1996 Texas Rangers season

The Texas Rangers 1996 season involved the Rangers finishing 1st in the American League west with a record of 90 wins and 72 losses. It would be the first post-season appearance for the Senators/Rangers in franchise history, taking 36 seasons to finally accomplish the feat. This remains the longest amount of time it has ever taken any North American professional sports franchise to make their first playoff appearance. The Rangers would win their first post-season game at Yankee Stadium against the New York Yankees, but would lose the last three games to lose the division series. The one post-season win would be the club's only post-season success until 2010.

1996 Texas Rangers
1996 AL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record90–72 (.556)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)George W. Bush
General manager(s)Doug Melvin
Manager(s)Johnny Oates
Local televisionPrime Sports Southwest
KXTX-TV
KXAS-TV
(Mark Holtz, Tom Grieve)
Local radioKRLD
(Eric Nadel, Brad Sham )
KXEB
(Luis Mayoral, Josue Perez)
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OffseasonEdit

  • October 8, 1995: Scott Podsednik was sent by the Rangers to the Florida Marlins to complete an earlier deal (the Rangers sent players to be named later to the Marlins for Bobby Witt, and sent Wilson Heredia to the Marlins on August 11) and made on August 8, 1995.[1]
  • December 21, 1995: Ken Hill was signed as a free agent by the Rangers.[2]
  • December 22, 1995: Mike Henneman was signed as a free agent by the Rangers.[3]
  • January 16, 1996: Kevin Elster was signed as a Free Agent with the Texas Rangers.[4]

