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1973 Baltimore Orioles season

 

1973 Baltimore Orioles season

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

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Joe Altobelli
AA Asheville Orioles Southern League Cal Ripken, Sr.
A Lodi Orioles California League Jimmie Schaffer
A Miami Orioles Florida State League Bobby Malkmus
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League George Farson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lodi

Notes

References

  • 1973 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1973 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
Detroit Tigers
1972
AL East Championship Season
1973
Succeeded by
Baltimore Orioles
1974
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