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1973 Syracuse Chiefs

1973 > Class AAA > 1973 International League (North)
Overall: 76-70
Scored 657 runs, Allowed 627 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 76-70

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Bobby Cox
Represented: Syracuse, NY
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1972 / 1974

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Kenneth Bennett* 22 121 456 411 47 109 15 2 7 61 12 9 36 44 .265 .323 .363 .686 149 1 4 4
2 Rick Bladt 26 131 570 487 97 125 15 10 8 57 19 3 67 58 .257 .352 .378 .730 184 6 7 3
3 Jim Deidel 24 77 239 214 32 47 10 2 3 31 0 0 20 41 .220 .294 .327 .621 70 3 1 1
4 Rick Dempsey 23 122 451 387 53 96 14 4 6 47 11 4 55 43 .248 .338 .351 .689 136 1 1 7
5 Mike Ferraro 28 69 230 204 17 45 7 2 1 23 0 0 19 37 .221 .289 .289 .578 59 1 5 1
6 Mike Fiore* 28 110 435 344 45 84 14 4 8 46 2 0 74 55 .244 .383 .378 .761 130 5 9 3 Stats for 2 teams
7 Joe Grzenda 36 45 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
8 Jim Kennedy* 26 125 482 413 65 107 14 2 5 41 7 5 53 36 .259 .343 .339 .682 140 3 7 6
9 Jerry Kenney* 28 34 122 99 11 34 6 1 0 12 6 3 20 6 .343 .463 .424 .887 42 2 1 0
10 George Kopacz* 32 132 516 446 55 106 17 2 7 57 4 2 63 77 .238 .331 .332 .663 148 1 2 4
11 Tommy Matchick* 29 87 306 262 21 71 13 3 3 35 1 2 30 41 .271 .341 .378 .719 99 1 7 6
12 Wayne Nordhagen 24 130 476 438 46 115 15 0 13 70 9 3 34 98 .263 .321 .386 .707 169 4 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
13 Ed Pacheco 28 6 19 19 1 6 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 .316 .316 .368 .684 7 0 0 0
14 Fred Stanley 25 111 397 322 57 80 15 1 2 30 6 5 61 44 .248 .371 .320 .691 103 2 12 0
15 Ron Swoboda 29 26 96 85 15 25 3 0 6 14 1 1 11 18 .294 .375 .541 .916 46 0 0 0
16 Frank Tepedino* 25 41 176 164 21 47 7 2 3 24 4 3 10 29 .287 .326 .409 .734 67 0 1 1
17 Otto Velez 22 138 552 409 92 110 19 7 29 98 8 4 130 106 .269 .450 .562 1.012 230 8 1 4
18 George Zeber# 22 67 254 211 26 36 8 1 3 23 4 1 34 43 .171 .288 .261 .549 55 2 4 3
18 Players 25.7 146 5299 4499 657 1138 181 43 94 614 87 43 661 688 .253 .350 .375 .725 1687 36 60 43 43
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Tom Buskey 26 6 4 .600 2.90 30 2 0 0 5 87.0 76 34 28 7 28 2 52 3 0 2 1.195 7.9 0.7 2.9 5.4 1.86
2 Dave Cheadle* 21 7 9 .438 4.39 24 24 4 0 0 127.0 114 76 62 13 110 0 78 7 1 5 1.764 8.1 0.9 7.8 5.5 0.71
3 Al Closter* 30 9 11 .450 3.67 28 27 13 4 0 189.0 157 83 77 24 91 1 139 4 0 15 1.312 7.5 1.1 4.3 6.6 1.53
4 Ken Crosby 25 7 8 .467 5.19 29 21 5 1 0 137.0 142 87 79 14 52 6 73 6 0 5 1.416 9.3 0.9 3.4 4.8 1.40
5 Richard Earle 21 0 1 .000 15.75 2 2 0 0 0 4.0 7 7 7 1 4 0 0 1 0 1 2.750 15.8 2.2 9.0 0.0 0.00
6 Mike Ferraro 28 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.500 4.5 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
7 Larry Gowell 25 10 8 .556 3.40 27 24 7 2 0 159.0 144 71 60 9 77 4 104 13 0 9 1.390 8.2 0.5 4.4 5.9 1.35
8 Joe Grzenda* 36 7 6 .538 2.43 45 0 0 0 18 74.0 51 22 20 7 31 8 58 0 1 2 1.108 6.2 0.9 3.8 7.1 1.87
9 Ron Klimkowski 29 1 2 .333 7.36 12 1 0 0 0 33.0 51 32 27 4 6 0 12 2 0 0 1.727 13.9 1.1 1.6 3.3 2.00
10 Jim Magnuson* 26 7 4 .636 4.04 19 11 4 1 0 78.0 80 45 35 7 33 1 42 1 0 6 1.449 9.2 0.8 3.8 4.8 1.27
11 Jody Norris 20 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.250 2.2 0.0 0.0 4.5
12 Dave Pagan 23 2 3 .400 2.41 6 6 3 0 0 41.0 31 14 11 3 16 1 40 1 0 2 1.146 6.8 0.7 3.5 8.8 2.50
13 Mike Pazik* 23 13 8 .619 4.53 25 25 10 0 0 167.0 166 93 84 16 85 1 76 5 0 4 1.503 8.9 0.9 4.6 4.1 0.89
14 Gerry Pirtle 25 7 5 .583 4.83 43 3 1 0 6 95.0 103 60 51 7 43 8 56 0 0 2 1.537 9.8 0.7 4.1 5.3 1.30
15 Ken Poulsen 25 0 1 .000 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
15 Players 26.6 76 70 .521 4.08 146 146 99 47 12 29 1197.0 1126 627 542 112 578 32 732 44 2 53 1.424 8.5 0.8 4.3 5.5 1.27
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Rick Dempsey 111 585 69 9 12 .986 5.89 14
Jim Deidel 42 214 17 3 2 .987 5.50 5
Fred Stanley 1 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Kopacz 113 939 71 8 112 .992 8.94
Mike Fiore 48 370 33 7 32 .983 8.40 Stats for 2 teams
Frank Tepedino 6 62 5 0 5 1.000 11.17
Kenneth Bennett 2 5 0 0 1 1.000 2.50
Tommy Matchick 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Kennedy 78 181 184 18 62 .953 4.68
George Zeber 66 142 190 10 41 .971 5.03
Tommy Matchick 11 13 19 1 6 .970 2.91
Jerry Kenney 2 2 2 2 0 .667 2.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tommy Matchick 77 54 180 9 25 .963 3.04
Mike Ferraro 56 33 99 5 7 .964 2.36
Jim Kennedy 26 23 36 4 6 .937 2.27
Ed Pacheco 6 7 9 1 2 .941 2.67
Otto Velez 3 2 2 1 0 .800 1.33

