Season Information
Team Name
1997 Detroit Tigers
League
American League
Division
East
Calendar
Location
W-L Record
79-83 (.488)   GBL: -19
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
3 / 7 / 14
Runs For/Against
784 / 790   Diff: -6
Playoffs
dnq
Playoff Series
dnq
Playoff Series
General Manager(s)
Manager(s)
Ballpark
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Attendance
Attendance Rank
27
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
14
Years Active
1901-2020
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MLB Transactions on this Date

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TranxDatePlayer NameTransaction DescriptionPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
1997-12-22Joe OliverSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.C-1B6-3220RR1965-07-24Memphis,TN
1983-  2-  41-CIN
MLB1989-20011983-2001
1997-12-22Andy TomberlinSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.OF-1B5-11185LL1966-11-07Monroe,NC
1985-  0-   0-ATL
MLB1993-19981986-2000
1997-12-16Billy RipkenSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.2B-SS6-1190RR1964-12-16Havre de Grace,MD
1982- 11- 286-BAL
MLB1987-19981982-1998
1997-12-15Kevin LidleSelected by Rockies from Tigers in Rule 5 minor league draftC-P5-11170BR1972-03-22Hollywood,CA
1992- 24- 672-DET
AAA1992-2005
1997-12-15Jayson BassSelected by Mariners from Tigers in Rule 5 minor league draftOF6-3225LL1974-06-22Seattle,WA
1993-  5- 137-DET
AAA1993-2006
1997-12-12Bip RobertsSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.2B-OF5-7165BR1963-10-27Berkeley,CA
1982-  1-  13-PIT
MLB1986-19981982-1998
1997-12-12Kevin JarvisReleased by Tigers.P6-2200LR1969-08-01Lexington,KY
1991- 21- 561-CIN
MLB1994-20061988-2006
1997-12-11Frank CastilloSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P6-1190RR1969-04-01El Paso,TX
1987-  6- 140-CHN
MLB1991-20051987-2008
1997-12-09Denny Harrigerre-signed by TigersP5-11185RR1969-07-21Kittanning,PA
1987- 18- 472-NYN
MLB1998-19981987-2006
1997-12-09Luis GonzalezSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.LF-OF6-2190LR1967-09-03Tampa,FL
1988-  4-  90-HOU
MLB1990-20081987-2008
1997-12-08Pedro SwannSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.OF-1B6-0200LR1970-10-27Wilmington,DE
1991- 26- 673-ATL
MLB2000-20031991-2007
1997-12-08Denny HarrigerSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P5-11185RR1969-07-21Kittanning,PA
1987- 18- 472-NYN
MLB1998-19981987-2006
1997-12-04Doug CreekPurchased by Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central) from White Sox.P6-0210LL1969-03-01Winchester,VA
1991-  7- 181-SLN
MLB1995-20051991-2005
1997-12-02Orlando MillerClaimed on waivers by Royals from TigersSS-3B6-1180RR1969-01-13Estafeta el Dorado,PN
1987-  0-   0-NYA
MLB1994-19971988-2008
1997-12-02Joe SiddallSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.C-OF6-1200LR1967-10-25Windsor,ON
1987-  0-   0-MON
MLB1993-19981988-2000
