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1997 New York Yankees season

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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

  • 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]

Regular season

  • 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.[7]
  • August 31: The New York Yankees retired Don Mattingly's number.


Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 98 64 .605 --
New York Yankees 96 66 .586 2.0
Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488 19.0
Boston Red Sox 78 84 .481 20.0
Toronto Blue Jays 76 86 .469 22.0

Transactions

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

Roster

1997 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

ALDS

Game 1

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

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

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

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

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 0 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

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

Farm system

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
Short-Season A Oneonta Yankees New York–Penn League Joe Arnold
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Ken Dominguez
[10]

References

External links

  • 1997 New York Yankees
  • 1997 New York Yankees team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
Baltimore Orioles
1996
AL Wild Card
1997
Succeeded by
Boston Red Sox
1998
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