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American Assocation
Omaha Royals 1973

American Association
President:Joe Ryan
East Standings Wins--- Losses- GB Attended Manager
Iowa Oaks 83 53 -- 126,012 Joe Sparks
Indianapolis Indians 74 62 9 130,477 Vern Rapp
Evansville Triplets 66 70 17 114,113 Mike Roarke
Omaha Royals 62 73 20.5 136,439 Harry Malmberg
West Standings
Tulsa Oilers 68 67 -- 135,698 Jack Krol
Wichita Aeros 67 68 1 203,791 Jim Marshall
Oklahoma City 89ers 61 74 7 164,579 Frank Lucchesi
Denver Bears 61 75 7.5 184,279 Jim Williams

BA:Jim Dwyer, Tulsa, .387
Runs:Cliff Johnson, Denver, 105
Hits:Greg Gross, Denver, 174
RBIs:Cliff Johnson, Denver, 117
HRs:Cliff Johnson, Denver, 33
Wins:Mark Littell, Omaha, 16
SOs:Lowell Palmer, Oklahoma City, 203
ERA:Mark Littell, Omaha, 2.51

Hall of Fame
Omaha Royals 25th Anniversary Team

George Brett was the Omaha Royals opening day third baseman in 1973 and 1974. The 20 year old played in 117 games and averaged .284. He was called up in August of 1973 and appeared in 13 games for the parent club. He was named to the American Association All Star Team in 1973. Of course he went on to a 21 year major league Hall of Fame career.
Major League All Star
Omaha Royals 25th Anniversary Team
Frank White was signed as an amateur free agent in 1970 by the Royals. The Greenville Mississippi native hit in 14 of his first 15 games with the Royals. He averaged .264 and was moved up twice to the parent Royals during the season. He played for the Kansas City Royals for 18 seasons and was an all star five different years.

Mark Littell was a 20 year old pitcher from Cape Giradeau Missouri. He led the American Association with a 2.51 ERA.

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