1975 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1975 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 82–80 (.506)
Divisional place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
Manager(s) Red Schoendienst
Local television KSD-TV
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon)
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The 1975 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 94th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 84th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 82-80 during the season and finished in a tie for third (with the New York Mets) in the National League East, 10½ games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Third baseman Ken Reitz won a Gold Glove this year. 1975 was also the final major league season for pitcher Bob Gibson.

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 starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1975 St. Louis Cardinals
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
1B Hernandez, KeithKeith Hernandez 64 188 47 .250 3 20
3B Reitz, KenKen Reitz 161 592 159 .269 5 63
LF Brock, LouLou Brock 136 528 163 .309 3 47
RF Davis, WillieWillie Davis 98 350 102 .291 6 50

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
Meléndez, LuisLuis Meléndez 110 291 77 .265 2 27
Rudolph, KenKen Rudolph 44 80 16 .200 1 6
Brinkman, EdEd Brinkman 28 75 18 .240 1 6
Cater, DannyDanny Cater 22 35 8 .229 0 2
Hahn, DonDon Hahn 7 8 1 .125 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
Denny, JohnJohn Denny 25 136 10 7 3.97 72
Gibson, BobBob Gibson 22 109 3 10 5.04 60
Rasmussen, EricEric Rasmussen 14 81 5 5 3.78 59

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
Curtis, JohnJohn Curtis 39 146.2 8 9 3.44 67

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
Sosa, ElíasElías Sosa 14 0 3 0 4.00 15
Bryant, RonRon Bryant 10 0 1 0 16.62 7
Barlow, MikeMike Barlow 9 0 0 0 4.70 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tulsa Oilers American Association Ken Boyer
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Roy Majtyka
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Jack Krol
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Tom Burgess
Rookie GCL Cardinals Gulf Coast League Fred Koenig

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: St. Petersburg, Johnson City[9]

References[edit]

External links[edit]