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1997 Cleveland Indians

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1996 / 1998

86-75, Finished 1st in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Mike Hargrove (86-75)
GM: John Hart, Scouting Dir: Lee MacPhail IV
Scored 868 runs, Allowed 815 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 85-76

Ballparks: Jacobs Field · Attendance: 3,404,750 (2nd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 98


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1996 / 1998 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name 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 31 R R 6' 5" 200 Jun 18, 1966 10 125 116 125 119 0 119 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 3.9 $2,600,000 All-Star
Brian Anderson 25 L L 6' 1" 190 Apr 26, 1972 5 8 8 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Paul Assenmacher 36 L L 6' 3" 195 Dec 10, 1960 12 75 0 4 75 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 $875,000
Bruce Aven 25 R R 5' 9" 180 Mar 4, 1972 1st 13 3 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 2 13 0 0 2 -0.1
Pat Borders 34 R R 6' 2" 190 May 14, 1963 10 55 45 55 53 0 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.3 $400,000
Jeff Branson 30 L R 6' 0" 180 Jan 26, 1967 6 29 19 29 25 0 0 0 19 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0.1
Casey Candaele 36 B R 5' 9" 160 Jan 12, 1961 9 14 4 14 9 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0.2
Sean Casey 22 L R 6' 4" 215 Jul 2, 1974 1st 6 2 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 -0.0
Terry Clark 36 R R 6' 2" 190 Oct 18, 1960 6 4 4 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Bartolo Colon 24 R R 5' 11" 285 May 24, 1973 1st 19 17 1 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $150,000
Chad Curtis 28 R R 5' 10" 175 Nov 6, 1968 6 22 6 22 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 4 19 0 2 7 0.2 $900,000
Einar Diaz 24 R R 5' 10" 165 Dec 28, 1972 2 5 1 5 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Tony Fernandez 35 B R 6' 2" 165 Jun 30, 1962 14 120 102 120 116 0 0 0 109 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 2.2 $1,550,000
Julio Franco 38 R R 6' 0" 160 Aug 23, 1958 15 78 76 78 35 0 0 1 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 1 0 0.6 $3,292,404
Brian Giles 26 L L 5' 11" 195 Jan 20, 1971 3 130 103 130 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 20 25 127 9 17 2 2.0 $175,000
Danny Graves 23 R R 5' 11" 200 Aug 7, 1973 2 5 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Marquis Grissom 30 R R 5' 11" 190 Apr 17, 1967 9 144 144 144 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 144 0 0 0 1.9 $4,850,000
Orel Hershiser 38 R R 6' 3" 190 Sep 16, 1958 15 32 32 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.3 $3,100,000
Trent Hubbard 33 R R 5' 8" 180 May 11, 1964 4 7 3 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 6 0 1 1 0.0
Damian Jackson 23 R R 5' 10" 160 Aug 16, 1973 2 8 2 8 6 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 -0.1
Michael Jackson 32 R R 6' 1" 185 Dec 22, 1964 12 71 0 5 71 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 $2,000,000
Jason Jacome 26 L L 6' 1" 155 Nov 24, 1970 4 21 4 1 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Jeff Juden 26 R R 6' 7" 245 Jan 19, 1971 6 8 5 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
David Justice 31 L L 6' 3" 195 Apr 14, 1966 9 139 135 139 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 0 5 79 61 4 0 3.8 $6,300,000 All-Star
Steve Kline 24 B L 6' 2" 200 Aug 22, 1972 1st 20 1 0 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $150,000
Albie Lopez 25 R R 6' 2" 240 Aug 18, 1971 5 37 6 4 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.2 $176,000
Jeff Manto 32 R R 6' 3" 210 Aug 23, 1964 6 16 5 16 13 0 0 6 0 7 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 -0.0 $240,000
Jack McDowell 31 R R 6' 5" 180 Jan 16, 1966 10 8 6 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $4,800,000
Jose Mesa 31 R R 6' 3" 170 May 22, 1966 9 66 0 5 66 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 $1,947,223
Kevin Mitchell 35 R R 5' 10" 186 Jan 13, 1962 12 20 15 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 16 4 0 -0.5 $500,000
Alvin Morman 28 L L 6' 3" 210 Jan 6, 1969 2 34 0 4 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $165,000
Charles Nagy 30 L R 6' 3" 200 May 5, 1967 8 34 34 2 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.8 $3,437,500
Chad Ogea 26 R R 6' 2" 200 Nov 9, 1970 4 21 21 2 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 $533,333
Eric Plunk 33 R R 6' 5" 210 Sep 3, 1963 12 55 0 3 55 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $1,850,000
Manny Ramirez 25 R R 6' 0" 225 May 30, 1972 5 150 149 150 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 146 146 4 0 0 4.6 $2,100,000
Bip Roberts 33 B R 5' 7" 150 Oct 27, 1963 11 23 21 23 22 0 0 0 13 0 0 10 0 0 10 0 1 0 0.2
Kevin Seitzer 35 R R 5' 11" 180 Mar 26, 1962 12 64 47 64 32 0 0 19 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 24 12 0 -0.4 $1,220,000
Richie Sexson 22 R R 6' 6" 205 Dec 29, 1974 1st 5 2 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 -0.1
Paul Shuey 26 R R 6' 3" 215 Sep 16, 1970 4 40 0 2 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $197,000
John Smiley 32 L L 6' 4" 180 Mar 17, 1965 12 6 6 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Jim Thome 26 L R 6' 4" 250 Aug 27, 1970 7 147 140 147 145 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 5.4 $2,625,000 All-Star
Omar Vizquel 30 B R 5' 9" 180 Apr 24, 1967 9 153 149 153 152 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.5 $3,050,000
David Weathers 27 R R 6' 3" 205 Sep 25, 1969 7 9 1 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Matt Williams 31 R R 6' 2" 205 Nov 28, 1965 11 151 148 151 151 0 0 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.2 $7,150,000
Enrique Wilson 23 B R 5' 11" 160 Jul 27, 1973 1st 5 3 5 5 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Jaret Wright 21 R R 6' 2" 220 Dec 29, 1975 1st 16 16 2 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 $150,000
Name 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.

1996 / 1998 Roster (40-man)