1996 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1996 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 73–89 (.451)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) Kevin McClatchy
General manager(s) Cam Bonifay
Manager(s) Jim Leyland
Local television WPXI
Prime Sports KBL
Local radio KDKA-AM
(Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Lanny Frattare, Bob Walk)
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The 1996 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 115th season of the franchise; the 110th in the National League. This was their 27th season at Three Rivers Stadium. The Pirates finished fifth and last in the National League Central with a record of 73–89.

Offseason

  • December 28, 1995: Charlie Hayes was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.[2]
  • February 2, 1996: Dale Sveum was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.[3]
  • February 4, 1996: Danny Darwin was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.[4]
  • February 17, 1996: Zane Smith was signed as a free agent by the Pirates.[5]

Regular season

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 8874 0.543 48–33 40–41
Houston Astros 8280 0.506 6 48–33 34–47
Cincinnati Reds 8181 0.500 7 46–35 35–46
Chicago Cubs 7686 0.469 12 43–38 33–48
Pittsburgh Pirates 7389 0.451 15 36–44 37–45

Game log

1996 Game Log: 73–89 (Home: 36–44; Away: 37–45)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Record vs. opponents

1996 National League Records

Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
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

Detailed records

Roster

1996 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
NamePosition
Mike KingeryCF
Al MartinLF
Orlando MercedRF
Jeff King1B
Charlie Hayes3B
Jay BellSS
Carlos García2B
Jason KendallC
Paul WagnerSP

Player stats

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors

1996 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Transactions

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Calgary Cannons Pacific Coast League Trent Jewett
AA Carolina Mudcats Southern League Marc Hill
A Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Jeff Banister
A Augusta Greenjackets South Atlantic League Jay Loviglio
A-Short Season Erie Seawolves New York–Penn League Jeff Richardson
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

References

  1. From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. 1 2 Charlie Hayes at Baseball Reference
  3. Dale Sveum at Baseball Reference
  4. 1 2 Danny Darwin at Baseball Reference
  5. 1 2 Zane Smith at Baseball Reference
  6. "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  7. "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  8. Joe Boever at Baseball Reference
  9. Jacob Brumfield at Baseball Reference
  10. Kris Benson at Baseball Reference
  11. Jason Schmidt at Baseball Reference
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