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Tuesday May 15, 1973
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

American League batting statistics through games of May 15, 1973:

   Club          AB    R     H    2B   3B   HR   RBI   SB   CS   BB    SO   Avg
Chicago          948  135   263   47    9   21   121   17   17  112   165  .277
Boston           976  135   263   50    7   33   127   16    5  101   148  .270
Oakland         1218  161   325   41    4   35   155   29   11  127   192  .267
Minnesota        988  131   261   44   10   24   120    9    9  106   181  .264
Kansas City     1164  174   301   61    7   24   162   25   14  141   156  .259
New York        1032  130   266   42    2   21   125   10   12  101   125  .258
California      1001  100   249   38    7   15    99   18   11   71   130  .249
Detroit         1100  120   265   49    8   22   106    8    7  113   129  .241
Texas            969  105   224   35    4   17    96   19   11   91   151  .231
Cleveland       1124  115   253   37    3   24   108    2   12   94   175  .225
Milwaukee       1011  115   221   37    9   31   110   16    9   93   180  .219
Baltimore       1062  102   232   34    7   18    91   25   12  116   129  .219

 Batting Leaders         G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Ed Kirkpatrick (KC)      27   99   23   35  11   1   3   19   1   3    9    9  .354
Bill Freehan (DET)       27  110    9   36   5   0   0    7   0   0    9    9  .327
Dick Allen (CHI)         28  104   19   34  10   3   6   16   4   0   13   22  .327
Thurman Munson (NY)      31  110   14   34   7   1   2   11   0   4    5    8  .309
Rod Carew (MIN)          28  107   19   33   6   2   3   15   3   3   10   14  .308
Carlton Fisk (BOS)       28  102   14   31   7   0   6   15   1   1    6   18  .304
Bert Campaneris (OAK)    28  122   16   37   2   2   1   10   7   2    7   17  .303
Alex Johnson (TEX)       30  119    9   36   4   0   2   13   3   2    4   16  .303
Steve Braun (MIN)        24   86   16   26   8   2   1   11   1   0   16   10  .302
Bobby Murcer (NY)        31  117   20   35   5   0   6   22   2   1   10   16  .299

 Baltimore            G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Larry Brown            5    7    2    3   0   0   1    2   0   0    0    0  .429
Tommy Davis           19   73    4   18   4   0   0    7   0   0    3   11  .247
Bobby Grich           31  115    9   28   5   1   2    5   5   1   22   18  .244
Don Baylor            29  112   13   27   6   1   2    8   4   3    9   15  .241
Al Bumbry             18   35    7    8   0   1   1    2   2   2    3    2  .229
Merv Rettenmund       22   88   11   20   5   0   1   12   2   2   12   10  .227
Paul Blair            29   91    8   20   2   0   0    2   5   3    6    9  .220
Mark Belanger         30  103   10   22   4   0   0    8   5   1    9    4  .214
Boog Powell           30  110    9   23   2   0   1   12   0   0   19   17  .209
Terry Crowley         18   54    5   11   1   0   0    3   0   0    6    2  .204
Rich Coggins          13   35    6    7   0   2   1    3   1   0    1    2  .200
Brooks Robinson       31  113    5   22   2   1   3   10   1   0    7   13  .195
Earl Williams         29  103   12   20   3   0   5   15   0   0   18   23  .194
Ellie Hendricks        7   12    1    2   0   0   1    2   0   0    0    3  .167
Andy Etchebarren       6    7    0    1   0   1   0    0   0   0    1    0  .143
Frank Baker            5    3    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Enos Cabell            2    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000

