2003 Cleveland Indians season

The Cleveland Indians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, that competes in Major League Baseball.They are organized in the Central Division of the American League. The 2003 Major League Baseball season began on March 30, 2003. The team finished fourth in the American League Central Division behind the Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals

2003 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Larry Dolan
General manager(s) Mark Shapiro
Manager(s) Eric Wedge
Local television FSN Ohio
John Sanders, Mike Hegan, Rick Manning
Local radio WTAM
Tom Hamilton, Matt Underwood, Mike Hegan
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Offseason

  • December 6, 2002: Travis Hafner was traded by the Texas Rangers with Aaron Myette to the Cleveland Indians for Einar Díaz and Ryan Drese.[1]
  • December 19, 2002: Jason Bere was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[2]
  • December 23, 2002: AJ Hinch was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[3]
  • January 14, 2003: Shane Spencer signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[4]
  • March 29, 2003: AJ Hinch was purchased by the Detroit Tigers from the Cleveland Indians.[3]

Regular season

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 9072 0.556 48–33 42–39
Chicago White Sox 8676 0.531 4 51–30 35–46
Kansas City Royals 8379 0.512 7 40–40 43–39
Cleveland Indians 6894 0.420 22 38–43 30–51
Detroit Tigers 43119 0.265 47 23–58 20–61

Record vs. opponents

2003 American League Records

Sources:
Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 1–83–63–46–36–16–35–43–68–128–116–39–102–711–7
Baltimore 8–19–102–43–33–33–43–46–13–12–74–58–117–28–115–13
Boston 6–310–95–44–28–15–12–49–103–45–212–75–410–911–7
Chicago 4–34–24–511–811–811–89–104–24–52–73–33–46–310–8
Cleveland 3–63–32–48–1112–76–139–102–53–63–65–24–52–46–12
Detroit 1–63–31–88–117–125–144–151–53–61–82–41–62–74–14
Kansas City 3–64–31–58–1113–614–511–82–42–74–54–37–21–59–9
Minnesota 4–54–34–210–910–915–48–110–78–13–66–05–43–310–8
New York 6–313–6–110–92–45–25–14–27–03–65–414–54–510–913–5
Oakland 12–87–24–35–46–36–37–21–86–37–126–315–45–29–9
Seattle 11–85–42–57–26–38–15–46–34–512–74–510–103–410–8
Tampa Bay 3–611–87–123–32–54–23–40–65–143–65–43–611–83–15
Texas 10–92–74–54–35–46–12–74–55–44–1510–106–35–44–14
Toronto 7–211–89–103–64–27–25–13–39–102–54–38–114–510–8

Notable transactions

  • June 3, 2003: Kevin Kouzmanoff was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 6th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 3, 2003.
  • July 18, 2003: Shane Spencer was traded by the Cleveland Indians with Ricardo Rodríguez to the Texas Rangers for Ryan Ludwick.[4]

Roster

2003 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log

2003 Game Log: 68–94 (Home: 38–43; Away: 30–51)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Indians team member
2003 Game Log

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
CJosh Bard913032574131836.2440
1BBen Broussard11638653962131655.2495
2BBrandon Phillips1123703677181633.2084
3BCasey Blake152557801433501767.2577
SSJhonny Peralta772422455101421.2271
LFMatt Lawton9937457931901553.24910
CFMilton Bradley101377611213421056.32117
RFJody Gerut127480661343322275.2794
DHEllis Burks551982752111628.2631

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Coco Crisp9941455110156327.26615
Alex Escobar2899162720514.2731
Karim García249381810514.1940
Ricky Gutiérrez16502133003.2600
Travis Hafner9129135741931440.2542
Greg LaRocca59331000.3330
Tim Laker521621739110321.2412
Ryan Ludwick39136143671726.2652
Chris Magruder926392113.3460
Víctor Martínez49159154640116.2891
John McDonald82214214691114.2153
Ángel Santos32769173136.2241
Bill Selby2739341005.1030
Zach Sorensen3637251012.1350
Shane Spencer642102357100826.2712
Omar Vizquel642504361132219.2448

Note: Pitchers' hitting stats are not included above.

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS IP BB K
CC Sabathia1393.603030197.266141
Jason Davis8114.682727165.14785
Brian Anderson9103.712524148.03272
Ricardo Rodríguez395.73151581.22841
Cliff Lee333.619952.12044
Jason Bere004.05226.221

Other pitchers

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP BB K
Jake Westbrook7104.3334220133.05658
Billy Traber695.2433180111.24088
Jason Stanford133.60138050.01630
Brian Tallet024.7453019.089
Chad Durbin017.273108.238

Relief pitchers

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched;SV = Saves; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G SV IP BB K
Danys Báez293.81732575.22366
David Riske222.2968874.22082
Jason Boyd314.3044052.12631
Terry Mulholland344.9145099.03742
Rafael Betancourt222.1333138.01336
Jack Cressend212.5133043.0928
José Santiago132.8425031.21415
Dan Miceli111.2013015619
Carl Sadler001.861809.2510
Nick Bierbrodt006.75508.049
David Lee104.70807.267
Alex Herrera009.001007.086
Chad Paronto029.45606.236
Jason Phillips019.00305.022
Jerrod Riggan009.00204.012
David Cortés0012.00203.001
Aaron Myette0023.62202.221
Dave Elder1119.29402.143

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

  • C. C. Sabathia, Pitcher, Reserve

Minor league affiliates

Classification level Team League
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League
AA Akron Aeros Eastern League
Advanced A Kinston Indians Carolina League
A Lake County Captains South Atlantic League
Short Season A Mahoning Valley Scrappers New York–Penn League
Rookie Burlington Indians Appalachian League

Notes

References

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