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1997 Detroit TigersSeason Roster
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Buddy Bell played for the 1997 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTigers
LocationDetroit,Michigan
Record79-83 (3rd in American League East)League Rank7thMLB Rank14th
BallparkTiger Stadium
ManagerBuddy BellGeneral ManagerRandy Smith
CoachesRick Adair (Pitching Coach), Larry Herndon (Hitting Coach), Perry Hill (Third Base Coach), Fred Kendall (Bullpen Coach), Larry Parrish (Bench Coach), Jerry White (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickMatt Anderson (#1)
Payroll$16,304,500 (Rank: 27th)
Attendance1,365,157 (Rank: 27th)
Minor League AffiliatesToledo Mud Hens (AAA) 68-73 ... Jacksonville Suns (AA) 66-73 ... Lakeland Tigers (A+) 81-57 ... West Michigan Whitecaps (A) 92-39 ... Jamestown Jammers (A-) 25-49 ... Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk) 31-29 ...
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 1997 Statistics -- 1997 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1997 Detroit Tigers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1997 baseball season.

1997 Detroit Tigers Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
39Kimera BarteeLF-DH6-0 200 R-R 1972-07-21 24Omaha,Nebraska MLB1992-20041996-2001Omaha Central (Omaha,NE)Creighton U.
1993-14- 399-BAL
 
52Jose BautistaP6-1 205 R-R 1964-07-25 32Bani,Dom Rep MLB1981-20001988-1997  
1981-   UDFA-NYN
 
20Willie BlairP6-1 185 R-R 1965-12-18 31Paintsville,Kentucky MLB1985-20011990-2001Johnson Central (Paintsville,KY)Morehead St
1986-11- 289-TOR
 
26Doug BrocailP6-5 235 L-R 1967-05-16 30Clearfield,Pennsylvania MLB1986-20091992-2009Lamar (Lamar,CO)Lamar CC
1986- 1-  12-SDN
 
33Raul CasanovaC6-0 221 B-R 1972-08-23 24Humacao,Puerto Rico MLB1990-20091996-2008  
1990- 8- 226-NYN
 
29Frank Catalanotto2B6-0 195 L-R 1974-04-27 23Smithtown,New York MLB1992-20101997-2010Smithtown East (St. James,NY)
1992-10- 280-DET
 
17Tony Clark1B6-7 245 B-R 1972-06-15 25Newton,Kansas MLB1990-20091995-2009Christian (El Cajon,CA)San Diego St, Arizona
1990- 1-   2-DET
 
29Vince ColemanLF6-0 170 B-R 1960-09-22 36Jacksonville,Florida MLB1982-19981985-1997Raines (Jacksonville,FL)Florida A&M U.
1982-10- 257-SLN
 
37Deivi CruzSS6-0 184 R-R 1975-11-06 21Nizao Bani,Dom Rep MLB1993-20061997-2005  
1993-   UDFA-SFN
 
19John CummingsP6-3 200 L-L 1969-05-10 28Torrance,California MLB1989-19991993-1997Canyon (Anaheim,CA)USC
1990- 8- 215-SEA
 
58Glenn DishmanP6-1 195 R-L 1970-11-05 26Baltimore,Maryland MLB1992-20021995-1997Moreau Catholic (Hayward,CA)Texas Christian U., California
1993-   UDFA-SDN
 
55Roberto DuranP6-0 167 L-L 1973-03-06 24Moca,Dom Rep MLB1992-20011997-1998Seward Park (New York,NY)
1990-42-1111-TOR
 
9Damion Easley2B5-11 185 R-R 1969-11-11 27New York,New York MLB1989-20081992-2008Lakewood (Lakewood,CA)Long Beach City Col
1988-30- 767-CAL
 
34Juan EncarnacionRF6-3 187 R-R 1976-03-08 21Las Matas de Farfan,Dom Rep MLB1994-20071997-2007  
1992-   UDFA-DET
 
24Travis Fryman3B6-1 195 R-R 1969-03-25 28Lexington,Kentucky MLB1987-20021990-2002Tate (Cantonment,FL)
1987- 1-  30-DET
 
54Eddie GaillardP6-1 200 R-R 1970-08-13 26Camden,New Jersey MLB1990-20061997-1999Forest Hill (West Palm Beach,FL)Florida So.Col, Palm Beach St
1993-13- 361-DET
 
43Joe HallRF6-0 180 R-R 1966-03-06 31Paducah,Kentucky MLB1987-19991994-1997St. Mary's (Paducah,KY)So.Illinois U.
1988-10- 262-SLN
 
41Bob HamelinDH6-0 235 L-L 1967-11-29 29Elizabeth,New Jersey MLB1988-19991993-1998Irvine (Irvine,CA)UCLA, Santa Ana Col
1988- 2-  48-KCA
 
42Fernando HernandezP6-2 185 R-R 1971-06-16 26Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1990-20001997-1997  
1990-   UDFA-CLE
 
