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1997 CLEVELAND INDIANS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  
Team Record:  86-75   .534
Result:   1st in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Mike Hargrove
General Manager:   John Hart
Stadium:  Jacobs Field
Attendance:  3,404,750
Payroll:  $54,130,232
Playoffs:  Lost World Series (Marlins)

Cleveland Indians affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Julio Franco (38)
Youngest Player:  Jaret Wright (21)
Longest Tenure:  Charles Nagy, Sandy Alomar (8)
Top Hitter:  Jim Thome (10)
Top Pitcher:  Charles Nagy (20)
Top Draft Pick:  Tim Drew (#28)

Roster Continuity:  60.65%
Top Prospect:   Bartolo Colon
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Cleveland8675.534--
Chi White Sox8081.4976.0
Milwaukee7883.4848.0
Minnesota6894.42018.5
KC Royals6794.41619.0

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 
Matt Williams3B31$ 7,150,000  9 
Dave JusticeRF-LF31$ 6,300,000  28 
Marquis GrissomCF30$ 4,850,000  52 
Jack McDowellP31$ 4,800,000  61 
John SmileyP32$ 3,750,000  96 
Charles NagyP30$ 3,437,500   
Julio FrancoSS-2B38$ 3,292,404   
Orel HershiserP38$ 3,100,000   
Omar Vizquel2B-3B30$ 3,050,000   
Jim ThomeDH26$ 2,625,000   
Sandy AlomarC31$ 2,600,000   
Manny RamirezDH25$ 2,100,000   
Mike JacksonP32$ 2,000,000   
Bip Roberts2B-LF33$ 1,950,000   
Jose MesaP31$ 1,947,223   
Eric PlunkP33$ 1,850,000   
Tony FernandezSS35$ 1,550,000   
Kevin Seitzer3B-1B35$ 1,220,000   
Chad CurtisCF-LF28$ 900,000   
Paul AssenmacherP36$ 875,000   
Jeff Branson3B-2B30$ 550,000   
Chad OgeaP26$ 533,333   
Kevin MitchellLF-3B35$ 500,000   
Dave WeathersP27$ 435,000   
Pat BordersC34$ 400,000   
Jeff Manto3B-1B32$ 240,000   
Jason JacomeP26$ 220,000   
Terry ClarkP36$ 200,000   
Paul ShueyP26$ 197,000   
Jeff JudenP26$ 185,000   
Albie LopezP25$ 176,000   
Brian GilesLF-CF26$ 175,000   
Alvin MormanP28$ 165,000   
Danny GravesP23$ 160,000   
Brian AndersonP25$ 150,000   
Bruce AvenLF-OF25$ 150,000   
Casey Candaele2B-SS36$ 150,000   
Sean Casey1B22$ 150,000   
Bartolo ColonP22$ 150,000   
Einar DiazC24$ 150,000   
Julio FrancoSS-2B38$ 150,000   
Trenidad HubbardLF-CF31$ 150,000   
Damian Jackson2B-SS23$ 150,000   
Steve KlineP24$ 150,000   
Richie Sexson1B22$ 150,000   
Enrique Wilson2B-SS23$ 150,000   
Jaret WrightP21$ 150,000   


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