1973 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1973 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Bill Virdon
Danny Murtaugh
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince
Nellie King
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince
Nellie King
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Regular season[edit]

1973 Pittsburgh Pirates Team Schedule

April

4-6-73    St. Louis Cardinals         W 7-5
4-8-73    St. Louis Cardinals         W 4-3  W 5-3 game 2
4-12-73   Chicago Cubs                W 6-0
4-14-73   @ Montreal Expos            L 6-4
4-15-73   @ Montreal Expos            W 8-3
4-17-73   @ St. Louis Cardinals       W 4-3
4-18-73   @ St. Louis Cardinals       W 8-2
4-21-73   @ Chicago Cubs              L 10-9
4-22-73   @ Chicago Cubs              W 10-4 L 11-3 gm 2
4-24-73   San Diego Padres            L 7-5
4-28-73   Los Angeles Dodgers         L 3-2
4-29-73   Los Angeles Dodgers         L 9-8  L 2-1 gm 2

May

5-1-73   @ San Francisco Giants       L 8-7
5-2-73   @ San Francisco Giants       W 2-1
5-3-73   @ San Francisco Giants       W 14-5
5-4-73   @ San Diego Padres           W 12-6
5-5-73   @ San Diego Padres           L 6-5
5-6-73   @ San Diego Padres           L 8-0
5-7-73   @ Los Angeles Dodgers        W 5-4
5-8-73   @ Los Angeles Dodgers        L 7-4
5-9-73   @ Los Angeles Dodgers        L 8-5
5-11-73  New York Mets                L 4-3
5-12-73  New York Mets                L 6-0
5-13-73  New York Mets                L 6-4
5-14-73  Montreal Expos               L 3-2
5-15-73  Montreal Expos               W 9-8
5-16-73  Philadelphia Phillies        L 5-2
5-17-73  Philadelphia Phillies        W 5-2
5-18-73  @ New York Mets              L 4-3
5-19-73  @ New York Mets              W 4-1
5-21-73  @ Philadelphia Phillies      W 5-4
5-22-73  @ Philadelphia Phillies      L 7-4
5-25-73  Houston Astros               L 7-2
5-26-73  Houston Astros               W 7-2
5-27-73  Houston Astros               L 6-2
5-28-73  Houston Astros               W 4-2
5-29-73  Atlanta Braves               W 6-1
5-30-73  Atlanta Braves               W 4-2
5-31-73  Atlanta Braves               W 3-1

June

6-1-73  Cincinnati Reds              W 9-6
6-2-73  Cincinnati Reds              W 4-3
6-3-73  Cincinnati Reds              L 5-1
6-4-73  San Francisco Giants         L 7-2
6-5-73  San Francisco Giants         L 3-2
6-6-73  San Francisco Giants         L 9-7
6-8-73  @ Houston Astros             L 4-3
6-9-73  @ Houston Astros             W 4-1
6-10-73 @ Houston Astros             L 7-1
6-11-73 @ Atlanta Braves             L 9-7
6-12-73 @ Atlanta Braves             L 4-2
6-13-73 @ Atlanta Braves             L 18-3
6-15-73 @ Cincinnati Reds            L 6-0
6-16-73 @ Cincinnati Reds            W 5-0
6-17-73 @ Cincinnati Reds            L 3-1  L 5-1 gm 2
6-18-73 Chicago Cubs                 W 3-1
6-19-73 Chicago Cubs                 L 6-3  W 4-3 gm 2
6-20-73 Chicago Cubs                 L 5-3
6-21-73 New York Mets                W 2-1
6-22-73 New York Mets                L 5-4
6-23-73 New York Mets                W 3-2
6-24-73 New York Mets                L 5-2
6-25-73 @ Montreal Expos             W 8-6  W 3-1 gm 2
6-26-73 @ Montreal Expos             L 10-3
6-27-73 St. Louis Cardinals          L 14-5
6-28-73 St. Louis Cardinals          W 6-0
6-29-73 Montreal Expos               W 4-0
6-30-73 Montreal Expos               W 5-1 

July

7-1-73  Montreal Expos               W 6-2  W 8-4 gm 2
7-3-73  @ St. Louis Cardinals        L 4-0  L 7-6 gm 2
7-4-73  @ St. Louis Cardinals        L 11-3
7-5-73  @ St. Louis Cardinals        W 3-2
7-6-73  @ Los Angeles Dodgers        L 3-2
7-7-73  @ Los Angeles Dodgers        L 8-6
7-8-73  @ Los Angeles Dodgers        L 3-2
7-10-73 @ San Diego Padres           W 4-3
7-11-73 @ San Diego Padres           W 10-2
7-12-73 @ San Diego Padres           W 4-0
7-13-73 @ San Francisco Giants       L 5-2
7-14-73 @ San Francisco Giants       W 7-2
7-15-73 @ San Francisco Giants       L 12-0
7-16-73 Los Angeles Dodgers          L 1-0
7-17-73 Los Angeles Dodgers          L 8-4
7-18-73 Los Angeles Dodgers          W 3-2
7-20-73 San Diego Padres             W 5-4  W 7-0 gm 2
7-22-73 San Diego Padres             W 3-1  W 13-7 gm 2
7-26-73 @ Chicago Cubs               W 3-2
7-27-73 @ Chicago Cubs               W 10-6
7-28-73 Philadelphia Phillies        L 5-0
7-29-73 Philadelphia Phillies        W 5-2  W 5-2 gm 2
7-30-73 Philadelphia Phillies        L 1-0
7-31-73 @ New York Mets              W 4-1

