1976 World Series

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1976 World Series Program


The 1976 World Series matched the defending champion Cincinnati Reds of the National League against the New York Yankees of the American League, with the Reds sweeping the Series to repeat. The Reds became (and remain) the only team to sweep an entire multi-tier postseason.

The Cincinnati Reds won the National League West division by ten games over the Los Angeles Dodgers then defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, three games to none, in the National League Championship Series. The New York Yankees won the American League East division by 10 ½ games over the Baltimore Orioles then defeated the Kansas City Royals, three games to two, in the American League Championship Series.

This World Series was the first in which the designated hitter rule was in effect which wound up benefiting the Reds who were able to get utility infielder Dan Driessen's bat in the lineup. Driessen hit .357 with one home run. Elliott Maddox, Carlos May, and Lou Piniella shared the role for the New York Yankees. Game 1 at Riverfront Stadium marked the first time the DH was used in a National League ballpark.

The Cincinnati Reds outscored the New York Yankees, 22–8, and became the first N.L. team to repeat as World Champions since the 1921–1922 New York Giants. Bench would claim the MVP of the series hitting .533 with three home runs and six runs batted in. Honorable mention goes to Thurman Munson who had nine hits and a .529 batting average.

The Hall of Fame players in this World Series were Sparky Anderson(As Manager), Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez and Catfish Hunter.


1976 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 16th, 1976
Location Riverfront Stadium
Attendance 54,826

1976 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Cincinnati 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 x 5 10 1


1976 World Series Game 1-Box Score

New York Yankees 1, Cincinnati Reds 5

New York Yankees Cincinnati Reds
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Rivers cf 4 0 0 0 Rose 3b 2 0 0 1
White lf 4 0 1 0 Griffey rf 4 1 0 0
Munson c 4 0 1 0 Morgan 2b 4 1 1 1
Piniella dh 3 1 1 0 Perez 1b 4 0 3 1
May ph,dh 1 0 0 0 Driessen dh 4 0 0 0
Chambliss 1b 3 0 1 0 Foster lf 3 1 2 0
Nettles 3b 3 0 0 1 Bench c 3 1 2 1
Maddox rf 2 0 1 0 Geronimo cf 3 0 1 0
Gamble ph 1 0 0 0 Concepcion ss 3 1 1 0
Randolph 2b 2 0 0 0 Gullett p 0 0 0 0
Stanley ss 1 0 0 0 Borbon p 0 0 0 0
Velez ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Mason ss 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Alexander p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Lyle p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 29 1 5 1 Total 30 5 10 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Cincinnati 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 x 5 10 1
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Alexander L(0-1) 6.0 9 5 5 2 1
Lyle 2.0 1 0 0 0 3
Total 8.0 10 5 5 2 4
Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO
Gullett W(1-0) 7.1 5 1 1 3 4
Borbon 1.2 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 5 1 1 3 4

E–Chambliss (1), Geronimo (1). DP–New York 2, Cincinnati 2. 2B–New York Piniella (1,off Gullett), Cincinnati Perez (1,off Alexander); Geronimo (1,off Lyle). 3B–New York Maddox (1,off Gullett), Cincinnati Concepcion (1,off Alexander); Bench (1,off Alexander). HR–Cincinnati Morgan (1,1st inning off Alexander 0 on, 2 out). SF–Nettles (1,off Gullett); Rose (1,off Alexander). HBP–Chambliss (1,by Gullett). CS–Rivers (1,2nd base by Gullett/Bench); Perez (1,2nd base by Alexander/Munson). SB–Griffey (1,2nd base off Alexander/Munson). WP–Lyle (1). HBP–Gullett (1,Chambliss). U–Lee Weyer (NL), Lou DiMuro (AL), Bill Williams (NL), Bill Deegan (AL), Dave Phillips (AL), Bruce Froemming (NL). T–2:10. A–54,826.


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1976 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 17th, 1976
Location Riverfront Stadium
Attendance 54,816

1976 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 1
Cincinnati 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 10 0


1976 World Series Game 2-Box Score

New York Yankees 3, Cincinnati Reds 4

New York Yankees Cincinnati Reds
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Rivers cf 5 0 0 0 Rose 3b 4 0 0 0
White lf 3 0 1 0 Griffey rf 4 1 0 1
Munson c 4 1 1 1 Morgan 2b 4 0 2 0
Piniella rf 4 0 2 0 Perez 1b 5 0 2 1
Chambliss 1b 4 0 2 0 Driessen dh 4 1 2 0
Nettles 3b 4 0 1 1 Foster lf 4 0 1 1
Maddox dh 3 0 0 0 Bench c 4 1 2 0
May ph,dh 1 0 0 0 Geronimo cf 2 1 0 0
Randolph 2b 4 1 1 0 Concepcion ss 4 0 1 1
Stanley ss 3 1 1 1 Norman p 0 0 0 0
Hunter p 0 0 0 0 Billingham p 0 0 0 0
Total 35 3 9 3 Total 35 4 10 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 1
Cincinnati 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 10 0
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Hunter L(0-1) 8.2 10 4 3 4 5
Total 8.2 10 4 3 4 5
Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO
Norman 6.1 9 3 3 2 2
Billingham W(1-0) 2.2 0 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 9 3 3 2 3

