Notable RBI Events in 1997
- April 20 - Mark McGwire becomes the fourth major leaguer to hit a home run over the left field roof at Tiger Stadium.
- April 29 - Royals' Chili Davis becomes 75th major leaguer to hit 300 home runs.
- September 29 - Ryne Sandberg plays in his final major league game.
- Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award.