1976 Philadelphia Phillies season

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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)
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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.

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.

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Phillies team logo starting in 1976, with "Philadelphia Phil and Phillis" as the team mascots.

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 101 61 0.623 53–28 48–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 0.568 9 47–34 45–36
New York Mets 86 76 0.531 15 45–37 41–39
Chicago Cubs 75 87 0.463 26 42–39 33–48
St. Louis Cardinals 72 90 0.444 29 37–44 35–46
Montreal Expos 55 107 0.340 46 27–53 28–54


Record vs. opponents

1976 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 6–6 6–12 7–11 8–10 8–4 4–8 5–7 3–9 10–8 9–9 4–8
Chicago 6–6 3–9 5–7 3–9 11–7 5–13 8–10 8–10 6–6 8–4 12–6
Cincinnati 12–6 9–3 12–6 13–5 9–3 6–6 5–7 8–4 13–5 9–9 6–6
Houston 11–7 7–5 6–12 5–13 10–2 6–6 4–8 2–10 10–8 10–8 9–3
Los Angeles 10–8 9–3 5–13 13–5 10–2 7–5 5–7 9–3 6–12 8–10 10–2
Montreal 4–8 7–11 3–9 2–10 2–10 8–10 3–15 8–10 4–8 7–5 7–11
New York 8–4 13–5 6–6 6–6 5–7 10–8 5–13 10–8 7–5 7–5 9–9
Philadelphia 7-5 10–8 7–5 8–4 7–5 15–3 13–5 8–10 8–4 6–6 12–6
Pittsburgh 9–3 10–8 4–8 10–2 3–9 10–8 8–10 10–8 7–5 9–3 12–6
San Diego 8–10 6–6 5–13 8–10 12–6 8–4 5–7 4–8 5–7 8–10 4–8
San Francisco 9–9 4–8 9–9 8–10 10–8 5–7 5–7 6–6 3–9 10–8 5–7
St. Louis 8–4 6–12 6–6 3–9 2–10 11–7 9–9 6–12 6–12 8–4 7–5


Notable transactions

Draft picks

Game log

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1976 Game Log[10]
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
2B Cash, DaveDave Cash 160 666 189 .284 1 56
3B Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 160 584 153 .262 38 107
LF Luzinski, GregGreg Luzinski 149 533 162 .304 21 95

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
Hutton, TommyTommy Hutton 95 124 25 .202 1 13
Andrews, FredFred Andrews 4 6 4 .667 0 0

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
Carlton, SteveSteve Carlton 35 252.2 20 7 3.13 195
Kaat, JimJim Kaat 38 227.2 12 14 3.48 83
Lonborg, JimJim Lonborg 33 222 18 10 3.08 118
Christenson, LarryLarry Christenson 32 168.2 13 8 3.68 54

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
Garber, GeneGene Garber 59 9 3 11 2.82 92
McGraw, TugTug McGraw 58 7 6 11 2.50 76
Lerch, RandyRandy Lerch 1 0 0 0 3.00 0

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 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 6 10 0
Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 1
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 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 6 6 0
Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 1
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 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 6 11 0
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 7 9 2
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
Bold Phillies 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

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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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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. 7.0 7.1 Wayne Nordhagen at Baseball Reference
  8. Bobby Brown at Baseball Reference
  9. Joe Charboneau at Baseball Reference
  10. 10.0 10.1 "1976 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Majors At A Glance". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 1, 1976. p. 6. Retrieved February 15, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "Baseball record". The Gazette. Montreal, Quebec. May 19, 1976. p. 27. Retrieved February 15, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. MacDonald, Ian (July 2, 1976). "Rained-out Expos get Thorton back". The Gazette. Montreal, Quebec. p. 23. Retrieved February 17, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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