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1976 New York Mets season

1976 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
  • New York, New York (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

    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

    Regular season

    Season standings

    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

    Roster

    1976 New York Mets
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

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

    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
    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

    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
    Lolich, MickeyMickey Lolich 31 192.7 8 13 3.22 120

    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
    Espinosa, NinoNino Espinosa 12 41.2 4 4 3.67 30

    Relief pitchers

    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 2.81 45
    Myrick, BobBob Myrick 21 1 1 0 3.25 11
    Baldwin, RickRick Baldwin 11 0 0 0 2.38 9
    Hall, TomTom Hall 5 1 1 0 5.79 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. 

    External links