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American League batting statistics through games of May 17, 1973:

   Club          AB    R     H    2B   3B   HR   RBI   SB   CS   BB    SO   Avg
Chicago         1014  146   276   50   10   24   131   17   17  115   177  .272
Oakland         1284  167   341   42    6   38   161   29   12  133   200  .266
Boston          1048  140   278   53    7   35   132   16    6  105   161  .265
Minnesota       1052  143   277   49   13   25   131    9    9  115   198  .263
New York        1112  145   290   47    3   24   140   10   12  106   132  .261
Kansas City     1229  181   319   62    7   26   169   25   16  146   162  .260
California      1064  107   266   40    7   16   106   19   12   72   139  .250
Detroit         1166  127   283   51    8   25   113   10    8  120   136  .243
Texas           1032  108   237   35    5   17    99   21   11   97   157  .230
Baltimore       1097  106   244   35    7   18    94   25   12  118   133  .222
Cleveland       1152  116   256   37    3   25   109    2   12   99   179  .222
Milwaukee       1087  121   238   39   11   33   116   17    9  100   192  .219

 Batting Leaders         G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Ed Kirkpatrick (KC)      29  107   24   37  11   1   3   19   1   3    9    9  .346
Dick Allen (CHI)         30  112   22   38  10   3   8   20   4   0   13   24  .339
Bill Freehan (DET)       29  117   10   37   5   0   0    7   0   0   11   10  .316
Thurman Munson (NY)      33  118   17   37   8   1   3   15   0   4    5    8  .314
Alex Johnson (TEX)       32  126   10   39   4   1   2   14   3   2    5   16  .310
Amos Otis (KC)           36  149   26   46   8   1   6   17   4   1   12   12  .309
Steve Braun (MIN)        26   91   19   28   8   3   2   13   1   0   19   11  .308
Bobby Murcer (NY)        33  127   22   39   5   1   7   25   2   1   10   17  .307
Rod Carew (MIN)          30  114   21   35   6   3   3   15   3   3   12   15  .307
Doug Griffin (BOS)       31  111   16   34   7   1   1    8   2   1    3   12  .306

