1975 Kansas City Royals season

1975 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
General manager(s) Joe Burke
Manager(s) Jack McKeon (50–46, .521)
Whitey Herzog (41–25, .621)
Local television KBMA
(Buddy Blattner, Denny Matthews)
Local radio WIBW (AM)
(Buddy Blattner, Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1975 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. In the Royals' seventh season, they finished second in the American League West with a record of 91 wins and 71 losses. Manager Jack McKeon was fired on July 24, replaced by Whitey Herzog.[1][2]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 9864 0.605 54–27 44–37
Kansas City Royals 9171 0.562 7 51–30 40–41
Texas Rangers 7983 0.488 19 39–41 40–42
Minnesota Twins 7683 0.478 20½ 39–43 37–40
Chicago White Sox 7586 0.466 22½ 42–39 33–47
California Angels 7289 0.447 25½ 35–46 37–43

Record vs. opponents

1975 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK TEX
Baltimore 9–96–67–410–812–47–514–46–68–104–87–5
Boston 9–96–68–47–1113–57–510–810–211–56–68–4
California 6–66–69–93–96–54–147–58–107–57–119–9
Chicago 4–74–89–97–55–79–98–49–96–69–95–13
Cleveland 8–1011–79–35–712–66–69–93–69–92–105–7
Detroit 4–125–135–67–56–126–67–114–86–126–61–11
Kansas City 5–75–714–49–96–66–67–511–77–511–714–4
Milwaukee 4–148–105–74–89–911–75–72–109–95–76–6
Minnesota 6–62–1010–89–96–38–47–1110–24–86–128–10
New York 10–85–115–76–69–912–65–79–98–46–68–4
Oakland 8–46–611–79–910–26–611–77–512–66–612–6
Texas 5–74–89–913–57–511–14–146–610–84–86–12

Notable transactions

Roster

1975 Kansas City Royals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1BJohn Mayberry156554161.29134106
3BGeorge Brett159634195.3081189
DHHarmon Killebrew10631262.1991444

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Frank White11130476.250736
Fran Healy5618848.255218
Bob Stinson6314739.26519
Rodney Scott48151.06700

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Steve Busby34260.118123.08160
Al Fitzmorris3524216123.5778

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Nelson Briles24112664.2673
Bruce Dal Canton48.20215.585

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Doug Bird5196113.2581
George Throop70024.008

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Billy Gardner
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Bill Scripture
A Waterloo Royals Midwest League John Sullivan
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Gary Blaylock

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Waterloo

Notes

  1. "Royals fire McKeon, hire Herzog". Spartanburg Herald. South Carolina. Associated Press. July 25, 1975. p. D1.
  2. "Royals fire McKeon, hire Angles' Herzog". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI. July 25, 1975. p. 1, part 2.
  3. Harmon Killebrew at Baseball Reference
  4. Doug Corbett at Baseball Reference
  5. Clint Hurdle at Baseball Reference
  6. Ron Hassey at Baseball Reference
  7. Mark Williams at Baseball Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 


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