1973 Wichita Aeros Roster

American Association (AA) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 67-68
Finished 2nd in the AA's West Division
Manager: Jim Marshall (67-68)
Affiliation: Chicago Cubs
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Ballpark: Lawrence-Dumont Stadium
Attendance: 203,791, Avg. 3,019
1973 Wichita Aeros Statistics

The Wichita Aeros of the American Association ended the 1973 season with a record of 67 wins and 68 losses, finishing second in the league's West Division.

The Aeros led the league with 800 runs. Wichita allowed 770 runs. Andre Thornton paced the team with 17 home runs Tony LaRussa drove in 75 runs and topped batters with significant playing time with a .314 average. Jim Todd paced the squad with 12 wins, while Roberto Rodríguez earned a 4.54 ERA, best among regularly-used pitchers.

Members of the 1973 Wichita Aeros who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Matt Alexander, Wade Blasingame, Pat Bourque, Ray Burris, Clint Compton, Casey Cox, Frank Estrada, Bobby Fenwick, Adrian Garrett, Larry Gura, Jim Hibbs, Cleo James, Tony LaRussa, Pete LaCock, Tom Lundstedt, J. C. Martin, Dan McGinn, Al Montreuil, José Ortiz, Juan Pizarro, Paul Reuschel, Roberto Rodríguez, Dave Rosello, Rob Sperring, Andre Thornton, Jim Todd, Ron Tompkins, Jim Tyrone, Chris Ward and Floyd Weaver.

Jim Marshall served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Matt AlexanderSRJanuary 30, 19475'11"168Shreveport, LA US
Tom BadcockLLJuly 13, 19496'1"185Summit, NJ US
Mike BaldwinLLMay 6, 19486'1"185
Wade BlasingameLLNovember 22, 19436'1"185Deming, NM US
Pat BourqueLLMarch 23, 19476'0"210Worcester, MA US
Ray BurrisRRAugust 22, 19506'5"200Idabel, OK US
Clint ComptonLLNovember 1, 19505'11"185Montgomery, AL US
Dan CorderRROctober 16, 19516'2"197San Diego, CA US
Casey CoxRRJuly 3, 19416'5"200Long Beach, CA US
Bill DroegeRRJune 24, 19516'1"195
Frank EstradaRRFebruary 12, 19485'8"182Navojoa, Sonora MX
Bobby FenwickRRDecember 10, 19465'9"165Naha, Okinawa JP
Adrian GarrettLRJanuary 3, 19436'3"185Brooksville, FL US
Larry GuraSLNovember 26, 19476'0"170Joliet, IL US
Jim HibbsRRSeptember 10, 19446'0"190Klamath Falls, OR US
Cleo JamesRRAugust 31, 19405'10"176Clarksdale, MS US
Pete LaCockLLJanuary 17, 19526'2"200Burbank, CA US
Tony LaRussaRROctober 4, 19446'0"175Tampa, FL US
Tom LundstedtSRApril 10, 19496'4"195Davenport, IA US
J. C. MartinLRDecember 13, 19366'2"188Axton, VA US
Ronnie MatneySLJune 1, 19476'0"185Mobile, AL US
Dan McGinnLLNovember 29, 19436'0"185Omaha, NE US
Al MontreuilRRAugust 23, 19435'5"158New Orleans, LA US
José OrtizRRJune 25, 19475'9"155Ponce, PR
Juan PizarroLLFebruary 7, 19375'11"170Santurce, PR
Horace PorterLRSeptember 19, 19475'11"155Charlotte, NC US
Paul ReuschelRRJanuary 12, 19476'4"225Quincy, IL US
Ralph RickeySRDecember 8, 19466'3"205Oklahoma City, OK US
Roberto RodríguezRRFebruary 5, 19416'3"185Caracas, Distrito Federal VE
Dave RoselloRRJune 26, 19505'11"160Mayaguez, PR
Rob SperringRROctober 10, 19496'1"185San Francisco, CA US
Andre ThorntonRRAugust 13, 19496'3"200Tuskegee, AL US
Jim ToddLRSeptember 21, 19476'2"190Lancaster, PA US
Ron TompkinsRRNovember 27, 19446'4"198San Diego, CA US
Jim TyroneRRJanuary 29, 19496'1"185Alice, TX US
Chris WardLLMay 18, 19496'0"180Oakland, CA US
Floyd WeaverRRMay 12, 19416'4"195Ben Franklin, TX US
Paul ZahnRRApril 21, 19475'8"165Des Moines, IA US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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