1973 American League
|1973 in baseball|
|1973 American League|
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- Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
|Rank||Team||G||W||L||T||WPCT||GB||RS (RS/G)||RA (RA/G)||AVG||OBP||SLG||ERA||FPCT|
|1||Baltimore Orioles||162||97||65||0||.599||-.-||754 (4.65)||561 (3.46)||0.266||0.343||0.389||3.07||0.981|
|2||Boston Red Sox||162||89||73||0||.549||8.0||738 (4.56)||647 (3.99)||0.267||0.337||0.401||3.65||0.979|
|3||Detroit Tigers||162||85||77||0||.525||12.0||642 (3.96)||674 (4.16)||0.254||0.317||0.390||3.90||0.982|
|4||New York Yankees||162||80||82||0||.494||17.0||641 (3.96)||610 (3.77)||0.261||0.322||0.378||3.34||0.976|
|5||Milwaukee Brewers||162||74||88||0||.457||23.0||708 (4.37)||731 (4.51)||0.253||0.322||0.388||3.98||0.977|
|6||Cleveland Indians||162||71||91||0||.438||26.0||680 (4.20)||826 (5.10)||0.256||0.313||0.387||4.58||0.978|
|1||Oakland Athletics||162||94||68||0||.580||-.-||758 (4.68)||615 (3.80)||0.260||0.332||0.389||3.29||0.978|
|2||Kansas City Royals||162||88||74||0||.543||6.0||755 (4.66)||752 (4.64)||0.261||0.339||0.381||4.19||0.974|
|3||Minnesota Twins||162||81||81||0||.500||13.0||738 (4.56)||692 (4.27)||0.270||0.341||0.393||3.77||0.978|
|4||California Angels||162||79||83||0||.488||15.0||629 (3.88)||657 (4.06)||0.253||0.317||0.348||3.53||0.975|
|5||Chicago White Sox||162||77||85||0||.475||17.0||652 (4.02)||705 (4.35)||0.256||0.322||0.372||3.86||0.977|
|6||Texas Rangers||162||57||105||0||.352||37.0||619 (3.82)||844 (5.21)||0.255||0.317||0.361||4.64||0.974|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The American League Championship Series, featured Baltimore Orioles, the Eastern Division winner, and the Oakland Athletics, the Western Division winner. The Athletics defeated the Orioles, 3 games to 2.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Reggie Jackson, an outfielder with the Oakland Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 336 out of a possible 336 points and 24 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Al Bumbry, an outfielder with the Baltimore Orioles. In the award's voting, he had 13 out of a possible 24 points and 13 first place votes.
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
Hall of Fame Game
The thirty-first annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 6 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Texas Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League by a score of 6 to 4.
- Merle Anthony
- Larry Barnett
- Joe Brinkman
- Nestor Chylak
- Bill Deegan
- Don Denkinger
- Lou DiMuro
- Jim Evans
- Red Flaherty
- Art Frantz
- Russ Goetz
- Bill Haller
- Jim Honochick
- John Rosengren: Hammerin' Hank, George Almighty and the Say Hey Kid: The Year That Changed Baseball Forever, Sourcebooks, Inc. Naperville, IL, 2008.
- Matthew Silverman: Swinging '73: Baseball's Wildest Season, Lyons Press, Guilford, CT, 2013. ISBN 978-0-7627-8060-0