1997 New York Yankees
AL Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record96–66 (.593)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)George Steinbrenner
General manager(s)Bob Watson
Manager(s)Joe Torre
Local televisionWPIX
(Bobby Murcer, Rick Cerone)
MSG
(Ken Singleton, Jim Kaat, Al Trautwig, Suzyn Waldman)
Local radioWABC (AM)
(John Sterling, Michael Kay)
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The 1997 New York Yankees season was the 95th season for the Yankees. New York was managed by Joe Torre and played at Yankee Stadium. The team finished with a record of 96–66 finishing 2 games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. They entered the postseason as the American League Wild Card, but lost the Division Series in 5 games to the Cleveland Indians. The 1997 Yankees failed to repeat as World Series Champions and win their second consecutive title.

Offseason

Notable transaction chart

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 98 64 0.605 46–35 52–29
New York Yankees 96 66 0.593 2 47–33 49–33
Detroit Tigers 79 83 0.488 19 42–39 37–44
Boston Red Sox 78 84 0.481 20 39–42 39–42
Toronto Blue Jays 76 86 0.469 22 42–39 34–47

Season summary

April

May

June

On June 16 – The first interleague game between the New York Mets and New York Yankees took place at Yankee Stadium. The Mets won the game by a score of 6–0.[9]

July

August

On August 31: The New York Yankees retired Don Mattingly's number.

Mattingly's retired number in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium
Mattingly's retired number in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium

September

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


Detailed record

Team Home Away Total Win %
AL East
AL Central
AL West
Anaheim Angels 2–2 5–2 7–4 .636
2–2 5–2 7–4 .636
NL East
Month Games Won Lost Win %
April 27 14 13 .519
May 27 15 12 .556
June 25 17 8 .680
July 26 15 11 .577
August 29 18 11 .621
September 28 17 11 .607
Overall: 162 96 66 .593
Games Won Lost Win %
Home 80 47 33 .588
Away 82 49 33 .598

