2003 Cleveland Indians season

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The Cleveland Indians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, that competes in Major League Baseball.They are organized in the Central Division of the American League. The 2003 Major League Baseball season began on March 30, 2003. The team finished fourth in the American League Central Division behind the Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals

2003 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Larry Dolan
General manager(s) Mark Shapiro
Manager(s) Eric Wedge
Local television FSN Ohio
John Sanders, Mike Hegan, Rick Manning
Local radio WTAM
Tom Hamilton, Matt Underwood, Mike Hegan
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Offseason[edit]

  • December 6, 2002: Travis Hafner was traded by the Texas Rangers with Aaron Myette to the Cleveland Indians for Einar Díaz and Ryan Drese.[1]
  • December 19, 2002: Jason Bere was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[2]
  • December 23, 2002: AJ Hinch was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[3]
  • January 14, 2003: Shane Spencer signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[4]
  • March 29, 2003: AJ Hinch was purchased by the Detroit Tigers from the Cleveland Indians.[3]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 90 72 0.556 48–33 42–39
Chicago White Sox 86 76 0.531 4 51–30 35–46
Kansas City Royals 83 79 0.512 7 40–40 43–39
Cleveland Indians 68 94 0.420 22 38–43 30–51
Detroit Tigers 43 119 0.265 47 23–58 20–61


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2003 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 MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 1–8 3–6 3–4 6–3 6–1 6–3 5–4 3–6 8–12 8–11 6–3 9–10 2–7 11–7
Baltimore 8–1 9–10 2–4 3–3 3–3 3–4 3–4 6–13–1 2–7 4–5 8–11 7–2 8–11 5–13
Boston 6–3 10–9 5–4 4–2 8–1 5–1 2–4 9–10 3–4 5–2 12–7 5–4 10–9 11–7
Chicago 4–3 4–2 4–5 11–8 11–8 11–8 9–10 4–2 4–5 2–7 3–3 3–4 6–3 10–8
Cleveland 3–6 3–3 2–4 8–11 12–7 6–13 9–10 2–5 3–6 3–6 5–2 4–5 2–4 6–12
Detroit 1–6 3–3 1–8 8–11 7–12 5–14 4–15 1–5 3–6 1–8 2–4 1–6 2–7 4–14
Kansas City 3–6 4–3 1–5 8–11 13–6 14–5 11–8 2–4 2–7 4–5 4–3 7–2 1–5 9–9
Minnesota 4–5 4–3 4–2 10–9 10–9 15–4 8–11 0–7 8–1 3–6 6–0 5–4 3–3 10–8
New York 6–3 13–6–1 10–9 2–4 5–2 5–1 4–2 7–0 3–6 5–4 14–5 4–5 10–9 13–5
Oakland 12–8 7–2 4–3 5–4 6–3 6–3 7–2 1–8 6–3 7–12 6–3 15–4 5–2 9–9
Seattle 11–8 5–4 2–5 7–2 6–3 8–1 5–4 6–3 4–5 12–7 4–5 10–10 3–4 10–8
Tampa Bay 3–6 11–8 7–12 3–3 2–5 4–2 3–4 0–6 5–14 3–6 5–4 3–6 11–8 3–15
Texas 10–9 2–7 4–5 4–3 5–4 6–1 2–7 4–5 5–4 4–15 10–10 6–3 5–4 4–14
Toronto 7–2 11–8 9–10 3–6 4–2 7–2 5–1 3–3 9–10 2–5 4–3 8–11 4–5 10–8


Notable transactions[edit]

  • June 3, 2003: Kevin Kouzmanoff was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 6th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 3, 2003.
  • July 18, 2003: Shane Spencer was traded by the Cleveland Indians with Ricardo Rodríguez to the Texas Rangers for Ryan Ludwick.[4]

Roster[edit]

2003 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

2003 Game Log: 68–94 (Home: 38–43; Away: 30–51)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Indians team member
2003 Game Log

