1996 Philadelphia Phillies season

1996 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Record 67–95 (.414)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Giles
General manager(s) Lee Thomas
Manager(s) Jim Fregosi
Local television WPHL-TV
SportsChannel Philadelphia
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler, Garry Maddox, Todd Kalas)
Local radio WGMP
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler)
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The 1996 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in Major League Baseball. The Phillies finished fifth in the National League East with a record of 67 wins and 95 losses. They also hosted the 1996 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.


Regular season

  • The Phillies were hit for the cycle against on July 3 during a game against their rival New York Mets. Alex Ochoa hit for the cycle against the Phillies when the Mets won at Veterans Stadium.[5] This was the first time since 1951 that a player had hit for the cycle against the Phillies.[5]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 9666 0.593 56–25 40–41
Montreal Expos 8874 0.543 8 50–31 38–43
Florida Marlins 8082 0.494 16 52–29 28–53
New York Mets 7191 0.438 25 42–39 29–52
Philadelphia Phillies 6795 0.414 29 35–46 32–49

Record vs. opponents

1996 National League Records

Atlanta 7–57–55–76–76–65–710–37–69–49–39–47–59–4
Chicago 5–75–85–76–65–88–56–67–57–64–96–67–55–8
Cincinnati 5–78–57–63–97–64–83–96–610–25–89–39–45–8
Colorado 7–57–56–75–88–56–73–97–56–67–58–55–88–4
Florida 7–66–69–38–57–56–75–87–66–75–73–95–76–6
Houston 6–68–56–75–85–76–64–98–410–28–56–68–42–11
Los Angeles 7–55–88–47–67–66–69–38–47–66–65–87–68–4
Montreal 3–106–69–39–38–59–43–97–66–77–54–89–48–4
New York 6–75–76–65–76–74–84–86–77–68–53–106–65–7
Philadelphia 4-96–72–106–67–62–106–77–66–77–54–86–64–8
Pittsburgh 3–99–48–55–77–55–86–65–75–85–74–98–43–10
San Diego 4–96–63–95–89–36–68–58–410–38–49–411–24–8
San Francisco 5–75–74–98–57–54–86–74–96–66–64–82–117–6
St. Louis 4–98–58–54–86–611-24–84–87–58–410–38–46–7

Game log

1996 Game Log: 67–95 (Home: 35–46; Away: 32–49)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Phillies team member

Detailed records

Notable transactions

All-Star Game

The 1996 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 67th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL). The game was held on July 9, 1996, at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 6-0. Joe Carter, the Toronto Blue Jays representative to the All-Star Game, received boos from the crowd for his home run that ended the 1993 World Series.[11][12][13]


1996 Philadelphia Phillies
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mike Benjamin3510323.223413


Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rafael Quirico11.20137.801

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ricardo Jordan262201.8017

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Red Barons
International League Butch Hobson and Ramón Avilés
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Bill Robinson
A Clearwater Phillies Florida State League Al LeBoeuf
A Piedmont Boll Weevils South Atlantic League Roy Majtyka
A-Short Season Batavia Clippers New York–Penn League Floyd Rayford
Rookie Martinsville Phillies Appalachian League Ramon Henderson



  1. Mike Benjamin at Baseball Reference
  2. 1 2 Howard Battle at Baseball Reference
  3. Heathcliff Slocumb at Baseball Reference
  4. 1 2 Terry Mulholland at Baseball Reference
  5. 1 2 Diamos, Jason (July 4, 1996). "Ochoa Hits For the Cycle To Spark Mets". New York Times. p. B9.
  6. 1 2 Rafael Quirico Archived November 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. at Baseball Reference
  7. Rubén Amaro, Jr. at Baseball Reference
  8. Jimmy Rollins at Baseball Reference
  9. Mark Whiten at Baseball Reference
  10. 1 2 Mitch Williams at Baseball Reference
  11. Carchidi, Sam (July 9, 1996). "Carter Likes Even the Boos at the Vet". Philadelphia Inquirer. p. D6.
  12. Bodley, Hal (July 10, 1996). "To Phillie fans, Carter still Public Enemy No. 1". USA Today. p. 3C. Joe Carter...walked out onto the sizzling Veterans Stadium turf...held his head high...and heard the boos even before he was introduced. Hard-core Philly baseball fans...(will) never forgive Carter for the dramatic ninth-inning home run that won the 1993 World Series.
  13. Griffin, Richard (July 9, 1996). "This time, Phillies pitcher shuts down Carter". Toronto Star. p. C3. As Carter took his first swing and the on-field introduction was made, the boos rained down.
  14. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007
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