1997 Detroit Tigers season: Wikis

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1997 Detroit Tigers
Major league affiliations
Location
1997 information
Owner(s) Mike Ilitch
Manager(s) Buddy Bell
Local television WKBD
(Ernie Harwell, Al Kaline, Jim Price)
PASS
(Ernie Harwell, Jim Price, Fred McLeod)
Local radio WJR
(Frank Beckmann, Lary Sorensen)

The 1997 Detroit Tigers finished in third place in the American League Eastern Division with a record of 79-83 (.488). They were outscored by their opponents 790 to 784. The Tigers drew 1,365,157 fans to Tiger Stadium in 1997, ranking 13th of the 14 teams in the American League.

Contents

Offseason

  • January 9, 1997: Vince Coleman signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers. [1]

Regular season

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Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 98 64 .605 --
New York Yankees 96 66 .586 2.0
Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488 19.0
Boston Red Sox 78 84 .481 20.0
Toronto Blue Jays 76 86 .469 22.0

Transactions

  • April 8, 1997: Bob Hamelin was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers. [2]
  • April 16, 1997: Vince Coleman was released by the Detroit Tigers. [1]

Roster

1997 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game Log

Legend
Tigers win Tigers loss Game postponed

Player stats

Batting

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
Raul Casanova 101 304 74 .243 5 24
Tony Clark 159 580 160 .276 32 117
Damion Easley 151 527 139 .264 22 72
Travis Fryman 154 595 163 .274 22 102
Deivi Cruz 147 436 105 .241 2 40
Bobby Higginson 146 546 163 .299 27 101
Brian L. Hunter 162 658 177 .269 4 45
Melvin Nieves 116 359 82 .228 20 64
Bob Hamelin 110 318 86 .270 18 52
Phil Nevin 93 251 59 .235 9 35
Curtis Pride 79 162 34 .210 2 19
Brian Johnson 45 139 33 .237 2 18
Matt Walbeck 47 137 38 .277 3 10
Bubba Trammell 44 123 28 .228 4 13
Jody Reed 52 112 22 .196 0 8
Orlando Miller 50 111 26 .234 2 10
Juan Encarnacion 11 33 7 .212 1 5
Frank Catalanotto 13 26 8 .308 0 3
Jimmy Hurst 13 17 3 .176 1 1
Vince Coleman 6 14 1 .071 0 0
Marcus Jensen 8 11 2 .182 0 1
Kimera Bartee 12 5 1 .200 0 0
Joe Hall 2 4 2 .500 0 3

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
Justin Thompson 32 223.3 15 11 3.02 151
Brian Moehler 31 175.3 11 12 4.67 97
Willie Blair 29 175.0 16 8 4.17 90
Omar Olivares 19 115.0 5 6 4.70 74
Felipe Lira 20 92.0 5 7 5.77 64
Scott Sanders 14 74.3 3 8 5.33 58

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Todd Jones 68 70.0 5 4 31 3.09 70
Mike Myers 88 53.7 0 4 2 5.70 50
Dan Miceli 71 82.7 3 2 3 5.01 79
Doug Brocail 61 78.0 3 4 2 3.23 60
A. J. Sager 38 84.0 3 4 3 4.18 53
Kevin Jarvis 17 41.7 0 3 0 5.40 27
Jose Bautista 21 40.3 2 2 0 6.69 19
Glenn Dishman 7 29.0 1 2 0 5.28 20
John Cummings 19 24.7 2 0 0 5.47 8
Eddie Gaillard 16 20.3 1 0 1 5.31 12
Roberto Duran 13 10.7 0 0 0 7.59 11
Tim Pugh 2 9.0 1 1 0 5.00 4
Fernando Hernandez 2 1.3 0 0 0 40.50 2

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Glenn Ezell and Gene Roof
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Dave Anderson
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Mark Meleski
A West Michigan Whitecaps Midwest League Bruce Fields
Short-Season A Jamestown Jammers New York-Penn League Dwight Lowry and Matt Martin
Rookie GCL Tigers Gulf Coast League Kevin Bradshaw

[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Vince Coleman Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hamelbo01.shtml
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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