Roster

1997 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log

Legend
Yankees Win Yankees Loss Game Postponed
1997 Game Log (96–66) Home: 47–33 Away: 49–33
April (14–13) Home: 7–6 Away: 7–7
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
1 April 1 @ Mariners 2–4 Fassero (1–0) Cone (0–1) Charlton (1) Kingdome 57,586 0–1
2 April 2 @ Mariners 16–2 Pettitte (1–0) Sanders (0–1) Kingdome 30,951 1–1
3 April 4 @ Athletics 2–4 Acre (1–0) Weathers (0–1) Taylor (2) Oakland Alameda Coliseum 17,330 1–2
4 April 5 @ Athletics 10–5 Gooden (1–0) Mohler (0–1) Rivera (1) Oakland Alameda Coliseum 25,438 2–2
5 April 6 @ Athletics 0–3 Acre (2–0) Nelson (0–1) Taylor (3) Oakland Alameda Coliseum 22,124 2–3
6 April 7 @ Angels 5–3 Pettitte (2–0) Langston (0–1) Rivera (2) Anaheim Stadium 16,514 3–3
7 April 8 @ Angels 9–10 (12) James (1–0) Nelson (0–2) Anaheim Stadium 17,202 3–4
8 April 9 @ Angels 12–5 Wells (1–0) Watson (0–1) Anaheim Stadium 19,242 4–4
9 April 11 Athletics 1–3 Small (2–0) Nelson (0–3) Yankee Stadium 56,710 4–5
10 April 13 Athletics 3–2 Pettitte (3–0) Telgheder (0–1) Rivera (3) Yankee Stadium 5–5
11 April 13 Athletics 4–7 Prieto (1–0) Mendoza (0–1) Taylor (5) Yankee Stadium 32,098 5–6
12 April 14 Angels 1–5 Dickson (2–0) Rogers (0–1) Yankee Stadium 15,082 5–7
13 April 15 Angels 5–6 Hasegawa (1–1) Rivera (0–1) James (1) Yankee Stadium 16,944 5–8
14 April 16 @ Brewers 4–7 Mercedes (1–0) Cone (0–2) Jones (4) Milwaukee County Stadium 7,263 5–9
15 April 17 @ Brewers 4–5 Wickman (2–0) Lloyd (0–1) Milwaukee County Stadium 8,018 5–10
16 April 18 @ White Sox 10–4 Mendoza (1–1) Navarro (1–1) Comiskey Park II 18,603 6–10
17 April 19 @ White Sox 3–2 Rogers (1–1) Castillo (1–2) Rivera (4) Comiskey Park II 24,976 7–10
18 April 20 @ White Sox 7–8 Levine (1–1) Boehringer (0–1) Comiskey Park II 23,601 7–11
19 April 21 @ White Sox 4–3 Cone (1–2) Drabek (1–2) Rivera (5) Comiskey Park II 16,694 8–11
20 April 22 Brewers 10–2 Pettitte (4–0) D'Amico (0–1) Yankee Stadium 18,018 9–11
21 April 23 Brewers 10–5 Rogers (2–1) McDonald (2–2) Lloyd (1) Yankee Stadium 22,704 10–11
22 April 25 White Sox 3–9 Álvarez (1–3) Wells (1–1) Yankee Stadium 24,648 10–12
23 April 26 White Sox 10–2 Cone (2–2) Baldwin (0–3) Rivera (6) Yankee Stadium 28,817 11–12
24 April 27 White Sox 7–1 Pettitte (5–0) Drabek (1–3) Yankee Stadium 36,133 12–12
25 April 28 Mariners 6–5 Nelson (1–3) Ayala (2–1) Rivera (7) Yankee Stadium 20,054 13–12
26 April 29 Mariners 5–7 McCarthy (1–0) Mecir (0–1) Yankee Stadium 21,955 13–13
27 April 30 Mariners 3–2 Wells (2–1) Martínez (1–2) Rivera (8) Yankee Stadium 25,708 14–13
May (15–12) Home: 6–8 Away: 9–4
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
28 May 2 @ Royals 9–1 Cone (3–2) Pittsley (0–2) Rivera (9) Kauffman Stadium 24,258 15–13
29 May 3 @ Royals 1–2 Belcher (3–3) Pettitte (5–1) Kauffman Stadium 25,585 15–14
30 May 4 @ Royals 13–5 Boehringer (1–1) Rusch (2–2) Kauffman Stadium 30,034 16–14
31 May 5 Twins 8–9 Swindell (2–1) Mecir (0–2) Yankee Stadium 16,599 16–15
32 May 6 Twins 7–2 Wells (3–1) Aldred (1–4) Yankee Stadium 13,939 17–15
