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1996 National League (MLB)

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  • Playoff teams are in bold.
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  • 1996 National League Awards
    AwardWinners
    NL Comeback Player of the YearEric Davis
    National League Cy Young AwardJohn Smoltz
    National League Gold GloveGreg Maddux Pitcher, Charles Johnson Catcher, Mark Grace First Base, Craig Biggio Second Base, Ken Caminiti Third Base, Barry Larkin Shortstop, Marquis Grissom Outfielder, Steve Finley Outfielder, Barry Bonds Outfielder
    National League Manager of the YearBruce Bochy
    National League Most Valuable PlayerKen Caminiti
    NL Player of the MonthBarry Bonds April, Jeff Bagwell May, Dante Bichette June, Sammy Sosa July, Ken Caminiti August, Ken Caminiti September
    National League Player of the WeekRyan Klesko April 1-April 7, Hideo Nomo April 8-April 14, David Segui April 15-April 21, Henry Rodriguez April 22-April 28, Jeff King April 29-May 5, Al Leiter May 6-May 12, Ellis Burks May 13-May 19, Larry Walker May 20-May 26, Fred McGriff May 27-June 2, Danny Darwin June 3-June 9, Vinny Castilla June 10-June 16, Ellis Burks June 17-June 23, Brian Jordan June 24-June 30, Dante Bichette June 24-June 30, Steve Finley July 1-July 7, Brian Jordan July 8-July 14, Ray Lankford July 15-July 21, Sammy Sosa July 22-July 28, Ken Caminiti July 29-August 4, Gary Sheffield August 5-August 11, Brian McRae August 12-August 18, Ken Caminiti August 19-August 25, Kevin Mitchell August 26-September 1, Brian Jordan September 2-September 8, Ellis Burks September 9-September 15, Hideo Nomo September 16-September 22, Willie Greene September 23-September 29
    NL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the YearJeff Brantley
    National League Rookie of the YearTodd Hollandsworth
    NL Silver Slugger AwardMike Piazza C, Andres Galarraga 1B, Eric Young 2B, Ken Caminiti 3B, Barry Larkin SS, Gary Sheffield OF, Ellis Burks OF, Barry Bonds OF, Tom Glavine P
    NL Pitcher of the MonthJohn Smoltz April, John Smoltz May, Jeff Fassero June, Jeff Fassero July, Kevin Brown August, Hideo Nomo September
    1996 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Craig Biggio162
    2Jeff Bagwell162
    3Gary Sheffield161
    4Steve Finley161
    5Lance Johnson160
    6Vinny Castilla160
    7Andres Galarraga159
    8Dante Bichette159
    9Fred McGriff159
    10Mike Lansing159
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lance Johnson682
    2Marquis Grissom671
    3Mark Grudzielanek657
    4Steve Finley655
    5Mike Lansing641
    6Raul Mondesi634
    7Dante Bichette633
    8Al Martin630
    9Vinny Castilla629
    10Derek Bell627
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ellis Burks142
    2Steve Finley126
    3Barry Bonds122
    4Andres Galarraga119
    5Gary Sheffield118
    6Barry Larkin117
    7Lance Johnson117
    8Chipper Jones114
    9Dante Bichette114
    10Craig Biggio113
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lance Johnson227
    2Ellis Burks211
    3Marquis Grissom207
    4Mark Grudzielanek201
    5Dante Bichette198
    6Steve Finley195
    7Vinny Castilla191
    8Andres Galarraga190
    9Al Martin189
    10Raul Mondesi188
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jeff Bagwell48
    2Ellis Burks45
    3Steve Finley45
    4Bernard Gilkey44
    5Henry Rodriguez42
    6Al Martin40
    7Derek Bell40
    8Mike Lansing40
    9Raul Mondesi40
    10Andres Galarraga39
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lance Johnson21
    2Marquis Grissom10
    3Thomas Howard10
    4Steve Finley9
