1996 Toronto Blue Jays season

The 1996 Toronto Blue Jays season was the 20th season in franchise history. The season involved the Blue Jays finishing fourth in the American League East with a record of 74 wins and 88 losses. The Blue Jays had a losing record for the third consecutive season.

1996 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record74–88 (.457)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Interbrew,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
General manager(s)Gord Ash
Manager(s)Cito Gaston
Local televisionCBC Television
(Brian Williams, Tommy Hutton)
Baton
(Don Chevrier, Tommy Hutton, Fergie Olver)
The Sports Network
(Dan Shulman, Buck Martinez)
Local radioCJCL (AM)
(Jerry Howarth, Tom Cheek)
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Offseason

  • December 6, 1995: Howard Battle and Ricardo Jordan were traded by the Blue Jays to the Philadelphia Phillies for Paul Quantrill.[1]
  • December 7, 1995: Otis Nixon was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays.[2]
  • December 14, 1995: Charlie O'Brien was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jays.[3]
  • December 20, 1995: Mike Huff was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jays.[4]
  • January 16, 1996: Juan Samuel was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jays.[5]
  • February 10, 1996: Dane Johnson was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jays.[6]
  • February 22, 1996: Frank Viola signed as a free agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.[7]

Regular season

A new tradition would start in 1996 as the Blue Jays donned red uniforms for the first time. These uniforms would be worn only on Canada Day and would feature "Canada" on the back of their jerseys rather than a player's name. Eventual Cy Young Award winner Pat Hentgen would start the Canada Day match against the Baltimore Orioles.

The final series of the season would be embroiled in controversy. Against the American League East champion Baltimore Orioles, two events would define the Orioles season. The game on Friday, September 27, 1996, would go down as one of the most infamous events in baseball history, as former Blue Jay Roberto Alomar would spit at umpire John Hirschbeck. The Sunday game would be a coming-out party for Brady Anderson, as he would hit his 50th home run of the regular season off Pat Hentgen. The total would break Frank Robinson's team record for most home runs in a season.

1996 also marked the end of an era for the Blue Jays, as they would redesign their logo and uniforms in the following year and also radically shake up their roster.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 9270 0.568 49–31 43–39
Baltimore Orioles 8874 0.543 4 43–38 45–36
Boston Red Sox 8577 0.525 7 47–34 38–43
Toronto Blue Jays 7488 0.457 18 35–46 39–42
Detroit Tigers 53109 0.327 39 27–54 26–55

Record vs. opponents


Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 7–66–64–85–711–29–39–37–53–109–47–53–10–18–5
Boston 6–78–46–61–1112–13–97–56–67–68–57–66–68–5
California 6–64–86–64–96–64–87–54–87–66–75–84–97–5
Chicago 8–46–66–65–810–37–66–76–76–75–75–78–47–5
Cleveland 7–511–19–48–512–07–67–610–33–96–68–44–87–5
Detroit 2–111–126–63–100–126–64–86–65–84–86–64–96–7
Kansas City 3–99–38–46–76–76–64–96–74–85–77–56–65–8
Milwaukee 3–95–75–77–66–78–49–49–46–67–54–96–75–7
Minnesota 5–76–68–47–63–106–67–64–95–76–76–67–58–5
New York 10–36–76–77–69–38–58–46–67–59–33–95–78–5
Oakland 4–95–87–67–56–68–47–55–77–63–98–57–64–8
Seattle 5–76–78–57–54–86–65–79–46–69–35–810–35–7
Texas 10–3–16–69–44–88–49–46–67–65–77–56–73–1010–2
Toronto 5–85–85–75–75–77–68–57–55–85–88–47–52–10