33 May 7 Rangers 5–2 Cone (4–2) Burkett (1–2) Rivera (10) Yankee Stadium 18,778 18–15
34 May 8 Rangers 5–4 Pettitte (6–1) Oliver (1–3) Rivera (11) Yankee Stadium 17,483 19–15
35 May 9 Royals 5–7 Veres (2–0) Boehringer (1–2) Yankee Stadium 20,098 19–16
36 May 10 Royals 5–2 Mendoza (2–1) Appier (4–2) Rivera (12) Yankee Stadium 25,007 20–16
37 May 11 Royals 3–2 Wells (4–2) Rosado (3–1) Rivera (13) Yankee Stadium 25,705 21–16
38 May 13 @ Twins 11–2 Cone (5–2) Robertson (3–2) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 15,082 22–16
39 May 14 @ Twins 6–5 Boehringer (2–2) Guardado (0–1) Rivera (14) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 17,660 23–16
40 May 15 @ Rangers 8–2 Rogers (3–1) Alberro (0–1) The Ballpark in Arlington 35,488 24–16
41 May 16 @ Rangers 0–6 Santana (2–0) Wells (4–2) Patterson (1) The Ballpark in Arlington 42,420 24–17
42 May 17 @ Rangers 11–5 Mendoza (3–1) Burkett (2–3) The Ballpark in Arlington 46,625 25–17
43 May 18 @ Rangers 2–4 Oliver (2–4) Cone (5–3) Wetteland (10) The Ballpark in Arlington 46,850 25–18
44 May 20 Blue Jays 0–2 Hentgen (5–1) Pettitte (6–2) Yankee Stadium 20,220 25–19
45 May 21 Blue Jays 1–4 Clemens (8–0) Rogers (3–2) Yankee Stadium 19,863 25–20
46 May 22 Red Sox 2–8 Gordon (3–5) Wells (4–3) Yankee Stadium 28,255 25–21
47 May 23 Red Sox 3–9 Sele (5–3) Nelson (1–4) Yankee Stadium 29,003 25–22
48 May 24 Red Sox 4–2 Rivera (1–1) Wasdin (0–2) Yankee Stadium 44,094 26–22
49 May 26 Orioles 6–8 Boskie (2–2) Pettitte (6–3) Myers (16) Yankee Stadium 40,296 26–23
50 May 27 Orioles 6–10 Kamieniecki (4–2) Rogers (3–3) Benítez (6) Yankee Stadium 29,392 26–24
51 May 28 @ Blue Jays 6–4 Wells (5–3) Guzman (3–5) Rivera (15) SkyDome 32,338 27–24
52 May 29 @ Blue Jays 4–0 Cone (6–3) Williams (1–5) Nelson (1) SkyDome 43,155 28–24
53 May 30 @ Red Sox 4–10 Hammond (3–3) Mendoza (3–2) Fenway Park 32,341 28–25
54 May 31 @ Red Sox 7–2 Pettitte (7–3) Wakefield (1–4) Fenway Park 32,736 29–25
June (17–8) Home: 10–2 Away: 7–6
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
55 June 1 @ Red Sox 11–6 Nelson (2–4) Lacy (0–1) Fenway Park 31,798 30–25
56 June 2 @ Red Sox 5–2 Wells (6–3) Sele (6–4) Rivera (16) Fenway Park 31,329 31–25
57 June 3 @ Orioles 5–7 Myers (1–2) Mecir (0–3) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47,577 31–26
58 June 4 @ Orioles 7–9 Orosco (2–0) Nelson (2–5) Myers (18) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47,748 31–27
59 June 6 Brewers 6–3 Rogers (4–3) Mercedes (2–2) Rivera (17) Yankee Stadium 24,578 32–27
60 June 7 Brewers 2–0 Wells (7–3) Karl (2–7) Rivera (18) Yankee Stadium 28,074 33–27
61 June 8 Brewers 3–1 Cone (7–3) D'Amico (2–3) Rivera (19) Yankee Stadium 41,268 34–27
62 June 10 White Sox 12–1 Pettitte (8–3) Navarro (4–5) Yankee Stadium 28,079 35–27
63 June 11 White Sox 7–5 Stanton (1–0) McElroy (0–1) Rivera (20) Yankee Stadium 22,190 36–27
64 June 13 @ Marlins 1–2 Cook (1–0) Mecir (0–4) Pro Player Stadium 42,455 36–28
65 June 15 @ Marlins 8–5 Stanton (2–0) Cook (1–1) Rivera (21) Pro Player Stadium 42,845 37–28
