1976 Pacific Coast League season

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The 1976 Pacific Coast League season was the 74th season in the league's history. It ended with the Hawaii Islanders winning their second straight league championship.

Hawaii and Tacoma finished the season tied, so a one-game playoff took place on September 7th in Tacoma, WA for the Western Division title. The Islanders won 3-1, and this result is reflected in the standings below.

Originally, the championship finals were supposed to be a best-of-seven series. But due to the Hawaii franchise's financial troubles, the series was shortened to a best-of-five format and all games were played in Salt Lake City, UT. The two teams decided to alternate home and away status throughout the series.

This was the final season for the Sacramento Solons.

Final standings[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Salt Lake City Gulls 90 54 .625 - Jimy Williams California Angels
Phoenix Giants 75 67 .528 14 Rocky Bridges San Francisco Giants
Albuquerque Dukes 66 78 .458 24 Stan Wasiak Los Angeles Dodgers
Tucson Toros 54 88 .380 35 Harry Bright/Lee Stange Oakland Athletics
W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Hawaii Islanders 77 68 .531 - Roy Hartsfield San Diego Padres
Tacoma Twins 76 69 .524 1 Cal Ermer Minnesota Twins
Sacramento Solons 71 72 .497 5 Rich Donnelly Texas Rangers
Spokane Indians 65 78 .455 11 Frank Howard Milwaukee Brewers

Championship Finals[edit]

Salt Lake City vs. Hawaii
Date Away Home
September 8 Hawaii 3 Salt Lake City 2
September 9 Hawaii 9 Salt Lake City 10
September 10 Salt Lake City 5 Hawaii 4
September 11 Salt Lake City 2 Hawaii 7
September 12 Salt Lake City 2 Hawaii 3
Hawaii wins series 3-2

League Leaders[edit]



All-Star Team[edit]


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