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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
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
  • 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 New York Yankees season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    22Jack AkerP6-2190R-R311964Not draftedMLB--
    11Bernie Allen2B6-0185L-R331962Not draftedMLB--
    24Felipe AlouOF-1B6-1195R-R371958Not draftedMLB--
    47Fred BeeneP5-6160B-R291968Not draftedMLB--
    29Wade BlasingameP6-1185L-L281963Not draftedMLB--
    54Steve BlatericP6-3200R-R281971Not draftedMLB--
    12Ron Blomberg1B-OF6-1205L-R231969NYA: 1967-1-1MLB--
    25Johnny CallisonOF5-10175L-R331958Not draftedMLB--
    20Horace Clarke2B5-9178B-R321965Not draftedMLB--
    50Al ClosterP6-2190L-L291966Not draftedMLB--
    39Casey CoxP6-5200R-R301966Not draftedMLB--
    23John Ellis1B-C6-2225R-R231969Not draftedMLB--
    43Rob GardnerP6-1176R-L271965Not draftedMLB--
    45Larry GowellP6-2182R-R241972NYA: 1967-4-61MLB--
    45Rich HintonP6-2185L-L251971CLE: 1969-4-76MLB--
    18Mike KekichP6-1200R-L271965Not draftedMLB--
    2Jerry Kenney3B-SS6-1170L-R271967Not draftedMLB--
    22Ron KlimkowskiP6-2190R-R281969Not draftedMLB--
    38Steve KlineP6-3205R-R241970NYA: 1966-7-130MLB--
    36Hal LanierSS-2B6-2180R-R291964Not draftedMLB--
    28Sparky LyleP6-1195L-L271967Not draftedMLB--
    40Lindy McDanielP6-3195R-R361955Not draftedMLB--
    27Rich McKinney3B-2B5-11185R-R251970CHA: 1968-1-14MLB--
    50Doc MedichP6-5227R-R231972NYA: 1970-30-700MLB--
    17Gene MichaelSS6-2183B-R341966Not draftedMLB--
    15Thurman MunsonC5-11191R-R251969NYA: 1968-1-4MLB--
    1Bobby MurcerOF5-11180L-R261965Not draftedMLB--
    19Fritz PetersonP6-0200B-L301966Not draftedMLB--
    54Jim RolandP6-3190R-L291962Not draftedMLB--
    10Celerino Sanchez3B5-11160R-R281972Not draftedMLB--
    42Charlie SpikesOF6-3220R-R211972NYA: 1969-1-11MLB--
    30Mel StottlemyreP6-2190R-R301964Not draftedMLB--
    14Ron SwobodaOF6-2205R-R281965Not draftedMLB--
    41Frank Tepedino1B5-11192L-L241967BAL: 1965-3-55MLB--
    21Rusty TorresOF5-10180B-R231971NYA: 1966-54-811MLB--
    6Roy WhiteOF5-10172B-R281965Not draftedMLB--

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