1973 Cleveland Indians season

1973 Cleveland Indians season

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

  • John Adams started to drum at Cleveland Stadium on August 24, 1973, when the Indians played the Texas Rangers. Cleveland won, 11-5. Ever since, Adams has sat in the highest bleacher seat in left center field with his bass drum and has been a fixture for the team.

Season standings

AL East W L GB Pct.
Baltimore Orioles 97 65 -- .599
Boston Red Sox 89 73 8 .549
Detroit Tigers 85 77 12 .525
New York Yankees 80 82 17 .494
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 23 .457
Cleveland Indians 71 91 26 .438

Notable transactions

Roster

1973 Cleveland Indians
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
LF Spikes, CharlieCharlie Spikes 140 506 120 .237 23 73
RF Torres, RustyRusty Torres 122 312 64 .205 7 28

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
Ellis, JohnJohn Ellis 127 437 118 .270 14 68
Williams, WaltWalt Williams 104 350 101 .289 8 38
Smith, TommyTommy Smith 14 41 10 .244 2 3
Kenney, JerryJerry Kenney 5 16 4 .250 0 2

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
Bosman, DickDick Bosman 22 97 1 8 6.22 41
Dunning, SteveSteve Dunning 4 18 0 2 6.50 10

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
Farmer, EdEd Farmer 16 0 2 1 4.67 10

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

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

References

  • 1973 Cleveland Indians team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1973 Cleveland Indians team page at www.baseball-almanac.com