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1997 Cincinnati Reds season

1997 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Cincinnati, Ohio (since 1882)
  • 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

    • 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

    Season standings

    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

    • 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

    1997 Cincinnati Reds
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Game log

    1997 Game Log

    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
    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
    [10]

    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
    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
    [10]

    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
    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

    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
    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

    • 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

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    Level Team League Manager
    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Billings[12]

    Notes

    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

    References