1996 Atlanta Braves season

The 1996 Atlanta Braves season was the 126th season in the history of the franchise and 31st season in the city of Atlanta. They secured a regular season record of 96-66 and reached the World Series, where it lost to the underdog New York Yankees in six games, failing to defend its championship in 1995. Heavily favored and seen as one of the greatest Braves teams in history and despite taking a 2-0 lead the Braves unexpectedly lost the next 4 games. This World Series appearance was their fourth appearance in the last 5 years as a franchise. Atlanta won its seventh division title (second in the National League East, the other five in the NL West) and its fifth in six years. In the previous round, Atlanta completed a miraculous comeback. After trailing in the NLCS to St. Louis three games to one, Atlanta outscored St. Louis 32-1 in games five through seven to complete the comeback. The collapse was remembered as one of the largest in North American sports history.

1996 Atlanta Braves
NL East Champions
NL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record96–66 (.593)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Ted Turner
General manager(s)John Schuerholz
Manager(s)Bobby Cox
Local televisionWTBS
TBS Superstation
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
SportSouth
(Tim Brando, Ernie Johnson, Ernie Johnson, Jr.)
Local radioWSB (AM)
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
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The 1996 season was the Braves' final season at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, with Game 5 of the 1996 World Series being the last game played in the stadium. Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium was also served as a venue during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, prompting the Braves to go on an extended road trip as their stadium hosted the baseball competition. Following the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Paralympics, Centennial Olympic Stadium was reconstructed as planned into Turner Field, which would become the home of the Braves for the next 20 seasons.

OffseasonEdit

  • January 3, 1996: Jerome Walton was signed as a Free Agent by the Braves.[1]
  • January 9, 1996: Mike Kelly was traded by the Braves to the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named later and Chad Fox. The Reds sent Ray King (June 11, 1996) to the Braves to complete the trade.[2]
  • March 31, 1996: Mike Bielecki was signed as a Free Agent with the Braves.[3]

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 96 66 0.593 56–25 40–41
Montreal Expos 88 74 0.543 8 50–31 38–43
Florida Marlins 80 82 0.494 16 52–29 28–53
New York Mets 71 91 0.438 25 42–39 29–52
Philadelphia Phillies 67 95 0.414 29 35–46 32–49

Record vs. opponentsEdit


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 7–5 7–5 5–7 6–7 6–6 5–7 10–3 7–6 9–4 9–3 9–4 7–5 9–4
Chicago 5–7 5–8 5–7 6–6 5–8 8–5 6–6 7–5 7–6 4–9 6–6 7–5 5–8
Cincinnati 5–7 8–5 7–6 3–9 7–6 4–8 3–9 6–6 10–2 5–8 9–3 9–4 5–8
Colorado 7–5 7–5 6–7 5–8 8–5 6–7 3–9 7–5 6–6 7–5 8–5 5–8 8–4
Florida 7–6 6–6 9–3 8–5 7–5 6–7 5–8 7–6 6–7 5–7 3–9 5–7 6–6
Houston 6–6 8–5 6–7 5–8 5–7 6–6 4–9 8–4 10–2 8–5 6–6 8–4 2–11
Los Angeles 7–5 5–8 8–4 7–6 7–6 6–6 9–3 8–4 7–6 6–6 5–8 7–6 8–4
Montreal 3–10 6–6 9–3 9–3 8–5 9–4 3–9 7–6 6–7 7–5 4–8 9–4 8–4
New York 6–7 5–7 6–6 5–7 6–7 4–8 4–8 6–7 7–6 8–5 3–10 6–6 5–7
Philadelphia 4-9 6–7 2–10 6–6 7–6 2–10 6–7 7–6 6–7 7–5 4–8 6–6 4–8
Pittsburgh 3–9 9–4 8–5 5–7 7–5 5–8 6–6 5–7 5–8 5–7 4–9 8–4 3–10
San Diego 4–9 6–6 3–9 5–8 9–3 6–6 8–5 8–4 10–3 8–4 9–4 11–2 4–8
San Francisco 5–7 5–7 4–9 8–5 7–5 4–8 6–7 4–9 6–6 6–6 4–8 2–11 7–6
St. Louis 4–9 8–5 8–5 4–8 6–6 11-2 4–8 4–8 7–5 8–4 10–3 8–4 6–7


