1996 Cleveland Indians season

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1996 Cleveland Indians
AL Central Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Richard Jacobs
General manager(s) John Hart
Manager(s) Mike Hargrove
Local television WUAB · SportsChannel Ohio
Local radio WKNR (1220)
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For the second consecutive season, the Indians had the best record in Major League Baseball. This was the first time in franchise history that the Indians had accomplished that feat.[1]

Offseason[edit]

  • November 9, 1995: Ruben Amaro Jr. was released by the Cleveland Indians.[2]
  • December 6, 1995: Casey Candaele was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[3]
  • December 7, 1995: Julio Franco was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[4]
  • December 14, 1995: Jack McDowell signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[5]
  • January 4, 1996: Mario Diaz was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[6]
  • March 31, 1996: Mark Clark was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the New York Mets for Reid Cornelius and Ryan Thompson.[7]

Regular season[edit]

Once again, the Indians had a formidable offensive lineup. They led the Majors in hits (1,665), batting average (.293), on-base percentage (.369). They also struck out an MLB-low 844 times.[8]

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


Notable transactions[edit]

  • May 14, 1996: Greg Cadaret was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[9]
  • June 15, 1996: Greg Swindell signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[10]

Roster[edit]

1996 Cleveland Indians
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

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]

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

Award winners[edit]

All-Star Game

Postseason[edit]

ALDS: Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles[edit]

Baltimore wins the series, 3-1

Game Score (visitors listed first) Date Location Attendance
1
Cleveland Indians - 4, Baltimore Orioles - 10 October 1 Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47,644 [12]
2
Cleveland Indians - 4, Baltimore Orioles - 7 October 2 Oriole Park at Camden Yards 48,970 [13]
3
Baltimore Orioles - 4, Cleveland Indians - 9 October 4 Jacobs Field 44,250 [14]
4
Baltimore Orioles - 4, Cleveland Indians - 3 (12 innings) October 5 Jacobs Field 44,280 [15]

Minor league affiliates[edit]

Classification level Team League Season article
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League 1996 Buffalo Bisons season
AA Canton-Akron Indians Eastern League 1996 Canton-Akron Indians season
Advanced A Kinston Indians Carolina League
A Columbus RedStixx South Atlantic League
Short Season A Watertown Indians New York - Penn League
Rookie Burlington Indians Appalachian League

References[edit]

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 371, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Ruben Amaro Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/candaca01.shtml
  4. ^ Julio Franco Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Jack McDowell Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/diazma01.shtml
  7. ^ Mark Clark Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1996.shtml
  9. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cadargr01.shtml
  10. ^ Greg Swindell Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/awards/aw_hut.shtml
  12. ^ "1996 ALDS - Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Indians - Game 1". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 16, 2008. 
  13. ^ "1996 ALDS - Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Indians - Game 2". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 16, 2008. 
  14. ^ "1996 ALDS - Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Indians - Game 3". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 16, 2008. 
  15. ^ "1996 ALDS - Baltimore Orioles vs. Cleveland Indians - Game 4". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 16, 2008. 
Preceded by
Cleveland Indians
1995
AL Central Championship Season
1996
Succeeded by
Cleveland Indians
1997