1996 Toronto Blue Jays season

The 1996 Toronto Blue Jays season was the 20th season in franchise history. The season involved the Blue Jays finishing fourth in the American League East with a record of 74 wins and 88 losses. The Blue Jays had a losing record for the third consecutive season.

1996 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record74–88 (.457)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Interbrew,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
General manager(s)Gord Ash
Manager(s)Cito Gaston
Local televisionCBC Television
(Brian Williams, Tommy Hutton)
Baton
(Don Chevrier, Tommy Hutton, Fergie Olver)
The Sports Network
(Dan Shulman, Buck Martinez)
Local radioCJCL (AM)
(Jerry Howarth, Tom Cheek)
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

A new tradition would start in 1996 as the Blue Jays donned red uniforms for the first time. These uniforms would be worn only on Canada Day and would feature "Canada" on the back of their jerseys rather than a player's name. Eventual Cy Young Award winner Pat Hentgen would start the Canada Day match against the Baltimore Orioles.

The final series of the season would be embroiled in controversy. Against the American League East champion Baltimore Orioles, two events would define the Orioles season. The game on Friday, September 27, 1996, would go down as one of the most infamous events in baseball history, as former Blue Jay Roberto Alomar would spit at umpire John Hirschbeck. The Sunday game would be a coming-out party for Brady Anderson, as he would hit his 50th home run of the regular season off Pat Hentgen. The total would break Frank Robinson's team record for most home runs in a season.

1996 also marked the end of an era for the Blue Jays, as they would redesign their logo and uniforms in the following year and also radically shake up their roster.

Season standingsEdit

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 92 70 0.568 49–31 43–39
Baltimore Orioles 88 74 0.543 4 43–38 45–36
Boston Red Sox 85 77 0.525 7 47–34 38–43
Toronto Blue Jays 74 88 0.457 18 35–46 39–42
Detroit Tigers 53 109 0.327 39 27–54 26–55

