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1998 Cleveland Indians season

1998 Cleveland Indians
AL Central Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Cleveland, Ohio (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Richard Jacobs
    General manager(s) John Hart
    Manager(s) Mike Hargrove
    Local television WUAB · FSN Ohio
    Local radio WKNR (1220)
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    Offseason

    • November 12, 1997: Paul Assenmacher was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[1]
    • December 1, 1997: Matt Williams was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Travis Fryman, Tom Martin, and cash.[2]
    • December 8, 1997: Kenny Lofton signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.
    • December 8, 1997: Marquis Grissom was traded by the Cleveland Indians with Jeff Juden to the Milwaukee Brewers for Mike Fetters, Ben McDonald, and Ron Villone.
    • December 8, 1997: Dwight Gooden signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.
    • December 20, 1997: Dave Weathers was selected off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds from the Cleveland Indians.[3]

    Regular season

    Season standings

    AL Central W L Pct. GB
    Cleveland Indians 89 73 .549 --
    Chicago White Sox 80 82 .494 9.0
    Kansas City Royals 72 89 .447 16.5
    Minnesota Twins 70 92 .432 19.0
    Detroit Tigers 65 97 .401 24.0


    Transactions

    • April 14, 1998: David Bell was selected off waivers by the Cleveland Indians from the St. Louis Cardinals.[4]
    • May 6, 1998: Mark Whiten was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[5]
    • June 2, 1998: C.C. Sabathia was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed June 29, 1998.[6]
    • July 2, 1998: Rex Hudler was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[7]
    • August 13, 1998: Cecil Fielder signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[8]
    • August 31, 1998: David Bell was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Seattle Mariners for Joey Cora.[4]
    • September 18, 1998: Cecil Fielder was released by the Cleveland Indians.[8]

    Roster

    1998 Cleveland Indians
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; R = Runs; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; Avg. = Batting Average; Slg. = Slugging Average; SB = Stolen Bases

    Pos. Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. Slg. SB
    C Sandy Alomar Jr. 117 409 45 96 6 44 .235 .352 0
    1B Jim Thome 123 440 89 129 30 85 .293 .584 1
    2B David Bell 107 340 37 89 10 41 .262 .424 0
    3B Travis Fryman 146 557 74 160 28 96 .287 .504 10
    SS Omar Vizqual 151 576 86 166 2 50 .288 .372 37
    LF Brian Giles 112 350 56 94 16 66 .269 .460 10
    CF Kenny Lofton 154 600 101 169 12 64 .282 .413 54
    RF Manny Rameriez 150 571 108 168 45 145 .294 .599 5
    DH David Justice 146 540 94 151 21 88 .280 .476 9
    [9]

    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

    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

    Award winners

    All-Star Game

    Minor league affiliates

    Classification level Team League Season article
    AAA Buffalo Bisons International League 1998 Buffalo Bisons season
    AA Akron Aeros Eastern League 1998 Akron Aeros season
    Advanced A Kinston Indians Carolina League
    A Columbus RedStixx South Atlantic League
    Short Season A Watertown Indians New York - Penn League
    Rookie Burlington Indians Appalachian League

    References

    1. http://www.baseball-reference.com/a/assenpa01.shtml
    2. Matt Williams Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    3. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/weathda01.shtml
    4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bellda01.shtml
    5. Mark Whiten Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    6. C.C. Sabathia Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    7. http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hudlere01.shtml
    8. 8.0 8.1 Cecil Fielder Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    9. http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/SEA/1998.shtml