1973 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1973 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 81–81 (.500)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
General manager(s) Bing Devine
Manager(s) Red Schoendienst
Local television KSD-TV
(Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Harry Walker)
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The 1973 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 92nd season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 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.

Offseason

Regular season

Pitcher Bob Gibson won a Gold Glove this year.

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


Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1973 St. Louis Cardinals
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

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
Campbell, DaveDave Campbell 13 21 0 .000 0 1

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
Cleveland, ReggieReggie Cleveland 32 224 14 10 3.01 122
Gibson, BobBob Gibson 25 195 12 10 2.77 142
Murphy, TomTom Murphy 19 88.2 3 7 3.76 42

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
Bibby, JimJim Bibby 6 16 0 2 9.56 12

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
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
Santorini, AlAl Santorini 6 0 0 0 5.40 2
Fisher, EddieEddie Fisher 6 2 1 0 1.29 1
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[9]

References

External links