1997 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record76–86 (.469)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Interbrew,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
General manager(s)Gord Ash
Manager(s)Cito Gaston, Mel Queen
Local televisionCBC Television
(Brian Williams, John Cerutti)
The Sports Network
(Dan Shulman, Buck Martinez)
Local radioCJCL (AM)
(Jerry Howarth, Tom Cheek)
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The 1997 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's 21st season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing fifth in the American League East with a record of 76 wins and 86 losses. With a massive re-design of their logos and uniforms, the Blue Jays attempted to re-establish themselves in the American League East by signing Roger Clemens via Free Agency and bringing All-Stars Carlos García and Orlando Merced through trade. Although Clemens rejuvenated himself with the Blue Jays (en route to one of the best-ever single seasons by a starting pitcher, winning the Cy Young Award and the pitchers' triple crown), both Garcia and Merced ended up being flops as dismal overall hitting and an inconsistent bullpen doomed the Blue Jays once again to a last-place finish. 1997 also marked the end of the road for manager Cito Gaston, being fired near the end of the season (Gaston would eventually return to the team in 2008). Longtime fan-favourite Joe Carter also played in his final season for the Blue Jays, as he was released at the end of the season.

Offseason

Regular season

Opening Day starters

Interleague Play

Expos vs. Jays

June 30, SkyDome, Toronto, Ontario

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Montreal 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 6 0
Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0
W: Pedro Martínez (10-3)  L: Pat Hentgen (8-5)  
Home Runs: Vladimir Guerrero (4), Carlos Delgado (15) Attendance: 37,430 Time: 2:03

Batting

Montreal Expos AB R H RBI Toronto Blue Jays AB R H RBI
Grudzielanek, ss 3 1 1 0 Nixon cf 4 0 1 0
Lansing 2b 4 0 0 0 Merced dh 4 0 0 0
Santangelo 3b 4 0 0 0 Carter lf 4 0 0 0
Segui 1b 3 0 2 1 Delgado 1b 2 1 1 1
Rodriguez lf 4 0 0 0 Sprague 3b 3 0 0 0
Orsulak lf 0 0 0 0 Green rf 3 0 0 0
Guerrero rf 4 1 2 1 Santiago c 3 0 0 0
McGuire dh 3 0 0 0 Gonzalez ss 3 0 1 0
White cf 3 0 0 0 Garcia 2b 3 0 0 0
Widger c 3 0 1 0 NONE 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 2 6 2 Totals 29 1 3 1

Pitching

Montreal Expos IP H R ER BB SO
Martinez W (10-3) 9.0 3 1 1 1 10
Totals 9.0 3 1 1 1 10
Toronto Blue Jays IP H R ER BB SO
Hentgen L (8-5) 9.0 6 2 2 1 3
Totals 9.0 6 2 2 1 3

Canada Day Game

The Blue Jays and Expos played to a sold-out Skydome crowd on Canada Day. Legendary Roger Clemens would get the start as the Blue Jays donned red uniforms for the second time. Montreal pitcher Jeff Juden would have a no-hitter through the first six innings until Shawn Green would hit a dramatic home run to break Juden's bid for a no-hitter.

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

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 Toronto Blue Jays
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Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Game log

