1975 New York Yankees season

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1975 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
Manager(s) Bill Virdon
Billy Martin
Local television

WPIX

(Phil Rizzuto, Frank Messer, Bill White)
Local radio WMCA
(Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Bill White, Dom Valentino)
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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.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L GB Pct.
Boston Red Sox 95 65 -- .594
Baltimore Orioles 90 69 4.5 .566
New York Yankees 83 77 12 .519
Cleveland Indians 79 80 15.5 .497
Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 28 .420
Detroit Tigers 57 102 37.5 .358

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1975 New York Yankees
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 R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Munson, ThurmanThurman Munson 157 597 83 190 .318 12 102 3
1B Chambliss, ChrisChris Chambliss 150 562 66 171 .304 9 72 0
2B Alomar, SandySandy Alomar 151 489 61 117 .239 2 39 28
3B Nettles, GraigGraig Nettles 157 581 71 155 .267 21 91 1
SS Mason, JimJim Mason 94 223 17 34 .152 2 16 0
LF White, RoyRoy White 148 566 81 161 .290 12 59 16
CF Maddox, ElliottElliott Maddox 55 218 36 67 .307 1 23 9
RF Bonds, BobbyBobby Bonds 145 529 93 143 .270 32 85 30
DH Herrmann, EdEd Herrmann 80 200 16 51 .255 6 30 0

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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
Stanley, FredFred Stanley 117 252 56 .222 0 15
Dempsey, RickRick Dempsey 71 145 38 .262 1 11
Brinkman, EdEd Brinkman 44 63 11 .175 0 2
Dineen, KerryKerry Dineen 7 22 8 .364 0 1
Vélez, OttoOtto Vélez 6 8 2 .250 0 1
Murray, LarryLarry Murray 6 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Hunter, CatfishCatfish Hunter 39 328 23 14 2.58 177
Medich, DocDoc Medich 38 272.1 16 16 3.50 132
May, RudyRudy May 32 212 14 12 3.06 145
Dobson, PatPat Dobson 33 207.2 11 14 4.07 129
Gura, LarryLarry Gura 26 151.1 7 8 3.51 65

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
Lyle, SparkySparky Lyle 49 5 7 6 3.12 65
Martinez, TippyTippy Martinez 23 1 2 8 2.68 20
Pagan, DaveDave Pagan 13 0 0 1 4.06 18
Guidry, RonRon Guidry 10 0 1 0 3.45 15
Sawyer, RickRick Sawyer 4 0 0 0 3.00 3
Wallace, MikeMike Wallace 3 0 0 0 14.54 2

Farm system[edit]

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
Short-Season A Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League Mike Ferraro

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Notes[edit]

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