1997 New York Yankees season

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1997 New York Yankees
1997 AL Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 96–66 (.593)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
General manager(s) Bob Watson
Manager(s) Joe Torre
Local television WPIX
(Bobby Murcer, Rick Cerone)
MSG
(Ken Singleton, Jim Kaat, Al Trautwig, Suzyn Waldman)
Local radio WABC (AM)
(John Sterling, Michael Kay)
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The New York Yankees' 1997 season was the 95th season for the Yankees. New York was managed by Joe Torre and played at Yankee Stadium. The team finished with a record of 96–66 finishing 2 games behind of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. They entered the postseason as the American League Wild Card, but lost the Division Series in 5 games to the Cleveland Indians.

Offseason[edit]

  • October 2, 1996: Pat Listach was sent by the New York Yankees to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete an earlier deal made on August 23, 1996. The New York Yankees sent Bob Wickman and Gerald Williams to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later, Pat Listach, and Graeme Lloyd. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Ricky Bones (August 29, 1996) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade. Pat Listach returned to original teams on October 2, 1996.[1]
  • November 4, 1996: Clay Bellinger was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[2]
  • December 5, 1996: Jim Leyritz was traded by the New York Yankees to the Anaheim Angels for players to be named later. The Anaheim Angels sent Jeremy Blevins (minors) (December 9, 1996) and Ryan Kane (minors) (December 9, 1996) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.[3]
  • December 11, 1996: Mike Stanton was Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[4]
  • January 9, 1997: Mark Whiten was Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[5]
  • January 9, 1997: Luis Sojo was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[6]

Notable transaction chart[edit]

  • June 9, 1997: Dave Weathers was traded by the New York Yankees to the Cleveland Indians for Chad Curtis.[7]
  • July 29, 1997: Mariano Duncan was traded by the New York Yankees with cash to the Toronto Blue Jays for Angel Ramirez (minors).[8]
  • August 15, 1997: Mark Whiten was Released by the New York Yankees.[5]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 98 64 0.605 46–35 52–29
New York Yankees 96 66 0.593 2 47–33 49–33
Detroit Tigers 79 83 0.488 19 42–39 37–44
Boston Red Sox 78 84 0.481 20 39–42 39–42
Toronto Blue Jays 76 86 0.469 22 42–39 34–47


Season summary[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

On June 16 – The first interleague game between the New York Mets and New York Yankees took place at Yankee Stadium. The Mets won the game by a score of 6–0.[9]

July[edit]

August[edit]

On August 31: The New York Yankees retired Don Mattingly's number.

Mattingly's retired number in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium

September[edit]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1997 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 4–7 6–5 6–5 7–4 5–6 6–5 7–4 4–7 4–7 11–1 6–6 8–4 6–5 4–12
Baltimore 7–4 5–7 5–6 6–5 6–6 7–4 5–6 10–1 8–4 8–3 7–4 10–1 6–6 8–7
Boston 5–6 7–5 3–8 6–5 5–7 3–8 8–3 8–3 4–8 7–4 7–4 3–8 6–6 6–9
Chicago 5–6 6–5 8–3 5–7 4–7 11–1 4–7 6–6 2–9 8–3 5–6 3–8 5–6 8–7
Cleveland 4–7 5–6 5–6 7–5 6–5 8–3 8–4 8–4 5–6 7–4 3–8 5–6 6–5 9–6
Detroit 6–5 6–6 7–5 7–4 5–6 6–5 4–7 4–7 2–10 7–4 4–7 7–4 6–6 8–7
Kansas City 5–6 4–7 8–3 1–11 3–8 5–6 6–6 7–5 3–8 3–8 5–6 6–5 5–6 6–9
Milwaukee 4–7 6–5 3–8 7–4 4–8 7–4 6–6 5–7 4–7 5–6 5–6 7–4 7–4 8–7
Minnesota 7–4 1–10 3–8 6–6 4–8 7–4 5–7 7–5 3–8 7–4 5–6 3–8 3–8 7–8
New York 7–4 4–8 8–4 9–2 6–5 10–2 8–3 7–4 8–3 6–5 4–7 7–4 7–5 5–10
Oakland 1–11 3–8 4–7 3–8 4–7 4–7 8–3 6–5 4–7 5–6 5–7 5–7 6–5 7–9
Seattle 6–6 4–7 4–7 6–5 8–3 7–4 6–5 6–5 6–5 7–4 7–5 8–4 8–3 7–9
Texas 4–8 1–10 8–3 8–3 6–5 4–7 5–6 4–7 8–3 4–7 7–5 4–8 4–7 10–6
Toronto 5–6 6–6 6–6 6–5 5–6 6–6 6–5 4–7 8–3 5–7 5–6 3–8 7–4 4–11


