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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

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 
Travis Fryman3B-SS28$ 6,400,000  23 
Scott SandersP28$ 1,300,000   
Omar OlivaresP29$ 1,125,000   
Todd JonesP29$ 975,000   
Willie BlairP31$ 800,000   
Damion Easley2B27$ 675,000   
Jody Reed2B-SS34$ 675,000   
Brian JohnsonC29$ 600,000   
Matt WalbeckC27$ 550,000   
Vince ColemanLF-CF36$ 500,000   
Dan MiceliP26$ 475,000   
Doug BrocailP30$ 425,000   
Bobby HigginsonLF-RF26$ 375,000   
Orlando MillerSS28$ 337,500   
Melvin NievesRF-LF25$ 335,000   
Brian HunterCF-LF26$ 310,000   
Felipe LiraP25$ 285,000   
Tony Clark1B25$ 260,000   
Mike MyersP28$ 235,000   
Curtis PrideLF-RF28$ 216,000   
John CummingsP28$ 215,000   
A.J. SagerP32$ 200,000   
Justin ThompsonP24$ 198,000   
Kevin JarvisP27$ 197,000   
Phil Nevin3B-1B26$ 178,000   
Greg KeagleP26$ 170,000   
Raul CasanovaC24$ 157,500   
Marcus JensenC24$ 151,500   
Kimera BarteeCF24$ 150,000   
Jose BautistaP32$ 150,000   
Frank CatalanottoLF-2B23$ 150,000   
Deivi CruzSS21$ 150,000   
Glenn DishmanP26$ 150,000   
Roberto DuranP24$ 150,000   
Juan EncarnacionRF-CF21$ 150,000   
Eddie GaillardP26$ 150,000   
Joe HallLF-RF31$ 150,000   
Bob Hamelin1B29$ 150,000   
Fernando HernandezP26$ 150,000   
Jimmy HurstRF25$ 150,000   
Brian MoehlerP25$ 150,000   
Tim PughP30$ 150,000   
Bubba TrammellRF-LF25$ 150,000   


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