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1976 Kansas City Royals
1976 AL West Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1976 information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
Manager(s) Whitey Herzog
Local television KBMA
(Dick Carlson)
Local radio WIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)

The 1976 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing 1st in the American League West with a record of 90 wins and 72 losses.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L GB Pct.
Kansas City Royals 90 72 -- .556
Oakland Athletics 87 74 2.5 .540
Minnesota Twins 85 77 5 .525
Texas Rangers 76 86 14 .469
California Angels 76 86 14 .469
Chicago White Sox 64 97 25.5 .398

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1976 Kansas City Royals roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
1B Mayberry, JohnJohn Mayberry 161 594 138 .232 13 95
2B White, FrankFrank White 152 446 102 .229 2 46
3B Brett, GeorgeGeorge Brett 159 645 215 .333 7 67
SS Patek, FreddieFreddie Patek 144 432 104 .241 1 43

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Nelson, DaveDave Nelson 78 153 36 .235 1 17
Quirk, JamieJamie Quirk 64 114 28 .246 1 15
Healy, FranFran Healy 8 24 3 .125 0 1

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Fitzmorris, AlAl Fitzmorris 35 220.1 15 11 3.06 80
Splittorff, PaulPaul Splittorff 26 158.2 11 8 3.97 59
Hassler, AndyAndy Hassler 19 99.2 5 6 2.89 45
Busby, SteveSteve Busby 13 71.2 3 3 4.40 29

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bird, DougDoug Bird 39 197.2 12 10 3.37 107
Gura, LarryLarry Gura 20 62.2 4 0 2.30 22

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Littell, MarkMark Littell 60 8 4 16 2.08 92
Mingori, SteveSteve Mingori 55 5 5 10 2.32 38
Hall, TomTom Hall 31 1 1 1 4.45 25
Bruno, TomTom Bruno 12 1 0 0 6.75 11
McClure, BobBob McClure 8 0 0 0 9.00 3
Cram, JerryJerry Cram 4 0 0 0 6.23 2
Nelson, RogerRoger Nelson 3 0 0 0 2.08 4

ALCS

Game 1

October 9, 1976 at Royals Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 12 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 2
W: Catfish Hunter (1-0)   L: Larry Gura (0-1)
HR: None

Game 2

October 10, 1976 at Royals Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 5
Kansas City 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 7 9 0
W: Paul Splittorff (1-0)   L: Ed Figueroa (0-1)
HR: None

Game 3

October 12, 1976 at Yankee Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
New York 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 X 5 9 0
W: Dock Ellis (1-0)   L: Andy Hassler (0-1)   S: Sparky Lyle (1)
HR: NYY: – Chris Chambliss (1)

Game 4

October 13, 1976 at Yankee Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 7 9 1
New York 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 11 0
W: Doug Bird (1-0)   L: Catfish Hunter (1-1)   S: Steve Mingori (1)
HR: NYY: – Graig Nettles 2 (2)

Game 5

October 14, 1976 at Yankee Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 11 1
New York 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 11 1
W: Dick Tidrow (1-0)   L: Mark Littell (0-1)
HR: KCR: – John Mayberry (1), George Brett (1)   NYY: – Chris Chambliss (2)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Billy Gardner
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Bill Scripture
A Waterloo Royals Midwest League John Sullivan
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League José Martínez

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Waterloo

Notes

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0963718983.  

External links

Preceded by
Oakland Athletics
1975
AL West Championship Season
1976
Succeeded by
Kansas City Royals
1977

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