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1996 Cleveland IndiansSeason Roster
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Jesse Levis played for the 1996 Cleveland Indians
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameIndians
LocationCleveland,Ohio
Record99-62 (1st in American League Central)League Rank1stMLB Rank1st
BallparkJacobs Field
ManagerMike HargroveGeneral ManagerJohn Hart
CoachesToby Harrah (Third Base Coach), Luis Isaac (Bullpen Coach), Charlie Manuel (Hitting Coach), Dave Nelson (First Base Coach), Jeff Newman (Bench Coach), Jeff Newman (Third Base Coach), Mark Wiley (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsLost in 1st Round (Orioles)
#1 Draft PickDanny Peoples (#28)
Payroll$45,317,914 (Rank: 4th)
Attendance3,318,174 (Rank: 3rd)
Minor League AffiliatesBuffalo Bisons (AAA) 84-60 ... Canton/Akron Indians (AA) 71-71 ... Kinston Indians (A+) 76-82 ... Columbus Red Stixx (A) 79-63 ... Watertown Indians (A-) 45-30 ... Burlington Indians (Rk) 29-38 ...
Years Available1879-2019

Team History -- 1996 Statistics -- 1996 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1996 Cleveland Indians.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1996 baseball season.

1996 Cleveland Indians Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
15Sandy AlomarC6-5 235 R-R 1966-06-18 30Salinas,Puerto Rico MLB1984-20071988-2007  
1983-   UDFA-SDN
 
34Brian AndersonP6-1 183 R-L 1972-04-26 24Portsmouth,Virginia MLB1993-20071993-2005Geneva (Geneva,OH)Wright St
1993- 1-   3-CAL
 
45Paul AssenmacherP6-3 210 L-L 1960-12-10 35Allen Park,Michigan MLB1983-19991986-1999Aquinas (Southgate,MI)Aquinas Col
1983-   UDFA-ATL
 
9Carlos Baerga2B5-11 215 B-R 1968-11-04 27San Juan,Puerto Rico MLB1986-20051990-2005  
1985-   UDFA-SDN
 
8Albert BelleLF6-2 210 R-R 1966-08-25 29Shreveport,Louisiana MLB1985-20001989-2000Huntington (Shreveport,LA)Louisiana St
1987- 2-  47-CLE
 
20Jeromy BurnitzRF-DH6-0 205 L-R 1969-04-15 27Westminster,California MLB1988-20061993-2006Conroe (Conroe,TX)Oklahoma St
1990- 1-  17-NYN
 
26Casey Candaele2B5-9 165 B-R 1961-01-12 35Lompoc,California MLB1980-20001986-1997Lompoc (Lompoc,CA)Arizona
1982-   UDFA-MON
 
4Mark Carreon1B6-0 195 R-L 1963-07-19 32Chicago,Illinois MLB1981-20001987-1996Salpointe Catholic (Tucson,AZ)
1981- 8- 185-NYN
 
2Einar DiazC5-10 165 R-R 1972-12-28 23David,Panama MLB1992-20071996-2006  
1990-   UDFA-CLE
 
56Alan EmbreeP6-2 190 L-L 1970-01-23 26Vancouver,Washington MLB1990-20101992-2009Prairie (Vancouver,WA)
1989- 5- 125-CLE
 
10Alvaro Espinoza3B-1B6-0 181 R-R 1962-02-19 34Valencia,Venezuela MLB1979-19971985-1997  
1978-   UDFA-HOU
 
23Julio Franco1B6-1 200 R-R 1958-08-23 37San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1978-20141982-2007  
1978-   UDFA-PHI
 
22Brian GilesDH-LF5-10 200 L-L 1971-01-20 25El Cajon,California MLB1989-20091995-2009Granite Hills (El Cajon,CA)
1989-17- 437-CLE
 
35Danny GravesP5-11 185 R-R 1973-08-07 22Saigon,Vietnam MLB1992-20081996-2006Brandon (Brandon,FL)Miami
1994- 4- 101-CLE
 
55Orel HershiserP6-3 192 R-R 1958-09-16 37Buffalo,New York MLB1979-20001983-2000Cherry Hill East (Cherry Hill,NJ)Bowling Green St
1979-17- 440-LAN
 
9Damian JacksonSS5-11 185 R-R 1973-08-06 22Los Angeles,California MLB1992-20091996-2006Ygnacio Valley (Concord,CA)Laney Col
1991-44-1148-CLE
 
12Jeff Kent1B6-1 205 R-R 1968-03-07 28Bellflower,California MLB1987-20081992-2008Edison (Huntington Beach,CA)California
1989-20- 523-TOR
 
35Wayne KirbyRF-CF5-10 190 L-R 1964-01-22 32Williamsburg,Virginia MLB1983-20011991-1998Tabb (Yorktown,VA)Newport News Apprentice School
1983-13- 289-LAN
 
30Scott Leius3B-1B6-3 208 R-R 1965-09-24 30Yonkers,New York MLB1986-19991990-1999Mamaroneck (Mamaroneck,NY)Concordia Col
1986-13- 325-MIN
 
