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1973 Baltimore Orioles season

1973 Baltimore Orioles
1973 AL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Baltimore, Maryland (since 1954)
  • Results
    Record 97–65 (.599)
    Divisional place 1st
    Other information
    Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger
    General manager(s) Frank Cashen
    Manager(s) Earl Weaver
    Local television WJZ-TV
    Local radio WBAL (AM)
    (Chuck Thompson, Bill O'Donnell)
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    The 1973 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing first in the American League East with a record of 97 wins and 65 losses. They went on to lose to the Oakland Athletics in the 1973 American League Championship Series, three games to two.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    AL East W L GB Pct.
    Baltimore Orioles 97 65 -- .599
    Boston Red Sox 89 73 8 .549
    Detroit Tigers 85 77 12 .525
    New York Yankees 80 82 17 .494
    Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 23 .457
    Cleveland Indians 71 91 26 .438

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1973 Baltimore Orioles
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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 Williams, EarlEarl Williams 132 459 109 .237 22 83
    1B Powell, BoogBoog Powell 114 370 98 .265 11 54
    2B Grich, BobbyBobby Grich 162 581 146 .251 12 50
    3B Robinson, BrooksBrooks Robinson 155 549 141 .257 9 72
    SS Belanger, MarkMark Belanger 154 470 106 .226 0 27
    LF Baylor, DonDon Baylor 118 405 116 .286 11 51
    CF Blair, PaulPaul Blair 144 500 140 .280 10 64
    RF Rettenmund, MervMerv Rettenmund 95 321 84 .262 9 44
    DH Davis, TommyTommy Davis 137 552 169 .306 7 89

    Other batters

    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
    Bumbry, AlAl Bumbry 110 356 120 .337 7 34
    Coggins, RichRich Coggins 110 389 124 .319 7 41
    Crowley, TerryTerry Crowley 54 131 27 .206 3 15
    Etchebarren, AndyAndy Etchebarren 54 152 39 .257 2 23
    Baker, FrankFrank Baker 44 63 12 .190 1 11
    Hendricks, ElrodElrod Hendricks 41 101 18 .178 3 15
    Cabell, EnosEnos Cabell 32 47 10 .213 1 3
    Brown, LarryLarry Brown 17 28 7 .250 1 5
    DeCinces, DougDoug DeCinces 10 18 2 .111 0 3
    Fuller, JimJim Fuller 9 26 3 .115 2 4
    Robles, SergioSergio Robles 8 13 1 .077 0 0
    Motton, CurtCurt Motton 5 6 2 .333 1 4

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Cuellar, MikeMike Cuellar 38 267 18 13 3.27 140
    McNally, DaveDave McNally 38 266 17 17 3.21 87
    Palmer, JimJim Palmer 38 296.1 22 9 2.40 158
    Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 29 174.2 12 8 3.86 63
    Jefferson, JesseJesse Jefferson 18 100.2 6 5 4.11 52

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Peña, OrlandoOrlando Peña 11 44.2 1 1 4.03 23
    Hood, DonDon Hood 8 32.1 3 2 3.90 18
    Garland, WayneWayne Garland 4 16 0 1 3.94 10

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Jackson, GrantGrant Jackson 45 8 0 9 1.90 47
    Reynolds, BobBob Reynolds 42 7 5 9 1.95 77
    Watt, EddieEddie Watt 30 3 4 5 3.30 38
    Scott, MickeyMickey Scott 1 0 0 0 5.40 2

    Postseason

    ALCS

    Game 1

    October 6, 1973 at Memorial Stadium

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
    Baltimore 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 X 6 12 0
    W: Jim Palmer (1-0)   L: Vida Blue (0-1)   
    HR: None

    Game 2

    October 7, 1973 at Memorial Stadium

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Oakland 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 6 9 0
    Baltimore 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 8 0
    W: Catfish Hunter (1-0)   L: Dave McNally (0-1)   S: Rollie Fingers (1)
    HR: OAKBert Campaneris (1), Joe Rudi (1), Sal Bando 2 (2)

    Game 3

    October 9, 1973 at Oakland Coliseum

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
    Baltimore 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
    Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 4 3
    W: Ken Holtzman (1-0)   L: Mike Cuellar (0-1)
    HR: OAKBert Campaneris (2) BALEarl Williams (1)

    Game 4

    October 10, 1973 at Oakland Coliseum

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 8 0
    Oakland 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 7 0
    W: Grant Jackson (1-0)   L: Rollie Fingers (0-1)
    HR: BALAndy Etchebarren (1), Bobby Grich (1)

    Game 5

    October 11, 1973 at Oakland Coliseum

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
    Oakland 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 X 3 7 0
    W: Catfish Hunter (2-0)   L: Doyle Alexander (0-1)
    HR: None

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lodi

    Notes

    References