Record vs. opponentsEdit

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 logEdit

1996 Game Log: 74–88 (Home: 35–46; Away: 39–42)
April: 11–14 (Home: 5–9; Away: 6–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 1 @ Athletics 9–6 Hanson (1–0) Reyes Timlin (1) 7,294 1–0
2 April 3 @ Athletics 10–4 Hentgen (1–0) Prieto 8,050 2–0
3 April 5 @ Indians 7–1 Guzman (1–0) Hershiser 41,782 3–0
4 April 6 @ Indians 3–5 Nagy Hanson (1–1) Mesa 41,852 3–1
5 April 7 @ Indians 3–8 Martinez Quantrill (0–1) 41,689 3–2
6 April 9 Angels 5–0 Hentgen (2–0) Langston 36,616 4–2
7 April 10 Angels 1–2 Holzemer Guzman (1–1) Percival 25,446 4–3
8 April 11 Angels 7–4 Hanson (2–1) Abbott Timlin (2) 25,512 5–3
9 April 12 Mariners 6–9 Hitchcock Quantrill (0–2) 31,293 5–4
10 April 13 Mariners 3–14 Bosio Ware (0–1) 33,645 5–5
11 April 14 Mariners 4–9 Wolcott Hentgen (2–1) 29,301 5–6
12 April 15 Tigers 8–2 Guzman (2–1) Olivares 26,127 6–6
13 April 16 Tigers 8–13 Gohr Hanson (2–2) Lewis 25,503 6–7
14 April 17 @ Angels 1–5 Finley Quantrill (0–3) 15,361 6–8
15 April 18 @ Angels 6–9 James Ware (0–2) Percival 25,083 6–9
16 April 19 @ Mariners 10–4 Hentgen (3–1) Wolcott Bohanon (1) 32,189 7–9
17 April 20 @ Mariners 3–1 Guzman (3–1) Menhart Timlin (3) 47,487 8–9
18 April 21 @ Mariners 5–9 Johnson Hanson (2–3) 34,915 8–10
19 April 22 @ Mariners 16–7 Castillo (1–0) Hurtado 18,467 9–10
20 April 24 Athletics 6–7 Prieto Hentgen (3–2) Corsi 28,029 9–11
21 April 25 Athletics 3–4 (11) Mohler Crabtree (0–1) 26,163 9–12
22 April 26 Indians 3–6 Hershiser Hanson (2–4) Mesa 30,227 9–13
23 April 27 Indians 11–6 Castillo (2–0) Nagy 40,140 10–13
24 April 28 Indians 3–17 Lopez Viola (0–1) 31,143 10–14
25 April 30 Brewers 9–8 Crabtree (1–1) Boze 25,467 11–14
May: 13–15 (Home: 8–5; Away: 5–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
26 May 1 Brewers 9–3 Guzman (4–1) Miranda 25,684 12–14
27 May 2 Brewers 7–5 Hanson (3–4) Karl Timlin (4) 31,299 13–14
28 May 3 @ Red Sox 7–8 Moyer Quantrill (0–4) Slocumb 25,570 13–15
29 May 4 @ Red Sox 4–8 Gordon Viola (0–2) Slocumb 29,785 13–16
30 May 5 @ Red Sox 11–4 Hentgen (4–2) Wakefield 29,866 14–16
31 May 7 @ Rangers 1–5 Oliver Guzman (4–2) 23,005 14–17
32 May 8 @ Rangers 2–4 Witt Hanson (3–5) Henneman 20,694 14–18
33 May 9 @ Rangers 5–2 Quantrill (1–4) Hill Timlin (5) 34,451 15–18
34 May 10 Red Sox 5–6 (11) Slocumb Carrara (0–1) 31,159 15–19
35 May 11 Red Sox 9–8 (11) Quantrill (2–4) Knackert 33,163 16–19
36 May 12 Red Sox 8–7 (10) Janzen (1–0) Slocumb 31,188 17–19
37 May 14 @ Twins 4–2 Hanson (4–5) Robertson Timlin (6) 13,483 18–19
38 May 15 @ Twins 1–2 Rodriguez Hentgen (4–3) 11,793 18–20
39 May 16 @ Twins 1–4 Radke Quantrill (2–5) Stevens 13,538 18–21
40 May 17 @ Royals 2–4 Belcher Guzman (4–3) Montgomery 20,079 18–22
41 May 18 @ Royals 6–2 Viola (1–2) Appier 18,116 19–22
42 May 19 @ Royals 3–2 Hanson (5–5) Gubicza Timlin (7) 15,039 20–22
43 May 20 @ Royals 4–5 Haney Hentgen (4–4) Montgomery 14,303 20–23
44 May 21 @ White Sox 1–2 Tapani Ware (0–3) Hernandez 17,483 20–24
45 May 22 @ White Sox 1–2 (11) McCaskill Timlin (0–1) 17,882 20–25
46 May 23 Twins 5–4 (10) Janzen (2–0) Milchin 31,163 21–25
47 May 24 Twins 0–4 Robertson Hanson (5–6) 33,141 21–26
48 May 25 Twins 4–6 (10) Guardado Castillo (2–1) Stevens 34,118 21–27
49 May 26 Twins 3–9 Naulty Bohanon (0–1) 30,170 21–28
50 May 27 White Sox 5–4 Janzen (3–0) Fernandez Timlin (8) 30,013 22–28
51 May 28 White Sox 5–8 Baldwin Viola (1–3) Hernandez 30,104 22–29
52 May 29 White Sox 6–5 Hanson (6–6) Magrane Timlin (9) 31,074 23–29
53 May 31 Royals 4–2 Hentgen (5–4) Gubicza Timlin (10) 33,194 24–29
June: 12–15 (Home: 5–6; Away: 7–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
54 June 1 Royals 5–3 (10) Crabtree (2–1) Montgomery 31,107 25–29
