 .469 8.0
St. Louis Cardinals 73 89 .451 11.0
Chicago Cubs 68 94 .420 16.0


Notable transactions[edit]

  • April 4, 1997: Scott Service was selected off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds from the Oakland Athletics.[6]
  • June 3, 1997: DeWayne Wise was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 5th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1997.[7]
  • July 15, 1997: Chris Stynes was traded by the Kansas City Royals with Jon Nunnally to the Cincinnati Reds for Hector Carrasco and Scott Service.[8]
  • July 24, 1997: Terry Pendleton was released by the Cincinnati Reds.[4]
  • July 31, 1997: John Smiley was traded by the Cincinnati Reds with Jeff Branson to the Cleveland Indians for Jim Crowell, Danny Graves, Damian Jackson, and Scott Winchester.[9]

Roster[edit]

1997 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

1997 Game Log

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
1B Morris, HalHal Morris 96 333 92 .276 1 33
2B Boone, BretBret Boone 139 443 99 .223 7 46
SS Reese, PokeyPokey Reese 128 397 87 .219 4 26
LF Stynes, ChrisChris Stynes 49 198 69 .348 6 28
CF Sanders, DeionDeion Sanders 115 465 127 .273 5 23
RF Sanders, ReggieReggie Sanders 86 312 79 .253 19 56

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Other batters[edit]

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
Pérez, EduardoEduardo Pérez 106 297 75 .253 16 52
Goodwin, CurtisCurtis Goodwin 85 265 67 .253 1 12
Taubensee, EddieEddie Taubensee 108 254 68 .268 10 34
Harris, LennyLenny Harris 120 238 65 .273 3 28
Larkin, BarryBarry Larkin 73 224 71 .317 4 20
Nunnally, JonJon Nunnally 65 201 64 .318 13 35
Pendleton, TerryTerry Pendleton 50 113 28 .248 1 17
Sierra, RubénRubén Sierra 25 90 22 .244 2 7
Watkins, PatPat Watkins 17 29 6 .207 0 0
Rose, Jr., PetePete Rose, Jr. 11 14 2 .143 0 0

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Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Burba, DaveDave Burba 30 160 11 10 4.73 131
Mercker, KentKent Mercker 28 144.2 8 11 3.92 75
Smiley, JohnJohn Smiley 20 117 9 10 5.23 94
Tomko, BrettBrett Tomko 22 126 11 7 3.43 95

Other pitchers[edit]

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[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Belinda, StanStan Belinda 84 1 5 1 3.71 114
Shaw, JeffJeff Shaw 78 4 2 42 2.38 74
Sullivan, ScottScott Sullivan 59 5 3 1 3.24 96

Awards and records[edit]

  • Bret Boone, National League Record, Best Fielding Average in One Season by a National League Second Baseman (.997)[11]

1997 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

  • Barry Larkin, Shortstop, Starter

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Dave Miley
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Mark Berry
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Phillip Wellman
A Charleston Alley Cats South Atlantic League Barry Lyons
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Donnie Scott

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Billings[12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pete Rose Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Stan Belinda Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ "Rikkert Faneyte Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Terry Pendleton Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ "Joe Oliver Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Scott Service Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ "Dewayne Wise Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  8. ^ Chris Stynes Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ John Smiley Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ a b 1997 Cincinnati Reds Statistics and Roster - Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.92, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  12. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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