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Monday December 9,1996This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

1996 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
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Standings at end of 1996 season.

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RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123New York Yankees1629270.568--8717878443-3949-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I000
247Baltimore Orioles1638974.5463.59499034645-3643-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards-1-10
3611Boston Red Sox1628577.5257.0928921738-4347-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park000
41222Toronto Blue Jays1627488.45718.0766809-4339-4235-46W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome000
51428Detroit Tigers16253109.32739.07831103-32026-5527-54L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium000
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cleveland Indians1619962.615--95276918348-3351-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field000
2712Chicago White Sox1628577.52514.589879410441-4044-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II000
3816Milwaukee Brewers1628082.49419.5894899-542-3938-43W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium000
41019Minnesota Twins1627884.48121.5877900-2339-4139-43W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome000
51121Kansas City Royals1617586.46624.0746786-4038-4337-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Texas Rangers1639073.552--92879912940-4250-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington-10-1
2510Seattle Mariners1618576.5284.09938959842-3843-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome000
3918Oakland Athletics1627884.48111.5861900-3938-4340-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum000
41325California Angels1617091.43519.0762943-18127-5343-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiAnaheim Stadium000
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1629666.593--77364812540-4156-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium000
248Montreal Expos1628874.5438.07416687338-4350-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium000
3917Florida Marlins1628082.49416.0688703-1528-5352-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium000
41224New York Mets1627191.43825.0746779-3329-5242-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium000
51427Philadelphia Phillies1626795.41429.0650790-14032-4935-46W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium000
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
159St. Louis Cardinals1628874.543--7597065340-4148-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II000
2714Houston Astros1628280.5066.0753792-3934-4748-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome000
3815Cincinnati Reds1628181.5007.0778773535-4646-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenRiverfront Stadium000
41020Chicago Cubs1627686.46912.0772771133-4843-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field000
51123Pittsburgh Pirates1627389.45115.0776833-5737-4536-44W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium000
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124San Diego Padres1629171.562--7716828946-3545-36W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersJack Murphy Stadium000
235Los Angeles Dodgers1629072.5561.07036525143-3847-34L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium000
3613Colorado Rockies1628379.5128.0961964-328-5355-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field000
41326San Francisco Giants1626894.42023.0752862-11030-5038-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian SabeanCandlestick Park000

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jeff Berblinger2B26.020Traded by Tigers to Dodgers for Juan Hernaiz and Deivi Cruz. 
Emil BrownCF-LF21.345Selected by Pirates from Athletics in Rule 5 major league draft 
Scott BullettLF-CF27.349Released by Cubs. 
Mike Busch3B28.155Released by Dodgers. 
Frank CatalanottoLF-2B22.226Selected by Athletics from Tigers in Rule 5 major league draft 
Deivi CruzSS21.033Selected by Dodgers from Giants in the minor league draft. 
Deivi CruzSS21.033Traded by Dodgers with Juan Hernaiz to Tigers for Jeff Berblinger. 
Will CunnaneP22.229Selected by Padres from Marlins in Rule 5 major league draft 
Tom DaveyP23.089Selected by Orioles from Blue Jays in the minor league draft. 
Jayson DurocherP22.113Selected by White Sox from Expos in Rule 5 major league draft 
Alex FernandezP27.118Signed as Free Agent by Marlins. 
Alejandro FreireIF22.108Selected by Tigers from Astros in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Wiki GonzalezC22.206Selected by Padres from Pirates in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Rafael GrossP22.123Selected by Indians from Dodgers in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Mike JohnsonP21.067Purchased by Orioles from Giants. 
Jose MaciasP22.318Selected by Tigers from Expos in the minor league draft. 
Kirt ManwaringC31.147Signed as Free Agent by Rockies. 
Ramon MartinezSS-2B24.060Traded by Royals to Giants for Jamie Brewington. 
Jeff McCurryP26.322Selected by Rockies from Tigers in the minor league draft. 
Hector MercadoP22.224Selected by Marlins from Astros in the minor league draft. 
Guillermo MotaP23.137Selected by Expos from Mets in the minor league draft. 
Terry MulhollandP33.275Signed as Free Agent by Cubs. 
Eddie OropesaP25.016Selected by Giants from Dodgers in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Jesus PenaP21.276Selected by White Sox from Pirates in the minor league draft. 
Bret SaberhagenP32.242Signed as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Benito SantiagoC31.275Signed as Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
Jerry SpradlinP29.178Signed as Free Agent by Phillies. 
Chris TremieC27.053Selected by Phillies from White Sox in Rule 5 minor league draft 
Jamie WalkerP25.161Selected by Braves from Astros in Rule 5 major league draft