1996 Long Beach Riptide Roster

Western League (WL) - Independent
Team Record: 54-36
Finished 1st in the WL's South Division
Manager: Jeff Burroughs (54-36)
Location: Long Beach, California
Ballpark: Blair Field
Attendance: 74,440, Avg. 1,654
1996 Long Beach Riptide Statistics

Playoffs - Long Beach Riptide 2 games, Salinas Peppers 1
Finals - Long Beach Riptide 3 games, Tri-City Posse 1

The Long Beach Riptide of the Western League ended the 1996 season with a record of 54 wins and 36 losses, finishing first in the league's South Division.

The Riptide topped the circuit with just 409 runs allowed. Long Beach scored 491 runs. Alan Burke led the squad with 13 home runs Tim Moore recorded 69 runs batted in. Alan Burke paced batters with significant playing time by connecting at a .327 clip. Paul Anderson paced the squad with 12 wins and a team-best 2.69 ERA, best among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Nelson Simmons and Andy Allanson both played in Major League Baseball during their careers.

Jeff Burroughs served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Andy AllansonRRDecember 22, 19616'5"220Richmond, VA US
Paul AndersonRRDecember 19, 19686'4"215San Diego, CA US
Don BarbaraLLOctober 27, 19686'2"220Long Beach, CA US
Eric BrooksRRMay 18, 19696'2"195Bellflower, CA US
Alan BurkeRRNovember 28, 19706'0"190Huntington Beach, CA US
Ed CampanielloRRJune 14, 19745'9"180Bronx, NY US
Johnny CaseyRRJune 1, 19696'0"180Castro Valley, CA US
John CoronaLLMay 28, 19696'0"185Montebello, CA US
Mike CowellSR
Cobi CradleLLJuly 7, 19715'11"165Norfolk, VA US
Derek FahsRRSeptember 26, 19725'11"180Huntington Beach, CA US
Mickey ForteRL
Chris GillRRSeptember 26, 19665'10"180San Diego, CA US
Keith GogosRLJune 16, 19696'1"190Melbourne, AU
John HomanRLSeptember 19, 19725'9"165Fullerton, CA US
Kirt KishitaRRApril 4, 19736'2"185Gardena, CA US
Reggie LeslieRRMarch 28, 19686'3"205Anchorage, AK US
Greg MartinezRR
Jose MontillaRRFebruary 6, 19736'3"170
Tim MooreSLAugust 27, 19715'9"215Greenville, NC US
Willie MosherRRJanuary 9, 19746'1"195Salt Lake City, UT US
Tray NelsonRROctober 15, 19746'3"210Los Angeles, CA US
David PiesterLL
Bobby RyanLLJune 2, 19676'0"190Portland, OR US
Mike SharpRRDecember 29, 19695'11"175Pensacola, FL US
Nelson SimmonsSRJune 27, 19636'1"185Washington, DC US
Scott SingletonRRJuly 24, 19746'6"195Long Beach, CA US
Rueben SmileyLLAugust 27, 19686'4"195Los Angeles, CA US
Mike SmithRRJune 17, 19706'3"210San Diego, CA US
Mark TranbergRRFebruary 28, 19696'4"210Long Beach, CA US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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