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1976 AL Pitching Leaders

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Pennant Winner: New York Yankees

AL Most Valuable Player: Thurman Munson

AL Cy Young: Jim Palmer

AL Rookie of the Year: Mark Fidrych

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AL Pitching Leaders

    Wins Above Replacement--all 1. Fidrych • DET 9.6 2. Nettles • NYY 8.0 3. Blue • OAK 7.7 4. Tanana • CAL 7.6 5. Brett • KCR 7.5 6. Carew • MIN 6.8 7. Blyleven • 2TM 6.6 8. Palmer • BAL 6.6 9. Belanger • BAL 6.5 10. Rivers • NYY 6.4 WAR for Pitchers 1. Fidrych • DET 9.6 2. Blue • OAK 7.7 3. Tanana • CAL 7.6 4. Blyleven • 2TM 6.6 5. Palmer • BAL 6.6 6. Tiant • BOS 6.3 7. Perry • TEX 5.8 8. Torrez • OAK 5.3 9. Travers • MIL 4.5 10. Brett • 2TM 4.3 Earned Run Average 1. Fidrych • DET 2.34 2. Blue • OAK 2.35 3. Tanana • CAL 2.43 4. Torrez • OAK 2.50 5. Palmer • BAL 2.51 6. Garland • BAL 2.67 7. Hartzell • CAL 2.77 8. Travers • MIL 2.81 9. Blyleven • 2TM 2.87 10. Ross • CAL 3.00 Wins 1. Palmer • BAL 22 2. Tiant • BOS 21 3. Garland • BAL 20 4. Tanana • CAL 19 Fidrych • DET 19 Figueroa • NYY 19 7. Blue • OAK 18 8. Campbell • MIN 17 Ellis • NYY 17 Leonard • KCR 17 Ryan • CAL 17 Hunter • NYY 17 Win-Loss % 1. Campbell • MIN .773 2. Garland • BAL .741 3. Ellis • NYY .680 4. Fidrych • DET .679 5. Tanana • CAL .655 Figueroa • NYY .655 7. Bibby • CLE .650 8. Tiant • BOS .636 9. Leonard • KCR .630 10. Palmer • BAL .629 Walks & Hits per IP 1. Tanana • CAL 0.988 2. Palmer • BAL 1.076 3. Fidrych • DET 1.079 4. Blue • OAK 1.109 5. Bird • KCR 1.123 6. Hunter • NYY 1.125 7. Perry • TEX 1.134 8. Jenkins • BOS 1.167 9. Eckersley • CLE 1.169 10. Alexander • 2TM 1.169 Hits per 9 IP 1. Ryan • CAL 6.109 2. Tanana • CAL 6.617 3. Eckersley • CLE 6.998 4. Palmer • BAL 7.286 5. Brett • 2TM 7.670 6. Alexander • 2TM 7.702 7. Campbell • MIN 7.783 8. Fidrych • DET 7.802 9. Torrez • OAK 7.806 10. Travers • MIL 7.913 Bases On Balls per 9 IP 1. Bird • KCR 1.412 2. Jenkins • BOS 1.852 3. Perry • TEX 1.870 4. Blue • OAK 1.901 5. Fidrych • DET 1.906 6. Wise • BOS 1.926 7. Briles • TEX 2.014 8. Hunter • NYY 2.049 9. Tiant • BOS 2.065 10. Colborn • MIL 2.154 Strikeouts per 9 IP 1. Ryan • CAL 10.351 2. Eckersley • CLE 9.030 3. Tanana • CAL 8.147 4. Blyleven • 2TM 6.622 5. Campbell • MIN 6.173 6. Jenkins • BOS 6.115 7. Gossage • CHW 5.424 8. Hunter • NYY 5.213 9. Leonard • KCR 5.212 10. Brown • CLE 5.200 Games Played 1. Campbell • MIN 78 2. Fingers • OAK 70 3. Lindblad • OAK 65 4. Lyle • NYY 64 5. LaRoche • CLE 61 6. Littell • KCR 60 7. Burgmeier • MIN 57 8. Hiller • DET 56 9. Mingori • KCR 55 10. Willoughby • BOS 54 Saves 1. Lyle • NYY 23 2. LaRoche • CLE 21 3. Fingers • OAK 20 Campbell • MIN 20 5. Littell • KCR 16 6. Kern • CLE 15 7. Hiller • DET 13 8. Hamilton • CHW 10 Mingori • KCR 10 Willoughby • BOS 10 Tidrow • NYY 10 Martinez • 2TM 10 Innings Pitched 1. Palmer • BAL 315.0 2. Hunter • NYY 298.2 3. Blue • OAK 298.1 4. Blyleven • 2TM 297.2 5. Slaton • MIL 292.2 6. Tanana • CAL 288.1 7. Ryan • CAL 284.1 8. Tiant • BOS 279.0 9. Torrez • OAK 266.1 10. Leonard • KCR 259.0 Strikeouts 1. Ryan • CAL 327 2. Tanana • CAL 261 3. Blyleven • 2TM 219 4. Eckersley • CLE 200 5. Hunter • NYY 173 6. Blue • OAK 166 7. Palmer • BAL 159 8. Leonard • KCR 150 9. Perry • TEX 143 10. Jenkins • BOS 142 Games Started 1. Palmer • BAL 40 2. Torrez • OAK 39 Ryan • CAL 39 4. Tiant • BOS 38 Slaton • MIL 38 6. Blue • OAK 37 7. Roberts • DET 36 Blyleven • 2TM 36 Singer • 2TM 36 Hunter • NYY 36 Complete Games 1. Fidrych • DET 24 2. Tanana • CAL 23 Palmer • BAL 23 4. Ryan • CAL 21 Perry • TEX 21 Hunter • NYY 21 7. Blue • OAK 20 8. Tiant • BOS 19 9. Roberts • DET 18 Blyleven • 2TM 18 Shutouts 1. Ryan • CAL 7 2. Blyleven • 2TM 6 Blue • OAK 6 Palmer • BAL 6 5. Wise • BOS 4 Garland • BAL 4 Torrez • OAK 4 Singer • 2TM 4 Fidrych • DET 4 Goltz • MIN 4 Roberts • DET 4 Figueroa • NYY 4 Home Runs 1. Hunter • NYY 28 2. Tiant • BOS 25 3. Tanana • CAL 24 4. Travers • MIL 21 5. Palmer • BAL 20 Jenkins • BOS 20 Colborn • MIL 20 8. Johnson • CHW 19 Ruhle • DET 19 10. Holtzman • TOT 18 Wise • BOS 18 Bases on Balls 1. Ryan • CAL 183 2. Singer • 2TM 96 3. Travers • MIL 95 4. Slaton • MIL 94 Figueroa • NYY 94 6. Goltz • MIN 91 7. Gossage • CHW 90 8. Torrez • OAK 87 9. Palmer • BAL 84 10. Blyleven • 2TM 81 Hits 1. Slaton • MIL 287 2. Blyleven • 2TM 283 3. Tiant • BOS 274 4. Blue • OAK 268 Hunter • NYY 268 6. Holtzman • 2TM 265 7. Palmer • BAL 255 8. Roberts • DET 254 9. Leonard • KCR 247 10. Goltz • MIN 239 Strikeouts / Base On Balls 1. Tanana • CAL 3.575 2. Bird • KCR 3.452 3. Jenkins • BOS 3.302 4. Perry • TEX 2.750 5. Blyleven • 2TM 2.704 6. Blue • OAK 2.635 7. Eckersley • CLE 2.564 8. Hunter • NYY 2.544 9. Leonard • KCR 2.143 10. Briles • TEX 2.085 Home Runs per 9 IP 1. Cleveland • BOS 0.159 2. Brett • 2TM 0.222 3. Fitzmorris • KCR 0.245 4. Blue • OAK 0.272 5. Hartzell • CAL 0.325 6. Bibby • CLE 0.331 7. Garland • BAL 0.387 8. Ryan • CAL 0.412 9. Blyleven • 2TM 0.423 10. Slaton • MIL 0.431 Losses 1. Ryan • CAL 18 2. Roberts • DET 17 Gossage • CHW 17 4. Blyleven • 2TM 16 Ross • CAL 16 Johnson • CHW 16 Travers • MIL 16 8. Colborn • MIL 15 Slaton • MIL 15 Hunter • NYY 15 Earned Runs 1. Hunter • NYY 117 2. Roberts • DET 112 Slaton • MIL 112 4. Johnson • CHW 111 5. Ryan • CAL 106 6. Leonard • KCR 101 7. Holtzman • 2TM 100 8. Gossage • CHW 98 Hughes • MIN 98 10. Singer • 2TM 97 Wild Pitches 1. Goltz • MIN 15 2. Slaton • MIL 11 3. Holtzman • 2TM 10 4. Hughes • MIN 9 5. Torrez • OAK 8 Hargan • TEX 8 Broberg • MIL 8 Hood • CLE 8 9. Campbell • MIN 7 Frisella • MIL 7 Blyleven • 2TM 7 Leonard • KCR 7 Bahnsen • OAK 7 Forster • CHW 7 Travers • MIL 7 Crawford • DET 7 Boggs • TEX 7 Hit By Pitch 1. Blyleven • 2TM 12 2. Leonard • KCR 11 Singer • 2TM 11 4. Hartzell • CAL 10 5. Gossage • CHW 9 Tanana • CAL 9 7. Palmer • BAL 8 Willoughby • BOS 8 Hughes • MIN 8 Travers • MIL 