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1996 Texas Rangers season

1996 Texas Rangers
1996 AL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Arlington, Texas (since 1972)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) George W. Bush
    Manager(s) Johnny Oates
    Local television KXTX-TV
    KXAS-TV
    (Mark Holtz, Tom Grieve)
    Local radio KRLD
    (Eric Nadel, Brad Sham )
    KXEB
    (Luis Mayoral, Josue Perez)
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    The Texas Rangers 1996 season involved the Rangers finishing 1st in the American League west with a record of 90 wins and 72 losses. It would be the first post-season appearance for the Rangers in franchise history.

    The Rangers would win their first post-season game at Yankee Stadium against the New York Yankees, but would lose the last three games to lose the division series. The one post-season win would be the club's only post-season success until 2010.

    Offseason

    • October 8, 1995: Scott Podsednik was sent by the Rangers to the Florida Marlins to complete an earlier deal (the Rangers sent players to be named later to the Marlins for Bobby Witt, and sent Wilson Heredia to the Marlins on August 11) and made on August 8, 1995.[1]
    • December 21, 1995: Ken Hill was signed as a free agent by the Rangers.[2]
    • December 22, 1995: Mike Henneman was signed as a free agent by the Rangers.[3]
    • January 16, 1996: Kevin Elster was signed as a Free Agent with the Texas Rangers.[4]

    Regular season

    Season standings

    AL West W L Pct. GB
    Texas Rangers 90 72 .556 --
    Seattle Mariners 85 76 .528
    Oakland Athletics 78 84 .481 12
    California Angels 70 91 .435 19½

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1996 Texas Rangers
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    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

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Jack Voigt 5 9 1 .111 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Bobby Witt 33 199.2 16 12 5.41 157

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO

    ALDS

    Game 1, October 1

    Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York

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    Home runs:
    Tex: Juan González (1), Dean Palmer (1)
    NYY: None

    Game 2, October 2

    Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York

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    Home runs:
    Tex: Juan González (2, 3)
    NYY: Cecil Fielder (1)

    Game 3, October 4

    The Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, Texas

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    Home runs:
    NYY: Bernie Williams (1)
    Tex: Juan González (4)

    Game 4, October 5

    The Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, Texas

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    Home runs:
    NYY: Bernie Williams (2, 3)
    Tex: Juan González (5)

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

    Notes

    1. Scott Podsednik page at Baseball Reference
    2. Ken Hill page at Baseball Reference
    3. Mike Henneman page at Baseball Reference
    4. http://www.baseball-reference.com/e/elsteke01.shtml
    5. Jack Voigt page at Baseball Reference
    6. Travis Hafner page at Baseball Reference
    7. Mike Stanton page at Baseball Reference

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Oklahoma City

    Hudson Valley affiliation shared with Tampa Bay Devil Rays

    References