1976 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1976 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Harding "Pete" Peterson
Manager(s) Danny Murtaugh
Local television KDKA-TV
Milo Hamilton
Lanny Frattare
Local radio KDKA
Milo Hamilton
Lanny Frattare
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The 1976 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 90th in the National League, and the 95th in franchise history. The Pirates compiled a 92-70 record during the season, as they finished in second place in the NL East, nine games behind their cross-state rivals, the Philadelphia Phillies. As a result, their run of five division titles in a six-year span came to an end. It was also the final season for Danny Murtaugh as the Pirates' manager.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1976 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; R = Runs scored; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg. = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Sanguillén, MannyManny Sanguillén 114 389 52 113 .290 2 36 2
1B Stargell, WillieWillie Stargell 117 428 54 110 .257 20 65 2
2B Stennett, RennieRennie Stennett 157 654 59 168 .257 2 60 18
3B Hebner, RichieRichie Hebner 132 434 60 108 .249 8 51 1
SS Taveras, FrankFrank Taveras 144 519 76 134 .258 0 24 58
LF Zisk, RichieRichie Zisk 155 581 91 168 .323 21 89 1
CF Oliver, AlAl Oliver 121 443 62 143 .323 12 61 6
RF Parker, DaveDave Parker 138 537 82 168 .313 13 90 19

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Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; R = Runs scored; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg. = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Robinson, BillBill Robinson 122 393 55 119 .303 21 64 2
Dyer, DuffyDuffy Dyer 69 184 12 41 .223 3 9 0
Moreno, OmarOmar Moreno 48 122 33 .270 2 12
Ott, EdEd Ott 27 39 2 12 .308 0 5 0
Diloné, MiguelMiguel Diloné 16 17 7 4 .235 0 0 5
Armas, TonyTony Armas 4 6 0 2 .333 0 1 0
Reynolds, CraigCraig Reynolds 7 4 1 1 .250 1 1 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
Candelaria, JohnJohn Candelaria 32 220 16 7 3.15 138
Reuss, JerryJerry Reuss 31 209.1 14 9 3.53 108
Kison, BruceBruce Kison 31 193 14 9 3.08 98
Medich, DocDoc Medich 29 179 8 11 3.52 86

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
Demery, LarryLarry Demery 36 145 10 7 3.17 72

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
Tekulve, KentKent Tekulve 64 5 3 9 2.45 68
Moose, BobBob Moose 53 3 9 10 3.68 38
Giusti, DaveDave Giusti 40 5 4 6 4.32 24
Hernández, RamónRamón Hernández 37 2 2 3 3.56 17
Langford, RickRick Langford 12 0 1 0 6.26 17
Bair, DougDoug Bair 4 0 0 0 5.68 4

Awards and honors[edit]

1976 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Charlies International League Tim Murtaugh
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Johnny Lipon
A Salem Pirates Carolina League Steve Demeter
A Charleston Patriots Western Carolinas League Mike Ryan
Short-Season A Niagara Falls Pirates New York-Penn League Glenn Ezell
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

Notes[edit]

References[edit]