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1972 California Angels season

1972 California Angels
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Anaheim, California (since 1966)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Gene Autry
    Manager(s) Del Rice
    Local television KTLA
    Local radio KMPC
    (Dick Enberg, Don Wells, Dave Niehaus)
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    The 1972 California Angels season involved the Angels finishing 5th in the American League West with a record of 75 wins and 80 losses.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Opening Day starters

    Season standings

    AL West W L GB Pct.
    Oakland Athletics 93 62 -- .600
    Chicago White Sox 87 67 5.5 .565
    Minnesota Twins 77 77 15.5 .500
    Kansas City Royals 76 78 16.5 .494
    California Angels 75 80 18 .484
    Texas Rangers 54 100 38.5 .351

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1972 California Angels
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    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
    1B Oliver, BobBob Oliver 134 509 137 .269 19 70
    2B Alomar, SandySandy Alomar 155 610 146 .239 1 25
    3B McMullen, KenKen McMullen 137 472 127 .269 9 34
    SS Cárdenas, LeoLeo Cárdenas 150 551 123 .223 6 42
    LF Pinson, VadaVada Pinson 136 484 133 .275 7 49
    CF Berry, KenKen Berry 119 409 118 .289 5 39
    RF Stanton, LeroyLeroy Stanton 127 402 101 .251 12 39

    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
    Spencer, JimJim Spencer 82 212 47 .222 1 14
    Rivers, MickeyMickey Rivers 58 159 34 .214 0 7
    Torborg, JeffJeff Torborg 59 153 32 .209 0 8
    Kosco, AndyAndy Kosco 49 142 34 .239 6 13

    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
    Ryan, NolanNolan Ryan 39 284 19 16 2.28 329
    Wright, ClydeClyde Wright 35 251 18 11 2.98 87
    May, RudyRudy May 35 205.1 12 11 2.94 169
    Messersmith, AndyAndy Messersmith 25 169.2 8 11 2.81 142

    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
    Clark, RickeyRickey Clark 26 109.2 4 9 4.51 61
    Rose, DonDon Rose 16 42.2 1 4 4.22 39
    Lange, DickDick Lange 2 7.2 0 0 4.70 8

    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
    Allen, LloydLloyd Allen 42 3 7 5 3.48 53
    Fisher, EddieEddie Fisher 43 4 5 4 3.76 32
    Barber, SteveSteve Barber 34 4 4 2 2.02 34
    Dukes, TomTom Dukes 7 0 1 1 1.64 8
    Doyle, PaulPaul Doyle 2 0 0 0 0.00 4

    Farm system

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    References