    5Delino DeShields8
    6Ellis Burks8
    7Ray Lankford8
    8Kurt Abbott7
    9Raul Mondesi7
    10Ricky Otero7
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Andres Galarraga47
    2Barry Bonds42
    3Gary Sheffield42
    4Todd Hundley41
    5Ellis Burks40
    6Ken Caminiti40
    7Sammy Sosa40
    8Vinny Castilla40
    9Henry Rodriguez36
    10Mike Piazza36
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Andres Galarraga150
    2Dante Bichette141
    3Ken Caminiti130
    4Barry Bonds129
    5Ellis Burks128
    6Gary Sheffield120
    7Jeff Bagwell120
    8Bernard Gilkey117
    9Derek Bell113
    10Vinny Castilla113
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eric Young53
    2Lance Johnson50
    3Delino DeShields48
    4Barry Bonds40
    5Al Martin38
    6Brian McRae37
    7Rickey Henderson37
    8Barry Larkin36
    9Brian Hunter35
    10Ray Lankford35
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eric Young19
    2Rickey Henderson15
    3Royce Clayton15
    4Al Martin12
    5Dante Bichette12
    6Lance Johnson12
    7Delino DeShields11
    8Marquis Grissom11
    9Marvin Benard11
    10Barry Larkin10
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Barry Bonds151
    2Gary Sheffield142
    3Jeff Bagwell135
    4Rickey Henderson125
    5Barry Larkin96
    6Chipper Jones87
    7Mike Piazza81
    8Walt Weiss80
    9Ray Lankford79
    10Todd Hundley79
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Henry Rodriguez160
    2Andres Galarraga157
    3Todd Hundley146
    4Sammy Sosa134
    5Ray Lankford133
    6Ryan Klesko129
    7Bernard Gilkey125
    8Delino DeShields124
    9Derek Bell123
    10Raul Mondesi122
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Craig Biggio27
    2Eric Young21
    3Andres Galarraga17
    4Jason Kendall15
    5Greg Colbrunn14
    6Scott Servais14
    7Brian McRae12
    8F.P. Santangelo11
    9Gary Sheffield10
    10Jeff Bagwell10
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Barry Bonds30
    2Mike Piazza21
    3Jeff Bagwell20
    4Gary Sheffield19
    5Ken Caminiti16
    6Todd Hundley15
    7Fred McGriff12
    8Rey Ordonez12
    9Tony Gwynn12
    10Greg Gagne11
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Denny Neagle16
    2Pedro Martinez16
    3John Smoltz15
    4Tom Glavine15
    5Jeff Fassero14
    6Shane Reynolds14
    7Walt Weiss14
    8Ismael Valdez13
    9Quinton McCracken12
    10Greg Maddux11
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dante Bichette10
    2Ken Caminiti10
    3Bret Boone9
    4Brian Jordan9
    5Derek Bell9
    6Devon White9
    7Andres Galarraga8
    8Bernard Gilkey8
    9Craig Biggio8
    10Eric Karros8
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eric Karros27
    2Greg Colbrunn22
    3John Mabry21
    4Mike Piazza21
    5Barry Larkin20
    6Charles Johnson20
    7Fred McGriff20
    8Steve Finley20
    9Vinny Castilla20
    10Ellis Burks19
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ellis Burks392
    2Andres Galarraga376
    3Steve Finley348
    4Vinny Castilla345
    5Ken Caminiti339
    6Dante Bichette336
    7Marquis Grissom328
    8Lance Johnson327
    9Gary Sheffield324
    10Jeff Bagwell324
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lance Johnson724
    2Craig Biggio723
    3Marquis Grissom723
    4Steve Finley721
    5Jeff Bagwell719
    6Brian McRae716
    7Mike Lansing705
    8Mark Grudzielanek696
    9Al Martin694
    10Dante Bichette694
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ellis Burks.344
    2Mike Piazza.336
    3Lance Johnson.333
    4Mark Grace.331
    5Ken Caminiti.326
    6Eric Young.324
    7Bernard Gilkey.317
    8Jeff Bagwell.315
