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1972 Detroit TigersSeason Roster
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Tony Taylor played for the 1972 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTigers
LocationDetroit,Michigan
Record86-70 (1st in American League East)League Rank3rdMLB Rank5th
BallparkTiger Stadium
ManagerBilly MartinGeneral ManagerJim Campbell
CoachesArt Fowler (Pitching Coach), Joe Schultz (Third Base Coach), Charlie Silvera (Bullpen Coach), Dick Tracewski (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsLost ALCS (Athletics)
#1 Draft PickJerry Manuel (#20)
Attendance1,892,386 (Rank: 2nd)
Years Available1901-2018

Team History -- 1972 Statistics -- 1972 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1972 Detroit Tigers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1972 baseball season.

1972 Detroit Tigers Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
22Ike BlessittOF5-11 185 R-R 1949-09-30 22Detroit,Michigan MLB1968-19771972-1972Hamtramck (Hamtramck,MI)
1967- 4-  56-NYN
 
8Ed BrinkmanSS6-0 170 R-R 1941-12-06 30Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1961-19751961-1975Western Hills (Cincinnati,OH)Cincinnati
1961-   UDFA-WS2
 
26Gates BrownOF5-11 220 L-R 1939-05-02 33Crestline,Ohio MLB1960-19751963-1975Crestline (Crestline,OH)
1960-   UDFA-DET
 
9Ike BrownOF-1B6-1 205 R-R 1942-04-13 30Memphis,Tennessee MLB1962-19741969-1974  
1962-   UDFA-DET
 
38Les CainP6-1 200 L-L 1948-01-13 24San Luis Obispo,California MLB1966-19721968-1972El Cerrito (El Cerrito,CA)
1966- 4-  74-DET
 
25Norm Cash1B6-0 190 L-L 1934-11-10 37Justiceburg,Texas MLB1955-19741958-1974Post (Post,TX)Sul Ross St    
15Joe ColemanP6-3 195 R-R 1947-02-03 25Boston,Massachusetts MLB1965-19821965-1979Natick (Natick,MA)
1965- 1-   3-WS2
 
42Wayne ComerOF5-10 175 R-R 1944-02-03 28Shenandoah,Pennsylvania MLB1967-19721967-1972Page County (Shenandoah,VA)
1962-   UDFA-WS2
 
45Jim FoorP6-2 170 L-L 1949-01-13 23St. Louis,Missouri MLB1967-19731971-1973McCluer (Florissant,MO)
1967- 1-  15-DET
 
11Bill FreehanC6-2 205 R-R 1941-11-29 30Detroit,Michigan MLB1961-19761961-1976Bishop Barry (St. Petersburg,FL)Michigan
1961-   UDFA-DET
 
38Woodie FrymanP6-2 205 R-L 1940-04-15 32Ewing,Kentucky MLB1965-19831966-1983Fleming County (Flemingsburg,KY)
1965-   UDFA-PIT
 
40John GambleSS5-10 165 R-R 1948-02-10 24Reno,Nevada MLB1966-19731972-1973Carson (Carson City,NV)
1966- 2-  39-LAN
 
36Bill GilbrethP6-0 180 L-L 1947-09-03 24Abilene,Texas MLB1969-19741971-1974Abilene (Abilene,TX)Abilene Christian U.
1969- 3-  67-DET
 
14Tom HallerC6-4 195 L-R 1937-06-23 35Lockport,Illinois MLB1958-19721961-1972Lockport Township (Lockport,IL)Illinois
1958-   UDFA-SFN
 
18John HillerP6-0 195 R-L 1943-04-08 29Toronto,Ontario MLB1963-19801965-1980  
1962-   UDFA-DET
 
23Fred HoldsworthP6-1 190 R-R 1952-05-29 20Detroit,Michigan MLB1970-19811972-1980Northville (Northville,MI)
1970-21- 507-DET
 
33Willie HortonOF5-11 209 R-R 1942-10-18 29Arno,Virginia MLB1962-19821963-1980Northwestern (Detroit,MI)
1961-   UDFA-DET
 
31Frank Howard1B6-7 255 R-R 1936-08-08 35Columbus,Ohio MLB1958-19731958-1973Columbus South (Columbus,OH)Ohio St
1958-   UDFA-LAN
 
2Paul Jata1B-OF6-1 190 R-R 1949-09-04 22Astoria,New York MLB1967-19721972-1972Long Island City (Long Island City,NY)
1967- 5-  95-DET
 
6Dalton Jones2B-3B6-1 180 L-R 1943-12-10 28McComb,Mississippi MLB1961-19721964-1972Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge,LA)
1961-   UDFA-BOS
 
