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1998 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

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W-L Record: 89-73 .549
Rank: 1st in American League Central
Run Differential: 850-779 + 71
Manager(s): Mike Hargrove
General Manager: John Hart
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ballpark: Jacobs Field
Payroll: $ 59,033,499 4/30
Attendance: 3,467,299 4/30
Playoffs: Lost ALCS (Yankees)
Top Draft Pick: C.C. Sabathia (#20) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Luis Isaac
Hitting Coach: Charlie Manuel
Pitching Coach: Mark Wiley
Third Base Coach: Jeff Newman

#1 Draft Picks

Shawon Dunston (#1), Paul Shuey (#2), Dwight Gooden (#5), Jaret Wright (#10), Manny Ramirez (#13), Ron Villone (#14), Charles Nagy (#17), Steve Karsay (#22), Joey Cora (#23), Travis Fryman (#30), Jacob Cruz (#32)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8973.549--
8082.4949.0
7289.44716.5
7092.43219.0
6597.40124.0
Full League Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1998 Cleveland Indians season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    15Sandy AlomarC6-5235R-R321988UDFAMLB--
    45Paul AssenmacherP6-3210L-L371986UDFAMLB--
    6David Bell3B-2B5-10175R-R251995CLE: 1990-7-185MLB--
    29Geronimo BerroaRF-LF6-0210R-R331989UDFAMLB--
    10Pat BordersC6-2200R-R351988TOR: 1982-6-134MLB--
    11Jeff Branson3B-2B6-0180L-R311992CIN: 1988-2-45MLB--
    66Russell Branyan1B6-3195L-R221998CLE: 1994-7-185MLB-Free Agent
    34Dave BurbaP6-4240R-R311990SEA: 1987-2-33MLB--
    6Jolbert Cabrera2B-CF6-0177R-R251998UDFAMLB--
    40Bartolo ColonP6-0230R-R231997UDFAMLBNew York MetsMLB-Active
    28Joey Cora2B5-8162B-R331987SDN: 1985-1-23MLB--
    51Jacob CruzRF-LF6-0179L-L251996SFN: 1994-1-32MLB--
    2Einar DiazC5-10165R-R251996UDFAMLB--
    9Shawon DunstonSS6-1180R-R351985CHN: 1982-1-1MLB--
    33Cecil Fielder1B6-3240R-R341985KCA: 1982-4-67MLB--
    17Travis Fryman3B-SS6-1195R-R291990DET: 1987-1-30MLB--
    22Brian GilesLF-CF5-10200L-L271995CLE: 1989-17-435MLB--
    16Dwight GoodenP6-3210R-R331984NYN: 1982-1-5MLB--
    42Mike JacksonP6-2225R-R331986PHI: 1984-2-43MLB--
    46Jason JacomeP6-1185L-L271994NYN: 1991-12-330MLB--
    43Doug JonesP6-2224R-R411982MIL: 1978-3-59MLB--
    23David JusticeRF-LF6-3200L-L321989ATL: 1985-4-94MLB--
    20Steve KarsayP6-3205R-R261993TOR: 1990-1-22MLB--
    30Rick KrivdaP6-1185R-L281995BAL: 1991-23-603MLB--
    7Kenny LoftonCF6-0180L-L311991HOU: 1988-17-428MLB--
    9Torey Lovullo2B-3B6-0185B-R321988DET: 1987-5-131MLB--
    33Matt LukeLF-1B6-5220L-L271996NYA: 1992-8-214MLB--
    12,26Jeff Manto3B-1B6-3210R-R331990CAL: 1985-14-355MLB--
    36Tom MartinP6-1200L-L281997BAL: 1988-6-139MLB--
    49Jose MesaP6-3225R-R321987UDFAMLB--
    51Alvin MormanP6-3210L-L291996HOU: 1991-39-1015MLB--
    41Charles NagyP6-3200L-R311990CLE: 1988-1-17MLB--
    37Chad OgeaP6-2220L-R271994CLE: 1991-3-87MLB--
    38Eric PlunkP6-6224R-R341986NYA: 1981-4-103MLB--
    62Jim PooleP6-2195L-L321990LAN: 1988-9-218MLB--
    59Jason RakersP6-2200R-R251998SDN: 1997-34-1040MLB--
    61Alex RamirezRF-LF5-11176R-R231998UDFAMLB--
    24Manny RamirezDH6-0205R-R261993CLE: 1991-1-13MLB-Free Agent
    39Steve ReedP6-2212R-R321992UDFAMLB--
    44Richie Sexson1B6-7206R-R231997CLE: 1993-24-671MLB--
    53Paul ShueyP6-3215R-R271994CLE: 1992-1-2MLB--
    25Jim ThomeDH6-4220L-R271991CLE: 1989-13-331MLB-Retired
    47Ron VilloneP6-3237L-L281995SEA: 1992-1-14MLB--
    13Omar Vizquel2B-3B5-9175B-R311989UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    12Mark WhitenRF-LF6-3235B-R311990TOR: 1986-5-130MLB--
    35Enrique Wilson2B-SS5-11160B-R241997UDFAMLB--
    33Tim WorrellP6-4215R-R301993SDN: 1989-20-518MLB--
    27Jaret WrightP6-2230R-R221997CLE: 1994-1-10MLB--


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