1996 Oakland Athletics season

The Oakland Athletics' 1996 season was the team's 29th in Oakland, California. It was also the 96th season in franchise history. The team finished third in the American League West with a record of 78-84.

1996 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record78–84 (.481)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Stephen Schott
Ken Hofmann
General manager(s)Sandy Alderson
Manager(s)Art Howe
Local televisionKRON-TV
Sports Channel Pacific
(Ray Fosse, Greg Papa)
Local radioKFRC
(Bill King, Ken Korach, Ray Fosse)
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The 1996 season was the Athletics' first under manager Art Howe. It was also the team's fourth consecutive losing season. The reasons behind Oakland's mediocrity remained the same; a below-average offense failed to offset an awful pitching staff. The Athletics' starting rotation, once again, was in shambles; none of the Athletics' six primary starters (Don Wengert, Doug Johns, John Wasdin, Ariel Prieto, Steve Wojciechowski, and Dave Telgheder) managed to win more than eight games. Oakland's bullpen also ranked among the league's worst. Reliever Carlos Reyes lead all pitchers in strikeouts with 78. All told, the A's boasted a team ERA of 5.20; this was the 10th best total in the 14-team American League.

The Athletics' offense was only slightly better. As had been the case in prior years, slugger Mark McGwire was the main draw; he crushed a league-high (and Oakland franchise record) 52 home runs in 1996. Designated hitter Gerónimo Berroa and catcher Terry Steinbach belted 36 and 35 home runs, respectively; secondary hitters Scott Brosius, Jason Giambi, and Ernie Young contributed 22, 20, and 19. The Athletics, as a team, hit 243 home runs (the American League's third-most); a low team batting average, however, ensured that they would finish the season with only 861 runs (the American League's 10th best total).

The Athletics hovered around the .500-mark for almost all of the season. They were not expected to contend in 1996, and indeed did not; they ultimately finished 12 games behind the first-time AL West Champion Texas Rangers.

OffseasonEdit

  • November 27, 1995: Buddy Groom was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[1]
  • December 5, 1995: Torey Lovullo was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[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]
  • January 22, 1996: Rafael Bournigal was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[4]
  • January 29, 1996: Aaron Small was selected off waivers by the Oakland Athletics from the Seattle Mariners.[5]
  • January 29, 1996: Pedro Munoz was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[6]
  • February 13, 1996: Dennis Eckersley was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the St. Louis Cardinals for Steve Montgomery.
  • March 10, 1996: Webster Garrison was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[7]

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 90 72 0.556 50–31 40–41
Seattle Mariners 85 76 0.528 43–38 42–38
Oakland Athletics 78 84 0.481 12 40–41 38–43
California Angels 70 91 0.435 19½ 43–38 27–53

