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1973 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

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Team Record:  88-74   .543
Result:   2nd in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Jack McKeon
General Manager:   Cedric Tallis
Stadium:  Royals Stadium
Attendance:  1,345,341
Playoffs: Season in progress

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Joe Hoerner (36)
Youngest Player:  George Brett (20)
Longest Tenure:  Tom Burgmeier, Dick Drago, Al Fitzmorris, Paul Schaal, Ed Kirkpatrick, Lou Piniella (5)
Top Hitter:  John Mayberry (5)
Top Pitcher:  Paul Splittorff (25)
Top Draft Pick:  Lew Olsen (#9)

Roster Continuity:  73.32%
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Oakland9468.580--
KC Royals8874.5436.0
Minnesota8181.50013.0
California7983.48815.0
Chi White Sox7785.47517.0
Texas57105.35237.0

TEAM INFORMATION
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1973-04-06@ CAL1L  2-30-1427,240Steve BusbyNolan RyanNolan RyanSteve Busby 23-1
1973-04-07@ CAL2W  12-51-1317,151Wayne SimpsonClyde WrightWayne SimpsonClyde Wright 1486
1973-04-08@ CAL3W  6-52-137,390Dick DragoRudy MayDick DragoRudy MayBruce Dal Canton20137
1973-04-10vs TEX4W  12-13-1239,464 Paul SplittorffPete BrobergPaul SplittorffPete Broberg 321418
1973-04-11vs TEX5W  9-64-118,581 Steve BusbyDon StanhouseGene GarberDon Stanhouse 412021
1973-04-12vs TEX6L  0-44-229,345 Wayne SimpsonDick BosmanDick BosmanWayne Simpson 412417
1973-04-13@ CHA7W  12-55-212,977Dick DragoEddie FisherDick DragoEddie FisherBruce Dal Canton532924
1973-04-14@ CHA8W  3-06-2111,996Paul SplittorffWilbur WoodPaul SplittorffWilbur Wood 562927
1973-04-15@ CHA9W  12-57-2113,472Steve BusbyStan BahnsenSteve BusbyStan BahnsenTom Burgmeier683434
1973-04-17vs OAK10W  5-48-2122,119 Wayne SimpsonVida BlueGene GarberHoracio Pina 733835
1973-04-18vs OAK11L  6-78-3117,717 Dick DragoCatfish HunterHoracio PinaBruce Dal Canton 794534
1973-04-19vs OAK12W  16-89-3117,441 Paul SplittorffBlue Moon OdomPaul SplittorffBlue Moon OdomGene Garber955342
1973-04-20vs CHA13L  2-169-4113,077 Steve BusbyStan BahnsenStan BahnsenSteve Busby 976928
1973-04-22vs CHA14L  4-810-510 Dick DragoWilbur WoodWilbur WoodDick DragoTerry Forster1017724
1973-04-22vs CHA15W  6-110-5124,394 Ken WrightRich GossageKen WrightRich GossageGene Garber1077829
1973-04-24vs MIL16L  1-910-628,736 Paul SplittorffJerry BellJerry BellPaul Splittorff 1088721
1973-04-25vs MIL17W  3-211-619,378 Wayne SimpsonJim SlatonWayne SimpsonJim SlatonGene Garber1118922
1973-04-26vs MIL18L  3-711-738,125 Ken WrightGary RyersonRay NewmanGene Garber 1149618
1973-04-27@ DET19W  3-012-7216,345Steve BusbyJim PerrySteve BusbyJim Perry 1179621
1973-04-28@ DET20W  7-413-7112,231Paul SplittorffMickey LolichGene GarberJohn Hiller 12410024
