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1973 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1973 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since 1882)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
    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 Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished third in the National League East with a record of 80–82.

    Regular season

    1973 Pittsburgh Pirates Team Schedule

    April

    4-6-73    St. Louis Cardinals         W 7-5
    4-8-73    St. Louis Cardinals         W 4-3  W 5-3 game 2
    4-12-73   Chicago Cubs                W 6-0
    4-14-73   @ Montreal Expos            L 6-4
    4-15-73   @ Montreal Expos            W 8-3
    4-17-73   @ St. Louis Cardinals       W 4-3
    4-18-73   @ St. Louis Cardinals       W 8-2
    4-21-73   @ Chicago Cubs              L 10-9
    4-22-73   @ Chicago Cubs              W 10-4 L 11-3 gm 2
    4-24-73   San Diego Padres            L 7-5
    4-28-73   Los Angeles Dodgers         L 3-2
    4-29-73   Los Angeles Dodgers         L 9-8  L 2-1 gm 2
    

    May

    5-1-73   @ San Francisco Giants       L 8-7
    5-2-73   @ San Francisco Giants       W 2-1
    5-3-73   @ San Francisco Giants       W 14-5
    5-4-73   @ San Diego Padres           W 12-6
    5-5-73   @ San Diego Padres           L 6-5
    5-6-73   @ San Diego Padres           L 8-0
    5-7-73   @ Los Angeles Dodgers        W 5-4
    5-8-73   @ Los Angeles Dodgers        L 7-4
    5-9-73   @ Los Angeles Dodgers        L 8-5
    5-11-73  New York Mets                L 4-3
    5-12-73  New York Mets                L 6-0
    5-13-73  New York Mets                L 6-4
    5-14-73  Montreal Expos               L 3-2
    5-15-73  Montreal Expos               W 9-8
    5-16-73  Philadelphia Phillies        L 5-2
    5-17-73  Philadelphia Phillies        W 5-2
    5-18-73  @ New York Mets              L 4-3
    5-19-73  @ New York Mets              W 4-1
    5-21-73  @ Philadelphia Phillies      W 5-4
    5-22-73  @ Philadelphia Phillies      L 7-4
    5-25-73  Houston Astros               L 7-2
    5-26-73  Houston Astros               W 7-2
    5-27-73  Houston Astros               L 6-2
    5-28-73  Houston Astros               W 4-2
    5-29-73  Atlanta Braves               W 6-1
    5-30-73  Atlanta Braves               W 4-2
    5-31-73  Atlanta Braves               W 3-1
    

    June

    6-1-73  Cincinnati Reds              W 9-6
    6-2-73  Cincinnati Reds              W 4-3
    6-3-73  Cincinnati Reds              L 5-1
    6-4-73  San Francisco Giants         L 7-2
    6-5-73  San Francisco Giants         L 3-2
    6-6-73  San Francisco Giants         L 9-7
    6-8-73  @ Houston Astros             L 4-3
    6-9-73  @ Houston Astros             W 4-1
    6-10-73 @ Houston Astros             L 7-1
    6-11-73 @ Atlanta Braves             L 9-7
    6-12-73 @ Atlanta Braves             L 4-2
    6-13-73 @ Atlanta Braves             L 18-3
    6-15-73 @ Cincinnati Reds            L 6-0
    6-16-73 @ Cincinnati Reds            W 5-0
    6-17-73 @ Cincinnati Reds            L 3-1  L 5-1 gm 2
    6-18-73 Chicago Cubs                 W 3-1
    6-19-73 Chicago Cubs                 L 6-3  W 4-3 gm 2
    6-20-73 Chicago Cubs                 L 5-3
    6-21-73 New York Mets                W 2-1
    6-22-73 New York Mets                L 5-4
    6-23-73 New York Mets                W 3-2
    6-24-73 New York Mets                L 5-2
    6-25-73 @ Montreal Expos             W 8-6  W 3-1 gm 2
    6-26-73 @ Montreal Expos             L 10-3
    6-27-73 St. Louis Cardinals          L 14-5
    6-28-73 St. Louis Cardinals          W 6-0
    6-29-73 Montreal Expos               W 4-0
    6-30-73 Montreal Expos               W 5-1
    

    July

    7-1-73  Montreal Expos               W 6-2  W 8-4 gm 2
    7-3-73  @ St. Louis Cardinals        L 4-0  L 7-6 gm 2
    7-4-73  @ St. Louis Cardinals        L 11-3
    7-5-73  @ St. Louis Cardinals        W 3-2
    7-6-73  @ Los Angeles Dodgers        L 3-2
    7-7-73  @ Los Angeles Dodgers        L 8-6
    7-8-73  @ Los Angeles Dodgers        L 3-2
    7-10-73 @ San Diego Padres           W 4-3
    7-11-73 @ San Diego Padres           W 10-2
    7-12-73 @ San Diego Padres           W 4-0
    7-13-73 @ San Francisco Giants       L 5-2
    7-14-73 @ San Francisco Giants       W 7-2
    7-15-73 @ San Francisco Giants       L 12-0
    7-16-73 Los Angeles Dodgers          L 1-0
    7-17-73 Los Angeles Dodgers          L 8-4
    7-18-73 Los Angeles Dodgers          W 3-2
    7-20-73 San Diego Padres             W 5-4  W 7-0 gm 2
    7-22-73 San Diego Padres             W 3-1  W 13-7 gm 2
    7-26-73 @ Chicago Cubs               W 3-2
    7-27-73 @ Chicago Cubs               W 10-6
    7-28-73 Philadelphia Phillies        L 5-0
    7-29-73 Philadelphia Phillies        W 5-2  W 5-2 gm 2
    7-30-73 Philadelphia Phillies        L 1-0
    7-31-73 @ New York Mets              W 4-1
    

