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1996 American League Awards, All-Stars and Other Leaders

League Awards

Batting stats are G BA/OBP/SLG Pitching stats are W-L ERA, SO.

Award-Winners Complete Voting Results

Most Valuable Player Award

Juan Gonzalez
TEX 134 G .314/.368/.643

Cy Young Award

Pat Hentgen
TOR 20-10, 3.22, 177 SO

Rookie of the Year Award

Derek Jeter
NYY 157 G .314/.370/.430

Manager of the Year Award

Johnny Oates
Joe Torre
Batting Champion
  (highest BA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Alex Rodriguez
SEA 146 G .358/.414/.631
ERA Pitching Champion
  (lowest ERA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Juan Guzman
TOR 11-8, 2.93, 165 SO

Rolaids Reliever of the Year

John Wetteland
NYY 2-3 (43 SV), 2.83, 69 SO

ALCS MVP

Bernie Williams - S

TSN Pitcher of the Year

Pat Hentgen
TOR 20-10, 3.22, 177 SO

Gold Glove Winners (history)

PitcherMike Mussina
CatcherIvan Rodriguez
First BaseJ.T. Snow
Second BaseRoberto Alomar
Third BaseRobin Ventura
ShortstopOmar Vizquel
OutfieldJay Buhner, Ken Griffey and Kenny Lofton

Silver Slugger Winners (history)

CatcherIvan Rodriguez TEX 153 G .300/.342/.473
First BaseMark McGwire OAK 130 G .312/.467/.730
Second BaseRoberto Alomar BAL 153 G .328/.411/.527
Third BaseJim Thome CLE 151 G .311/.450/.612
ShortstopAlex Rodriguez SEA 146 G .358/.414/.631
OutfieldAlbert Belle CLE 158 G .311/.410/.623
Juan Gonzalez TEX 134 G .314/.368/.643
Ken Griffey SEA 140 G .303/.392/.628

League All-Stars

All Star Directory · (* - indicates they played)
Box Score and Play-by-Play

Starters
P. Charles Nagy (CLE)
C. Ivan Rodriguez (TEX)
1B. Mo Vaughn (BOS)
2B. Roberto Alomar (BAL)
3B. Wade Boggs (NYY)
SS. Cal Ripken (BAL)
LF. Albert Belle (CLE)
CF. Kenny Lofton (CLE)
RF. Brady Anderson (BAL)

 
Sandy Alomar* (CLE)
Jay Buhner* (SEA)
Joe Carter* (TOR)
Chuck Finley* (CAL)
Travis Fryman* (DET)
Ken Griffey (SEA)
Roberto Hernandez* (CHW)
Chuck Knoblauch* (MIN)
Edgar Martinez* (SEA)
 
Mark McGwire* (OAK)
Jose Mesa (CLE)
Jeff Montgomery (KCR)
Roger Pavlik* (TEX)
Troy Percival* (CAL)
Andy Pettitte (NYY)
Alex Rodriguez* (SEA)
Frank Thomas (CHW)
Greg Vaughn (MIL)
 
John Wetteland (NYY)
Dan Wilson* (SEA)

AL Other Leaders

Glossary · Hold mouse over statistic name to see description

For batting rate stats, generally a minimum of 3.1 Plate Appearances/G, 1.0 IP/G, 0.67 Gm and Chances/Team Game (fielding), 0.2 SB att/Team Game (catchers), and 0.1 SB att/Team Game (baserunners only since 1951), and 0.1 decision/G for single-season leaderboards generally needed for rate statistics. For pitcher fielding the minimums are reduced by a third. For LF, CF, RF fielding stats, we only have reliable data since 1954, so all leaders are since 1954. Explanation of min. requirements