 Boston               G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Mario Guerrero         4   11    2    5   0   0   0    0   1   0    1    1  .455
Carlton Fisk          28  102   14   31   7   0   6   15   1   1    6   18  .304
Orlando Cepeda        25   97   13   29   5   0   6   19   0   0    9   15  .299
Reggie Smith          25   92   15   27   7   0   4   15   1   0   18   16  .294
Doug Griffin          29  103   15   30   6   1   1    8   2   1    3   12  .291
Rick Miller           17   25    1    7   0   0   0    0   1   0    2    5  .280
Ben Oglivie           17   55    6   15   5   1   1    3   0   0    2   14  .273
Luis Aparicio         27  105   13   27   5   0   0    8   1   1   10    3  .257
Tommy Harper          27  108   17   27   4   3   2   10   7   1   13   19  .250
Danny Cater            4    8    2    2   1   0   0    1   0   0    0    2  .250
Bob Montgomery         1    4    1    1   1   0   0    1   0   0    0    2  .250
Carl Yastrzemski      29  109   13   27   6   1   5   19   2   1   18   12  .248
Rico Petrocelli       19   64   13   15   0   0   6   14   0   0    7    7  .234
Dwight Evans          23   53    6   12   1   0   1    8   0   0    8   10  .226
John Kennedy          15   40    4    8   2   1   1    6   0   0    4   12  .200

 California           G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Ken Berry             25   74   12   23   4   1   0    4   1   1    5    9  .311
Bobby Valentine       30  121   11   35   4   2   1   12   6   1    5    9  .289
Frank Robinson        24   90   12   26   4   0   5   17   0   0   10   14  .289
Al Gallagher          22   64    3   18   1   0   0    4   1   0   10    7  .281
Rudy Meoli            18   26    4    7   0   0   0    1   0   0    5    4  .269
Vada Pinson           24   87   10   23   3   0   1   13   0   2    4   12  .264
Bob Oliver            26   84    8   21   4   1   4   16   0   0    4   13  .250
Jeff Torborg          16   40    1   10   3   0   0    4   0   0    1    4  .250
Art Kusnyer           12   28    3    7   2   0   0    3   0   1    0    3  .250
Jim Spencer           25   73    9   18   4   2   1    8   0   0    9    6  .247
Tommy McCraw          19   55    2   13   1   0   1    5   1   1    6    7  .236
Leroy Stanton         18   52    5   12   4   0   1    2   0   0    2   14  .231
John Stephenson       14   32    3    7   1   0   0    0   0   0    0    4  .219
Sandy Alomar          30  104    9   19   0   0   0    6   8   3    3    6  .183
Billy Grabarkewitz    15   48    5    8   3   1   1    3   1   1    6   11  .167
Doug Howard            8   21    2    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    1    6  .095
Winston Llenas         1    2    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000
Jerry Davanon         10    0    1    0   0   0   0    0   0   1    0    0  .000

 Chicago              G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Pat Kelly             19   68   16   29   5   2   0   11   1   5   12   11  .427
Rick Reichardt        13   35    3   12   1   0   0    3   1   1    2    5  .343
Dick Allen            28  104   19   34  10   3   6   16   4   0   13   22  .327
Carlos May            24   97   12   29   1   0   3   17   2   2    7   14  .299
Ken Henderson         27  104   14   31   7   0   1    9   1   2   13   21  .298
Bill Melton           28  102   17   30   6   0   6   24   0   0   19    7  .294
Johnny Jeter          18   60    7   17   4   1   1    2   2   0    2   12  .283
Mike Andrews          23   79    9   22   6   0   0    9   0   1   13   13  .279
Ed Herrmann           19   61    9   14   2   1   2    7   0   0    6    3  .230
Jorge Orta            28   92   13   21   1   2   1    9   4   3   13   21  .228
Eddie Leon            26   84   10   18   3   0   1    8   1   1    6   19  .214
Tony Muser            13   13    1    2   0   0   0    1   0   1    2    3  .154
Chuck Brinkman        14   33    3    4   1   0   0    4   0   0    4    8  .121
Luis Alvarado          7    8    1    0   0   0   0    0   1   0    0    3  .000
Hank Allen             5    5    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   1    0    3  .000
Rich Morales           5    3    1    0   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .000

