1976 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1976 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 72–90 (.444)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
Manager(s) Red Schoendienst
Local television KSD-TV
(Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph, Bob Starr)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Bob Starr)
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The 1976 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 95th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 85th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 72-90 during the season and finished fifth in the National League East, 29 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

This was the twelfth and final season for Red Schoendienst as the Cardinals' full-time manager, although he would manage the club in parts of two later seasons (1980 and 1990).

The Cardinals went to the Columbia blue road uniforms for the first time in '76. They would continue to wear those uniforms through the 1984 season.

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 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
3B Cruz, HéctorHéctor Cruz 151 526 120 .228 13 71
SS Kessinger, DonDon Kessinger 145 502 120 .239 1 40
RF Crawford, WillieWillie Crawford 120 392 119 .304 9 50

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
Harris, VicVic Harris 97 259 59 .228 1 19
Anderson, MikeMike Anderson 86 199 58 .291 1 12
Ferguson, JoeJoe Ferguson 71 189 38 .201 4 21
Richard, LeeLee Richard 66 91 16 .176 0 5
Meléndez, LuisLuis Meléndez 20 24 3 .125 0 0
Mejías, SamSam Mejías 18 21 3 .143 0 0
Tamargo, JohnJohn Tamargo 10 10 3 .300 0 1

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
Falcone, PetePete Falcone 32 212 12 16 3.23 138
Denny, JohnJohn Denny 30 207 11 9 2.52 74
McGlothen, LynnLynn McGlothen 33 205 13 15 3.91 106
Forsch, BobBob Forsch 33 194 8 10 3.94 76

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
Rasmussen, EricEric Rasmussen 43 150.1 6 12 3.53 76
Curtis, JohnJohn Curtis 37 134 6 11 4.50 52

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
Greif, BillBill Greif 47 1 5 6 4.12 32
Walker, TomTom Walker 10 1 2 3 4.12 11
Capilla, DougDoug Capilla 7 1 0 0 5.40 5

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tulsa Oilers American Association Ken Boyer
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Jack Krol
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Hal Lanier
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Buzzy Keller
Rookie GCL Cardinals Gulf Coast League Dave Ricketts

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Johnson City[10]

References[edit]

External links[edit]