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1975 Philadelphia Phillies season

1975 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Robert "Ruly" Carpenter III
General manager(s) Paul Owens
Manager(s) Danny Ozark
Local television WPHL-TV
Local radio WCAU
(By Saam, Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn)
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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.


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


Player stats


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


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]


  1. ^ Del Unser page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jose Moreno page at Baseball Reference.
  3. ^ Orlando Isales page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Ralph Bernstein (May 5, 1975). "Phillies Deal Montanez to Giants for Maddox". Lewiston Daily Sun. p. 18. 
  5. ^ Bill Conlin (December 9, 2009). "Bill Conlin: A stroll down Allens lane". Philadelphia Daily News. 
  6. ^ Garry Maddox page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Dick Allen page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Dickie Noles page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Rick Leach page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links

  • 1975 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference
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