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|1973 in baseball|
|1973 National League|
|Cuban National 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||New York Mets||161||82||79||0||.509||-.-||608 (3.78)||588 (3.65)||0.246||0.314||0.338||3.26||0.980|
|2||St. Louis Cardinals||162||81||81||0||.500||1.5||643 (3.97)||603 (3.72)||0.259||0.324||0.357||3.25||0.974|
|3||Pittsburgh Pirates||162||80||82||0||.494||2.5||704 (4.35)||693 (4.28)||0.261||0.314||0.405||3.73||0.976|
|4||Montreal Expos||162||79||83||0||.488||3.5||668 (4.12)||702 (4.33)||0.251||0.336||0.364||3.71||0.974|
|5||Chicago Cubs||161||77||84||0||.478||5.0||614 (3.81)||655 (4.07)||0.247||0.319||0.357||3.66||0.975|
|6||Philadelphia Phillies||162||71||91||0||.438||11.5||642 (3.96)||717 (4.43)||0.249||0.308||0.371||3.99||0.978|
|1||Cincinnati Reds||162||99||63||0||.611||-.-||741 (4.57)||621 (3.83)||0.254||0.332||0.383||3.40||0.982|
|2||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||95||66||1||.586||3.5||675 (4.17)||565 (3.49)||0.263||0.323||0.371||3.00||0.981|
|3||San Francisco Giants||162||88||74||0||.543||11.0||739 (4.56)||702 (4.33)||0.262||0.333||0.407||3.79||0.974|
|4||Houston Astros||162||82||80||0||.506||17.0||681 (4.20)||672 (4.15)||0.251||0.310||0.376||3.75||0.982|
|5||Atlanta Braves||162||76||85||1||.469||22.5||799 (4.93)||774 (4.78)||0.266||0.337||0.427||4.25||0.974|
|6||San Diego Padres||162||60||102||0||.370||39.0||548 (3.38)||770 (4.75)||0.244||0.295||0.351||4.16||0.973|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Pete Rose (rosepe01), an outfielder with the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, he had 274 out of a possible 336 points and 12 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Gary Matthews (matthga01), an outfielder with the San Francisco Giants. In the award's voting, he had 11 out of a possible 24 points and 11 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.
 Monthly Awards
- Player of the Month Award
 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 National League's Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Texas Rangers of the American League by a score of 6 to 4.
 Notable events
 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