1989 Cleveland Indians season

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1989 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Richard Jacobs
General manager(s) Hank Peters
Manager(s) Doc Edwards, John Hart
Local television WUAB
Local radio WWWE
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The 1989 Cleveland Indians season was their 89th season in the American League. For the 3rd consecutive season, the Indians had a losing record. The Indians had at least 73 wins for the 2nd consecutive season.

Offseason[edit]

Ohio Cup[edit]

A pennant from the 1989 Ohio Cup.

The first Ohio Cup, which was an annual pre-season baseball game, was played in 1989. The single-game cup was played at Cooper Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, and was staged just days before the start of each new Major League Baseball season.

No. Year Winner Runner-up Score Venue Date Attendance
1 1989 Indians Reds 1-0 Cooper Stadium April 2 15,978

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 .549 --
Baltimore Orioles 87 75 .537 2
Boston Red Sox 83 79 .512 6
Milwaukee Brewers 81 81 .500 8
New York Yankees 74 87 .460 14½
Cleveland Indians 73 89 .451 16
Detroit Tigers 59 103 .364 30

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1989 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Allanson, AndyAndy Allanson 111 323 75 .232 3 17
1B O'Brien, PetePete O'Brien 155 554 144 .260 12 55
2B Browne, JerryJerry Browne 153 598 179 .299 5 45
3B Jacoby, BrookBrook Jacoby 147 519 141 .272 13 64
SS Fermín, FélixFélix Fermín 156 484 115 .238 0 21
LF McDowell, OddibeOddibe McDowell 69 239 53 .222 3 22
CF Carter, JoeJoe Carter 162 651 158 .243 39 112
RF Snyder, CoryCory Snyder 132 489 105 .215 18 59
DH Clark, DaveDave Clark 102 253 60 .237 8 29

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
James, DionDion James 71 245 75 .306 4 29
Belle, AlbertAlbert Belle 62 218 49 .225 7 37
Komminsk, BradBrad Komminsk 71 198 47 .237 8 33
Skinner, JoelJoel Skinner 79 178 41 .230 1 13
Aguayo, LuisLuis Aguayo 47 97 17 .175 1 8
Medina, LuisLuis Medina 30 83 17 .205 4 8
Salas, MarkMark Salas 30 77 17 .221 2 7
Young, MikeMike Young 32 59 11 .186 1 5
González, DennyDenny González 8 17 5 .294 0 1

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Black, BudBud Black 33 222.1 12 11 3.36 88
Farrell, JohnJohn Farrell 31 208 9 14 3.63 132
Candiotti, TomTom Candiotti 31 206 13 6 3.37 129
Swindell, GregGreg Swindell 28 184.1 13 10 3.10 124

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bailes, ScottScott Bailes 34 113.2 5 9 4.28 47
Davis, SteveSteve Davis 12 25.2 1 1 8.06 12

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jones, DougDoug Jones 59 7 10 32 2.34 65
Orosco, JesseJesse Orosco 69 3 4 3 2.08 79
Atherton, KeithKeith Atherton 32 0 3 2 4.15 13
Kaiser, JeffJeff Kaiser 6 0 1 0 7.36 4
Seánez, RudyRudy Seánez 5 0 0 0 3.60 7
Allen, NeilNeil Allen 3 0 1 0 15.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

  • Doug Jones, Relief Pitcher, Reserve
  • Greg Swindell, Pitcher, Reserve

Team Leaders[edit]

  • Games - Joe Carter (162)
  • AB - Jerry Browne (598)
  • Runs - Jerry Browne (83)
  • Hits - Jerry Browne (179)
  • Doubles - Joe carter (32)
  • Triples - Brook Jacoby (5)
  • Home Runs - Joe Carter (35)
  • RBI - Joe Carter (105)
  • Walks - Pete O'Brien (83)
  • Strikeouts - Cory Snyder (134)
  • Stolen Bases - Jerry Browne (14)
  • Batting Average - Dion James (.306)
  • On-Base Percentage - Jerry Browne (.370)
  • Hit by Pitch - Joe Carter (8)
  • Wins - Tom Candiotti, Greg Swindell (13)
  • Strikeouts - John Farrell - (132)
  • Earned Run Average - Jesse Orosco - (2.08)
  • Saves - Doug Jones - (32)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Mike Hargrove
AA Canton-Akron Indians Eastern League Bob Molinaro
A Kinston Indians Carolina League Ken Bolek
Short-Season A Watertown Indians New York-Penn League Brian Graham
Rookie Burlington Indians Appalachian League Jim Gabella
Rookie GCL Indians Gulf Coast League Mike Bucci

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