Season Information
Team Name
1997 Cleveland Indians
League
American League
Division
Central
Calendar
Location
W-L Record
86-75 (.534)   GBL: -0
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
1 / 4 / 9
Runs For/Against
868 / 815   Diff: +53
Playoffs
Lost World Series (Marlins)
Playoff Series
Lost World Series (Marlins)
Playoff Series
ALDS vs NYA (W 3-2) ... ALCS vs BAL (W 4-2) ... WS vs FLO (L 4-3)
General Manager(s)
Manager(s)
Ballpark
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Tim Drew (1-28)
Attendance
Attendance Rank
4
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
4
Years Active
1901-2020
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1997 MLB Franchise and Minor League Affiliates

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YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionLevelGWLWPctGBLRfRaDiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1997Cleveland IndiansAmerican LeagueCentralMLB1618675.534086881553143,404,7504Mike HargroveJacobs FieldLost World Series (Marlins)
1997Buffalo BisonsAmerican AssociationEasternAAA1448757.604071159311811696,1931Brian GrahamNorth AmeriCare ParkLeague Champions
1997Akron AerosEastern LeagueSouthernAA1415190.36234.5758841-83510473,2321Jeff DatzCanal Parkdnq
1997Kinston IndiansCarolina LeagueSouthernA+1408753.621077559717811151,9537Joel SkinnerGrainger StadiumLost in Finals
1997Columbus Red StixxSouth Atlantic LeagueSouthernA1386276.44917658742-84412119,64610Jack MullGolden Parkdnq
1997Watertown IndiansNew York-Penn LeaguePinckneyA-753936.52010383361222536,35914Ted KubiakDuffy Fairgroundsdnq
1997Burlington IndiansAppalachian LeagueNorthRk683236.4717.5403393103646,9153Harry Spilman, Joe MikulikBurlington Athletic Stadiumdnq
7 record(s)
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league Level Level of the team in terms of MLB, minor league level, Independent or College division 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 Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Manager Manager(s) for this team Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season Playoffs Playoff participation description.

Organizational Roster for 1997 Cleveland Indians

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    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Cody AllisonCLR22A+Watertown Indians (A-)---
    Sandy AlomarCRR31MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Carlos AlvarezOFRR21A+Watertown Indians (A-)---
    Danny AlvarezPRR21A-Watertown Indians (A-), Burlington Indians (Rk)---
    Brian AndersonPRL25MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    Juan AracenaPRR20AABurlington Indians (Rk)---
    Paul AssenmacherPLL36MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Ross AtkinsPRR23AAKinston Indians (A+)---
    Bruce AvenLF-OFRR25MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    B
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mike BacsikPLL19MLBColumbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Michael BadorekPRR28AAAAkron Aeros (AA)SLN
    Miguel BaezPRR19A-Watertown Indians (A-), Burlington Indians (Rk)---
    Scott BakerPLL27MLBAkron Aeros (AA)---
    John BarfieldPLL32MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    Heath Bender1BLL22A-Watertown Indians (A-)---
    Brian BenefieldIF-OFRR20AAWatertown Indians (A-)---
    Erik BennettPRR28MLBAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Junior Betances2BRR24AAKinston Indians (A+)---
    Todd Betts1BLR24AAAAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Jim BetzsoldOFRR24AAAAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Ben BlomdahlPRR26MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    Pat BordersCRR34MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Bryon BoschCRR19RkBurlington Indians (Rk)---
    JD BrammerPRR22AAAColumbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Jeff Branson3B-2BLR30MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)CIN
    Russell Branyan1BLR21MLBAkron Aeros (AA), Kinston Indians (A+)---
    Rod Brewer1B-OFLL31MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    John BriscoePRR29MLBAkron Aeros (AA)PIT
    Jamie BrownPRR20MLBWatertown Indians (A-)---
    Robert BruceOFRR22A+Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Mark BudzinskiCFLL23MLBKinston Indians (A+)---
    Mike Busch3BRR28MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    C
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jose CabreraPRR25MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)HOU, HOU
    Greg CadaretPLL35MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)ANA
    David CaldwellPLL22A+Kinston Indians (A+), Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Joe CaliPRR22A-Watertown Indians (A-), Burlington Indians (Rk)---
