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1972 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 86-70 .551
Rank: 1st in American League East
Run Differential: 558-514 + 44
Roster Continuity 86.15% 3/24
Manager(s): Billy Martin
General Manager: Jim Campbell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 1,892,386 2/24
Playoffs: Lost ALCS (Athletics)
Top Draft Pick: Jerry Manuel (#20) All picks
Years Active:
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Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Charlie Silvera
First Base Coach: Dick Tracewski
Pitching Coach: Art Fowler
Third Base Coach: Joe Schultz

#1 Draft Picks

Joe Coleman (#3), Jim Foor (#15)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8670.551--
8570.5480.5
8074.5195.0
7976.5106.5
7284.46214.0
6591.41721.0
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1972 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    22Ike BlessittOF5-11185R-R221972NYN: 1967-4-56MLB--
    8Ed BrinkmanSS6-0170R-R301961Not draftedMLB--
    26Gates BrownOF5-11220L-R331963Not draftedMLB--
    9Ike Brown2B-1B6-1205R-R301969Not draftedMLB--
    38Les CainP6-1200L-L241968DET: 1966-4-74MLB--
    25Norm Cash1B6-0190L-L371958Not draftedMLB--
    15Joe ColemanP6-3195R-R251965WS2: 1965-1-3MLB--
    42Wayne ComerOF5-10175R-R281967Not draftedMLB--
    45Jim FoorP6-2170L-L231971DET: 1967-1-15MLB--
    11Bill FreehanC6-2205R-R301961Not draftedMLB--
    38Woodie FrymanP6-2205R-L321966Not draftedMLB--
    40John GambleSS5-10165R-R241972LAN: 1966-2-39MLB--
    36Bill GilbrethP6-0180L-L241971DET: 1969-3-67MLB--
    14Tom HallerC6-4195L-R351961Not draftedMLB--
    18John HillerP6-0195R-L291965Not draftedMLB--
    23Fred HoldsworthP6-1190R-R201972DET: 1970-21-507MLB--
    33Willie HortonOF5-11209R-R291963Not draftedMLB--
    31Frank HowardOF-1B6-7255R-R351958Not draftedMLB--
    2Paul Jata1B-OF6-1190R-R221972DET: 1967-5-95MLB--
    6Dalton Jones2B-3B6-1180L-R281964Not draftedMLB--
    35Al KalineOF6-2180R-R371953Not draftedMLB--
    7Mike KilkennyP6-3175R-L271969Not draftedMLB--
    30John Knox2B6-0170L-R231972DET: 1970-8-193MLB--
    33Lerrin LaGrowP6-5220R-R231970DET: 1969-6-139MLB--
    43Marvin LaneOF5-11180R-R221971DET: 1968-10-222MLB--
    48Don LeshnockP6-3195R-L251972DET: 1968-23-527MLB--
    29Mickey LolichP6-0210B-L311963Not draftedMLB--
    3Dick McAuliffe2B-SS5-11176L-R321960Not draftedMLB--
    47Phil MeelerP6-5215R-R231972Not draftedMLB--
    19Joe NiekroP6-1190R-R271967CLE: 1966-7-84MLB--
    5Jim NorthrupOF6-3190L-R321964Not draftedMLB--
    16Ron PerranoskiP6-0192L-L361961Not draftedMLB--
    4Aurelio Rodriguez3B5-10180R-R241967Not draftedMLB--
    39Fred SchermanP6-1195L-L271969Not draftedMLB--
    37Chuck SeelbachP6-0180R-R241971CHN: 1970-5-114MLB--
    12Duke SimsC6-2205L-R311964Not draftedMLB--
    44Bill SlaybackP6-4200R-R241972DET: 1968-7-113MLB--
    24Mickey StanleyOF6-1195R-R291964Not draftedMLB--
    42Joe Staton1B6-3175L-L241972PIT: 1967-2-32MLB--
    46Bob StrampeP6-1185B-R221972DET: 1968-18-414MLB--
    10Tony Taylor2B-3B5-9179R-R361958Not draftedMLB--
    28Tom TimmermannP6-4215R-R321969Not draftedMLB--
    35Chris ZacharyP6-2200L-R281963Not draftedMLB--


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