Game log

1996 Game Log: 74–88 (Home: 35–46; Away: 39–42)
April: 11–14 (Home: 5–9; Away: 6–5)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
1April 1@ Athletics9–6Hanson (1–0)ReyesTimlin (1)7,2941–0
2April 3@ Athletics10–4Hentgen (1–0)Prieto8,0502–0
3April 5@ Indians7–1Guzman (1–0)Hershiser41,7823–0
4April 6@ Indians3–5NagyHanson (1–1)Mesa41,8523–1
5April 7@ Indians3–8MartinezQuantrill (0–1)41,6893–2
6April 9Angels5–0Hentgen (2–0)Langston36,6164–2
7April 10Angels1–2HolzemerGuzman (1–1)Percival25,4464–3
8April 11Angels7–4Hanson (2–1)AbbottTimlin (2)25,5125–3
9April 12Mariners6–9HitchcockQuantrill (0–2)31,2935–4
10April 13Mariners3–14BosioWare (0–1)33,6455–5
11April 14Mariners4–9WolcottHentgen (2–1)29,3015–6
12April 15Tigers8–2Guzman (2–1)Olivares26,1276–6
13April 16Tigers8–13GohrHanson (2–2)Lewis25,5036–7
14April 17@ Angels1–5FinleyQuantrill (0–3)15,3616–8
15April 18@ Angels6–9JamesWare (0–2)Percival25,0836–9
16April 19@ Mariners10–4Hentgen (3–1)WolcottBohanon (1)32,1897–9
17April 20@ Mariners3–1Guzman (3–1)MenhartTimlin (3)47,4878–9
18April 21@ Mariners5–9JohnsonHanson (2–3)34,9158–10
19April 22@ Mariners16–7Castillo (1–0)Hurtado18,4679–10
20April 24Athletics6–7PrietoHentgen (3–2)Corsi28,0299–11
21April 25Athletics3–4 (11)MohlerCrabtree (0–1)26,1639–12
22April 26Indians3–6HershiserHanson (2–4)Mesa30,2279–13
23April 27Indians11–6Castillo (2–0)Nagy40,14010–13
24April 28Indians3–17LopezViola (0–1)31,14310–14
25April 30Brewers9–8Crabtree (1–1)Boze25,46711–14
May: 13–15 (Home: 8–5; Away: 5–10)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
26May 1Brewers9–3Guzman (4–1)Miranda25,68412–14
27May 2Brewers7–5Hanson (3–4)KarlTimlin (4)31,29913–14
28May 3@ Red Sox7–8MoyerQuantrill (0–4)Slocumb25,57013–15
29May 4@ Red Sox4–8GordonViola (0–2)Slocumb29,78513–16
30May 5@ Red Sox11–4Hentgen (4–2)Wakefield29,86614–16
31May 7@ Rangers1–5OliverGuzman (4–2)23,00514–17
32May 8@ Rangers2–4WittHanson (3–5)Henneman20,69414–18
33May 9@ Rangers5–2Quantrill (1–4)HillTimlin (5)34,45115–18
34May 10Red Sox5–6 (11)SlocumbCarrara (0–1)31,15915–19
35May 11Red Sox9–8 (11)Quantrill (2–4)Knackert33,16316–19
36May 12Red Sox8–7 (10)Janzen (1–0)Slocumb31,18817–19
37May 14@ Twins4–2Hanson (4–5)RobertsonTimlin (6)13,48318–19
38May 15@ Twins1–2RodriguezHentgen (4–3)11,79318–20
39May 16@ Twins1–4RadkeQuantrill (2–5)Stevens13,53818–21
40May 17@ Royals2–4BelcherGuzman (4–3)Montgomery20,07918–22
41May 18@ Royals6–2Viola (1–2)Appier18,11619–22
42May 19@ Royals3–2Hanson (5–5)GubiczaTimlin (7)15,03920–22
43May 20@ Royals4–5HaneyHentgen (4–4)Montgomery14,30320–23
44May 21@ White Sox1–2TapaniWare (0–3)Hernandez17,48320–24
45May 22@ White Sox1–2 (11)McCaskillTimlin (0–1)17,88220–25
46May 23Twins5–4 (10)Janzen (2–0)Milchin31,16321–25
47May 24Twins0–4RobertsonHanson (5–6)33,14121–26
48May 25Twins4–6 (10)GuardadoCastillo (2–1)Stevens34,11821–27
49May 26Twins3–9NaultyBohanon (0–1)30,17021–28
50May 27White Sox5–4Janzen (3–0)FernandezTimlin (8)30,01322–28
51May 28White Sox5–8BaldwinViola (1–3)Hernandez30,10422–29
52May 29White Sox6–5Hanson (6–6)MagraneTimlin (9)31,07423–29
53May 31Royals4–2Hentgen (5–4)GubiczaTimlin (10)33,19424–29
June: 12–15 (Home: 5–6; Away: 7–9)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
54June 1Royals5–3 (10)Crabtree (2–1)Montgomery31,10725–29
55June 2Royals5–7BelcherJanzen (3–1)Montgomery32,25325–30
