1997 Cleveland Indians
American League Champiom
American League Central Division Champion
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Richard Jacobs
General manager(s)John Hart
Manager(s)Mike Hargrove
Local televisionWUAB
Jack Corrigan, Mike Hegan
SportsChannel
John Sanders, Rick Manning
Local radioWKNR (1220 AM)
Herb Score, Tom Hamilton, Matt Underwood
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The 1997 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Indians making their second World Series appearance in three years. The Indians finished in 1st place in the American League Central Division and hosted the 1997 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Offseason

Spring training

Game log

Regular season

Most Starts by Position

Position Name # of Starts
C Sandy Alomar Jr. 119
1B Jim Thome 145
2B Tony Fernández 109
3B Matt Williams 151
SS Omar Vizquel 152
LF Brian Giles 82
CF Marquis Grissom 144
RF Manny Ramírez 146
DH David Justice 61

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 86 75 0.534 44–37 42–38
Chicago White Sox 80 81 0.497 6 45–36 35–45
Milwaukee Brewers 78 83 0.484 8 47–33 31–50
Minnesota Twins 68 94 0.420 18½ 35–46 33–48
Kansas City Royals 67 94 0.416 19 33–47 34–47

Record vs. opponents


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Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 4–7 6–5 6–5 7–4 5–6 6–5 7–4 4–7 4–7 11–1 6–6 8–4 6–5 4–12
Baltimore 7–4 5–7 5–6 6–5 6–6 7–4 5–6 10–1 8–4 8–3 7–4 10–1 6–6 8–7
Boston 5–6 7–5 3–8 6–5 5–7 3–8 8–3 8–3 4–8 7–4 7–4 3–8 6–6 6–9
Chicago 5–6 6–5 8–3 5–7 4–7 11–1 4–7 6–6 2–9 8–3 5–6 3–8 5–6 8–7
Cleveland 4–7 5–6 5–6 7–5 6–5 8–3 8–4 8–4 5–6 7–4 3–8 5–6 6–5 9–6
Detroit 6–5 6–6 7–5 7–4 5–6 6–5 4–7 4–7 2–10 7–4 4–7 7–4 6–6 8–7
Kansas City 5–6 4–7 8–3 1–11 3–8 5–6 6–6 7–5 3–8 3–8 5–6 6–5 5–6 6–9
Milwaukee 4–7 6–5 3–8 7–4 4–8 7–4 6–6 5–7 4–7 5–6 5–6 7–4 7–4 8–7
Minnesota 7–4 1–10 3–8 6–6 4–8 7–4 5–7 7–5 3–8 7–4 5–6 3–8 3–8 7–8
New York 7–4 4–8 8–4 9–2 6–5 10–2 8–3 7–4 8–3 6–5 4–7 7–4 7–5 5–10
Oakland 1–11 3–8 4–7 3–8 4–7 4–7 8–3 6–5 4–7 5–6 5–7 5–7 6–5 7–9
Seattle 6–6 4–7 4–7 6–5 8–3 7–4 6–5 6–5 6–5 7–4 7–5 8–4 8–3 7–9
Texas 4–8 1–10 8–3 8–3 6–5 4–7 5–6 4–7 8–3 4–7 7–5 4–8 4–7 10–6
Toronto 5–6 6–6 6–6 6–5 5–6 6–6 6–5 4–7 8–3 5–7 5–6 3–8 7–4 4–11