Game logEdit

1996 Game Log: 96–66 (Home: 56–25; Away: 40–41)
April: 16–11 (Home: 8–6; Away: 8–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 1 Giants 10–8 Maddux (1–0) Leiter Borbon (1) 48,961 1–0
2 April 3 Giants 15–2 Glavine (1–0) VanLandingham 28,728 2–0
3 April 4 Giants 1–7 Watson Smoltz (0–1) 30,271 2–1
4 April 5 Cardinals 4–5 (14) Bailey Bielecki (0–1) Eckersley 31,071 2–2
5 April 6 Cardinals 2–3 (12) Parrett Clontz (0–1) 34,649 2–3
6 April 7 Cardinals 13–3 Schmidt (1–0) Busby 28,498 3–3
7 April 8 @ Dodgers 0–1 Nomo Glavine (1–1) 53,180 3–4
8 April 9 @ Dodgers 3–1 Smoltz (1–1) Astacio Wohlers (1) 35,570 4–4
9 April 10 @ Dodgers 2–9 Candiotti Avery (0–1) 48,194 4–5
10 April 11 @ Padres 1–2 Ashby Maddux (1–1) Hoffman 19,047 4–6
11 April 12 @ Padres 5–3 Schmidt (2–0) Bergman Wohlers (2) 25,747 5–6
12 April 13 @ Padres 2–6 Hamilton Glavine (1–2) Bochtler 45,250 5–7
13 April 14 @ Padres 4–0 Smoltz (2–1) Valenzuela 45,014 6–7
14 April 16 Marlins 5–2 Avery (1–1) Brown Wohlers (3) 26,625 7–7
15 April 17 Marlins 4–2 Maddux (2–1) Burkett Wohlers (4) 28,884 8–7
16 April 18 Marlins 3–5 Hammond Glavine (1–3) Nen 25,300 8–8
17 April 19 Padres 7–1 Smoltz (3–1) Hamilton 27,375 9–8
18 April 20 Padres 6–5 McMichael (1–0) Bochtler Wohlers (5) 31,893 10–8
19 April 21 Padres 1–2 (15) Worrell Thobe (0–1) Bochtler 28,829 10–9
20 April 22 Dodgers 4–1 Maddux (3–1) Candiotti 33,080 11–9
21 April 23 Dodgers 2–3 Osuna Clontz (0–2) Worrell 30,475 11–10
22 April 24 @ Giants 8–3 Smoltz (4–1) Watson 13,296 12–10
23 April 25 @ Giants 0–8 Gardner Schmidt (2–1) 12,436 12–11
24 April 26 @ Cardinals 6–1 Avery (2–1) Benes 34,598 13–11
25 April 27 @ Cardinals 7–2 Maddux (4–1) Osborne 20,757 14–11
26 April 29 @ Cardinals 4–1 Glavine (2–3) Stottlemyre Wohlers (6) 25,452 15–11
27 April 30 @ Astros 7–5 Smoltz (5–1) Jones McMichael (1) 17,795 16–11
May: 19–6 (Home: 12–3; Away: 7–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
28 May 1 @ Astros 0–3 Hampton Avery (2–2) 18,546 16–12
29 May 3 Phillies 3–6 Mulholland Maddux (4–2) Bottalico 39,697 16–13
30 May 4 Phillies 6–3 McMichael (2–0) Ryan Clontz (1) 44,429 17–13
31 May 5 Phillies 11–8 Smoltz (6–1) Williams 35,471 18–13
32 May 6 Rockies 4–1 Avery (3–2) Thompson 28,725 19–13
33 May 7 Rockies 6–5 (10) Clontz (1–2) Leskanic 29,976 20–13
34 May 8 Rockies 5–1 Glavine (3–3) Reynoso 29,363 21–13
35 May 10 @ Phillies 11–0 Smoltz (7–1) Mulholland 27,068 22–13
36 May 11 @ Phillies 11–3 Avery (4–2) Mimbs 22,823 23–13
37 May 12 @ Phillies 0–6 Grace Maddux (4–3) 32,314 23–14
38 May 13 Pirates 9–3 Glavine (4–3) Darwin 28,583 24–14
39 May 14 Pirates 7–3 Smoltz (8–1) Wagner 28,175 25–14
40 May 15 Pirates 0–3 Neagle Avery (4–3) 30,917 25–15
41 May 17 Reds 8–2 Maddux (5–3) Smiley 40,612 26–15
