1996 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1996 Los Angeles Dodgers
1996 NL Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Los Angeles (since 1958)
Other information
Owner(s) Peter O'Malley
General manager(s) Fred Claire
Manager(s) Tommy Lasorda/Bill Russell
Local television KTLA (5)
Local radio

KABC
Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Rick Monday

KWKW
Jaime Jarrín, René Cárdenas
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The 1996 season saw the Dodgers remain atop the standings most of the season. However, longtime manager Tommy Lasorda suffered a heart attack in mid-season and had to step down. Bill Russell, Lasorda's bench coach and a former Dodger player, was chosen to manage the rest of the season.

The Dodgers went into the final weekend of the season with a two game lead on the San Diego Padres, needing only to win one of the final three games with the Padres to clinch the National League Western Division crown. However, the Padres swept the Dodgers and they limped into the playoffs as a Wild Card team.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Delino DeShields Second baseman
Brett Butler Center fielder
Mike Piazza Catcher
Eric Karros First baseman
Raúl Mondesí Right fielder
Mike Blowers Third baseman
Todd Hollandsworth Left fielder
Greg Gagne Shortstop
Ramón Martínez Starting pitcher

Notable Transactions[edit]

Round 1: Damian Rolls
Round 3: Alex Cora
Round 4: Peter Bergeron
Round 23: Ted Lilly
Round 36: Wayne Franklin
Round 38: Jeff Kubenka
Round 72: Eric Bruntlett (did not sign)[1]

Roster[edit]

1996 Los Angeles Dodgers

Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Starting Pitchers stats[edit]

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO CG
Hideo Nomo 33 33 228.3 16-11 3.19 85 234 3
Ismael Valdez 33 33 225.0 15-7 3.32 54 173 0
Pedro Astacio 35 32 211.7 9-8 3.44 67 130 0
Tom Candiotti 28 27 152.3 9-11 4.49 43 79 1
Ramón Martínez 28 27 168.7 15-6 3.42 86 133 2

Relief Pitchers stats[edit]

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO SV
Todd Worrell 72 0 65.3 4-6 3.03 15 66 44
Antonio Osuna 73 0 84.0 9-6 3.00 32 85 4
Mark Guthrie 66 0 73.0 2-3 2.22 22 56 1
Scott Radinsky 58 0 52.3 5-1 2.41 17 48 1
Chan Ho Park 48 10 108.7 5-5 3.64 71 119 0
Joey Eischen 28 0 43.3 0-1 4.78 20 36 0
Darren Dreifort 19 0 23.7 1-4 4.94 12 24 0
Jim Bruske 11 0 12.7 0-0 5.68 3 12 0
Darren Hall 9 0 12.0 0-2 6.00 5 12 0
John Cummings 4 0 5.3 0-1 6.75 2 5 0

Batting Stats[edit]

Name Pos G AB Avg. R H HR RBI SB
Mike Piazza C 148 547 .336 87 184 36 105 0
Tom Prince C 40 64 .297 6 19 1 11 0
Carlos Hernández C 13 14 .286 1 4 0 0 0
Eric Karros 1B 154 608 .260 84 158 34 111 8
Delino DeShields 2B 154 581 .224 75 130 5 41 48
Greg Gagne SS 128 428 .255 48 109 10 55 4
Mike Blowers 3B/1B/SS 92 317 .265 31 84 6 38 0
Chad Fonville 2B/SS/LF/CF/3B 103 201 .204 34 41 0 13 7
Tim Wallach 3B 45 162 .228 14 37 4 22 0
|Juan Castro SS/3B/2B/LF 70 132 .197 16 26 0 5 1
Dave Hansen 3B/1B 80 104 .221 7 23 0 6 0
Mike Busch 3B/1B 38 83 .217 8 18 4 17 0
Oreste Marrero 1B 10 8 .375 2 3 0 1 0
Wilton Guerrero IF 5 2 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Raúl Mondesí RF 157 634 .297 98 188 24 88 14
Roger Cedeño CF/LF/RF 86 211 .246 26 52 2 18 5
Todd Hollandsworth LF/CF/RF 149 478 .291 64 139 12 59 21
Wayne Kirby CF/LF 65 188 .271 23 51 1 11 4
Brett Butler CF 34 131 .267 22 35 0 8 8
Billy Ashley LF 71 110 .200 18 22 9 25 0
Chad Curtis CF 43 104 .212 20 22 2 9 2
Milt Thompson LF 48 51 .118 2 6 0 1 1
Dave Clark LF 15 15 .200 0 3 0 1 0
Rick Parker CF/LF 16 14 .286 2 4 0 1 1
Karim Garcia OF 1 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0

1996 Playoffs[edit]

1996 National League Division Series[edit]

The 1996 National League Division Series was played between Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves. Atlanta ended up winning the series 3-0.

Game 1, October 2[edit]

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
W: John Smoltz (1-0)  L: Antonio Osuna (0-1)  SV: Mark Wohlers (1)  
HRs: ATLJavier López (1); LAD – none

Game 2, October 3[edit]

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 5 2
Los Angeles 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
W: Greg Maddux (1-0)  L: Ismael Valdez (0-1)  SV: Mark Wohlers (2)  
HRs: ATLFred McGriff (1), Ryan Klesko (1), Jermaine Dye (1); LAD – none

Game 3, October 3[edit]

Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 1
Atlanta 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 X 5 7 0
W: Tom Glavine (1-0)  L: Hideo Nomo (0-1)  SV: Mark Wohlers (3)  
HRs: LA – none; ATLChipper Jones (1)

1996 Awards[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League Phil Regan
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League John Shelby
High A San Bernardino Stampede California League Del Crandall
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League Jon Debus
A Savannah Sand Gnats South Atlantic League John Shoemaker
Short-Season A Yakima Bears Northwest League Joe Vavra
Rookie Great Falls Dodgers Pioneer League Mickey Hatcher
Rookie DSL Dodgers
DSL Dodgers 2
Dominican Summer League

Teams in BOLD won League Championships

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