55 June 2 Royals 5–7 Belcher Janzen (3–1) Montgomery 32,253 25–30
56 June 4 @ Yankees 4–5 Gooden Hanson (6–7) Wetteland 17,368 25–31
57 June 5 @ Yankees 12–7 Hentgen (6–4) Key 17,142 26–31
58 June 6 @ Yankees 1–8 Pettitte Quantrill (2–6) 18,475 26–32
59 June 7 @ Rangers 7–10 Pavlik Janzen (3–2) Henneman 40,046 26–33
60 June 8 @ Rangers 0–2 Oliver Guzman (4–4) 43,439 26–34
61 June 9 @ Rangers 6–8 Witt Hanson (6–8) Henneman 41,605 26–35
62 June 10 Yankees 3–5 Key Hentgen (6–5) Wetteland 37,332 26–36
63 June 11 Yankees 4–6 Pettitte Quantrill (2–7) Wetteland 32,114 26–37
64 June 12 Yankees 7–4 Janzen (4–2) Mendoza 44,238 27–37
65 June 13 @ Angels 4–6 Finley Guzman (4–5) James 20,528 27–38
66 June 14 @ Angels 4–7 Grimsley Hanson (6–9) Percival 18,503 27–39
67 June 15 @ Angels 5–7 Langston Crabtree (2–2) Percival 40,352 27–40
68 June 16 @ Angels 6–4 Quantrill (3–7) Abbott Timlin (11) 22,979 28–40
69 June 18 @ Mariners 11–3 Guzman (5–5) Wolcott 25,912 29–40
70 June 19 @ Mariners 9–2 Hanson (7–9) Harikkala 26,265 30–40
71 June 20 @ Athletics 1–0 Hentgen (7–5) Wengert Timlin (12) 8,027 31–40
72 June 21 @ Athletics 7–5 Quantrill (4–7) Johns Timlin (13) 10,278 32–40
73 June 22 @ Athletics 4–8 Chouinard Ware (0–4) 20,124 32–41
74 June 23 @ Athletics 5–4 Guzman (6–5) Wojciechowski Timlin (14) 14,407 33–41
75 June 25 Mariners 8–7 Crabtree (3–2) Charlton 31,420 34–41
76 June 26 Mariners 6–5 Ware (1–4) Ayala Crabtree (1) 30,158 35–41
77 June 27 Mariners 1–9 Wells Quantrill (4–8) 31,108 35–42
78 June 28 Brewers 1–5 D'Amico Guzman (6–6) Fetters 31,333 35–43
79 June 29 Brewers 4–7 Karl Janzen (4–3) 31,170 35–44
80 June 30 Brewers 15–2 Hanson (8–9) Bones 30,104 36–44
July: 13–14 (Home: 7–7; Away: 6–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
81 July 1 Orioles 4–7 Coppinger Hentgen (7–6) Myers 43,377 36–45
82 July 2 Orioles 2–8 Erickson Quantrill (4–9) 32,150 36–46
83 July 3 Orioles 5–2 Guzman (7–6) Krivda Timlin (15) 32,365 37–46
84 July 4 @ Tigers 1–6 Nitkowski Janzen (4–4) Myers 10,557 37–47
85 July 5 @ Tigers 3–4 Sager Hanson (8–10) Olson 20,808 37–48
86 July 6 @ Tigers 15–0 Hentgen (8–6) Olivares 16,228 38–48
87 July 7 @ Tigers 0–9 Lira Ware (1–5) 15,784 38–49
88 July 11 @ Brewers 6–3 Guzman (8–6) D'Amico Castillo (1) 16,019 39–49
89 July 12 @ Brewers 5–12 McDonald Hanson (8–11) 15,691 39–50
90 July 13 @ Brewers 15–7 Hentgen (9–6) Karl 29,383 40–50
91 July 14 @ Brewers 7–5 (10) Crabtree (4–2) Garcia Timlin (16) 20,798 41–50
92 July 15 @ Orioles 6–8 Haynes Timlin (0–2) 43,192 41–51
93 July 16 @ Orioles 6–0 Guzman (9–6) Mussina 45,851 42–51
94 July 17 @ Orioles 10–11 Coppinger Timlin (0–3) 45,955 42–52
95 July 18 Tigers 8–4 Hentgen (10–6) Nitkowski 31,202 43–52
96 July 19 Tigers 6–8 Urbani Janzen (4–5) Olson 30,123 43–53
97 July 20 Tigers 4–5 (10) Olson Quantrill (4–10) Lima 36,220 43–54
98 July 21 Tigers 5–4 (12) Spoljaric (1–0) Lima 33,238 44–54
99 July 22 Indians 2–4 Hershiser Hanson (8–12) Mesa 35,517 44–55
100 July 23 Indians 3–1 Hentgen (11–6) Ogea Timlin (17) 35,194 45–55
101 July 24 Indians 0–10 Martinez Janzen (4–6) 35,218 45–56
102 July 25 Athletics 4–3 Crabtree (5–2) Witasick 30,174 46–56
103 July 26 Athletics 3–5 Groom Castillo (2–2) Taylor 32,241 46–57
104 July 27 Athletics 6–4 Hanson (9–12) Wasdin Timlin (18) 32,162 47–57
105 July 28 Athletics 1–0 Hentgen (12–6) Prieto 31,150 48–57
106 July 30 @ Indians 3–1 Flener (1–0) Martinez Timlin (19) 42,355 49–57
107 July 31 @ Indians 2–4 Assenmacher Timlin (0–4) 42,301 49–58
August: 14–15 (Home: 5–9; Away: 9–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
108 August 1 @ Indians 5–3 Hanson (10–12) Lopez Timlin (20) 42,249 50–58
109 August 2 Angels 9–2 Hentgen (13–6) Finley 30,261 51–58
110 August 3 Angels 6–11 Langston Castillo (2–3) 32,139 51–59