42 May 18 Reds 2–1 Clontz (2–2) Ruffin Wohlers (7) 49,553 27–15
43 May 19 Reds 9–5 Smoltz (9–1) Schourek Wohlers (8) 41,153 28–15
44 May 20 Cubs 18–1 Avery (5–3) Castillo 29,984 29–15
45 May 21 Cubs 2–4 Telemaco Wohlers (0–1) Patterson 31,045 29–16
46 May 22 Cubs 9–4 Glavine (5–3) Bullinger 33,186 30–16
47 May 24 @ Pirates 5–3 Smoltz (10–1) Darwin Wohlers (9) 20,238 31–16
48 May 25 @ Pirates 2–6 Neagle Avery (5–4) 29,273 31–17
49 May 26 @ Pirates 6–3 (13) Wade (1–0) Miceli Bielecki (1) 33,085 32–17
50 May 27 @ Cubs 9–1 Glavine (6–3) Telemaco 33,070 33–17
51 May 29 @ Cubs 2–0 Smoltz (11–1) Trachsel 30,601 34–17
52 May 31 @ Reds 9–1 Avery (6–4) Schourek 33,455 35–17
June: 15–13 (Home: 11–6; Away: 4–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
53 June 1 @ Reds 2–3 Portugal Maddux (5–4) Brantley 34,023 35–18
54 June 2 @ Reds 6–2 Glavine (7–3) Smiley 23,482 36–18
55 June 3 Mets 5–4 Clontz (3–2) Macdonald Wohlers (10) 30,162 37–18
56 June 4 Mets 6–12 Wilson Schmidt (2–2) 32,199 37–19
57 June 5 Mets 8–6 McMichael (3–0) Mlicki Wohlers (11) 31,998 38–19
58 June 7 @ Rockies 8–19 Painter Bielecki (0–2) 48,027 38–20
59 June 8 @ Rockies 12–13 Holmes McMichael (3–1) Ruffin 48,015 38–21
60 June 9 @ Rockies 8–3 Smoltz (12–1) Thompson 48,036 39–21
61 June 10 @ Mets 3–8 Jones Avery (6–5) 17,439 39–22
62 June 11 @ Mets 4–3 (13) Borbon (1–0) Byrd Wade (1) 19,256 40–22
63 June 12 @ Mets 2–3 Clark Maddux (5–5) Franco 18,896 40–23
64 June 13 Dodgers 3–6 Valdez Glavine (7–4) Worrell 39,463 40–24
65 June 14 Dodgers 3–1 Smoltz (13–1) Astacio Wohlers (12) 45,389 41–24
66 June 15 Dodgers 2–6 Nomo Avery (6–6) Worrell 49,726 41–25
67 June 16 Dodgers 2–3 Candiotti Schmidt (2–3) Worrell 44,784 41–26
68 June 17 Padres 9–3 Maddux (6–5) Bergman 32,934 42–26
69 June 18 Padres 5–3 Clontz (4–2) Hamilton Wohlers (13) 32,730 43–26
70 June 19 Padres 5–1 Smoltz (14–1) Tewksbury 34,823 44–26
71 June 21 Giants 8–7 (11) Wade (2–0) Beck 38,432 45–26
72 June 22 Giants 6–0 Maddux (7–5) Gardner 49,365 46–26
73 June 23 Giants 1–0 Glavine (8–4) Fernandez Wohlers (14) 35,645 47–26
74 June 24 Cardinals 2–9 Benes Smoltz (14–2) 31,971 47–27
75 June 25 Cardinals 4–3 Schmidt (3–3) Stottlemyre Wohlers (15) 30,942 48–27
76 June 26 Cardinals 7–11 Benes Avery (6–7) 31,191 48–28
77 June 27 Cardinals 3–0 Maddux (8–5) Morgan Wohlers (16) 32,243 49–28
78 June 28 @ Marlins 0–2 Leiter Glavine (8–5) Nen 30,661 49–29
79 June 29 @ Marlins 3–5 Rapp Smoltz (14–3) 40,952 49–30
80 June 30 @ Marlins 5–4 Clontz (5–2) Burkett Wohlers (17) 34,023 50–30
July: 15–11 (Home: 7–3; Away: 8–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
81 July 1 @ Expos 7–2 Avery (7–7) Rueter 34,116 51–30
82 July 2 @ Expos 1–5 Cormier Maddux (8–6) 20,075 51–31
83 July 3 @ Expos 3–1 Glavine (9–5) Scott Wohlers (18) 26,837 52–31