1973-04-29@ DET21L  1-613-8216,245Wayne SimpsonJoe ColemanJoe ColemanWayne Simpson 12510619
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1973-05-01@ NYA22L  1-613-927,488Ken WrightSteve KlineSteve KlineKen WrightSparky Lyle12611214
1973-05-02@ NYA23W  4-314-927,604Paul SplittorffDoc MedichPaul SplittorffDoc MedichGene Garber13011515
1973-05-04@ MIL24W  5-315-9211,597Steve BusbyJim SlatonSteve BusbyJim SlatonGene Garber13511817
1973-05-05@ MIL25W  9-716-929,888Wayne SimpsonBill ParsonsBruce Dal CantonFrank Linzy 14412519
1973-05-06@ MIL26L  2-316-10210,821Dick DragoJerry BellJerry BellDick Drago 14612818
1973-05-08vs DET27W  7-217-10213,065 Paul SplittorffWoodie FrymanPaul SplittorffWoodie Fryman 15313023
1973-05-09vs DET28L  1-417-11215,680 Steve BusbyJim PerryJim PerrySteve BusbyJohn Hiller15413420
1973-05-10vs DET29W  8-218-11211,412 Dick DragoJoe ColemanDick DragoJoe Coleman 16213626
1973-05-11vs MIN30W  6-219-11219,565 Bruce Dal CantonBert BlylevenBruce Dal CantonBert Blyleven 16813830
1973-05-12vs MIN31W  4-220-11223,948 Paul SplittorffBill HandsPaul SplittorffBill Hands 17214032
1973-05-13vs MIN32L  0-520-12225,661 Steve BusbyDick WoodsonDick WoodsonSteve Busby 17214527
1973-05-14vs CAL33L  2-320-13210,053 Dick DragoBill SingerBill SingerDick Drago 17414826
1973-05-15vs CAL34L  0-320-14212,205 Bruce Dal CantonNolan RyanNolan RyanBruce Dal Canton 17415123
1973-05-16@ TEX35L  1-220-15316,663Paul SplittorffPete BrobergSteve FoucaultPaul Splittorff 17515322
1973-05-17@ TEX36W  6-121-1525,522Wayne SimpsonSonny SiebertWayne SimpsonSonny SiebertGene Garber18115427
1973-05-18@ OAK37L  4-521-1637,535Steve BusbyKen HoltzmanKen HoltzmanSteve Busby 18515926
1973-05-19@ OAK38W  5-222-16327,912Dick DragoVida BlueDick DragoVida BlueDoug Bird19016129
1973-05-20@ OAK39W  8-223-1638,249Paul SplittorffBlue Moon OdomPaul SplittorffBlue Moon Odom 19816335
1973-05-21@ OAK40L  0-523-17315,675Bruce Dal CantonCatfish HunterCatfish HunterBruce Dal Canton 19816830
1973-05-22@ MIN41L  7-823-1834,951Wayne SimpsonDick WoodsonDick WoodsonWayne SimpsonKen Sanders20517629
1973-05-23@ MIN42L  6-823-1936,444Steve BusbyJim KaatDave GoltzSteve BusbyRay Corbin21118427
1973-05-24@ MIN43L  0-223-2054,585Dick DragoBert BlylevenBert BlylevenDick Drago 21118625
1973-05-25@ MIN44W  5-424-2036,890Paul SplittorffBill HandsBruce Dal CantonJim StricklandNorm Angelini21619026
1973-05-27vs BOS45W  13-325-2130 Gene GarberLuis TiantGene GarberLuis Tiant 22919336
1973-05-27vs BOS46L  2-725-21323,952 Steve BusbyJohn CurtisJohn CurtisSteve Busby 23120031
1973-05-28vs BOS47W  5-426-21310,176 Dick DragoMarty PattinDoug BirdBob Veale 23620432
1973-05-29vs BAL48L  2-326-22410,417 Paul SplittorffJim PalmerJim PalmerPaul Splittorff 23820731
