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1976
Final Record: 105-47 (1st Place Tie East)
First Round Pick Mark Fidrych
Topeka Used its #1 Pick in the 1976 Draft to Select Mark Fidrych

Rookie Entry Draft Selections
#
Player
Pos.
MLB Team
1
Mark Fidrych
P
Detroit Tigers
2
Paul Hartzell
P
California Angels
3
Rod Gilbreath
INF
Atlanta Braves
4
Bill Plummer
C
Cincinnati Reds
5
Cito Gaston
OF
Atlanta Braves
6
Bruce Kimm
C
Detroit Tigers
7
Rob Sperring
INF
Chicago Cubs
8
Rick Sawyer
P
San Diego Padres
9
Leo Foster (From Unadilla)
SS
New York Mets
9
Mark Wagner
SS
Detroit Tigers

Transactions
11/07/04:
Released pitchers Jackie Brown, Will McEnaney, and Fritz Peterson, catcher Glenn Borgmann, infielders God Gilbreath, Larry Lintz, Pete Mackanin, Ken McMullen, and Ted Sizemore, and outfielder Glenn Adams.
12/15/04:
Traded pitcher Rick Sawyer and #5 pick in 1977 Rookie draft to Minneapolis Millers for pitcher Gary Ross.

Roster

Pitchers
No.
Name
No.
Name
13
Alexander, Doyle
45
Hartzell, Paul
22
Burgmeier, Tom
29
Rhoden, Rick
28
Fidrych, Mark
19
Rooker, Jim
34
Fingers, Rollie
47
Ross, Gary
32
Garber, Gene
27
Sawyer, Rick (Traded)
39
Grimsley, Ross
40
Tanana, Frank
26
Hargan, Steve
49
Umbarger, Jim

Catchers
No.
Name
No.
Name
24
Dempsey, Rick
15
Porter, Darrell
46
Kimm, Bruce
16
Stearns, John
9
Plummer, Bill

Infielders
No.
Name
No.
Name
10
Cey, Ron
7
Sperring, Rob
1
Foster, Leo
11
Taveras, Frank
6
Garvey, Steve
30
Thomas, Derrel
17
Gilbreath, Rod
5
Wagner, Mark
2
Remy, Jerry

Outfielders
No.
Name
No.
Name
20
Brock, Lou
12
Paciorek, Tom
25
Cruz, Jose
38
Stanton, Lee
43
Gaston, Cito
3
Thomas, Gorman
18
Kelly, Pat
31
Winfield, Dave