111 August 4 Angels 7–1 Flener (2–0) Abbott 30,253 52–59
112 August 5 @ Red Sox 1–3 Wakefield Guzman (9–7) 23,884 52–60
113 August 6 @ Red Sox 2–3 Maddux Hanson (10–13) Slocumb 25,264 52–61
114 August 7 @ Red Sox 0–8 Gordon Hentgen (13–7) 30,443 52–62
115 August 8 @ Red Sox 9–6 Williams (1–0) Sele Timlin (21) 32,696 53–62
116 August 9 Rangers 4–5 Witt Quantrill (4–11) Henneman 33,535 53–63
117 August 10 Rangers 1–12 Oliver Guzman (9–8) 34,109 53–64
118 August 11 Rangers 0–6 Burkett Hanson (10–14) 32,162 53–65
119 August 12 Red Sox 5–1 Hentgen (14–7) Gordon 33,250 54–65
120 August 13 Red Sox 5–7 Brandenburg Williams (1–1) Slocumb 30,502 54–66
121 August 14 Red Sox 6–8 Belinda Crabtree (5–3) Slocumb 32,354 54–67
122 August 16 @ Twins 4–5 (10) Parra Quantrill (4–12) 19,838 54–68
123 August 17 @ Twins 1–11 Robertson Hanson (10–15) 20,354 54–69
124 August 18 @ Twins 6–2 Hentgen (15–7) Aguilera 18,010 55–69
125 August 19 @ Royals 2–1 Spoljaric (2–0) Rosado Timlin (22) 16,862 56–69
126 August 20 @ Royals 6–5 (14) Timlin (1–4) Huisman 14,568 57–69
127 August 21 @ Royals 6–2 Guzman (10–8) Haney 12,238 58–69
128 August 22 @ White Sox 1–0 (6) Hanson (11–15) Fernandez 22,394 59–69
129 August 23 @ White Sox 4–2 Hentgen (16–7) Ruffcorn 19,132 60–69
130 August 24 @ White Sox 9–2 Williams (2–1) Baldwin 29,413 61–69
131 August 25 @ White Sox 9–10 (10) Hernandez Timlin (1–5) 19,647 61–70
132 August 26 Twins 5–3 Guzman (11–8) Radke Timlin (23) 31,134 62–70
133 August 27 Twins 4–6 (11) Trombley Quantrill (4–13) 30,033 62–71
134 August 28 Twins 6–1 Hentgen (17–7) Aguilera 30,106 63–71
135 August 30 White Sox 2–11 Tapani Williams (2–2) 30,072 63–72
136 August 31 White Sox 1–5 Alvarez Flener (2–1) 32,141 63–73
September: 11–15 (Home: 5–10; Away: 6–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
137 September 1 White Sox 2–4 (11) Hernandez Spoljaric (2–1) 30,156 63–74
138 September 2 Royals 0–2 Belcher Hanson (11–16) 28,177 63–75
139 September 3 Royals 2–5 Appier Hentgen (17–8) 25,729 63–76
140 September 4 Royals 6–0 Williams (3–2) Rosado 25,827 64–76
141 September 6 @ Yankees 3–4 Rivera Risley (0–1) 21,528 64–77
142 September 7 @ Yankees 3–2 Quantrill (5–13) Cone Timlin (24) 27,069 65–77
143 September 8 @ Yankees 4–2 Hanson (12–16) Pettitte Timlin (25) 28,575 66–77
144 September 9 Rangers 3–4 Gross Hentgen (17–9) Henneman 25,825 66–78
145 September 10 Rangers 8–11 Oliver Williams (3–3) Henneman 26,286 66–79
146 September 11 Rangers 8–3 Andujar (1–0) Vosberg 27,262 67–79
147 September 13 Yankees 1–4 Pettitte Hanson (12–17) Wetteland 31,227 67–80
148 September 14 Yankees 1–3 Boehringer Hentgen (17–10) Wetteland 43,397 67–81
149 September 15 Yankees 3–1 Williams (4–3) Mendoza Timlin (26) 36,268 68–81
150 September 16 Yankees 0–10 Key Quantrill (5–14) 30,115 68–82
151 September 17 @ Brewers 0–4 McDonald Andujar (1–1) 10,184 68–83
152 September 18 @ Brewers 1–2 Fetters Timlin (1–6) 9,550 68–84
153 September 20 @ Orioles 5–1 Hentgen (18–10) Krivda Spoljaric (1) 47,026 69–84
154 September 21 @ Orioles 3–6 Coppinger Williams (4–4) Myers 47,270 69–85
155 September 22 @ Orioles 4–5 Erickson Flener (2–2) Benitez 46,035 69–86
156 September 23 @ Tigers 6–4 Hanson (13–17) Sager Timlin (27) 9,678 70–86
157 September 24 @ Tigers 4–1 Hentgen (19–10) Miller Timlin (28) 8,355 71–86
158 September 25 @ Tigers 13–11 Brow (1–0) Cummings Timlin (29) 8,055 72–86
159 September 26 Orioles 1–4 Coppinger Williams (4–5) Benitez 30,141 72–87
160 September 27 Orioles 3–2 Flener (3–2) Erickson Timlin (30) 30,116 73–87
161 September 28 Orioles 2–3 (10) Myers Spoljaric (2–2) 36,316 73–88
162 September 29 Orioles 4–1 Hentgen (20–10) Rodriguez Timlin (31) 38,267 74–88
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Blue Jays team member

