1973 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1973 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. "Ruly" Carpenter III
General manager(s) Paul Owens
Manager(s) Danny Ozark
Local television WPHL-TV
Local radio WCAU
(By Saam, Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn)
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The 1973 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 91st season in the history of the franchise. The team, managed by Danny Ozark, played their third season at Veterans Stadium and finished last in the National League East, 1112 games behind the Mets.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Steve Carlton, the highest paid pitcher in the game at $165,000, never recovered from a spring training illness and went 13-20. Pitchers Jim Lonborg and Ken Brett, both obtained in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers, won 13 games each, as did Wayne Twitchell, whose 2.50 ERA was third in the league. Left fielder Greg Luzinski led the team with 29 home runs, 97 RBIs, and 76 runs, and hit .285. In his rookie season, Mike Schmidt hit just .196 and struck out 136 times in 367 at-bats.

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Mets 82 79 0.509 43–38 39–41
St. Louis Cardinals 81 81 0.500 43–38 38–43
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 41–40 39–42
Montreal Expos 79 83 0.488 43–38 36–45
Chicago Cubs 77 84 0.478 5 41–39 36–45
Philadelphia Phillies 71 91 0.438 11½ 38–43 33–48

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1973 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 7–5 5–13 11–7 2–15–1 6–6 6–6 6–6 7–5 12–6 8–10 6–6
Chicago 5–7 8–4 6–6 5–7 9–9 10–7 10–8 6–12 7–5 2–10 9–9
Cincinnati 13–5 4–8 11–7 11–7 8–4 8–4 8–4 7–5 13–5 10–8 6–6
Houston 7–11 6–6 7–11 11–7 6–6 6–6 7–5 6–6 10–8 11–7 5–7
Los Angeles 15–2–1 7–5 7–11 7–11 7–5 7–5 9–3 10–2 9–9 9–9 8–4
Montreal 6–6 9–9 4–8 6–6 5–7 9–9 13–5 6–12 7–5 6–6 8–10
New York 6–6 7–10 4–8 6–6 5–7 9–9 9–9 13–5 8–4 5–7 10–8
Philadelphia 6-6 8–10 4–8 5–7 3–9 5–13 9–9 8–10 9–3 5–7 9–9
Pittsburgh 5–7 12–6 5–7 6–6 2–10 12–6 5–13 10–8 8–4 5–7 10–8
San Diego 6–12 5–7 5–13 8–10 9–9 5–7 4–8 3–9 4–8 7–11 4–8
San Francisco 10–8 10–2 8–10 7–11 9–9 6–6 7–5 7–5 7–5 11–7 6–6
St. Louis 6–6 9–9 6–6 7–5 4–8 10–8 8–10 9–9 8–10 8–4 6–6


Notable transactions[edit]

Game log[edit]

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1973 Game Log[8]
Overall Record: 71–91
^[a] The July 15, 1973, game was protested by the Phillies in the middle of the sixth inning.[14] The protest was later denied.[14][15]

Roster[edit]

1973 Philadelphia Phillies
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
CF Unser, DelDel Unser 136 440 127 .289 11 52

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
Cox, LarryLarry Cox 1 0 0 ---- 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
Carlton, SteveSteve Carlton 40 293.1 13 20 3.90 223
Brett, KenKen Brett 31 211.2 13 9 3.44 111
Lonborg, JimJim Lonborg 38 199.1 13 16 4.88 106

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
Brandon, BuckyBucky Brandon 36 2 4 2 5.43 25

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Eugene Emeralds Pacific Coast League Jim Bunning
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Cal Emery
A Rocky Mount Phillies Carolina League Bob Wellman
A Spartanburg Phillies Western Carolinas League Howie Bedell
Short-Season A Auburn Phillies New York-Penn League Harry Lloyd
Rookie Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League Bob Wren

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Reading, Spartanburg, Auburn[16]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Jim Lonborg page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Oscar Gamble page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Joe Lis page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rick Bosetti page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Todd Cruz page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Dan Boitano page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Willie Hernández page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ "1973 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. 
  9. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 9, 1973. p. 23. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Baseball Standings". Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Sentinel. May 21, 1973. p. 1, part 2. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Baseball". Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Journal. May 24, 1973. p. 12, part 2. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  12. ^ Feeney, Charley (May 24, 1973). "Robertson's Sore Knee Vexes Bill". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 18. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Baseball record". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. September 18, 1973. p. 15. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "Houston Astros 2, Philadelphia Phillies 0". retrosheet.org. July 15, 1973. Retrieved April 3, 2015. game called after 1:15 rain delay; the Phillies protested saying that the umpires did not wait long enough; the protest was disallowed[.] 
  15. ^ "Jul 15, 1973, Astros at Phillies Play by Play and Box Score". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. July 15, 1973. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  16. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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