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1997 Cleveland IndiansPayroll Summary
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Eric Plunk earned $1,850,000 for the 1997 Cleveland Indians
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameIndians
LocationCleveland,Ohio
Record86-75 (1st in American League Central)League Rank4thMLB Rank9th
BallparkJacobs Field
ManagerMike HargroveGeneral ManagerJohn Hart
CoachesJohnny Goryl (Bench Coach), Luis Isaac (Bullpen Coach), Charlie Manuel (Hitting Coach), Dave Nelson (First Base Coach), Jeff Newman (Third Base Coach), Mark Wiley (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsLost World Series (Marlins)
#1 Draft PickTim Drew (#28)
Payroll$54,130,232 (Rank: 4th)
Attendance3,404,750 (Rank: 4th)
Minor League AffiliatesBuffalo Bisons (AAA) 87-57 ... Akron Aeros (AA) 51-90 ... Kinston Indians (A+) 87-53 ... Columbus Red Stixx (A) 62-76 ... Watertown Indians (A-) 39-36 ... Burlington Indians (Rk) 32-36 ...
Years Available1879-2019

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Payroll Data for 1997 Cleveland Indians

TopPREV  NEXTPayrolls Main 1st Round Draft Picks Active Players Currently Active on this Team
Player NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationSalary ($)MLB-RankTM-RankStatusCurrent Org (Level)
Sandy AlomarC6-5 235 R-R 1966-06-18 31Salinas,Puerto Rico MLB1984-20071988-2007
1983-   UDFA-SDN
2,600,00015511  
Brian AndersonP6-1 183 R-L 1972-04-26 25Portsmouth,Virginia MLB1993-20071993-2005
1993- 1-   3-CAL
150,00076643  
Paul AssenmacherP6-3 210 L-L 1960-12-10 36Allen Park,Michigan MLB1983-19991986-1999
1983-   UDFA-ATL
875,00030320  
Bruce AvenLF-OF5-9 180 R-R 1972-03-04 25Orange,Texas MLB1991-20031997-2002
1994-30- 829-CLE
150,00076642  
Pat BordersC6-2 200 R-R 1963-05-14 34Columbus,Ohio MLB1982-20061988-2005
1982- 6- 134-TOR
400,00041525  
Jeff Branson3B-2B6-0 180 L-R 1967-01-26 30Waynesboro,Mississippi MLB1986-20021992-2001
1988- 2-  45-CIN
550,00036321  
Casey Candaele2B-SS5-9 165 B-R 1961-01-12 36Lompoc,California MLB1980-20001986-1997
1982-   UDFA-MON
150,00076646  
Sean Casey1B6-4 226 L-R 1974-07-02 22Willingsboro,New Jersey MLB1993-20081997-2008
1995- 2-  53-CLE
150,00076640  
Terry ClarkP6-2 190 R-R 1960-10-10 36Los Angeles,California MLB1979-19991988-1997
1979-23- 575-SLN
200,00057528  
Bartolo ColonP6-0 230 R-R 1973-05-24 24Altamira,Dom Rep MLB1994-20181997-2018
1993-   UDFA-CLE
150,00076644Free Agent  
Chad CurtisCF-LF5-10 185 R-R 1968-11-06 28Marion,Indiana MLB1989-20011992-2001
1989-45-1157-CAL
900,00029119  
Einar DiazC5-10 165 R-R 1972-12-28 24David,Panama MLB1992-20071996-2006
1990-   UDFA-CLE
150,00076639  
Tony FernandezSS6-2 195 B-R 1962-06-30 35San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1980-20011983-2001
1979-   UDFA-TOR
1,550,00023717  
Julio FrancoSS-2B6-1 200 R-R 1958-08-23 38San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1978-20141982-2007
1978-   UDFA-PHI
3,292,4041127  
Brian GilesLF-CF5-10 200 L-L 1971-01-20 26El Cajon,California MLB1989-20091995-2009
1989-17- 437-CLE
175,00064432  
Danny GravesP5-11 185 R-R 1973-08-07 23Saigon,Vietnam MLB1992-20081996-2006
1994- 4- 101-CLE
160,00069434  
Marquis GrissomCF5-11 188 R-R 1967-04-17 30Atlanta,Georgia MLB1988-20051989-2005
1988- 3-  76-MON
4,850,000483  
Orel HershiserP6-3 192 R-R 1958-09-16 38Buffalo,New York MLB1979-20001983-2000
