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A high-level summary of the 1997 Major League Baseball Season. The page includes standings, team totals and leaderboards. There is a lot more information on the season in various sub-sections such as the player register, team pages and boxscore-related pages.
Season Information
Season
1997
World Series Champions
Runner Up
Most Valuable Players
Cy Young Winners
Rookies of the Year
Managers of the Year
#1 Draft Pick
Matt Anderson (Detroit Tigers)
All-Star Game
Cleveland,Ohio
Teams
28
Players
Attendance
Payroll
$1,061,631,360
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1997 Major League Baseball Standings

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  • Playoff Team
  • American League Central
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    149Cleveland IndiansT - S - R - L1618675.534--86881553Lost World Series (Marlins)3,404,7504$ 54,130,2324John HartMike HargroveJacobs Field
    2613Chicago White SoxT - S - R - L1618081.4976.0779833-54dnq1,864,78216$ 54,377,5003Ron SchuelerTerry BevingtonComiskey Park II
    3816Milwaukee BrewersT - S - R - L1617883.4848.0681742-61dnq1,444,02725$ 21,320,33213Sal BandoPhil GarnerCounty Stadium
    41224Minnesota TwinsT - S - R - L1626894.42018.5772861-89dnq1,411,06426$ 25,747,50011Terry RyanTom KellyHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
    51327Kansas City RoyalsT - S - R - L1616794.41619.0747820-73dnq1,517,63822$ 31,225,0009Herk RobinsonTony Muser, Bob BooneKauffman Stadium
    American League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    112Baltimore OriolesT - S - R - L1629864.605--812681131Lost ALCS (Indians)3,711,1322$ 54,871,3992Pat GillickDavey JohnsonOriole Park at Camden Yards
    223New York YankeesT - S - R - L1629666.5932.0891688203Lost in 1st Round (Indians)2,580,32510$ 59,148,8771Bob WatsonJoe TorreYankee Stadium I
    3714Detroit TigersT - S - R - L1627983.48819.0784790-6dnq1,365,15727$ 16,304,50014Randy SmithBuddy BellTiger Stadium
    4918Boston Red SoxT - S - R - L1627884.48120.0851857-6dnq2,226,13612$ 43,232,0007Dan DuquetteJimy WilliamsFenway Park
    51122Toronto Blue JaysT - S - R - L1627686.46922.0654694-40dnq2,589,2979$ 45,894,8336Gord AshCito Gaston, Mel QueenSkyDome
    American League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    136Seattle MarinersT - S - R - L1629072.556--92583392Lost in 1st Round (Orioles)3,192,2376$ 39,667,6288Woody WoodwardLou PiniellaThe Kingdome
    2510Anaheim AngelsT - S - R - L1628478.5196.082979435dnq1,767,33018$ 29,452,67210Bill BavasiTerry CollinsEdison International Field
    31019Texas RangersT - S - R - L1627785.47513.0807823-16dnq2,945,2287$ 50,112,2685Douglas MelvinJohnny OatesThe Ballpark in Arlington
    41428Oakland AthleticsT - S - R - L1626597.40125.0764946-182dnq1,264,21828$ 21,911,00012Sandy AldersonArt HoweOakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    National League Central
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    1611Houston AstrosT - S - R - L1628478.519--777660117Lost in 1st Round (Braves)2,046,78115$ 32,935,00012Gerry HunsickerLarry DierkerAstrodome
    2815Pittsburgh PiratesT - S - R - L1627983.4885.0725760-35dnq1,657,02221$ 9,071,66614Cam BonifayGene LamontThree Rivers Stadium
    31120Cincinnati RedsT - S - R - L1627686.4698.0651764-113dnq1,785,78817$ 43,267,0005Jim BowdenRay Knight, Jack McKeonCinergy Field
    41223St. Louis CardinalsT - S - R - L1627389.45111.0689708-19dnq2,634,0148$ 44,179,1673Walt JockettyTony La RussaBusch Stadium II
    51425Chicago CubsT - S - R - L1626894.42016.0687759-72dnq2,190,30813$ 39,829,3337Ed LynchJim RigglemanWrigley Field
    National League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    111Atlanta BravesT - S - R - L16210161.623--791581210Lost NLCS (Marlins)3,464,4883$ 50,488,5001John SchuerholzBobby CoxTurner Field
    224Florida MarlinsT - S - R - L1629270.5689.074066971Won World Series (Indians)2,364,38711$ 47,753,0002Dave DombrowskiJim LeylandJoe Robbie Stadium
    347New York MetsT - S - R - L1628874.54313.077770968dnq1,766,17419$ 38,474,5678Joe McIlvaineBobby ValentineShea Stadium
    4917Montreal ExposT - S - R - L1627884.48123.0691740-49dnq1,497,60923$ 18,335,50013Jim BeattieFelipe AlouOlympic Stadium
    51326Philadelphia PhilliesT - S - R - L1626894.42033.0668840-172dnq1,490,63824$ 35,463,5009Lee ThomasTerry FranconaVeterans Stadium
    National League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    135San Francisco GiantsT - S - R - L1629072.556--784793-9Lost in 1st Round (Marlins)1,690,86920$ 33,469,21311Brian SabeanDusty Baker3Com Park
    258Los Angeles DodgersT - S - R - L1628874.5432.074264597dnq3,319,5045$ 43,400,0004Fred ClaireBill RussellDodger Stadium
    3712Colorado RockiesT - S - R - L1628379.5127.092390815dnq3,888,4531$ 42,870,5016Bob GebhardDon BaylorCoors Field
    41021San Diego PadresT - S - R - L1627686.46914.0795891-96dnq2,089,33314$ 34,698,67210Kevin TowersBruce BochyQualcomm Stadium
    28 record(s)
    Glossary:
    Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Playoffs Playoff participation description. Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season