1996–97 Australian Baseball League season

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The 1996-97 Australian Baseball League Championship was won by the Perth Heat, who defeated the Brisbane Bandits 2 game to 1 in the championship series at ANZ Stadium. The finals series was played in Brisbane even though it was Perth Heats home series, their home ground the WACA was being used for an interstate Sheffield Shield Cricket match.

Ladder[edit]

Team Played Wins Loss Win %
Perth Heat
Brisbane Bandits
Adelaide Giants
Sydney Blues
5th
6th
7th
Melbourne Reds 58 17 41 .293

Championship series[edit]

Semi Final 1: Game 1: 1st Vs 4th at the WACA[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Sydney Blues  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Perth Heat  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: ?
Home runs:
Blues: ?
Heat: ?

Semi Final 1: Game 2: 1st Vs 4th at the WACA[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Sydney Blues  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Perth Heat  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: ?
Home runs:
Blues: ?
Heat: ?

Semi Final 2: Game 1: 2nd Vs 3rd at ANZ Stadium[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Adelaide Giants  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 1  ?  ?
Brisbane Bandits  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 2  ?  ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: ?
Home runs:
Giants: ?
Bandits: ?

Semi Final 2: Game 2: 2nd Vs 3rd at ANZ Stadium[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Adelaide Giants  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Brisbane Bandits  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: ?
Home runs:
Giants: ?
Bandits: ?

Final Series: Game 1: Winner Semi Final 1 Vs Winner Semi Final 2 at ANZ Stadium[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brisbane Bandits  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 1  ?  ?
Perth Heat  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 9  ?  ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: ?
Home runs:
Heat: ?
Bandits: ?

Final Series: Game 2: Winner Semi Final 1 Vs Winner Semi Final 2 at ANZ Stadium[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Perth Heat  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 4  ?  ?
Brisbane Bandits  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 6  ?  ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: ?
Home runs:
Heat: ?
Bandits: ?

Final Series: Game 3: Winner Semi Final 1 Vs Winner Semi Final 2 at ANZ Stadium[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brisbane Bandits  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 5  ?  ?
Perth Heat  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 9  ?  ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: ?
Home runs:
Bandits: ?
Heat: ?

Awards[edit]

Award Person Team
Most Valuable Player Andrew SCOTT Adelaide Giants
Championship M.V.P. Clayton BYRNE Perth Heat
Golden Glove Mark SHIPLEY Sydney Blues
Batting Champion Andrew SCOTT Adelaide Giants
Pitcher of the Year Kevin MILLWOOD Melbourne Monarchs
Rookie of the Year Robbie WELLS Perth Heat
Manager of the Year

Top Stats[edit]

All-Star Team[edit]

Position Name Team
Catcher Gary WHITE Sydney Blues
1st Base Ron JOHNSON Gold Coast Cougars
2nd Base Andrew SCOTT Adelaide Giants
3rd Base Paul GONZALEZ Brisbane Bandits
Short Stop Matt BUCKLEY Gold Coast Cougars
Out Field Clayton BYRNE Perth Heat
Out Field Brendan KINGMAN Sydney Blues
Out Field Grant McDONALD Brisbane Bandits
Designated Hitter Greg JELKS Perth Heat
Starting Pitcher Kevin MILLWOOD Melbourne Monarchs
Relief Pitcher Chuck BEALE Gold Coast Cougars
Manager Tony HARRIS Adelaide Giants