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1972 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
W-L Record: 72-84 .462
Rank: 5th in American League East
Run Differential: 472-519 -47
Roster Continuity 58.19% 23/24
Manager(s): Ken Aspromonte
General Manager: Gabe Paul
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ballpark: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 626,354 23/24
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Rick Manning (#2) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Clay Bryant
Assistant Coach: Bobby Hofman
Pitching Coach: Warren Spahn
Third Base Coach: Joe Lutz

#1 Draft Picks

Steve Dunning (#2), Ray Fosse (#7), Jack Heidemann (#11)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8670.551--
8570.5480.5
8074.5195.0
7976.5106.5
7284.46214.0
6591.41721.0
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1972 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11972-04-15L 1-5 MIL
    21972-04-17W 4-0 @BOS
    31972-04-18L 2-4 @BOS
    41972-04-19W 3-1 @BOS
    51972-04-21L 0-6 BAL
    61972-04-22W 9-2 BAL
    71972-04-23W 2-1 BAL
    81972-04-25L 0-6 @CHA
    91972-04-26L 5-7 @CHA
    101972-04-28L 0-4 @KCA
    111972-04-29W 3-1 @KCA
    121972-04-30W 5-3 @KCA
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    131972-05-02W 4-2 @TEX
    141972-05-03W 2-1 @TEX
    151972-05-05L 1-2 CHA
    161972-05-06W 12-0 CHA
    171972-05-07W 3-0 CHA
    181972-05-09W 2-1 KCA
    191972-05-10W 7-2 KCA
    201972-05-12L 1-3 TEX
    211972-05-13W 7-3 TEX
    221972-05-14W 4-3 TEX
    231972-05-16L 1-3 NYA
    241972-05-17W 2-1 NYA
    251972-05-19W 2-1 @DET
    261972-05-20W 2-1 @DET
    271972-05-21L 0-5 @DET
    281972-05-23W 3-0 @NYA
    291972-05-24L 2-4 @NYA
    301972-05-25L 0-2 @NYA
    311972-05-26L 0-2 @BAL
    321972-05-27L 2-4 @BAL
    331972-05-28L 1-5 @BAL
    341972-05-29L 1-6 @BAL
    351972-05-31L 4-5 DET
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    361972-06-01W 1-0 DET
    371972-06-02L 3-4 CAL
    381972-06-03L 4-8 CAL
    391972-06-04W 6-4 CAL
    401972-06-05L 2-3 OAK
    411972-06-06L 2-7 OAK
    421972-06-07L 4-10 OAK
    431972-06-09W 7-1 MIN
    441972-06-10W 4-1 MIN
    451972-06-11L 3-5 MIN
    461972-06-13L 2-3 @CAL
    471972-06-14L 3-4 @CAL
    481972-06-15W 1-0 @CAL
    491972-06-16L 0-5 @OAK
    501972-06-17L 2-3 @OAK
    511972-06-18L 0-9 @OAK
    521972-06-20L 3-7 @MIN
    531972-06-20L 1-3 @MIN
    541972-06-21W 4-2 @MIN
    551972-06-23L 1-4 NYA
    561972-06-25W 4-3 NYA
    571972-06-25W 5-1 NYA
    581972-06-26W 7-3 BOS
    591972-06-27L 2-8 BOS
    601972-06-28L 2-4 @MIL
    611972-06-28L 2-5 @MIL
    621972-06-29L 1-3 @MIL
    631972-06-30L 0-1 @NYA
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    641972-07-01L 1-5 @NYA
    651972-07-02L 1-6 @NYA
    661972-07-02L 2-5 @NYA
    671972-07-04W 2-0 TEX
    681972-07-06W 4-3 TEX
    691972-07-06W 6-5 TEX
    701972-07-07L 3-6 KCA
    711972-07-08W 2-1 KCA
    721972-07-09L 4-6 KCA
    731972-07-09L 5-8 KCA
    741972-07-10W 2-1 CHA
    751972-07-11L 3-4 CHA
    761972-07-12L 4-5 CHA