Detailed record[edit]

Team Home Away Total Win %
AL East
AL Central
AL West
Anaheim Angels 2–2 5–2 7–4 .636
2–2 5–2 7–4 .636
NL East
Month Games Won Lost Win %
April 27 14 13 .519
May 27 15 12 .556
June 25 17 8 .680
July 26 15 11 .577
August 29 18 11 .621
September 28 17 11 .607
Overall: 162 96 66 .593
Games Won Lost Win %
Home 80 47 33 .588
Away 82 49 33 .598

Roster[edit]

1997 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game Log[edit]

Legend
Yankees Win Yankees Loss Game Postponed
1997 Game Log (96–66) Home: 47–33 Away: 49–33

Postseason Game log[edit]

Legend
Yankees Win Yankees Loss Game Postponed

Player stats[edit]

Batting[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
Derek Jeter 159 654 190 .291 10 70

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers[edit]
Player G W L SV ERA SO

ALDS[edit]

Game 1[edit]

September 30, Yankee Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 11 0
New York 0 1 0 1 1 5 0 0 X 8 11 0
W: Ramiro Mendoza (1–0)   L: Eric Plunk (0–1)  SV: Mariano Rivera (1)
HR: CLESandy Alomar, Jr. (1)   NYYTino Martinez (1)   Tim Raines (1)   Derek Jeter (1)   Paul O'Neill (1)

Game 2[edit]

October 2, Yankee Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 7 11 1
New York 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 7 2
W: Jaret Wright (1–0)   L: Andy Pettitte (0–1)  SV: None
HR: CLEMatt Williams (1)  NYYDerek Jeter (2)

Game 3[edit]

October 4, Jacobs Field

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 1
Cleveland 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
W: David Wells (1–0)   L: Charles Nagy (0–1)  SV: None
HR: CLE – None   NYYPaul O'Neill (2)

Game 4[edit]

October 5, Jacobs Field

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 1
Cleveland 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 9 0
W: Mike Jackson (1–0)   L: Ramiro Mendoza (1–1)  SV: None
HR: CLEDavid Justice (1)   Sandy Alomar, Jr. (2)   NYY – None

Game 5[edit]

October 6, Jacobs Field

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 12 0
Cleveland 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 X 4 7 2
W: Jaret Wright (2–0)   L: Andy Pettitte (0–2)  SV: José Mesa (1)
HR: CLE – None   NYY – None

Awards and records[edit]

YankeesRetired23.svg
Don Mattingly's number 23 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1997.

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Stump Merrill
AA Norwich Navigators Eastern League Trey Hillman
A Tampa Yankees Florida State League Lee Mazzilli
A Greensboro Bats South Atlantic League Tom Nieto
A-Short Season Oneonta Yankees New York–Penn League Joe Arnold
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Ken Dominguez

[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pat Listach Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bellicl01.shtml
  3. ^ Jim Leyritz Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Mike Stanton Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ a b Mark Whiten Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sojolu01.shtml
  7. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/weathda01.shtml
  8. ^ Mariano Duncan Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199706160NYA
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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