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Home >> Teams >> MLB Franchises >> American League >> Cleveland Indians >> 1997 Team Capsule >> Feats | Batting and Pitching

1997 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
Nickname:
W-L Record: 86-75 .534
Rank: 1st in American League Central
Run Differential: 868-815 + 53
Manager(s): Mike Hargrove
General Manager: John Hart
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ballpark: Jacobs Field
Payroll: $ 54,130,232 4/28
Attendance: 3,404,750 4/28
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Marlins)
Top Draft Pick: Tim Drew (#28) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Johnny Goryl
Bullpen Coach: Luis Isaac
First Base Coach: Dave Nelson
Hitting Coach: Charlie Manuel
Pitching Coach: Mark Wiley
Third Base Coach: Jeff Newman

#1 Draft Picks

Paul Shuey (#2), Matt Williams (#3), Brian Anderson (#3), Jack McDowell (#5), Jaret Wright (#10), Jeff Juden (#12), Manny Ramirez (#13), Charles Nagy (#17)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8675.534--
8081.4976.0
7883.4848.0
6894.42018.5
6794.41619.0
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
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPC-G#Notes
    Steve KlineCLEOAKW 9-7 @OAK000000000000000011st career game
    Jim ThomeCLEOAKW 9-7 @OAK2321012003000000500500th career game
    Marquis GrissomCLEANAW 10-8 @ANA412000010210000010001000th career game
    Sandy AlomarCLESEAL 8-14 @SEA51400140000000016224 hits
    Sandy AlomarCLEANAW 15-3 vs ANA54410000000000006234 runs scored, 4 hits
    Jim ThomeCLEANAW 15-3 vs ANA50100020004000105084 strikeouts
    Manny RamirezCLEMILW 11-6 vs MIL52420120001000004174 hits
    Jack McDowellCLEBOSW 11-7 vs BOS000000000000000011st career game
    Jim ThomeCLEBOSW 11-7 vs BOS44300120010000005164 runs scored
    David JusticeCLEMILW 11-4 @MIL52310220000000008372 home runs
    Matt WilliamsCLEMILW 11-4 @MIL533003400000000011413 home runs
    Matt WilliamsCLEMILL 8-9 @MIL522002400000000011422 home runs
    Eric PlunkCLEOAKL 9-11 vs OAK0000000000000000500500th career game
    David JusticeCLEOAKW 7-1 vs OAK43300230000000008412 home runs
    Jim ThomeCLETEXL 3-4 @TEX2110012001000010534100th career home run
    Matt WilliamsCLETORW 8-6 @TOR522002300020000011592 home runs
    Jim ThomeCLECHAL 5-9 vs CHA32200240010000005492 home runs
    Omar VizquelCLECHAW 5-4 vs CHA524110101000000010684 hits
    Sandy AlomarCLEBOSW 7-3 @BOS42440010000000006604 Doubles, 4 hits
    Matt WilliamsCLEBOSL 6-12 @BOS421000030110000011733 stolen bases
    Bartolo ColonCLESLNW 8-3 @SLN100000000010000011st career game
    Omar VizquelCLECINW 5-1 vs CIN412001500000000010795 RBIs
    Manny RamirezCLENYAW 13-4 vs NYA52420160000000004626 RBIs, 4 hits
    Jim ThomeCLEMINL 2-7 vs MIN42300220001000005662 home runs
    Marquis GrissomCLENYAW 12-8 @NYA615200310010000010555 hits
    Matt WilliamsCLENYAW 12-8 @NYA524002600000000011892 home runs, 6 RBIs, 4 hits
    Charles NagyCLEHOUW 6-4 @HOU311000000010000031st career hit
    Jaret WrightCLEHOUW 8-6 @HOU200000000010000011st career game
    Manny RamirezCLEKCAW 7-6 vs KCA42400000000000004724 hits
    Marquis GrissomCLENYAL 6-12 @NYA514101200000000110684 hits
    Omar VizquelCLEBOSL 0-7 vs BOS301000001010000011021000th career hit
    Damian JacksonCLEANAL 0-2 vs ANA3010000100000000121st career stolen base
