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1996 Cleveland Indians

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1995 / 1997

99-62, Finished 1st in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Mike Hargrove (99-62)
GM: John Hart, Scouting Dir: Jay Robertson
Scored 952 runs, Allowed 769 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 96-65

Ballparks: Jacobs Field · Attendance: 3,318,174 (2nd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 102

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1995 / 1997 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Sandy Alomar 30 R R 6' 5" 200 Jun 18, 1966 9 127 111 127 125 0 124 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1.0 $2,575,000 All-Star
Brian Anderson 24 L L 6' 1" 190 Apr 26, 1972 4 10 9 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8
Paul Assenmacher 35 L L 6' 3" 195 Dec 10, 1960 11 63 0 0 63 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 $871,400
Carlos Baerga 27 B R 5' 11" 165 Nov 4, 1968 7 100 99 100 100 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.8 $4,750,000
Albert Belle 29 R R 6' 1" 190 Aug 25, 1966 8 158 158 158 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 152 6 0 0 5.7 $5,700,000 All-Star
Jeromy Burnitz 27 L R 6' 0" 190 Apr 15, 1969 4 71 27 71 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 5 15 30 15 32 3 1.2 $190,000
Casey Candaele 35 B R 5' 9" 160 Jan 12, 1961 8 24 6 24 15 0 0 0 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 5 -0.0 $150,000
Mark Carreon 32 R L 6' 0" 170 Jul 19, 1963 10 38 35 38 36 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 4 1 5 2 2 0 0.6
Einar Diaz 23 R R 5' 10" 165 Dec 28, 1972 1st 4 0 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Alan Embree 26 L L 6' 2" 185 Jan 23, 1970 3 24 0 0 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5 $155,000
Alvaro Espinoza 34 R R 6' 0" 170 Feb 19, 1962 11 59 25 59 57 0 0 18 5 20 16 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0.0 $400,000
Julio Franco 37 R R 6' 0" 160 Aug 23, 1958 14 112 109 112 97 0 0 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3 0 3.0 $2,401,972
Brian Giles 25 L L 5' 11" 195 Jan 20, 1971 2 51 28 51 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 5 16 21 16 2 1.4 $110,000
Danny Graves 22 R R 5' 11" 200 Aug 7, 1973 1st 15 0 0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Orel Hershiser 37 R R 6' 3" 190 Sep 16, 1958 14 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 $1,750,000
Damian Jackson 22 R R 5' 10" 160 Aug 16, 1973 1st 5 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.2
Jeff Kent 28 R R 6' 1" 185 Mar 7, 1968 5 39 28 39 33 0 0 19 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 0.7
Wayne Kirby 32 L R 5' 11" 185 Jan 22, 1964 6 27 1 27 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 10 18 3 6 6 -0.1 $437,500
Scott Leius 30 R R 6' 3" 180 Sep 24, 1965 7 27 9 27 21 0 0 7 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 -0.6 $300,000
Kenny Lofton 29 L L 6' 0" 180 May 31, 1967 6 154 153 154 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 152 0 1 0 5.5 $3,575,000 All-Star
Albie Lopez 24 R R 6' 2" 240 Aug 18, 1971 4 13 10 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $132,000
Dennis Martinez 42 R R 6' 1" 160 May 14, 1954 21 20 20 0 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 $3,816,766
Jack McDowell 30 R R 6' 5" 180 Jan 16, 1966 9 30 30 0 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 $4,800,000
Kent Mercker 28 L L 6' 1" 175 Feb 1, 1968 8 10 0 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Jose Mesa 30 R R 6' 3" 170 May 22, 1966 8 69 0 0 69 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 $1,872,223 All-Star
Eddie Murray HOF 40 B R 6' 2" 190 Feb 24, 1956 20 88 86 88 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 2 0 -0.5 $2,000,000
Charles Nagy 29 L R 6' 3" 200 May 5, 1967 7 32 32 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.7 $3,487,500 All-Star
Chad Ogea 25 R R 6' 2" 200 Nov 9, 1970 3 29 21 0 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 $145,000
Geronimo Pena 29 B R 6' 1" 170 Mar 29, 1967 7 5 2 5 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.1
Tony Pena 39 R R 6' 0" 175 Jun 4, 1957 17 67 50 67 67 0 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4 $558,333
Herbert Perry 26 R R 6' 2" 210 Sep 15, 1969 3 7 3 7 6 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -0.1
Eric Plunk 32 R R 6' 5" 210 Sep 3, 1963 11 56 0 0 56 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 $750,000
Jim Poole 30 L L 6' 2" 190 Apr 28, 1966 7 32 0 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $500,000
Manny Ramirez 24 R R 6' 0" 225 May 30, 1972 4 152 149 152 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 149 149 3 3 0 4.2 $1,100,000
Joe Roa 24 R R 6' 1" 195 Oct 11, 1971 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Kevin Seitzer 34 R R 5' 11" 180 Mar 26, 1962 11 22 22 22 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 1.1
Paul Shuey 25 R R 6' 3" 215 Sep 16, 1970 3 42 0 0 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 $138,000
Greg Swindell 31 R L 6' 2" 225 Jan 2, 1965 11 13 2 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Julian Tavarez 23 L R 6' 2" 165 May 22, 1973 4 51 4 0 51 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $391,666
Jim Thome 25 L R 6' 4" 250 Aug 27, 1970 6 151 145 151 150 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 7.5 $1,600,000
Ryan Thompson 28 R R 6' 3" 200 Nov 4, 1967 5 8 4 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 8 0 2 0 0.1 $275,000
Jose Vizcaino 28 B R 6' 1" 150 Mar 26, 1968 8 48 47 48 47 0 0 0 45 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.2
Omar Vizquel 29 B R 5' 9" 180 Apr 24, 1967 8 151 149 151 150 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.3 $3,050,000
Nigel Wilson 26 L L 6' 1" 185 Jan 12, 1970 3 10 1 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 9 0 0.1 $125,000
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1995 / 1997 Roster (40-man)