1975 Philadelphia Phillies season

1975 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1975 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 93rd in the history of the franchise. The Phillies finished in second place in the National League East with a record of 86-76, 6½ games behind the NL East champion Pittsburgh Pirates. As a result, the Phillies had their first winning season in eight years.

Offseason

Regular season

Return of Dick Allen

Early in the 1975 season, Phillies general manager Paul Owens wanted a righthanded power hitter and a first baseman with more power than Tommy Hutton, a lefthanded contact hitter. Both Mike Schmidt and Dave Cash lobbied Owens to acquire Dick Allen. Allen had to be persuaded by several of his future teammates that both the organizational and racial climate in Philadelphia had changed for the better since his 1969 departure from the team.

On May 4, the Phillies traded their first baseman Willie Montañez to the Giants for Garry Maddox which provided a bat for the outfield and opened first for Allen.[4] The Phillies acquired Allen three-days later on May 7, 1975.

Fans welcomed Allen's return. On May 14, 1975, 30,908 fans came to Veterans Stadium for Allen's return to Philadelphia and saw Steve Carlton shut-out Cincinnati by the score of 4 to 0. Allen played first base, batted fifth between Greg Luzinski and Mike Schmidt and was given a standing ovation when he stepped into the batter's box in a Phillies uniform for the first time since the final game of the 1969 season. Allen lined a two-out single to center, prompting another standing ovation.[5]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 69 .571 --
Philadelphia Phillies 86 76 .531 6.5
New York Mets 82 80 .506 10.5
St. Louis Cardinals 82 80 .506 10.5
Chicago Cubs 75 87 .463 17.5
Montreal Expos 75 87 .463 17.5

Notable transactions

Roster

1975 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

Other batters

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
Hutton, TommyTommy Hutton 113 165 41 .248 3 24
Cox, LarryLarry Cox 11 5 1 .200 0 1
Hahn, DonDon Hahn 9 5 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
McGraw, TugTug McGraw 56 9 6 14 2.98 55
Hilgendorf, TomTom Hilgendorf 53 7 3 0 2.14 52
Acosta, CyCy Acosta 6 0 0 1 6.23 2

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Jim Bunning
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Bob Wellman
A Rocky Mount Phillies Carolina League Cal Emery
A Spartanburg Phillies Western Carolinas League Lee Elia
Short-Season A Auburn Phillies New York-Penn League June Raines
Rookie Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League Bob Wren
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Rocky Mount, Spartanburg[10]

References

External links

  • 1975 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference