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1973 Baltimore Orioles season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1973 Baltimore Orioles
1973 AL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record97–65 (.599)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Jerold Hoffberger
General manager(s)Frank Cashen
Manager(s)Earl Weaver
Local televisionWJZ-TV
Local radioWBAL (AM)
(Chuck Thompson, Bill O'Donnell)
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The 1973 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing first in the American League East with a record of 97 wins and 65 losses. They went on to lose to the Oakland Athletics in the 1973 American League Championship Series, three games to two.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 97 65 0.599 50–31 47–34
Boston Red Sox 89 73 0.549 8 48–33 41–40
Detroit Tigers 85 77 0.525 12 47–34 38–43
New York Yankees 80 82 0.494 17 50–31 30–51
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 0.457 23 40–41 34–47
Cleveland Indians 71 91 0.438 26 34–47 37–44

Record vs. opponents

1973 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK TEX
Baltimore 7–11 6–6 8–4 12–6 9–9 8–4 15–3 8–4 9–9 5–7 10–2
Boston 11–7 7–5 6–6 9–9 3–15 8–4 12–6 6–6 14–4 4–8 9–3
California 6–6 5–7 8–10 5–7 7–5 10–8 5–7 10–8 6–6 6–12 11–7
Chicago 4–8 6–6 10–8 7–5 5–7 6–12 3–9 9–9 8–4 6–12 13–5
Cleveland 6–12 9–9 7–5 5–7 9–9 2–10 9–9 7–5 7–11 3–9 7–5
Detroit 9–9 15–3 5–7 7–5 9–9 4–8 12–6 5–7 7–11 7–5 5–7
Kansas City 4–8 4–8 8–10 12–6 10–2 8–4 8–4 9–9 6–6 8–10 11–7
Milwaukee 3–15 6–12 7–5 9–3 9–9 6–12 4–8 8–4 10–8 4–8 8–4
Minnesota 4–8 6–6 8–10 9–9 5–7 7–5 9–9 4–8 3–9 14–4 12–6
New York 9–9 4–14 6–6 4–8 11–7 11–7 6–6 8–10 9–3 4–8 8–4
Oakland 7–5 8–4 12–6 12–6 9–3 5–7 10–8 8–4 4–14 8–4 11–7
Texas 2–10 3–9 7–11 5–13 5–7 7–5 7–11 4–8 6–12 4–8 7–11


Notable transactions

Roster

1973 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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 Earl Williams 132 459 109 .237 22 83
1B Boog Powell 114 370 98 .265 11 54
2B Bobby Grich 162 581 146 .251 12 50
3B Brooks Robinson 155 549 141 .257 9 72
SS Mark Belanger 154 470 106 .226 0 27
LF Don Baylor 118 405 116 .286 11 51
CF Paul Blair 144 500 140 .280 10 64
RF Merv Rettenmund 95 321 84 .262 9 44
DH Tommy Davis 137 552 169 .306 7 89

Other batters

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
Al Bumbry 110 356 120 .337 7 34
Rich Coggins 110 389 124 .319 7 41
Terry Crowley 54 131 27 .206 3 15
Andy Etchebarren 54 152 39 .257 2 23
Frank Baker 44 63 12 .190 1 11
Elrod Hendricks 41 101 18 .178 3 15
Enos Cabell 32 47 10 .213 1 3
Larry Brown 17 28 7 .250 1 5
Doug DeCinces 10 18 2 .111 0 3
Jim Fuller 9 26 3 .115 2 4
Sergio Robles 8 13 1 .077 0 0
Curt Motton 5 6 2 .333 1 4

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mike Cuellar 38 267 18 13 3.27 140
Dave McNally 38 266 17 17 3.21 87
Jim Palmer 38 296.1 22 9 2.40 158
Doyle Alexander 29 174.2 12 8 3.86 63
Jesse Jefferson 18 100.2 6 5 4.11 52

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Orlando Peña 11 44.2 1 1 4.03 23
Don Hood 8 32.1 3 2 3.90 18
Wayne Garland 4 16 0 1 3.94 10

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Grant Jackson 45 8 0 9 1.90 47
Bob Reynolds 42 7 5 9 1.95 77
Eddie Watt 30 3 4 5 3.30 38
Mickey Scott 1 0 0 0 5.40 2

Postseason

ALCS

Game 1

October 6, 1973, at Memorial Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Baltimore 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 X 6 12 0
W: Jim Palmer (1–0)   L: Vida Blue (0–1)   
HR: None

Game 2

October 7, 1973, at Memorial Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 6 9 0
Baltimore 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 8 0
W: Catfish Hunter (1–0)   L: Dave McNally (0–1)   S: Rollie Fingers (1)
HR: OAKBert Campaneris (1), Joe Rudi (1), Sal Bando 2 (2)

Game 3

October 9, 1973, at Oakland Coliseum

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Baltimore 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 4 3
W: Ken Holtzman (1–0)   L: Mike Cuellar (0–1)
HR: OAKBert Campaneris (2) BALEarl Williams (1)

Game 4

October 10, 1973, at Oakland Coliseum

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 8 0
Oakland 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 7 0
W: Grant Jackson (1–0)   L: Rollie Fingers (0–1)
HR: BALAndy Etchebarren (1), Bobby Grich (1)

Game 5

October 11, 1973, at Oakland Coliseum

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Oakland 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 X 3 7 0
W: Catfish Hunter (2–0)   L: Doyle Alexander (0–1)
HR: None

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Joe Altobelli
AA Asheville Orioles Southern League Cal Ripken Sr.
A Lodi Orioles California League Jimmie Schaffer
A Miami Orioles Florida State League Bobby Malkmus
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League George Farson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lodi

Notes

References

  • 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.
  • 1973 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1973 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com
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