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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.

1975 Pittsburgh Pirates
1975 NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record92–69 (.571)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas P. Johnson (minority shareholders)
General manager(s)Joe L. Brown
Manager(s)Danny Murtaugh
Local televisionKDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Nellie King
Local radioKDKA
Bob Prince, Nellie King
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

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. opponentsEdit

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 logEdit

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

Detailed recordsEdit

Opening Day lineupEdit

Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1975 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

= Indicates team leader

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 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 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
Bill Robinson 92 200 56 .280 6 33
Ed Kirkpatrick 89 144 34 .236 5 16
Art Howe 63 146 25 .171 1 10
Bob Robertson 75 124 34 .274 6 18
Duffy Dyer 48 132 30 .227 3 16
Craig Reynolds 31 76 17 .224 0 4
Willie Randolph 30 61 10 .164 0 3
Mario Mendoza 56 50 9 .180 0 2
Paul Popovich 25 40 8 .200 0 1
Omar Moreno 6 6 1 .167 0 0
Miguel Diloné 18 6 0 .000 0 0
Ed Ott 5 5 1 .200 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
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 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
Larry Demery 45 114.2 7 5 2.90 59
Bob Moose 23 67.2 2 2 3.72 34

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
Dave Giusti 61 5 4 17 2.95 38
Ramón Hernández 46 7 2 5 2.95 43
Kent Tekulve 34 1 2 5 2.25 28
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 SeriesEdit

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 honorsEdit

Farm systemEdit

NotesEdit

  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

ReferencesEdit

  • 1975 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Reference
  • 1975 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Almanac
  • 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.