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1997 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

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W-L Record: 86-75 .534
Rank: 1st in American League Central
Run Differential: 868-815 + 53
Roster Continuity 60.65% 20/28
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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1997 Cleveland Indians season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    15Sandy AlomarC6-5235R-R311988Not draftedMLB--
    34Brian AndersonP6-1183R-L251993CAL: 1993-1-3MLB--
    45Paul AssenmacherP6-3210L-L361986UDFAMLB--
    56Bruce AvenLF-OF5-9180R-R251997CLE: 1994-30-829MLB--
    10Pat BordersC6-2200R-R341988TOR: 1982-6-134MLB--
    11Jeff Branson3B-2B6-0180L-R301992CIN: 1988-2-45MLB--
    26Casey Candaele2B-SS5-9165B-R361986UDFAMLB--
    52Sean Casey1B6-4226L-R221997CLE: 1995-2-53MLB--
    47Terry ClarkP6-2190R-R361988SLN: 1979-23-575MLB--
    40Bartolo ColonP6-0230R-R221997UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    12Chad CurtisCF-LF5-10185R-R281992CAL: 1989-45-1157MLB--
    2Einar DiazC5-10165R-R241996Not draftedMLB--
    1Tony FernandezSS6-2195B-R351983UDFAMLB--
    23Julio FrancoSS-2B6-1200R-R381982UDFAMLB--
    22Brian GilesLF-CF5-10200L-L261995CLE: 1989-17-437MLB--
    35Danny GravesP5-11185R-R231996CLE: 1994-4-101MLB--
    17Marquis GrissomCF5-11188R-R301989MON: 1988-3-76MLB--
    55Orel HershiserP6-3192R-R381983LAN: 1979-17-440MLB--
    30Trenidad HubbardLF-CF5-9203R-R311994HOU: 1986-12-302MLB--
    11Damian Jackson2B-SS5-11185R-R231996CLE: 1991-44-1148MLB--
    42Mike JacksonP6-2225R-R321986PHI: 1984-2-43MLB--
    46Jason JacomeP6-1185L-L261994NYN: 1991-12-329MLB--
    7Jeff JudenP6-8265R-R261991HOU: 1989-1-12MLB--
    23,33David JusticeRF-LF6-3200L-L311989ATL: 1985-4-94MLB--
    52Steve KlineP6-1215B-L241997CLE: 1993-8-223MLB--
    59Albie LopezP6-2185R-R251993CLE: 1991-20-528MLB--
    12Jeff Manto3B-1B6-3210R-R321990CAL: 1985-14-355MLB--
    29Jack McDowellP6-5190R-R311987CHA: 1987-1-5MLB--
    49Jose MesaP6-3225R-R311987Not draftedMLB--
    44Kevin MitchellLF-3B5-11244R-R351984Not draftedMLB--
    51Alvin MormanP6-3210L-L281996HOU: 1991-39-1015MLB--
    41Charles NagyP6-3200L-R301990CLE: 1988-1-17MLB--
    37Chad OgeaP6-2220L-R261994CLE: 1991-3-86MLB--
    38Eric PlunkP6-6224R-R331986NYA: 1981-4-103MLB--
    24Manny RamirezDH6-0205R-R251993CLE: 1991-1-13MLB-Free Agent
    6Bip Roberts2B-LF5-7165B-R331986PIT: 1982-1-13MLB--
    20Kevin Seitzer3B-1B5-11180R-R351986KCA: 1983-11-283MLB--
    44Richie Sexson1B6-7206R-R221997CLE: 1993-24-671MLB--
    53Paul ShueyP6-3215R-R261994CLE: 1992-1-2MLB--
    57John SmileyP6-4210L-L321986PIT: 1983-12-300MLB--
    25Jim ThomeDH6-4220L-R261991CLE: 1989-13-333MLB-Retired
    13Omar Vizquel2B-3B5-9175B-R301989UDFAMLB-Retired
    50Dave WeathersP6-3230R-R271991TOR: 1988-3-82MLB--
    9Matt Williams3B6-2210R-R311987SFN: 1986-1-3MLB--
    35Enrique Wilson2B-SS5-11160B-R231997UDFAMLB--
    27Jaret WrightP6-2230R-R211997CLE: 1994-1-10MLB--

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