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Monday December 16,1996This date in baseball
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Standings at end of 1996 season.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123New York Yankees1629270.568--8717878443-3949-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBob WatsonYankee Stadium I000
247Baltimore Orioles1638974.5463.59499034645-3643-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickOriole Park at Camden Yards-1-10
3611Boston Red Sox1628577.5257.0928921738-4347-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jimy WilliamsDan DuquetteFenway Park000
41222Toronto Blue Jays1627488.45718.0766809-4339-4235-46W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gord AshSkyDome000
51428Detroit Tigers16253109.32739.07831103-32026-5527-54L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Randy SmithTiger Stadium000
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cleveland Indians1619962.615--95276918348-3351-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John HartJacobs Field000
2712Chicago White Sox1628577.52514.589879410441-4044-37L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry BevingtonRon SchuelerComiskey Park II000
3816Milwaukee Brewers1628082.49419.5894899-542-3938-43W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Sal BandoCounty Stadium000
41019Minnesota Twins1627884.48121.5877900-2339-4139-43W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome000
51121Kansas City Royals1617586.46624.0746786-4038-4337-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Herk RobinsonKauffman Stadium000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Texas Rangers1639073.552--92879912940-4250-31W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Douglas MelvinThe Ballpark in Arlington-10-1
2510Seattle Mariners1618576.5284.09938959842-3843-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardThe Kingdome000
3918Oakland Athletics1627884.48111.5861900-3938-4340-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum000
41325California Angels1617091.43519.0762943-18127-5343-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BavasiAnaheim Stadium000
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Atlanta Braves1629666.593--77364812540-4156-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium000
248Montreal Expos1628874.5438.07416687338-4350-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BeattieOlympic Stadium000
3917Florida Marlins1628082.49416.0688703-1528-5352-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiJoe Robbie Stadium000
41224New York Mets1627191.43825.0746779-3329-5242-39L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineJoe McIlvaineShea Stadium000
51427Philadelphia Phillies1626795.41429.0650790-14032-4935-46W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaLee ThomasVeterans Stadium000
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
159St. Louis Cardinals1628874.543--7597065340-4148-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II000
2714Houston Astros1628280.5066.0753792-3934-4748-33W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerAstrodome000
3815Cincinnati Reds1628181.5007.0778773535-4646-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenRiverfront Stadium000
41020Chicago Cubs1627686.46912.0772771133-4843-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed LynchWrigley Field000
51123Pittsburgh Pirates1627389.45115.0776833-5737-4536-44W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Cam BonifayThree Rivers Stadium000
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1996 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124San Diego Padres1629171.562--7716828946-3545-36W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersJack Murphy Stadium000
235Los Angeles Dodgers1629072.5561.07036525143-3847-34L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium000
3613Colorado Rockies1628379.5128.0961964-328-5355-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob GebhardCoors Field000
41326San Francisco Giants1626894.42023.0752862-11030-5038-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian SabeanCandlestick Park000

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Scott BailesP33.363Signed as Free Agent by Rangers. 
Cory BaileyP25.326Traded by Cardinals to Rangers for David Chavarria. 
Willie BlairP30.363Traded by Padres with Brian Johnson to Tigers for Cam Smith and Joey Eischen. 
Shawn BoskieP29.263Signed as Free Agent by Orioles. 
Alex Cabrera1B-RF24.358Released by Cubs. 
Scott Cooper3B-1B29.064Signed as Free Agent by Royals. 
Joey EischenP26.205Traded by Tigers with Cam Smith to Padres for Brian Johnson and Willie Blair. 
Angel EspadaIF21.123Signed by Mets 
Reynaldo GarciaP22.245Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Rangers. 
Trenidad HubbardLF-CF30.219Traded by Giants with Matt Williams to Indians for Joe Roa, Jose Vizcaino, Julian Tavarez and Jeff Kent. 
Brian JohnsonC28.343Traded by Padres with Willie Blair to Tigers for Cam Smith and Joey Eischen. 
Mark Lewis2B-3B27.016Traded by Tigers to Giants for Jesus Ibarra. 
Brian LooneyP27.081Traded by Red Sox to Twins completing trade in which Twins sent RHP Pat Mahomes to Red Sox for a player to be named (Aug. 26 1996) 
Joe RoaP25.066Traded by Indians with Jose Vizcaino, Julian Tavarez and Jeff Kent to Giants for Trenidad Hubbard and Matt Williams. 
Bobby RodgersP22.147Traded by Red Sox to Marlins completing trade in which Marlins sent OF Jesus Tavarez to Red Sox for a player to be named (Dec. 10 1996)