1989 Cleveland Indians season

The 1989 Cleveland Indians season was their 89th season in the American League. For the 3rd consecutive season, the Indians had a losing record. The Indians had at least 73 wins for the 2nd consecutive season.

1989 Cleveland Indians
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Owner(s)Richard Jacobs
General manager(s)Hank Peters
Manager(s)Doc Edwards, John Hart
Local televisionWUAB
Jack Corrigan, Mike Hegan
Local radioWWWE
Herb Score, Paul Olden
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Offseason

Ohio Cup

Ohio cup2
A pennant from the 1989 Ohio Cup.

The first Ohio Cup, which was an annual pre-season baseball game, was played in 1989. The single-game cup was played at Cooper Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, and was staged just days before the start of each new Major League Baseball season.

No. Year Winner Runner-up Score Venue Date Attendance
1 1989 Indians Reds 1-0 Cooper Stadium April 2 15,978

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 0.549 46–35 43–38
Baltimore Orioles 87 75 0.537 2 47–34 40–41
Boston Red Sox 83 79 0.512 6 46–35 37–44
Milwaukee Brewers 81 81 0.500 8 45–36 36–45
New York Yankees 74 87 0.460 14½ 41–40 33–47
Cleveland Indians 73 89 0.451 16 41–40 32–49
Detroit Tigers 59 103 0.364 30 38–43 21–60

Record vs. opponents

1989 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 6–7 6–6 6–6 7–6 10–3 6–6 7–6 4–8 8–5 5–7 6–6 9–3 7–6
Boston 7–6 4–8 7–5 8–5 11–2 4–8 6–7 6–6 7–6 7–5 5–7 6–6 5–8
California 6–6 8–4 8–5 5–7 11–1 4–9 7–5 11–2 6–6 5–8 7–6 6–7 7–5
Chicago 6–6 5–7 5–8 7–5 4–8 6–7 10–2 5–8 5–6 5–8 7–6 3–10 1–11
Cleveland 6–7 5–8 7–5 5–7 5–8 8–4 3–10 5–7 9–4 2–10 6–6 7–5 5–8
Detroit 3–10 2–11 1–11 8–4 8–5 6–6 6–7 5–7 6–7 4–8 4–8 4–8 2–11
Kansas City 6–6 8–4 9–4 7–6 4–8 6–6 8–4 7–6 6–6 7–6 9–4 8–5 7–5
Milwaukee 6–7 7–6 5–7 2–10 10–3 7–6 4–8 9–3 8–5 5–7 7–5 5–7 6–7
Minnesota 8–4 6–6 2–11 8–5 7–5 7–5 6–7 3–9 6–6 6–7 7–6 5–8 9–3
New York 5–8 6–7 6–6 6–5 4–9 7–6 6–6 5–8 6–6 3–9 8–4 5–7 7–6
Oakland 7–5 5–7 8–5 8–5 10–2 8–4 6–7 7–5 7–6 9–3 9–4 8–5 7–5
Seattle 6–6 7–5 6–7 6–7 6–6 8–4 4–9 5–7 6–7 4–8 4–9 6–7 5–7
Texas 3–9 6–6 7–6 10–3 5–7 8–4 5–8 7–5 8–5 7–5 5–8 7–6 5–7
Toronto 6–7 8–5 5–7 11–1 8–5 11–2 5–7 7–6 3–9 6–7 5–7 7–5 7–5

Notable transactions

Roster

1989 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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 Andy Allanson 111 323 75 .232 3 17
1B Pete O'Brien 155 554 144 .260 12 55
2B Jerry Browne 153 598 179 .299 5 45
3B Brook Jacoby 147 519 141 .272 13 64
SS Félix Fermín 156 484 115 .238 0 21
LF Oddibe McDowell 69 239 53 .222 3 22
CF Joe Carter 162 651 158 .243 39 112
RF Cory Snyder 132 489 105 .215 18 59
DH Dave Clark 102 253 60 .237 8 29

