1997 Milwaukee Brewers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bud Selig
General manager(s)Sal Bando
Manager(s)Phil Garner
Local televisionWVTV
Wisconsin Sports Net
(Matt Vasgersian, Bill Schroeder)
Local radioWTMJ (AM)
(Bob Uecker, Jim Powell)
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The 1997 Milwaukee Brewers season involved the Brewers finishing third in the American League Central, eight games behind the Cleveland Indians, with a record of 78 wins and 83 losses. 1997 was the Brewers' final season in the American League, before moving to the National League for the following season.

Offseason

Regular season

(1997)
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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


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
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 Milwaukee Brewers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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 Mike Matheny 123 320 78 .244 4 32
1B Dave Nilsson 156 554 154 .278 20 81
2B Fernando Viña 79 324 89 .275 4 28
3B Jeff Cirillo 154 580 167 .288 10 82
SS José Valentín 136 494 125 .253 17 58
LF Gerald Williams 155 566 143 .253 10 41
CF Jeromy Burnitz 153 494 139 .281 27 85
RF Matt Mieske 84 253 63 .249 5 21
DH Julio Franco 42 141 34 .241 4 19

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
Mark Loretta 132 418 120 .287 5 47
Jesse Levis 99 200 57 .285 1 19
John Jaha 46 162 40 .247 11 26
Marc Newfield 50 157 36 .229 1 18
Jack Voigt 72 151 37 .245 8 22
Jeff Huson 84 143 29 .203 0 11
Todd Dunn 44 118 27 .229 3 9
Darrin Jackson 26 81 22 .272 2 15
Brian Banks 28 68 14 .206 1 8
Antone Williamson 24 54 11 .204 0 6
Eddy Díaz 16 50 11 .220 0 7
Chuck Carr 26 46 6 .130 0 0
Kelly Stinnett 30 36 9 .250 0 3
Tim Unroe 32 16 4 .250 2 5

[5]

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
Cal Eldred 34 202.0 13 15 4.99 122
Scott Karl 32 193.1 10 13 4.47 119
José Mercedes 29 159.0 7 10 3.79 80
Jeff D'Amico 23 135.2 9 7 4.71 94
Ben McDonald 21 133.0 8 7 4.06 110
Steve Woodard 7 36.2 3 3 5.15 32
Jamie McAndrew 5 19.1 1 1 8.38 8
Pete Harnisch 4 14.0 1 1 5.14 10

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
Joel Adamson 30 76.1 5 3 3.54 56
Bryce Florie 32 75.0 4 4 4.32 53

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
Doug Jones 75 6 6 36 2.02 82
Bob Wickman 74 7 6 1 2.73 78
Mike Fetters 51 1 5 6 3.45 62
Ron Villone 50 1 0 0 3.42 40
Al Reyes 19 1 2 1 5.46 28
Mark Davis 19 0 0 0 5.51 14
Ángel Miranda 10 0 0 0 3.86 8
Mike Misuraca 5 0 0 0 11.32 10
Sean Maloney 3 0 0 0 5.14 5
Greg Hansell 3 0 0 0 9.64 5
Paul Wagner 2 1 0 0 9.00 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

The Brewers' farm system consisted of seven minor league affiliates in 1997.[6]

Level Team League Manager
Triple-A Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League Tim Ireland and Bob Mariano
Double-A El Paso Diablos Texas League Dave Machemer
Class A-Advanced Stockton Ports California League Greg Mahlberg
Class A Beloit Snappers Midwest League Luis Salazar
Rookie Helena Brewers Pioneer League Alex Morales
Rookie Ogden Raptors Pioneer League Bernie Moncallo
Rookie DSL Brewers Dominican Summer League

Notes

  1. ^ Jeff Ware page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jack Voigt page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Julio Franco page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Mark Davis page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ 1997 Milwaukee Brewers Statistics and Roster - Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ "1997 Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Affiliates". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2020.

References