56June 4@ Yankees4–5GoodenHanson (6–7)Wetteland17,36825–31
57June 5@ Yankees12–7Hentgen (6–4)Key17,14226–31
58June 6@ Yankees1–8PettitteQuantrill (2–6)18,47526–32
59June 7@ Rangers7–10PavlikJanzen (3–2)Henneman40,04626–33
60June 8@ Rangers0–2OliverGuzman (4–4)43,43926–34
61June 9@ Rangers6–8WittHanson (6–8)Henneman41,60526–35
62June 10Yankees3–5KeyHentgen (6–5)Wetteland37,33226–36
63June 11Yankees4–6PettitteQuantrill (2–7)Wetteland32,11426–37
64June 12Yankees7–4Janzen (4–2)Mendoza44,23827–37
65June 13@ Angels4–6FinleyGuzman (4–5)James20,52827–38
66June 14@ Angels4–7GrimsleyHanson (6–9)Percival18,50327–39
67June 15@ Angels5–7LangstonCrabtree (2–2)Percival40,35227–40
68June 16@ Angels6–4Quantrill (3–7)AbbottTimlin (11)22,97928–40
69June 18@ Mariners11–3Guzman (5–5)Wolcott25,91229–40
70June 19@ Mariners9–2Hanson (7–9)Harikkala26,26530–40
71June 20@ Athletics1–0Hentgen (7–5)WengertTimlin (12)8,02731–40
72June 21@ Athletics7–5Quantrill (4–7)JohnsTimlin (13)10,27832–40
73June 22@ Athletics4–8ChouinardWare (0–4)20,12432–41
74June 23@ Athletics5–4Guzman (6–5)WojciechowskiTimlin (14)14,40733–41
75June 25Mariners8–7Crabtree (3–2)Charlton31,42034–41
76June 26Mariners6–5Ware (1–4)AyalaCrabtree (1)30,15835–41
77June 27Mariners1–9WellsQuantrill (4–8)31,10835–42
78June 28Brewers1–5D'AmicoGuzman (6–6)Fetters31,33335–43
79June 29Brewers4–7KarlJanzen (4–3)31,17035–44
80June 30Brewers15–2Hanson (8–9)Bones30,10436–44
July: 13–14 (Home: 7–7; Away: 6–7)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
81July 1Orioles4–7CoppingerHentgen (7–6)Myers43,37736–45
82July 2Orioles2–8EricksonQuantrill (4–9)32,15036–46
83July 3Orioles5–2Guzman (7–6)KrivdaTimlin (15)32,36537–46
84July 4@ Tigers1–6NitkowskiJanzen (4–4)Myers10,55737–47
85July 5@ Tigers3–4SagerHanson (8–10)Olson20,80837–48
86July 6@ Tigers15–0Hentgen (8–6)Olivares16,22838–48
87July 7@ Tigers0–9LiraWare (1–5)15,78438–49
88July 11@ Brewers6–3Guzman (8–6)D'AmicoCastillo (1)16,01939–49
89July 12@ Brewers5–12McDonaldHanson (8–11)15,69139–50
90July 13@ Brewers15–7Hentgen (9–6)Karl29,38340–50
91July 14@ Brewers7–5 (10)Crabtree (4–2)GarciaTimlin (16)20,79841–50
92July 15@ Orioles6–8HaynesTimlin (0–2)43,19241–51
93July 16@ Orioles6–0Guzman (9–6)Mussina45,85142–51
94July 17@ Orioles10–11CoppingerTimlin (0–3)45,95542–52
95July 18Tigers8–4Hentgen (10–6)Nitkowski31,20243–52
96July 19Tigers6–8UrbaniJanzen (4–5)Olson30,12343–53
97July 20Tigers4–5 (10)OlsonQuantrill (4–10)Lima36,22043–54
98July 21Tigers5–4 (12)Spoljaric (1–0)Lima33,23844–54
99July 22Indians2–4HershiserHanson (8–12)Mesa35,51744–55
100July 23Indians3–1Hentgen (11–6)OgeaTimlin (17)35,19445–55
101July 24Indians0–10MartinezJanzen (4–6)35,21845–56
102July 25Athletics4–3Crabtree (5–2)Witasick30,17446–56
103July 26Athletics3–5GroomCastillo (2–2)Taylor32,24146–57
104July 27Athletics6–4Hanson (9–12)WasdinTimlin (18)32,16247–57
105July 28Athletics1–0Hentgen (12–6)Prieto31,15048–57
106July 30@ Indians3–1Flener (1–0)MartinezTimlin (19)42,35549–57
107July 31@ Indians2–4AssenmacherTimlin (0–4)42,30149–58
August: 14–15 (Home: 5–9; Away: 9–6)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
108August 1@ Indians5–3Hanson (10–12)LopezTimlin (20)42,24950–58
109August 2Angels9–2Hentgen (13–6)Finley30,26151–58
110August 3Angels6–11LangstonCastillo (2–3)32,13951–59
111August 4Angels7–1Flener (2–0)Abbott30,25352–59