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Game logEdit

1996 Game Log
April
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 1 @ Athletics 9 – 6 Hanson (1-0) Reyes (0-1) Timlin (1) 7,294 1-0
2 April 3 @ Athletics 10 – 4 Hentgen (1-0) Prieto (0-1) 8,050 2-0
3 April 5 @ Indians 7 – 1 Guzmán (1-0) Hershiser (0-1) 41,782 3-0
4 April 6 @ Indians 5 – 3 Nagy (1-0) Hanson (1-1) Mesa (1) 41,852 3-1
5 April 7 @ Indians 8 – 3 Martínez (1-1) Quantrill (0-1) 41,689 3-2
6 April 9 Angels 5 – 0 Hentgen (2-0) Langston (0-1) 36,616 4-2
7 April 10 Angels 2 – 1 Holzemer (1-0) Guzmán (1-1) Percival (2) 25,446 4-3
8 April 11 Angels 7 – 4 Hanson (2-1) Abbott (0-2) Timlin (2) 25,512 5-3
9 April 12 Mariners 9 – 6 Hitchcock (3-0) Quantrill (0-2) 31,293 5-4
10 April 13 Mariners 14 – 3 Bosio (1-0) Ware (0-1) 33,645 5-5
11 April 14 Mariners 9 – 4 Wolcott (1-1) Hentgen (2-1) 29,301 5-6
12 April 15 Tigers 8 – 2 Guzmán (2-1) Olivares (1-1) 26,127 6-6
13 April 16 Tigers 13 – 8 Gohr (1-2) Hanson (2-2) Lewis (1) 25,503 6-7
14 April 17 @ Angels 5 – 1 Finley (3-1) Quantrill (0-3) 15,361 6-8
15 April 18 @ Angels 9 – 6 James (3-1) Ware (0-2) Percival (4) 25,083 6-9
16 April 19 @ Mariners 10 – 4 Hentgen (3-1) Wolcott (1-2) Bohanon (1) 32,189 7-9
17 April 20 @ Mariners 3 – 1 Guzmán (3-1) Menhart (0-2) Timlin (3) 47,487 8-9
18 April 21 @ Mariners 9 – 5 Johnson (4-0) Hanson (2-3) 34,915 8-10
19 April 22 @ Mariners 16 – 7 Castillo (1-0) Hurtado (1-3) 18,467 9-10
20 April 24 Athletics 7 – 6 Prieto (1-1) Hentgen (3-2) Corsi (1) 28,029 9-11
21 April 25 Athletics 4 – 3 (11) Mohler (2-0) Crabtree (0-1) 26,163 9-12
22 April 26 Indians 6 – 3 Hershiser (2-2) Hanson (2-4) Mesa (8) 30,227 9-13
23 April 27 Indians 11 – 6 Castillo (2-0) Nagy (3-1) 40,140 10-13
24 April 28 Indians 17 – 3 Lopez (1-0) Viola (0-1) 31,143 10-14
25 April 30 Brewers 9 – 8 Crabtree (1-1) Boze (0-1) 25,467 11-14
May
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
26 May 1 Brewers 9 – 3 Guzmán (4-1) Miranda (1-1) 25,684 12-14
27 May 2 Brewers 7 – 5 Hanson (3-4) Karl (2-2) Timlin (4) 31,299 13-14
28 May 3 @ Red Sox 8 – 7 Moyer (3-1) Quantrill (0-4) Slocumb (5) 25,570 13-15
29 May 4 @ Red Sox 8 – 4 Gordon (2-2) Viola (0-2) Slocumb (6) 29,785 13-16
30 May 5 @ Red Sox 11 – 4 Hentgen (4-2) Wakefield (2-4) 29,866 14-16
31 May 7 @ Rangers 5 – 1 Oliver (2-0) Guzmán (4-2) 23,005 14-17
32 May 8 @ Rangers 4 – 2 Witt (4-2) Hanson (3-5) Henneman (8) 20,694 14-18
33 May 9 @ Rangers 5 – 2 Quantrill (1-4) Hill (4-3) Timlin (5) 34,451 15-18
34 May 10 Red Sox 6 – 5 (11) Slocumb (1-1) Carrara (0-1) 31,159 15-19
35 May 11 Red Sox 9 – 8 (11) Quantrill (2-4) Knackert (0-1) 33,163 16-19
36 May 12 Red Sox 8 – 7 (10) Janzen (1-0) Slocumb (1-2) 31,188 17-19
37 May 14 @ Twins 4 – 2 Hanson (4-5) Robertson (0-6) Timlin (6) 13,483 18-19
38 May 15 @ Twins 2 – 1 Rodriguez (3-4) Hentgen (4-3) 11,793 18-20
39 May 16 @ Twins 4 – 1 Radke (4-5) Quantrill (2-5) Stevens (8) 13,538 18-21
40 May 17 @ Royals 4 – 2 Belcher (4-2) Guzmán (4-3) Montgomery (10) 20,079 18-22
41 May 18 @ Royals 6 – 2 Viola (1-2) Appier (3-4) 18,116 19-22
42 May 19 @ Royals 3 – 2 Hanson (5-5) Gubicza (3-6) Timlin (7) 15,039 20-22
43 May 20 @ Royals 5 – 4 Haney (3-4) Hentgen (4-4) Montgomery (11) 14,303 20-23
44 May 21 @ White Sox 2 – 1 Tapani (4-3) Ware (0-3) Hernández (12) 17,483 20-24
45 May 22 @ White Sox 2 – 1 (11) McCaskill (3-2) Timlin (0-1) 17,882 20-25
46 May 23 Twins 5 – 4 (10) Janzen (2-0) Milchin (1-1) 31,163 21-25
47 May 24 Twins 4 – 0 Robertson (1-7) Hanson (5-6) 33,141 21-26
48 May 25 Twins 6 – 4 (10) Guardado (2-2) Castillo (2-1) Stevens (9) 34,118 21-27
49 May 26 Twins 9 – 3 Naulty (3-0) Bohanon (0-1) 30,170 21-28
50 May 27 White Sox 5 – 4 Janzen (3-0) Fernandez (5-3) Timlin (8) 30,013 22-28
51 May 28 White Sox 8 – 5 Baldwin (4-1) Viola (1-3) Hernández (15) 30,104 22-29
52 May 29 White Sox 6 – 5 Hanson (6-6) Magrane (1-1) Timlin (9) 31,074 23-29
53 May 31 Royals 4 – 2 Hentgen (5-4) Gubicza (4-7) Timlin (10) 33,194 24-29
June
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
54 June 1 Royals 5 – 3 (10) Crabtree (2-1) Montgomery (1-3) 31,107 25-29
55 June 2 Royals 7 – 5 Belcher (6-2) Janzen (3-1) Montgomery (14) 32,253 25-30