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: 90–72 (Home: 50–31; Away: 40–41)
April: 16–10 (Home: 11–4; Away: 5–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 1 Red Sox 5–3 Hill (1–0) Clemens Vosberg (1) 40,484 1–0
2 April 3 Red Sox 7–2 Pavlik (1–0) Gordon 24,483 2–0
3 April 4 Red Sox 13–2 Gross (1–0) Wakefield 18,086 3–0
4 April 6 Yankees 4–2 Witt (1–0) Key Henneman (1) 35,510 4–0
5 April 7 Yankees 7–2 Hill (2–0) Gooden 5–0
6 April 7 Yankees 4–1 Pavlik (2–0) Howe Vosberg (2) 36,248 6–0
7 April 9 @ White Sox 3–2 Gross (2–0) Thomas Henneman (2) 34,750 7–0
8 April 11 @ White Sox 5–8 (11) Thomas Henneman (0–1) 16,685 7–1
9 April 12 @ Yankees 3–4 Cone Hill (2–1) Wetteland 20,238 7–2
10 April 13 @ Yankees 10–6 Pavlik (3–0) Gooden Vosberg (3) 19,603 8–2
11 April 14 @ Yankees 3–12 Pettitte Gross (2–1) 20,181 8–3
12 April 15 Athletics 3–8 Mohler Heredia (0–1) 19,312 8–4
13 April 16 Athletics 5–3 Witt (2–0) Johns Henneman (3) 20,948 9–4
14 April 17 Athletics 12–1 Hill (3–1) Reyes 24,120 10–4
15 April 19 Orioles 26–7 Cook (1–0) Mercker Vosberg (4) 41,184 11–4
16 April 20 Orioles 8–3 Gross (3–1) Haynes 45,358 12–4
17 April 21 Orioles 9–6 Oliver (1–0) Wells 39,456 13–4
18 April 22 White Sox 4–12 Fernandez Witt (2–1) Karchner 22,348 13–5
19 April 23 White Sox 5–6 Baldwin Hill (3–2) Hernandez 29,123 13–6
20 April 24 @ Red Sox 9–11 Stanton Heredia (0–2) Slocumb 19,217 13–7
21 April 25 @ Red Sox 3–8 Wakefield Gross (3–2) 20,350 13–8
22 April 26 @ Orioles 5–4 Brandenburg (1–0) Wells Henneman (4) 44,022 14–8
23 April 27 @ Orioles 4–2 Witt (3–1) Erickson Vosberg (5) 47,311 15–8
24 April 28 @ Orioles 5–4 (10) Heredia (1–2) McDowell Henneman (5) 47,327 16–8
25 April 29 @ Orioles 7–8 Haynes Helling (0–1) Myers 41,503 16–9
26 April 30 Mariners 0–8 Bosio Gross (3–3) 27,272 16–10
May: 18–9 (Home: 11–3; Away: 7–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
27 May 1 Mariners 5–4 Russell (1–0) Jackson Henneman (6) 31,775 17–10
28 May 2 @ Tigers 2–5 Lira Witt (3–2) Williams 7,416 17–11
29 May 3 @ Tigers 11–0 Hill (4–2) Keagle 9,079 18–11
30 May 4 @ Tigers 3–1 Pavlik (4–0) Gohr 10,734 19–11
31 May 5 @ Tigers 3–2 Gross (4–3) Lima Henneman (7) 12,337 20–11
32 May 7 Blue Jays 5–1 Oliver (2–0) Guzman 23,005 21–11
33 May 8 Blue Jays 4–2 Witt (4–2) Hanson Henneman (8) 20,694 22–11
34 May 9 Blue Jays 2–5 Quantrill Hill (4–3) Timlin 34,451 22–12
35 May 10 Tigers 6–2 Pavlik (5–0) Lima Henneman (9) 31,426 23–12
36 May 11 Tigers 11–7 Gross (5–3) Aldred 42,732 24–12
37 May 12 Tigers 3–5 Lira Oliver (2–1) Myers 35,677 24–13
38 May 13 Royals 7–6 Cook (2–0) Montgomery Henneman (10) 22,981 25–13
39 May 14 Royals 10–0 Hill (5–3) Gubicza 28,999 26–13
40 May 15 Royals 1–3 Haney Pavlik (5–1) Montgomery 26,881 26–14
41 May 17 @ Indians 10–12 Embree Heredia (1–3) Mesa 41,225 26–15
42 May 18 @ Indians 6–3 Oliver (3–1) Anderson Henneman (11) 40,973 27–15
43 May 19 @ Indians 5–8 Nagy Witt (4–3) Mesa 43,299 27–16
44 May 21 @ Twins 3–4 Milchin Henneman (0–2) 12,323 27–17
45 May 22 @ Twins 6–5 Pavlik (6–1) Parra Henneman (12) 17,955 28–17
46 May 23 @ Royals 2–4 Appier Oliver (3–2) Montgomery 15,612 28–18
47 May 24 @ Royals 0–8 Gubicza Witt (4–4) 13,696 28–19
48 May 25 @ Royals 2–1 Helling (1–1) Haney Henneman (13) 23,668 29–19
49 May 26 @ Royals 6–4 Hill (6–3) Linton Henneman (14) 22,665 30–19
50 May 27 Indians 3–2 Pavlik (7–1) McDowell 46,521 31–19
51 May 28 Indians 11–3 Oliver (4–2) Hershiser 35,727 32–19
52 May 29 Indians 5–4 Cook (3–0) Tavarez Henneman (15) 35,893 33–19
53 May 31 Twins 7–2 Hill (7–3) Rodriguez 32,861 34–19
June: 14–13 (Home: 9–5; Away: 5–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
54 June 1 Twins 5–9 Milchin Henneman (0–3) 43,413 34–20
