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1998 Cleveland IndiansSeason Roster
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Jeff Manto played for the 1998 Cleveland Indians
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameIndians
LocationCleveland,Ohio
Record89-73 (1st in American League Central)League Rank3rdMLB Rank7th
BallparkJacobs Field
ManagerMike HargroveGeneral ManagerJohn Hart
CoachesLuis Isaac (Bullpen Coach), Charlie Manuel (Hitting Coach), Jeff Newman (Third Base Coach), Mark Wiley (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsLost ALCS (Yankees)
#1 Draft PickCC Sabathia (#20)
Payroll$59,033,499 (Rank: 4th)
Attendance3,467,299 (Rank: 4th)
Minor League AffiliatesBuffalo Bisons (AAA) 81-62 ... Akron Aeros (AA) 81-60 ... Kinston Indians (A+) 69-71 ... Columbus Red Stixx (A) 59-81 ... Watertown Indians (A-) 42-34 ... Burlington Indians (Rk) 31-36 ...
Years Available1879-2019

Team History -- 1998 Statistics -- 1998 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 1998 Cleveland Indians.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1998 baseball season.

1998 Cleveland Indians 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)
15Sandy AlomarC6-5 235 R-R 1966-06-18 32Salinas,Puerto Rico MLB1984-20071988-2007  
1983-   UDFA-SDN
 
45Paul AssenmacherP6-3 210 L-L 1960-12-10 37Allen Park,Michigan MLB1983-19991986-1999Aquinas (Southgate,MI)Aquinas Col
1983-   UDFA-ATL
 
6David Bell2B5-10 175 R-R 1972-09-14 25Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1990-20061995-2006Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati,OH)
1990- 7- 190-CLE
 
29Geronimo BerroaLF6-0 210 R-R 1965-03-18 33Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1984-20031989-2000  
1983-   UDFA-TOR
 
10Pat BordersC6-2 200 R-R 1963-05-14 35Columbus,Ohio MLB1982-20061988-2005Lake Wales (Lake Wales,FL)
1982- 6- 134-TOR
 
11Jeff Branson2B-3B6-0 180 L-R 1967-01-26 31Waynesboro,Mississippi MLB1986-20021992-2001Southern Choctaw (Silas,AL)West Alabama
1988- 2-  45-CIN
 
66Russell Branyan3B6-3 195 L-R 1975-12-19 22Warner Robins,Georgia MLB1994-20141998-2011Stratford Academy (Macon,GA)
1994- 7- 185-CLE
Free Agent  
34Dave BurbaP6-4 240 R-R 1966-07-07 31Dayton,Ohio MLB1985-20051990-2004Kenton Ridge (Springfield,OH)Ohio St
1987- 2-  33-SEA
 
6Jolbert CabreraSS6-0 177 R-R 1972-12-08 25Cartagena,Colombia MLB1991-20121998-2008  
1990-   UDFA-MON
 
40Bartolo ColonP6-0 230 R-R 1973-05-24 25Altamira,Dom Rep MLB1994-20181997-2018  
1993-   UDFA-CLE
Free Agent  
28Joey Cora2B5-8 162 B-R 1965-05-14 33Caguas,Puerto Rico MLB1984-19981987-1998   Vanderbilt U.
1985- 1-  23-SDN
 
51Jacob CruzRF-LF6-0 179 L-L 1973-01-28 25Oxnard,California MLB1992-20101996-2005Channel Islands (Oxnard,CA)Arizona St
1994- 1-  32-SFN
 
2Einar DiazC5-10 165 R-R 1972-12-28 25David,Panama MLB1992-20071996-2006  
1990-   UDFA-CLE
 
9Shawon Dunston2B-SS6-1 180 R-R 1963-03-21 35Brooklyn,New York MLB1982-20021985-2002Thomas Jefferson (Brooklyn,NY)
1982- 1-   1-CHN
 
33Cecil FielderDH6-3 240 R-R 1963-09-21 34Los Angeles,California MLB1982-19981985-1998Nogales (La Puente,CA)UNLV
1982- 4-  67-KCA
 
17Travis Fryman3B6-1 195 R-R 1969-03-25 29Lexington,Kentucky MLB1987-20021990-2002Tate (Cantonment,FL)
1987- 1-  30-DET
 
22Brian GilesLF5-10 200 L-L 1971-01-20 27El Cajon,California MLB1989-20091995-2009Granite Hills (El Cajon,CA)
1989-17- 437-CLE
 
16Dwight GoodenP6-3 210 R-R 1964-11-16 33Tampa,Florida MLB1982-20001984-2000Hillsborough (Tampa,FL)
1982- 1-   5-NYN
 
42Mike JacksonP6-2 225 R-R 1964-12-22 33Houston,Texas MLB1984-20041986-2004Forest Brook (Houston,TX)Hill Col
1984- 2-  43-PHI
 
46Jason JacomeP6-1 185 L-L 1970-11-24 27Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1990-20091994-1998Rincon (Tucson,AZ)Pima CC
1991-12- 329-NYN
 
43Doug JonesP6-2 224 R-R 1957-06-24 41Covina,California MLB1978-20001982-2000Lebanon (Lebanon,IN)Butler U.
1978- 3-  59-MIL
 
23David JusticeDH6-3 200 L-L 1966-04-14 32Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1985-20021989-2002Covington Latin (Covington,KY)Thomas More Col
1985- 4-  94-ATL
 
