1973 San Diego Padres
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)C. Arnholt Smith
Manager(s)Don Zimmer
Local televisionnone
Local radioKOGO
(Jerry Coleman, Bob Chandler)
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The 1973 San Diego Padres season was the fifth season in franchise history.

Offseason

Regular season

Dave Winfield

Dave Winfield came to the Padres in 1973 from the University of Minnesota without having played a single game in the minor leagues. Winfield was also drafted by the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League, the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association and the Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association. Winfield made his Major League Baseball debut on June 19 against the Houston Astros. Winfield had 4 at bats and 1 hit.[3]

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 99 63 0.611 50–31 49–32
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 66 0.590 50–31 45–35
San Francisco Giants 88 74 0.543 11 47–34 41–40
Houston Astros 82 80 0.506 17 41–40 41–40
Atlanta Braves 76 85 0.472 22½ 40–40 36–45
San Diego Padres 60 102 0.370 39 31–50 29–52

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 starters

[4]

Notable transactions

Roster

1973 San Diego Padres
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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 Fred Kendall 145 507 143 .282 10 59
1B Nate Colbert 145 529 153 .270 22 80
2B Rich Morales 90 244 40 .164 0 16
SS Derrel Thomas 113 404 96 .238 0 22
3B Dave Roberts 127 479 137 .286 21 64
LF Leron Lee 118 333 79 .237 3 30
CF Johnny Grubb 113 389 121 .311 8 37
RF Cito Gaston 133 476 119 .250 16 57

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
Jerry Morales 122 388 109 .281 9 34
Enzo Hernández 70 247 55 .223 0 9
Dave Hilton 70 234 46 .197 5 16
Ivan Murrell 93 210 48 .229 9 21
Gene Locklear 67 154 37 .240 3 25
Dave Winfield 56 141 39 .277 3 12
Dwain Anderson 53 107 13 .121 0 3
Dave Campbell 33 98 22 .224 0 8
Pat Corrales 29 72 15 .208 0 3
Dave Marshall 39 49 14 .286 0 4
Bob Davis 5 11 1 .091 0 0
Don Mason 8 8 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
Bill Greif 36 199.1 10 17 3.21 120
Clay Kirby 34 191.2 8 18 4.79 129
Steve Arlin 34 180 11 14 5.10 98
Randy Jones 20 139.2 7 6 3.16 77
Fred Norman 12 74 1 7 4.26 49

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
Rich Troedson 50 152.1 7 9 4.25 81
Mike Caldwell 55 149 5 14 3.74 86
Mike Corkins 47 122 5 8 4.50 82

Mike Caldwell led the Padres in saves with 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
Gary Ross 58 4 4 0 5.42 44
Vicente Romo 49 2 3 7 3.70 51
Bob Miller 18 0 0 0 4.11 15
Frank Snook 18 0 2 1 3.62 13

Award winners

1973 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League Rocky Bridges, Warren Hacker
and Roy Hartsfield
AA Alexandria Aces Texas League Jackie Brandt
A-Short Season Walla Walla Padres Northwest League Cliff Ditto

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Walla Walla[6]

References

  1. ^ Curt Blefary at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Dave Wehrmeister at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Dave Winfield at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1973&t=SDN
  5. ^ Gene Locklear at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007