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1973 Kansas City Royals
Major league affiliations
Location
1973 information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
Manager(s) Jack McKeon
Local television KBMA
Local radio KMBZ
(Buddy Blattner, Denny Matthews)

The 1973 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing 2nd in the American League West with a record of 88 wins and 74 losses.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

  • April 16, 1973, Steve Busby threw the first no-hitter in Royals history.[3] The Royals beat Detroit by a score of 3-0.
  • August 2, 1973: George Brett made his major league debut.[4]
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Season standings

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

Notable transactions

Roster

1973 Kansas City Royals roster
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
C Healy, FranFran Healy 95 279 77 .276 6 34
DH McRae, HalHal McRae 106 338 79 .234 9 50

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Hovley, SteveSteve Hovley 104 232 59 .254 2 24
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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Busby, SteveSteve Busby 37 238.1 16 15 4.23 174

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Simpson, WayneWayne Simpson 16 59.2 3 4 5.73 29

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jackson, MikeMike Jackson 9 0 0 0 6.85 13
Angelini, NormNorm Angelini 7 0 0 1 4.91 3

Farm system

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

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Kingsport, Billings

Notes

  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. ^ George Brett page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Greg Minton page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Rob Picciolo page at Baseball Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0963718983.  

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