1973-05-30vs BAL49L  4-526-23411,378 Wayne SimpsonDave McNallyDave McNallyWayne SimpsonBob Reynolds24221230
1973-05-31vs BAL50W  4-127-23411,975 Gene GarberMike CuellarGene GarberMike Cuellar 24621333
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1973-06-01vs CLE51W  5-428-2349,629 Dick DragoDick TidrowDick DragoTom Hilgendorf 25121734
1973-06-02vs CLE52W  5-129-23314,919 Paul SplittorffMilt WilcoxPaul SplittorffMilt WilcoxDoug Bird25621838
1973-06-03vs CLE53W  5-430-23214,251 Steve BusbyGaylord PerryBruce Dal CantonRay Lamb 26122239
1973-06-04@ BOS54L  3-930-24210,653Gene GarberJohn CurtisJohn CurtisGene GarberDon Newhauser26423133
1973-06-05@ BOS55L  2-930-25310,966Dick DragoMarty PattinMarty PattinDick Drago 26624026
1973-06-06@ BOS56L  4-530-26312,488Ken WrightBill LeeBill LeeDoug Bird 27024525
1973-06-08vs NYA57L  1-830-27419,624 Gene GarberDoc MedichDoc MedichGene GarberSparky Lyle27125318
1973-06-09vs NYA58L  4-630-28425,083 Dick DragoFred BeenePat DobsonDoug BirdSparky Lyle27525916
1973-06-10vs NYA59W  7-431-28322,835 Paul SplittorffMel StottlemyrePaul SplittorffMel Stottlemyre 28226319
1973-06-12@ BAL60L  4-631-2946,406Steve BusbyJim PalmerGrant JacksonDoug Bird 28626917
1973-06-13@ BAL61W  2-032-2938,059Dick DragoDave McNallyDick DragoDave McNally 28826919
1973-06-14@ BAL62L  3-832-3056,067Mark LittellDoyle AlexanderGrant JacksonGene Garber 29127714
1973-06-15@ CLE63W  7-233-3047,654Paul SplittorffDick TidrowPaul SplittorffDick Tidrow 29827919
1973-06-16@ CLE64W  5-234-3045,726Steve BusbyDick BosmanGene GarberTom Hilgendorf 30328122
1973-06-17@ CLE65W  6-336-3030Dick DragoGaylord PerryDick DragoGaylord Perry 30928425
1973-06-17@ CLE66W  6-236-30311,943Ken WrightMike KekichKen WrightMike KekichGene Garber31528629
1973-06-18vs OAK67L  5-936-31322,247 Mark LittellDave HamiltonDave HamiltonMark LittellRollie Fingers32029525
1973-06-19vs OAK68L  6-1136-32523,934 Paul SplittorffCatfish HunterHoracio PinaGene Garber 32630620
1973-06-20vs OAK69W  5-437-32320,426 Steve BusbyVida BlueGene GarberPaul Lindblad 33131021
1973-06-22vs TEX70L  0-337-33414,320 Dick DragoJim MerrittJim MerrittDick DragoBill Gogolewski33131318
1973-06-23vs TEX71W  8-738-33311,672 Paul SplittorffPete BrobergKen WrightMike Paul 33932019
1973-06-24vs TEX72W  7-440-3310 Steve BusbyJim BibbySteve BusbyJim Bibby 34632422
1973-06-24vs TEX73W  10-640-33120,050 Mark LittellLloyd AllenMark LittellLloyd AllenBruce Dal Canton35633026
1973-06-25@ CAL74L  2-540-34218,048Ken WrightNolan RyanNolan RyanKen Wright 35833523
1973-06-26@ CAL75L  5-640-35410,691Dick DragoRudy MayDave SellsDick Drago 36334122
1973-06-27@ OAK76L  2-340-3647,990Paul SplittorffCatfish HunterCatfish HunterPaul Splittorff 36534421
1973-06-28@ OAK77L  2-340-3755,665Steve BusbyVida BlueVida BlueSteve BusbyRollie Fingers36734720
1973-06-29@ TEX78L  0-340-3859,619Mark LittellJim BibbyJim BibbyMark Littell 36735017