112August 5@ Red Sox1–3WakefieldGuzman (9–7)23,88452–60
113August 6@ Red Sox2–3MadduxHanson (10–13)Slocumb25,26452–61
114August 7@ Red Sox0–8GordonHentgen (13–7)30,44352–62
115August 8@ Red Sox9–6Williams (1–0)SeleTimlin (21)32,69653–62
116August 9Rangers4–5WittQuantrill (4–11)Henneman33,53553–63
117August 10Rangers1–12OliverGuzman (9–8)34,10953–64
118August 11Rangers0–6BurkettHanson (10–14)32,16253–65
119August 12Red Sox5–1Hentgen (14–7)Gordon33,25054–65
120August 13Red Sox5–7BrandenburgWilliams (1–1)Slocumb30,50254–66
121August 14Red Sox6–8BelindaCrabtree (5–3)Slocumb32,35454–67
122August 16@ Twins4–5 (10)ParraQuantrill (4–12)19,83854–68
123August 17@ Twins1–11RobertsonHanson (10–15)20,35454–69
124August 18@ Twins6–2Hentgen (15–7)Aguilera18,01055–69
125August 19@ Royals2–1Spoljaric (2–0)RosadoTimlin (22)16,86256–69
126August 20@ Royals6–5 (14)Timlin (1–4)Huisman14,56857–69
127August 21@ Royals6–2Guzman (10–8)Haney12,23858–69
128August 22@ White Sox1–0 (6)Hanson (11–15)Fernandez22,39459–69
129August 23@ White Sox4–2Hentgen (16–7)Ruffcorn19,13260–69
130August 24@ White Sox9–2Williams (2–1)Baldwin29,41361–69
131August 25@ White Sox9–10 (10)HernandezTimlin (1–5)19,64761–70
132August 26Twins5–3Guzman (11–8)RadkeTimlin (23)31,13462–70
133August 27Twins4–6 (11)TrombleyQuantrill (4–13)30,03362–71
134August 28Twins6–1Hentgen (17–7)Aguilera30,10663–71
135August 30White Sox2–11TapaniWilliams (2–2)30,07263–72
136August 31White Sox1–5AlvarezFlener (2–1)32,14163–73
September: 11–15 (Home: 5–10; Away: 6–5)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
137September 1White Sox2–4 (11)HernandezSpoljaric (2–1)30,15663–74
138September 2Royals0–2BelcherHanson (11–16)28,17763–75
139September 3Royals2–5AppierHentgen (17–8)25,72963–76
140September 4Royals6–0Williams (3–2)Rosado25,82764–76
141September 6@ Yankees3–4RiveraRisley (0–1)21,52864–77
142September 7@ Yankees3–2Quantrill (5–13)ConeTimlin (24)27,06965–77
143September 8@ Yankees4–2Hanson (12–16)PettitteTimlin (25)28,57566–77
144September 9Rangers3–4GrossHentgen (17–9)Henneman25,82566–78
145September 10Rangers8–11OliverWilliams (3–3)Henneman26,28666–79
146September 11Rangers8–3Andujar (1–0)Vosberg27,26267–79
147September 13Yankees1–4PettitteHanson (12–17)Wetteland31,22767–80
148September 14Yankees1–3BoehringerHentgen (17–10)Wetteland43,39767–81
149September 15Yankees3–1Williams (4–3)MendozaTimlin (26)36,26868–81
150September 16Yankees0–10KeyQuantrill (5–14)30,11568–82
151September 17@ Brewers0–4McDonaldAndujar (1–1)10,18468–83
152September 18@ Brewers1–2FettersTimlin (1–6)9,55068–84
153September 20@ Orioles5–1Hentgen (18–10)KrivdaSpoljaric (1)47,02669–84
154September 21@ Orioles3–6CoppingerWilliams (4–4)Myers47,27069–85
155September 22@ Orioles4–5EricksonFlener (2–2)Benitez46,03569–86
156September 23@ Tigers6–4Hanson (13–17)SagerTimlin (27)9,67870–86
157September 24@ Tigers4–1Hentgen (19–10)MillerTimlin (28)8,35571–86
158September 25@ Tigers13–11Brow (1–0)CummingsTimlin (29)8,05572–86
159September 26Orioles1–4CoppingerWilliams (4–5)Benitez30,14172–87
160September 27Orioles3–2Flener (3–2)EricksonTimlin (30)30,11673–87
161September 28Orioles2–3 (10)MyersSpoljaric (2–2)36,31673–88
162September 29Orioles4–1Hentgen (20–10)RodriguezTimlin (31)38,26774–88
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Blue Jays team member

