1973 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1973 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 80–82 (.494)
Divisional place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson (minority shareholders)
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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The 1973 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 92nd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 87th in the National League. The Pirates finished third in the National League East with a record of 80–82.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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


Game log[edit]

1973 Game Log: 80–82 (Home: 41–40; Away: 39–42)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Rennie Stennett 2B
Manny Sanguillén RF
Al Oliver CF
Willie Stargell LF
Bob Robertson 1B
Richie Hebner 3B
Gene Alley SS
Milt May C
Steve Blass SP

[6]

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
A-Short Season Niagara Falls Pirates New York–Penn League Woody Huyke
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Ed Napoleon

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Jim Rooker at "Baseball Almanac"
  3. ^ Norm McRae at "Baseball Almanac"
  4. ^ Roberto Clemente at "Baseball Almanac"
  5. ^ Chris Zachary at "Baseball Almanac"
  6. ^ 1973 Opening Day lineup at "Baseball-Almanac"
  7. ^ a b Jerry McNertney at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Chuck Goggin at Baseball Almanac
  9. ^ Steve Nicosia
  10. ^ Rick Langford at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Dal Maxvill at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Vic Davalillo at Baseball Almanac
  13. ^ Bill Virdon

References[edit]