1976 Philadelphia Phillies
1976 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 radioWIBG
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser)
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The 1976 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 94th season in the history of the franchise. The Phillies won their first National League East title, as they compiled a record of 101–61, nine games ahead of the second-place Pittsburgh Pirates, and won 100 games or more for the first time in franchise history.

The Phillies lost the NLCS, 3–0 to the Cincinnati Reds. Danny Ozark managed the Phillies, as they played their home games at Veterans Stadium, where the All-Star Game was played that season.

Offseason

Regular season

The final 9-game margin masks how competitive the season actually was. In a scary echo of 1964, the Phillies saw a 15+12-game August lead dwindle to just 3 games as their offense dried up on two late-year road trips.

Mike Schmidt hit 12 home runs in Philadelphia's first 15 games, including 4 in one game on April 17.[5] No one had hit this many home runs so quickly. In that game, the Phillies and Chicago Cubs combined for thirty-four runs in a game which featured nine home runs.[6] Schmidt's home run feat was later tied by Alex Rodriguez in 2007.

Schmidt also won his first of 10 Gold Gloves that year, and carried the Phillies to the 1976 NLCS where he hit .308. The Phillies hit a major league-leading seven grand slams.[7]

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

1976 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 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

Draft picks

Game log

Legend
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1976 Game Log[11]
Overall Record: 101–61
April (8–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 10 Pirates 4–5 (11) Larry Demery (1–0) Tug McGraw (0–1) None 42,147 0–1
2 April 11 Pirates 3–8 Bruce Kison (1–0) Steve Carlton (0–1) Bob Moose (1) 18,373 0–2
3 April 14 @ Expos 8–2 Jim Lonborg (1–0) Steve Rogers (0–2) None 21,199 1–2
4 April 15 @ Expos 5–8 Woodie Fryman (1–1) Jim Kaat (0–1) Wayne Granger (1) 6,375 1–3
5 April 17 @ Cubs 18–16 (10) Tug McGraw (1–1) Darold Knowles (1–1) Jim Lonborg (1) 28,287 2–3
6 April 18 @ Cubs 8–5 Larry Christenson (1–0) Ray Burris (0–2) Gene Garber (1) 13,326 3–3
7 April 20 @ Pirates 5–1 Jim Kaat (1–1) John Candelaria (0–1) None 8,800 4–3
8 April 21 @ Pirates 3–0 Tom Underwood (1–0) Doc Medich (1–1) Tug McGraw (1) 9,175 5–3
9 April 23 Braves 5–6 Bruce Dal Canton (1–0) Tug McGraw (1–2) Elías Sosa (1) 29,398 5–4
10 April 24 Braves 10–5 Ron Reed (1–0) Elías Sosa (1–2) None 25,477 6–4
11 April 25 Braves 2–3 Phil Niekro (3–0) Larry Christenson (1–1) Elías Sosa (2) 10,565 6–5
