1975 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1975 Pittsburgh Pirates
1975 NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 92–69 (.571)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson (minority shareholders)
General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Danny Murtaugh
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Nellie King
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Nellie King
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The 1975 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 94th in the history of the franchise and their 89th in the National League. The Pirates' 92–69 record was good enough to win their fifth National League East title in six seasons by 612 games over their cross-state rivals, the Philadelphia Phillies. The Pirates, however, lost the National League Championship Series to the Cincinnati Reds, three games to none.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 9269 0.571 52–28 40–41
Philadelphia Phillies 8676 0.531 51–30 35–46
New York Mets 8280 0.506 10½ 42–39 40–41
St. Louis Cardinals 8280 0.506 10½ 45–36 37–44
Chicago Cubs 7587 0.463 17½ 42–39 33–48
Montreal Expos 7587 0.463 17½ 39–42 36–45

Record vs. opponents

1975 National League Records

Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta5–73–1512–68–108–44–85–74–87–118–93–9
Chicago7–51–117–55–79–97–1112–66–125–75–711–7
Cincinnati15–311–113–58–108–48–47–56–611–713–58–4
Houston6–125–75–136–128–44–86–66–59–95–134–8–1
Los Angeles 10–87–510–812–65–76–67–55–711–710–85–7
Montreal4–89–94–84–87–510–87–117–117–55–711–7
New York8–411–74–88–46–68–107–115–138–48–49–9
Philadelphia7-56–125–76–65–711–711–711–77–57–510–8
Pittsburgh8–412–66–65–67–511–713–57–118–45–710–8
San Diego11–77–57–119–97–115–74–85–74–88–104–8
San Francisco9–87–55–1313–58–107–54–85–77–510–85–7
St. Louis9–37–114–88–4–17–57–119–98–108–108–47–5

Game log

1975 Game Log: 92–69 (Home: 52–28; Away: 40–41)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Detailed records

Notable transactions

Roster

1975 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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
CManny Sanguillén133481158.328958
1BWillie Stargell124461136.2952290
2BRennie Stennett148616176.286762
3BRichie Hebner128472116.2461557
SSFrank Taveras13437880.212023
LFRichie Zisk147504146.2902075
CFAl Oliver155628176.2801884
RFDave Parker148558172.30825101

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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
Bill Robinson9220056.280633
Duffy Dyer4813230.227316
Craig Reynolds317617.22404
Willie Randolph306110.16403
Paul Popovich25408.20001
Miguel Diloné1860.00000

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
Jerry Reuss32237.118112.54131
Jim Rooker28196.213112.97102
Bruce Kison3319212113.2389
Dock Ellis27140893.7969
John Candelaria18120.2862.7695
Ken Brett23118953.3647

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
Larry Demery45114.2752.9059
Bob Moose2367.2223.7234

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
Dave Giusti6154172.9538
Ramón Hernández467252.9543
Sam McDowell142102.8629
Odell Jones20000.002
Jim Minshall10000.002

National League Championship Series

The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0.

GameScoreDateLocationAttendance
1Pittsburgh – 3, Cincinnati – 8October 4Riverfront Stadium54,633
2Pittsburgh – 1, Cincinnati – 6October 5Riverfront Stadium54,752
3Cincinnati – 5, Pittsburgh – 3October 7Three Rivers Stadium46,355

Awards and honors

1975 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Charlies International League Steve Demeter
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Tim Murtaugh
A Salem Pirates Carolina League Johnny Lipon
A Charleston Pirates Western Carolinas League Mike Ryan
A-Short Season Niagara Falls Pirates New York–Penn League Glenn Ezell
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

Notes

  1. From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. Duffy Dyer at Baseball Reference
  3. Nelson Norman at Baseball Reference
  4. Albert Williams at Baseball Reference
  5. 1 2 Sam McDowell at Baseball Reference
  6. Ernie Camacho at Baseball Reference
  7. Paul Popovich at Baseball Reference
  8. https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PIT/1975.shtml

References

  • 1975 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Reference
  • 1975 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Almanac
  • 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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