1973-06-30@ TEX79W  8-342-3850Dick DragoSteve DunningDick DragoBill Gogolewski 37535322
1973-06-30@ TEX80W  4-242-38511,461Ken WrightSonny SiebertKen WrightSonny SiebertDoug Bird37935524
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1973-07-01@ TEX81L  3-842-3954,642Paul SplittorffJim MerrittJim MerrittPaul Splittorff 38236319
1973-07-02vs MIN82L  2-542-40511,724 Steve BusbyDick WoodsonDick WoodsonSteve BusbyRay Corbin38436816
1973-07-03vs MIN83W  7-643-40523,126 Mark LittellBert BlylevenGene GarberKen Sanders 39137417
1973-07-04@ MIN84W  5-444-40545,890Dick DragoEddie BaneDick DragoRay CorbinGene Garber39637818
1973-07-05@ MIN85W  12-1045-4048,787Paul SplittorffJoe DeckerPaul SplittorffJoe DeckerGene Garber40838820
1973-07-06vs DET86W  12-146-40217,313 Steve BusbyJoe ColemanSteve BusbyJoe Coleman 42038931
1973-07-07vs DET87W  5-247-40225,178 Ken WrightJim PerryKen WrightJim Perry 42539134
1973-07-08vs DET88L  0-347-41324,912 Dick DragoMike StrahlerMike StrahlerDick DragoJohn Hiller42539431
1973-07-09@ MIL89W  13-648-4128,312Paul SplittorffJerry BellPaul SplittorffJerry BellDoug Bird43840038
1973-07-10@ MIL90W  5-349-41213,236Steve BusbyJim ColbornSteve BusbyJim Colborn 44340340
1973-07-11@ MIL91L  1-849-4228,594Ken WrightEduardo RodriguezEduardo RodriguezKen Wright 44441133
1973-07-12@ NYA92L  3-1049-43215,323Dick DragoPat DobsonPat DobsonDick Drago 44742126
1973-07-13@ NYA93L  0-549-44215,690Gene GarberMel StottlemyreMel StottlemyreGene Garber 44742621
1973-07-14@ NYA94W  4-250-44214,966Steve BusbyDoc MedichSteve BusbyDoc MedichDoug Bird45142823
1973-07-15@ NYA95L  0-250-45210,906Ken WrightSam McDowellSam McDowellKen WrightSparky Lyle45143021
1973-07-16@ DET96W  10-251-45227,360Dick DragoMike StrahlerDick DragoMike Strahler 46143229
1973-07-17@ DET97W  4-352-45219,903Al FitzmorrisMickey LolichAl FitzmorrisMickey LolichDoug Bird46543530
1973-07-18@ DET98L  4-1452-46219,256Steve BusbyJoe ColemanJoe ColemanSteve Busby 46944920
1973-07-20vs MIL99W  6-153-46216,129 Dick DragoChris ShortDick DragoChris ShortJoe Hoerner47545025
1973-07-21vs MIL100W  5-454-46236,032 Ken WrightJim SlatonKen WrightJim SlatonDoug Bird48045426
1973-07-22vs MIL101W  7-555-46215,021 Steve BusbyJim ColbornDoug BirdEduardo Rodriguez 48745928
1973-07-26vs CHA102L  4-756-4720 Dick DragoWilbur WoodWilbur WoodDick DragoCy Acosta49146625
1973-07-26vs CHA103W  1-056-47222,589 Paul SplittorffStan BahnsenPaul SplittorffStan Bahnsen 49246626
1973-07-27vs CHA104W  2-157-47223,061 Steve BusbySteve StoneSteve BusbyTerry Forster 49446727
1973-07-28vs CAL105L  8-1957-48214,228 Ken WrightRudy MayAurelio MonteagudoKen Wright 50248616
1973-07-29vs CAL106W  7-059-4820 Al FitzmorrisBill SingerAl FitzmorrisBill Singer 50948623
1973-07-29vs CAL107W  7-659-48223,306 Dick DragoNolan RyanJoe HoernerRudy May 51649224
