1997 Durham Bulls Roster

Carolina League (CL) - Class: Advanced A
Team Record: 63-76
3rd in the CL's South Division
Manager: Paul Runge (63-76)
Affiliation: Atlanta Braves
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Ballpark: Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Attendance: 381,589, Avg. 5,612 in 68 home dates
1997 Durham Bulls Statistics

The Durham Bulls of the Carolina League ended the 1997 season with a record of 63 wins and 76 losses, third in the league's South Division.

The Bulls plated 657 runs and yielded 755 runs, most in the league. Adam Johnson paced Durham with 26 home runs, and Pascual Matos walloped 20 or more, too. Adam Johnson drove in 92 runs and topped batters with significant playing time with a .281 average. Joe Nelson led the squad with 10 wins and a team-best 4.78 ERA, leading qualifying pitchers.

Members of the 1997 Durham Bulls who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Mark DeRosa, David Cortes, Joe Nelson, Kevin McGlinchy, Pascual Matos, George Lombard, Ismael Villegas, Ray King, John Rocker, Micah Bowie and Jamie Arnold.

Paul Runge served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Jamie ArnoldRRMarch 24, 19746'2"190Dearborn, MI US
Kevin McGlinchyRRJune 28, 19776'5"220Malden, MA US
Denis McLaughlinRRNovember 19, 19726'5"215Queens, NY US
Erick NelsonLLMay 22, 19726'2"185Minneapolis, MN US
Joe NelsonRROctober 25, 19746'2"185Alameda, CA US
Dax NorrisRRJanuary 14, 19725'10"190La Grange, GA US
Shawn OnleyRRSeptember 10, 19746'5"190Greenville, TX US
John RockerRLOctober 17, 19746'4"210Statesboro, GA US
Brian RustRRAugust 1, 19746'2"205Portland, OR US
Jerry SalzanoRROctober 27, 19746'0"170Trenton, NJ US
Chaad StewartLLOctober 8, 19746'4"212Elgin, IL US
Joe TrippyLLJuly 31, 19735'10"185Seattle, WA US
Ben UttingLRDecember 22, 19756'1"160Melbourne, Victoria AU
Ismael VillegasRRAugust 12, 19766'1"188Rio Piedras, PR
Gator McBrideRRAugust 12, 19735'10"170Great Lakes, IL US
Pascual MatosRRDecember 23, 19746'2"180Barahona, Barahona DO
Jayson BassSRJune 2, 19766'0"180Jefferson City, TN US
Roger BlancoRRAugust 29, 19766'6"215La Sabana, VE
Micah BowieLLNovember 10, 19746'4"185Humble, TX US
Anthony BriggsRRSeptember 14, 19736'1"155Manning, SC US
Ed CorderoRRJune 6, 19756'0"155Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
David CortesRROctober 15, 19735'11"195Mexicali, Baja California MX
Charlie CruzLLOctober 22, 19735'10"175Miami, FL US
Jose DelgadoSRMarch 20, 19755'11"155Santurce, PR
Mark DeRosaRRFebruary 26, 19756'1"215Passaic, NJ US
Derek FooteLRNovember 18, 19746'4"235Raleigh, NC US
Ken GiardRRApril 2, 19736'3"219Cranston, RI US
Dwayne JacobsRRJuly 17, 19766'10"225Jacksonville, FL US
Adam JohnsonLLJuly 18, 19756'0"185New Brighton, PA US
Ray KingLLJanuary 15, 19746'1"225Chicago, IL US
George LombardLRSeptember 14, 19756'0"208Atlanta, GA 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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