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1973 Pacific Coast League season

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The 1973 Pacific Coast League season was the 70th in the league's history, and ended with the Spokane Indians winning the league championship in their first year back after not playing in 1972.

Spokane replaced the departing Portland Beavers, and Tucson became the Oakland Athletics' new Triple-A affiliate.

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[edit] Final standings

Playoff teams in bold.

East Division W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Tucson Toros 84 60 .583 - Sherm Lollar Oakland Athletics
Salt Lake City Angels 79 65 .549 5 Les Moss California Angels
Phoenix Giants 70 73 .490 13½ Jim Davenport San Francisco Giants
Albuquerque Dukes 62 82 .432 22 Stan Wasiak Los Angeles Dodgers
West Division W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Spokane Indians 81 63 .563 - Del Wilber Texas Rangers
Hawaii Islanders 70 74 .486 11 Rocky Bridges San Diego Padres
Tacoma Twins 65 79 .451 16 Kerby Farrell Minnesota Twins
Eugene Emeralds 64 79 .448 16½ Jim Bunning Philadelphia Phillies

[edit] Championship Finals

Tucson vs. Spokane
Date Away Home
September 4 Tucson 3 Spokane 4
10 innings
September 5 Tucson 1 Spokane 3
September 6 Spokane 9 Tucson 6
Spokane wins series 3-0


[edit] League Leaders

[edit] Batting

  • Batting Average Steve Ontiveros, Phoenix, .357
  • Runs Scored Bill Madlock, Spokane, 119
  • Hits Mickey Rivers, Salt Lake City, 187
  • Doubles Ontiveros, 32
  • Triples Ontiveros, 16
  • Home Runs Gene Martin, Eugene-Hawaii, 31
  • Runs Batted In Martin 108
  • Stolen Bases Rivers, 40

[edit] Pitching

[edit] All-Star Team

[edit] Eastern Division

[edit] Western Division

[edit] References

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball W. Lloyd Johnson and Miles Wolff, editors. Baseball America, 1993.

1974 Baseball Guide

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