1997 New Orleans Zephyrs Roster

American Association (AA) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 74-70
Finished 2nd in the AA's West Division
Manager: Steve Swisher (0-0), Matt Galante (0-0)
Affiliation: Houston Astros
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Ballpark: Zephyr Field
Attendance: 507,164, Avg. 7,143 in 71 home dates
1997 New Orleans Zephyrs Statistics

Playoffs - Iowa Cubs 3 games, New Orleans Zephyrs 0

The New Orleans Zephyrs of the American Association ended the 1997 season with a record of 74 wins and 70 losses, finishing second in the league's West Division.

The Zephyrs allowed 560 runs, least in the league. New Orleans tallied 639 runs. J. R. Phillips paced the team with 21 home runs Richard Hidalgo accounted for 78 RBI. J. R. Phillips topped batters with significant playing time by connecting at a .290 clip. John Halama led the squad with 13 wins and a team-best 2.58 ERA, leading pitchers with enough qualifying appearances.

Members of the 1997 New Orleans Zephyrs who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Trever Miller, Donne Wall, John Halama, Mark Small, John Hudek, Mike Gardiner, Daryle Ward, Blas Minor, Mitch Meluskey, Ray Montgomery, Luis Rivera, Tommy Greene, J. R. Phillips, Derek Bell, Bronswell Patrick, Oscar Henriquez, Carlos Guillen, Scott Elarton, Bobby Abreu, Kevin Flora, Kevin Maas, Richard Hidalgo, Oscar Robles, Randy Knorr, Todd Haney, Mike Magnante, Ken Ramos, Josias Manzanillo, Russ Johnson, Melvin Mora, Ricky Gutierrez, Manuel Barrios, Shane Reynolds, Sid Fernandez, Tony Mounce, Sean Berry, Jose Cabrera, Chuck Carr, Alvin Morman and C. J. Nitkowski.

Steve Swisher and Matt Galante served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Bobby AbreuLRMarch 11, 19746'0"220Maracay, Aragua VE
Manuel BarriosRRSeptember 21, 19746'0"170Cabecera, PA
Derek BellRRDecember 11, 19686'2"200Tampa, FL US
Sean BerryRRMarch 22, 19665'11"200Santa Monica, CA US
Kary BridgesLROctober 27, 19725'10"170Columbus, MS US
Jose CabreraRRMarch 24, 19726'0"205La Delgada, Santiago DO
Chuck CarrSRAugust 10, 19675'10"155San Bernardino, CA US
Eric ChristophersonRRApril 25, 19696'1"190Long Beach, CA US
Dennis ColonLLAugust 4, 19735'10"185Manati, PR
Scott ElartonRRFebruary 23, 19766'7"240Lamar, CO US
Sid FernandezLLOctober 12, 19626'1"220Honolulu, HI US
Kevin FloraRRJune 10, 19696'0"180Fontana, CA US
Mike GardinerSROctober 19, 19656'0"185Sarnia, ON CA
Brian GrebeckRRAugust 31, 19675'7"160Johnstown, PA US
Tommy GreeneRRApril 6, 19676'5"225Lumberton, NC US
Carlos GuillenSRSeptember 30, 19756'1"215Maracay, Aragua VE
Jim GutierrezRRNovember 28, 19706'2"175Mount Vernon, WA US
Ricky GutierrezRRMay 23, 19706'1"175Miami, FL US
John HalamaLLFebruary 22, 19726'5"215Brooklyn, NY US
Todd HaneyRRJuly 30, 19655'9"165Galveston, TX US
Oscar HenriquezRRJanuary 28, 19746'6"220La Guaira, Vargas VE
Richard HidalgoRRJune 28, 19756'3"220Caracas, Distrito Federal VE
John HudekSRAugust 8, 19666'1"200Tampa, FL US
Russ JohnsonRRFebruary 22, 19735'10"185Baton Rouge, LA US
Randy KnorrRRNovember 12, 19686'2"205San Gabriel, CA US
Kevin MaasLLJanuary 20, 19656'3"195Castro Valley, CA US
Mike MagnanteLLJune 17, 19656'1"180Glendale, CA US
Josias ManzanilloRROctober 16, 19676'0"190San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Buck McNabbLRJanuary 17, 19736'0"180Fort Walton Beach, FL US
Mitch MeluskeySRSeptember 18, 19736'0"185Yakima, WA US
Trever MillerRLMay 29, 19736'3"200Louisville, KY US
Mark MimbsLLFebruary 13, 19696'2"190Macon, GA US
Blas MinorRRMarch 20, 19666'3"195Merced, CA US
Doug MlickiRRApril 12, 19716'3"175Cleveland, OH US
Ray MontgomeryRRAugust 8, 19696'3"195Bronxville, NY US
Melvin MoraRRFebruary 2, 19725'11"200Agua Negra, Yaracuy VE
Alvin MormanLLJanuary 6, 19696'3"210Rockingham, NC US
Tony MounceLLFebruary 8, 19756'2"170Sacramento, CA US
C. J. NitkowskiLLMarch 9, 19736'2"185Suffern, NY US
Bronswell PatrickRRSeptember 16, 19706'1"220Greenville, NC US
J. R. PhillipsLLApril 29, 19706'2"205West Covina, CA US
Alan ProbstRROctober 24, 19706'4"215Lock Haven, PA US
Ken RamosLLJune 6, 19676'1"185Sidney, NE US
Shane ReynoldsRRMarch 26, 19686'3"210Bastrop, LA US
Luis RiveraRRJanuary 3, 19645'9"165Cidra, PR
Oscar RoblesLRApril 9, 19765'10"190Tijuana, Baja California MX
Jamie SaylorLRSeptember 11, 19745'11"180Cincinnati, OH US
Mark SmallRRNovember 12, 19676'3"205Portland, OR US
Donne WallRRJuly 11, 19676'1"180Potosi, MO US
Daryle WardLLJune 27, 19756'2"240Lynwood, CA 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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