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The 1976 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing second in the American League East with a record of 88 wins and 74 losses.

1976 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record88–74 (.543)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Jerold Hoffberger
General manager(s)Hank Peters
Manager(s)Earl Weaver
Local televisionWJZ-TV
Local radioWBAL (AM)
(Chuck Thompson, Bill O'Donnell)
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

This was the first season since 1957 that an Oriole other than Brooks Robinson got the most starts at third base, with Doug DeCinces taking over the position for the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer.

Following the early April trade,[2] Reggie Jackson did not immediately report; his first plate appearance was on May 2.[4][5][6][7][8]

Season standingsEdit

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 97 62 0.610 45–35 52–27
Baltimore Orioles 88 74 0.543 10½ 42–39 46–35
Boston Red Sox 83 79 0.512 15½ 46–35 37–44
Cleveland Indians 81 78 0.509 16 44–35 37–43
Detroit Tigers 74 87 0.460 24 36–44 38–43
Milwaukee Brewers 66 95 0.410 32 36–45 30–50

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1976 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK TEX
Baltimore 7–11 8–4 8–4 7–11 12–6 6–6 11–7 4–8 13–5 4–8 8–4
Boston 11–7 7–5 6–6 9–9 14–4 3–9 12–6 7–5 7–11 4–8 3–9
California 4–8 5–7 11–7 7–5 6–6 8–10 4–8 8–10 5–7 6–12 12–6
Chicago 4–8 6–6 7–11 3–9 6–6 8–10 7–5 7–11 1–11 8–9 7–11
Cleveland 11–7 9–9 5–7 9–3 6–12 6–6 11–6 9–3 4–12 4–8 7–5
Detroit 6–12 4–14 6–6 6–6 12–6 4–8 12–6 4–8 9–8 6–6 5–7
Kansas City 6–6 9–3 10–8 10–8 6–6 8–4 8–4 10–8 7–5 9–9 7–11
Milwaukee 7–11 6–12 8–4 5–7 6–11 6–12 4–8 4–8 5–13 5–7 10–2
Minnesota 8–4 5–7 10–8 11–7 3–9 8–4 8–10 8–4 2–10 11–7 11–7
New York 5–13 11–7 7–5 11–1 12–4 8–9 5–7 13–5 10–2 6–6 9–3
Oakland 8–4 8–4 12–6 9–8 8–4 6–6 9–9 7–5 7–11 6–6 7–11
Texas 4–8 9–3 6–12 11–7 5–7 7–5 11–7 2–10 7–11 3–9 11–7


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1976 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 Dave Duncan 93 284 58 .204 4 17
1B Lee May 148 530 137 .258 25 109
2B Bobby Grich 144 518 138 .266 13 54
3B Doug DeCinces 129 440 103 .234 11 42
SS Mark Belanger 153 522 141 .270 1 40
LF Ken Singleton 154 544 151 .278 13 70
CF Paul Blair 145 375 74 .197 3 16
RF Reggie Jackson 134 498 138 .277 27 91
DH Andrés Mora 73 220 48 .218 6 25

Other battersEdit

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
Al Bumbry 133 450 113 .251 9 36
Tony Muser 136 326 74 .227 1 30
Brooks Robinson 71 218 46 .211 3 11
Rick Dempsey 59 174 37 .213 0 10
Elrod Hendricks 28 79 11 .139 1 4
Tommy Harper 46 77 18 .234 1 7
Terry Crowley 33 61 15 .246 0 5
Rich Dauer 11 39 4 .103 0 3
Kiko Garcia 11 32 7 .219 1 4
Tim Nordbrook 27 22 5 .227 0 0
Royle Stillman 20 22 2 .091 0 1
Tom Shopay 14 20 4 .200 0 1
Bob Bailor 9 6 2 .333 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jim Palmer 40 315 22 13 2.51 159
Rudy May 24 152.1 11 7 3.78 71
Ross Grimsley 28 136.2 8 7 3.95 41
Mike Cuellar 26 107 4 13 4.96 32
Ken Holtzman 13 97.2 5 4 2.86 35

Other pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Wayne Garland 38 232.1 20 7 2.67 113
Mike Flanagan 20 85 3 5 4.13 56
Doyle Alexander 11 64.1 3 4 3.50 17
Dave Pagan 20 46.2 1 4 5.98 34
Dennis Martínez 4 27.2 1 2 2.60 18
Scott McGregor 3 14.2 0 1 3.68 6

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dyar Miller 49 2 4 7 2.94 37
Tippy Martinez 28 3 1 8 2.59 31
Fred Holdsworth 16 4 1 2 2.04 24
Grant Jackson 13 1 1 3 5.12 14

Farm systemEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Wayne Krenchicki page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b "A's trade Jackson, Holtzman". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. April 3, 1976. p. 1B.
  3. ^ Reggie Jackson page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ "Reggie agrees to join Orioles". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). UPI. April 30, 1976. p. 3D.
  5. ^ "Reggie finally plays and all is forgiven". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). wire services. May 3, 1976. p. 2B.
  6. ^ "Orioles want 'equal' policy". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. May 3, 1976. p. 2B.
  7. ^ "Jackson is back: 0-for-2". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. May 3, 1976. p. 15.
  8. ^ Fimrite, Ron (August 30, 1976). "He's free at last". Sports Illustrated. p. 14.
  9. ^ Bobby Brown page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Dallas Williams page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Doyle Alexander page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Dave Johnson page at Baseball-Reference

ReferencesEdit