12 April 26 Reds 10–9 Tug McGraw (2–2) Rawly Eastwick (1–1) None 16,565 7–5
13 April 27 Reds 3–7 Jack Billingham (2–2) Tom Underwood (1–1) None 17,818 7–6
14 April 28 Reds 7–6 Jim Lonborg (2–0) Pat Darcy (1–2) Tug McGraw (2) 20,215 8–6
April 30 @ Braves Postponed (rain);[12] Makeup: May 1 as a traditional double-header
May (22–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
15 May 1 (1) @ Braves 3–0 Larry Christenson (2–1) Dick Ruthven (3–2) Tug McGraw (3) see 2nd game 9–6
16 May 1 (2) @ Braves 4–2 Steve Carlton (1–1) Carl Morton (0–3) None 24,189 10–6
17 May 2 @ Braves 8–2 Jim Kaat (2–1) Andy Messersmith (0–2) Gene Garber (2) 20,479 11–6
18 May 4 Astros 5–0 Jim Lonborg (3–0) Larry Dierker (3–3) None 10,655 12–6
19 May 5 Astros 6–3 Ron Reed (2–0) Joe Niekro (1–5) Gene Garber (3) 17,944 13–6
20 May 7 Dodgers 8–10 Charlie Hough (2–0) Ron Reed (2–1) Mike Marshall (6) 28,862 13–7
21 May 8 Dodgers 6–4 Gene Garber (1–0) Tommy John (1–2) None 34,060 14–7
22 May 9 Dodgers 10–3 Jim Lonborg (4–0) Doug Rau (4–1) None 24,143 15–7
23 May 11 Padres 9–1 Steve Carlton (2–1) Dan Spillner (1–5) None 11,576 16–7
24 May 12 Padres 0–4 Randy Jones (6–2) Jim Kaat (2–2) None 20,043 16–8
25 May 14 @ Astros 5–1 Larry Christenson (3–1) Mike Cosgrove (1–2) None 14,264 17–8
26 May 15 @ Astros 2–1 Jim Lonborg (5–0) Larry Dierker (4–4) None 20,749 18–8
27 May 16 @ Astros 12–2 Steve Carlton (3–1) Tom Griffin (2–1) None 11,553 19–8
May 18 @ Mets Postponed (rain);[13] Makeup: August 1 as a traditional double-header
28 May 19 @ Mets 2–1 Larry Christenson (4–1) Mickey Lolich (2–5) Tom Underwood (1) 12,836 20–8
29 May 20 @ Mets 5–3 Jim Lonborg (6–0) Tom Seaver (4–3) Tug McGraw (4) 16,914 21–8
30 May 21 Cardinals 2–1 Steve Carlton (4–1) Pete Falcone (2–3) None 32,074 22–8
31 May 22 Cardinals 6–7 Al Hrabosky (1–3) Tug McGraw (2–3) None 39,098 22–9
32 May 23 Cardinals 3–2 (11) Tug McGraw (3–3) Al Hrabosky (1–4) None 37,537 23–9
33 May 24 Mets 7–1 Larry Christenson (5–1) Mickey Lolich (2–6) None 21,899 24–9
34 May 25 Mets 8–4 Jim Lonborg (7–0) Tom Seaver (4–4) None 32,772 25–9
35 May 25 Mets 5–0 Steve Carlton (5–1) Jon Matlack (4–1) None 28,306 26–9
36 May 27 Mets 2–5 Jerry Koosman (6–1) Gene Garber (1–1) Skip Lockwood (7) 29,525 26–10
37 May 28 Expos 10–3 Ron Reed (3–1) Don Stanhouse (2–1) None 23,011 27–10
38 May 29 Expos 6–1 Larry Christenson (6–1) Don Carrithers (1–3) Gene Garber (4) 18,063 28–10
39 May 30 Expos 7–1 Jim Lonborg (8–0) Clay Kirby (0–3) None 27,090 29–10
40 May 31 (1) Cubs 5–7 Rick Reuschel (5–3) Steve Carlton (5–2) Bruce Sutter (2) see 2nd game 29–11
41 May 31 (2) Cubs 4–1 Jim Kaat (3–2) Mike Garman (2–4) None 51,211 30–11
June (20–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
42 June 1 Cubs 6–1 (6) Ron Reed (4–1) Steve Renko (1–2) None 26,846 31–11
43 June 2 @ Cardinals 4–1 Tom Underwood (2–1) John Curtis (3–5) None 16,850 32–11
44 June 3 @ Cardinals 1–7 Bob Forsch (1–1) Larry Christenson (6–2) None 15,832 32–12
45 June 4 @ Giants 1–5 Jim Barr (3–4) Jim Lonborg (8–1) None 7,374 32–13
46 June 5 @ Giants 2–4 Ed Halicki (4–8) Steve Carlton (5–3) Randy Moffitt (2) 9,439 32–14
47 June 6 @ Giants 9–3 Jim Kaat (4–2) John Montefusco (6–5) None 30,218 33–14
48 June 7 @ Dodgers 8–6 Ron Reed (5–1) Charlie Hough (7–1) Gene Garber (5) 30,627 34–14
49 June 8 @ Dodgers 14–2 Larry Christenson (7–2) Tommy John (2–4) None 27,950 35–14
50 June 9 @ Dodgers 2–3 Burt Hooton (5–5) Jim Lonborg (8–2) Charlie Hough (2) 27,794 35–15
51 June 10 @ Dodgers 10–6 (12) Tug McGraw (4–3) Stan Wall (1–2) Ron Schueler (1) 27,052 36–15
52 June 11 @ Padres 4–2 Jim Kaat (5–2) Alan Foster (1–3) Tom Underwood (2) 15,754 37–15
53 June 12 @ Padres 3–2 (15) Tom Underwood (3–1) Ken Reynolds (0–2) Ron Schueler (2) 24,515 38–15
54 June 13 (1) @ Padres 0–5 Randy Jones (12–2) Jim Lonborg (8–3) None see 2nd game 38–16
55 June 13 (2) @ Padres 3–4 Rich Folkers (2–1) Larry Christenson (7–3) Butch Metzger (7) 43,473 38–17
56 June 15 Giants 10–2 Steve Carlton (6–3) Ed Halicki (4–10) None 28,564 39–17
57 June 16 Giants 6–1 Jim Kaat (6–2) John Montefusco (7–6) None 28,966 40–17
58 June 17 Giants 3–2 Gene Garber (2–1) Gary Lavelle (2–4) None 27,800 41–17
59 June 18 Reds 6–5 Jim Lonborg (9–3) Jack Billingham (5–5) Gene Garber (6) 50,635 42–17
60 June 19 Reds 3–4 Gary Nolan (7–3) Ron Reed (5–2) Rawly Eastwick (8) 36,808 42–18
61 June 20 Reds 6–1 Jim Kaat (7–2) Don Gullett (6–3) None 38,669 43–18
62 June 21 Expos 8–3 Tom Underwood (4–1) Dan Warthen (1–8) None 26,148 44–18
63 June 22 Expos 3–8 Clay Kirby (1–5) Jim Lonborg (9–4) Dale Murray (6) 32,138 44–19
64 June 23 @ Reds 4–2 Ron Reed (6–2) Pedro Borbón (0–1) Gene Garber (7) 35,266 45–19
65 June 24 @ Reds 5–4 Jim Kaat (8–2) Gary Nolan (7–4) Tug McGraw (5) 34,053 46–19
66 June 25 Cardinals 12–4 Larry Christenson (8–3) John Curtis (5–7) None 38,474 47–19
67 June 26 Cardinals 2–3 (10) Al Hrabosky (5–5) Tug McGraw (4–4) None 41,052 47–20
68 June 27 Cardinals 6–2 Jim Lonborg (10–4) Lynn McGlothen (6–7) Ron Reed (1) 31,489 48–20
69 June 28 @ Expos 6–2 Steve Carlton (7–3) Steve Rogers (2–5) None 14,177 49–20
70 June 29 @ Expos 2–1 Gene Garber (3–1) Dale Murray (0–6) Ron Reed (2) 10,939 50–20
June 30 @ Expos Postponed (rain);[14] Makeup: September 24 as a traditional double-header
July (17–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
July 1 @ Expos Postponed (rain);[15] Makeup: September 26 as a traditional double-header
71 July 2 @ Pirates 9–10 (10) Ramón Hernández (2–1) Gene Garber (3–2) None 39,328 50–21
