1975 New York Yankees season

1975 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
General manager(s) Gabe Paul
Manager(s) Bill Virdon, Billy Martin
Local television


(Phil Rizzuto, Frank Messer, Bill White)
Local radio WMCA
(Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Bill White, Dom Valentino / John Sterling)
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The 1975 New York Yankees season was the 73rd season for the Yankees in New York, and the franchise's 75th season overall. The team finished with a record of 83–77, finishing 12 games behind the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees played at Shea Stadium due to the ongoing renovation of Yankee Stadium, which would re-open in 1976.

Bill Virdon opened the season as Yankees manager, but he was replaced on August 1 by Billy Martin. This would be the first of five stints as Yankees manager for Martin.


Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 9565 0.594 47–34 48–31
Baltimore Orioles 9069 0.566 44–33 46–36
New York Yankees 8377 0.519 12 43–35 40–42
Cleveland Indians 7980 0.497 15½ 41–39 38–41
Milwaukee Brewers 6894 0.420 28 36–45 32–49
Detroit Tigers 57102 0.358 37½ 31–49 26–53

Record vs. opponents

1975 American League Records

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


1975 New York Yankees
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats

= Indicates team leader


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 R H Avg. HR RBI SB
CThurman Munson15759783190.318121023
1BChris Chambliss15056266171.3049720
2BSandy Alomar15148961117.23923928
3BGraig Nettles15758171155.26721911
SSJim Mason942231734.1522160
LFRoy White14856681161.290125916
CFElliott Maddox552183667.3071239
RFBobby Bonds14552993143.270328530
DHEd Herrmann802001651.2556300


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
Fred Stanley11725256.222015
Rick Dempsey7114538.262111
Ed Brinkman446311.17502
Kerry Dineen7228.36401
Otto Vélez682.25001
Larry Murray610.00000


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
Catfish Hunter3932823142.58177
Doc Medich38272.116163.50132
Rudy May3221214123.06145
Pat Dobson33207.211144.07129
Larry Gura26151.1783.5165

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
Sparky Lyle495763.1265
Tippy Martinez231282.6820
Dave Pagan130014.0618
Ron Guidry100103.4515
Rick Sawyer40003.003
Mike Wallace300014.542

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Bobby Cox
AA West Haven Yankees Eastern League Pete Ward
A Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League Leo Posada
A-Short Season Oneonta Yankees New York–Penn League Mike Ferraro



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