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1997 Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
W-L Record: 76-86 .469
Rank: 5th in American League East
Run Differential: 654-694 -40
Manager(s): Cito Gaston, Mel Queen
General Manager: Gord Ash
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Ballpark: SkyDome
Payroll: $ 45,894,833 8/28
Attendance: 2,589,297 9/28
Top Draft Pick: Vernon Wells (#5) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Jim Lett
Bullpen Coach: Gene Tenace
First Base Coach: Alfredo Griffin
Hitting Coach: Willie Upshaw
Pitching Coach: Mel Queen
Third Base Coach: Nick Leyva

#1 Draft Picks

Joe Carter (#2), Jose Cruz (#3), Chris Carpenter (#15), Shawn Green (#16), Shannon Stewart (#19), Roger Clemens (#19), Ed Sprague (#25), Dan Plesac (#26)
American League East Standings
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
    Benito SantiagoTORCHAL 5-6 vs CHA500000000040000012474 strikeouts
    Joe CarterTORKCAL 5-7 vs KCA50110010001000031916Grounded into 3 Double Plays
    Carlos GarciaTORANAL 4-5 @ANA5000000000100000500500th career game
    Ed SpragueTORANAL 4-5 @ANA52420000001000006634 hits
    Shawn GreenTORSEAL 8-13 vs SEA42200220000000002872 home runs
    Ed SpragueTORKCAL 5-6 @KCA42200220000000006672 home runs
    Otis NixonTORCLEW 4-3 @CLE423000030100000013983 stolen bases
    Benito SantiagoTORMINW 6-4 @MIN422002400020000012622 home runs
    Charlie O'BrienTORDETW 7-2 @DET31200160000000106496 RBIs
    Chris CarpenterTORANAL 2-12 vs ANA000000000000000011st career game
    Tilson BritoTOROAKW 13-3 @OAK5141001000000000424 hits
    Otis NixonTOROAKW 3-1 vs OAK311000030100000014213 stolen bases
    Woody WilliamsTORPHIL 3-4 @PHI2010000000100000911st career hit
    Joe CarterTORPHIW 11-1 @PHI411100200010000019672000th career hit
    Shawn GreenTORATLL 7-8 vs ATL43300231001000003142 home runs
    Alex GonzalezTORBOSL 12-13 vs BOS44300001001100003414 runs scored
    Charlie O'BrienTORBOSL 12-13 vs BOS33100000001200006602 hit by pitches
    Kelvim EscobarTORBALW 3-2 @BAL000000000000000011st career game
    Joe CarterTORMONL 1-2 vs MON400000000040000019824 strikeouts
    Carlos GarciaTORMONW 7-6 vs MON61400000000000005494 hits
    Joe CarterTORBOSL 7-8 @BOS612101500020000019885 RBIs
    Carlos DelgadoTORBOSW 8-4 @BOS32301150010000102995 RBIs
    Carlos DelgadoTORTEXW 9-1 @TEX52310250001000003052 home runs, 5 RBIs
    Joe CarterTORMILW 8-0 vs MIL322001400110000020002000th career game
    Carlos DelgadoTORKCAW 6-5 vs KCA40000000004000003134 strikeouts
    Benito SantiagoTORKCAW 6-5 vs KCA423002300000000013022 home runs
    Carlos DelgadoTORDETW 6-3 vs DET32200240010000003252 home runs
    Shannon StewartTORCHAL 3-6 @CHA5042003100000000294 hits
    Joe CarterTORKCAW 11-8 @KCA712100100040000020334 strikeouts
    Jose CruzTORKCAW 11-8 @KCA6240023011100000732 home runs, 4 hits
    Carlos DelgadoTORCHAW 13-2 vs CHA52310240000000003422 home runs
    Jose CruzTORNYNL 5-8 @NYN5220023000300000812 home runs
    Tom EvansTORNYNL 5-8 @NYN101000000000000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Benito SantiagoTORNYNL 2-4 @NYN100000000012000013262 hit by pitches
    Carlos AlmanzarTORTEXL 2-6 vs TEX000000000000000011st career game
    Rich ButlerTORTEXW 2-1 vs TEX300000000010000011st career game
    Tom EvansTORTEXW 2-1 vs TEX312001100000000051st career home run, 1st career RBI
    Mariano DuncanTORTEXW 4-0 vs TEX400000000040000012684 strikeouts