 Cleveland            G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Tom Ragland           14   29    2   10   1   0   0    2   0   1    2    5  .345
John Lowenstein       13   38    5   11   1   0   0    3   0   1    6    5  .290
Ron Lolich            12   32    4    9   1   0   2    8   0   1    2    6  .281
Walt Williams         15   37    3   10   1   0   0    4   1   0    0    6  .270
George Hendrick       31  120   14   30   5   0   3   13   0   1    3   18  .250
Oscar Gamble          20   64    8   16   3   1   3    8   0   2    6    4  .250
Jerry Kenney           5   16    0    4   0   1   0    2   0   0    2    0  .250
Charlie Spikes        32  118   16   28   4   1   6   19   0   1   10   27  .237
John Ellis            17   52    5   12   1   0   0    4   0   0    5    8  .231
Dave Duncan           32  119   14   27   2   0   5   12   0   0    6   26  .227
Buddy Bell            34  115   14   26   3   0   1    6   0   2   12   12  .226
Jack Brohamer         25   72    5   15   3   0   1    4   0   0    7    4  .208
Frank Duffy           11   31    2    6   0   0   0    4   0   0    2    3  .194
Rusty Torres          28   95    9   18   7   0   1    6   1   1   12   16  .190
Leo Cardenas          26   75    4   13   3   0   0    3   0   1    6   18  .173
Chris Chambliss       32  111   10   18   2   0   2   10   0   1   13   17  .162

 Detroit              G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Willie Horton         19   73   11   25   3   1   4   12   1   3    5    8  .343
Bill Freehan          27  110    9   36   5   0   0    7   0   0    9    9  .327
Jim Northrup          19   72   10   20   4   1   0    3   1   0   10    5  .278
Dick McAuliffe        24   85    5   22   6   0   0    7   0   1    8   11  .259
Ed Brinkman           32  101   11   26   3   3   1    8   0   0   11   12  .257
Duke Sims             14   39    4   10   3   0   1    6   0   0    7    3  .256
Dick Sharon            2    4    0    1   1   0   0    2   0   0    0    0  .250
Gates Brown           26   76    9   18   2   0   2   11   0   1   10    9  .237
Al Kaline             23   86   13   20   3   0   3   10   1   0   12   10  .233
Mickey Stanley        30   91   12   21   5   1   3   12   0   1   12    9  .231
Norm Cash             26   87   14   20   5   0   5    9   1   0   12   16  .230
Frank Howard          18   42    5    9   2   1   0    3   0   1    6    5  .214
Aurelio Rodriguez     32  126   10   24   7   1   2   12   1   0    4   14  .191
Ike Brown              6   11    1    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    2    3  .182
Tony Taylor           16   52    4    9   0   0   1    3   3   0    1    5  .173
Rich Reese            21   45    2    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    4   10  .044

 Kansas City          G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Ed Kirkpatrick        27   99   23   35  11   1   3   19   1   3    9    9  .354
Cookie Rojas          34  134   21   40  12   1   1   19   5   0   10    9  .299
Amos Otis             34  142   24   41   8   1   5   15   4   1   11   12  .289
Gail Hopkins          14   25    4    7   2   0   0    4   0   0    5    4  .280
Paul Schaal           34  115   12   32   4   0   1   13   1   4   23   17  .278
John Mayberry         34  117   25   31   4   1   9   33   0   0   27   26  .265
Steve Hovley          22   47    5   12   2   0   0    6   1   0    4    7  .255
Lou Piniella          32  113   12   28   4   0   2   18   3   1    7    9  .248
Freddie Patek         33  131   24   30   5   2   1    9   8   3   19   20  .229
Carl Taylor           22   49    7   11   1   0   0    5   1   0   12   10  .225
Keith Marshall         8    9    0    2   1   0   0    3   0   0    1    4  .222
Kurt Bevacqua         10   23    4    5   0   0   0    3   0   0    1    3  .217
Fran Healy            12   31    0    6   2   0   0    1   0   0    2    7  .194
Hal McRae             24   83    9   15   4   0   2   11   1   2    7   10  .181
Bobby Floyd            9   14    0    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    3  .143
Jerry May             11   30    4    4   1   1   0    2   0   0    3    5  .133
Jim Wohlford           2    2    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000