Record vs. opponentsEdit


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 logEdit

1996 Game Log: 78–84 (Home: 40–41; Away: 38–43)
April: 13–12 (Home: 5–7; Away: 8–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 1 Blue Jays 6–9 Hanson Reyes (0–1) Timlin 7,294 0–1
2 April 3 Blue Jays 4–10 Hentgen Prieto (0–1) 8,050 0–2
3 April 4 Tigers 9–10 (15) Keagle Small (0–1) 8,346 0–3
4 April 5 Tigers 13–2 Johns (1–0) Gohr 11,149 1–3
5 April 6 Tigers 1–6 Lira Reyes (0–2) 10,424 1–4
6 April 7 Tigers 7–6 Corsi (1–0) Williams 9,723 2–4
7 April 9 @ Brewers 4–10 McDonald Van Poppel (0–1) 42,090 2–5
8 April 11 @ Brewers 11–0 Johns (2–0) Karl 12,236 3–5
9 April 12 @ White Sox 7–2 Reyes (1–2) Fernandez 13,623 4–5
10 April 13 @ White Sox 5–6 (12) Karchner Wengert (0–1) 15,812 4–6
11 April 14 @ White Sox 10–5 Groom (1–0) Simas 15,236 5–6
12 April 15 @ Rangers 8–3 Mohler (1–0) Heredia 19,312 6–6
13 April 16 @ Rangers 3–5 Witt Johns (2–1) Henneman 20,948 6–7
14 April 17 @ Rangers 1–12 Hill Reyes (1–3) 24,120 6–8
15 April 19 White Sox 3–4 Karchner Briscoe (0–1) Hernandez 31,320 6–9
16 April 20 White Sox 3–8 Tapani Van Poppel (0–2) 16,480 6–10
17 April 21 White Sox 6–5 Corsi (2–0) Simas Mohler (1) 16,125 7–10
18 April 22 Brewers 6–2 Reyes (2–3) Bones Briscoe (1) 6,021 8–10
19 April 23 Brewers 9–6 Wojciechowski (1–0) Sparks Mohler (2) 7,026 9–10
20 April 24 @ Blue Jays 7–6 Prieto (1–1) Hentgen Corsi (1) 28,029 10–10
21 April 25 @ Blue Jays 4–3 (11) Mohler (2–0) Crabtree 26,163 11–10
22 April 26 @ Tigers 5–14 Christopher Johns (2–2) 7,941 11–11
23 April 27 @ Tigers 4–1 Reyes (3–3) Lira Taylor (1) 13,067 12–11
24 April 28 @ Tigers 6–3 Wojciechowski (2–0) Gohr Taylor (2) 8,907 13–11
25 April 30 Angels 3–7 Langston Prieto (1–2) 7,154 13–12
May: 11–16 (Home: 7–7; Away: 4–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
26 May 1 Angels 4–6 Boskie Van Poppel (0–3) Percival 6,721 13–13
27 May 2 Angels 1–3 Abbott Johns (2–3) Percival 9,102 13–14
28 May 3 @ Royals 1–3 Appier Reyes (3–4) Montgomery 14,452 13–15
29 May 4 @ Royals 5–2 Wojciechowski (3–0) Gubicza Groom (1) 15,987 14–15
30 May 5 @ Royals 0–2 Haney Prieto (1–3) 16,589 14–16
31 May 6 Indians 5–3 Taylor (1–0) Assenmacher Mohler (3) 47,313 15–16
32 May 7 Indians 8–4 Johns (3–3) Hershiser 10,126 16–16
33 May 8 Indians 3–7 Nagy Reyes (3–5) 9,288 16–17
34 May 10 Twins 15–5 Wojciechowski (4–0) Rodriguez 8,278 17–17
35 May 11 Twins 12–5 Prieto (2–3) Radke 15,791 18–17
36 May 12 Twins 8–3 Wengert (1–1) Parra 13,430 19–17
37 May 13 Orioles 3–4 Krivda Johns (3–4) Myers 8,204 19–18
38 May 14 Orioles 1–9 Mussina Reyes (3–6) 8,466 19–19
39 May 17 @ Red Sox 3–5 (11) Stanton Van Poppel (0–4) 28,690 19–20
40 May 18 @ Red Sox 6–5 (10) Groom (2–0) Garces Taylor (3) 31,663 20–20
41 May 19 @ Red Sox 2–12 Sele Wengert (1–2) 32,601 20–21
42 May 20 @ Red Sox 4–16 Gordon Johns (3–5) 20,890 20–22
43 May 21 @ Yankees 3–7 Gooden Reyes (3–7) 15,614 20–23
44 May 22 @ Yankees 5–1 Wojciechowski (5–0) Pettitte Mohler (4) 18,544 21–23
45 May 23 @ Yankees 3–4 Rogers Taylor (1–1) Wetteland 19,315 21–24
46 May 24 @ Orioles 4–5 (10) McDowell Reyes (3–8) 45,024 21–25
47 May 25 @ Orioles 6–3 Johns (4–5) Wells Groom (2) 47,353 22–25
48 May 26 @ Orioles 1–6 Mercker Chouinard (0–1) McDowell 47,401 22–26
49 May 27 Red Sox 3–10 Wakefield Wojciechowski (5–1) 21,688 22–27
50 May 28 Red Sox 6–2 Wasdin (1–0) Clemens 9,338 23–27
51 May 29 Red Sox 7–6 (10) Mohler (3–0) Slocumb 8,282 24–27
52 May 31 Yankees 1–4 Key Johns (4–6) Wetteland 13,279 24–28
June: 14–15 (Home: 4–7; Away: 10–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
53 June 1 Yankees 3–6 Pettitte Chouinard (0–2) Wetteland 21,354 24–29
