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1976 St. Louis Cardinals season

This article is about the Major League Baseball team. For the National Football League team, see 1976 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season.

1976 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
  • St. Louis, Missouri (since 1882)
  • Results
    Record 72–90 (.444)
    Divisional place 5th
    Other information
    Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
    Manager(s) Red Schoendienst
    Local television KSD-TV
    (Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph, Bob Starr)
    Local radio KMOX
    (Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Bob Starr)
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    The 1976 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 95th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 85th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 72-90 during the season and finished fifth in the National League East, 29 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    This was the twelfth and final season for Red Schoendienst as the Cardinals' full-time manager, although he would manage the club in parts of two later seasons (1980 and 1990).

    The Cardinals went to the Columbia blue road uniforms for the first time in '76. They would continue to wear those uniforms through the 1984 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 St. Louis Cardinals
    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
    3B Cruz, HéctorHéctor Cruz 151 526 120 .228 13 71
    SS Kessinger, DonDon Kessinger 145 502 120 .239 1 40
    RF Crawford, WillieWillie Crawford 120 392 119 .304 9 50

    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
    Harris, VicVic Harris 97 259 59 .228 1 19
    Anderson, MikeMike Anderson 86 199 58 .291 1 12
    Ferguson, JoeJoe Ferguson 71 189 38 .201 4 21
    Richard, LeeLee Richard 66 91 16 .176 0 5
    Meléndez, LuisLuis Meléndez 20 24 3 .125 0 0
    Mejías, SamSam Mejías 18 21 3 .143 0 0
    Tamargo, JohnJohn Tamargo 10 10 3 .300 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
    Falcone, PetePete Falcone 32 212 12 16 3.23 138
    Denny, JohnJohn Denny 30 207 11 9 2.52 74
    McGlothen, LynnLynn McGlothen 33 205 13 15 3.91 106
    Forsch, BobBob Forsch 33 194 8 10 3.94 76

    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
    Rasmussen, EricEric Rasmussen 43 150.1 6 12 3.53 76
    Curtis, JohnJohn Curtis 37 134 6 11 4.50 52

    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
    Greif, BillBill Greif 47 1 5 6 4.12 32
    Walker, TomTom Walker 10 1 2 3 4.12 11
    Capilla, DougDoug Capilla 7 1 0 0 5.40 5

    Farm system

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