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1996 Major League Baseball season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1996 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationMarch 31 – October 26, 1996
Number of games162
Number of teams28
Draft
Top draft pickKris Benson
Picked byPittsburgh Pirates
Regular Season
Season MVPAL: Juan González (TEX)
NL: Ken Caminiti (SD)
League Postseason
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upBaltimore Orioles
NL championsAtlanta Braves
  NL runners-upSt. Louis Cardinals
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upAtlanta Braves
World Series MVPJohn Wetteland (NYY)
 MLB seasons

The 1996 Major League Baseball season was the final season of league-only play before the beginning of interleague play the following season. The season ended with the New York Yankees defeating the defending champion Atlanta Braves in six games for the World Series title, the Yankees' first championship since 1978. The record for most home runs hit in an MLB regular season, set at 4,458 in 1987,[1] was broken, as the AL and NL combined to hit 4,962 home runs.[2] Only 196 shutouts were recorded in the 2,266 MLB regular-season games.[3] This was the first season in the Divisional Series era to be played to the full 162 games, as the 1994–95 player's strike caused the first two seasons of the era to be abbreviated.

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  Division Series
(ALDS, NLDS)
League Championship Series
(ALCS, NLCS)
World Series
                           
  East NY Yankees 3  
West Texas 1  
  East NY Yankees 4  
American League
  WC Baltimore 1  
WC Baltimore 3
  Central Cleveland 1  
    AL NY Yankees 4
  NL Atlanta 2
  East Atlanta 3  
WC Los Angeles 0  
  East Atlanta 4
National League
  Central St. Louis 3  
West San Diego 0
  Central St. Louis 3  

Awards and honors

Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards
BBWAA Award National League American League
Rookie of the Year Todd Hollandsworth (LA) Derek Jeter (NYY)
Cy Young Award John Smoltz (ATL) Pat Hentgen (TOR)
Manager of the Year Johnny Oates (TEX)

Joe Torre (NYY)

Bruce Bochy (SD)
Most Valuable Player Ken Caminiti (SD) Juan González (TEX)
Gold Glove Awards
Position National League American League
Pitcher Greg Maddux (ATL) Mike Mussina (BAL)
Catcher Charles Johnson (FLA) Iván Rodríguez (TEX)
First Baseman Mark Grace (CHC) J. T. Snow (CAL)
Second Baseman Craig Biggio (HOU) Roberto Alomar (BAL)
Third Baseman Ken Caminiti (SD) Robin Ventura (CHW)
Shortstop Barry Larkin (CIN) Omar Vizquel (CLE)
Outfielders Barry Bonds (SF) Kenny Lofton (CLE)
Marquis Grissom (ATL) Jay Buhner (SEA)
Steve Finley (SD) Ken Griffey Jr. (SEA)
Silver Slugger Awards
Pitcher/Designated Hitter Tom Glavine (ATL) Paul Molitor (MIN)
Catcher Mike Piazza (LA) Iván Rodríguez (TEX)
First Baseman Andrés Galarraga (COL) Mark McGwire (OAK)
Second Baseman Eric Young (COL) Roberto Alomar (BAL)
Third Baseman Ken Caminiti (SD) Jim Thome (CLE)
Shortstop Barry Larkin (CIN) Alex Rodriguez (SEA)
Outfielders Barry Bonds (SF) Albert Belle (CLE)
Ellis Burks (COL) Juan González (TEX)
Gary Sheffield (FLA) Ken Griffey Jr. (SEA)

MLB statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG Alex Rodriguez SEA .358 Tony Gwynn SD .353
HR Mark McGwire OAK 52 Andrés Galarraga COL 47
RBI Albert Belle CLE 148 Andrés Galarraga COL 150
Wins Andy Pettitte NYY 21 John Smoltz ATL 24
ERA Juan Guzmán TOR 2.93 Kevin Brown FLA 1.89
SO Roger Clemens BOS 257 John Smoltz ATL 276
SV John Wetteland NYY 43 Jeff Brantley CIN
Todd Worrell LA
44
SB Kenny Lofton CLE 75 Eric Young COL 53

