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1996 CLEVELAND INDIANS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  
Team Record:  99-62   .615
Result:   1st in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Mike Hargrove
General Manager:   John Hart
Stadium:  Jacobs Field
Attendance:  3,318,174
Payroll:  $45,317,914
Playoffs:  Lost in 1st Round (Orioles)

Cleveland Indians affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Dennis Martinez (41)
Youngest Player:  Danny Graves (22)
Longest Tenure:  Albert Belle (8)
Top Hitter:  Albert Belle (2)
Top Pitcher:  Charles Nagy (4)
Top Draft Pick:  Danny Peoples (#28)

Roster Continuity:  83.68%
Top Prospect:   Bartolo Colon
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Cleveland9962.615--
Chi White Sox8577.52514.5
Milwaukee8082.49419.5
Minnesota7884.48121.5
KC Royals7586.46624.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Albert BelleLF-RF29$ 5,700,000  23 
Jack McDowellP30$ 4,800,000  47 
Carlos Baerga2B27$ 4,750,000  49 
Greg SwindellP31$ 4,450,000  57 
Dennis MartinezP41$ 3,816,766  76 
Kenny LoftonCF29$ 3,575,000  85 
Charles NagyP29$ 3,487,500  91 
Omar Vizquel2B-3B29$ 3,050,000   
Kent MerckerP28$ 2,825,000   
Sandy AlomarC30$ 2,575,000   
Julio FrancoSS-2B37$ 2,401,972   
Jose VizcainoSS-2B28$ 2,200,000   
Eddie Murray1B40$ 2,000,000   
Jeff Kent2B28$ 1,960,000   
Jose MesaP30$ 1,872,223   
Orel HershiserP37$ 1,750,000   
Jim ThomeDH25$ 1,600,000   
Kevin Seitzer3B-1B34$ 1,150,000   
Manny RamirezDH24$ 1,100,000   
Mark Carreon1B-LF32$ 1,000,000   
Paul AssenmacherP35$ 871,400   
Eric PlunkP32$ 750,000   
Tony PenaC39$ 558,333   
Jim PooleP30$ 500,000   
Alvaro EspinozaSS-3B34$ 450,000   
Wayne KirbyRF-CF32$ 437,500   
Alvaro EspinozaSS-3B34$ 400,000   
Julian TavarezP23$ 391,666   
Scott Leius3B30$ 300,000   
Ryan ThompsonCF-RF28$ 275,000   
Jeromy BurnitzRF27$ 190,000   
Alan EmbreeP26$ 155,000   
Casey Candaele2B-SS35$ 150,000   
Chad OgeaP25$ 145,000   
Paul ShueyP25$ 138,000   
Albie LopezP24$ 132,000   
Nigel WilsonLF-OF26$ 125,000   
Brian GilesLF-CF25$ 110,000   
Brian AndersonP24$ 109,000   
Einar DiazC23$ 109,000   
Danny GravesP22$ 109,000   
Damian Jackson2B-SS22$ 109,000   
Geronimo Pena3B-2B29$ 109,000   
Herbert Perry3B-1B26$ 109,000   
Joe RoaP24$ 109,000   


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