1976 Oakland Athletics Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 87-74
Finished 2nd in the AL's West Division
Attendance: 780,945, Avg. 9,885
Ballpark: Oakland Coliseum
Manager: Chuck Tanner (87-74)
Location: Oakland, California
1976 Oakland Athletics Statistics
1976 Oakland Athletics Results

The Oakland Athletics of the American League ended the 1976 season with a record of 87 wins and 74 losses, finishing second in the AL's West Division.

The Athletics plated 686 runs and conceded 598 runs. Sal Bando paced Oakland with 27 home runs, while Don Baylor and Gene Tenace walloped 20 or more also. Joe Rudi recorded 94 runs batted in. Bill North led all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .276. Vida Blue topped the team with 18 wins, plus Mike Torrez added 15 or more wins, too Vida Blue earned a 2.35 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Chuck Tanner coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Glenn AbbottPRRFebruary 16, 19516'6"200Little Rock, AR USA
Matt AlexanderOFBRJanuary 30, 19475'11"168Shreveport, LA USA
Stan BahnsenPRRDecember 15, 19446'2"185Council Bluffs, IA USA
Sal Bando3BRRFebruary 13, 19446'0"195Cleveland, OH USA
Chris BattonPRRAugust 24, 19546'4"195Los Angeles, CA USA
Don Baylor1BRRJune 28, 19496'1"190Austin, TX USA
Vida BluePBLJuly 28, 19496'0"189Mansfield, LA USA
Dick BosmanPRRFebruary 17, 19446'2"205Kenosha, WI USA
Bert CampanerisSSRRMarch 9, 19425'10"160Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba
Nate ColbertPRRApril 9, 19466'2"205St. Louis, MO USA
Ron Fairly1BLLJuly 12, 19385'10"175Macon, GA USA
Rollie FingersPRRAugust 25, 19466'4"190Steubenville, OH USA
Phil Garner2BRRApril 30, 19495'10"175Jefferson City, TN USA
Wayne Gross1BLRJanuary 14, 19526'2"210Riverside, CA USA
Larry HaneyCRRNovember 19, 19426'2"195Charlottesville, VA USA
Jim HoltPLRMay 27, 19446'0"180Graham, NC USA
Don HopkinsPLRJanuary 9, 19526'0"175West Point, MS USA
Tim HosleyCRRMay 10, 19475'11"185Spartanburg, SC USA
Paul LindbladPLLAugust 9, 19416'1"185Chanute, KS USA
Larry Lintz2BBROctober 10, 19495'9"150Martinez, CA USA
Angel MangualRFRRMarch 19, 19475'10"178Juana Diaz, P.R.
Willie McCoveyPLLJanuary 10, 19386'4"198Mobile, AL USA
Ken McMullen3BRRJune 1, 19426'3"190Oxnard, CA USA
Craig MitchellPRRApril 14, 19546'3"180Santa Rosa, CA USA
Paul MitchellPRRAugust 19, 19496'1"195Worcester, MA USA
Jeff NewmanCRRSeptember 11, 19486'2"215Fort Worth, TX USA
Mike NorrisPRRMarch 19, 19556'2"175San Francisco, CA USA
Bill NorthCFBRMay 15, 19485'11"185Seattle, WA USA
Joe RudiLFRRSeptember 7, 19466'2"200Modesto, CA USA
Tommy SandtSSRRDecember 22, 19505'11"175Brooklyn, NY USA
Gene TenaceCRROctober 10, 19466'0"190Russellton, PA USA
Jim ToddPLRSeptember 21, 19476'2"190Lancaster, PA USA
Mike TorrezPRRAugust 28, 19466'5"220Topeka, KS USA
Cesar TovarLFRRJuly 3, 19405'9"155Caracas, Di Venezuela
Denny WallingCFLRApril 17, 19546'0"180Neptune, NJ USA
Claudell WashingtonRFLLAugust 31, 19546'0"190Los Angeles, CA USA
Billy WilliamsLFLRJune 15, 19386'1"175Whistler, AL USA
Gary WoodsCFRRJuly 20, 19536'2"185Santa Barbara, CA USA