1975 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1975 Pittsburgh Pirates
1975 NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
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 89th in the history of the franchise. The Pirates' 92-69 record was good enough to win their fifth National League East title in six seasons by 6½ 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[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 69 .571 --
Philadelphia Phillies 86 76 .531 6.5
New York Mets 82 80 .506 10.5
St. Louis Cardinals 82 80 .506 10.5
Chicago Cubs 75 87 .463 17.5
Montreal Expos 75 87 .463 17.5

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1975 Pittsburgh Pirates
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 Sanguillén, MannyManny Sanguillén 133 481 158 .328 9 58
1B Stargell, WillieWillie Stargell 124 461 136 .295 22 90
2B Stennett, RennieRennie Stennett 148 616 176 .286 7 62
3B Hebner, RichieRichie Hebner 128 472 116 .246 15 57
SS Taveras, FrankFrank Taveras 134 378 80 .212 0 23
LF Zisk, RichieRichie Zisk 147 504 146 .290 20 75
CF Oliver, AlAl Oliver 155 628 176 .280 18 84
RF Parker, DaveDave Parker 148 558 172 .308 25 101

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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
Robinson, BillBill Robinson 92 200 56 .280 6 33
Dyer, DuffyDuffy Dyer 48 132 30 .227 3 16
Reynolds, CraigCraig Reynolds 31 76 17 .224 0 4
Randolph, WillieWillie Randolph 30 61 10 .164 0 3
Popovich, PaulPaul Popovich 25 40 8 .200 0 1
Diloné, MiguelMiguel Diloné 18 6 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
Reuss, JerryJerry Reuss 32 237.1 18 11 2.54 131
Rooker, JimJim Rooker 28 196.2 13 11 2.97 102
Kison, BruceBruce Kison 33 192 12 11 3.23 89
Ellis, DockDock Ellis 27 140 8 9 3.79 69
Candelaria, JohnJohn Candelaria 18 120.2 8 6 2.76 95
Brett, KenKen Brett 23 118 9 5 3.36 47

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
Demery, LarryLarry Demery 45 114.2 7 5 2.90 59
Moose, BobBob Moose 23 67.2 2 2 3.72 34

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
Giusti, DaveDave Giusti 61 5 4 17 2.95 38
Hernández, RamónRamón Hernández 46 7 2 5 2.95 43
McDowell, SamSam McDowell 14 2 1 0 2.86 29
Jones, OdellOdell Jones 2 0 0 0 0.00 2
Minshall, JimJim Minshall 1 0 0 0 0.00 2

National League Championship Series[edit]

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

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Pittsburgh - 3, Cincinnati - 8 October 4 Riverfront Stadium 54,633
2 Pittsburgh - 1, Cincinnati - 6 October 5 Riverfront Stadium 54,752
3 Cincinnati - 5, Pittsburgh - 3 October 7 Three Rivers Stadium 46,355

Awards and honors[edit]

1975 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

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
Short-Season A Niagara Falls Pirates New York-Penn League Glenn Ezell
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1974
NL East Championship Season
1975
Succeeded by
Philadelphia Phillies
1976