    Lance CalmusPRR24AAAkron Aeros (AA), Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Jared CampPRR22AAAAkron Aeros (AA), Kinston Indians (A+)---
    Casey Candaele2B-SSBR36MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    John CarterPRR25AAAAkron Aeros (AA)NYN, PIT, NYN, PIT
    Sean Casey1BLR22MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA), Akron Aeros (AA)---
    Terry ClarkPRR36MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)TEX, TEX
    Patricio ClaudioOFBR25AAAAkron Aeros (AA), Kinston Indians (A+)---
    Bartolo ColonPRR24MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    Jim CrowellPLL23MLBAkron Aeros (AA), Kinston Indians (A+)CIN, CIN
    Edgar CruzCRR18AABurlington Indians (Rk)---
    Chad CurtisCF-LFRR28MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Akron Aeros (AA)NYA
    Randy CurtisOFLL26AAABuffalo Bisons (AAA), Akron Aeros (AA)---
    D
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Kelly DampeerSSRR22ABurlington Indians (Rk)---
    Roland De La MazaPRR25MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)KCA
    Maximo De la rosaPRR25AAABuffalo Bisons (AAA), Akron Aeros (AA)---
    Sean DePaulaPRR23MLBColumbus Red Stixx (A), Watertown Indians (A-)---
    Marc DeschenesPRR24AAAKinston Indians (A+), Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Einar DiazCRR24MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    Tony DoughertyPRR24AAABuffalo Bisons (AAA), Akron Aeros (AA)---
    Tim DrewPRR18MLBWatertown Indians (A-), Burlington Indians (Rk)---
    Travis DriskillPRR25MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    E
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jon EdwardsPRR24A+Kinston Indians (A+)---
    Mike EdwardsLFRR20MLBBurlington Indians (Rk)---
    Dave ErwinPRR22A-Watertown Indians (A-)---
    Patrick EvansCBR24A+Kinston Indians (A+), Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    F
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Bienvenido FelixPRR20AColumbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Tony FernandezSSBR35MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Jason FitzgeraldOFLL21AAAWatertown Indians (A-)---
    Ben FowlerCBR20AColumbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Julio FrancoSS-2BRR38MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)MIL
    Tony FuduricPRR22A-Watertown Indians (A-)---
    G
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jeff GarffPRR21A-Watertown Indians (A-), Burlington Indians (Rk)---
    Alberto GarzaPRR20AAKinston Indians (A+), Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Brian GilesLF-CFLL26MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Chip GlassOFLL26AAAAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Michael Glavine1BLL24MLBColumbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Ricky GonzalezCRR22AAKinston Indians (A+)---
    Mike GordonPLR24AAAkron Aeros (AA)TOR
    Adel GranadilloPRR18ABurlington Indians (Rk)---
    Chris GranataPRR25AAAkron Aeros (AA), Kinston Indians (A+)---
    Greg GrangerPRR24A+Kinston Indians (A+), Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Danny GravesPRR23MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)CIN, CIN
    Dennis GrayPLL27AAAAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Marquis GrissomCFRR30MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Rafael GrossPRR22AAAkron Aeros (AA), Kinston Indians (A+)---
    H
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Ryan HaleyPLR21AWatertown Indians (A-), Burlington Indians (Rk)---
    Jimmy HamiltonPRL21AAAColumbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Jon HamiltonOFLL19AAABurlington Indians (Rk)---
    Todd Harding2BRR19RkBurlington Indians (Rk)---
    Scott HarrisonPRR19AColumbus Red Stixx (A), Burlington Indians (Rk)---
    Robin HarrissCRR25AAAAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Heath HayesCRR25AAAKinston Indians (A+)---
    Jesus HernandezOFLL20AAWatertown Indians (A-), Burlington Indians (Rk)---
    Orel HershiserPRR38MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Joe HorganPLL20MLBKinston Indians (A+), Watertown Indians (A-)---
    Keith HornPRR23A+Kinston Indians (A+)---
    Trenidad HubbardLF-CFRR31MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    Mike HuelsmannOFBR22AAKinston Indians (A+)---
    Michael HughesPRR20A+Watertown Indians (A-)ANA
    I
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Blaise IlsleyPLL33MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    J
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Damian Jackson2B-SSRR23MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)CIN
