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The 1975 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 2nd in the American League East with a record of 90 wins and 69 losses.

1975 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record90–69 (.566)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Jerold Hoffberger
General manager(s)Frank Cashen
Manager(s)Earl Weaver
Local televisionWJZ-TV
Local radioWBAL (AM)
(Chuck Thompson, Bill O'Donnell)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

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. opponentsEdit

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 transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1975 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 Dave Duncan 96 307 63 .205 12 41
1B Lee May 146 580 152 .262 20 99
2B Bobby Grich 150 524 136 .260 13 57
3B Brooks Robinson 144 482 97 .201 6 53
SS Mark Belanger 152 442 100 .226 3 27
LF Don Baylor 145 524 148 .282 25 76
CF Paul Blair 140 440 96 .218 5 31
RF Ken Singleton 155 586 .176 .300 15 55
DH Tommy Davis 116 460 130 .283 6 57

Other battersEdit

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
Al Bumbry 114 349 94 .269 2 32
Elrod Hendricks 85 223 48 .215 8 38
Jim Northrup 84 194 53 .273 5 29
Doug DeCinces 61 169 42 .251 4 23
Tony Muser 80 82 26 .317 0 11
Tim Nordbrook 40 34 4 .118 0 0
Tom Shopay 40 31 5 .161 0 2
Andy Etchebarren 8 20 4 .200 0 3
Royle Stillman 13 14 6 .429 0 1
Bob Bailor 5 7 1 .143 0 0
Jim Hutto 4 5 0 .000 0 0
Larry Harlow 4 3 1 .333 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jim Palmer 39 323 23 11 2.09 193
Mike Cuellar 36 256 14 12 3.66 105
Mike Torrez 36 270.2 20 9 3.06 119
Ross Grimsley 35 197 10 13 4.07 89

Other pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Doyle Alexander 32 133.1 8 8 3.04 46
Paul Mitchell 11 57 3 0 3.63 31
Mike Flanagan 2 9.2 0 1 2.79 7

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Grant Jackson 41 4 3 7 3.35 39
Dyar Miller 30 6 3 8 2.72 33
Wayne Garland 29 2 5 4 3.71 46
Bob Reynolds 7 0 1 0 9.00 1
Dave Johnson 6 0 1 0 4.15 4
Jesse Jefferson 4 0 2 0 2.35 4

Farm systemEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
  • 1975 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1975 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com