    August

    8-1-73 @ New York Mets              L 3-0  L 5-2 gm 2
    8-2-73 @ New York Mets              L 5-1
    8-3-73 @ Philadelphia Phillies      W 3-1
    8-4-73 @ Philadelphia Phillies      L 11-5  W 11-4
    8-5-73 @ Philadelphia Phillies      W 4-1
    8-7-73 Houston Astros               L 2-0
    8-8-73 Houston Astros               W 4-3
    8-10-73 Atlanta Braves              L 5-4
    8-11-73 Atlanta Braves              L 9-3
    8-12-73 Atlanta Braves              W 5-2
    8-13-73 Cincinnati Reds             W 3-2
    8-14-73 Cincinnati Reds             L 5-4
    8-15-73 Cincinnati Reds             L 1-0
    8-17-73 San Francisco Giants        L 5-3
    8-18-73 San Francisco Giants        W 6-5
    8-19-73 San Francisco Giants        W 5-0
    8-20-73 @ Houston Astros            L 10-2
    8-21-73 @ Houston Astros            W 6-3
    8-22-73 @ Houston Astros            W 4-0
    8-24-73 @ Atlanta Braves            L 3-2
    8-25-73 @ Atlanta Braves            W 6-5
    8-26-73 @ Atlanta Braves            L 8-6
    8-28-73 @ Cincinnati Reds           W 8-3
    8-29-73 @ Cincinnati Reds           L 5-3
    8-31-73 Chicago Cubs                W 7-0  W 5-2 gm 2
    

    September

    9-1-73 Chicago Cubs              W 1-0
    9-2-73 Chicago Cubs              L 5-3
    9-3-73 St. Louis Cardinals       W 5-4  L 8-3 gm 2
    9-4-73 St. Louis Cardinals       L 4-2
    9-5-73 St. Louis Cardinals       L 5-3
    9-7-73 @ Philadelphia Phillies   W 10-8
    9-8-73 @ Philadelphia Phillies   W 5-3
    9-9-73 @ Philadelphia Phillies   L 8-7
    9-10-73 @ Chicago Cubs           W 11-3
    9-11-73 @ Chicago Cubs           L 2-0
    9-12-73 @ Chicago Cubs           W 4-2
    9-13-73 @ Chicago Cubs           W 6-1
    9-14-73 @ St. Louis Cardinals    W 3-1
    9-15-73 @ St. Louis Cardinals    W 7-4
    9-16-73 @ St. Louis Cardinals    L 7-3
    9-17-73 New York Mets            W 10-3
    9-18-73 New York Mets            L 6-5
    9-19-73 New York Mets            L 7-3
    9-20-73 New York Mets            L 4-3
    9-21-73 New York Mets            L 10-2
    9-23-73 @ Montreal Expos         W 6-3  W 7-4 gm 2
    9-24-73 @ Montreal Expos         L 5-4  W 3-0
    9-25-73 Philadelphia Phillies    L 2-1
    9-26-73 Philadelphia Phillies    W 13-2
    9-27-73 Philadelphia Phillies    L 3-2
    9-28-73 Montreal Expos           L 3-2
    9-29-73 Montreal Expos           L 6-4
    9-30-73 Montreal Expos           W 10-2
    

    October

    10-1-73 San Diego Padres         L 4-3
    

    Season standings

    NL East W L GB Pct.
    New York Mets 82 79 -- .509
    St. Louis Cardinals 81 81 1.5 .500
    Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 2.5 .494
    Montreal Expos 79 83 3.5 .488
    Chicago Cubs 77 84 5 .478
    Philadelphia Phillies 71 91 11.5 .438


    Opening Day lineup

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1973 Pittsburgh Pirates
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    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 Sanguillén, MannyManny Sanguillén 149 589 166 .282 12 65
    SS Maxvill, DalDal Maxvill 74 217 41 .189 0 17

    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
    González, FernandoFernando González 37 49 11 .224 1 5
    McNertney, JerryJerry McNertney 9 4 1 .250 0 0

    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
    Briles, NelsonNelson Briles 33 218.2 14 13 2.84 94
    Blass, SteveSteve Blass 23 88.2 3 9 9.85 27

    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

    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
    Lamb, JohnJohn Lamb 22 0 1 2 6.07 11

    Awards and honors

    1973 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    References