1996 Seattle Mariners season

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1996 Seattle Mariners
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Hiroshi Yamauchi, represented by John Ellis
Manager(s) Lou Piniella
Local television KIRO-TV 7
Prime Sports NW
Local radio KIRO 710 AM
(Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs, Ron Fairly)
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The Seattle Mariners 1996 season was their 20th since the franchise creation, and ended the season finishing second in the American League West,with a record of 85-76, four-and-a-half games behind the first-place Texas Rangers. The Mariners scored more runs during the 1996 regular season (993) than any other MLB team. In addition to leading the Majors in runs scored, the Mariners also led the MLB in doubles (335), runs batted in (954) and slugging percentage (.484). Furthermore, four Mariners scored at least 100 runs and four drove in at least 100 runs.[1]


Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 90 72 0.556 50–31 40–41
Seattle Mariners 85 76 0.528 43–38 42–38
Oakland Athletics 78 84 0.481 12 40–41 38–43
California Angels 70 91 0.435 19½ 43–38 27–53

Notable transactions[edit]


1996 Seattle Mariners
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats[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

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
Alex Diaz 38 79 19 .241 1 5


Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors[edit]

Alex Rodriguez became the first shortstop in 56 years to win the American League Batting Crown.[13]

  • Alex Rodriguez, American League Batting Champion

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Rainiers Pacific Coast League Dave Myers
AA Port City Roosters Southern League Orlando Gómez
A Lancaster Jethawks California League Dave Brundage
A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Midwest League Mike Goff
Short-Season A Everett AquaSox Northwest League Roger Hansen
Rookie AZL Mariners Arizona League Tom LeVasseur



  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1996.shtml
  2. ^ Mike Blowers page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Aaron Small page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jordari02.shtml
  5. ^ Félix Fermín page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Gil Meche page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Juan Pierre page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/spencse01.shtml
  9. ^ Greg Pirkl page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Mark Whiten page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Luis Sojo page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ David Ortiz page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.371, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  14. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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