    Matt WilliamsCLETEXW 8-5 @TEX522002200000000012192 home runs
    Brian GilesCLETEXL 7-8 @TEX42200230000000101392 home runs
    Manny RamirezCLEDETW 7-2 @DET4120014000100010500500th career game
    Manny RamirezCLETEXL 5-6 vs TEX4220012000100000504100th career home run
    David JusticeCLETEXW 4-2 vs TEX42300220100000009092 home runs
    Omar VizquelCLETORL 5-10 vs TOR500000000040000011324 strikeouts
    Marquis GrissomCLEOAKW 5-3 @OAK414010100000000011054 hits
    David JusticeCLEOAKW 7-4 @OAK51400110000000009224 hits
    Jim ThomeCLEOAKW 7-4 @OAK52300230000000016162 home runs
    Bruce AvenCLEANAW 10-4 @ANA511000000020000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Matt WilliamsCLEANAW 10-4 @ANA412101600000000012436 RBIs
    Jim ThomeCLECHNL 4-9 vs CHN50000000004000006204 strikeouts
    Marquis GrissomCLECHAW 9-7 vs CHA43300120000000001117100th career home run
    Matt WilliamsCLECHAW 9-7 vs CHA422002300000000012512 home runs
    Sean CaseyCLECHAW 9-0 @CHA111000000000000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Brian GilesCLECHAW 9-0 @CHA20000020011010201732 sacrifice flies
    Richie SexsonCLECHAW 8-3 @CHA101000000000000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Einar DiazCLEKCAL 3-10 @KCA111100100000000061st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Manny RamirezCLEKCAW 6-2 @KCA52400000000000005454 hits
    Enrique WilsonCLENYAL 4-8 vs NYA411000000010000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Sean CaseyCLENYAL 4-5 vs NYA300000100110000041st career RBI
    Enrique WilsonCLENYAL 4-5 vs NYA512000100000000021st career RBI
    Sandy AlomarCLEMINW 7-2 vs MIN42200240000000007402 home runs
    Bip RobertsCLEMINW 10-6 vs MIN534100010000000011044 hits
    Bruce AvenCLEMINL 4-6 vs MIN4021002010100000121st career RBI
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Steve KlineCLEOAKW 9-7 @OAKW 0.2000000000131233%11-01st career win, 1st career game
    Bartolo ColonCLEANAL 6-8 @ANA 564413400022000--10-01st career game
    Mike JacksonCLETEXW 5-4 vs TEXSv 1.200000200052318578%63747-52Threw 78% strikes
    Charles NagyCLEDETW 5-0 @DETW 9700021100036131854665%17679-5611 Strikeouts
    Alvin MormanCLETEXW 7-3 @TEXSv 0.1000001000153260%544-11st career save
    Chad OgeaCLEBALW 6-1 vs BALWCG921002901133000--6323-132-hitter
    Bartolo ColonCLEBOSW 9-5 @BOSW 784422500030124745060%51-21st career win
    Jaret WrightCLEMINW 10-5 vs MINW 5.275533400128109644559%11-01st career win, 1st career game
    Jose MesaCLEKCAW 8-7 vs KCA 3.21000040001240301075%30740-56Threw 75% strikes
    Jose MesaCLEMINW 5-1 @MIN 3400004000123023777%30940-56Threw 77% strikes
    Albie LopezCLEDETW 7-2 @DET 210000300072922776%5612-11Threw 76% strikes
    John SmileyCLETORL 0-4 @TORL 79440160003098752377%357125-100Threw 77% strikes
    Mike JacksonCLESEAL 6-7 @SEA 1.2121014100833181555%67849-55Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Eric PlunkCLECHNL 4-9 vs CHN 1.231100400073024680%57464-50Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip), Threw 80% strikes
    Jose MesaCLEBALW 2-1 vs BALSv 1100000000365183%33842-56100th career save
    Charles NagyCLEBALW 4-2 @BALW 6.252202300128102614160%20089-64200th career game
    Albie LopezCLEMINW 7-6 @MIN 2.1333102000102821775%6612-12Threw 75% strikes


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