On April 7, 1973 — The Cleveland Indians break their Opening Day American League attendance record when a crowd of 74,420 watches Gaylord Perry go the distance in the Tribe’s 2-1 victory over Detroit Tigers  at Cleveland Stadium. Chris Chambliss provided the offense with a 2 run home run in the first. 

The previous mark had been set by the team in 1948 in the season opener against St. Louis.

 

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Cleveland Indians 2, Detroit Tigers 1

Game Played on Saturday, April 7, 1973 (D) at Cleveland Stadium

DET A    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  4  0
CLE A    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   2  4  0
BOX+PBP
WP: Perry (1-0)
LP: Lolich (0-1)
HR: Stanley (1), Chambliss (1)

Play by Play

TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe grounded out (second to first); Kaline
grounded out (second to first); G. Brown flied out to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Indians 0.

INDIANS 1ST: Torres walked; Hendrick grounded out (third to
first) [Torres to second]; Chambliss homered [Torres scored];
Ellis grounded out (pitcher to first); Spikes grounded out
(shortstop to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Indians 2.

TIGERS 2ND: N. Cash popped to first in foul territory; Sims
grounded out (pitcher to first); Northrup singled to right;
Stanley flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Indians 2.

INDIANS 2ND: Duncan grounded out (shortstop to first); Bell
singled to left; Brohamer forced Bell (shortstop to second);
Cardenas doubled to left [Brohamer to third]; Torres popped to
third; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0, Indians 2.

TIGERS 3RD: Rodriguez grounded out (pitcher to first); Brinkman
grounded out (third to first); McAuliffe struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Indians 2.

INDIANS 3RD: Hendrick doubled to left; Chambliss struck out;
Ellis grounded out (third to first); Spikes flied out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Indians 2.

TIGERS 4TH: Kaline struck out; G. Brown grounded out (first
unassisted); N. Cash flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Tigers 0, Indians 2.

INDIANS 4TH: Duncan struck out; Bell flied out to center;
Brohamer grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Tigers 0, Indians 2.

TIGERS 5TH: Sims doubled to center; Northrup walked; Stanley
grounded into a double play (catcher to third to first)
[Northrup to second, Sims out at third]; Rodriguez flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Indians 2.

INDIANS 5TH: Cardenas walked; Torres flied out to right;
Hendrick grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Cardenas out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers
0, Indians 2.

TIGERS 6TH: Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to first);
McAuliffe popped to shortstop; Kaline walked; G. Brown struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Indians 2.

INDIANS 6TH: Chambliss walked; Ellis grounded out (third to
first) [Chambliss to second]; Spikes grounded out (third to
first); Duncan struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Indians 2.

TIGERS 7TH: N. Cash grounded out (second to first); Sims popped
to third in foul territory; Northrup popped to second; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Indians 2.

INDIANS 7TH: Bell popped to second; Brohamer grounded out
(pitcher to first); Cardenas struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Tigers 0, Indians 2.

TIGERS 8TH: Stanley homered; Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop
to first); Brinkman singled to center; McAuliffe struck out;
Kaline was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers
1, Indians 2.

INDIANS 8TH: Torres struck out; Hendrick flied to center;
Chambliss walked; Ellis struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Tigers 1, Indians 2.

TIGERS 9TH: G. Brown grounded out (second to first); N. Cash
grounded out (second to first); Sims grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Indians 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Tigers           1   4   0    4
 Indians          2   4   0    5