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1997 Cleveland IndiansSeason Roster
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Einar Diaz played for the 1997 Cleveland Indians
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameIndians
LocationCleveland,Ohio
Record86-75 (1st in American League Central)League Rank4thMLB Rank9th
BallparkJacobs Field
ManagerMike HargroveGeneral ManagerJohn Hart
CoachesJohnny Goryl (Bench Coach), Luis Isaac (Bullpen Coach), Charlie Manuel (Hitting Coach), Dave Nelson (First Base Coach), Jeff Newman (Third Base Coach), Mark Wiley (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsLost World Series (Marlins)
#1 Draft PickTim Drew (#28)
Payroll$54,130,232 (Rank: 4th)
Attendance3,404,750 (Rank: 4th)
Minor League AffiliatesBuffalo Bisons (AAA) 87-57 ... Akron Aeros (AA) 51-90 ... Kinston Indians (A+) 87-53 ... Columbus Red Stixx (A) 62-76 ... Watertown Indians (A-) 39-36 ... Burlington Indians (Rk) 32-36 ...
Years Available1879-2019

Team History -- 1997 Statistics -- 1997 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1997 Cleveland Indians.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1997 baseball season.

1997 Cleveland Indians Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
15Sandy AlomarC6-5 235 R-R 1966-06-18 31Salinas,Puerto Rico MLB1984-20071988-2007  
1983-   UDFA-SDN
 
34Brian AndersonP6-1 183 R-L 1972-04-26 25Portsmouth,Virginia MLB1993-20071993-2005Geneva (Geneva,OH)Wright St
1993- 1-   3-CAL
 
45Paul AssenmacherP6-3 210 L-L 1960-12-10 36Allen Park,Michigan MLB1983-19991986-1999Aquinas (Southgate,MI)Aquinas Col
1983-   UDFA-ATL
 
56Bruce AvenLF5-9 180 R-R 1972-03-04 25Orange,Texas MLB1991-20031997-2002West Orange-Stark (Orange,TX)Lamar U.
1994-30- 829-CLE
 
10Pat BordersC6-2 200 R-R 1963-05-14 34Columbus,Ohio MLB1982-20061988-2005Lake Wales (Lake Wales,FL)
1982- 6- 134-TOR
 
11Jeff Branson2B6-0 180 L-R 1967-01-26 30Waynesboro,Mississippi MLB1986-20021992-2001Southern Choctaw (Silas,AL)West Alabama
1988- 2-  45-CIN
 
26Casey Candaele2B5-9 165 B-R 1961-01-12 36Lompoc,California MLB1980-20001986-1997Lompoc (Lompoc,CA)Arizona
1982-   UDFA-MON
 
52Sean CaseyDH6-4 226 L-R 1974-07-02 22Willingsboro,New Jersey MLB1993-20081997-2008Upper St. Clair (Upper St. Clair,PA)Richmond
1995- 2-  53-CLE
 
47Terry ClarkP6-2 190 R-R 1960-10-10 36Los Angeles,California MLB1979-19991988-1997La Puente (La Puente,CA)Mount San Antonio Col
1979-23- 575-SLN
 
40Bartolo ColonP6-0 230 R-R 1973-05-24 24Altamira,Dom Rep MLB1994-20181997-2018  
1993-   UDFA-CLE
Free Agent  
12Chad CurtisCF5-10 185 R-R 1968-11-06 28Marion,Indiana MLB1989-20011992-2001Benson Union (Benson,AZ)Grand Canyon U., Cochise Col, Yavapai Col
1989-45-1157-CAL
 
2Einar DiazC5-10 165 R-R 1972-12-28 24David,Panama MLB1992-20071996-2006  
1990-   UDFA-CLE
 
1Tony Fernandez2B6-2 195 B-R 1962-06-30 35San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1980-20011983-2001  
1979-   UDFA-TOR
 
23Julio FrancoDH-2B6-1 200 R-R 1958-08-23 38San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1978-20141982-2007  
1978-   UDFA-PHI
 
22Brian GilesLF5-10 200 L-L 1971-01-20 26El Cajon,California MLB1989-20091995-2009Granite Hills (El Cajon,CA)
1989-17- 437-CLE
 
35Danny GravesP5-11 185 R-R 1973-08-07 23Saigon,Vietnam MLB1992-20081996-2006Brandon (Brandon,FL)Miami
1994- 4- 101-CLE
 
17Marquis GrissomCF5-11 188 R-R 1967-04-17 30Atlanta,Georgia MLB1988-20051989-2005Lakeshore (College Park,GA)Florida A&M U.
1988- 3-  76-MON
 
55Orel HershiserP6-3 192 R-R 1958-09-16 38Buffalo,New York MLB1979-20001983-2000Cherry Hill East (Cherry Hill,NJ)Bowling Green St
1979-17- 440-LAN
 
30Trenidad HubbardLF5-9 203 R-R 1966-05-11 31Chicago,Illinois MLB1986-20051994-2003South Shore (Chicago,IL)So.U.
1986-12- 302-HOU
 
11Damian JacksonSS5-11 185 R-R 1973-08-06 23Los Angeles,California MLB1992-20091996-2006Ygnacio Valley (Concord,CA)Laney Col
1991-44-1148-CLE
 
