1976 Texas Rangers season

The 1976 Texas Rangers season involved the Rangers finishing 4th in the American League West with a record of 76 wins and 86 losses.

1976 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bradford G. Corbett
General manager(s)Dan O'Brien, Sr.
Manager(s)Frank Lucchesi
Local televisionKXAS-TV
(Dick Risenhoover, Tom Vandergriff)
Local radioWBAP
(Dick Risenhoover, Bill Merrill)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

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

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

Roster

1976 Texas Rangers
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
CF Juan Beníquez 145 478 122 .255 0 33

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
Danny Thompson 64 196 42 .214 1 13
Dave Moates 85 137 33 .241 0 13
Roy Smalley 41 129 29 .225 1 8
Mike Cubbage 14 32 7 .219 0 0
John Ellis 11 31 13 .419 1 8
Doug Ault 9 20 6 .300 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
Nelson Briles 32 210 11 9 3.26 98
Bert Blyleven 24 202.1 9 11 2.76 144
Tommy Boggs 13 90.1 1 7 3.49 36
Bill Singer 10 64.2 4 1 3.48 34
Len Barker 2 15 1 0 2.40 7

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
Steve Hargan 35 124.1 8 8 3.62 63
Steve Barr 20 67.2 2 6 5.59 27
Fritz Peterson 4 15 1 0 3.60 4

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
Steve Foucault 46 8 8 5 3.33 41
Mike Bacsik 23 3 2 0 4.25 21
Stan Perzanowski 5 0 0 0 10.03 6

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League Rich Donnelly
AA San Antonio Brewers Texas League Marty Martínez
A Asheville Tourists Western Carolinas League Wayne Terwilliger
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Joe Klein

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: GCL Rangers

Notes

  1. ^ Royals trade Briles to Texas
  2. ^ Stan Thomas page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Mike Kekich page at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Danny Darwin page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Bobby Jones page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Fritz Peterson page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Bert Blyleven page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Billy Sample page at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Andre Robertson page at Baseball-Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6.

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