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1997 NEW YORK YANKEES

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Bronx,NY
Team Record:  96-66   .593
Result:   2nd in American League - East Division
Manager(s):  Joe Torre
General Manager:   Bob Watson
Stadium:  Yankee Stadium
Attendance:  2,580,325
Payroll:  $59,148,877
Playoffs:  Lost in 1st Round (Indians)

New York Yankees affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Wade Boggs (39)
Youngest Player:  Derek Jeter (23)
Longest Tenure:  Bernie Williams, Pat Kelly (7)
Top Hitter:  Tino Martinez (4)
Top Pitcher:  Andy Pettitte (4)
Top Draft Pick:  Tyrell Godwin (#24)

Roster Continuity:  67.78%
Top Prospect:   Ruben Rivera
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 
Cecil Fielder1B33$ 9,237,500  2 
David ConeP34$ 6,666,667  20 
Paul O'NeillRF34$ 5,500,000  38 
Bernie WilliamsCF28$ 5,300,000  43 
Kenny RogersP32$ 5,000,000  46 
Tino Martinez1B29$ 4,400,000  77 
David WellsP34$ 3,766,667  93 
Hideki IrabuP28$ 2,325,000   
Joe GirardiC32$ 2,250,000   
Mike StanleyC-1B34$ 2,100,000   
Wade Boggs3B39$ 2,000,000   
Dwight GoodenP32$ 2,000,000   
Tim RainesLF-OF37$ 1,703,644   
Charlie Hayes3B32$ 1,700,000   
Mike StantonP30$ 1,616,667   
Rey SanchezSS-2B29$ 1,287,500   
Pat Kelly2B29$ 1,100,000   
Jeff NelsonP30$ 1,090,000   
Mark WhitenRF-LF30$ 1,000,000   
Chad CurtisCF-LF28$ 900,000   
Mariano Duncan2B-SS34$ 870,000   
Graeme LloydP30$ 770,000   
Darryl StrawberryRF-OF35$ 750,000   
Pete IncavigliaLF33$ 650,000   
Andy PettitteP25$ 600,000   
Derek JeterSS23$ 550,000   
Mariano RiveraP27$ 550,000   
Dave WeathersP27$ 435,000   
Luis Sojo2B-SS31$ 425,000   
Brian BoehringerP27$ 161,100   
Jorge PosadaDH25$ 158,500   
Joe BorowskiP26$ 157,500   
Ramiro MendozaP25$ 157,000   
Willie BanksP28$ 150,000   
Homer Bush2B24$ 150,000   
Ivan Cruz1B29$ 150,000   
Mike FiggaC26$ 150,000   
Andy Fox2B-SS26$ 150,000   
Jim MecirP27$ 150,000   
Scott PoseLF-RF30$ 150,000   
Danny RiosP24$ 150,000   


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