1973 USC Trojans baseball team

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1973 USC Trojans baseball
USC Trojans logo.svg
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
1973 record 51–11 (14–4 Pac-8)
Head coach Rod Dedeaux (32nd year)
Home stadium Bovard Field
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Pacific-8 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Division
Washington State x 15 3   .833     40 15   .727
Oregon 9 9   .500      
Washington 7 11   .389     10 11   .476
Oregon State 5 13   .278     15 20   .429
Southern Division
#1 Southern California xy 14 4   .778     51 11   .823
Stanford 9 9   .500     37 20   .649
UCLA 7 11   .389     29 24   .547
California 6 12   .333     21 31   .404
x – Division champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1973[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1973 USC Trojans baseball team represented the University of Southern California in the 1973 NCAA University Division baseball season. The team was coached Rod Dedeaux in his 32nd season.

The Trojans won the College World Series, defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils in the championship game, winning their fourth of five consecutive national championships, and the fifth in six years.

Roster[edit]

1973 USC Trojans roster
 

Pitchers

 

Infielders

Catchers

 

Outfielders

  • Craig Barnes
  • Tom Bhagwat
  • Ed Bowman
  • Anthony Davis
  • Steve Kemp
  • Fred Lynn
  • Dennis Stahl
  • Creighton Tevlin

Coaches

 

Schedule[edit]

1973 USC Trojans Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
Post–Season

Awards and honors[edit]

Rich Dauer
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[2]
Ken Huizenga
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[3]
Ed Putnam
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[2]
Randy Scarbery
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[3]
  • All-America First Team[2]
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[2]
Roy Smalley
  • College World Series All-Tournament Team[3]
  • All-America First Team[2]
  • All-Pacific-8 First Team[2]

Trojans in the 1973 MLB Draft[edit]

The following members of the USC baseball program were drafted in the 1973 Major League Baseball Draft.[4]

June regular draft[edit]

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Randy Scarbery RHP 1st 23rd Oakland Athletics
Fred Lynn OF 2nd 41st Boston Red Sox
Edwin Bowman 3B 8th 183rd Baltimore Orioles

June secondary draft[edit]

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Cliff Holland LHP 1st 16th Kansas City Royals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1973". Boyd's World. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "2012 USC Trojans Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). USCTrojans.com. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "College World Series Record Book" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)"". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 4 July 2012.