54 June 2 Yankees 4–11 Rogers Wojciechowski (5–2) Wetteland 26,331 24–30
55 June 3 Royals 2–1 Wasdin (2–0) Appier Taylor (4) 6,465 25–30
56 June 4 Royals 8–3 Wengert (2–2) Gubicza 11,524 26–30
57 June 5 Royals 2–5 Haney Johns (4–7) Montgomery 8,113 26–31
58 June 7 @ Twins 6–4 Reyes (4–8) Radke Corsi (2) 14,999 27–31
59 June 8 @ Twins 2–4 Robertson Wojciechowski (5–3) Guardado 27–32
60 June 8 @ Twins 13–7 Wasdin (3–0) Mahomes 22,164 28–32
61 June 9 @ Twins 3–5 Rodriguez Wengert (2–3) 13,291 28–33
62 June 10 @ Indians 4–5 Nagy Johns (4–8) Mesa 42,167 28–34
63 June 11 @ Indians 5–6 (13) Ogea Reyes (4–9) 42,249 28–35
64 June 12 @ Indians 9–6 Montgomery (1–0) McDowell Mohler (5) 40,673 29–35
65 June 13 @ Brewers 3–16 Karl Wojciechowski (5–4) 12,439 29–36
66 June 14 @ Brewers 2–6 Bones Wasdin (3–1) 14,404 29–37
67 June 15 @ Brewers 9–12 Givens Wengert (2–4) Garcia 21,064 29–38
68 June 16 @ Brewers 10–9 Taylor (2–1) Fetters Mohler (6) 26,744 30–38
69 June 17 @ Tigers 8–4 (10) Corsi (3–0) Myers 9,231 31–38
70 June 18 @ Tigers 8–5 Van Poppel (1–4) Urbani Taylor (5) 8,543 32–38
71 June 19 @ Tigers 10–3 Wasdin (4–1) Keagle 9,875 33–38
72 June 20 Blue Jays 0–1 Hentgen Wengert (2–5) Timlin 8,027 33–39
73 June 21 Blue Jays 5–7 Quantrill Johns (4–9) Timlin 10,278 33–40
74 June 22 Blue Jays 8–4 Chouinard (1–2) Ware 20,124 34–40
75 June 23 Blue Jays 4–5 Guzman Wojciechowski (5–5) Timlin 14,407 34–41
76 June 24 Tigers 4–2 Wasdin (5–1) Sodowsky Taylor (6) 10,122 35–41
77 June 25 Tigers 8–10 Olivares Wengert (2–6) Olson 9,652 35–42
78 June 27 @ Angels 18–2 Johns (5–9) Boskie 23,503 36–42
79 June 28 @ Angels 6–3 Chouinard (2–2) Finley 32,380 37–42
80 June 29 @ Angels 11–9 Groom (3–0) Monteleone 26,565 38–42
81 June 30 @ Angels 0–1 Hancock Wasdin (5–2) Percival 19,284 38–43
July: 17–10 (Home: 8–5; Away: 9–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
82 July 1 @ Mariners 6–4 Wengert (3–6) Wagner Taylor (7) 18,166 39–43
83 July 2 @ Mariners 11–6 Mohler (4–0) Charlton 19,632 40–43
84 July 3 @ Mariners 3–4 Ayala Reyes (4–10) 36,619 40–44
85 July 4 Angels 8–7 (11) Taylor (3–1) Monteleone 14,144 41–44
86 July 5 Angels 16–8 Wasdin (6–2) Hancock 36,129 42–44
87 July 6 Angels 6–5 (10) Taylor (4–1) James 14,294 43–44
88 July 7 Angels 4–9 Boskie Johns (5–10) 16,526 43–45
89 July 11 Rangers 8–3 Chouinard (3–2) Oliver 13,437 44–45
90 July 12 Rangers 4–8 (10) Russell Taylor (4–2) 12,074 44–46
91 July 13 Rangers 1–8 Pavlik Wengert (3–7) 16,792 44–47
92 July 14 Rangers 9–1 Johns (6–10) Gross 20,704 45–47
93 July 15 Mariners 1–5 Wolcott Telgheder (0–1) 11,183 45–48
94 July 16 Mariners 12–5 Chouinard (4–2) Hitchcock 15,206 46–48
95 July 17 Mariners 7–6 Corsi (4–0) Minor Taylor (8) 14,387 47–48
96 July 18 @ Rangers 5–4 (11) Reyes (5–10) Brandenburg Van Poppel (1) 28,585 48–48
97 July 19 @ Rangers 9–6 Reyes (6–10) Helling Taylor (9) 37,455 49–48
98 July 20 @ Rangers 4–8 Witt Van Poppel (1–5) 46,052 49–49
99 July 21 @ Rangers 11–8 Groom (4–0) Brandenburg Mohler (7) 36,039 50–49
100 July 22 @ White Sox 6–5 Taylor (5–2) Karchner 23,572 51–49
101 July 23 @ White Sox 8–4 Wengert (4–7) Fernandez Corsi (3) 18,527 52–49
102 July 24 @ White Sox 6–5 Corsi (5–0) Simas Taylor (10) 23,350 53–49
103 July 25 @ Blue Jays 3–4 Crabtree Witasick (0–1) 30,174 53–50
104 July 26 @ Blue Jays 5–3 Groom (5–0) Castillo Taylor (11) 32,241 54–50
105 July 27 @ Blue Jays 4–6 Hanson Wasdin (6–3) Timlin 32,162 54–51
106 July 28 @ Blue Jays 0–1 Hentgen Prieto (2–4) 31,150 54–52
107 July 30 White Sox 1–2 Baldwin Telgheder (0–2) Hernandez 14,210 54–53
108 July 31 White Sox 5–4 Witasick (1–1) Karchner Taylor (12) 13,127 55–53
August: 11–19 (Home: 8–10; Away: 3–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
