1971 Cleveland Indians season

1971 Cleveland Indians season

The 1971 Cleveland Indians season was the 71st in franchise history. The team finished sixth in the American League East with a record of 60-102, 43 games behind the Baltimore Orioles.

Offseason

Regular season

In the summer of 1971, Indians owner Vernon Stouffer was entertaining overtures with regards to the Cleveland Indians playing 27 to 30 home dates a year in New Orleans.[1]

Season standings

AL East W L GB Pct.
Baltimore Orioles 101 57 0 .639
Detroit Tigers 91 71 12 .562
Boston Red Sox 85 77 18 .525
New York Yankees 82 80 21 .506
Washington Senators 63 96 38.5 .396
Cleveland Indians 60 102 43 .370

Opening Day lineup

Roster

1971 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Fosse, RayRay Fosse 133 486 134 .276 12 62

Other batters

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
Brown, LarryLarry Brown 13 50 11 .220 0 7
Clark, JimJim Clark 13 18 3 .167 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Colbert, VinceVince Colbert 50 142.2 7 6 3.97 74

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Austin, RickRick Austin 23 0 0 1 5.09 20
Ballinger, MarkMark Ballinger 18 1 2 0 4.67 25

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Wichita Aeros American Association Ken Aspromonte
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Ray Hathaway
A Reno Silver Sox California League Pinky May
Rookie GCL Indians Gulf Coast League Len Johnston
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Notes

References

  • 1971 Cleveland Indians team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1971 Cleveland Indians team page at www.baseball-almanac.com