1997-12-01Orlando MillerClaimed on waivers by Royals from Tigers.SS-3B6-1180RR1969-01-13Estafeta el Dorado,PN
1987-  0-   0-NYA
MLB1994-19971988-2008
1997-11-24Jimmy HurstPurchased by Red Sox from Tigers.OF-RF6-6225RR1972-03-01Tuscaloosa,AL
1990- 12- 321-CHA
MLB1997-19971991-2008
1997-11-22Jimmy HurstContract purchased by Red Sox from TigersOF-RF6-6225RR1972-03-01Tuscaloosa,AL
1990- 12- 321-CHA
MLB1997-19971991-2008
1997-11-20Mike MyersTraded by Tigers with Santiago Perez and Rick Greene to Brewers for Bryce Florie.P6-4214LL1969-06-26Arlington Heights,IL
1990-  4- 122-SFN
MLB1995-20071990-2008
1997-11-20Bryce FlorieTraded by Brewers to Tigers for Santiago Perez, Mike Myers and Rick Greene.P5-11192RR1970-05-21Charleston,SC
1988-  5- 110-SDN
MLB1994-20011988-2007
1997-11-20Rick GreeneTraded by Tigers with Santiago Perez and Mike Myers to Brewers for Bryce Florie.P6-5200RR1971-01-02Fort Knox,KY
1992-  1-  16-DET
MLB1999-19991993-2002
1997-11-20Matt WalbeckTraded by Tigers with Phil Nevin to Angels for Nick Skuse.C-DH5-11188BR1969-10-02Sacramento,CA
1987-  8- 192-CHN
MLB1993-20031987-2003
1997-11-20Santiago PerezTraded by Tigers with Mike Myers and Rick Greene to Brewers for Bryce Florie.SS-3B6-2160BR1975-12-30Santo Domingo,DR
1993-  0-   0-DET
MLB2000-20011995-2005
1997-11-20Phil NevinTraded by Tigers with Matt Walbeck to Angels for Nick Skuse.3B-1B6-2231RR1971-01-19Fullerton,CA
1992-  1-   1-HOU
MLB1995-20061993-2006
1997-11-19Dan MiceliTraded by Tigers with Donne Wall and Ryan Balfe to Padres for Tim Worrell and Trey Beamon.P6-0216RR1970-09-09Newark,NJ
1990-  0-   0-KCA
MLB1993-20061990-2009
1997-11-19Trey BeamonTraded by Padres with Tim Worrell to Tigers for Donne Wall, Dan Miceli and Ryan Balfe.OF-LF6-0192LR1974-02-11Dallas,TX
1992-  2-  61-PIT
MLB1996-19981992-2006
1997-11-19Tim WorrellTraded by Padres with Trey Beamon to Tigers for Donne Wall, Dan Miceli and Ryan Balfe.P6-4215RR1967-07-05Pasadena,CA
1989- 20- 520-SDN
MLB1993-20061990-2006
1997-11-19Donne WallTraded by Tigers with Dan Miceli and Ryan Balfe to Padres for Tim Worrell and Trey Beamon.P6-1205RR1967-07-11Potosi,MO
1989- 18- 464-HOU
MLB1995-20021989-2002
1997-11-18Bryan CoreySelected by Diamondbacks from Tigers in expansion draft (Pick #63).P-SS6-0170RR1973-10-21Thousand Oaks,CA
1993- 12- 333-DET
MLB1998-20081993-2012
1997-11-18Bubba TrammellSelected by Devil Rays from Tigers in expansion draft (Pick #22).OF-RF6-2220RR1971-11-06Knoxville,TN
1994- 11- 305-DET
MLB1997-20031994-2007
1997-11-18Joe RandaTraded by Diamondbacks with Gabe Alvarez and Matt Drews to Tigers for Travis Fryman.3B-2B5-11190RR1969-12-18Milwaukee,WI
1991- 11- 288-KCA
MLB1995-20061991-2006
1997-11-18Gabe AlvarezTraded by Diamondbacks with Joe Randa and Matt Drews to Tigers for Travis Fryman.3B-1B6-1205RR1974-03-06Sonora,MX
1995-  2-  32-SDN
MLB1998-20001993-2003
1997-11-18Travis FrymanTraded by Tigers to Diamondbacks for Joe Randa, Gabe Alvarez and Matt Drews.3B-SS6-1195RR1969-03-25Lexington,KY