Managers

American League

Team Manager Notes
Baltimore Orioles Davey Johnson
Boston Red Sox Kevin Kennedy
California Angels Marcel Lachemann, John McNamara, Joe Maddon
Chicago White Sox Terry Bevington
Cleveland Indians Mike Hargrove
Detroit Tigers Buddy Bell
Kansas City Royals Bob Boone
Milwaukee Brewers Phil Garner
Minnesota Twins Tom Kelly
New York Yankees Joe Torre Won World Series
Oakland Athletics Art Howe
Seattle Mariners Lou Piniella
Texas Rangers Johnny Oates
Toronto Blue Jays Cito Gaston

National League

Team Manager Notes
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox Won National League Pennant
Chicago Cubs Jim Riggleman
Cincinnati Reds Ray Knight
Colorado Rockies Don Baylor
Florida Marlins Rene Lachemann, Cookie Rojas, John Boles
Houston Astros Terry Collins
Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Lasorda, Bill Russell
Montreal Expos Felipe Alou
New York Mets Dallas Green, Bobby Valentine
Philadelphia Phillies Jim Fregosi
Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Leyland
St. Louis Cardinals Tony La Russa
San Diego Padres Bruce Bochy
San Francisco Giants Dusty Baker

Home Field Attendance & Payroll

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game Est. Payroll
Colorado Rockies[4] 83 7.8% 3,891,014 14.8% 48,037 $40,324,823 18.1%
Baltimore Orioles[5] 88 23.9% 3,646,950 17.7% 44,475 $54,599,315 24.3%
Cleveland Indians[6] 99 -1.0% 3,318,174 16.7% 41,477 $48,216,360 26.7%
Los Angeles Dodgers[7] 90 15.4% 3,188,454 15.3% 39,364 $35,355,000 -10.0%
Atlanta Braves[8] 96 6.7% 2,901,242 13.2% 35,818 $49,698,500 5.2%
Texas Rangers[9] 90 21.6% 2,889,020 45.5% 35,667 $39,041,528 12.9%
Seattle Mariners[10] 85 7.6% 2,723,850 65.8% 33,628 $41,328,501 13.3%
St. Louis Cardinals[11] 88 41.9% 2,654,718 51.1% 32,774 $40,269,667 8.5%
Toronto Blue Jays[12] 74 32.1% 2,559,573 -9.4% 31,600 $30,555,083 -39.6%
Boston Red Sox[13] 85 -1.2% 2,315,231 7.0% 28,583 $42,393,500 30.6%
New York Yankees[14] 92 16.5% 2,250,877 32.0% 28,136 $54,191,792 10.9%
Chicago Cubs[15] 76 4.1% 2,219,110 15.7% 27,396 $33,081,000 12.1%
San Diego Padres[16] 91 30.0% 2,187,886 110.0% 27,011 $28,348,172 7.5%
Houston Astros[17] 82 7.9% 1,975,888 44.9% 24,394 $28,487,000 -16.6%
Cincinnati Reds[18] 81 -4.7% 1,861,428 1.3% 22,981 $42,526,334 -1.4%
California Angels[19] 70 -10.3% 1,820,521 4.1% 22,476 $28,847,000 -7.6%
Philadelphia Phillies[20] 67 -2.9% 1,801,677 -11.8% 22,243 $34,314,500 12.3%
Florida Marlins[21] 80 19.4% 1,746,767 2.7% 21,565 $31,132,000 27.0%
Chicago White Sox[22] 85 25.0% 1,676,403 4.1% 20,696 $45,289,500 -3.6%
Montreal Expos[23] 88 33.3% 1,616,709 23.4% 19,959 $16,264,500 30.4%
New York Mets[24] 71 2.9% 1,588,323 24.8% 19,609 $24,479,500 -11.5%
Minnesota Twins[25] 78 39.3% 1,437,352 35.9% 17,529 $23,117,000 -9.0%
Kansas City Royals[26] 75 7.1% 1,435,997 16.4% 17,950 $20,281,250 -31.3%
San Francisco Giants[27] 68 1.5% 1,413,922 13.9% 17,243 $37,144,725 1.9%
Pittsburgh Pirates[28] 73 25.9% 1,332,150 47.1% 16,652 $23,017,500 25.4%
Milwaukee Brewers[29] 80 23.1% 1,327,155 22.0% 16,385 $21,730,000 22.1%
Detroit Tigers[30] 53 -11.7% 1,168,610 -1.0% 14,427 $23,438,000 -36.7%
Oakland Athletics[31] 78 16.4% 1,148,380 -2.2% 14,178 $21,243,000 -43.7%

