1977 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Ted Bonda
General manager(s)Phil Seghi
Manager(s)Frank Robinson, Jeff Torborg
Local televisionWJW-TV
Local radioWWWE
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Offseason

Regular season

On May 30, Indians pitcher Dennis Eckersley threw a no-hitter against the California Angels.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 100 62 0.617 55–26 45–36
Baltimore Orioles 97 64 0.602 54–27 43–37
Boston Red Sox 97 64 0.602 51–29 46–35
Detroit Tigers 74 88 0.457 26 39–42 35–46
Cleveland Indians 71 90 0.441 28½ 37–44 34–46
Milwaukee Brewers 67 95 0.414 33 37–44 30–51
Toronto Blue Jays 54 107 0.335 45½ 25–55 29–52

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 6–8 5–6 5–5 11–4 12–3 4–7 11–4 6–4 8–7 8–2 7–3 4–6 10–5
Boston 8–6 7–3 3–7 8–7 9–6 5–5 9–6 4–6 8–7 8–3 10–1 6–4 12–3
California 6–5 3–7 8–7 6–4 4–6 6–9 5–5 7–8 4–7 5–10 9–6 5–10 6–4
Chicago 5–5 7–3 7–8 6–4 4–6 8–7 6–5 10–5 3–7 10–5 10–5 6–9 8–3
Cleveland 4–11 7–8 4–6 4–6 8–7 3–7 11–4 2–9 3–12 7–3 7–3 2–9 9–5
Detroit 3–12 6–9 6–4 6–4 7–8 3–8 10–5 5–5 6–9 5–5 5–6 2–8 10–5
Kansas City 7–4 5–5 9–6 7–8 7–3 8–3 8–2 10–5 5–5 9–6 11–4 8–7 8–2
Milwaukee 4–11 6–9 5–5 5–6 4–11 5–10 2–8 3–8 8–7 5–5 7–3 5–5 8–7
Minnesota 4–6 6–4 8–7 5–10 9–2 5–5 5–10 8–3 2–8 8–6 7–8 8–7 9–1
New York 7–8 7–8 7–4 7–3 12–3 9–6 5–5 7–8 8–2 9–2 6–4 7–3 9–6
Oakland 2–8 3–8 10–5 5–10 3–7 5–5 6–9 5–5 6–8 2–9 7–8 2–13 7–3
Seattle 3–7 1–10 6–9 5–10 3–7 6–5 4–11 3–7 8–7 4–6 8–7 9–6 4–6
Texas 6–4 4–6 10–5 9–6 9–2 8–2 7–8 5–5 7–8 3–7 13–2 6–9 7–4
Toronto 5–10 3–12 4–6 3–8 5–9 5–10 2–8 7–8 1–9 6–9 3–7 6–4 4–7


Transactions

Opening Day Lineup

Opening Day Starters
# Name Position
28 Rick Manning CF
18 Duane Kuiper 2B
27 Jim Norris RF
9 Rico Carty DH
29 Andre Thornton 1B
11 Bill Melton 3B
25 Buddy Bell LF
10 Ray Fosse C
15 Frank Duffy SS
37 Dennis Eckersley P

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Roster

1977 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Buddy Bell 129 479 64 140 23 4 11 64 .292 1
Larvell Blanks 105 322 43 92 10 4 6 38 .286 3
Bruce Bochte 112 392 52 119 19 1 5 43 .304 3
Rico Carty 127 461 50 129 23 1 15 80 .280 1
Paul Dade 134 461 65 134 15 3 3 45 .291 16
Frank Duffy 122 334 30 67 13 2 4 31 .201 8
Ray Fosse 78 238 25 63 7 1 6 27 .265 0
Alfredo Griffin 14 41 5 6 1 0 0 3 .146 2
Johnny Grubb 34 93 8 28 3 3 2 14 .301 0
Fred Kendall 103 317 18 79 13 1 3 39 .249 0
Duane Kuiper 148 610 62 169 15 8 1 50 .277 11
John Lowenstein 81 149 24 36 6 1 4 12 .242 1
Rick Manning 68 252 33 57 7 3 5 18 .226 9
Bill Melton 50 133 17 32 11 0 0 14 .241 1
Jim Norris 133 440 59 119 23 6 2 37 .270 26
Dave Oliver 7 22 2 7 0 1 0 3 .318 0
Ron Pruitt 78 219 29 63 10 2 2 32 .288 2
Charlie Spikes 32 95 13 22 2 0 3 11 .232 0
Andre Thornton 131 433 77 114 20 5 28 70 .263 3
Totals 161 5491 676 1476 221 46 100 631 .269 87

Pitching

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Larry Andersen 0 1 3.14 11 0 0 14.1 7 5 9 8
Jim Bibby 12 13 3.57 37 30 2 206.2 100 82 73 141
Tom Buskey 0 0 5.29 21 0 0 34.0 24 20 8 15
Cardell Camper 1 0 3.86 3 1 0 9.1 4 4 4 9
Pat Dobson 3 12 6.14 33 17 1 133.1 94 91 65 81
Dennis Eckersley 14 13 3.53 33 33 0 247.1 100 97 54 191
Al Fitzmorris 6 10 5.41 29 21 0 133.0 87 80 53 54
Wayne Garland 13 19 3.60 38 38 0 282.2 130 113 88 118
Don Hood 2 1 3.00 41 5 0 105.0 42 35 49 62
Jim Kern 8 10 3.42 60 0 18 92.0 39 35 47 91
Dave LaRoche 2 2 5.30 13 0 4 18.2 13 11 7 18
Bill Laxton 0 0 5.40 2 0 0 1.2 1 1 2 1
Sid Monge 1 2 6.23 33 0 3 39.0 31 27 27 25
Rick Waits 9 7 3.99 37 16 2 135.1 67 60 64 62
Totals 71 90 4.10 161 161 30 1452.1 739 661 550 876

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Jack Cassini
AA Jersey City Indians Eastern League John Orsino
A Waterloo Indians Midwest League Woody Smith
A-Short Season Batavia Trojans New York–Penn League Gene Dusan

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Notes

  1. ^ Joe Lis at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Rick Cerone at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Andre Thornton at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Boog Powell at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ "Jerry Dybzinski Stats".
  6. ^ Ray Fosse at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ 1977 Opening Day Lineup at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References