1997 Cleveland Indians Roster

The 1997 Cleveland Indians team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1997 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 1997 Cleveland Indians Opening Day starters list, a 1997 Cleveland Indians salary list, a 1997 Cleveland Indians uniform number breakdown and a 1997 Cleveland Indians primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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1997 Cleveland Indians

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Complete Roster

6-01
190
Left
Both
1972-04-26
6-03
200
Left
Left
1960-12-10
6-02
196
Right
Right
1960-10-18
5-11
285
Right
Right
1973-05-24
5-11
200
Right
Right
1973-08-07
6-03
190
Right
Right
1958-09-16
6-00
200
Right
Right
1964-12-22
6-01
155
Left
Left
1970-11-24
6-08
265
Right
Right
1971-01-19
6-02
200
Left
Both
1972-08-22
6-02
205
Right
Right
1971-08-18
6-05
180
Right
Right
1966-01-16
6-03
225
Right
Right
1966-05-22
6-03
210
Left
Left
1969-01-06
6-03
200
Right
Left
1967-05-05
6-02
200
Right
Right
1970-11-09
6-05
217
Right
Right
1963-09-03
6-03
215
Right
Right
1970-09-16
6-04
200
Left
Left
1965-03-17
6-03
205
Right
Right
1969-09-25
6-02
220
Right
Right
1975-12-29
6-05
235
Right
Right
1966-06-18
6-02
200
Right
Right
1963-05-14
5-10
165
Right
Right
1972-12-28
6-00
180
Right
Left
1967-01-26
5-09
165
Right
Both
1961-01-12
6-04
230
Right
Left
1974-07-02
6-02
195
Right
Both
1962-06-30
5-10
160
Right
Right
1973-08-16
6-03
210
Right
Right
1964-08-23
5-07
165
Right
Both
1963-10-27
6-06
205
Right
Right
1974-12-29
6-04
250
Right
Left
1970-08-27
5-09
180
Right
Both
1967-04-24
6-02
225
Right
Right
1965-11-28
5-11
160
Right
Both
1973-07-27
5-09
180
Right
Right
1972-03-04
5-10
185
Right
Right
1968-11-06
5-11
195
Left
Left
1971-01-20
5-11
210
Right
Right
1967-04-17
5-09
200
Right
Right
1966-05-11
6-03
200
Left
Left
1966-04-14
6-00
225
Right
Right
1972-05-30
6-01
210
Right
Right
1958-08-23
5-11
210
Right
Right
1962-01-13
5-11
190
Right
Right
1962-03-26
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The 1997 Cleveland Indians played 161 games during the regular season, won 86 games, lost 75 games, and finished in first position. They played their home games at Jacobs Field (Park Factors: 104/103) where 3,404,750 fans witnessed their 1997 Indians finish the season with a .534 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 1997 Cleveland Indians Opening Day starters list, a 1997 Cleveland Indians salary list, a 1997 Cleveland Indians uniform number breakdown and a 1997 Cleveland Indians primary starters list:

1997 Cleveland Indians
Opening Day Starters

No Opening Day Information Available

1997 Cleveland Indians
Salaries

Matt Williams $7,150,000.00
David Justice $6,300,000.00
Marquis Grissom $4,850,000.00
Jack McDowell $4,800,000.00
Charles Nagy $3,437,500.00
Julio Franco $3,292,404.00
Orel Hershiser $3,100,000.00
Omar Vizquel $3,050,000.00
Jim Thome $2,625,000.00
Sandy Alomar, Jr. $2,600,000.00
Manny Ramirez $2,100,000.00
Mike Jackson $2,000,000.00
Jose Mesa $1,947,223.00
Eric Plunk $1,850,000.00
Tony Fernandez $1,550,000.00
Kevin Seitzer $1,220,000.00
Chad Curtis $900,000.00
Paul Assenmacher $875,000.00
Chad Ogea $533,333.00
Kevin Mitchell $500,000.00
Pat Borders $400,000.00
Jeff Manto $240,000.00
Terry Clark $200,000.00
Paul Shuey $197,000.00
Albie Lopez $176,000.00
Brian Giles $175,000.00
Alvin Morman $165,000.00
Bruce Aven $150,000.00
Casey Candaele $150,000.00
Sean Casey $150,000.00
Bartolo Colon $150,000.00
Einar Diaz $150,000.00
Danny Graves $150,000.00
Damian Jackson $150,000.00
Steve Kline $150,000.00
Richie Sexson $150,000.00
Enrique Wilson $150,000.00
Jaret Wright $150,000.00

1997 Cleveland Indians
Uniform Numbers

Did you know that a 1997 Cleveland Indians Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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