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1972 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1972 Pittsburgh Pirates
1972 NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since 1882)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
    General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
    Manager(s) Bill Virdon
    Local television KDKA-TV
    Bob Prince, Nellie King
    Local radio KDKA
    Bob Prince, Nellie King
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    The 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 91st season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 86th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The defending World Series champion Pirates finished first in the National League East with a record of 96–59. The team was defeated three games to two by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1972 National League Championship Series.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    NL East W L GB Pct.
    Pittsburgh Pirates 96 59 0 .619
    Chicago Cubs 85 70 11 .548
    New York Mets 83 73 13.5 .532
    St. Louis Cardinals 75 81 21.5 .481
    Montreal Expos 70 86 26.5 .449
    Philadelphia Phillies 59 97 37.5 .378


    Opening Day lineup

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1972 Pittsburgh Pirates
    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
    C Sanguillén, MannyManny Sanguillén 136 520 155 .298 7 71

    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
    Pagán, JoséJosé Pagán 53 127 32 .252 3 8
    González, FernandoFernando González 3 2 0 .000 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
    Blass, SteveSteve Blass 33 249.2 19 8 2.49 117
    Briles, NelsonNelson Briles 28 195.2 14 11 3.08 120

    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

    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
    Miller, BobBob Miller 36 5 2 3 2.65 18

    National League Championship Series

    Awards and honors

    1972 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Salem, Niagara Falls

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