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
C Josh Bard 91 303 25 74 13 1 8 36 .244 0
1B Ben Broussard 116 386 53 96 21 3 16 55 .249 5
2B Brandon Phillips 112 370 36 77 18 1 6 33 .208 4
3B Casey Blake 152 557 80 143 35 0 17 67 .257 7
SS Jhonny Peralta 77 242 24 55 10 1 4 21 .227 1
LF Matt Lawton 99 374 57 93 19 0 15 53 .249 10
CF Milton Bradley 101 377 61 121 34 2 10 56 .321 17
RF Jody Gerut 127 480 66 134 33 2 22 75 .279 4
DH Ellis Burks 55 198 27 52 11 1 6 28 .263 1

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Coco Crisp 99 414 55 110 15 6 3 27 .266 15
Alex Escobar 28 99 16 27 2 0 5 14 .273 1
Karim García 24 93 8 18 1 0 5 14 .194 0
Ricky Gutiérrez 16 50 2 13 3 0 0 3 .260 0
Travis Hafner 91 291 35 74 19 3 14 40 .254 2
Greg LaRocca 5 9 3 3 1 0 0 0 .333 0
Tim Laker 52 162 17 39 11 0 3 21 .241 2
Ryan Ludwick 39 136 14 36 7 1 7 26 .265 2
Chris Magruder 9 26 3 9 2 1 1 3 .346 0
Víctor Martínez 49 159 15 46 4 0 1 16 .289 1
John McDonald 82 214 21 46 9 1 1 14 .215 3
Ángel Santos 32 76 9 17 3 1 3 6 .224 1
Bill Selby 27 39 3 4 1 0 0 5 .103 0
Zach Sorensen 36 37 2 5 1 0 1 2 .135 0
Shane Spencer 64 210 23 57 10 0 8 26 .271 2
Omar Vizquel 64 250 43 61 13 2 2 19 .244 8

Note: Pitchers' hitting stats are not included above.

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS IP BB K
CC Sabathia 13 9 3.60 30 30 197.2 66 141
Jason Davis 8 11 4.68 27 27 165.1 47 85
Brian Anderson 9 10 3.71 25 24 148.0 32 72
Ricardo Rodríguez 3 9 5.73 15 15 81.2 28 41
Cliff Lee 3 3 3.61 9 9 52.1 20 44
Jason Bere 0 0 4.05 2 2 6.2 2 1

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP BB K
Jake Westbrook 7 10 4.33 34 22 0 133.0 56 58
Billy Traber 6 9 5.24 33 18 0 111.2 40 88
Jason Stanford 1 3 3.60 13 8 0 50.0 16 30
Brian Tallet 0 2 4.74 5 3 0 19.0 8 9
Chad Durbin 0 1 7.27 3 1 0 8.2 3 8

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched;SV = Saves; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G SV IP BB K
Danys Báez 2 9 3.81 73 25 75.2 23 66
David Riske 2 2 2.29 68 8 74.2 20 82
Jason Boyd 3 1 4.30 44 0 52.1 26 31
Terry Mulholland 3 4 4.91 45 0 99.0 37 42
Rafael Betancourt 2 2 2.13 33 1 38.0 13 36
Jack Cressend 2 1 2.51 33 0 43.0 9 28
José Santiago 1 3 2.84 25 0 31.2 14 15
Dan Miceli 1 1 1.20 13 0 15 6 19
Carl Sadler 0 0 1.86 18 0 9.2 5 10
Nick Bierbrodt 0 0 6.75 5 0 8.0 4 9
David Lee 1 0 4.70 8 0 7.2 6 7
Alex Herrera 0 0 9.00 10 0 7.0 8 6
Chad Paronto 0 2 9.45 6 0 6.2 3 6
Jason Phillips 0 1 9.00 3 0 5.0 2 2
Jerrod Riggan 0 0 9.00 2 0 4.0 1 2
David Cortés 0 0 12.00 2 0 3.0 0 1
Aaron Myette 0 0 23.62 2 0 2.2 2 1
Dave Elder 1 1 19.29 4 0 2.1 4 3

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

  • C. C. Sabathia, Pitcher, Reserve

Minor league affiliates[edit]

Classification level Team League
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League
AA Akron Aeros Eastern League
Advanced A Kinston Indians Carolina League
A Lake County Captains South Atlantic League
Short Season A Mahoning Valley Scrappers New York–Penn League
Rookie Burlington Indians Appalachian League

Notes[edit]

References[edit]