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The 1973 Montreal Expos season was the fifth season in the history of the franchise. The Expos finished in fourth place in the National League East with a record of 79–83, 3½ games behind the New York Mets.

1973 Montreal Expos
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record79–83 (.488)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Charles Bronfman
General manager(s)Jim Fanning
Manager(s)Gene Mauch
Local televisionCBC Television
(Dave Van Horne, Duke Snider)
Télévision de Radio-Canada
(Jean-Pierre Roy, Guy Ferron)
Local radioCFCF (English)
(Dave Van Horne, Russ Taylor)
CKAC (French)
(Jean-Pierre Roy, Jacques Doucet)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Spring trainingEdit

After holding spring training at West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium in West Palm Beach, Florida, from 1969 to 1972, the Expos moved to City Island Ball Park in Daytona Beach, Florida, for spring training in 1973. They would train at City Island Ball Park through 1980 before returning to West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium for the 1981 season.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Mets 82 79 0.509 43–38 39–41
St. Louis Cardinals 81 81 0.500 43–38 38–43
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 41–40 39–42
Montreal Expos 79 83 0.488 43–38 36–45
Chicago Cubs 77 84 0.478 5 41–39 36–45
Philadelphia Phillies 71 91 0.438 11½ 38–43 33–48

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1973 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 7–5 5–13 11–7 2–15–1 6–6 6–6 6–6 7–5 12–6 8–10 6–6
Chicago 5–7 8–4 6–6 5–7 9–9 10–7 10–8 6–12 7–5 2–10 9–9
Cincinnati 13–5 4–8 11–7 11–7 8–4 8–4 8–4 7–5 13–5 10–8 6–6
Houston 7–11 6–6 7–11 11–7 6–6 6–6 7–5 6–6 10–8 11–7 5–7
Los Angeles 15–2–1 7–5 7–11 7–11 7–5 7–5 9–3 10–2 9–9 9–9 8–4
Montreal 6–6 9–9 4–8 6–6 5–7 9–9 13–5 6–12 7–5 6–6 8–10
New York 6–6 7–10 4–8 6–6 5–7 9–9 9–9 13–5 8–4 5–7 10–8
Philadelphia 6-6 8–10 4–8 5–7 3–9 5–13 9–9 8–10 9–3 5–7 9–9
Pittsburgh 5–7 12–6 5–7 6–6 2–10 12–6 5–13 10–8 8–4 5–7 10–8
San Diego 6–12 5–7 5–13 8–10 9–9 5–7 4–8 3–9 4–8 7–11 4–8
San Francisco 10–8 10–2 8–10 7–11 9–9 6–6 7–5 7–5 7–5 11–7 6–6
St. Louis 6–6 9–9 6–6 7–5 4–8 10–8 8–10 9–9 8–10 8–4 6–6


Opening Day lineupEdit

Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C John Boccabella 118 403 94 .233 7 46
1B Mike Jorgensen 138 413 95 .230 9 47
2B Ron Hunt 113 401 124 .309 0 18
3B Bob Bailey 151 513 140 .273 26 86
SS Tim Foli 126 458 110 .240 2 36
LF Ron Fairly 142 413 123 .298 17 49
CF Ron Woods 135 318 73 .230 3 31
RF Ken Singleton 162 560 169 .302 23 103

Other battersEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Pepe Frías 100 225 52 .231 0 22
Bob Stinson 48 111 29 .261 3 12
Bernie Allen 16 50 9 .180 2 9
Coco Laboy 22 33 4 .121 1 2
Jim Cox 9 15 2 .133 0 0
José Morales 5 5 2 .400 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Steve Rogers 17 134 10 5 1.54 64

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mike Marshall 92 14 11 31 2.66 124
Tom Walker 54 7 5 4 3.63 68
Pat Jarvis 28 2 1 0 3.20 19
Joe Gilbert 21 1 2 1 4.97 17
Craig Caskey 9 0 0 0 5.65 6
John Montague 4 0 0 0 3.52 7

Award winnersEdit

All-StarsEdit

1973 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm systemEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Dan Boitano at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Carl Morton at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Jeff Reardon at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Tim Ireland at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Warren Cromartie at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Bernie Allen at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Coco Laboy at Baseball Reference

ReferencesEdit

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
  • 1973 Montreal Expos at Baseball Reference
  • 1973 Montreal Expos at Baseball Almanac