Detailed records

Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

  • May 15, 1996: D. J. Boston (minors) was traded by the Blue Jays to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jacob Brumfield.[9]
  • June 4, 1996: 1996 Major League Baseball draft
    • Billy Koch was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 1st round (4th pick). Player signed August 23, 1996.[10]
    • Joe Lawrence was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 1st round (16th pick). Player signed July 1, 1996.[11]
    • Orlando Hudson was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 33rd round, but did not sign.[12]
  • June 5, 1996: Frank Viola was released by the Toronto Blue Jays.[7]
  • June 15, 1996: Luis Lopez was signed as an amateur free agent by the Blue Jays.[13]

Roster

1996 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

  •  4 Alfredo Griffin (first base)
  • 16 Nick Leyva (third base)
  • 34 Mel Queen (pitching)
  • 18 Gene Tenace (bullpen)
  • 28 Willie Upshaw (hitting)

Game log

1996 Game Log
April
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
1April 1@ Athletics9 – 6Hanson (1-0)Reyes (0-1)Timlin (1)7,2941-0
2April 3@ Athletics10 – 4Hentgen (1-0)Prieto (0-1)8,0502-0
3April 5@ Indians7 – 1Guzmán (1-0)Hershiser (0-1)41,7823-0
4April 6@ Indians5 – 3Nagy (1-0)Hanson (1-1)Mesa (1)41,8523-1
5April 7@ Indians8 – 3Martínez (1-1)Quantrill (0-1)41,6893-2
6April 9Angels5 – 0Hentgen (2-0)Langston (0-1)36,6164-2
7April 10Angels2 – 1Holzemer (1-0)Guzmán (1-1)Percival (2)25,4464-3
8April 11Angels7 – 4Hanson (2-1)Abbott (0-2)Timlin (2)25,5125-3
9April 12Mariners9 – 6Hitchcock (3-0)Quantrill (0-2)31,2935-4
10April 13Mariners14 – 3Bosio (1-0)Ware (0-1)33,6455-5
11April 14Mariners9 – 4Wolcott (1-1)Hentgen (2-1)29,3015-6
12April 15Tigers8 – 2Guzmán (2-1)Olivares (1-1)26,1276-6
13April 16Tigers13 – 8Gohr (1-2)Hanson (2-2)Lewis (1)25,5036-7
14April 17@ Angels5 – 1Finley (3-1)Quantrill (0-3)15,3616-8
15April 18@ Angels9 – 6James (3-1)Ware (0-2)Percival (4)25,0836-9
16April 19@ Mariners10 – 4Hentgen (3-1)Wolcott (1-2)Bohanon (1)32,1897-9
17April 20@ Mariners3 – 1Guzmán (3-1)Menhart (0-2)Timlin (3)47,4878-9
18April 21@ Mariners9 – 5Johnson (4-0)Hanson (2-3)34,9158-10
19April 22@ Mariners16 – 7Castillo (1-0)Hurtado (1-3)18,4679-10
20April 24Athletics7 – 6Prieto (1-1)Hentgen (3-2)Corsi (1)28,0299-11
21April 25Athletics4 – 3 (11)Mohler (2-0)Crabtree (0-1)26,1639-12
22April 26Indians6 – 3Hershiser (2-2)Hanson (2-4)Mesa (8)30,2279-13
23April 27Indians11 – 6Castillo (2-0)Nagy (3-1)40,14010-13
24April 28Indians17 – 3Lopez (1-0)Viola (0-1)31,14310-14
25April 30Brewers9 – 8Crabtree (1-1)Boze (0-1)25,46711-14
May
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
26May 1Brewers9 – 3Guzmán (4-1)Miranda (1-1)25,68412-14
27May 2Brewers7 – 5Hanson (3-4)Karl (2-2)Timlin (4)31,29913-14
28May 3@ Red Sox8 – 7 Moyer (3-1)Quantrill (0-4)Slocumb (5)25,57013-15
29May 4@ Red Sox8 – 4Gordon (2-2)Viola (0-2)Slocumb (6)29,78513-16
30May 5@ Red Sox11 – 4Hentgen (4-2)Wakefield (2-4)29,86614-16
31May 7@ Rangers5 – 1Oliver (2-0)Guzmán (4-2)23,00514-17
32May 8@ Rangers4 – 2Witt (4-2)Hanson (3-5)Henneman (8)20,69414-18
33May 9@ Rangers5 – 2Quantrill (1-4)Hill (4-3)Timlin (5)34,45115-18
34May 10Red Sox6 – 5 (11)Slocumb (1-1)Carrara (0-1)31,15915-19
35May 11Red Sox9 – 8 (11)Quantrill (2-4)Knackert (0-1)33,16316-19
36May 12Red Sox8 – 7 (10)Janzen (1-0)Slocumb (1-2)31,18817-19
37May 14@ Twins4 – 2Hanson (4-5)Robertson (0-6)Timlin (6)13,48318-19
38May 15@ Twins2 – 1Rodriguez (3-4)Hentgen (4-3)11,79318-20
39May 16@ Twins4 – 1Radke (4-5)Quantrill (2-5)Stevens (8)13,53818-21
40May 17@ Royals4 – 2Belcher (4-2)Guzmán (4-3)Montgomery (10)20,07918-22
41May 18@ Royals6 – 2Viola (1-2)Appier (3-4)18,11619-22
42May 19@ Royals3 – 2Hanson (5-5)Gubicza (3-6)Timlin (7)15,03920-22
43May 20@ Royals5 – 4Haney (3-4)Hentgen (4-4)Montgomery (11)14,30320-23
44May 21@ White Sox2 – 1Tapani (4-3)Ware (0-3)Hernández (12)17,48320-24
45May 22@ White Sox2 – 1 (11)McCaskill (3-2)Timlin (0-1)17,88220-25
46May 23Twins5 – 4 (10)Janzen (2-0)Milchin (1-1)31,16321-25
