1973 Minnesota Twins season

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1973 Minnesota Twins
81-81, third in the AL Western Division
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Calvin Griffith
Manager(s) Frank Quilici
Local television WCCO-TV
(Ray Scott, Ralph Fritz)
Local radio 830 WCCO AM
(Herb Carneal, Ray Christensen)
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The 1973 Minnesota Twins finished 81-81, third in the American League West.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Rod Carew won his third AL batting title with a .350 average. Bobby Darwin continued to show potential as a hitter with 18 home runs and 90 RBI. Tony Oliva limped through the season, hitting 16 HR and collecting 92 RBI. Bert Blyleven won 20 games for the first time, and three other pitchers had double digit wins: Jim Kaat (11-12), Dick Woodson (10-8), and Joe Decker (10-10). Kaat also won his 12th Gold Glove Award.

Two Twins made the All-Star Game: second baseman Rod Carew and pitcher Bert Blyleven. 907,499 fans attended Twins games, the third lowest total in the American League.

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L GB Pct.
Oakland Athletics 94 68 -- .580
Kansas City Royals 88 74 6 .543
Minnesota Twins 81 81 13 .500
California Angels 79 83 15 .488
Chicago White Sox 77 85 17 .475
Texas Rangers 57 105 37 .352

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1973 Minnesota Twins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

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
1B Lis, JoeJoe Lis 103 253 62 .245 9 25
2B Carew, RodRod Carew 149 580 203 .350 6 62
LF Holt, JimJim Holt 132 441 131 .297 11 58
RF Darwin, BobbyBobby Darwin 145 560 141 .252 18 90
DH Oliva, TonyTony Oliva 146 571 166 .291 16 92

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
Borgmann, GlennGlenn Borgmann 12 34 9 .265 0 9
Reese, RichRich Reese 22 23 4 .174 1 3

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
Blyleven, BertBert Blyleven 40 325 20 17 2.52 258
Decker, JoeJoe Decker 29 170.1 10 10 4.17 109

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
Bane, EddieEddie Bane 23 60.1 0 5 4.92 42

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
Corbin, RayRay Corbin 51 8 5 14 3.03 83
Campbell, BillBill Campbell 28 3 3 7 3.14 42
Sanders, KenKen Sanders 27 2 4 8 6.09 19
Albury, VicVic Albury 14 1 0 0 2.70 13

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Twins Pacific Coast League Kerby Farrell
AA Orlando Twins Southern League Harry Warner
A Lynchburg Twins Carolina League Dick Phillips
A Wisconsin Rapids Twins Midwest League Johnny Goryl
Short-Season A Geneva Twins New York-Penn League Fred Waters

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Wisconsin Rapids

Notes[edit]

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