E–Stanley (1). DP–Cincinnati 1. 2B–New York Stanley (1,off Norman), Cincinnati Driessen (1,off Hunter); Bench (1,off Hunter). 3B–Cincinnati Morgan (1,off Hunter). SF–Griffey (1,off Hunter). IBB–Morgan (1,by Hunter). SB–Morgan (1,2nd base off Hunter/Munson); Concepcion (1,2nd base off Hunter/Munson). CS–Foster (1,2nd base by Hunter/Munson). IBB–Hunter (1,Morgan). U–Lou DiMuro (AL), Bill Williams (NL), Bill Deegan (AL), Bruce Froemming (NL), Lee Weyer (NL), Dave Phillips (AL). T–2:33. A–54,816.


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1976 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 19th, 1976
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 56,667

1976 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 6 13 2
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 0

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1976 World Series Game 3-Box Score

Cincinnati Reds 6, New York Yankees 2

Cincinnati Reds New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Rose 3b 5 1 2 0 Rivers cf 4 0 2 0
Griffey rf 4 0 1 0 White lf 3 0 0 0
Morgan 2b 4 1 1 1 Munson c 5 0 3 0
Perez 1b 4 0 0 0 Chambliss 1b 5 1 1 0
Driessen dh 3 2 3 1 May dh 4 0 0 0
Foster lf 4 1 2 2 Nettles 3b 2 0 0 0
Bench c 4 0 2 0 Gamble rf 3 0 1 1
Geronimo cf 4 1 1 1 Piniella ph,rf 1 0 0 0
Concepcion ss 4 0 1 1 Randolph 2b 4 0 0 0
Zachry p 0 0 0 0 Stanley ss 1 0 0 0
McEnaney p 0 0 0 0 Hendricks ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Mason ss 1 1 1 1
- - - - - Velez ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Ellis p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Jackson p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Tidrow p 0 0 0 0
Total 36 6 13 6 Total 35 2 8 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 13 2
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 0
Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO
Zachry W(1-0) 6.2 6 2 2 5 6
McEnaney SV(1) 2.1 2 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 8 2 2 5 7
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Ellis L(0-1) 3.1 7 4 4 0 1
Jackson 3.2 4 2 2 0 3
Tidrow 2.0 2 0 0 1 1
Total 9.0 13 6 6 1 5

E–Morgan (1), Zachry (1). DP–Cincinnati 1, New York 3. 2B–Cincinnati Foster (1,off Ellis); Driessen (2,off Jackson); Morgan (1,off Jackson). HR–Cincinnati Driessen (1,4th inning off Ellis 0 on, 0 out), New York Mason (1,7th inning off Zachry 0 on, 1 out). IBB–Driessen (1,by Tidrow). SB–Driessen (1,2nd base off Ellis/Munson); Geronimo (1,2nd base off Ellis/Munson). IBB–Tidrow (1,Driessen). U–Bill Williams (NL), Bill Deegan (AL), Bruce Froemming (NL), Dave Phillips (AL), Lou DiMuro (AL), Lee Weyer (NL). T–2:40. A–56,667.


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1976 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 21st, 1976
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 56,700

1976 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 7 9 2
New York 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 0

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1976 World Series Game 4-Box Score

Cincinnati Reds 7, New York Yankees 2

Cincinnati Reds New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Rose 3b 5 0 1 0 Rivers cf 5 1 1 0
Griffey rf 5 0 0 0 White lf 5 0 0 0
Morgan 2b 3 1 1 0 Munson c 4 1 4 1
Perez 1b 3 1 0 0 Chambliss 1b 4 0 1 1
Driessen dh 3 1 0 0 May dh 3 0 0 0
Foster lf 3 1 1 1 Piniiella ph,dh 1 0 0 0
Bench c 4 2 2 5 Nettles 3b 3 0 2 0
Geronimo cf 4 1 2 0 Gamble rf 4 0 0 0
Concepcion ss 3 0 2 1 Randolph 2b 4 0 0 0
Nolan p 0 0 0 0 Stanley ss 1 0 0 0
McEnaney p 0 0 0 0 Hendricks ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Mason ss 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Velez ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Figueroa p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Tidrow p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Lyle p 0 0 0 0
Total 33 7 9 7 Total 36 2 8 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 7 9 2
New York 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO
Nolan W(1-0) 6.2 8 2 2 1 1
McEnaney SV(2) 2.1 0 0 0 1 1
Total 9.0 8 2 2 2 2
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Figueroa L(0-1) 8.0 6 5 5 5 2
Tidrow 0.1 3 2 2 0 0
Lyle 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 9 7 7 5 2

E–Morgan (2), Concepcion (1). DP–New York 1. 2B–Cincinnati Rose (1,off Figueroa); Geronimo (2,off Tidrow); Concepcion (1,off Tidrow), New York Chambliss (1,off Nolan). HR–Cincinnati Bench 2 (2,4th inning off Figueroa 1 on, 2 out,9th inning off Tidrow 2 on, 1 out). SB–Geronimo (2,2nd base off Figueroa/Munson); Morgan (2,2nd base off Figueroa/Munson); Rivers (1,2nd base off Nolan/Bench). CS–Foster (2,2nd base by Figueroa/Munson); Concepcion (1,2nd base by Figueroa/Munson). WP–Figueroa (1). U–Bill Deegan (AL), Bruce Froemming (NL), Dave Phillips (AL), Lee Weyer (NL), Bill Williams (NL), Lou DiMuro (AL). T–2:36. A–56,700.


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Cincinnati Reds Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Johnny Bench c 4 15 8 1 1 2 4 6 .533 0 1 0
Jack Billingham p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Pedro Borbon ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Dave Concepcion ss 4 14 5 1 1 0 1 3 .357 1 3 1
Dan Driessen dh 4 14 5 2 0 1 4 1 .357 2 0 1
George Foster of 4 14 6 1 0 0 3 4 .429 2 3 0
Cesar Geronimo of 4 13 4 2 0 0 3 1 .308 2 2 2
Ken Griffey of 4 17 1 0 0 0 2 1 .059 0 1 1
Don Gullett p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Will McEnaney p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Joe Morgan 2b 4 15 5 1 1 1 3 2 .333 2 2 2
Gary Nolan p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Fred Norman p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Tony Perez 1b 4 16 5 1 0 0 1 2 .313 1 2 0
Pete Rose 3b 4 16 3 1 0 0 1 1 .188 2 2 0
Pat Zachry p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 134 42 10 3 4 22 21 .313 12 16 7

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Cincinnati Reds Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Jack Billingham 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.2 0.00 0 1 0 0
Pedro Borbon 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.2 0.00 0 0 0 0
Don Gullett 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 7.1 1.23 5 4 1 3
Will McEnaney 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 4.2 0.00 2 2 0 1
Gary Nolan 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6.2 2.70 8 1 2 1
Fred Norman 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6.1 4.26 9 2 3 2
Pay Zachry 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6.2 2.70 6 6 2 5
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 0 8 4 0 2 0 36.0 2.00 30 16 8 12

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New York Yankees Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Doyle Alexander p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Chris Chambliss 1b 4 16 5 1 0 0 1 1 .313 0 2 0
Doc Ellis p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Ed Figueroa p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Oscar Gamble of 3 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125 0 0 0
Ellie Hendricks ph 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Catfish Hunter p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Grant Jackson p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Sparky Lyle p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Elliott Maddox of,dh 2 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 .200 1 2 0
Jim Mason ss 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1.000 0 0 0
Carlos May dh 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Thurman Munson c 4 17 9 0 0 0 2 2 .529 0 1 0
Graig Nettles 3b 4 12 3 0 0 0 0 2 .250 3 1 0
Lou Piniella of,dh 4 9 3 1 0 0 1 0 .333 0 0 0
Willie Randolph 2b 4 14 1 0 0 0 1 0 .071 1 3 0
Mickey Rivers of 4 18 3 0 0 0 1 0 .167 1 2 1
Fred Stanley ss 4 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 .167 3 1 0
Dick Tidrow p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Otto Velez ph 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 3 0
Roy White of 4 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 .133 3 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 135 30 3 1 1 8 8 .222 12 16 1

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New York Yankees Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Doyle Alexander 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 7.50 9 1 5 2
Doc Ellis 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3.1 10.80 7 1 4 0
Ed Figueroa 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 8.0 5.63 6 2 5 5
Catfish Hunter 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 8.2 3.12 10 5 3 4
Grant Jackson 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.2 4.91 4 3 2 0
Sparky Lyle 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.2 0.00 1 3 0 0
Dick Tidrow 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.1 7.71 5 1 2 1
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 0 4 9 4 1 0 0 34.2 5.45 42 16 21 12

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