1973 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1973 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
General manager(s) Al Campanis
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television KTTV (11)
Local radio KFI
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett
XEGM
Jaime Jarrín, Rudy Hoyos
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The 1973 Los Angeles Dodgers finished the season in second place in the Western Division of the National League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 99 63 -- .611
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 66 3.5 .590
San Francisco Giants 88 74 11 .543
Houston Astros 82 80 17 .506
Atlanta Braves 76 85 22.5 .472
San Diego Padres 60 102 39 .370

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Lee Lacy Second baseman
Manny Mota Left fielder
Bill Buckner First baseman
Willie Davis Center fielder
Willie Crawford Right fielder
Joe Ferguson Catcher
Ken McMullen Third baseman
Bill Russell Shortstop
Don Sutton Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1973 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
CF Davis, WillieWillie Davis 152 599 171 .285 16 77

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
McMullen, KenKen McMullen 42 85 21 .247 5 18

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
Messersmith, AndyAndy Messersmith 33 249.2 14 10 2.70 177

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
Brewer, JimJim Brewer 56 6 8 20 3.01 56

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League Stan Wasiak
AA Waterbury Dodgers Eastern League Don LeJohn
A Bakersfield Dodgers California League George Freese
A Daytona Beach Dodgers Florida State League Bart Shirley
Short-Season A Bellingham Dodgers Northwest League Bill Berrier
Rookie Ogden Dodgers Pioneer League Gail Henley

1973 Major League Baseball Draft[edit]

This was the ninth year of a Major League Baseball Draft. The Dodgers drafted 22 players in the June draft and nine in the January draft.

The most notable player from this draft class was Outfielder Joe Simpson, who played from 1975-1983 but made his mark primarily as a broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves. The Dodgers first round pick was catcher Ted Farr of Shadle Park High School in Spokane, Washington. He played 339 games from 1973-1977 in the Dodgers farm system, hitting .235.

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