47May 24Twins4 – 0Robertson (1-7)Hanson (5-6)33,14121-26
48May 25Twins6 – 4 (10)Guardado (2-2)Castillo (2-1)Stevens (9)34,11821-27
49May 26Twins9 – 3Naulty (3-0)Bohanon (0-1)30,17021-28
50May 27White Sox5 – 4Janzen (3-0)Fernandez (5-3)Timlin (8)30,01322-28
51May 28White Sox8 – 5Baldwin (4-1)Viola (1-3)Hernández (15)30,10422-29
52May 29White Sox6 – 5Hanson (6-6)Magrane (1-1)Timlin (9)31,07423-29
53May 31Royals4 – 2Hentgen (5-4)Gubicza (4-7)Timlin (10)33,19424-29
June
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
54June 1Royals5 – 3 (10)Crabtree (2-1)Montgomery (1-3)31,10725-29
55June 2Royals7 – 5Belcher (6-2)Janzen (3-1)Montgomery (14)32,25325-30
56June 4@ Yankees5 – 4Gooden (4-4)Hanson (6-7)Wetteland (13)17,36825-31
57June 5@ Yankees12 – 7Hentgen (6-4)Key (2-6)17,14226-31
58June 6@ Yankees8 – 1Pettitte (9-3)Quantrill (2-6)18,47526-32
59June 7@ Rangers10 – 7Pavlik (8-1)Janzen (3-2)Henneman (17)40,04626-33
60June 8@ Rangers2 – 0Oliver (5-2)Guzmán (4-4)43,43926-34
61June 9@ Rangers8 – 6Witt (6-4)Hanson (6-8)Henneman (18)41,60526-35
62June 10Yankees5 – 3Key (3-6)Hentgen (6-5)Wetteland (15)37,33226-36
63June 11Yankees6 – 4Pettitte (10-3)Quantrill (2-7)Wetteland (16)32,11426-37
64June 12Yankees7 – 4Janzen (4-2)Mendoza (1-2)44,23827-37
65June 13@ Angels6 – 4Finley (8-4)Guzmán (4-5)James (1)20,52827-38
66June 14@ Angels7 – 4Grimsley (4-5)Hanson (6-9)Percival (17)18,50327-39
67June 15@ Angels7 – 5Langston (4-2)Crabtree (2-2)Percival (18)40,35227-40
68June 16@ Angels6 – 4Quantrill (3-7)Abbott (1-10)Timlin (11)22,97928-40
69June 18@ Mariners11 – 3Guzmán (5-5)Wolcott (5-7)25,91229-40
70June 19@ Mariners9 – 2Hanson (7-9)Harikkala (0-1)26,26530-40
71June 20@ Athletics1 – 0Hentgen (7-5)Wengert (2-5)Timlin (12)8,02731-40
72June 21@ Athletics7 – 5Quantrill (4-7)Johns (4-9)Timlin (13)10,27832-40
73June 22@ Athletics8 – 4Chouinard (1-2)Ware (0-4)20,12432-41
74June 23@ Athletics5 – 4Guzmán (6-5)Wojciechowski (5-5)Timlin (14)14,40733-41
75June 25Mariners8 – 7Crabtree (3-2)Charlton (2-2)31,42034-41
76June 26Mariners6 – 5Ware (1-4)Ayala (0-1)Crabtree (1)30,15835-41
77June 27Mariners9 – 1Wells (9-1)Quantrill (4-8)31,10835-42
78June 28Brewers5 – 1D'Amico (1-0)Guzmán (6-6)Fetters (13)31,33335-43
79June 29Brewers7 – 4Karl (8-3)Janzen (4-3)31,17035-44
80June 30Brewers15 – 2Hanson (8-9)Bones (6-9)30,10436-44
July
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
81July 1Orioles7 – 4Coppinger (3-0)Hentgen (7-6)Myers (16)43,37736-45
82July 2Orioles8 – 2Erickson (5-6)Quantrill (4-9)32,15036-46
83July 3Orioles5 – 2Guzmán (7-6)Krivda (2-4)Timlin (15)32,36537-46
84July 4@ Tigers6 – 1Nitkowski (1-0)Janzen (4-4)Myers (3)10,55737-47
85July 5@ Tigers4 – 3Sager (1-1)Hanson (8-10)Olson (4)20,80837-48
86July 6@ Tigers15 – 0Hentgen (8-6)Olivares (4-5)16,22838-48
87July 7@ Tigers9 – 0Lira (6-7)Ware (1-5)15,78438-49
88July 11@ Brewers6 – 3Guzmán (8-6)D'Amico (1-2)Castillo (1)16,01939-49
89July 12@ Brewers12 – 5McDonald (10-3)Hanson (8-11)15,69139-50
90July 13@ Brewers15 – 7Hentgen (9-6)Karl (8-5)29,38340-50
91July 14@ Brewers7 – 5 (10)Crabtree (4-2)García (3-3)Timlin (16)20,79841-50
92July 15@ Orioles8 – 6Haynes (3-5)Timlin (0-2)43,19241-51
93July 16@ Orioles6 – 0Guzmán (9-6)Mussina (11-7)45,85142-51
94July 17@ Orioles11 – 10Coppinger (5-0)Timlin (0-3)45,95542-52
95July 18Tigers8 – 4Hentgen (10-6)Nitkowski (1-2)31,20243-52
96July 19Tigers8 – 6Urbani (2-2)Janzen (4-5)Olson (6)30,12343-53
97July 20Tigers5 – 4 (10)Olson (2-0)Quantrill (4-10)Lima (1)36,22043-54
98July 21Tigers5 – 4 (12)Spoljaric (1-0)Lima (0-5)33,23844-54
99July 22Indians4 – 2Hershiser (10-6)Hanson (8-12)Mesa (25)35,51744-55
100July 23Indians3 – 1Hentgen (11-6)Ogea (5-2)Timlin (17)35,19445-55
101July 24Indians10 – 0Martínez (9-5)Janzen (4-6)35,21845-56
102July 25Athletics4 – 3Crabtree (5-2)Witasick (0-1)30,17446-56
103July 26Athletics5 – 3Groom (5-0)Castillo (2-2)Taylor (11)32,24146-57
104July 27Athletics6 – 4Hanson (9-12)Wasdin (6-3)Timlin (18)32,16247-57
105July 28Athletics1 – 0Hentgen (12-6)Prieto (2-4)31,15048-57
106July 30@ Indians3 – 1Flener (1-0)Martínez (9-6)Timlin (19)42,35549-57
