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1976 San Francisco Giants season

1976 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
  • San Francisco, California (since 1958)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Horace Stoneham and Bob Lurie
    General manager(s) Spec Richardson
    Manager(s) Bill Rigney
    Local television KTVU
    (Al Michaels, Gary Park)
    Local radio KSFO
    (Al Michaels, Lon Simmons)
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    The 1976 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 94th season in Major League Baseball, their 19th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 17th at Candlestick Park. The team finished in fourth place in the National League West with an 74-88 record, 28 games behind the Cincinnati Reds.

    Offseason

    Team movement discussion

    During the first half of the 1970s, attendance at cold and windy Candlestick Park plummeted, and Giants owner Horace Stoneham had faced financial hardship. Finally, in 1976, he put the team up for sale. In January 1976, Stoneham agreed to sell the team for $13.25 million to a Toronto group consisting of Labatt's Breweries of Canada, Ltd., Vulcan Assets Ltd., and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. The team would begin play with the 1976 season at Exhibition Stadium and be called the Giants.[1] In addition, it was briefly rumored they considered a return to the New York metropolitan area, perhaps to a new baseball stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands. Instead, Bob Lurie led a group to buy the Giants from Horace Stoneham for $8 million, thereby saving the team from potentially being sold to a Canadian brewery and moved to Toronto.[2]

    Notable transactions

    Regular season

    Opening Day starters

    Season standings

    NL West W L GB Pct.
    Cincinnati Reds 102 60 -- .630
    Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 10 .568
    Houston Astros 80 82 22 .494
    San Francisco Giants 74 88 28 .457
    San Diego Padres 73 89 29 .451
    Atlanta Braves 70 92 32 .432

    Notable transactions

    Draft picks

    Roster

    1976 San Francisco Giants
    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
    C Rader, DaveDave Rader 88 255 67 .263 1 22
    3B Reitz, KenKen Reitz 155 577 154 .267 5 66
    SS Speier, ChrisChris Speier 145 495 112 .226 3 40
    LF Matthews, GaryGary Matthews 156 587 164 .279 20 84
    RF Murcer, BobbyBobby Murcer 147 533 138 .259 23 90

    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
    Thomas, DerrelDerrel Thomas 81 272 63 .232 2 19
    Montañez, WillieWillie Montañez 60 230 71 .309 2 20
    Joshua, VonVon Joshua 42 156 41 .263 0 2
    Sadek, MikeMike Sadek 55 93 19 .204 0 7
    Ontiveros, SteveSteve Ontiveros 59 74 13 .176 0 5
    Robinson, ChrisChris Robinson 15 13 4 .308 0 2

    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
    Montefusco, JohnJohn Montefusco 37 253.1 16 14 2.84 172
    Barr, JimJim Barr 37 252.1 15 12 2.89 75
    Dressler, RobRob Dressler 25 107.2 3 10 4.43 33
    D'Acquisto, JohnJohn D'Acquisto 28 106 3 8 5.35 53
    Riccelli, FrankFrank Riccelli 4 16 1 1 5.63 11

    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
    Caldwell, MikeMike Caldwell 50 107.1 1 7 4.86 55

    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
    Williams, CharlieCharlie Williams 48 2 0 1 2.96 34

    Award winners

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Great Falls[10]

    References

    1. ^ "Giants Moving: Toronto". St. Petersburg Times. January 9, 1976. 
    2. ^ Gordon Sakamoto (February 11, 1976). "Giants will stay in San Francisco". Bryan Times. p. 14. 
    3. ^ Dennis Littlejohn page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Von Joshua page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Darrell Evans page at Baseball Reference
    6. ^ Joe Strain page at Baseball Reference
    7. ^ Casey Parsons page at Baseball Reference
    8. ^ Randy Elliott page at Baseball Reference
    9. ^ Jeff Stember page at Baseball Reference
    10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    External links