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1976 Oakland Athletics (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
W-L Record: 87-74 .540
Rank: 2nd in American League West
Run Differential: 686-598 + 88
Roster Continuity 73.47% 16/24
Manager(s): Chuck Tanner
General Manager: Charlie Finley
Location: Oakland, California
Ballpark: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 780,593 21/24
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Mike Sullivan (#24) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Bobby Hofman
First Base Coach: Joe Lonnett
Pitching Coach: Wes Stock
Third Base Coach: Alex Monchak

#1 Draft Picks

American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9072.556--
8774.5402.5
8577.5255.0
7686.46914.0
7686.46914.0
6497.39825.5
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1976 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11976-04-09W 5-2 @CAL
    21976-04-10W 6-2 @CAL
    31976-04-11W 10-7 @CAL
    41976-04-12L 1-5 @TEX
    51976-04-13L 1-3 @TEX
    61976-04-14L 2-4 @TEX
    71976-04-17L 1-6 BAL
    81976-04-18W 2-1 BAL
    91976-04-19W 6-5 DET
    101976-04-20W 6-5 DET
    111976-04-21L 3-7 DET
    121976-04-23L 0-3 @CLE
    131976-04-24W 8-7 @CLE
    141976-04-25W 9-1 @CLE
    151976-04-27L 2-10 @DET
    161976-04-28L 1-8 @DET
    171976-04-30W 11-1 @BAL
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    181976-05-02W 6-2 @BAL
    191976-05-02L 3-4 @BAL
    201976-05-03L 4-5 CLE
    211976-05-04W 8-4 CLE
    221976-05-05L 1-3 CLE
    231976-05-07L 4-14 NYA
    241976-05-08L 4-8 NYA
    251976-05-09W 4-3 NYA
    261976-05-10W 6-3 CAL
    271976-05-11W 6-4 CAL
    281976-05-14L 3-4 TEX
    291976-05-15L 4-6 TEX
    301976-05-16W 3-2 TEX
    311976-05-17L 4-5 @MIN
    321976-05-18L 3-4 @MIN
    331976-05-19L 2-5 @KCA
    341976-05-20L 4-8 @KCA
    351976-05-21L 0-6 @CHA
    361976-05-22L 2-7 @CHA
    371976-05-23L 1-3 @CHA
    381976-05-23L 3-4 @CHA
    391976-05-24W 12-7 MIN
    401976-05-25W 6-1 MIN
    411976-05-26L 1-6 MIN
    421976-05-27W 5-3 MIN
    431976-05-28W 11-0 CHA
    441976-05-29W 2-0 CHA
    451976-05-30L 3-4 CHA
    461976-05-31W 10-1 KCA
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    471976-06-01L 2-5 KCA
    481976-06-02L 3-4 KCA
    491976-06-04W 6-4 @NYA
    501976-06-05W 7-6 @NYA
    511976-06-06W 3-2 @NYA
    521976-06-06L 2-5 @NYA
    531976-06-08W 6-5 @BOS
    541976-06-09L 4-6 @BOS
    551976-06-10W 8-5 @BOS
    561976-06-11L 2-4 @MIL
    571976-06-12W 2-1 @MIL
    581976-06-13L 4-5 @MIL
    591976-06-15W 3-2 BOS
    601976-06-16W 4-1 BOS
    611976-06-17L 3-8 BOS
    621976-06-18L 2-3 MIL
    631976-06-19W 7-4 MIL
    641976-06-20W 7-5 MIL
    651976-06-21L 0-1 TEX
    661976-06-22W 5-2 TEX
    671976-06-23W 8-2 @CAL
    681976-06-24L 1-2 @CAL
    691976-06-25W 5-2 MIN
    701976-06-26L 3-11 MIN
    711976-06-27W 5-3 MIN
    721976-06-28L 2-3 @TEX
    731976-06-29W 8-3 @TEX
    741976-06-30L 2-3 @TEX
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    751976-07-01W 5-2 @KCA
    761976-07-02L 5-8 @KCA
    771976-07-03L 5-7 @KCA
    781976-07-04W 6-0 @KCA
    791976-07-05W 4-1 BAL
    801976-07-06W 2-0 BAL
    811976-07-07W 5-3 BAL
    821976-07-08L 6-9 BAL
    831976-07-09W 2-1 CLE
