The 1975 New York Yankees season was the 73rd season for the Yankees in New York… as the team finished with a record of 83-77….finishing 12 games behind the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees played at Shea Stadium due to the ongoing renovation of Yankee Stadium….which would re-open in 1976. Bill Virdon opened the season as Yankees manager….but he was replaced on August 1 by Billy Martin…..as this would be the first of five stints as Yankees manager for Martin.
Under the new ownership….the 1975 Yanks were a team in transition and reformation to their championship teams of 1977 and 1978…..as the following moves would indicate….as on October 22, 1974…. Bobby Murcer was traded by the Yankees to the San Francisco Giants for Bobby Bonds….and on December 31, 1974….Catfish Hunter was signed as a free agent by the Yankees.