1972 Milwaukee Brewers season

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1972 Milwaukee Brewers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bud Selig
General manager(s) Frank Lane
Manager(s) Dave Bristol, Roy McMillan, Del Crandall
Local television WTMJ-TV
Local radio 620 WTMJ
(Merle Harmon, Bob Uecker, Tom Collins)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1972 Milwaukee Brewers season involved the Brewers' finishing sixth in the American League East with a record of 65 wins and 91 losses. Because of the move of the Washington Senators to Texas, the Brewers shifted from the AL West to the AL East.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 86 70 0.551 44–34 42–36
Boston Red Sox 85 70 0.548 ½ 52–26 33–44
Baltimore Orioles 80 74 0.519 5 38–39 42–35
New York Yankees 79 76 0.510 46–31 33–45
Cleveland Indians 72 84 0.462 14 43–34 29–50
Milwaukee Brewers 65 91 0.417 21 37–42 28–49


Record vs. opponents

1972 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK TEX
Baltimore 7–11 6–6 8–4 8–10 10–8 6–6 10–5 6–6 7–6 6–6 6–6
Boston 11–7 8–4 6–6 8–7 5–9 6–6 11–7 4–8 9–9 9–3 8–4
California 6–6 4–8 7–11 8–4 5–7 9–6 7–5 7–8 4–8 8–10 10–7
Chicago 4–8 6–6 11–7 8–4 5–7 8–9 9–3 8–6 7–5 7–8 14–4
Cleveland 10–8 7–8 4–8 4–8 10–8 6–6 5–10 8–4 7–11 2–10 9–3
Detroit 8–10 9–5 7–5 7–5 8–10 7–5 10–8 9–3 7–9 4–8 10–2
Kansas City 6–6 6–6 6–9 9–8 6–6 5–7 7–5 9–9 7–5 7–11 8–6
Milwaukee 5–10 7–11 5–7 3–9 10–5 8–10 5–7 4–8 9–9 4–8 5–7
Minnesota 6–6 8–4 8–7 6–8 4–8 3–9 9–9 8–4 6–6 8–9 11–7
New York 6–7 9–9 8–4 5–7 11–7 9–7 5–7 9–9 6–6 3–9 8–4
Oakland 6–6 3–9 10–8 8–7 10–2 8–4 11–7 8–4 9–8 9–3 11–4
Texas 6–6 4–8 7–10 4–14 3–9 2–10 6–8 7–5 7–11 4–8 4–11


Notable transactions

Roster

1972 Milwaukee Brewers
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 Ellie Rodríguez 116 355 101 .285 2 35
1B George Scott 152 578 154 .266 20 88
2B Ron Theobald 125 391 86 .220 1 19
3B Mike Ferraro 124 381 97 .255 2 29
SS Rick Auerbach 153 554 121 .218 2 30
LF John Briggs 135 418 111 .266 21 65
CF Dave May 143 500 119 .238 9 45
RF Joe Lahoud 111 316 75 .237 12 34

Other batters

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
OF Billy Conigliaro 52 191 44 .230 7 16
LF,RF Tommie Reynolds 72 130 26 .200 2 13
2B,3B Ron Clark 22 54 10 .185 2 5
LF Curt Motton 6 6 1 .167 1 2
C Joe Azcue 11 14 2 .143 0 0
LF,RF Bill Voss 27 36 3 .083 0 1
2B,3B,SS Bob Heise 95 271 72 .266 0 12
RF,3B Ollie Brown 66 179 50 .279 3 25
OF Brock Davis 85 154 49 .318 0 12
C,1B John Felske 37 80 11 .138 1 5
C Paul Ratliff 22 42 3 .071 1 4
C Darrell Porter 18 56 7 .125 1 2
2B,3B Syd O'Brien 31 58 12 .207 1 5

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G GS IP W L ERA SO
Jim Lonborg 33 30 223 14 12 2.83 143
Bill Parsons 33 30 214 13 13 3.91 111
Skip Lockwood 29 27 170 8 15 3.60 106
Ken Brett 26 22 133 7 12 4.53 74

Other pitchers

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

Player G GS IP W L ERA SO
Jim Colborn 39 12 147.2 7 7 3.11 92
Jerry Bell 25 3 70.2 5 1 1.66 20
Archie Reynolds 5 2 18.2 0 1 7.23 13
Jim Slaton 9 8 44 1 6 5.52 17
Earl Stephenson 35 8 80.1 3 5 3.25 33
Gary Ryerson 20 14 102 3 8 3.62 45

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Frank Linzy 47 77.1 2 2 12 3.03 24
Ray Newman 4 7 0 0 1 0.00 1
Ken Sanders 62 92.1 2 9 17 3.12 51
Chuck Taylor 5 11.2 0 0 1 1.54 5

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Evansville Triplets American Association Del Crandall and Mike Roarke
AA San Antonio Brewers Texas League Mike Roarke, Al Widmar and Jim Walton
A Danville Warriors Midwest League Joe Nossek
A-Short Season Newark Co-Pilots New York–Penn League Sandy Johnson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Danville

Notes

  1. ^ Jim Lonborg page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Tom Matchick page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Eduardo Rodríguez page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Andy Kosco page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Frank Tepedino page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Curt Motton page at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Bob Sheldon page at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Dick Davis page at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Joe Azcue page at Baseball-Reference

References

  • 1972 Milwaukee Brewers team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1972 Milwaukee Brewers team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
  • 1972 Milwaukee Brewers roster page at www.retrosheet.org
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