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1972 New York Yankees (MLB)

+ American League
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W-L Record: 79-76 .510
Rank: 4th in American League East
Run Differential: 557-527 + 30
Roster Continuity 73.34% 13/24
Manager(s): Ralph Houk
General Manager: Lee MacPhail
Location: Bronx, New York
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 966,328 13/24
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Scott McGregor (#14) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Jim Hegan
First Base Coach: Elston Howard
Pitching Coach: Jim Turner
Third Base Coach: Dick Howser

#1 Draft Picks

Ron Blomberg (#1), Thurman Munson (#4), Charlie Spikes (#11), Rich McKinney (#14)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8670.551--
8570.5480.5
8074.5195.0
7976.5106.5
7284.46214.0
6591.41721.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
1Bobby MurcerOF26   585102171
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30
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7
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33
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96119636727046.292.361.537898.244.356.2821.0617.7314654
6Roy WhiteOF28   55676150
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29
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010
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5423799595104211.270.384.376760.106.313.2860.6055.6209666
20Horace Clarke2B32   54765132
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2
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3
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37186564444337.241.315.302617.060.185.2560.79182.3165613
15Thurman MunsonC25   51154143
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3
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7
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46674758354213.280.343.364707.084.174.3041.2373.0186567
17Gene MichaelSS34   3912991
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7
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4
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1
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32423245142411.233.290.279569.046.133.2581.41391.0109430
24Felipe Alou1B37   3243390
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6
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3710222721128.278.326.395721.117.188.2871.2354.0128351
12Ron Blomberg1B23   2993680
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14
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4902382634014.268.355.488843.221.341.2540.6821.4146341
25Johnny CallisonOF33   2752871
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09
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3430183401256.258.299.393692.135.211.2621.8930.6108300
10Celerino Sanchez3B28   2501862
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02200123041219.248.292.304596.056.104.2812.50--76269
11Bernie Allen3B33   2202650
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9
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09
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2101234204144.227.296.391687.164.264.2371.8324.486248
21Rusty TorresOF23   1991542
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1304184413102.211.280.291571.080.151.2572.4466.358219
23John EllisC23   1361340
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250082200009.294.333.456789.162.221.3212.7527.262144
27Rich McKinney3B25   1211026
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71071300006.215.258.256514.041.107.2341.86121.031128
2Jerry KenneySS27   1191625
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00730161302107.210.304.227531.017.176.2360.81--27136
14Ron SwobodaOF28   113928
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1201172901121.248.341.345686.097.239.3181.71113.039133
36Hal Lanier3B29   103522
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0061221310013.214.234.243477.029.039.2426.50--25107
19Fritz PetersonP30   82619
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00900314001501.232.259.244503.012.049.2794.67--20100
30Mel StottlemyreP30   80316
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070031820902.200.247.238485.038.075.2586.00--1994
38Steve KlineP24   7657
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000100422101202.092.148.092240.000.053.1305.50--793
18Mike KekichP27   5938
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040001400600.136.136.169305.034.034.178----1065
42Charlie SpikesOF21   3425
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0030111300000.147.171.176347.029.029.23813.00--635
43Rob GardnerP27   2803
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00010001600500.107.107.107214.000.000.250----333
28Sparky LyleP27   2124
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0010011000200.190.227.238465.048.095.36410.00--524
47Fred BeeneP29   9000000000400000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----09
41Frank Tepedino24   8000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
40Lindy McDanielP36   712
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2000300100.286.286.7141000.429.429.333--7.058
22Ron KlimkowskiP28   6000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
45Rich HintonP25   3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
29Wade BlasingameP28   2000000001200100.000.333.000333.000.500-2.00--04
54Steve BlatericP28   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
50Al ClosterP29   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
45Larry GowellP24   101
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0000000000001.0001.0002.00030001.0001.0001.000----21
54Jim RolandP29   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
39Casey CoxP30   0000000000000100-----------01
Batting Totals18995168557128820124103526714249168929477431112.249.313.357670.108.209.2691.4050.218465764
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
30Mel Stottlemyre30   14183.2236369700260.0250999313851106041.298.650.452.943.811.29
19Fritz Peterson30   17153.24353512300250.1270989017441007151.269.720.611.583.602.27
38Steve Kline24   1692.40323211400236.1210796311445810101.088.010.421.682.211.32
18Mike Kekich27   10133.7029282000175.117277721376789041.428.850.673.914.011.03
28Sparky Lyle27   951.92590005635107.2842523329755001.057.000.252.426.252.59
43Rob Gardner27   853.062014103097.0914333928585001.238.440.842.605.382.07
40Lindy McDaniel36   312.253700025068.0542317425473001.167.150.533.316.221.88
47Fred Beene29   132.332910011357.2552115324373011.368.530.473.725.741.54
22Ron Klimkowski28   034.06162003131.1321514315111011.529.290.874.353.190.73
54Jim Roland29   015.041600010025.0271414316130011.729.721.085.764.680.81
29Wade Blasingame28   014.24121004017.0148851172011.477.412.655.823.710.64
45Rich Hinton25   104.7673002016.22011928134001.6510.591.064.246.881.63
39Casey Cox30   014.5051001011.213660340001.339.750.002.253.001.33
45Larry Gowell24   011.292100007.03110270000.713.860.002.579.003.50
22Jack Aker31   003.004000406.05220311001.337.500.004.501.500.33
54Steve Blateric28   000.001000104.02000040000.504.500.000.009.00--
50Al Closter29   0013.502000002.12331420003.009.004.5018.009.000.50
50Doc Medich23   00-1100000220020000------
Batting Totals79763.033431553514120391373130652746387419625471271.268.560.572.754.101.49
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Thurman MunsonC1321160575711511.9775.01
John EllisC252131271151.9655.83
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Felipe Alou1B9559364854769.99010.65
Ron Blomberg1B95715813321388.98510.63
John Ellis1B86063114.9859.57
Ron Swoboda1B2350011.00014.06
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Horace Clarke2B143119534739911104.9855.62
Bernie Allen2B201545047217.9805.67
Hal Lanier2B32478011.0005.63
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Celerino Sanchez3B68581471671413.9393.31
Hal Lanier3B47207155627.9733.08
Bernie Allen3B44324258579.9403.06
Rich McKinney3B33256177185.9173.09
Jerry Kenney3B1301001.0002.81
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gene MichaelSS12110052184372189.9695.87
Jerry KenneySS4531457131630.9695.39
Hal LanierSS953102325.9435.58
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Roy WhiteOF1551370323821.9942.17
Bobby MurcerOF15113283821131.9922.66
Johnny CallisonOF74582127411.9922.03
Rusty TorresOF6243686420.9781.86
Ron SwobodaOF3523656211.9832.21
Felipe AlouOF15102210001.0001.85
Charlie SpikesOF965141011.0002.08
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Sparky LyleP59107411001.0001.26
Lindy McDanielP376851412.9502.51
Mel StottlemyreP362601952071.0002.46
Fritz PetersonP35250134416.9832.05
Steve KlineP32236205073.9092.67
Fred BeeneP29578611.9332.20
Mike KekichP29175426031.0001.54
Rob GardnerP2097213011.0001.39
Ron KlimkowskiP16310611.8571.74
Jim RolandP162513011.0001.44
Wade BlasingameP121765001.0005.82
Rich HintonP71611001.0001.11
Casey CoxP51110001.0000.80
Jack AkerP4632011.0007.50
Al ClosterP2201001.0004.29
Larry GowellP2701001.0001.29
Steve BlatericP1401011.0002.25
Doc MedichP100000.0000.00


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