» March 2, 1973: Eddie Bane of Arizona State University pitches a 9–0 perfect game against Cal State Northridge University. Bane will rack up a record of 41–4 in college.
» June 7, 1973: The Rangers make Texas high school P David Clyde the number-one pick in the free-agent draft. He will make his ML debut later this month. U of Minnesota star Dave Winfield, the number four pick (Padres), will also go straight to the ML. Winfield was also taken in the ABA (Utah), NBA (Atlanta) and NFL (Minnesota) drafts. John Stearns is taken 2nd by the Phillies, and the Brewers, picking 3rd, take Robin Yount. Randy Scarbery becomes the first player selected twice in the first round of the regular phase of the draft when the A's take him 23rd. The Astros picked him first in 1970, but he chose college instead. Eddie Bane, 41–4 in his collegiate career, is taken 11th overall by the Twins, who sign him to a club-record bonus. He debuts a week after Clyde. The Reds have a 3rd straight draft in which they come up short, this time selecting California prep OF Brad Kessler with their 1st choice.
» July 4, 1973:
Before 45,000 Twins fans, Eddie Bane, the top collegiate pitcher this year and Minnesota's top pick, makes his ML debut against the Royals. Bane pitches well for seven innings, but the Royals emerge with a 5–4 win, beating reliever Ray Corbin. Bane will finish the season at 0–5.