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1997 American League (MLB)

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  • An organized section of a full season review with standings, team totals, awards, leaderboards, player registers and more.
  • Playoff teams are in bold.
  • Central Division Standings
    RankTeam NameTeamGPWLPctGBLManager(s)BallparkPayrollAttendanceBest OPSBest WHIP
    1Cleveland Indians*1618675.534--Mike Hargrove$54,130,232David Justice (1,014)Bartolo Colon (1.62)
    2Chicago White Sox1618081.4976.0Terry Bevington$54,377,500Frank Thomas (1,067)Jaime Navarro (1.63)
    3Milwaukee Brewers1617883.4848.0Phil Garner$21,320,332Jeromy Burnitz (934)Cal Eldred (1.47)
    4Minnesota Twins1626894.42018.5Tom Kelly$25,747,500Chuck Knoblauch (801)LaTroy Hawkins (1.76)
    5Kansas City Royals1616794.41619.0Tony Muser, Bob Boone$31,225,000Chili Davis (896)Jim Pittsley (1.55)
    East Division Standings
    RankTeam NameTeamGPWLPctGBLManager(s)BallparkPayrollAttendanceBest OPSBest WHIP
    1Baltimore Orioles1629864.605--Davey Johnson$54,871,399Brady Anderson (863)Jimmy Key (1.38)
    2New York Yankees1629666.5932.0Joe Torre$59,148,877Bernie Williams (952)Dwight Gooden (1.59)
    3Detroit Tigers1627983.48819.0Buddy Bell$16,304,500Bobby Higginson (899)Felipe Lira (1.59)
    4Boston Red Sox1627884.48120.0Jimy Williams$43,232,000Mo Vaughn (980)Steve Avery (1.83)
    5Toronto Blue Jays1627686.46922.0Cito Gaston, Mel Queen$45,894,833Carlos Delgado (878)Chris Carpenter (1.79)
    West Division Standings
    RankTeam NameTeamGPWLPctGBLManager(s)BallparkPayrollAttendanceBest OPSBest WHIP
    1Seattle Mariners1629072.556--Lou Piniella$39,667,628Ken Griffey (1,029)Bob Wolcott (1.58)
    2Anaheim Angels1628478.5196.0Terry Collins$29,452,672Tim Salmon (911)Allen Watson (1.47)
    3Texas Rangers1627785.47513.0Johnny Oates$50,112,268Rusty Greer (936)Julio Santana (1.83)
    4Oakland Athletics1626597.40125.0Art Howe$21,911,000Jason Giambi (857)Ariel Prieto (1.80)
    Playoffs Summary
    TeamPlayoff Notes
    Cleveland IndiansLost World Series (Marlins)
    Baltimore OriolesLost ALCS (Indians)
    New York YankeesLost in 1st Round (Indians)
    Seattle MarinersLost in 1st Round (Orioles)
    1997 American League Batting Totals
    TeamWLGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTB
    Anaheim Angels847816256288291531279251617751267261795345374057129.272.341.4167572343
    Baltimore Orioles98641625584812149826422196780632658695265434659121.268.335.4297642394
    Boston Red Sox788416257818511684373321858106848514104459542155155.291.346.4638092676
    Chicago White Sox808116154917791498260281587401065256990133404760133.273.338.4177552288
    Cleveland Indians867516155568681589301222208101185961795537394549152.286.355.4678222594
    Detroit Tigers7983162548178414152683217674316172578116449373447120.258.326.4157412275
    Kansas City Royals6794161559974714782563515871113066561106142345142108.264.329.4077362278
    Milwaukee Brewers788316154446811415294271356431035549496758314852123.260.319.3987172168
    Minnesota Twins6894162563477215223054013273015152495112160322056117.270.326.4097352303
    New York Yankees96661625710891163632523161846995867695437513470138.287.358.4367942490
    Oakland Athletics659716255897641451274231977147136642118149234940133.260.334.4237572362
    Seattle Mariners907216256149251574312212648908940626111049534649146.280.350.4858352720
    Texas Rangers778516256518071547311271877737237500111634392852118.274.330.4387682473
    Toronto Blue Jays7686162547365413332754114762713450487113859263852102.244.303.3896922131
    1997 American League Pitching Totals
    TeamWLERAGCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9
    Anaheim Angels84784.521629339145515318297301616179531.489.471.003.825.90
    Baltimore Orioles98643.911628459146114988126351965869521.439.231.213.615.86
    Boston Red Sox78844.8516273401452168485178318551410441.5110.441.153.196.47
    Chicago White Sox80814.741616152142214987797491585699011.459.481.003.605.70
    Cleveland Indians86754.731614139142615898687492206179551.5510.031.393.906.03
    Detroit Tigers79834.56162135421446141578473317657811641.388.811.103.607.25
    Kansas City Royals67944.71161112291443147874775515856110611.419.220.993.506.62
    Milwaukee Brewers78834.231616344142714156816711354949671.348.920.853.116.10
    Minnesota Twins68945.02162103301434152277280013249511211.419.550.833.117.04
    New York Yankees96663.8416211351146816368916271616769541.5810.030.994.155.85
    Oakland Athletics65975.4916220381445145176488119764211811.459.041.234.007.35
    Seattle Mariners90724.7916293381448157492577126462611101.529.791.643.896.90
    Texas Rangers77854.7016281331430154780774718750011161.439.741.183.157.03
    Toronto Blue Jays76863.93162197341443133365463014748711381.268.320.923.047.10


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