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1997 DETROIT TIGERS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Detroit,MI
Team Record:  79-83   .488
Result:   3rd in American League - East Division
Manager(s):  Buddy Bell
General Manager:   Randy Smith
Stadium:  Tiger Stadium
Attendance:  1,365,157
Payroll:  $16,304,500
Playoffs:  -

Detroit Tigers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Vince Coleman (36)
Youngest Player:  Juan Encarnacion (21)
Longest Tenure:  Travis Fryman (8)
Top Hitter:  Brian Hunter (13)
Top Pitcher:  Justin Thompson (11)
Top Draft Pick:  Matt Anderson (#1)

Roster Continuity:  43.61%
Top Prospect:   Mike Drumright
American League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Baltimore9864.605--
NY Yankees9666.5932.0
Detroit7983.48819.0
Boston7884.48120.0
Toronto7686.46922.0

BATTING STATISTICS
BatterGameSeasonResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFGDPC-GC-HC-HRC-RBIC-SBFeat Description
Deivi Cruz1997-04-011997L  7-5 @ MIN302000001010000120001st career game, 1st career hit
Bubba Trammell1997-04-011997L  7-5 @ MIN300000000100001100001st career game
Fernando Hernandez1997-04-031997L  10-6 @ MIN000000000000000100001st career game
Bubba Trammell1997-04-031997L  10-6 @ MIN412000010010000320011st career hit, 1st career stolen base
Tony Clark1997-04-051997W  15-12 @ CHA634002200010000132129339202 home runs, 4 hits
Deivi Cruz1997-04-051997W  15-12 @ CHA512200100010000570101st career RBI
Brian Hunter1997-04-051997W  15-12 @ CHA534000330100000221253766644 hits, 3 stolen bases
Tony Clark1997-04-061997L  5-3 @ CHA400000000140000133129339204 strikeouts
Bubba Trammell1997-04-091997W  10-5 vs DET311000100100000880111st career RBI
Bubba Trammell1997-04-101997L  7-3 vs DET2120013002000009101411st career home run
Tony Clark1997-04-151997W  3-1 @ MIL423001210000000141137349611st career stolen base
Brian Johnson1997-04-211997W  7-6 @ TEX402100110010000198154159111st career stolen base
Tony Clark1997-05-111997W  11-3 vs DET4230023001000001631574312212 home runs
Bobby Higginson1997-05-111997W  11-3 vs DET42330010011000029726645143163 Doubles
Bob Hamelin1997-05-131997W  4-0 vs DET32200220000000028319944138102 home runs
Tony Clark1997-05-171997W  9-2 @ KCA4220023001000001681614612812 home runs
Tony Clark1997-05-181997W  6-5 @ KCA5241001000100001691654612914 hits
Brian Hunter1997-05-211997L  2-0 @ BAL3010000301000002602911077843 stolen bases
Bobby Higginson1997-05-251997W  13-5 vs DET52400150000000030827847153175 RBis, 4 hits
Deivi Cruz1997-06-021997W  8-7 @ OAK411001200010000533211401st career home run
Damion Easley1997-06-031997L  9-8 @ OAK22000000000200042233022135392 hit by pitches
Travis Fryman1997-06-071997W  3-1 vs DET40000000000000010001074136618491000th career game
Justin Thompson1997-06-141997L  1-0 @ MON200000000010000100001st career game
Brian Moehler1997-06-151997L  10-2 @ MON100000000010000100001st career game
Deivi Cruz1997-06-201997W  12-6 vs DET313100320100010643812021st career stolen base
Tony Clark1997-06-211997W  15-4 vs DET5131015000000001951874914415 RBis
Brian Hunter1997-06-211997W  15-4 vs DET4421002001000002853111084924 runs scored
Melvin Nieves1997-06-231997L  5-2 vs DET4000000000400003212244913944 strikeouts
Brian Hunter1997-06-261997W  10-6 @ BOS5230002400000002903171086984 stolen bases
Damion Easley1997-06-281997W  9-2 @ BOS32210004010100043934827146434 stolen bases
Bobby Higginson1997-06-301997W  14-0 vs DET34300370020000032629552166173 home runs, 4 runs scored, 7 RBis
Brian Hunter1997-06-301997W  14-0 vs DET44400002010000029432410871004 runs scored, 4 hits, 100th career stolen base
Roberto Duran1997-07-061997W  14-9 vs DET000000000000000100001st career game
Melvin Nieves1997-07-121997L  6-2 @ NYA4000000000400003372365214944 strikeouts
Bobby Higginson1997-07-131997W  3-1 @ NYA51410130000000033730955177204 hits
Brian Hunter1997-07-131997W  3-1 @ NYA32200003020000030534211951093 stolen bases
Bobby Higginson1997-07-171997L  9-4 @ ANA40000000004000034131155177204 strikeouts
Bobby Higginson1997-07-271997L  11-7 vs DET53200220000000034932158185202 home runs
Tony Clark1997-08-021997W  8-7 vs DET4341000001000002322265616514 hits
Raul Casanova1997-08-071997W  8-4 @ KCA412000010000000927092911st career stolen base
Travis Fryman1997-08-081997L  6-3 @ TOR20000020000002010491125144648512 sacrifice flies
Bobby Higginson1997-08-081997L  6-3 @ TOR42312000001000036033260191210 Triples
Eddie Gaillard1997-08-111997L  8-2 @ TOR000000000000000100001st career game
Bobby Higginson1997-08-131997W  13-3 @ CLE52300240000000036533963197212 home runs
Bobby Higginson1997-08-161997L  2-1 vs DET41400000000000036934663197214 hits
Brian Hunter1997-08-171997W  8-4 vs DET423300000100000339380111021223 Doubles
Bobby Higginson1997-08-221997W  16-1 @ MIL62510010000000037435763199215 hits
Juan Encarnacion1997-09-021997L  5-0 @ ATL300000000010000100001st career game
Frank Catalanotto1997-09-031997W  12-4 @ ATL000000000100000100001st career game
Tony Clark1997-09-031997W  12-4 @ ATL4231015000000002632565918615 RBis
Juan Encarnacion1997-09-031997W  12-4 @ ATL501000100010001210101st career hit, 1st career RBI
Damion Easley1997-09-041997W  5-4 vs DET6110000100200005004063617451500th career game
Juan Encarnacion1997-09-061997W  7-5 vs DET121001210201000421311st career home run, 1st career stolen base
Frank Catalanotto1997-09-091997W  4-0 vs DET311000100010000410101st career hit, 1st career RBI
Jimmy Hurst1997-09-101997L  10-0 @ SEA100000000000000100001st career game
Travis Fryman1997-09-121997W  7-2 @ OAK52400120000000010811162147671554 hits
Jimmy Hurst1997-09-151997W  6-3 @ OAK401000000010000310001st career hit
Damion Easley1997-09-211997W  11-3 @ BAL52200260001000051642239188532 home runs, 6 RBis
Jimmy Hurst1997-09-271997L  6-1 vs DET3121011001100001231101st career home run, 1st career RBI


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