Notable transactions

Roster

1997 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log

1997 Game Log: 86–75 (Home: 44–37; Away: 42–38)
April: 12–13 (Home: 5–6; Away: 7–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
1 April 2 @ Athletics 9–7 Kline (1–0) Wengert (0–1) Shuey (1) Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 41,235 1–0 W1
2 April 3 @ Athletics 4–5 Lewis (1–0) Plunk (0–1) Taylor (1) Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 13,707 1–1 L1
3 April 4 @ Angels 6–8 (11) Holtz (1–0) Shuey (0–1) Anaheim Stadium 17,758 1–2 L2
4 April 5 @ Angels 7–5 Ogea (1–0) Hasegawa (0–1) Shuey (2) Anaheim Stadium 23,913 2–2 W1
5 April 6 @ Angels 10–8 Kline (2–0) Percival (0–2) Jackson (1) Anaheim Stadium 29,363 3–2 W2
6 April 7 @ Mariners 8–3 Nagy (1–0) Sanders (0–2) Kingdome 22,012 4–2 W3
7 April 8 @ Mariners 8–14 Hurtado (1–0) Lopez (0–1) Kingdome 24,348 4–3 L1
8 April 9 @ Mariners 1–11 Wolcott (1–1) Colon (0–1) Kingdome 28,302 4–4 L2
9 April 11 Angels 15–3 Ogea (2–0) Gubicza (0–1) Jacobs Field 42,643 5–4 W1
April 12 Angels Postponed (rain, makeup July 28)
10 April 13 Angels 3–8 Langston (1–1) McDowell (0–1) Jacobs Field 41,218 5–5 L1
11 April 14 Mariners 1–6 Martinez (1–0) Nagy (1–1) Jacobs Field 41,184 5–6 L2
12 April 15 Mariners 4–8 Wells (1–0) Jackson (0–1) Charlton (3) Jacobs Field 40,118 5–7 L3
13 April 16 @ Red Sox 6–11 Avery (1–1) Ogea (2–1) Fenway Park 21,305 5–8 L4
14 April 17 @ Red Sox 4–3 Kline (3–0) Trlicek (2–3) Mesa (1) Fenway Park 17,988 6–8 W1
15 April 18 Brewers 2–10 McDonald (2–1) McDowell (0–2) Jacobs Field 40,343 6–9 L1
16 April 19 Brewers 11–6 Nagy (2–1) Eldred (2–1) Jacobs Field 40,237 7–9 W1
17 April 20 Brewers 6–4 Hershiser (1–0) Wickman (2–1) Mesa (2) Jacobs Field 42,285 8–9 W2
18 April 22 Red Sox 2–8 Avery (2–1) Ogea (2–2) Henry (3) Jacobs Field 41,800 8–10 L1
19 April 23 Red Sox 11–7 McDowell (1–2) Trlicek (2–4) Jacobs Field 42,430 9–10 W1
20 April 24 @ Brewers 6–3 Nagy (3–1) Eldred (2–2) Mesa (3) County Stadium 7,135 10–10 W2
21 April 25 @ Brewers 11–4 Hershiser (2–0) Karl (0–4) County Stadium 11,150 11–10 W3
22 April 26 @ Brewers 8–9 Jones (1–0) Mesa (0–1) County Stadium 13,028 11–11 L1
23 April 27 @ Brewers 5–6 Jones (2–0) Plunk (0–2) County Stadium 19,709 11–12 L2
24 April 29 Athletics 10–4 Nagy (4–1) Prieto (2–1) Jackson (2) Jacobs Field 40,421 12–12 W1
25 April 30 Athletics 9–11 (10) Taylor (1–1) Mesa (0–2) Wengert (1) Jacobs Field 40,463 12–13 L1
May: 15–11 (Home: 9–3; Away: 6–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
26 May 1 Athletics 7–1 McDowell (2–2) Adams (1–3) Jacobs Field 42,398 13–13 W1
May 2 Tigers Postponed (rain, makeup August 13)
27 May 3 Tigers 7–6 Plunk (1–2) Brocail (0–3) Jacobs Field 42,269 14–13 W2
28 May 4 Tigers 0–2 Blair (3–2) Nagy (4–2) Brocail (1) Jacobs Field 42,387 14–14 L1
May 5 Rangers Postponed (rain, makeup August 9)
29 May 6 Rangers 5–4 Hershiser (3–0) Pavlik (2–3) Jackson (3) Jacobs Field 40,451 15–14 W1
30 May 7 Blue Jays 7–1 McDowell (3–2) Person (0–2) Jacobs Field 42,463 16–14 W2
31 May 8 Blue Jays 3–4 Guzman (3–2) Ogea (2–3) Quantrill (1) Jacobs Field 42,567 16–15 L1
32 May 9 @ Tigers 5–0 Nagy (5–2) Sager (2–2) Tiger Stadium 20,393 17–15 W1