107July 31@ Indians4 – 2Assenmacher (2-1)Timlin (0-4)42,30149-58
August
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
108August 1@ Indians5 – 3Hanson (10-12)Lopez (1-3)Timlin (20)42,24950-58
109August 2Angels9 – 2Hentgen (13-6)Finley (11-9)30,26151-58
110August 3Angels11 – 6Langston (6-4)Castillo (2-3)32,13951-59
111August 4Angels7 – 1Flener (2-0)Abbott (1-14)30,25352-59
112August 5@ Red Sox3 – 1Wakefield (9-10)Guzmán (9-7)23,88452-60
113August 6@ Red Sox3 – 2Maddux (1-1)Hanson (10-13)Slocumb (16)25,26452-61
114August 7@ Red Sox8 – 0Gordon (9-5)Hentgen (13-7)30,44352-62
115August 8@ Red Sox9 – 6Williams (1-0)Sele (5-9)Timlin (21)32,69653-62
116August 9Rangers5 – 4Witt (11-8)Quantrill (4-11)Henneman (24)33,53553-63
117August 10Rangers12 – 1Oliver (10-5)Guzmán (9-8)34,10953-64
118August 11Rangers6 – 0Burkett (1-0)Hanson (10-14)32,16253-65
119August 12Red Sox5 – 1Hentgen (14-7)Gordon (9-6)33,25054-65
120August 13Red Sox7 – 5Brandenburg (3-3)Williams (1-1)Slocumb (18)30,50254-66
121August 14Red Sox8 – 6Belinda (2-1)Crabtree (5-3)Slocumb (19)32,35454-67
122August 16@ Twins5 – 4 (10)Parra (4-3)Quantrill (4-12)19,83854-68
123August 17@ Twins11 – 1Robertson (6-11)Hanson (10-15)20,35454-69
124August 18@ Twins6 – 2Hentgen (15-7)Aguilera (6-5)18,01055-69
125August 19@ Royals2 – 1Spoljaric (2-0)Rosado (4-3)Timlin (22)16,86256-69
126August 20@ Royals6 – 5 (14)Timlin (1-4)Huisman (0-1)14,56857-69
127August 21@ Royals6 – 2Guzmán (10-8)Haney (9-12)12,23858-69
128August 22@ White Sox1 – 0 (7)Hanson (11-15)Fernandez (12-8)22,39459-69
129August 23@ White Sox4 – 2Hentgen (16-7)Ruffcorn (0-1)19,13260-69
130August 24@ White Sox9 – 2Williams (2-1)Baldwin (9-4)29,41361-69
131August 25@ White Sox10 – 9 (10)Hernández (5-1)Timlin (1-5)19,64761-70
132August 26Twins5 – 3Guzmán (11-8)Radke (8-14)Timlin (23)31,13462-70
133August 27Twins6 – 4 (11)Trombley (4-1)Quantrill (4-13)30,03362-71
134August 28Twins6 – 1Hentgen (17-7)Aguilera (7-6)30,10663-71
135August 30White Sox11 – 2Tapani (12-8)Williams (2-2)30,07263-72
136August 31White Sox5 – 1Álvarez (15-7)Flener (2-1)32,14163-73
September
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
137September 1White Sox4 – 2 (11)Hernández (6-1)Spoljaric (2-1)30,15663-74
138September 2Royals2 – 0Belcher (13-8)Hanson (11-16)28,17763-75
139September 3Royals5 – 2Appier (12-10)Hentgen (17-8)25,72963-76
140September 4Royals6 – 0Williams (3-2)Rosado (5-5)25,82764-76
141September 6@ Yankees4 – 3Rivera (5-2)Risley (0-1)21,52864-77
142September 7@ Yankees3 – 2Quantrill (5-13)Cone (5-2)Timlin (24)27,06965-77
143September 8@ Yankees4 – 2Hanson (12-16)Pettitte (20-8)Timlin (25)28,57566-77
144September 9Rangers4 – 3Gross (11-8)Hentgen (17-9)Henneman (29)25,82566-78
145September 10Rangers11 – 8Oliver (12-6)Williams (3-3)Henneman (30)26,28666-79
146September 11Rangers8 – 3Andújar (1-2)Vosberg (1-1)27,26267-79
147September 13Yankees4 – 1Pettitte (21-8)Hanson (12-17)Wetteland (40)31,22767-80
148September 14Yankees3 – 1Boehringer (2-3)Hentgen (17-10)Wetteland (41)43,39767-81
149September 15Yankees3 – 1Williams (4-3)Mendoza (3-5)Timlin (26)36,26868-81
150September 16Yankees10 – 0Key (12-10)Quantrill (5-14)30,11568-82
151September 17@ Brewers4 – 0McDonald (12-10)Andújar (1-3)10,18468-83
152September 18@ Brewers2 – 1Fetters (3-2)Timlin (1-6)9,55068-84
153September 20@ Orioles5 – 1Hentgen (18-10)Krivda (2-5)Spoljaric (1)47,02669-84
154September 21@ Orioles6 – 3Coppinger (9-6)Williams (4-4)Myers (31)47,27069-85
155September 22@ Orioles5 – 4Erickson (13-11)Flener (2-2)Benítez (2)46,03569-86
156September 23@ Tigers6 – 4Hanson (13-17)Sager (4-5)Timlin (27)9,67870-86
157September 24@ Tigers4 – 1Hentgen (19-10)Miller (0-4)Timlin (28)8,35571-86
158September 25@ Tigers13 – 11Brow (1-0)Cummings (3-2)Timlin (29)8,05572-86
159September 26Orioles4 – 1Coppinger (10-6)Williams (4-5)Benítez (4)30,14172-87
160September 27Orioles3 – 2Flener (3-2)Erickson (13-12)Timlin (30)30,11673-87
161September 28Orioles3 – 2 (10)Myers (4-4)Spoljaric (2-2)36,31673-88
162September 29Orioles4 – 1Hentgen (20-10)Rodríguez (0-1)Timlin (31)38,26774-88

