1973 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Nick Mileti
General manager(s)Gabe Paul, Phil Seghi
Manager(s)Ken Aspromonte
Local televisionWJW-TV
Local radioWERE (1300)
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The 1973 Cleveland Indians season was the 73rd in the franchise's history. The club finished in sixth place in the American League East.

Offseason

In January, Vernon Stouffer sold the Cleveland Indians to Nick Mileti for $10 million.[1] It was $1.4 million more than the group led by George Steinbrenner had offered in December 1971.[2]

Notable transactions

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 97 65 0.599 50–31 47–34
Boston Red Sox 89 73 0.549 8 48–33 41–40
Detroit Tigers 85 77 0.525 12 47–34 38–43
New York Yankees 80 82 0.494 17 50–31 30–51
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 0.457 23 40–41 34–47
Cleveland Indians 71 91 0.438 26 34–47 37–44

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK TEX
Baltimore 7–11 6–6 8–4 12–6 9–9 8–4 15–3 8–4 9–9 5–7 10–2
Boston 11–7 7–5 6–6 9–9 3–15 8–4 12–6 6–6 14–4 4–8 9–3
California 6–6 5–7 8–10 5–7 7–5 10–8 5–7 10–8 6–6 6–12 11–7
Chicago 4–8 6–6 10–8 7–5 5–7 6–12 3–9 9–9 8–4 6–12 13–5
Cleveland 6–12 9–9 7–5 5–7 9–9 2–10 9–9 7–5 7–11 3–9 7–5
Detroit 9–9 15–3 5–7 7–5 9–9 4–8 12–6 5–7 7–11 7–5 5–7
Kansas City 4–8 4–8 8–10 12–6 10–2 8–4 8–4 9–9 6–6 8–10 11–7
Milwaukee 3–15 6–12 7–5 9–3 9–9 6–12 4–8 8–4 10–8 4–8 8–4
Minnesota 4–8 6–6 8–10 9–9 5–7 7–5 9–9 4–8 3–9 14–4 12–6
New York 9–9 4–14 6–6 4–8 11–7 11–7 6–6 8–10 9–3 4–8 8–4
Oakland 7–5 8–4 12–6 12–6 9–3 5–7 10–8 8–4 4–14 8–4 11–7
Texas 2–10 3–9 7–11 5–13 5–7 7–5 7–11 4–8 6–12 4–8 7–11


Notable transactions

Opening Day Lineup

Opening Day Starters
# Name Position
28 Rusty Torres RF
20 George Hendrick CF
14 Chris Chambliss 1B
7 John Ellis DH
24 Charlie Spikes LF
11 Dave Duncan C
25 Buddy Bell 3B
10 Jack Brohamer 2B
4 Leo Cárdenas SS
36 Gaylord Perry P

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Roster

1973 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Alan Ashby 11 29 4 5 1 0 1 3 .172 0
Buddy Bell 156 631 86 169 23 7 14 59 .268 7
Jack Brohamer 102 300 29 66 12 1 4 29 .220 0
Leo Cardenas 72 195 9 42 4 0 0 12 .215 1
Chris Chambliss 155 572 70 156 30 2 11 53 .273 4
Frank Duffy 116 361 34 95 16 4 8 50 .263 6
Dave Duncan 95 344 43 80 11 1 17 43 .233 3
John Ellis 127 437 59 118 12 2 14 68 .270 0
Ted Ford 11 40 3 9 0 1 0 3 .225 1
Oscar Gamble 113 390 56 104 11 3 20 44 .267 3
George Hendrick 113 440 64 118 18 0 21 61 .268 7
Ron Lolich 61 140 16 32 7 0 2 15 .229 0
John Lowenstein 98 305 42 89 16 1 6 40 .292 5
Tom Ragland 67 183 16 47 7 1 0 12 .257 2
Tommy Smith 14 41 6 10 2 0 2 3 .244 1
Charlie Spikes 140 506 68 120 12 3 23 73 .237 5
Rusty Torres 122 312 31 64 8 1 7 28 .205 6
Walt Williams 104 350 43 101 15 1 8 38 .289 9
Totals 162 5592 680 1429 205 29 158 636 .256 60

Pitching

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Dick Bosman 1 8 6.22 22 17 0 97.0 74 67 29 41
Steve Dunning 0 2 6.50 4 3 0 18.0 15 13 13 10
Ed Farmer 0 2 4.67 16 0 1 17.1 12 9 5 10
Tom Hilgendorf 5 3 3.14 48 1 6 94.2 38 33 36 58
Mike Jackson 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 1
Jerry Johnson 5 6 6.18 39 1 5 59.2 48 41 39 45
Mike Kekich 1 4 7.02 16 6 0 50.0 47 39 35 26
Mike Kilkenny 0 0 22.50 5 0 0 2.0 5 5 5 3
Ray Lamb 3 3 4.60 32 1 2 86.0 44 44 42 60
Steve Mingori 0 0 6.17 5 0 0 11.2 8 8 10 4
Gaylord Perry 19 19 3.38 41 41 0 344.0 143 129 115 238
Ken Sanders 5 1 1.65 15 0 5 27.1 6 5 9 14
Brent Strom 2 10 4.61 27 18 0 123.0 73 63 47 91
Dick Tidrow 14 16 4.42 42 40 0 274.2 150 135 95 138
Tom Timmermann 8 7 4.92 29 15 2 124.1 73 68 54 62
Milt Wilcox 8 10 5.83 26 19 0 134.1 90 87 68 82
Totals 71 91 4.58 162 162 21 1464.2 826 746 602 883

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Frank Lucchesi
AA San Antonio Brewers Texas League Tony Pacheco
A Reno Silver Sox California League Lou Klimchock
Rookie GCL Indians Gulf Coast League Len Johnston

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Notes

  1. ^ Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball, p. 16, Bill Madden, Harper Collins Publishing, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-06-169031-0
  2. ^ Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball, p. 6
  3. ^ Walt Williams page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Graig Nettles page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Oscar Gamble page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ "Tom Ragland Stats".
  7. ^ Rich Hinton page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Ray Fosse page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Jerry Kenney page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Mike Kekich page at Baseball-Reference
  11. ^ 1973 Opening Day Lineup at Baseball-Reference
  12. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References