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1996 Atlanta Braves
1996 NL East Champions
1996 NL Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1996 information
Owner(s) Ted Turner
General manager(s) John Schuerholz
Manager(s) Bobby Cox
Local television WTBS
TBS Superstation
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
SportSouth
(Tim Brando, Ernie Johnson, Ernie Johnson, Jr.)
Local radio WSB (AM)
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)

Contents

Offseason

  • January 3, 1996: Jerome Walton was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[1]
  • January 9, 1996: Mike Kelly was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named later and Chad Fox. The Cincinnati Reds sent Ray King (June 11, 1996) to the Atlanta Braves to complete the trade.[2]
  • March 31, 1996: Mike Bielecki was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[3]

Regular season

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Opening Day starters

  • Jeff Blauser
  • Marquis Grissom
  • David Justice
  • Ryan Klesko
  • Mark Lemke
  • Javy Lopez
  • Greg Maddux
  • Fred McGriff
  • Mike Mordecai[4]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 96 66 .593 --
Montreal Expos 88 73 .543 8
Florida Marlins 80 82 .494 16
New York Mets 71 91 .438 25
Philadelphia Phillies 67 95 .414 29

Notable transactions

  • June 4, 1996: Marcus Giles was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 53rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed May 26, 1997.[5]
  • June 24, 1996: Mark Whiten signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[6]
  • August 13, 1996: Terry Pendleton was traded by the Florida Marlins to the Atlanta Braves for Roosevelt Brown.[7]
  • August 14, 1996: Mark Whiten was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Seattle Mariners for Roger Blanco (minors).[6]
  • August 17, 1996: Luis Polonia was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[8]
  • August 30, 1996: Jason Schmidt was sent by the Atlanta Braves to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete an earlier deal made on August 28, 1996. The Atlanta Braves sent a player to be named later, Ron Wright, and Corey Pointer (minors) to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Denny Neagle. The Atlanta Braves sent Jason Schmidt (August 30, 1996) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.[9]

Roster

1996 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player Stats

Batting

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

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Joe Ayrault 7 5 1 .200 0 0

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

National League Divisional Playoffs

Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Atlanta wins the series, 3-0

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
1 Los Angeles 1 Atlanta 2 October 2 1-0 (ATL)
2 Los Angeles 2 Atlanta 3 October 3 2-0 (ATL)
3 Atlanta 5 Los Angeles 2 October 5 3-0 (ATL)

National League Championship Series

Game 1

October 9: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 X 4 9 0
WP: John Smoltz (1-0)  LP: Mark Petkovsek (0-1) SV: Mark Wohlers (1)
HR: ATL – None STL – None

Game 2

October 10: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 8 11 2
Atlanta 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 5 2
WP: Todd Stottlemyre (1-0)  LP: Greg Maddux (0-1)
HR: ATLMarquis Grissom (1) , STLGary Gaetti (1)

Game 3

October 12: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 8 1
St. Louis 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 3 7 0
WP: Donovan Osborne (1-0)  LP: Tom Glavine (0-1) SV: Dennis Eckersley (1)
HR: ATL – None, STLRon Gant 2 (2)

Game 4

October 13: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 9 1
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 X 4 5 0
WP: Dennis Eckersley (1-0)  LP: Greg McMichael (0-1)
HR: ATLMark Lemke (1), Ryan Klesko (1) STLBrian Jordan (1)

Game 5

October 14: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 5 2 0 3 1 0 0 1 2 14 22 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
WP: John Smoltz (2-0)  LP: Todd Stottlemyre (1-1)
HR: ATL Fred McGriff (1), Javy López (1) , STL – None

Game 6

October 16: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1
Atlanta 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 X 3 7 0
WP: Greg Maddux (1-1)  LP: Alan Benes (0-1) SV: Mark Wohlers (2)
HR: ATL – None , STL – None

Game 7

October 17: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Atlanta 6 0 0 4 0 3 2 0 X 15 17 0
WP: Tom Glavine (1-1)  LP: Donovan Osborne (1-1)
HR: STL – None , ATLJavy López (2), Andruw Jones (1), Fred McGriff (2)

World series

Game 1

October 20, 1996 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 2 6 0 1 3 0 0 0 12 13 0
New York 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
W: John Smoltz (1-0)   L: Andy Pettitte (0-1)  
HR: ATLAndruw Jones 2 (2), Fred McGriff (1)

Game 2

October 21, 1996 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 10 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
W: Greg Maddux (1-0)   L: Jimmy Key (0-1)  

Game 3

October 22, 1996 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 8 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 6 1
W: David Cone (1-0)   L: Tom Glavine (0-1)  S: John Wetteland (1)
HR: NYYBernie Williams (1)

Game 4

October 23, 1996 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 2 8 12 0
Atlanta 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 9 2
W: Graeme Lloyd (1-0)   L: Steve Avery (0-1)  S: John Wetteland (2)
HR: NYYJim Leyritz (1)  ATLFred McGriff (2)

Game 5

October 24, 1996 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
W: Andy Pettitte (1-1)   L: John Smoltz (1-1)  S: John Wetteland (3)

Game 6

October 26, 1996 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 0
New York 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 x 3 8 1
W: Jimmy Key (1-1)   L: Greg Maddux (1-1)  S: John Wetteland (4)

Award winners

1996 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Bill Dancy
AA Greenville Braves Southern League Jeff Cox
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Randy Ingle
A Macon Braves South Atlantic League Paul Runge
Short-Season A Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Jim Saul
Rookie Danville Braves Appalachian League Brian Snitker
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Robert Lucas and Chino Cadahia

[10]

References

See also

Preceded by
Atlanta Braves
1995
NL East Championship Season
1996
Succeeded by
Atlanta Braves
1997
Preceded by
Atlanta Braves
1995
National League Championship Season
1996
Succeeded by
Florida Marlins
1997

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