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Wednesday May 16, 1973
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

American League batting statistics through games of May 16, 1973:

   Club          AB    R     H    2B   3B   HR   RBI   SB   CS   BB    SO   Avg
Chicago          981  141   269   49    9   23   127   17   17  113   170  .274
Boston          1015  140   272   52    7   35   132   16    6  102   157  .268
Oakland         1249  163   331   42    5   36   157   29   11  130   195  .265
Minnesota       1018  139   269   48   11   24   128    9    9  111   187  .264
New York        1071  141   280   45    2   22   136   10   12  105   128  .261
Kansas City     1196  175   310   62    7   24   163   25   16  143   159  .259
California      1034  107   261   40    7   16   106   19   12   71   138  .252
Detroit         1135  126   274   50    8   24   112    9    8  119   135  .241
Texas           1001  107   230   35    4   17    98   21   11   93   156  .230
Cleveland       1124  115   253   37    3   24   108    2   12   94   175  .225
Milwaukee       1048  119   232   39   10   32   114   16    9   94   187  .221
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)      28  103   23   36  11   1   3   19   1   3    9    9  .350
Dick Allen (CHI)         29  108   21   37  10   3   7   18   4   0   13   22  .343
Thurman Munson (NY)      32  114   17   37   8   1   3   15   0   4    5    8  .325
Bill Freehan (DET)       28  114   10   36   5   0   0    7   0   0   10   10  .316
Doug Griffin (BOS)       30  107   16   33   7   1   1    8   2   1    3   12  .308
Cookie Rojas (KC)        35  138   21   42  12   1   1   19   5   0   10    9  .304
Alex Johnson (TEX)       31  122   10   37   4   0   2   14   3   2    5   16  .303
Bobby Murcer (NY)        32  122   21   37   5   0   6   24   2   1   10   16  .303
Rod Carew (MIN)          29  109   20   33   6   2   3   15   3   3   12   15  .303
Carlton Fisk (BOS)       29  106   15   32   7   0   7   16   1   1    6   18  .302

 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         5   16    3    5   0   0   0    1   1   0    1    1  .313
Doug Griffin          30  107   16   33   7   1   1    8   2   1    3   12  .308
Carlton Fisk          29  106   15   32   7   0   7   16   1   1    6   18  .302
Orlando Cepeda        26  101   13   30   5   0   6   19   0   1   10   15  .297
Reggie Smith          25   92   15   27   7   0   4   15   1   0   18   16  .294
Rick Miller           18   25    1    7   0   0   0    0   1   0    2    5  .280
Ben Oglivie           18   56    6   15   5   1   1    3   0   0    2   15  .268
Luis Aparicio         27  105   13   27   5   0   0    8   1   1   10    3  .257
Carl Yastrzemski      30  114   14   29   7   1   6   21   2   1   18   14  .254
Danny Cater            5   12    3    3   1   0   0    1   0   0    0    4  .250
Bob Montgomery         1    4    1    1   1   0   0    1   0   0    0    2  .250
Tommy Harper          28  113   17   28   4   3   2   11   7   1   13   20  .248
Rico Petrocelli       20   68   13   15   0   0   6   14   0   0    7    8  .221
Dwight Evans          24   56    6   12   1   0   1    8   0   0    8   12  .214
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             26   74   12   23   4   1   0    4   1   1    5    9  .311
Rudy Meoli            19   30    6    9   1   0   0    1   0   0    5    5  .300
Bobby Valentine       31  125   12   37   5   2   1   13   6   1    5    9  .296
Al Gallagher          23   68    4   20   1   0   0    4   1   1   10    8  .294
Frank Robinson        25   94   12   27   4   0   5   19   0   0   10   14  .287
Vada Pinson           25   90   11   24   3   0   1   15   0   2    4   13  .267
Jeff Torborg          17   42    2   11   3   0   0    4   0   0    1    4  .262
Bob Oliver            27   88    8   22   4   1   4   16   0   0    4   15  .250
Art Kusnyer           12   28    3    7   2   0   0    3   0   1    0    3  .250
Jim Spencer           26   77   10   19   4   2   2   10   0   0    9    8  .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          31  108    9   20   0   0   0    6   9   3    3    7  .185
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             20   72   17   29   5   2   0   11   1   5   12   11  .403
Dick Allen            29  108   21   37  10   3   7   18   4   0   13   22  .343
Rick Reichardt        14   39    3   12   1   0   0    3   1   1    2    7  .308
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           29  106   18   31   6   0   7   27   0   0   19    7  .293
Mike Andrews          24   82    9   22   6   0   0    9   0   1   14   14  .268
Johnny Jeter          19   64    7   17   4   1   1    2   2   0    2   13  .266
Jorge Orta            29   96   13   22   2   2   1   10   4   3   13   22  .229
Ed Herrmann           20   65   10   14   2   1   2    7   0   0    6    3  .215
Tony Muser            14   14    2    3   1   0   0    1   0   1    2    3  .214
Eddie Leon            27   85   10   18   3   0   1    8   1   1    6   19  .212
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          28  114   10   36   5   0   0    7   0   0   10   10  .316
Duke Sims             15   43    5   13   3   0   2    8   1   0    8    3  .302
Ed Brinkman           33  105   11   28   3   3   1    8   0   0   11   12  .267
Jim Northrup          20   76   11   20   4   1   0    3   1   0   11    6  .263
Dick McAuliffe        25   89    5   23   7   0   0    8   0   1    9   12  .258
Gates Brown           27   80   11   20   2   0   3   13   0   1   10    9  .250
Dick Sharon            2    4    0    1   1   0   0    2   0   0    0    0  .250
Mickey Stanley        31   94   12   22   5   1   3   13   0   2   13    9  .234
Al Kaline             23   86   13   20   3   0   3   10   1   0   12   10  .233
Norm Cash             27   92   14   20   5   0   5    9   1   0   12   18  .217
Frank Howard          18   42    5    9   2   1   0    3   0   1    6    5  .214
Aurelio Rodriguez     33  129   10   24   7   1   2   12   1   0    4   15  .186
Ike Brown              7   11    1    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    3    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
John Gamble            1    0    1    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000