20Steve KarsayP6-3 205 R-R 1972-03-24 26Flushing,New York MLB1990-20061993-2006Christ the King (Flushing,NY)
1990- 1-  22-TOR
 
30Rick KrivdaP6-1 185 R-L 1970-01-19 28McKeesport,Pennsylvania MLB1989-20031995-1998McKeesport Area (McKeesport,PA)California Pennsylvania
1991-23- 602-BAL
 
7Kenny LoftonCF6-0 180 L-L 1967-05-31 31East Chicago,Indiana MLB1988-20071991-2007Washington (East Chicago,IN)Arizona
1988-17- 428-HOU
 
9Torey Lovullo2B6-0 185 B-R 1965-07-25 32Santa Monica,California MLB1985-19991988-1999Montclair College Preparatory School (Van Nuys,CA)UCLA
1987- 5- 131-DET
 
33Matt LukeLF-1B6-5 220 L-L 1971-02-26 27Long Beach,California MLB1991-20021996-1999El Dorado (Placentia,CA)California
1992- 8- 214-NYA
 
12,26Jeff Manto3B-3B6-3 210 R-R 1964-08-23 33Bristol,Pennsylvania MLB1985-20001990-2000Bristol (Bristol,PA)Temple U.
1985-14- 355-CAL
 
36Tom MartinP6-1 200 L-L 1970-05-21 28Charleston,South Carolina MLB1989-20091997-2007Bay (Panama City,FL)
1988- 6- 139-BAL
 
49Jose MesaP6-3 225 R-R 1966-05-22 32Azua,Dom Rep MLB1979-20071987-2007  
1981-   UDFA-TOR
 
51Alvin MormanP6-3 210 L-L 1969-01-06 29Rockingham,North Carolina MLB1991-19991996-1999Richmond (Rockingham,NC)Wingate U.
1991-39-1015-HOU
 
41Charles NagyP6-3 200 L-R 1967-05-05 31Fairfield,Connecticut MLB1987-20031990-2003Roger Ludlow (Fairfield,CT)Connecticut
1988- 1-  17-CLE
 
37Chad OgeaP6-2 220 L-R 1970-11-09 27Lake Charles,Louisiana MLB1989-20011994-1999St. Louis (Lake Charles,LA)Louisiana St
1991- 3-  86-CLE
 
38Eric PlunkP6-6 224 R-R 1963-09-03 34Wilmington,California MLB1981-20001986-1999Bellflower (Bellflower,CA)Cal St Dominguez Hills
1981- 4- 103-NYA
 
62Jim PooleP6-2 195 L-L 1966-04-28 32Rochester,New York MLB1988-20001990-2000LaSalle College (Wyndmoor,PA)Georgia Tech
1988- 9- 218-LAN
 
59Jason RakersP6-2 200 R-R 1973-06-29 25Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1995-20031998-2000Shaler Area (Glenshaw,PA)New Mexico St
1997-34-1040-SDN
 
61Alex RamirezLF5-11 176 R-R 1974-10-03 23Caracas,Venezuela MLB1993-20131998-2000  
1991-   UDFA-CLE
 
24Manny RamirezRF6-0 205 R-R 1972-05-30 26Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1991-20141993-2011George Washington (New York,NY)
1991- 1-  13-CLE
Free Agent  
39Steve ReedP6-2 212 R-R 1966-03-01 32Los Angeles,California MLB1988-20051992-2005Chatsworth (Chatsworth,CA)Lewis-Clark St
1988-   UDFA-SFN
 
44Richie Sexson1B6-7 206 R-R 1974-12-29 23Portland,Oregon MLB1993-20081997-2008Prairie (Vancouver,WA)
1993-24- 671-CLE
 
53Paul ShueyP6-3 215 R-R 1970-09-16 27Lima,Ohio MLB1990-20071994-2007Millbrook (Raleigh,NC)North Carolina
1992- 1-   2-CLE
 
25Jim Thome1B6-4 220 L-R 1970-08-27 27Peoria,Illinois MLB1990-20121991-2012Limestone Community (Bartonville,IL)Illinois Central Col
1989-13- 333-CLE
Retired  
47Ron VilloneP6-3 237 L-L 1970-01-16 28Englewood,New Jersey MLB1991-20111995-2009South Bergenfield (Bergenfield,NJ)Massachusetts
1992- 1-  14-SEA
 
13Omar VizquelSS5-9 175 B-R 1967-04-24 31Caracas,Venezuela MLB1984-20121989-2012  
1984-   UDFA-SEA
Retired  
12Mark WhitenLF-CF6-3 235 B-R 1966-11-25 31Pensacola,Florida MLB1986-20031990-2000Pensacola (Pensacola,FL)Pensacola St
1986- 5- 130-TOR
 
35Enrique Wilson2B5-11 160 B-R 1973-07-27 24Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1992-20061997-2005  
1992-   UDFA-MIN
 
33Tim WorrellP6-4 215 R-R 1967-07-05 30Pasadena,California MLB1987-20061993-2006Maranatha (Sierra Madre,CA)Biola U.
1989-20- 520-SDN
 
27Jaret WrightP6-2 230 R-R 1975-12-29 22Anaheim,California MLB1994-20071997-2007Katella (Anaheim,CA)
1994- 1-  10-CLE
 
48 Players