72 July 3 @ Pirates 3–2 Tug McGraw (5–4) Bob Moose (3–4) None 19,327 51–21
73 July 4 (1) @ Pirates 10–5 Steve Carlton (8–3) Larry Demery (5–2) Ron Reed (3) see 2nd game 52–21
74 July 4 (2) @ Pirates 1–7 Bruce Kison (7–4) Jim Kaat (8–3) None 32,422 52–22
75 July 5 Dodgers 0–6 Burt Hooton (6–9) Jim Lonborg (10–5) None 60,943 52–23
76 July 6 Dodgers 1–5 Doug Rau (7–6) Larry Christenson (8–4) None 34,126 52–24
77 July 7 Dodgers 5–6 Don Sutton (8–8) Ron Reed (6–3) Charlie Hough (8) 35,013 52–25
78 July 9 Padres 4–3 Tom Underwood (5–1) Brent Strom (8–9) Ron Reed (4) 35,217 53–25
79 July 10 (1) Padres 5–0 Steve Carlton (9–3) Alan Foster (3–6) None see 2nd game 54–25
80 July 10 (2) Padres 4–2 Jim Lonborg (11–5) Dan Spillner (2–9) Ron Reed (5) 47,101 55–25
81 July 11 Padres 3–0 Jim Kaat (9–3) Dave Freisleben (6–5) None 46,807 56–25
July 13 1976 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia
82 July 15 @ Giants 5–3 Steve Carlton (10–3) Mike Caldwell (0–6) None 5,759 57–25
83 July 16 @ Giants 0–1 Ed Halicki (9–11) Jim Kaat (9–4) None 7,330 57–26
84 July 17 @ Giants 1–4 John Montefusco (8–8) Tom Underwood (5–2) None 8,909 57–27
85 July 18 @ Dodgers 2–1 Ron Reed (7–3) Charlie Hough (7–4) None 52,214 58–27
86 July 19 @ Dodgers 5–3 Gene Garber (4–2) Burt Hooton (6–10) Ron Reed (6) 37,109 59–27
87 July 20 @ Padres 0–3 Randy Jones (17–4) Steve Carlton (10–4) None 20,499 59–28
88 July 21 @ Padres 5–1 Jim Kaat (10–4) Dave Freisleben (6–7) Gene Garber (8) 14,996 60–28
89 July 22 Pirates 3–0 Tom Underwood (6–2) Bruce Kison (7–6) Ron Reed (7) 43,050 61–28
90 July 23 Pirates 11–1 Jim Lonborg (12–5) Doc Medich (5–9) None 40,120 62–28
91 July 24 (1) Pirates 5–8 Jim Rooker (8–5) Larry Christenson (8–5) Dave Giusti (5) see 2nd game 62–29
92 July 24 (2) Pirates 7–1 Steve Carlton (11–4) Bob Moose (3–5) None 57,723 63–29
93 July 25 Pirates 13–7 Ron Reed (8–3) Dave Giusti (0–2) None 37,692 64–29
94 July 26 Mets 4–1 Larry Christenson (9–5) Jon Matlack (10–5) Tug McGraw (6) 35,023 65–29
95 July 27 Mets 1–4 Bob Myrick (1–0) Tom Underwood (6–3) Skip Lockwood (10) 35,376 65–30
96 July 28 Cubs 2–5 (11) Bruce Sutter (2–2) Ron Reed (8–4) None 35,043 65–31
97 July 29 Cubs 3–2 (11) Gene Garber (5–2) Darold Knowles (3–4) None 35,154 66–31
98 July 30 @ Mets 2–3 Jerry Koosman (12–7) Jim Kaat (10–5) None 26,548 66–32
99 July 31 @ Mets 2–1 Larry Christenson (10–5) Jon Matlack (10–6) Tug McGraw (7) 22,792 67–32
August (16–15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
100 August 1 (1) @ Mets 7–6 (11) Gene Garber (6–2) Skip Lockwood (6–6) None see 2nd game 68–32
101 August 1 (2) @ Mets 2–0 Wayne Twitchell (1–0) Nino Espinosa (0–2) Ron Schueler (3) 34,413 69–32
102 August 2 @ Cubs 2–4 Bill Bonham (7–9) Jim Lonborg (12–6) Joe Coleman (3) 9,525 69–33
