Season Record: 81-81 Standing: 2nd
Attendance: 1,574,012 Manager: Red Schoendienst
Opening day Lineup: (St.Louis: 5, Pirates: 7, Away, April 6th)
LF - Lou Brock
2B - Ted Sizemore
CF - Jose Cruz
1B - Joe Torre
C - Ted Simmons
3B - Ken Reitz
RF - Bernie Carbo
SS - Ray Busse
P - Bob Gibson
All Stars: (All-Star game summary)
Gold Glove Winners:
Award voting: League Leaders:
Lou Brock - 6th
Stolen Bases - Lou Brock - 118
Ted Simmons - 14th
Sacrifice Hits - Ted Sizemore - 25
They said it... Fun facts:
The season starts with a new outfield wall from wagon-gate to wagon-gate. The new wall shortens the distancs by 10 feet in hopes of increasing offense, however only 7 additional home runs are hit into the new area. (The wall will last until the start of the 1977 season.)
The game times for April, May and September, are moved to 7:30pm in hopes that more kids would be able to attend the games.
All three Cruz brother, Jose, Hector, and Tommy, played for the Cardinals in 1973.
Joe Torre hits for the cycle on 6/23 at Pittsburgh, collecting the single with two outs in the ninth.
1973 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com) 1973 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
(Tell me your highlights from 1973!)
NL Championship: Mets over Reds (3-2) World Series: A's over Mets (4-3)
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