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1972 Houston Astros season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1972 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record84–69 (.549)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Roy Hofheinz
General manager(s)Spec Richardson
Manager(s)Harry Walker, Salty Parker, Leo Durocher
Local televisionKTRK-TV
Local radioKPRC (AM)
(Gene Elston, Loel Passe)
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The 1972 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. The team finished second in the National League West with a record of 84–69, 10½ games behind the Cincinnati Reds and just a percentage point ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 1972 season was the first winning season in Astros history.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 95 59 0.617 42–34 53–25
Houston Astros 84 69 0.549 10½ 41–36 43–33
Los Angeles Dodgers 85 70 0.548 10½ 41–34 44–36
Atlanta Braves 70 84 0.455 25 36–41 34–43
San Francisco Giants 69 86 0.445 26½ 34–43 35–43
San Diego Padres 58 95 0.379 36½ 26–54 32–41

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7–1 9–9 7–7 7–8 4–8 7–5 6–6 6–6 6–11 7–11 6–6
Chicago 7–5–1 8–4 3–9 8–4 10–5 10–8 10–7 3–12 9–3 7–5 10–8
Cincinnati 9–9 4–8 11–6 9–5 8–4 8–4 10–2 8–4 8–10 10–5 10–2
Houston 7–7 9–3 6–11 7–11 8–4 6–6 9–3 3–9 12–2 13–5 4–8
Los Angeles 8–7 4–8 5–9 11–7 6–6 7–5 7–5 7–5 13–5 9–9 8–4
Montreal 8–4 5–10 4–8 4–8 6–6 6–12 10–6 6–12 6–6 6–6 9–8
New York 5–7 8–10 4–8 6–6 5–7 12–6 13–5 8–6 7–5 8–4 7–9
Philadelphia 6-6 7–10 2–10 3–9 5–7 6–10 5–13 5–13 6–6 6–6 8–7
Pittsburgh 6–6 12–3 4–8 9–3 5–7 12–6 6–8 13–5 10–2 9–3 10–8
San Diego 11–6 3–9 10–8 2–12 5–13 6–6 5–7 6–6 2–10 4–10 4–8
San Francisco 11–7 5–7 5–10 5–13 9–9 6–6 4–8 6–6 3–9 10–4 5–7
St. Louis 6–6 8–10 2–10 8–4 4–8 8–9 9–7 7–8 8–10 8–4 7–5


Notable transactions

Roster

1972 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Johnny Edwards 108 332 89 .268 5 40
1B Lee May 148 592 168 .284 29 98
2B Tommy Helms 139 518 134 .259 5 60
SS Roger Metzger 153 641 142 .222 2 38
3B Doug Rader 152 553 131 .237 22 90
LF Bob Watson 147 548 171 .312 16 86
CF César Cedeño 139 559 179 .320 22 82
RF Jimmy Wynn 145 542 148 .273 24 90

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Larry Howard 54 157 35 .223 2 13
Norm Miller 67 107 26 .243 4 13
Jimmy Stewart 68 96 21 .219 0 9
Jesús Alou 52 93 29 .312 0 11
Bobby Fenwick 36 50 9 .180 0 4
Bob Stinson 27 35 6 .171 0 2
Jack Hiatt 10 25 5 .200 0 0
Rich Chiles 9 11 3 .273 0 2
Gary Sutherland 5 8 1 .125 0 1
Cliff Johnson 5 4 1 .250 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Don Wilson 33 228.1 15 10 2.68 172
Larry Dierker 31 214.2 15 8 3.40 115
Dave Roberts 35 192 12 7 4.50 111
Jerry Reuss 33 192 9 13 4.17 174
Ken Forsch 30 156.1 6 8 3.91 113

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tom Griffin 39 94.1 5 4 3.21 83
Mike Cosgrove 7 13.2 0 1 4.61 7
J.R. Richard 4 6 1 0 13.50 8

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jim Ray 54 10 9 8 4.28 50
George Culver 45 6 2 2 3.05 82
Fred Gladding 42 5 6 14 2.77 18
Jim York 26 0 1 0 5.25 25
Wade Blasingame 10 0 0 0 8.64 9
Joe Gibbon 9 0 0 0 9.82 4

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Tony Pacheco
AA Columbus Astros Southern League Jackie Brandt
A Cocoa Astros Florida State League Jimmy Williams
Rookie Covington Astros Appalachian League Billy Smith
Rookie Cocoa Astros Florida East Coast League Leo Posada

References

  1. ^ Joe Morgan at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ John Mayberry at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Jim Crawford at Baseball Reference

External links

This page was last edited on 11 November 2021, at 23:53
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