1973 Philadelphia Phillies season

1973 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1973 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 91st season in the history of the franchise. The team, managed by Danny Ozark, played their third season at Veterans Stadium and finished last in the National League East, 11½ games behind the Mets.

Offseason

Regular season

Steve Carlton, the highest paid pitcher in the game at $165,000, never recovered from a spring training illness and went 13-20. Pitchers Jim Lonborg and Ken Brett, both obtained in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers, won 13 games each, as did Wayne Twitchell, whose 2.50 ERA was third in the league. Left fielder Greg Luzinski led the team with 29 home runs, 97 RBIs, and 76 runs, and hit .285. In his rookie season, Mike Schmidt hit just .196 and struck out 136 times in 367 at-bats.

Season standings

NL East W L GB Pct.
New York Mets 82 79 -- .509
St. Louis Cardinals 81 81 1.5 .500
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 2.5 .494
Montreal Expos 79 83 3.5 .488
Chicago Cubs 77 84 5 .478
Philadelphia Phillies 71 91 11.5 .438


Notable transactions

  • June 5, 1973: 1973 Major League Baseball Draft
    • Todd Cruz was drafted by the Phillies in the 2nd round. Player signed June 18, 1973.[5]
    • Dan Boitano was drafted by the Phillies in the 1st round (11th pick) of the secondary phase. Player signed June 19, 1973.[6]
  • September 11, 1973: Willie Hernández was signed as an amateur free agent by the Phillies.[7]

Roster

1973 Philadelphia Phillies
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
CF Unser, DelDel Unser 136 440 127 .289 11 52

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
Cox, LarryLarry Cox 1 0 0 ---- 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
Carlton, SteveSteve Carlton 40 293.1 13 20 3.90 223
Brett, KenKen Brett 31 211.2 13 9 3.44 111
Lonborg, JimJim Lonborg 38 199.1 13 16 4.88 106

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
Brandon, BuckyBucky Brandon 36 2 4 2 5.43 25

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Eugene Emeralds Pacific Coast League Jim Bunning
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Cal Emery
A Rocky Mount Phillies Carolina League Bob Wellman
A Spartanburg Phillies Western Carolinas League Howie Bedell
Short-Season A Auburn Phillies New York-Penn League Harry Lloyd
Rookie Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League Bob Wren
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Reading, Spartanburg, Auburn[8]

Notes

References

  • 1973 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference