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

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


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

Draft picks

Roster

1976 California Angels
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 Andy Etchebarren 103 247 56 .227 0 21
1B Tony Solaita 63 215 58 .270 9 33
2B Jerry Remy 143 502 132 .263 0 28
3B Ron Jackson 127 410 93 .227 8 40
SS Dave Chalk 142 438 95 .217 0 33
LF Bruce Bochte 146 466 120 .248 2 49
CF Rusty Torres 120 264 54 .205 6 27
RF Bobby Bonds 99 378 100 .265 10 54
DH Tommy Davis 72 219 58 .265 3 26

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
Dave Collins 99 365 96 .263 4 28
Bill Melton 118 341 71 .208 6 42
Mario Guerrero 83 268 76 .284 1 18
Dan Briggs 77 248 53 .214 1 14
Leroy Stanton 93 231 44 .190 2 25
Terry Humphrey 71 196 48 .245 1 19
Bobby Jones 78 166 35 .211 6 17
Joe Lahoud 42 96 17 .177 0 4
Orlando Ramírez 30 70 14 .200 0 5
Mike Easler 21 54 13 .241 0 4
Adrian Garrett 29 48 6 .125 0 3
Ed Herrmann 29 46 8 .174 2 8
Orlando Álvarez 15 42 7 .167 2 8
Mike Miley 14 38 7 .184 0 4
Carlos López 9 10 0 .000 0 0
Paul Dade 13 9 1 .111 0 1
Tim Nordbrook 5 8 0 .000 0 0
Billy Smith 13 8 3 .375 0 0
Ike Hampton 3 2 0 .000 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
Frank Tanana 34 288.1 19 10 2.43 261
Nolan Ryan 39 284.1 17 18 3.36 327
Gary Ross 34 225.0 8 16 3.00 100
Don Kirkwood 28 157.2 6 12 4.62 78

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
Paul Hartzell 37 166.0 7 4 2.77 51
Sid Monge 32 117.2 6 7 3.37 53
Andy Hassler 14 47.1 0 6 5.13 16

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
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
Mike Overy 5 0 2 0 6.14 8
Steve Dunning 4 0 0 0 7.50 4
Gary Wheelock 2 0 0 0 27.00 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

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

  1. ^ "Some Goose Eggs Are on Anaheim Stadium Scoreboard". Los Angeles Times. April 19, 1986.
  2. ^ Ernie Camacho at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Dick Drago at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ "Historic Home Runs". Time. August 8, 2007. Archived from the original on December 2, 2008. 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