1976 Chicago Cubs
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Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)Salty Saltwell
Manager(s)Jim Marshall
Local televisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Jim West)
Local radioWGN
(Vince Lloyd, Lou Boudreau)
StatsESPN.com
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The 1976 Chicago Cubs season was the 105th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 101st in the National League and the 61st at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fourth in the National League East with a record of 75–87.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 101 61 0.623 53–28 48–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 0.568 9 47–34 45–36
New York Mets 86 76 0.531 15 45–37 41–39
Chicago Cubs 75 87 0.463 26 42–39 33–48
St. Louis Cardinals 72 90 0.444 29 37–44 35–46
Montreal Expos 55 107 0.340 46 27–53 28–54

Record vs. opponents


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 6–6 6–12 7–11 8–10 8–4 4–8 5–7 3–9 10–8 9–9 4–8
Chicago 6–6 3–9 5–7 3–9 11–7 5–13 8–10 8–10 6–6 8–4 12–6
Cincinnati 12–6 9–3 12–6 13–5 9–3 6–6 5–7 8–4 13–5 9–9 6–6
Houston 11–7 7–5 6–12 5–13 10–2 6–6 4–8 2–10 10–8 10–8 9–3
Los Angeles 10–8 9–3 5–13 13–5 10–2 7–5 5–7 9–3 6–12 8–10 10–2
Montreal 4–8 7–11 3–9 2–10 2–10 8–10 3–15 8–10 4–8 7–5 7–11
New York 8–4 13–5 6–6 6–6 5–7 10–8 5–13 10–8 7–5 7–5 9–9
Philadelphia 7-5 10–8 7–5 8–4 7–5 15–3 13–5 8–10 8–4 6–6 12–6
Pittsburgh 9–3 10–8 4–8 10–2 3–9 10–8 8–10 10–8 7–5 9–3 12–6
San Diego 8–10 6–6 5–13 8–10 12–6 8–4 5–7 4–8 5–7 8–10 4–8
San Francisco 9–9 4–8 9–9 8–10 10–8 5–7 5–7 6–6 3–9 10–8 5–7
St. Louis 8–4 6–12 6–6 3–9 2–10 11–7 9–9 6–12 6–12 8–4 7–5


Notable transactions

Roster

1976 Chicago Cubs
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 Steve Swisher 109 377 89 .236 5 42
1B Pete LaCock 106 244 54 .221 8 28
2B Manny Trillo 158 582 139 .239 4 59
SS Mick Kelleher 124 337 77 .228 0 22
3B Bill Madlock 142 514 174 .339 15 84
LF José Cardenal 136 521 156 .299 8 47
CF Rick Monday 137 534 145 .272 32 77
RF Jerry Morales 140 537 147 .274 16 67

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
Joe Wallis 121 338 86 .254 5 21
George Mitterwald 101 303 65 .215 5 28
Dave Rosello 91 227 55 .242 1 11
Larry Biittner 78 192 47 .245 0 17
Champ Summers 83 126 26 .206 3 13
Rob Sperring 43 93 24 .258 0 7
Andre Thornton 27 85 17 .200 2 14
Wayne Tyrone 30 57 13 .228 1 8
Mike Adams 25 29 4 .138 0 2
Jerry Tabb 11 24 7 .292 0 0
Randy Hundley 13 18 3 .167 0 1
Ed Putman 5 7 3 .429 0 0
Tim Hosley 1 1 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
Rick Reuschel 38 260.0 14 12 3.46 146
Ray Burris 37 249.0 15 13 3.11 112
Bill Bonham 32 196.0 9 13 4.27 110
Steve Renko 28 163.1 8 11 3.86 112
Steve Stone 17 75.0 3 6 4.08 33

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
Ken Frailing 6 18.2 1 2 2.41 10
Ken Crosby 7 12.0 0 0 12.00 5
Geoff Zahn 3 8.1 0 1 10.80 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
Darold Knowles 58 5 7 9 2.89 39
Bruce Sutter 52 6 3 10 2.70 73
Paul Reuschel 50 4 2 3 4.55 55
Mike Garman 47 2 4 1 4.95 37
Oscar Zamora 40 5 3 3 5.24 27
Joe Coleman 39 2 8 4 4.10 66
Buddy Schultz 29 1 1 2 6.08 15
Tom Dettore 4 0 1 0 10.29 4
Mike Krukow 2 0 0 0 8.31 1
Ramón Hernández 2 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Wichita Aeros American Association Doc Edwards
AA Midland Cubs Texas League Dennis Sommers
A Pompano Beach Cubs Florida State League Jack Hiatt
Rookie GCL Cubs Gulf Coast League Walt Dixon

Notes

  1. ^ Don Kessinger at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Vic Harris at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Retrosheet box score: Phillies vs. Cubs 04/17/76
  4. ^ Baseball Almanac box score: Phillies vs. Cubs 04/17/76
  5. ^ "The Cubs: 99 years of misery - ESPN Page 2".
  6. ^ The Cubs, by Glenn Stout, Richard A. Johnson, Dick Johnson, p.302, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers, 2007, ISBN 978-0-618-59500-6
  7. ^ Resnick, Joe (April 22, 2006). "Rick Monday Saved the Flag 30 Years Ago". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  8. ^ Tim Hosley at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Tom Dettore at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ Andre Thornton at Baseball-Reference
  11. ^ Joe Coleman at Baseball-Reference
  12. ^ Keith Drumright at Baseball-Reference
  13. ^ Ramón Hernández at Baseball-Reference

References