84 July 4 Astros 2–5 Reynolds Smoltz (14–4) Hernandez 49,060 52–32
85 July 5 Astros 1–7 Kile Schmidt (3–4) 36,896 52–33
86 July 6 Astros 4–2 Bielecki (1–2) Hampton 41,619 53–33
87 July 7 Astros 9–1 Maddux (9–6) Wall 28,716 54–33
88 July 11 Marlins 8–9 Burkett Avery (7–8) Nen 33,208 54–34
89 July 12 Marlins 6–3 Glavine (10–5) Leiter Wohlers (19) 32,517 55–34
90 July 13 Marlins 3–0 Smoltz (15–4) Brown 36,953 56–34
91 July 14 Marlins 15–10 McMichael (4–1) Perez 31,134 57–34
92 July 15 Expos 5–4 Maddux (10–6) Manuel Wohlers (20) 32,708 58–34
93 July 16 Expos 3–2 Wohlers (1–1) Scott 31,334 59–34
94 July 18 @ Astros 3–2 Smoltz (16–4) Jones Wohlers (21) 35,822 60–34
95 July 19 @ Astros 6–7 Kile Woodall (0–1) Wagner 39,090 60–35
96 July 20 @ Astros 1–2 Wagner Maddux (10–7) 49,674 60–36
97 July 21 @ Astros 3–4 (10) Hernandez McMichael (4–2) 45,561 60–37
98 July 22 @ Cardinals 8–6 McMichael (5–2) Mathews Wohlers (22) 36,215 61–37
99 July 23 @ Cardinals 3–2 Smoltz (17–4) Stottlemyre Wohlers (23) 35,520 62–37
100 July 24 @ Cardinals 4–1 Wade (3–0) Benes McMichael (2) 35,411 63–37
101 July 25 @ Giants 3–4 Watson Maddux (10–8) Beck 16,871 63–38
102 July 26 @ Giants 2–1 Glavine (11–5) Leiter Wohlers (24) 17,560 64–38
103 July 27 @ Giants 5–7 Gardner Woodall (0–2) Beck 38,761 64–39
104 July 28 @ Giants 3–10 Estes Smoltz (17–5) Beck 34,525 64–40
105 July 30 @ Padres 1–2 Valenzuela Maddux (10–9) Hoffman 24,110 64–41
106 July 31 @ Padres 7–4 Glavine (12–5) Tewksbury Wohlers (25) 24,254 65–41
August: 19–10 (Home: 10–5; Away: 9–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
107 August 1 @ Padres 3–2 Bielecki (2–2) Worrell Wohlers (26) 24,089 66–41
108 August 2 @ Dodgers 1–2 Radinsky Smoltz (17–6) Guthrie 49,012 66–42
109 August 3 @ Dodgers 5–3 (18) Woodall (1–2) Martinez 42,575 67–42
110 August 4 @ Dodgers 6–4 Borbon (2–0) Guthrie Wohlers (27) 45,903 68–42
111 August 6 Phillies 10–4 Bielecki (3–2) Springer 32,036 69–42
112 August 7 Phillies 14–1 (8) Smoltz (18–6) Munoz 29,920 70–42
113 August 8 Phillies 1–4 Beech Maddux (10–10) Bottalico 32,401 70–43
114 August 9 Rockies 4–6 Wright Glavine (12–6) Ruffin 41,275 70–44
115 August 10 Rockies 7–9 (10) Reed Wohlers (1–2) Ruffin 46,064 70–45
116 August 11 Rockies 4–1 Smoltz (19–6) Freeman Wohlers (28) 32,961 71–45
117 August 13 @ Phillies 2–0 Maddux (11–10) Hunter 72–45
118 August 13 @ Phillies 5–2 Hartgraves (1–0) Beech Wohlers (29) 25,196 73–45
119 August 14 @ Phillies 1–4 West Glavine (12–7) Bottalico 28,206 73–46
120 August 15 @ Phillies 8–5 Wade (4–0) Schilling 28,011 74–46
121 August 16 Pirates 5–4 Smoltz (20–6) Neagle Wohlers (30) 39,210 75–46
122 August 17 Pirates 7–1 Bielecki (4–2) Ruebel 49,024 76–46
123 August 18 Pirates 2–1 (14) Borowski (1–0) Cordova 31,587 77–46
