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