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The 1976 League Leaders

The 1976 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
163 Montanez SF-ATL           759 Rose CIN                  666 Cash PHI                  
162 Garvey LA                 727 Cash PHI                  665 Rose CIN                  
162 Rose CIN                  705 Schmidt PHI               654 Stennett PIT              
160 Cash PHI                  696 Garvey LA                 650 Montanez SF-ATL           
160 Schmidt PHI                                                                           

R                             H                             2B                            
130 Rose CIN                  215 Rose CIN                  42  Rose CIN                  
113 Morgan CIN                206 Montanez SF-ATL           38  Johnstone PHI             
112 Schmidt PHI               200 Garvey LA                 37  Garvey LA                 
111 Griffey CIN               193 Buckner LA                37  Maddox PHI                

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
12  Cash PHI                  38  Schmidt PHI               121 Foster CIN                
11  Geronimo CIN              37  Kingman NY                111 Morgan CIN                
10  W. Davis SD               32  Monday CHI                107 Schmidt PHI               
10  Parker PIT                29  Foster CIN                102 Watson HOU                

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
127 Wynn ATL                  19  Simmons STL               149 Schmidt PHI               
114 Morgan CIN                15  Madlock CHI               135 Kingman NY                
100 Schmidt PHI               14  Boone PHI                 125 Monday CHI                
89  Cey LA                    14  Sanguillen PIT            119 Cruz STL                  

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
11  Luzinski PHI              20  Gilbreath ATL             12  Morgan CIN                
11  Madlock CHI               16  Fuentes SD                11  Luzinski PHI              
11  Schmidt PHI               16  Hernandez SD              9   5 players                 
7   Millan NY                 15  Jones SD                                                
7   Yeager LA                                                                             

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
63  Lopes LA                  19  Brock STL                 26  Montanez SF-ATL           
60  Morgan CIN                15  Cedeno HOU                24  Reitz SF                  
58  Cedeno HOU                14  Cardenal CHI              21  Madlock CHI               
58  Taveras PIT               13  Royster ATL               20  4 players                 

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.339 Madlock CHI              .444 Morgan CIN               .576 Morgan CIN               
.336 Griffey CIN              .412 Madlock CHI              .530 Foster CIN               
.330 Maddox PHI               .404 Rose CIN                 .524 Schmidt PHI              
.323 Rose CIN                 .401 Griffey CIN              .507 Monday CHI               

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.207 Wynn ATL                 .269 Unser NY-MON             .270 Metzger HOU              
.210 Metzger HOU              .277 Stennett PIT             .296 Kendall SD               
.226 Speier SF                .281 Foli MON                 .297 Taveras PIT              
.228 Unser NY-MON             .283 Bowa PHI                 .297 Speier SF                

BFW                           
6.7 Morgan CIN                
6.0 Schmidt PHI               
4.2 Concepcion CIN            
4.0 Cey LA                    

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
161 Mayberry KC               728 White NY                  645 Brett KC                  
161 Staub DET                 705 Brett KC                  641 Chambliss NY              
161 Yount MIL                 690 Mayberry KC               638 Yount MIL                 
159 3 players                 690 Staub DET                 636 Orta CHI                  
                              690 Yount MIL                                               

R                             H                             2B                            
104 White NY                  215 Brett KC                  40  Otis KC                   
97  Carew MIN                 200 Carew MIN                 34  Brett KC                  
95  Rivers NY                 188 Chambliss NY              34  Carty CLE                 
94  Brett KC                  186 Munson NY                 34  Evans BOS                 
                                                            34  McRae KC                  

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
14  Brett KC                  32  Nettles NY                109 L. May BAL                
12  Carew MIN                 27  Bando OAK                 105 Munson NY                 
12  Garner OAK                27  R. Jackson BAL            102 Yastrzemski BOS           
10  Poquette KC               25  3 players                 96  3 players                 

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
97  Hargrove TEX              19  Spencer CHI               123 Rice BOS                  
91  Harrah TEX                15  Williams OAK              119 Grieve TEX                
86  Grich BAL                 14  Carew MIN                 118 Ford MIN                  
83  Staub DET                 13  Hargrove TEX              118 Scott MIL                 
83  White NY                                                                              

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
20  Baylor OAK                25  Smalley TEX-MIN           12  Mayberry KC               
10  Chalk CAL                 18  Campaneris OAK            11  Baylor OAK                
10  Ford MIN                  18  White KC                  11  Campaneris OAK            
9   Munson NY                 17  Dent CHI                  11  Staub DET                 
                              17  Randall MIN                                             

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
75  North OAK                 29  North OAK                 23  Staub DET                 
58  LeFlore DET               22  Carew MIN                 22  Burroughs TEX             
54  Campaneris OAK            20  LeFlore DET               19  Rodriguez DET             
52  Baylor OAK                20  Washington OAK            19  Scott MIL                 

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.333 Brett KC                 .407 McRae KC                 .502 R. Jackson BAL           
.332 McRae KC                 .397 Hargrove TEX             .482 Rice BOS                 
.331 Carew MIN                .395 Carew MIN                .475 Nettles NY               
.323 Bostock MIN              .386 Staub DET                .467 Lynn BOS                 

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.217 Chalk CAL                .267 Rodriguez DET            .253 Chalk CAL                
.224 Randle TEX               .286 Randle TEX               .273 Randle TEX               
.232 Mayberry KC              .292 Yount MIL                .291 Campaneris OAK           
.237 Burroughs TEX            .295 Howell TEX               .301 Yount MIL                

BFW                           
4.9 Grich BAL                 
4.3 Nettles NY                
4.1 Brett KC                  
3.8 Belanger BAL              

