1998 Chico Heat Roster

Western League (WL) - Independent
Team Record: 63-26
Finished 1st in the WL's South Division
Manager: Bill Plummer (63-26)
Location: Chico, California
Ballpark: Nettleton Stadium
Attendance: 132,052, Avg. 2,934 in 45 home dates
1998 Chico Heat Statistics

Playoffs - Sonoma County Crushers 3 games, Chico Heat 0

The Chico Heat of the Western League ended the 1998 season with a record of 63 wins and 26 losses, finishing first in the league's South Division.

The Heat topped the league with just 366 runs allowed. Chico scored 554 runs. Tim Cooper led the team with 18 home runs and drove in 70 runs. Graham Koonce paced all regular batters with a .331 average. Jose Salcedo paced the squad with 11 wins, while Chris Neier recorded a 2.96 ERA, tops among qualifying pitchers.

Joey Dawley and Graham Koonce both played in Major League Baseball during their careers.

Bill Plummer served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Brian ArntzenRRJanuary 8, 19706'3"205Monterey, CA US
Jason BeemanLLSeptember 20, 19715'11"195Castro Valley, CA US
Tom BerganRRSeptember 21, 19736'1"205Everett, WA US
Adam BryantRRDecember 27, 19716'6"225Bristol, PA US
Tim CooperRRMarch 10, 19716'3"190Sacramento, CA US
Joey DawleyRRSeptember 19, 19716'4"205Riverside, CA US
Bo DurkacSRDecember 12, 19726'1"205Kittanning, PA US
Lucas FitzgeraldLLAugust 10, 19756'2"170San Francisco, CA US
Levi FunderburkRRSeptember 17, 19706'6"240Encino, CA US
Guy GiuffreRRJanuary 18, 19745'10"205San Jose, CA US
Terrel HansenRRSeptember 25, 19666'3"210Bremerton, WA US
Quentin HarleySRNovember 11, 19715'11"165Compton, CA US
Graham KoonceLLMay 15, 19756'4"220El Cajon, CA US
Erik LazerusRRDecember 12, 19725'8"160Santa Monica, CA US
Justin MashoreRRFebruary 14, 19725'9"190Concord, CA US
Josh MontgomeryRRJanuary 14, 19716'5"210Redwood City, CA US
Scott NavarroLLNovember 13, 19746'1"185Redwood City, CA US
Chris NeierRRNovember 19, 19716'4"205Mountain View, CA US
Nate PalmerRRFebruary 15, 19755'11"200Lemoore, CA US
Carlos PerezLLNovember 15, 19726'1"220Rio Piedras, PR
Jeff RheinRRAugust 3, 19706'1"180Kalamazoo, MI US
Jose SalcedoRRFebruary 5, 19736'0"162Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Todd SchiffhauerRRMarch 2, 19726'2"210Allegheny County, PA US
Ken ShamburgRRJanuary 31, 19676'2"215Redding, CA US
Jeff SobkoviakRRAugust 22, 19716'7"225Watseka, IL US
Hank SprinkleRLDecember 16, 19715'10"180Galesburg, IL US
Tyrone SwanRRMay 7, 19696'7"195Sparks, NV US
Sam VoitaSRMay 16, 19746'1"200Calabasas, CA US
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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