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1975 Cleveland Indians season

The 1975 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Indians competing in the American League East, where they finished fourth with a record of 79-80.

Offseason

One highlight of the season was the arrival of Frank Robinson to the club. Prior to the start of the season, the Indians named him player-manager, giving him distinction of being the first black manager in Major League Baseball history.[1]

Notable transactions

Regular season

Earl Averill
CF
Retired 1975

Season standings

AL East W L GB Pct.
Boston Red Sox 95 65 -- .594
Baltimore Orioles 90 69 4.5 .566
New York Yankees 83 77 12 .519
Cleveland Indians 79 80 15.5 .497
Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 28 .420
Detroit Tigers 57 102 37.5 .358

Notable transactions

Roster

1975 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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
C Ashby, AlanAlan Ashby 90 254 57 .224 5 32
1B Powell, BoogBoog Powell 134 435 129 .297 27 86
2B Kuiper, DuaneDuane Kuiper 90 346 101 .292 0 25
3B Bell, BuddyBuddy Bell 153 553 150 .271 10 59
SS Duffy, FrankFrank Duffy 146 482 117 .243 1 47
LF Gamble, OscarOscar Gamble 121 348 91 .261 15 45
CF Hendrick, GeorgeGeorge Hendrick 145 561 145 .258 24 86
RF Spikes, CharlieCharlie Spikes 111 345 79 .229 11 33
DH Carty, RicoRico Carty 118 383 118 .308 18 64
[6]

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
Manning, RickRick Manning 120 480 137 .285 3 35
Ellis, JohnJohn Ellis 92 296 68 .230 7 32
Lowenstein, JohnJohn Lowenstein 91 265 64 .242 12 33
Brohamer, JackJack Brohamer 69 217 53 .244 6 16
Crosby, EdEd Crosby 61 128 30 .234 0 7
Robinson, FrankFrank Robinson 49 118 28 .237 9 24
McCraw, TommyTommy McCraw 23 51 14 .275 2 5
Sudakis, BillBill Sudakis 20 46 9 .196 1 3
Berry, KenKen Berry 25 40 8 .200 0 1
Lee, LeronLeron Lee 13 23 3 .130 0 0
Lis, JoeJoe Lis 9 13 4 .308 2 8
Cerone, RickRick Cerone 7 14 3 .250 0 0
Smith, TommyTommy Smith 8 8 1 .125 0 2
[6]

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
Eckersley, DennisDennis Eckersley 34 186.2 13 7 2.60 152
Peterson, FritzFritz Peterson 25 146.1 14 8 3.94 47
Harrison, RoricRoric Harrison 19 126 7 7 4.79 52
Perry, GaylordGaylord Perry 15 121.1 6 9 3.55 85
Raich, EricEric Raich 18 92.2 7 8 5.54 34
Perry, JimJim Perry 8 37.2 1 6 6.69 11

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
Hood, DonDon Hood 29 135.1 6 10 4.39 51
Bibby, JimJim Bibby 24 112.2 5 9 3.20 62
Kern, JimJim Kern 13 71.2 1 2 3.77 55
Waits, RickRick Waits 16 70.1 6 2 2.94 34
Bosman, DickDick Bosman 6 28.2 0 2 4.08 11
Odom, Blue MoonBlue Moon Odom 3 10.1 1 0 2.61 10

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
LaRoche, DaveDave LaRoche 61 82.1 5 3 17 2.19 94
Buskey, TomTom Buskey 50 77 5 3 7 2.57 29
Brown, JackieJackie Brown 25 69.1 1 2 1 4.28 41
Beene, FredFred Beene 19 46.2 1 0 1 6.94 20
Reynolds, BobBob Reynolds 5 9.2 0 2 2 4.66 5
Andersen, LarryLarry Andersen 3 5.2 0 0 0 4.76 4
Strickland, JimJim Strickland 4 4.2 0 0 1 1.93 3

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Red Davis
AA San Antonio Brewers Texas League Woody Smith
A San Jose Bees California League Del Youngblood
Rookie GCL Indians Gulf Coast League Tony Pacheco
[8]

Notes

References

  • 1975 Cleveland Indians team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1975 Cleveland Indians team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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