 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
Bobby Grich           32  119   10   30   5   1   2    6   5   1   23   18  .252
Al Bumbry             19   40    8   10   0   1   1    2   2   2    3    2  .250
Tommy Davis           19   73    4   18   4   0   0    7   0   0    3   11  .247
Don Baylor            29  112   13   27   6   1   2    8   4   3    9   15  .241
Rich Coggins          14   38    6    9   1   2   1    5   1   0    2    2  .237
Merv Rettenmund       22   88   11   20   5   0   1   12   2   2   12   10  .227
Mark Belanger         31  104   10   23   4   0   0    8   5   1    9    4  .221
Boog Powell           31  114    9   25   2   0   1   12   0   0   19   18  .219
Paul Blair            30   92    8   20   2   0   0    2   5   3    6    9  .217
Terry Crowley         19   57    5   12   1   0   0    3   0   0    6    3  .211
Brooks Robinson       32  117    5   23   2   1   3   10   1   0    7   14  .197
Earl Williams         30  107   12   21   3   0   5   15   0   0   18   24  .196
Andy Etchebarren       6    7    0    1   0   1   0    0   0   0    1    0  .143
Ellie Hendricks        8   15    2    2   0   0   1    2   0   0    0    3  .133
Frank Baker            6    6    1    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
Doug Griffin          31  111   16   34   7   1   1    8   2   1    3   12  .306
Carlton Fisk          30  110   15   33   7   0   7   16   1   1    6   19  .300
Mario Guerrero         6   20    3    6   0   0   0    1   1   0    1    1  .300
Orlando Cepeda        27  105   13   31   6   0   6   19   0   1   10   15  .295
Reggie Smith          26   93   15   27   7   0   4   15   1   0   18   16  .290
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      31  118   14   30   7   1   6   21   2   1   18   14  .254
Rick Miller           19   28    1    7   0   0   0    0   1   0    3    5  .250
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          29  116   17   28   4   3   2   11   7   1   14   21  .241
Dwight Evans          25   58    6   13   1   0   1    8   0   0    9   13  .224
Rico Petrocelli       21   72   13   15   0   0   6   14   0   0    7    9  .208
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             27   77   12   24   4   1   0    4   1   1    5    9  .312
Bobby Valentine       32  126   12   38   5   2   1   13   6   1    5    9  .302
Al Gallagher          24   70    4   20   1   0   0    4   1   1   11    8  .286
Frank Robinson        26   98   12   27   4   0   5   19   0   0   10   14  .276
Rudy Meoli            20   33    6    9   1   0   0    1   0   0    5    5  .273
Jeff Torborg          18   43    2   11   3   0   0    4   0   0    1    4  .256
Vada Pinson           26   94   11   24   3   0   1   15   0   2    4   13  .255
Bob Oliver            28   91    8   23   4   1   4   16   0   0    4   16  .253
Jim Spencer           27   80   10   20   4   2   2   10   0   0    9    8  .250
Art Kusnyer           13   29    3    7   2   0   0    3   0   1    0    3  .241
Tommy McCraw          20   56    2   13   1   0   1    5   1   1    6    7  .232
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          32  111    9   21   0   0   0    6   9   3    3    7  .189
Billy Grabarkewitz    16   49    5    8   3   1   1    3   1   1    6   11  .163
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             21   75   18   30   5   2   0   11   1   5   13   11  .400
Dick Allen            30  112   22   38  10   3   8   20   4   0   13   24  .339
Rick Reichardt        15   42    4   14   2   1   0    5   1   1    2    7  .333
Carlos May            24   97   12   29   1   0   3   17   2   2    7   14  .299
Ken Henderson         28  108   15   32   7   0   1    9   1   2   13   22  .296
Bill Melton           30  110   19   32   6   0   7   27   0   0   19    7  .291
Mike Andrews          24   82    9   22   6   0   0    9   0   1   14   14  .268
Johnny Jeter          20   68    7   17   4   1   1    2   2   0    2   15  .250
Ed Herrmann           21   68   10   15   2   1   2    7   0   0    7    3  .221
Jorge Orta            30  100   13   22   2   2   1   10   4   3   13   23  .220
Tony Muser            14   14    2    3   1   0   0    1   0   1    2    3  .214
Eddie Leon            28   88   10   18   3   0   1    8   1   1    6   20  .205
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             6    6    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         16   38    3   10   1   0   0    4   1   0    0    6  .263
Jerry Kenney           5   16    0    4   0   1   0    2   0   0    2    0  .250
George Hendrick       32  122   14   30   5   0   3   13   0   1    5   18  .246
Oscar Gamble          21   67    8   16   3   1   3    8   0   2    6    4  .239
John Ellis            17   52    5   12   1   0   0    4   0   0    5    8  .231
Charlie Spikes        33  122   16   28   4   1   6   19   0   1   10   28  .230
Dave Duncan           33  123   15   28   2   0   6   13   0   0    6   27  .228
Buddy Bell            35  118   14   26   3   0   1    6   0   2   13   13  .220
Jack Brohamer         26   75    5   16   3   0   1    4   0   0    7    4  .213
Rusty Torres          29   97    9   18   7   0   1    6   1   1   14   16  .186
Frank Duffy           12   33    2    6   0   0   0    4   0   0    2    4  .182
Leo Cardenas          27   75    4   13   3   0   0    3   0   1    6   18  .173
Chris Chambliss       33  115   10   19   2   0   2   10   0   1   13   17  .165

 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
Duke Sims             16   46    5   15   3   0   2    8   1   0    8    3  .326
Bill Freehan          29  117   10   37   5   0   0    7   0   0   11   10  .316
Jim Northrup          21   76   11   20   4   1   0    3   1   0   11    6  .263
Ed Brinkman           34  108   11   28   3   3   1    8   0   0   11   12  .259
Dick McAuliffe        25   89    5   23   7   0   0    8   0   1    9   12  .258
Al Kaline             24   90   13   23   4   0   3   10   1   0   12   10  .256
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        32   97   12   22   5   1   3   13   0   2   13    9  .227
Norm Cash             27   92   14   20   5   0   5    9   1   0   12   18  .217
Ike Brown              8   14    1    3   0   0   0    1   0   0    3    3  .214
Tony Taylor           17   56    5   11   0   0   2    4   4   0    1    5  .196
Frank Howard          19   46    5    9   2   1   0    3   0   1    6    6  .196
Aurelio Rodriguez     34  133   10   24   7   1   2   12   1   0    4   15  .181
Rich Reese            21   45    2    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    4   10  .044
John Gamble            2    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        29  107   24   37  11   1   3   19   1   3    9    9  .346
Amos Otis             36  149   26   46   8   1   6   17   4   1   12   12  .309
Cookie Rojas          36  142   21   42  12   1   1   19   5   0   10    9  .296
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         36  125   26   33   4   1  10   36   0   0   27   27  .264
Steve Hovley          22   47    5   12   2   0   0    6   1   0    4    7  .255
Lou Piniella          34  120   13   29   5   0   2   18   3   1    7    9  .242
Kurt Bevacqua         11   26    4    6   0   0   0    3   0   0    2    4  .231
Freddie Patek         35  139   25   32   5   2   1   10   8   4   19   21  .230
Keith Marshall         8    9    0    2   1   0   0    3   0   0    1    4  .222
Carl Taylor           23   51    7   11   1   0   0    5   1   0   13   10  .216
Fran Healy            13   34    1    7   2   0   0    1   0   0    3    8  .206
Hal McRae             25   85    9   15   4   0   2   11   1   2    7   11  .177
Jim Wohlford           4    6    0    1   0   0   0    1   0   1    0    1  .167
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

