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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
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
15Sandy AlomarCMLB6-5235RightRight6/18/196631Salinas,Puerto Rico1983UDFA SDN

34Brian AndersonPMLB6-1183RightLeft4/26/197225Portsmouth,Virginia199313CAL
45Paul AssenmacherPMLB6-3210LeftLeft12/10/196036Allen Park,Michigan1983UDFA ATL
56Bruce AvenLF-OFMLB5-9180RightRight3/4/197225Orange,Texas199430829CLE
10Pat BordersCMLB6-2200RightRight5/14/196334Columbus,Ohio19826134TOR
11Jeff Branson3B-2BMLB6-0180LeftRight1/26/196730Waynesboro,Mississippi1988245CIN
26Casey Candaele2B-SSMLB5-9165BothRight1/12/196136Lompoc,California1982UDFA MON
52Sean Casey1BMLB6-4226LeftRight7/2/197422Willingsboro,New Jersey1995253CLE
47Terry ClarkPMLB6-2190RightRight10/10/196036Los Angeles,California197923575SLN
40Bartolo ColonPMLB6-0230RightRight5/24/197522Altamira,Dominican Republic1993UDFA CLE
12Chad CurtisCF-LFMLB5-10185RightRight11/6/196828Marion,Indiana1989451155CAL
2Einar DiazCMLB5-10165RightRight12/28/197224David Chiriqui,Panama1990UDFA CLE
1Tony FernandezSSMLB6-2195BothRight6/30/196235San Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic1979UDFA TOR
23Julio FrancoSS-2BMLB6-1200RightRight8/23/195838San Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic1978UDFA PHI
22Brian GilesLF-CFMLB5-10200LeftLeft1/20/197126El Cajon,California198917435CLE
35Danny GravesPMLB5-11185RightRight8/7/197323Saigon,Vietnam19944101CLE
17Marquis GrissomCFMLB5-11188RightRight4/17/196730Atlanta,Georgia1988376MON
55Orel HershiserPMLB6-3192RightRight9/16/195838Buffalo,New York197917440LAN
30Trenidad HubbardLF-CFMLB5-9203RightRight5/11/196631Chicago,Illinois198612302HOU
11Damian Jackson2B-SSMLB5-11185RightRight8/6/197323Los Angeles,California1991441148CLE
42Mike JacksonPMLB6-2225RightRight12/22/196432Houston,Texas1984243PHI
46Jason JacomePMLB6-1185LeftLeft11/24/197026Tulsa,Oklahoma199112330NYN
7Jeff JudenPMLB6-8265RightRight1/19/197126Salem,Massachusetts1989112HOU
23,33David JusticeRF-LFMLB6-3200LeftLeft4/14/196631Cincinnati,Ohio1985494ATL
52Steve KlinePMLB6-1215BothLeft8/22/197224Sunbury,Pennsylvania19938223CLE
59Albie LopezPMLB6-2185RightRight8/18/197125Mesa,Arizona199120529CLE
12Jeff Manto3B-1BMLB6-3210RightRight8/23/196432Bristol,Pennsylvania198514355CAL
29Jack McDowellPMLB6-5190RightRight1/16/196631Van Nuys,California198715CHA
49Jose MesaPMLB6-3225RightRight5/22/196631Azua,Dominican Republic1981UDFA TOR
44Kevin MitchellLF-3BMLB5-11244RightRight1/13/196235San Diego,California1980UDFA NYN
51Alvin MormanPMLB6-3210LeftLeft1/6/196928Rockingham,North Carolina1991391015HOU
41Charles NagyPMLB6-3200LeftRight5/5/196730Fairfield,Connecticut1988117CLE
37Chad OgeaPMLB6-2220LeftRight11/9/197026Lake Charles,Louisiana1991387CLE
38Eric PlunkPMLB6-6224RightRight9/3/196333Wilmington,California19814103NYA
24Manny RamirezDHMLB6-0205RightRight5/30/197225Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1991113CLE
6Bip Roberts2B-LFMLB5-7165BothRight10/27/196333Berkeley,California1982113PIT
20Kevin Seitzer3B-1BMLB5-11180RightRight3/26/196235Springfield,Illinois198311283KCA
44Richie Sexson1BMLB6-7206RightRight12/29/197422Portland,Oregon199324671CLE
53Paul ShueyPMLB6-3215RightRight9/16/197026Lima,Ohio199212CLE
57John SmileyPMLB6-4210LeftLeft3/17/196532Phoenixville,Pennsylvania198312300PIT
25Jim ThomeDHMLB6-4220LeftRight8/27/197026Peoria,Illinois198913331CLE
13Omar Vizquel2B-3BMLB5-9175BothRight4/24/196730Caracas,Venezuela1984UDFA SEA
50Dave WeathersPMLB6-3230RightRight9/25/196927Lawrenceburg,Tennessee1988382TOR
9Matt Williams3BMLB6-2210RightRight11/28/196531Bishop,California198613SFN
35Enrique Wilson2B-SSMLB5-11160BothRight7/27/197323Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1992UDFA MIN
27Jaret WrightPMLB6-2230RightRight12/29/197521Anaheim,California1994110CLE
Team PersonnelPosition 
Luis AponteScout 
Steve AvilaScout 
Paul CoganScout 
Jack CorriganBroadcaster 
Tim FergusonScout 
Jim GabellaScout 
Rene GayoScout 
Mark GermannScout 
Johnny GorylBench Coach 
Tom HamiltonBroadcaster 
Mike HargroveManager 
John HartGeneral Manager 
Mike HeganBroadcaster 
Luis IsaacBullpen Coach 
Rick ManningBroadcaster 
Charlie ManuelHitting Coach 
Kasey McKeonScout 
Dave NelsonFirst Base Coach 
Jeff NewmanThird Base Coach 
John SandersBroadcaster 
Herb ScoreBroadcaster 
Mark WileyPitching Coach 
Dan WilliamsBullpen Catcher 


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