124 August 20 Reds 4–1 Glavine (13–7) Burba Wohlers (31) 32,658 78–46
125 August 21 Reds 4–3 Borbon (3–0) Brantley 29,213 79–46
126 August 22 Reds 2–3 (13) Carrasco Borowski (1–1) Brantley 31,729 79–47
127 August 23 Cubs 4–3 Maddux (12–10) Trachsel Wohlers (32) 38,210 80–47
128 August 24 Cubs 6–5 Clontz (6–2) Casian 46,804 81–47
129 August 25 Cubs 2–3 Foster Wohlers (1–3) Wendell 35,176 81–48
130 August 27 @ Pirates 2–3 Neagle Smoltz (20–7) Plesac 14,603 81–49
131 August 28 @ Pirates 9–4 Wade (5–0) Loaiza 14,591 82–49
132 August 29 @ Pirates 5–1 Maddux (13–10) Lieber Wohlers (33) 12,101 83–49
133 August 30 @ Cubs 2–3 Foster Glavine (13–8) Patterson 83–50
134 August 30 @ Cubs 6–5 Borowski (2–1) Bottenfield Wohlers (34) 31,548 84–50
135 August 31 @ Cubs 0–12 Castillo Neagle (0–1) Adams 38,691 84–51
September: 12–15 (Home: 8–2; Away: 4–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
136 September 1 @ Cubs 1–2 (12) Campbell Borowski (2–2) 40,192 84–52
137 September 2 @ Reds 6–7 Shaw McMichael (5–3) Brantley 20,879 84–53
138 September 3 @ Reds 1–5 Burba Bielecki (4–3) Shaw 18,844 84–54
139 September 4 @ Reds 6–12 Salkeld Glavine (13–9) 19,532 84–55
140 September 6 Mets 8–7 Wohlers (2–3) Henry 37,660 85–55
141 September 7 Mets 6–1 Smoltz (21–7) Jones 47,130 86–55
142 September 8 Mets 2–6 Clark Maddux (13–11) 39,045 86–56
143 September 10 @ Rockies 8–9 Holmes Clontz (6–3) Ruffin 48,051 86–57
144 September 11 @ Rockies 5–6 Wright Neagle (0–2) Swift 48,091 86–58
145 September 12 @ Rockies 8–16 Burke Smoltz (21–8) 48,052 86–59
146 September 13 @ Mets 4–6 Dipoto Borowski (2–3) Wallace 17,331 86–60
147 September 14 @ Mets 5–6 (12) Wallace Borowski (2–4) 22,857 86–61
148 September 15 @ Mets 3–2 Glavine (14–9) Wilson Wohlers (35) 23,718 87–61
149 September 16 @ Mets 5–2 Neagle (1–2) Harnisch 14,980 88–61
150 September 17 Astros 5–4 Smoltz (22–8) Kile Wohlers (36) 32,109 89–61
151 September 18 Astros 6–2 Maddux (14–11) Hampton 29,885 90–61
152 September 19 Expos 1–5 Urbina Wohlers (2–4) 37,193 90–62
153 September 20 Expos 3–2 Glavine (15–9) Leiper Wohlers (37) 46,260 91–62
154 September 21 Expos 5–4 Neagle (2–2) Daal Wohlers (38) 49,285 92–62
155 September 22 Expos 8–2 Smoltz (23–8) Fassero 49,238 93–62
156 September 23 Expos 3–1 Maddux (15–11) Leiter Bielecki (2) 49,083 94–62
157 September 24 @ Marlins 1–12 Rapp Avery (7–9) 18,245 94–63
158 September 25 @ Marlins 0–3 Brown Glavine (15–10) Nen 29,178 94–64
159 September 26 @ Marlins 1–7 Leiter Neagle (2–3) 25,553 94–65
160 September 27 @ Expos 6–4 Smoltz (24–8) Fassero Wohlers (39) 33,133 95–65
161 September 28 @ Expos 4–0 Woodall (2–2) Leiter 34,125 96–65
162 September 29 @ Expos 3–6 Alvarez Avery (7–10) Rojas 30,646 96–66
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Braves team member

