1973 Baltimore Orioles season

1973 Baltimore Orioles
1973 AL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
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 Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 9765 0.599 50–31 47–34
Boston Red Sox 8973 0.549 8 48–33 41–40
Detroit Tigers 8577 0.525 12 47–34 38–43
New York Yankees 8082 0.494 17 50–31 30–51
Milwaukee Brewers 7488 0.457 23 40–41 34–47
Cleveland Indians 7191 0.438 26 34–47 37–44

Record vs. opponents

1973 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK TEX
Baltimore 7–116–68–412–69–98–415–38–49–95–710–2
Boston 11–77–56–69–93–158–412–66–614–44–89–3
California 6–65–78–105–77–510–85–710–86–66–1211–7
Chicago 4–86–610–87–55–76–123–99–98–46–1213–5
Cleveland 6–129–97–55–79–92–109–97–57–113–97–5
Detroit 9–915–35–77–59–94–812–65–77–117–55–7
Kansas City 4–84–88–1012–610–28–48–49–96–68–1011–7
Milwaukee 3–156–127–59–39–96–124–88–410–84–88–4
Minnesota 4–86–68–109–95–77–59–94–83–914–412–6
New York 9–94–146–64–811–711–76–68–109–34–88–4
Oakland 7–58–412–612–69–35–710–88–44–148–411–7
Texas 2–103–97–115–135–77–57–114–86–124–87–11

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
CEarl Williams132459109.2372283
1BBoog Powell11437098.2651154
2BBobby Grich162581146.2511250
3BBrooks Robinson155549141.257972
SSMark Belanger154470106.226027
LFDon Baylor118405116.2861151
CFPaul Blair144500140.2801064
RFMerv Rettenmund9532184.262944
DHTommy Davis137552169.306789

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
Al Bumbry110356120.337734
Rich Coggins110389124.319741
Terry Crowley5413127.206315
Andy Etchebarren5415239.257223
Frank Baker446312.190111
Elrod Hendricks4110118.178315
Enos Cabell324710.21313
Larry Brown17287.25015
Doug DeCinces10182.11103
Jim Fuller9263.11524
Sergio Robles8131.07700
Curt Motton562.33314

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
Mike Cuellar3826718133.27140
Dave McNally3826617173.2187
Jim Palmer38296.12292.40158
Doyle Alexander29174.21283.8663
Jesse Jefferson18100.2654.1152

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
Orlando Peña1144.2114.0323
Don Hood832.1323.9018
Wayne Garland416013.9410

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
Grant Jackson458091.9047
Bob Reynolds427591.9577
Eddie Watt303453.3038
Mickey Scott10005.402

Postseason

ALCS

Game 1

October 6, 1973, at Memorial Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 000 000 000 051
Baltimore 400 000 11X 6120
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 100 002 021 690
Baltimore 100 001 010 380
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 010 000 000 00 130
Oakland 000 000 010 01 243
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 000 000 410 580
Oakland 030 001 000 470
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 000 000 000 052
Oakland 001 200 00X 370
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

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