1976 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record72–90 (.444)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)August "Gussie" Busch
General manager(s)Bing Devine
Manager(s)Red Schoendienst
Local televisionKSD-TV
(Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph, Bob Starr)
Local radioKMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Bob Starr)
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The 1976 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 95th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 85th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 72–90 during the season and finished fifth in the National League East, 29 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies.

Offseason

Regular season

This was the twelfth and final season for Red Schoendienst as the Cardinals' full-time manager, although he would manage the club in parts of two later seasons (1980 and 1990).

The Cardinals went to the Columbia blue road uniforms for the first time in '76. They would continue to wear those uniforms through the 1984 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

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

Roster

1976 St. Louis Cardinals
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 Ted Simmons 150 546 159 .291 5 75
1B Keith Hernandez 129 374 108 .289 7 46
2B Mike Tyson 76 245 70 .286 3 28
3B Héctor Cruz 151 526 120 .228 13 71
SS Don Kessinger 145 502 120 .239 1 40
LF Lou Brock 133 498 150 .301 4 67
CF Jerry Mumphrey 112 384 99 .258 1 26
RF Willie Crawford 120 392 119 .304 9 50

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 72 272 91 .335 3 24
Vic Harris 97 259 59 .228 1 19
Garry Templeton 53 213 62 .291 1 17
Mike Anderson 86 199 58 .291 1 12
Joe Ferguson 71 189 38 .201 4 21
Reggie Smith 47 170 37 .218 8 23
Ron Fairly 73 110 29 .264 0 21
Lee Richard 66 91 16 .176 0 5
Ken Rudolph 27 50 8 .160 0 5
Luis Alvarado 16 42 12 .286 0 3
Luis Meléndez 20 24 3 .125 0 0
Sam Mejías 18 21 3 .143 0 0
Mike Potter 9 16 0 .000 0 0
Charlie Chant 15 14 2 .143 0 0
John Tamargo 10 10 3 .300 0 1
Doug Clarey 9 4 1 .250 1 2

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
Pete Falcone 32 212 12 16 3.23 138
John Denny 30 207 11 9 2.52 74
Lynn McGlothen 33 205 13 15 3.91 106
Bob Forsch 33 194 8 10 3.94 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
Eric Rasmussen 43 150.1 6 12 3.53 76
John Curtis 37 134 6 11 4.50 52
Lerrin LaGrow 8 24.1 0 1 1.48 10

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
Al Hrabosky 68 8 6 13 3.30 73
Mike Wallace 49 3 2 2 4.07 40
Bill Greif 47 1 5 6 4.12 32
Eddie Solomon 26 1 1 0 4.86 19
Danny Frisella 18 0 0 1 3.97 11
Mike Proly 14 1 0 0 3.71 4
Tom Walker 10 1 2 3 4.12 11
Doug Capilla 7 1 0 0 5.40 5
Steve Waterbury 5 0 0 0 6.00 4

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tulsa Oilers American Association Ken Boyer
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Jack Krol
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Hal Lanier
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Buzzy Keller
Rookie GCL Cardinals Gulf Coast League Dave Ricketts

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Johnson City[10]

References