1976 Philadelphia Phillies 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.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 1976 National League Championship Series
- 5 Farm system
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- 8 External links
- October 24, 1975: Larry Cox was traded by the Phillies to the Minnesota Twins for Sergio Ferrer.
- December 10, 1975: Dick Ruthven, Roy Thomas, and Alan Bannister were traded by the Phillies to the Chicago White Sox for Jim Kaat and Mike Buskey.
- December 27, 1975: Luis Aguayo was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent.
- January 7, 1976: Derek Botelho was drafted by the Phillies in the 2nd round of the 1976 Major League Baseball Draft. Player signed May 5, 1976.
The final 9-game margin masks how competitive the season actually was. In a scary echo of 1964, the Phillies saw a 15 1⁄2-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. 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. 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.
|New York Mets||86||76||.531||15|
|St. Louis Cardinals||72||90||.444||29|
- April 9, 1976: Wayne Nordhagen was purchased by the Phillies from the St. Louis Cardinals.
- May 14, 1976: Bobby Brown was signed as a free agent by the Phillies.
- July 14, 1976: Wayne Nordhagen was traded by the Phillies to the Chicago White Sox for Rich Coggins.
- June 8, 1976: Joe Charboneau was drafted by the Phillies in the 2nd round of the secondary phase of the 1976 Major League Baseball Draft. Player signed June 10, 1976.
|1976 Philadelphia Phillies|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|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|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Hutton, TommyTommy Hutton||95||124||25||.202||1||13|
|Andrews, FredFred Andrews||4||6||4||.667||0||0|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|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|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|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
October 9, Veterans Stadium
|W: Don Gullett (1-0) L: Steve Carlton (0-1) SV: None|
|HRs: CIN – George Foster (1) PHI – None|
October 10, Veterans Stadium
|W: Pat Zachry (1-0) L: Jim Lonborg (0-1) SV: Pedro Borbón (1)|
|HRs: CIN – None PHI – Greg Luzinski (1)|
October 12, Riverfront Stadium
|W: Rawly Eastwick (1-0) L: Gene Garber (0-1) SV: None|
|HRs: CIN – George Foster (2) Johnny Bench (1) PHI – None|
|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|
|Short-Season A||Auburn Phillies||New York-Penn League||Mike Compton|
- Baseball Reference: 1976 Philadelphia Phillies
|NL East Championship Season
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