66 June 15 @ Marlins 5–6 Nen (5–2) Rivera (1–2) Pro Player Stadium 42,153 37–29
67 June 16 Mets 0–6 Mlicki (3–5) Pettitte (8–4) Yankee Stadium 56,188 37–30
68 June 17 Mets 6–3 Wells (8–3) Reynoso (5–1) Rivera (22) Yankee Stadium 56,253 38–30
69 June 18 Mets 3–2 Stanton (3–0) McMichael (3–6) Yankee Stadium 56,278 39–30
70 June 20 @ Indians 7–1 Gooden (2–0) Nagy (8–4) Jacobs Field 43,019 40–30
71 June 21 @ Indians 4–13 Hershiser (7–3) Pettitte (8–5) Jacobs Field 43,006 40–31
72 June 22 @ Indians 2–5 Anderson (2–1) Wells (8–4) Jackson (8) Jacobs Field 42,912 40–32
73 June 23 @ Tigers 5–2 Cone (8–3) Lira (4–4) Rivera (23) Tiger Stadium 14,556 41–32
74 June 24 @ Tigers 12–9 Lloyd (1–1) Myers (0–4) Rivera (24) Tiger Stadium 15,872 42–32
75 June 25 @ Tigers 3–1 Stanton (4–0) Thompson (7–6) Rivera (25) Tiger Stadium 15,348 43–32
76 June 27 Indians 3–2 Gooden (3–0) Hershiser (7–4) Rivera (26) Yankee Stadium 35,837 44–32
77 June 28 Indians 8–12 Plunk (2–2) Rogers (4–4) Yankee Stadium 41,085 44–33
78 June 29 Indians 11–10 Rivera (2–2) Mesa (0–4) Yankee Stadium 39,756 45–33
79 June 30 Braves 1–0 Stanton (5–0) Bielecki (3–4) Yankee Stadium 39,887 46–33
July (15–11) Home: 9–7 Away: 6–4
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
80 July 1 Braves 1–3 Neagle (12–1) Mendoza (3–3) Wohlers (18) Yankee Stadium 39,596 46–34
81 July 2 Braves 0–2 Maddux (11–3) Gooden (3–1) Yankee Stadium 36,606 46–35
82 July 3 @ Blue Jays 3–1 Wells (9–4) Williams (3–8) Rivera (27) SkyDome 31,227 47–35
83 July 4 @ Blue Jays 0–1 Escobar (2–0) Cone (8–4) SkyDome 34,134 47–36
84 July 5 @ Blue Jays 8–0 Pettitte (9–4) Hentgen (8–6) SkyDome 44,206 48–36
85 July 6 @ Blue Jays 0–2 Clemens (13–3) Mendoza (3–4) SkyDome 41,137 48–37
86 July 10 Tigers 10–3 Irabu (1–0) Olivares (5–6) Yankee Stadium 51,901 49–37
87 July 11 Tigers 3–0 Pettitte (10–5) Moehler (6–7) Rivera (28) Yankee Stadium 27,135 50–37
88 July 12 Tigers 6–2 Cone (9–4) Lira (5–6) Rivera (29) Yankee Stadium 39,681 51–37
89 July 13 Tigers 1–3 Blair (7–4) Gooden (3–2) Jones (14) Yankee Stadium 36,679 51–38
90 July 14 Indians 2–3 Jackson (2–1) Rivera (2–3) Yankee Stadium 27,812 51–39
91 July 15 Indians 12–6 Irabu (2–0) Nagy (9–6) Mendoza (1) Yankee Stadium 34,503 52–39
92 July 16 @ White Sox 11–5 Pettitte (11–5) Álvarez (8–7) Comiskey Park II 26,144 53–39
93 July 17 @ White Sox 4–2 Cone (10–4) Darwin (4–7) Rivera (30) Comiskey Park II 31,923 54–39
94 July 18 @ Brewers 4–6 D'Amico (8–4) Gooden (3–3) Fetters (1) Milwaukee County Stadium 24,071 54–40
95 July 19 @ Brewers 8–0 Wells (10–4) Mercedes (3–5) Milwaukee County Stadium 38,156 55–40
96 July 20 @ Brewers 2–6 Karl (4–10) Irabu (2–1) Milwaukee County Stadium 29,333 55–41
97 July 21 @ Brewers 7–3 Pettitte (12–5) Florie (1–2) Stanton (1) Milwaukee County Stadium 20,074 56–41
98 July 22 Angels 9–2 Cone (11–4) Springer (5–4) Yankee Stadium 25,816 57–41
99 July 23 Angels 5–4 Nelson (3–5) Hasegawa (2–5) Yankee Stadium 26,750 58–41
July 24 Angels Postponed (rain); rescheduled for August 20
