1973 San Diego Padres season

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1973 San Diego Padres
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) C. Arnholt Smith
Manager(s) Don Zimmer
Local television none
Local radio KOGO
(Jerry Coleman, Bob Chandler)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Dave Winfield[edit]

Dave Winfield came to the Padres in 1973 from the University of Minnesota without having played a single game in the minor leagues. Winfield was also drafted by the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League, the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association and the Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association. Winfield made his Major League Baseball debut on June 19 against the Houston Astros. Winfield had 4 at bats and 1 hit.[3]

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 starters[edit]

[4]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1973 San Diego Padres
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 Colbert, NateNate Colbert 145 529 153 .270 22 80
RF Gaston, CitoCito Gaston 133 476 119 .250 16 57

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
Hilton, DaveDave Hilton 70 234 46 .197 5 16
Locklear, GeneGene Locklear 67 154 37 .240 3 25
Winfield, DaveDave Winfield 56 141 39 .277 3 12
Davis, BobBob Davis 5 11 1 .091 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
Arlin, SteveSteve Arlin 34 180 11 14 5.10 98
Norman, FredFred Norman 12 74 1 7 4.26 49

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
Caldwell, MikeMike Caldwell 55 149 5 14 3.74 86
Corkins, MikeMike Corkins 47 122 5 8 4.50 82

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

Award winners[edit]

1973 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League Rocky Bridges, Warren Hacker
and Roy Hartsfield
AA Alexandria Aces Texas League Jackie Brandt
Short-Season A Walla Walla Padres Northwest League Cliff Ditto

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Walla Walla[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Curt Blefary page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Dave Wehrmeister page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Dave Winfield page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1973&t=SDN
  5. ^ Gene Locklear page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]