    9Gary Sheffield.314
    10Dante Bichette.313
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Gary Sheffield.465
    2Barry Bonds.461
    3Jeff Bagwell.451
    4Mike Piazza.422
    5Barry Larkin.410
    6Rickey Henderson.410
    7Ellis Burks.408
    8Ken Caminiti.408
    9Mark Grace.396
    10Bernard Gilkey.393
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ellis Burks.639
    2Gary Sheffield.624
    3Ken Caminiti.621
    4Barry Bonds.615
    5Andres Galarraga.601
    6Jeff Bagwell.570
    7Barry Larkin.567
    8Sammy Sosa.564
    9Mike Piazza.563
    10Bernard Gilkey.562
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Gary Sheffield1089
    2Barry Bonds1076
    3Ellis Burks1047
    4Ken Caminiti1029
    5Jeff Bagwell1021
    6Mike Piazza985
    7Barry Larkin977
    8Andres Galarraga958
    9Bernard Gilkey955
    10Chipper Jones923
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Gary Sheffield2.152
    2Barry Bonds1.987
    3Barry Larkin1.846
    4Eric Young1.516
    5Mark Grace1.512
    6Rickey Henderson1.389
    7Luis Gonzalez1.245
    8Jeff Bagwell1.184
    9Jody Reed1.113
    10Mark Lemke1.104
    1996 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1John Smoltz24
    2Andy Benes18
    3Kevin Brown17
    4Kevin Ritz17
    5Al Leiter16
    6Hideo Nomo16
    7Shane Reynolds16
    8Greg Maddux15
    9Ismael Valdez15
    10Jaime Navarro15
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Castillo16
    2Pat Rapp16
    3Jason Isringhausen14
    4John Smiley14
    5Mike Williams14
    6William Van Landingham14
    7Dave Burba13
    8Osvaldo Fernandez13
    9Al Leiter12
    10Allen Watson12
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Brad Clontz81
    2Bob Patterson79
    3Jeff Shaw78
    4Mark Dewey78
    5Mark Wohlers77
    6Robb Nen75
    7Mel Rojas74
    8Antonio Osuna73
    9Dan Plesac73
    10Greg McMichael73
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tom Glavine36
    2Greg Maddux35
    3Jaime Navarro35
    4John Smoltz35
    5Kevin Ritz35
    6Shane Reynolds35
    7Andy Benes34
    8Jeff Fassero34
    9John Smiley34
    10Al Leiter33
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Curt Schilling8
    2John Smoltz6
    3Greg Maddux5
    4Jeff Fassero5
    5Kevin Brown5
    6Todd Stottlemyre5
    7Darryl Kile4
    8Jaime Navarro4
    9Mark Gardner4
    10Pedro Martinez4
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Kevin Brown3
    2Curt Schilling2
    3Hideo Nomo2
    4John Smiley2
    5John Smoltz2
    6Ramon Martinez2
    7Steve Trachsel2
    8Todd Stottlemyre2
    9Al Leiter1
    10Alan Benes1
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Todd Worrell67
    2Robb Nen66
    3Mark Wohlers64
    4Mel Rojas64
    5Trevor Hoffman62
    6Jeff Brantley61
    7Rod Beck58
    8Bruce Ruffin56
    9Ricky Bottalico56
    10Dennis Eckersley53
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jeff Brantley44
    2Todd Worrell44
    3Trevor Hoffman42
    4Mark Wohlers39
    5Mel Rojas36
    6Robb Nen35
    7Rod Beck35
    8Ricky Bottalico34
    9Dennis Eckersley30
    10John Franco28
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1John Smoltz253.2
    2Greg Maddux245
    3Shane Reynolds239
    4Jaime Navarro236.2
    5Tom Glavine235.1
    6Kevin Brown233
    7Jeff Fassero231.2
    8Andy Benes230.1
    9Hideo Nomo228.1
    10Ismael Valdez225
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jaime Navarro244
    2Kevin Ritz236
    3Darryl Kile233
    4Shane Reynolds227
    5Greg Maddux225
    6Bob Tewksbury224
    7Tom Glavine222
    8Bobby Jones219
    9Ismael Valdez219
    10Jeff Fassero217
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Kevin Ritz135