103 August 3 (1) @ Cubs 0–4 Rick Reuschel (10–8) Jim Kaat (10–6) None see 2nd game 69–34
104 August 3 (2) @ Cubs 8–5 Steve Carlton (12–4) Steve Stone (2–4) Ron Reed (8) 27,636 70–34
105 August 4 @ Cubs 7–5 Gene Garber (7–2) Joe Coleman (2–10) None 16,070 71–34
106 August 5 @ Cardinals 5–2 (8) Wayne Twitchell (2–0) Lynn McGlothen (9–11) None 15,569 72–34
107 August 6 @ Cardinals 2–6 John Denny (6–5) Jim Lonborg (12–7) Al Hrabosky (11) 25,339 72–35
108 August 7 @ Cardinals 1–4 Pete Falcone (8–11) Jim Kaat (10–7) Al Hrabosky (12) 32,105 72–36
109 August 8 @ Cardinals 3–2 Steve Carlton (13–4) Bill Greif (2–7) Ron Reed (9) 27,448 73–36
110 August 10 Braves 1–2 Phil Niekro (12–8) Larry Christenson (10–6) Adrian Devine (2) 30,323 73–37
111 August 11 Braves 4–1 Tom Underwood (7–3) Carl Morton (2–9) Ron Reed (10) 30,247 74–37
112 August 12 Braves 3–4 Frank LaCorte (1–6) Jim Lonborg (12–8) Adrian Devine (3) 30,415 74–38
113 August 13 Giants 0–3 John Montefusco (13–9) Jim Kaat (10–8) None 32,642 74–39
114 August 14 Giants 13–2 Steve Carlton (14–4) Jim Barr (10–9) None 38,368 75–39
115 August 15 Giants 5–9 Randy Moffitt (5–4) Gene Garber (7–3) None 28,316 75–40
116 August 17 Expos 11–3 Tom Underwood (8–3) Steve Rogers (5–11) None 27,188 76–40
117 August 18 Expos 5–4 Jim Lonborg (13–8) Don Stanhouse (8–7) Ron Reed (11) 28,483 77–40
118 August 19 Astros 7–1 Steve Carlton (15–4) Joaquín Andújar (6–9) None 35,605 78–40
119 August 20 Astros 3–8 Dan Larson (3–4) Wayne Twitchell (2–1) None 36,049 78–41
120 August 21 Astros 7–4 Jim Kaat (11–8) J. R. Richard (14–13) Ron Reed (12) 37,756 79–41
121 August 22 Astros 5–1 Tom Underwood (9–3) Larry Dierker (12–12) None 43,513 80–41
122 August 23 @ Braves 4–2 Jim Lonborg (14–8) Dick Ruthven (13–12) Tug McGraw (8) 11,600 81–41
123 August 24 @ Braves 14–3 Steve Carlton (16–4) Andy Messersmith (11–11) None 25,156 82–41
124 August 25 @ Braves 1–5 Phil Niekro (14–9) Larry Christenson (10–7) None 7,514 82–42
125 August 26 @ Reds 5–4 (13) Tug McGraw (6–4) Rawly Eastwick (8–4) None 38,094 83–42
126 August 27 @ Reds 1–4 Fred Norman (12–4) Tom Underwood (9–4) Pedro Borbón (5) 49,821 83–43
127 August 28 @ Reds 7–8 Rawly Eastwick (9–4) Tug McGraw (6–5) None 51,091 83–44
128 August 29 @ Reds 5–6 (15) Santo Alcalá (11–3) Jim Kaat (11–9) None 51,376 83–45
129 August 30 @ Astros 1–3 Dan Larson (4–5) Larry Christenson (10–8) None 5,437 83–46
130 August 31 @ Astros 2–3 J. R. Richard (16–13) Tug McGraw (6–6) None 6,881 83–47
September (15–14)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
131 September 1 @ Astros 0–1 Bo McLaughlin (3–2) Jim Kaat (11–10) None 6,395 83–48
132 September 3 @ Mets 0–1 Tom Seaver (11–10) Steve Carlton (16–5) None 21,174 83–49
133 September 4 @ Mets 3–7 Nino Espinosa (3–3) Jim Lonborg (14–9) Skip Lockwood (15) 16,022 83–50
