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1997 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 79-83 .488
Rank: 3rd in American League East
Run Differential: 784-790 -6
Roster Continuity 43.61% 28/28
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: Did not qualify
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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1997 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    39Kimera BarteeCF6-0200R-R241996BAL: 1993-14-399MLB--
    52Jose BautistaP6-1205R-R321988Not draftedMLB--
    20Willie BlairP6-1185R-R311990TOR: 1986-11-289MLB--
    26Doug BrocailP6-5235L-R301992SDN: 1986-1-12MLBHouston Astros
    33Raul CasanovaC6-0221B-R241996NYN: 1990-8-226MLBNew York Mets
    29Frank CatalanottoLF-2B6-0195L-R231997DET: 1992-10-280MLBNew York Mets
    17Tony Clark1B6-7245B-R251995DET: 1990-1-2MLBArizona Diamondbacks
    29Vince ColemanLF-CF6-0170B-R361985SLN: 1982-10-257MLB--
    37Deivi CruzSS6-0184R-R211997Not draftedMLBSan Francisco Giants
    19John CummingsP6-3200L-L281993SEA: 1990-8-215MLB--
    58Glenn DishmanP6-1195R-L261995Not draftedMLB--
    55Roberto DuranP6-0167L-L241997TOR: 1990-42-1111MLB--
    9Damion Easley2B5-11185R-R271992CAL: 1988-30-767MLBNew York Mets
    34Juan EncarnacionRF-CF6-3187R-R211997Not draftedMLBSt. Louis Cardinals
    24Travis Fryman3B-SS6-1195R-R281990DET: 1987-1-30MLB--
    54Eddie GaillardP6-1200R-R261997DET: 1993-13-361MLB--
    43Joe HallLF-RF6-0180R-R311994SLN: 1988-10-262MLB--
    41Bob Hamelin1B6-0235L-L291993KCA: 1988-2-48MLB--
    42Fernando HernandezP6-2185R-R261997Not draftedMLB--
    4Bobby HigginsonLF-RF5-11195L-R261995DET: 1992-12-336MLBDetroit Tigers
    21Brian HunterCF-LF6-3180R-R261994HOU: 1989-2-35MLB--
    53Jimmy HurstRF6-6225R-R251997CHA: 1990-12-321MLB--
    46Kevin JarvisP6-2200L-R271994CIN: 1991-21-561MLBBoston Red Sox
    10Marcus JensenC6-4204B-R241996SFN: 1990-1-33MLB--
    10Brian JohnsonC6-2210R-R291994NYA: 1989-16-415MLB--
    59Todd JonesP6-3230L-R291993HOU: 1989-1-27MLBDetroit Tigers
    57Greg KeagleP6-2195R-R261996SDN: 1993-6-170MLB--
    40Felipe LiraP6-0170R-R251995Not draftedMLB--
    32Dan MiceliP6-0216R-R261993Not draftedMLBTampa Bay Rays
    14Orlando MillerSS6-1180R-R281994Not draftedMLB--
    38Brian MoehlerP6-3235R-R251996DET: 1993-6-165MLBHouston Astros
    27Mike MyersP6-4214L-L281995SFN: 1990-4-122MLBNew York Yankees
    12Phil Nevin3B-1B6-2231R-R261995HOU: 1992-1-1MLBSan Diego Padres
    30Melvin NievesRF-LF6-2220B-R251992Not draftedMLB--
    28Omar OlivaresP6-0205R-R291990Not draftedMLB--
    36Curtis PrideLF-RF5-11195L-R281993NYN: 1986-10-258MLBLos Angeles Angels
    50Tim PughP6-6230R-R301992PHI: 1991-29-759MLB--
    7Jody Reed2B-SS5-9160R-R341987BOS: 1984-8-198MLB--
    49A.J. SagerP6-4220R-R321994SDN: 1988-10-240MLB--
    28Scott SandersP6-4220R-R281993SDN: 1990-1-32MLB--
    22Justin ThompsonP6-4215L-L241996DET: 1991-1-32MLBTexas Rangers
    44Bubba TrammellRF-LF6-2220R-R251997DET: 1994-11-305MLB--
    8Matt WalbeckC5-11188B-R271993CHN: 1987-8-192MLB--


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