    Mike JacksonPRR32MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Jason JacomePLL26MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)KCA
    Tim JorgensenSSLR24AAKinston Indians (A+)---
    Jeff JudenPRR26MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)MON, MON
    David JusticeRF-LFLL31MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    K
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Troy KentSS-3BRR23A+Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Joe Kilburg1BLR21AAAKinston Indians (A+), Burlington Indians (Rk)---
    Daron KirkreitPRR24AAABuffalo Bisons (AAA), Akron Aeros (AA)---
    Steve KlinePBL24MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)MON, MON
    Matt KoemanPRR23A+Kinston Indians (A+), Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Dennis KonradySSLR22A+Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    L
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Robert LandstadOFLR24AColumbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Roger LaynePRR20ABurlington Indians (Rk)---
    Pat ListachSS-CFBR29MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)HOU
    Albie LopezPRR25MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA), Akron Aeros (AA)---
    Torey Lovullo2B-3BBR31MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)MON
    Ursino LugoOFBR22RkBurlington Indians (Rk)---
    M
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jason MackeyPLL23A+Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Pat MalloyPRR21RkBurlington Indians (Rk)---
    Jeff Manto3B-1BRR32MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)TOR
    Dennis MartinezPBR23AColumbus Red Stixx (A)---
    John MartinezPRR24AAAkron Aeros (AA), Kinston Indians (A+)---
    Willie MartinezPRR19MLBKinston Indians (A+)---
    Mike MatthewsPLL23MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA), Akron Aeros (AA)---
    Jarrod MaysPRR22AAKinston Indians (A+)---
    Rod McCall1BLR25AAABuffalo Bisons (AAA)CHN
    Ryan McDermottPRR19RkBurlington Indians (Rk)---
    John McDonaldSS-3BRR22MLBKinston Indians (A+)---
    Jack McDowellPRR31MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Andy McNallyPLR23AWatertown Indians (A-)---
    Jorge MelendezCRR23AColumbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Guillermo MercedesSSRR23AAAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Brett MerrickPLL23AAKinston Indians (A+), Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Jose MesaPRR31MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Rafael MesaPRR23AAAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Jake MessnerOFLL20AABurlington Indians (Rk)---
    David MillerOFLL23AAAAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Tony Miner3BRR22A-Watertown Indians (A-)---
    Matt MinterPLL24A+Columbus Red Stixx (A), Watertown Indians (A-)---
    Angel MirandaPLL27MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)TEX, MIL
    Kevin MitchellLF-3BRR35MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Dustan MohrRF-LFRR21MLBWatertown Indians (A-)---
    Steve MontgomeryPRR26MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)OAK, OAK
    Wilmer MontoyaPRR23AAAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Marcus MoorePBR26MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA), Akron Aeros (AA)---
    Scott MorganOFRR23AAAAkron Aeros (AA), Kinston Indians (A+)---
    Alvin MormanPLL28MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)HOU
    Bobby Morris3BLR24AAAkron Aeros (AA), Kinston Indians (A+)CHN
    Cristian MotaIFBR21AWatertown Indians (A-)---
    Mel MotleyOFRR23A+Kinston Indians (A+), Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Mike MoyleCRR25AAAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Sean MulliganCRR27MLBAkron Aeros (AA)---
    N
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Charles NagyPLR30MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Noe NajeraPLL26AAAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Mike Neal3B-SSRR25AAAAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Richard NegrettePRR21AAColumbus Red Stixx (A), Watertown Indians (A-)---
    Les NormanRF-LFRR28MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    O
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Chad OgeaPLR26MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    P
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Brad PeltonPRR22A-Watertown Indians (A-)---
    Danny Peoples1BRR22AAAKinston Indians (A+)---
    Edwin PerezIFRR22AColumbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Julio PerezPRR23AAAkron Aeros (AA), Kinston Indians (A+)---
    Sam PerezPLL20RkBurlington Indians (Rk)---
