1996 New York Yankees season

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1996 New York Yankees
1996 AL East Champions
1996 AL Champions
1996 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 92–70 (.568)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
General manager(s) Bob Watson
Manager(s) Joe Torre
Local television WPIX
(Phil Rizzuto, Bobby Murcer, Rick Cerone, Suzyn Waldman)
MSG
(Jim Kaat, Dave Cohen, Al Trautwig)
Local radio WABC (AM)
(John Sterling, Michael Kay)
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The 1996 New York Yankees season was the 94th season for the Yankees. The 1996 New York Yankees were managed by Joe Torre, and played at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

The team finished first in the American League Eastern Division with a record of 92–70, 4 games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles and won their first division title since 1981 (the 1994 team had the best record in the American League, but the strike took it away). The team defeated the Texas Rangers in the American League Division Series, three games to one. The Yankees went on to defeat the Orioles in the American League Championship Series four games to one.

In the 1996 World Series the Yankees beat the National League champion Atlanta Braves four games to two, winning four consecutive games to overcome a two-games-to-none deficit. The Yankees earned their 23rd World Series title and their first since 1978.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 92 70 0.568 49–31 43–39
Baltimore Orioles 88 74 0.543 4 43–38 45–36
Boston Red Sox 85 77 0.525 7 47–34 38–43
Toronto Blue Jays 74 88 0.457 18 35–46 39–42
Detroit Tigers 53 109 0.327 39 27–54 26–55


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1996 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 7–6 6–6 4–8 5–7 11–2 9–3 9–3 7–5 3–10 9–4 7–5 3–10–1 8–5
Boston 6–7 8–4 6–6 1–11 12–1 3–9 7–5 6–6 7–6 8–5 7–6 6–6 8–5
California 6–6 4–8 6–6 4–9 6–6 4–8 7–5 4–8 7–6 6–7 5–8 4–9 7–5
Chicago 8–4 6–6 6–6 5–8 10–3 7–6 6–7 6–7 6–7 5–7 5–7 8–4 7–5
Cleveland 7–5 11–1 9–4 8–5 12–0 7–6 7–6 10–3 3–9 6–6 8–4 4–8 7–5
Detroit 2–11 1–12 6–6 3–10 0–12 6–6 4–8 6–6 5–8 4–8 6–6 4–9 6–7
Kansas City 3–9 9–3 8–4 6–7 6–7 6–6 4–9 6–7 4–8 5–7 7–5 6–6 5–8
Milwaukee 3–9 5–7 5–7 7–6 6–7 8–4 9–4 9–4 6–6 7–5 4–9 6–7 5–7
Minnesota 5–7 6–6 8–4 7–6 3–10 6–6 7–6 4–9 5–7 6–7 6–6 7–5 8–5
New York 10–3 6–7 6–7 7–6 9–3 8–5 8–4 6–6 7–5 9–3 3–9 5–7 8–5
Oakland 4–9 5–8 7–6 7–5 6–6 8–4 7–5 5–7 7–6 3–9 8–5 7–6 4–8
Seattle 5–7 6–7 8–5 7–5 4–8 6–6 5–7 9–4 6–6 9–3 5–8 10–3 5–7
Texas 10–3–1 6–6 9–4 4–8 8–4 9–4 6–6 7–6 5–7 7–5 6–7 3–10 10–2
Toronto 5–8 5–8 5–7 5–7 5–7 7–6 8–5 7–5 5–8 5–8 8–4 7–5 2–10


Game log[edit]

1996 Game Log: 92–70 (Home: 49–31; Away: 43–39)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Yankees team member

Detailed records[edit]

Roster[edit]

1996 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

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 Joe Girardi 124 422 124 .294 2 45
1B Tino Martinez 155 595 174 .292 25 117
2B Mariano Duncan 109 400 136 .340 8 56
3B Wade Boggs 132 501 156 .311 2 41
SS Derek Jeter 157 582 183 .314 10 78
LF Tim Raines 59 201 57 .284 9 33
CF Bernie Williams 143 551 168 .305 29 102
RF Paul O'Neill 150 546 165 .302 19 91
DH Rubén Sierra 96 360 93 .258 11 52

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
Jim Leyritz 88 265 70 .264 7 40
Darryl Strawberry 63 202 53 .262 11 36
Cecil Fielder 53 200 52 .260 13 37
Andy Fox 113 189 37 .196 3 13
Rubén Rivera 46 88 25 .284 2 16
Mike Aldrete 32 68 17 .250 3 12
Charlie Hayes 20 67 19 .284 2 13
Gerald Williams 99 233 63 .270 5 30
Matt Howard 35 54 11 .204 1 9
Luis Sojo 18 40 11 .275 0 5
Pat Kelly 13 21 3 .143 0 2
Robert Eenhoorn 12 14 1 .071 0 2
Jorge Posada 8 14 1 .071 0 0
Dion James 6 12 2 .167 0 0
Tim McIntosh 3 3 0 .000 0 0
Matt Luke 1 0 0 --- 0 0

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
Andy Pettitte 35 221 21 8 3.87 162
Jimmy Key 30 169.1 12 11 4.68 116
Kenny Rogers 30 179 12 8 4.68 92
Dwight Gooden 29 170.2 11 7 5.01 126
David Cone 11 72 7 2 2.88 71
Ramiro Mendoza 12 53 4 5 6.79 34
Wally Whitehurst 2 8 1 1 6.75 1

