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1972 American League (MLB)

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  • An organized section of a full season review with standings, team totals, awards, leaderboards, player registers and more.
  • Playoff teams are in bold.
  • East Division Standings
    RankTeam NameTeamGPWLPctGBLManager(s)BallparkPayrollAttendanceBest OPSBest WHIP
    1Detroit Tigers1568670.551--Billy Martin$0Norm Cash (784)Tom Timmermann (1.09)
    2Boston Red Sox1558570.5480.5Eddie Kasko$0Carlton Fisk (909)Luis Tiant (1.08)
    3Baltimore Orioles1548074.5195.0Earl Weaver$0Boog Powell (780)Doyle Alexander (1.02)
    4New York Yankees1557976.5106.5Ralph Houk$0Bobby Murcer (898)Sparky Lyle (1.05)
    5Cleveland Indians1567284.46214.0Ken Aspromonte$0Chris Chambliss (724)Gaylord Perry (0.98)
    6Milwaukee Brewers1566591.41721.0Dave Bristol, Roy McMillan, Del Crandall$0George Scott (746)Jim Colborn (1.21)
    West Division Standings
    RankTeam NameTeamGPWLPctGBLManager(s)BallparkPayrollAttendanceBest OPSBest WHIP
    1Oakland Athletics*1559362.600--Dick Williams$0Mike Epstein (866)Catfish Hunter (0.91)
    2Chicago White Sox1548767.5655.5Chuck Tanner$0Dick Allen (1,023)Wilbur Wood (1.06)
    3Minnesota Twins1547777.50015.5Bill Rigney, Frank Quilici$0Harmon Killebrew (817)Jim Kaat (1.01)
    4Kansas City Royals1547678.49416.5Bob Lemon$0John Mayberry (901)Roger Nelson (0.87)
    5California Angels1557580.48418.0Del Rice$0Bob Oliver (743)Nolan Ryan (1.14)
    6Texas Rangers15454100.35138.5Ted Williams$0Ted Ford (680)Mike Paul (1.25)
    Playoffs Summary
    TeamPlayoff Notes
    Detroit TigersLost ALCS (Athletics)
    Oakland AthleticsWon World Series (Reds)
    1972 American League Batting Totals
    TeamWLGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTB
    Baltimore Orioles80741545028519115319329100483784150793536576540113.229.298.3396371704
    Boston Red Sox85701555208640128922934124594663052285837495648111.248.313.3766891958
    California Angels7580155516545412491712678420573735885025526625125.242.290.3306201706
    Chicago White Sox876715450835661208170281085281005251199134696825113.238.306.3466521758
    Cleveland Indians7284156520747212201871891440495342076226628333112.234.290.3306201716
    Detroit Tigers86701565099558120617932122531172148379331657434125.237.301.3566571815
    Kansas City Royals7678154516758013172202678547854453471134577238134.255.323.3536761823
    Milwaukee Brewers6591156512449312041672288461645747286829427830144.235.298.3286261679
    Minnesota Twins7777154523453712771823193506534147890535537328129.244.306.3446501800
    New York Yankees79761555168557128820124103526714249168929477431112.249.313.3576701846
    Oakland Athletics936215552006041248195291345658748463886475510036112.240.300.3666661903
    Texas Rangers541001545029461109216617564241267350392630418434100.217.287.2905771460
    1972 American League Pitching Totals
    TeamWLERAGCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9
    Baltimore Orioles80742.54154621821137211535193871005079351.217.560.663.336.13
    Boston Red Sox85703.50155481825138312896405381245228581.318.390.813.405.58
    California Angels75803.0615557171613781249454469783588501.178.160.512.345.55
    Chicago White Sox87673.12154361142138512085664801085119911.247.850.703.326.44
    Cleveland Indians72842.9715647112414101220472465914207621.167.790.582.684.86
    Detroit Tigers86702.96156461133138812065584571224837931.227.820.793.135.14
    Kansas City Royals76783.2415444142913811317580497785347111.348.580.513.484.63
    Milwaukee Brewers65913.4515637103213921204493534884728681.207.780.573.055.61
    Minnesota Twins77772.8615437113413991277537444934789051.258.220.603.085.82
    New York Yankees79763.03155351439137312885574631034916891.308.440.683.224.52
    Oakland Athletics93622.58155421543141812486044061344638861.217.920.852.945.62
    Texas Rangers541003.531541163413751092461540565039261.167.150.373.296.06


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