1975 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1975 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record82–80 (.506)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)August "Gussie" Busch
General manager(s)Bing Devine
Manager(s)Red Schoendienst
Local televisionKSD-TV
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph)
Local radioKMOX
(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, 10​12 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 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


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 Keith Hernandez 64 188 47 .250 3 20
3B Ken Reitz 161 592 159 .269 5 63
LF Lou Brock 136 528 163 .309 3 47
RF Willie 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
Luis Meléndez 110 291 77 .265 2 27
Ken Rudolph 44 80 16 .200 1 6
Ed Brinkman 28 75 18 .240 1 6
Danny Cater 22 35 8 .229 0 2
Don 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
John Denny 25 136 10 7 3.97 72
Bob Gibson 22 109 3 10 5.04 60
Eric 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
John 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
Elías Sosa 14 0 3 0 4.00 15
Ron Bryant 10 0 1 0 16.62 7
Mike 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]