1976 Cleveland Indians season

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1976 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Nick Mileti
General manager(s)Phil Seghi
Manager(s)Frank Robinson
Local televisionWJW-TV
Local radioWWWE
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The Cleveland Indians finished the 1976 MLB season with an 81–78 win-loss record. The team scored 615 runs and allowed 615 runs for a run differential of zero.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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. opponents[edit]

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 transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1976 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Ray Fosse 90 276 83 .301 2 30

Other batters[edit]

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
Larvell Blanks 104 328 92 .280 5 41
Tommy Smith 55 164 42 .256 2 12
Ron Pruitt 47 86 23 .267 0 5
Frank Robinson 36 67 15 .224 3 10
Joe Lis 20 51 16 .314 2 7

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Pat Dobson 35 217.1 16 12 3.48 117
Jackie Brown 32 180 9 11 4.25 104
Fritz Peterson 9 47 0 3 5.55 19

Other pitchers[edit]

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 Bibby 34 163.1 13 7 3.20 84
Stan Thomas 37 105.2 4 4 2.30 54

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Tom Buskey 39 5 4 1 3.63 32

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Joe Sparks
AA Williamsport Tomahawks Eastern League Red Davis
A San Jose Bees California League Gomer Hodge
Rookie GCL Indians Gulf Coast League Jack Cassini

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "1976 Baseball Standings". MLB.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Oscar Gamble page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Stan Thomas page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Ray Fosse page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Larvell Blanks page at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Fritz Peterson page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Joe Beckwith page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Ron Hassey page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Ramón Romero page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References[edit]