1996 Montreal Expos season
|1996 Montreal Expos|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Jim Beattie|
|Local television||The Sports Network|
(Dave Van Horne, Ken Singleton)
(Michel Villeneuve, Marc Griffin)
(Claude Raymond, Camille Dube)
(Denis Casavant, Alain Chantelois)
|Local radio||CKAC (AM)|
(Dave Van Horne, Ken Singleton, Elliott Price, Mike Stenhouse)
(Jacques Doucet, Rodger Brulotte, Alain Chantelois)
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The 1996 Montreal Expos season was the 28th season in franchise history.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Spring training
- 3 Regular season
- 4 Player stats
- 5 Award winners
- 6 Farm system
- 7 References
- October 13, 1995: Butch Henry was selected off waivers by the Boston Red Sox from the Montreal Expos.
- December 1, 1995: Wally Whitehurst was signed as a Free Agent with the Montreal Expos.
- December 4, 1995: Jalal Leach was drafted by the Montreal Expos from the New York Yankees in the 1995 minor league draft.
- December 15, 1995: Omar Daal was traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Montreal Expos for Rick Clelland (minors).
- December 20, 1995: Andy Stankiewicz signed as a Free Agent with the Montreal Expos.
- March 13, 1996: Rick Schu was signed as a Free Agent with the Montreal Expos.
- March 13, 1996: Sherman Obando was traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the Montreal Expos for Tony Tarasco.
The Expos held spring training at West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium in West Palm Beach, Florida – a facility they shared with the Atlanta Braves. It was their 20th season at the stadium; they had conducted spring training there from 1969 to 1972 and since 1981.
Opening Day (April 1) – Seven pitches into the first game of the season, at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, home plate umpire John McSherry collapses on the field and dies of a massive heart attack. The game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Expos is postponed, along with the rest of the games scheduled for that day. Reds owner Marge Schott later comes under fire for wanting the game in Cincinnati to continue despite the tragedy (and against the wishes of the players on both teams), saying that she felt "cheated" when it was canceled.
Opening Day lineup
Note: sources do not list the complete Expos lineup for April 1, although it was likely the same (other than the pitcher) as for April 2, as the Reds use the same starting pitcher, left-hander Pete Schourek, on both days.
|New York Mets||71||91||0.438||25||42–39||29–52|
Record vs. opponents
1996 National League Records
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|1996 Game Log: 88–74 (Home: 50–31; Away: 38–43)|
April: 17–9 (Home: 10–3; Away: 7–6)
May: 14–14 (Home: 8–6; Away: 6–8)
June: 16–10 (Home: 8–4; Away: 8–6)
July: 11–15 (Home: 6–8; Away: 5–7)
August: 14–14 (Home: 8–7; Away: 6–7)
September: 16–12 (Home: 10–3; Away: 6–9)
|Legend: = Win = Loss|
Bold = Expos team member
- June 4, 1996: Milton Bradley was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 1996.
- June 12, 1996: Wally Whitehurst was selected off waivers by the New York Yankees from the Montreal Expos.
- June 25, 1996: Jon Habyan was signed as a Free Agent with the Montreal Expos.
- July 11, 1996: Jeff Juden was selected off waivers by the Montreal Expos from the San Francisco Giants.
- July 30, 1996: Kirk Rueter was traded by the Montreal Expos with Tim Scott to the San Francisco Giants for Mark Leiter.
|1996 Montreal Expos|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; Avg. = Batting Average; SB = Stolen Bases
|= Indicates team leader|
- Jeff Fassero, National League Pitcher of the Month, June
- Jeff Fassero, National League Pitcher of the Month, July
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Harrisburg, Vermont
- "Wally Whitehurst Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 28, 2008.
- "Omar Daal Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 28, 2008.
- "Andy Stankiewicz Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 28, 2008.
- "Rick Schu Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 28, 2008.
- "Sherman Obando Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on December 2, 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2008.
- www.baseball-almanac.com Obituary of John McSherry
- Browne, Ian (April 30, 2018). "In 21st win, Sox's 6th slam ties '96 Expos mark". MLB.com. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
- "Reds, Expos players too shaken to play". The Orlando Sentinel. April 2, 1996. p. 5. Retrieved May 1, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
- "Reds Notebook". The Orlando Sentinel. April 2, 1996. p. 31. Retrieved May 1, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
- "Cincinnati Reds 4, Montreal Expos 1". Retrosheet. April 2, 1996. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
- "Milton Bradley Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on December 16, 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2008.
- "John Habyan Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 28, 2008.
- "Jeff Juden Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 28, 2008.
- "Kirk Rueter Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on December 16, 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2008.
- "1996 Montreal Expos Statistics and Roster – Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 28, 2008.
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
- 1996 Montreal Expos team at Baseball-Reference
- 1996 Montreal Expos team page at www.baseball-almanac.com