1975 Atlanta Braves season
|1975 Atlanta Braves|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Eddie Robinson|
|Manager(s)||Clyde King, Connie Ryan|
(Ernie Johnson, Milo Hamilton)
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- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Farm system
- 5 Notes
- 6 References
- November 2, 1974: Hank Aaron was traded by the Braves to the Milwaukee Brewers for Dave May and a player to be named later. The Brewers completed the deal by sending Roger Alexander (minors) to the Braves on December 2.
- November 8, 1974: Danny Frisella was traded by the Braves to the San Diego Padres for Cito Gaston.
- December 3, 1974: The Braves traded a player to be named later and cash to the Chicago White Sox for Dick Allen. The Braves completed the deal by sending Jim Essian to the White Sox on May 15, 1975.
- March 28, 1975: Paul Casanova was released by the Braves.
- March 29, 1975: Jack Pierce was traded by the Braves to the Detroit Tigers for Reggie Sanders.
|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|
Record vs. opponents
1975 National League Records
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- April 4, 1975: Leo Foster was traded by the Braves to the New York Mets for Joe Nolan.
- May 7, 1975: Dick Allen and Johnny Oates were traded by the Braves to the Philadelphia Phillies for Jim Essian, Barry Bonnell, and $150,000.
- May 28, 1975: Ron Reed and a player to be named later were traded by the Braves to the St. Louis Cardinals for Elías Sosa and Ray Sadecki. The Braves completed the deal by sending Wayne Nordhagen to the Cardinals on June 2.
- June 3, 1975: 1975 Major League Baseball draft
- June 7, 1975: Roric Harrison was traded by the Braves to the Cleveland Indians for Blue Moon Odom and a player to be named later. The Indians completed the deal by sending Rob Belloir to the Braves at June 16.
- June 16, 1975: Rick Mahler was signed by the Braves as an amateur free agent.
The 1974 Braves had thrived under manager Clyde King upon his appointment July 24, going 38–25 to finish the year 14 games above .500. But the 1975 club fell under the break-even mark May 23 and never recovered. They were 58–76 (.433) and 311⁄2 games behind the Cincinnati Reds when King was fired on August 29, 1975. With only a handful of games left in the season, special scout Connie Ryan, a veteran former Braves' infielder and coach, was named to finish out the string, and the club performed even more poorly under Ryan, at 9–18.
For 1976, GM Eddie Robinson promised to hire a "firebrand" to replace the scholarly King, and in October he selected Dave Bristol as the team's new skipper. Bristol, 42, had been the third-base coach of the Montreal Expos from 1973–1975 and had previously compiled a poor record (144–209, .408) with the 1970–1972 Milwaukee Brewers. But he was hailed as an unsung contributor to the "The Big Red Machine" Cincinnati dynasty, when, as Sparky Anderson's predecessor, he inserted into the lineup many of the players—like Johnny Bench, Lee May, Tommy Helms, and Gary Nolan—who proved to be key contributors to the Cincinnati championship clubs of the early 1970s. Bristol also had led the Reds to first division finishes in each of his three full seasons (1967–1969) as manager.
Said Helms upon Bristol's hiring by the Braves: "[Bristol] has a way of letting the players know how to win and what it's like to win. He's fiery and he's tough, but he's a ballplayer's man."
|1975 Atlanta Braves|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|May, DaveDave May||82||203||56||.276||12||40|
|Gaston, CitoCito Gaston||64||141||34||.241||6||15|
|Oates, JohnnyJohnny Oates||8||18||4||.222||0||0|
|Nolan, JoeJoe Nolan||4||4||1||.250||0||0|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Capra, BuzzBuzz Capra||12||78.1||4||7||4.25||35|
|Dal Canton, BruceBruce Dal Canton||26||67||2||7||3.36||38|
|Harrison, RoricRoric Harrison||15||54.2||3||4||4.77||22|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Sosa, ElíasElías Sosa||43||2||2||2||4.48||31|
|Beard, MikeMike Beard||34||4||0||0||3.20||27|
|Hanna, PrestonPreston Hanna||4||0||0||0||1.59||2|
- Hank Aaron at Baseball Reference
- Cito Gaston at Baseball Reference
- Dick Allen at Baseball Reference
- Paul Casanova at Baseball Reference
- Jack Pierce at Baseball Reference
- Leo Foster at Baseball Reference
- Wayne Nordhagen at Baseball Reference
- Gary Cooper at Baseball Reference
- Glenn Hubbard at Baseball Reference
- Blue Moon Odom at Baseball Reference
- Rick Mahler at Baseball Reference
- "Braves fire Clyde king as manager" United Press International, Rome News-Tribune, Aug. 31, 1975
- Florence Times/Tri-Cities Daily, Oct. 15, 1975
- Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- 1975 Atlanta Braves season at Baseball Reference
- Atlanta Braves on Baseball Almanac