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The Florida Marlins' 1997 season was the fifth season for the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise in the National League. It would begin with the team attempting to improve on their season from 1996. Their manager was Jim Leyland. They played home games at Pro Player Stadium. They finished with a record of 92-70, posting the first winning season in franchise history and winning the NL Wild Card. They got through the National League playoffs and won the World Series over the Cleveland Indians.

1997 Florida Marlins
1997 World Series Champions
1997 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record92–70 (.568)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Wayne Huizenga
General manager(s)Dave Dombrowski
Manager(s)Jim Leyland
Local televisionSunshine Network/Sports Channel Florida
WBFS-TV
(Tommy Hutton, Joe Angel, Dave O'Brien, Jay Randolph)
Local radioWQAM
(Joe Angel, Dave O'Brien, Jon Sciambi)
WCMQ-FM (Spanish)
(Felo Ramírez, Manolo Alvarez)
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OffseasonEdit

  • November 22, 1996: Bobby Bonilla was Signed as a Free Agent with the Florida Marlins.[1]
  • March 26, 1997: Cliff Floyd was traded by the Montreal Expos to the Florida Marlins for Dustin Hermanson and Joe Orsulak.[2] Angel Vazquez Castro president of Florida Marlins.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 101 61 0.623 50–31 51–30
Florida Marlins 92 70 0.568 9 52–29 40–41
New York Mets 88 74 0.543 13 50–31 38–43
Montreal Expos 78 84 0.481 23 45–36 33–48
Philadelphia Phillies 68 94 0.420 33 38–43 30–51

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1997 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Atlanta 9–2 9–2 5–6 4–8 7–4 6–5 10–2 5–7 10–2 5–6 8–3 7–4 8–3 7–5
Chicago 2–9 7–5 2–9 2–9 3–9 5–6 4–7 6–5 6–5 7–5 6–5 5–6 4–8 9–6
Cincinnati 2–9 5–7 5–6 5–6 5–7 6–5 6–5 2–9 8–3 8–4 5–6 4–7 6–6 9–6
Colorado 6–5 9–2 6–5 7–4 5–6 5–7 7–4 6–5 4–7 4–7 4–8 4–8 7–4 9–7
Florida 8–4 9–2 6–5 4–7 7–4 7–4 7–5 4–8 6–6 7–4 5–6 5–6 5–6 12–3
Houston 4–7 9–3 7–5 6–5 4–7 7–4 8–3 7–4 4–7 6–6 6–5 3–8 9–3 4–11
Los Angeles 5–6 6–5 5–6 7–5 4–7 4–7 7–4 6–5 10–1 9–2 5–7 6–6 5–6 9–7
Montreal 2–10 7–4 5–6 4–7 5–7 3–8 4–7 5–7 6–6 5–6 8–3 6–5 6–5 12–3
New York 7–5 5–6 9–2 5–6 8–4 4–7 5–6 7–5 7–5 7–4 5–6 3–8 9–2 7–8
Philadelphia 2-10 5–6 3–8 7–4 6–6 7–4 1–10 6–6 5–7 5–6 7–4 3–8 6–5 5–10
Pittsburgh 6–5 5–7 4–8 7–4 4–7 6–6 2–9 6–5 4–7 6–5 5–6 8–3 9–3 7–8
San Diego 3–8 5–6 6–5 8–4 6–5 5–6 7–5 3–8 6–5 4–7 6–5 4–8 5–6 8–8
San Francisco 4–7 6–5 7–4 8–4 6–5 8–3 6–6 5–6 8–3 8–3 3–8 8–4 3–8 10–6
St. Louis 3–8 8–4 6–6 4–7 6–5 3-9 6–5 5–6 2–9 5–6 3–9 6–5 8–3 8–7


TransactionsEdit

  • July 21, 1997: Darren Daulton was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Florida Marlins for Billy McMillon.[3]
  • July 27, 1997: Craig Counsell was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Florida Marlins for Mark Hutton.[4]
  • July 29, 1997: Matt Treanor was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the Florida Marlins for Matt Whisenant.[5]

RosterEdit

1997 Florida Marlins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

= Indicates team leader

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Charles Johnson 124 416 43 104 .250 19 63 0
1B Jeff Conine 151 405 46 98 .242 17 61 2
2B Luis Castillo 75 263 27 63 .240 0 8 16
3B Bobby Bonilla 153 562 77 167 .297 17 96 6
SS Édgar Rentería 154 617 90 171 .277 4 52 32
LF Moisés Alou 150 538 88 157 .292 23 115 9
CF Devon White 74 265 37 65 .245 6 34 13
RF Gary Sheffield 135 444 86 111 .250 21 71 11

