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1996 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

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W-L Record: 99-62 .615
Rank: 1st in American League Central
Run Differential: 952-769 + 183
Roster Continuity 83.68% 1/28
Manager(s): Mike Hargrove
General Manager: John Hart
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ballpark: Jacobs Field
Payroll: $ 45,317,914 4/28
Attendance: 3,318,174 3/28
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Orioles)
Top Draft Pick: Danny Peoples (#28) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Jeff Newman
Bullpen Coach: Luis Isaac
First Base Coach: Dave Nelson
Hitting Coach: Charlie Manuel
Pitching Coach: Mark Wiley
Third Base Coach: Jeff Newman
Third Base Coach: Toby Harrah

#1 Draft Picks

Greg Swindell (#2), Paul Shuey (#2), Brian Anderson (#3), Kent Mercker (#5), Jack McDowell (#5), Manny Ramirez (#13), Charles Nagy (#17), Jeromy Burnitz (#17)
American League Central Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1996 Cleveland Indians season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    15Sandy AlomarC6-5235R-R301988Not draftedMLB--
    34Brian AndersonP6-1183R-L241993CAL: 1993-1-3MLB--
    45Paul AssenmacherP6-3210L-L351986UDFAMLB--
    9Carlos Baerga2B5-11215B-R271990Not draftedMLB--
    8Albert BelleLF-RF6-2210R-R291989CLE: 1987-2-47MLB--
    20Jeromy BurnitzRF6-0205L-R271993NYN: 1990-1-17MLB--
    26Casey Candaele2B-SS5-9165B-R351986UDFAMLB--
    4Mark Carreon1B-LF6-0195R-L321987NYN: 1981-8-185MLB--
    2Einar DiazC5-10165R-R231996Not draftedMLB--
    56Alan EmbreeP6-2190L-L261992CLE: 1989-5-125MLB--
    10Alvaro EspinozaSS-3B6-0181R-R341985Not draftedMLB--
    23Julio FrancoSS-2B6-1200R-R371982UDFAMLB--
    22Brian GilesLF-CF5-10200L-L251995CLE: 1989-17-437MLB--
    35Danny GravesP5-11185R-R221996CLE: 1994-4-101MLB--
    55Orel HershiserP6-3192R-R371983LAN: 1979-17-440MLB--
    9Damian Jackson2B-SS5-11185R-R221996CLE: 1991-44-1148MLB--
    12Jeff Kent2B6-1205R-R281992TOR: 1989-20-523MLB--
    35Wayne KirbyRF-CF5-10190L-R321991LAN: 1983-13-289MLB--
    30Scott Leius3B6-3208R-R301990MIN: 1986-13-325MLB--
    7Kenny LoftonCF6-0180L-L291991HOU: 1988-17-428MLB--
    59Albie LopezP6-2185R-R241993CLE: 1991-20-528MLB--
    32Dennis MartinezP6-1180R-R411976Not draftedMLB--
    29Jack McDowellP6-5190R-R301987CHA: 1987-1-5MLB--
    39Kent MerckerP6-2195L-L281989ATL: 1986-1-5MLB--
    49Jose MesaP6-3225R-R301987Not draftedMLB--
    33Eddie Murray1B6-2225B-R401977BAL: 1973-3-63MLB--
    41Charles NagyP6-3200L-R291990CLE: 1988-1-17MLB--
    37Chad OgeaP6-2220L-R251994CLE: 1991-3-86MLB--
    27Geronimo Pena3B-2B6-1195B-R291990Not draftedMLB--
    17Tony PenaC6-0185R-R391980Not draftedMLB--
    36Herbert Perry3B-1B6-2220R-R261994CLE: 1991-2-57MLB--
    38Eric PlunkP6-6224R-R321986NYA: 1981-4-103MLB--
    62Jim PooleP6-2195L-L301990LAN: 1988-9-218MLB--
    24Manny RamirezDH6-0205R-R241993CLE: 1991-1-13MLB-Free Agent
    47Joe RoaP6-1194R-R241995ATL: 1989-18-454MLB--
    20Kevin Seitzer3B-1B5-11180R-R341986KCA: 1983-11-283MLB--
    53Paul ShueyP6-3215R-R251994CLE: 1992-1-2MLB--
    12Greg SwindellP6-3230R-L311986CLE: 1986-1-2MLB--
    50Julian TavarezP6-2190L-R231993Not draftedMLB--
    25Jim ThomeDH6-4220L-R251991CLE: 1989-13-333MLB-Retired
    46Ryan ThompsonCF-RF6-3215R-R281992TOR: 1987-13-335MLB--
    10Jose VizcainoSS-2B6-1180B-R281989Not draftedMLB--
    13Omar Vizquel2B-3B5-9175B-R291989Not draftedMLB-Retired
    48Nigel WilsonLF-OF6-1185L-L261993Not draftedMLB--

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