1997 San Diego Padres
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)John Moores
General manager(s)Kevin Towers
Manager(s)Bruce Bochy
Local televisionKUSI-TV
4SD
(Mark Grant, Mel Proctor, Rick Sutcliffe, Glenn Geffner)
Local radioKFMB (AM)
(Jerry Coleman, Ted Leitner, Bob Chandler, Glenn Geffner)
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The 1997 San Diego Padres season was the 29th season in franchise history. The Padres finished last in the National League West. Right fielder (and future Hall of Famer) Tony Gwynn had the highest batting average in the majors, at .372.

In April, the Padres played three home games at the Aloha Stadium in Hawaii against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals won the opening two games (a doubleheader) on April 19, winning the first 1-0[1] and the second 2-1[2] before the Padres won game 3 on Sunday April 20 by a score of 8-2.[3] Reported attendances were 37,382 (games 1 and 2)[2] and 40,050 (game 3).[3]

Offseason

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Regular season

Transactions

Opening Day Starters

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 90 72 0.556 48–33 42–39
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 74 0.543 2 47–34 41–40
Colorado Rockies 83 79 0.512 7 47–34 36–45
San Diego Padres 76 86 0.469 14 39–42 37–44

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LA MTL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Atlanta 9–2 9–2 5–6 4–8 7–4 6–5 10–2 5–7 10–2 5–6 8–3 7–4 8–3 7–5
Chicago 2–9 7–5 2–9 2–9 3–9 5–6 4–7 6–5 6–5 7–5 6–5 5–6 4–8 9–6
Cincinnati 2–9 5–7 5–6 5–6 5–7 6–5 6–5 2–9 8–3 8–4 5–6 4–7 6–6 9–6
Colorado 6–5 9–2 6–5 7–4 5–6 5–7 7–4 6–5 4–7 4–7 4–8 4–8 7–4 9–7
Florida 8–4 9–2 6–5 4–7 7–4 7–4 7–5 4–8 6–6 7–4 5–6 5–6 5–6 12–3
Houston 4–7 9–3 7–5 6–5 4–7 7–4 8–3 7–4 4–7 6–6 6–5 3–8 9–3 4–11
Los Angeles 5–6 6–5 5–6 7–5 4–7 4–7 7–4 6–5 10–1 9–2 5–7 6–6 5–6 9–7
Montreal 2–10 7–4 5–6 4–7 5–7 3–8 4–7 5–7 6–6 5–6 8–3 6–5 6–5 12–3
New York 7–5 5–6 9–2 5–6 8–4 4–7 5–6 7–5 7–5 7–4 5–6 3–8 9–2 7–8
Philadelphia 2-10 5–6 3–8 7–4 6–6 7–4 1–10 6–6 5–7 5–6 7–4 3–8 6–5 5–10
Pittsburgh 6–5 5–7 4–8 7–4 4–7 6–6 2–9 6–5 4–7 6–5 5–6 8–3 9–3 7–8
San Diego 3–8 5–6 6–5 8–4 6–5 5–6 7–5 3–8 6–5 4–7 6–5 4–8 5–6 8–8
San Francisco 4–7 6–5 7–4 8–4 6–5 8–3 6–6 5–6 8–3 8–3 3–8 8–4 3–8 10–6
St. Louis 3–8 8–4 6–6 4–7 6–5 3-9 6–5 5–6 2–9 5–6 3–9 6–5 8–3 8–7


Roster

1997 San Diego Padres
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Note: 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
C John Flaherty 129 439 120 .273 9 46
1B Wally Joyner 135 455 149 .327 13 83
2B Quilvio Veras 145 539 143 .265 3 45
SS Chris Gomez 150 522 132 .253 5 54
3B Ken Caminiti 137 486 141 .290 26 90
LF Greg Vaughn 120 361 78 .216 18 57
CF Steve Finley 143 560 146 .261 28 92
RF Tony Gwynn 149 592 220 .372 17 119

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Rickey Henderson 88 288 79 .274 6 27
Archi Cianfrocco 89 220 54 .245 4 26
Chris Jones 92 152 37 .243 7 25
Craig Shipley 63 139 38 .273 5 19
Carlos Hernández 50 134 42 .313 3 14
Mark Sweeney 71 103 33 .320 2 19
Trey Beamon 43 65 18 .277 0 7
Derrek Lee 22 54 14 .259 1 4
Mandy Romero 21 48 10 .208 2 4
Terry Shumpert 13 33 9 .273 1 6
Jorge Velandia 14 29 3 .103 0 0
Scott Livingstone 23 26 4 .154 0 3
George Arias 11 22 5 .227 0 2
Don Slaught 20 20 0 .000 0 0
Rubén Rivera 17 20 5 .250 0 1
Phil Plantier 10 8 1 .125 0 0

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Andy Ashby 30 200.2 9 11 4.13 144
Joey Hamilton 31 192.2 12 7 4.25 124
Sterling Hitchcock 32 161.0 10 11 5.20 106
Fernando Valenzuela 13 66.1 2 8 4.75 51
Paul Menhart 9 44.0 2 3 4.70 22

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Pete Smith 37 118.0 7 6 4.81 68
Tim Worrell 60 106.1 4 8 5.16 81
Sean Bergman 44 99.0 2 4 6.09 74
Will Cunnane 54 91.1 6 3 5.81 79
Danny Jackson 13 49.0 1 7 7.53 19
Heath Murray 17 33.1 1 2 6.75 16
Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Trevor Hoffman 70 6 4 37 2.66 111
Doug Bochtler 54 3 6 2 4.77 46
Jim Bruske 28 4 1 0 3.63 32
Dario Veras 23 2 1 0 5.11 21
Tim Scott 14 1 1 0 7.85 14
Rich Batchelor 13 2 0 0 7.82 10
Terry Burrows 13 0 2 0 10.45 8
Marc Kroon 12 0 1 0 6.35 12
Todd Erdos 11 2 0 0 5.27 13
Joey Long 10 0 0 0 8.18 8

League Honors

All-Stars

Awards

Statistical Leaders

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas Stars Pacific Coast League Jerry Royster
AA Mobile BayBears Southern League Mike Ramsey
A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes California League Mike Basso
A Clinton LumberKings Midwest League Tom LeVasseur
Rookie AZL Padres Arizona League Randy Whisler
Rookie Idaho Falls Braves Pioneer League Don Werner

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References

  1. ^ "Box Score Cardinals @ Padres April 19 Game 1". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Box Score Cardinals @ Padres April 19 Game 2". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Box Score Cardinals @ Padres April 20". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007