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March 31, 1997
Despite the many new faces in new places profiled on the following pages, no one looms larger in the American League pennant race than the Mariners' 6'10" lefthander Randy Johnson, who is returning from a back injury that shelved him last May. Given 30 starts from the game's most dominant pitcher to complement a lineup that last year broke the record for total bases set by the 1936 Yankees, the Mariners have what it takes to win it all. More power to 'em.
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March 31, 1997

American League

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Despite the many new faces in new places profiled on the following pages, no one looms larger in the American League pennant race than the Mariners' 6'10" lefthander Randy Johnson, who is returning from a back injury that shelved him last May. Given 30 starts from the game's most dominant pitcher to complement a lineup that last year broke the record for total bases set by the 1936 Yankees, the Mariners have what it takes to win it all. More power to 'em.

EAST

New York Yankees
Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers

CENTRAL

Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox
Minnesota Twins
Milwaukee Brewers
Kansas City Royals

WEST

Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers
Anaheim Angels
Oakland Athletics

DIVISION SERIES: Blue Jays over Indians, Mariners over Yankees
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES: Mariners over Blue Jays
WORLD SERIES: Mariners over Braves

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