Postseason Game logEdit

1996 Postseason Game Log
National League Division Series: 3–0
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 October 2 @ Dodgers 2–1 (10) Smoltz (1–0) Osuna (0–1) Wohlers (1) 47,428 1–0
2 October 3 @ Dodgers 3–2 Maddux (1–0) Valdez (0–1) Wohlers (2) 51,916 2–0
3 October 5 Dodgers 5–2 Glavine (1–0) Nomo (0–1) Wohlers (3) 52,529 3–0
National League Championship Series: 4–3
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 October 9 Cardinals 4–2 Smoltz (1–0) Petkovsek (0–1) Wohlers (1) 48,686 1–0
2 October 10 Cardinals 3–8 Stottlemyre (1–0) Maddux (0–1) 52,067 1–1
3 October 12 @ Cardinals 2–3 Osborne (1–0) Glavine (0–1) Eckersley (1) 56,769 1–2
4 October 13 @ Cardinals 3–4 Eckersley (1–0) McMichael (0–1) 56,764 1–3
5 October 14 @ Cardinals 14–0 Smoltz (2–0) Stottlemyre (1–1) 56,782 2–3
6 October 16 Cardinals 3–1 Maddux (1–1) Benes (0–1) Wohlers (2) 52,067 3–3
7 October 17 Cardinals 15–0 Glavine (1–1) Osborne (1–1) 52,067 4–3
World Series: 2–4
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 October 20 @ Yankees 12–1 Smoltz (1–0) Pettitte (0–1) 56,365 1–0
2 October 21 @ Yankees 4–0 Maddux (1–0) Key (0–1) 56,340 2–0
3 October 22 Yankees 2–5 Cone (1–0) Glavine (0–1) Wetteland (1) 51,843 2–1
4 October 23 Yankees 6–8 (10) Lloyd (1–0) Avery (0–1) Wetteland (2) 51,881 2–2
5 October 24 Yankees 0–1 Pettitte (1–1) Smoltz (1–1) Wetteland (3) 51,881 2–3
6 October 26 @ Yankees 2–3 Key (1–1) Maddux (1–1) Wetteland (4) 56,375 2–4

