- 1996 Major League Baseball season
The 1996 Major League Baseball season ended with the
New York Yankeesdefeating the Atlanta Bravesin Game 6 of the World Series.
Major League Baseball final standings
* "The asterisk denotes the club that won the wild card for its respective league."
New York Yankeesover Atlanta Braves(4-2); John Wetteland, MVP
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ESPN| RD2= League Championship Series
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New York Yankees
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Los Angeles Dodgers
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San Diego Padres
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St. Louis Cardinals
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New York Yankees
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St. Louis Cardinals
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New York Yankees
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*American League Championship Series MVP:
**American League Division Series
*National League Championship Series MVP:
**National League Division Series
July 9at Veterans Stadium: National League, 6-0; Mike Piazza, MVP
Awards and honors
*Most Valuable Player
**Juan González, Texas Rangers, RF (AL)
Ken Caminiti, San Diego Padres, 3B (NL)
Cy Young Award
Pat Hentgen, Toronto Blue Jays(AL)
John Smoltz, Atlanta Braves(NL)
*Rookie of the Year
Derek Jeter, New York Yankees, SS (AL)
Todd Hollandsworth, Los Angeles Dodgers, OF (NL)
Manager of the Year Award
Johnny Oates, Texas Rangers and Joe Torre, New York Yankees(AL)
Bruce Bochy, San Diego Padres(NL)
MLB Statistical Leaders
January 8- For only the seventh time in history, and the first time since by|1971, the Baseball Writers Association of Americafails to select a player for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
March 5- The Veterans Committeeelects four new members to the Hall of Fame, and just misses naming a fifth. The group elected includes Earl Weaver, Baltimore Orioles manager for 17 seasons; pitcher Jim Bunning, who won 100 games in each league; 19th-century manager Ned Hanlon, who won pennants in Baltimore and Brooklyn, and Bill Foster, the Negro Leagues' winningest pitcher. Second baseman Nellie Foxreceives the necessary 75% of the Committee's votes, but the rules allow for election of only one modern player, and Bunning has more votes.
April 1- Seven pitches into the first game of the season, at Riverfront Stadiumin Cincinnati, home plate umpire John McSherrycollapses on the field and dies of a massive heart attack. The game between the Cincinnati Redsand Montréal Expos is postponed, along with the rest of the games scheduled for that day. Reds owner Marge Schottlater comes under fire for wanting the game in Cincinnati to continue despite the tragedy (and against the wishes of the players on both teams), saying that she felt "cheated" when it was canceled.
May 14- New York Yankee pitcher Dwight Goodenpitches the first Yankee Stadium no-hitterin 3 years as his Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners3-0.
May 17- Baltimore Orioles catcher Chris Hoileshits a walk-off grand slam against the Seattle Marinersin the bottom of the ninth, down by three, with two outs and a full count. This is the first and only occurrence of this cliché ultimate game ending event in the history of professional baseball. Other similar games have occurred, but always either without a full count, down by less than three runs, or with fewer than two outs..
June 6- The Boston Red Soxbeat the Chicago White Sox7-4, as John Valentinof Boston hits for the cycle and the White Sox complete a triple play. It marks the first time since July 1, 1931that both events occur in the same game.
July 9- At Veterans Stadium, the National Leaguedefeats the American League6-0 in the All-Star Game. Ken Caminitiand Mike Piazzahit home runs for the winners. The game is the first All-Star contest in which no walks are issued by either team. The Orioles' Cal Ripken, Jr.starts the game, despite suffering a broken nose when he accidentally catches a forearm from White Sox reliever Roberto Hernández when the latter slips on the tarp during the AL team photo shoot.
September 6- Eddie Murrayof the Baltimore Oriolesbecomes the 15th player in major league history to hit 500 home runs. He homers off Felipe Lirain the seventh inning of the Orioles' 5-4, 12-inning loss to the Detroit Tigersat Camden Yards. Murray also joins Hank Aaronand Willie Maysas the only big leaguers to reach both this milestone and also the 3,000 hit mark.
September 6- Brett Butler returns to the Los Angeles Dodgersline-up four months after having surgery for throat cancer. The 39-year-old center fielder scores the decisive run in a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
September 17- Hideo Nomopitches a no-hitteragainst the Colorado Rockies, leading the Los Angeles Dodgersto a 9-0 victory. Nomo walks four batters and strikes out eight.
October 24- The Atlanta Bravesplay their final game at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadiumvs. the New York Yankees.
October 26- The New York Yankeestake their fourth victory in a row from the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, giving them the 1996 World Seriesand their 23rd World Championship. Starter Jimmy Keygets the win with help from closer John Wetteland, whose four saves earn him the MVP trophy.
February 8- Del Ennis, 70, All-Star left fielder for the Phillies who had seven 100-RBI seasons, leading the NL for the 1950 "Whiz Kids" team, and was the team's career home run leader (259) until 1980
February 19- Charles O. Finley, 77, owner of the Athletics from 1960 to 1981 who moved the team from Kansas City to Oakland, and was known for numerous gimmicks and controversies; won three straight World Series from 1972-74
March 8- Bill Nicholson, 81, 5-time All-Star right fielder for the Cubs and Phillies who twice led the NL in home runs and RBI
April 1- John McSherry, 51, National League umpire since 1971 who worked in eight NLCS and two World Series
May 3- Alex Kellner, 71, an All-Star pitcher who played for the Athletics, Reds and Cardinals between 1948 and 1959
May 19- Johnny Berardino, 79, infielder for the Browns and Indians who topped 80 RBI in 1940 and 1941; became an actor, best known for the soap opera " General Hospital"
May 26- Mike Sharperson, 34, All-Star infielder for the Dodgers who batted .300 in 1992
June 16- Mel Allen, 83, legendary broadcaster who spent over 35 years with the Yankees, also on national broadcasts and "This Week in Baseball"
July 8- Jim Busby, 69, All-Star center fielder for six teams who batted .312 for 1953 Senators, led AL in putouts twice; later a coach
August 4- Willard Brown, 81, All-Star outfielder of the Negro Leagues who became the first black player to hit a home run in the American League
September 4- Babe Dahlgren, 84, All-Star first baseman best remembered for replacing Lou Gehrigto end his 2,130 consecutive games streak, hitting a home run in the game
September 6- Barney McCosky, 79, outfielder for the Tigers and Athletics who batted .312 lifetime, led AL in hits in 1940
October 4- Joe Hoerner, 59, All-Star reliever for seven teams who averaged 15 saves for 1966-69 Cardinals
October 29- Ewell Blackwell, 74, six-time All-Star pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds who came within two outs of throwing consecutive no-hitters in 1947; led NL in wins and strikeouts that season
November 11- Lum Harris, 81, manager who won 1969 NL West title with the Braves; previously a pitcher for the Athletics, and Houston manager
December 27- Gene Brabender, 55, pitcher who led the Seattle Pilots with 13 wins in their only season
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