    Joe CarterTORANAW 12-10 vs ANA523010500020000020455 RBIs
    Rich ButlerTORANAW 2-0 vs ANA201000000110000021st career hit
    Felipe CrespoTORSEAL 2-3 @SEA4110011000000001281st career home run
    Shannon StewartTORBOSL 2-3 @BOS3000000100020000532 hit by pitches
    Shannon StewartTORNYAL 3-4 @NYA4130200001000000550 Triples
    Rich ButlerTORBOSW 12-5 vs BOS533100200010000061st career RBI
    Juan SamuelTORBOSW 12-5 vs BOS311010200012000016762 hit by pitches
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Mike TimlinTORANAL 4-5 @ANA 2.141100500010000--27420-20Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Pat HentgenTORMINW 1-0 vs MINWSHO9400011000133119803967%16169-4410 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout
    Roger ClemensTORDETW 3-1 vs DETWCG9511001000031116793768%389197-11110 Strikeouts
    Mike TimlinTORCLEL 1-7 @CLE 3411103000123728976%27920-20Threw 76% strikes
    Roger ClemensTORMINW 6-4 @MINW 7844101410129121804166%390198-11114 Strikeouts
    Chris CarpenterTORMINL 2-12 @MINL 38750351002184552965%10-11st career game
    Roger ClemensTORNYAW 4-1 @NYAW 8411031210030129864367%392200-11112 Strikeouts, 200th career win
    Paul QuantrillTORTEXW 8-1 vs TEX 210000300072418675%19931-46Threw 75% strikes
    Paul QuantrillTORNYAL 4-6 vs NYA 0.220000100041410471%20031-46200th career game
    Roger ClemensTORATLL 0-3 vs ATLLCG9833101200134115813470%397203-11312 Strikeouts
    Pat HentgenTORBALW 3-0 vs BALWSHO960001400133000--17075-46Complete game/Shutout
    Kelvim EscobarTORBALW 3-2 @BALW 4.12110350001875443159%11-01st career win, 1st career game
    Pat HentgenTORMONL 1-2 vs MONLCG962211300033100752575%17275-48Threw 75% strikes
    Roger ClemensTORMONL 1-2 vs MONL 8.1102212800034125794663%400204-114400th career game
    Roger ClemensTORNYAW 2-0 vs NYAWSHO9400011000031107703765%401205-11410 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout
    Roger ClemensTORBOSW 3-1 @BOSW 8411001600230000--402206-11416 Strikeouts
    Kelvim EscobarTORBOSW 3-2 @BOSSv 0.22000000004108280%42-01st career save
    Roger ClemensTORTEXW 9-1 @TEXW 9511131000033128804863%403207-11410 Strikeouts
    Roger ClemensTORMILL 0-1 @MILL 8411011000028137884964%405208-11510 Strikeouts
    Omar DaalTORMINL 3-9 @MIN 1.2422101000928171161%20011-10200th career game
    Roger ClemensTORCLEW 4-0 vs CLEWSHO9500031000135136805659%407209-11510 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout
    Roger ClemensTORMINW 9-1 vs MINWCG9811011300035131884367%408210-11513 Strikeouts
    Paul QuantrillTORMINW 3-2 vs MINW 230000100093728976%23532-48Threw 76% strikes
    Roger ClemensTORCLEW 10-5 @CLEW 7644031100029000--409211-11511 Strikeouts
    Chris CarpenterTORCHAW 6-5 @CHAW 610430400002994524255%71-51st career win
    Tim CrabtreeTORFLOL 0-8 vs FLO 2322013000102621581%1158-8Threw 81% strikes
    Omar DaalTORTEXL 2-6 vs TEX 3311004100123629781%20111-10Threw 81% strikes
    Carlos AlmanzarTORTEXL 2-6 vs TEX 10000010003108280%10-01st career game
    Roger ClemensTORTEXW 4-0 vs TEXWSHO9200001410131136904666%413213-11614 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
    Chris CarpenterTORANAW 2-0 vs ANAWSHO930003410028103653863%112-7Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
    Roger ClemensTORBOSL 2-3 @BOS 7511031000027113734065%415213-11710 Strikeouts
    Roger ClemensTORBALL 2-3 vs BALL 8833021100034128755359%416213-11811 Strikeouts

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