1973 Texas Rangers Season
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1973 Texas Rangers Season

1973 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bob Short
General manager(s)Joe Burke, Dan O'Brien Sr.
Manager(s)Whitey Herzog, Del Wilber, Billy Martin
Local televisionKDFW
(Dick Risenhoover, Tom Hedrick)
Local radioKRLD
(Dick Risenhoover, Bill Mercer)
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The 1973 Texas Rangers season involved the Rangers finishing sixth in the American League West with a record of 57 wins and 105 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

On July 30, 1973, Jim Bibby threw the first no-hitter in Texas Rangers history as he no-hit the Oakland Athletics.[6] The Rangers won the game 6-0.

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 94 68 0.580 -- 50-31 44-37
Kansas City Royals 88 74 0.543 6 48-33 40-41
Minnesota Twins 81 81 0.500 13 37-44 44-37
California Angels 79 83 0.488 15 43-38 36-45
Chicago White Sox 77 85 0.475 17 40-41 37-44
Texas Rangers 57 105 0.352 37 35-46 22-59

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

David Clyde

David Clyde was a high school pitching phenom who was made the number one overall pick in the 1973 June draft. 22 days later, without having played in the minor leagues, Clyde made his MLB debut, the youngest player to play in an MLB game that year. Clyde won his first ever major league start (in front of a sellout crowd at Arlington Stadium, the first sellout in club history) and played in eighteen games (all starts) that season, finishing with a record of 4-8, with a 5.01 ERA.

Roster

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 Ken Suarez 93 278 69 .248 1 27
1B Jim Spencer 102 352 94 .267 4 43
2B Dave Nelson 142 576 165 .286 7 48
SS Toby Harrah 118 461 120 .260 10 50
3B Jim Fregosi 45 157 42 .268 6 16
LF Rico Carty 86 306 71 .232 3 33
CF Vic Harris 152 555 138 .249 8 44
RF Jeff Burroughs 151 526 147 .279 30 85
DH Alex Johnson 158 624 179 .287 8 68

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
Dick Billings 81 280 50 .179 3 32
Larry Biittner 83 258 65 .252 1 12
Jim Mason 93 238 49 .206 3 19
Bill Sudakis 82 235 60 .255 15 43
Elliott Maddox 100 172 41 .238 1 17
Tom Grieve 66 123 38 .309 7 21
Pete Mackanin 44 90 9 .100 0 2
Mike Epstein 27 85 16 .188 1 6
Bill Madlock 21 77 21 .351 1 5
Joe Lovitto 26 44 6 .136 0 0
Lenny Randle 10 29 6 .207 1 1
Don Castle 4 13 4 .308 0 2
Rick Stelmaszek 7 9 1 .111 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
Jim Bibby 26 180.1 9 10 3.24 155
Sonny Siebert 25 119.2 7 11 3.99 76
Pete Broberg 22 118.2 5 9 5.61 57
David Clyde 18 93.1 4 8 5.01 74
Rich Hand 8 41.2 2 3 5.40 14
Dick Bosman 7 40.1 2 5 4.24 14

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
Jim Merritt 35 160 5 13 4.05 65
Steve Dunning 23 94.1 2 6 5.34 38
Mike Paul 36 87.1 5 4 4.95 49
Don Stanhouse 21 70 1 7 4.76 42
Lloyd Allen 23 41 0 6 9.22 25
Don Durham 15 40.1 0 4 7.59 23
Rick Henninger 6 23 1 0 2.74 6
Jim Kremmel 4 9 0 2 9.00 6

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
Bill Gogolewski 49 3 6 6 4.22 77
Steve Foucault 32 2 4 8 3.88 28
Jackie Brown 25 5 5 2 3.92 45
Charlie Hudson 25 4 2 1 4.62 34
Jim Shellenback 2 0 0 0 0.00 3
Rick Waits 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Farm system

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Spokane, GCL Rangers

Notes

  1. ^ Rico Carty page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Horacio Piña page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/raglato01.shtml
  4. ^ Jeff Schneider page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jim Sundberg page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ Mike Epstein page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ David Clyde page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Jim Fregosi page at Baseball Reference

References


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