» April 26, 1996: Mike Grace (4–0) retires the first 16 batters and pitches eight innings after scattering three singles. The Phils win 2–0 over the Reds, sending Cincy to their 9th loss in 10 games.
» May 12, 1996: Phils' P Mike Grace outduels Greg Maddux to beat the Braves, 6–0, matching his record. The unbeaten rookie retires the last 17 batters.
» May 28, 1996:
In Philadelphia, Pete Incaviglia hammers a pair of three-run homers to lead the Phils to a 9–3 win over the Dodgers. The win goes to rookie Mike Grace (7–2), who gives up three runs in seven innings. At Arlington Albert Belle dings his 21st in the 4th inning of the Indians 11–3 win over the Rangers Belle, who is collecting his home run balls this season, asks for the ball when he is lifted in the 6th inning. Ken Logan, the fan who caught it. requests an autographed ball in exchange, prompting Belle to tell him to "@#$%^& off." The Indian management quickly apologizes to Logan, and gets him another autographed ball. Belle did the same thing in 1995.