1997 Milwaukee Brewers season

1997 Milwaukee Brewers season

The 1997 Milwaukee Brewers season involved the Brewers finishing third in the American League Central, eight games behind the Cleveland Indians, with a record of 78 wins and 83 losses. 1997 was the Brewers' final season in the American League, before moving to the National League for the following season.

Offseason

Regular season

(1997)
Jackie Robinson
Retired by
Major League Baseball

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 86 75 .534 --
Chicago White Sox 80 81 .497 6.0
Milwaukee Brewers 78 83 .484 8.0
Minnesota Twins 68 94 .420 18.5
Kansas City Royals 67 94 .416 19.0


Notable transactions

Roster

1997 Milwaukee Brewers
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 Matheny, MikeMike Matheny 123 320 78 .244 4 32
1B Nilsson, DaveDave Nilsson 156 554 154 .278 20 81
2B Viña, FernandoFernando Viña 79 324 89 .275 4 28
3B Cirillo, JeffJeff Cirillo 154 580 167 .288 10 82
SS Valentín, JoséJosé Valentín 136 494 125 .253 17 58
LF Williams, GeraldGerald Williams 155 566 143 .253 10 41
CF Burnitz, JeromyJeromy Burnitz 153 494 139 .281 27 85
RF Mieske, MattMatt Mieske 84 253 63 .249 5 21
DH Franco, JulioJulio Franco 42 141 34 .241 4 19

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
Loretta, MarkMark Loretta 132 418 120 .287 5 47
Voigt, JackJack Voigt 72 151 37 .245 8 22
Carr, ChuckChuck Carr 26 46 6 .130 0 0
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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

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League Tim Ireland and Bob Mariano
AA El Paso Diablos Texas League Dave Machemer
A Stockton Ports California League Greg Mahlberg
A Beloit Snappers Midwest League Luis Salazar
Rookie Helena Brewers Pioneer League Alex Morales
Rookie Ogden Raptors Pioneer League Bernie Moncallo
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Notes

References

  • 1997 Milwaukee Brewers team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1997 Milwaukee Brewers team page at www.baseball-almanac.com