BLUE JAYS FANS



1996 Season

FAN RATING
50%
Based on 24 fan votes.
DISLIKELIKE
1996 Season1996 Season
Division: AL East (18.0 GB)
Record: 74-88-0 (.457)
Pythagorean W-L: 77-85 (.475)
Finish: 4th of 5
Manager: C.Gaston (74-88)
Attendance: 2,559,573 (-10% vs. 1995)
Avg. Ticket $: $N/A
Batters Age: 28.6 – Pitchers Age: 28.3
Payroll: $29,972,208 (-71% vs. 1995)
Cost($)/Win: $405,030 (-126% vs. 1995)
Total Player WAR: 35.2 (+44% vs. 1995)

1996 FlowFlow Comparison: 1996 to 1995 & 1994
1996 Flow – Team record above/below .500, W/L streak and run differentual per game.
1996 Flow – 1996 compared to 1995, 1994.
Standings
AL East G W L W-L% GB RF RA DIFF
1. New York Yankees 162 92 70 .568 0.0 871 787 84
2. Baltimore Orioles 162 88 74 .543 4.0 949 903 46
3. Boston Red Sox 162 85 77 .525 7.0 928 921 7
4. Toronto Blue Jays 162 74 88 .457 18.0 766 809 -43
5. Detroit Tigers 162 53 109 .327 39.0 783 1103 -320
  UNIFORM NUMBERS
 

Perez

Nixon

Cairo

Brumfield

Crespo

Stewart

Gonzalez

Olerud

Samuel

Brito

Green

Perez

Viola

Cedeno

Delgado

O’Brien

Spoljaric

Huff

Brow

Carter

Bohanon

Sprague

Martinez

Janzen

Crabtree

Carrara

Flener

Hanson

Timlin

Hentgen

Silva

Mosquera

Quantrill

Andujar

Castillo

Johnson

Ware

Martinez

Williams

Risley

Guzman

Bohanon

Awards & Honours
1996 George Bell
Blue Jays Level of Excellence Honouree
1996 Joe Carter
MLB All-Star
1996 Pat Hentgen
AL Cy Young
1996 Dave Stieb
Blue Jays Level of Excellence Honouree
Blue Jays Debuts
1996-09-06  Luis Andujar made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
1996-04-03  Brian Bohanon made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Oakland Athletics.
1996-04-01  Tilson Brito made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Oakland Athletics.
1996-05-20  Jacob Brumfield made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Kansas City Royals.
1996-04-17  Miguel Cairo made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the California Angels.
1996-04-28  Felipe Crespo made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Cleveland Indians.
1996-04-01  Erik Hanson made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Oakland Athletics.
1996-05-12  Marty Janzen made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
1996-08-24  Dane Johnson made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Chicago White Sox.
1996-08-17  Julio Mosquera made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Minnesota Twins.
1996-04-01  Otis Nixon made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Oakland Athletics.
1996-04-01  Charlie O’Brien made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Oakland Athletics.
1996-04-07  Paul Quantrill made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Cleveland Indians.
1996-04-12  Bill Risley made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Seattle Mariners.
1996-04-06  Juan Samuel made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Cleveland Indians.
1996-09-10  Jose Silva made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Texas Rangers.
1996-04-28  Frank Viola made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Cleveland Indians.
Blue Jays Departures
1996-05-26  Brian Bohanon made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Minnesota Twins.
1996-09-25  Scott Brow made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Detroit Tigers.
1996-09-25  Miguel Cairo made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Detroit Tigers.
1996-05-11  Giovanni Carrara made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
1996-08-13  Tony Castillo made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
1996-08-20  Domingo Cedeno made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Kansas City Royals.
1996-07-04  Mike Huff made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Detroit Tigers.
1996-09-28  Dane Johnson made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
1996-09-29  John Olerud made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
1996-09-16  Jose Silva made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
1996-05-28  Frank Viola made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Chicago White Sox.
1996-07-07  Jeff Ware made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Detroit Tigers.
Injuries
1996-06-28: Bill Risley
Placed on 15-day DL
1996-04-26: Woody Williams
Transferred to 60-day DL
RESULTS
The 1996 Blue Jays went 74-88-0 (.457). Here is a summary of their game results. For every individual game and box scores, visit the 1996 Box Scores page.
 
Month By Month Results
March No Games April 11-14-0 (.440)
Best streak: 3 Wins
May 13-15-0 (.464)
Best streak: 3 Wins
June 12-15-0 (.444)
Best streak: 5 Wins
July 13-14-0 (.481)
Best streak: 3 Wins
August 14-15-0 (.483)
Best streak: 7 Wins
September 11-15-0 (.423)
Best streak: 3 Wins
October No Games
Record at Home Vs Opponents (35-46-0, .432)
Baltimore Orioles 3-4-0 (.429) Boston Red Sox 3-3-0 (.500)
California Angels 4-2-0 (.667) Chicago White Sox 2-4-0 (.333)
Cleveland Indians 2-4-0 (.333) Detroit Tigers 3-3-0 (.500)
Kansas City Royals 3-3-0 (.500) Milwaukee Brewers 4-2-0 (.667)
Minnesota Twins 3-4-0 (.429) New York Yankees 2-5-0 (.286)
Oakland Athletics 3-3-0 (.500) Seattle Mariners 2-4-0 (.333)
Texas Rangers 1-5-0 (.167)
Record Away Vs Opponents (39-42-0, .481)
@ Baltimore Orioles 2-4-0 (.333) @ Boston Red Sox 2-5-0 (.286)
@ California Angels 1-5-0 (.167) @ Chicago White Sox 3-3-0 (.500)
@ Cleveland Indians 3-3-0 (.500) @ Detroit Tigers 4-3-0 (.571)
@ Kansas City Royals 5-2-0 (.714) @ Milwaukee Brewers 3-3-0 (.500)
@ Minnesota Twins 2-4-0 (.333) @ New York Yankees 3-3-0 (.500)
@ Oakland Athletics 5-1-0 (.833) @ Seattle Mariners 5-1-0 (.833)
@ Texas Rangers 1-5-0 (.167)

Top 10 Attended Games
 
# Date Home Away Fans
1996#64  1996-06-12 Toronto Blue Jays 7 New York Yankees 4 44,238
1996#148  1996-09-14 Toronto Blue Jays 1 New York Yankees 3 43,397
1996#81  1996-07-01 Toronto Blue Jays 4 Baltimore Orioles 7 43,377
1996#23  1996-04-27 Toronto Blue Jays 11 Cleveland Indians 6 40,140
1996#162  1996-09-29 Toronto Blue Jays 4 Baltimore Orioles 1 38,267
1996#62  1996-06-10 Toronto Blue Jays 3 New York Yankees 5 37,332
1996#6  1996-04-09 Toronto Blue Jays 5 California Angels 0 36,616
1996#161  1996-09-28 Toronto Blue Jays 2 Baltimore Orioles 3 36,316
1996#149  1996-09-15 Toronto Blue Jays 3 New York Yankees 1 36,268
1996#97  1996-07-20 Toronto Blue Jays 4 Detroit Tigers 5 36,220

 

1996 Team Stats + Franchise Ranking | Go To Team Stats
TEAM BATTING R/G R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS DP
1996 4.73 766 1451 302 35 177 712 116 38 529 1105 .259 .331 .420 .752 110
FRANCHISE RANK 20th 19th 23rd 16th 20th 23rd 23rd 16th 24th 13th 31st 29th 18th 24th 21st 33rd
vs. 1995 33rd 40th 43rd 29th 28th 36th 39th 28th 2nd 34th 14th 26th 24th 34th 30th 20th

 

TEAM PITCHING RA/G ERA CG tSHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP K/9 HR/9 E DP F%
1996 4.99 4.57 19 7 35 1445.2 1476 809 734 187 610 1033 1.443 6.43 1.16 110 187 .982
FRANCHISE RANK 35th 34th 9th 36th 29th 21st 36th 38th 38th 38th 42nd 22nd 36th 23rd 36th 33rd 3rd 33rd
vs. 1995 46th 44th 16th 33rd 43rd 44th 10th 35th 33rd 14th 47th 34th 47th 27th 21st 20th 38th 32nd

 

 

1996 Leaders | Go To Player Stats
BATTING AVG OPS% HITS HOME RUNS RBI’s
.286 – Nixon .854 – Olerud 158 – Carter 36 – Sprague 107 – Carter
WINS WHIP ERA STRIKEOUTS SAVES
20 – Hentgen 1.124 – Guzman 2.54 – Crabtree 177 – Hentgen 31 – Timlin
MOST APPEARANCES BY POSITION
Carter (115)
Nixon (125)
Green (127)
Gonzalez (147)
Perez (75)
Sprague (148)
Hanson (35)
Hentgen (35)
Guzman (27)
Quantrill (38)
Flener (15)
Olerud (101)
DH) Delgado (108)
O’Brien (105)


POSITION PLAYERS / STATS
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Carter 157 625 84 158 35 7 30 107 7 6 44 106 .253 .306 .475 .782 297 0 6 2 7 12
Sprague 159 591 88 146 35 2 36 101 0 0 60 146 .247 .325 .496 .821 293 0 7 3 12 7
Gonzalez 147 527 64 124 30 5 14 64 16 6 45 127 .235 .300 .391 .691 206 7 3 0 5 12
Nixon 125 496 87 142 15 1 1 29 54 13 71 68 .286 .377 .327 .703 162 7 0 1 1 9
Delgado 138 488 68 132 28 2 25 92 0 0 58 139 .270 .353 .490 .843 239 0 8 0 9 13
Green 132 422 52 118 32 3 11 45 5 1 33 75 .280 .342 .448 .790 189 0 2 3 8 9
Olerud 125 398 59 109 25 0 18 61 1 0 60 37 .274 .382 .472 .854 188 0 1 6 10 10
O’Brien 109 324 33 77 17 0 13 44 0 1 29 68 .238 .331 .410 .741 133 3 2 1 17 8
Brumfield 90 308 52 79 19 2 12 52 12 3 24 58 .256 .316 .448 .764 138 1 3 1 4 10
Perez 91 295 24 74 13 4 1 19 1 2 25 29 .251 .311 .332 .643 98 6 1 0 1 10
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Cedeno 77 282 44 79 10 2 2 17 5 3 15 60 .280 .320 .351 .671 99 7 1 0 2 6
Martinez 76 229 17 52 9 3 3 18 0 0 16 58 .227 .288 .332 .620 76 1 1 0 4 4
Perez 86 202 30 66 10 0 2 21 3 0 8 17 .327 .354 .406 .760 82 4 1 0 1 6
Samuel 69 188 34 48 8 3 8 26 9 1 15 65 .255 .319 .457 .776 86 0 1 0 3 2
Brito 26 80 10 19 7 0 1 7 1 1 10 18 .238 .344 .363 .707 29 2 0 0 3 0
Crespo 22 49 6 9 4 0 0 4 1 0 12 13 .184 .375 .265 .640 13 0 0 0 3 0
Huff 11 29 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 .172 .200 .241 .441 7 0 0 0 0 0
Cairo 9 27 5 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 .222 .300 .296 .596 8 0 0 0 1 1
Mosquera 8 22 2 5 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 .227 .261 .318 .579 7 0 0 0 1 0
Stewart 7 17 2 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 4 .176 .222 .235 .458 4 0 0 0 0 1
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP

 

PITCHERS / STATS
W L % G GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WP BF IBB BK ERA WHIP
Hentgen 20 10 .667 35 35 10 3 0 0 265.2 238 105 95 20 94 177 5 8 1100 3 0 3.22 1.250
Hanson 13 17 .433 35 35 4 1 0 0 214.2 243 143 129 26 102 156 2 13 955 2 0 5.41 1.607
Guzman 11 8 .579 27 27 4 1 0 0 187.2 158 68 61 20 53 165 7 7 756 3 0 2.93 1.124
Quantrill 5 14 .263 38 20 0 0 7 0 134.1 172 90 81 27 51 86 2 1 609 3 1 5.43 1.660
Janzen 4 6 .400 15 11 0 0 3 0 73.2 95 65 60 16 38 47 2 7 344 3 0 7.33 1.805
Castillo 2 3 .400 40 0 0 0 7 1 72.1 72 38 34 9 20 48 2 2 304 1 0 4.23 1.272
Flener 3 2 .600 15 11 0 0 0 0 70.2 68 40 36 9 33 44 1 1 309 1 0 4.58 1.429
Crabtree 5 3 .625 53 0 0 0 21 1 67.1 59 26 19 4 22 57 3 3 284 4 0 2.54 1.203
Williams 4 5 .444 12 10 1 0 0 0 59.0 64 33 31 8 21 43 1 2 255 1 0 4.70 1.441
Timlin 1 6 .143 59 0 0 0 56 31 56.2 47 25 23 4 18 52 2 3 230 4 0 3.65 1.147
W L % G GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WP BF IBB BK ERA WHIP
Risley 0 1 .000 25 0 0 0 11 0 41.2 33 20 18 7 25 29 0 1 177 0 0 3.89 1.392
Brow 1 0 1.000 18 1 0 0 9 0 38.2 45 25 24 5 25 23 0 2 180 1 1 5.59 1.810
Spoljaric 2 2 .500 28 0 0 0 12 1 38.0 30 17 13 6 19 38 2 0 163 1 0 3.03 1.289
Ware 1 5 .167 13 4 0 0 6 0 32.2 35 34 33 6 31 11 2 6 163 1 1 9.09 2.020
Viola 1 3 .250 6 6 0 0 0 0 30.1 43 28 26 6 21 18 2 1 150 3 0 7.71 2.110
Bohanon 0 1 .000 20 0 0 0 6 1 22.0 27 19 19 4 19 17 2 2 112 4 0 7.66 2.091
Carrara 0 1 .000 11 0 0 0 3 0 15.0 23 19 19 5 12 10 0 1 76 2 0 11.15 2.333
Andujar 1 1 .500 3 2 0 0 0 0 14.1 14 8 8 4 1 5 1 1 57 0 0 5.02 1.047
Johnson 0 0 nan 10 0 0 0 2 0 9.0 5 3 3 0 5 7 0 0 36 0 0 2.89 1.111
Silva 0 0 nan 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 5 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 11.57 2.500
W L % G GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WP BF IBB BK ERA WHIP

 

10 Most Valuable Players
  RBat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR
Sprague 1 0 0 3 2 6 1 25 31 3.1 0.504 0.504 2.7 0.7 28
Olerud 9 0 -1 6 -7 7 1 18 25 2.5 0.505 0.504 1.8 0.1 19
Gonzalez -21 -1 0 13 9 0 0 22 22 2.2 0.500 0.500 0.9 2.2 9
Delgado 10 -2 -1 1 -12 -4 0 21 17 1.8 0.497 0.498 1.6 -0.8 16
O’Brien -7 -3 -1 7 6 2 0 14 16 1.7 0.502 0.501 0.9 1.3 9
Nixon -8 5 1 -11 3 -11 -1 21 10 1.2 0.492 0.494 2.0 -0.6 21
Green -1 3 2 -7 -4 -8 -1 17 9 1.1 0.494 0.495 1.6 -0.9 17
Perez -13 -1 -1 6 2 -7 -1 12 5 0.6 0.493 0.496 0.0 0.9 -1
Brumfield -5 3 -1 -5 -2 -9 -1 13 4 0.5 0.491 0.495 0.8 -0.5 8
Samuel -2 2 1 0 -4 -4 0 8 4 0.4 0.495 0.498 0.4 -0.3 4

 

10 Most Valuable Pitchers
  R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9Avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL%
Hentgen 105 3.56 5.39 -0.12 0.20 100.4 5.73 60 6.0 0.00 -0.2 8.6 97 0.673 0.537
Guzman 68 3.26 5.45 -0.11 0.20 100.1 5.75 49 5.0 0.00 -0.1 6.7 75 0.684 0.531
Crabtree 26 3.48 5.45 -0.11 -0.41 100.7 5.19 12 1.1 1.27 0.0 1.8 21 0.521 0.507
Hanson 143 6.00 5.48 -0.12 0.20 100.7 5.85 -7 -0.6 0.00 -0.1 1.4 23 0.483 0.496
Timlin 25 3.97 5.44 -0.10 -0.41 99.6 5.11 6 0.6 1.69 0.1 1.3 14 0.510 0.504
Castillo 38 4.73 5.57 -0.12 -0.35 99.6 5.32 4 0.3 1.20 -0.1 1.0 14 0.508 0.502
Flener 40 5.09 5.47 -0.12 0.11 98.6 5.62 3 0.3 0.62 -0.1 0.9 13 0.519 0.502
Williams 33 5.03 5.40 -0.12 0.14 98.9 5.59 3 0.3 0.83 -0.1 0.8 11 0.522 0.502
Spoljaric 17 4.03 5.55 -0.10 -0.42 100.0 5.23 5 0.4 1.05 -0.1 0.7 10 0.515 0.503
Risley 20 4.32 5.62 -0.11 -0.42 100.3 5.33 4 0.4 1.07 -0.1 0.7 10 0.515 0.502
Top 10 SalariesSalary Index
Player Salary $ Per Game Total as Blue Jay
1. Joe Carter 6,525,000 $41,561 $32,608,334
2. John Olerud 6,500,000 $52,000 $18,411,667
3. Erik Hanson 2,333,333 $66,667 $2,333,333
4. Pat Hentgen 2,250,000 $64,286 $4,441,500
5. Juan Guzman 2,240,000 $82,963 $6,882,000
6. Otis Nixon 1,900,000 $15,200 $1,900,000
7. Ed Sprague 1,450,000 $9,119 $3,110,000
8. Paul Quantrill 775,000 $20,395 $775,000
9. Tony Castillo 660,000 $16,500 $1,964,500
10. Mike Timlin 635,000 $10,763 $2,229,000
Amateur Draft Top 10 PicksDraft Index
Phase Rnd. # Player Signed Bonus Source School
June-Reg 1 4 Billy Koch (P) Yes 1.45 MM College Clemson
June-Reg 1 16 Joe Lawrence (2B) Yes 0.91 MM HS Barbe (Lake Charles,LA)
June-Reg 1 31 Peter Tucci (OF) Yes 0.40 MM College Providence College
June-Reg 2 44 Brent Abernathy (2B) Yes 0.43 MM HS Lovett School (Atlanta,GA)
June-Reg 3 69 Yan Lachapelle (P) Yes 0.19 MM FA Quebec
June-Reg 3 74 Clayton Andrews (P) Yes 0.00 MM HS Seminole (Seminole,FL)
June-Reg 4 99 Ryan Stromsborg (2B) Yes 0.00 MM College USC
June-Reg 5 129 John Bale (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Southern Miss
June-Reg 6 159 Mike Rodriguez (C) Yes 0.00 MM College Tarleton State
June-Reg 7 189 Casey Blake (3B) Yes 0.00 MM College Wichita State