National League Home Run Leaders 1973
Willie Stargell, Pirates 43 ..... Davey Johnson, Braves 43 ..... Darrell Evans, Braves 41 ..... Hank Aaron, Braves 40 .....
Bobby Bonds, Giants 39 ..... Greg Luzinski, Phillies 29 ..... Willie McCovey, Giants 29 ..... Lee May, Astros 28 ..... Tony Perez, Reds 27
American League Home Run Leaders 1973
Reggie Jackson, Athletics 32 ..... Frank Robinson, Angels 30 ..... Jeff Burroughs Rangers 30 ..... Sal Bando, Athletics 29 ..... Carlton Fisk Red Sox 26 ..... John Mayberry, Royals 26 ..... Amos Otis, Royals 26
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| ||Bobby Bonds |
Played from 1968 thru 1981, father of Barry Bonds
|'If you get 200 hits a season, you're going to hit .333 and you'll still have 400 outs, I don't see why you have to run down to first base every time to make an out,' Bobby Bonds often said. |
In 1969, Bobby Bonds playing with the San Francisco Giants hit 32 home runs, stole 45 bases and led the National League in runs scored with 120.
Bonds became the first major leaguer to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in one season. He performed this feat a record five times in his 14-year career. There was a general perception that Bobby Bonds lacked effort, especially in running out ground balls to first base.
He was traded to the New York Yankees after the 1974 season and in the next nine years played for eight different teams.
Bobby Bonds smashed 332 career HR's, stole 461 bases, scored over 1,200 runs, with over 1,000 RBI's in a 14-year career. Bobby Bonds' son Barry is a star left-fielder now playing for the San Francisco Giants.
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|February 4 - Chicago White Sox slugger Greg Luzinski announces he is retiring. The big, popular OF-1B-DH hit .276 lifetime, lined 344 doubles, 307 home runs and collected 1,128 RBIs. With the White Sox last year, Luzinski hit .238 with 13 home runs. Nicknamed "the Bull", the 6'1", 225-pounder was considered "the strongest man in baseball" during the '70s. Luzinski made his major league debut with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1970. He was a star left-fielder and later a first baseman for the Phillies from 1970-1980 before joining the White Sox. |
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| ||Amos Otis |
Centerfielder Right-handed New York Mets 1967-69; Kansas City Royals 1970-1983; Pittsburgh Pirates 1984
|Amos Otis starred for the Kansas City Royals for 14 seasons. During his tenure he won three 'Gold Gloves' and three times was named Royals Player of the Year. |
In his first year with the Royals, Amos Otis tied for the league lead in doubles with 36 and in the 1976 led the AL. This popular player had the fans cheering 'AO AO' whenever he was at bat. In 1976, speedy Otis stole 5 bases in a single game and led the AL with 52 stolen bases. He batted over .300 twice and his high in homers was 26 in 1973. Otis starred on four Royals' division titles and led all players in the 1980 World Series with 11 hits. Amos Otis career stats: 1998 games, .277 BA, he hit 374 doubles, 66 T, 193 HR's, scored 1092 runs and ended with 2020 hits in 7299 at bats. He stole 341 career bases and was caught stealing 93 times. baseballhistorian.com archives stats