1997 Season – statistics

20 06 2013

All-Star Game: AL over NL, 3-1 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, OH     (Sandy Alomar Jr., MVP)

Home Run Derby: Tino Martinez 16 – beat Larry Walker 3-1 in the final     (AL over NL, 32-29)

ALDS: Cleveland Indians over New York Yankees, 3-2

Baltimore Orioles over Seattle Mariners, 3-1

NLDS: Florida Marlins over San Francisco Giants, 3-0

Atlanta Braves over Houston Astros, 3-0

ALCS: Indians over Orioles, 4-2

NLCS: Marlins over Braves, 4-2

World Series: Marlins over Indians, 4-3

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MVP: AL – Ken Griffey Jr., OF, Seattle Mariners (.304/56/147, .646 SLG, 125 R, GG)

NL – Larry Walker, OF, Colorado Rockies (.366/49/130, .452 OBP, .720 SLGGG)

Cy Young: AL – Roger Clemens, SP, Toronto Blue Jays (21-7/2.05/292, 9 CG, 3 SHO, 264 IP)

NL – Pedro Martinez, SP, Montreal Expos (17-8/1.90/305, 13 CG, 4 SHO, 241.1 IP)

RoY: AL – Nomar Garciaparra, SS, Boston Red Sox (.306/30/98, 122 R, 209 H, 11 3B)

NL – Scott Rolen, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies (.283/21/92)

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MLB Amateur Draft:

Matt Anderson, P, DET (1st overall pick)

JD Drew, OF, PHI (1st #2 – did not sign) – 2008 All-Star Game MVP

Troy Glaus, 3B, ANA (1st #3) – 320 career HR, 2002 WS MVP

Vernon Wells, OF, TOR (1st #5) – 3x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove

Lance Berkman, 1B, HOU (1st #16) – 6x All-Star, 2011 NL Comeback PoY, 350+ HR, 1,200 + RBI

Chase Utley, SS, LAD (2nd #76)– 5x All-Star

Michael Young, SS, TOR (5th #149) – 7x All-Star, 1x Gold Glove, 6x 200 Hits, 2005 AL Batting Champ, 2,100+ career H, 400+ career 2B

Antwaan Randle-El, OF, CHC (14th #424) – 2005 NFL All-Pro, first NCAA player with 40 rushing & passing TD, played varsity football, baseball & basketball at Indiana

David Eckstein, 2B, BOS (19th #581) – 2006 World Series MVP, 2x All-Star

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Wells, Eagles

Hall of Fame: Phil Niekro, SP, Atlanta Braves (4th ballot)

Nellie Fox, 2B, Chicago White Sox (VC)

Tommy LaSorda, MGR, Los Angeles Dodgers (VC)

Willie Wells, SS, St. Louis Stars, Newark Eagles (VC)

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Batting Leaders:

Avg. (AL) Frank Thomas CHW .347, (NL) Tony Gwynn SDP .372

HR (AL) Griffey Jr. SEA 56, (NL) Walker COL 49

(Note – Mark McGwire actually led the majors with 58 homers, though he was traded from Oakland to St. Louis mid-season)

RBI (AL) Griffey Jr. SEA 147, (NL) Galarraga COL 140

R (AL) Griffey Jr. SEA 125, (NL) Craig Biggio HOU 146

SB (AL) Brian L. Hunter DET 74, (NL) Tony Womack PIT 60

H (AL) Garciaparra BOS 209, (NL) Gwynn SDP 220

Pitching Leaders:

W (AL) Clemens TOR 21, (NL) Denny Neagle ATL 20

ERA (AL) Clemens TOR 2.05, (NL) Martinez MON 1.90

K (AL) Clemens TOR 292, (NL) Curt Schilling PHI 319

SV (AL) Randy Myers BAL 45, (NL) Jeff Shaw CIN 42

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Trends and Stats:

6 players above .330 AVG, 3 above .350 AVG

30 players above 30 HR, 12 above 40 HR, 2 above 50 HR

35 players above 100 RBI, 11 above 120 RBI

7 player above 50 SB

4 players above 200 H

4 pitchers above 20 W

10 pitchers above 200 K, 4 above 250 K, 2 above 300 K

13 pitchers below 3.00 ERA, 4 below 2.50 ERA, 1 below 2.00 ERA

5 pitchers above 250 IP

3 pitchers above 40 SV

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Tomorrow I’ll post my standard All-Star selections and compare to the silver slugger winners for the year.


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