8 Batters Faced 1. Palmer • BAL 1,256 2. Slaton • MIL 1,235 3. Blyleven • 2TM 1,225 4. Hunter • NYY 1,210 5. Blue • OAK 1,205 6. Ryan • CAL 1,196 7. Tanana • CAL 1,142 8. Tiant • BOS 1,136 9. Torrez • OAK 1,094 10. Figueroa • NYY 1,081 Games Finished 1. Campbell • MIN 68 2. Fingers • OAK 62 3. Lyle • NYY 58 4. Hiller • DET 46 5. LaRoche • CLE 43 6. Willoughby • BOS 40 7. Littell • KCR 37 8. Hamilton • CHW 34 9. Foucault • TEX 31 Kern • CLE 31 Adjusted ERA+ 1. Fidrych • DET 159 2. Blue • OAK 142 3. Tanana • CAL 136 4. Torrez • OAK 134 5. Palmer • BAL 130 6. Tiant • BOS 129 7. Cleveland • BOS 129 8. Blyleven • 2TM 125 9. Travers • MIL 124 10. Garland • BAL 123 Fielding Independent Pitching 1. Blue • OAK 2.56 2. Blyleven • 2TM 2.71 3. Eckersley • CLE 2.72 4. Tanana • CAL 2.76 5. Perry • TEX 2.84 6. Ryan • CAL 2.91 7. Fitzmorris • KCR 3.05 8. Cleveland • BOS 3.12 9. Garland • BAL 3.12 10. Bibby • CLE 3.13 Adj. Pitching Runs 1. Fidrych • DET 35 2. Blue • OAK 34 3. Tanana • CAL 30 4. Palmer • BAL 28 5. Tiant • BOS 25 6. Blyleven • 2TM 24 7. Torrez • OAK 22 8. Littell • KCR 17 9. Hiller • DET 17 10. Garland • BAL 16 Adj. Pitching Wins 1. Fidrych • DET 4.0 2. Blue • OAK 3.9 3. Tanana • CAL 3.4 4. Palmer • BAL 3.1 5. Tiant • BOS 2.8 6. Blyleven • 2TM 2.7 7. Torrez • OAK 2.5 8. Littell • KCR 1.9 9. Hiller • DET 1.8 10. Garland • BAL 1.7 Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24) 1. Blue • OAK 43.08 2. Tanana • CAL 35.13 3. Fidrych • DET 34.65 4. Palmer • BAL 32.17 5. Blyleven • 2TM 30.54 6. Tiant • BOS 23.55 7. Perry • TEX 21.56 8. LaRoche • CLE 21.08 9. Torrez • OAK 18.99 10. Kern • CLE 18.83 Win Probability Added (WPA) 1. Blue • OAK 5.7 2. Tanana • CAL 5.5 3. Palmer • BAL 4.7 4. Fidrych • DET 4.4 5. LaRoche • CLE 4.2 6. Blyleven • 2TM 4.1 7. Martinez • 2TM 3.3 8. Kern • CLE 3.2 9. Tiant • BOS 2.9 10. Campbell • MIN 2.9 Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI) 1. Tanana • CAL 5.0 2. Blue • OAK 4.2 3. Fidrych • DET 4.0 4. Palmer • BAL 3.8 5. Perry • TEX 2.8 6. Tiant • BOS 2.7 7. Brett • 2TM 2.4 8. LaRoche • CLE 2.3 9. Torrez • OAK 2.0 10. Blyleven • 2TM 2.0 Base-Out Wins Saved (REW) 1. Blue • OAK 5.1 2. Tanana • CAL 4.1 3. Fidrych • DET 3.9 4. Palmer • BAL 3.7 5. Blyleven • 2TM 3.4 6. Tiant • BOS 2.4 7. Perry • TEX 2.4 8. LaRoche • CLE 2.3 9. Torrez • OAK 2.1 10. Kern • CLE 2.1

    A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order.

    For batting rate stats, generally a minimum of 3.1 Plate Appearances/G, 1.0 IP/G, 0.67 Gm and Chances/Team Game (fielding), 0.2 SB att/Team Game (catchers), and 0.1 SB att/Team Game (baserunners only since 1951), and 0.1 decision/G for single-season leaderboards generally needed for rate statistics. For pitcher fielding the minimums are reduced by a third. For LF, CF, RF fielding stats, we only have reliable data since 1908, so all leaders are since 1908. Explanation of min. requirements

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