1976 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Nick Mileti
General manager(s)Phil Seghi
Manager(s)Frank Robinson
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Local radioWWWE
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The Cleveland Indians finished the 1976 MLB season with an 81–78 win–loss record. The team scored 615 runs and allowed 615 runs for a run differential of zero.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 97 62 0.610 45–35 52–27
Baltimore Orioles 88 74 0.543 10½ 42–39 46–35
Boston Red Sox 83 79 0.512 15½ 46–35 37–44
Cleveland Indians 81 78 0.509 16 44–35 37–43
Detroit Tigers 74 87 0.460 24 36–44 38–43
Milwaukee Brewers 66 95 0.410 32 36–45 30–50

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

Opening Day Lineup

Opening Day Starters
# Name Position
28 Rick Manning CF
18 Duane Kuiper 2B
25 Buddy Bell 3B
26 Boog Powell 1B
21 George Hendrick RF
9 Rico Carty DH
24 Charlie Spikes LF
8 Alan Ashby C
15 Frank Duffy SS
37 Dennis Eckersley P

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Roster

1976 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Alan Ashby 89 247 26 59 5 1 4 32 .239 0
Buddy Bell 159 604 75 170 26 2 7 60 .281 3
Larvell Blanks 104 328 45 92 8 7 5 41 .280 1
Rico Carty 152 552 67 171 34 0 13 83 .310 1
Rick Cerone 7 16 1 2 0 0 0 1 .125 0
Ed Crosby 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 0
Frank Duffy 133 392 38 83 11 2 2 30 .212 10
Ray Fosse 90 276 26 83 9 1 2 30 .301 1
Orlando Gonzalez 28 68 5 17 2 0 0 4 .250 1
Alfredo Griffin 12 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 0
George Hendrick 149 551 72 146 20 3 25 81 .265 4
Doug Howard 39 90 7 19 4 0 0 13 .211 1
Duane Kuiper 135 506 47 133 13 6 0 37 .263 10
Joe Lis 20 51 4 16 1 0 2 7 .314 0
John Lowenstein 93 229 33 47 8 2 2 14 .205 11
Rick Manning 138 552 73 161 24 7 6 43 .292 16
Boog Powell 95 293 29 63 9 0 9 33 .215 1
Ron Pruitt 47 86 7 23 1 1 0 5 .267 2
Frank Robinson 36 67 5 15 0 0 3 10 .224 0
Tommy Smith 55 164 17 42 3 1 2 12 .256 8
Charlie Spikes 101 334 34 79 11 5 3 31 .237 5
Totals 159 5412 615 1423 189 38 85 567 .263 75

Pitching

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Jim Bibby 13 7 3.20 34 21 1 163.1 61 58 56 84
Jackie Brown 9 11 4.25 32 27 0 180.0 94 85 55 104
Tom Buskey 5 4 3.63 39 0 1 94.1 42 38 34 32
Pat Dobson 16 12 3.48 35 35 0 217.1 98 84 65 117
Dennis Eckersley 13 12 3.43 36 30 1 199.1 82 76 78 200
Don Hood 3 5 4.87 33 6 1 77.2 46 42 41 32
Jim Kern 10 7 2.37 50 2 15 117.2 38 31 50 111
Dave LaRoche 1 4 2.24 61 0 21 96.1 25 24 49 104
Harry Parker 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 7.0 0 0 0 5
Fritz Peterson 0 3 5.55 9 9 0 47.0 31 29 10 19
Eric Raich 0 0 16.88 1 0 0 2.2 5 5 0 1
Stan Thomas 4 4 2.30 37 7 6 105.2 33 27 41 54
Rick Waits 7 9 4.00 26 22 0 123.2 60 55 54 65
Totals 81 78 3.47 159 159 46 1432.0 615 552 533 928

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Joe Sparks
AA Williamsport Tomahawks Eastern League Red Davis
A San Jose Bees California League Gomer Hodge
Rookie GCL Indians Gulf Coast League Jack Cassini

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Notes

  1. ^ "1976 Baseball Standings". MLB.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Oscar Gamble page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Stan Thomas page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Ray Fosse page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Larvell Blanks page at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Fritz Peterson page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Joe Beckwith page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Ron Hassey page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Ramón Romero page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ 1976 Opening Day Lineup at Baseball-Reference
  11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References