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Fred Stanley 110 188 343 23 75 .958 4.83
Jerry Kenney 30 44 92 0 16 1.000 4.53
Jim Kennedy 19 21 54 3 10 .962 3.95

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Rick Bladt 130 286 13 7 5 .977 2.30
Wayne Nordhagen 129 222 9 8 1 .967 1.79 Stats for 2 teams
Otto Velez 121 175 9 9 3 .953 1.52
Kenneth Bennett 112 183 8 7 0 .965 1.71
Mike Fiore 31 32 4 2 1 .947 1.16 Stats for 2 teams
Ron Swoboda 25 33 3 0 0 1.000 1.44
Mike Ferraro 3 4 0 1 0 .800 1.33
Jerry Kenney 2 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50
Frank Tepedino 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joe Grzenda 45 1 19 0 1 1.000 0.44
Gerry Pirtle 43 8 22 3 1 .909 0.70
Tom Buskey 30 4 14 4 2 .818 0.60
Ken Crosby 29 7 13 1 1 .952 0.69
Al Closter 28 12 31 2 4 .956 1.54
Larry Gowell 27 11 25 0 2 1.000 1.33
Mike Pazik 25 6 24 0 0 1.000 1.20
Dave Cheadle 24 10 22 0 2 1.000 1.33
Jim Magnuson 19 4 10 1 1 .933 0.74
Ron Klimkowski 12 0 1 2 0 .333 0.08
Dave Pagan 6 1 4 1 2 .833 0.83
Richard Earle 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
Mike Ferraro 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jody Norris 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Ken Poulsen 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Kenneth Bennett 22 L L 5' 11.0" 180 May 9, 1951
Rick Bladt 26 R R 6' 1.0" 160 Dec 9, 1946 Santa Cruz, CA, US
Tom Buskey 26 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Feb 20, 1947 Harrisburg, PA, US
Dave Cheadle 21 L L 6' 2.0" 203 Feb 19, 1952 Greensboro, NC, US
Al Closter 30 L L 6' 2.0" 190 Jun 15, 1943 Creighton, NE, US
Ken Crosby 25 R R 6' 2.0" 179 Dec 15, 1947 New Denver, BC, CA
Jim Deidel 24 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Jun 6, 1949 Denver, CO, US
Rick Dempsey 23 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Sep 13, 1949 Fayetteville, TN, US
Richard Earle 21 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Apr 3, 1952
Mike Ferraro 28 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Aug 18, 1944 Kingston, NY, US
Mike Fiore 28 L L 6' 0.0" 175 Oct 11, 1944 Brooklyn, NY, US
Larry Gowell 25 R R 6' 2.0" 182 May 2, 1948 Lewiston, ME, US
Joe Grzenda 36 R L 6' 2.0" 180 Jun 8, 1937 Scranton, PA, US
Jim Kennedy 26 L R 5' 9.0" 160 Nov 1, 1946 Tulsa, OK, US
Jerry Kenney 28 L R 6' 1.0" 170 Jun 30, 1945 St. Louis, MO, US
Ron Klimkowski 29 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Mar 1, 1944 Jersey City, NJ, US
George Kopacz 32 L L 6' 1.0" 195 Feb 26, 1941 Chicago, IL, US
Jim Magnuson 26 R L 6' 2.0" 190 Aug 18, 1946 Marinette, WI, US
Tommy Matchick 29 L R 6' 1.0" 173 Sep 7, 1943 Hazleton, PA, US
Wayne Nordhagen 24 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Jul 4, 1948 Thief River Falls, MN, US
Jody Norris 20 R R 5' 11.0" 184 Jul 4, 1952
Ed Pacheco 28 R R 5' 11.0" 155 Dec 24, 1944
Dave Pagan 23 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Sep 15, 1949 Nipawin, SK, CA
Mike Pazik 23 L L 6' 2.0" 195 Jan 26, 1950 Lynn, MA, US
Gerry Pirtle 25 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Dec 3, 1947 Tulsa, OK, US
Ken Poulsen 25 L R 6' 1.0" 190 Aug 4, 1947 Van Nuys, CA, US
Fred Stanley 25 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Aug 13, 1947 Farnhamville, IA, US
Ron Swoboda 29 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Jun 30, 1944 Baltimore, MD, US
Frank Tepedino 25 L L 5' 11.0" 185 Nov 23, 1947 Brooklyn, NY, US
Otto Velez 22 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Nov 29, 1950 Ponce, PR
George Zeber 22 S R 5' 11.0" 170 Aug 29, 1950 Ellwood City, PA, US

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