1976 California Angels season

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1976 California Angels
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Gene Autry
General manager(s)Harry Dalton
Manager(s)Dick Williams, Norm Sherry
Local televisionKTLA
Local radioKMPC
(Dick Enberg, Dave Niehaus, Don Drysdale)
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The 1976 California Angels season involved the Angels finishing fourth in the American League West with a record of 76 wins and 86 losses.

After a concert by The Who in March, groundskeepers reported that more than 100 marijuana plants sprouted on the playing field of Anaheim Stadium.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 90 72 0.556 49–32 41–40
Oakland Athletics 87 74 0.540 51–30 36–44
Minnesota Twins 85 77 0.525 5 44–37 41–40
Texas Rangers 76 86 0.469 14 39–42 37–44
California Angels 76 86 0.469 14 38–43 38–43
Chicago White Sox 64 97 0.398 25½ 35–45 29–52

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]

Draft picks[edit]

Roster[edit]

1976 California Angels
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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

G Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Bruce Bochte 146 466 120 .258 2 49
2B Jerry Remy 143 502 132 .263 0 28
3B Ron Jackson 127 410 93 .227 8 40
RF Bobby Bonds 99 378 100 .265 10 54

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
Bill Melton 118 341 71 .208 6 42
Mario Guerrero 83 268 76 .284 1 18
Tony Solaita 63 215 58 .270 9 33
Bobby Jones 78 166 35 .211 6 17
Ed Herrmann 29 46 8 .174 2 8
Carlos López 9 10 0 .000 0 0
Billy Smith 13 8 3 .375 0 0

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
Nolan Ryan 39 284.1 17 18 3.36 327
Frank Tanana 34 288.1 19 10 2.43 261
Gary Ross 34 225 8 16 3.00 100
Don Kirkwood 28 157.2 6 12 4.62 78

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
Paul Hartzell 37 166 7 4 2.77

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
Dick Drago 43 7 8 6 4.42 43
Mickey Scott 33 3 0 3 3.23 10
John Verhoeven 21 0 2 4 3.38 23
Jim Brewer 13 3 1 2 3.70 16
Steve Dunning 4 0 0 0 7.50 4

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Gulls Pacific Coast League Jimy Williams
AA El Paso Diablos Texas League Bobby Knoop
A Salinas Packers California League Del Crandall
A Quad Cities Angels Midwest League Moose Stubing
Rookie Idaho Falls Angels Pioneer League Larry Himes

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1986-04-19-sp-692-story.html
  2. ^ Ernie Camacho at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Dick Drago at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ "Historic Home Runs". Time. August 8, 2007. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  5. ^ "The Nolan Ryan Express | The Strikeout King". smackbomb.com/nolanryan. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2008.
  6. ^ Bobby Jones at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Terry Humphrey at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Ken Landreaux at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Danny Boone at Baseball-Reference

References[edit]

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.

External links[edit]