1975 Major League Baseball season

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1975 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 7 – October 22, 1975
Draft
Top draft pickDanny Goodwin
Picked byCalifornia Angels
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Fred Lynn (BOS)
NL: Joe Morgan (CIN)
Postseason
AL championsBoston Red Sox
  AL runners-upOakland Athletics
NL championsCincinnati Reds
  NL runners-upPittsburgh Pirates
World Series
ChampionsCincinnati Reds
  Runners-upBoston Red Sox
Finals MVPPete Rose (CIN)
MLB seasons

The 1975 Major League Baseball season saw Frank Robinson become the first black manager in the Major Leagues. He managed the Cleveland Indians.

At the All-Star Break, there were discussions of Bowie Kuhn's reappointment. Charlie Finley, New York owner George Steinbrenner and Baltimore owner Jerry Hoffberger were part of a group that wanted him gone.[1] Finley was trying to convince the new owner of the Texas Rangers Brad Corbett that MLB needed a more dynamic commissioner.[2] During the vote, Baltimore and New York decided to vote in favour of the commissioner's reappointment. In addition, there were discussions of expansion for 1977, with Seattle and Washington, D.C. as the proposed cities for expansion.

Regular season standings[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Postseason[edit]

  League Championship Series World Series
                 
East Boston 3  
West Oakland 0  
    AL Boston 3
  NL Cincinnati 4
East Pittsburgh 0
West Cincinnati 3  

Statistical leaders[edit]

Statistic American League National League
AVG Rod Carew MIN .359 Bill Madlock CHC .354
HR Reggie Jackson OAK
George Scott MIL
36 Mike Schmidt PHI 38
RBI George Scott MIL 109 Greg Luzinski PHI 120
Wins Jim Palmer BAL
Catfish Hunter NYY
23 Tom Seaver NYM 22
ERA Jim Palmer BAL 2.09 Randy Jones SD 2.24
SO Frank Tanana CAL 269 Tom Seaver NYM 243
SV Rich Gossage CHW 26 Rawly Eastwick CIN
Al Hrabosky STL
22
SB Mickey Rivers CAL 70 Davey Lopes LA 77

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.226, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
  2. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, p.227, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0

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