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The 1975 season of the National League was the one hundredth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
Eastern Division
1 Pittsburgh Pirates 161 92 69 0 .571 -.- 712 (4.42) 565 (3.51) 0.263 0.321 0.402 3.01 0.976
2 Philadelphia Phillies 162 86 76 0 .531 6.5 735 (4.54) 694 (4.28) 0.269 0.341 0.402 3.82 0.976
3 New York Mets 162 82 80 0 .506 10.5 646 (3.99) 625 (3.86) 0.256 0.317 0.361 3.39 0.976
4 St. Louis Cardinals 163 82 80 1 .503 10.5 662 (4.06) 689 (4.23) 0.273 0.326 0.375 3.57 0.973
5 Montreal Expos 162 75 87 0 .463 17.5 601 (3.71) 690 (4.26) 0.244 0.316 0.348 3.72 0.973
6 Chicago Cubs 162 75 87 0 .463 17.5 712 (4.40) 827 (5.10) 0.259 0.338 0.368 4.49 0.972
Western Division
1 Cincinnati Reds 162 108 54 0 .667 -.- 840 (5.19) 586 (3.62) 0.271 0.352 0.401 3.37 0.984
2 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 88 74 0 .543 20.0 648 (4.00) 534 (3.30) 0.248 0.324 0.365 2.92 0.979
3 San Francisco Giants 161 80 81 0 .497 27.5 659 (4.09) 671 (4.17) 0.259 0.333 0.365 3.74 0.977
4 San Diego Padres 162 71 91 0 .438 37.0 552 (3.41) 683 (4.22) 0.244 0.308 0.335 3.48 0.971
5 Atlanta Braves 161 67 94 0 .416 40.5 583 (3.62) 739 (4.59) 0.244 0.313 0.346 3.91 0.972
6 Houston Astros 162 64 97 1 .395 43.5 664 (4.10) 711 (4.39) 0.254 0.319 0.359 4.04 0.979

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Dave Cash
Felix Millan
Pete Rose
Philadelphia Phillies
New York Mets
Cincinnati Reds
162
At Bats Dave Cash Philadelphia Phillies 699
Runs Scored Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds 112
Hits Dave Cash Philadelphia Phillies 213
Doubles Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds 47
Triples Ralph Garr Atlanta Braves 11
Home Runs Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 38
Total Bases Greg Luzinski Philadelphia Phillies 322
Runs Batted In Greg Luzinski Philadelphia Phillies 120
Stolen Bases Davey Lopes Los Angeles Dodgers 77
Caught Stealing Cesar Cedeno Houston Astros 17
Walks Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds 132
Intentional Base-on-Balls Ralph Garr
Greg Luzinski
Atlanta Braves
Philadelphia Phillies
17
Hit by Pitch Felix Millan New York Mets 12
Strikeouts Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 180
Sacrifice Hits Enzo Hernandez San Diego Padres 24
Sacrifice Flies Bobby Murcer San Francisco Giants 12
Grounded into Double Plays Willie Montanez Philadelphia Phillies/San Francisco Giants 26
Batting Average Bill Madlock Chicago Cubs 0.354
On-Base Percentage Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds 0.466
Slugging Percentage Dave Parker Pittsburgh Pirates 0.541
On-Base plus Slugging Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds 0.974
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds 169

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Tom Seaver New York Mets 22
Losses Rick Reuschel Chicago Cubs 17
Win-Loss Percentage Al Hrabosky St. Louis Cardinals 0.812
Appearances Gene Garber Philadelphia Phillies 71
Games Started Andy Messersmith Los Angeles Dodgers 40
Complete Games Andy Messersmith Los Angeles Dodgers 19
Shutouts Andy Messersmith Los Angeles Dodgers 7
Games Finished Gene Garber Philadelphia Phillies 47
Saves Rawly Eastwick
Al Hrabosky
Cincinnati Reds
St. Louis Cardinals
22
Innings Pitched Andy Messersmith Los Angeles Dodgers 321.2
Batters Faced Andy Messersmith Los Angeles Dodgers 1276
Hits Allowed Carl Morton Atlanta Braves 302
Home Runs Allowed Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 29
Base-on-Balls Allowed J.R. Richard Houston Astros 138
Intentional Base-on-Balls Mike Garman St. Louis Cardinals 23
Hit Batsmen Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 11
Strikeouts Tom Seaver New York Mets 243
Wild Pitches J.R. Richard Houston Astros 20
Balks Steve Carlton
Jerry Koosman
Philadelphia Phillies
New York Mets
7
Runs Allowed Bill Bonham Chicago Cubs 133
Earned Runs Allowed Bill Bonham Chicago Cubs 120
Earned Run Average Randy Jones San Diego Padres 2.24
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Don Sutton Los Angeles Dodgers 1.038

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won the forty-sixth midsummer classic at County Stadium in Milwaukee, WI on Tuesday, July 15, 1975 by a score of 6 to 3. The league's manager was Walter Alston.

[edit] Postseason

The National League Championship Series, featured Pittsburgh Pirates, the Eastern Division winner, and the Cincinnati Reds, the Western Division winner. The Reds defeated the Pirates, 3 games to 0.

In the World Series, the National League champion Cincinnati Reds defeated the American League's Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Joe Morgan (morgajo02), a second baseman with the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, he had 321 out of a possible 336 points and 21 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Tom Seaver of the New York Mets. In the award's voting, he had 98 out of a possible 120 points and 15 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was John Montefusco, a pitcher with the San Francisco Giants. In the award's voting, he had 12 out of a possible 24 points and 12 first place votes.

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Andy Messersmith Los Angeles Dodgers
C Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds
1B Steve Garvey Los Angeles Dodgers
2B Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds
3B Dave Concepción Cincinnati Reds
SS Ken Reitz St. Louis Cardinals
OF Garry Maddox Philadelphia Phillies
Cesar Cedeno Houston Astros
Cesar Geronimo Cincinnati Reds

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The thirty-third annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 18 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's San Francisco Giants lost to the Boston Red Sox of the American League by a score of 11 to 5.

[edit] Notable events

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