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1972 Texas Rangers season

1972 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Arlington, Texas (since 1972)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Bob Short
    Manager(s) Ted Williams
    Local television KDTV
    Local radio KRLD
    (Don Drysdale, Bill Mercer)
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    The Texas Rangers 1972 season involved the Rangers finishing sixth in the American League West with a record of 54 wins and 100 losses. This was the Rangers' first season in Texas, as well as the club's first year in the AL West, after playing their first 11 seasons in Washington, D.C., and from 1969–1971 in the AL East.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    The first game in Texas

    • April 15, 1972: The Rangers played their first game in Texas against the California Angels.

    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 Texas Rangers
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    = Indicates team leader

    Batting

    Starters by position

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

    Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    C Billings, DickDick Billings 133 469 41 119 .254 5 58 1
    1B Howard, FrankFrank Howard 95 287 28 70 .244 9 31 1
    2B Randle, LennyLenny Randle 74 249 23 48 .193 2 21 4
    3B Nelson, DaveDave Nelson 145 499 68 113 .226 2 28 51
    SS Harrah, TobyToby Harrah 116 374 47 97 .259 1 31 16
    LF Grieve, TomTom Grieve 64 142 12 29 .204 3 11 1
    CF Lovitto, JoeJoe Lovitto 117 330 23 74 .224 1 19 13
    RF Ford, TedTed Ford 129 429 43 101 .235 14 50 4
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    Other batters

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

    Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    Biittner, LarryLarry Biittner 137 382 34 99 .259 3 31 1
    Maddox, ElliottElliott Maddox 98 294 40 74 .252 0 10 20
    Mincher, DonDon Mincher 61 191 23 45 .236 6 39 2
    Harris, VicVic Harris 61 186 8 26 .140 0 10 7
    Jones, DaltonDalton Jones 72 151 14 24 .159 4 19 1
    Mason, JimJim Mason 46 147 10 29 .197 0 10 0
    King, HalHal King 50 122 12 22 .180 4 12 0
    Fahey, BillBill Fahey 39 119 8 20 .168 1 10 4
    Kubiak, TedTed Kubiak 46 116 5 26 .224 0 7 0
    Burroughs, JeffJeff Burroughs 22 65 4 12 .185 1 3 0
    Ragland, TomTom Ragland 25 58 3 10 .172 0 2 0
    Martínez, MartyMarty Martínez 26 41 3 6 .146 0 3 0
    Suarez, KenKen Suarez 25 33 2 5 .152 0 4 0
    Driscoll, JimJim Driscoll 15 18 0 0 .000 0 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
    Bosman, DickDick Bosman 29 173.1 8 10 3.63 105
    Hand, RichRich Hand 30 170.2 10 14 3.32 109
    Stanhouse, DonDon Stanhouse 24 104.2 2 9 3.78 78

    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
    Broberg, PetePete Broberg 39 176.1 5 12 4.29 133
    Paul, MikeMike Paul 49 161.2 8 9 2.17 108
    Gogolewski, BillBill Gogolewski 36 150.2 4 11 4.24 95
    Shellenback, JimJim Shellenback 22 57 2 4 3.47 30
    Janeski, GerryGerry Janeski 4 12.2 0 1 2.84 7

    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
    Piña, HoracioHoracio Piña 60 2 7 15 3.20 60
    Lindblad, PaulPaul Lindblad 66 5 8 9 2.62 51
    Panther, JimJim Panther 58 5 9 0 4.13 44
    Cox, CaseyCasey Cox 35 3 5 4 4.41 27
    Lawson, SteveSteve Lawson 13 0 0 1 2.81 13
    Hinton, RichRich Hinton 5 0 1 0 2.38 4
    Roland, JimJim Roland 5 0 0 0 8.10 4
    Dukes, JanJan Dukes 3 0 0 0 3.86 0

    Farm system

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    Notes

    References