1971 Cleveland Indians Season
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1971 Cleveland Indians Season

1971 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Vernon Stouffer
General manager(s)Alvin Dark, Gabe Paul
Manager(s)Alvin Dark, Johnny Lipon
Local televisionWJW-TV
Local radioWERE (1300)
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The 1971 Cleveland Indians season was the 71st in franchise history. The team finished sixth in the American League East with a record of 60-102, 43 games behind the Baltimore Orioles.

Offseason

Regular season

In the summer of 1971, Indians owner Vernon Stouffer was entertaining overtures with regards to the Cleveland Indians playing 27 to 30 home dates a year in New Orleans.[1]

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 101 57 0.639 -- 53-24 48-33
Detroit Tigers 91 71 0.562 12 54-27 37-44
Boston Red Sox 85 77 0.525 18 47-33 38-44
New York Yankees 82 80 0.506 21 44-37 38-43
Washington Senators 63 96 0.396 38½ 35-46 28-50
Cleveland Indians 60 102 0.370 43 29-52 31-50

Record vs. opponents

1971 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK WSH
Baltimore -- 9-9 7-5 8-4 13-5 8-10 6-5 9-3 10-2 11-7 7-4 13-3
Boston 9-9 -- 6-6 10-2 11-7 12-6 1-11 6-6 8-4 7-11 3-9 12-6
California 5-7 6-6 -- 8-10 8-4 6-6 8-10 6-12 12-6 6-6 7-11 4-8
Chicago 4-8 2-10 10-8 -- 3-9 7-5 9-9 11-7 7-11 5-7 11-7 10-2
Cleveland 5-13 7-11 4-8 9-3 -- 6-12 2-10 4-8 4-8 8-10 4-8 7-11
Detroit 10-8 6-12 6-6 5-7 12-6 -- 8-4 10-2 6-6 10-8 4-8 14-4
Kansas City 5-6 11-1 10-8 9-9 10-2 4-8 -- 8-10 9-9 5-7 5-13 9-3
Milwaukee 3-9 6-6 12-6 7-11 8-4 2-10 10-8 -- 10-7 2-10 3-15 6-6
Minnesota 2-10 4-8 6-12 11-7 8-4 6-6 9-9 7-10 -- 8-4 8-10 5-6
New York 7-11 11-7 6-6 7-5 10-8 8-10 7-5 10-2 4-8 -- 5-7 7-11
Oakland 4-7 9-3 11-7 7-11 8-4 8-4 13-5 15-3 10-8 7-5 -- 9-3
Washington 3-13 6-12 8-4 2-10 11-7 4-14 3-9 6-6 6-5 11-7 3-9 --


Opening Day lineup

Roster

Player stats

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 Ray Fosse 133 486 134 .276 12 62

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
Larry Brown 13 50 11 .220 0 7
Jim Clark 13 18 3 .167 0 0

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
Vince Colbert 50 142.2 7 6 3.97 74

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
Rick Austin 23 0 0 1 5.09 20
Mark Ballinger 18 1 2 0 4.67 25

Awards and honors

Farm system

[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball, p. 4, Bill Madden, Harper Collins Publishing, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-06-169031-0
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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