1997 Kinston Indians Roster

Carolina League (CL) - Class: Advanced A
Team Record: 87-53
1st in the CL's South Division
Manager: Joel Skinner (87-53)
Affiliation: Cleveland Indians
Location: Kinston, North Carolina
Ballpark: Grainger Stadium
Attendance: 151,953, Avg. 2,374 in 64 home dates
1997 Kinston Indians Statistics

Finals - Lynchburg Hillcats 3 games, Kinston Indians 1

The Kinston Indians of the Carolina League ended the 1997 season with a record of 87 wins and 53 losses, first in the league's South Division. The team scored 775 runs, while allowing 597 runs. Joel Skinner served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Ross AtkinsRRAugust 7, 19736'2"195Greensboro, NC US
Junior BetancesRRMay 26, 19735'11"165La Vega, La Vega DO
Russell BranyanLRDecember 19, 19756'4"235Warner Robins, GA US
Mark BudzinskiLLAugust 26, 19736'2"180Baltimore, MD US
David CaldwellLLNovember 14, 19746'3"190Brooklyn, NY US
Jared CampRRMay 4, 19756'2"195Huntington, WV US
Patricio ClaudioRRApril 12, 19726'0"173Santiago, Santiago DO
Jim CrowellLLMay 14, 19746'4"220Minneapolis, MN US
Marc DeschenesRRJanuary 6, 19736'2"175Lowell, MA US
Jon EdwardsRRJune 15, 19736'0"175Salem, OR US
Pat EvansSRDecember 5, 19725'10"175Boston, MA US
Alberto GarzaRRMay 25, 19776'3"190Toppenish, WA US
Ricky GonzalezRRNovember 13, 19746'0"185Miami, FL US
Chris GranataRRFebruary 26, 19726'0"205Toledo, OH US
Greg GrangerRRMarch 7, 19736'5"200Bloomington, IN US
Rafael GrossRRAugust 8, 19745'10"155San Cristobal, San Cristobal DO
Heath HayesRRFebruary 29, 19726'3"195Roseville, CA US
Joe HorganLLJune 7, 19776'1"200Sacramento, CA US
Keith HornRRMay 17, 19745'11"185Pine Bluff, AR US
Mike HuelsmannSRNovember 21, 19745'11"165St. Louis, MO US
Tim JorgensenLRNovember 30, 19726'3"200Kewaunee, WI US
Joe KilburgLRDecember 20, 19755'11"180Cleveland, OH US
Matt KoemanRROctober 13, 19736'3"200Denver, CO US
Johnny MartinezRRNovember 25, 19726'3"168Monte Cristi, Monte Cristi DO
Willie MartinezRRJanuary 4, 19786'2"180Barquisimeto, Lara VE
Jarrod MaysRROctober 8, 19746'4"190El Dorado Springs, MO US
John McDonaldRRSeptember 24, 19745'9"185New London, CT US
Brett MerrickLLMay 30, 19746'0"180Seattle, WA US
Scott MorganRRJuly 19, 19736'7"230Westlake Village, CA US
Bobby MorrisLRNovember 22, 19726'0"175Hammond, IN US
Mel MotleyRRFebruary 5, 19746'4"202Los Angeles, CA US
Danny PeoplesRRJanuary 20, 19756'1"225Round Rock, TX US
Julio PerezRRMay 18, 19746'1"163San Cristobal, San Cristobal DO
Jon PetkeRRJanuary 14, 19736'1"195Mission Viejo, CA US
Jason RakersRRJune 29, 19736'2"197Pittsburgh, PA US
David RiskeRROctober 23, 19766'2"175Renton, WA US
Frankie SandersRRAugust 27, 19755'11"175Sarasota, FL US
Marco ScutaroRROctober 30, 19755'10"185San Felipe, Yaracuy VE
Darren StumbergerRRApril 11, 19736'3"202West Nyack, NY US
Teddy WarreckerLROctober 1, 19726'6"215Santa Barbara, CA US
Scott WinchesterRRApril 20, 19736'2"210Midland, MI 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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