Adverts

Open Access Articles- Top Results for 1976 Boston Red Sox season

1976 Boston Red Sox season

1976 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Boston, Massachusetts (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Tom Yawkey, Jean Yawkey
    Manager(s) Darrell Johnson (W-41; L-45) and Don Zimmer (W-42; L-34)
    Local television WSBK-TV, Ch. 38
    (Dick Stockton, Ken Harrelson)
    Local radio WMEX-AM 1510
    (Ned Martin, Jim Woods)
    [[1975 Boston Red Sox season#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect. < Previous season]]     [[1977 Boston Red Sox season#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Next season  >]]

    The 1976 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing third in the American League East with a record of 83 wins and 79 losses. The Red Sox did not come close to repeating the previous year's success. An off-season contract dispute with Fred Lynn was a distraction. In early May, a brawl with the New York Yankees led to a shoulder injury for Bill Lee, one of their best pitchers. A 17-game winner in 1975, Lee would be out until mid-1977, and his loss was keenly felt. Worst of all, the Red Sox' beloved owner, Tom Yawkey, died of leukemia in July. Manager Darrell Johnson was fired shortly thereafter, and replaced by coach Don Zimmer. Overall, it was a disappointing season for a talented but underachieving team.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    On June 15, 1976, Oakland A's owner Charlie O. Finley attempted to sell left fielder Joe Rudi and relief pitcher Rollie Fingers to the Red Sox for $1 million each. Three days later, Bowie Kuhn voided the transactions in the "best interests of baseball."

    Season standings

    AL East W L GB Pct.
    New York Yankees 97 62 -- .610
    Baltimore Orioles 88 74 10.5 .543
    Boston Red Sox 83 79 15.5 .512
    Cleveland Indians 81 78 16 .509
    Detroit Tigers 74 87 24 .509
    Milwaukee Brewers 66 95 32 .410


    Notable transactions

    Opening Day lineup

    17 Cecil Cooper DH
      5 Denny Doyle 2B
    19 Fred Lynn CF
    14 Jim Rice LF
      8 Carl Yastrzemski     1B
    27 Carlton Fisk C
    24 Dwight Evans RF
      6 Rico Petrocelli 3B
      7 Rick Burleson SS
    31 Ferguson Jenkins P

    Roster

    1976 Boston Red Sox
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Managers

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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

    Other batters

    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
    Darwin, BobbyBobby Darwin 43 106 19 .179 3 13
    Carbo, BernieBernie Carbo 17 55 13 .236 2 6

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Other pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Cleveland, ReggieReggie Cleveland 41 170 10 9 3.07 76

    Relief pitchers

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

    Player G W L SV ERA SO

    Farm system

    #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.AAA#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Pawtucket Red Sox#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.International League#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Joe Morgan#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.AA#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Bristol Red Sox#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Eastern League#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.John Kennedy#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.A#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Winston-Salem Red Sox#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Carolina League#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Tony Torchia#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.A#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Winter Haven Red Sox#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Florida State League#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Rac Slider#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Short-Season A#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Elmira Red Sox#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.New York-Penn League#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Dick Berardino
    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Winston-Salem, Elmira

    Notes

    References