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1996 Montreal Expos season

 

1996 Montreal Expos season

Offseason

  • October 13, 1995: Butch Henry was selected off waivers by the Boston Red Sox from the Montreal Expos.[1]
  • December 1, 1995: Wally Whitehurst was signed as a Free Agent with the Montreal Expos.[2]
  • December 4, 1995: Jalal Leach was drafted by the Montreal Expos from the New York Yankees in the 1995 minor league draft.[3]
  • December 15, 1995: Omar Daal was traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Montreal Expos for Rick Clelland (minors).[4]
  • December 20, 1995: Andy Stankiewicz signed as a Free Agent with the Montreal Expos.[5]
  • March 13, 1996: Rick Schu was signed as a Free Agent with the Montreal Expos.[6]
  • March 13, 1996: Sherman Obando was traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the Montreal Expos for Tony Tarasco.[7]

Regular season

  • April 1 - Seven pitches into the first game of the season, at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, home plate umpire John McSherry collapses on the field and dies of a massive heart attack. The game between the Cincinnati Reds and Montréal Expos is postponed, along with the rest of the games scheduled for that day. Reds owner Marge Schott later comes under fire for wanting the game in Cincinnati to continue despite the tragedy (and against the wishes of the players on both teams), saying that she felt "cheated" when it was canceled.

Opening Day starters

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 96 66 .593 --
Montreal Expos 88 73 .543 8
Florida Marlins 80 82 .494 16
New York Mets 71 91 .438 25
Philadelphia Phillies 67 95 .414 29

Transactions

  • June 4, 1996: Milton Bradley was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 1996.[8]
  • June 12, 1996: Wally Whitehurst was selected off waivers by the New York Yankees from the Montreal Expos.[2]
  • June 25, 1996: Jon Habyan was signed as a Free Agent with the Montreal Expos.[9]
  • July 11, 1996: Jeff Juden was selected off waivers by the Montreal Expos from the San Francisco Giants.[10]
  • July 30, 1996: Kirk Rueter was traded by the Montreal Expos with Tim Scott to the San Francisco Giants for Mark Leiter.[11]

Roster

1996 Montreal Expos
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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

= Indicates team leader
Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
Darrin Fletcher 127 394 41 105 12 57 .266 0
David Segui 115 416 69 119 11 58 .286 4
Mike Lansing 159 641 99 183 11 53 .285 23
Shane Andrews 127 375 43 85 19 64 .227 3
Mark Grudzielanek 153 657 99 201 6 49 .306 33
Henry Rodriguez 145 532 81 147 36 103 .276 2
Rondell White 88 334 35 98 6 41 .293 14
Moisés Alou 143 540 87 152 21 96 .281 9
[12]

Other batters

Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
F.P. Santangelo 152 393 54 109 7 56 .277 5
Cliff Floyd 117 227 29 55 6 26 .242 7
Sherman Obando 89 178 30 44 8 22 .247 2
Lenny Webster 78 174 18 40 2 17 .230 0
Dave Silvestri 86 162 16 33 1 17 .204 2
Andy Stankiewicz 64 77 12 22 0 9 .286 1
Tim Spehr 63 44 4 4 1 3 .091 1
Vladimir Guerrero 9 27 2 5 1 1 .185 0
Yamil Benitez 11 12 0 2 0 2 .167 0
Raul Chavez 4 5 1 1 0 0 .200 1
Rick Schu 1 4 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Rob Luckachyk 2 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Tony Barron 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Jeff Fassero 34 64 5 6 0 4 .094 1
Pedro Martinez 33 64 5 6 0 4 .094 0
Rheal Cormier 33 43 2 8 0 4 .186 0
Ugueth Urbina 33 29 3 3 0 1 .103 0

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO BB
Jeff Fassero 34 231.7 15 11 3.30 222 55
Pedro Martinez 33 216.7 13 10 3.70 222 70
Rheal Cormier 33 159.7 7 10 4.17 100 41
Ugueth Urbina 33 114.0 10 5 3.71 108 44
Kirk Rueter 16 78.7 5 6 4.58 30 22
Mark Leiter 12 69.7 4 2 4.39 46 19
Jose Paniagua 13 51.0 2 4 3.53 27 23

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO BB
Jeff Juden 22 32.7 1 0 2.20 26 14
Tavo Alvarez 11 21.0 2 1 3.00 9 12
Alex Pacheco 5 5.7 0 0 11.12 7 1
Dave Leiper 7 4.0 0 1 11.25 3 2
Derek Aucoin 2 2.7 0 1 3.38 1 1
Relief pitchers
Player G IP W L SV ERA SO BB
Mel Rojas 74 81.0 7 4 36 3.22 92 28
Mike Dyer 70 75.7 5 5 2 4.40 51 34
Dave Veres 68 77.7 6 3 4 4.17 81 32
Omar Daal 64 87.3 4 5 0 4.02 82 37
Barry Manuel 53 86.0 4 1 0 3.24 62 26
Tim Scott 45 46.3 3 5 1 3.11 37 21

Award winners

1996 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Ottawa Lynx International League Pete Mackanin
AA Harrisburg Senators Eastern League Pat Kelly
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Rick Sofield
A Delmarva Shorebirds South Atlantic League Doug Sisson
Short-Season A Vermont Expos New York-Penn League Kevin Higgins
Rookie GCL Expos Gulf Coast League Jim Gabella
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Harrisburg, Vermont[13]

References

  • 1996 Montreal Expos team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1996 Montreal Expos team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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