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1972 OAKLAND ATHLETICS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Oakland,CA
Team Record:  93-62   .600
Result:   1st in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Dick Williams
General Manager:   Charlie Finley
Stadium:  Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance:  921,323
Playoffs:  Won World Series (Reds)

Oakland Athletics affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Joe Horlen (34)
Youngest Player:  George Hendrick (22)
Longest Tenure:  Blue Moon Odom, Reggie Jackson, Bert Campaneris, Catfish Hunter, Dick Green, Sal Bando, Dave Duncan, Joe Rudi, Rollie Fingers (5)
Top Hitter:  Joe Rudi (3)
Top Pitcher:  Catfish Hunter (4)
Top Draft Pick:  Chet Lemon (#22)

Roster Continuity:  81.21%
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Oakland9362.600--
Chi White Sox8767.5655.5
Minnesota7777.50015.5
KC Royals7678.49416.5
California7580.48418.0
Texas54100.35138.5

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
14Matty AlouOFMLB5-9160LeftLeft12/22/193833Haina,Dominican Republic1957UDFA NY1

7Brant AlyeaOFMLB6-3215RightRight12/8/194031Passaic,New Jersey1962UDFA CIN
11Dwain AndersonSSMLB5-11165RightRight11/23/194724Oakland,California1965UDFA KC1
6Sal Bando3BMLB6-0195RightRight2/13/194428Cleveland,Ohio19656119KC1
3Curt BlefaryOF-1BMLB6-2195LeftRight7/5/194328Brooklyn,New York1962UDFA NYA
35Vida BluePMLB6-0189BothLeft7/28/194922Mansfield,Louisiana1967227KC1
15Bobby BrooksOFMLB5-8165RightRight11/1/194526Los Angeles,California196515299KC1
8Larry BrownSS-2BMLB5-11165RightRight3/1/194032Shinnston,West VirginiaUDFA 
15Ollie BrownOFMLB6-3200RightRight2/11/194428Tuscaloosa,Alabama1962UDFA SFN
19Bert CampanerisSSMLB5-10160RightRight3/9/194230Pueblo Nueva,Cuba1962UDFA KC1
12Orlando Cepeda1BMLB6-2210RightRight9/17/193734Ponce,Puerto Rico1955UDFA NY1
4Ron Clark3B-SSMLB5-10175RightRight1/14/194329Fort Worth,TexasUDFA 
16Tim Cullen2B-SSMLB6-1185RightRight2/16/194230San Francisco,California1964UDFA BOS
10Dave DuncanCMLB6-2200RightRight9/26/194526Dallas,Texas1963UDFA KC1
5Mike Epstein1BMLB6-3230LeftLeft4/4/194329Bronx,New York1965UDFA BAL
34Rollie FingersPMLB6-4195RightRight8/25/194625Steubenville,Ohio1964UDFA OAK
3Adrian GarrettC-OFMLB6-3185LeftRight1/3/194329Brooksville,FloridaUDFA 
1Dick Green2BMLB5-10180RightRight4/21/194131Sioux City,Iowa1960UDFA KC1
33Dave HamiltonPMLB6-0190LeftLeft12/13/194724Seattle,Washington1966582KC1
12Larry HaneyCMLB6-2195RightRight11/19/194229Charlottesville,Virginia1961UDFA BAL
20Mike Hegan1B-OFMLB6-1190LeftLeft7/21/194229Cleveland,Ohio1962UDFA NYA
25George HendrickOFMLB6-3195RightRight10/18/194922Los Angeles,California196811OAK
30Ken HoltzmanPMLB6-2175RightLeft11/3/194526St. Louis,Missouri1965461CHN
22Joe HorlenPMLB6-0175RightRight8/14/193734San Antonio,Texas1959UDFA CHA
27Catfish HunterPMLB6-0195RightRight4/8/194626Hertford,North Carolina1964UDFA KC1
9Reggie JacksonOFMLB6-0200LeftLeft5/18/194626Wynecote,Pennsylvania196612KC1
33Mike KilkennyPMLB6-3175RightLeft4/11/194527Bradford,Ontario1964UDFA DET
32Darold KnowlesPMLB6-0190LeftLeft12/9/194130Brunswick,Missouri1961UDFA BAL
11Ted Kubiak2B-SSMLB6-0175BothRight5/12/194230New Brunswick,New Jersey1961UDFA KC1
24Allan LewisOFMLB6-0170BothRight12/12/194130Colon,Panama1961UDFA KC1
36Bob LockerPMLB6-3200BothRight3/15/193834George,Iowa1960UDFA CHA
2Angel MangualOFMLB5-10180RightRight3/19/194725Juana Diaz,Puerto Rico1966UDFA PIT
12Gonzalo Marquez1BMLB5-11180LeftLeft3/31/194626Carupano,Venezuela1966UDFA KC1
11Marty MartinezSS-3BMLB6-1175BothRight8/23/194130Havana,Cuba1978UDFA TEX
21Dal MaxvillSS-2BMLB5-11160RightRight2/18/193933Granite City,Illinois1960UDFA SLN
17Denny McLainPMLB6-1185RightRight3/29/194428Chicago,Illinois1962UDFA CHA
18Bill McNultyOF-3BMLB6-4205RightRight8/29/194625Sacramento,California1965UDFA KC1
4Don Mincher1BMLB6-3213LeftRight6/24/193834Huntsville,Alabama1956UDFA CHA
13Blue Moon OdomPMLB6-0185RightRight5/29/194527Macon,Georgia1964UDFA KC1
33Jim RolandPMLB6-3190RightLeft12/14/194229Franklin,North Carolina1961UDFA MIN
26Joe RudiOF-1BMLB6-2200RightRight9/7/194625Modesto,California1964UDFA OAK
24Diego SeguiPMLB6-0190RightRight8/17/193734Holguin,Cuba1959UDFA KC1
7Art ShamskyOF-1BMLB6-1175LeftLeft10/14/194130St. Louis,Missouri1960UDFA CIN
14Don ShawPMLB6-0185LeftLeft2/23/194428Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania196535636NYN
38Gene TenaceC-1BMLB6-0190RightRight10/10/194625Russellton,Pennsylvania196520399KC1
24Bill VossOFMLB6-2160LeftLeft10/31/194328Glendale,California1964UDFA DET
17Gary WaslewskiPMLB6-4195RightRight7/21/194130Meriden,Connecticut1960UDFA PIT
Team PersonnelPosition 
Jerry AdairFirst Base Coach 
Charlie FinleyGeneral Manager 
Vern HoscheitBullpen Coach 
Monte MooreBroadcaster 
Irv NorenThird Base Coach 
Jim PiersallBroadcaster 
Bill PosedelPitching Coach 
Dick WilliamsManager 
Jim WoodsBroadcaster 


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