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1997 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
Nickname:
W-L Record: 79-83 .488
Rank: 3rd in American League East
Run Differential: 784-790 -6
Manager(s): Buddy Bell
General Manager: Randy Smith
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Payroll: $ 16,304,500 27/28
Attendance: 1,365,157 27/28
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Matt Anderson (#1) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Larry Parrish
Bullpen Coach: Fred Kendall
First Base Coach: Jerry White
Hitting Coach: Larry Herndon
Pitching Coach: Rick Adair
Third Base Coach: Perry Hill

#1 Draft Picks

Phil Nevin (#1), Tony Clark (#2), Todd Jones (#27), Travis Fryman (#30), Justin Thompson (#32), Scott Sanders (#32), Marcus Jensen (#33)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
9666.5932.0
7983.48819.0
7884.48120.0
7686.46922.0
Full League Standings
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPC-G#Notes
    Deivi CruzDETMINL 5-7 @MIN302000001010000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Bubba TrammellDETMINL 5-7 @MIN300000000100000111st career game
    Fernando HernandezDETMINL 6-10 @MIN000000000000000011st career game
    Bubba TrammellDETMINL 6-10 @MIN412000010010000031st career hit, 1st career stolen base
    Tony ClarkDETCHAW 15-12 @CHA63400220001000001322 home runs, 4 hits
    Deivi CruzDETCHAW 15-12 @CHA512200100010000051st career RBI
    Brian HunterDETCHAW 15-12 @CHA53400033010000002214 hits, 3 stolen bases
    Tony ClarkDETCHAL 3-5 @CHA40000000014000001334 strikeouts
    Bubba TrammellDETMINW 10-5 vs MIN311000100100000081st career RBI
    Bubba TrammellDETMINL 3-7 vs MIN212001300200000091st career home run
    Tony ClarkDETMILW 3-1 @MIL42300121000000001411st career stolen base
    Brian JohnsonDETTEXW 7-6 @TEX40210011001000001981st career stolen base
    Tony ClarkDETCLEW 11-3 vs CLE42300230010010001632 home runs
    Bobby HigginsonDETCLEW 11-3 vs CLE42330010011000002973 Doubles
    Bob HamelinDETTORW 4-0 vs TOR32200220000000002832 home runs
    Tony ClarkDETKCAW 9-2 @KCA42200230010000001682 home runs
    Tony ClarkDETKCAW 6-5 @KCA52410010001000001694 hits
    Brian HunterDETBALL 0-2 @BAL30100003010000002603 stolen bases
    Bobby HigginsonDETTEXW 13-5 vs TEX52400150000000003085 RBIs, 4 hits
    Deivi CruzDETOAKW 8-7 @OAK4110012000100000531st career home run
    Damion EasleyDETOAKL 8-9 @OAK22000000000200004222 hit by pitches
    Travis FrymanDETSEAW 3-1 vs SEA400000000000000010001000th career game
    Justin ThompsonDETMONL 0-1 @MON200000000010000011st career game
    Brian MoehlerDETMONL 2-10 @MON100000000010000011st career game
    Deivi CruzDETBOSW 12-6 vs BOS3131003201000010641st career stolen base
    Tony ClarkDETBOSW 15-4 vs BOS51310150000000001955 RBIs
    Brian HunterDETBOSW 15-4 vs BOS44210020010000002854 runs scored
    Melvin NievesDETNYAL 2-5 vs NYA40000000004000003214 strikeouts
    Brian HunterDETBOSW 10-6 @BOS52300024000000002904 stolen bases
    Damion EasleyDETBOSW 9-2 @BOS32210004010100004394 stolen bases
    Bobby HigginsonDETNYNW 14-0 vs NYN34300370020000003263 home runs, 4 runs scored, 7 RBIs
    Brian HunterDETNYNW 14-0 vs NYN44400002010000002944 runs scored, 4 hits, 100th career stolen base
    Roberto DuranDETBALW 14-9 vs BAL000000000000000011st career game
