Records: Astros 54-69, 4th Place in NL Central (17½ games behind the Reds); Phillies 70-53, 2nd Place in NL East (2½ games behind the Braves) and 1st Place in NL Wild Card (2 games ahead of the Cardinals and Giants)
|1975 Topps #334|
New Phillies' hitting coach Greg Gross started and finished his career with the Astros. He was drafted by the team in the 4th round of the 1970 amateur draft, making his Major League debut 3 years later on September 5, 1973. Following the 1976 season, and having spent the previous 3 seasons as either the Astros' starting right or left fielder, Gross was shipped to the Cubs. For the bulk of his career, he served as the Phils' primary left-handed bat off the bench, enjoying a decade with the team (1979-1988) before making his way back to the Astros for the 1989 season - the final season in his 17-year playing career.
Astros Probables: Brett Myers, Bud Norris, J.A. Happ, Wandy Rodriguez
Phillies Probables: Joe Blanton, Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay, Kyle Kendrick