    Chan PerryRF-1BRR24MLBAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Jon PetkeOFRR24A+Kinston Indians (A+)---
    Eric PlunkPRR33MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Rob PugmirePRR18AABurlington Indians (Rk)---
    R
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jason RakersPRR24MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA), Akron Aeros (AA), Kinston Indians (A+)SDN
    Alex RamirezRF-LFRR22MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    Manny RamirezDHRR25MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Bob ReichowPRR23A+Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Kevin RiggsIFLR28AAAkron Aeros (AA)---
    David RiskePRR20MLBKinston Indians (A+)---
    Charles RobersonPRR22AColumbus Red Stixx (A), Watertown Indians (A-)---
    Bip Roberts2B-LFBR33MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)KCA
    Aurelio RodriguezSSRR23A-Watertown Indians (A-)---
    Gary RodriguezOFLR20A+Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Erick RosaCRR22A-Watertown Indians (A-)---
    Jake Russell3BRR23A+Watertown Indians (A-), Burlington Indians (Rk)---
    S
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Frankie SandersPRR21AAAKinston Indians (A+)---
    Darryl ScottPRR28MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    Marco Scutaro2BRR21MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA), Kinston Indians (A+)---
    Kevin Seitzer3B-1BRR35MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Richie Sexson1BRR22MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    Jeff SextonPRR25AAABuffalo Bisons (AAA), Akron Aeros (AA)---
    Grant Sharpe1BLR19AColumbus Red Stixx (A), Burlington Indians (Rk)---
    Paul ShueyPRR26MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA), Akron Aeros (AA)---
    Troy SilvaPRR21ABurlington Indians (Rk)---
    John SmileyPLL32MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)CIN, CIN
    Casey SmithOFRR20AAColumbus Red Stixx (A), Burlington Indians (Rk)---
    Steven SolizCRR26AAABuffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    Mike SpiegelPLL21AAAColumbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Rob StantonOFRR22A-Watertown Indians (A-)---
    Darren Stumberger3B-1BRR24AAKinston Indians (A+)---
    Tyler SwinburnsonPRR21A-Watertown Indians (A-)---
    T
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Frank TaverasOFLR21AABurlington Indians (Rk)---
    Adam TaylorCRR23AAColumbus Red Stixx (A), Watertown Indians (A-)---
    Mark TaylorPLL22AColumbus Red Stixx (A), Watertown Indians (A-)---
    Greg ThomasOFLL24AAABuffalo Bisons (AAA), Akron Aeros (AA)---
    Jim ThomeDHLR26MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Ryan ThompsonCF-RFRR29MLBBuffalo Bisons (AAA)TOR
    Brad TillerSSRR21AWatertown Indians (A-)---
    Mark TurnbowPRR18AABurlington Indians (Rk)---
    U
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Ryan UpshawOFRR22A-Watertown Indians (A-)---
    V
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Rob VaelPRR21AAWatertown Indians (A-)---
    Willy ValeraIFRR21A+Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Antonio VasquezPRR20A-Watertown Indians (A-), Burlington Indians (Rk)---
    Jay VaughtPLR25AAAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Frankie VenturaOFRR20RkBurlington Indians (Rk)---
    Omar Vizquel2B-3BBR30MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    W
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Ken WagnerPRR22A+Columbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Ted WarreckerPLR24AAAkron Aeros (AA), Kinston Indians (A+)LAN
    Dave WeathersPRR27MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)NYA
    Lenny WeberPRR24AAAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Bill WertzPRR30MLBAkron Aeros (AA)---
    Johnnie WheelerPLL19RkBurlington Indians (Rk)---
    Chad WhitakerOFLR20AAColumbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Brian WhitlockIFRR22AAColumbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Casey WhittenPLL25AAABuffalo Bisons (AAA), Akron Aeros (AA)---
    Jewell WilliamsOFRR20AColumbus Red Stixx (A)---
    Matt Williams3BRR31MLBCleveland Indians (MLB)---
    Enrique Wilson2B-SSBR23MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA)---
    Scott WinchesterPRR24MLBAkron Aeros (AA), Kinston Indians (A+)CIN
    Jaret WrightPRR21MLBCleveland Indians (MLB), Buffalo Bisons (AAA), Akron Aeros (AA)---
    221 record(s)
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    Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site Pos Defensive Position Ba Bats Th Throws Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. HiLvl Highest Level Reached