109 August 1 White Sox 3–8 Tapani Wasdin (6–4) Hernandez 10,514 55–54
110 August 2 Brewers 3–4 (10) Miranda Taylor (5–3) Fetters 10,056 55–55
111 August 3 Brewers 0–7 Bones Johns (6–11) 15,171 55–56
112 August 4 Brewers 4–2 Telgheder (1–2) Van Egmond Taylor (13) 10,281 56–56
113 August 5 Brewers 3–13 Eldred Adams (0–1) 8,616 56–57
114 August 6 @ Royals 2–9 Belcher Wasdin (6–5) 14,028 56–58
115 August 7 @ Royals 0–7 Appier Prieto (2–5) 15,517 56–59
116 August 8 @ Royals 2–1 Wengert (5–7) Linton Taylor (14) 19,197 57–59
117 August 9 Indians 4–10 McDowell Telgheder (1–3) 20,122 57–60
118 August 10 Indians 5–1 Adams (1–1) Nagy 30,238 58–60
119 August 11 Indians 9–3 Wasdin (7–5) Lopez 21,914 59–60
120 August 12 Twins 11–1 Prieto (3–5) Robertson 10,071 60–60
121 August 13 Twins 2–6 Aguilera Wengert (5–8) 11,156 60–61
122 August 14 Twins 7–13 Rodriguez Telgheder (1–4) 12,729 60–62
123 August 15 Orioles 5–18 Mussina Adams (1–2) 14,026 60–63
124 August 16 Orioles 3–14 Erickson Wasdin (7–6) 60–64
125 August 16 Orioles 4–5 (10) Myers Mohler (4–1) 15,645 60–65
126 August 17 Orioles 3–1 Prieto (4–5) Coppinger Acre (1) 20,231 61–65
127 August 18 Orioles 9–6 Wengert (6–8) Wells 18,122 62–65
128 August 20 @ Red Sox 3–4 Garces Mohler (4–2) Slocumb 25,094 62–66
129 August 21 @ Red Sox 4–6 Brandenburg Johns (6–12) Slocumb 26,362 62–67
130 August 22 @ Red Sox 1–2 Clemens Acre (0–1) 30,503 62–68
131 August 23 @ Yankees 3–5 Gooden Wengert (6–9) Rivera 34,244 62–69
132 August 24 @ Yankees 4–5 Whitehurst Telgheder (1–5) Pavlas 32,125 62–70
133 August 25 @ Yankees 6–4 Mohler (5–2) Nelson Acre (2) 50,808 63–70
134 August 26 @ Orioles 11–12 (10) Myers Acre (0–2) 43,361 63–71
135 August 27 @ Orioles 1–3 Wells Prieto (4–6) Myers 43,641 63–72
136 August 28 @ Orioles 3–0 Wengert (7–9) Mussina 45,282 64–72
137 August 30 Red Sox 7–0 Telgheder (2–5) Maddux 17,182 65–72
138 August 31 Red Sox 8–0 Adams (2–2) Wakefield 32,116 66–72
September: 12–12 (Home: 8–5; Away: 4–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
139 September 1 Red Sox 3–8 Sele Wasdin (7–7) 15,021 66–73
140 September 2 Yankees 0–5 Cone Prieto (4–7) 20,159 66–74
141 September 3 Yankees 10–9 Acre (1–2) Boehringer Johns (1) 11,621 67–74
142 September 4 Yankees 3–10 Pettitte Telgheder (2–6) 9,892 67–75
143 September 6 Royals 7–1 Adams (3–2) Haney 14,404 68–75
144 September 7 Royals 13–6 Prieto (5–7) Belcher 13,175 69–75
145 September 8 Royals 8–7 (10) Corsi (6–0) Pichardo 17,208 70–75
146 September 10 @ Twins 7–0 Telgheder (3–6) Robertson 9,676 71–75
147 September 11 @ Twins 2–7 Radke Adams (3–3) 9,493 71–76
148 September 12 @ Twins 3–4 (12) Stevens Mohler (5–3) 9,712 71–77
149 September 14 @ Indians 2–9 Nagy Wengert (7–10) 71–78
150 September 14 @ Indians 8–9 Plunk Small (0–2) Mesa 42,233 71–79
151 September 15 @ Indians 10–9 (10) Reyes (7–10) Mesa 42,226 72–79
152 September 17 @ Angels 5–1 Prieto (6–7) Springer 17,827 73–79
153 September 18 @ Angels 1–3 Finley Adams (3–4) Percival 18,213 73–80
154 September 20 @ Mariners 2–12 Carmona Wengert (7–11) Meacham 56,535 73–81
155 September 21 @ Mariners 2–9 Moyer Telgheder (3–7) 56,103 73–82
156 September 22 @ Mariners 13–11 Mohler (6–3) Mulholland Taylor (15) 54,194 74–82
157 September 23 Rangers 5–3 Wasdin (8–7) Witt Taylor (16) 10,164 75–82
158 September 24 Rangers 3–7 Cook Small (0–3) 9,694 75–83
159 September 26 Mariners 7–5 Taylor (6–3) Charlton 11,141 76–83
160 September 27 Mariners 8–1 Telgheder (4–7) Mulholland 25,132 77–83
161 September 28 Mariners 3–5 (10) Carmona Acre (1–3) Charlton 30,057 77–84
162 September 29 Mariners 3–1 Small (1–3) Torres Taylor (17) 34,462 78–84
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Athletics team member

