1976 Charleston Patriots Roster

Western Carolinas League (WCL) - Class: A
Team Record: 59-80
Finished 3rd in the WCL
Manager: Mike Ryan (59-80)
Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Ballpark: Hampton Park
Attendance: 34,249, Avg. 493
1976 Charleston Patriots Statistics

The Charleston Patriots of the Western Carolinas League ended the 1976 season with a record of 59 wins and 80 losses, finishing third in the WCL.

The Patriots scored 631 runs, worst in the league, and yielded 776 runs, most in the circuit. Alfred Rein led Charleston with 17 home runs, and Dale Berra walloped 15 or more, too. Dale Berra drove in 89 runs. Daniel Debattista topped all qualifying hitters on the roster by connecting at a .304 clip. Don Robinson paced the squad with 12 wins and a team-best 3.24 ERA, best among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Albert Williams, Rafael Vásquez, Mike Ryan, Dale Berra, Nelson Norman, Don Robinson, Tony Peña and Bryan Clark were all players from the 1976 Charleston Patriots who played in the Majors during their careers.

Mike Ryan served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Richard BakerRR6'3"200
Dale BerraRRDecember 13, 19566'0"180Ridgewood, NJ US
Jimmy BradyRRSeptember 10, 19515'10"170Philadelphia, PA US
James BurkettLR
Jimmy BusbyLLOctober 7, 19535'10"165
Jorge CartyRR6'1"170
Bryan ClarkLLJuly 12, 19566'2"185Madera, CA US
Eugenio CotesRRDecember 15, 19555'11"170Batey Guerrero, DO
Daniel DebattistaRR5'10"180
Heyward EdringtonRR5'10"165
Vincent FryeLL6'5"195
Gary FultonLL5'9"
Mark HowardRR6'4"200
Richard HudsonRR6'0"175
Joseph IsaacRR6'5"185
Stan JakubowskiRRJune 3, 19545'11"170
Jean-Pierre LeducLR6'0"170
Ricky MartinLL6'3"185
Robert MazurRR6'2"185
Jerry McDonaldLR5'11"172
Nelson NormanSRMay 23, 19586'2"160San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Larry OlsonRR6'1"185
Leonardo OrtizRR6'0"176
Tony PeñaRRJune 4, 19576'0"175Monte Cristi, Monte Cristi DO
Jeff PinkusRR6'0"190
Donald PresserRR6'2"185
Paul ReavisLR6'3"175
Alfred ReinRR5'10"175
Martin RivasRRJuly 7, 19586'1"160Salcedo, Hermanas Mirabal DO
William RobbinsLR6'2"190
Don RobinsonRRJune 8, 19576'4"225Ashland, KY US
Gregorio RodriguezRR6'0"140
Mike RyanRRNovember 25, 19416'2"205Haverhill, MA US
Dennis SchwartzRR6'3"210
Russell SeabolRR6'2"184
Robert StadnikaRRJanuary 23, 19556'4"205
Pete SummersRRDecember 31, 19526'0"180
Mark TapiaRR6'4"215
Rafael VásquezRRJune 28, 19586'0"160La Romana, La Romana DO
Candido VenturaRR6'0"156
Roger WickRR6'0"175
Albert WilliamsRRMay 6, 19546'4"190Pearl Lagoon, NI
Jeffrey WoodsLR5'10"166

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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