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1972 St. Louis Cardinals season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1972 St. Louis Cardinals
St Louis Cardinals Cap Insignia.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record75–81 (.481)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)August "Gussie" Busch
General manager(s)Bing Devine
Manager(s)Red Schoendienst
Local televisionKSD-TV
Local radioKMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Mike Walden)
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The 1972 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 91st season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 81st season in the National League. The Cardinals went 75–81 during the season and finished fourth in the National League East, 21½ games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Offseason

Regular season

Pitcher Bob Gibson won a Gold Glove this year.

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 59 0.619 49–29 47–30
Chicago Cubs 85 70 0.548 11 46–31 39–39
New York Mets 83 73 0.532 13½ 41–37 42–36
St. Louis Cardinals 75 81 0.481 21½ 40–37 35–44
Montreal Expos 70 86 0.449 26½ 35–43 35–43
Philadelphia Phillies 59 97 0.378 37½ 28–51 31–46

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


Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1972 St. Louis Cardinals
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 Ted Simmons 152 594 180 .303 16 96
1B Matty Alou 108 404 127 .314 3 31
2B Ted Sizemore 120 439 116 .264 2 38
SS Dal Maxvill 105 276 61 .221 1 23
3B Joe Torre 149 544 157 .289 11 81
LF Lou Brock 153 621 193 .311 3 42
CF José Cruz 117 332 78 .235 2 23
RF Bernie Carbo 99 302 78 .258 7 34

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
Luis Meléndez 118 332 79 .238 5 28
Ed Crosby 101 276 60 .217 0 19
Donn Clendenon 61 136 26 .191 4 9
Dwain Anderson 57 135 36 .267 1 8
Ken Reitz 21 78 28 .359 0 10
Joe Hague 27 76 18 .237 3 11
Skip Jutze 21 71 17 .239 0 5
Jorge Roque 32 67 7 .104 1 5
Mick Kelleher 23 63 10 .159 0 1
Jerry McNertney 39 48 10 .208 0 9
Mike Tyson 13 37 7 .189 0 0
Bill Stein 14 35 11 .314 2 3
Brant Alyea 13 19 3 .158 0 1
Bill Voss 11 15 4 .267 0 3
Ron Allen 7 11 1 .091 1 1
Mike Fiore 17 10 1 .100 0 1
Marty Martínez 9 7 3 .429 0 2

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
Bob Gibson 34 278 19 11 2.46 208
Rick Wise 35 269 16 16 3.11 142
Reggie Cleveland 33 230.2 14 15 3.94 153
Scipio Spinks 16 118 5 5 2.67 93
Don Durham 10 47.2 2 7 4.34 35
Jim Bibby 6 40.1 1 3 3.35 28

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
Al Santorini 30 133.2 8 11 4.11 72
Lance Clemons 3 5.1 0 1 10.12 2

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
Diego Seguí 33 3 1 9 3.07 54
Joe Grzenda 30 1 0 0 5.66 15
Moe Drabowski 30 1 1 2 2.60 22
Tony Cloninger 17 0 2 0 5.19 11
Lowell Palmer 16 0 3 0 3.89 25
Dennis Higgins 15 1 2 1 3.97 20
John Cumberland 14 1 1 0 6.65 7
Ray Bare 14 0 1 1 0.54 5-
Charlie Hudson 12 1 0 0 5.11 4
Rich Folkers 9 1 0 0 3.38 7
Don Shaw 8 0 1 0 9.00 0
Al Hrabosky 5 1 0 0 0.00 9
Santiago Guzmán 1 0 0 0 9.00 0
Tim Plodinec 1 0 0 0 27.00 0

Awards and honors

League leaders

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tulsa Oilers American Association Jack Krol
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Fred Koenig
A Modesto Reds California League Tom Burgess
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Roy Majtyka
A Cedar Rapids Cardinals Midwest League Gary Geiger
Rookie GCL Cardinals Gulf Coast League Bobby Dews
Rookie GCL Red Birds Gulf Coast League Julio Gotay

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Modesto[10]

References

External links

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