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1996 California Angels season

The California Angels 1996 season involved the Angels finishing 4th in the American League west with a record of 70 wins and 91 losses.

The season was notable for being the final season the franchise bore the "California Angels" moniker, as the team name was changed to "Anaheim Angels" the following season.

Offseason

  • November 21, 1995: Randy Velarde was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[1]
  • December 6, 1995: Mike Aldrete signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[2]
  • December 7, 1995: Scott Sanderson was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[3]
  • December 18, 1995: Todd Frohwirth was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[4]
  • January 9, 1996: Jim Abbott signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[5]
  • March 25, 1996: Ricky Jordan was purchased by the Seattle Mariners from the California Angels.[6]

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB
Texas Rangers 90 72 .556 --
Seattle Mariners 85 76 .528
Oakland Athletics 78 84 .481 12
California Angels 70 91 .435 19½

Notable transactions

  • May 16, 1996: Scott Sanderson was released by the California Angels.[3]
  • May 27, 1996: Lee Smith was traded by the California Angels to the Cincinnati Reds for Chuck McElroy.[7]
  • June 30, 1996: Vince Coleman signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.[8]

September 6, 1996: Robert Eenhoorn was selected off waivers by the California Angels from the New York Yankees.[9]

Roster

1996 California Angels
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League Don Long
AA Midland Angels Texas League Mario Mendoza
A Lake Elsinore Storm California League Mitch Seoane
A Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League Tom Lawless
Short-Season A Boise Hawks Northwest League Tom Kotchman
Rookie AZL Angels Arizona League Bruce Hines
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lake Elsinore[10]

References

  • 1996 California Angels team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1996 California Angels team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
1995
California Angels seasons
1996
Succeeded by
1997


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