    Melvin NievesDETNYAL 2-6 @NYA40000000004000003374 strikeouts
    Bobby HigginsonDETNYAW 3-1 @NYA51410130000000003374 hits
    Brian HunterDETNYAW 3-1 @NYA32200003020000003053 stolen bases
    Bobby HigginsonDETANAL 4-9 @ANA40000000004000003414 strikeouts
    Bobby HigginsonDETMILL 7-11 vs MIL53200220000000003492 home runs
    Tony ClarkDETTORW 8-7 vs TOR43410000010010002324 hits
    Raul CasanovaDETKCAW 8-4 @KCA4120000100000000921st career stolen base
    Travis FrymanDETTORL 3-6 @TOR200000200000002010492 sacrifice flies
    Bobby HigginsonDETTORL 3-6 @TOR42312000001000003600 Triples
    Eddie GaillardDETTORL 2-8 @TOR000000000000000011st career game
    Bobby HigginsonDETCLEW 13-3 @CLE52300240000000003652 home runs
    Bobby HigginsonDETKCAL 1-2 vs KCA41400000000000003694 hits
    Brian HunterDETKCAW 8-4 vs KCA42330000010000003393 Doubles
    Bobby HigginsonDETMILW 16-1 @MIL62510010000000003745 hits
    Juan EncarnacionDETATLL 0-5 @ATL300000000010000011st career game
    Frank CatalanottoDETATLW 12-4 @ATL000000000100000011st career game
    Tony ClarkDETATLW 12-4 @ATL42310150000000002635 RBIs
    Juan EncarnacionDETATLW 12-4 @ATL501000100010000121st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Damion EasleyDETANAW 5-4 vs ANA6110000100200000500500th career game
    Juan EncarnacionDETANAW 7-5 vs ANA121001210201000041st career home run, 1st career stolen base
    Frank CatalanottoDETTEXW 4-0 vs TEX311000100010000041st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Jimmy HurstDETSEAL 0-10 @SEA100000000000000011st career game
    Travis FrymanDETOAKW 7-2 @OAK524001200000000010814 hits
    Jimmy HurstDETOAKW 6-3 @OAK401000000010000031st career hit
    Damion EasleyDETBALW 11-3 @BAL52200260001000005162 home runs, 6 RBIs
    Jimmy HurstDETNYAL 1-6 vs NYA3121011001100000121st career home run, 1st career RBI
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Fernando HernandezDETMINL 6-10 @MIN 1222022000723101343%10-01st career game
    A.J. SagerDETCHAW 8-7 @CHASv 10000000003118373%575-91st career save
    Omar OlivaresDETCHAW 15-12 @CHA 3.14662470001988474153%18337-39Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Todd JonesDETCHAW 5-4 vs CHASv 1.1000000000485363%20019-13200th career game
    Brian MoehlerDETOAKW 9-2 vs OAKW 782221300030115714462%61-21st career win
    Omar OlivaresDETCLEW 6-0 vs CLEWSHO930005700136122685456%18939-41Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
    Felipe LiraDETTORW 4-0 vs TORWSHO9400011000033123834067%7817-2910 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout
    Omar OlivaresDETANAW 6-0 vs ANAWSHO940002400032125725358%19240-42Complete game/Shutout
    Roberto DuranDETBALW 14-9 vs BAL 1000001000387188%10-01st career game
    Omar OlivaresDETNYAL 3-10 @NYAL 4.16731410002372403256%20042-45200th career game
    Eddie GaillardDETTORL 2-8 @TOR 110000100041410471%10-01st career game
    Eddie GaillardDETMILW 16-1 @MILSv 30000110001143241956%60-01st career save
    Dan MiceliDETANAL 4-5 vs ANA 0.2100001000387188%20011-17200th career game
    Scott SandersDETTEXW 4-0 vs TEXWSHO910001800029000--13926-33Complete game/Shutout, 1-hitter
    Eddie GaillardDETBALW 5-4 @BALW 0.20000010002106460%131-01st career win


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