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1973 Boston Red Sox season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1973 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record89–73 (.549)
Divisional place2nd (8 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Dick O'Connell
Manager(s)
Local televisionWBZ-TV, Ch. 4
(Ken Coleman, Johnny Pesky)
Local radioWHDH-AM 850
(Ned Martin, Dave Martin)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1973 Boston Red Sox season was the 73rd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished second in the American League East with a record of 89 wins and 73 losses, eight games behind the Baltimore Orioles. The team was managed by Eddie Kasko until he was reassigned at the end of September; third-base coach Eddie Popowski managed the team in their final contest of the season.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

Record by month[4]
Month Record Cumulative AL East Ref.
Won Lost Won Lost Position GB
April 7 10 7 10 6th 2 [5]
May 13 13 20 23 4th 3 12 [6]
June 15 12 35 35 4th 5 [7]
July 19 14 54 49 4th 3 12 [8]
August 18 13 72 62 2nd 6 [9]
September 17 11 89 73 2nd 8 [10]

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


Opening Day lineup

  4 Tommy Harper CF
11 Luis Aparicio SS
  8 Carl Yastrzemski     1B
  7 Reggie Smith CF
25 Orlando Cepeda DH
  6 Rico Petrocelli 3B
27 Carlton Fisk C
  2 Doug Griffin 2B
40 Dwight Evans RF
23 Luis Tiant P

Source:[11]

Roster

1973 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statistics

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 Carlton Fisk 135 508 125 .246 26 71
1B Carl Yastrzemski 152 540 160 .296 19 95
2B Doug Griffin 113 396 101 .255 1 33
SS Luis Aparicio 132 499 135 .271 0 49
3B Rico Petrocelli 100 356 87 .244 13 45
LF Tommy Harper 147 566 159 .281 17 71
CF Reggie Smith 115 423 128 .303 21 69
RF Dwight Evans 119 282 63 .223 10 32
DH Orlando Cepeda 142 550 159 .289 20 86

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
Rick Miller 143 441 115 .261 6 43
Mario Guerrero 66 219 51 .233 0 11
Danny Cater 63 195 61 .313 1 24
John Kennedy 67 155 28 .181 1 16
Ben Oglivie 58 147 32 .218 2 9
Bob Montgomery 34 128 41 .320 7 25
Cecil Cooper 30 101 24 .238 3 11
Buddy Hunter 13 7 3 .429 0 2

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
Bill Lee 38 284.2 17 11 2.75 120
Luis Tiant 35 272 20 13 3.34 206
John Curtis 35 221.1 13 13 3.58 101
Marty Pattin 34 219.1 15 15 4.31 119
Ray Culp 10 50.1 2 6 4.47 32

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
Roger Moret 30 156.1 13 2 3.17 90
Dick Pole 12 54.2 3 2 5.60 24
Lynn McGlothen 6 23 1 2 8.22 16

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
Bobby Bolin 39 3 4 15 2.70 31
Bob Veale 32 2 3 11 3.47 25
Mike Garman 12 0 0 0 5.32 9
Craig Skok 11 0 1 1 6.28 22
Don Newhauser 9 0 0 1 0.00 8
Sonny Siebert 2 0 1 0 7.71 5
Ken Tatum 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Statistical leaders

Category Player Statistic
Youngest player Dwight Evans 21
Oldest player Luis Aparicio 39
Wins Above Replacement Bill Lee 6.1

Source:[12]

Batting

Abbr. Category Player Statistic
G Games played Carl Yastrzemski 152
PA Plate appearances Carl Yastrzemski 652
AB At bats Tommy Harper 566
R Runs scored Tommy Harper 92
H Hits Carl Yastrzemski 160
2B Doubles Orlando Cepeda 25
Carl Yastrzemski
3B Triples Rick Miller 7
HR Home runs Carlton Fisk 26
RBI Runs batted in Carl Yastrzemski 95
SB Stolen bases Tommy Harper 54
CS Caught stealing Tommy Harper 14
BB Base on balls Carl Yastrzemski 105
SO Strikeouts Carlton Fisk 99
BA Batting average Reggie Smith .303
OBP On-base percentage Carl Yastrzemski .407
SLG Slugging percentage Reggie Smith .515
OPS On-base plus slugging Reggie Smith .913
OPS+ Adjusted OPS Reggie Smith 150
TB Total bases Carl Yastrzemski 250
GIDP Grounded into double play Orlando Cepeda 24
HBP Hit by pitch Carlton Fisk 10
SH Sacrifice hits Doug Griffin 13
SF Sacrifice flies Luis Aparicio 7
IBB Intentional base on balls Orlando Cepeda 13
Carl Yastrzemski

Source:[12]

Pitching

Abbr. Category Player Statistic
W Wins Luis Tiant 20
L Losses Marty Pattin 15
W-L % Winning percentage Roger Moret .867 (13–2)
ERA Earned run average Bob Bolin 2.70
G Games pitched Bob Bolin 39
GS Games started Luis Tiant 35
GF Games finished Bob Bolin 29
CG Complete games Luis Tiant 23
SHO Shutouts John Curtis 4
SV Saves Bob Bolin 15
IP Innings pitched Bill Lee 284 23
SO Strikeouts Luis Tiant 206
WHIP Walks plus hits per inning pitched Luis Tiant 1.085

Source:[12]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Darrell Johnson
AA Bristol Red Sox Eastern League Rac Slider
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Bill Slack
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League Al Lehrer
A-Short Season Elmira Pioneers New York–Penn League Dick Berardino

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Pawtucket, Winston-Salem

Source:[13]

References

  1. ^ "Houk Quits, Kasko Fired". Abilene Reporter-News. Abilene, Texas. October 1, 1973. p. 3-B. Retrieved September 27, 2020 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ Orlando Cepeda page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Phil Gagliano page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ "The 1973 Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  5. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1973/04291973.htm
  6. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1973/05311973.htm
  7. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1973/06301973.htm
  8. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1973/07311973.htm
  9. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1973/08311973.htm
  10. ^ https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1973/09301973.htm
  11. ^ "Boston Red Sox 15, New York Yankees 5". Retrosheet. April 6, 1973. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  12. ^ a b c "1973 Boston Red Sox Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  13. ^ 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.

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