100 July 25 Mariners 1–8 Moyer (11–3) Wells (10–5) Yankee Stadium 46,282 58–42
101 July 26 Mariners 7–9 Ayala (7–4) Irabu (2–2) Charlton (14) Yankee Stadium 54,664 58–43
102 July 27 Mariners 2–3 Fassero (9–6) Pettitte (12–6) Wells (2) Yankee Stadium 49,550 58–44
103 July 28 Athletics 4–3 Rivera (3–3) Small (7–5) Yankee Stadium 25,570 59–44
104 July 29 Athletics 7–4 Gooden (4–3) Reyes (3–2) Rivera (31) Yankee Stadium 33,341 60–44
105 July 30 Athletics 7–0 Wells (11–5) Karsay (3–11) Yankee Stadium 35,480 61–44
August (18–11) Home: 7–5 Away: 11–6
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
106 August 1 Twins 8–3 Pettitte (13–6) Robertson (7–9) Yankee Stadium 28,042 62–44
107 August 2 Twins 4–5 Swindell (7–2) Cone (11–5) Aguilera (20) Yankee Stadium 33,261 62–45
108 August 3 Twins 6–5 Gooden (5–3) Hawkins (3–7) Rivera (32) Yankee Stadium 36,896 63–45
109 August 4 @ Royals 5–4 Wells (12–5) Rusch (3–8) Rivera (33) Kauffman Stadium 29,613 64–45
110 August 5 @ Royals 4–1 Rogers (5–4) Appier (6–10) Kauffman Stadium 21,073 65–45
111 August 6 @ Rangers 2–6 Oliver (8–10) Pettitte (13–7) The Ballpark in Arlington 34,067 65–46
112 August 7 @ Rangers 4–2 Cone (12–5) Witt (10–8) Rivera (34) The Ballpark in Arlington 39,918 66–46
113 August 8 @ Twins 1–9 Hawkins (4–7) Gooden (5–4) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 24,201 66–47
114 August 9 @ Twins 4–1 Wells (13–5) Radke (16–6) Rivera (35) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 42,151 67–47
115 August 10 @ Twins 9–6 Mendoza (4–4) Miller (0–3) Rivera (36) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 28,580 68–47
116 August 11 @ Twins 11–0 Pettitte (14–7) Robertson (7–11) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 22,301 69–47
117 August 12 Royals 4–6 Perez (2–0) Cone (12–6) Montgomery (8) Yankee Stadium 31,452 69–48
118 August 13 Royals 9–3 Irabu (3–2) Belcher (11–11) Yankee Stadium 31,418 70–48
119 August 14 Royals 10–5 Wells (14–5) Olson (1–1) Rivera (37) Yankee Stadium 28,991 71–48
120 August 15 Rangers 5–2 Gooden (6–4) Clark (1–4) Rivera (38) Yankee Stadium 36,231 72–48
121 August 16 Rangers 5–8 Wetteland (7–2) Mendoza (4–5) Yankee Stadium 41,634 72–49
122 August 17 Rangers 8–0 Mendoza (5–5) Witt (11–9) Yankee Stadium 42,002 73–49
123 August 19 @ Angels 4–12 Dickson (12–5) Wells (14–6) Anaheim Stadium 22,596 73–50
124[permanent dead link] August 20 @ Angels 7–3 Gooden (7–4) Hill (6–10) Mendoza (2) Anaheim Stadium N/A 74–50
125[permanent dead link] August 20 @ Angels 8–5 Irabu (4–2) Langston (2–4) Rivera (39) Anaheim Stadium 32,343 75–50
126 August 21 @ Angels 4–3 (12) Stanton (6–0) Harris (2–3) Nelson (2) Anaheim Stadium 27,102 76–50
127 August 22 @ Mariners 5–9 Fassero (13–7) Rogers (5–5) Kingdome 57,351 76–51
128 August 23 @ Mariners 10–8 Rivera (4–3) Slocumb (0–7) Stanton (2) Kingdome 57,282 77–51
129 August 24 @ Mariners 3–5 Ayala (9–4) Wells (14–7) Timlin (10) Kingdome 54,391 77–52
130 August 26 @ Athletics 18–2 Pettitte (15–7) Oquist (2–4) Oakland Alameda Coliseum 14,301 78–52
