1976 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1976 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Walter O'Malley
General manager(s)Al Campanis
Manager(s)Walter Alston, Tommy Lasorda
Local televisionKTTV (11)
Local radioKABC
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 Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 102 60 0.630 49–32 53–28
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 0.568 10 49–32 43–38
Houston Astros 80 82 0.494 22 46–36 34–46
San Francisco Giants 74 88 0.457 28 40–41 34–47
San Diego Padres 73 89 0.451 29 42–38 31–51
Atlanta Braves 70 92 0.432 32 34–47 36–45

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1976 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 6–6 6–12 7–11 8–10 8–4 4–8 5–7 3–9 10–8 9–9 4–8
Chicago 6–6 3–9 5–7 3–9 11–7 5–13 8–10 8–10 6–6 8–4 12–6
Cincinnati 12–6 9–3 12–6 13–5 9–3 6–6 5–7 8–4 13–5 9–9 6–6
Houston 11–7 7–5 6–12 5–13 10–2 6–6 4–8 2–10 10–8 10–8 9–3
Los Angeles 10–8 9–3 5–13 13–5 10–2 7–5 5–7 9–3 6–12 8–10 10–2
Montreal 4–8 7–11 3–9 2–10 2–10 8–10 3–15 8–10 4–8 7–5 7–11
New York 8–4 13–5 6–6 6–6 5–7 10–8 5–13 10–8 7–5 7–5 9–9
Philadelphia 7-5 10–8 7–5 8–4 7–5 15–3 13–5 8–10 8–4 6–6 12–6
Pittsburgh 9–3 10–8 4–8 10–2 3–9 10–8 8–10 10–8 7–5 9–3 12–6
San Diego 8–10 6–6 5–13 8–10 12–6 8–4 5–7 4–8 5–7 8–10 4–8
San Francisco 9–9 4–8 9–9 8–10 10–8 5–7 5–7 6–6 3–9 10–8 5–7
St. Louis 8–4 6–12 6–6 3–9 2–10 11–7 9–9 6–12 6–12 8–4 7–5


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 Steve Yeager 117 359 77 .214 11 35
1B Steve Garvey 162 631 200 .317 13 80
2B Davey Lopes 117 427 103 .241 4 20
3B Ron Cey 145 502 139 .277 23 60
SS Bill Russell 149 554 152 .274 5 65
LF Bill Buckner 154 642 193 .301 7 60
CF Dusty Baker 112 384 93 .242 4 39
RF Reggie 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
Ted Sizemore 84 266 64 .241 0 18
Joe Ferguson 54 185 41 .222 6 18
Ed Goodson 83 118 27 .229 3 17
Ellie Rodríguez 36 66 14 .212 0 9
Danny 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
Burt Hooton 33 226.2 11 15 3.26 116
Tommy 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
Al 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
Charlie Hough 77 12 8 18 2.21 81
Elías 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.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jimmy Wynn at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Bob Randall at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Willie Crawford at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Ken McMullen at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Orlando Alvarez at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Joe Ferguson at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Mike Marshall at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ "Hutch Award". www.baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  9. ^ Geisler Young, LLC -. "1976 All-Star Game". www.baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  10. ^ 1976 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
  11. ^ 1976 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase
  12. ^ 1976 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
  13. ^ 1976 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase

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