Detailed recordsEdit

Opening Day startersEdit

  • Jeff Blauser
  • Marquis Grissom
  • David Justice
  • Ryan Klesko
  • Mark Lemke
  • Javy Lopez
  • Greg Maddux
  • Fred McGriff
  • Mike Mordecai[4]

Notable transactionsEdit

  • June 4, 1996: Marcus Giles was drafted by the Braves in the 53rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed May 26, 1997.[5]
  • June 24, 1996: Mark Whiten signed as a Free Agent with the Braves.[6]
  • August 13, 1996: Terry Pendleton was traded by the Florida Marlins to the Braves for Roosevelt Brown.[7]
  • August 14, 1996: Mark Whiten was traded by the Braves to the Seattle Mariners for Roger Blanco (minors).[6]
  • August 17, 1996: Luis Polonia was signed as a Free Agent with the Braves.[8]
  • August 30, 1996: Jason Schmidt was sent by the Braves to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete an earlier deal made on August 28, 1996. The Braves sent a player to be named later, Ron Wright, and Corey Pointer (minors) to the Pirates for Denny Neagle. The Braves sent Jason Schmidt (August 30, 1996) to the Pirates to complete the trade.[9]

RosterEdit

1996 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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
C Javy López 138 489 138 .282 23 69
1B Fred McGriff 159 617 182 .295 28 107
2B Mark Lemke 135 498 127 .255 5 37
SS Jeff Blauser 83 265 65 .245 10 35
3B Chipper Jones 157 598 185 .309 30 110
LF Ryan Klesko 153 528 149 .282 34 93
CF Marquis Grissom 158 671 207 .308 23 74
RF Jermaine Dye 98 292 82 .281 12 37

Other battersEdit

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
Terry Pendleton 42 162 33 .204 4 17
Dwight Smith 101 153 31 .203 3 16
Eddie Pérez 68 156 40 .256 4 17
David Justice 40 140 45 .321 6 25
Rafael Belliard 86 142 24 .169 0 3
Mike Mordecai 66 108 26 .241 2 8
Andruw Jones 31 106 23 .217 5 13
Mark Whiten 36 90 23 .256 3 17
Ed Giovanola 43 82 19 .232 0 7
Jerome Walton 37 47 16 .340 1 4
Tony Graffanino 22 46 8 .174 0 2
Luis Polonia 22 31 13 .419 0 2
Tyler Houston 33 27 6 .222 1 8
Danny Bautista 17 20 3 .150 0 1
Joe Ayrault 7 5 1 .200 0 0
Pablo Martínez 4 2 1 .500 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
John Smoltz 35 253.2 24 8 2.94 276
Greg Maddux 35 245 15 11 2.72 172
Tom Glavine 36 235.1 15 10 2.98 181
Steve Avery 24 131 7 10 4.47 86
Jason Schmidt 13 58.2 3 4 6.75 48
Denny Neagle 6 38.2 2 3 5.59 18

Other pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Terrell Wade 44 69.2 5 0 2.97 79
Mike Bielecki 40 75.1 4 3 2.63 71
Brad Woodall 8 19.2 2 2 7.32 20

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mark Wohlers 77 2 4 39 3.03 100
Greg McMichael 73 5 3 2 3.22 78
Brad Clontz 81 6 3 1 5.69 49
Pedro Borbón, Jr. 43 3 0 1 2.75 31
Joe Borowski 22 2 4 0 4.85 15
Dean Hartgraves 20 1 0 0 4.34 14
Kevin Lomon 6 0 0 0 4.91 1
Tom Thobe 4 0 1 0 1.50 1
Carl Schutz 3 0 0 0 2.70 5

National League Divisional PlayoffsEdit

Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles DodgersEdit

Atlanta wins the series, 3-0

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
1 Los Angeles 1 Atlanta 2 October 2 1-0 (ATL)
2 Los Angeles 2 Atlanta 3 October 3 2-0 (ATL)
3 Atlanta 5 Los Angeles 2 October 5 3-0 (ATL)

