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1976 Baltimore Orioles season

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.

Offseason

Regular season

1976 marked the first time 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.

Season standings

AL East W L GB Pct.
New York Yankees 97 62 -- .610
Baltimore Orioles 88 74 10.5 .543
Boston Red Sox 83 79 15.5 .512
Cleveland Indians 81 78 16 .509
Detroit Tigers 74 87 24 .509
Milwaukee Brewers 66 95 32 .410


Notable transactions

Roster

1976 Baltimore Orioles
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
C Duncan, DaveDave Duncan 93 284 58 .204 4 17
1B May, LeeLee May 148 530 137 .258 25 109
2B Grich, BobbyBobby Grich 144 518 138 .266 13 54
3B DeCinces, DougDoug DeCinces 129 440 103 .234 11 42
SS Belanger, MarkMark Belanger 153 522 141 .270 1 40
LF Singleton, KenKen Singleton 154 544 151 .278 13 70
CF Blair, PaulPaul Blair 145 375 74 .197 3 16
RF Jackson, ReggieReggie Jackson 134 498 138 .277 27 91
DH Mora, AndresAndres Mora 73 220 48 .218 6 25

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
Bumbry, AlAl Bumbry 133 450 113 .251 9 36
Muser, TonyTony Muser 136 326 74 .227 1 30
Robinson, BrooksBrooks Robinson 71 218 46 .211 3 11
Dempsey, RickRick Dempsey 59 174 37 .213 0 10
Hendricks, ElrodElrod Hendricks 28 79 11 .139 1 4
Harper, TommyTommy Harper 46 77 18 .234 1 7
Crowley, TerryTerry Crowley 33 61 15 .246 0 5
Dauer, RichRich Dauer 11 39 4 .103 0 3
Garcia, KikoKiko Garcia 11 32 7 .219 1 4
Nordbrook, TimTim Nordbrook 27 22 5 .227 0 0
Stillman, RoyleRoyle Stillman 20 22 2 .091 0 1
Shopay, TomTom Shopay 14 20 4 .200 0 1
Bailor, BobBob Bailor 9 6 2 .333 0 0

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
Palmer, JimJim Palmer 40 315 22 13 2.51 159
May, RudyRudy May 24 152.1 11 7 3.78 71
Grimsley, RossRoss Grimsley 28 136.2 8 7 3.95 41
Cuellar, MikeMike Cuellar 26 107 4 13 4.96 32
Holtzman, KenKen Holtzman 13 97.2 5 4 2.86 35

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
Garland, WayneWayne Garland 38 232.1 20 7 2.67 113
Flanagan, MikeMike Flanagan 20 85 3 5 4.13 56
Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 11 64.1 3 4 3.50 17
Pagan, DaveDave Pagan 20 46.2 1 4 5.98 34
Martínez, DennisDennis Martínez 4 27.2 1 2 2.60 18
McGregor, ScottScott McGregor 3 14.2 0 1 3.68 6

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
Miller, DyarDyar Miller 49 2 4 7 2.94 37
Martinez, TippyTippy Martinez 28 3 1 8 2.59 31
Holdsworth, FredFred Holdsworth 16 4 1 2 2.04 24
Jackson, GrantGrant Jackson 13 1 1 3 5.12 14

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Joe Altobelli
AA Charlotte O's Southern League Jimmie Schaffer
A Miami Orioles Florida State League Len Johnston
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Ben Hines

Notes

References

  • 1976 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1976 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com
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