35Al KalineOF6-2 180 R-R 1934-12-19 37Baltimore,Maryland MLB1953-19741953-1974Southern (Baltimore,MD)    
7Mike KilkennyP6-3 175 R-L 1945-04-11 27Bradford,Ontario MLB1964-19731969-1973  
1964-   UDFA-DET
 
30John Knox2B6-0 170 L-R 1948-07-26 23Newark,New Jersey MLB1970-19751972-1975Upper Arlington (Upper Arlington,OH)Bowling Green St
1970- 8- 193-DET
 
33Lerrin LaGrowP6-5 220 R-R 1948-07-08 23Phoenix,Arizona MLB1969-19801970-1980   Arizona St
1969- 6- 139-DET
 
43Marvin LaneOF5-11 180 R-R 1950-01-18 22Sandersville,Georgia MLB1969-19771971-1976Pershing (Detroit,MI)
1968-10- 222-DET
 
48Don LeshnockP6-3 195 R-L 1946-11-25 25Youngstown,Ohio MLB1969-19721972-1972Ursuline (Youngstown,OH)Youngstown St
1968-23- 527-DET
 
29Mickey LolichP6-0 210 B-L 1940-09-12 31Portland,Oregon MLB1959-19791963-1979Lincoln (Portland,OR)
1958-   UDFA-DET
 
3Dick McAuliffe2B5-11 176 L-R 1939-11-29 32Hartford,Connecticut MLB1957-19751960-1975Farmington (Farmington,CT)
1957-   UDFA-DET
 
47Phil MeelerP6-5 215 R-R 1948-07-03 23South Boston,Virginia MLB1972-19721972-1972  
1967-   UDFA-DET
 
19Joe NiekroP6-1 190 R-R 1944-11-07 27Martins Ferry,Ohio MLB1966-19881967-1988Bridgeport (Bridgeport,OH)West Liberty U.
1966- 7-  84-CLE
 
5Jim NorthrupOF6-3 190 L-R 1939-11-24 32Breckenridge,Michigan MLB1961-19751964-1975   Alma Col
1960-   UDFA-DET
 
16Ron PerranoskiP6-0 192 L-L 1936-04-01 36Paterson,New Jersey MLB1958-19731961-1973Fair Lawn (Fair Lawn,NJ)Michigan St
1958-   UDFA-CHN
 
4Aurelio Rodriguez3B5-10 180 R-R 1947-12-28 24Cananea,Mexico MLB1965-19831967-1983  
1966-   UDFA-CAL
 
39Fred SchermanP6-1 195 L-L 1944-07-25 27Dayton,Ohio MLB1964-19771969-1976Fairview (Sherwood,OH)Ohio St
1964-   UDFA-MIN
 
37Chuck SeelbachP6-0 180 R-R 1948-03-20 24Lakewood,Ohio MLB1970-19741971-1974University (Hunting Valley,OH)Dartmouth Col
1970- 5- 114-CHN
 
12Duke SimsC6-2 205 L-R 1941-06-05 31Salt Lake City,Utah MLB1959-19741964-1974Pocatello (Pocatello,ID)
1959-   UDFA-CLE
 
44Bill SlaybackP6-4 200 R-R 1948-02-21 24Hollywood,California MLB1968-19741972-1974Crescenta Valley (La Crescenta,CA)Glendale CC
1968- 7- 113-DET
 
24Mickey StanleyOF6-1 195 R-R 1942-07-20 29Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1961-19781964-1978Ottawa Hills (Grand Rapids,MI)Grand Rapids CC
1961-   UDFA-DET
 
42Joe Staton1B6-3 175 L-L 1948-03-08 24Seattle,Washington MLB1970-19731972-1973Garfield (Seattle,WA)Seattle CC, Antelope Valley Col
1967- 2-  32-PIT
 
46Bob StrampeP6-1 185 B-R 1950-06-13 22Janesville,Wisconsin MLB1969-19721972-1972Janesville (Janesville,WI)
1968-18- 414-DET
 
10Tony Taylor2B5-9 179 R-R 1935-12-19 36Central Alava,Cuba MLB1955-19761958-1976      
28Tom TimmermannP6-4 215 R-R 1940-05-12 32Breese,Illinois MLB1960-19741969-1974Aviston (Breese,IL)So.Illinois U.
1960-   UDFA-DET
 
35Chris ZacharyP6-2 200 L-R 1944-02-19 28Knoxville,Tennessee MLB1963-19731963-1973Knoxville Central (Knoxville,TN)
1962-   UDFA-HOU
 
43 Players