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1972 Cincinnati Reds (MLB)

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W-L Record: 95-59 .617
Rank: 1st in National League West
Run Differential: 707-557 + 150
Roster Continuity 65.73% 20/24
Manager(s): Sparky Anderson
General Manager: Bob Howsam
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Ballpark: Riverfront Stadium
Attendance: 1,611,459 4/24
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Athletics)
Top Draft Pick: Larry Payne (#7) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information
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Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: George Scherger
Hitting Coach: Ted Kluszewski
Pitching Coach: Larry Shepard
Third Base Coach: Alex Grammas

#1 Draft Picks

Wayne Simpson (#8), Gary Nolan (#13), Don Gullett (#14), Bernie Carbo (#16)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9559.617--
8469.54910.5
8570.54810.5
7084.45525.0
6986.44526.5
5895.37936.5
  • 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 Cincinnati Reds season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    5Johnny BenchC6-1208R-R241967CIN: 1965-2-36MLB--
    43Jack BillinghamP6-4215R-R291968Not draftedMLB--
    34Pedro BorbonP6-2185R-R251969Not draftedMLB--
    25Bernie CarboOF6-0175L-R241969CIN: 1965-1-16MLB--
    36Clay CarrollP6-1200R-R311964Not draftedMLB--
    12Darrel ChaneySS-2B6-1190B-R241969CIN: 1966-2-33MLB--
    13Dave ConcepcionSS6-1180R-R241970Not draftedMLB--
    7Pat CorralesC6-0195R-R311964Not draftedMLB--
    15George FosterOF6-1185R-R231969SFN: 1968-3-55MLB--
    20Cesar GeronimoOF6-2170L-L241969Not draftedMLB--
    39Joe GibbonP6-4210R-L371960Not draftedMLB--
    48Ross GrimsleyP6-3200L-L221971CIN: 1969-1-17MLB--
    35Don GullettP6-0190R-L211970CIN: 1969-1-14MLB--
    20,25Joe Hague1B-OF6-0198L-L281968Not draftedMLB--
    21Tom HallP6-0155L-L241968MIN: 1966-3-53MLB--
    17Julian Javier3B-2B6-1175R-R351960Not draftedMLB--
    31Jim McGlothlinP6-1185R-R281965Not draftedMLB--
    11Hal McRaeOF5-11185R-R261968CIN: 1965-6-117MLB--
    16Denis MenkeSS-3B6-0190R-R311962Not draftedMLB--
    30Jim MerrittP6-2180L-L281965Not draftedMLB--
    8Joe Morgan2B5-7155L-R281963Not draftedMLB--
    38Gary NolanP6-3197R-R241967CIN: 1966-1-13MLB--
    24Tony Perez1B-3B6-2205R-R301964Not draftedMLB--
    9Bill PlummerC6-1200R-R251968Not draftedMLB--
    14Pete RoseOF-1B5-11203B-R311963Not draftedMLB--
    7Sonny RubertoC5-11175R-R261969Not draftedMLB--
    45Wayne SimpsonP6-3220R-R231970CIN: 1967-1-8MLB--
    44Ed SpragueP6-4195R-R261968Not draftedMLB--
    28Bobby TolanOF5-11170L-L261965Not draftedMLB--
    49Dave TomlinP6-3185L-L231972CIN: 1967-29-554MLB--
    22Ted UhlaenderOF6-2190L-R311965Not draftedMLB--


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