 Kansas City          G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Ed Kirkpatrick        28  103   23   36  11   1   3   19   1   3    9    9  .350
Cookie Rojas          35  138   21   42  12   1   1   19   5   0   10    9  .304
Amos Otis             35  146   24   44   8   1   5   15   4   1   11   12  .301
Paul Schaal           35  119   12   33   4   0   1   13   1   4   23   18  .277
Gail Hopkins          15   26    4    7   2   0   0    4   0   0    6    4  .269
John Mayberry         35  121   25   31   4   1   9   33   0   0   27   27  .256
Steve Hovley          22   47    5   12   2   0   0    6   1   0    4    7  .255
Lou Piniella          33  117   13   29   5   0   2   18   3   1    7    9  .248
Freddie Patek         34  134   24   31   5   2   1   10   8   4   19   20  .231
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
Carl Taylor           23   51    7   11   1   0   0    5   1   0   13   10  .216
Fran Healy            12   31    0    6   2   0   0    1   0   0    2    7  .194
Hal McRae             25   85    9   15   4   0   2   11   1   2    7   11  .177
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           3    2    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   1    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       10   30    5   10   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    2  .333
Dave May              31  130   17   35   2   1  10   21   1   0    5   19  .269
Tim Johnson           16   46    6   12   4   1   0    4   0   0    2    6  .261
Pedro Garcia          31  104   13   27   4   1   5   14   1   1    7   19  .260
John Felske            7   12    1    3   0   1   0    4   0   0    1    3  .250
Johnny Briggs         30  106   16   26   6   3   3   10   2   2   17   14  .245
George Scott          31  115   16   27   5   0   4   15   1   2   15   15  .235
Gorman Thomas         23   74    8   17   4   1   1    5   4   1    9   26  .230
Ollie Brown           23   66    5   15   4   1   1    5   1   0    6   15  .227
Darrell Porter        23   68    9   14   1   1   2    9   1   0   10   14  .206
Don Money             29  109    8   20   4   0   2   10   1   1    7   15  .184
Bob Coluccio          19   59    5   10   2   0   3    7   3   0    3   10  .170
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            21   53    6    5   0   0   0    3   1   0    6    9  .094

