1976 Philadelphia Phillies season

1976 Philadelphia Phillies
1976 National League East Championship
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. "Ruly" Carpenter III
General manager(s) Paul Owens
Manager(s) Danny Ozark
Local television WPHL-TV
Local radio WIBG
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser)
< Previous season     Next season >

The 1976 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 94th season in the history of the franchise. The Phillies won their first National League East title, as they compiled a record of 101–61, nine games ahead of the second-place Pittsburgh Pirates, and won 100 games or more for the first season in franchise history.

The Phillies lost the NLCS, 3–0 to the Cincinnati Reds. Danny Ozark managed the Phillies, as they played their home games at Veterans Stadium, where the All-Star Game was played that season.

Offseason

Regular season

The final 9-game margin masks how competitive the season actually was. In a scary echo of 1964, the Phillies saw a 15 12-game August lead dwindle to just 3 games as their offense dried up on two late-year road trips.

Mike Schmidt hit 12 home runs in Philadelphia's first 15 games, including 4 in one game on April 17.[5] No one had hit this many home runs so quickly. In that game, the Phillies and Chicago Cubs combined for thirty-four runs in a game which featured nine home runs.[6] Schmidt's home run feat was later tied by Alex Rodriguez in 2007.

Schmidt also won his first of 10 Gold Gloves that year, and carried the Phillies to the 1976 NLCS where he hit .308.

The Phillies hit a major league-leading seven grand slams.[7]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 10161 0.623 53–28 48–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 9270 0.568 9 47–34 45–36
New York Mets 8676 0.531 15 45–37 41–39
Chicago Cubs 7587 0.463 26 42–39 33–48
St. Louis Cardinals 7290 0.444 29 37–44 35–46
Montreal Expos 55107 0.340 46 27–53 28–54

Record vs. opponents

1976 National League Records

Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 6–66–127–118–108–44–85–73–910–89–94–8
Chicago 6–63–95–73–911–75–138–108–106–68–412–6
Cincinnati 12–69–312–613–59–36–65–78–413–59–96–6
Houston 11–77–56–125–1310–26–64–82–1010–810–89–3
Los Angeles 10–89–35–1313–510–27–55–79–36–128–1010–2
Montreal 4–87–113–92–102–108–103–158–104–87–57–11
New York 8–413–56–66–65–710–85–1310–87–57–59–9
Philadelphia 7-510–87–58–47–515–313–58–108–46–612–6
Pittsburgh 9–310–84–810–23–910–88–1010–87–59–312–6
San Diego 8–106–65–138–1012–68–45–74–85–78–104–8
San Francisco 9–94–89–98–1010–85–75–76–63–910–85–7
St. Louis 8–46–126–63–92–1011–79–96–126–128–47–5

Notable transactions

Draft picks

Game log

Legend
 Phillies win
 Phillies loss
 Postponement
BoldPhillies team member
1976 Game Log[11]
Overall Record: 101–61

Roster

1976 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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
2BDave Cash160666189.284156
3BMike Schmidt160584153.26238107
LFGreg Luzinski149533162.3042195

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
Tommy Hutton9512425.202113
Fred Andrews464.66700

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Steve Carlton35252.22073.13195
Jim Kaat38227.212143.4883
Jim Lonborg3322218103.08118
Larry Christenson32168.21383.6854

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Gene Garber5993112.8292
Tug McGraw5876112.5076
Randy Lerch10003.000

1976 National League Championship Series

Game 1

October 9, Veterans Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 001 002 030 6100
Philadelphia 100 000 002 361
W: Don Gullett (1–0)  L: Steve Carlton (0–1)   SV: None
HRs: CINGeorge Foster (1)   PHI – None

Game 2

October 10, Veterans Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 000 004 200 660
Philadelphia 010 010 000 2101
W: Pat Zachry (1–0)  L: Jim Lonborg (0–1)   SV: Pedro Borbón (1)
HRs: CIN – None   PHIGreg Luzinski (1)

Game 3

October 12, Riverfront Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 000 100 221 6110
Cincinnati 000 000 403 792
W: Rawly Eastwick (1–0)  L: Gene Garber (0–1)   SV: None
HRs: CINGeorge Foster (2)   Johnny Bench (1)   PHI – None

Postseason game log

Legend
 Phillies win
 Phillies loss
 Postponement
BoldPhillies team member

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Jim Bunning
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Bob Wellman and Granny Hamner
A Peninsula Pilots Carolina League Cal Emery
A Spartanburg Phillies Western Carolinas League Lee Elia
A-Short Season Auburn Phillies New York–Penn League Mike Compton

[16]

Notes

  1. Sergio Ferrer at Baseball Reference
  2. Jim Kaat at Baseball Reference
  3. "Luis Aguayo". Baseball-Reference. Archived from the original on June 14, 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
  4. Derek Botelho at Baseball Reference
  5. Box score: Phillies vs. Cubs 4/17/76
  6. http://www.baseball-almanac.com/boxscore/04171976.shtml
  7. "Team Batting Event Finder: 1976, All Teams, Home Runs, With Runners on 123". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  8. 1 2 Wayne Nordhagen at Baseball Reference
  9. Bobby Brown at Baseball Reference
  10. Joe Charboneau at Baseball Reference
  11. 1 2 "1976 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com.
  12. "Majors At A Glance". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 1, 1976. p. 6. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  13. "Baseball record". The Gazette. Montreal, Quebec. May 19, 1976. p. 27. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  14. "Rain reigns over baseball". St. Petersburg, Florida: St. Petersburg Times. Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI). July 1, 1976. p. 4C. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  15. MacDonald, Ian (July 2, 1976). "Rained-out Expos get Thorton back". The Gazette. Montreal, Quebec. p. 23. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  16. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.