1976 New York Mets season

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1976 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
  • New York City (since 1962)
Other information
Owner(s) Charles Shipman Payson
General manager(s) Joe McDonald
Manager(s) Joe Frazier
Local television WOR-TV
Local radio WNEW
(Ralph Kiner, Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy)
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The 1976 New York Mets season was the 15th regular season for the Mets, who played home games at Shea Stadium. Led by manager Joe Frazier, the team had an 86–76 record and finished in third place in the National League East.

Offseason[edit]

On December 6, Mrs. Lorinda de Roulet, daughter of the late Joan Payson, was named president of the Mets. The critical decisions, however, were still made by board chairman Donald Grant and General Manager Joe McDonald.[citation needed]

Notable transactions[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Summary[edit]

On September 16, before a small crowd of 5,472 at Shea Stadium, Jerry Koosman overcame a home run by future Mets player Keith Hernandez to pitched a complete game and win his 20th game of the season for the first time in his career in a 4–1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 101 61 0.623 53–28 48–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 0.568 9 47–34 45–36
New York Mets 86 76 0.531 15 45–37 41–39
Chicago Cubs 75 87 0.463 26 42–39 33–48
St. Louis Cardinals 72 90 0.444 29 37–44 35–46
Montreal Expos 55 107 0.340 46 27–53 28–54


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


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1976 New York Mets
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
2B Millán, FélixFélix Millán 139 531 150 .282 1 35
CF Unser, DelDel Unser 77 276 63 .228 5 25

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
Phillips, MikeMike Phillips 87 262 67 .256 4 29
Garrett, WayneWayne Garrett 80 251 56 .223 4 26
Mangual, PepePepe Mangual 41 102 19 .186 1 9
Foster, LeoLeo Foster 24 59 12 .203 1 15
Baldwin, BillyBilly Baldwin 9 22 6 .273 1 5
Dwyer, JimJim Dwyer 11 13 2 .154 0 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
Lolich, MickeyMickey Lolich 31 192.7 8 13 3.22 120

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
Espinosa, NinoNino Espinosa 12 41.2 4 4 3.67 30

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Apodaca, BobBob Apodaca 43 3 7 5 45 2.81
Myrick, BobBob Myrick 21 1 1 0 11 3.25
Baldwin, RickRick Baldwin 11 0 0 0 9 2.38
Hall, TomTom Hall 5 1 1 0 2 5.79

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tidewater Tides International League Tom Burgess
AA Jackson Mets Texas League John Antonelli
A Lynchburg Mets Carolina League Jack Aker
A Wausau Mets Midwest League Bill Monbouquette
Rookie Marion Mets Appalachian League Al Jackson

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kelvin Chapman at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Rusty Staub at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Greg Harris at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Kim Seaman at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Mario Ramirez at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Jesús Alou at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Dave Von Ohlen at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Del Unser at Baseball Reference

References[edit]

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 

External links[edit]