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1998 Cleveland Indians

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1997 / 1999

89-73, Finished 1st in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Mike Hargrove (89-73)
GM: John Hart, Scouting Dir: Lee MacPhail IV
Scored 850 runs, Allowed 779 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-75

Ballparks: Jacobs Field · Attendance: 3,467,299 (2nd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 108, Pitching - 107

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1997 / 1999 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 32 R R 6' 5" 200 Jun 18, 1966 11 117 108 117 111 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 -0.2 $2,725,000 All-Star
Paul Assenmacher 37 L L 6' 3" 195 Dec 10, 1960 13 69 0 5 69 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 $1,325,000
David Bell 25 R R 5' 10" 170 Sep 14, 1972 4 107 96 107 107 0 0 1 101 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.6
Geronimo Berroa 33 R R 6' 0" 165 Mar 18, 1965 9 20 18 20 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 14 5 2 0 -0.3 $2,200,000
Pat Borders 35 R R 6' 2" 190 May 14, 1963 11 54 42 54 54 0 53 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -0.4 $500,000
Jeff Branson 31 L R 6' 0" 180 Jan 26, 1967 7 63 19 63 54 0 0 3 31 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 1 -0.7 $550,000
Russell Branyan 22 L R 6' 4" 235 Dec 19, 1975 1st 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0 $170,000
Dave Burba 31 R R 6' 4" 220 Jul 7, 1966 9 32 31 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.8 $2,800,000
Jolbert Cabrera 25 R R 6' 2" 205 Dec 8, 1972 1st 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0 $170,000
Bartolo Colon 25 R R 5' 11" 285 May 24, 1973 2 31 31 1 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.4 $180,000 All-Star
Joey Cora 33 B R 5' 7" 150 May 14, 1965 11 24 21 24 21 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 -0.4
Jacob Cruz 25 L L 6' 0" 175 Jan 28, 1973 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.0
Einar Diaz 25 R R 5' 10" 165 Dec 28, 1972 3 17 14 17 17 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.2 $178,000
Shawon Dunston 35 R R 6' 1" 175 Mar 21, 1963 14 62 39 62 45 0 0 0 24 0 14 11 1 0 12 7 7 11 -0.2 $1,000,000
Cecil Fielder 34 R R 6' 3" 230 Sep 21, 1963 13 14 9 14 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4 0 -0.6 $170,000
Travis Fryman 29 R R 6' 1" 180 Mar 25, 1969 9 146 145 146 144 0 0 0 0 144 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2.9 $5,400,000
Brian Giles 27 L L 5' 11" 195 Jan 20, 1971 4 112 95 112 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 95 3 6 104 6 7 1 3.9 $300,000
Dwight Gooden 33 R R 6' 2" 190 Nov 16, 1964 14 23 23 1 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.6 $2,787,500
Michael Jackson 33 R R 6' 1" 185 Dec 22, 1964 13 69 0 4 69 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.8 $2,000,000
Jason Jacome 27 L L 6' 1" 155 Nov 24, 1970 5 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Doug Jones 41 R R 6' 3" 195 Jun 24, 1957 14 23 0 0 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7
David Justice 32 L L 6' 3" 195 Apr 14, 1966 10 146 136 146 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 2 21 123 9 1 2.1 $6,500,000
Steve Karsay 26 R R 6' 3" 210 Mar 24, 1972 4 11 1 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 $400,000
Rick Krivda 28 R L 6' 1" 180 Jan 19, 1970 4 11 1 1 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 $205,000
Kenny Lofton 31 L L 6' 0" 180 May 31, 1967 8 154 150 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 154 0 0 0 5.9 $7,550,000 All-Star
Torey Lovullo 32 B R 6' 1" 185 Jul 25, 1965 7 6 5 6 6 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Matt Luke 27 L L 6' 5" 220 Feb 26, 1971 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.1
Jeff Manto 33 R R 6' 3" 210 Aug 23, 1964 7 15 10 15 14 0 0 7 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.4 $250,000
Tom Martin 28 L L 6' 1" 200 May 21, 1970 2 14 0 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.1 $190,000
Jose Mesa 32 R R 6' 3" 170 May 22, 1966 10 44 0 1 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5 $1,700,000
Alvin Morman 29 L L 6' 3" 210 Jan 6, 1969 3 31 0 4 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 $220,000
Charles Nagy 31 L R 6' 3" 200 May 5, 1967 9 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $3,416,666
Chad Ogea 27 R R 6' 2" 200 Nov 9, 1970 5 19 9 0 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $1,033,333
Eric Plunk 34 R R 6' 5" 210 Sep 3, 1963 13 37 0 5 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $1,800,000
Jim Poole 32 L L 6' 2" 190 Apr 28, 1966 9 12 0 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Jason Rakers 25 R R 6' 2" 197 Jun 29, 1973 1st 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Alex Ramirez 23 R R 5' 11" 180 Oct 3, 1974 1st 3 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 -0.1
Manny Ramirez 26 R R 6' 0" 225 May 30, 1972 6 150 149 150 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 148 148 2 0 0 5.2 $2,850,000 All-Star
Steve Reed 33 R R 6' 2" 200 Mar 11, 1965 7 20 0 0 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Richie Sexson 23 R R 6' 6" 205 Dec 29, 1974 2 49 44 49 46 0 0 45 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 2 2 2 1.0 $175,000
Paul Shuey 27 R R 6' 3" 215 Sep 16, 1970 5 43 0 5 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 $567,667
Jim Thome 27 L R 6' 4" 250 Aug 27, 1970 8 123 120 123 117 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 3.3 $4,800,000 All-Star
Ron Villone 28 L L 6' 3" 245 Jan 16, 1970 4 25 0 0 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $240,000
Omar Vizquel 31 B R 5' 9" 180 Apr 24, 1967 10 151 149 151 151 0 0 0 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.3 $3,050,000 All-Star
Mark Whiten 31 B R 6' 3" 210 Nov 25, 1966 9 88 55 87 73 1 0 0 0 0 0 43 22 13 78 5 14 2 1.7 $200,000
Enrique Wilson 24 B R 5' 11" 160 Jul 27, 1973 2 32 23 32 31 0 0 0 22 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.3 $175,000
Tim Worrell 30 R R 6' 4" 210 Jul 5, 1967 6 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jaret Wright 22 R R 6' 2" 220 Dec 29, 1975 2 32 32 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 $190,000
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.

1997 / 1999 Roster (40-man)