Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Sunday, October 10, 2010

1976 Topps #581 - St. Louis Cardinals


  • The 1976 season was the last in Red Schoendienst's 12 season run as the manager of the Cardinals. After the Cardinals finished fifth in the NL East in 1976 Red was fired two days after the season. Schoendienst managed the Cardinals on an interim basis in 1980 (37 games) and in 1990 (24 games) and he still coaches for the Cards today.
  • Schoendienst had a lifetime managerial record of 1041-955 (.522), won two NL pennants (1967 and 1968), and one World Championship (1967).
  • Team record: 72-90 (5th in NL East, 29 games behind Philadelphia)
  • Attendance: 1,207,079 (6th in NL)
  • Team batting: .260 (4th in NL)
  • Team home runs: 63 (12th in NL)
  • Team stolen bases: 123 (6th in NL)
  • Team ERA: 3.60 (8th in NL)
  • Team fielding: .973 (11th in NL)
  • Team batting leader: Willie Crawford - .304
  • Team home run leader: Hector Cruz - 13
  • Team RBI leader: Ted Simmons - 75
  • Team stolen base leader: Lou Brock - 56
  • Team victories leader: Lynn McGlothen - 13
  • Team losses leader: Pete Falcone - 16
  • Team ERA leader (starters): John Denny - 2.52
  • Team ERA leader (relievers): Al Hrabosky - 3.30
  • Team saves leader: Al Hrabosky - 13
  • NL Leaders: John Denny (ERA 2.52)
  • NL All Stars: Bake McBride (OF)

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