Baseball America Executive Database

1997 Houston Astros

National League Central: 84-78 (1st)

Won National League Central

Name Title Function
Drayton McLane Principal Owner, Chairman of the Board Owner
Tal Smith President President
Gerry Hunsicker General Manager General Manager
Tim Purpura Assistant to General Manager Assistant GM
Barry Waters Director of Baseball Administration Baseball Operations
Matt Galante Special Assistant to the General Manager Special Assistant to the GM
Jim Duquette Director, Player Development Director of Player Development
David Lakey Director, Scouting Scouting Director

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