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1976 New York Yankees
1976 AL East Champions
1976 AL Champions
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Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
Manager(s) Billy Martin
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[edit] 1976 New York Yankees / Franchise: New York Yankees / BR Team Page

The New York Yankees' 1976 season was the 74th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 97-62, finishing 10.5 games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles to win their first AL East title.

In the ALCS, the Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals in 5 games. Chris Chambliss's walk-off home run in Game 5 clinched the pennant for the Yankees.

In the World Series, they were defeated in a four-game sweep by the defending champion Cincinnati Reds.

New York was managed by Billy Martin. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

Team Captain Thurman Munson won the AL MVP. 3B Graig Nettles was the AL home run champion with 32 home runs in the season.

Munson, Chambliss, Catfish Hunter, Sparky Lyle, Willie Randolph and Mickey Rivers all represented the Yankees at the 1976 All-Star Game.

[edit] Awards and Honors

[edit] ALCS

[edit] Game 1

October 9, 1976 at Royals Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 12 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 2
W: Catfish Hunter (1-0)   L: Larry Gura (0-1)
HR: None

[edit] Game 2

October 10, 1976 at Royals Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 5
Kansas City 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 7 9 0
W: Paul Splittorff (1-0)   L: Ed Figueroa (0-1)
HR: None

[edit] Game 3

October 12, 1976 at Yankee Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
New York 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 X 5 9 0
W: Dock Ellis (1-0)   L: Andy Hassler (0-1)   S: Sparky Lyle (1)
HR: NYY: – Chris Chambliss (1)

[edit] Game 4

October 13, 1976 at Yankee Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 7 9 1
New York 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 11 0
W: Doug Bird (1-0)   L: Catfish Hunter (1-1)   S: Steve Mingori (1)
HR: NYY: – Graig Nettles 2 (2)

[edit] Game 5

October 14, 1976 at Yankee Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 11 1
New York 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 11 1
W: Dick Tidrow (1-0)   L: Mark Littell (0-1)
HR: KCR: – John Mayberry (1), George Brett (1)   NYY: – Chris Chambliss (2)

[edit] World Series

Main article: 1976 World Series
NL Cincinnati Reds (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (0)
Game Road Home Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Yankees Reds 5 - 1 October 16 Riverfront Stadium 54,826 2:10
2 Yankees Reds 4 - 3 October 17 Riverfront Stadium 54,816 2:33
3 Reds Yankees 6 - 2 October 19 Yankee Stadium 56,667 2:40
4 Reds Yankees 7 - 2 October 21 Yankee Stadium 56,700 2:36

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