[6]

Other battersEdit

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

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Jim Eisenreich 120 293 36 82 .280 2 34 0
John Cangelosi 103 192 28 47 .245 1 12 5
Craig Counsell 51 164 20 49 .299 1 16 1
Cliff Floyd 61 137 23 32 .234 6 19 6
Darren Daulton 52 126 22 33 .262 3 21 2
Josh Booty 4 5 2 3 .600 0 1 0
Bob Natal 4 4 2 2 .500 1 3 0

[6]

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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

Player G GS IP W L ERA SO
Kevin Brown 33 33 237.1 16 8 2.69 205
Alex Fernandez 32 32 220.2 17 12 3.59 183
Al Leiter 27 27 151.1 11 9 4.34 132
Tony Saunders 22 21 111.1 4 6 4.61 102
Pat Rapp 19 19 108.2 4 6 4.47 64

Other pitchersEdit

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

Player G GS IP W L ERA SO
Livan Hernandez 17 17 96.1 9 3 3.18 72

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Robb Nen 73 9 3 35 3.89 81

PostseasonEdit

NLDSEdit

Florida wins the series, 3-0

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
1 Florida 2 San Francisco 1 September 30 1-0 (FLA)
2 Florida 7 San Francisco 6 October 1 2-0 (FLA)
3 San Francisco 2 Florida 6 October 3 3-0 (FLA)

NLCSEdit

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(FLA-ATL)

Attendance
1 October 7 Florida 5 Atlanta 3 1-0 49,244
2 October 8 Florida 1 Atlanta 7 1-1 48,933
3 October 10 Atlanta 2 Florida 5 2-1 53,857
4 October 11 Atlanta 4 Florida 0 2-2 54,890
5 October 12 Atlanta 1 Florida 2 3-2 46,496
6 October 14 Florida 7 Atlanta 4 4-2 50,466
Florida wins series 4–2 and advance to the World Series

World SeriesEdit

Game 1Edit

October 18, 1997, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 11 0
Florida 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 x 7 7 1
WP: Liván Hernández (1-0)   LP: Orel Hershiser (0-1)   Sv: Robb Nen (1)
Home runs:
CLE: Manny Ramírez (1), Jim Thome (1)
FLA: Moisés Alou (1), Charles Johnson (1)

Game 2Edit

October 19, 1997, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 6 14 0
Florida 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
WP: Chad Ogea (1-0)   LP: Kevin Brown (0-1)
Home runs:
CLE: Sandy Alomar, Jr. (1)
FLA: None

Game 3Edit

October 21, 1997, at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 7 14 16 3
Cleveland 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 4 11 10 3
WP: Dennis Cook (1-0)   LP: Eric Plunk (0-1)   Sv: Robb Nen (2)
Home runs:
FLA: Gary Sheffield (1), Darren Daulton (1), Jim Eisenreich (1)
CLE: Jim Thome (2)

Game 4Edit

October 22, 1997, at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 2
Cleveland 3 0 3 0 0 1 1 2 X 10 15 0
WP: Jaret Wright (1-0)   LP: Tony Saunders (0-1)
Home runs:
FLA: Moisés Alou (2)
CLE: Manny Ramírez (2), Matt Williams (1)

Game 5Edit

October 23, 1997, at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 8 15 2
Cleveland 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 9 0
WP: Liván Hernández (2-0)   LP: Orel Hershiser (0-2)   Sv: Robb Nen (3)
Home runs:
FLA: Moisés Alou (3)
CLE: Sandy Alomar, Jr. (2)

Game 6Edit

October 25, 1997, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 7 0
Florida 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
WP: Chad Ogea (2-0)   LP: Kevin Brown (0-2)   Sv: José Mesa (1)

Game 7Edit

October 26, 1997, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 2
Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 8 0
WP: Jay Powell (1-0)   LP: Charles Nagy (0-1)
Home runs:
CLE: None
FLA: Bobby Bonilla (1)

Awards and honorsEdit

1997 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

  • Moisés Alou, reserve
  • Kevin Brown, reserve
  • Charles Johnson, reserve

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bobby Bonilla Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Cliff Floyd Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Darren Daulton Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Craig Counsell Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ "Matt Treanor Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  6. ^ a b "1997 Florida Marlins Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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