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1976 New York Yankees

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1975 / 1977

97-62, Finished 1st in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Billy Martin (97-62)
GM: Gabe Paul, Farm Dir: Patrick Nugent, Scouting Dir: Pat Gillick
Scored 730 runs, Allowed 575 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 97-62

Ballparks: Yankee Stadium IIx · Attendance: 2,012,434 (1st of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 98


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1975 / 1977 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

November 22, 1975

Traded Pat Dobson to the Cleveland Indians. Received Oscar Gamble.

December 8, 1975

Drafted Tom Robson from the Texas Rangers in the 1975 minor league draft.

December 11, 1975

Traded Bobby Bonds to the California Angels. Received Ed Figueroa and Mickey Rivers.

Traded Doc Medich to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Ken Brett, Dock Ellis and Willie Randolph.

January 7, 1976

Drafted John Fulgham in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 1976 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

January 8, 1976

Purchased Jim York from the Houston Astros.

January 23, 1976

Traded Gerry Pirtle to the Chicago Cubs. Received Rick Stelmaszek.

January 27, 1976

Released Walt Williams.

February 20, 1976

Sold Ed Herrmann to the California Angels.

February 24, 1976

Signed Tommy Davis as a free agent.

March 29, 1976

Released Ed Brinkman.

April 6, 1976 (Standings)

Released Tommy Davis.

April 10, 1976 (Standings)

Signed Larry McCall as a free agent.

May 16, 1976 (Standings)

Traded Larry Gura to the Kansas City Royals. Received Fran Healy.

May 18, 1976 (Standings)

Traded Ken Brett and Rich Coggins to the Chicago White Sox. Received Carlos May.

June 8, 1976 (Standings)

Drafted Pat Tabler in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1976 amateur draft.

Drafted Roger Slagle in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1976 amateur draft (June Secondary).

Drafted Ted Wilborn in the 4th round of the 1976 amateur draft.

Drafted Chris Welsh in the 24th round of the 1976 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 15, 1976 (Standings)

Purchased Vida Blue from the Oakland Athletics.

Traded Rick Dempsey, Tippy Martinez, Rudy May, Scott McGregor and Dave Pagan to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Doyle Alexander, Jimmy Freeman, Elrod Hendricks, Ken Holtzman and Grant Jackson.

June 18, 1976 (Standings)

Previous purchase of Vida Blue from the Oakland Athletics voided and player returned.

July 10, 1976 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the San Diego Padres. Received Gene Locklear. The New York Yankees sent Rick Sawyer (July 31, 1976) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

August, 1976 (Standings)

Released Jim York. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 31, 1976 (Standings)

Signed Rafael Santana as an amateur free agent.

September 1, 1976 (Standings)

Signed Cesar Tovar as a free agent.

November 1, 1976

Doyle Alexander granted Free Agency.

November 5, 1976

Grant Jackson selected by the Seattle Mariners as the 11th pick in the 1976 expansion draft.

Juan Bernhardt selected by the Seattle Mariners as the 20th pick in the 1976 expansion draft.

Jim Mason selected by the Toronto Blue Jays as the 30th pick in the 1976 expansion draft.

Garth Iorg selected by the Toronto Blue Jays as the 41st pick in the 1976 expansion draft.

Otto Velez selected by the Toronto Blue Jays as the 53rd pick in the 1976 expansion draft.

November 18, 1976

Signed Don Gullett as a free agent.

November 29, 1976

Signed Reggie Jackson as a free agent.

November 30, 1976

Purchased Jim Wynn from the Atlanta Braves.

December 17, 1976

Released Cesar Tovar.

January 11, 1977

Drafted Willie McGee in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 1977 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed June 6, 1977.

January 20, 1977

Traded Rick Bladt and Elliott Maddox to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Paul Blair.

February 17, 1977

Traded Sandy Alomar to the Texas Rangers. Received Brian Doyle, Greg Pryor and cash.

February 18, 1977

Signed Jose Uribe as an amateur free agent.

March 14, 1977

Traded Terry Whitfield to the San Francisco Giants. Received Marty Perez.

March 26, 1977

Traded Kerry Dineen to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Sergio Ferrer.

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1975 / 1977 Trades and Transactions