 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              32  135   17   37   2   1  10   22   1   0    5   20  .274
Pedro Garcia          32  109   14   28   4   2   5   14   1   1    7   19  .257
John Felske            7   12    1    3   0   1   0    4   0   0    1    3  .250
George Scott          32  119   16   28   5   0   4   15   1   2   16   15  .235
Tim Johnson           17   51    6   12   4   1   0    4   0   0    2    6  .235
Johnny Briggs         31  111   16   26   6   3   3   10   2   2   17   14  .234
Darrell Porter        24   71   10   16   1   1   3   10   2   0   12   14  .225
Gorman Thomas         24   78    8   17   4   1   1    5   4   1    9   29  .218
Ollie Brown           24   70    5   15   4   1   1    5   1   0    7   15  .214
Don Money             30  113    8   20   4   0   2   10   1   1    8   16  .177
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            22   53    6    5   0   0   0    3   1   0    7    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              25   80    7   27   5   2   1    9   0   2    6    8  .338
Steve Braun           26   91   19   28   8   3   2   13   1   0   19   11  .308
Rod Carew             30  114   21   35   6   3   3   15   3   3   12   15  .307
Larry Hisle           31  124   21   35   8   3   5   10   3   1   16   28  .282
Tony Oliva            27  101   14   28   5   0   2   15   0   0    7   11  .277
Danny Thompson        29  110   10   30   5   1   1   16   0   0    4   11  .273
George Mitterwald     18   57    7   15   3   0   2   10   0   1    7   18  .263
Harmon Killebrew      23   85    9   21   2   0   2    6   0   0   13   22  .247
Bobby Darwin          30  115   17   26   3   0   4   18   1   0    9   38  .226
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
Danny Walton          13   38    7    7   1   1   2    5   0   0    8    9  .184
Jerry Terrell         16   44    1    8   1   0   0    5   1   1    0    3  .182
Joe Lis               15   29    2    4   0   0   1    2   0   1    2    8  .138
Mike Adams            13    8    6    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          22   63    8   20   5   0   2   15   2   0    9   10  .318
Thurman Munson        33  118   17   37   8   1   3   15   0   4    5    8  .314
Jim Ray Hart          16   55    5   17   4   0   0    8   0   0    1    8  .309
Bobby Murcer          33  127   22   39   5   1   7   25   2   1   10   17  .307
Gene Michael          31   97   10   27   4   0   1   11   1   1    8    7  .278
Felipe Alou           24   76   10   21   5   0   2    9   0   0    2    8  .276
Matty Alou            26  100   18   27   6   1   1    9   0   0   10   13  .270
Horace Clarke         33  130   12   35   3   0   0   10   3   4   12    6  .269
Roy White             33  130   15   31   2   0   1    7   2   1   19   20  .239
Celerino Sanchez       7   14    3    3   1   0   1    4   0   1    1    2  .214
Graig Nettles         33  110   18   23   2   0   6   20   0   0   22   11  .209
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
Bert Campaneris       30  131   17   39   2   2   1   10   7   3    7   17  .298
Billy Conigliaro      15   44    2   13   2   1   0    5   1   0    2    7  .296
Deron Johnson         14   58   11   17   1   0   4   12   0   0    6   12  .293
Reggie Jackson        36  134   27   39   6   1   6   28   6   1   21   27  .291
Ted Kubiak            29   45    3   13   1   0   1    4   0   1    4    4  .289
Ray Fosse             36  132    8   38   4   1   2   14   0   1    7   13  .288
Dal Maxvill           18   14    0    4   0   0   0    1   0   0    1    3  .286
Gene Tenace           36  126   22   35   4   1   8   21   0   0   25   29  .278
Billy North           33  115   22   31   4   0   1    7  13   3   17   16  .270
Sal Bando             36  124   15   30   3   0   7   16   1   1   22   14  .242
Joe Rudi              36  151   16   36   7   0   4   19   0   0    9   27  .238
Mike Hegan            19   13    2    3   1   0   1    1   0   0    2    4  .231
Dick Green            32   73    5   16   3   0   1   10   0   0    1   11  .219
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          32  126   10   39   4   1   2   14   3   2    5   16  .310
Ken Suarez            17   54    9   16   3   0   1    3   1   0    4    4  .296
Dave Nelson           22   78   13   21   5   0   2    9   5   3    7   14  .269
Toby Harrah           32  124   15   33   6   1   1   17   2   2   12   14  .266
Elliott Maddox        27   79   12   20   1   0   1    8   4   3   12   15  .253
Jim Mason             16   33    5    8   1   1   0    1   0   0    4    8  .242
Jeff Burroughs        31  107    8   24   1   1   6   16   0   0   11   20  .224
Vic Harris            28  102   10   22   1   1   1    6   1   1    3   15  .216
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            31  106    9   19   4   0   1   10   2   0   15   17  .179
Mike Epstein          25   79    7   13   2   0   1    6   0   0   12   18  .165
Larry Biittner        15   41    1    6   2   0   0    2   0   0    3    2  .146
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:

