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1996 Cleveland Indians season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1996 Cleveland Indians
AL Central Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Richard Jacobs
General manager(s)John Hart
Manager(s)Mike Hargrove
Local televisionWUAB
Jack Corrigan, Mike Hegan
SportsChannel
John Sanders, Rick Manning
Local radioWKNR (1220 AM)
Herb Score, Tom Hamilton, Matt Underwood
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For the second consecutive season, the Indians had the best record in Major League Baseball. This was the first time in franchise history that the Indians had accomplished that feat.[1]

Offseason

  • November 9, 1995: Rubén Amaro Jr. was released by the Cleveland Indians.[2]
  • December 6, 1995: Casey Candaele was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[3]
  • December 7, 1995: Julio Franco was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[4]
  • December 14, 1995: Jack McDowell signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[5]
  • January 4, 1996: Mario Díaz was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[6]
  • March 31, 1996: Mark Clark was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the New York Mets for Reid Cornelius and Ryan Thompson.[7]

Regular season

Once again, the Indians had a formidable offensive lineup. They led the Majors in hits (1,665), batting average (.293), on-base percentage (.369). They also struck out an MLB-low 844 times.[8]

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 99 62 0.615 51–29 48–33
Chicago White Sox 85 77 0.525 14½ 44–37 41–40
Milwaukee Brewers 80 82 0.494 19½ 38–43 42–39
Minnesota Twins 78 84 0.481 21½ 39–43 39–41
Kansas City Royals 75 86 0.466 24 37–43 38–43

Record vs. opponents

1996 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 7–6 6–6 4–8 5–7 11–2 9–3 9–3 7–5 3–10 9–4 7–5 3–10–1 8–5
Boston 6–7 8–4 6–6 1–11 12–1 3–9 7–5 6–6 7–6 8–5 7–6 6–6 8–5
California 6–6 4–8 6–6 4–9 6–6 4–8 7–5 4–8 7–6 6–7 5–8 4–9 7–5
Chicago 8–4 6–6 6–6 5–8 10–3 7–6 6–7 6–7 6–7 5–7 5–7 8–4 7–5
Cleveland 7–5 11–1 9–4 8–5 12–0 7–6 7–6 10–3 3–9 6–6 8–4 4–8 7–5
Detroit 2–11 1–12 6–6 3–10 0–12 6–6 4–8 6–6 5–8 4–8 6–6 4–9 6–7
Kansas City 3–9 9–3 8–4 6–7 6–7 6–6 4–9 6–7 4–8 5–7 7–5 6–6 5–8
Milwaukee 3–9 5–7 5–7 7–6 6–7 8–4 9–4 9–4 6–6 7–5 4–9 6–7 5–7
Minnesota 5–7 6–6 8–4 7–6 3–10 6–6 7–6 4–9 5–7 6–7 6–6 7–5 8–5
New York 10–3 6–7 6–7 7–6 9–3 8–5 8–4 6–6 7–5 9–3 3–9 5–7 8–5
Oakland 4–9 5–8 7–6 7–5 6–6 8–4 7–5 5–7 7–6 3–9 8–5 7–6 4–8
Seattle 5–7 6–7 8–5 7–5 4–8 6–6 5–7 9–4 6–6 9–3 5–8 10–3 5–7
Texas 10–3–1 6–6 9–4 4–8 8–4 9–4 6–6 7–6 5–7 7–5 6–7 3–10 10–2
Toronto 5–8 5–8 5–7 5–7 5–7 7–6 8–5 7–5 5–8 5–8 8–4 7–5 2–10

Game log

1996 Game Log: 99–62 (Home: 51–29; Away: 48–33)
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Indians team member

Detailed records

Notable transactions

  • May 14, 1996: Greg Cadaret was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[9]
  • June 15, 1996: Greg Swindell signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[10]