1973-07-31@ CHA108W  2-160-48219,630Paul SplittorffSteve StonePaul SplittorffSteve StoneJoe Hoerner51849325
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1973-08-01@ CHA109W  4-261-48211,537Steve BusbyWilbur WoodSteve BusbyWilbur WoodJoe Hoerner52249527
1973-08-02@ CHA110W  3-162-48111,775Dick DragoStan BahnsenDick DragoStan BahnsenGene Garber52549629
1973-08-03@ MIN111W  4-263-48120,024Al FitzmorrisJim KaatAl FitzmorrisJim KaatDoug Bird52949831
1973-08-04@ MIN112W  6-464-48126,468Paul SplittorffDick WoodsonGene GarberDick Woodson 53550233
1973-08-05@ MIN113L  1-764-49215,311Steve BusbyBert BlylevenBert BlylevenSteve Busby 53650927
1973-08-07vs BOS114W  7-665-49122,181 Dick DragoDick PoleDoug BirdCraig Skok 54351528
1973-08-08vs BOS115L  4-965-50118,985 Paul SplittorffLuis TiantLuis TiantPaul Splittorff 54752423
1973-08-09vs BOS116W  3-266-50117,167 Steve BusbyBill LeeSteve BusbyBill LeeDoug Bird55052624
1973-08-10vs BAL117W  2-167-50122,294 Al FitzmorrisDoyle AlexanderAl FitzmorrisDoyle AlexanderDoug Bird55252725
1973-08-11vs BAL118W  9-468-50137,010 Paul SplittorffDave McNallyPaul SplittorffDave McNally 56153130
1973-08-12vs BAL119L  6-1068-51122,089 Dick DragoJim PalmerJim PalmerDick DragoBob Reynolds56754126
1973-08-14vs CLE120W  8-569-51118,047 Steve BusbyGaylord PerrySteve BusbyGaylord PerryDoug Bird57554629
1973-08-15vs CLE121W  5-170-51116,268 Al FitzmorrisTom TimmermannAl FitzmorrisTom Timmermann 58054733
1973-08-16vs CLE122L  4-1070-52217,235 Paul SplittorffDick TidrowDick TidrowPaul Splittorff 58455727
1973-08-17@ BOS123L  4-670-53227,224Dick DragoRoger MoretRoger MoretDick DragoMarty Pattin58856325
1973-08-18@ BOS124L  5-870-54220,065Paul SplittorffDick PoleDick PolePaul SplittorffBobby Bolin59357122
1973-08-19@ BOS125L  3-470-55227,356Al FitzmorrisBill LeeBill LeeAl FitzmorrisBobby Bolin59657521
1973-08-20vs NYA126W  6-271-55224,542 Steve BusbyMel StottlemyreSteve BusbyMel StottlemyreDoug Bird60257725
1973-08-21vs NYA127W  5-472-55221,325 Dick DragoFritz PetersonSteve MingoriFritz PetersonJoe Hoerner60758126
1973-08-22vs NYA128W  8-773-55224,708 Paul SplittorffSam McDowellDoug BirdSparky Lyle 61558827
1973-08-24@ BAL129L  0-673-56217,058Al FitzmorrisDave McNallyDave McNallyAl Fitzmorris 61559421
1973-08-25@ BAL130L  1-773-57215,604Steve BusbyDoyle AlexanderDoyle AlexanderSteve Busby 61660115
1973-08-26@ BAL131L  1-1073-58215,285Paul SplittorffJim PalmerJim PalmerPaul SplittorffEddie Watt6176116
1973-08-28@ CLE132L  3-473-5928,015Dick DragoTom TimmermannTom TimmermannDick DragoTom Hilgendorf6206155
1973-08-29@ CLE133W  3-274-5923,471Steve BusbyDick TidrowSteve BusbyDick TidrowDoug Bird6236176
1973-08-31vs OAK134L  7-1074-60236,242 Paul SplittorffKen HoltzmanRollie FingersDoug Bird 6306273