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Starters by position

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

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
CCharlie O'Brien1093243377.23813440
1BJohn Olerud12539859109.27418611
2BTomás Pérez912952474.2511191
3BEd Sprague15959188146.247361010
SSAlex Gonzalez14752764124.235146416
LFJoe Carter15762584158.253301077
CFOtis Nixon12549687142.28612954
RFShawn Green13242252118.28011455
DHCarlos Delgado13848868132.27025920

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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
Jacob Brumfield9030879.2561252
Domingo Cedeño7728279.280217
Sandy Martínez7622952.227318
Robert Pérez8620266.327221
Juan Samuel6918848.255826
Tilson Brito268019.23817
Felipe Crespo22499.18404
Mike Huff11295.17200
Miguel Cairo9276.22201
Julio Mosquera8225.22702
Shannon Stewart7173.17602

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
Pat Hentgen35265.220103.22177
Erik Hanson35214.213175.41156
Juan Guzmán27187.21182.93165
Frank Viola630.1137.7118

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
Paul Quantrill38134.15145.4386
Marty Janzen1573.2467.3347
Huck Flener1570.2324.5844
Woody Williams1259.0454.7343
Jeff Ware1332.2159.0911
Luis Andújar314.1115.025

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
Mike Timlin5916313.6552
Tim Crabtree535312.5457
Tony Castillo402314.2348
Paul Spoljaric282213.0838
Bill Risley250103.8929
Brian Bohanon200117.7717
Scott Brow181005.5923
Giovanni Carrara1101011.4010
Dane Johnson100003.007
José Silva200013.500

Award winners

  • Juan Guzmán, Pitcher of the Month Award, April
  • Juan Guzmán, American League ERA Leader, 2.93
  • Pat Hentgen, Pitcher of the Month Award, July
  • Pat Hentgen, Pitcher of the Month Award, August
  • Pat Hentgen, Cy Young Award

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Richie Hebner
AA Knoxville Smokies Southern League Omar Malavé
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Dennis Holmberg
A Hagerstown Suns South Atlantic League J. J. Cannon
A-Short Season St. Catharines Stompers New York–Penn League Rocket Wheeler
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League Marty Pevey

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References

  1. Howard Battle at Baseball Reference
  2. Otis Nixon at Baseball Reference
  3. Charlie O'Brien at Baseball Reference
  4. Mike Huff at Baseball Reference
  5. Juan Samuel at Baseball Reference
  6. Dane Johnson at Baseball Reference
  7. Frank Viola at Baseball Reference
  8. "1996 Toronto Blue Jays Roster by Baseball Almanac".
  9. Jacob Brumfield at Baseball Reference
  10. Billy Koch at Baseball Reference
  11. Joe Lawrence at Baseball Reference
  12. Orlando Hudson at Baseball Reference
  13. Luis Lopez at Baseball Reference
  14. "1996 Toronto Blue Jays Statistics".
  15. Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
  16. Carchidi, Sam (July 9, 1996). "Carter Likes Even the Boos at the Vet". Philadelphia Inquirer. p. D6.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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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