1975 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1975 Pittsburgh Pirates
1975 NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 92–69 (.571)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson (minority shareholders)
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 94th in the history of the franchise and their 89th in the National League. The Pirates' 92–69 record was good enough to win their fifth National League East title in six seasons by 6​12 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 Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 69 0.571 52–28 40–41
Philadelphia Phillies 86 76 0.531 51–30 35–46
New York Mets 82 80 0.506 10½ 42–39 40–41
St. Louis Cardinals 82 80 0.506 10½ 45–36 37–44
Chicago Cubs 75 87 0.463 17½ 42–39 33–48
Montreal Expos 75 87 0.463 17½ 39–42 36–45


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1975 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 5–7 3–15 12–6 8–10 8–4 4–8 5–7 4–8 7–11 8–9 3–9
Chicago 7–5 1–11 7–5 5–7 9–9 7–11 12–6 6–12 5–7 5–7 11–7
Cincinnati 15–3 11–1 13–5 8–10 8–4 8–4 7–5 6–6 11–7 13–5 8–4
Houston 6–12 5–7 5–13 6–12 8–4 4–8 6–6 6–5 9–9 5–13 4–8–1
Los Angeles 10–8 7–5 10–8 12–6 5–7 6–6 7–5 5–7 11–7 10–8 5–7
Montreal 4–8 9–9 4–8 4–8 7–5 10–8 7–11 7–11 7–5 5–7 11–7
New York 8–4 11–7 4–8 8–4 6–6 8–10 7–11 5–13 8–4 8–4 9–9
Philadelphia 7-5 6–12 5–7 6–6 5–7 11–7 11–7 11–7 7–5 7–5 10–8
Pittsburgh 8–4 12–6 6–6 5–6 7–5 11–7 13–5 7–11 8–4 5–7 10–8
San Diego 11–7 7–5 7–11 9–9 7–11 5–7 4–8 5–7 4–8 8–10 4–8
San Francisco 9–8 7–5 5–13 13–5 8–10 7–5 4–8 5–7 7–5 10–8 5–7
St. Louis 9–3 7–11 4–8 8–4–1 7–5 7–11 9–9 8–10 8–10 8–4 7–5


Game log[edit]

1975 Game Log: 92–69 (Home: 52–28; Away: 40–41)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Detailed records[edit]

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 Manny Sanguillén 133 481 158 .328 9 58
1B Willie Stargell 124 461 136 .295 22 90
2B Rennie Stennett 148 616 176 .286 7 62
3B Richie Hebner 128 472 116 .246 15 57
SS Frank Taveras 134 378 80 .212 0 23
LF Richie Zisk 147 504 146 .290 20 75
CF Al Oliver 155 628 176 .280 18 84
RF Dave 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
Bill Robinson 92 200 56 .280 6 33
Duffy Dyer 48 132 30 .227 3 16
Craig Reynolds 31 76 17 .224 0 4
Willie Randolph 30 61 10 .164 0 3
Paul Popovich 25 40 8 .200 0 1
Miguel 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
Jerry Reuss 32 237.1 18 11 2.54 131
Jim Rooker 28 196.2 13 11 2.97 102
Bruce Kison 33 192 12 11 3.23 89
Dock Ellis 27 140 8 9 3.79 69
John Candelaria 18 120.2 8 6 2.76 95
Ken 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
Larry Demery 45 114.2 7 5 2.90 59
Bob 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
Dave Giusti 61 5 4 17 2.95 38
Ramón Hernández 46 7 2 5 2.95 43
Sam McDowell 14 2 1 0 2.86 29
Odell Jones 2 0 0 0 0.00 2
Jim 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
A-Short Season Niagara Falls Pirates New York–Penn League Glenn Ezell
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Duffy Dyer at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Nelson Norman at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Albert Williams at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ a b Sam McDowell at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Ernie Camacho at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Paul Popovich at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PIT/1975.shtml

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