1979-17- 440-LAN
3,100,0001198  
Trenidad HubbardLF-CF5-9 203 R-R 1966-05-11 31Chicago,Illinois MLB1986-20051994-2003
1986-12- 302-HOU
150,00076645  
Damian Jackson2B-SS5-11 185 R-R 1973-08-06 23Los Angeles,California MLB1992-20091996-2006
1991-44-1148-CLE
150,00076641  
Mike JacksonP6-2 225 R-R 1964-12-22 32Houston,Texas MLB1984-20041986-2004
1984- 2-  43-PHI
2,000,00019013  
Jason JacomeP6-1 185 L-L 1970-11-24 26Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1990-20091994-1998
1991-12- 329-NYN
220,00053727  
Jeff JudenP6-8 265 R-R 1971-01-19 26Salem,Massachusetts MLB1989-20041991-1999
1989- 1-  12-HOU
185,00061330  
David JusticeRF-LF6-3 200 L-L 1966-04-14 31Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1985-20021989-2002
1985- 4-  94-ATL
6,300,000272  
Steve KlineP6-1 215 B-L 1972-08-22 24Sunbury,Pennsylvania MLB1978-20081997-2007
1993- 8- 223-CLE
150,00076638  
Albie LopezP6-2 185 R-R 1971-08-18 25Mesa,Arizona MLB1991-20111993-2003
1991-20- 528-CLE
176,00064231  
Jeff Manto3B-1B6-3 210 R-R 1964-08-23 32Bristol,Pennsylvania MLB1985-20001990-2000
1985-14- 355-CAL
240,00052026  
Jack McDowellP6-5 190 R-R 1966-01-16 31Van Nuys,California MLB1985-19991987-1999
1987- 1-   5-CHA
4,800,000554  
Jose MesaP6-3 225 R-R 1966-05-22 31Azua,Dom Rep MLB1979-20071987-2007
1981-   UDFA-TOR
1,947,22319915  
Kevin MitchellLF-3B5-11 244 R-R 1962-01-13 35San Diego,California MLB1981-19981984-1998
1980-   UDFA-NYN
500,00037623  
Alvin MormanP6-3 210 L-L 1969-01-06 28Rockingham,North Carolina MLB1991-19991996-1999
1991-39-1015-HOU
165,00067633  
Charles NagyP6-3 200 L-R 1967-05-05 30Fairfield,Connecticut MLB1987-20031990-2003
1988- 1-  17-CLE
3,437,5001046  
Chad OgeaP6-2 220 L-R 1970-11-09 26Lake Charles,Louisiana MLB1989-20011994-1999
1991- 3-  86-CLE
533,33337222  
Eric PlunkP6-6 224 R-R 1963-09-03 33Wilmington,California MLB1981-20001986-1999
1981- 4- 103-NYA
1,850,00020616  
Manny RamirezDH6-0 205 R-R 1972-05-30 25Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1991-20141993-2011
1991- 1-  13-CLE
2,100,00018112Free Agent  
Bip Roberts2B-LF5-7 165 B-R 1963-10-27 33Berkeley,California MLB1982-19981986-1998
1982- 1-  13-PIT
1,950,00019814  
Kevin Seitzer3B-1B5-11 180 R-R 1962-03-26 35Springfield,Illinois MLB1983-19971986-1997
1983-11- 283-KCA
1,220,00025918  
Richie Sexson1B6-7 206 R-R 1974-12-29 22Portland,Oregon MLB1993-20081997-2008
1993-24- 671-CLE
150,00076637  
Paul ShueyP6-3 215 R-R 1970-09-16 26Lima,Ohio MLB1990-20071994-2007
1992- 1-   2-CLE
197,00060029  
John SmileyP6-4 210 L-L 1965-03-17 32Phoenixville,Pennsylvania MLB1983-19971986-1997
1983-12- 300-PIT
3,750,000905  
Jim ThomeDH6-4 220 L-R 1970-08-27 26Peoria,Illinois MLB1990-20121991-2012
1989-13- 333-CLE
2,625,00015310Retired  
Omar Vizquel2B-3B5-9 175 B-R 1967-04-24 30Caracas,Venezuela MLB1984-20121989-2012
1984-   UDFA-SEA
3,050,0001249Retired  
Dave WeathersP6-3 230 R-R 1969-09-25 27Lawrenceburg,Tennessee MLB1988-20091991-2009
1988- 3-  82-TOR
435,00040124  
Matt Williams3B6-2 210 R-R 1965-11-28 31Bishop,California MLB1984-20031987-2003
1986- 1-   3-SFN
7,150,00081  
Enrique Wilson2B-SS5-11 160 B-R 1973-07-27 23Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1992-20061997-2005
1992-   UDFA-MIN
150,00076636  
Jaret WrightP6-2 230 R-R 1975-12-29 21Anaheim,California MLB1994-20071997-2007
1994- 1-  10-CLE
150,00076635