56 June 4 @ Yankees 5 – 4 Gooden (4-4) Hanson (6-7) Wetteland (13) 17,368 25-31
57 June 5 @ Yankees 12 – 7 Hentgen (6-4) Key (2-6) 17,142 26-31
58 June 6 @ Yankees 8 – 1 Pettitte (9-3) Quantrill (2-6) 18,475 26-32
59 June 7 @ Rangers 10 – 7 Pavlik (8-1) Janzen (3-2) Henneman (17) 40,046 26-33
60 June 8 @ Rangers 2 – 0 Oliver (5-2) Guzmán (4-4) 43,439 26-34
61 June 9 @ Rangers 8 – 6 Witt (6-4) Hanson (6-8) Henneman (18) 41,605 26-35
62 June 10 Yankees 5 – 3 Key (3-6) Hentgen (6-5) Wetteland (15) 37,332 26-36
63 June 11 Yankees 6 – 4 Pettitte (10-3) Quantrill (2-7) Wetteland (16) 32,114 26-37
64 June 12 Yankees 7 – 4 Janzen (4-2) Mendoza (1-2) 44,238 27-37
65 June 13 @ Angels 6 – 4 Finley (8-4) Guzmán (4-5) James (1) 20,528 27-38
66 June 14 @ Angels 7 – 4 Grimsley (4-5) Hanson (6-9) Percival (17) 18,503 27-39
67 June 15 @ Angels 7 – 5 Langston (4-2) Crabtree (2-2) Percival (18) 40,352 27-40
68 June 16 @ Angels 6 – 4 Quantrill (3-7) Abbott (1-10) Timlin (11) 22,979 28-40
69 June 18 @ Mariners 11 – 3 Guzmán (5-5) Wolcott (5-7) 25,912 29-40
70 June 19 @ Mariners 9 – 2 Hanson (7-9) Harikkala (0-1) 26,265 30-40
71 June 20 @ Athletics 1 – 0 Hentgen (7-5) Wengert (2-5) Timlin (12) 8,027 31-40
72 June 21 @ Athletics 7 – 5 Quantrill (4-7) Johns (4-9) Timlin (13) 10,278 32-40
73 June 22 @ Athletics 8 – 4 Chouinard (1-2) Ware (0-4) 20,124 32-41
74 June 23 @ Athletics 5 – 4 Guzmán (6-5) Wojciechowski (5-5) Timlin (14) 14,407 33-41
75 June 25 Mariners 8 – 7 Crabtree (3-2) Charlton (2-2) 31,420 34-41
76 June 26 Mariners 6 – 5 Ware (1-4) Ayala (0-1) Crabtree (1) 30,158 35-41
77 June 27 Mariners 9 – 1 Wells (9-1) Quantrill (4-8) 31,108 35-42
78 June 28 Brewers 5 – 1 D'Amico (1-0) Guzmán (6-6) Fetters (13) 31,333 35-43
79 June 29 Brewers 7 – 4 Karl (8-3) Janzen (4-3) 31,170 35-44
80 June 30 Brewers 15 – 2 Hanson (8-9) Bones (6-9) 30,104 36-44
July
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
81 July 1 Orioles 7 – 4 Coppinger (3-0) Hentgen (7-6) Myers (16) 43,377 36-45
82 July 2 Orioles 8 – 2 Erickson (5-6) Quantrill (4-9) 32,150 36-46
83 July 3 Orioles 5 – 2 Guzmán (7-6) Krivda (2-4) Timlin (15) 32,365 37-46
84 July 4 @ Tigers 6 – 1 Nitkowski (1-0) Janzen (4-4) Myers (3) 10,557 37-47
85 July 5 @ Tigers 4 – 3 Sager (1-1) Hanson (8-10) Olson (4) 20,808 37-48
86 July 6 @ Tigers 15 – 0 Hentgen (8-6) Olivares (4-5) 16,228 38-48
87 July 7 @ Tigers 9 – 0 Lira (6-7) Ware (1-5) 15,784 38-49
88 July 11 @ Brewers 6 – 3 Guzmán (8-6) D'Amico (1-2) Castillo (1) 16,019 39-49
89 July 12 @ Brewers 12 – 5 McDonald (10-3) Hanson (8-11) 15,691 39-50
90 July 13 @ Brewers 15 – 7 Hentgen (9-6) Karl (8-5) 29,383 40-50
91 July 14 @ Brewers 7 – 5 (10) Crabtree (4-2) Garcia (3-3) Timlin (16) 20,798 41-50
92 July 15 @ Orioles 8 – 6 Haynes (3-5) Timlin (0-2) 43,192 41-51
93 July 16 @ Orioles 6 – 0 Guzmán (9-6) Mussina (11-7) 45,851 42-51
94 July 17 @ Orioles 11 – 10 Coppinger (5-0) Timlin (0-3) 45,955 42-52
95 July 18 Tigers 8 – 4 Hentgen (10-6) Nitkowski (1-2) 31,202 43-52
96 July 19 Tigers 8 – 6 Urbani (2-2) Janzen (4-5) Olson (6) 30,123 43-53
97 July 20 Tigers 5 – 4 (10) Olson (2-0) Quantrill (4-10) Lima (1) 36,220 43-54
98 July 21 Tigers 5 – 4 (12) Spoljaric (1-0) Lima (0-5) 33,238 44-54
99 July 22 Indians 4 – 2 Hershiser (10-6) Hanson (8-12) Mesa (25) 35,517 44-55
100 July 23 Indians 3 – 1 Hentgen (11-6) Ogea (5-2) Timlin (17) 35,194 45-55
101 July 24 Indians 10 – 0 Martínez (9-5) Janzen (4-6) 35,218 45-56
102 July 25 Athletics 4 – 3 Crabtree (5-2) Witasick (0-1) 30,174 46-56
103 July 26 Athletics 5 – 3 Groom (5-0) Castillo (2-2) Taylor (11) 32,241 46-57
104 July 27 Athletics 6 – 4 Hanson (9-12) Wasdin (6-3) Timlin (18) 32,162 47-57
105 July 28 Athletics 1 – 0 Hentgen (12-6) Prieto (2-4) 31,150 48-57
106 July 30 @ Indians 3 – 1 Flener (1-0) Martínez (9-6) Timlin (19) 42,355 49-57
107 July 31 @ Indians 4 – 2 Assenmacher (2-1) Timlin (0-4) 42,301 49-58
August
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
108 August 1 @ Indians 5 – 3 Hanson (10-12) Lopez (1-3) Timlin (20) 42,249 50-58
109 August 2 Angels 9 – 2 Hentgen (13-6) Finley (11-9) 30,261 51-58
110 August 3 Angels 11 – 6 Langston (6-4) Castillo (2-3) 32,139 51-59