33 May 10 @ Tigers 0–6 Olivares (2–2) Colon (0–2) Tiger Stadium 30,578 17–16 L1
34 May 11 @ Tigers 3–11 Thompson (3–2) Hershiser (3–1) Tiger Stadium 19,869 17–17 L2
35 May 12 @ Rangers 2–4 Burkett (2–2) McDowell (3–3) Wetteland (9) The Ballpark in Arlington 25,327 17–18 L3
36 May 13 @ Rangers 7–3 Ogea (3–3) Oliver (1–4) Morman (1) The Ballpark in Arlington 31,798 18–18 W1
37 May 14 @ Rangers 3–4 (10) Wetteland (2–0) Lopez (0–2) The Ballpark in Arlington 30,268 18–19 L1
38 May 16 @ Blue Jays 2–5 Clemens (7–0) Hershiser (3–2) Timlin (5) SkyDome 35,195 18–20 L2
39 May 17 @ Blue Jays 8–1 Lopez (1–2) Williams (1–3) SkyDome 36,220 19–20 W1
40 May 18 @ Blue Jays 8–6 Ogea (4–3) Carpenter (0–2) Jackson (4) SkyDome 31,137 20–20 W2
41 May 20 Royals 4–3 Shuey (1–1) Walker (2–2) Jackson (5) Jacobs Field 43,167 21–20 W3
42 May 21 Royals 1–0 Hershiser (4–2) Appier (4–3) Jackson (6) Jacobs Field 42,290 22–20 W4
43 May 22 Royals 9–1 Lopez (2–2) Rosado (3–3) Jacobs Field 42,962 23–20 W5
44 May 23 Orioles 6–1 Ogea (5–3) Key (8–1) Jacobs Field 41,154 24–20 W6
45 May 24 Orioles 3–8 Mussina (6–1) Kline (3–1) Jacobs Field 41,040 24–21 L1
46 May 25 Orioles 7–6 Nagy (6–2) Rhodes (2–2) Morman (2) Jacobs Field 42,944 25–21 W1
47 May 26 @ White Sox 10–4 Hershiser (5–2) Navarro (4–3) Comiskey Park 26,383 26–21 W2
48 May 27 @ White Sox 2–8 Drabek (4–3) Lopez (2–3) Comiskey Park 20,847 26–22 L1
49 May 28 @ Royals 10–3 Assenmacher (1–0) Belcher (5–6) Kauffman Stadium 13,380 27–22 W1
May 29 @ Royals Postponed (rain, makeup September 19)
50 May 30 @ Orioles 0–3 Mussina (7–1) Nagy (6–3) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47,759 27–23 L1
51 May 31 @ Orioles 5–8 Boskie (3–2) Mesa (0–3) Myers (17) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47,739 27–24 L2
June: 13–11 (Home: 7–7; Away: 6–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
June 1 @ Orioles Postponed (rain, makeup September 15)
June 2 @ Orioles Postponed (rain, makeup September 16)
52 June 3 White Sox 5–9 Darwin (2–2) Ogea (5–4) Jacobs Field 42,994 27–25 L3
53 June 4 White Sox 4–9 Baldwin (3–7) Lopez (2–4) Jacobs Field 42,992 27–26 L4
54 June 5 White Sox 5–4 (11) Shuey (2–1) Castillo (0–1) Jacobs Field 42,948 28–26 W1
55 June 6 @ Red Sox 7–3 Hershiser (6–2) Gordon (3–6) Fenway Park 30,202 29–26 W2
56 June 7 @ Red Sox 9–5 Colon (1–2) Sele (6–5) Fenway Park 32,780 30–26 W3
57 June 8 @ Red Sox 6–12 Hudson (1–0) Ogea (5–5) Fenway Park 32,155 30–27 L1
58 June 10 Brewers 5–4 Nagy (7–3) Eldred (6–6) Jackson (7) Jacobs Field 42,882 31–27 W1
59 June 11 Brewers 4–3 (11) Assenmacher (2–0) Jones (3–3) Jacobs Field 42,864 32–27 W2
60 June 12 Brewers 2–6 Mercedes (3–2) Anderson (0–1) Jacobs Field 41,975 32–28 L1
June 13 @ Cardinals Postponed (rain, makeup June 14)
61 June 14 (1) @ Cardinals 8–3 Lopez (3–4) Mathews (2–3) Busch Stadium 43,582 33–28 W1
62 June 14 (2) @ Cardinals 2–5 Morris (5–3) Ogea (5–6) Eckersley (13) Busch Stadium 44,532 33–29 L1
63 June 15 @ Cardinals 9–2 Nagy (8–3) Stottlemyre (4–5) Busch Stadium 46,646 34–29 W1
64 June 16 Reds 1–4 Tomko (3–1) Hershiser (6–3) Jacobs Field 42,961 34–30 L1
65 June 17 Reds 5–1 Anderson (1–1) Smiley (5–8) Jacobs Field 42,901 35–30 W1
66 June 18 Reds 2–5 Remlinger (2–3) Ogea (5–7) Jacobs Field 42,865 35–31 L1
