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A high-level summary of the 1972 Major League Baseball Season. The page includes standings, team totals and leaderboards. There is a lot more information on the season in various sub-sections such as the player register, team pages and boxscore-related pages.
Season Information
Season
1972
World Series Champions
Runner Up
Most Valuable Players
Cy Young Winners
Rookies of the Year
Managers of the Year
AL: NL:
#1 Draft Pick
Dave Roberts (San Diego Padres)
All-Star Game
Atlanta,Georgia
Teams
24
Players
Attendance
Payroll
$0
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1972 Major League Baseball Standings

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  • Playoff Team
  • American League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    135Detroit TigersT - S - R - L1568670.551--55851444Lost ALCS (Athletics)1,892,3862Jim CampbellBilly MartinTiger Stadium
    248Boston Red SoxT - S - R - L1558570.5480.564062020dnq1,441,7186Dick O'ConnellEddie KaskoFenway Park
    3511Baltimore OriolesT - S - R - L1548074.5195.051943089dnq899,95015Frank CashenEarl WeaverMemorial Stadium
    4612New York YankeesT - S - R - L1557976.5106.555752730dnq966,32813Lee MacPhailRalph HoukYankee Stadium I
    51017Cleveland IndiansT - S - R - L1567284.46214.0472519-47dnq626,35423Gabe PaulKen AspromonteCleveland Municipal Stadium
    61121Milwaukee BrewersT - S - R - L1566591.41721.0493595-102dnq600,44024Frank LaneDel Crandall, Dave Bristol, Roy McMillanCounty Stadium
    American League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    113Oakland AthleticsT - S - R - L1559362.600--604457147Won World Series (Reds)921,32314Charlie FinleyDick WilliamsOakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    224Chicago White SoxT - S - R - L1548767.5655.556653828dnq1,177,31811Stu HolcombChuck TannerComiskey Park
    3713Minnesota TwinsT - S - R - L1547777.50015.55375352dnq797,90116Calvin GriffithFrank Quilici, Bill RigneyMetropolitan Stadium
    4814Kansas City RoyalsT - S - R - L1547678.49416.558054535dnq707,65619Cedric TallisBob LemonMunicipal Stadium
    5915California AngelsT - S - R - L1557580.48418.0454533-79dnq744,19018Harry DaltonDel RiceAnaheim Stadium
    61224Texas RangersT - S - R - L15454100.35138.5461628-167dnq662,97420Joe BurkeTed WilliamsArlington Stadium
    National League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    111Pittsburgh PiratesT - S - R - L1559659.619--691512179Lost NLCS (Reds)1,427,4607Joe BrownBill VirdonThree Rivers Stadium
    257Chicago CubsT - S - R - L1558570.54811.0685567118dnq1,299,1639John HollandLeo Durocher, Whitey LockmanWrigley Field
    3610New York MetsT - S - R - L1568373.53213.5528578-50dnq2,134,1851Bob ScheffingYogi BerraShea Stadium
    4716St. Louis CardinalsT - S - R - L1567581.48121.5568600-32dnq1,196,89410Bing DevineRed SchoendienstBusch Stadium II
    5919Montreal ExposT - S - R - L1567086.44926.5513609-96dnq1,142,14512Jim FanningGene MauchJarry Park
    61223Philadelphia PhilliesT - S - R - L1565997.37837.5503635-132dnq1,343,3298John QuinnFrank Lucchesi, Paul OwensVeterans Stadium
    National League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    122Cincinnati RedsT - S - R - L1549559.617--707557150Lost World Series (Athletics)1,611,4594Bob HowsamSparky AndersonRiverfront Stadium
    236Houston AstrosT - S - R - L1538469.54910.570863672dnq1,469,2475Spec RichardsonHarry Walker, Leo Durocher, Salty ParkerAstrodome
    349Los Angeles DodgersT - S - R - L1558570.54810.558452757dnq1,860,8583Al CampanisWalter AlstonDodger Stadium
    4818Atlanta BravesT - S - R - L1547084.45525.0628730-102dnq752,97317Paul RichardsLum Harris, Eddie MathewsAtlanta Stadium
    51020San Francisco GiantsT - S - R - L1556986.44526.566264913dnq647,74421Horace StonehamCharlie FoxCandlestick Park
    61122San Diego PadresT - S - R - L1535895.37936.5488665-177dnq644,27322Buzzie BavasiDon Zimmer, Preston GomezSan Diego Stadium
    24 record(s)
    Glossary:
    Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Playoffs Playoff participation description. Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season