1976 Chicago Cubs season

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1976 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s) Salty Saltwell
Manager(s) Jim Marshall
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Jim West)
Local radio WGN
(Vince Lloyd, Lou Boudreau)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • April 17, 1976: Mike Schmidt of the Philadelphia Phillies hit four home runs in one game against the Cubs.[3] In that game, the Phillies and Cubs combined for thirty-four runs in a game which featured nine home runs.[4] The Cubs had blown a 13-2 lead at Wrigley on April 17, losing to the Phillies 18-16 when Mike Schmidt hits his fourth home run of the game in the 10th inning.[5]
  • April 25, 1976: In the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, Cubs outfielder Rick Monday noticed two protesters kneeling on the grass in left-center field, with the apparent intention of burning an American flag. He grabbed the flag and brought it to the bullpen. The crowd at Dodger fans started singing God Bless America while the fans were escorted out of the stadium.[6] Monday was later presented with the flag in a ceremony at Wrigley Field by Dodgers executive Al Campanis. In the 2000s, the Baseball Hall of Fame recently named Monday's act as one of the 100 Classic Moments in the history of the game.[7]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Phillies 101 61 .623 --
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 .568 9
New York Mets 86 76 .531 15
Chicago Cubs 75 87 .463 26
St. Louis Cardinals 72 90 .444 29
Montreal Expos 55 107 .340 46

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1976 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
SS Kelleher, MickMick Kelleher 124 337 77 .228 0 22
LF Cardenal, JoséJosé Cardenal 136 521 156 .299 8 47
CF Monday, RickRick Monday 137 534 145 .272 32 77

Other batters[edit]

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
Wallis, JoeJoe Wallis 121 338 86 .254 5 21
Biittner, LarryLarry Biittner 78 192 47 .245 0 17
Thornton, AndreAndre Thornton 27 85 17 .200 2 14
Adams, MikeMike Adams 25 29 4 .138 0 2
Tabb, JerryJerry Tabb 11 24 7 .292 0 0
Putman, EdEd Putman 5 7 3 .429 0 0
Hosley, TimTim Hosley 1 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Burris, RayRay Burris 37 249 15 13 3.11 112
Bonham, BillBill Bonham 32 196 9 13 4.27 110
Renko, SteveSteve Renko 28 163.1 8 11 3.86 112
Stone, SteveSteve Stone 17 75 3 6 4.08 33

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Zahn, GeoffGeoff Zahn 3 8.1 0 1 10.80 4

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Garman, MikeMike Garman 47 2 4 1 4.95 37
Zamora, OscarOscar Zamora 40 5 3 3 5.24 27
Coleman, JoeJoe Coleman 39 2 8 4 4.10 66
Crosby, KenKen Crosby 7 0 0 0 12.00 5
Dettore, TomTom Dettore 4 0 1 0 10.29 4
Hernández, RamónRamón Hernández 2 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Wichita Aeros American Association Doc Edwards
AA Midland Cubs Texas League Dennis Sommers
A Pompano Beach Cubs Florida State League Jack Hiatt
Rookie GCL Cubs Gulf Coast League Walt Dixon

Notes[edit]

References[edit]