67 June 20 Yankees 1–7 Gooden (2–0) Nagy (8–4) Jacobs Field 43,019 35–32 L2
68 June 21 Yankees 13–4 Hershiser (7–3) Pettitte (8–5) Jacobs Field 43,006 36–32 W1
69 June 22 Yankees 5–2 Anderson (2–1) Wells (8–4) Jackson (8) Jacobs Field 42,912 37–32 W2
70 June 23 Twins 2–7 Radke (8–5) Ogea (5–8) Jacobs Field 42,861 37–33 L1
71 June 24 Twins 10–5 Wright (1–0) Stevens (0–1) Jacobs Field 42,902 38–33 W1
June 25 Twins Postponed (rain, makeup September 27)
72 June 27 @ Yankees 2–3 Gooden (3–0) Hershiser (7–4) Rivera (26) Yankee Stadium 35,837 38–34 L1
73 June 28 @ Yankees 12–8 Plunk (2–2) Rogers (4–4) Yankee Stadium 41,085 39–34 W1
74 June 29 @ Yankees 10–11 Rivera (2–2) Mesa (0–4) Yankee Stadium 39,756 39–35 L1
75 June 30 @ Astros 6–4 Mesa (1–4) Martin (2–2) Jackson (9) Astrodome 29,051 40–35 W1
July: 14–13 (Home: 7–10; Away: 7–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
76 July 1 @ Astros 8–6 Plunk (3–2) Lima (1–4) Jackson (10) Astrodome 23,998 41–35 W2
77 July 2 @ Astros 2–6 Hampton (4–7) Hershiser (7–5) Astrodome 25,661 41–36 L1
78 July 4 Royals 7–6 Anderson (3–1) Pichardo (2–4) Jackson (11) Jacobs Field 42,984 42–36 W1
79 July 5 Royals 8–4 Nagy (9–4) Pittsley (2–6) Jacobs Field 42,892 43–36 W2
80 July 6 Royals 8–7 Jackson (1–1) Casian (0–2) Jacobs Field 42,863 44–36 W3
July 8 68th All-Star Game National League vs. American League (Jacobs Field, Cleveland, Ohio)
81 July 10 @ Twins 2–8 Radke (11–5) Nagy (9–5) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 13,605 44–37 L1
82 July 11 @ Twins 5–1 Jacome (1–0) Robertson (7–7) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 14,400 45–37 W1
83 July 12 @ Twins 7–2 Hershiser (8–5) Tewksbury (4–8) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 30,055 46–37 W2
84 July 13 @ Twins 12–5 Colon (2–2) Hawkins (1–5) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 16,734 47–37 W3
85 July 14 @ Yankees 3–2 (10) Jackson (2–1) Rivera (2–3) Yankee Stadium 27,812 48–37 W4
86 July 15 @ Yankees 6–12 Irabu (2–0) Nagy (9–6) Mendoza (1) Yankee Stadium 34,503 48–38 L1
87 July 16 @ Brewers 4–3 Wright (2–0) McDonald (8–7) Jackson (12) County Stadium 23,047 49–38 W1
88 July 17 @ Brewers 3–2 Hershiser (9–5) Eldred (9–9) Jackson (13) County Stadium 23,383 50–38 W2
89 July 18 Red Sox 0–7 Wakefield (4–10) Colon (2–3) Jacobs Field 43,037 50–39 L1
90 July 19 Red Sox 3–6 Suppan (4–0) Clark (0–1) Slocumb (14) Jacobs Field 43,070 50–40 L2
91 July 20 Red Sox 7–2 Nagy (10–6) Gordon (5–8) Jacobs Field 42,932 51–40 W1
92 July 21 Red Sox 1–3 Avery (4–2) Wright (2–1) Slocumb (15) Jacobs Field 42,851 51–41 L1
93 July 22 Mariners 6–2 Weathers (1–1) Fassero (8–6) Jackson (14) Jacobs Field 42,951 52–41 W1
94 July 23 Mariners 3–6 Olivares (6–6) Colon (2–4) Holzemer (1) Jacobs Field 43,049 52–42 L1
95 July 24 Mariners 1–11 Johnson (14–2) Clark (0–2) Jacobs Field 42,984 52–43 L2
96 July 25 Athletics 1–2 Small (7–4) Jackson (2–2) Taylor (19) Jacobs Field 42,945 52–44 L3
97 July 26 Athletics 6–3 Wright (3–1) Karsay (3–10) Jacobs Field 42,925 53–44 W1
98 July 27 Athletics 4–2 Jacome (2–0) Haynes (0–1) Assenmacher (1) Jacobs Field 42,885 54–44 W2
99 July 28 (1) Angels 0–2 Springer (6–4) Colon (2–5) Jacobs Field 43,033 54–45 L1
