1976 National League
|1976 in baseball|
|1976 National League|
|Cuban National League|
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The 1976 season of the National League was the one hundred first season of the league.
- 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||Philadelphia Phillies||162||101||61||0||.623||-.-||770 (4.75)||557 (3.44)||0.272||0.337||0.395||3.08||0.981|
|2||Pittsburgh Pirates||162||92||70||0||.568||9.0||708 (4.37)||630 (3.89)||0.267||0.320||0.391||3.36||0.975|
|3||New York Mets||162||86||76||0||.531||15.0||615 (3.80)||538 (3.32)||0.246||0.317||0.352||2.94||0.979|
|4||Chicago Cubs||162||75||87||0||.463||26.0||611 (3.77)||728 (4.49)||0.251||0.312||0.356||3.93||0.978|
|5||St. Louis Cardinals||162||72||90||0||.444||29.0||629 (3.88)||671 (4.14)||0.260||0.322||0.359||3.60||0.973|
|6||Montreal Expos||162||55||107||0||.340||46.0||531 (3.28)||734 (4.53)||0.235||0.291||0.340||3.99||0.975|
|1||Cincinnati Reds||162||102||60||0||.630||-.-||857 (5.29)||633 (3.91)||0.280||0.357||0.424||3.51||0.984|
|2||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||92||70||0||.568||10.0||608 (3.75)||543 (3.35)||0.251||0.312||0.349||3.02||0.980|
|3||Houston Astros||162||80||82||0||.494||22.0||625 (3.86)||657 (4.06)||0.256||0.322||0.347||3.56||0.978|
|4||San Francisco Giants||162||74||88||0||.457||28.0||595 (3.67)||686 (4.23)||0.246||0.311||0.345||3.53||0.972|
|5||San Diego Padres||162||73||89||0||.451||29.0||570 (3.52)||662 (4.09)||0.247||0.310||0.337||3.65||0.978|
|6||Atlanta Braves||162||70||92||0||.432||32.0||620 (3.83)||700 (4.32)||0.245||0.320||0.334||3.86||0.973|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The National League won the forty-seventh midsummer classic at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, July 13, 1976 by a score of 7 to 1. The league's manager was Sparky Anderson.
The National League Championship Series, featured Philadelphia Phillies, the Eastern Division winner, and the Cincinnati Reds, the Western Division winner. The Reds defeated the Phillies, 3 games to 0.
In the World Series, the National League champion Cincinnati Reds defeated the American League's New York Yankees, 4 games to 0.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Joe Morgan (morgajo02), a second baseman with the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, he had 311 out of a possible 336 points and 19 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Randy Jones of the San Diego Padres. In the award's voting, he had 96 out of a possible 120 points and 15 first place votes.
The winners of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, were Butch Metzger of the San Diego Padres and Pat Zachry of the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, both had 11 out of a possible 24 points and 11 first place votes.
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.
- Player of the Month Award
- April: Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies
- May: George Foster, Cincinnati Reds
- June: Al Oliver, Pittsburgh Pirates
- July: George Foster, Cincinnati Reds
- August: Joe Morgan, Cincinnati Reds
- September: Steve Garvey, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Pitcher of the Month Award
- April: Randy Jones, San Diego Padres
- May: Randy Jones, San Diego Padres
- June: Andy Messersmith, Atlanta Braves
- July: Jerry Koosman, New York Mets
- August: Ray Burris, Chicago Cubs
- September: Don Sutton, Los Angeles Dodgers
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 National League's New York Mets lost to the Milwaukee Brewers of the American League by a score of 9 to 3.
- Clarence Adams*
- Ralph Betcher*
- Al Cohen*
- Nick Colosi
- Jerry Crawford
- Jerry Dale
- Satch Davidson
- Bob Engel
- Bruce Froemming
- Tom Gorman
- Eric Gregg
- Elmer Guckert*
- Doug Harvey
- John Kibler
- John McSherry
- Ed Montague
- Andy Olsen
- Paul Pryor
- Frank Pulli
- Joe Puskaric*
- Jim Quick
- Dutch Rennert
- Paul Runge
- Joe Schratz*
- Dick Stello
- Ed Sudol
- Terry Tata
- Ed Vargo
- Harry Wendelstedt
- Joe West
- Lee Weyer
- Art Williams
- Bill Williams
* Denotes a fill-in umpire
- 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
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