55 June 2 Twins 5–6 Guardado Russell (1–1) 33,809 34–21
56 June 3 @ Brewers 9–6 Witt (5–4) Sparks Henneman (16) 9,748 35–21
57 June 4 @ Brewers 2–6 Bones Gross (5–4) 10,685 35–22
58 June 5 @ Brewers 4–6 McDonald Hill (7–4) Fetters 11,276 35–23
59 June 7 Blue Jays 10–7 Pavlik (8–1) Janzen Henneman (17) 40,046 36–23
60 June 8 Blue Jays 2–0 Oliver (5–2) Guzman 43,439 37–23
61 June 9 Blue Jays 8–6 Witt (6–4) Hanson Henneman (18) 41,605 38–23
62 June 10 Brewers 8–3 Gross (6–4) Givens 43,275 39–23
63 June 11 Brewers 4–14 McDonald Hill (7–5) Garcia 33,519 39–24
64 June 12 Brewers 13–6 Pavlik (9–1) Miranda 34,842 40–24
65 June 13 @ Red Sox 7–8 (10) Slocumb Henneman (0–4) 32,645 40–25
66 June 14 @ Red Sox 3–4 Stanton Witt (6–5) 29,689 40–26
67 June 15 @ Red Sox 13–3 Gross (7–4) Wakefield 33,186 41–26
68 June 16 @ Red Sox 9–10 Hudson Henneman (0–5) 30,461 41–27
69 June 17 @ Orioles 1–1 (6) 45,581 41–27
70 June 18 @ Orioles 7–0 Oliver (6–2) Mercker 47,318 42–27
71 June 19 @ Orioles 3–2 Witt (7–5) Mussina Russell (1) 45,581 43–27
72 June 20 @ Orioles 2–3 Wells Gross (7–5) Myers 21,748 43–28
73 June 21 Red Sox 14–4 Hill (8–5) Minchey 40,726 44–28
74 June 22 Red Sox 8–2 Pavlik (10–1) Wakefield 46,444 45–28
75 June 23 Red Sox 4–6 Stanton Cook (3–1) Slocumb 39,399 45–29
76 June 24 Orioles 3–8 Mussina Witt (7–6) 39,701 45–30
77 June 25 Orioles 5–2 Gross (8–5) Wells Henneman (19) 41,685 46–30
78 June 26 Orioles 6–5 Cook (4–1) Orosco Henneman (20) 38,984 47–30
79 June 28 @ Mariners 8–19 Carmona Pavlik (10–2) 34,413 47–31
80 June 29 @ Mariners 9–5 Oliver (7–2) Meacham 37,556 48–31
81 June 30 @ Mariners 3–4 Hitchcock Witt (7–7) Charlton 33,392 48–32
July: 13–14 (Home: 6–7; Away: 7–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
82 July 1 @ Angels 8–6 Gross (9–5) Langston Henneman (21) 19,754 49–32
83 July 2 @ Angels 5–6 James Henneman (0–6) 19,055 49–33
84 July 3 @ Angels 8–1 Pavlik (11–2) Finley 45,979 50–33
85 July 4 Mariners 5–9 Carmona Henneman (0–7) 46,668 50–34
86 July 5 Mariners 3–6 Hitchcock Witt (7–8) 46,397 50–35
87 July 6 Mariners 5–9 Wagner Gross (9–6) 46,458 50–36
88 July 7 Mariners 8–3 Hill (9–5) Wells 36,933 51–36
89 July 11 @ Athletics 3–8 Chouinard Oliver (7–3) 13,437 51–37
90 July 12 @ Athletics 8–4 (10) Russell (2–1) Taylor 12,074 52–37
91 July 13 @ Athletics 8–1 Pavlik (12–2) Wengert 16,792 53–37
92 July 14 @ Athletics 1–9 Johns Gross (9–7) 20,704 53–38
93 July 15 Angels 7–10 Schmidt Brandenburg (1–1) Percival 45,655 53–39
94 July 16 Angels 6–2 Oliver (8–3) Abbott Russell (2) 34,680 54–39
95 July 17 Angels 7–3 Hill (10–5) Finley 44,220 55–39
96 July 18 Athletics 4–5 (11) Reyes Brandenburg (1–2) Van Poppel 28,585 55–40
97 July 19 Athletics 6–9 Reyes Helling (1–2) Taylor 37,455 55–41
98 July 20 Athletics 8–4 Witt (8–8) Van Poppel 46,052 56–41
99 July 21 Athletics 8–11 Groom Brandenburg (1–3) Mohler 36,039 56–42
100 July 22 @ Yankees 6–1 Hill (11–5) Rogers 30,767 57–42
101 July 23 @ Yankees 0–6 Gooden Pavlik (12–3) 22,814 57–43
102 July 24 @ Yankees 2–4 Pettitte Alberro (0–1) Wetteland 35,308 57–44
103 July 25 @ White Sox 4–3 (12) Russell (3–1) Keyser Henneman (22) 19,524 58–44
104 July 26 @ White Sox 2–6 Alvarez Oliver (8–4) 21,398 58–45
105 July 27 @ White Sox 6–4 (10) Heredia (2–3) Simas Vosberg (6) 22,629 59–45
106 July 28 @ White Sox 1–5 Fernandez Pavlik (12–4) 20,902 59–46
107 July 30 Yankees 15–2 Witt (9–8) Pettitte 39,637 60–46
108 July 31 Yankees 9–2 Oliver (9–4) Key 30,645 61–46
August: 16–12 (Home: 8–5; Away: 8–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
109 August 1 Yankees 5–6 Rogers Hill (11–6) Wetteland 34,855 61–47
110 August 2 White Sox 0–9 Fernandez Pavlik (12–5) 36,299 61–48
111 August 3 White Sox 9–11 Hernandez Russell (3–2) 46,481 61–49
