1973 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1973 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Walter O'Malley, James Mulvey
General manager(s)Al Campanis
Manager(s)Walter Alston
Local televisionKTTV (11)
Local radioKFI
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett
XEGM
Jaime Jarrín, Rudy Hoyos
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The 1973 Los Angeles Dodgers finished the season in second place in the Western Division of the National League with a record of 95-66.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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[edit]

1973 National League Records

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[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Lee Lacy Second baseman
Manny Mota Left fielder
Bill Buckner First baseman
Willie Davis Center fielder
Willie Crawford Right fielder
Joe Ferguson Catcher
Ken McMullen Third baseman
Bill Russell Shortstop
Don Sutton Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1973 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Joe Ferguson 136 487 128 .263 25 88
1B Bill Buckner 140 575 158 .275 8 46
2B Davey Lopes 142 535 147 .275 6 37
SS Bill Russell 162 615 163 .265 4 56
3B Ron Cey 152 507 124 .245 15 80
LF Manny Mota 89 293 92 .314 0 23
CF Willie Davis 152 599 171 .285 16 77
RF Willie Crawford 145 457 135 .295 14 66

Other batters[edit]

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
Steve Garvey 114 349 106 .304 8 50
Tom Paciorek 96 195 51 .262 5 18
Von Joshua 75 159 40 .252 2 17
Steve Yeager 54 134 34 .254 2 10
Lee Lacy 57 135 28 .207 0 8
Ken McMullen 42 85 21 .247 5 18
Chris Cannizzaro 17 21 4 .190 0 3
Jerry Royster 10 19 4 .211 0 2
Jim Fairey 10 9 2 .222 0 0
Orlando Alvarez 4 4 1 .250 0 0
Paul Powell 2 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Don Sutton 33 256.1 18 10 2.42 200
Andy Messersmith 33 249.2 14 10 2.70 177
Claude Osteen 33 236.2 16 11 3.31 86
Tommy John 36 218 16 7 3.10 116
Al Downing 30 193 9 9 3.31 124

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Geoff Zahn 6 13.1 1 0 1.35 9

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jim Brewer 56 6 8 20 3.01 56
Charlie Hough 37 4 2 5 2.76 70
Doug Rau 31 4 2 3 3.96 51
Pete Richert 39 3 3 7 3.18 31
George Culver 28 4 4 2 3.00 23
Greg Shanahan 7 0 0 1 3.45 11
Eddie Solomon 4 0 0 0 7.11 6
Greg Heydeman 1 0 0 0 4.50 1

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League Stan Wasiak
AA Waterbury Dodgers Eastern League Don LeJohn
A Bakersfield Dodgers California League George Freese
A Daytona Beach Dodgers Florida State League Bart Shirley
A-Short Season Bellingham Dodgers Northwest League Bill Berrier
Rookie Ogden Dodgers Pioneer League Gail Henley

1973 Major League Baseball Draft[edit]

This was the ninth year of a Major League Baseball Draft. The Dodgers drafted 22 players in the June draft and nine in the January draft.

The most notable player from this draft class was Outfielder Joe Simpson, who played from 1975–1983 but made his mark primarily as a broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves. The Dodgers first round pick was catcher Ted Farr of Shadle Park High School in Spokane, Washington. He played 339 games from 1973–1977 in the Dodgers farm system, hitting .235.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Larry Hisle page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Frank Robinson page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b "George Culver page at Baseball Reference". Archived from the original on January 29, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  4. ^ Dick Dietz page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Tim Johnson page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ 1973 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
  7. ^ 1973 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase
  8. ^ 1973 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
  9. ^ 1973 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase

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