100 July 28 (2) Angels 7–10 Harris (2–2) Weathers (1–2) Holtz (2) Jacobs Field 42,857 54–46 L2
101 July 29 Angels 2–7 Finley (10–6) Clark (0–3) Jacobs Field 42,975 54–47 L3
102 July 30 Angels 2–5 Hill (6–8) Nagy (10–7) James (7) Jacobs Field 42,898 54–48 L4
August: 16–14 (Home: 9–6; Away: 7–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
103 August 1 @ Rangers 8–5 Mesa (2–4) Gunderson (2–1) Assenmacher (2) The Ballpark in Arlington 44,859 55–48 W1
104 August 2 @ Rangers 7–3 Smiley (10–10) Witt (10–7) The Ballpark in Arlington 23,266 56–48 W2
105 August 3 @ Rangers 7–8 Wetteland (6–2) Jackson (2–3) The Ballpark in Arlington 42,303 56–49 L1
106 August 4 @ Tigers 7–2 Nagy (11–7) Sanders (3–9) Tiger Stadium 26,832 57–49 W1
107 August 5 @ Tigers 4–6 Thompson (10–8) Plunk (3–3) Jones (22) Tiger Stadium 24,824 57–50 L1
108 August 6 @ Blue Jays 3–6 Hentgen (12–7) Lopez (3–5) Escobar (7) SkyDome 36,463 57–51 L2
109 August 7 @ Blue Jays 0–4 Clemens (17–4) Smiley (10–11) SkyDome 35,194 57–52 L3
110 August 8 Rangers 5–6 Bailes (1–0) Jackson (2–4) Wetteland (23) Jacobs Field 43,110 57–53 L4
111 August 9 (1) Rangers 3–4 Clark (1–3) Nagy (11–8) Wetteland (24) Jacobs Field 42,964 57–54 L5
112 August 9 (2) Rangers 4–2 Assenmacher (3–0) Moody (0–1) Mesa (4) Jacobs Field 41,330 58–54 W1
113 August 10 Rangers 6–7 Whiteside (2–1) Juden (11–6) Wetteland (25) Jacobs Field 42,902 58–55 L1
114 August 12 Tigers 7–4 Plunk (4–3) Keagle (0–2) Mesa (5) Jacobs Field 32,992 59–55 W1
115 August 13 (1) Tigers 3–13 Blair (12–5) Smiley (10–12) Jacobs Field N/A 59–56 L1
116 August 13 (2) Tigers 9–1 Hershiser (10–5) Dishman (1–1) Jacobs Field 42,673 60–56 W1
117 August 14 Tigers 12–1 Nagy (12–8) Sanders (4–10) Jacobs Field 42,936 61–56 W2
118 August 15 Blue Jays 5–4 (10) Assenmacher (4–0) Crabtree (2–3) Jacobs Field 43,011 62–56 W3
119 August 16 Blue Jays 8–4 Shuey (3–1) Quantrill (5–5) Jacobs Field 42,908 63–56 W4
120 August 17 Blue Jays 5–10 Clemens (19–4) Wright (3–2) Jacobs Field 42,861 63–57 L1
121 August 18 Blue Jays 5–3 Hershiser (11–5) Williams (7–11) Mesa (6) Jacobs Field 42,471 64–57 W1
122 August 19 @ Mariners 7–5 Smiley (11–12) Cloude (1–2) Mesa (7) Kingdome 33,645 65–57 W2
123 August 20 @ Mariners 0–1 Johnson (17–4) Nagy (12–9) Slocumb (20) Kingdome 32,546 65–58 L1
124 August 21 @ Mariners 6–7 Moyer (13–4) Colon (2–6) Slocumb (21) Kingdome 30,395 65–59 L2
125 August 22 @ Athletics 5–3 Wright (4–2) Prieto (6–8) Mesa (8) Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 11,451 66–59 W1
126 August 23 @ Athletics 7–4 Hershiser (12–5) Rigby (0–5) Mesa (9) Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 17,066 67–59 W2
127 August 24 @ Athletics 1–4 Haynes (2–3) Smiley (11–13) Mathews (1) Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 20,074 67–60 L1
128 August 26 @ Angels 7–8 May (1–1) Plunk (4–4) Anaheim Stadium 21,012 67–61 L2
129 August 27 @ Angels 10–4 Wright (5–2) Watson (11–8) Anaheim Stadium 20,140 68–61 W1
130 August 29 Cubs 7–6 Mesa (3–4) Stevens (1–4) Jacobs Field 43,060 69–61 W2
131 August 30 Cubs 4–9 Tapani (4–3) Smiley (11–14) Jacobs Field 43,044 69–62 L1
132 August 31 Cubs 9–5 Nagy (13–9) Batista (0–3) Assenmacher (3) Jacobs Field 43,013 70–62 W1
