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A high-level summary of the 1997 Major League Baseball Season. The page includes standings, team totals and leaderboards. There is a lot more information on the season in various sub-sections such as the player register, team pages and boxscore-related pages.
Season Information
Season
1997
World Series Champions
Runner Up
Most Valuable Players
Cy Young Winners
Rookies of the Year
Managers of the Year
#1 Draft Pick
Matt Anderson (Detroit Tigers)
All-Star Game
Cleveland,Ohio
Teams
28
Players
Attendance
Payroll
$1,061,631,360
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1997 MLB Batting Totals

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Team NameDivisionLeagueGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
Boston Red SoxEastAL1700578185116843733218581068485141044592155---155.291.352.463.81564302676590.264.172.3257.9916.242.0331.22.8835.0
Colorado RockiesWestNL22405603923161126940239869137655621060637335---138.288.357.478.83563362677548.303.190.3168.8716.731.8923.43.7734.0
New York YankeesEastAL168557108911636325231618469958676954373470---138.287.362.436.79865272490509.275.149.31610.3614.621.4135.52.4731.1
Cleveland IndiansCentralAL1651555686815893012222081011859617955374549---152.286.358.467.82563042594543.303.181.3099.7915.151.5525.23.4934.2
Seattle MarinersWestAL1765561492515743122126489089406261110494649---146.280.355.485.84063842720597.324.205.3059.8117.391.7721.34.1437.9
Texas RangersWestAL1740565180715473112718777372375001116342852---118.274.334.438.77262652473525.259.164.3097.9817.812.2330.22.9833.9
Chicago White SoxCentralAL1847549177914982602815874010652569901334760---133.273.341.417.75862002288446.257.144.2989.1814.531.5834.82.5529.8
Anaheim AngelsWestAL1670562882915312792516177512672617953454057---129.272.346.416.76263872343465.264.144.3009.6614.921.5435.02.5230.4
San Diego PadresWestNL21865609795151927516152761140606041129356358---130.271.342.407.74963692282443.258.136.3129.4817.731.8736.92.3929.2
Atlanta BravesEastNL21935528791149026837174755108585971160528352---143.270.343.426.76963122354479.273.156.3109.4618.381.9431.82.7632.2
Minnesota TwinsCentralAL17185634772152230540132730151524951121602056---117.270.333.409.74262652303477.244.139.3137.9017.892.2642.72.1131.3
Baltimore OriolesEastAL173155848121498264221967806326586952654659---121.268.341.429.77063402394482.272.161.2909.2415.021.6228.53.0932.2
Los Angeles DodgersWestNL214655447421488242331747061316449810793310536---109.268.330.418.74862162318449.252.150.3048.0117.362.1731.92.8030.2
Kansas City RoyalsCentralAL17665599747147825635158711130665611061425142---108.264.333.407.74062952278449.255.143.2998.9116.851.8935.42.5130.4
Chicago CubsCentralNL23415489687144426939127642116604511003348338---119.263.321.396.71760952172435.225.133.3007.4016.462.2243.22.0830.1
New York MetsEastNL2246552477714482742815374097745501029575859---122.262.332.405.73762482237455.247.143.2948.8016.471.8736.12.4531.4
Pittsburgh PiratesCentralNL21945503725144029152129686160504811161927747---105.262.329.404.73362002222472.250.142.3087.7618.732.4142.72.0832.8
Milwaukee BrewersCentralAL1815544468114152942713564310355494967584852---123.260.325.398.72360962168456.238.138.2918.1015.861.9640.32.2132.2
Oakland AthleticsWestAL1854558976414512742319771471366421181494940---133.260.339.423.76263692362494.284.163.29510.0818.541.8428.43.0934.0
Florida MarlinsEastNL21555439740141027228136703115586861074617142---132.259.346.395.74162992146436.272.136.29810.8917.051.5740.02.1630.9
Houston AstrosCentralNL214955027771427314401337201717463310851007453---104.259.344.403.74763622220487.277.144.2989.9517.051.7141.42.0934.1
Detroit TigersEastAL17455481784141526832176743161725781164493447---120.258.332.415.74761892275476.279.157.2969.3418.812.0131.12.8433.6
Montreal ExposEastNL2193552669114233393417265975464201084737240---95.258.316.425.74161312346545.248.167.2906.8517.682.5832.12.8138.3
San Francisco GiantsWestNL22265485784141526637172746121496421120466459---111.258.337.414.75162962271475.286.156.29210.2017.791.7431.92.7333.6
Philadelphia PhilliesEastNL2139544366813902903511662292565191032407450---105.255.322.385.70761262098441.232.130.2938.4716.851.9946.91.8931.7
St. Louis CardinalsCentralNL21745524689140926939144654164605431191425844---128.255.324.396.72062112188452.258.141.2998.7419.182.1938.42.3232.1
Cincinnati RedsCentralNL22885484651138626927142612190675181113457530---104.253.321.389.71061522135438.253.136.2928.4218.092.1538.62.3131.6
Toronto Blue JaysEastAL16445473654133327541147627134504871138593852---102.244.310.389.69961092131463.250.145.2807.9718.632.3437.22.4134.7
28 record(s)
Glossary:
Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league League Abbreviation or name of league G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

