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1973 St. Louis Cardinals
Major league affiliations
1973 information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
Manager(s) Red Schoendienst
Local television KSD-TV
(Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Harry Walker)


The St. Louis Cardinals 1973 season was the team's 92nd season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 82nd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 81-81 during the season and finished second in the National League East, a-game-and-a-half behind the NL East and eventual NL pennant winners New York Mets.

Pitcher Bob Gibson won a Gold Glove this year.



Regular season


Season standings

NL East W L GB Pct.
New York Mets 83 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

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions


1973 St. Louis Cardinals roster
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


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

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
Meléndez, LuisLuis Meléndez 121 341 91 .267 2 35


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Gibson, BobBob Gibson 25 195 12 10 2.77 142

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bibby, JimJim Bibby 6 16 0 2 9.56 12

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Seguí, DiegoDiego Seguí 65 7 6 17 2.78 93
Granger, WayneWayne Granger 33 2 4 5 2.78 93
Andrews, JohnJohn Andrews 16 1 1 0 4.42 5
Krausse, LewLew Krausse 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tulsa Oilers American Association Jack Krol
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Tom Burgess
A Modesto Reds California League Bobby Dews
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Roy Majtyka
Rookie GCL Cardinals Gulf Coast League Ken Boyer
Rookie GCL Redbirds Gulf Coast League Lee Thomas

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tulsa, St. Petersburg[7]


  1. ^ Jerry McNertney page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ John Tamargo page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Eric Rasmussen page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Bryn Smith page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Ken Crosby page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Tommie Agee page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007



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