1997 Game Log
April
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 1 White Sox 6 – 5 (10) Castillo (1-0) Plesac (0-1) Hernández (1) 40,299 0-1
2 April 2 White Sox 6 – 1 Clemens (1-0) Álvarez (0-1) 31,310 1-1
3 April 4 Brewers 6 – 2 Guzmán (1-0) Karl (0-1) Crabtree (1) 26,331 2-1
4 April 5 Brewers 5 – 2 McAndrew (1-0) Williams (0-1) Jones (1) 31,226 2-2
5 April 6 Brewers 4 – 2 McDonald (1-1) Hentgen (0-1) Jones (2) 29,106 2-3
-- April 8 @ White Sox Postponed (cold weather) Rescheduled for August 19
6 April 9 @ White Sox 5 – 0 Clemens (2-0) Álvarez (0-2) 746 3-3
7 April 10 @ White Sox 4 – 0 Guzmán (2-0) Baldwin (0-1) 14,180 4-3
-- April 11 @ Brewers Postponed (snow) Rescheduled for July 28
-- April 12 @ Brewers Postponed (snow) Rescheduled for July 29
8 April 13 @ Brewers 3 – 2 Wickman (1-0) Crabtree (0-1) 19,143 4-4
9 April 14 Royals 3 – 2 Rusch (2-0) Quantrill (0-1) Pichardo (2) 25,642 4-5
10 April 15 Royals 7 – 5 Rosado (1-0) Guzmán (2-1) Pichardo (3) 25,582 4-6
11 April 16 Athletics 4 – 3 Crabtree (1-1) Taylor (0-1) 26,139 5-6
12 April 17 Athletics 5 – 4 Quantrill (1-1) Groom (0-1) Timlin (1) 25,625 6-6
13 April 18 @ Rangers 6 – 5 Hentgen (1-1) Pavlik (1-2) Timlin (2) 30,452 7-6
14 April 19 @ Rangers 6 – 0 Clemens (3-0) Hill (1-2) 44,206 8-6
15 April 20 @ Rangers 10 – 5 Witt (3-0) Guzmán (2-2) 34,333 8-7
16 April 21 @ Angels 5 – 4 (13) DeLucia (1-0) Spoljaric (0-1) 13,413 8-8
17 April 22 @ Angels 7 – 6 Quantrill (2-1) James (1-2) Plesac (1) 13,353 9-8
18 April 23 @ Angels 5 – 4 (10) DeLucia (2-0) Spoljaric (0-2) 13,117 9-9
19 April 25 Mariners 13 – 8 Ayala (2-0) Plesac (0-2) 31,215 9-10
20 April 26 Mariners 4 – 3 Quantrill (3-1) Lowe (0-1) 31,420 10-10
21 April 27 Mariners 2 – 1 Johnson (3-0) Person (0-1) Charlton (7) 32,160 10-11
22 April 29 @ Royals 6 – 5 (10) Pichardo (1-0) Quantrill (3-2) 12,533 10-12
23 April 30 @ Royals 1 – 0 Clemens (4-0) Appier (3-1) Spoljaric (1) 13,004 11-12
May
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
24 May 1 @ Royals 8 – 0 Rosado (2-0) Williams (0-2) 12,046 11-13
25 May 2 Twins 3 – 2 (10) Radke (2-1) Crabtree (1-2) Aguilera (5) 30,226 11-14
26 May 3 Twins 6 – 5 Quantrill (4-2) Ritchie (2-3) 29,150 12-14
27 May 4 Twins 1 – 0 Hentgen (2-1) Tewksbury (1-5) 29,114 13-14
28 May 5 Tigers 3 – 1 Clemens (5-0) Olivares (1-2) 27,169 14-14
29 May 6 Tigers 2 – 1 (10) Crabtree (2-2) Jones (1-2) 26,294 15-14
30 May 7 @ Indians 7 – 1 McDowell (3-2) Person (0-2) 42,463 15-15
31 May 8 @ Indians 4 – 3 Guzmán (3-2) Ogea (2-3) Quantrill (1) 42,567 16-15
32 May 9 @ Twins 4 – 1 Hentgen (3-1) Rodriguez (1-3) Timlin (3) 13,277 17-15
33 May 10 @ Twins 6 – 4 Clemens (6-0) Swindell (2-2) Crabtree (2) 20,932 18-15
34 May 11 @ Twins 3 – 2 Williams (1-2) Aldred (1-5) Timlin (4) 32,552 19-15
35 May 12 @ Twins 12 – 2 Radke (3-2) Carpenter (0-1) 10,830 19-16
36 May 13 @ Tigers 4 – 0 Lira (2-2) Guzmán (3-3) 9,992 19-17
37 May 14 @ Tigers 7 – 2 Hentgen (4-1) Moehler (2-3) 11,788 20-17
38 May 16 Indians 5 – 2 Clemens (7-0) Hershiser (3-2) Timlin (5) 35,195 21-17
39 May 17 Indians 8 – 1 Lopez (1-2) Williams (1-3) 36,220 21-18
40 May 18 Indians 8 – 6 Ogea (4-3) Carpenter (0-2) Jackson (4) 31,137 21-19
