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1996 CLEVELAND INDIANS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  
Team Record:  99-62   .615
Result:   1st in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Mike Hargrove
General Manager:   John Hart
Stadium:  Jacobs Field
Attendance:  3,318,174
Payroll:  $45,317,914
Playoffs:  Lost in 1st Round (Orioles)

Cleveland Indians affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Dennis Martinez (41)
Youngest Player:  Danny Graves (22)
Longest Tenure:  Albert Belle (8)
Top Hitter:  Albert Belle (2)
Top Pitcher:  Charles Nagy (4)
Top Draft Pick:  Danny Peoples (#28)

Roster Continuity:  83.68%
Top Prospect:   Bartolo Colon
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Cleveland9962.615--
Chi White Sox8577.52514.5
Milwaukee8082.49419.5
Minnesota7884.48121.5
KC Royals7586.46624.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
15Sandy AlomarCMLB6-5235RightRight6/18/196630Salinas,Puerto Rico1983UDFA SD

34Brian AndersonPMLB6-1183RightLeft4/26/197224Portsmouth,Virginia199313CAL
45Paul AssenmacherPMLB6-3210LeftLeft12/10/196035Allen Park,Michigan1983UDFA ATL
9Carlos Baerga2BMLB5-11215BothRight11/4/196827San Juan,Puerto Rico1985UDFA SD
8Albert BelleLF-RFMLB6-2210RightRight8/25/196629Shreveport,Louisiana1987247CLE
20Jeromy BurnitzRFMLB6-0205LeftRight4/15/196927Westminster,California1990117NYM
26Casey Candaele2B-SSMLB5-9165BothRight1/12/196135Lompoc,California1982UDFA MTL
4Mark Carreon1B-LFMLB6-0195RightLeft7/19/196332Chicago,Illinois19818185NYM
2Einar DiazCMLB5-10165RightRight12/28/197223David Chiriqui,Panama1990UDFA CLE
56Alan EmbreePMLB6-2190LeftLeft1/23/197026Vancouver,Washington19895123CLE
10Alvaro EspinozaSS-3BMLB6-0181RightRight2/19/196234Valencia,Venezuela1979UDFA HOU
23Julio FrancoSS-2BMLB6-1200RightRight8/23/195837San Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic1978UDFA PHI
22Brian GilesLF-CFMLB5-10200LeftLeft1/20/197125El Cajon,California198917435CLE
35Danny GravesPMLB5-11185RightRight8/7/197322Saigon,Vietnam19944101CLE
55Orel HershiserPMLB6-3192RightRight9/16/195837Buffalo,New York197917440LAD
9Damian Jackson2B-SSMLB5-11185RightRight8/6/197322Los Angeles,California1991441148CLE
12Jeff Kent2BMLB6-1205RightRight3/7/196828Bellflower,California198920521TOR
35Wayne KirbyRF-CFMLB5-10190LeftRight1/22/196432Williamsburg,Virginia198313289LAD
30Scott Leius3BMLB6-3208RightRight9/24/196530Yonkers,New York198613325MIN
7Kenny LoftonCFMLB6-0180LeftLeft5/31/196729East Chicago,Indiana198817428HOU
59Albie LopezPMLB6-2185RightRight8/18/197124Mesa,Arizona199120529CLE
32Dennis MartinezPMLB6-1180RightRight5/14/195541Granada,Nicaragua1973UDFA BAL
29Jack McDowellPMLB6-5190RightRight1/16/196630Van Nuys,California198715CHW
39Kent MerckerPMLB6-2195LeftLeft2/1/196828Indianapolis,Indiana198615ATL
49Jose MesaPMLB6-3225RightRight5/22/196630Azua,Dominican Republic1981UDFA TOR
33Eddie Murray1BMLB6-2225BothRight2/24/195640Los Angeles,California1973363BAL
41Charles NagyPMLB6-3200LeftRight5/5/196729Fairfield,Connecticut1988117CLE
37Chad OgeaPMLB6-2220LeftRight11/9/197025Lake Charles,Louisiana1991387CLE
27Geronimo Pena3B-2BMLB6-1195BothRight3/29/196729Distrito Nacional,Dominican Republic1984UDFA STL
17Tony PenaCMLB6-0185RightRight6/4/195739Monte Cristi,Dominican Republic1975UDFA PIT
36Herbert Perry3B-1BMLB6-2220RightRight9/15/196926Mayo,Florida1991256CLE
38Eric PlunkPMLB6-6224RightRight9/3/196332Wilmington,California19814103NYY
62Jim PoolePMLB6-2195LeftLeft4/28/196630Rochester,New York19889218LAD
24Manny RamirezDHMLB6-0205RightRight5/30/197224Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1991113CLE
47Joe RoaPMLB6-1194RightRight10/11/197124Southfield,Michigan198918452ATL
20Kevin Seitzer3B-1BMLB5-11180RightRight3/26/196234Springfield,Illinois198311283KC
53Paul ShueyPMLB6-3215RightRight9/16/197025Lima,Ohio199212CLE
12Greg SwindellPMLB6-3230RightLeft1/2/196531Fort Worth,Texas198612CLE
50Julian TavarezPMLB6-2190LeftRight5/22/197323Santiago,Dominican Republic1990UDFA CLE
25Jim ThomeDHMLB6-4220LeftRight8/27/197025Peoria,Illinois198913331CLE
46Ryan ThompsonCF-RFMLB6-3215RightRight11/4/196728Chestertown,Maryland198713334TOR
10Jose VizcainoSS-2BMLB6-1180BothRight3/26/196828San Cristobal,Dominican Republic1986UDFA LAD
13Omar Vizquel2B-3BMLB5-9175BothRight4/24/196729Caracas,Venezuela1984UDFA SEA
48Nigel WilsonLF-OFMLB6-1185LeftLeft1/12/197026Oshawa,Ontario1987UDFA TOR
Team PersonnelPosition 
Luis AponteScout 
Steve AvilaScout 
Paul CoganScout 
Jack CorriganBroadcaster 
Rene GayoScout 
Mark GermannScout 
Tom HamiltonBroadcaster 
Mike HargroveManager 
Toby HarrahThird Base Coach 
John HartGeneral Manager 
Mike HeganBroadcaster 
Luis IsaacBullpen Coach 
Rick ManningBroadcaster 
Charlie ManuelHitting Coach 
Kasey McKeonScout 
Dave NelsonFirst Base Coach 
Jeff NewmanThird Base Coach 
John SandersBroadcaster 
Herb ScoreBroadcaster 
Max SemlerScout 
Mark WileyPitching Coach 
Dan WilliamsBullpen Catcher 


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