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A high-level summary of the 1996 Major League Baseball Season. The page includes standings, team totals and leaderboards. There is a lot more information on the season in various sub-sections such as the player register, team pages and boxscore-related pages.
Season Information
Season
1996
World Series Champions
Runner Up
Most Valuable Players
Cy Young Winners
Rookies of the Year
Managers of the Year
#1 Draft Pick
Kris Benson (Pittsburgh Pirates)
All-Star Game
Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
Teams
28
Players
Attendance
Payroll
$895,178,844
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1996 Major League Baseball Standings

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  • Playoff Team
  • American League Central
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    111Cleveland IndiansT - S - R - L1619962.615--952769183Lost in 1st Round (Orioles)3,318,1743$ 45,317,9143John HartMike HargroveJacobs Field
    2612Chicago White SoxT - S - R - L1628577.52514.5898794104dnq1,676,40319$ 41,940,0004Ron SchuelerTerry BevingtonComiskey Park II
    3816Milwaukee BrewersT - S - R - L1628082.49419.5894899-5dnq1,327,15526$ 20,482,00012Sal BandoPhil GarnerCounty Stadium
    41018Minnesota TwinsT - S - R - L1627884.48121.5877900-23dnq1,437,35222$ 21,961,50010Terry RyanTom KellyHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
    51121Kansas City RoyalsT - S - R - L1617586.46624.0746786-40dnq1,435,99723$ 18,480,75014Herk RobinsonBob BooneKauffman Stadium
    American League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    123New York YankeesT - S - R - L1629270.568--87178784Won World Series (Braves)2,250,87711$ 52,189,3701Bob WatsonJoe TorreYankee Stadium I
    248Baltimore OriolesT - S - R - L1628874.5434.094990346Lost ALCS (Yankees)3,646,9502$ 48,726,8322Pat GillickDavey JohnsonOriole Park at Camden Yards
    3711Boston Red SoxT - S - R - L1628577.5257.09289217dnq2,315,23110$ 39,676,0005Dan DuquetteKevin KennedyFenway Park
    41222Toronto Blue JaysT - S - R - L1627488.45718.0766809-43dnq2,559,5739$ 28,486,7088Gord AshCito GastonSkyDome
    51428Detroit TigersT - S - R - L16253109.32739.07831103-320dnq1,168,61027$ 21,941,00011Randy SmithBuddy BellTiger Stadium
    American League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    136Texas RangersT - S - R - L1629072.556--928799129Lost in 1st Round (Yankees)2,889,0206$ 35,862,0287Douglas MelvinJohnny OatesThe Ballpark in Arlington
    2510Seattle MarinersT - S - R - L1618576.5284.599389598dnq2,723,8507$ 39,221,5016Woody WoodwardLou PiniellaThe Kingdome
    3919Oakland AthleticsT - S - R - L1627884.48112.0861900-39dnq1,148,38028$ 19,404,50013Sandy AldersonArt HoweOakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    41325California AngelsT - S - R - L1617091.43519.5762943-181dnq1,820,52116$ 26,892,5009Bill BavasiMarcel Lachemann, John McNamara, Joe MaddonAnaheim Stadium
    National League Central
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    149St. Louis CardinalsT - S - R - L1628874.543--75970653Lost NLCS (Braves)2,654,7188$ 38,741,6663Walt JockettyTony La RussaBusch Stadium II
    2714Houston AstrosT - S - R - L1628280.5066.0753792-39dnq1,975,88814$ 26,894,00011Gerry HunsickerTerry CollinsAstrodome
    3815Cincinnati RedsT - S - R - L1628181.5007.07787735dnq1,861,42815$ 40,719,3342Jim BowdenRay KnightRiverfront Stadium
    41020Chicago CubsT - S - R - L1627686.46912.07727711dnq2,219,11012$ 30,954,0007Ed LynchJim RigglemanWrigley Field
    51123Pittsburgh PiratesT - S - R - L1627389.45115.0776833-57dnq1,332,15025$ 21,253,50013Cam BonifayJim LeylandThree Rivers Stadium
    National League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    112Atlanta BravesT - S - R - L1629666.593--773648125Lost World Series (Yankees)2,901,2425$ 47,390,0001John SchuerholzBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium
    257Montreal ExposT - S - R - L1628874.5438.074166873dnq1,616,70920$ 15,410,50014Jim BeattieFelipe AlouOlympic Stadium
    3917Florida MarlinsT - S - R - L1628082.49416.0688703-15dnq1,746,76718$ 30,079,5008Dave DombrowskiRene Lachemann, John Boles, Cookie RojasJoe Robbie Stadium
    41224New York MetsT - S - R - L1627191.43825.0746779-33dnq1,588,32321$ 23,456,50012Joe McIlvaineDallas Green, Bobby ValentineShea Stadium
    51427Philadelphia PhilliesT - S - R - L1626795.41429.0650790-140dnq1,801,67717$ 28,393,5009Lee ThomasJim FregosiVeterans Stadium
    National League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    124San Diego PadresT - S - R - L1629171.562--77168289Lost in 1st Round (Cardinals)2,187,88613$ 27,133,02610Kevin TowersBruce BochyJack Murphy Stadium
    235Los Angeles DodgersT - S - R - L1629072.5561.070365251Lost in 1st Round (Braves)3,188,4544$ 34,647,0005Fred ClaireBill Russell, Tom LasordaDodger Stadium
    3613Colorado RockiesT - S - R - L1628379.5128.0961964-3dnq3,891,0141$ 34,918,4904Bob GebhardDon BaylorCoors Field
    41326San Francisco GiantsT - S - R - L1626894.42023.0752862-110dnq1,413,92224$ 34,605,2256Bob QuinnDusty BakerCandlestick Park
    28 record(s)
    Glossary:
    Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Playoffs Playoff participation description. Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season