1973 California Angels season


1973 California Angels season

MLB yearly infobox
name = California Angels
season = 1973
misc =

current league = American League
y1 = 1961
division = West Division
y2 = 1969
Uniform logo =
ballpark = Anaheim Stadium
y4 = 1966
city = Anaheim, California
y5 = 1966
owners = Gene Autry
managers = Bobby Winkles
television =KTLA
radio = KMPC
(Dick Enberg, Don Drysdale, Dave Niehaus)|

The California Angels 1973 season involved the Angels finishing 4th in the American League west with a record of 79 wins and 83 losses.

Offseason

* November 28, 1972: Frank Robinson was traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers with Billy Grabarkewitz, Bill Singer, Mike Strahler, and Bobby Valentine to the California Angels for Andy Messersmith and Ken McMullen.

Regular Season

* Nolan Ryan set a Major League Baseball record for most strikeouts in a season with 383.

*On July 3, 1973, Nolan Ryan struck out Sal Bando for the 1000th strikeout in his career. [ [http://www.smackbomb.com/nolanryan/strikeouts.html The Nolan Ryan Express | The Strikeout King | smackbomb.com/nolanryan ] ]

eason standings

Player stats

*Major League Baseball single-season record

Transactions

*June 5, 1973: Brian Kingman was drafted by the California Angels in the 12th round of the 1973 amateur draft, but did not sign. [http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/kingmbr01.shtml]
*October 22, 1973: Steve Barber was traded by the California Angels with Ken Berry, Art Kusnyer, Clyde Wright, and cash to the Milwaukee Brewers for Ellie Rodriguez, Skip Lockwood, Gary Ryerson, Ollie Brown, and Joe Lahoud. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/barbest01.shtml Steve Barber Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com ] ]

Farm system [Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., "The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997]

* Class AAA: Salt Lake City Angels (Pacific Coast League; Les Moss, manager)
* Class AA: El Paso Sun Kings (Texas League; Norm Sherry and Moose Stubing, managers)
* Class A: Salinas Packers (California League; Jim Saul, manager)
* Class A: Quad Cities Angels (Midwest League; Dick Kinaman, manager)
* Rookie: Idaho Falls Angels (Pioneer League; Bob Clear, manager)

References

* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CAL/1973.shtml 1973 California Angels team page at Baseball Reference]
* [http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1973&t=CAL 1973 California Angels team page at www.baseball-almanac.com]


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