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1996 Boston Red Sox season

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Owner(s)  JRY Trust
Manager  Kevin Kennedy
Local radios  WEEI, WROL
Start date  1996
General manager  Dan Duquette
Local television  WABU (Sean McDonough, Jerry Remy) NESN (Bob Kurtz, Jerry Remy)
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The 1996 Boston Red Sox season was the 96th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished third in the American League East with a record of 85 wins and 77 losses, seven games behind the New York Yankees.

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Offseason

  • October 13, 1995: Butch Henry was selected off waivers by the Boston Red Sox from the Montreal Expos.
  • January 22, 1996: Alex Cole was signed as a free agent by the Red Sox.
  • January 29, 1996: Glenn Murray, Ken Ryan, and Lee Tinsley were traded by the Red Sox to the Philadelphia Phillies for Heathcliff Slocumb, Larry Wimberly (minors) and Rick Holyfield (minors).
  • March 8, 1996: Kevin Mitchell was signed as a free agent by the Red Sox.
  • Regular season

  • September 18, 1996: Roger Clemens struck out 20 batters for the second time in his career, becoming the only player ever to do so. The performance came against the Detroit Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Clemens' second 20-K day occurred in his second-to-last game as a member of the Boston Red Sox.
  • Notable transactions

  • July 30, 1996: Kevin Mitchell was traded by the Red Sox to the Cincinnati Reds for Roberto Mej√≠a and Brad Tweedie (minors).
  • July 31, 1996: Mike Stanton and a player to be named later were traded by the Red Sox to the Texas Rangers for Mark Brandenburg and Kerry Lacy. The Red Sox completed the deal by sending Dwayne Hosey to the Rangers on November 4.
  • August 1, 1996: Greg Pirkl was selected off waivers by the Red Sox from the Seattle Mariners.
  • Draft picks

  • June 4, 1996: 1996 Major League Baseball Draft
  • Robert Ramsay was drafted by the Red Sox in the 7th round.
  • Justin Duchscherer was drafted by the Red Sox in the 8th round. Player signed June 14, 1996.
  • Aaron Harang was drafted by the Red Sox in the 22nd round, but did not sign.
  • Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

    References

    1996 Boston Red Sox season Wikipedia


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