1975 Baseball Season


More 1975 Baseball Season Highlights

Below are more highlights of the 1975 baseball season, including the year's big trades and Hall of Fame inductees:

  • Ducky Medwick dies.
  • Astros pitcher Don Wilson commits suicide prior to season.
  • Tigers lose 19 games in a row.
  • Dodgers trade Geoff Zahn and Eddie Solomon to Cubs for Burt Hooton.
  • Cleveland swaps Gaylord Perry to Texas for three pitchers and $100,000.
  • Phils send Willie Montanez to SF for Garry Maddox.
  • Tigers trade Mickey Lolich and Bobby Baldwin to Mets for Rusty Staub and Bill Laxton.
  • Yanks send Bobby Bonds to Angels for Mickey Rivers and Ed Figueroa.
  • Yanks trade Doc Medich to Pittsburgh for Willie Randolph, Ken Brett, and Dock Ellis.
  • On July 21, Joe Torre of the Mets grounds into four double plays, each time following a single by Felix Millan, who's promptly erased.
  • On August 21, Cubs Rick and Paul Reuschel become only brothers in Major League history to pitch a combined shutout.
  • Lopes sets a National League record for second basemen with 77 steals.
  • Schmidt's 180 Ks set new major league record for third basemen.
  • Cardinal Ted Simmons sets new major league record for catchers with 193 hits.
  • Cardinal Mike Garman sets new major league record when he issues 23 intentional walks.
  • Madlock goes 6-for-6 in ten innings on July 26.
  • Brewer Mike Hegan's record streak of 178 consecutive errorless games at first base ends.
  • World Series winner's share is below $20,000 for the last time.
  • An estimated record 75 million fans watch the seventh 1975 World Series game on television.
  • Willie McCovey ties major league record by hitting his third pinch grandslam.
  • Mike Vail of the Mets ties the National League rookie record by hitting safely in 23 straight games.
  • Danny Goodwin becomes the first man to be chosen No. 1 twice in the free agent draft of amateur players.
  • Hunter ties for American League lead in wins (23) and leads in innings (328).
  • Mike Torrez wins 20 for Baltimore, tops American League in win pct. (.690).
  • Frank Tanana of California tops American League in Ks (269), breaking teammate Ryan's skein.
  • White Sox Goose Gossage leads major league with 26 saves; Al Hrabosky and Rawly Eastwick lead National League with 22.
  • San Diego's Randy Jones leads National League in ERA (2.24).
  • Messersmith tops National League in CGs with 19 and shutouts with seven.
  • Tom Seaver leads National League in Ks (243).
  • Morgan tops National League in walks (132), OBP (.471), and runs produced (184).
  • Atlanta's Ralph Garr again leads National League in triples (11).
  • Rivers and KC's George Brett tie for major league lead in triples with 13.
  • Brett leads American League with 195 hits, three more than runner-up Rod Carew.
  • Cash leads major league with 213 hits.
  • Philly's Greg Luzinski tops major league with 120 RBI and 322 total bases.
  • KC's John Mayberry again leads American League in walks (119), is second in RBI (106), and third in homers (34).
  • Tigers lose 100 games for the first time since 1952.
  • Boston's 796 runs are 108 more than anyone else's in the American League East.
  • Cincinnati's 840 runs lead the National League East by 176.
  • Reds lead the National League in saves (50) and FA (.984).
  • LA's 2.92 ERA tops the majors.

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