1973 Detroit Tigers season

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1973 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John Fetzer
General manager(s) Jim Campbell
Manager(s) Billy Martin, Joe Schultz
Local television WJBK
(George Kell, Larry Osterman)
Local radio WJR
(Ernie Harwell, Paul Carey)
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The 1973 Detroit Tigers compiled a record of 85–77. They finished in 3rd place in the AL East, 12 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. They were outscored by their opponents 674 to 642.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 97 65 0.599 50–31 47–34
Boston Red Sox 89 73 0.549 8 48–33 41–40
Detroit Tigers 85 77 0.525 12 47–34 38–43
New York Yankees 80 82 0.494 17 50–31 30–51
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 0.457 23 40–41 34–47
Cleveland Indians 71 91 0.438 26 34–47 37–44


Record vs. opponents

1973 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK TEX
Baltimore 7–11 6–6 8–4 12–6 9–9 8–4 15–3 8–4 9–9 5–7 10–2
Boston 11–7 7–5 6–6 9–9 3–15 8–4 12–6 6–6 14–4 4–8 9–3
California 6–6 5–7 8–10 5–7 7–5 10–8 5–7 10–8 6–6 6–12 11–7
Chicago 4–8 6–6 10–8 7–5 5–7 6–12 3–9 9–9 8–4 6–12 13–5
Cleveland 6–12 9–9 7–5 5–7 9–9 2–10 9–9 7–5 7–11 3–9 7–5
Detroit 9–9 15–3 5–7 7–5 9–9 4–8 12–6 5–7 7–11 7–5 5–7
Kansas City 4–8 4–8 8–10 12–6 10–2 8–4 8–4 9–9 6–6 8–10 11–7
Milwaukee 3–15 6–12 7–5 9–3 9–9 6–12 4–8 8–4 10–8 4–8 8–4
Minnesota 4–8 6–6 8–10 9–9 5–7 7–5 9–9 4–8 3–9 14–4 12–6
New York 9–9 4–14 6–6 4–8 11–7 11–7 6–6 8–10 9–3 4–8 8–4
Oakland 7–5 8–4 12–6 12–6 9–3 5–7 10–8 8–4 4–14 8–4 11–7
Texas 2–10 3–9 7–11 5–13 5–7 7–5 7–11 4–8 6–12 4–8 7–11


Notable transactions

Roster

1973 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
C Bill Freehan 110 380 89 .234 6 29
1B Norm Cash 121 363 95 .262 19 40
2B Dick McAuliffe 106 343 94 .274 12 47
3B Aurelio Rodríguez 160 555 123 .222 9 58
SS Ed Brinkman 162 515 122 .237 7 40
LF Willie Horton 111 411 130 .316 17 53
CF Mickey Stanley 157 602 147 .244 17 57
RF Jim Northrup 119 404 124 .307 12 44
DH Gates Brown 125 377 89 .236 12 50

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
Al Kaline 91 310 79 .255 10 45
Tony Taylor 84 275 63 .229 5 24
Duke Sims 80 252 61 .242 8 30
Frank Howard 85 227 58 .256 12 29
Dick Sharon 91 178 43 .242 7 16
Rich Reese 59 102 14 .137 2 4
Ike Brown 42 76 22 .289 1 9
Ron Cash 14 39 16 .410 0 6
John Knox 12 32 9 .281 0 3
Bob Didier 7 22 10 .455 0 1
Tom Veryzer 18 20 6 .300 0 2
Joe Staton 9 17 4 .235 0 3
Marvin Lane 6 8 2 .250 1 2
John Gamble 7 0 0 ---- 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mickey Lolich 42 308.7 16 15 3.82 214
Joe Coleman 40 288.3 23 15 3.53 202
Jim Perry 35 203.0 14 13 4.03 66
Woodie Fryman 34 169.7 6 13 5.36 119

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
Mike Strahler 22 80.3 4 5 4.37 37
Fred Holdsworth 5 14.2 0 1 6.75 9
Gary Ignasiak 3 4.2 0 0 3.86 4

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV GF ERA SO
John Hiller 65 10 5 38 60 1.44 124
Fred Scherman 34 2 2 1 17 4.23 28
Ed Farmer 24 3 0 2 12 5.00 28
Bob Miller 22 4 2 1 10 3.43 23
Lerrin LaGrow 21 1 5 3 7 4.33 33
Tom Timmermann 17 1 1 1 7 3.69 21
Chuck Seelbach 5 1 0 0 0 3.86 2
Bill Slayback 3 0 0 0 1 4.50 1
Dave Lemanczyk 1 0 0 0 0 11.57 0

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

Ed Brinkman

  • MLB leader in games played (162)
  • AL leader in games played at shortstop (162)
  • AL leader in complete games at shortstop (141)
  • AL leader in innings played at shortstop (1390-2/3)
  • #2 in AL in sacrifice hits (14)
  • #2 in AL times grounded into double plays (22)

Joe Coleman

  • AL leader in hit batsmen (10)
  • #2 in AL in wins (23)
  • #4 in AL in home runs allowed (32)
  • #5 in MLB in games started (40)
  • #9 in MLB in batters faced (1219)

Bill Freehan

  • #2 in AL in times hit by pitch (11)

John Hiller

  • MLB leader in saves (38)
  • AL leader in games (65)
  • AL leader in games finished (60)
  • #5 in AL in win percentage (.667)

Al Kaline

  • 4th oldest player in AL (38)

Mickey Lolich

  • #2 in MLB in games started (42)
  • #2 in MLB in home runs allowed (35)
  • #2 in MLB in hits allowed (315)
  • #2 in AL in strikeout to walk ratio (2.71)
  • #3 in MLB in earned runs allowed (131)
  • #5 in AL in bases on balls per 9 innings pitched (2.30)
  • #5 in AL in strikeouts (214)
  • #5 in AL in wild pitches (12)
  • #6 in MLB in batters faced (1286)
  • #7 in MLB in innings pitched (308.7)

Aurelio Rodríguez

  • AL leader in games played at third base (160)
  • AL leader in complete games at third base (151)
  • AL leader in innings played at third base (1394-2/3)
  • #5 in AL in games played (160)

Mickey Stanley

  • #4 in AL in outs (481)

Players ranking among top 100 all time at position

The following members of the 1975 Detroit Tigers are among the Top 100 of all time at their position, as ranked by The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract in 2001:

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Johnny Lipon and Cot Deal
AA Montgomery Rebels Southern League Fred Hatfield
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Stubby Overmire
A Clinton Pilots Midwest League Jim Leyland
A Anderson Tigers Western Carolinas League Len Okrie
Rookie Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Joe Lewis

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Montgomery

Notes

  1. ^ a b Rich Reese at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 144, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Tim Hosley at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Bob Adams at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/awards/aw_hut.shtml

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 
  • 1973 Detroit Tigers Regular Season Statistics
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