1973 American League
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 Season summary
- 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|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
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.
 Award winners
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.
 Gold Gloves
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.
 Notable events
- Merle Anthony
- Larry Barnett
- Joe Brinkman
- Nestor Chylak
- Bill Deegan
- Don Denkinger
- Lou DiMuro
- Jim Evans
- Red Flaherty
- Art Frantz
- Russ Goetz
 Further Reading
- 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