  J. Rudi (OAK)           151
  A. Otis (KC)            149
  C. Rojas (KC)           142
  F. Patek (KC)           139
  D. May (MIL)            135
  R. Jackson (OAK)        134
  A. Rodriguez (DET)      133
  R. Fosse (OAK)          132
  B. Campaneris (OAK)     131
  H. Clarke (NY)          130

Runs Scored:

  R. Jackson (OAK)         27
  J. Mayberry (KC)         26
  A. Otis (KC)             26
  F. Patek (KC)            25
  E. Kirkpatrick (KC)      24
  D. Allen (CHI)           22
  B. Murcer (NY)           22
  B. North (OAK)           22
  G. Tenace (OAK)          22
  R. Carew (MIN)           21

Hits:

  A. Otis (KC)             46
  C. Rojas (KC)            42
  B. Campaneris (OAK)      39
  R. Jackson (OAK)         39
  A. Johnson (TEX)         39
  B. Murcer (NY)           39
  D. Allen (CHI)           38
  R. Fosse (OAK)           38
  B. Valentine (CAL)       38
  B. Freehan (DET)         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
  S. Braun (MIN)            3
  J. Briggs (MIL)           3
  E. Brinkman (DET)         3
  R. Carew (MIN)            3
  T. Harper (BOS)           3
  L. Hisle (MIN)            3
  B. Campaneris (OAK)       2
  R. Coggins (BAL)          2
  P. Garcia (MIL)           2

Home Runs:

  D. May (MIL)             10
  J. Mayberry (KC)         10
  D. Allen (CHI)            8
  G. Tenace (OAK)           8
  S. Bando (OAK)            7
  C. Fisk (BOS)             7
  B. Melton (CHI)           7
  B. Murcer (NY)            7
  J. Burroughs (TEX)        6
  O. Cepeda (BOS)           6

RBI:

  J. Mayberry (KC)         36
  R. Jackson (OAK)         28
  B. Melton (CHI)          27
  B. Murcer (NY)           25
  D. May (MIL)             22
  G. Tenace (OAK)          21
  C. Yastrzemski (BOS)     21
  D. Allen (CHI)           20
  G. Nettles (NY)          20
  O. Cepeda (BOS)          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
  B. Campaneris (OAK)       3
  R. Carew (MIN)            3

Walks:

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

Strikeouts:

  B. Darwin (MIN)          38
  G. Tenace (OAK)          29
  G. Thomas (MIL)          29
  L. Hisle (MIN)           28
  C. Spikes (CLE)          28
  D. Duncan (CLE)          27
  R. Jackson (OAK)         27
  J. Mayberry (KC)         27
  J. Rudi (OAK)            27
  D. Allen (CHI)           24


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