1973 Cleveland Indians season

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1973 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Nick Mileti
General manager(s) Gabe Paul, Phil Seghi
Manager(s) Ken Aspromonte
Local television WJW-TV
Local radio WERE (1300)
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The 1973 Cleveland Indians season was the 73rd in the franchise's history. The club finished in sixth place in the American League East.

Offseason[edit]

In January, Vernon Stouffer sold the Cleveland Indians to Nick Mileti for $10 million.[1] It was $1.4 million more than the group led by George Steinbrenner had offered in December 1971.[2]

Notable transactions[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • John Adams started to drum at Cleveland Stadium on August 24, 1973, when the Indians played the Texas Rangers. Cleveland won, 11-5. Ever since, Adams has sat in the highest bleacher seat in left center field with his bass drum and has been a fixture for the team.[citation needed]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L GB Pct.
Baltimore Orioles 97 65 -- .599
Boston Red Sox 89 73 8 .549
Detroit Tigers 85 77 12 .525
New York Yankees 80 82 17 .494
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 23 .457
Cleveland Indians 71 91 26 .438

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1973 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
LF Spikes, CharlieCharlie Spikes 140 506 120 .237 23 73
RF Torres, RustyRusty Torres 122 312 64 .205 7 28

Other batters[edit]

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
Ellis, JohnJohn Ellis 127 437 118 .270 14 68
Williams, WaltWalt Williams 104 350 101 .289 8 38
Smith, TommyTommy Smith 14 41 10 .244 2 3
Kenney, JerryJerry Kenney 5 16 4 .250 0 2

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bosman, DickDick Bosman 22 97 1 8 6.22 41
Dunning, SteveSteve Dunning 4 18 0 2 6.50 10

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Farmer, EdEd Farmer 16 0 2 1 4.67 10

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Frank Lucchesi
AA San Antonio Brewers Texas League Tony Pacheco
A Reno Silver Sox California League Lou Klimchock
Rookie GCL Indians Gulf Coast League Len Johnston

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball, p. 16, Bill Madden, Harper Collins Publishing, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-06-169031-0
  2. ^ Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball, p. 6
  3. ^ Walt Williams page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Graig Nettles page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Oscar Gamble page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/raglato01.shtml
  7. ^ Rich Hinton page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Ray Fosse page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Jerry Kenney page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Mike Kekich page at Baseball-Reference
  11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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