7Kenny LoftonCF6-0 180 L-L 1967-05-31 29East Chicago,Indiana MLB1988-20071991-2007Washington (East Chicago,IN)Arizona
1988-17- 428-HOU
 
59Albie LopezP6-2 185 R-R 1971-08-18 24Mesa,Arizona MLB1991-20111993-2003Westwood (Mesa,AZ)Mesa CC
1991-20- 528-CLE
 
32Dennis MartinezP6-1 180 R-R 1955-05-14 41Granada,Nicaragua MLB1974-19981976-1998  
1973-   UDFA-BAL
 
29Jack McDowellP6-5 190 R-R 1966-01-16 30Van Nuys,California MLB1985-19991987-1999Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks,CA)Stanford U.
1987- 1-   5-CHA
 
39Kent MerckerP6-2 195 L-L 1968-02-01 28Indianapolis,Indiana MLB1986-20081989-2008Dublin Coffman (Dublin,OH)
1986- 1-   5-ATL
 
49Jose MesaP6-3 225 R-R 1966-05-22 30Azua,Dom Rep MLB1979-20071987-2007  
1981-   UDFA-TOR
 
33Eddie MurrayDH6-2 225 B-R 1956-02-24 40Los Angeles,California MLB1973-19971977-1997Locke (Los Angeles,CA)
1973- 3-  63-BAL
 
41Charles NagyP6-3 200 L-R 1967-05-05 29Fairfield,Connecticut MLB1987-20031990-2003Roger Ludlow (Fairfield,CT)Connecticut
1988- 1-  17-CLE
 
37Chad OgeaP6-2 220 L-R 1970-11-09 25Lake Charles,Louisiana MLB1989-20011994-1999St. Louis (Lake Charles,LA)Louisiana St
1991- 3-  86-CLE
 
27Geronimo Pena3B6-1 195 B-R 1967-03-29 29Distrito Nacional,Dom Rep MLB1986-19961990-1996  
1984-   UDFA-SLN
 
17Tony PenaC6-0 185 R-R 1957-06-04 39Monte Cristi,Dom Rep MLB1976-19971980-1997  
1975-   UDFA-PIT
 
36Herbert Perry1B6-2 220 R-R 1969-09-15 26Mayo,Florida MLB1988-20041994-2004Lafayette (Mayo,FL)Florida
1991- 2-  57-CLE
 
38Eric PlunkP6-6 224 R-R 1963-09-03 32Wilmington,California MLB1981-20001986-1999Bellflower (Bellflower,CA)Cal St Dominguez Hills
1981- 4- 103-NYA
 
62Jim PooleP6-2 195 L-L 1966-04-28 30Rochester,New York MLB1988-20001990-2000LaSalle College (Wyndmoor,PA)Georgia Tech
1988- 9- 218-LAN
 
24Manny RamirezRF6-0 205 R-R 1972-05-30 24Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1991-20141993-2011George Washington (New York,NY)
1991- 1-  13-CLE
Free Agent  
47Joe RoaP6-1 194 R-R 1971-10-11 24Southfield,Michigan MLB1989-20051995-2004Hazel Park (Hazel Park,MI)
1989-18- 454-ATL
 
20Kevin SeitzerDH5-11 180 R-R 1962-03-26 34Springfield,Illinois MLB1983-19971986-1997Lincoln Community (Lincoln,IL)Eastern Illinois U.
1983-11- 283-KCA
 
53Paul ShueyP6-3 215 R-R 1970-09-16 25Lima,Ohio MLB1990-20071994-2007Millbrook (Raleigh,NC)North Carolina
1992- 1-   2-CLE
 
12Greg SwindellP6-3 230 R-L 1965-01-02 31Fort Worth,Texas MLB1984-20031986-2002Sharpstown (Houston,TX)Texas
1986- 1-   2-CLE
 
50Julian TavarezP6-2 190 L-R 1973-05-22 23Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1992-20091993-2009  
1990-   UDFA-CLE
 
25Jim Thome3B6-4 220 L-R 1970-08-27 25Peoria,Illinois MLB1990-20121991-2012Limestone Community (Bartonville,IL)Illinois Central Col
1989-13- 333-CLE
Retired  
46Ryan ThompsonCF6-3 215 R-R 1967-11-04 28Chestertown,Maryland MLB1987-20041992-2002Kent County (Chestertown,MD)
1987-13- 335-TOR
 
10Jose Vizcaino2B6-1 180 B-R 1968-03-26 28San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB1987-20061989-2006  
1986-   UDFA-LAN
 
13Omar VizquelSS5-9 175 B-R 1967-04-24 29Caracas,Venezuela MLB1984-20121989-2012  
1984-   UDFA-SEA
Retired  
48Nigel WilsonDH6-1 185 L-L 1970-01-12 26Oshawa,Ontario MLB1988-20021993-1996Ajax (Ajax,ON)
1987-   UDFA-TOR
 
44 Players