1997 Florida Marlins season

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1997 Florida Marlins
1997 World Series Champions
1997 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 92–70 (.568)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Wayne Huizenga
Manager(s) Jim Leyland
Local television Sunshine Network/Sports Channel Florida
WBFS-TV
(Tommy Hutton, Joe Angel, Dave O'Brien Jay Randolph)
Local radio WQAM
(Joe Angel, Dave O'Brien, Jon Sciambi)
WCMQ-FM (Spanish)
(Felo Ramírez, Manolo Alvarez)
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The 1997 Florida Marlins season started off with the team trying to improve on their record from 1996. Their manager was Jim Leyland. They played home games at Pro Player Stadium. They finished with a record of 92-70, winning the NL Wild Card. They got through the National League playoffs and won the World Series over the Cleveland Indians.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 22, 1996: Bobby Bonilla was Signed as a Free Agent with the Florida Marlins.[1]
  • March 26, 1997: Cliff Floyd was traded by the Montreal Expos to the Florida Marlins for Dustin Hermanson and Joe Orsulak.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 101 61 .623 --
Florida Marlins 92 70 .568 9
New York Mets 88 74 .543 13
Montreal Expos 78 84 .481 23
Philadelphia Phillies 68 94 .420 33

Transactions[edit]

  • July 21, 1997: Darren Daulton was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Florida Marlins for Billy McMillon.[3]
  • July 27, 1997: Craig Counsell was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Florida Marlins for Mark Hutton.[4]
  • July 29, 1997: Matt Treanor was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the Florida Marlins for Matt Whisenant.[5]

Roster[edit]

1997 Florida Marlins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Johnson, CharlesCharles Johnson 124 416 43 104 .250 19 63 0
1B Jeff Conine 151 405 46 98 .242 17 61 2
2B Luis Castillo 75 263 27 63 .240 0 8 16
3B Bobby Bonilla 153 562 77 167 .297 17 96 6
SS Edgar Rentería 154 617 90 171 .277 4 52 32
LF Moisés Alou 150 538 88 157 .292 23 115 9
CF Devon White 74 265 37 65 .245 6 34 13
RF Gary Sheffield 135 444 86 111 .250 21 71 11

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Other batters[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Jim Eisenreich 120 293 36 82 .280 2 34 0
John Cangelosi 103 192 28 47 .245 1 12 5
Craig Counsell 51 164 20 49 .299 1 16 1
Cliff Floyd 61 137 23 32 .234 6 19 6
Darren Daulton 52 126 22 33 .262 3 21 2
Booty, JoshJosh Booty 4 5 2 3 .600 0 1 0
Bob Natal 4 4 2 2 .500 1 3 0

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Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G GS IP W L ERA SO
Brown, KevinKevin Brown 33 33 237.1 16 8 2.69 205
Fernandez, AlexAlex Fernandez 32 32 220.2 17 12 3.59 183
Leiter, AlAl Leiter 27 27 151.1 11 9 4.34 132
Saunders, TonyTony Saunders 22 21 111.1 4 6 4.61 102
Rapp, PatPat Rapp 19 19 108.2 4 6 4.47 64

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G GS IP W L ERA SO
Hernandez, LivanLivan Hernandez 17 17 96.1 9 3 3.18 72

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
Nen, RobbRobb Nen 73 9 3 35 3.89 81

Postseason[edit]

NLDS[edit]

Florida wins the series, 3-0

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
1 Florida 2 San Francisco 1 September 30 1-0 (FLA)
2 Florida 7 San Francisco 6 October 1 2-0 (FLA)
3 San Francisco 2 Florida 6 October 3 3-0 (FLA)

NLCS[edit]

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(FLA-ATL)

Attendance
1 October 7 Florida 5 Atlanta 3 1-0 49,244
2 October 8 Florida 1 Atlanta 7 1-1 48,933
3 October 10 Atlanta 2 Florida 5 2-1 53,857
4 October 11 Atlanta 4 Florida 0 2-2 54,890
5 October 12 Atlanta 1 Florida 2 3-2 46,496
6 October 14 Florida 7 Atlanta 4 4-2 50,466
Florida wins series 4–2 and advance to the World Series

World Series[edit]

Main article: 1997 World Series

Game 1[edit]

October 18, 1997 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 11 0
Florida 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 x 7 7 1
WP: Liván Hernández (1-0)   LP: Orel Hershiser (0-1)   Sv: Robb Nen (1)
Home runs:
CLE: Manny Ramírez (1), Jim Thome (1)
FLA: Moisés Alou (1), Charles Johnson (1)

Game 2[edit]

October 19, 1997 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 6 14 0
Florida 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
WP: Chad Ogea (1-0)   LP: Kevin Brown (0-1)
Home runs:
CLE: Sandy Alomar, Jr. (1)
FLA: None

Game 3[edit]

October 21, 1997 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 7 14 16 3
Cleveland 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 4 11 10 3
WP: Dennis Cook (1-0)   LP: Eric Plunk (0-1)   Sv: Robb Nen (2)
Home runs:
FLA: Gary Sheffield (1), Darren Daulton (1), Jim Eisenreich (1)
CLE: Jim Thome (2)

Game 4[edit]

October 22, 1997 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 2
Cleveland 3 0 3 0 2 1 1 2 X 10 15 0
WP: Jaret Wright (1-0)   LP: Tony Saunders (0-1)
Home runs:
FLA: Moisés Alou (2)
CLE: Manny Ramírez (2), Matt Williams (1)

Game 5[edit]

October 23, 1997 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 8 15 2
Cleveland 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 9 0
WP: Liván Hernández (2-0)   LP: Orel Hershiser (0-2)   Sv: Robb Nen (3)
Home runs:
FLA: Moisés Alou (3)
CLE: Sandy Alomar, Jr. (2)

Game 6[edit]

October 25, 1997 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 7 0
Florida 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
WP: Chad Ogea (2-0)   LP: Kevin Brown (0-2)   Sv: José Mesa (1)

Game 7[edit]

October 26, 1997 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 2
Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 8 0
WP: Jay Powell (1-0)   LP: Charles Nagy (0-1)
Home runs:
CLE: None
FLA: Bobby Bonilla (1)

Awards and honors[edit]

1997 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

  • Moisés Alou, reserve
  • Kevin Brown, reserve
  • Charles Johnson, reserve

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charlotte Knights International League Carlos Tosca
AA Portland Sea Dogs Eastern League Fredi González
A Brevard County Manatees Florida State League Lorenzo Bundy
A Kane County Cougars Midwest League Lynn Jones
Short-Season A Utica Blue Sox New York–Penn League Juan Bustabad
Rookie GCL Marlins Gulf Coast League Jon Deeble

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Los Angeles Dodgers
1996
NL Wild Card
1997
Succeeded by
Chicago Cubs
1998
Preceded by
Atlanta Braves
1996
National League champion
1997
Succeeded by
San Diego Padres
1998