112 August 4 White Sox 9–5 Witt (10–8) Baldwin 32,854 62–49
113 August 5 White Sox 5–15 Alvarez Oliver (9–5) 29,973 62–50
114 August 6 @ Tigers 4–2 Hill (12–6) Lira Henneman (23) 10,931 63–50
115 August 7 @ Tigers 2–4 Cummings Pavlik (12–6) Myers 10,297 63–51
116 August 8 @ Tigers 2–3 Olivares Heredia (2–4) 10,995 63–52
117 August 9 @ Blue Jays 5–4 Witt (11–8) Quantrill Henneman (24) 33,535 64–52
118 August 10 @ Blue Jays 12–1 Oliver (10–5) Guzman 34,109 65–52
119 August 11 @ Blue Jays 6–0 Burkett (1–0) Hanson 32,162 66–52
120 August 12 Tigers 7–0 Hill (13–6) Williams 25,210 67–52
121 August 13 Tigers 6–2 Pavlik (13–6) Olivares 31,331 68–52
122 August 14 Tigers 5–4 Witt (12–8) Van Poppel Henneman (25) 33,942 69–52
123 August 16 Royals 5–3 Burkett (2–0) Haney Henneman (26) 32,053 70–52
124 August 17 Royals 1–4 Belcher Hill (13–7) 41,855 70–53
125 August 18 Royals 10–3 Gross (10–7) Appier 30,480 71–53
126 August 19 @ Indians 10–3 Pavlik (14–6) McDowell 42,393 72–53
127 August 20 @ Indians 4–10 Lopez Witt (12–9) 42,370 72–54
128 August 21 @ Indians 10–8 (10) Vosberg (1–0) Tavarez 42,345 73–54
129 August 22 @ Twins 11–2 Hill (14–7) Robertson 17,342 74–54
130 August 23 @ Twins 2–9 Aguilera Oliver (10–6) 16,166 74–55
131 August 24 @ Twins 5–6 Rodriguez Pavlik (14–7) Trombley 16,648 74–56
132 August 25 @ Twins 13–2 Witt (13–9) Miller 14,818 75–56
133 August 27 @ Royals 3–4 (10) Montgomery Russell (3–3) 12,907 75–57
134 August 28 @ Royals 3–4 (12) Huisman Gross (10–8) 12,695 75–58
135 August 30 Indians 5–3 Pavlik (15–7) Ogea Russell (3) 40,383 76–58
136 August 31 Indians 6–3 Oliver (11–6) McDowell Vosberg (7) 46,319 77–58
September: 13–14 (Home: 5–7; Away: 8–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
137 September 1 Indians 2–8 Nagy Burkett (2–1) 46,084 77–59
138 September 2 Twins 4–6 Aguilera Hill (14–8) Guardado 24,786 77–60
139 September 3 Twins 9–7 Witt (14–9) Rodriguez Henneman (27) 28,401 78–60
140 September 4 Twins 6–7 Robertson Heredia (2–5) Trombley 29,744 78–61
141 September 6 @ Brewers 7–3 Burkett (3–1) Eldred 16,714 79–61
142 September 7 @ Brewers 2–1 Hill (15–8) McDonald Henneman (28) 19,110 80–61
143 September 8 @ Brewers 7–1 Witt (15–9) Florie 17,542 81–61
144 September 9 @ Blue Jays 4–3 Gross (11–8) Hentgen Henneman (29) 25,825 82–61
145 September 10 @ Blue Jays 11–8 Oliver (12–6) Williams Henneman (30) 26,286 83–61
146 September 11 @ Blue Jays 3–8 Andujar Vosberg (1–1) 27,262 83–62
147 September 12 Brewers 4–15 McDonald Hill (15–9) 41,303 83–63
148 September 13 Brewers 3–6 D'Amico Witt (15–10) Fetters 39,235 83–64
149 September 14 Brewers 6–8 Karl Pavlik (15–8) Fetters 45,901 83–65
150 September 15 Brewers 6–2 Oliver (13–6) Garcia Vosberg (8) 45,941 84–65
151 September 16 @ Mariners 0–6 Moyer Burkett (3–2) 50,544 84–66
152 September 17 @ Mariners 2–5 Mulholland Hill (15–10) Ayala 32,279 84–67
153 September 18 @ Mariners 2–5 Hitchcock Witt (15–11) Charlton 35,162 84–68
154 September 19 @ Mariners 6–7 Davis Cook (4–2) Charlton 39,769 84–69
155 September 20 @ Angels 5–6 (10) McElroy Stanton (0–1) 18,860 84–70
156 September 21 @ Angels 7–1 Burkett (4–2) Abbott 24,104 85–70
157 September 22 @ Angels 4–1 Hill (16–10) Dickson 17,522 86–70
158 September 23 @ Athletics 3–5 Wasdin Witt (15–12) Taylor 10,164 86–71
159 September 24 @ Athletics 7–3 Cook (5–2) Small 9,694 87–71
160 September 26 Angels 6–5 Burkett (5–2) Abbott Henneman (31) 33,895 88–71
161 September 27 Angels 3–4 (15) Harris Whiteside (0–1) Gohr 46,764 88–72
162 September 28 Angels 4–3 Oliver (14–6) Finley Heredia (1) 45,651 89–72
163 September 29 Angels 4–3 Witt (16–12) Springer 45,434 90–72
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Tie
Bold = Rangers team member