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
81  Murray MON                40  Jones SD                  25  Jones SD                  
77  Hough LA                  39  Richard HOU               17  Koosman NY                
77  Metzger SD                37  Barr SF                   16  Matlack NY                
71  Eastwick CIN              37  Niekro ATL                15  Sutton LA                 
                              37  R. Reuschel CHI                                         

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
6   Matlack NY                62  Metzger SD                26  Eastwick CIN              
6   Montefusco SF             59  Eastwick CIN              19  Forsch HOU                
5   Jones SD                  55  Hough LA                  19  Lockwood NY               
5   Seaver NY                 55  Murray MON                18  Hough LA                  

W                             L                             IP                            
22  Jones SD                  17  Rogers MON                315.1 Jones SD                
21  Koosman NY                17  Ruthven ATL               291   Richard HOU             
21  Sutton LA                 16  Falcone STL               271   Seaver NY               
20  Carlton PHI               16  Strom SD                  270.2 Niekro ATL              
20  Richard HOU                                                                           

H                             HR                            R                             
274 Jones SD                  28  Nolan CIN                 117 R. Reuschel CHI           
260 Barr SF                   22  Burris CHI                116 Niekro ATL                
260 R. Reuschel CHI           22  Candelaria PIT            112 Forsch STL                
255 Ruthven ATL               22  Sutton LA                 112 Ruthven ATL               

ER                            BB                            IB                            
112 Ruthven ATL               151 Richard HOU               14  Metzger SD                
100 R. Reuschel CHI           102 D'Acquisto SF             13  Carrithers MON            
99  Niekro ATL                101 Niekro ATL                12  Apodaca NY                
96  Jones SD                  96  Bonham CHI                12  Murray MON                

SO                            2B                            3B                            
235 Seaver NY                 46  Lonborg PHI               17  Christenson PHI           
214 Richard HOU               46  Montefusco SF             13  Burris CHI                
200 Koosman NY                45  Nolan CIN                 13  R. Reuschel CHI           
195 Carlton PHI               45  R. Reuschel CHI           12  Kaat PHI                  

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
9   Fryman MON                14  Niekro ATL                5   Andujar HOU               
8   5 players                 13  Matlack NY                5   Ruthven ATL               
                              13  Richard HOU               4   Niekro ATL                
                              13  Strom SD                  3   Many players              

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.52 Denny STL                4.32 Billingham CIN           3.1 Hough LA                  
2.57 Rau LA                   4.27 Bonham CHI               2.9 Eastwick CIN              
2.59 Seaver NY                4.19 Ruthven ATL              2.8 Koosman NY                
2.69 Koosman NY               3.98 Renko MON-CHI            2.8 Rau LA                    

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
78  Campbell MIN              40  Palmer BAL                24  Fidrych DET               
70  Fingers OAK               39  Ryan CAL                  23  Palmer BAL                
65  Lindblad OAK              39  Torrez OAK                23  Tanana CAL                
64  Lyle NY                   38  Slaton MIL                21  3 players                 
                              38  Tiant BOS                                               

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
7   Ryan CAL                  68  Campbell MIN              23  Lyle NY                   
6   Blue OAK                  62  Fingers OAK               21  LaRoche CLE               
6   Blyleven MIN-TEX          58  Lyle NY                   20  Campbell MIN              
6   Palmer BAL                46  Hiller DET                20  Fingers OAK               

W                             L                             IP                            
22  Palmer BAL                18  Ryan CAL                  315   Palmer BAL              
21  Tiant BOS                 17  Gossage CHI               298.2 Hunter NY               
20  Garland BAL               17  Roberts DET               298.1 Blue OAK                
19  3 players                 16  4 players                 297.2 Blyleven MIN-TEX        

H                             HR                            R                             
287 Slaton MIL                28  Hunter NY                 126 Hunter NY                 
283 Blyleven MIN-TEX          25  Tiant BOS                 126 Slaton MIL                
274 Tiant BOS                 24  Tanana CAL                122 Roberts DET               
268 Blue OAK                  21  Travers MIL               119 Singer TEX-MIN            
268 Hunter NY                                                                             

ER                            BB                            IB                            
117 Hunter NY                 183 Ryan CAL                  14  Murphy MIL-BOS            
112 Roberts DET               96  Singer TEX-MIN            12  Slaton MIL                
112 Slaton MIL                95  Travers MIL               12  Willoughby BOS            
111 B. Johnson CHI            94  Figueroa NY               11  Campbell MIN              
                              94  Slaton MIL                11  LaRoche CLE               

SO                            2B                            3B                            
327 Ryan CAL                  48  Jenkins BOS               12  Holtzman BAL-NY           
261 Tanana CAL                45  Holtzman BAL-NY           10  Blyleven MIN-TEX          
219 Blyleven MIN-TEX          45  Hunter NY                 10  Tiant BOS                 
200 Eckersley CLE             43  Ross CAL                  9   4 players                 

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
12  Blyleven MIN-TEX          15  Goltz MIN                 3   Umbarger TEX              
11  Leonard KC                11  Slaton MIL                2   Many players              
11  Singer TEX-MIN            10  Holtzman BAL-NY                                         
10  Hartzell CAL              9   Hughes MIN                                              

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.34 Fidrych DET              4.98 Hughes MIN               4.4 Fidrych DET               
2.35 Blue OAK                 4.73 B. Johnson CHI           3.4 Blue OAK                  
2.43 Tanana CAL               4.25 Brown CLE                3.3 Tanana CAL                
2.50 Torrez OAK               4.00 Roberts DET              3.2 Fingers OAK               
                                                            3.2 Hiller DET                

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References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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