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, 11​12 games behind the Mets.

1973 Philadelphia Phillies
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Location
Other information
Owner(s)R. R. M. "Ruly" Carpenter III
General manager(s)Paul Owens
Manager(s)Danny Ozark
Local televisionWPHL-TV
Local radioWCAU
(By Saam, Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn)
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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 Pct. GB Home Road
New York Mets 82 79 0.509 43–38 39–41
St. Louis Cardinals 81 81 0.500 43–38 38–43
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 41–40 39–42
Montreal Expos 79 83 0.488 43–38 36–45
Chicago Cubs 77 84 0.478 5 41–39 36–45
Philadelphia Phillies 71 91 0.438 11½ 38–43 33–48

Record vs. opponents

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

Notable transactions

Game log

Legend
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  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member

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 Del 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
Larry 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
Steve Carlton 40 293.1 13 20 3.90 223
Ken Brett 31 211.2 13 9 3.44 111
Jim 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
Bucky 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
A-Short Season Auburn Phillies New York–Penn League Harry Lloyd
Rookie Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League Bob Wren

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Reading, Spartanburg, Auburn[16]

Notes

  1. ^ "Jim Lonborg page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Oscar Gamble page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Joe Lis page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Rick Bosetti page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Todd Cruz page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "Dan Boitano page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "Willie Hernández page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  8. ^ "1973 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com.
  9. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 9, 1973. p. 23. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  10. ^ "Baseball Standings". Milwaukee Sentinel. May 21, 1973. p. 1, part 2. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
  11. ^ "Baseball". Milwaukee Journal. May 24, 1973. p. 12, part 2. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
  12. ^ Feeney, Charley (May 24, 1973). "Robertson's Sore Knee Vexes Bill". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 18. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
  13. ^ "Baseball record". The Gazette. Montreal, Quebec. September 18, 1973. p. 15. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  14. ^ a b "Houston Astros 2, Philadelphia Phillies 0". retrosheet.org. July 15, 1973. Retrieved April 3, 2015. game called after 1:15 rain delay; the Phillies protested saying that the umpires did not wait long enough; the protest was disallowed[.]
  15. ^ "Jul 15, 1973, Astros at Phillies Play by Play and Box Score". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. July 15, 1973. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  16. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References

1973 Game Log[8]
Overall Record: 71–91
^[a] The July 15, 1973, game was protested by the Phillies in the middle of the sixth inning.[14] The protest was later denied.[14][15]
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