 Milwaukee            G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Bob Heise              5   10    0    4   1   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .400
Ellie Rodriguez        9   26    4    9   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    1  .346
John Felske            6   11    1    3   0   1   0    4   0   0    1    3  .273
Tim Johnson           15   41    5   11   4   1   0    3   0   0    2    6  .268
Dave May              30  127   17   34   2   1  10   21   1   0    5   19  .268
Johnny Briggs         29  103   16   26   6   3   3   10   2   2   17   13  .252
Pedro Garcia          30  101   11   25   4   1   4   13   1   1    6   19  .248
George Scott          30  112   16   27   5   0   4   15   1   2   15   14  .241
Gorman Thomas         22   70    8   16   4   1   1    5   4   1    9   24  .229
Darrell Porter        23   68    9   14   1   1   2    9   1   0   10   14  .206
Ollie Brown           22   62    5   12   3   0   1    5   1   0    6   14  .194
Don Money             28  104    8   19   4   0   2   10   1   1    7   14  .183
Bob Coluccio          18   58    5    9   1   0   3    5   3   0    3   10  .155
John Vukovich         21   56    2    6   1   0   1    5   0   1    6   19  .107
Rick Auerbach          6   10    2    1   1   0   0    0   0   1    0    1  .100
Joe Lahoud            20   52    6    5   0   0   0    3   1   0    6    9  .096

 Minnesota            G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Dan Monzon             3    3    0    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    0  .667
Jim Holt              23   75    7   26   4   2   1    9   0   2    6    8  .347
Rod Carew             28  107   19   33   6   2   3   15   3   3   10   14  .308
Steve Braun           24   86   16   26   8   2   1   11   1   0   16   10  .302
Larry Hisle           29  115   21   34   8   3   5   10   3   1   15   26  .296
Tony Oliva            25   93   14   26   3   0   2   12   0   0    7   10  .280
Danny Thompson        27  103    7   27   4   0   1   14   0   0    4    9  .262
George Mitterwald     16   50    6   13   2   0   2    7   0   1    7   16  .260
Harmon Killebrew      21   80    8   19   2   0   2    6   0   0   10   21  .238
Bobby Darwin          28  107   17   25   3   0   4   17   1   0    9   32  .234
Phil Roof             17   43    2    9   2   0   0    7   0   0    7    9  .209
Steve Brye            10   10    0    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    4  .200
Jerry Terrell         15   41    1    8   1   0   0    5   1   1    0    2  .195
Danny Walton          13   38    7    7   1   1   2    5   0   0    8    9  .184
Joe Lis               14   29    2    4   0   0   1    2   0   1    2    8  .138
Mike Adams            11    8    4    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    3    3  .000

 New York             G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Ron Blomberg          21   59    8   19   4   0   2   15   2   0    9    8  .322
Thurman Munson        31  110   14   34   7   1   2   11   0   4    5    8  .309
Jim Ray Hart          14   46    5   14   3   0   0    7   0   0    1    8  .304
Bobby Murcer          31  117   20   35   5   0   6   22   2   1   10   16  .299
Matty Alou            24   91   17   27   6   1   1    8   0   0    9   13  .297
Horace Clarke         31  121   11   33   3   0   0   10   3   4   11    6  .273
Gene Michael          29   90    9   24   2   0   1   10   1   1    7    6  .267
Felipe Alou           22   72    6   19   5   0   2    8   0   0    2    7  .264
Roy White             31  121   14   29   2   0   1    7   2   1   18   19  .240
Celerino Sanchez       7   14    3    3   1   0   1    4   0   1    1    2  .214
Graig Nettles         31  101   16   19   2   0   5   16   0   0   21   10  .188
Hal Lanier             6   12    2    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .167
Johnny Callison       14   45    2    6   2   0   0    4   0   0    2   11  .133
Ron Swoboda           11   21    3    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    3   10  .095
Bernie Allen           5    9    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    2    1  .000
Jerry Moses            1    3    0    0   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .000

