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1996 Boston Red Sox season


1996 Boston Red Sox season

The 1996 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 3rd in the American League East with a record of 85 wins and 77 losses.


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.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 92 70 .568    --
Baltimore Orioles * 88 74 .543   4.0
Boston Red Sox 85 77 .525   7.0
Toronto Blue Jays 74 88 .457 18.0
Detroit Tigers 53 109 .327 39.0

Notable transactions

Draft picks

Opening Day Line Up

12 Wil Cordero 2B
13 John Valentin SS
42 Mo Vaughn 1B
33 José Canseco DH
22 Mike Stanley C
39 Mike Greenwell     LF
11 Tim Naehring 3B
25 Troy O'Leary RF
46 Dwayne Hosey CF
21 Roger Clemens P


1996 Boston Red Sox
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


Starters by position

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Buddy Bailey
AA Trenton Thunder Eastern League Ken Macha
A Sarasota Red Sox Florida State League DeMarlo Hale
A Michigan Battle Cats Midwest League Tom Barrett
Short-Season A Lowell Spinners New York–Penn League Billy Gardner, Jr.
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League Bob Geren


  • 1996 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1996 Boston Red Sox season at

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