1996 Florida Marlins season

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1996 Florida Marlins
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 80–82 (.494)
Divisional place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) Wayne Huizenga
Manager(s) Rene Lachemann, Cookie Rojas, and John Boles
Local television Sunshine Network
WBFS-TV
(Gary Carter, Jay Randolph)
Local radio WQAM
(Joe Angel, Dave O'Brien)
WCMQ-FM (Spanish)
(Felo Ramirez, Manolo Alvarez)
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The 1996 Florida Marlins season began with the team trying to improve on their record from 1995. Their managers were Rene Lachemann, Cookie Rojas, and John Boles. They played home games at Joe Robbie Stadium. They finished with a record of 80-82, 3rd in the National League East.

Offseason[edit]

  • October 8, 1995: Scott Podsednik was sent by the Texas Rangers to the Florida Marlins to complete an earlier deal made on August 8, 1995. The Texas Rangers sent players to be named later to the Florida Marlins for Bobby Witt. The Texas Rangers sent Wilson Heredia (August 11, 1995) and Scott Podsednik (October 8, 1995) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.[1]
  • November 21, 1995: Devon White signed as a Free Agent with the Florida Marlins.[2]
  • December 13, 1995: Mark Davis was Signed as a Free Agent with the Florida Marlins.[3]
  • December 22, 1995: Craig Grebeck was signed as a Free Agent with the Florida Marlins.[4]
  • January 5, 1996: Andre Dawson was signed as a Free Agent with the Florida Marlins.[5]
  • January 23, 1996: Aaron Small was selected off waivers by the Seattle Mariners from the Florida Marlins.[6]
  • March 23, 1996: Mark Davis was Released by the Florida Marlins.[3]

Regular season[edit]

  • 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.[7]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 96 66 .593 --
Montreal Expos 88 73 .543 8
Florida Marlins 80 82 .494 16
New York Mets 71 91 .438 25
Philadelphia Phillies 67 95 .414 29

Transactions[edit]

  • June 4, 1996: Mark Kotsay was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 1996.[8]
  • July 31, 1996: Dave Weathers was traded by the Florida Marlins to the New York Yankees for Mark Hutton.[9]
  • August 13, 1996: Terry Pendleton was traded by the Florida Marlins to the Atlanta Braves for Roosevelt Brown.[10]
  • August 23, 1996: Gregg Zaun was sent by the Baltimore Orioles to the Florida Marlins to complete an earlier deal made on August 21, 1996. The Baltimore Orioles sent a player to be named later to the Florida Marlins for Terry Mathews. The Baltimore Orioles sent Gregg Zaun (August 23, 1996) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.[11]

Roster[edit]

1996 Florida Marlins
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
C Johnson, CharlesCharles Johnson 120 386 84 .218 13 37

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
Nen, RobbRobb Nen 75 5 1 35 1.95 92

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charlotte Knights International League Sal Rende
AA Portland Sea Dogs Eastern League Carlos Tosca
A Brevard County Manatees Florida State League Fredi González
A Kane County Cougars Midwest League Lynn Jones
Short-Season A Utica Blue Sox New York-Penn League Steve McFarland
Rookie GCL Marlins Gulf Coast League Juan Bustabad

[12]

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