1973 APBA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

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Wanting to have a 2nd project going on while I replay the complete 1965 season (currently through May 20th), I decided to put the original 1973 APBA Baseball set to use.  My ’73 set is well used.  The XB’s are part of the set, meaning each team has an additional 4 players, in addition to the basic 20 players per team.

The 24 teams of ’73 are divided into 4 divisions of 6 teams.  So my tournament structure will be each division playing through until they have each crowned a champion, which will then lead into the AL Championship Series and the NL Championship Series.  The top 2 teams in each division will have a bye.  The remaining 4 teams in each division will play in the preliminary round.  Each of my series are best-of-seven.  Each team will use a 4-man rotation,.based on the top 4 starters actual number of starts during the 1973 season.

Here is a quick breakdown of each division, and where each team is seeded, and who their 1st round opponent will be:

American League East

  1.  BALTIMORE ORIOLES (97-65) – bye
  2.  BOSTON RED SOX (89-73) – bye
  3.  DETROIT TIGERS (85-77) vs CLEVELAND
  4.  NEW YORK YANKEES (80-82) vs MILWAUKEE
  5.  MILWAUKEE BREWERS (74-88) vs NEW YORK
  6.  CLEVELAND INDIANS (71-91) vs DETROIT

American League West

  1.  OAKLAND ATHLETICS (94-68) – bye
  2.  KANSAS CITY ROYALS (88-74) – bye
  3.  MINNESOTA TWINS (81-81) vs TEXAS
  4.  CALIFORNIA ANGELS (79-83) vs CHICAGO
  5.  CHICAGO WHITE SOX (77-85) vs CALIFORNIA
  6.  TEXAS RANGERS (57-105) vs MINNESOTA

National League East

  1.  NEW YORK METS (82-79) – bye
  2.  ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (81-81) – bye
  3.  PITTSBURGH PIRATES (80-82) vs PHILADELPHIA
  4.  MONTREAL EXPOS (79-83) vs CHICAGO
  5.  CHICAGO CUBS (77-84) vs MONTREAL
  6.  PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (71-91) vs PITTSBURGH

National League West

  1.  CINCINNATI REDS (99-63) – bye
  2.  LOS ANGELES DODGERS (95-66) – bye
  3.  SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (88-74)  vs SAN DIEGO
  4.  HOUSTON ASTROS (82-80) vs ATLANTA
  5.  ATLANTA BRAVES (76-85) vs HOUSTON
  6.  SAN DIEGO PADRES (60-102) vs SAN FRANCISCO
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One thought on “1973 APBA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

  1. Hiya JW!

    Great season!.. Like your format with all B/7…

    The entire site is simply like visiting a good Friend. ..Always welcome!

    Thanks for steering me to your new, top flight, site!

    Travel safe, be well!

    In friendship,

    Jimbo Kirb

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