 Oakland              G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Tim Hosley             2    3    2    2   0   0   0    2   0   0    0    0  .667
Larry Haney            2    2    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .500
Gonzalo Marquez       15   18    1    6   1   0   0    2   0   0    0    2  .333
Deron Johnson         12   52   11   17   1   0   4   12   0   0    4   10  .327
Bert Campaneris       28  122   16   37   2   2   1   10   7   2    7   17  .303
Ray Fosse             34  125    7   37   4   1   2   14   0   1    6   13  .296
Billy Conigliaro      15   44    2   13   2   1   0    5   1   0    2    7  .296
Reggie Jackson        34  127   26   37   6   0   6   27   6   1   21   26  .291
Ted Kubiak            29   45    3   13   1   0   1    4   0   1    4    4  .289
Dal Maxvill           18   14    0    4   0   0   0    1   0   0    1    3  .286
Gene Tenace           34  119   22   32   4   0   8   21   0   0   24   28  .269
Billy North           31  108   21   28   3   0   0    6  13   3   17   14  .259
Joe Rudi              34  142   16   35   7   0   4   19   0   0    9   27  .247
Sal Bando             34  118   14   29   3   0   6   15   1   1   20   12  .246
Mike Hegan            19   13    2    3   1   0   1    1   0   0    2    4  .231
Dick Green            30   65    4   13   3   0   0    7   0   0    1   11  .200
Jay Johnstone         11   16    1    3   1   0   0    3   0   1    2    2  .188
Angel Mangual         23   65    8   12   1   0   2    5   0   1    4   10  .185
Rich McKinney         16   20    3    3   1   0   0    1   0   0    3    2  .150

 Texas                G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Alex Johnson          30  119    9   36   4   0   2   13   3   2    4   16  .303
Ken Suarez            15   47    9   14   3   0   1    3   0   0    4    4  .298
Jim Mason             14   28    5    8   1   1   0    0   0   0    3    7  .286
Toby Harrah           30  117   15   32   6   1   1   17   2   2   11   12  .274
Dave Nelson           20   70   12   19   5   0   2    9   4   3    7   14  .271
Elliott Maddox        27   79   12   20   1   0   1    8   4   3   12   15  .253
Jeff Burroughs        30  103    8   24   1   1   6   16   0   0   11   20  .233
Vic Harris            26   94    9   20   1   1   1    6   1   1    3   14  .213
Bill Sudakis          11   21    1    4   2   0   1    3   0   0    3    1  .191
Dick Billings         12   33    3    6   2   0   0    4   1   0    3    4  .182
Rico Carty            29   99    9   17   4   0   1   10   2   0   14   16  .172
Mike Epstein          24   76    7   13   2   0   1    6   0   0   11   17  .171
Larry Biittner        13   34    1    5   2   0   0    1   0   0    2    2  .147
Joe Lovitto           15   35    2    5   1   0   0    0   1   0    3    4  .143
Tom Grieve            16    7    3    1   0   0   0    0   1   0    0    4  .143
Rick Stelmaszek        5    7    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000

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League Leaders

At Bats:

  A. Otis (KC)            142
  J. Rudi (OAK)           142
  C. Rojas (KC)           134
  F. Patek (KC)           131
  R. Jackson (OAK)        127
  D. May (MIL)            127
  A. Rodriguez (DET)      126
  R. Fosse (OAK)          125
  B. Campaneris (OAK)     122
  H. Clarke (NY)          121

