1975 Houston Astros season

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1975 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record64–97 (.398)
Divisional place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Roy Hofheinz
General manager(s)Spec Richardson, John Mullen, Tal Smith
Manager(s)Preston Gómez, Bill Virdon
Local televisionKPRC-TV
Local radioKPRC (AM)
(Gene Elston, Loel Passe)
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The 1975 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. The team finished last in the National League West with a record of 64–97, 43​12 games behind the Cincinnati Reds. The Astros' .398 winning percentage is, as of 2010, the worst in franchise history.[1] Houston also lost 97 games in 1965 and 1991.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 108 54 0.667 64–17 44–37
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 74 0.543 20 49–32 39–42
San Francisco Giants 80 81 0.497 27½ 46–35 34–46
San Diego Padres 71 91 0.438 37 38–43 33–48
Atlanta Braves 67 94 0.416 40½ 37–43 30–51
Houston Astros 64 97 0.398 43½ 37–44 27–53

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1975 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7 3–15 12–6 8–10 8–4 4–8 5–7 4–8 7–11 8–9 3–9
Chicago 7–5 1–11 7–5 5–7 9–9 7–11 12–6 6–12 5–7 5–7 11–7
Cincinnati 15–3 11–1 13–5 8–10 8–4 8–4 7–5 6–6 11–7 13–5 8–4
Houston 6–12 5–7 5–13 6–12 8–4 4–8 6–6 6–5 9–9 5–13 4–8–1
Los Angeles 10–8 7–5 10–8 12–6 5–7 6–6 7–5 5–7 11–7 10–8 5–7
Montreal 4–8 9–9 4–8 4–8 7–5 10–8 7–11 7–11 7–5 5–7 11–7
New York 8–4 11–7 4–8 8–4 6–6 8–10 7–11 5–13 8–4 8–4 9–9
Philadelphia 7-5 6–12 5–7 6–6 5–7 11–7 11–7 11–7 7–5 7–5 10–8
Pittsburgh 8–4 12–6 6–6 5–6 7–5 11–7 13–5 7–11 8–4 5–7 10–8
San Diego 11–7 7–5 7–11 9–9 7–11 5–7 4–8 5–7 4–8 8–10 4–8
San Francisco 9–8 7–5 5–13 13–5 8–10 7–5 4–8 5–7 7–5 10–8 5–7
St. Louis 9–3 7–11 4–8 8–4–1 7–5 7–11 9–9 8–10 8–10 8–4 7–5


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1975 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Milt May 111 386 93 .241 4 52
2B Rob Andrews 103 277 66 .238 0 19
CF César Cedeño 131 500 144 .288 13 63
RF José Cruz 120 315 81 .257 9 49

Other batters[edit]

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
Wilbur Howard 121 392 111 .283 0 21
Cliff Johnson 122 340 94 .276 20 65
Enos Cabell 117 348 92 .264 2 43

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Larry Dierker 34 232 14 16 4.00 127
Doug Konieczny 32 171 6 13 4.47 89

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ken Forsch 34 109 4 8 3.22 54
Paul Siebert 7 18.1 0 2 2.95 6
Mike Stanton 7 17.1 0 2 7.27 16

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Wayne Granger 55 2 5 5 3.65 30
Jim Crawford 44 3 5 4 3.63 37
Mike Cosgrove 32 1 2 5 3.03 32
José Sosa 25 1 3 1 4.02 31

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Oaks American Association Joe Sparks
AA Columbus Astros Southern League Jim Beauchamp
A Dubuque Packers Midwest League Bob Cluck
Rookie Covington Astros Appalachian League Billy Smith

References[edit]

External links[edit]