    841976-07-10W 7-3 CLE
    851976-07-11W 9-3 CLE
    861976-07-15L 2-3 @DET
    871976-07-16L 0-1 @DET
    881976-07-17W 3-0 @DET
    891976-07-18W 10-1 @DET
    901976-07-19L 2-3 @CLE
    911976-07-19W 10-3 @CLE
    921976-07-20W 7-4 @CLE
    931976-07-21L 1-10 @NYA
    941976-07-22W 6-5 @NYA
    951976-07-23W 2-0 KCA
    961976-07-24L 5-6 KCA
    971976-07-25W 9-2 KCA
    981976-07-26W 3-1 CHA
    991976-07-27W 1-0 CHA
    1001976-07-28L 1-2 CHA
    1011976-07-30L 7-8 @MIN
    1021976-07-31L 5-6 @MIN
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1031976-08-01L 7-8 @MIN
    1041976-08-01L 2-6 @MIN
    1051976-08-02L 0-3 @MIN
    1061976-08-03W 7-3 @CHA
    1071976-08-04W 5-0 @CHA
    1081976-08-06L 1-2 CAL
    1091976-08-07W 9-1 CAL
    1101976-08-08W 9-3 CAL
    1111976-08-08W 13-8 CAL
    1121976-08-10W 2-1 MIL
    1131976-08-11W 8-5 MIL
    1141976-08-12W 4-3 MIL
    1151976-08-13W 2-0 BOS
    1161976-08-14W 7-3 BOS
    1171976-08-15W 8-7 BOS
    1181976-08-16L 3-4 @MIL
    1191976-08-17W 5-4 @MIL
    1201976-08-18L 1-3 @MIL
    1211976-08-20L 1-2 @BOS
    1221976-08-21L 2-5 @BOS
    1231976-08-22W 7-6 @BOS
    1241976-08-23W 3-0 @BAL
    1251976-08-24W 5-4 @BAL
    1261976-08-25L 4-9 @BAL
    1271976-08-27L 1-8 DET
    1281976-08-28W 5-2 DET
    1291976-08-29W 2-1 DET
    1301976-08-30L 2-5 NYA
    1311976-08-31L 1-2 NYA
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1321976-09-01W 5-0 NYA
    1331976-09-03W 3-0 @CAL
    1341976-09-04L 1-5 @CAL
    1351976-09-05L 2-3 @CAL
    1361976-09-06W 2-1 @CAL
    1371976-09-07W 4-0 CHA
    1381976-09-08L 5-6 CHA
    1391976-09-09W 2-1 CHA
    1401976-09-10L 4-5 @TEX
    1411976-09-11W 1-0 @TEX
    1421976-09-12W 9-6 @TEX
    1431976-09-14W 4-2 @MIN
    1441976-09-14L 3-4 @MIN
    1451976-09-15W 5-2 MIN
    1461976-09-16L 0-4 MIN
    1471976-09-17L 3-4 TEX
    1481976-09-18W 3-2 TEX
    1491976-09-19L 1-9 TEX
    1501976-09-19W 13-3 TEX
    1511976-09-21L 1-3 @KCA
    1521976-09-22W 11-1 @KCA
    1531976-09-23W 8-1 @KCA
    1541976-09-24L 2-4 @CHA
    1551976-09-25W 7-4 @CHA
    1561976-09-27W 8-3 KCA
    1571976-09-28W 1-0 KCA
    1581976-09-29L 0-4 KCA
    #OctoberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1591976-10-01L 0-2 CAL
    1601976-10-02W 9-8 CAL
    1611976-10-03L 0-1 CAL
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    87-74
    Larry Haney 66
    Gene Tenace 61
    Jeff Newman 26
    Tim Hosley 8
    Don Baylor 62
    Gene Tenace 62
    Ken McMullen 20
    Ron Fairly 14
    Wayne Gross 3
    Phil Garner 159
    Tommy Sandt 2
    Sal Bando 155
    Ken McMullen 6
    Bert Campaneris 147
    Tommy Sandt 14
    Joe Rudi 125
    Don Baylor 26
    Cesar Tovar 5
    Ken McMullen 3
    Gary Woods 1
    Matt Alexander 1
    Bill North 135
    Claudell Washington 22
    Denny Walling 2
    Joe Rudi 1
    Don Baylor 1
    Claudell Washington 100
    Don Baylor 45
    Bill North 7
    Cesar Tovar 3
    Matt Alexander 3
    Angel Mangual 2
    Wayne Gross 1
    Billy Williams 100
    Don Baylor 21
    Ken McMullen 13
    Bill North 8
    Willie McCovey 7
    Claudell Washington 5
    Joe Rudi 2
    Jim Holt 2
    Gene Tenace 1
    Nate Colbert 1
    Sal Bando 1


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