 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              24   79    7   27   5   2   1    9   0   2    6    8  .342
Rod Carew             29  109   20   33   6   2   3   15   3   3   12   15  .303
Steve Braun           25   88   18   26   8   2   1   11   1   0   18   10  .296
Larry Hisle           30  120   21   34   8   3   5   10   3   1   15   27  .283
George Mitterwald     17   53    7   15   3   0   2   10   0   1    7   17  .283
Tony Oliva            26   97   14   27   4   0   2   14   0   0    7   10  .278
Danny Thompson        28  106    9   29   5   1   1   16   0   0    4    9  .274
Harmon Killebrew      22   83    9   20   2   0   2    6   0   0   11   22  .241
Bobby Darwin          29  111   17   26   3   0   4   18   1   0    9   34  .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               15   29    2    4   0   0   1    2   0   1    2    8  .138
Mike Adams            12    8    5    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
Thurman Munson        32  114   17   37   8   1   3   15   0   4    5    8  .325
Ron Blomberg          21   59    8   19   4   0   2   15   2   0    9    8  .322
Jim Ray Hart          15   51    5   16   4   0   0    8   0   0    1    8  .314
Bobby Murcer          32  122   21   37   5   0   6   24   2   1   10   16  .303
Matty Alou            25   95   18   27   6   1   1    9   0   0   10   13  .284
Horace Clarke         32  125   12   34   3   0   0   10   3   4   12    6  .272
Gene Michael          30   93   10   25   3   0   1   11   1   1    8    7  .269
Felipe Alou           23   75    8   20   5   0   2    9   0   0    2    8  .267
Roy White             32  126   15   31   2   0   1    7   2   1   18   20  .246
Celerino Sanchez       7   14    3    3   1   0   1    4   0   1    1    2  .214
Graig Nettles         32  105   17   21   2   0   5   17   0   0   22   10  .200
Hal Lanier             6   12    2    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .167
Johnny Callison       15   47    2    6   2   0   0    4   0   0    2   11  .128
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         13   55   11   17   1   0   4   12   0   0    5   11  .309
Bert Campaneris       29  126   17   38   2   2   1   10   7   2    7   17  .302
Billy Conigliaro      15   44    2   13   2   1   0    5   1   0    2    7  .296
Ted Kubiak            29   45    3   13   1   0   1    4   0   1    4    4  .289
Ray Fosse             35  129    7   37   4   1   2   14   0   1    6   13  .287
Dal Maxvill           18   14    0    4   0   0   0    1   0   0    1    3  .286
Reggie Jackson        35  130   26   37   6   0   6   28   6   1   21   26  .285
Gene Tenace           35  122   22   34   4   1   8   21   0   0   25   28  .279
Billy North           32  111   21   29   4   0   0    6  13   3   17   15  .261
Sal Bando             35  121   15   30   3   0   7   16   1   1   21   13  .248
Joe Rudi              35  146   16   35   7   0   4   19   0   0    9   27  .240
Mike Hegan            19   13    2    3   1   0   1    1   0   0    2    4  .231
Dick Green            31   69    4   14   3   0   0    7   0   0    1   11  .203
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          31  122   10   37   4   0   2   14   3   2    5   16  .303
Ken Suarez            16   50    9   15   3   0   1    3   1   0    4    4  .300
Toby Harrah           31  121   15   33   6   1   1   17   2   2   11   14  .273
Dave Nelson           21   74   13   20   5   0   2    9   5   3    7   14  .270
Jim Mason             15   31    5    8   1   1   0    0   0   0    3    8  .258
Elliott Maddox        27   79   12   20   1   0   1    8   4   3   12   15  .253
Jeff Burroughs        31  107    8   24   1   1   6   16   0   0   11   20  .224
Vic Harris            27   98    9   20   1   1   1    6   1   1    3   15  .204
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            30  102    9   18   4   0   1   10   2   0   15   17  .177
Mike Epstein          24   76    7   13   2   0   1    6   0   0   11   17  .171
Larry Biittner        14   38    1    6   2   0   0    2   0   0    2    2  .158
Joe Lovitto           16   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)            146
  J. Rudi (OAK)           146
  C. Rojas (KC)           138
  F. Patek (KC)           134
  R. Jackson (OAK)        130
  D. May (MIL)            130
  R. Fosse (OAK)          129
  A. Rodriguez (DET)      129
  B. Campaneris (OAK)     126
  R. White (NY)           126

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
  D. Allen (CHI)           21
  L. Hisle (MIN)           21
  B. Murcer (NY)           21
  B. North (OAK)           21

Hits:

  A. Otis (KC)             44
  C. Rojas (KC)            42
  B. Campaneris (OAK)      38
  D. Allen (CHI)           37
  R. Fosse (OAK)           37
  R. Jackson (OAK)         37
  A. Johnson (TEX)         37
  T. Munson (NY)           37
  B. Murcer (NY)           37
  B. Valentine (CAL)       37

Doubles:

  C. Rojas (KC)            12
  E. Kirkpatrick (KC)      11
  D. Allen (CHI)           10
  S. Braun (MIN)            8
  L. Hisle (MIN)            8
  T. Munson (NY)            8
  A. Otis (KC)              8
  C. Fisk (BOS)             7
  D. Griffin (BOS)          7
  K. Henderson (CHI)        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)            7
  S. Bando (OAK)            7
  C. Fisk (BOS)             7
  B. Melton (CHI)           7
  J. Burroughs (TEX)        6
  O. Cepeda (BOS)           6
  R. Jackson (OAK)          6

RBI:

  J. Mayberry (KC)         33
  R. Jackson (OAK)         28
  B. Melton (CHI)          27
  B. Murcer (NY)           24
  D. May (MIL)             21
  G. Tenace (OAK)          21
  C. Yastrzemski (BOS)     21
  O. Cepeda (BOS)          19
  E. Kirkpatrick (KC)      19
  F. Robinson (CAL)        19

Stolen Bases:

  B. North (OAK)           13
  S. Alomar (CAL)           9
  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
  F. Patek (KC)             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

Walks:

  J. Mayberry (KC)         27
  G. Tenace (OAK)          25
  P. Schaal (KC)           23
  B. Grich (BAL)           22
  G. Nettles (NY)          22
  S. Bando (OAK)           21
  R. Jackson (OAK)         21
  B. Melton (CHI)          19
  F. Patek (KC)            19
  B. Powell (BAL)          19

Strikeouts:

  B. Darwin (MIN)          34
  G. Tenace (OAK)          28
  L. Hisle (MIN)           27
  J. Mayberry (KC)         27
  J. Rudi (OAK)            27
  C. Spikes (CLE)          27
  D. Duncan (CLE)          26
  R. Jackson (OAK)         26
  G. Thomas (MIL)          26
  E. Williams (BAL)        23


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