41 May 20 @ Yankees 2 – 0 Hentgen (5-1) Pettitte (6-2) 20,220 22-19
42 May 21 @ Yankees 4 – 1 Clemens (8-0) Rogers (3-2) 19,863 23-19
43 May 23 Angels 12 – 2 Springer (3-1) Guzmán (3-4) 30,209 23-20
44 May 24 Angels 3 – 1 Watson (2-3) Williams (1-4) Percival (2) 28,351 23-21
45 May 25 Angels 4 – 3 (11) Timlin (1-0) DeLucia (4-2) 28,180 24-21
46 May 26 Rangers 8 – 1 Clemens (9-0) Santana (2-2) 28,113 25-21
47 May 27 Rangers 15 – 5 Burkett (4-3) Person (0-3) 28,126 25-22
48 May 28 Yankees 6 – 4 Wells (5-3) Guzmán (3-5) Rivera (15) 32,338 25-23
49 May 29 Yankees 4 – 0 Cone (6-3) Williams (1-5) Nelson (1) 43,155 25-24
50 May 30 @ Athletics 12 – 7 Prieto (4-3) Hentgen (5-2) 11,004 25-25
51 May 31 @ Athletics 13 – 3 Clemens (10-0) Telgheder (1-3) 15,027 26-25
June
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
52 June 1 @ Athletics 8 – 2 Oquist (1-1) Person (0-4) 21,127 26-26
53 June 2 @ Mariners 3 – 0 Johnson (8-1) Andújar (0-1) 40,312 26-27
54 June 3 @ Mariners 6 – 3 Moyer (5-2) Williams (1-6) 28,786 26-28
55 June 5 Athletics 4 – 3 Reyes (1-0) Hentgen (5-3) Taylor (10) 30,189 26-29
56 June 6 Athletics 4 – 1 Clemens (11-0) Oquist (1-2) Quantrill (2) 32,208 27-29
57 June 7 Athletics 3 – 1 Person (1-4) Karsay (1-7) Quantrill (3) 28,490 28-29
58 June 8 Athletics 7 – 5 Wengert (3-3) Andújar (0-2) Taylor (11) 29,404 28-30
59 June 10 Mariners 8 – 3 Hentgen (6-3) Sanders (2-6) 33,124 29-30
60 June 11 Mariners 5 – 1 Fassero (6-2) Clemens (11-1) 41,099 29-31
61 June 13 @ Phillies 4 – 3 Gomes (1-0) Spoljaric (0-3) Bottalico (14) 26,799 29-32
62 June 14 @ Phillies 3 – 2 Person (2-4) Nye (0-2) Quantrill (4) 22,582 30-32
63 June 15 @ Phillies 11 – 1 Hentgen (7-3) Leiter (4-7) 30,516 31-32
64 June 16 Braves 3 – 0 Neagle (10-1) Clemens (11-2) 34,409 31-33
65 June 17 Braves 8 – 7 Maddux (8-3) Andújar (0-3) Wohlers (14) 31,356 31-34
66 June 18 Braves 5 – 3 Williams (2-6) Smoltz (6-6) Timlin (6) 31,717 32-34
67 June 20 Orioles 3 – 0 Hentgen (8-3) Mussina (8-2) 30,266 33-34
68 June 21 Orioles 5 – 1 Erickson (10-2) Plesac (0-3) 40,139 33-35
69 June 22 Orioles 5 – 2 Kamieniecki (6-3) Person (2-5) Myers (25) 35,106 33-36
70 June 23 Red Sox 7 – 6 Sele (9-5) Williams (2-7) Slocumb (8) 30,380 33-37
71 June 24 Red Sox 9 – 6 Wasdin (2-3) Andújar (0-4) Slocumb (9) 27,263 33-38
72 June 25 Red Sox 13 – 12 Wakefield (3-7) Hentgen (8-4) Slocumb (10) 27,605 33-39
73 June 26 @ Orioles 3 – 0 Clemens (12-2) Erickson (10-3) Timlin (7) 47,617 34-39
74 June 27 @ Orioles 2 – 1 Person (3-5) Kamieniecki (6-4) Spoljaric (2) 47,900 35-39
75 June 28 @ Orioles 5 – 2 Williams (3-7) Key (11-4) Timlin (8) 47,687 36-39
76 June 29 @ Orioles 3 – 2 Escobar (1-0) Benítez (0-3) Timlin (9) 47,763 37-39
77 June 30 Expos 2 – 1 Martínez (10-3) Hentgen (8-5) 37,430 37-40
July
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
78 July 1 Expos 2 – 1 Juden (10-2) Clemens (12-3) Urbina (15) 50,436 37-41
79 July 2 Expos 7 – 6 (13) Timlin (2-0) Telford (2-2) 34,176 38-41
80 July 3 Yankees 3 – 1 Wells (9-4) Williams (3-8) Rivera (27) 31,227 38-42
81 July 4 Yankees 1 – 0 Escobar (2-0) Cone (8-4) 34,134 39-42
