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1997 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

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W-L Record: 86-75 .534
Rank: 1st in American League Central
Run Differential: 868-815 + 53
Roster Continuity 60.65% 20/28
Manager(s): Mike Hargrove
General Manager: John Hart
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ballpark: Jacobs Field
Payroll: $ 54,130,232 4/28
Attendance: 3,404,750 4/28
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Marlins)
Top Draft Pick: Tim Drew (#28) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Johnny Goryl
Bullpen Coach: Luis Isaac
First Base Coach: Dave Nelson
Hitting Coach: Charlie Manuel
Pitching Coach: Mark Wiley
Third Base Coach: Jeff Newman

#1 Draft Picks

Paul Shuey (#2), Matt Williams (#3), Brian Anderson (#3), Jack McDowell (#5), Jaret Wright (#10), Jeff Juden (#12), Manny Ramirez (#13), Charles Nagy (#17)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8675.534--
8081.4976.0
7883.4848.0
6894.42018.5
6794.41619.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
9Matt Williams3B31   59686157
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10512434108440214.263.307.488795.225.295.2733.1818.6291636
13Omar VizquelSS30   56589158
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6
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49431257582116216.280.347.368715.088.244.3041.02113.0208642
24Manny RamirezRF25   56199184
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026
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882379115750419.328.415.538953.210.349.3731.4621.6302651
17Marquis GrissomCF30   55874146
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6622134389616912.262.317.396713.134.228.2882.0746.5221622
25Jim Thome1B26   496104142
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25
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040
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1021112014639089.286.423.5791002.292.534.3211.2212.4287627
23,33David JusticeLF-DH31   49584163
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1013580790110712.329.418.5961014.267.424.3330.9915.0295582
15Sandy AlomarC31   45163146
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83021948326116.324.354.545899.222.259.3262.5321.5246480
1Tony Fernandez2B35   40955117
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44662247206311.286.323.423746.137.191.2992.1437.2173442
22Brian GilesLF26   37762101
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611336350123710.268.368.459827.191.385.2650.7922.2173451
23Julio FrancoDH-2B38   2894682
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25853875021013.284.367.367734.083.225.3741.9796.3106328
20Kevin SeitzerDH-1B35   1982753
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2400182500226.268.326.369695.101.192.2951.3999.073220
10Pat BordersC34   1591747
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150292720005.296.341.428769.132.176.3363.0039.868170
6Bip Roberts2B-LF33   851923
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83071420021.271.333.412745.141.259.2862.0028.33596
11Jeff Branson2B30   72519
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70271710021.264.329.403732.139.208.3092.4336.02982
44Kevin MitchellDH35   5979
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111091112002.153.275.373648.220.390.1141.2214.82269
12Jeff Manto3B-1B32   3038
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70011000002.267.290.567857.300.333.33310.0015.01731
12Chad CurtisCF28   2986
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50071000001.207.361.552913.345.586.1881.439.71636
26Casey Candaele2B36   2658
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004101100000.308.333.346679.038.115.3201.00--927
56Bruce AvenLF25   1944
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002011500000.211.250.263513.053.053.2865.00--520
35Enrique WilsonSS23   1525
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0001000200000.333.333.333666.000.000.385----515
30Trenidad HubbardLF31   1233
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000201300000.250.308.333641.083.333.3333.00--413
44Richie Sexson1B22   1113
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0000000200002.273.273.273546.000.000.333----311
52Sean CaseyDH22   1012
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0001001210000.200.333.200533.000.100.2502.00--212
11Damian JacksonSS23   921
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0000100110000.111.200.111311.000.111.125----110
2Einar DiazC24   711
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001000200000.143.143.286429.143.143.200----27
41Charles NagyP30   511
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0000000100000.200.200.200400.000.000.250----15
55Orel HershiserP38   3000000000110100.000.250.000250.000.000.000----05
27Jaret WrightP21   3000000000100200.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
37Chad OgeaP26   2000000000100200.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
