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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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
1Bobby MurcerOF26585102171
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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 WhiteOF2855676150
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29
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010
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5423799595104211.270.384.376760.106.313.2860.6055.6209666
20Horace Clarke2B3254765132
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2
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3
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37186564444337.241.315.302617.060.185.2560.79182.3165613
15Thurman MunsonC2551154143
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3
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7
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46674758354213.280.343.364707.084.174.3041.2373.0186567
17Gene MichaelSS343912991
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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 Alou1B373243390
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1
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6
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3710222721128.278.326.395721.117.188.2871.2354.0128351
12Ron Blomberg1B232993680
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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 CallisonOF332752871
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10
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09
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3430183401256.258.299.393692.135.211.2621.8930.6108300
10Celerino Sanchez3B282501862
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02200123041219.248.292.304596.056.104.2812.50--76269
11Bernie Allen3B332202650
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09
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2101234204144.227.296.391687.164.264.2371.8324.486248
21Rusty TorresOF231991542
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03
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1304184413102.211.280.291571.080.151.2572.4466.358219
23John EllisC231361340
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250082200009.294.333.456789.162.221.3212.7527.262144
27Rich McKinney3B251211026
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71071300006.215.258.256514.041.107.2341.86121.031128
2Jerry KenneySS271191625
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00730161302107.210.304.227531.017.176.2360.81--27136
14Ron SwobodaOF28113928
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1201172901121.248.341.345686.097.239.3181.71113.039133
36Hal Lanier3B29103522
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3
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0061221310013.214.234.243477.029.039.2426.50--25107
19Fritz PetersonP3082619
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1
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00900314001501.232.259.244503.012.049.2794.67--20100
30Mel StottlemyreP3080316
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070031820902.200.247.238485.038.075.2586.00--1994
38Steve KlineP247657
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000100422101202.092.148.092240.000.053.1305.50--793
18Mike KekichP275938
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040001400600.136.136.169305.034.034.178----1065
42Charlie SpikesOF213425
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0030111300000.147.171.176347.029.029.23813.00--635
43Rob GardnerP272803
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00010001600500.107.107.107214.000.000.250----333
28Sparky LyleP272124
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0010011000200.190.227.238465.048.095.36410.00--524
47Fred BeeneP299000000000400000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----09
41Frank Tepedino248000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
40Lindy McDanielP36712
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2000300100.286.286.7141000.429.429.333--7.058
22Ron KlimkowskiP286000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
45Rich HintonP253000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
29Wade BlasingameP282000000001200100.000.333.000333.000.500-2.00--04
54Steve BlatericP281000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
50Al ClosterP291000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
45Larry GowellP24101
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0000000000001.0001.0002.00030001.0001.0001.000----21
54Jim RolandP291000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
39Casey CoxP300000000000000100-----------01
Batting Totals18995168557128820124103526714249168929477431112.249.313.357670.108.209.2691.4050.218465764
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
30Mel Stottlemyre3014183.2236369700260250999313851106041.298.650.452.943.811.29
19Fritz Peterson3017153.24353512300250270989017441007151.269.720.611.583.602.27
38Steve Kline241692.40323211400236210796311445810101.088.010.421.682.211.32
18Mike Kekich2710133.702928200017517277721376789041.428.850.673.914.011.03
28Sparky Lyle27951.92590005635107842523329755001.057.000.252.426.252.59
43Rob Gardner27853.062014103097914333928585001.238.440.842.605.382.07
40Lindy McDaniel36312.253700025068542317425473001.167.150.533.316.221.88
47Fred Beene29132.332910011357552115324373011.368.530.473.725.741.54
22Ron Klimkowski28034.06162003131321514315111011.529.290.874.353.190.73
54Jim Roland29015.041600010025271414316130011.729.721.085.764.680.81
29Wade Blasingame28014.24121004017148851172011.477.412.655.823.710.64
45Rich Hinton25104.76730020162011928134001.6510.591.064.246.881.63
39Casey Cox30014.505100101113660340001.339.750.002.253.001.33
45Larry Gowell24011.2921000073110270000.713.860.002.579.003.50
22Jack Aker31003.0040004065220311001.337.500.004.501.500.33
54Steve Blateric28000.0010001042000040000.504.500.000.009.00--
50Al Closter290013.5020000022331420003.009.004.5018.009.000.50
50Doc Medich2300-1100000220020000------
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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