82 July 5 Yankees 8 – 0 Pettitte (9-5) Hentgen (8-6) 44,206 39-43
83 July 6 Yankees 2 – 0 Clemens (13-3) Mendoza (3-4) 41,137 40-43
84 July 10 @ Red Sox 8 – 7 (11) Eshelman (3-3) Timlin (2-1) 30,913 40-44
85 July 11 @ Red Sox 8 – 4 Hentgen (9-6) Wasdin (3-4) 32,543 41-44
86 July 12 @ Red Sox 3 – 1 Clemens (14-3) Sele (10-7) Spoljaric (3) 33,106 42-44
87 July 13 @ Red Sox 3 – 2 Williams (4-8) Wakefield (3-10) Escobar (1) 32,418 43-44
88 July 14 @ Orioles 9 – 5 Mathews (2-1) Person (3-6) 47,042 43-45
89 July 15 @ Orioles 8 – 4 Boskie (5-3) Guzmán (3-6) 47,062 43-46
90 July 16 @ Rangers 6 – 0 Oliver (6-9) Hentgen (9-7) 45,313 43-47
91 July 17 @ Rangers 9 – 1 Clemens (15-3) Burkett (7-8) 46,239 44-47
92 July 18 @ Angels 2 – 1 Williams (5-8) Watson (8-6) Escobar (2) 26,087 45-47
93 July 19 @ Angels 5 – 4 Percival (4-4) Timlin (2-2) 28,288 45-48
94 July 20 @ Angels 9 – 5 Finley (8-6) Andújar (0-5) 19,671 45-49
95 July 22 Brewers 5 – 2 Hentgen (10-7) Eldred (9-10) Escobar (3) 33,181 46-49
96 July 23 Brewers 8 – 0 Clemens (16-3) McAndrew (1-1) 31,580 47-49
97 July 24 Brewers 5 – 4 Williams (6-8) Mercedes (3-6) Escobar (4) 30,114 48-49
98 July 25 Royals 2 – 1 Person (4-6) Rusch (3-6) Escobar (5) 31,308 49-49
99 July 26 Royals 6 – 5 Timlin (3-2) Carrasco (0-1) 34,133 50-49
100 July 27 Royals 3 – 2 Olson (1-0) Quantrill (4-3) 32,341 50-50
101 July 28 @ Brewers 1 – 0 Woodard (1-0) Clemens (16-4) Fetters (3) 50-51
102 July 28 @ Brewers 9 – 3 Adamson (3-1) Flener (0-1) 18,034 50-52
103 July 29 @ Brewers 2 – 0 Mercedes (4-6) Williams (6-9) Fetters (4) 22,549 50-53
104 July 29 @ Brewers 4 – 2 Karl (6-10) Carpenter (0-3) Fetters (5) 12,237 50-54
105 July 31 @ Tigers 4 – 2 Thompson (9-8) Person (4-7) Jones (19) 16,294 50-55
August
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
106 August 1 @ Tigers 7 – 5 Hentgen (11-7) Miceli (2-2) Escobar (6) 23,682 51-55
107 August 2 @ Tigers 8 – 7 Brocail (3-4) Quantrill (4-4) Jones (20) 22,254 51-56
108 August 3 @ Tigers 5 – 2 Blair (11-4) Williams (6-10) Jones (21) 27,848 51-57
109 August 4 @ Twins 9 – 3 Radke (16-5) Carpenter (0-4) 19,018 51-58
110 August 5 @ Twins 8 – 3 Person (5-7) Miller (0-2) 17,920 52-58
111 August 6 Indians 6 – 3 Hentgen (12-7) Lopez (3-5) Escobar (7) 36,463 53-58
112 August 7 Indians 4 – 0 Clemens (17-4) Smiley (1-1) 35,194 54-58
113 August 8 Tigers 6 – 3 Williams (7-10) Blair (11-5) Escobar (8) 30,228 55-58
114 August 9 Tigers 3 – 2 Sanders (4-9) Carpenter (0-5) Jones (23) 37,166 55-59
115 August 10 Tigers 4 – 2 Thompson (11-8) Person (5-8) 32,354 55-60
116 August 11 Tigers 8 – 2 Hentgen (13-7) Jarvis (0-2) 30,105 56-60
117 August 12 Twins 9 – 1 Clemens (18-4) Bowers (0-2) 33,108 57-60
118 August 13 Twins 3 – 2 Quantrill (5-4) Trombley (1-2) 31,292 58-60
119 August 15 @ Indians 5 – 4 (10) Assenmacher (4-0) Crabtree (2-3) 43,011 58-61
120 August 16 @ Indians 8 – 4 Shuey (3-1) Quantrill (5-5) 42,908 58-62
121 August 17 @ Indians 10 – 5 Clemens (19-4) Wright (3-2) 42,861 59-62
122 August 18 @ Indians 5 – 3 Hershiser (11-5) Williams (7-11) Mesa (6) 42,471 59-63
123 August 19 @ White Sox 6 – 5 Carpenter (1-5) Cruz (0-1) Escobar (9) 60-63