National League Championship SeriesEdit

Game 1Edit

October 9: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 X 4 9 0
WP: John Smoltz (1-0)   LP: Mark Petkovsek (0-1) SV: Mark Wohlers (1)
Home runs:
STL: None
ATL: None

Game 2Edit

October 10: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 8 11 2
Atlanta 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 5 2
WP: Todd Stottlemyre (1-0)   LP: Greg Maddux (0-1)
Home runs:
STL: Gary Gaetti (1)
ATL: Marquis Grissom (1)

Game 3Edit

October 12: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 8 1
St. Louis 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 3 7 0
WP: Donovan Osborne (1-0)   LP: Tom Glavine (0-1) SV: Dennis Eckersley (1)
Home runs:
ATL: None
STL: Ron Gant 2 (2)

Game 4Edit

October 13: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 9 1
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 X 4 5 0
WP: Dennis Eckersley (1-0)   LP: Greg McMichael (0-1)
Home runs:
ATL: Mark Lemke (1), Ryan Klesko (1)
STL: Brian Jordan (1)

Game 5Edit

October 14: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 5 2 0 3 1 0 0 1 2 14 22 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
WP: John Smoltz (2-0)   LP: Todd Stottlemyre (1-1)
Home runs:
ATL: Fred McGriff (1), Javy López (1)
STL: None

Game 6Edit

October 16: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1
Atlanta 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 X 3 7 0
WP: Greg Maddux (1-1)   LP: Alan Benes (0-1) SV: Mark Wohlers (2)
Home runs:
STL: None
ATL: None

Game 7Edit

October 17: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Atlanta 6 0 0 4 0 3 2 0 X 15 17 0
WP: Tom Glavine (1-1)   LP: Donovan Osborne (1-1)
Home runs:
STL: None
ATL: Javy López (2), Andruw Jones (1), Fred McGriff (2)

World SeriesEdit

Game 1Edit

October 20, 1996, at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 2 6 0 1 3 0 0 0 12 13 0
New York 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
WP: John Smoltz (1-0)   LP: Andy Pettitte (0-1)
Home runs:
ATL: Andruw Jones 2 (2), Fred McGriff (1)
NYY: None

Game 2Edit

October 21, 1996, at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 10 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
WP: Greg Maddux (1-0)   LP: Jimmy Key (0-1)

Game 3Edit

October 22, 1996, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 8 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 6 1
WP: David Cone (1-0)   LP: Tom Glavine (0-1)   Sv: John Wetteland (1)
Home runs:
NYY: Bernie Williams (1)
ATL: None

Game 4Edit

October 23, 1996, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 2 8 12 0
Atlanta 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 9 2
WP: Graeme Lloyd (1-0)   LP: Steve Avery (0-1)   Sv: John Wetteland (2)
Home runs:
NYY: Jim Leyritz (1)
ATL: Fred McGriff (2)

Game 5Edit

October 24, 1996, at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
WP: Andy Pettitte (1-1)   LP: John Smoltz (1-1)   Sv: John Wetteland (3)

Game 6Edit

October 26, 1996, at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 0
New York 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 X 3 8 1
WP: Jimmy Key (1-1)   LP: Greg Maddux (1-1)   Sv: John Wetteland (4)

Award winnersEdit

1996 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Bill Dancy
AA Greenville Braves Southern League Jeff Cox
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Randy Ingle
A Macon Braves South Atlantic League Paul Runge
A-Short Season Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Jim Saul
Rookie Danville Braves Appalachian League Brian Snitker
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Robert Lucas and Chino Cadahia

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Jerome Walton Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  2. ^ "Mike Kelly Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  3. ^ "Mike Bielecki Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  4. ^ "1996 Atlanta Braves Roster". Baseball Almanac Inc. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  5. ^ "Marcus Giles Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  6. ^ a b Mark Whiten Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ Terry Pendleton Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Luis Polonia Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ Jason Schmidt Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

ReferencesEdit