131 August 27 @ Athletics 7–8 Matthews (8–5) Nelson (3–6) Oakland Alameda Coliseum 18,079 78–53
132 August 29 Expos 3–4 Telford (4–4) Rivera (4–4) Urbina (23) Yankee Stadium 33,893 78–54
133 August 30 Expos 2–7 Martínez (16–6) Wells (14–8) Yankee Stadium 40,362 78–55
134 August 31 Expos 3–2 Pettitte (16–7) Johnson (1–3) Rivera (40) Yankee Stadium 55,707 79–55
September (17–11) Home: 8–5 Away: 9–6
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
135 September 1 @ Phillies 1–5 Schilling (14–10) Irabu (4–3) Veterans Stadium 50,869 79–56
136 September 2 @ Phillies 0–5 Grace (2–0) Rogers (5–6) Veterans Stadium 37,258 79–57
137 September 3 @ Phillies 4–5 Spradlin (3–6) Stanton (6–1) Veterans Stadium 38,352 79–58
138 September 4 Orioles 2–5 Krivda (3–0) Wells (14–9) Myers (41) Yankee Stadium 39,770 79–59
139 September 5 Orioles 9–13 Key (15–8) Irabu (4–4) Yankee Stadium 46,568 79–60
140 September 6 Orioles 1–4 Erickson (16–5) Mendoza (5–6) Yankee Stadium 52,535 79–61
141 September 7 Orioles 10–3 Rogers (6–6) Mussina (13–7) Yankee Stadium 47,945 80–61
142 September 9 @ Red Sox 8–6 Banks (1–0) Lowe (2–5) Rivera (41) Fenway Park 32,355 81–61
143 September 10 @ Red Sox 2–5 Sele (13–12) Wells (14–10) Gordon (5) Fenway Park 31,011 81–62
144 September 11 @ Orioles 14–2 Pettitte (17–7) Key (15–9) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47,066 82–62
145 September 12 @ Orioles 13–5 Mendoza (6–6) Erickson (16–6) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47,511 83–62
146 September 13 @ Orioles 1–6 Mussina (14–7) Rogers (6–7) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47,696 83–63
147 September 14 @ Orioles 8–2 Gooden (8–4) Kamieniecki (9–6) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47,264 84–63
148 September 15 Red Sox 7–6 Rivera (5–4) Corsi (3–2) Yankee Stadium 25,873 85–63
149 September 16 Red Sox 2–0 Pettitte (18–7) Wasdin (4–6) Rivera (42) Yankee Stadium 86–63
150 September 16 Red Sox 4–3 Banks (2–0) Checo (0–1) Rivera (43) Yankee Stadium 29,145 87–63
151 September 17 Tigers 6–2 Mendoza (7–6) Moehler (11–11) Yankee Stadium 19,331 88–63
152 September 18 Tigers 7–9 Jones (4–3) Borowski (2–3) Miceli (3) Yankee Stadium 18,600 88–64
153 September 19 Blue Jays 0–3 Daal (2–2) Gooden (8–5) Escobar (13) Yankee Stadium 31,195 88–65
154 September 20 Blue Jays 4–3 Banks (3–0) Janzen (1–1) Yankee Stadium 38,332 89–65
155 September 21 Blue Jays 5–4 Boehringer (3–2) Almanzar (0–1) Yankee Stadium 40,038 90–65
156 September 22 Blue Jays 8–1 Wells (15–10) Hentgen (15–10) Yankee Stadium 23,380 91–65
157 September 23 @ Indians 9–10 Mesa (4–4) Nelson (3–7) Jacobs Field 43,039 91–66
158 September 24 @ Indians 8–4 Gooden (9–5) Anderson (4–2) Jacobs Field 42,976 92–66
159 September 25 @ Indians 5–4 Mendoza (8–6) Shuey (4–2) Stanton (3) Jacobs Field 43,004 93–66
160 September 26 @ Tigers 8–2 Rivera (6–4) Jones (5–4) Tiger Stadium 29,206 94–66
161 September 27 @ Tigers 6–1 Wells (16–10) Moehler (11–12) Tiger Stadium 33,712 95–66
162 September 28 @ Tigers 7–2 Irabu (5–4) Keagle (3–5) Tiger Stadium 38,171 96–66