1997 MLB Pitching Totals

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Team NameDivisionLeagueWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
Oakland AthleticsWestAL65975.4964216220160480381,445.31734946881197642953514641.6410.801.234.005.945.891.48.401
Colorado RockiesWestNL83795.2558816293153426381,432.71697908836196566870506671.5810.661.233.565.475.711.54.512
Minnesota TwinsCentralAL68945.02552162103152390301,434.01596861800187495908666331.4610.021.173.115.705.401.83.420
San Diego PadresWestNL76864.9958816250157426431,450.015818918041725961059587611.509.811.073.706.575.531.78.469
Philadelphia PhilliesEastNL68944.87571162133149409351,420.3144184076817161612097312581.459.131.083.907.665.321.96.420
Boston Red SoxEastAL78844.8657916273155417401,451.71569857783149611987511701.509.730.923.796.125.311.62.481
Seattle MarinersWestAL90724.7955416293153392381,447.715008337711925981207575661.459.331.193.727.515.182.02.556
Chicago White SoxCentralAL80814.7455016161155389521,422.31505833749175575961719321.469.521.113.646.085.271.67.497
Cleveland IndiansCentralAL86754.7358916141157428391,425.715288157491815751036593511.489.651.143.636.545.151.80.534
Kansas City RoyalsCentralAL67944.71554161112150393291,443.01530820755186531961626541.439.541.163.315.995.111.81.416
Texas RangersWestAL77854.7054416281154382331,429.71598823747169541925556381.5010.061.063.415.825.181.71.475
Detroit TigersEastAL79834.56579162135149417421,445.71476790733178552982513431.409.191.113.446.124.921.78.488
Anaheim AngelsWestAL84784.5256216293153400391,454.715067947302026051050579541.459.321.253.746.504.911.74.519
Chicago CubsCentralNL68944.4460316262156441371,429.014517597051855901072358431.439.141.173.726.754.781.82.420
San Francisco GiantsWestNL90724.4364316253157481451,445.7149479371216057810444810391.439.301.003.606.504.941.81.556
Cincinnati RedsCentralNL76864.4258516250157423491,449.014087647111735581159647771.368.751.073.477.204.752.08.469
Pittsburgh PiratesCentralNL79834.2861316262156451411,436.0150376068314356010806112641.449.420.903.516.774.761.93.488
Milwaukee BrewersCentralAL78834.2352816163155367441,427.314197426711775421016465611.378.951.123.426.414.681.87.484
Montreal ExposEastNL78844.145521622712135390371,447.013657406651495571138524631.338.490.933.467.084.602.04.481
New York MetsEastNL88743.9553816273155376491,459.31452709641160504982477471.348.960.993.116.064.371.95.543
Toronto Blue JaysEastAL76863.93498162197143336341,442.714536946301674971150545391.359.071.043.107.184.332.31.469
Baltimore OriolesEastAL98643.9156216284154400591,461.014046816351645631139434301.358.651.013.477.024.202.02.605
St. Louis CardinalsCentralNL73893.8856116250157399391,455.714227086281245361130488591.358.790.773.326.994.382.11.451
New York YankeesEastAL96663.85530162113151368511,467.7146368862714453211656210451.368.970.883.267.154.222.19.593
Florida MarlinsEastNL92703.83566162124150404391,446.713536696151316391188414631.388.420.823.987.394.161.86.568
Houston AstrosCentralNL84783.67516162167146354371,459.013796605951345111138469521.308.510.833.157.024.072.23.519
Los Angeles DodgersWestNL88743.6357416261156412451,459.3132564558816354612323614451.288.171.013.377.603.982.26.543
Atlanta BravesEastNL101613.185361622110141374371,465.713195815181114501196384311.218.100.682.767.353.572.66.623
28 record(s)
Glossary:
Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league League Abbreviation or name of league W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))