1987-  1-  30-DET
MLB1990-20021987-2002
1997-11-11Paul BakoTraded by Reds with Donne Wall to Tigers for Melvin Nieves.C-1B6-2205LR1972-06-20Lafayette,LA
1993-  5- 148-CIN
MLB1998-20091993-2009
1997-11-11Donne WallTraded by Reds with Paul Bako to Tigers for Melvin Nieves.P6-1205RR1967-07-11Potosi,MO
1989- 18- 464-HOU
MLB1995-20021989-2002
1997-11-11Melvin NievesTraded by Tigers to Reds for Donne Wall and Paul Bako.OF-RF6-2220BR1971-12-28San Juan,PR
1988-  0-   0-ATL
MLB1992-19981988-2008
1997-11-10Robert EllisSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P6-5220RR1970-12-15Baton Rouge,LA
1990-  3-  77-CHA
MLB1996-20031991-2005
1997-11-01Fernando RodneySigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.P5-11170RR1977-03-18Samana,DR
1997-  0-   0-DET
MLB2002-20191999-2019
1997-10-31Daniel GaribayPurchased by Padres from Mexico City Tigers (Mexican).P5-11160LL1973-02-14Maneadoro,MX
1992-  0-   0-LAN
MLB2000-20001994-2005
1997-09-11Edgar HuertaLoaned by Braves to Mexico City Tigers (Mexican) May 17-P5-11140LL1979-10-21Culiacan,MX
AAA2000-2014
1997-09-09Danilo SanchezSigned as nondrafted free agent by TigersC5-11185RR1980-10-25Santo Domingo,DR
AA2001-2007
1997-07-30Marcus Jensenre-signed by TigersC-1B6-4204BR1972-12-14Oakland,CA
1990-  1-  33-SFN
MLB1996-20021990-2006
1997-07-26Marcus JensenSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.C-1B6-4204BR1972-12-14Oakland,CA
1990-  1-  33-SFN
MLB1996-20021990-2006
1997-07-21Jose BautistaReleased by Tigers.SS-2B5-10150BR1979-06-06Bonao,DR
Rk1997-1997
1997-07-18Scott SandersTraded by Mariners with Carlos Villalobos and Dean Crow to Tigers for Omar Olivares and Felipe Lira.P6-4220RR1969-03-25Hannibal,MO
1990-  1-  32-SDN
MLB1993-19991988-2004
1997-07-18Carlos VillalobosTraded by Mariners with RHP Scott Sanders and RHP Dean Crow to Tigers for RHP Omar Olivares and RHP Felipe Lira July 18 19973B-OF6-0170RR1974-04-05Cartagena,CB
AAA1994-2009
1997-07-18Dean CrowTraded by Mariners with Carlos Villalobos and Scott Sanders to Tigers for Omar Olivares and Felipe Lira.P6-4215LR1972-08-21Garland,TX
1993- 10- 269-SEA
MLB1998-19981993-1999
1997-07-18Omar OlivaresTraded by Tigers with Felipe Lira to Mariners for Carlos Villalobos, Scott Sanders and Dean Crow.P6-0205RR1967-07-06Mayaguez,PR
1986-  0-   0-SDN
MLB1990-20011987-2002
1997-07-18Felipe LiraTraded by Tigers with Omar Olivares to Mariners for Carlos Villalobos, Scott Sanders and Dean Crow.P6-0170RR1972-04-26Miranda,VZ
1990-  0-   0-DET
MLB1995-20011990-2008
1997-07-16Marcus JensenTraded by Giants to Tigers for Brian Johnson.C-1B6-4204BR1972-12-14Oakland,CA
1990-  1-  33-SFN
MLB1996-20021990-2006
1997-07-16Brian JohnsonTraded by Tigers to Giants for Marcus Jensen.C-1B6-2210RR1968-01-08Oakland,CA
1989- 16- 415-NYA
MLB1994-20011987-2001
1997-07-16Dave HajekTraded by Tigers to Padres for Earl Johnson.2B-3B5-10165RR1967-10-14Roseville,CA
1989-  0-   0-HOU
MLB1995-19961990-1999