134 September 5 @ Mets 3–1 Larry Christenson (11–8) Mickey Lolich (7–12) Ron Reed (13) 20,701 84–50
135 September 6 (1) @ Pirates 2–6 Bruce Kison (12–8) Jim Kaat (11–11) None see 2nd game 84–51
136 September 6 (2) @ Pirates 1–5 Larry Demery (10–4) Tom Underwood (9–5) None 41,703 84–52
137 September 8 @ Pirates 1–6 Jim Rooker (13–7) Steve Carlton (16–6) None 30,976 84–53
138 September 9 Cubs 4–2 Jim Lonborg (15–9) Bill Bonham (8–11) None 27,194 85–53
139 September 10 Cubs 2–3 Rick Reuschel (12–10) Jim Kaat (11–12) None 30,121 85–54
140 September 11 Cubs 1–4 (12) Bruce Sutter (5–3) Ron Reed (8–5) Joe Coleman (4) 37,668 85–55
141 September 12 Cubs 8–0 Larry Christenson (12–8) Steve Renko (7–9) Tug McGraw (9) 34,469 86–55
142 September 13 Expos 7–2 Steve Carlton (17–6) Dennis Blair (0–1) Gene Garber (9) 20,114 87–55
143 September 14 Expos 3–2 Jim Lonborg (16–9) Woodie Fryman (12–11) Ron Reed (14) 23,812 88–55
144 September 15 Pirates 2–7 John Candelaria (15–6) Jim Kaat (11–13) None 45,010 88–56
145 September 16 Pirates 6–7 Kent Tekulve (5–1) Ron Reed (8–6) None 35,806 88–57
146 September 17 @ Cubs 3–4 (12) Bruce Sutter (6–3) Ron Reed (8–7) None 3,631 88–58
147 September 18 @ Cubs 4–1 Steve Carlton (18–6) Rick Reuschel (13–11) None 15,938 89–58
148 September 19 @ Cubs 0–1 Ray Burris (14–13) Jim Lonborg (16–10) None 17,764 89–59
149 September 21 Cardinals 5–1 Tom Underwood (10–5) John Denny (10–8) Tug McGraw (10) 20,261 90–59
150 September 22 Cardinals 9–4 Gene Garber (8–3) Tom Walker (1–2) None 27,423 91–59
151 September 23 Cardinals 7–3 Steve Carlton (19–6) Eric Rasmussen (5–12) None 29,018 92–59
152 September 24 (1) @ Expos 9–3 Larry Christenson (13–8) Steve Rogers (6–17) Gene Garber (10) see 2nd game 93–59
153 September 24 (2) @ Expos 2–3 Don Stanhouse (9–11) Jim Kaat (11–14) None 4,510 93–60
154 September 25 @ Expos 6–5 Wayne Twitchell (3–1) Woodie Fryman (13–12) Gene Garber (11) 5,096 94–60
155 September 26 (1) @ Expos 4–1 Jim Lonborg (17–10) Dan Warthen (2–9) None see 2nd game 95–60
156 September 26 (2) @ Expos 2–1 (7) Ron Schueler (1–0) Dennis Blair (0–2) None 14,166 96–60
157 September 27 @ Cardinals 9–1 Jim Kaat (12–14) Pete Falcone (12–15) Randy Lerch (1) 6,199 97–60
158 September 28 @ Cardinals 3–5 Eric Rasmussen (6–12) Steve Carlton (19–7) None 5,793 97–61
159 September 29 @ Cardinals 6–5 Tug McGraw (7–6) John Curtis (6–11) Wayne Twitchell (1) 5,992 98–61
October (3–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
160 October 1 Mets 2–1 Gene Garber (9–3) Jerry Koosman (21–10) None 23,084 99–61
161 October 2 Mets 7–4 Jim Lonborg (18–10) Jon Matlack (17–10) Tug McGraw (11) 47,095 100–61
162 October 3 Mets 2–1 Steve Carlton (20–7) Craig Swan (6–9) None 25,632 101–61