September: 16–13 (Home: 7–5; Away: 9–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
133 September 1 @ Pirates 7–5 Ogea (6–8) Cooke (9–14) Mesa (10) Three Rivers Stadium 45,298 71–62 W2
134 September 2 @ Pirates 4–6 Silva (1–0) Wright (5–3) Loiselle (25) Three Rivers Stadium 43,380 71–63 L1
135 September 3 @ Pirates 7–3 Hershiser (13–5) Loaiza (10–10) Three Rivers Stadium 37,513 72–63 W1
136 September 5 White Sox 11–1 Nagy (14–9) Bere (3–1) Jacobs Field 43,093 73–63 W2
137 September 6 White Sox 9–7 Colon (3–6) Baldwin (11–14) Mesa (11) Jacobs Field 43,055 74–63 W3
138 September 7 White Sox 5–2 Wright (6–3) Drabek (10–10) Mesa (12) Jacobs Field 43,051 75–63 W4
139 September 8 Orioles 2–1 Assenmacher (5–0) Mills (2–2) Mesa (13) Jacobs Field 43,009 76–63 W5
140 September 9 Orioles 3–9 (8) Krivda (4–0) Ogea (6–9) Jacobs Field 43,045 76–64 L1
141 September 11 @ White Sox 5–7 Foulke (3–5) Nagy (14–10) Karchner (14) Comiskey Park 22,620 76–65 L2
142 September 12 @ White Sox 9–0 Wright (7–3) Drabek (10–11) Comiskey Park 31,249 77–65 W1
143 September 13 @ White Sox 6–7 Sirotka (2–0) Hershiser (13–6) Karchner (15) Comiskey Park 32,306 77–66 L1
144 September 14 @ White Sox 8–3 Shuey (4–1) Darwin (0–1) Comiskey Park 32,485 78–66 W1
145 September 15 (1) @ Orioles 5–6 Benitez (4–4) Plunk (4–5) Myers (42) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 41,602 78–67 L1
146 September 15 (2) @ Orioles 4–1 Ogea (7–9) Krivda (4–1) Mesa (14) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47,110 79–67 W1
147 September 16 (1) @ Orioles 4–2 Nagy (15–10) Rodriguez (0–1) Mesa (15) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 38,022 80–67 W2
148 September 16 (2) @ Orioles 2–7 Key (16–9) Weathers (1–3) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 46,185 80–68 L1
149 September 17 @ Twins 7–6 Wright (8–3) Miller (0–4) Mesa (16) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 9,512 81–68 W1
150 September 18 @ Twins 4–1 Hershiser (14–6) Tewksbury (6–13) Jackson (15) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 9,564 82–68 W2
151 September 19 (1) @ Royals 3–10 Belcher (13–12) Colon (3–7) Kauffman Stadium N/A 82–69 L1
152 September 19 (2) @ Royals 6–2 Anderson (4–1) Bones (3–8) Assenmacher (4) Kauffman Stadium 16,973 83–69 W1
153 September 20 @ Royals 2–5 Olson (4–3) Lopez (3–6) Montgomery (14) Kauffman Stadium 19,125 83–70 L1
154 September 21 @ Royals 0–1 Bevil (1–2) Jackson (2–5) Kauffman Stadium 15,274 83–71 L2
September 22 @ Royals Cancelled (rain)
155 September 23 Yankees 10–9 Mesa (4–4) Nelson (3–7) Jacobs Field 43,039 84–71 W1
156 September 24 Yankees 4–8 Gooden (9–5) Anderson (4–2) Jacobs Field 42,976 84–72 L1
157 September 25 Yankees 4–5 (10) Mendoza (8–6) Shuey (4–2) Stanton (3) Jacobs Field 43,004 84–73 L2
158 September 26 Twins 7–2 Ogea (8–9) Radke (20–10) Jacobs Field 42,895 85–73 W1
159 September 27 (1) Twins 10–6 Colon (4–7) Miller (1–5) Jacobs Field 42,854 86–73 W2
160 September 27 (2) Twins 4–6 (10) Aguilera (5–4) Lopez (3–7) Jacobs Field 42,867 86–74 L1
161 September 28 Twins 1–5 Tewksbury (8–13) Nagy (15–11) Jacobs Field 42,940 86–75 L2
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Indians team member

