1975 Houston Astros season

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1975 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 64–97 (.398)
Divisional place 6th
Other information
Owner(s) Roy Hofheinz
General manager(s) Spec Richardson, John McMullen, Tal Smith
Manager(s) Preston Gómez, Bill Virdon
Local television KPRC-TV
Local radio KPRC (AM)
(Gene Elston, Loel Passe)
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The 1975 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. The team finished last in the National League West with a record of 64-97, 43½ games behind the Cincinnati Reds. The Astros' .398 winning percentage is, as of 2010, the worst in franchise history.[1] Houston also lost 97 games in 1965 and 1991.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

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 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

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 May, MiltMilt May 111 386 93 .241 4 52
2B Andrews, RobRob Andrews 103 277 66 .238 0 19
CF Cedeño, CésarCésar Cedeño 131 500 144 .288 13 63
RF Cruz, JoséJosé Cruz 120 315 81 .257 9 49

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
Howard, WilburWilbur Howard 121 392 111 .283 0 21
Johnson, CliffCliff Johnson 122 340 94 .276 20 65
Cabell, EnosEnos Cabell 117 348 92 .264 2 43

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
Dierker, LarryLarry Dierker 34 232 14 16 4.00 127
Konieczny, DougDoug Konieczny 32 171 6 13 4.47 89

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
Forsch, KenKen Forsch 34 109 4 8 3.22 54
Siebert, PaulPaul Siebert 7 18.1 0 2 2.95 6
Stanton, MikeMike Stanton 7 17.1 0 2 7.27 16

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Granger, WayneWayne Granger 55 2 5 5 3.65 30
Crawford, JimJim Crawford 44 3 5 4 3.63 37
Cosgrove, MikeMike Cosgrove 32 1 2 5 3.03 32
Sosa, JoséJosé Sosa 25 1 3 1 4.02 31

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Oaks American Association Joe Sparks
AA Columbus Astros Southern League Jim Beauchamp
A Dubuque Packers Midwest League Bob Cluck
Rookie Covington Astros Appalachian League Billy Smith

References[edit]

External links[edit]