From BR Bullpen
|1976 in baseball|
|1976 American League|
|Cuban National League|
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 Season summary
- Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
|Rank||Team||G||W||L||T||WPCT||GB||RS (RS/G)||RA (RA/G)||AVG||OBP||SLG||ERA||FPCT|
|1||New York Yankees||159||97||62||0||.610||-.-||730 (4.59)||575 (3.62)||0.269||0.326||0.389||3.19||0.980|
|2||Baltimore Orioles||162||88||74||0||.543||10.5||619 (3.82)||598 (3.69)||0.243||0.309||0.358||3.32||0.982|
|3||Boston Red Sox||162||83||79||0||.512||15.5||716 (4.42)||660 (4.07)||0.263||0.324||0.402||3.52||0.978|
|4||Cleveland Indians||159||81||78||0||.509||16.0||615 (3.87)||615 (3.87)||0.263||0.323||0.359||3.47||0.980|
|5||Detroit Tigers||161||74||87||0||.460||24.0||609 (3.78)||709 (4.40)||0.257||0.314||0.365||3.87||0.974|
|6||Milwaukee Brewers||161||66||95||0||.410||32.0||570 (3.54)||655 (4.07)||0.246||0.311||0.340||3.64||0.975|
|1||Kansas City Royals||162||90||72||0||.556||-.-||713 (4.40)||611 (3.77)||0.269||0.328||0.371||3.21||0.978|
|2||Oakland Athletics||161||87||74||0||.540||2.5||686 (4.26)||598 (3.71)||0.246||0.321||0.361||3.26||0.977|
|3||Minnesota Twins||162||85||77||0||.525||5.0||743 (4.59)||704 (4.35)||0.274||0.339||0.375||3.69||0.973|
|4||Texas Rangers||162||76||86||0||.469||14.0||616 (3.80)||652 (4.02)||0.250||0.320||0.341||3.45||0.976|
|5||California Angels||162||76||86||0||.469||14.0||550 (3.40)||631 (3.90)||0.235||0.304||0.318||3.36||0.977|
|6||Chicago White Sox||161||64||97||0||.398||25.5||586 (3.64)||745 (4.63)||0.255||0.313||0.349||4.25||0.979|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The American League Championship Series, featured New York Yankees, the Eastern Division winner, and the Kansas City Royals, the Western Division winner. The Yankees defeated the Royals, 3 games to 2.
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Thurman Munson, a catcher with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 304 out of a possible 336 points and 18 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Mark Fidrych, a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 22 out of a possible 24 points and 22 first place votes.
 Gold Gloves
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Monthly Awards
- Player of the Month Award
 Hall of Fame Game
The thirty-fourth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 9 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Milwaukee Brewers defeated the New York Mets of the National League by a score of 9 to 3.
 Notable events
 Further Reading
- Dan Epstein: Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of '76, Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martins Press, New York, NY, 2014. ISBN 978-1250034380