1996 Colorado Rockies season

1996 Colorado Rockies season

Template:MLB yearly infobox The Colorado Rockies' 1996 season was the 4th for the Rockies. They tried to win the National League West. Don Baylor was their manager. They played home games at Coors Field. They finished with a record of 83-79, third in the NL West.

Offseason

  • November 20, 1995: Joe Girardi was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the New York Yankees for Mike DeJean.[1]
  • December 18, 1995: Jeff Reed was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[2]

Regular season

  • The only no-hitter at Coors Field was thrown by Hideo Nomo of the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 17, 1996.[3]
  • On May 11, 1996, Al Leiter threw the first no hitter in Florida Marlins history. The Marlins beat the Rockies by a score of 11-0.[4]

Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
San Diego Padres 91 71 -- .562
Los Angeles Dodgers 90 72 1.0 .556
Colorado Rockies 83 79 8.0 .512
San Francisco Giants 68 94 23.0 .420

Notable transactions

  • June 4, 1996: Shawn Chacón was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 1996. [5]
  • July 30, 1996: Eric Anthony was purchased by the Colorado Rockies from the Cincinnati Reds.[6]
  • August 21, 1996: Steve Decker was purchased by the Colorado Rockies from the San Francisco Giants.[7]
  • August 31, 1996: Marvin Freeman was selected off waivers by the Chicago White Sox from the Colorado Rockies.[8]

Major League debuts

  • Batters:
    • Angel Echevarria (Jul 15)
    • Neifi Pérez (Aug 31)
    • Alan Cockrell (Sep 7)
    • Terry Jones (Sep 9)
  • Pitchers:
    • Mike Farmer (May 4)
    • Garvin Alston (Jun 6)
    • Ryan Hawblitzel (Jun 9)
    • Jamey Wright (Jul 3)
    • John Burke (Aug 13)
    • Robbie Beckett (Sep 12) [9]

Roster

1996 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log

1996 Game Log

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
C Jeff Reed 116 341 97 .284 8 37
1B Andrés Galarraga 159 626 190 .304 47 150
2B Eric Young 141 568 184 .324 8 74
SS Walt Weiss 155 517 146 .282 8 48
3B Vinny Castilla 160 629 191 .304 40 113
LF Ellis Burks 156 613 211 .344 40 128
CF Quinton McCracken 124 283 82 .290 3 40
RF Dante Bichette 159 633 198 .313 31 141

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
Walker, LarryLarry Walker 83 272 75 .276 18 58
Owens, JayhawkJayhawk Owens 73 180 43 .239 4 17
Bates, JasonJason Bates 88 160 33 .206 1 9
Vander Wal, JohnJohn Vander Wal 104 151 38 .252 5 31
Anthony, EricEric Anthony 32 62 15 .242 4 9
Decker, SteveSteve Decker 10 25 8 .320 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
Ritz, KevinKevin Ritz 35 213.0 17 11 5.28 105
Thompson, MarkMark Thompson 34 169.2 9 11 5.30 99
Reynoso, ArmandoArmando Reynoso 30 168.2 8 9 4.96 88
Freeman, MarvinMarvin Freeman 26 129.2 7 9 6.04 71
Wright, JameyJamey Wright 16 91.1 4 4 4.93 45
Rekar, BryanBryan Rekar 14 58.1 2 4 8.95 25

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
Bailey, RogerRoger Bailey 24 83.2 2 3 6.24 45
Painter, LanceLance Painter 34 50.2 4 2 5.86 48
Farmer, MikeMike Farmer 7 28.0 0 1 7.71 16
Habyan, JohnJohn Habyan 19 24.0 1 1 7.13 25

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
Ruffin, BruceBruce Ruffin 71 7 5 24 4.00 74
Leskanic, CurtisCurtis Leskanic 70 7 5 6 6.23 76
Reed, SteveSteve Reed 70 4 3 0 3.96 51
Holmes, DarrenDarren Holmes 62 5 4 1 3.97 73
Munoz, MikeMike Munoz 54 2 2 0 6.65 45

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Brad Mills
AA New Haven Ravens Eastern League Bill Hayes
A Salem Avalanche Carolina League Bill McGuire
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League P. J. Carey
Short-Season A Portland Rockies Northwest League Ron Gideon
Rookie AZL Rockies Arizona League Jim Eppard
[10]

References

  • 1996 Rockies
  • 1996 Colorado Rockies team page at www.baseball-almanac.com