1997 Rochester Red Wings Roster

International League (IL) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 83-58
1st in the IL's East Division
Manager: Marv Foley (83-58)
Affiliation: Baltimore Orioles
Location: Rochester, New York
Ballpark: Frontier Field
Attendance: 512,570, Avg. 7,766 in 66 home dates
1997 Rochester Red Wings Statistics

Playoffs - Rochester Red Wings 3 games, Pawtucket Red Sox 1
Finals - Rochester Red Wings 3 games, Columbus Clippers 2

The Rochester Red Wings of the International League ended the 1997 season with a record of 83 wins and 58 losses, first in the league's East Division.

The Red Wings paced the league with just 605 runs allowed. Rochester scored 702 runs. Danny Clyburn led the squad with 20 home runs, while Tommy Davis walloped 20 or more, too. Danny Clyburn drove in 76 runs. Francisco Matos topped batters with significant playing time by connecting at a .324 clip. Rick Krivda paced the team with 14 wins, and Esteban Yan recorded a 3.1 ERA, best among qualifying pitchers.

Members of the 1997 Rochester Red Wings who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Scott Bullett, Giovanni Carrara, Danny Clyburn, Rocky Coppinger, Archie Corbin, Tommy Davis, P. J. Forbes, Eric Fox, Lou Frazier, Kenny Greer, Kelly Gruber, Jimmy Haynes, Doug Johns, Keith Johns, Rick Krivda, Tim Laker, Aaron Ledesma, Francisco Matos, Augie Ojeda, Willis Otanez, Hector Ramirez, Nerio Rodriguez, Brian Sackinsky, Steve Schrenk, Brian Shouse, Bill Swift, Tony Tarasco, Jose Tolentino, B. J. Waszgis, Brian Williams and Esteban Yan.

Marv Foley served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Esteban YanRRJune 22, 19756'4"255Campina, El Seibo DO
Hector RamirezRRDecember 15, 19716'3"218El Seibo, El Seibo DO
Willis OtanezRRApril 19, 19736'1"200Vega Baja, PR
Augie OjedaSRDecember 20, 19745'9"175Los Angeles, CA US
Steve MontgomeryRRFebruary 21, 19746'7"230Mecca, OH US
Francisco MatosRRJuly 23, 19696'1"160Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Eddy MartinezRROctober 23, 19776'2"170San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Ryan LuzinskiRRAugust 22, 19736'1"225Willingboro, NJ US
Aaron LedesmaRRJune 3, 19716'2"200Union City, CA US
Nerio RodriguezRRMarch 4, 19716'1"220San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Brian SackinskyRRJune 22, 19716'4"220Pittsburgh, PA US
Steve SchrenkRRNovember 20, 19686'3"185Chicago, IL US
Brian WilliamsRRFebruary 15, 19696'3"205Lancaster, SC US
Jim WawruckLLApril 23, 19705'11"185Hartford, CT US
B. J. WaszgisRRAugust 24, 19706'2"215Omaha, NE US
Jose TolentinoLLJune 3, 19616'1"195Mexico, Distrito Federal MX
Tony TarascoLRDecember 9, 19706'0"185New York, NY US
Bill SwiftRROctober 27, 19616'0"170Portland, ME US
Rod StephRRAugust 27, 19695'11"185Houston, TX US
Brian ShouseLLSeptember 26, 19685'11"180Effingham, IL US
Chip LawrenceRRNovember 14, 19746'2"192Bryn Mawr, PA US
Tim LakerRRNovember 27, 19696'2"185Encino, CA US
Tommy DavisRRMay 21, 19736'1"195Mobile, AL US
Archie CorbinRRDecember 30, 19676'4"190Beaumont, TX US
Rocky CoppingerRRMarch 19, 19746'5"245El Paso, TX US
Danny ClyburnRRApril 6, 19746'3"220Lancaster, SC US
Giovanni CarraraRRMarch 4, 19686'2"225El Tigre, Anzoategui VE
Bartt CarneySRDecember 16, 19735'11"170Iowa City, IA US
Scott BullettLLDecember 25, 19686'2"200Martinsburg, WV US
Mike BerryRRAugust 12, 19705'10"185Santa Monica, CA US
P. J. ForbesRRSeptember 22, 19675'10"160Pittsburg, KS US
Jim FosterRRAugust 18, 19716'3"220Warwick, RI US
Eric FoxSLAugust 15, 19635'10"180Lemoore, CA US
Rick KrivdaRLJanuary 19, 19706'1"180McKeesport, PA US
Keith JohnsRRJuly 19, 19716'1"175Jacksonville, FL US
Doug JohnsRLDecember 19, 19676'2"185South Bend, IN US
Jimmy HaynesRRSeptember 5, 19726'4"185La Grange, GA US
Kelly GruberRRFebruary 26, 19626'0"180Houston, TX US
Kris GreshamRRAugust 30, 19706'2"206Jacksonville, NC US
Kenny GreerRRMay 12, 19676'3"210Boston, MA US
Lou FrazierSRJanuary 26, 19656'2"175St. Louis, MO US
Chris BennettRRSeptember 8, 19656'6"205Yreka, 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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