1996 Chicago White Sox season

The 1996 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 97th season. They finished with a record 85-77, good enough for 2nd place in the American League Central, 14.5 games behind the 1st place Cleveland Indians.

1996 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Jerry Reinsdorf
General manager(s)Ron Schueler
Manager(s)Terry Bevington
Local televisionWGN-TV
SportsChannel Chicago
(Ken Harrelson, Tom Paciorek)
Local radioWMVP
(John Rooney, Ed Farmer)
WIND (AM)
(Hector Molina, Chico Carrasquel)
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Offseason

  • December 28, 1995: Tim Raines was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later. The New York Yankees sent Blaise Kozeniewski (minors) (February 6, 1996) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.[1]
  • January 20, 1996: Tony Phillips was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox.[2]
  • January 22, 1996: Danny Tartabull was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Chicago White Sox for Andrew Lorraine and Charles Poe (minors).[3]

Regular season

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 99 62 0.615 51–29 48–33
Chicago White Sox 85 77 0.525 14½ 44–37 41–40
Milwaukee Brewers 80 82 0.494 19½ 38–43 42–39
Minnesota Twins 78 84 0.481 21½ 39–43 39–41
Kansas City Royals 75 86 0.466 24 37–43 38–43

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: 44–37; Away: 41–40)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = White Sox team member

Detailed records

American League
Opponent W L WP RS RA
AL East
Baltimore Orioles 8 4 0.667 74 58
Boston Red Sox 6 6 0.500 70 71
Detroit Tigers 10 3 0.769 125 70
New York Yankees 6 7 0.462 59 65
Toronto Blue Jays 7 5 0.583 55 46
Total 37 25 0.597 383 310
AL Central
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians 5 8 0.385 58 63
Kansas City Royals 7 6 0.538 55 63
Milwaukee Brewers 6 7 0.462 77 57
Minnesota Twins 6 7 0.462 75 67
Total 24 28 0.462 265 250
AL West
California Angels 6 6 0.500 60 60
Oakland Athletics 5 7 0.417 58 63
Seattle Mariners 5 7 0.417 46 58
Texas Rangers 8 4 0.667 86 53
Total 24 24 0.500 250 234
Season Total 85 77 0.525 898 794
Month Games Won Lost Win % RS RA
March 1 0 1 0.000 2 3
April 24 15 9 0.625 127 104
May 27 17 10 0.630 184 115
June 28 14 14 0.500 149 153
July 27 12 15 0.444 124 130
August 30 15 15 0.500 175 162
September 25 12 13 0.480 137 127
Total 162 85 77 0.525 898 794
Games Won Lost Win % RS RA
Home 81 44 37 0.543 398 370
Away 81 41 40 0.506 500 424
Total 162 85 77 0.525 898 794

1996 Opening Day Lineup

Transactions

  • August 31, 1996: Marvin Freeman was selected off waivers by the Chicago White Sox from the Colorado Rockies.[4]

Roster

1996 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Harold Baines, DH 143 495 80 154 29 0 22 95 73 62 .311 3
Pat Borders, C 31 94 6 26 1 0 3 6 5 18 .277 0
Mike Cameron, OF 11 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .091 0
Domingo Cedeño, SS,2B 12 19 2 3 2 0 0 3 0 4 .158 1
Ray Durham, 2B 156 557 79 153 33 5 10 53 58 95 .275 30
Ozzie Guillén, SS 150 499 62 131 24 8 4 45 10 27 .263 6
Ron Karkovice, C 111 355 44 78 22 0 10 38 24 93 .220 0
Chad Kreuter, C 46 114 14 25 8 0 3 18 13 29 .219 0
Darren Lewis, CF 141 337 55 77 12 2 4 53 45 40 .228 21
Robert Machado, C 4 6 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 .667 0
Norberto Martin, SS,2B,DH 70 140 30 49 7 0 1 14 6 17 .350 10
Dave Martinez, OF,1B 146 440 85 140 20 8 10 53 52 52 .318 15
Lyle Mouton, OF,DH 87 214 25 63 8 1 7 39 22 50 .294 3
Jose Munoz, 2B,SS,3B,LF 17 27 7 7 0 0 0 1 4 1 .259 0
Greg Norton, SS,3B 11 23 4 5 0 0 2 3 4 6 .217 0
Tony Phillips, LF,2B 153 581 119 161 29 3 12 63 125 132 .277 13
Mike Robertson, 1B 6 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 0
Don Slaught, C 14 36 2 9 1 0 0 4 2 2 .250 0
Chris Snopek, 3B,SS 46 104 18 27 6 1 6 18 6 16 .260 0
Danny Tartabull, RF,DH 132 472 58 120 23 3 27 101 64 128 .254 1
Frank Thomas, 1B 141 527 110 184 26 0 40 134 109 70 .349 1
Robin Ventura, 3B,1B 158 586 96 168 31 2 34 105 78 81 .287 1
Team totals
162 5644 898 1586 284 33 195 860 701 927 .281 105

Pitching

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
Wilson Álvarez 15 10 4.22 35 35 0 217.1 216 106 102 21 100 181
Luis Andújar 0 2 8.22 5 5 0 23.0 32 22 21 4 15 6
James Baldwin 11 6 4.42 28 28 0 169.0 168 88 83 24 60 127
Jason Bere 0 1 10.26 5 5 0 16.2 26 19 19 3 19 19
Mike Bertotti 2 0 5.14 15 2 0 28.0 28 18 16 5 23 19
Tony Castillo 3 1 1.59 15 0 1 22.2 23 7 4 1 5 9
Jeff Darwin 0 1 2.93 22 0 0 30.2 26 10 10 5 10 15
Alex Fernandez 16 10 3.45 35 35 0 258.0 248 110 99 34 76 200
Marvin Freeman 0 0 13.50 1 1 0 2.0 4 3 3 0 1 1
Roberto Hernández 6 5 1.91 72 0 38 84.0 65 21 18 2 43 85
Stacy Jones 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Matt Karchner 7 4 5.76 50 0 1 59.1 61 42 38 10 49 46
Brian Keyser 1 2 4.98 28 0 1 59.2 78 35 33 3 36 19
Al Levine 0 1 5.40 16 0 0 18.1 22 14 11 1 8 12
Joe Magrane 1 5 6.88 19 8 0 53.2 70 45 41 10 26 21
Kirk McCaskill 5 5 6.97 29 4 0 51.2 72 41 40 6 39 28
Scott Ruffcorn 0 1 11.37 3 1 0 6.1 10 8 8 1 6 3
Rich Sauveur 0 0 15.00 3 0 0 3.0 3 5 5 1 5 1
Bill Simas 2 8 4.58 64 0 2 72.2 75 39 37 5 45 95
Mike Sirotka 1 2 7.18 15 4 0 26.1 34 27 21 3 12 11
Kevin Tapani 13 10 4.59 34 34 0 225.1 236 123 115 34 81 150
Larry Thomas 2 3 3.23 57 0 0 30.2 32 11 11 1 16 20
Team totals
85 77 4.52 162 162 43 1461.0 1529 794 733 174 676 1039

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds American Association Rick Renick
AA Birmingham Barons Southern League Mike Heath
A Prince William Cannons Carolina League Dave Huppert
A South Bend Silver Hawks Midwest League Dave Keller
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Chris Cron
Rookie Bristol White Sox Appalachian League Nick Capra
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Hector Rincones

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References

  1. ^ Tim Raines Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Tony Phillips Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Danny Tartabull Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/f/freemma02.shtml
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

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