Roster

1976 Philadelphia Phillies
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
C Bob Boone 121 361 98 .271 4 54
1B Dick Allen 85 298 80 .268 15 49
2B Dave Cash 160 666 189 .284 1 56
SS Larry Bowa 156 624 155 .248 0 49
3B Mike Schmidt 160 584 153 .262 38 107
LF Greg Luzinski 149 533 162 .304 21 95
CF Garry Maddox 146 531 175 .330 6 68
RF Jay Johnstone 129 440 140 .318 5 53

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
Bobby Tolan 110 272 71 .261 5 35
Ollie Brown 92 209 53 .254 5 30
Tim McCarver 90 155 43 .277 3 29
Tommy Hutton 95 124 25 .202 1 13
Jerry Martin 130 121 30 .248 2 15
Johnny Oates 37 99 25 .253 0 8
Terry Harmon 42 61 18 .295 0 6
Tony Taylor 26 23 6 .261 0 3
Rick Bosetti 13 18 5 .278 0 0
Fred Andrews 4 6 4 .667 0 0
John Vukovich 4 8 1 .125 1 2
Tim Blackwell 4 8 2 .250 0 1
Bill Nahorodny 3 5 1 .200 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 35 252.2 20 7 3.13 195
Jim Kaat 38 227.2 12 14 3.48 83
Jim Lonborg 33 222 18 10 3.08 118
Larry Christenson 32 168.2 13 8 3.68 54
Tom Underwood 33 155.2 10 5 3.53 94

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 59 9 3 11 2.82 92
Ron Reed 59 8 7 14 2.46 96
Tug McGraw 58 7 6 11 2.50 76
Ron Schueler 35 1 0 3 2.90 43
Wayne Twitchell 26 3 1 1 1.75 67
Randy Lerch 1 0 0 0 3.00 0

1976 National League Championship Series

Main article: 1976 National League Championship Series

Game 1

October 9, Veterans Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 6 10 0
Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 1
W: Don Gullett (1–0)  L: Steve Carlton (0–1)   SV: None
HRs: CINGeorge Foster (1)   PHI – None

Game 2

October 10, Veterans Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 6 6 0
Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 1
W: Pat Zachry (1–0)  L: Jim Lonborg (0–1)   SV: Pedro Borbón (1)
HRs: CIN – None   PHIGreg Luzinski (1)

Game 3

October 12, Riverfront Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 6 11 0
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 7 9 2
W: Rawly Eastwick (1–0)  L: Gene Garber (0–1)   SV: None
HRs: CINGeorge Foster (2)   Johnny Bench (1)   PHI – None

Postseason game log

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1976 Postseason Game Log[11]
Overall Record: 0–3
National League Championship Series (0–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 October 9 Reds 3–6 Don Gullett (1–0) Steve Carlton (0–1) None 62,640 0–1
2 October 10 Reds 2–6 Pat Zachry (1–0) Jim Lonborg (0–1) Pedro Borbón (1) 62,651 0–2
3 October 12 @ Reds 6–7 Rawly Eastwick (1–0) Gene Garber (0–1) None 55,047 0–3

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Jim Bunning
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Bob Wellman and Granny Hamner
A Peninsula Pilots Carolina League Cal Emery
A Spartanburg Phillies Western Carolinas League Lee Elia
A-Short Season Auburn Phillies New York–Penn League Mike Compton

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Notes

  1. ^ Sergio Ferrer at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jim Kaat at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ "Luis Aguayo". Baseball-Reference. Archived from the original on June 14, 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
  4. ^ Derek Botelho at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Box score: Phillies vs. Cubs 4/17/76
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/boxscore/04171976.shtml
  7. ^ "Team Batting Event Finder: 1976, All Teams, Home Runs, With Runners on 123". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Wayne Nordhagen at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Bobby Brown at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Joe Charboneau at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ a b "1976 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com.
  12. ^ "Majors At A Glance". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 1, 1976. p. 6. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  13. ^ "Baseball record". The Gazette. Montreal, Quebec. May 19, 1976. p. 27. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  14. ^ "Rain reigns over baseball". St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, Florida. Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI). July 1, 1976. p. 4C. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  15. ^ MacDonald, Ian (July 2, 1976). "Rained-out Expos get Thorton back". The Gazette. Montreal, Quebec. p. 23. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  16. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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