1975 Cincinnati Reds season

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1975 Cincinnati Reds
1975 World Series Champions
1975 National League Champions
1975 NL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Louis Nippert
General manager(s) Bob Howsam
Manager(s) Sparky Anderson
Local television WLWT
(Ken Coleman, Woody Woodward)
Local radio WLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)
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The 1975 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Reds winning the National League West with a record of 108-54, 20 games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Reds went on to win the National League Championship Series by defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in three straight games, and the World Series in seven games over the Boston Red Sox. The Reds were managed by Sparky Anderson and played their home games at Riverfront Stadium. It was the first World Series championship for Cincinnati since 1940.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The 1975 Reds clinched a playoff appearance on September 7, the earliest clinch date of any MLB team in a 162-game season.[4]

Joe Morgan was the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1975.

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 108 54 -- .667
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 74 20 .543
San Francisco Giants 80 81 27.5 .497
San Diego Padres 71 91 37 .438
Atlanta Braves 67 94 40.5 .416
Houston Astros 64 97 43.5 .398

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1975 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
C Bench, JohnnyJohnny Bench 142 530 150 .283 28 110
1B Pérez, TonyTony Pérez 137 511 144 .282 20 109
2B Morgan, JoeJoe Morgan 146 498 163 .327 17 94
3B Rose, PetePete Rose 162 662 210 .317 7 74
SS Concepción, DaveDave Concepción 140 507 139 .274 5 49
LF Foster, GeorgeGeorge Foster 134 463 139 .300 23 78
CF Gerónimo, CésarCésar Gerónimo 148 501 129 .257 6 53
RF Griffey, KenKen Griffey 132 463 141 .305 4 46

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Other batters[edit]

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
Driessen, DanDan Driessen 88 210 59 .281 7 38
Rettenmund, MervMerv Rettenmund 93 188 45 .239 2 19
Chaney, DarrelDarrel Chaney 71 160 35 .219 2 26
Plummer, BillBill Plummer 65 159 29 .182 1 19
Flynn, DougDoug Flynn 89 127 34 .268 1 20
Crowley, TerryTerry Crowley 66 71 19 .268 1 11
Armbrister, EdEd Armbrister 59 65 12 .185 0 2
Vukovich, JohnJohn Vukovich 31 38 8 .211 0 2
Werner, DonDon Werner 7 8 1 .125 0 0

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Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Nolan, GaryGary Nolan 32 210.2 15 9 3.16 74
Billingham, JackJack Billingham 33 208 15 10 4.11 79
Norman, FredFred Norman 34 188 12 4 3.73 119
Gullett, DonDon Gullett 22 159.2 15 4 2.42 98
Darcy, PatPat Darcy 27 130.2 11 5 3.58 46
Kirby, ClayClay Kirby 26 110.2 10 6 4.72 48

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Carroll, TomTom Carroll 12 47 4 1 4.98 14

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L S ERA SO
McEnaney, WillWill McEnaney 70 5 2 15 2.47 48
Borbón, PedroPedro Borbón 67 9 5 5 2.95 29
Eastwick, RawlyRawly Eastwick 58 5 3 22 2.60 61
Carroll, ClayClay Carroll 56 7 5 7 2.62 44
Hall, TomTom Hall 2 0 0 0 0.00 3

Postseason[edit]

National League Championship Series[edit]

Game One[edit]

October 4, Riverfront Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 0
Cincinnati 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 X 8 11 0
W: Don Gullett (1-0)  L: Jerry Reuss (0-1)  
HRs: CINDon Gullett (1)

Game Two[edit]

October 5, Riverfront Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
Cincinnati 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 X 6 12 1
W: Fred Norman (1-0)  L: Jim Rooker (0-1)  SV: Rawly Eastwick (1)
HRs: CINTony Pérez (1)

Game Three[edit]

October 7, Three Rivers Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Cincinnati 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 5 6 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 7 2
W: Rawly Eastwick (1-0)  L: Ramón Hernández (0-1)  SV: Pedro Borbón (1)
HRs: CINDave Concepción (1), Pete Rose (1); PITAl Oliver (1)

World Series[edit]

Main article: 1975 World Series

NL Cincinnati Reds (4) vs. AL Boston Red Sox (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Reds – 0, Red Sox – 6 Sat. Oct 11 (D) Fenway Park 35,205 2:27
2 Reds – 3, Red Sox – 2 Sun. Oct 12 (D) Fenway Park 35,205 2:38
3 Red Sox – 5, Reds – 6 (10 inns) Tue. Oct 14 (N) Riverfront Stadium 55,392 3:03
4 Red Sox – 5, Reds – 4 Wed. Oct 15 (N) Riverfront Stadium 55,667 2:52
5 Red Sox – 2, Reds – 6 Thu. Oct 16 (N) Riverfront Stadium 56,393 2:23
6 Reds – 6, Red Sox – 7 (12 inns) Tue. Oct 21 (N) Fenway Park 35,205 4:01
7 Reds – 4, Red Sox – 3 Wed. Oct 22 (N) Fenway Park 35,205 2:52

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Vern Rapp
AA Trois-Rivières Aigles Eastern League Jim Snyder and Ron Plaza
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Russ Nixon
Short-Season A Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Greg Riddoch
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Jim Hoff

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Eugene[9]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Los Angeles Dodgers
1974
NL West Championship Season
1975
Succeeded by
Cincinnati Reds
1976
Preceded by
Los Angeles Dodgers
1974
National League Championship Season
1975
Succeeded by
Cincinnati Reds
1976