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1996 Cleveland Indians season

1996 Cleveland Indians
AL Central Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1996 information
Owner(s) Richard Jacobs
General manager(s) John Hart
Manager(s) Mike Hargrove
Local television WUAB · SportsChannel Ohio
Local radio WKNR (1220)
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For the second consecutive season, the Indians had the best record in Major League Baseball. This was the first time in franchise history that the Indians had accomplished that feat.[1]

Offseason

  • November 9, 1995: Ruben Amaro Jr. was released by the Cleveland Indians.[2]
  • December 6, 1995: Casey Candaele was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[3]
  • December 7, 1995: Julio Franco was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[4]
  • December 14, 1995: Jack McDowell signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[5]
  • January 4, 1996: Mario Diaz was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[6]
  • March 31, 1996: Mark Clark was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the New York Mets for Reid Cornelius and Ryan Thompson.[7]

Regular season

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 99 62 .615 --
Chicago White Sox 85 77 .525 14.5
Milwaukee Brewers 80 82 .494 19.5
Minnesota Twins 78 84 .481 21.5
Kansas City Royals 75 86 .466 24.0


Notable transactions

  • May 14, 1996: Greg Cadaret was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[8]
  • June 15, 1996: Greg Swindell signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.[9]

Roster

1996 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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

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

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Award winners

All-Star Game

Postseason

ALDS: Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore wins the series, 3-1

Game Score (visitors listed first) Date Location Attendance
1
Cleveland Indians - 4, Baltimore Orioles - 10 October 1 Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47,644 [11]
2
Cleveland Indians - 4, Baltimore Orioles - 7 October 2 Oriole Park at Camden Yards 48,970 [12]
3
Baltimore Orioles - 4, Cleveland Indians - 9 October 4 Jacobs Field 44,250 [13]
4
Baltimore Orioles - 4, Cleveland Indians - 3 (12 innings) October 5 Jacobs Field 44,280 [14]


Minor league affiliates

Classification level Team League Season article
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League 1996 Buffalo Bisons season
AA Canton-Akron Indians Eastern League 1996 Canton-Akron Indians season
Advanced A Kinston Indians Carolina League
A Columbus RedStixx South Atlantic League
Short Season A Watertown Indians New York - Penn League
Rookie Burlington Indians Appalachian League

References

  • 1996 Cleveland Indians team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1996 Cleveland Indians team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
  • 1996 WS page at Baseball Reference
Preceded by
Cleveland Indians
1995
AL Central Championship Season
1996
Succeeded by
Cleveland Indians
1997
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