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
Dion James 71 245 75 .306 4 29
Albert Belle 62 218 49 .225 7 37
Brad Komminsk 71 198 47 .237 8 33
Joel Skinner 79 178 41 .230 1 13
Luis Aguayo 47 97 17 .175 1 8
Luis Medina 30 83 17 .205 4 8
Mark Salas 30 77 17 .221 2 7
Mike Young 32 59 11 .186 1 5
Denny González 8 17 5 .294 0 1

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
Bud Black 33 222.1 12 11 3.36 88
John Farrell 31 208 9 14 3.63 132
Tom Candiotti 31 206 13 6 3.37 129
Greg Swindell 28 184.1 13 10 3.10 124

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
Scott Bailes 34 113.2 5 9 4.28 47
Steve Davis 12 25.2 1 1 8.06 12

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
Doug Jones 59 7 10 32 2.34 65
Jesse Orosco 69 3 4 3 2.08 79
Keith Atherton 32 0 3 2 4.15 13
Jeff Kaiser 6 0 1 0 7.36 4
Rudy Seánez 5 0 0 0 3.60 7
Neil Allen 3 0 1 0 15.00 0

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

  • Doug Jones, Relief Pitcher, Reserve
  • Greg Swindell, Pitcher, Reserve

Team leaders

  • Games – Joe Carter (162)
  • AB – Jerry Browne (598)
  • Runs – Jerry Browne (83)
  • Hits – Jerry Browne (179)
  • Doubles – Joe carter (32)
  • Triples – Brook Jacoby (5)
  • Home runs – Joe Carter (35)
  • RBI – Joe Carter (105)
  • Walks – Pete O'Brien (83)
  • Strikeouts – Cory Snyder (134)
  • Stolen bases – Jerry Browne (14)
  • Batting average – Dion James (.306)
  • On-base percentage – Jerry Browne (.370)
  • Hit by pitch – Joe Carter (8)
  • Wins – Tom Candiotti, Greg Swindell (13)
  • Strikeouts – John Farrell – (132)
  • Earned run average – Jesse Orosco – (2.08)
  • Saves – Doug Jones – (32)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Mike Hargrove
AA Canton–Akron Indians Eastern League Bob Molinaro
A Kinston Indians Carolina League Ken Bolek
A-Short Season Watertown Indians New York–Penn League Brian Graham
Rookie Burlington Indians Appalachian League Jim Gabella
Rookie GCL Indians Gulf Coast League Mike Bucci

[13][14]

References

  1. ^ Félix Fermín at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ "Luis Aguayo". Baseball Reference. Archived from the original on June 14, 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
  3. ^ Jesse Orosco at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Bud Black at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Julio Franco at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/atherke01.shtml
  7. ^ Alan Embree at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Jim Thome at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Brian Giles at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Willie Cañate at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Doug Piatt at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/atherke01.shtml
  13. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  14. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/affiliate.cgi?id=CLE&year=1989
Mark Higgins (baseball)

Mark Douglas Higgins (July 9, 1963 – March 22, 2017) was an American Major League Baseball first baseman who played for one season in the MLB, and seven seasons in the Minor Leagues. He played for the Cleveland Indians for six games during the 1989 Cleveland Indians season. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 13th round of the 1983 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, the Texas Rangers in the 3rd round of the 1983 MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase and the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round (7th Pick) of the 1984 MLB June Draft. He also played college baseball at the University of New Orleans where he led the Privateers to the College World Series (first Louisiana college to do so), holds the school's single season home run record (24), and is now in UNO's Athletic Hall of Fame. He died on March 22, 2017.

Tommy Hinzo

Thomas Lee Hinzo (born June 18, 1964 in San Diego, California) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for two seasons. He played for the Cleveland Indians for 67 games during the 1987 Cleveland Indians season and 18 games during the 1989 Cleveland Indians season.

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