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1976 Kansas City Royals season

 

1976 Kansas City Royals season

1976 Kansas City Royals
1976 AL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
Manager(s) Whitey Herzog
Local television KBMA
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
Local radio WIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1976 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing first in the American League West with a record of 90 wins and 72 losses. They lost in the 1976 American League Championship Series to the New York Yankees, three games to two.

Contents

  • Offseason 1
  • Regular season 2
    • Season standings 2.1
    • Opening Day lineup 2.2
    • Notable transactions 2.3
    • Roster 2.4
  • Player stats 3
    • Batting 3.1
      • Starters by position 3.1.1
      • Other batters 3.1.2
    • Pitching 3.2
      • Starting pitchers 3.2.1
      • Other pitchers 3.2.2
      • Relief pitchers 3.2.3
  • ALCS 4
    • Game 1 4.1
    • Game 2 4.2
    • Game 3 4.3
    • Game 4 4.4
    • Game 5 4.5
  • Farm system 5
  • Notes 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Offseason

Regular season

A game at Royals Stadium on Sunday, September 19, 1976. The pitcher is Chris Knapp and the batter is Tom Poquette. The Royals would beat the White Sox 6 to 5.

Season standings

AL West W L GB Pct.
Kansas City Royals 90 72 -- .556
Oakland Athletics 87 74 2.5 .540
Minnesota Twins 85 77 5 .525
Texas Rangers 76 86 14 .469
California Angels 76 86 14 .469
Chicago White Sox 64 97 25.5 .398

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

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
1B Mayberry, JohnJohn Mayberry 161 594 138 .232 13 95
2B White, FrankFrank White 152 446 102 .229 2 46
3B Brett, GeorgeGeorge Brett 159 645 215 .333 7 67
SS Patek, FreddieFreddie Patek 144 432 104 .241 1 43
CF Otis, AmosAmos Otis 153 592 165 .279 18 86
DH McRae, HalHal McRae 149 527 175 .332 8 73

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
Stinson, BobBob Stinson 79 209 55 .263 2 25
Nelson, DaveDave Nelson 78 153 36 .235 1 17
Quirk, JamieJamie Quirk 64 114 28 .246 1 15
Healy, FranFran Healy 8 24 3 .125 0 1

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
Leonard, DennisDennis Leonard 35 259 17 10 3.51 150
Fitzmorris, AlAl Fitzmorris 35 220.1 15 11 3.06 80
Splittorff, PaulPaul Splittorff 26 158.2 11 8 3.97 59
Hassler, AndyAndy Hassler 19 99.2 5 6 2.89 45
Busby, SteveSteve Busby 13 71.2 3 3 4.40 29

Other 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
Bird, DougDoug Bird 39 197.2 12 10 3.37 107
Pattin, MartyMarty Pattin 44 141 8 14 2.49 65

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
Littell, MarkMark Littell 60 8 4 16 2.08 92
Mingori, SteveSteve Mingori 55 5 5 10 2.32 38
Hall, TomTom Hall 31 1 1 1 4.45 25
Gura, LarryLarry Gura 20 4 0 1 2.30 22
Bruno, TomTom Bruno 12 1 0 0 6.75 11
McClure, BobBob McClure 8 0 0 0 9.00 3
Cram, JerryJerry Cram 4 0 0 0 6.23 2
Nelson, RogerRoger Nelson 3 0 0 0 2.08 4
Sadecki, RayRay Sadecki 3 0 0 0 0.00 1

ALCS

Game 1

October 9, 1976 at Royals Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 12 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 2
W: Catfish Hunter (1-0)   L: Larry Gura (0-1)
HR: None

Game 2

October 10, 1976 at Royals Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 5
Kansas City 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 7 9 0
W: Paul Splittorff (1-0)   L: Ed Figueroa (0-1)
HR: None

Game 3

October 12, 1976 at Yankee Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
New York 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 X 5 9 0
W: Dock Ellis (1-0)   L: Andy Hassler (0-1)   S: Sparky Lyle (1)
HR: NYY: – Chris Chambliss (1)

Game 4

October 13, 1976 at Yankee Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 7 9 1
New York 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 11 0
W: Doug Bird (1-0)   L: Catfish Hunter (1-1)   S: Steve Mingori (1)
HR: NYY: – Graig Nettles 2 (2)

Game 5

October 14, 1976 at Yankee Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 11 1
New York 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 11 1
W: Dick Tidrow (1-0)   L: Mark Littell (0-1)
HR: KCR: – Chris Chambliss (2)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Billy Gardner
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Bill Scripture
A Waterloo Royals Midwest League John Sullivan
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League José Martínez

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Waterloo

Notes

  1. ^ Harmon Killebrew page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Dave Nelson page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Roger Nelson page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Bill Paschall page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Ken Phelps page at Baseball Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America.  

External links

  • 1976 Kansas City Royals team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1976 Kansas City Royals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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