1973 California Angels season

1973 California Angels
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Gene Autry
General manager(s) Harry Dalton
Manager(s) Bobby Winkles
Local television KTLA
Local radio KMPC
(Dick Enberg, Dave Niehaus, Don Drysdale)
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The 1973 California Angels season involved the Angels finishing fourth in the American League West with a record of 79 wins and 83 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

1973 was an eventful season for Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan. On May 15, Ryan threw the first no-hitter of his career.[2] On July 3, he struck out Sal Bando of the Oakland Athletics for the 1000th strikeout in his career.[3] Twelve days later, Ryan threw a second no-hitter, becoming the fifth pitcher in major league history to throw two no-hitters in one season.[4]

For the year, Ryan set what is, as of 2010, the post-1900 Major League Baseball record for most strikeouts in a season with 383, topping Sandy Koufax's 1965 mark by one.[5] (The all-time record belongs to Matt Kilroy, who struck out 513 batters in 1886).[5] In the process, he struck out at least 10 batters in 23 different games.[6]

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 9468 0.580 50–31 44–37
Kansas City Royals 8874 0.543 6 48–33 40–41
Minnesota Twins 8181 0.500 13 37–44 44–37
California Angels 7983 0.488 15 43–38 36–45
Chicago White Sox 7785 0.475 17 40–41 37–44
Texas Rangers 57105 0.352 37 35–46 22–59

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 California Angels
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
2BSandy Alomar136470112.238028
LFVada Pinson124466121.2663097
DHFrank Robinson147534142.260857

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
Bob Oliver151544144.2651889
Billy Grabarkewitz6112921.16339
Mickey Rivers3212945.349016
Bobby Valentine3212638.302113

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
Nolan Ryan4132621162.87383
Bill Singer40315.220143.22241
Clyde Wright3725711193.6865
Rudy May341857174.38134

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
Dave Sells5172103.7125
Steve Barber503243.5358
Aurelio Monteagudo152134.208
Lloyd Allen500110.384

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Angels Pacific Coast League Les Moss
AA El Paso Sun Kings Texas League Norm Sherry and Moose Stubing
A Salinas Packers California League Jim Saul
A Quad Cities Angels Midwest League Dick Kinaman
Rookie Idaho Falls Angels Pioneer League Bob Clear

Notes

  1. Frank Robinson at Baseball-Reference
  2. Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p. 12, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  3. "The Nolan Ryan Express". Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2008. Text " The Strikeout King " ignored (help); Text " smackbomb.com/nolanryan " ignored (help)
  4. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 139, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  5. 1 2 Single-Season Leaders & Records for Strikeouts
  6. Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p. 32, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  7. Mike Epstein at Baseball-Reference
  8. Brian Kingman at Baseball-Reference
  9. Curt Motton at Baseball-Reference

References

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