1996 Houston Astros season

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1996 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 82–80 (.506)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Drayton McLane, Jr.
General manager(s) Gerry Hunsicker
Manager(s) Terry Collins
Local television KTXH
Prime Sports Southwest
Local radio KILT (AM)
(Bill Brown, Milo Hamilton, Larry Dierker, Vince Controneo, Bill Worrell)
KXYZ
(Francisco Ernesto Ruiz, Danny Gonzalez)
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The Houston Astros' 1996 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Houston Astros attempting to win the National League Central.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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The Astros retired Nolan Ryan's number 34 on September 29, 1996.

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 .543    --
Houston Astros 82 80 .506   6.0
Cincinnati Reds 81 81 .500   7.0
Chicago Cubs 76 86 .469 12.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 73 89 .451 15.0

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1996 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

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

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
Simms, MikeMike Simms 49 68 12 .176 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

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

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
Hernandez, XavierXavier Hernandez 58 5 5 6 4.22 78
Young, AnthonyAnthony Young 28 3 3 0 4.59 19

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League Tim Tolman
AA Jackson Generals Texas League Dave Engle
A Kissimmee Cobras Florida State League Alan Ashby
A Quad Cities River Bandits Midwest League Jim Pankovits
Short-Season A Auburn Doubledays New York-Penn League Manny Acta
Rookie GCL Astros Gulf Coast League Bobby Ramos

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Jackson

References[edit]

External links[edit]