111 August 4 Angels 7 – 1 Flener (2-0) Abbott (1-14) 30,253 52-59
112 August 5 @ Red Sox 3 – 1 Wakefield (9-10) Guzmán (9-7) 23,884 52-60
113 August 6 @ Red Sox 3 – 2 Maddux (1-1) Hanson (10-13) Slocumb (16) 25,264 52-61
114 August 7 @ Red Sox 8 – 0 Gordon (9-5) Hentgen (13-7) 30,443 52-62
115 August 8 @ Red Sox 9 – 6 Williams (1-0) Sele (5-9) Timlin (21) 32,696 53-62
116 August 9 Rangers 5 – 4 Witt (11-8) Quantrill (4-11) Henneman (24) 33,535 53-63
117 August 10 Rangers 12 – 1 Oliver (10-5) Guzmán (9-8) 34,109 53-64
118 August 11 Rangers 6 – 0 Burkett (1-0) Hanson (10-14) 32,162 53-65
119 August 12 Red Sox 5 – 1 Hentgen (14-7) Gordon (9-6) 33,250 54-65
120 August 13 Red Sox 7 – 5 Brandenburg (3-3) Williams (1-1) Slocumb (18) 30,502 54-66
121 August 14 Red Sox 8 – 6 Belinda (2-1) Crabtree (5-3) Slocumb (19) 32,354 54-67
122 August 16 @ Twins 5 – 4 (10) Parra (4-3) Quantrill (4-12) 19,838 54-68
123 August 17 @ Twins 11 – 1 Robertson (6-11) Hanson (10-15) 20,354 54-69
124 August 18 @ Twins 6 – 2 Hentgen (15-7) Aguilera (6-5) 18,010 55-69
125 August 19 @ Royals 2 – 1 Spoljaric (2-0) Rosado (4-3) Timlin (22) 16,862 56-69
126 August 20 @ Royals 6 – 5 (14) Timlin (1-4) Huisman (0-1) 14,568 57-69
127 August 21 @ Royals 6 – 2 Guzmán (10-8) Haney (9-12) 12,238 58-69
128 August 22 @ White Sox 1 – 0 (7) Hanson (11-15) Fernandez (12-8) 22,394 59-69
129 August 23 @ White Sox 4 – 2 Hentgen (16-7) Ruffcorn (0-1) 19,132 60-69
130 August 24 @ White Sox 9 – 2 Williams (2-1) Baldwin (9-4) 29,413 61-69
131 August 25 @ White Sox 10 – 9 (10) Hernández (5-1) Timlin (1-5) 19,647 61-70
132 August 26 Twins 5 – 3 Guzmán (11-8) Radke (8-14) Timlin (23) 31,134 62-70
133 August 27 Twins 6 – 4 (11) Trombley (4-1) Quantrill (4-13) 30,033 62-71
134 August 28 Twins 6 – 1 Hentgen (17-7) Aguilera (7-6) 30,106 63-71
135 August 30 White Sox 11 – 2 Tapani (12-8) Williams (2-2) 30,072 63-72
136 August 31 White Sox 5 – 1 Álvarez (15-7) Flener (2-1) 32,141 63-73
September
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
137 September 1 White Sox 4 – 2 (11) Hernández (6-1) Spoljaric (2-1) 30,156 63-74
138 September 2 Royals 2 – 0 Belcher (13-8) Hanson (11-16) 28,177 63-75
139 September 3 Royals 5 – 2 Appier (12-10) Hentgen (17-8) 25,729 63-76
140 September 4 Royals 6 – 0 Williams (3-2) Rosado (5-5) 25,827 64-76
141 September 6 @ Yankees 4 – 3 Rivera (5-2) Risley (0-1) 21,528 64-77
142 September 7 @ Yankees 3 – 2 Quantrill (5-13) Cone (5-2) Timlin (24) 27,069 65-77
143 September 8 @ Yankees 4 – 2 Hanson (12-16) Pettitte (20-8) Timlin (25) 28,575 66-77
144 September 9 Rangers 4 – 3 Gross (11-8) Hentgen (17-9) Henneman (29) 25,825 66-78
145 September 10 Rangers 11 – 8 Oliver (12-6) Williams (3-3) Henneman (30) 26,286 66-79
146 September 11 Rangers 8 – 3 Andújar (1-2) Vosberg (1-1) 27,262 67-79
147 September 13 Yankees 4 – 1 Pettitte (21-8) Hanson (12-17) Wetteland (40) 31,227 67-80
148 September 14 Yankees 3 – 1 Boehringer (2-3) Hentgen (17-10) Wetteland (41) 43,397 67-81
149 September 15 Yankees 3 – 1 Williams (4-3) Mendoza (3-5) Timlin (26) 36,268 68-81
150 September 16 Yankees 10 – 0 Key (12-10) Quantrill (5-14) 30,115 68-82
151 September 17 @ Brewers 4 – 0 McDonald (12-10) Andújar (1-3) 10,184 68-83
152 September 18 @ Brewers 2 – 1 Fetters (3-2) Timlin (1-6) 9,550 68-84
153 September 20 @ Orioles 5 – 1 Hentgen (18-10) Krivda (2-5) Spoljaric (1) 47,026 69-84
154 September 21 @ Orioles 6 – 3 Coppinger (9-6) Williams (4-4) Myers (31) 47,270 69-85
155 September 22 @ Orioles 5 – 4 Erickson (13-11) Flener (2-2) Benítez (2) 46,035 69-86
156 September 23 @ Tigers 6 – 4 Hanson (13-17) Sager (4-5) Timlin (27) 9,678 70-86
157 September 24 @ Tigers 4 – 1 Hentgen (19-10) Miller (0-4) Timlin (28) 8,355 71-86
158 September 25 @ Tigers 13 – 11 Brow (1-0) Cummings (3-2) Timlin (29) 8,055 72-86
159 September 26 Orioles 4 – 1 Coppinger (10-6) Williams (4-5) Benítez (4) 30,141 72-87
160 September 27 Orioles 3 – 2 Flener (3-2) Erickson (13-12) Timlin (30) 30,116 73-87
161 September 28 Orioles 3 – 2 (10) Myers (4-4) Spoljaric (2-2) 36,316 73-88
162 September 29 Orioles 4 – 1 Hentgen (20-10) Rodríguez (0-1) Timlin (31) 38,267 74-88

