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1976 Kansas City Royals season

1976 Kansas City Royals
1976 AL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Kansas City, Missouri (since 1969)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
    Manager(s) Whitey Herzog
    Local television KBMA
    (Denny Matthews, Fred White)
    Local radio WIBW (AM)
    (Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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    The 1976 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing first in the American League West with a record of 90 wins and 72 losses. They lost in the 1976 American League Championship Series to the New York Yankees, three games to two.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    File:Royals Stadium 1976.jpg
    A game at Royals Stadium on Sunday, September 19, 1976. The pitcher is Chris Knapp and the batter is Tom Poquette. The Royals would beat the White Sox 6 to 5.

    Season standings

    AL West W L GB Pct.
    Kansas City Royals 90 72 -- .556
    Oakland Athletics 87 74 2.5 .540
    Minnesota Twins 85 77 5 .525
    Texas Rangers 76 86 14 .469
    California Angels 76 86 14 .469
    Chicago White Sox 64 97 25.5 .398

    Opening Day lineup

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1976 Kansas City Royals
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    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
    1B Mayberry, JohnJohn Mayberry 161 594 138 .232 13 95
    2B White, FrankFrank White 152 446 102 .229 2 46
    3B Brett, GeorgeGeorge Brett 159 645 215 .333 7 67
    SS Patek, FreddieFreddie Patek 144 432 104 .241 1 43
    CF Otis, AmosAmos Otis 153 592 165 .279 18 86
    DH McRae, HalHal McRae 149 527 175 .332 8 73

    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
    Stinson, BobBob Stinson 79 209 55 .263 2 25
    Nelson, DaveDave Nelson 78 153 36 .235 1 17
    Quirk, JamieJamie Quirk 64 114 28 .246 1 15
    Healy, FranFran Healy 8 24 3 .125 0 1

    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
    Leonard, DennisDennis Leonard 35 259 17 10 3.51 150
    Fitzmorris, AlAl Fitzmorris 35 220.1 15 11 3.06 80
    Splittorff, PaulPaul Splittorff 26 158.2 11 8 3.97 59
    Hassler, AndyAndy Hassler 19 99.2 5 6 2.89 45
    Busby, SteveSteve Busby 13 71.2 3 3 4.40 29

    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
    Bird, DougDoug Bird 39 197.2 12 10 3.37 107
    Pattin, MartyMarty Pattin 44 141 8 14 2.49 65

    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
    Littell, MarkMark Littell 60 8 4 16 2.08 92
    Mingori, SteveSteve Mingori 55 5 5 10 2.32 38
    Hall, TomTom Hall 31 1 1 1 4.45 25
    Gura, LarryLarry Gura 20 4 0 1 2.30 22
    Bruno, TomTom Bruno 12 1 0 0 6.75 11
    McClure, BobBob McClure 8 0 0 0 9.00 3
    Cram, JerryJerry Cram 4 0 0 0 6.23 2
    Nelson, RogerRoger Nelson 3 0 0 0 2.08 4
    Sadecki, RayRay Sadecki 3 0 0 0 0.00 1

    ALCS

    Game 1

    October 9, 1976 at Royals Stadium

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 12 0
    Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 2
    W: Catfish Hunter (1-0)   L: Larry Gura (0-1)
    HR: None

    Game 2

    October 10, 1976 at Royals Stadium

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 5
    Kansas City 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 7 9 0
    W: Paul Splittorff (1-0)   L: Ed Figueroa (0-1)
    HR: None

    Game 3

    October 12, 1976 at Yankee Stadium

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Kansas City 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
    New York 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 X 5 9 0
    W: Dock Ellis (1-0)   L: Andy Hassler (0-1)   S: Sparky Lyle (1)
    HR: NYY: – Chris Chambliss (1)

    Game 4

    October 13, 1976 at Yankee Stadium

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Kansas City 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 7 9 1
    New York 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 11 0
    W: Doug Bird (1-0)   L: Catfish Hunter (1-1)   S: Steve Mingori (1)
    HR: NYY: – Graig Nettles 2 (2)

    Game 5

    October 14, 1976 at Yankee Stadium

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Kansas City 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 11 1
    New York 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 11 1
    W: Dick Tidrow (1-0)   L: Mark Littell (0-1)
    HR: KCR: – John Mayberry (1), George Brett (1)   NYY: – Chris Chambliss (2)

    Farm system

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    Notes

    References

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

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