1973 Montreal Expos
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record79–83 (.488)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Charles Bronfman
General manager(s)Jim Fanning
Manager(s)Gene Mauch
Local televisionCBC Television
(Dave Van Horne, Duke Snider)
Télévision de Radio-Canada
(Jean-Pierre Roy, Guy Ferron)
Local radioCFCF (English)
(Dave Van Horne, Russ Taylor)
CKAC (French)
(Jean-Pierre Roy, Jacques Doucet)
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The 1973 Montreal Expos season was the fifth season in the history of the franchise. The Expos finished in fourth place in the National League East with a record of 79–83, 3½ games behind the New York Mets.

Offseason

Spring training

After holding spring training at West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium in West Palm Beach, Florida, from 1969 to 1972, the Expos moved to City Island Ball Park in Daytona Beach, Florida, for spring training in 1973. They would train at City Island Ball Park through 1980 before returning to West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium for the 1981 season.

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Mets 82 79 0.509 43–38 39–41
St. Louis Cardinals 81 81 0.500 43–38 38–43
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 41–40 39–42
Montreal Expos 79 83 0.488 43–38 36–45
Chicago Cubs 77 84 0.478 5 41–39 36–45
Philadelphia Phillies 71 91 0.438 11½ 38–43 33–48

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 7–5 5–13 11–7 2–15–1 6–6 6–6 6–6 7–5 12–6 8–10 6–6
Chicago 5–7 8–4 6–6 5–7 9–9 10–7 10–8 6–12 7–5 2–10 9–9
Cincinnati 13–5 4–8 11–7 11–7 8–4 8–4 8–4 7–5 13–5 10–8 6–6
Houston 7–11 6–6 7–11 11–7 6–6 6–6 7–5 6–6 10–8 11–7 5–7
Los Angeles 15–2–1 7–5 7–11 7–11 7–5 7–5 9–3 10–2 9–9 9–9 8–4
Montreal 6–6 9–9 4–8 6–6 5–7 9–9 13–5 6–12 7–5 6–6 8–10
New York 6–6 7–10 4–8 6–6 5–7 9–9 9–9 13–5 8–4 5–7 10–8
Philadelphia 6-6 8–10 4–8 5–7 3–9 5–13 9–9 8–10 9–3 5–7 9–9
Pittsburgh 5–7 12–6 5–7 6–6 2–10 12–6 5–13 10–8 8–4 5–7 10–8
San Diego 6–12 5–7 5–13 8–10 9–9 5–7 4–8 3–9 4–8 7–11 4–8
San Francisco 10–8 10–2 8–10 7–11 9–9 6–6 7–5 7–5 7–5 11–7 6–6
St. Louis 6–6 9–9 6–6 7–5 4–8 10–8 8–10 9–9 8–10 8–4 6–6


Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1973 Montreal Expos
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 John Boccabella 118 403 94 .233 7 46
1B Mike Jorgensen 138 413 95 .230 9 47
2B Ron Hunt 113 401 124 .309 0 18
3B Bob Bailey 151 513 140 .273 26 86
SS Tim Foli 126 458 110 .240 2 36
LF Ron Fairly 142 413 123 .298 17 49
CF Ron Woods 135 318 73 .230 3 31
RF Ken Singleton 162 560 169 .302 23 103

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
Hal Breeden 106 258 71 .275 15 43
Pepe Frías 100 225 52 .231 0 22
Boots Day 101 207 57 .275 4 28
Larry Lintz 52 116 29 .250 0 3
Jim Lyttle 49 116 30 .259 4 19
Bob Stinson 48 111 29 .261 3 12
Clyde Mashore 67 103 21 .204 3 14
Terry Humphrey 43 90 15 .167 1 9
Pepe Mangual 33 62 11 .177 3 7
Jorge Roque 25 61 9 .148 1 6
Bernie Allen 16 50 9 .180 2 9
Felipe Alou 19 48 10 .208 1 4
Coco Laboy 22 33 4 .121 1 2
Jim Cox 9 15 2 .133 0 0
Barry Foote 6 6 4 .667 0 1
José Morales 5 5 2 .400 0 0
Curtis Brown 1 4 0 .000 0 0
Tony Scott 11 1 0 .000 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
Steve Renko 36 249.2 15 11 2.81 164
Mike Torrez 35 208 9 12 4.46 90
Balor Moore 35 176.1 7 16 4.49 151
Ernie McAnally 27 147 7 9 4.04 72
Steve Rogers 17 134 10 5 1.54 64

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
Bill Stoneman 29 96.2 4 8 6.80 48
John Strohmayer 17 34.2 0 1 5.19 15

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
Mike Marshall 92 14 11 31 2.66 124
Tom Walker 54 7 5 4 3.63 68
Pat Jarvis 28 2 1 0 3.20 19
Mickey Scott 22 1 2 0 5.25 11
Joe Gilbert 21 1 2 1 4.97 17
Craig Caskey 9 0 0 0 5.65 6
Chuck Taylor 8 2 0 0 1.77 10
John Montague 4 0 0 0 3.52 7

Award winners

All-Stars

1973 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Peninsula Whips International League Bill Adair
AA Québec Carnavals Eastern League Karl Kuehl
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Lance Nichols
A-Short Season Jamestown Falcons New York–Penn League Walt Hriniak

Notes

  1. ^ Dan Boitano at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Carl Morton at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Jeff Reardon at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Tim Ireland at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Warren Cromartie at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Bernie Allen at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Coco Laboy at Baseball Reference

References