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]

Round 2: Dave Patterson
Round 4: Mookie Wilson (did not sign)[3]

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]

Round 1: Mike Scioscia
Round 3: Max Venable
Round 5: Ted Power
Round 6: Mike Howard
Round 15: Keith MacWhorter
Round 16: Jack Perconte
Round 35: Scott Fletcher (did not sign)[7]
Secondary phase
Round 2: Mike Walters (did not sign)[8]

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

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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