124 August 19 @ White Sox 5 – 3 Bere (1-0) Andújar (0-6) Karchner (7) 19,643 60-64
125 August 20 @ White Sox 12 – 6 Baldwin (9-13) Person (5-9) 20,003 60-65
126 August 21 @ White Sox 6 – 3 Drabek (10-8) Hentgen (13-8) Karchner (8) 20,120 60-66
127 August 22 @ Royals 5 – 3 Clemens (20-4) Rosado (8-10) Escobar (10) 29,604 61-66
128 August 23 @ Royals 6 – 5 Janzen (1-0) Walker (3-3) Quantrill (5) 19,249 62-66
129 August 24 @ Royals 11 – 8 (13) Crabtree (3-3) Casian (0-2) 14,434 63-66
130 August 26 White Sox 8 – 5 Baldwin (10-13) Williams (7-12) Karchner (10) 31,198 63-67
131 August 27 White Sox 13 – 2 Hentgen (14-8) Drabek (10-9) 30,219 64-67
132 August 28 White Sox 3 – 2 (11) Quantrill (6-5) McElroy (0-3) 36,181 65-67
133 August 29 Marlins 8 – 0 Leiter (9-9) Person (5-10) 29,223 65-68
134 August 30 Marlins 4 – 1 Fernandez (17-9) Carpenter (1-6) Nen (32) 35,229 65-69
135 August 31 Marlins 8 – 3 Hernández (9-0) Williams (7-13) 31,125 65-70
September
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
136 September 1 @ Mets 3 – 0 Isringhausen (2-0) Hentgen (14-9) Franco (34) 19,196 65-71
137 September 2 @ Mets 8 – 5 Acevedo (2-1) Clemens (20-5) Wendell (5) 17,635 65-72
138 September 3 @ Mets 4 – 2 Mlicki (7-10) Quantrill (6-6) Franco (35) 14,513 65-73
139 September 4 Rangers 6 – 2 Helling (2-1) Carpenter (1-7) 26,178 65-74
140 September 5 Rangers 5 – 1 Williams (8-13) Pavlik (2-4) 27,121 66-74
141 September 6 Rangers 2 – 1 Hentgen (15-9) Burkett (7-12) Escobar (11) 31,232 67-74
142 September 7 Rangers 4 – 0 Clemens (21-5) Oliver (11-11) 30,212 68-74
143 September 8 Angels 12 – 10 Plesac (1-3) James (4-5) Escobar (12) 25,775 69-74
144 September 9 Angels 2 – 0 Carpenter (2-7) Hill (7-12) 25,674 70-74
145 September 10 @ Athletics 3 – 2 Mathews (5-2) Plesac (1-4) 4,764 70-75
146 September 11 @ Athletics 8 – 7 Mathews (6-2) Escobar (2-1) 6,135 70-76
147 September 12 @ Mariners 7 – 3 Ayala (10-4) Clemens (21-6) 37,044 70-77
148 September 13 @ Mariners 6 – 3 Escobar (3-1) Ayala (10-5) 51,631 71-77
149 September 14 @ Mariners 3 – 2 Timlin (6-4) Risley (0-1) Slocumb (24) 45,477 71-78
150 September 15 @ Mariners 7 – 3 Cloude (3-2) Williams (8-14) Slocumb (25) 41,684 71-79
151 September 17 @ Red Sox 4 – 3 Mahay (3-0) Quantrill (6-7) Gordon (9) 23,648 71-80
152 September 18 @ Red Sox 3 – 2 Corsi (4-2) Escobar (3-2) 27,990 71-81
153 September 19 @ Yankees 3 – 0 Daal (1-0) Gooden (8-5) Escobar (13) 31,195 72-81
154 September 20 @ Yankees 4 – 3 (11) Banks (3-0) Janzen (1-1) 38,332 72-82
155 September 21 @ Yankees 5 – 4 (10) Boehringer (3-2) Almanzar (0-1) 40,038 72-83
156 September 22 @ Yankees 8 – 1 Wells (15-10) Hentgen (15-10) 23,380 72-84
157 September 23 Orioles 3 – 2 Rodríguez (2-1) Clemens (21-7) Myers (44) 29,276 72-85
158 September 24 Orioles 9 – 3 Kamieniecki (10-6) Daal (1-1) 27,443 72-86
159 September 25 Orioles 4 – 3 Carpenter (3-7) Mussina (15-8) Escobar (14) 28,324 73-86
160 September 26 Red Sox 3 – 0 Williams (9-14) Henry (7-3) 34,155 74-86
161 September 27 Red Sox 12 – 5 Janzen (2-1) Corsi (5-3) 37,401 75-86
162 September 28 Red Sox 3 – 2 Plesac (2-4) Gordon (6-10) 40,251 76-86