All-Star game

The 1997 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 68th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL). There were no members of the Indians in the starting lineup although three Indians (Sandy Alomar Jr., Jim Thome, and David Justice) were named to the team. The game was held on July 8, 1997, and the first pitch was thrown by former Indian Larry Doby. The American League were victorious 3 – 1, with the go ahead HR coming courtesy Alomar Jr.

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Sandy Alomar Jr. 125 451 146 .324 21 83
1B Jim Thome 147 496 142 .286 40 102
2B Tony Fernández 120 409 117 .286 11 44
SS Omar Vizquel 153 565 158 .280 5 49
3B Matt Williams 151 596 157 .263 32 105
LF Brian Giles 130 377 101 .268 17 61
CF Marquis Grissom 144 558 146 .262 12 66
RF Manny Ramirez 150 561 184 .328 26 88
DH David Justice 139 495 163 .329 33 101

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Julio Franco 78 289 82 .284 3 25
Kevin Seitzer 64 198 53 .268 2 24
Pat Borders 55 159 47 .296 4 15
Bip Roberts 23 85 23 .271 3 8
Jeff Branson 29 72 19 .264 2 7
Kevin Mitchell 20 59 9 .153 4 11
Jeff Manto 16 30 8 .267 2 7
Chad Curtis 22 29 6 .207 3 5
Casey Candaele 14 26 8 .308 0 4
Bruce Aven 13 19 4 .211 0 2
Enrique Wilson 5 15 5 .333 0 1
Trent Hubbard 7 12 3 .250 0 0
Richie Sexson 5 11 3 .273 0 0
Sean Casey 6 10 2 .200 0 1
Damian Jackson 8 9 1 .111 0 0
Einar Díaz 5 7 1 .143 0 1

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Charles Nagy 34 227.0 15 11 4.28 149
Orel Hershiser 32 195.1 14 6 4.47 107
Chad Ogea 21 126.1 8 9 4.99 80
Bartolo Colón 19 94.0 4 7 5.65 66
Jaret Wright 16 90.1 8 3 4.38 63
Brian Anderson 8 48.0 4 2 4.69 22
John Smiley 6 37.1 2 4 5.54 26
Terry Clark 4 26.1 0 3 6.15 13

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Albie Lopez 37 76.2 3 7 6.93 63
Jason Jacome 21 42.2 2 0 5.27 24
Jack McDowell 8 40.2 3 3 5.09 38
Jeff Juden 8 31.1 0 1 5.46 29
David Weathers 9 16.2 1 2 7.56 14

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Paul Assenmacher 75 5 0 4 2.94 53
Mike Jackson 71 2 5 15 3.24 74
José Mesa 66 4 4 16 2.40 69
Eric Plunk 55 4 5 0 4.66 66
Paul Shuey 40 4 2 2 6.20 46
Alvin Morman 34 0 0 2 5.89 13
Steve Kline 20 3 1 0 5.81 17
Danny Graves 5 0 0 0 4.76 4

American League Division Series

Main article: 1997 American League Division Series

Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees

Game 1

September 30, Yankee Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 11 0
New York 0 1 0 1 1 5 0 0 X 8 11 0
W: Ramiro Mendoza (1-0)   L: Eric Plunk (0-1)  SV: Mariano Rivera (1)
HR: CLESandy Alomar Jr. (1)   NYYTino Martinez (1)   Tim Raines (1)   Derek Jeter (1)   Paul O'Neill (1)

Game 2

October 2, Yankee Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 7 11 1
New York 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 7 2
W: Jaret Wright (1-0)   L: Andy Pettitte (0-1)  SV: None
HR: CLEMatt Williams (1)  NYYDerek Jeter (2)

Game 3

October 4, Jacobs Field

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 1
Cleveland 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
W: David Wells (1-0)   L: Charles Nagy (0-1)  SV: None
HR: CLE – None   NYYPaul O'Neill (2)

Game 4

October 5, Jacobs Field

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 1
Cleveland 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 9 0
W: Mike Jackson (1-0)   L: Ramiro Mendoza (1-1)  SV: None
HR: CLEDavid Justice (1)   Sandy Alomar Jr. (2)   NYY – None

Game 5

October 6, Jacobs Field

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 12 0
Cleveland 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 X 4 7 2
W: Jaret Wright (2-0)   L: Andy Pettitte (0-2)  SV: José Mesa (1)
HR: CLE – None   NYY – None

