1996 Pacific Coast League season

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The 1996 Pacific Coast League season was the 94th season in the league's history. It ended with the Edmonton Trappers winning their first league championship since 1984.

Final first-half standings[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Edmonton Trappers 39 31 .557 -- Gary Jones Oakland Athletics
Tacoma Rainiers 40 32 .556 -- Dave Myers Seattle Mariners
Vancouver Canadians 35 32 .522 Don Long California Angels
Calgary Cannons 37 34 .521 Trent Jewett Pittsburgh Pirates
Salt Lake Buzz 35 37 .486 5 Phil Roof Minnesota Twins
W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Phoenix Firebirds 39 33 .542 -- Ron Wotus San Francisco Giants
Tucson Toros 35 37 .486 4 Tim Tolman Houston Astros
Albuquerque Dukes 33 39 .458 6 Phil Regan Los Angeles Dodgers
Las Vegas Stars 31 37 .456 6 Jerry Royster San Diego Padres
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 29 41 .414 9 Brad Mills Colorado Rockies

Final second-half standings[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Edmonton Trappers 45 27 .625 -- Gary Jones Oakland Athletics
Salt Lake Buzz 43 29 .597 2 Phil Roof Minnesota Twins
Calgary Cannons 37 34 .521 Trent Jewett Pittsburgh Pirates
Vancouver Canadians 33 38 .465 11½ Don Long California Angels
Tacoma Rainiers 29 41 .414 15 Dave Myers Seattle Mariners
W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Las Vegas Stars 42 30 .583 -- Jerry Royster San Diego Padres
Tucson Toros 35 37 .486 7 Tim Tolman Houston Astros
Albuquerque Dukes 34 37 .479 Phil Regan Los Angeles Dodgers
Phoenix Firebirds 30 42 .417 12 Ron Wotus San Francisco Giants
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 29 42 .408 12½ Brad Mills Colorado Rockies

Overall standings[edit]

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Edmonton Trappers 84 58 .592 -- Gary Jones Oakland Athletics
Salt Lake Buzz 78 66 .542 7 Phil Roof Minnesota Twins
Las Vegas Stars 73 67 .521 10 Jerry Royster San Diego Padres
Calgary Cannons 74 68 .521 10 Trent Jewett Pittsburgh Pirates
Vancouver Canadians 68 70 .493 14 Don Long California Angels
Tucson Toros 70 74 .486 15 Tim Tolman Houston Astros
Tacoma Rainiers 69 73 .486 15 Dave Myers Seattle Mariners
Phoenix Firebirds 69 75 .479 16 Ron Wotus San Francisco Giants
Albuquerque Dukes 67 76 .469 17½ Phil Regan Los Angeles Dodgers
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 58 83 .411 22½ Brad Mills Colorado Rockies

Playoffs[edit]

  First Round Championship Finals
                 
N1  Edmonton Trappers 3  
N2  Salt Lake Buzz 1  
    N1  Edmonton Trappers 3
  S1  Phoenix Firebirds 1
S1  Phoenix Firebirds 3
S2  Las Vegas Stars 0  

First Round[edit]

Edmonton vs. Salt Lake
Date Away Home
September 4 Edmonton 15 Salt Lake 1
September 5 Edmonton 1 Salt Lake 4
September 6 Salt Lake 0 Edmonton 6
September 7 Salt Lake 2 Edmonton 4
Edmonton wins series 3-1
Phoenix vs. Las Vegas
Date Away Home
September 4 Las Vegas 4 Phoenix 5
September 5 Las Vegas 1 Phoenix 2
13 innings
September 6 Phoenix 10 Las Vegas 3
Phoenix wins series 3-0

Championship Finals[edit]

Edmonton vs. Phoenix
Date Away Home
September 9 Edmonton 2 Phoenix 10
September 10 Edmonton 9 Phoenix 5
September 11 Phoenix 2 Edmonton 3
14 innings
September 12 Phoenix 6 Edmonton 8
Edmonton wins series 3-1

League Leaders[edit]

Batting[edit]

  • Batting Average Brian Raabe, Salt Lake, .351
  • Runs Scored Raabe, 103
  • Hits Todd Walker, Salt Lake, 187
  • Doubles Walker, 41
  • Triples Bobby Abreu, Tucson, 16
  • Home Runs Walker, 28
  • Runs Batted In Walker, 111
  • Stolen Bases Kerwin Moore, Edmonton, 38

Pitching[edit]

All-Star Team[edit]

References[edit]

External Links[edit]