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1996 Houston Astros season

1996 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Houston, Texas (since 1962)
  • Results
    Record 82–80 (.506)
    Divisional place 2nd
    Other information
    Owner(s) Drayton McLane, Jr.
    General manager(s) Gerry Hunsicker
    Manager(s) Terry Collins
    Local television KTXH
    Prime Sports Southwest
    Local radio KILT (AM)
    (Bill Brown, Milo Hamilton, Larry Dierker, Vince Controneo, Bill Worrell)
    KXYZ
    (Francisco Ernesto Ruiz, Danny Gonzalez)
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    The Houston Astros' 1996 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Houston Astros attempting to win the National League Central.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    The Astros retired Nolan Ryan's number 34 on September 29, 1996.

    Season standings

    Central Division W L GB Pct.
    St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 .543    --
    Houston Astros 82 80 .506   6.0
    Cincinnati Reds 81 81 .500   7.0
    Chicago Cubs 76 86 .469 12.0
    Pittsburgh Pirates 73 89 .451 15.0

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1996 Houston Astros
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    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
    Simms, MikeMike Simms 49 68 12 .176 1 8

    Pitching

    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

    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
    Hernandez, XavierXavier Hernandez 58 5 5 6 4.22 78
    Young, AnthonyAnthony Young 28 3 3 0 4.59 19

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Jackson

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