1976 Major League Baseball season

The 1976 Major League Baseball season was the last season of the expansion era (dating back to 1961) until 1993 in which the American League (AL) and the National League (NL) had the same number of teams. The season ended with the Cincinnati Reds taking the World Series Championship for the second consecutive season by sweeping the New York Yankees in four games; they are the only team to go undefeated in the postseason since the advent of the divisional era in 1969. It would be the Reds' last title until Lou Piniella guided the club in 1990, and the second time that the Yankees were swept in World Series history. The only team to do it before was the 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers.

1976 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 8 – October 21, 1976
Number of games162
Number of teams24
Draft
Top draft pickFloyd Bannister
Picked byHouston Astros
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Thurman Munson (NYY)
NL: Joe Morgan (CIN)
Postseason
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upKansas City Royals
NL championsCincinnati Reds
  NL runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies
World Series
ChampionsCincinnati Reds
  Runners-upNew York Yankees
World Series MVPJohnny Bench (CIN)
MLB seasons

StandingsEdit

PostseasonEdit

BracketEdit

  League Championship Series
(ALCS, NLCS)
World Series
                 
East NY Yankees 3  
West Kansas City 2  
    AL NY Yankees 0
  NL Cincinnati 4
East Philadelphia 0
West Cincinnati 3  

Awards and honorsEdit

  American League National League
Award Player Position Team Player Position Team
Most Valuable Player Thurman Munson C NYY Joe Morgan 2B CIN
Cy Young Award Jim Palmer RHP BAL Randy Jones LHP SD
Rookie of the Year Mark Fidrych RHP DET Butch Metzger
Pat Zachry
RHP
RHP
SD
CIN
Relief Man of the Year Bill Campbell RHP MIN Rawly Eastwick RHP CIN

July–SeptemberEdit

Statistical leadersEdit

Statistic American League National League
AVG George Brett KC .333 Bill Madlock CHI .339
HR Graig Nettles NYY 32 Mike Schmidt PHI 38
RBI Lee May BAL 109 George Foster CIN 121
SB Billy North OAK 75 Davey Lopes LA 63
Wins Jim Palmer BAL 22 Randy Jones SD 22
ERA Mark Fidrych DET 2.34 John Denny STL 2.52
SO Nolan Ryan CAL 327 Tom Seaver NYM 235
SV Sparky Lyle NYY 23 Rawly Eastwick CIN 26

Home Field AttendanceEdit

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
Cincinnati Reds[1] 102 -5.6% 2,629,708 13.6% 32,466
Philadelphia Phillies[2] 101 17.4% 2,480,150 29.9% 30,619
Los Angeles Dodgers[3] 92 4.5% 2,386,301 -6.0% 29,461
New York Yankees[4] 97 16.9% 2,012,434 56.2% 25,155
Boston Red Sox[5] 83 -12.6% 1,895,846 8.4% 23,406
Kansas City Royals[6] 90 -1.1% 1,680,265 45.9% 20,744
New York Mets[7] 86 4.9% 1,468,754 -15.1% 17,912
Detroit Tigers[8] 74 29.8% 1,467,020 38.6% 18,338
San Diego Padres[9] 73 2.8% 1,458,478 13.8% 18,231
St. Louis Cardinals[10] 72 -12.2% 1,207,079 -28.8% 14,902
Texas Rangers[11] 76 -3.8% 1,164,982 3.3% 14,382
Baltimore Orioles[12] 88 -2.2% 1,058,609 5.6% 13,069
Chicago Cubs[13] 75 0.0% 1,026,217 -0.8% 12,669
Pittsburgh Pirates[14] 92 0.0% 1,025,945 -19.2% 12,666
Milwaukee Brewers[15] 66 -2.9% 1,012,164 -16.6% 12,496
California Angels[16] 76 5.6% 1,006,774 -4.9% 12,429
Cleveland Indians[17] 81 2.5% 948,776 -2.9% 12,010
Chicago White Sox[18] 64 -14.7% 914,945 21.9% 11,437
Houston Astros[19] 80 25.0% 886,146 3.3% 10,807
Atlanta Braves[20] 70 4.5% 818,179 53.0% 10,101
Oakland Athletics[21] 87 -11.2% 780,593 -27.4% 9,637
Minnesota Twins[22] 85 11.8% 715,394 -3.0% 8,832
Montreal Expos[23] 55 -26.7% 646,704 -28.8% 8,084
San Francisco Giants[24] 74 -7.5% 626,868 19.9% 7,739

ReferencesEdit

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  15. ^ "Milwaukee Brewers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  16. ^ "Los Angeles Angels Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  17. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  18. ^ "Chicago White Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  19. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  20. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
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  22. ^ "Minnesota Twins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  23. ^ "Washington Nationals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  24. ^ "San Francisco Giants Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.

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