1996 Boston Red Sox season

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.

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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Offseason

Regular season

  • 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

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

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

Game log

1996 Game Log: 85–77 (Home: 47–34; Away: 38–43)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Red Sox team member

Detailed records

American League
Opponent W L WP RS RA
AL East
Baltimore Orioles 6 7 0.462 78 71
Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers 12 1 0.923 108 50
New York Yankees 7 6 0.538 72 73
Toronto Blue Jays 8 5 0.615 77 72
Total 33 19 0.635 335 266
AL Central
Chicago White Sox 6 6 0.500 71 70
Cleveland Indians 1 11 0.083 42 87
Kansas City Royals 3 9 0.250 48 69
Milwaukee Brewers 7 5 0.583 58 68
Minnesota Twins 6 6 0.500 78 76
Total 23 37 0.383 297 370
AL West
California Angels 8 4 0.667 69 52
Oakland Athletics 8 5 0.615 76 57
Seattle Mariners 7 6 0.538 88 81
Texas Rangers 6 6 0.500 63 95
Total 29 21 0.580 296 285
Season Total 85 77 0.525 928 921
Month Games Won Lost Win % RS RA
April 26 7 19 0.269 120 166
May 26 14 12 0.538 177 155
June 27 13 14 0.481 152 174
July 26 13 13 0.500 163 148
August 31 22 9 0.710 156 136
September 26 16 10 0.615 160 142
Total 162 85 77 0.525 928 921
Games Won Lost Win % RS RA
Home 81 47 34 0.580 517 464
Away 81 38 43 0.469 411 457
Total 162 85 77 0.525 928 921

Notable transactions

Draft picks

Opening Day Line Up

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

1996 Boston Red Sox
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

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

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

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References

  1. ^ Butch Henry Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Alex Cole page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Heathcliff Slocumb page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b Kevin Mitchell page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Mike Stanton page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Greg Pirkl page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Robert Ramsay page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Justin Duchscherer page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Aaron Harang page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
Tony Rodríguez (baseball)

Luis Antonio Rodríguez (born August 15, 1970 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) shortstop and current independent league manager. He played for the Boston Red Sox during the 1996 season.

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