1975 Season News

Fred Lynn, who would finish the season as the American League Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year, knocked in ten runs himself during a 15-1 romping of the Detroit Tigers on June 18th. The Red Sox's rookie outfielder connected for a two-run home run in the first, a three-run blast in the second, a two-run triple and an infield single tying an American League record with sixteen total bases.

October 21st witnessed one of the most dramatic homeruns in the history of the World Series. After a four day rain-delay, the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds resumed play at Fenway Park for an epic twelve-inning nail-biter. Carlton Fisk came up huge with a game-winning homer that deflected off of the left field foul pole (thanks to a little body language) tying the Series at three apiece and forcing a Game 7.

Pittsburgh Pirate second baseman Rennis Stennett became the first modern player to tally seven hits in a single nine-inning game. Stennett collected a triple, two doubles; four singles and scored five times during the 22-0 massacre over the Chicago Cubs while raising his average from .278 to .287. The last player with such a cramped scorecard was Baltimore's Wilbert Robinson in 1892.

New York Met Tom Seaver became the first pitcher in Major League history to record two-hundred plus strikeouts for eight consecutive years after he fanned the Pittsburgh Pirates Manny Sanguillen for a 3-0 victory and his twentieth win of the season.

Baseball's winningest manager, Casey Stengel died on September 29th of cancer at the age of eighty-five. Stengel had managed the New York Yankees second dynasty for twelve years while winning ten American League pennants and seven World Series Championships. After leaving the Bronx Bombers, he went on to manage the Mets before being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.
1975 American League East
Team Record GB
Boston Red Sox 95-65 -
Baltimore Orioles 90-69 4.5
New York Yankees 83-77 12.0
Cleveland Indians 79-80 15.5
Milwaukee Brewers 68-94 28.0
Detroit Tigers 57-102 37.5
1975 American League West
Team Record GB
Oakland Athletics 98-64 -
Kansas City Royals 91-71 7.0
Texas Rangers 79-83 19.0
Minnesota Twins 76-83 20.5
Chicago White Sox 75-86 22.5
California Angels 72-89 25.5
1975 National League East
Team Record GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 92-69 -
Philadelphia Phillies 86-76 6.5
New York Mets 82-80 10.5
St. Louis Cardinals 82-80 10.5
Chicago Cubs 75-87 17.5
Montreal Expos 75-87 17.5
1975 National League West
Team Record GB
Cincinnati Reds 108-54 -
Los Angeles Dodgers 88-74 20.0
San Francisco Giants 80-81 27.5
San Diego Padres 71-91 37.0
Atlanta Braves 67-94 40.5
Houston Astros 64-97 43.5
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Oakland Athletics 98 64 0.605 758 4.68 606 3.74 151 102 0.254 0.330 0.391 3.27 523 784 0.977 140
Boston Red Sox 95 65 0.594 796 4.98 709 4.43 134 145 0.275 0.343 0.417 3.98 490 720 0.978 142
Baltimore Orioles 90 69 0.566 682 4.29 553 3.48 124 110 0.252 0.324 0.373 3.17 500 717 0.983 175
Kansas City Royals 91 71 0.562 710 4.38 649 4.01 118 108 0.261 0.332 0.394 3.47 498 815 0.976 151
New York Yankees 83 77 0.519 681 4.26 588 3.68 110 104 0.264 0.325 0.382 3.29 502 809 0.978 148
Cleveland Indians 79 80 0.497 688 4.33 703 4.42 153 136 0.261 0.326 0.392 3.84 599 800 0.978 156
Texas Rangers 79 83 0.488 714 4.41 733 4.52 134 123 0.256 0.329 0.371 3.86 518 792 0.971 173
Minnesota Twins 76 83 0.478 724 4.55 736 4.63 121 137 0.271 0.339 0.386 4.05 617 846 0.973 147
Chicago White Sox 75 86 0.466 655 4.07 703 4.37 94 107 0.255 0.330 0.358 3.93 655 799 0.978 155
California Angels 72 89 0.447 628 3.90 723 4.49 55 123 0.246 0.321 0.328 3.89 613 975 0.971 164
Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 0.420 675 4.17 792 4.89 146 133 0.250 0.320 0.389 4.34 624 643 0.971 162
Detroit Tigers 57 102 0.358 570 3.58 786 4.94 125 137 0.249 0.299 0.366 4.27 533 787 0.972 141
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Cincinnati Reds 108 54 0.667 840 5.19 586 3.62 124 112 0.271 0.352 0.401 3.37 487 663 0.984 173
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 69 0.571 712 4.42 565 3.51 138 79 0.263 0.321 0.402 3.01 551 768 0.976 147
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 74 0.543 648 4.00 534 3.30 118 104 0.248 0.324 0.365 2.92 448 894 0.979 106
Philadelphia Phillies 86 76 0.531 735 4.54 694 4.28 125 111 0.269 0.341 0.402 3.82 546 897 0.976 156
New York Mets 82 80 0.506 646 3.99 625 3.86 101 99 0.256 0.317 0.361 3.39 580 989 0.976 144
St. Louis Cardinals 82 80 0.506 662 4.09 689 4.25 81 98 0.273 0.326 0.375 3.57 571 824 0.973 140
San Francisco Giants 80 81 0.497 659 4.09 671 4.17 84 92 0.259 0.333 0.365 3.74 612 856 0.977 164
Chicago Cubs 75 87 0.463 712 4.40 827 5.10 95 130 0.259 0.338 0.368 4.49 551 850 0.972 152
Montreal Expos 75 87 0.463 601 3.71 690 4.26 98 102 0.244 0.316 0.348 3.72 665 831 0.973 179
San Diego Padres 71 91 0.438 552 3.41 683 4.22 78 99 0.244 0.308 0.335 3.48 521 713 0.971 163
Atlanta Braves 67 94 0.416 583 3.62 739 4.59 107 101 0.244 0.313 0.346 3.91 519 669 0.972 147
Houston Astros 64 97 0.398 664 4.12 711 4.42 84 106 0.254 0.319 0.359 4.04 679 839 0.979 166