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1972 New York Yankees (MLB)

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W-L Record: 79-76 .510
Rank: 4th in American League East
Run Differential: 557-527 + 30
Manager(s): Ralph Houk
General Manager: Lee MacPhail
Location: Bronx, New York
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 966,328 13/24
Playoffs:
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
Full League Standings
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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20
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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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16
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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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18
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1
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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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22
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1
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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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10
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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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8
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3
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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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7
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03
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1304184413102.211.280.291571.080.151.2572.4466.358219
23John EllisC23 1361340
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5
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1
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5
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250082200009.294.333.456789.162.221.3212.7527.262144
27Rich McKinney3B25 1211026
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2
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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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1
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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 14183.2236369700260250999313851106041.298.650.452.943.811.29
19Fritz Peterson30 17153.24353512300250270989017441007151.269.720.611.583.602.27
38Steve Kline24 1692.40323211400236210796311445810101.088.010.421.682.211.32
18Mike Kekich27 10133.702928200017517277721376789041.428.850.673.914.011.03
28Sparky Lyle27 951.92590005635107842523329755001.057.000.252.426.252.59
43Rob Gardner27 853.062014103097914333928585001.238.440.842.605.382.07
40Lindy McDaniel36 312.253700025068542317425473001.167.150.533.316.221.88
47Fred Beene29 132.332910011357552115324373011.368.530.473.725.741.54
22Ron Klimkowski28 034.06162003131321514315111011.529.290.874.353.190.73
54Jim Roland29 015.041600010025271414316130011.729.721.085.764.680.81
29Wade Blasingame28 014.24121004017148851172011.477.412.655.823.710.64
45Rich Hinton25 104.76730020162011928134001.6510.591.064.246.881.63
39Casey Cox30 014.505100101113660340001.339.750.002.253.001.33
45Larry Gowell24 011.2921000073110270000.713.860.002.579.003.50
22Jack Aker31 003.0040004065220311001.337.500.004.501.500.33
54Steve Blateric28 000.0010001042000040000.504.500.000.009.00--
50Al Closter29 0013.5020000022331420003.009.004.5018.009.000.50
50Doc Medich23 00-1100000220020000------
Pitching 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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