1996 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1996 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 73–89 (.451)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) Kevin McClatchy
General manager(s) Cam Bonifay
Manager(s) Jim Leyland
Local television WPXI
Prime Sports KBL
Local radio KDKA-AM
(Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Lanny Frattare, Bob Walk)
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The 1996 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 115th season of the franchise; the 110th in the National League. 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.[2]
  • February 2, 1996: Dale Sveum was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.[3]
  • February 4, 1996: Danny Darwin was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.[4]
  • February 17, 1996: Zane Smith was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.[5]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543 48–33 40–41
Houston Astros 82 80 0.506 6 48–33 34–47
Cincinnati Reds 81 81 0.500 7 46–35 35–46
Chicago Cubs 76 86 0.469 12 43–38 33–48
Pittsburgh Pirates 73 89 0.451 15 36–44 37–45


Game Log[edit]

1996 Game Log (73–89)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1996 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 7–5 7–5 5–7 6–7 6–6 5–7 10–3 7–6 9–4 9–3 9–4 7–5 9–4
Chicago 5–7 5–8 5–7 6–6 5–8 8–5 6–6 7–5 7–6 4–9 6–6 7–5 5–8
Cincinnati 5–7 8–5 7–6 3–9 7–6 4–8 3–9 6–6 10–2 5–8 9–3 9–4 5–8
Colorado 7–5 7–5 6–7 5–8 8–5 6–7 3–9 7–5 6–6 7–5 8–5 5–8 8–4
Florida 7–6 6–6 9–3 8–5 7–5 6–7 5–8 7–6 6–7 5–7 3–9 5–7 6–6
Houston 6–6 8–5 6–7 5–8 5–7 6–6 4–9 8–4 10–2 8–5 6–6 8–4 2–11
Los Angeles 7–5 5–8 8–4 7–6 7–6 6–6 9–3 8–4 7–6 6–6 5–8 7–6 8–4
Montreal 3–10 6–6 9–3 9–3 8–5 9–4 3–9 7–6 6–7 7–5 4–8 9–4 8–4
New York 6–7 5–7 6–6 5–7 6–7 4–8 4–8 6–7 7–6 8–5 3–10 6–6 5–7
Philadelphia 4-9 6–7 2–10 6–6 7–6 2–10 6–7 7–6 6–7 7–5 4–8 6–6 4–8
Pittsburgh 3–9 9–4 8–5 5–7 7–5 5–8 6–6 5–7 5–8 5–7 4–9 8–4 3–10
San Diego 4–9 6–6 3–9 5–8 9–3 6–6 8–5 8–4 10–3 8–4 9–4 11–2 4–8
San Francisco 5–7 5–7 4–9 8–5 7–5 4–8 6–7 4–9 6–6 6–6 4–8 2–11 7–6
St. Louis 4–9 8–5 8–5 4–8 6–6 11-2 4–8 4–8 7–5 8–4 10–3 8–4 6–7

Detailed records[edit]

Roster[edit]

1996 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Mike Kingery CF
Al Martin LF
Orlando Merced RF
Jeff King 1B
Charlie Hayes 3B
Jay Bell SS
Carlos García 2B
Jason Kendall C
Paul Wagner SP

Player stats[edit]

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors[edit]

1996 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Transactions[edit]

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
A-Short Season Erie Seawolves New York–Penn League Jeff Richardson
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

References[edit]

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ a b Charlie Hayes at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Dale Sveum at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b Danny Darwin at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ a b Zane Smith at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. 
  7. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. 
  8. ^ Joe Boever at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Jacob Brumfield at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Kris Benson at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Jason Schmidt at Baseball Reference