|1997 MLB season|
|League||Major League Baseball|
|Duration||April 1 – October 26, 1997|
|Top draft pick||Matt Anderson|
|Picked by||Detroit Tigers|
|Season MVP|| AL: Ken Griffey, Jr. (SEA)|
NL: Larry Walker (COL)
|AL champions||Cleveland Indians|
|AL runners-up||Baltimore Orioles|
|NL champions||Florida Marlins|
|NL runners-up||Atlanta Braves|
|World Series MVP||Liván Hernández (FLA)|
The 1997 Major League Baseball season was the inaugural season for Interleague play, as well as the final season in the American League for the Milwaukee Brewers before moving to the NL the following season. The California Angels changed their name to the Anaheim Angels. The Florida Marlins ended the season (their fifth season in the majors) as the World Champions defeating the Cleveland Indians in a seven-game World Series, four games to three.
|League Championship Series|
|Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards|
|BBWAA Award||National League||American League|
|Rookie of the Year|
|Cy Young Award|
|Manager of the Year|
|Most Valuable Player|
|Gold Glove Awards|
|Position||National League||American League|
|Silver Slugger Awards|
|Statistic||American League||National League|
|AVG||Frank Thomas CHW||.347||Tony Gwynn SD||.372|
|HR||Ken Griffey, Jr. SEA||56||Larry Walker COL||49|
|RBI||Ken Griffey, Jr. SEA||147||Andrés Galarraga COL||140|
|Wins||Roger Clemens 1 TOR||21||Denny Neagle ATL||20|
|ERA||Roger Clemens 1 TOR||2.05||Pedro Martínez MTL||1.90|
|SO||Roger Clemens 1 TOR||292||Curt Schilling PHI||319|
|SV||Randy Myers BAL||45||Jeff Shaw CIN||42|
|SB||Brian Hunter DET||74||Tony Womack PIT||60|
1 American League Triple Crown Pitching Winner
|Anaheim Angels||Terry Collins|
|Baltimore Orioles||Davey Johnson|
|Boston Red Sox||Jimy Williams|
|Chicago White Sox||Terry Bevington|
|Cleveland Indians||Mike Hargrove||Won American League Pennant|
|Detroit Tigers||Buddy Bell|
|Kansas City Royals||Bob Boone, Tony Muser|
|Milwaukee Brewers||Phil Garner|
|Minnesota Twins||Tom Kelly|
|New York Yankees||Joe Torre|
|Oakland Athletics||Art Howe|
|Seattle Mariners||Lou Piniella|
|Texas Rangers||Johnny Oates|
|Toronto Blue Jays||Cito Gaston, Mel Queen, Jr.|
|Atlanta Braves||Bobby Cox|
|Chicago Cubs||Jim Riggleman|
|Cincinnati Reds||Ray Knight, Jack McKeon|
|Colorado Rockies||Don Baylor|
|Florida Marlins||Jim Leyland||Won World Series|
|Houston Astros||Larry Dierker|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||Bill Russell|
|Montreal Expos||Felipe Alou|
|New York Mets||Bobby Valentine|
|Philadelphia Phillies||Terry Francona|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||Gene Lamont|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Tony La Russa|
|San Diego Padres||Bruce Bochy|
|San Francisco Giants||Dusty Baker|
|Team Name||Wins||%±||Home attendance||%±||Per Game||Est. Payroll||%±|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||88||-2.2%||3,319,504||4.1%||40,982||$45,380,304||28.4%|
|St. Louis Cardinals||73||-17.0%||2,634,014||-0.8%||32,519||$45,456,667||12.9%|
|Toronto Blue Jays||76||2.7%||2,589,297||1.2%||31,967||$47,079,833||54.1%|
|New York Yankees||96||4.3%||2,580,325||14.6%||32,254||$62,241,545||14.9%|
|Boston Red Sox||78||-8.2%||2,226,136||-3.8%||27,483||$43,558,750||2.7%|
|San Diego Padres||76||-16.5%||2,089,333||-4.5%||25,794||$37,363,672||31.8%|
|Chicago White Sox||80||-5.9%||1,864,782||11.2%||23,022||$57,740,000||27.5%|
|New York Mets||88||23.9%||1,766,174||11.2%||21,805||$39,800,400||62.6%|
|San Francisco Giants||90||32.4%||1,690,869||19.6%||20,875||$35,592,378||-4.2%|
|Kansas City Royals||67||-10.7%||1,517,638||5.7%||18,970||$34,810,000||71.6%|
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