1977 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1977 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 95th season in the history of the franchise. The Phillies won their second consecutive National League East division title with a record of 101–61, five games over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Phillies lost the NLCS to the Los Angeles Dodgers, three games to one. The Phillies were managed by Danny Ozark, as they played their home games at Veterans Stadium.

1977 Philadelphia Phillies
1977 National League East Championship
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)R. R. M. "Ruly" Carpenter III
General manager(s)Paul Owens
Manager(s)Danny Ozark
Local televisionWPHL-TV
Local radioKYW
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 101 61 0.623 60–21 41–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 66 0.593 5 58–23 38–43
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 18 52–31 31–48
Chicago Cubs 81 81 0.500 20 46–35 35–46
Montreal Expos 75 87 0.463 26 38–43 37–44
New York Mets 64 98 0.395 37 35–44 29–54

Record vs. opponents

1977 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7 4–14 9–9 5–13 6–6 7–5 2–10 3–9 11–7 8–10 1–11
Chicago 7–5 7–5 6–6 6–6 10–8 9–9 6–12 7–11 7–5 9–3 7–11
Cincinnati 14–4 5–7 5–13 10–8 7–5 10–2 8–4 3–9 11–7 10–8 5–7
Houston 9–9 6–6 13–5 9–9 8–4 6–6 4–8 4–8 8–10 9–9 5–7
Los Angeles 13–5 6–6 8–10 9–9 7–5 8–4 6–6 9–3 12–6 14–4 6–6
Montreal 6–6 8–10 5–7 4–8 5–7 10–8 7–11 7–11 5–7 6–6 12–6
New York 5–7 9–9 2–10 6–6 4–8 8–10 5–13 4–14 6–6 7–5 8–10
Philadelphia 10-2 12–6 4–8 8–4 6–6 11–7 13–5 8–10 9–3 9–3 11–7
Pittsburgh 9–3 11–7 9–3 8–4 3–9 11–7 14–4 10–8 10–2 2–10 9–9
San Diego 7–11 5–7 7–11 10–8 6–12 7–5 6–6 3–9 2–10 8–10 8–4
San Francisco 10–8 3–9 8–10 9–9 4–14 6–6 5–7 3–9 10–2 10–8 7–5
St. Louis 11–1 11–7 7–5 7–5 6–6 6–12 10–8 7–11 9–9 4–8 5–7

Notable transactions

Draft picks

1977 game log

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member

Roster

1977 Philadelphia Phillies
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
C Bob Boone 132 440 125 .284 11 66
1B Richie Hebner 118 397 113 .285 18 62
2B Ted Sizemore 152 519 146 .281 4 47
SS Larry Bowa 154 624 175 .280 4 41
3B Mike Schmidt 154 544 149 .274 38 101
LF Greg Luzinski 149 554 171 .309 39 130
CF Garry Maddox 139 571 167 .292 14 74
RF Jay Johnstone 112 363 103 .284 15 59

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
Bake McBride 85 280 95 .339 11 41
Jerry Martin 116 215 56 .260 6 28
Davey Johnson 78 156 50 .321 8 36
Tommy Hutton 107 81 25 .309 2 11
Ollie Brown 53 70 17 .243 1 13
Terry Harmon 46 60 11 .183 2 5
Barry Foote 18 32 7 .219 1 3
Dane Iorg 12 30 5 .167 0 2
Fred Andrews 12 23 4 .174 0 2
Bobby Tolan 15 16 2 .125 0 1
Mike Buskey 6 7 2 .286 0 1
Jim Morrison 5 7 3 .429 0 1
John Vukovich 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Tim Blackwell 1 0 0 --- 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
Steve Carlton 36 283 23 10 2.64 198
Larry Christenson 34 219.1 19 6 4.06 118
Randy Lerch 32 168.2 10 6 5.07 81
Jim Kaat 35 160.1 6 11 5.39 55
Jim Lonborg 25 157.2 11 4 4.11 76

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
Wayne Twitchell 12 45.2 0 5 4.53 37
Manny Seoane 2 6 0 0 6.00 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
Gene Garber 64 8 6 19 2.35 78
Ron Reed 60 7 5 15 2.75 84
Warren Brusstar 46 7 2 3 2.65 46
Tug McGraw 45 7 3 9 2.62 58
Tom Underwood 14 3 2 1 5.13 20
Dan Warthen 3 0 1 0 0.00 1

1977 National League Championship Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1.

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Philadelphia – 7, Los Angeles – 5 October 4 Dodger Stadium 55,968
2 Philadelphia – 1, Los Angeles – 7 October 5 Dodger Stadium 55,973
3 Los Angeles – 6, Philadelphia – 5 October 7 Veterans Stadium 63,719
4 Los Angeles – 4, Philadelphia – 1 October 8 Veterans Stadium 64,924

1977 postseason game log

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Cal Emery, Billy Connors and Mike Ryan
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Lee Elia
A Peninsula Pilots Carolina League Jim Snyder
A Spartanburg Phillies Western Carolinas League Mike Compton
A-Short Season Auburn Phillies New York–Penn League Rubén Amaro, Sr.

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Peninsula[11]

References

  1. ^ Tony Taylor at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Willie Hernández at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnny Oates at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Kerry Dineen at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Bake McBride at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ George Vukovich at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ a b "1977 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com.
  8. ^ "Baseball". Milwaukee Sentinel. April 21, 1977. p. 5, part 2. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  9. ^ "Baseball". Milwaukee Sentinel. May 9, 1977. p. 2, part 2. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  10. ^ "Scoreboard". Milwaukee Journal. May 10, 1977. p. 9. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

Further reading

External links

1977 Game Log[7]
Overall Record: 101–61
1977 Postseason Game Log[7]
Overall Record: 1–3
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