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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
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
39Kimera BarteeCFMLB6-0200RightRight7/21/197224Omaha,Nebraska199314399BAL

52Jose BautistaPMLB6-1205RightRight7/25/196432Bani,Dominican Republic1981UDFA NYM
20Willie BlairPMLB6-1185RightRight12/18/196531Paintsville,Kentucky198611289TOR
26Doug BrocailPMLB6-5235LeftRight5/16/196730Clearfield,Pennsylvania1986112SD
33Raul CasanovaCMLB6-0221BothRight8/23/197224Humacao,Puerto Rico19908220NYM
29Frank CatalanottoLF-2BMLB6-0195LeftRight4/27/197423Smithtown,New York199210280DET
17Tony Clark1BMLB6-7245BothRight6/15/197225Newton,Kansas199012DET
29Vince ColemanLF-CFMLB6-0170BothRight9/22/196036Jacksonville,Florida198210257STL
37Deivi CruzSSMLB6-0184RightRight11/6/197521Nizao Bani,Dominican Republic1993UDFA SF
19John CummingsPMLB6-3200LeftLeft5/10/196928Torrance,California19908209SEA
58Glenn DishmanPMLB6-1195RightLeft11/5/197026Baltimore,Maryland1993UDFA SD
55Roberto DuranPMLB6-0167LeftLeft3/6/197324Moca,Dominican Republic1990421093TOR
9Damion Easley2BMLB5-11185RightRight11/11/196927New York,New York198830767CAL
34Juan EncarnacionRF-CFMLB6-3187RightRight3/8/197621Las Matas de Farfan,Dominican Republic1992UDFA DET
24Travis Fryman3B-SSMLB6-1195RightRight3/25/196928Lexington,Kentucky1987130DET
54Eddie GaillardPMLB6-1200RightRight8/13/197026Camden,New Jersey199313361DET
43Joe HallLF-RFMLB6-0180RightRight3/6/196631Paducah,Kentucky198810262STL
41Bob Hamelin1BMLB6-0235LeftLeft11/29/196729Elizabeth,New Jersey1988248KC
42Fernando HernandezPMLB6-2185RightRight6/16/197126Santiago,Dominican Republic1990UDFA CLE
4Bobby HigginsonLF-RFMLB5-11195LeftRight8/18/197026West Palm Beach,Florida199212336DET
21Brian HunterCF-LFMLB6-3180RightRight3/5/197126Portland,Oregon1989235HOU
53Jimmy HurstRFMLB6-6225RightRight3/1/197225Tuscaloosa,Alabama199012311CHW
46Kevin JarvisPMLB6-2200LeftRight8/1/196927Lexington,Kentucky199121562CIN
10Marcus JensenCMLB6-4204BothRight12/14/197224Oakland,California1990133SF
10Brian JohnsonCMLB6-2210RightRight1/8/196829Oakland,California198916413NYY
59Todd JonesPMLB6-3230LeftRight4/24/196829Marietta,Georgia1989127HOU
57Greg KeaglePMLB6-2195RightRight6/20/197126Corning,New York19936170SD
40Felipe LiraPMLB6-0170RightRight4/26/197225Miranda,Venezuela1990UDFA DET
32Dan MiceliPMLB6-0216RightRight9/9/197026Newark,New Jersey1990UDFA KC
14Orlando MillerSSMLB6-1180RightRight1/13/196928Estafeta el Dorado,Panama1987UDFA NYY
38Brian MoehlerPMLB6-3235RightRight12/31/197125Rockingham,North Carolina19936165DET
27Mike MyersPMLB6-4214LeftLeft6/26/196928Arlington Heights,Illinois19904120SF
12Phil Nevin3B-1BMLB6-2231RightRight1/19/197126Fullerton,California199211HOU
30Melvin NievesRF-LFMLB6-2220BothRight12/28/197125San Juan,Puerto Rico1988UDFA ATL
28Omar OlivaresPMLB6-0205RightRight7/6/196729Mayaguez,Puerto Rico1986UDFA SD
36Curtis PrideLF-RFMLB5-11195LeftRight12/17/196828Washington,DC198610258NYM
50Tim PughPMLB6-6230RightRight1/26/196730South Lake Tahoe,California199129760PHI
7Jody Reed2B-SSMLB5-9160RightRight7/26/196234Tampa,Florida19848198BOS
49A.J. SagerPMLB6-4220RightRight3/3/196532Columbus,Ohio198810240SD
28Scott SandersPMLB6-4220RightRight3/25/196928Hannibal,Missouri1990132SD
22Justin ThompsonPMLB6-4215LeftLeft3/8/197324San Antonio,Texas1991132DET
44Bubba TrammellRF-LFMLB6-2220RightRight11/6/197125Knoxville,Tennessee199411305DET
8Matt WalbeckCMLB5-11188BothRight10/2/196927Sacramento,California19878192CHC
Team PersonnelPosition 
Rick AdairPitching Coach 
Frank BeckmannBroadcaster 
Buddy BellManager 
Bill BuckScout 
Chuck FickScout 
Jack HayesScout 
Larry HerndonHitting Coach 
Perry HillThird Base Coach 
Al KalineBroadcaster 
Fred KendallBullpen Coach 
Dennis LieberthalScout 
Matt MartinRoving Instructor 
Larry ParrishBench Coach 
Ramon PenaScout 
Jim PriceBroadcaster 
Tom RunnellsAdvance Scout 
Randy SmithGeneral Manager 
Lary SorensenBroadcaster 
Jerry WhiteFirst Base Coach 
Rob WilfongScout 


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