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1973-09-01vs OAK135W  10-975-60238,468 Al FitzmorrisCatfish HunterJoe HoernerDarold Knowles 6406364
1973-09-02vs OAK136W  6-576-60235,466 Steve BusbyVida BlueSteve BusbyVida BlueGene Garber6466415
1973-09-03vs MIN137L  5-1176-61211,134 Dick DragoDave GoltzBill CampbellGene Garber 651652-1
1973-09-04vs MIN138L  0-676-6229,741 Paul SplittorffBert BlylevenBert BlylevenPaul Splittorff 651658-7
1973-09-08vs CAL139L  6-976-6420 Al FitzmorrisBill SingerAurelio MonteagudoSteve Mingori 657667-10
1973-09-08vs CAL140L  3-476-64211,043 Paul SplittorffRich HandRich HandPaul SplittorffDave Sells660671-11
1973-09-09vs CAL141W  9-578-6420 Dick DragoAndy HasslerSteve MingoriAndy HasslerDoug Bird669676-7
1973-09-09vs CAL142W  6-378-64216,636 Mark LittellFrank TananaAl FitzmorrisFrank Tanana 675679-4
1973-09-10@ OAK143L  0-1378-65247,570Steve BusbyVida BlueVida BlueSteve Busby 675692-17
1973-09-11@ OAK144L  1-378-66212,354Gene GarberGlenn AbbottGlenn AbbottGene Garber 676695-19
1973-09-12@ OAK145W  5-079-66210,788Paul SplittorffKen HoltzmanPaul SplittorffKen HoltzmanDoug Bird681695-14
1973-09-13@ CAL146W  5-480-6624,482Al FitzmorrisRich HandAl FitzmorrisRich HandDoug Bird686699-13
1973-09-14@ CAL147L  2-380-6725,693Steve BusbyFrank TananaFrank TananaSteve Busby 688702-14
1973-09-15@ CAL148L  1-380-68219,183Gene GarberNolan RyanNolan RyanGene Garber 689705-16
1973-09-16@ CAL149W  4-081-6825,014Paul SplittorffBill SingerPaul SplittorffBill Singer 693705-12
1973-09-17vs MIN150L  3-881-6928,571 Steve BusbyRay CorbinRay CorbinSteve BusbyBill Campbell696713-17
1973-09-18vs MIN151W  4-382-6929,350 Al FitzmorrisBert BlylevenAl FitzmorrisBert BlylevenSteve Mingori700716-16
1973-09-19vs CHA152L  3-482-7029,051 Gene GarberWilbur WoodCy AcostaSteve Mingori 703720-17
1973-09-20vs CHA153W  10-383-7028,030 Paul SplittorffTerry ForsterPaul SplittorffTerry ForsterDoug Bird713723-10
1973-09-21vs CHA154L  5-683-71214,012 Wayne SimpsonJim KaatCy AcostaDick Drago 718729-11
1973-09-22vs TEX155W  5-384-71215,190 Al FitzmorrisSonny SiebertSteve MingoriJackie Brown 723732-9
1973-09-23vs TEX156W  7-485-71211,183 Paul SplittorffJim BibbyPaul SplittorffJim BibbyDoug Bird730736-6
1973-09-25@ CHA157W  6-286-7125,453Steve BusbyTerry ForsterSteve BusbyTerry Forster 736738-2
1973-09-26@ CHA158W  6-287-7125,570Paul SplittorffStan BahnsenPaul SplittorffStan BahnsenDoug Bird7427402
1973-09-27@ CHA159L  2-387-7221,729Al FitzmorrisJim KaatJim KaatAl Fitzmorris 7447431
1973-09-28@ TEX160L  4-587-7324,445Mark LittellJim BibbyJim BibbyMark Littell 7487480
1973-09-29@ TEX161W  7-188-7328,139Steve BusbyDavid ClydeSteve BusbyDavid ClydeDoug Bird7557496
1973-09-30@ TEX162L  0-388-7423,438Steve MingoriPete BrobergPete BrobergSteve Mingori 7557523


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