Roster

1996 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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 Sandy Alomar Jr. 127 418 110 .263 11 50
1B Julio Franco 112 432 139 .322 14 76
2B Carlos Baerga 100 424 113 .267 10 55
SS Omar Vizquel 151 542 161 .297 9 64
3B Jim Thome 151 505 157 .311 38 116
LF Albert Belle 158 602 187 .311 48 148
CF Kenny Lofton 154 662 210 .317 14 67
RF Manny Ramirez 152 550 170 .309 33 112
DH Eddie Murray 88 336 88 .262 12 45

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
José Vizcaíno 48 179 51 .285 0 13
Tony Peña 67 174 34 .195 1 27
Mark Carreon 38 142 46 .324 2 14
Jeromy Burnitz 71 128 36 .281 7 26
Brian Giles 51 121 43 .355 5 27
Álvaro Espinoza 59 112 25 .223 4 11
Jeff Kent 39 102 27 .265 3 16
Kevin Seitzer 22 83 32 .386 1 16
Casey Candaele 24 44 11 .250 1 4
Scott Leius 27 43 6 .140 1 3
Ryan Thompson 8 22 7 .318 1 5
Wayne Kirby 27 16 4 .250 0 1
Nigel Wilson 10 12 3 .250 2 5
Herbert Perry 7 12 1 .083 0 0
Damian Jackson 5 10 3 .300 0 1
Gerónimo Peña 5 9 1 .111 1 2
Einar Díaz 4 1 0 .000 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
Charles Nagy 32 222 17 5 3.41 167
Orel Hershiser 33 206 15 9 4.24 125
Jack McDowell 30 192 13 9 5.11 141
Chad Ogea 29 146.2 10 6 4.79 101
Dennis Martínez 20 112 9 6 4.50 48
Brian Anderson 10 51.1 3 1 4.91 21

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
Albie Lopez 13 62 5 4 6.39 45
Greg Swindell 13 28.2 1 1 6.59 21

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
José Mesa 69 2 7 39 3.73 64
Paul Assenmacher 63 4 2 1 3.09 44
Eric Plunk 56 3 2 2 2.43 85
Julián Tavárez 51 4 7 0 5.36 46
Paul Shuey 42 5 2 4 2.85 44
Jim Poole 32 4 0 0 3.04 19
Alan Embree 24 1 1 0 6.39 33
Danny Graves 15 2 0 0 4.55 22
Kent Mercker 10 1 0 0 3.09 7
Joe Roa 1 0 0 0 10.80 0

Award winners

All-Star Game

Postseason

ALDS: Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore wins the series, 3-1

Game Score (visitors listed first) Date Location Attendance
1
Cleveland Indians – 4, Baltimore Orioles – 10 October 1 Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47,644 [12]
2
Cleveland Indians – 4, Baltimore Orioles – 7 October 2 Oriole Park at Camden Yards 48,970 [13]
3
Baltimore Orioles – 4, Cleveland Indians – 9 October 4 Jacobs Field 44,250 [14]
4
Baltimore Orioles – 4, Cleveland Indians – 3 (12 innings) October 5 Jacobs Field 44,280 [15]

Minor league affiliates

Classification level Team League Season article
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League 1996 Buffalo Bisons season
AA Canton–Akron Indians Eastern League 1996 Canton–Akron Indians season
Advanced A Kinston Indians Carolina League
A Columbus RedStixx South Atlantic League
Short Season A Watertown Indians New York–Penn League
Rookie Burlington Indians Appalachian League

References

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 371, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Ruben Amaro Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/c/candaca01.shtml
  4. ^ Julio Franco Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Jack McDowell Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/diazma01.shtml
  7. ^ Mark Clark Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1996.shtml
  9. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cadargr01.shtml
  10. ^ Greg Swindell Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/awards/aw_hut.shtml
  12. ^ "1996 ALDS – Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Indians – Game 1". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
  13. ^ "1996 ALDS – Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Indians – Game 2". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
  14. ^ "1996 ALDS – Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Indians – Game 3". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
  15. ^ "1996 ALDS – Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Indians – Game 4". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
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