42Mike JacksonP6-2 225 R-R 1964-12-22 32Houston,Texas MLB1984-20041986-2004Forest Brook (Houston,TX)Hill Col
1984- 2-  43-PHI
 
46Jason JacomeP6-1 185 L-L 1970-11-24 26Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1990-20091994-1998Rincon (Tucson,AZ)Pima CC
1991-12- 329-NYN
 
7Jeff JudenP6-8 265 R-R 1971-01-19 26Salem,Massachusetts MLB1989-20041991-1999Salem (Salem,MA)
1989- 1-  12-HOU
 
23,33David JusticeLF-DH6-3 200 L-L 1966-04-14 31Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1985-20021989-2002Covington Latin (Covington,KY)Thomas More Col
1985- 4-  94-ATL
 
52Steve KlineP6-1 215 B-L 1972-08-22 24Sunbury,Pennsylvania MLB1978-20081997-2007Lewisburg Area (Lewisburg,PA)West Virginia U.
1993- 8- 223-CLE
 
59Albie LopezP6-2 185 R-R 1971-08-18 25Mesa,Arizona MLB1991-20111993-2003Westwood (Mesa,AZ)Mesa CC
1991-20- 528-CLE
 
12Jeff Manto3B-1B6-3 210 R-R 1964-08-23 32Bristol,Pennsylvania MLB1985-20001990-2000Bristol (Bristol,PA)Temple U.
1985-14- 355-CAL
 
29Jack McDowellP6-5 190 R-R 1966-01-16 31Van Nuys,California MLB1985-19991987-1999Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks,CA)Stanford U.
1987- 1-   5-CHA
 
49Jose MesaP6-3 225 R-R 1966-05-22 31Azua,Dom Rep MLB1979-20071987-2007  
1981-   UDFA-TOR
 
44Kevin MitchellDH5-11 244 R-R 1962-01-13 35San Diego,California MLB1981-19981984-1998Clairemont (San Diego,CA)
1980-   UDFA-NYN
 
51Alvin MormanP6-3 210 L-L 1969-01-06 28Rockingham,North Carolina MLB1991-19991996-1999Richmond (Rockingham,NC)Wingate U.
1991-39-1015-HOU
 
41Charles NagyP6-3 200 L-R 1967-05-05 30Fairfield,Connecticut MLB1987-20031990-2003Roger Ludlow (Fairfield,CT)Connecticut
1988- 1-  17-CLE
 
37Chad OgeaP6-2 220 L-R 1970-11-09 26Lake Charles,Louisiana MLB1989-20011994-1999St. Louis (Lake Charles,LA)Louisiana St
1991- 3-  86-CLE
 
38Eric PlunkP6-6 224 R-R 1963-09-03 33Wilmington,California MLB1981-20001986-1999Bellflower (Bellflower,CA)Cal St Dominguez Hills
1981- 4- 103-NYA
 
24Manny RamirezRF6-0 205 R-R 1972-05-30 25Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1991-20141993-2011George Washington (New York,NY)
1991- 1-  13-CLE
Free Agent  
6Bip Roberts2B-LF5-7 165 B-R 1963-10-27 33Berkeley,California MLB1982-19981986-1998Skyline (Oakland,CA)UNLV
1982- 1-  13-PIT
 
20Kevin SeitzerDH-1B5-11 180 R-R 1962-03-26 35Springfield,Illinois MLB1983-19971986-1997Lincoln Community (Lincoln,IL)Eastern Illinois U.
1983-11- 283-KCA
 
44Richie Sexson1B6-7 206 R-R 1974-12-29 22Portland,Oregon MLB1993-20081997-2008Prairie (Vancouver,WA)
1993-24- 671-CLE
 
53Paul ShueyP6-3 215 R-R 1970-09-16 26Lima,Ohio MLB1990-20071994-2007Millbrook (Raleigh,NC)North Carolina
1992- 1-   2-CLE
 
57John SmileyP6-4 210 L-L 1965-03-17 32Phoenixville,Pennsylvania MLB1983-19971986-1997Perkiomen Valley (Collegeville,PA)
1983-12- 300-PIT
 
25Jim Thome1B6-4 220 L-R 1970-08-27 26Peoria,Illinois MLB1990-20121991-2012Limestone Community (Bartonville,IL)Illinois Central Col
1989-13- 333-CLE
Retired  
13Omar VizquelSS5-9 175 B-R 1967-04-24 30Caracas,Venezuela MLB1984-20121989-2012  
1984-   UDFA-SEA
Retired  
50Dave WeathersP6-3 230 R-R 1969-09-25 27Lawrenceburg,Tennessee MLB1988-20091991-2009Loretto (Loretto,TN)Motlow St CC
1988- 3-  82-TOR
 
9Matt Williams3B6-2 210 R-R 1965-11-28 31Bishop,California MLB1984-20031987-2003Carson (Carson City,NV)UNLV
1986- 1-   3-SFN
 
35Enrique WilsonSS5-11 160 B-R 1973-07-27 23Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1992-20061997-2005  
1992-   UDFA-MIN
 
27Jaret WrightP6-2 230 R-R 1975-12-29 21Anaheim,California MLB1994-20071997-2007Katella (Anaheim,CA)
1994- 1-  10-CLE
 
46 Players