Detailed recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

  • June 4, 1996: Eric Chavez was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 1996 amateur draft. Signed August 27, 1996.[8]
  • June 4, 1996: A. J. Hinch was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Signed June 22, 1996.[9]

RosterEdit

1996 Oakland Athletics
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 Terry Steinbach 145 514 140 .272 35 100
1B Mark McGwire 130 423 132 .312 52 113
2B Brent Gates 64 247 65 .263 2 30
3B Scott Brosius 114 428 130 .304 22 71
SS Mike Bordick 155 525 126 .240 5 54
LF Phil Plantier 73 231 49 .212 7 31
CF Ernie Young 141 462 112 .242 19 64
RF Jose Herrera 108 320 86 .269 6 30
DH Gerónimo Berroa 153 586 170 .290 36 106

[10]

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
Jason Giambi 140 536 156 .291 20 79
Rafael Bournigal 88 252 61 .242 0 18
Tony Batista 74 238 71 .298 6 25
Matt Stairs 61 137 38 .277 10 23
George Williams 56 132 20 .152 3 10
Allen Battle 47 130 25 .192 1 5
Pedro Munoz 34 121 31 .256 6 18
Damon Mashore 50 105 28 .267 3 12
Brian Lesher 26 82 19 .232 5 16
Torey Lovullo 65 82 18 .220 3 9
Scott Spiezio 9 29 9 .310 2 8
Izzy Molina 14 25 5 .200 0 1
Kerwin Moore 22 16 1 .063 0 0
Webster Garrison 5 9 0 .000 0 0

[10]

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
Steve Wojciechowski 16 79.2 5 5 5.65 30

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

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

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Mark McGwire, Silver Slugger Award
  • Mark McGwire, Major League record, 1st player to reach 50 Home Runs in one season before reaching 400 at-bats in a season[11]

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Edmonton Trappers Pacific Coast League Gary Jones
AA Huntsville Stars Southern League Dick Scott
A Modesto A's California League Jim Colborn
A West Michigan Whitecaps Midwest League Mike Quade
A-Short Season Southern Oregon Timberjacks Northwest League Tony DeFrancesco
Rookie AZL Athletics Arizona League Juan Navarrette

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Edmonton, West Michigan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/g/groombu01.shtml
  2. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/l/lovulto01.shtml
  3. ^ Danny Tartabull Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bournra01.shtml
  5. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/s/smallaa01.shtml
  6. ^ Pedro Munoz Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ Webster Garrison Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/chaveer01.shtml
  9. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hincha.01.shtml
  10. ^ a b 1996 Oakland Athletics Statistics and Roster Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.371, David Nemec and Scott latow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0