1973 Kansas City Royals season

1973 Kansas City Royals season

1973 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
Manager(s) Jack McKeon
Local television KBMA
Local radio KMBZ
(Buddy Blattner, Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1973 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing second in the American League West with a record of 88 wins and 74 losses.

Contents

  • Offseason 1
  • Regular season 2
    • Season standings 2.1
    • Notable transactions 2.2
    • Roster 2.3
  • Player stats 3
    • Batting 3.1
      • Starters by position 3.1.1
      • Other batters 3.1.2
    • Pitching 3.2
      • Starting pitchers 3.2.1
      • Other pitchers 3.2.2
      • Relief pitchers 3.2.3
  • Farm system 4
  • Notes 5
  • References 6

Offseason

Regular season

On April 16, Steve Busby threw the first no-hitter in Royals history.[3] The Royals beat Detroit by a score of 3-0.

On May 15, in a game against the Royals, Nolan Ryan of the California Angels threw the first no-hitter of his career.[4]

On August 2,

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America.  
  • 1973 Kansas City Royals team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1973 Kansas City Royals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com

References

  1. ^ Roger Nelson page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Joe Keough page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 144, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  4. ^ Baseball’s Top 100: The Game’s Greatest Records, p. 12, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  5. ^ George Brett page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Greg Minton page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Al Santorini page at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Ruppert Jones page at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Rob Picciolo page at Baseball Reference

Notes

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Kingsport, Billings

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Harry Malmberg
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Billy Gardner
A San Jose Bees California League Steve Boros
A Waterloo Royals Midwest League Bill Scripture
Rookie Kingsport Royals Appalachian League John Sullivan
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Buzzy Keller
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Gary Blaylock

Farm system

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bird, DougDoug Bird 54 4 4 20 2.99 83
Jackson, MikeMike Jackson 9 0 0 0 6.85 13
Burgmeier, TomTom Burgmeier 6 0 0 1 5.40 4
Angelini, NormNorm Angelini 7 0 0 1 4.91 3
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Relief pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Simpson, WayneWayne Simpson 16 59.2 3 4 5.73 29
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Busby, SteveSteve Busby 37 238.1 16 15 4.23 174
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Starting pitchers

Pitching

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Hovley, SteveSteve Hovley 104 232 59 .254 2 24
Taylor, CarlCarl Taylor 69 145 33 .228 0 16
White, FrankFrank White 51 139 31 .223 0 5
Brett, GeorgeGeorge Brett 13 40 5 .125 0 0
Ortenzio, FrankFrank Ortenzio 9 25 7 .280 1 6
Marshall, KeithKeith Marshall 8 9 2 .222 0 3
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Other batters

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Healy, FranFran Healy 95 279 77 .276 6 34
DH McRae, HalHal McRae 106 338 79 .234 9 50
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Starters by position

Batting

Player stats

Roster

Notable transactions

AL West W L GB Pct.
Oakland Athletics 94 68 -- .580
Kansas City Royals 88 74 6 .543
Minnesota Twins 81 81 13 .500
California Angels 79 83 15 .488
Chicago White Sox 77 85 17 .475
Texas Rangers 57 105 37 .352

Season standings

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