1996 Colorado Rockies season

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1996 Colorado Rockies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jerry McMorris
Manager(s) Don Baylor
Local television KWGN-TV
(Dave Campbell, Dave Armstrong)
Local radio KOA (AM)
(Wayne Hagin, Jeff Kingery)
KCUV
(Francisco Gamez, Carlos Bido)
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The Colorado Rockies' 1996 season was the 4th for the Rockies. Managed by Don Baylor, they played home games at Coors Field and finished with a record of 83-79, third in the NL West.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 20, 1995: Joe Girardi was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the New York Yankees for Mike DeJean.[1]
  • December 18, 1995: Jeff Reed was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[2]

Regular season[edit]

  • The only no-hitter at Coors Field was thrown by Hideo Nomo of the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 17, 1996.[3]
  • On May 11, 1996, Al Leiter threw the first no hitter in Florida Marlins history. The Marlins beat the Rockies by a score of 11-0.[4]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
San Diego Padres 91 71 -- .562
Los Angeles Dodgers 90 72 1.0 .556
Colorado Rockies 83 79 8.0 .512
San Francisco Giants 68 94 23.0 .420

Notable transactions[edit]

  • June 4, 1996: Shawn Chacón was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 1996. [5]
  • July 30, 1996: Eric Anthony was purchased by the Colorado Rockies from the Cincinnati Reds.[6]
  • August 21, 1996: Steve Decker was purchased by the Colorado Rockies from the San Francisco Giants.[7]
  • August 31, 1996: Marvin Freeman was selected off waivers by the Chicago White Sox from the Colorado Rockies.[8]

Major League debuts[edit]

  • Batters:
    • Angel Echevarria (Jul 15)
    • Neifi Pérez (Aug 31)
    • Alan Cockrell (Sep 7)
    • Terry Jones (Sep 9)
  • Pitchers:
    • Mike Farmer (May 4)
    • Garvin Alston (Jun 6)
    • Ryan Hawblitzel (Jun 9)
    • Jamey Wright (Jul 3)
    • John Burke (Aug 13)
    • Robbie Beckett (Sep 12) [9]

Roster[edit]

1996 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

1996 Game Log

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Jeff Reed 116 341 97 .284 8 37
1B Andrés Galarraga 159 626 190 .304 47 150
2B Eric Young 141 568 184 .324 8 74
SS Walt Weiss 155 517 146 .282 8 48
3B Vinny Castilla 160 629 191 .304 40 113
LF Ellis Burks 156 613 211 .344 40 128
CF Quinton McCracken 124 283 82 .290 3 40
RF Dante Bichette 159 633 198 .313 31 141

Other batters[edit]

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
Walker, LarryLarry Walker 83 272 75 .276 18 58
Owens, JayhawkJayhawk Owens 73 180 43 .239 4 17
Bates, JasonJason Bates 88 160 33 .206 1 9
Vander Wal, JohnJohn Vander Wal 104 151 38 .252 5 31
Anthony, EricEric Anthony 32 62 15 .242 4 9
Decker, SteveSteve Decker 10 25 8 .320 1 8

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ritz, KevinKevin Ritz 35 213.0 17 11 5.28 105
Thompson, MarkMark Thompson 34 169.2 9 11 5.30 99
Reynoso, ArmandoArmando Reynoso 30 168.2 8 9 4.96 88
Freeman, MarvinMarvin Freeman 26 129.2 7 9 6.04 71
Wright, JameyJamey Wright 16 91.1 4 4 4.93 45
Rekar, BryanBryan Rekar 14 58.1 2 4 8.95 25

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bailey, RogerRoger Bailey 24 83.2 2 3 6.24 45
Painter, LanceLance Painter 34 50.2 4 2 5.86 48
Farmer, MikeMike Farmer 7 28.0 0 1 7.71 16
Habyan, JohnJohn Habyan 19 24.0 1 1 7.13 25

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ruffin, BruceBruce Ruffin 71 7 5 24 4.00 74
Leskanic, CurtisCurtis Leskanic 70 7 5 6 6.23 76
Reed, SteveSteve Reed 70 4 3 0 3.96 51
Holmes, DarrenDarren Holmes 62 5 4 1 3.97 73
Munoz, MikeMike Munoz 54 2 2 0 6.65 45

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Brad Mills
AA New Haven Ravens Eastern League Bill Hayes
A Salem Avalanche Carolina League Bill McGuire
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League P. J. Carey
Short-Season A Portland Rockies Northwest League Ron Gideon
Rookie AZL Rockies Arizona League Jim Eppard
[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/girarjo01.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/reedje02.shtml
  3. ^ Coors Field
  4. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.143, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/chacosh01.shtml
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/a/anthoer01.shtml
  7. ^ Steve Decker Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/f/freemma02.shtml
  9. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/yearly/debut.php?y=1996&l=NL
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007