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The Colorado Rockies' 1996 season was the fourth for the Rockies. Managed by Don Baylor, they played home games at Coors Field and finished with a record of 83-79, third in the NL West.

1996 Colorado Rockies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Jerry McMorris
General manager(s)Bob Gebhard
Manager(s)Don Baylor
Local televisionKWGN-TV
(Dave Campbell, Dave Armstrong)
Local radioKOA (AM)
(Wayne Hagin, Jeff Kingery)
KCUV
(Francisco Gamez, Carlos Bido)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

  • November 20, 1995: Joe Girardi was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the New York Yankees for Mike DeJean.[1]
  • December 18, 1995: Jeff Reed was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

  • The only no-hitter at Coors Field was thrown by Hideo Nomo of the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 17, 1996.[3]
  • On May 11, 1996, Al Leiter threw the first no hitter in Florida Marlins history. The Marlins beat the Rockies by a score of 11-0.[4]

Season standingsEdit

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Diego Padres 91 71 0.562 45–36 46–35
Los Angeles Dodgers 90 72 0.556 1 47–34 43–38
Colorado Rockies 83 79 0.512 8 55–26 28–53
San Francisco Giants 68 94 0.420 23 38–44 30–50

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1996 National League Records

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: 83–79 (Home: 55–26; Away: 28–53)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Rockies team member

Detailed recordsEdit

Notable transactionsEdit

  • June 4, 1996: Shawn Chacón was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 1996.[5]
  • July 30, 1996: Eric Anthony was purchased by the Colorado Rockies from the Cincinnati Reds.[6]
  • August 21, 1996: Steve Decker was purchased by the Colorado Rockies from the San Francisco Giants.[7]
  • August 31, 1996: Marvin Freeman was selected off waivers by the Chicago White Sox from the Colorado Rockies.[8]

Major League debutsEdit

  • Batters:
    • Angel Echevarria (Jul 15)
    • Neifi Pérez (Aug 31)
    • Alan Cockrell (Sep 7)
    • Terry Jones (Sep 9)
  • Pitchers:
    • Mike Farmer (May 4)
    • Garvin Alston (Jun 6)
    • Ryan Hawblitzel (Jun 9)
    • Jamey Wright (Jul 3)
    • John Burke (Aug 13)
    • Robbie Beckett (Sep 12) [9]

RosterEdit

1996 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

= Indicates team leader

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 Jeff Reed 116 341 97 .284 8 37
1B Andrés Galarraga 159 626 190 .304 47 150
2B Eric Young 141 568 184 .324 8 74
SS Walt Weiss 155 517 146 .282 8 48
3B Vinny Castilla 160 629 191 .304 40 113
LF Ellis Burks 156 613 211 .344 40 128
CF Quinton McCracken 124 283 82 .290 3 40
RF Dante Bichette 159 633 198 .313 31 141

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
Larry Walker 83 272 75 .276 18 58
Jayhawk Owens 73 180 43 .239 4 17
Jason Bates 88 160 33 .206 1 9
John Vander Wal 104 151 38 .252 5 31
Eric Anthony 32 62 15 .242 4 9
Steve Decker 10 25 8 .320 1 8

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
Kevin Ritz 35 213.0 17 11 5.28 105
Mark Thompson 34 169.2 9 11 5.30 99
Armando Reynoso 30 168.2 8 9 4.96 88
Marvin Freeman 26 129.2 7 9 6.04 71
Jamey Wright 16 91.1 4 4 4.93 45
Bryan Rekar 14 58.1 2 4 8.95 25

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
Roger Bailey 24 83.2 2 3 6.24 45
Lance Painter 34 50.2 4 2 5.86 48
Mike Farmer 7 28.0 0 1 7.71 16
John Habyan 19 24.0 1 1 7.13 25

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
Bruce Ruffin 71 7 5 24 4.00 74
Curtis Leskanic 70 7 5 6 6.23 76
Steve Reed 70 4 3 0 3.96 51
Darren Holmes 62 5 4 1 3.97 73
Mike Munoz 54 2 2 0 6.65 45

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/girarjo01.shtml
  2. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/reedje02.shtml
  3. ^ Coors Field
  4. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.143, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  5. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/chacosh01.shtml
  6. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/a/anthoer01.shtml
  7. ^ Steve Decker Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/f/freemma02.shtml
  9. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/yearly/debut.php?y=1996&l=NL
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007