Television coverage

Network Day of week Announcers
ESPN Sunday nights
Wednesday nights
Jon Miller, Joe Morgan
Fox Saturday afternoons Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Thom Brennaman, Bob Brenly
NBC None[n1 1] Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, Bob Uecker

Events

January–June

July–December

Movies

Deaths

  • February 8 – Del Ennis, 70, All-Star left fielder for the Phillies who had seven 100-RBI seasons, leading the NL for the 1950 "Whiz Kids" team, and was the team's career home run leader (259) until 1980
  • February 19 – Charles O. Finley, 77, owner of the Athletics from 1960 to 1981 who moved the team from Kansas City to Oakland, and was known for numerous gimmicks and controversies; won three straight World Series from 1972–74
  • March 8 – Bill Nicholson, 81, 5-time All-Star right fielder for the Cubs and Phillies who twice led the NL in home runs and RBI
  • April 1 – John McSherry, 51, National League umpire since 1971 who worked in eight NLCS and two World Series
  • May 3 – Alex Kellner, 71, an All-Star pitcher who played for the Athletics, Reds and Cardinals between 1948 and 1959
  • May 19 – Johnny Berardino, 79, infielder for the Browns and Indians who topped 80 RBI in 1940 and 1941; became an actor, best known for the soap opera General Hospital
  • May 26 – Mike Sharperson, 34, All-Star infielder for the Dodgers who batted .300 in 1992
  • June 16 – Mel Allen, 83, legendary broadcaster who spent over 35 years with the Yankees, also on national broadcasts and This Week in Baseball
  • July 8 – Jim Busby, 69, All-Star center fielder for six teams who batted .312 for 1953 Senators, led AL in putouts twice; later a coach
  • August 4 – Willard Brown, 81, All-Star outfielder of the Negro Leagues who became the first black player to hit a home run in the American League
  • September 4 – Babe Dahlgren, 84, All-Star first baseman best remembered for replacing Lou Gehrig to end his 2,130 consecutive games streak, hitting a home run in the game
  • September 6 – Barney McCosky, 79, outfielder for the Tigers and Athletics who batted .312 lifetime, led AL in hits in 1940
  • October 4 – Joe Hoerner, 59, All-Star reliever for seven teams who averaged 15 saves for 1966–69 Cardinals
  • October 29 – Ewell Blackwell, 74, six-time All-Star pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds who came within two outs of throwing consecutive no-hitters in 1947; led NL in wins and strikeouts that season
  • November 11 – Lum Harris, 81, manager who won 1969 NL West title with the Braves; previously a pitcher for the Athletics, and Houston manager
  • December 27 – Gene Brabender, 55, pitcher who led the Seattle Pilots with 13 wins in their only season

References

  1. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1987-standard-batting.shtml
  2. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1996-standard-batting.shtml
  3. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1996-standard-pitching.shtml
  4. ^ "Colorado Rockies Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Baltimore Orioles Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  6. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "Texas Rangers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  10. ^ "Seattle Mariners Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  11. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  12. ^ "Toronto Blue Jays Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  13. ^ "Boston Red Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
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  15. ^ "Chicago Cubs Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  16. ^ "San Diego Padres Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  17. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  18. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  19. ^ "Los Angeles Angels Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  20. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  21. ^ "Florida Marlins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  22. ^ "Chicago White Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  23. ^ "Washington Nationals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  24. ^ "New York Mets Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  25. ^ "Minnesota Twins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  26. ^ "Kansas City Royals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  27. ^ "San Francisco Giants Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  28. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  29. ^ "Milwaukee Brewers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  30. ^ "Detroit Tigers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  31. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  32. ^ "Albert Belle, Photographer Settle Thrown-ball Lawsuit". articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  1. ^ NBC did not broadcast any regular season games. They only broadcast the All-Star Game, three divisional playoff games in prime time, and the ALCS.

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