1996 Oakland Athletics season: Wikis

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1996 Oakland Athletics
Major league affiliations
Location
1996 information
Owner(s) Stephen Schott & Ken Hofmann
Manager(s) Art Howe
Local television KRON-TV
Sports Channel Pacific
(Ray Fosse, Greg Papa, Ken Wilson)
Local radio KFRC
(Bill King, Ken Korach, Ray Fosse)

The Oakland Athletics' 1996 season involved the A's finishing 3rd in the American League West with a record of 78 wins and 84 losses.

Contents

Offseason

  • November 27, 1995: Buddy Groom was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[1]
  • December 5, 1995: Torey Lovullo was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[2]
  • January 22, 1996: Danny Tartabull was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Chicago White Sox for Andrew Lorraine and Charles Poe (minors).[3]
  • January 22, 1996: Rafael Bournigal was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[4]
  • January 29, 1996: Aaron Small was selected off waivers by the Oakland Athletics from the Seattle Mariners.[5]
  • January 29, 1996: Pedro Munoz was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[6]
  • February 13, 1996: Dennis Eckersley was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the St. Louis Cardinals for Steve Montgomery.
  • March 10, 1996: Webster Garrison was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[7]

Regular season

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Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB
Texas Rangers 90 72 .556 --
Seattle Mariners 85 76 .528
Oakland Athletics 78 84 .481 12
California Angels 70 91 .435 19½

Transactions

  • June 4, 1996: AJ Hinch was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 22, 1996.[8]

Roster

1996 Oakland Athletics
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 HR RBI Avg.
Terry Steinbach 145 514 140 35 100 .272
Mark McGwire 130 423 132 52 113 .312
Brent Gates 64 247 65 2 30 .263
Scott Brosius 114 428 130 22 71 .304
Mike Bordick 155 525 126 5 54 .240
Phil Plantier 73 231 49 7 31 .212
Ernie Young 141 462 112 19 64 .242
Jose Herrera 108 320 86 6 30 .269
Geronimo Berroa 153 586 170 36 106 .290

[9]

Other batters

Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.
Jason Giambi 140 536 156 20 79 .291
Rafael Bournigal 88 252 61 0 18 .242
Tony Batista 74 238 71 6 25 .298
Matt Stairs 61 137 38 10 23 .277
George Williams 56 132 20 3 10 .152
Allen Battle 47 130 25 1 5 .192
Pedro Munoz 34 121 31 6 18 .256
Damon Mashore 50 105 28 3 12 .267
Brian Lesher 26 82 19 5 16 .232
Torey Lovullo 65 82 18 3 9 .220
Scott Spiezio 9 29 9 2 8 .310
Izzy Molina 14 25 5 0 1 .200
Kerwin Moore 22 16 1 0 0 .063
Webster Garrison 5 9 0 0 0 .000

[9]

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

Awards and records

  • Mark McGwire, Silver Slugger award
  • Mark McGwire, Major League record, 1st player to reach 50 Home Runs in one season before reaching 400 at-bats in a season[10]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Edmonton Trappers Pacific Coast League Gary Jones
AA Huntsville Stars Southern League Dickie Scott
A Modesto A's California League Jim Colborn
A West Michigan Whitecaps Midwest League Mike Quade
Short-Season A Southern Oregon Timberjacks Northwest League Tony DeFrancesco
Rookie AZL Athletics Arizona League Juan Navarette

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Edmonton, West Michigan

References

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/groombu01.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/l/lovulto01.shtml
  3. ^ Danny Tartabull Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bournra01.shtml
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/smallaa01.shtml
  6. ^ Pedro Munoz Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ Webster Garrison Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hincha.01.shtml
  9. ^ a b 1996 Oakland Athletics Statistics and Roster - Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.371, David Nemec and Scott latow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

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