40Bartolo ColonP22   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
59Albie LopezP25   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
51Alvin MormanP28   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
38Eric PlunkP33   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
53Paul ShueyP26   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals165155568681589301222208101185961795537394549152.286.355.467822.181.303.3091.5525.325946267
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
41Charles Nagy30   15114.2834341100227.025311510827771495071.4510.031.073.055.911.94
55Orel Hershiser38   1464.4832321000195.1199105972669107110111.379.181.203.184.941.55
37Chad Ogea26   895.0021211000126.113979701347804251.489.930.933.365.711.70
40Bartolo Colon22   475.651917100094.010766591245665031.6210.241.154.316.321.47
27Jaret Wright21   834.401616000090.1814544935631051.298.100.903.506.301.80
49Jose Mesa31   442.4166000381682.1832822728691031.359.110.773.077.572.46
59Albie Lopez25   376.903760010076.210161591140635041.8311.811.294.687.361.58
42Mike Jackson32   253.2471000381575.0593327329742041.177.080.363.488.882.55
38Eric Plunk33   454.645500022065.26237341236666011.488.451.644.919.001.83
45Paul Assenmacher36   502.947500020449.0431716515534011.187.900.922.769.733.53
34Brian Anderson25   424.6988000048.0552825711221001.3810.311.312.064.132.00
53Paul Shuey26   426.204000016245.0523131528462011.7810.401.005.609.201.64
46Jason Jacome26   205.23214002042.2452625815242001.409.421.673.145.021.60
29Jack McDowell31   335.0586000040.2442523618381011.519.661.323.958.342.11
57John Smiley32   245.5966000037.1452323910263001.4910.952.192.436.322.60
7Jeff Juden26   015.5285000031.1322119615291011.529.291.744.358.421.93
47Terry Clark36   036.2344000026.1292118313130001.6210.041.044.504.501.00
52Steve Kline24   315.88201000026.1421917613173112.1214.542.084.505.881.31
51Alvin Morman28   006.00340007218.1191312214131011.839.501.007.006.500.93
50Dave Weathers27   127.4191002016.223141428141001.8212.181.064.247.411.75
35Danny Graves23   004.9150002011.115862940002.1812.271.647.363.270.44
Batting Totals86754.735891614115739142615288157491815751036593491.479.641.143.636.541.80
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Sandy AlomarC11974340128.9850.00
Pat BordersC5331219021.0000.00
Einar DiazC518310.9550.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim Thome1B14512339510123.9930.00
Kevin Seitzer1B19146130171.0000.00
Jeff Manto1B6351041.0000.00
Richie Sexson1B2111001.0000.00
Sean Casey1B120001.0000.00
Julio Franco1B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tony Fernandez2B1092072951059.9800.00
Julio Franco2B3569107323.9830.00
Jeff Branson2B192151110.9860.00
Bip Roberts2B13243149.9320.00
Casey Candaele2B91025041.0000.00
Damian Jackson2B10000.0000.00
Enrique Wilson2B113001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Matt Williams3B151882991221.9700.00
Kevin Seitzer3B1332030.8850.00
Jeff Manto3B704001.0000.00
Jeff Branson3B628021.0000.00
Casey Candaele3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Omar VizquelSS1522454291098.9850.00
Tony FernandezSS10122617.9740.00
Damian JacksonSS577021.0000.00
Enrique WilsonSS461014.9410.00
Jeff BransonSS201001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Brian GilesLF82149531.9810.00
David JusticeLF74115220.9830.00
Bruce AvenLF1080001.0000.00
Bip RobertsLF10132011.0000.00
Trenidad HubbardLF530001.0000.00
Chad CurtisLF30000.0000.00
Jeff MantoLF10000.0000.00
Kevin MitchellLF10010.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Marquis GrissomCF144357733.9920.00
Brian GilesCF2028020.9330.00
Chad CurtisCF12170001.0000.00
Bruce AvenCF120001.0000.00
Trenidad HubbardCF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Manny RamirezRF1462581072.9750.00
Brian GilesRF2523210.9620.00
David JusticeRF551001.0000.00
Chad CurtisRF430001.0000.00
Bruce AvenRF251001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Paul AssenmacherP754956001.0002.02
Mike JacksonP7175515041.0002.40
Jose MesaP66825712.9231.32
Eric PlunkP55652420.7500.83
Paul ShueyP404537001.0002.00
Albie LopezP3776413011.0002.01
Alvin MormanP341802001.0000.99
Charles NagyP342271645001.0002.42
Orel HershiserP32195202942.9252.26
Jason JacomeP21423710.9092.13
Chad OgeaP2112681751.8331.78
Steve KlineP20262110.7501.03
Bartolo ColonP199461753.8212.20
Jaret WrightP1690510011.0001.50
Dave WeathersP91621001.0001.67
Brian AndersonP848011001.0002.06
Jeff JudenP83112001.0000.87
Jack McDowellP84036001.0002.01
John SmileyP63704001.0000.97
Danny GravesP5110000.0000.00
Terry ClarkP42634001.0002.41
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
David JusticeDH61.0000.00
Julio FrancoDH42.0000.00
Kevin SeitzerDH24.0000.00
Kevin MitchellDH16.0000.00
Brian GilesDH9.0000.00
Manny RamirezDH4.0000.00
Sean CaseyDH3.0000.00
Sandy AlomarDH1.0000.00
Jeff BransonDH1.0000.00
Casey CandaeleDH1.0000.00
Tony FernandezDH1.0000.00
Richie SexsonDH1.0000.00


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