1997-06-17Kevin JarvisClaimed on waivers by Tigers from Twins.P6-2200LR1969-08-01Lexington,KY
1991- 21- 561-CIN
MLB1994-20061988-2006
1997-05-23Darnell ColesPurchased by Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central) from Rockies.3B-SS6-1185RR1962-06-02San Bernardino,CA
1980-  1-   6-SEA
MLB1983-19971980-1997
1997-05-09Kevin JarvisClaimed on waivers by Twins from Tigers.P6-2200LR1969-08-01Lexington,KY
1991- 21- 561-CIN
MLB1994-20061988-2006
1997-05-02Kevin JarvisClaimed on waivers by Tigers from Reds.P6-2200LR1969-08-01Lexington,KY
1991- 21- 561-CIN
MLB1994-20061988-2006
1997-04-16Vince ColemanReleased by Tigers.OF-LF6-0170BR1960-09-22Jacksonville,FL
1982- 10- 257-SLN
MLB1985-19971982-1998
1997-04-09Jose BautistaSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.SS-2B5-10150BR1979-06-06Bonao,DR
Rk1997-1997
1997-04-08Bob HamelinSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.1B-DH6-0235LL1967-11-29Elizabeth,NJ
1988-  2-  48-KCA
MLB1993-19981988-1999
1997-03-27Jose BautistaReleased by Tigers.SS-2B5-10150BR1979-06-06Bonao,DR
Rk1997-1997
1997-03-26Graham KoonceReleased by Tigers.1B-OF6-4220LL1975-05-15El Cajon,CA
1993- 60-1561-DET
MLB2003-20031994-2007
1997-03-26Jimmy HurstClaimed on waivers by Tigers from White Sox.OF-RF6-6225RR1972-03-01Tuscaloosa,AL
1990- 12- 321-CHA
MLB1997-19971991-2008
1997-03-22Matt SkrmettaTraded by Tigers with Mike Darr to Padres for Jody Reed.P6-3220BR1972-11-06Satellite Beach,FL
1993- 26- 725-DET
MLB2000-20001993-2007
1997-03-22Mike DarrTraded by Tigers with Matt Skrmetta to Padres for Jody Reed.OF-RF6-3205LR1976-03-21Corona,CA
1994-  2-  52-DET
MLB1999-20011994-2001
1997-03-22Jody ReedTraded by Padres to Tigers for Matt Skrmetta and Mike Darr.2B-SS5-9160RR1962-07-26Tampa,FL
1984-  8- 198-BOS
MLB1987-19971984-1997
1997-03-21Frank CatalanottoReturned to Tigers.2B-LF6-0195LR1974-04-27Smithtown,NY
1992- 10- 280-DET
MLB1997-20101992-2010
1997-03-20Jason GrimsleyReleased by Tigers.P6-3180RR1967-08-07Burr Ridge,IL
1985- 10- 252-PHI
MLB1989-20061985-2006
1997-01-29Eloy AranoReleased by Tigers3B-2B6-3215BR1974-03-05Veracruz,MX
AAA1993-2010
1997-01-22Jose BautistaSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.SS-2B5-10150BR1979-06-06Bonao,DR
Rk1997-1997
1997-01-20Mike RiveraSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.C-1B6-0190RR1976-09-08Rio Piedras,PR
1997-  0-   0-DET
MLB2001-20111997-2012
1997-01-17Jason GrimsleySigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P6-3180RR1967-08-07Burr Ridge,IL
1985- 10- 252-PHI
MLB1989-20061985-2006
1997-01-16Jason GrimsleySigned by TigersP6-3180RR1967-08-07Burr Ridge,IL
1985- 10- 252-PHI
MLB1989-20061985-2006
1997-01-09Vince ColemanSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.OF-LF6-0170BR1960-09-22Jacksonville,FL
1982- 10- 257-SLN
MLB1985-19971982-1998
1997-01-01Cecilio GaribaldiSigned by Mexico City Tigers (Mexican)P6-2214RR1978-01-05Guasave,MX
AAA1998-2015
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