1996 Boston Red Sox season

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1996 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)JRY Trust
General manager(s)Dan Duquette
Manager(s)Kevin Kennedy
Local televisionWABU
(Sean McDonough, Jerry Remy)
NESN
(Bob Kurtz, Jerry Remy)
Local radioWEEI
(Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione)
WROL
(Bobby Serrano, Hector Martinez)
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The 1996 Boston Red Sox season was the 96th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished third in the American League East with a record of 85 wins and 77 losses, seven games behind the New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • September 18, 1996: Roger Clemens struck out 20 batters for the second time in his career, becoming the only player ever to do so. The performance came against the Detroit Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Clemens' second 20-K day occurred in his second-to-last game as a member of the Boston Red Sox.

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


Detailed records[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Opening Day Line Up[edit]

12 Wil Cordero 2B
13 John Valentin SS
42 Mo Vaughn 1B
33 José Canseco DH
22 Mike Stanley C
39 Mike Greenwell     LF
11 Tim Naehring 3B
25 Troy O'Leary RF
46 Dwayne Hosey CF
21 Roger Clemens P

Roster[edit]

1996 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; SB = Stolen Bases

Starters by position[edit]

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Mike Stanley 121 397 107 .270 24 69 2
1B Mo Vaughn 161 635 207 .326 44 143 2
2B Jeff Frye 105 419 120 .286 4 41 18
SS John Valentin 131 606 156 .296 13 59 9
3B Tim Naehring 116 430 124 .288 17 65 2
LF Mike Greenwell 77 295 87 .295 7 44 4
CF Lee Tinsley 92 192 47 .245 3 14 6
RF Troy O'Leary 149 497 129 .260 15 81 3
DH Jose Canseco 96 360 104 .289 28 82 3

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
Reggie Jefferson 122 386 134 .347 19 74 0
Darren Bragg 58 222 56 .252 3 22 6
Bill Haselman 77 237 65 .274 8 34 4
Wil Cordero 59 198 57 .288 3 37 2
Milt Cuyler 50 110 22 .200 2 12 7
Bill Selby 40 95 26 .274 3 6 1
José Malavé 41 102 24 .235 4 17 0
Kevin Mitchell 27 93 28 .304 2 13 0
Nomar Garciaparra 24 87 21 .241 4 16 5
Dwayne Hosey 28 78 17 .218 1 3 6
Alex Cole 24 72 16 .222 0 7 5
Tony Rodríguez 27 67 16 .239 1 9 0
Esteban Beltré 27 62 16 .258 0 6 1
Arquimedez Pozo 21 58 10 .172 1 11 1
Jeff Manto 22 48 10 .208 2 6 0
Rudy Pemberton 13 41 21 .512 1 10 3
Alex Delgado 26 20 5 .250 0 1 0
Scott Hatteberg 10 11 2 .182 0 1 0
Jim Tatum 2 8 1 .125 0 0 0
Trot Nixon 2 4 2 .500 0 0 1
Phil Clark 3 3 0 .000 0 0 0
Greg Pirkl 2 2 0 .000 0 0 0
Walt McKeel 1 0 0 .000 0 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Note: G = Games Pitched; GS = Games Started; IP = Innings Pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS IP W L SV ERA SO
Roger Clemens 34 34 242.2 10 13 0 3.63 257
Tom Gordon 34 34 215.2 12 9 0 5.59 171
Tim Wakefield 32 32 211.2 14 13 0 5.14 140
Aaron Sele 29 29 157.1 7 11 0 5.69 67
Jamie Moyer 23 10 90.0 7 1 0 4.50 50
Vaughn Eshelman 39 10 87.2 6 3 0 7.08 59
Heathcliff Slocumb 75 0 83.1 5 5 31 3.02 88
Mike Maddux 23 7 64.1 3 2 0 4.48 32
Mike Stanton 59 0 56.1 4 3 1 3.83 46
Joe Hudson 36 0 45.0 3 5 1 5.40 19
Rich Garcés 37 0 44.0 3 2 0 4.91 55
Stan Belinda 31 0 28.2 2 1 2 6.59 18
Mark Brandenburg 29 0 28.1 4 2 0 3.81 29
Jeff Suppan 8 4 22.2 1 1 0 7.54 13
Eric Gunderson 28 0 17.1 0 1 0 8.31 7
Brad Pennington 14 0 13.0 0 2 0 2.77 13
Pat Mahomes 11 0 12.1 2 0 2 5.84 6
Kerry Lacy 11 0 10.2 2 0 0 3.38 9
Brent Knackert 8 0 10.0 0 1 0 9.00 5
John Doherty 3 0 6.1 0 0 0 5.68 3
Nate Minchey 2 2 6.0 0 2 0 15.00 4
Reggie Harris 4 0 4.1 0 0 0 12.46 4
Ken Grundt 1 0 0.1 0 0 0 27.00 0

Game Log[edit]

Red Sox Win Red Sox Loss Game Postponed
1996 Boston Red Sox Season Game Log: 85–77 (Home: 47–34; Away: 38–43)

Reference:[26]

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

The Lowell Spinners replaced the Utica Blue Sox as the Red Sox' Class A-Short Season affiliate.

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Buddy Bailey
AA Trenton Thunder Eastern League Ken Macha
A-Advanced Sarasota Red Sox Florida State League DeMarlo Hale
A Michigan Battle Cats Midwest League Tom Barrett
A-Short Season Lowell Spinners New York–Penn League Billy Gardner Jr.
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League Bob Geren
Rookie DSL Red Soxdagger Dominican Summer League Rick Aponte

dagger DSL team was a cooperative with the Houston Astros.
Source: [27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butch Henry Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Mike Stanley page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Milt Cuyler page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Tom Gordon page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jamie Moyer page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Red Sox 1996 transactions page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Cafardo, Nick (January 22, 1996). "Red Sox scout Monzon killed". The Boston Globe. p. 45. Retrieved September 22, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Alex Cole page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Heathcliff Slocumb page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ a b Kevin Mitchell page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Luis Alicea page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Bryan Eversgerd page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Brad Pennington page at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Jeff Frye page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ Lee Tisley page at Baseball Reference
  16. ^ Jamie Moyer page at Baseball Reference
  17. ^ Mike Stanton page at Baseball Reference
  18. ^ Greg Pirkl page at Baseball Reference
  19. ^ Pat Mahomes page at Baseball Reference
  20. ^ Chris Reitsma page at Baseball Reference
  21. ^ Dernell Stensen page at Baseball Reference
  22. ^ Robert Ramsay page at Baseball Reference
  23. ^ Justin Duchscherer page at Baseball Reference
  24. ^ She Hillenbrand page at Baseball Reference
  25. ^ Aaron Harang page at Baseball Reference
  26. ^ "1996 Boston Red Sox Schedule". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  27. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007