American League Championship Series

Main article: 1997 American League Championship Series

Game 1

October 8, Camden Yards

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Baltimore 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 X 3 6 1
WP: Scott Erickson (1-0)  LP: Chad Ogea (0-1)  SV: Randy Myers (1)
HRs: BALBrady Anderson (1) Roberto Alomar (1)

Game 2

October 9, Camden Yards

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 6 3
Baltimore 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 8 1
WP: Paul Assenmacher (1-0)  LP: Armando Benítez (0-1)  SV: José Mesa (1)
HRs: CLEManny Ramírez (1) Marquis Grissom (1)   BALCal Ripken (1)

Game 3

October 11, Jacobs Field

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 1
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0
WP: Eric Plunk (1-0)  LP: Randy Myers (0-1)  
HRs: None

Game 4

October 12, Jacobs Field

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 12 2
Cleveland 0 2 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 8 13 0
WP: José Mesa (1-0)  LP: Alan Mills (0-1)  
HRs: CLESandy Alomar Jr. (1) Manny Ramírez (2)   BALBrady Anderson (2) Harold Baines (1) Rafael Palmeiro (1)

Game 5

October 13, Jacobs Field

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 10 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 1
WP: Scott Kamieniecki (1-0)  LP: Chad Ogea (0-2)  
HRs: BALEric Davis (1)

Game 6

October 15, Camden Yards

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
WP: Brian Anderson (1-0)  LP: Armando Benítez (0-2)  S: José Mesa (1)
HRs: CLE: – Tony Fernández (1)

World Series

Main article: 1997 World Series

Game 1

October 18, 1997, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 11 0
Florida 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 x 7 7 1
W: Liván Hernández (1-0)   L: Orel Hershiser (0-1)  S: Robb Nen (1)
HR: CLEManny Ramírez (1), Jim Thome (1)  FLAMoisés Alou (1), Charles Johnson (1)

Game 2

October 19, 1997, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 6 14 0
Florida 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
W: Chad Ogea (1-0)   L: Kevin Brown (0-1)  
HR: CLESandy Alomar Jr. (1)

Game 3

October 21, 1997, at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 7 14 16 3
Cleveland 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 4 11 10 3
W: Dennis Cook (1-0)   L: Eric Plunk (0-1)  S: Robb Nen (2)
HR: FLAGary Sheffield (1), Darren Daulton (1), Jim Eisenreich (1)  CLEJim Thome (2)

Game 4

October 22, 1997, at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 2
Cleveland 3 0 3 0 0 1 1 2 X 10 15 0
W: Jaret Wright (1-0)   L: Tony Saunders (0-1)  
HR: FLAMoisés Alou (2)  CLEManny Ramírez (2), Matt Williams (1)

Game 5

October 23, 1997, at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 8 15 2
Cleveland 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 9 0
W: Liván Hernández (2-0)   L: Orel Hershiser (0-2)  S: Robb Nen (3)
HR: FLAMoisés Alou (3)  CLESandy Alomar Jr. (2)

Game 6

October 25, 1997, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 7 0
Florida 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
W: Chad Ogea (2-0)   L: Kevin Brown (0-2)  S: José Mesa (1)

Game 7

October 26, 1997, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 2
Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 8 0
W: Jay Powell (1-0)   L: Charles Nagy (0-1)  
HRFLA: Bobby Bonilla (1)

Award winners

All-Star Game

Minor league affiliates

Classification level Team League Season article
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League 1997 Buffalo Bisons season
AA Akron Aeros Eastern League 1997 Akron Aeros season
Advanced A Kinston Indians Carolina League
A Columbus RedStixx South Atlantic League
Short Season A Watertown Indians New York–Penn League
Rookie Burlington Indians Appalachian League

References

  1. ^ Matt Williams Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ "Eric Plunk Stats".
  3. ^ a b Kevin Mitchell Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ "Trent Hubbard Stats".
  5. ^ "Chad Curtis Stats".
  6. ^ Les Norman Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ "Tony Fernandez Stats".
  8. ^ "Casey Candaele Stats".
  9. ^ a b "Greg Cadaret Stats".
  10. ^ "Box Score of Game played on Monday, June 16, 1997 at Jacobs Field".
  11. ^ a b Ryan Thompson Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  12. ^ "Torey Lovullo Stats".
  13. ^ "David Weathers Stats".
  14. ^ Pat Listach Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  15. ^ John Smiley Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  16. ^ Jeff Juden Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  17. ^ Julio Franco Statistics Baseball-Reference.com