1996 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1996 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Kevin McClatchy
General manager(s) Cam Bonifay
Manager(s) Jim Leyland
Local television WPXI
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
Prime Sports KBL
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
Local radio KDKA
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
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The 1996 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 115th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 110th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished fifth and last in the National League Central with a record of 73–89.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 28, 1995: Charlie Hayes was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.[1]
  • February 2, 1996: Dale Sveum was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.[2]
  • February 4, 1996: Danny Darwin was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.[3]
  • February 17, 1996: Zane Smith was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.[4]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

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

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1996 Pittsburgh Pirates
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

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Elmer Dessens 15 25 0 2 8.28 13

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors[edit]

1996 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Calgary Cannons Pacific Coast League Trent Jewett
AA Carolina Mudcats Southern League Marc Hill
A Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Jeff Banister
A Augusta Greenjackets South Atlantic League Jay Loviglio
Short-Season A Erie Seawolves New York–Penn League Jeff Richardson
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

References[edit]