1997 Texas Rangers season: Wikis


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1997 Texas Rangers
Major league affiliations
1997 information
Owner(s) George W. Bush
Manager(s) Johnny Oates
Local television KXTX-TV
Fox Sports Southwest
(Mark Holtz, Tom Grieve, Bill Jones)
Local radio KRLD
(Eric Nadel, Brad Sham )
(Luis Mayoral, Josue Perez)

The Texas Rangers 1997 season involved the Rangers finishing 3rd in the American League west with a record of 77 wins and 85 losses.



Regular season


Opening Day starters

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB
Seattle Mariners 90 72 .556 --
Anaheim Angels 84 78 .519 6
Texas Rangers 77 85 .475 13
Oakland Athletics 65 97 .401 25

Notable transactions

Draft Picks


1997 Texas Rangers
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


Starters by position

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Will Clark 110 393 128 .326 12 51

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Billy Ripken 71 203 56 .276 3 24
Mike Simms 59 111 28 .252 5 22
Alex Diaz 28 90 20 .222 2 12


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tanyon Sturtze 9 32.2 1 1 8.27 18

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Greg Biagini
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Bobby Jones
A Charlotte Rangers Florida State League Butch Wynegar
Rookie Pulaski Rangers Appalachian League Julio Cruz
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Jim Byrd


  1. ^ Billy Ripken page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Mike Simms page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Dave Silvestri page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Alex Diaz page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Todd Van Poppel page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Ken Hill page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Mike Lamb page at Baseball Reference


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