August

8-1-73 @ New York Mets              L 3-0  L 5-2 gm 2
8-2-73 @ New York Mets              L 5-1
8-3-73 @ Philadelphia Phillies      W 3-1
8-4-73 @ Philadelphia Phillies      L 11-5  W 11-4
8-5-73 @ Philadelphia Phillies      W 4-1
8-7-73 Houston Astros               L 2-0
8-8-73 Houston Astros               W 4-3
8-10-73 Atlanta Braves              L 5-4
8-11-73 Atlanta Braves              L 9-3
8-12-73 Atlanta Braves              W 5-2
8-13-73 Cincinnati Reds             W 3-2
8-14-73 Cincinnati Reds             L 5-4
8-15-73 Cincinnati Reds             L 1-0
8-17-73 San Francisco Giants        L 5-3
8-18-73 San Francisco Giants        W 6-5
8-19-73 San Francisco Giants        W 5-0
8-20-73 @ Houston Astros            L 10-2
8-21-73 @ Houston Astros            W 6-3
8-22-73 @ Houston Astros            W 4-0
8-24-73 @ Atlanta Braves            L 3-2
8-25-73 @ Atlanta Braves            W 6-5
8-26-73 @ Atlanta Braves            L 8-6
8-28-73 @ Cincinnati Reds           W 8-3
8-29-73 @ Cincinnati Reds           L 5-3
8-31-73 Chicago Cubs                W 7-0  W 5-2 gm 2

September

9-1-73 Chicago Cubs              W 1-0
9-2-73 Chicago Cubs              L 5-3
9-3-73 St. Louis Cardinals       W 5-4  L 8-3 gm 2
9-4-73 St. Louis Cardinals       L 4-2
9-5-73 St. Louis Cardinals       L 5-3
9-7-73 @ Philadelphia Phillies   W 10-8
9-8-73 @ Philadelphia Phillies   W 5-3
9-9-73 @ Philadelphia Phillies   L 8-7
9-10-73 @ Chicago Cubs           W 11-3
9-11-73 @ Chicago Cubs           L 2-0
9-12-73 @ Chicago Cubs           W 4-2
9-13-73 @ Chicago Cubs           W 6-1
9-14-73 @ St. Louis Cardinals    W 3-1
9-15-73 @ St. Louis Cardinals    W 7-4
9-16-73 @ St. Louis Cardinals    L 7-3
9-17-73 New York Mets            W 10-3
9-18-73 New York Mets            L 6-5
9-19-73 New York Mets            L 7-3
9-20-73 New York Mets            L 4-3
9-21-73 New York Mets            L 10-2
9-23-73 @ Montreal Expos         W 6-3  W 7-4 gm 2
9-24-73 @ Montreal Expos         L 5-4  W 3-0
9-25-73 Philadelphia Phillies    L 2-1
9-26-73 Philadelphia Phillies    W 13-2
9-27-73 Philadelphia Phillies    L 3-2
9-28-73 Montreal Expos           L 3-2
9-29-73 Montreal Expos           L 6-4
9-30-73 Montreal Expos           W 10-2

October

10-1-73 San Diego Padres         L 4-3

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L GB Pct.
New York Mets 82 79 -- .509
St. Louis Cardinals 81 81 1.5 .500
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 2.5 .494
Montreal Expos 79 83 3.5 .488
Chicago Cubs 77 84 5 .478
Philadelphia Phillies 71 91 11.5 .438


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1973 Pittsburgh Pirates
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
C Sanguillén, MannyManny Sanguillén 149 589 166 .282 12 65
SS Maxvill, DalDal Maxvill 74 217 41 .189 0 17

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
González, FernandoFernando González 37 49 11 .224 1 5
McNertney, JerryJerry McNertney 9 4 1 .250 0 0

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
Briles, NelsonNelson Briles 33 218.2 14 13 2.84 94
Blass, SteveSteve Blass 23 88.2 3 9 9.85 27

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
Lamb, JohnJohn Lamb 22 0 1 2 6.07 11

Awards and honors[edit]

1973 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Charlies International League Joe Morgan
AA Sherbrooke Pirates Eastern League Tim Murtaugh
A Salem Pirates Carolina League Steve Demeter
A Charleston Pirates Western Carolinas League Chuck Cottier
Short-Season A Niagara Falls Pirates New York-Penn League Woody Huyke
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Ed Napoleon

Notes[edit]

References[edit]