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
Brian Boehringer 15 46.1 2 4 5.44 37
Mark Hutton 12 30.1 0 2 5.04 25
David Weathers 11 17.1 0 2 9.35 13
Scott Kamieniecki 7 22.2 1 2 11.12 15
Ricky Bones 4 7 0 0 14.14 4

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
John Wetteland 62 2 3 43 2.83 69
Jeff Nelson 73 4 4 2 4.36 91
Mariano Rivera 61 8 3 5 2.09 130
Bob Wickman 58 4 1 0 4.67 61
Dale Polley 32 1 3 0 7.89 14
Jim Mecir 26 1 1 0 5.13 38
Dave Pavlas 16 0 0 1 2.35 18
Steve Howe 25 0 1 1 6.35 5
Billy Brewer 4 1 0 0 9.53 8
Graeme Lloyd 13 0 2 0 17.47 6
Paul Gibson 4 0 0 0 6.23 3
Mike Aldrete 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

ALDS[edit]

Game 1, October 1[edit]

Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 8 0
New York 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 0
WP: John Burkett (1–0)   LP: David Cone (0–1)
Home runs:
Tex: Juan González (1), Dean Palmer (1)
NYY: None

Game 2, October 2[edit]

Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Texas 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 1
New York 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 5 8 0
WP: Brian Boehringer (1–0)   LP: Mike Stanton (0–1)
Home runs:
Tex: Juan González (2, 3)
NYY: Cecil Fielder (1)

Game 3, October 4[edit]

The Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 7 1
Texas 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
WP: Jeff Nelson (1–0)   LP: Darren Oliver (0–1)   Sv: John Wetteland (1)
Home runs:
NYY: Bernie Williams (1)
Tex: Juan González (4)

Game 4, October 5[edit]

The Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 6 12 1
Texas 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 0
WP: David Weathers (1–0)   LP: Roger Pavlik (0–1)   Sv: John Wetteland (2)
Home runs:
NYY: Bernie Williams (2, 3)
Tex: Juan González (5)

Postseason[edit]

ALCS[edit]

Game Score Date
1 Baltimore 4, New York 5 October 9
2 Baltimore 5, New York 3 October 10
3 New York 5, Baltimore 2 October 11
4 New York 8, Baltimore 4 October 12
5 New York 6, Baltimore 4 October 13

Jeffrey Maier[edit]

On October 9, 1996, the Yankees trailed the Orioles 4–3 in the bottom of the eighth inning when shortstop Derek Jeter hit a deep fly ball to right field. Right fielder Tony Tarasco moved near the fence and appeared "to draw a bead on the ball"[20] when then-12 year old fan Jeffrey Maier reached over the fence separating the stands and the field of play 9 feet below and deflected the ball into the stands. While baseball fans are permitted to catch (and keep) balls hit into the stands, if "a spectator reaches out of the stands, or goes on the playing field, and touches a live ball"[21] spectator interference is to be called.

1996 World Series[edit]

Game 1[edit]

October 20, 1996, at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 2 6 0 1 3 0 0 0 12 13 0
New York 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
WP: John Smoltz (1–0)   LP: Andy Pettitte (0–1)
Home runs:
ATL: Andruw Jones 2 (2), Fred McGriff (1)
NYY: None

Game 2[edit]

October 21, 1996, at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 10 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
WP: Greg Maddux (1–0)   LP: Jimmy Key (0–1)

Game 3[edit]

October 22, 1996, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 8 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 6 1
WP: David Cone (1–0)   LP: Tom Glavine (0–1)   Sv: John Wetteland (1)
Home runs:
NYY: Bernie Williams (1)
ATL: None

Game 4[edit]

October 23, 1996, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 2 8 12 0
Atlanta 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 9 2
WP: Graeme Lloyd (1–0)   LP: Steve Avery (0–1)   Sv: John Wetteland (2)
Home runs:
NYY: Jim Leyritz (1)
ATL: Fred McGriff (2)

Game 5[edit]

October 24, 1996, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
WP: Andy Pettitte (1–1)   LP: John Smoltz (1–1)   Sv: John Wetteland (3)

Game 6[edit]

October 26, 1996, at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 0
New York 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 x 3 8 1
WP: Jimmy Key (1–1)   LP: Greg Maddux (1–1)   Sv: John Wetteland (4)

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Stump Merrill
AA Norwich Navigators Eastern League Jim Essian
A Tampa Yankees Florida State League Trey Hillman
A Greensboro Bats South Atlantic League Rick Patterson and Jimmy Johnson
A-Short Season Oneonta Yankees New York–Penn League Gary Tuck
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Ken Dominguez

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Columbus, GCL Yankees[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jalal Leach Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tino Martinez Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ Mariano Duncan at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ David Cone at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Tim Raines at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Dwight Gooden at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Tim McIntosh at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Rafael Quirico Archived November 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Nick Johnson at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Scott Seabol at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Mike Aldrete at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ a b Wally Whitehurst at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Darryl Strawberry at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Cecil Fielder at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ "1989 San Francisco Giants Statistics and Team Info". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  16. ^ Luis Sojo at Baseball Reference
  17. ^ Pat Listach at Baseball Reference
  18. ^ Charlie Hayes at Baseball Reference
  19. ^ Robert Eenhoorn at Baseball Reference
  20. ^ Baseball[permanent dead link]
  21. ^ The Official Site of Major League Baseball: Official info: Official Rules
  22. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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