1973 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1973 throughout the world.  

Champions[edit]

Major League Baseball[edit]

League Championship Series World Series
           
East Baltimore Orioles 2
West Oakland Athletics 3
AL Oakland Athletics 4
NL New York Mets 3
East New York Mets 3
West Cincinnati Reds 2

Other champions[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

MLB statistical leaders[edit]

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Rod Carew MIN .350 Pete Rose CIN .338
HR Reggie Jackson OAK 32 Willie Stargell PIT 44
RBI Reggie Jackson OAK 117 Willie Stargell PIT 119
Wins Wilbur Wood CHW 24 Ron Bryant SFG 24
ERA Jim Palmer BAL 2.40 Tom Seaver NYM 2.08
Ks Nolan Ryan1 CAL 383 Tom Seaver NYM 251

1 Modern single season strikeout record.

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League final standings[edit]

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
Baltimore Orioles 97 65 .599
Boston Red Sox 89 73 .549 8
Detroit Tigers 85 77 .525 12
New York Yankees 80 82 .494 17
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 .457 23
Cleveland Indians 71 91 .438 26
West Division
Oakland Athletics 94 68 .580
Kansas City Royals 88 74 .543 6
Minnesota Twins 81 81 .500 13
California Angels 79 83 .488 15
Chicago White Sox 77 85 .475 17
Texas Rangers 57 105 .352 37

National League final standings[edit]

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
New York Mets 82 79 .509
St. Louis Cardinals 81 81 .500 1.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 .494 2.5
Montreal Expos 79 83 .488 3.5
Chicago Cubs 77 84 .478 5
Philadelphia Phillies 71 91 .438 11.5
West Division
Cincinnati Reds 99 63 .611
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 66 .590 3.5
San Francisco Giants 88 74 .543 11
Houston Astros 82 80 .506 17
Atlanta Braves 76 85 .472 22.5
San Diego Padres 60 102 .370 39

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Movies[edit]

Births[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January–April[edit]

  • January 9 – Lyn Lary, 66, shortstop for seven teams who led AL in steals in 1936
  • February 28 – Syl Simon, 75, infielder and pinch hitter for the Browns who played in the minor leagues after losing much of his left hand in an accident
  • March 12 – Frankie Frisch, 74, Hall of Fame second baseman for the Giants and Cardinals who scored 100 runs seven times, led the NL in steals three times, and was the 1931 MVP; a lifetime .316 hitter, he twice batted .400 in the World Series, and also managed the Cardinals to the 1934 World Series title
  • March 26 – George Sisler, 80, Hall of Fame first baseman for the St. Louis Browns widely recognized as the best defensive player ever at that position, he twice batted over .400 and hit .340 lifetime; the AL's 1922 MVP, he had a record 257 hits in 1920 and also led the league in steals four times
  • April 13 – Clarence Blethen, 79, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and Brooklyn Dodgers between 1923 and 1929

May–August[edit]

  • May 19 – Jim Moore, 69, pitcher who played from 1928 to 1932 for the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox
  • June 11 – Bill Burwell, 78, pitcher for the St. Louis Browns in 1920–21, later a scout
  • June 23 – Cliff Aberson, 51, two-sport athlete who was a left fielder for the Chicago Cubs from 1947 to 1949, and a halfback with Green Bay Packers in 1945
  • July 2 – Chick Hafey, 70, Hall of Fame left fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds, a career .316 hitter who made the first hit in All-Star history and was the first batting champion to wear eyeglasses
  • July 2 – George McBride, 92, shortstop for the Washington Senators known for his defense
  • July 7 – Paul Musser, 84, pitcher for the Washington Senators (1912) and Boston Red Sox (1919)
  • July 12 – Billy Urbanski, 70, shortstop for the Boston Braves from 1931 to 1936
  • August 7 – Wilbur Cooper, 81, pitcher who won over 200 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he was the first NL left-hander to reach that milestone
  • August 13 - Alva Jo Fischer, 46, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League pitcher and shortstop who earned inductions into several baseball halls of fame
  • August 22 – George Cutshaw, 86, shortstop for the Dodgers, Pirates and Tigers who excelled on defense

September–December[edit]

  • September 5 – Jack Fournier, 83, first baseman for five teams who hit .313 lifetime, led NL in homers in 1924
  • September 10 – Roy Johnson, 70, outfielder who batted .300 four times and led AL in doubles and triples once each
  • September 11 – Del Baker, 81, member of the Detroit Tigers organization for 28 years as a catcher, coach and manager, he led the team to the 1940 pennant
  • September 14 – René Monteagudo, 57, Cuban pitcher and outfielder for the Senators and Phillies
  • September 18 – Doug Smith, 81, pitcher for the 1912 Boston Red Sox
  • October 8 – Ray Haley, 82, caught from 1915 through 1917 for the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Athletics
  • October 22 – Ben Van Dyke, 85, pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies (1909) and Boston Red Sox (1912)
  • October 24 – Al Brazle, 60, pitcher who won 97 games for the St. Louis Cardinals, also leading the NL in saves twice
  • October 27 – Bennie Tate, 71, catcher for the Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs between 1924 and 1934
  • November 2 – Greasy Neale, 81, outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds who batted .357 in the 1919 World Series, but began coaching football to fill the time between baseball seasons
  • November 15 – Phil Todt, 72, fine defensive first baseman who played from 1924 to 1931 for the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Athletics
  • November 30 – Alex Metzler, 70, outfielder who hit .285 with a .374 OBP in 560 games for the Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and St. Louis Browns from 1925 to 1930
  • December 10 – Joe Riggert, 86, outfielder for four seasons in the major leagues; holds the record for career minor league triples

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Mets 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 3". Baseball-reference.com. 1973-09-19. 
  2. ^ "New York Mets 3, Philadelphia Phillies 0". Baseball-reference.com. 1973-04-06. 
  3. ^ "New York Mets 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 3". Baseball-reference.com. 1973-09-20. 
  4. ^ "1973 World Series, Game One". Baseball-reference.com. 1973-10-13.