1996 Chicago White Sox season

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1996 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
Manager(s) Terry Bevington
Local television WGN-TV
SportsChannel Chicago
(Ken Harrelson, Tom Paciorek)
Local radio WMVP
(John Rooney, Ed Farmer)
WIND (AM)
(Hector Molina, Chico Carrasquel)
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The 1996 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 97th season. They finished with a record 85-77, good enough for 2nd place in the American League Central, 14.5 games behind the 1st place Cleveland Indians.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 28, 1995: Tim Raines was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later. The New York Yankees sent Blaise Kozeniewski (minors) (February 6, 1996) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.[1]
  • January 20, 1996: Tony Phillips was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox.[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]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL Central W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 99 62 .615 --
Chicago White Sox 85 77 .525 14.5
Milwaukee Brewers 80 82 .494 19.5
Minnesota Twins 78 84 .481 21.5
Kansas City Royals 75 86 .466 24.0


1996 Opening Day Lineup[edit]

Transactions[edit]

  • August 31, 1996: Marvin Freeman was selected off waivers by the Chicago White Sox from the Colorado Rockies.[4]

Roster[edit]

1996 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Harold Baines, DH 143 495 80 154 29 0 22 95 73 62 .311 3
Pat Borders, C 31 94 6 26 1 0 3 6 5 18 .277 0
Mike Cameron, OF 11 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .091 0
Domingo Cedeno, SS,2B 12 19 2 3 2 0 0 3 0 4 .158 1
Ray Durham, 2B 156 557 79 153 33 5 10 53 58 95 .275 30
Ozzie Guillen, SS 150 499 62 131 24 8 4 45 10 27 .263 6
Ron Karkovice, C 111 355 44 78 22 0 10 38 24 93 .220 0
Chad Kreuter, C 46 114 14 25 8 0 3 18 13 29 .219 0
Darren Lewis, CF 141 337 55 77 12 2 4 53 45 40 .228 21
Robert Machado, C 4 6 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 .667 0
Norberto Martin, SS,2B,DH 70 140 30 49 7 0 1 14 6 17 .350 10
Dave Martinez, OF,1B 146 440 85 140 20 8 10 53 52 52 .318 15
Lyle Mouton, OF,DH 87 214 25 63 8 1 7 39 22 50 .294 3
Jose Munoz, 2B,SS,3B,LF 17 27 7 7 0 0 0 1 4 1 .259 0
Greg Norton, SS,3B 11 23 4 5 0 0 2 3 4 6 .217 0
Tony Phillips, LF,2B 153 581 119 161 29 3 12 63 125 132 .277 13
Mike Robertson, 1B 6 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 0
Don Slaught, C 14 36 2 9 1 0 0 4 2 2 .250 0
Chris Snopek, 3B,SS 46 104 18 27 6 1 6 18 6 16 .260 0
Danny Tartabull, RF,DH 132 472 58 120 23 3 27 101 64 128 .254 1
Frank Thomas, 1B 141 527 110 184 26 0 40 134 109 70 .349 1
Robin Ventura, 3B,1B 158 586 96 168 31 2 34 105 78 81 .287 1
Team totals
162 5644 898 1586 284 33 195 860 701 927 .281 105

Pitching[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
Wilson Alvarez 15 10 4.22 35 35 0 217.1 216 106 102 21 100 181
Luis Andujar 0 2 8.22 5 5 0 23.0 32 22 21 4 15 6
James Baldwin 11 6 4.42 28 28 0 169.0 168 88 83 24 60 127
Jason Bere 0 1 10.26 5 5 0 16.2 26 19 19 3 19 19
Mike Bertotti 2 0 5.14 15 2 0 28.0 28 18 16 5 23 19
Tony Castillo 3 1 1.59 15 0 1 22.2 23 7 4 1 5 9
Jeff Darwin 0 1 2.93 22 0 0 30.2 26 10 10 5 10 15
Alex Fernandez 16 10 3.45 35 35 0 258.0 248 110 99 34 76 200
Marvin Freeman 0 0 13.50 1 1 0 2.0 4 3 3 0 1 1
Roberto Hernandez 6 5 1.91 72 0 38 84.0 65 21 18 2 43 85
Stacy Jones 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Matt Karchner 7 4 5.76 50 0 1 59.1 61 42 38 10 49 46
Brian Keyser 1 2 4.98 28 0 1 59.2 78 35 33 3 36 19
Al Levine 0 1 5.40 16 0 0 18.1 22 14 11 1 8 12
Joe Magrane 1 5 6.88 19 8 0 53.2 70 45 41 10 26 21
Kirk McCaskill 5 5 6.97 29 4 0 51.2 72 41 40 6 39 28
Scott Ruffcorn 0 1 11.37 3 1 0 6.1 10 8 8 1 6 3
Rich Sauveur 0 0 15.00 3 0 0 3.0 3 5 5 1 5 1
Bill Simas 2 8 4.58 64 0 2 72.2 75 39 37 5 45 95
Mike Sirotka 1 2 7.18 15 4 0 26.1 34 27 21 3 12 11
Kevin Tapani 13 10 4.59 34 34 0 225.1 236 123 115 34 81 150
Larry Thomas 2 3 3.23 57 0 0 30.2 32 11 11 1 16 20
Team totals
85 77 4.52 162 162 43 1461.0 1529 794 733 174 676 1039

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds American Association Rick Renick
AA Birmingham Barons Southern League Mike Heath
A Prince William Cannons Carolina League Dave Huppert
A South Bend Silver Hawks Midwest League Dave Keller
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Chris Cron
Rookie Bristol White Sox Appalachian League Nick Capra
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Hector Rincones

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