1975 Iowa Oaks Roster

American Association (AA) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 56-79
Finished 4th in the AA's East Division
Manager: Joe Sparks (56-79)
Affiliation: Houston Astros
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Ballpark: Sec Taylor Stadium I
Attendance: 108,165, Avg. 1,602
1975 Iowa Oaks Statistics

The Iowa Oaks of the American Association ended the 1975 season with a record of 56 wins and 79 losses, finishing fourth in the league's East Division.

The Oaks plated 516 runs and gave up 599 runs. Roe Skidmore paced Iowa with 14 home runs Art Gardner drove in 54 runs. Roe Skidmore led all qualifying hitters on the roster by connecting at a .265 clip. Paul Siebert topped the squad with 12 wins and a team-best 3.9 ERA, tops among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Players from the 1975 Iowa Oaks who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Jesus de la Rosa, Mike Easler, Rafael Batista, Paul Siebert, Jerry DaVanon, Joe Niekro, Al Javier, Ray Busse, Art Gardner, Jim York, Larry Milbourne, Rick Williams, Dan Larson, Mike Cosgrove, Ramón de los Santos, Alex Taveras, Mike Nagy, Luke Walker, Jim Crawford, Roe Skidmore, Jim Driscoll, Bob Gallagher, Scipio Spinks, Mike Stanton and Bob Didier.

Joe Sparks served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Carlos AlfonsoRRDecember 18, 19505'11"178La Habana, La Habana CU
Rafael BatistaLLNovember 25, 19456'1"195San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Rod BooneRRNovember 11, 19506'3"195San Diego, CA US
Ray BusseRRSeptember 25, 19486'4"175Daytona Beach, FL US
Mike CosgroveLLFebruary 17, 19516'1"170Phoenix, AZ US
Rocky CraigRRJanuary 2, 19495'11"175San Diego, CA US
Jim CrawfordLLSeptember 29, 19506'3"200Chicago, IL US
Eleno CuenRRAugust 18, 19526'1"185Ciudad Obregon, Sonora MX
Jerry DaVanonRRAugust 21, 19455'11"175Oceanside, CA US
Jesus de la RosaRRAugust 5, 19536'1"153Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Ramón de los SantosLLJanuary 19, 19496'0"175Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Bob DidierSRFebruary 16, 19496'0"190Hattiesburg, MS US
Jim DriscollLRMay 14, 19445'11"175Medford, MA US
Mike EaslerLRNovember 29, 19506'0"190Cleveland, OH US
Larry ElenesRRSeptember 29, 19516'3"190Long Beach, CA US
Bob GallagherLLJuly 7, 19476'3"185Newton, MA US
Art GardnerLLSeptember 21, 19525'11"175Madden, MS US
Al JavierRRFebruary 4, 19545'11"170San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Dan LarsonRRJuly 4, 19546'0"175Los Angeles, CA US
Alberto LeaverRRSeptember 25, 19486'3"175, Bocas del Toro PA
John McLarenRRSeptember 29, 19516'0"190Galveston, TX US
Donnie McLaughlinRRJuly 4, 19505'11"160Shreveport, LA US
Larry MilbourneSRFebruary 14, 19516'0"161Port Norris, NJ US
Mike NagyRRMarch 25, 19486'3"195New York, NY US
Joe NiekroRRNovember 7, 19446'1"185Martins Ferry, OH US
George PenaRRSeptember 16, 19446'1"190Los Angeles, CA US
Ramon PerezRRFebruary 1, 19526'0"150Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Tom RimaLRNovember 20, 19515'11"170
Russ RothermelLLMarch 21, 19486'1"170Pottsville, PA US
Ronald RoznovskyRROctober 7, 19516'1"200
Ron SelakRRMarch 25, 19556'2"170Berkeley, CA US
Paul SiebertLLJune 5, 19536'2"205Minneapolis, MN US
Roe SkidmoreRROctober 30, 19456'3"188Decatur, IL US
Scipio SpinksRRJuly 12, 19476'1"183Chicago, IL US
Charles SprinkleRRJanuary 28, 19486'0"180Detroit, MI US
Mike StantonSRSeptember 25, 19526'2"205St. Louis, MO US
Alex TaverasRROctober 9, 19555'10"155Santiago, Santiago DO
Luke WalkerLLSeptember 2, 19436'2"190DeKalb, TX US
Rick WilliamsRRNovember 9, 19526'1"180Merced, CA US
Jim YorkRRAugust 27, 19476'3"200Maywood, CA US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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