1997 Chico Heat Roster

Western League (WL) - Independent
Team Record: 45-45
Finished 2nd in the WL's South Division
Manager: Bill Plummer (45-45)
Location: Chico, California
Ballpark: Nettleton Stadium
Attendance: 116,311, Avg. 2,585
1997 Chico Heat Statistics

Playoffs - Chico Heat 2 games, Sonoma County Crushers 1
Finals - Chico Heat 3 games, Reno Chukars 1

The Chico Heat of the Western League ended the 1997 season with a record of 45 wins and 45 losses, finishing second in the league's South Division.

The Heat plated 556 runs and yielded 495 runs. Terrel Hansen paced Chico with 22 home runs, while Ken Shamburg walloped 15 or more, too. Ken Shamburg drove in 73 runs and topped all qualifying hitters on the roster with a .315 average. Rafael Novoa led the squad with 11 wins and a team-best 3.69 ERA, tops among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Members of the 1997 Chico Heat who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Joey Dawley, Jeremy Hernandez and Rafael Novoa.

Bill Plummer served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Chad AngerhoferLLOctober 5, 19756'1"190Fayetteville, NC US
Brian ArntzenRRJanuary 8, 19706'3"205Monterey, CA US
Adam BryantRRDecember 27, 19716'6"225Bristol, PA US
Chris ButterfieldSRAugust 27, 19676'1"193Modesto, CA US
John CoatsSRAugust 11, 19716'1"205
Tim CooperRRMarch 10, 19716'3"190Sacramento, CA US
Matt DavisSRMay 28, 19686'3"185Chico, CA US
Joey DawleyRRSeptember 19, 19716'4"205Riverside, CA US
Levi FunderburkRRSeptember 17, 19706'6"240Encino, CA US
Tony GonzalezLRAugust 7, 19716'1"185
Mike GuilfoyleLLApril 29, 19685'11"185Jersey City, NJ US
Kirk HaggeSROctober 31, 19756'4"200La Crescenta, CA US
Tim HairstonRR6'0"170
Terrel HansenRRSeptember 25, 19666'3"210Bremerton, WA US
Wes HawkinsRRDecember 10, 19716'0"195Little Rock, AR US
Bobby HayseldenRRAugust 12, 19725'11"195San Joaquin County, CA US
Jeremy HernandezRRJuly 6, 19666'5"195Burbank, CA US
Josh KaitforsLL6'1"185
Erik LazerusRRDecember 12, 19725'8"160Santa Monica, CA US
Pete MagreRROctober 31, 19706'1"180Temple, TX US
Josh MontgomeryRRJanuary 14, 19716'5"210Redwood City, CA US
Scott NavarroLLNovember 13, 19746'1"185Redwood City, CA US
Rafael NovoaLLOctober 26, 19676'0"180New York, NY US
Nate PalmerRRFebruary 15, 19755'11"200Lemoore, CA US
Corey PaulLLJune 21, 19696'1"180Chicago, IL US
Ed QuijadaRRJuly 15, 19706'1"185Redding, CA US
Mat ReeseLLMay 3, 19716'3"205Phoenix, AZ US
Jeff RheinRRAugust 3, 19706'1"180Kalamazoo, MI US
Paul RunyanRRAugust 5, 19716'2"200Las Cruces, NM US
Nestor SerranoRRJune 1, 19725'9"165Caracas, Distrito Federal VE
Ken ShamburgRRJanuary 31, 19676'2"215Redding, CA US
Dean SmithRR
Brad Van MierloRL
Brian WislerLRJanuary 3, 19736'2"195Lynnwood, WA US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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