1997 MLB season (Jayverse)

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The 1997 MLB Season is the 97th Season for Major League Baseball

Top 33 Rookies Chosen in the Draft

Paul Abraham (RP) - San Antonio Missions

Eddie Baiza (SP) - Omaha Royals

Gabe DeHoyos (RP) - Omaha Royals

Rick Guttormson (SP) - Portland Beavers

Michael Seebode (RP) - Havana Hurricanes

Travis Thompson (SP) - Charlotte Bobcats

Jon Berry (RP) - Arizona Diamondbacks

John Herbert (RP) - Portland Beavers

Steve Reba (RP) - Ottawa Lynx

Johan Santana (RP) - Minnesota Twins

Brian Beuning (RP) - New Orleans Pelicans

DJ Houlton (SP) - Houston Astros

Ryan Howard (1B) - Philadelphia Phillies

Mike Manning (RP) - Chicago Hitmen

Sean Martin (RP) - New York Giants

Phil Norton (SP) - Chicago Cubs

Jose Nunez (SP) - New York Giants

Scott Patterson (RP) - New York Yankees

Jason Pomar (RP) - Las Vegas Blackjack 21's

Makoto Sato (RP) - Montreal Expos

Josh Teekel (SP) - Tampa Bay Rays

Jeff Wallace (RP) - Pittsburgh Pirates

Brandon Webb (SP) - Arizona Diamondbacks

Jayson Werth (C) - Montreal Expos

Hugo Agustin (3B) - Oakland Panthers

Eliezer Alfonzo (C) - San Francisco Seals

Josh Alliston (RP) - Seattle Pilots

Garrett Atkins (3B) - Montreal Expos

Erik Bedard (SP) - Baltimore Orioles

Jonathan Chappell (1B) - Atlanta Braves

Matt Cooper (1B) - Birmingham Barons

Jack Cust (LF) - Oakland Panthers

Eric Cyr (SP) - San Diego Padres

Final Standings

AL East: Toronto Blue Jays (93-67), Boston Red Sox (88-72), New York Yankees (85-75), Richmond Generals (84-76), Ottawa Lynx (80-80), Buffalo Bisons (72-88), Baltimore Orioles (66-94)

AL Central: Cleveland Buckeyes (111-49), Detroit Tigers (95-65), Chicago White Sox (85-75), Kansas City Monarchs (77-83), Chicago Hitmen (76-84), Indianapolis Rounders (63-97), Iowa Oaks (62-98)

AL South: Houston Astros (91-69), Mexico City Diablos Rojos (88-72), Dallas Rangers (88-72), Oklahoma City 89ers (86-74), Miami Athletics (70-90), New Orleans Pelicans (70-90), Monterrey Bandits (54-106)

AL West: Seattle Pilots (91-69), Los Angeles Angels (90-70), Reno Silver Sox (89-71), Vancouver Mounties (78-82), San Francisco Seals (78-82), Anaheim Amigos (70-90), Portland Beavers (60-100)

NL East: Philadelphia Phillies (111-49), Pittsburgh Pirates (89-71), New York Giants (89-71), Montreal Expos (88-72), Washington Nationals (82-78), Brooklyn Dodgers (77-83), Boston Beacons (58-102)

NL North: Chicago Cubs (90-71), Cincinnati Reds (89-72), Columbus Explorers (87-73), Minnesota Twins (86-74), Milwaukee Brewers (67-93), Omaha Royals (57-103), Fargo RedHawks (53-107)

NL South: Charlotte Bobcats (96-64), St. Louis Cardinals (91-69), Atlanta Braves (86-74), San Antonio Missions (85-75), Tampa Bay Rays (78-82), Birmingham Barons (77-83), Havana Hurricanes (59-101)

NL West: Denver Rockies (96-64), San Diego Padres (91-69), Calgary Wranglers (84-76), Oakland Panthers (81-79), Los Angeles Knights (79-81), Las Vegas Blackjack 21's (70-90), Arizona Diamondbacks (45-115)

Playoffs

ALDS: Seattle def. Cleveland 4-2, Houston def. Toronto 4-0

NLDS: Chicago Cubs def. Philadelphia 4-3, Charlotte def. Denver 4-2

ALCS: Cleveland def. Houston 4-1

NLCS: Chicago Cubs def. Charlotte 4-0

WS: Cleveland def. Chicago Cubs 4-2

League Leaders

Batting Average - Aaron Morris (Denver) .381

Home Runs - Willie Greene (Washington) 43

RBI - Chad Rupp (Tampa Bay) 137

Stolen Bases - Paul Failla (Philadelphia), Vernon Spearman (Tampa Bay), Quilvio Veras (Minnesota) 39

OBP + Slugging % - Chipper Jones (Atlanta) 1.22

ERA - Sigfrido Barrera (Cleveland) 2.10

Wins - Marcos Perez (Cleveland) & Ezequiel Sanjurjo (Pittsburgh) 22

Strikeouts - Jose Rijo (Philadelphia) 296