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 HR RBI Avg.
C Benito Santiago 97 341 83 13 42 .243
1B Carlos Delgado 153 519 136 30 91 .262
2B Carlos García 103 350 77 3 23 .220
3B Ed Sprague Jr. 138 504 115 14 48 .228
SS Alex Gonzalez 126 426 102 12 35 .239
LF José Cruz, Jr. 55 212 49 14 34 .231
CF Otis Nixon 103 401 105 1 26 .262
RF Orlando Merced 98 368 98 9 40 .266
DH Joe Carter 157 612 143 21 102 .234

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Other batters

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

Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.
Shawn Green 135 429 123 16 53 .287
Charlie O'Brien 69 225 49 4 27 .218
Jacob Brumfield 58 174 36 2 20 .207
Shannon Stewart 44 168 48 0 22 .286
Mariano Duncan 39 167 38 0 12 .228
Tilson Brito 49 126 28 0 8 .222
Tomás Pérez 40 123 24 0 9 .195
Juan Samuel 45 95 27 3 15 .284
Robert Pérez 37 78 15 2 6 .192
Rubén Sierra 14 48 10 1 5 .208
Tom Evans 12 38 11 1 2 .289
Felipe Crespo 12 28 8 1 5 .286
Rich Butler 7 14 4 0 2 .286
Julio Mosquera 3 8 2 0 0 .250
Sandy Martínez 3 2 0 0 0 .000

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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
Pat Hentgen 35 264.0 15 10 3.68 160
Roger Clemens 34 264.0 21 7 2.05 292
Woody Williams 31 194.2 9 14 4.35 124
Robert Person 23 128.1 5 10 5.61 99
Chris Carpenter 14 81.1 3 7 5.09 55
Juan Guzmán 13 60.0 3 6 4.95 52

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Luis Andújar 17 50.0 0 6 6.48 28
Omar Daal 9 27.0 1 1 4.00 28
Huck Flener 8 17.1 0 1 9.87 9
Erik Hanson 3 15.0 0 0 7.80 18
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 Quantrill 77 6 7 5 1.94 56
Dan Plesac 73 2 4 1 3.58 61
Mike Timlin 38 3 2 9 2.87 36
Paul Spoljaric 37 0 3 3 3.19 43
Kelvim Escobar 27 3 2 14 2.90 36
Tim Crabtree 37 3 3 2 7.08 26
Marty Janzen 12 2 1 0 3.60 17
Carlos Almanzar 4 0 1 0 2.70 4
Bill Risley 3 0 1 0 8.31 2
Kenny Robinson 3 0 0 0 2.70 4

Award winners

All-Star Game

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Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse SkyChiefs International League Garth Iorg
AA Knoxville Smokies Southern League Omar Malavé
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Dennis Holmberg
A Hagerstown Suns South Atlantic League J. J. Cannon
A-Short Season St. Catharines Stompers New York–Penn League Rocket Wheeler
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League Marty Pevey

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References

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  2. ^ Dan Plesac Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Jeff Ware Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Roger Clemens Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Juan Samuel Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ John Olerud Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ "1997 Toronto Blue Jays Roster by Baseball Almanac".
  8. ^ "1997 Toronto Blue Jays Schedule by Baseball Almanac".
  9. ^ a b Rubén Sierra Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ Orlando Hudson Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ Ryan Thompson Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  12. ^ "Omar Daal Stats".
  13. ^ Mariano Duncan Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  14. ^ Paul Spoljaric Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  15. ^ "Tilson Brito Stats".
  16. ^ Otis Nixon Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  17. ^ a b 1997 Toronto Blue Jays Statistics and Roster Baseball-Reference.com
  18. ^ Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
  19. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007