Runs Scored:

  R. Jackson (OAK)         26
  J. Mayberry (KC)         25
  A. Otis (KC)             24
  F. Patek (KC)            24
  E. Kirkpatrick (KC)      23
  G. Tenace (OAK)          22
  L. Hisle (MIN)           21
  B. North (OAK)           21
  C. Rojas (KC)            21
  B. Murcer (NY)           20

Hits:

  A. Otis (KC)             41
  C. Rojas (KC)            40
  B. Campaneris (OAK)      37
  R. Fosse (OAK)           37
  R. Jackson (OAK)         37
  B. Freehan (DET)         36
  A. Johnson (TEX)         36
  E. Kirkpatrick (KC)      35
  B. Murcer (NY)           35
  J. Rudi (OAK)            35

Doubles:

  C. Rojas (KC)            12
  E. Kirkpatrick (KC)      11
  D. Allen (CHI)           10
  S. Braun (MIN)            8
  L. Hisle (MIN)            8
  A. Otis (KC)              8
  C. Fisk (BOS)             7
  K. Henderson (CHI)        7
  T. Munson (NY)            7
  A. Rodriguez (DET)        7

Triples:

  D. Allen (CHI)            3
  J. Briggs (MIL)           3
  E. Brinkman (DET)         3
  T. Harper (BOS)           3
  L. Hisle (MIN)            3
  S. Braun (MIN)            2
  B. Campaneris (OAK)       2
  R. Carew (MIN)            2
  R. Coggins (BAL)          2
  J. Holt (MIN)             2

Home Runs:

  D. May (MIL)             10
  J. Mayberry (KC)          9
  G. Tenace (OAK)           8
  D. Allen (CHI)            6
  S. Bando (OAK)            6
  J. Burroughs (TEX)        6
  O. Cepeda (BOS)           6
  C. Fisk (BOS)             6
  R. Jackson (OAK)          6
  B. Melton (CHI)           6

RBI:

  J. Mayberry (KC)         33
  R. Jackson (OAK)         27
  B. Melton (CHI)          24
  B. Murcer (NY)           22
  D. May (MIL)             21
  G. Tenace (OAK)          21
  O. Cepeda (BOS)          19
  E. Kirkpatrick (KC)      19
  C. Rojas (KC)            19
  J. Rudi (OAK)            19

Stolen Bases:

  B. North (OAK)           13
  S. Alomar (CAL)           8
  F. Patek (KC)             8
  B. Campaneris (OAK)       7
  T. Harper (BOS)           7
  R. Jackson (OAK)          6
  B. Valentine (CAL)        6
  M. Belanger (BAL)         5
  P. Blair (BAL)            5
  B. Grich (BAL)            5

Caught Stealing:

  P. Kelly (CHI)            5
  H. Clarke (NY)            4
  T. Munson (NY)            4
  P. Schaal (KC)            4
  S. Alomar (CAL)           3
  D. Baylor (BAL)           3
  P. Blair (BAL)            3
  R. Carew (MIN)            3
  W. Horton (DET)           3
  E. Kirkpatrick (KC)       3

Walks:

  J. Mayberry (KC)         27
  G. Tenace (OAK)          24
  P. Schaal (KC)           23
  B. Grich (BAL)           22
  R. Jackson (OAK)         21
  G. Nettles (NY)          21
  S. Bando (OAK)           20
  B. Melton (CHI)          19
  F. Patek (KC)            19
  B. Powell (BAL)          19

Strikeouts:

  B. Darwin (MIN)          32
  G. Tenace (OAK)          28
  J. Rudi (OAK)            27
  C. Spikes (CLE)          27
  D. Duncan (CLE)          26
  L. Hisle (MIN)           26
  R. Jackson (OAK)         26
  J. Mayberry (KC)         26
  G. Thomas (MIL)          24
  E. Williams (BAL)        23


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