On September 27, 1973 — Nolan Ryan surpasses Sandy Koufax’s major league mark for strikeouts in a season when he throws three fastballs past Rich Reese, the last batter of the game, for his 383rd of the year. The Angels’ right-hander, who finishes the year with 21 wins, whiffs 16 batters in 11 innings en route to a complete-game 5-4 victory over Minnesota at Anaheim Stadium.

California Angels 5, Minnesota Twins 4


Game Played on Thursday, September 27, 1973 (N) at Anaheim Stadium

MIN A    3  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  -   4 10  3
CAL A    3  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  -   5 10  2

WP: Ryan (21-16)
LP: Campbell (3-2)

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - Bill Deegan, 2B - Lou DiMuro, 3B - Marty Springstead
Time of Game: 3:10   Attendance: 9100
Starting Lineups:

   Minnesota Twins               California Angels        
1. Brye                cf        Rivers              cf
2. Carew               2b        Chalk               ss
3. Oliva               dh        Robinson            dh
4. Killebrew           1b        McCraw              1b
5. Holt                rf        Pinson              rf
6. Mitterwald          c         Berry               lf
7. Soderholm           3b        Gallagher           3b
8. Adams               lf        Parker              2b
9. Terrell             ss        Torborg             c
   Goltz               p         Ryan                p

TWINS 1ST: Brye singled to right; Carew walked [Brye to second];
Oliva singled to center [Carew to second, Brye scored];
Killebrew doubled to left [Oliva scored, Carew scored]; Holt was
called out on strikes; Mitterwald struck out; Soderholm walked;
Adams struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 3, Angels 0.

ANGELS 1ST: Rivers singled to first; Chalk singled to right
[Rivers to third]; Robinson singled to center [Chalk to second,
Rivers scored]; McCraw walked [Robinson to second, Chalk to
third]; Pinson hit a sacrifice fly to center [Chalk scored,
Robinson to third]; Berry grounded out (second to first) [McCraw
to second, Robinson scored]; Gallagher grounded out (third to
first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3, Angels 3.

TWINS 2ND: Terrell grounded out (second to first); Brye singled
to center; Brye stole second; Carew struck out; Oliva struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3, Angels 3.

ANGELS 2ND: Parker grounded out (second to first); Torborg
grounded out (third to first); Rivers grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3, Angels 3.

TWINS 3RD: Killebrew walked; Holt was called out on strikes;
Mitterwald reached on an error by Parker [Killebrew to second];
Soderholm grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Mitterwald out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins
3, Angels 3.

ANGELS 3RD: Chalk singled to center [Chalk to third (error by
Goltz)]; Robinson walked; McCraw singled to right [Chalk scored,
Robinson to second]; HANDS REPLACED GOLTZ (PITCHING); Pinson
grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Robinson to
third, McCraw out at second]; Berry grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3, Angels 4.

TWINS 4TH: Adams was called out on strikes; Terrell was called
out on strikes; Brye struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3,
Angels 4.

ANGELS 4TH: Gallagher reached on an error by Soderholm; Parker
grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Gallagher out
at second]; Torborg grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
1 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3, Angels 4.

TWINS 5TH: Carew struck out; Oliva singled to center; Killebrew
struck out; Holt popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Twins 3, Angels 4.

ANGELS 5TH: Rivers flied out to right; Chalk struck out;
Robinson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Twins 3, Angels 4.

TWINS 6TH: Mitterwald reached on an error by Gallagher
[Mitterwald to second]; Soderholm flied out to right [Mitterwald
to third]; Adams walked; Terrell singled to right [Adams to
second, Mitterwald scored (unearned)]; Brye grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Terrell out at
second]; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 4, Angels 4.

ANGELS 6TH: McCraw flied to left in foul territory; Pinson flied
out to left; Berry flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Twins 4, Angels 4.

TWINS 7TH: Carew struck out; Oliva walked; Killebrew struck out;
Holt singled to left [Oliva to second]; Mitterwald struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 4, Angels 4.

ANGELS 7TH: Gallagher flied out to right; Parker singled to
center; Torborg grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Parker out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins
4, Angels 4.

TWINS 8TH: Soderholm walked; Ryan threw a wild pitch [Soderholm
to second]; Adams grounded out (second to first) [Soderholm to
third]; Terrell reached on a fielder's choice [Soderholm out at
home (second to catcher)]; Terrell stole second; Brye struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 4, Angels 4.

ANGELS 8TH: CAMPBELL REPLACED HANDS (PITCHING); Rivers singled
to left; Rivers stole second; Chalk popped to first; Robinson
walked; McCraw struck out; Pinson flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 4, Angels 4.

TWINS 9TH: Carew popped to second; Oliva flied out to right;
Killebrew singled to center; REESE RAN FOR KILLEBREW; Holt flied
out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 4, Angels 4.

ANGELS 9TH: REESE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Berry singled to
shortstop; Gallagher grounded into a double play (first to
shortstop to first) [Berry out at second]; Parker flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 4, Angels 4.

TWINS 10TH: Mitterwald singled to left; Soderholm grounded into
a double play (shortstop to first) [Mitterwald out at second];
Adams singled to center; Adams stole second; Terrell popped to
second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 4, Angels 4.

ANGELS 10TH: Torborg grounded out (second to first); Rivers
flied out to right; Chalk grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 4, Angels 4.

TWINS 11TH: Brye grounded out (shortstop to first); Carew
walked; Carew stole second; Oliva flied out to center; Reese
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 4, Angels 4.

ANGELS 11TH: Robinson grounded out (third to first); McCraw
singled to center; Pinson reached on an error by Terrell [McCraw
to second]; SCHEINBLUM BATTED FOR BERRY; Scheinblum doubled to
center [McCraw scored, Pinson to third]; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Twins 4, Angels 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Twins            4  10   3   12
 Angels           5  10   2    6

 


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