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1975 Cleveland Indians season

1975 Cleveland Indians
Frank Robinson becomes the first black manager in MLB
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Cleveland, Ohio (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Nick Mileti
    General manager(s) Phil Seghi
    Manager(s) Frank Robinson
    Local television WJW-TV
    Local radio WWWE
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    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

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    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

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    Notes

    References