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1972 Atlanta BravesSeason Roster
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Phil Niekro played for the 1972 Atlanta Braves
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameBraves
LocationAtlanta,Georgia
Record70-84 (4th in National League West)League Rank8thMLB Rank18th
ManagerEddie Mathews,Lum HarrisGeneral ManagerPaul Richards
CoachesLew Burdette (Pitching Coach), Jim Busby (Third Base Coach), Eddie Mathews (Hitting Coach), Ken Silvestri (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickPreston Hanna (#11)
Attendance752,973 (Rank: 17th)
Years Available1876-2018

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 Atlanta Braves.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1972 baseball season.

1972 Atlanta Braves 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)
44Hank Aaron1B-1B6-0 180 R-R 1934-02-05 38Mobile,Alabama MLB1952-19761954-1976Central (Mobile,AL)
1952-   UDFA-BSN
 
12Dusty BakerOF-OF6-2 200 R-R 1949-06-15 23Riverside,California MLB1967-19861968-1986Del Campo (Fair Oaks,CA)American River Col
1967-26- 504-ATL
 
24Steve BarberP-P6-0 200 L-L 1938-02-22 34Takoma Park,Maryland MLB1957-19741960-1974Montgomery Blair (Silver Spring,MD)
1957-   UDFA-BAL
 
4Larvell Blanks2B-2B5-8 167 R-R 1950-01-28 22Del Rio,Texas MLB1969-19801972-1980San Felipe (Del Rio,TX)
1969- 3-  60-ATL
 
2Jim Breazeale1B-1B6-2 210 L-R 1949-10-03 22Houston,Texas MLB1968-19791969-1978  
1968- 1-   8-ATL
 
45Oscar BrownOF-OF6-0 175 R-R 1946-02-08 26Long Beach,California MLB1966-19731969-1973Long Beach Poly (Long Beach,CA)USC
1966- 5-  72-CAL
 
25Rico CartyOF-OF6-3 200 R-R 1939-09-01 32San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1960-19791963-1979  
1959-   UDFA-MLB
 
15Paul CasanovaC-C6-4 200 R-R 1941-12-21 30Colon,Cuba MLB1960-19741965-1974  
1960-   UDFA-CLE
 
30Orlando Cepeda1B-1B6-2 210 R-R 1937-09-17 34Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1955-19741958-1974      
4Bob DidierC-C6-0 190 B-R 1949-02-16 23Hattiesburg,Mississippi MLB1967-19741969-1974Glen Oaks (Baton Rouge,LA)
1967- 4-  72-ATL
 
11Darrell Evans3B-3B6-2 205 L-R 1947-05-26 25Pasadena,California MLB1967-19891969-1989Muir (Pasadena,CA)Pasadena City Col, Cal St Los Angeles
1967- 3-  55-PHI
 
24Jimmy FreemanP-P6-4 180 L-L 1951-06-29 21Carlsbad,New Mexico MLB1969-19731972-1973Nathan Hale (Tulsa,OK)
1969- 6- 132-ATL
 
48Ralph GarrOF-OF5-11 197 L-R 1945-12-12 26Monroe,Louisiana MLB1967-19801968-1980Lincoln (Ruston,LA)Grambling St
1967- 3-  52-ATL
 
7Gil Garrido2B-2B5-8 160 R-R 1941-06-26 31Panama City,Panama MLB1960-19721964-1972  
1960-   UDFA-SFN
 
19Rod Gilbreath2B-2B6-2 185 R-R 1952-09-24 19Laurel,Mississippi MLB1970-19801972-1978Laurel (Laurel,MS)
1970- 3-  69-ATL
 
27Jim HardinP-P6-0 175 R-R 1943-08-06 28Morris Chapel,Tennessee MLB1962-19721967-1972   Memphis
1962-   UDFA-NYN
 
43Joe HoernerP-P6-1 200 R-L 1936-11-12 35Dubuque,Iowa MLB1957-19771963-1977Dubuque (Dubuque,IA)
1957-   UDFA-CHA
 
39Tom HouseP-P5-11 190 L-L 1947-04-29 25Seattle,Washington MLB1967-19831971-1978Nogales (La Puente,CA)USC
1967- 3-  48-ATL
 
16Sonny JacksonSS-SS5-9 155 L-R 1944-07-09 27Washington,DC MLB1963-19741963-1974Montgomery Blair (Silver Spring,MD)
1963-   UDFA-HOU
 
33Pat JarvisP-P5-10 180 R-R 1941-03-18 31Carlyle,Illinois MLB1960-19731966-1973   Murray St
1960-   UDFA-CHN
 
23Larry JasterP-P6-3 205 L-L 1944-01-13 28Midland,Michigan MLB1965-19721965-1972Midland (Midland,MI)
1962-   UDFA-SLN
 
36Tom KelleyP-P6-0 191 R-R 1944-01-05 28Manchester,Connecticut MLB1963-20171964-1973  
1963-   UDFA-CLE
 
28Mike LumOF-OF6-0 180 L-L 1945-10-27 26Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1963-19811967-1981Roosevelt (Honolulu,HI)Brigham Young U.
1963-   UDFA-MLB
 
30Denny McLainP-P6-1 185 R-R 1944-03-29 28Chicago,Illinois MLB1962-19721963-1972Mount Carmel (Chicago,IL)
1962-   UDFA-CHA
 
22Mike McQueenP-P5-11 190 L-L 1950-08-30 21Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1968-19771969-1974Spring Branch (Houston,TX)
1968- 4-  67-ATL
 
17Felix Millan2B-2B5-11 172 R-R 1943-08-21 28Yabucoa,Puerto Rico MLB1964-19771966-1977  
1964-   UDFA-KC1
 
23Jim NashP-P6-5 230 R-R 1945-02-09 27Hawthorne,Nevada MLB1964-19721966-1972Sprayberry (Marietta,GA)
1963-   UDFA-KC1
 
31Gary NeibauerP-P6-3 200 R-R 1944-10-29 27Billings,Montana MLB1966-19731969-1973   Nebraska
1966- 8-  88-CLE
 
35Phil NiekroP-P6-1 180 R-R 1939-04-01 33Blaine,Ohio MLB1959-19871964-1987Bridgeport (Bridgeport,OH)
1958-   UDFA-MLB
 
18Rowland OfficeOF-OF6-0 170 L-L 1952-10-25 19Sacramento,California MLB1971-19831972-1983McClatchy (Sacramento,CA)
1970- 4-  94-ATL
 
9Marty PerezSS-SS5-11 160 R-R 1947-02-28 25Visalia,California MLB1964-19781969-1978Redwood (Visalia,CA)
1964-   UDFA-ANA
 
38Ron ReedP-P6-6 215 R-R 1942-11-02 29LaPorte,Indiana MLB1965-19841966-1984LaPorte (LaPorte,IN)Notre Dame
1965-   UDFA-MLB
 
37Ron SchuelerP-P6-4 205 R-R 1948-04-18 24Catharine,Kansas MLB1967-19791972-1979Hays (Hays,KS)
1967- 3-  43-ATL
 
40George StoneP-P6-3 205 L-L 1946-07-09 25Ruston,Louisiana MLB1966-19751967-1975Ruston (Ruston,LA)Louisiana Tech U.
1966- 5-  91-ATL
 
34Cecil UpshawP-P6-6 205 R-R 1942-10-22 29Spearsville,Louisiana MLB1964-19751966-1975Bossier (Bossier City,LA)Centenary Col
1964-   UDFA-MLB
 
32Earl WilliamsC-C6-3 220 R-R 1948-07-14 23Newark,New Jersey MLB1966-19771970-1977Montclair (Montclair,NJ)
1965- 1-   6-MLB
 
36 Players