1976 Major League Baseball Season
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1976 Major League Baseball Season

1976 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 8 - October 21, 1976
Top draft pickFloyd Bannister
Picked byHouston Astros
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Thurman Munson (NYY)
NL: Joe Morgan (CIN)
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upKansas City Royals
NL championsCincinnati Reds
  NL runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies
World Series
ChampionsCincinnati Reds
  Runners-upNew York Yankees
Finals MVPJohnny Bench (CIN)
MLB seasons

The 1976 Major League Baseball season was the last season of the expansion era (dating back to 1961) until 1993 in which the American League (AL) and the National League (NL) had the same number of teams. The season ended with the Cincinnati Reds taking the World Series Championship for the second consecutive season by sweeping the New York Yankees in four games; they are the only team to go undefeated in the postseason since the advent of the divisional era in 1969. It would be the Reds' last title until Lou Piniella guided the club in 1990, and the second time that the Yankees were swept in World Series history. The only team to do it before was the 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers.

Regular season standings


  League Championship Series
World Series
East NY Yankees 3  
West Kansas City 2  
    AL NY Yankees 0
  NL Cincinnati 4
East Philadelphia 0
West Cincinnati 3  

Awards and honors


Statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG George Brett KC .333 Bill Madlock CHI .339
HR Graig Nettles NYY 32 Mike Schmidt PHI 38
RBI Lee May BAL 109 George Foster CIN 121
SB Billy North OAK 75 Davey Lopes LA 63
Wins Jim Palmer BAL 22 Randy Jones SD 22
ERA Mark Fidrych DET 2.34 John Denny STL 2.52
SO Nolan Ryan CAL 327 Tom Seaver NYM 235
SV Sparky Lyle NYY 23 Rawly Eastwick CIN 26

External links

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