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1972 Baltimore Orioles season

1972 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Baltimore, Maryland (since 1954)
  • Results
    Record 80–74 (.519)
    Divisional place 3rd
    Other information
    Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger
    General manager(s) Frank Cashen
    Manager(s) Earl Weaver
    Local television WJZ-TV
    Local radio WBAL (AM)
    (Chuck Thompson, John Gordon, Bill O'Donnell)
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    The 1972 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing third in the American League East with a record of 80 wins and 74 losses.

    Offseason

    Regular season

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    Frank Robinson's number 20 was retired by the Baltimore Orioles in 1972.

    Season standings

    AL East W L GB Pct.
    Detroit Tigers 86 70 -- .551
    Boston Red Sox 85 70 0.5 .548
    Baltimore Orioles 80 74 5 .519
    New York Yankees 79 76 6.5 .510
    Cleveland Indians 72 84 14 .462
    Milwaukee Brewers 65 91 21 .417

    Opening Day lineup

    Notable transactions

    Draft picks

    Roster

    1972 Baltimore Orioles
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    C Oates, JohnnyJohnny Oates 85 253 66 .261 4 21
    1B Powell, BoogBoog Powell 140 465 .117 252 21 81
    2B Johnson, DaveyDavey Johnson 118 376 83 .221 5 32
    3B Robinson, BrooksBrooks Robinson 153 556 139 .250 8 64
    SS Belanger, MarkMark Belanger 113 285 53 .186 2 16
    LF Buford, DonDon Buford 125 408 84 .206 5 22
    CF Blair, PaulPaul Blair 142 477 111 .233 8 49
    RF Rettenmund, MervMerv Rettenmund 102 301 70 .233 6 21

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Grich, BobbyBobby Grich 133 460 128 .278 12 50
    Baylor, DonDon Baylor 102 320 81 .253 11 38
    Crowley, TerryTerry Crowley 97 247 57 .231 11 29
    Etchebarren, AndyAndy Etchebarren 71 188 38 .202 2 21
    Hendricks, ElrodElrod Hendricks 33 84 13 .155 0 4
    Davis, TommyTommy Davis 26 82 21 .256 0 6
    Shopay, TomTom Shopay 49 40 9 .225 0 2
    Coggins, RichRich Coggins 16 39 13 .333 0 1
    Salmon, ChicoChico Salmon 17 16 1 .063 0 0
    Bumbry, AlAl Bumbry 9 11 4 .364 0 0
    Matchick, TomTom Matchick 3 9 2 .222 0 0
    Cabell, EnosEnos Cabell 3 5 0 .000 0 1
    Robles, SergioSergio Robles 2 5 1 .200 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Palmer, JimJim Palmer 36 274.1 21 10 2.07 184
    Dobson, PatPat Dobson 38 268.1 16 18 2.65 161
    Cuellar, MikeMike Cuellar 35 248.1 18 12 2.57 132
    McNally, DaveDave McNally 36 241 13 17 2.95 120

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 35 106.1 6 8 2.45 49

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Harrison, RoricRoric Harrison 39 3 4 4 2.30 62
    Watt, EddieEddie Watt 38 2 3 7 2.17 23
    Jackson, GrantGrant Jackson 32 1 1 8 2.63 34
    Scott, MickeyMickey Scott 15 0 1 0 2.74 11
    Leonhard, DaveDave Leonhard 14 0 0 0 4.50 7
    Reynolds, BobBob Reynolds 3 0 0 0 1.86 5

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Miami, Lewiston

    Notes

    References