    2William Van Landingham123
    3Alan Benes120
    4Bob Tewksbury116
    5Jaime Navarro116
    6Darryl Kile113
    7Frank Castillo112
    8Mark Thompson109
    9Andy Benes107
    10Mike Williams107
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Kevin Ritz125
    2William Van Landingham109
    3Frank Castillo107
    4Alan Benes104
    5Jaime Navarro103
    6Darryl Kile102
    7Mike Williams101
    8Mark Thompson100
    9Bob Tewksbury99
    10Andy Benes98
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Pete Harnisch30
    2Steve Trachsel30
    3Todd Stottlemyre30
    4Allen Watson28
    5Andy Benes28
    6Frank Castillo28
    7Mark Gardner28
    8Alan Benes27
    9Armando Reynoso27
    10Bobby Jones26
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Leiter119
    2Kevin Ritz105
    3Darryl Kile97
    4Dave Burba97
    5Todd Stottlemyre93
    6Pat Rapp91
    7Alan Benes87
    8Ramon Martinez86
    9Hideo Nomo85
    10Tom Glavine85
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1John Smoltz276
    2Hideo Nomo234
    3Jeff Fassero222
    4Pedro Martinez222
    5Darryl Kile219
    6Shane Reynolds204
    7Al Leiter200
    8Todd Stottlemyre194
    9Joey Hamilton184
    10Curt Schilling182
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mike Williams16
    2Jason Isringhausen14
    3Joey Hamilton14
    4Darryl Kile13
    5Marvin Freeman13
    6Pat Rapp13
    7Hideo Nomo11
    8Bruce Ruffin10
    9Jaime Navarro10
    10John Smoltz10
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ismael Valdez5
    2Armando Reynoso3
    3Bob Tewksbury3
    4Chan Ho Park3
    5Darryl Kile3
    6Hideo Nomo3
    7Jerry Dipoto3
    8Ken Ryan3
    9Paul Wilson3
    10Pete Harnisch3
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Kevin Brown1.89
    2Greg Maddux2.72
    3Al Leiter2.93
    4John Smoltz2.94
    5Tom Glavine2.99
    6Steve Trachsel3.03
    7Curt Schilling3.20
    8Hideo Nomo3.20
    9Jeff Fassero3.30
    10Ismael Valdez3.32
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Kevin Brown0.94
    2John Smoltz1.00
    3Greg Maddux1.03
    4Curt Schilling1.09
    5Shane Reynolds1.13
    6Hideo Nomo1.16
    7Jeff Fassero1.17
    8Pedro Martinez1.19
    9Steve Trachsel1.19
    10John Smiley1.20
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Leiter6.40
    2John Smoltz7.05
    3Hideo Nomo7.11
    4Kevin Brown7.22
    5Curt Schilling7.33
    6Todd Stottlemyre7.71
    7Pedro Martinez7.84
    8Steve Trachsel7.95
    9Ramon Martinez8.15
    10Dave Burba8.26
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Kevin Brown0.31
    2Greg Maddux0.40
    3Tom Glavine0.54
    4Al Leiter0.59
    5Ramon Martinez0.64
    6Darryl Kile0.66
    7John Smoltz0.67
    8Pat Rapp0.67
    9Jason Isringhausen0.68
    10Bob Tewksbury0.74
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Greg Maddux1.03
    2Kevin Brown1.27
    3Shane Reynolds1.66
    4Bob Tewksbury1.87
    5John Smoltz1.95
    6Mark Clark2.04
    7Bobby Jones2.11
    8Jeff Fassero2.13
    9Ismael Valdez2.16
    10John Smiley2.24
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1John Smoltz9.78
    2Hideo Nomo9.24
    3Pedro Martinez9.21
    4Darryl Kile9.00
    5Curt Schilling8.95
    6Jeff Fassero8.61
    7Al Leiter8.37
    8Todd Stottlemyre7.83
    9Joey Hamilton7.81
    10Shane Reynolds7.68
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Greg Maddux6.143
    2John Smoltz5.018
    3Kevin Brown4.818
    4Shane Reynolds4.636
    5Jeff Fassero4.036
    6Curt Schilling3.640
    7Ismael Valdez3.204
    8Pedro Martinez3.171
    9John Smiley3.167
    10Frank Castillo3.022


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