Postseason Game log

Legend
Yankees Win Yankees Loss Game Postponed
1997 Postseason Game Log (2–3)
ALDS vs Indians (2–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
1 September 30 Indians 8–6 Mendoza (1–0) Plunk (0–1) Rivera (1) Yankee Stadium 57,398 1–0
2 October 2 Indians 5–7 Wright (1–0) Pettitte (0–1) Yankee Stadium 57,360 1–1
3 October 4 @ Indians 6–1 Wells (1–0) Nagy (0–1) Jacobs Field 45,274 2–1
4 October 5 @ Indians 2–3 Jackson (1–0) Mendoza (1–1) Jacobs Field 45,231 2–2
5 October 6 @ Indians 3–4 Wright (2–0) Pettitte (0–2) Mesa (1) Jacobs Field 45,203 2–3

Player stats

Batting

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 Joe Girardi 112 398 105 .264 1 50
1B Tino Martinez 158 594 176 .296 44 141
2B Luis Sojo 77 215 66 .307 2 25
SS Derek Jeter 159 654 190 .291 10 70
3B Charlie Hayes 100 353 91 .258 11 53
LF Tim Raines 74 271 87 .321 4 38
CF Bernie Williams 129 509 167 .328 21 100
RF Paul O'Neill 149 553 179 .324 21 117
DH Cecil Fielder 98 361 94 .260 13 61

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
Wade Boggs 103 353 103 .292 4 28
Chad Curtis 93 320 93 .291 12 50
Mark Whiten 69 215 57 .265 5 24
Jorge Posada 60 188 47 .250 6 25
Mariano Duncan 50 172 42 .244 1 13
Rey Sánchez 38 138 43 .312 1 15
Pat Kelly 67 120 29 .242 2 10
Mike Stanley 28 87 25 .287 3 12
Scott Pose 54 87 19 .218 0 5
Andy Fox 22 31 7 .226 0 1
Darryl Strawberry 11 29 3 .103 0 2
Iván Cruz 11 20 5 .250 0 3
Pete Incaviglia 5 16 4 .250 0 0
Homer Bush 10 11 4 .364 0 3
Mike Figga 2 4 0 .000 0 0

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
Andy Pettitte 35 240.1 18 7 2.88 166
David Wells 32 218.0 16 10 4.21 156
David Cone 29 195.0 12 6 2.82 222
Dwight Gooden 20 106.1 9 5 4.91 66

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
Kenny Rogers 31 145.0 6 7 5.65 78
Ramiro Mendoza 39 133.2 8 6 4.24 82
Hideki Irabu 13 53.1 5 4 7.09 56
Willie Banks 5 14.0 3 0 1.93 8
Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jeff Nelson 77 3 7 2 2.86 81
Mariano Rivera 66 6 4 43 1.88 68
Mike Stanton 64 6 1 3 2.57 70
Graeme Lloyd 46 1 1 1 3.31 26
Brian Boehringer 34 3 2 0 2.63 53
Jim Mecir 25 0 4 0 5.88 25
David Weathers 10 0 1 0 10.00 4
Danny Rios 2 0 0 0 19.29 1
Joe Borowski 1 0 1 0 9.00 2
Wade Boggs 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

ALDS

Main article: 1997 American League Division Series

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

Awards and records

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Don Mattingly's number 23 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1997.

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Stump Merrill
AA Norwich Navigators Eastern League Trey Hillman
A Tampa Yankees Florida State League Lee Mazzilli
A Greensboro Bats South Atlantic League Tom Nieto
A-Short Season Oneonta Yankees New York–Penn League Joe Arnold
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Ken Dominguez

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References

  1. ^ Pat Listach Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ "Clay Bellinger Stats".
  3. ^ Jim Leyritz Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Mike Stanton Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ a b Mark Whiten Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ "Luis Sojo Stats".
  7. ^ "David Weathers Stats".
  8. ^ Mariano Duncan Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ "Box Score of Game played on Monday, June 16, 1997 at Yankee Stadium".
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007