1975 Cleveland Indians season

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1975 Cleveland Indians
Frank Robinson becomes the first black manager in MLB
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Nick Mileti
General manager(s) Phil Seghi
Manager(s) Frank Robinson
Local television WJW-TV
Local radio WWWE
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The 1975 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Indians competing in the American League East, where they finished fourth with a record of 79–80.

Offseason[edit]

One highlight of the season was the arrival of Frank Robinson to the club. Prior to the start of the season, the Indians named him player-manager, giving him distinction of being the first black manager in Major League Baseball history.[1]

Notable transactions[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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Earl Averill
CF
Retired 1975

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 95 65 0.594 47–34 48–31
Baltimore Orioles 90 69 0.566 44–33 46–36
New York Yankees 83 77 0.519 12 43–35 40–42
Cleveland Indians 79 80 0.497 15½ 41–39 38–41
Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 0.420 28 36–45 32–49
Detroit Tigers 57 102 0.358 37½ 31–49 26–53


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1975 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK TEX
Baltimore 9–9 6–6 7–4 10–8 12–4 7–5 14–4 6–6 8–10 4–8 7–5
Boston 9–9 6–6 8–4 7–11 13–5 7–5 10–8 10–2 11–5 6–6 8–4
California 6–6 6–6 9–9 3–9 6–5 4–14 7–5 8–10 7–5 7–11 9–9
Chicago 4–7 4–8 9–9 7–5 5–7 9–9 8–4 9–9 6–6 9–9 5–13
Cleveland 8–10 11–7 9–3 5–7 12–6 6–6 9–9 3–6 9–9 2–10 5–7
Detroit 4–12 5–13 5–6 7–5 6–12 6–6 7–11 4–8 6–12 6–6 1–11
Kansas City 5–7 5–7 14–4 9–9 6–6 6–6 7–5 11–7 7–5 11–7 14–4
Milwaukee 4–14 8–10 5–7 4–8 9–9 11–7 5–7 2–10 9–9 5–7 6–6
Minnesota 6–6 2–10 10–8 9–9 6–3 8–4 7–11 10–2 4–8 6–12 8–10
New York 10–8 5–11 5–7 6–6 9–9 12–6 5–7 9–9 8–4 6–6 8–4
Oakland 8–4 6–6 11–7 9–9 10–2 6–6 11–7 7–5 12–6 6–6 12–6
Texas 5–7 4–8 9–9 13–5 7–5 11–1 4–14 6–6 10–8 4–8 6–12


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1975 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Alan Ashby 90 254 57 .224 5 32
1B Boog Powell 134 435 129 .297 27 86
2B Duane Kuiper 90 346 101 .292 0 25
3B Buddy Bell 153 553 150 .271 10 59
SS Frank Duffy 146 482 117 .243 1 47
LF Oscar Gamble 121 348 91 .261 15 45
CF George Hendrick 145 561 145 .258 24 86
RF Charlie Spikes 111 345 79 .229 11 33
DH Rico Carty 118 383 118 .308 18 64

[6]

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
Rick Manning 120 480 137 .285 3 35
John Ellis 92 296 68 .230 7 32
John Lowenstein 91 265 64 .242 12 33
Jack Brohamer 69 217 53 .244 6 16
Ed Crosby 61 128 30 .234 0 7
Frank Robinson 49 118 28 .237 9 24
Tommy McCraw 23 51 14 .275 2 5
Bill Sudakis 20 46 9 .196 1 3
Ken Berry 25 40 8 .200 0 1
Leron Lee 13 23 3 .130 0 0
Joe Lis 9 13 4 .308 2 8
Rick Cerone 7 14 3 .250 0 0
Tommy Smith 8 8 1 .125 0 2

[6]

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
Dennis Eckersley 34 186.2 13 7 2.60 152
Fritz Peterson 25 146.1 14 8 3.94 47
Roric Harrison 19 126 7 7 4.79 52
Gaylord Perry 15 121.1 6 9 3.55 85
Eric Raich 18 92.2 7 8 5.54 34
Jim Perry 8 37.2 1 6 6.69 11

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
Don Hood 29 135.1 6 10 4.39 51
Jim Bibby 24 112.2 5 9 3.20 62
Jim Kern 13 71.2 1 2 3.77 55
Rick Waits 16 70.1 6 2 2.94 34
Dick Bosman 6 28.2 0 2 4.08 11
Blue Moon Odom 3 10.1 1 0 2.61 10

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Dave LaRoche 61 82.1 5 3 17 2.19 94
Tom Buskey 50 77 5 3 7 2.57 29
Jackie Brown 25 69.1 1 2 1 4.28 41
Fred Beene 19 46.2 1 0 1 6.94 20
Bob Reynolds 5 9.2 0 2 2 4.66 5
Larry Andersen 3 5.2 0 0 0 4.76 4
Jim Strickland 4 4.2 0 0 1 1.93 3

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Red Davis
AA San Antonio Brewers Texas League Woody Smith
A San Jose Bees California League Del Youngblood
Rookie GCL Indians Gulf Coast League Tony Pacheco

[8]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]