4Bobby HigginsonLF-RF5-11 195 L-R 1970-08-18 26West Palm Beach,Florida MLB1993-20051995-2005Frankford (Philadelphia,PA)Temple U.
1992-12- 336-DET
 
21Brian HunterCF6-3 180 R-R 1971-03-05 26Portland,Oregon MLB1989-20041994-2003Fort Vancouver (Vancouver,WA)
1989- 2-  35-HOU
 
53Jimmy HurstRF6-6 225 R-R 1972-03-01 25Tuscaloosa,Alabama MLB1991-20081997-1997Central (Tuscaloosa,AL)Three Rivers CC
1990-12- 321-CHA
 
46Kevin JarvisP6-2 200 L-R 1969-08-01 27Lexington,Kentucky MLB1988-20061994-2006Tates Creek (Lexington,KY)Wake Forest U.
1991-21- 561-CIN
 
10Marcus JensenC6-4 204 B-R 1972-12-14 24Oakland,California MLB1990-20061996-2002Skyline (Oakland,CA)
1990- 1-  33-SFN
 
10Brian JohnsonC6-2 210 R-R 1968-01-08 29Oakland,California MLB1987-20011994-2001Skyline (Oakland,CA)Stanford U.
1989-16- 415-NYA
 
59Todd JonesP6-3 230 L-R 1968-04-24 29Marietta,Georgia MLB1987-20081993-2008Osborne (Marietta,GA)Jacksonville St
1989- 1-  27-HOU
 
57Greg KeagleP6-2 195 R-R 1971-06-20 26Corning,New York MLB1991-20051996-1998Horseheads (Horseheads,NY)Florida International U., Monroe CC
1993- 6- 170-SDN
 
40Felipe LiraP6-0 170 R-R 1972-04-26 25Miranda,Venezuela MLB1990-20081995-2001  
1990-   UDFA-DET
 
32Dan MiceliP6-0 216 R-R 1970-09-09 26Newark,New Jersey MLB1990-20091993-2006Dr. Phillips (Orlando,FL)
1990-   UDFA-KCA
 
14Orlando MillerSS6-1 180 R-R 1969-01-13 28Estafeta el Dorado,Panama MLB1988-20081994-1997  
1987-   UDFA-NYA
 
38Brian MoehlerP6-3 235 R-R 1971-12-31 25Rockingham,North Carolina MLB1993-20101996-2010Richmond (Rockingham,NC)UNC Greensboro
1993- 6- 165-DET
 
27Mike MyersP6-4 214 L-L 1969-06-26 28Arlington Heights,Illinois MLB1988-20081995-2007Crystal Lake Central (Crystal Lake,IL)Iowa St
1990- 4- 122-SFN
 
12Phil NevinLF-DH6-2 231 R-R 1971-01-19 26Fullerton,California MLB1990-20061995-2006El Dorado (Placentia,CA)Cal St Fullerton
1992- 1-   1-HOU
 
30Melvin NievesRF6-2 220 B-R 1971-12-28 25San Juan,Puerto Rico MLB1988-20081992-1998Luis Pales Matos (Santa Rosa,PR)
1988-   UDFA-ATL
 
28Omar OlivaresP6-0 205 R-R 1967-07-06 29Mayaguez,Puerto Rico MLB1987-20021990-2001  
1986-   UDFA-SDN
 
36Curtis PrideLF-DH5-11 195 L-R 1968-12-17 28Washington,District of Columbia MLB1986-20081993-2006Kennedy (Silver Spring,MD)Col. William and Mary
1986-10- 258-NYN
 
50Tim PughP6-6 230 R-R 1967-01-26 30South Lake Tahoe,California MLB1986-20001992-1997College (Bartlesville,OK)Oklahoma St
1991-29- 759-PHI
 
7Jody Reed2B5-9 160 R-R 1962-07-26 34Tampa,Florida MLB1983-19971987-1997Brandon (Brandon,FL)Florida St, State Col Florida Manatee-Sarasota
1984- 8- 198-BOS
 
49AJ SagerP6-4 220 R-R 1965-03-03 32Columbus,Ohio MLB1988-19991994-1998Watkins Memorial (Pataskala,OH)Toledo
1988-10- 240-SDN
 
28Scott SandersP6-4 220 R-R 1969-03-25 28Hannibal,Missouri MLB1988-20041993-1999Thibodaux (Thibodaux,LA)Nicholls St
1990- 1-  32-SDN
 
22Justin ThompsonP6-4 215 L-L 1973-03-08 24San Antonio,Texas MLB1991-20061996-2005Klein Oak (Spring,TX)
1991- 1-  32-DET
 
44Bubba TrammellRF-DH6-2 220 R-R 1971-11-06 25Knoxville,Tennessee MLB1993-20071997-2003Knoxville Central (Knoxville,TN)Tennessee, Cleveland St CC
1994-11- 305-DET
 
8Matt WalbeckC5-11 188 B-R 1969-10-02 27Sacramento,California MLB1987-20031993-2003Sacramento Charter (Sacramento,CA)
1987- 8- 192-CHN
 
43 Players