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1996 American League (MLB)

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  • An organized section of a full season review with standings, team totals, awards, leaderboards, player registers and more.
  • Playoff teams are in bold.
  • Central Division Standings
    RankTeam NameTeamGPWLPctGBLManager(s)BallparkPayrollAttendanceBest OPSBest WHIP
    1Cleveland Indians1619962.615--Mike Hargrove$45,317,914Jim Thome (1,062)Jack McDowell (1.46)
    2Chicago White Sox1628577.52514.5Terry Bevington$41,940,000Frank Thomas (1,085)Wilson Alvarez (1.44)
    3Milwaukee Brewers1628082.49419.5Phil Garner$20,482,000John Jaha (941)Steve Sparks (1.76)
    4Minnesota Twins1627884.48121.5Tom Kelly$21,961,500Chuck Knoblauch (965)Rich Robertson (1.68)
    5Kansas City Royals1617586.46624.0Bob Boone$18,480,750Jose Offerman (801)Chris Haney (1.39)
    East Division Standings
    RankTeam NameTeamGPWLPctGBLManager(s)BallparkPayrollAttendanceBest OPSBest WHIP
    1New York Yankees*1629270.568--Joe Torre$52,189,370Bernie Williams (926)Dwight Gooden (1.51)
    2Baltimore Orioles1628874.5434.0Davey Johnson$48,726,832Brady Anderson (1,034)Jimmy Haynes (2.02)
    3Boston Red Sox1628577.5257.0Kevin Kennedy$39,676,000Mo Vaughn (1,003)Vaughn Eshelman (1.95)
    4Toronto Blue Jays1627488.45718.0Cito Gaston$28,486,708Carlos Delgado (843)Paul Quantrill (1.66)
    5Detroit Tigers16253109.32739.0Buddy Bell$21,941,000Bobby Higginson (982)Greg Keagle (1.97)
    West Division Standings
    RankTeam NameTeamGPWLPctGBLManager(s)BallparkPayrollAttendanceBest OPSBest WHIP
    1Texas Rangers1629072.556--Johnny Oates$35,862,028Juan Gonzalez (1,012)Bobby Witt (1.66)
    2Seattle Mariners1618576.5284.5Lou Piniella$39,221,501Edgar Martinez (1,059)Rafael Carmona (1.66)
    3Oakland Athletics1627884.48112.0Art Howe$19,404,500Mark McGwire (1,198)Doug Johns (1.62)
    4California Angels1617091.43519.5John McNamara, Marcel Lachemann, Joe Maddon$26,892,500Tim Salmon (887)Jim Abbott (1.75)
    Playoffs Summary
    TeamPlayoff Notes
    Cleveland IndiansLost in 1st Round (Orioles)
    New York YankeesWon World Series (Braves)
    Baltimore OriolesLost ALCS (Yankees)
    Texas RangersLost in 1st Round (Yankees)
    1996 American League Batting Totals
    TeamWLGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTB
    Baltimore Orioles88741625689949155729929257914764064591561493167134.274.344.4728162685
    Boston Red Sox857716257569281631308312098829144642102067503347148.283.353.4578102628
    California Angels70911615686762157125624192727533952797429404533148.276.336.4317672451
    Chicago White Sox857716256448981586284331958601054170192734685662139.281.357.4478042521
    Cleveland Indians996216156819521665335232189041605067184443443457164.293.364.4758392700
    Detroit Tigers5310916255307831413257212047418750546126829264849132.256.320.4207402324
    Kansas City Royals758616155427461477286381236891958552994343366649102.267.328.3987262208
    Milwaukee Brewers808216256628941578304401788451014862498653354550115.279.348.4417892496
    Minnesota Twins788416256738771633332471188121435357695865422063172.288.350.4257752413
    New York Yankees92701625628871162129328162830964663290941564172153.288.356.4367922456
    Oakland Athletics788416256308611492283212438235835640111458363539134.265.338.4527902546
    Seattle Mariners857616156689931625343192459549039670105275574658121.287.359.4848432741
    Texas Rangers907216257029281622323322218908326660104131513269128.284.355.4698242672
    Toronto Blue Jays7488162559976614513023517771211638529110592193837120.259.321.4207412354
    1996 American League Pitching Totals
    TeamWLERAGCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9
    Baltimore Orioles88745.1516213144146915579498412576459151.509.541.573.955.61
    Boston Red Sox85775.00162173371458163192881020964210201.5610.071.293.966.30
    California Angels70915.3116112338143915717628491925279741.469.831.203.306.09
    Chicago White Sox85774.531627143146115868987351957019271.579.771.204.325.71
    Cleveland Indians99624.3416113346145216659527012186718441.6110.321.354.165.23
    Detroit Tigers531096.381621042214331413783101520454612681.378.881.283.437.97
    Kansas City Royals75864.5516117535145014777467331235299431.389.170.763.285.85
    Milwaukee Brewers80825.161626142144715788948291786249861.529.811.113.886.13
    Minnesota Twins78845.3016213331144016338778481185769581.5310.210.743.605.99
    New York Yankees92704.651626252144016218717441626329091.5610.131.013.955.68
    Oakland Athletics78845.2016273341456149286184224364011141.469.221.503.966.88
    Seattle Mariners85765.2116142341432162599382924567010521.6010.221.544.216.61
    Texas Rangers90724.65162195431449162292874922166010411.5710.071.374.106.46
    Toronto Blue Jays74884.58162195351446145176673517752911051.379.031.103.296.88


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