Detailed recordsEdit

Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1996 Texas Rangers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Ivan Rodriguez 153 649 192 .300 19 86
1B Will Clark 117 436 124 .284 13 72
2B Mark Mclemore 147 517 150 .290 5 46
SS Kevin Elster 157 515 130 .252 24 99
3B Dean Palmer 154 582 163 .280 38 107
LF Rusty Greer 139 542 180 .332 18 100
CF Darryl Hamilton 148 627 184 .293 6 51
RF Juan Gonzalez 134 541 170 .314 47 144
DH Mickey Tettleton 143 491 121 .246 24 83

Other battersEdit

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jack Voigt 5 9 1 .111 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Kevin Gross 28 129.1 11 8 5.22 78
Ken Hill 35 250.2 16 10 3.63 170
Darren Oliver 30 173.2 14 6 4.66 112
Roger Pavik 34 201.0 15 8 5.19 127
Bobby Witt 33 199.2 16 12 5.41 157

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO

ALDSEdit

Game 1, October 1Edit

Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 8 0
New York 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 0
WP: John Burkett (1-0)   LP: David Cone (0-1)
Home runs:
Tex: Juan González (1), Dean Palmer (1)
NYY: None

Game 2, October 2Edit

Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Texas 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 1
New York 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 5 8 0
WP: Brian Boehringer (1-0)   LP: Mike Stanton (0-1)
Home runs:
Tex: Juan González (2, 3)
NYY: Cecil Fielder (1)

Game 3, October 4Edit

The Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 7 1
Texas 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
WP: Jeff Nelson (1-0)   LP: Darren Oliver (0-1)   Sv: John Wetteland (1)
Home runs:
NYY: Bernie Williams (1)
Tex: Juan González (4)

Game 4, October 5Edit

The Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 6 12 1
Texas 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 0
WP: David Weathers (1-0)   LP: Roger Pavlik (0-1)   Sv: John Wetteland (2)
Home runs:
NYY: Bernie Williams (2, 3)
Tex: Juan González (5)

Awards and honorsEdit

All-Star Game

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Scott Podsednik at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Ken Hill at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Mike Henneman at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/e/elsteke01.shtml
  5. ^ Jack Voigt at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Travis Hafner at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Mike Stanton at Baseball Reference

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Greg Biagini
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Bobby Jones
A Charlotte Rangers Florida State League Butch Wynegar
A Charleston RiverDogs South Atlantic League Gary Allenson
A-Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades New York–Penn League Bump Wills
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Jim Byrd

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Oklahoma City

Hudson Valley affiliation shared with Tampa Bay Devil Rays

ReferencesEdit

  • 1996 Texas Rangers at Baseball Reference
  • 1996 Texas Rangers at Baseball Almanac
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6.