    771972-07-13L 0-5 @TEX
    781972-07-14W 2-0 @TEX
    791972-07-15W 7-0 @TEX
    801972-07-16L 2-3 @TEX
    811972-07-18L 5-6 @KCA
    821972-07-18L 8-11 @KCA
    831972-07-19W 6-1 @KCA
    841972-07-21W 8-2 @CHA
    851972-07-22L 3-5 @CHA
    861972-07-23L 1-2 @CHA
    871972-07-23L 3-4 @CHA
    881972-07-27W 4-3 @BAL
    891972-07-28W 4-1 @BAL
    901972-07-29L 3-4 @BAL
    911972-07-30W 3-2 MIL
    921972-07-30W 6-1 MIL
    931972-07-31W 3-2 MIL
    941972-07-31W 1-0 MIL
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    951972-08-01W 2-0 BAL
    961972-08-02L 0-7 BAL
    971972-08-02W 6-3 BAL
    981972-08-03W 4-3 BAL
    991972-08-04W 1-0 DET
    1001972-08-05L 3-4 DET
    1011972-08-06W 2-1 DET
    1021972-08-06L 5-6 DET
    1031972-08-07W 6-2 @BOS
    1041972-08-08L 1-4 @BOS
    1051972-08-09L 2-5 @BOS
    1061972-08-11W 5-1 @DET
    1071972-08-12W 6-1 @DET
    1081972-08-13L 2-3 @DET
    1091972-08-13W 9-2 @DET
    1101972-08-15W 4-3 CAL
    1111972-08-16L 1-2 CAL
    1121972-08-17L 2-4 CAL
    1131972-08-18L 0-8 OAK
    1141972-08-19W 5-4 OAK
    1151972-08-20W 3-1 OAK
    1161972-08-21W 10-3 MIN
    1171972-08-22W 3-2 MIN
    1181972-08-23W 5-1 MIN
    1191972-08-25W 2-1 @CAL
    1201972-08-26L 1-7 @CAL
    1211972-08-27L 0-1 @CAL
    1221972-08-28L 4-5 @OAK
    1231972-08-29L 0-1 @OAK
    1241972-08-30L 0-2 @OAK
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1251972-09-01L 4-5 @MIN
    1261972-09-02W 5-3 @MIN
    1271972-09-03W 4-1 @MIN
    1281972-09-04L 1-2 @DET
    1291972-09-05L 2-4 @DET
    1301972-09-06W 4-3 MIL
    1311972-09-06L 2-5 MIL
    1321972-09-07L 1-7 MIL
    1331972-09-09W 2-1 BOS
    1341972-09-10L 1-5 BOS
    1351972-09-10L 0-2 BOS
    1361972-09-11W 6-5 BOS
    1371972-09-12L 3-4 @MIL
    1381972-09-12L 2-4 @MIL
    1391972-09-13L 1-3 @MIL
    1401972-09-14L 3-4 @MIL
    1411972-09-15L 3-4 @BOS
    1421972-09-16L 0-10 @BOS
    1431972-09-17W 9-2 @BOS
    1441972-09-19W 3-2 DET
    1451972-09-19W 6-4 DET
    1461972-09-20L 1-4 DET
    1471972-09-22W 4-1 NYA
    1481972-09-23L 2-5 NYA
    1491972-09-24L 4-5 NYA
    1501972-09-24L 3-8 NYA
    1511972-09-26W 3-2 @BAL
    1521972-09-27W 3-0 @BAL
    #OctoberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1531972-10-01W 2-1 @NYA
    1541972-10-01W 4-3 @NYA
    1551972-10-03W 6-5 BAL
    1561972-10-03L 3-4 BAL
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    72-84
    Ray Fosse 121
    Jerry Moses 35
    Chris Chambliss 117
    Tommy McCraw 35
    Jerry Moses 2
    Ray Fosse 2
    Jack Brohamer 130
    Eddie Leon 26
    Graig Nettles 150
    Buddy Bell 5
    Kurt Bevacqua 1
    Frank Duffy 117
    Eddie Leon 28
    Jack Heidemann 6
    Lou Camilli 3
    Fred Stanley 2
    Alex Johnson 95
    Tommy McCraw 31
    John Lowenstein 11
    Roy Foster 11
    Kurt Bevacqua 5
    Ron Lolich 3
    Del Unser 72
    Buddy Bell 60
    Tommy McCraw 21
    John Lowenstein 3
    Buddy Bell 55
    Roy Foster 25
    John Lowenstein 22
    Del Unser 19
    Ron Lolich 18
    Tommy McCraw 15
    Kurt Bevacqua 2


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