The 1976 New York Yankees season was the 74th season for the Yankees in New York, and the 76th season overall for the franchise. The team finished with a record of 97–62, finishing 10½ games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles to win their first American League East title.
In the ALCS, the Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals in 5 games. Chris Chambliss’s walk-off home run in Game 5 clinched the pennant for the Yankees.
In the World Series, they were defeated in a four-game sweep by the defending champion Cincinnati Reds, marking only the second time that the Yankees had ever been swept in a World Series in their history (following the 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers).
New York was managed by Billy Martin. The Yankees returned to the newly renovated Yankee Stadium.