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1996 OAKLAND ATHLETICS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Oakland,CA
Team Record:  78-84   .481
Result:   3rd in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Art Howe
General Manager:   Sandy Alderson
Stadium:  Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance:  1,148,380
Payroll:  $19,404,500
Playoffs:  -

Oakland Athletics affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jim Corsi (34)
Youngest Player:  Tony Batista (22)
Longest Tenure:  Mark McGwire, Terry Steinbach (11)
Top Hitter:  Mark McGwire (9)
Top Pitcher:  Mike Mohler (42)
Top Draft Pick:  Eric Chavez (#10)

Roster Continuity:  53.07%
Top Prospect:   Ben Grieve
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Texas9072.556--
Seattle8576.5284.5
Oakland7884.48112.0
California7091.43519.5

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Mark McGwire1B32$ 7,050,000  6 
Terry SteinbachC34$ 4,200,000  65 
Mike BordickSS30$ 2,000,000   
Geronimo BerroaRF-LF31$ 1,150,000   
Scott Brosius3B29$ 970,000   
Pedro MunozRF-LF27$ 595,000   
Phil PlantierLF-RF27$ 500,000   
Jim CorsiP34$ 450,000   
Todd Van PoppelP24$ 318,000   
Brent Gates2B-3B26$ 290,000   
Buddy GroomP30$ 195,000   
Ariel PrietoP26$ 181,000   
Torey Lovullo2B-3B30$ 180,000   
Carlos ReyesP27$ 170,000   
Mike MohlerP27$ 155,000   
Rafael BournigalSS-2B30$ 150,000   
John BriscoeP28$ 150,000   
Dave TelghederP29$ 147,500   
Mark AcreP27$ 140,000   
Billy TaylorP34$ 135,000   
Matt StairsDH-1B28$ 130,000   
Jason GiambiDH25$ 120,000   
Aaron SmallP24$ 118,000   
Allen BattleCF-LF27$ 117,000   
Don WengertP26$ 117,000   
George WilliamsC27$ 115,000   
Doug JohnsP28$ 113,500   
Ernie YoungCF-RF26$ 112,000   
John WasdinP23$ 111,000   
Willie AdamsP23$ 109,000   
Tony Batista3B-SS22$ 109,000   
Bobby ChouinardP24$ 109,000   
Paul FletcherP29$ 109,000   
Webster Garrison2B-1B30$ 109,000   
Jose HerreraRF-CF23$ 109,000   
Brian LesherLF-1B25$ 109,000   
Damon MashoreCF-LF26$ 109,000   
Izzy MolinaC25$ 109,000   
Kerwin MooreCF25$ 109,000   
Scott Spiezio1B-2B23$ 109,000   
Jay WitasickP23$ 109,000   
Steve WojciechowskiP25$ 109,000   


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