1973 Cleveland Indians season

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1973 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Nick Mileti
General manager(s) Gabe Paul, Phil Seghi
Manager(s) Ken Aspromonte
Local television WJW-TV
Local radio WERE (1300)
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The 1973 Cleveland Indians season was the 73rd in the franchise's history. The club finished in sixth place in the American League East.

Offseason[edit]

In January, Vernon Stouffer sold the Cleveland Indians to Nick Mileti for $10 million.[1] It was $1.4 million more than the group led by George Steinbrenner had offered in December 1971.[2]

Notable transactions[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • John Adams started to drum at Cleveland Stadium on August 24, 1973, when the Indians played the Texas Rangers. Cleveland won, 11–5. Ever since, Adams has sat in the highest bleacher seat in left center field with his bass drum and has been a fixture for the team.[citation needed]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 97 65 0.599 50–31 47–34
Boston Red Sox 89 73 0.549 8 48–33 41–40
Detroit Tigers 85 77 0.525 12 47–34 38–43
New York Yankees 80 82 0.494 17 50–31 30–51
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 0.457 23 40–41 34–47
Cleveland Indians 71 91 0.438 26 34–47 37–44


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1973 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK TEX
Baltimore 7–11 6–6 8–4 12–6 9–9 8–4 15–3 8–4 9–9 5–7 10–2
Boston 11–7 7–5 6–6 9–9 3–15 8–4 12–6 6–6 14–4 4–8 9–3
California 6–6 5–7 8–10 5–7 7–5 10–8 5–7 10–8 6–6 6–12 11–7
Chicago 4–8 6–6 10–8 7–5 5–7 6–12 3–9 9–9 8–4 6–12 13–5
Cleveland 6–12 9–9 7–5 5–7 9–9 2–10 9–9 7–5 7–11 3–9 7–5
Detroit 9–9 15–3 5–7 7–5 9–9 4–8 12–6 5–7 7–11 7–5 5–7
Kansas City 4–8 4–8 8–10 12–6 10–2 8–4 8–4 9–9 6–6 8–10 11–7
Milwaukee 3–15 6–12 7–5 9–3 9–9 6–12 4–8 8–4 10–8 4–8 8–4
Minnesota 4–8 6–6 8–10 9–9 5–7 7–5 9–9 4–8 3–9 14–4 12–6
New York 9–9 4–14 6–6 4–8 11–7 11–7 6–6 8–10 9–3 4–8 8–4
Oakland 7–5 8–4 12–6 12–6 9–3 5–7 10–8 8–4 4–14 8–4 11–7
Texas 2–10 3–9 7–11 5–13 5–7 7–5 7–11 4–8 6–12 4–8 7–11


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1973 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
LF Spikes, CharlieCharlie Spikes 140 506 120 .237 23 73
RF Torres, RustyRusty Torres 122 312 64 .205 7 28

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
Ellis, JohnJohn Ellis 127 437 118 .270 14 68
Williams, WaltWalt Williams 104 350 101 .289 8 38
Smith, TommyTommy Smith 14 41 10 .244 2 3
Kenney, JerryJerry Kenney 5 16 4 .250 0 2

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
Bosman, DickDick Bosman 22 97 1 8 6.22 41
Dunning, SteveSteve Dunning 4 18 0 2 6.50 10

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
Farmer, EdEd Farmer 16 0 2 1 4.67 10

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Frank Lucchesi
AA San Antonio Brewers Texas League Tony Pacheco
A Reno Silver Sox California League Lou Klimchock
Rookie GCL Indians Gulf Coast League Len Johnston

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball, p. 16, Bill Madden, Harper Collins Publishing, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-06-169031-0
  2. ^ Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball, p. 6
  3. ^ Walt Williams page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Graig Nettles page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Oscar Gamble page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/raglato01.shtml
  7. ^ Rich Hinton page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Ray Fosse page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Jerry Kenney page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Mike Kekich page at Baseball-Reference
  11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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