1974 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1974 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. "Ruly" Carpenter III
General manager(s) Paul Owens
Manager(s) Danny Ozark
Local television WPHL-TV
Local radio WCAU
(By Saam, Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn)
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The 1974 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 92nd season in franchise history. The Phillies finished in third place in the National League East with a record of 80 wins and 82 losses. They would not finish below .500 again until going 75-87 in 1985.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Third baseman Mike Schmidt had a breakout season in 1974, leading the National League in home runs and demonstrating his prowess in the field. On June 10, Schmidt hit what many felt should have been a home run when the ball hit the public address speaker that hung 117 feet above and 329 feet away from home plate at the Astrodome in Houston. The ball hit the speaker, fell to the field, and, by the Astrodome's ground rules, remained in play. Since Schmidt had already started his slow home run trot, he was held to a single. (There were runners on first and second when the ball was hit, and they each advanced only one base.) Many experts agree the ball would have traveled in excess of 500 feet.[citation needed]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74 0.543 52–29 36–45
St. Louis Cardinals 86 75 0.534 44–37 42–38
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 0.494 8 46–35 34–47
Montreal Expos 79 82 0.491 42–38 37–44
New York Mets 71 91 0.438 17 36–45 35–46
Chicago Cubs 66 96 0.407 22 32–49 34–47


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1974 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 4–8 7–11–1 6–12 8–10 9–3 8–4 8–4 4–8 17–1 8–10 9–3
Chicago 8–4 5–7 4–8 2–10 5–13 8–10 8–10 9–9 6–6 6–6 5–13
Cincinnati 11–7–1 7–5 14–4 6–12 6–6 9–3 8–4 8–4 12–6 11–7 6–6
Houston 12–6 8–4 4–14 5–13 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–7 7–11 10–8 8–4
Los Angeles 10–8 10–2 12–6 13–5 8–4 5–7 6–6 4–8 16–2 12–6 6–6
Montreal 3–9 13–5 6–6 6–6 4–8 9–9 11–7 9–9 6–6 4–8 8–9
New York 4–8 10–8 3–9 6–6 7–5 9–9 7–11 7–11 6–6 6–6 6–12
Philadelphia 4-8 10–8 4–8 6–6 6–6 7–11 11–7 10–8 5–7 8–4 9–9
Pittsburgh 8–4 9–9 4–8 7–5 8–4 9–9 11–7 8–10 9–3 8–4 7–11
San Diego 1–17 6–6 6–12 7–11 2–16 6–6 6–6 7–5 3–9 11–7 5–7
San Francisco 10–8 6–6 7–11 8–10 6–12 8–4 6–6 4–8 4–8 7–11 6–6
St. Louis 3–9 13–5 6–6 4–8 6–6 9–8 12–6 9–9 11–7 7–5 6–6


Notable transactions[edit]

Game log[edit]

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1974 Game Log[7]
Overall Record: 80–82

Roster[edit]

1974 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
3B Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 162 568 160 .282 36 116

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
Taylor, TonyTony Taylor 62 64 21 .328 2 13
Cox, LarryLarry Cox 30 53 9 .170 0 4
Grabarkewitz, BillyBilly Grabarkewitz 34 30 4 .133 1 2

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
Carlton, SteveSteve Carlton 39 291 16 13 3.22 240

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

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
Christenson, LarryLarry Christenson 10 1 1 2 4.30 18

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Jim Bunning
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Bob Wellman
A Rocky Mount Phillies Carolina League Cal Emery
A Spartanburg Phillies Western Carolinas League Howie Bedell
A-Short Season Auburn Phillies New York–Penn League Larry Rojas
Rookie Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League Bob Wren

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Denny Doyle at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Tony Taylor at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Derek Botelho at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Ken Phelps at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jeff Schneider at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ John Poff at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ "1974 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. 
  8. ^ "Baseball Standings". Milwaukee Sentinel. April 15, 1974. p. 3, part 2. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Majors". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 18, 1974. p. 10. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  10. ^ Feeney, Charley (May 18, 1974). "A Slip or Two...: 3 Bucs Pitchers' Jobs in Danger". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. pp. 10, 11. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Baseball record". The Gazette. Montreal, Quebec. June 25, 1974. p. 35. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Baseball Standings". Milwaukee Journal. June 29, 1974. p. 11. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  13. ^ Feeney, Charley (June 29, 1974). "Pirates Washed Out; Brett To Go Sunday". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 6. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Baseball". Milwaukee Sentinel. September 23, 1974. p. 5, part 2. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  15. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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