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

= Indicates team leader
Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Charlie O'Brien 109 324 33 77 .238 13 44 0
1B John Olerud 125 398 59 109 .274 18 61 1
2B Tomás Pérez 91 295 24 74 .251 1 19 1
3B Ed Sprague 159 591 88 146 .247 36 101 0
SS Alex Gonzalez 147 527 64 124 .235 14 64 16
LF Joe Carter 157 625 84 158 .253 30 107 7
CF Otis Nixon 125 496 87 142 .286 1 29 54
RF Shawn Green 132 422 52 118 .280 11 45 5
DH Carlos Delgado 138 488 68 132 .270 25 92 0

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Other battersEdit

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jacob Brumfield 90 308 79 .256 12 52
Domingo Cedeño 77 282 79 .280 2 17
Sandy Martínez 76 229 52 .227 3 18
Robert Pérez 86 202 66 .327 2 21
Juan Samuel 69 188 48 .255 8 26
Tilson Brito 26 80 19 .238 1 7
Mike Huff 11 29 5 .172 0 0
Shannon Stewart 7 17 3 .176 0 2

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Pat Hentgen 35 265⅔ 20 10 3.22 177
Erik Hanson 35 214⅔ 13 17 5.41 156
Juan Guzmán 27 187⅔ 11 8 2.93 165
Frank Viola 6 30⅓ 1 3 7.71 18

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Paul Quantrill 38 134⅓ 5 14 5.43 86
Jeff Ware 13 32⅔ 1 5 9.09 11
Luis Andújar 3 14⅓ 1 1 5.02 5

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mike Timlin 59 1 6 31 3.65 52
Paul Spoljaric 28 2 2 1 3.08 38
Scott Brow 18 1 0 0 5.59 23
Dane Johnson 10 0 0 0 3.00 7
José Silva 2 0 0 0 13.50 0

Award winnersEdit

All-Star Game

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Richie Hebner
AA Knoxville Smokies Southern League Omar Malavé
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Dennis Holmberg
A Hagerstown Suns South Atlantic League J. J. Cannon
A-Short Season St. Catharines Stompers New York–Penn League Rocket Wheeler
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League Marty Pevey

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Howard Battle at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Otis Nixon at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Charlie O'Brien at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Mike Huff at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Juan Samuel at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Dane Johnson at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ a b Frank Viola at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1996&t=TOR
  9. ^ Jacob Brumfield at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Billy Koch at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Joe Lawrence at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Orlando Hudson at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Luis Lopez at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/TOR/1996.shtml
  15. ^ Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
  16. ^ Carchidi, Sam (July 9, 1996). "Carter Likes Even the Boos at the Vet". Philadelphia Inquirer. p. D6.
  17. ^ a b Bodley, Hal (July 10, 1996). "To Phillie fans, Carter still Public Enemy No. 1". USA Today. p. 3C. Joe Carter...walked out onto the sizzling Veterans Stadium turf...held his head high...and heard the boos even before he was introduced. Hard-core Philly baseball fans...(will) never forgive Carter for the dramatic ninth-inning home run that won the 1993 World Series.
  18. ^ Griffin, Richard (July 9, 1996). "This time, Phillies pitcher shuts down Carter". Toronto Star. p. C3. As Carter took his first swing and the on-field introduction was made, the boos rained down.
  19. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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