1976 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1976 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Los Angeles (since 1958)
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
General manager(s) Al Campanis
Manager(s) Walter Alston/Tommy Lasorda
Local television KTTV (11)
Local radio KABC
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett
XEGM
Jaime Jarrín, Rudy Hoyos
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The 1976 Los Angeles Dodgers finished the season in second place in the western division of the National League. The big news was when long-time manager of two decades Walter Alston resigned abruptly near the end of the season and was replaced by Tommy Lasorda who would manage the team for two decades himself.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 102 60 -- .630
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 10 .568
Houston Astros 80 82 22 .494
San Francisco Giants 74 88 28 .457
San Diego Padres 73 89 29 .451
Atlanta Braves 70 92 32 .432

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Bill Buckner Left fielder
Ted Sizemore Second baseman
Dusty Baker Center fielder
Steve Garvey First baseman
Ron Cey Third baseman
Joe Ferguson Right fielder
Steve Yeager Catcher
Bill Russell Shortstop
Don Sutton Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1976 Los Angeles Dodgers
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
C Yeager, SteveSteve Yeager 117 359 77 .214 11 35
1B Garvey, SteveSteve Garvey 162 631 200 .317 13 80
2B Lopes, DaveyDavey Lopes 117 427 103 .241 4 20
3B Cey, RonRon Cey 145 502 139 .277 23 60
SS Russell, BillBill Russell 149 554 152 .274 5 65
LF Buckner, BillBill Buckner 154 642 193 .301 7 60
CF Baker, DustyDusty Baker 112 384 93 .242 4 39
RF Smith, ReggieReggie Smith 65 225 63 .280 10 26

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
Sizemore, TedTed Sizemore 84 266 64 .241 0 18
Ferguson, JoeJoe Ferguson 54 185 41 .222 6 18
Goodson, EdEd Goodson 83 118 27 .229 3 17
Rodríguez, EllieEllie Rodríguez 36 66 14 .212 0 9
Walton, DannyDanny Walton 18 15 2 .133 0 2

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
Hooton, BurtBurt Hooton 33 226.2 11 15 3.26 116
John, TommyTommy John 31 207 10 10 3.09 91

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
Downing, AlAl Downing 17 46.2 1 2 3.86 30

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
Hough, CharlieCharlie Hough 77 12 8 18 2.21 81
Sosa, ElíasElías Sosa 24 2 4 1 3.48 20

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League Stan Wasiak
AA Waterbury Dodgers Eastern League Don LeJohn
A Lodi Dodgers California League James B. Williams
A Danville Dodgers Midwest League Dick McLaughlin
Rookie Bellingham Dodgers Northwest League Bill Berrier

1976 Major League Baseball Draft[edit]

The Dodgers drafted 41 players in the June draft and 14 in the January draft. Of those, ten players would eventually play in the Major Leagues.

The top draft pick in the June draft was catcher Mike Scioscia from Springfield High School in Pennsylvania. He would be the Dodgers starting catcher from 1980-1992 and was a 2-time All-Star and 2-time World Series Champion with the Dodgers. After his playing career ended he became the manager of the Anaheim Angels and would win another World Series as their manager in 2002.

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