1972 Baltimore Orioles season

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1972 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 80–74 (.519)
Divisional place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger
General manager(s) Frank Cashen
Manager(s) Earl Weaver
Local television WJZ-TV
Local radio WBAL (AM)
(Chuck Thompson, John Gordon, Bill O'Donnell)
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The 1972 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing third in the American League East with a record of 80 wins and 74 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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Frank Robinson's number 20 was retired by the Baltimore Orioles in 1972.

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L GB Pct.
Detroit Tigers 86 70 -- .551
Boston Red Sox 85 70 0.5 .548
Baltimore Orioles 80 74 5 .519
New York Yankees 79 76 6.5 .510
Cleveland Indians 72 84 14 .462
Milwaukee Brewers 65 91 21 .417

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Roster[edit]

1972 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Oates, JohnnyJohnny Oates 85 253 66 .261 4 21
1B Powell, BoogBoog Powell 140 465 .117 252 21 81
2B Johnson, DaveyDavey Johnson 118 376 83 .221 5 32
3B Robinson, BrooksBrooks Robinson 153 556 139 .250 8 64
SS Belanger, MarkMark Belanger 113 285 53 .186 2 16
LF Buford, DonDon Buford 125 408 84 .206 5 22
CF Blair, PaulPaul Blair 142 477 111 .233 8 49
RF Rettenmund, MervMerv Rettenmund 102 301 70 .233 6 21

Other batters[edit]

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
Grich, BobbyBobby Grich 133 460 128 .278 12 50
Baylor, DonDon Baylor 102 320 81 .253 11 38
Crowley, TerryTerry Crowley 97 247 57 .231 11 29
Etchebarren, AndyAndy Etchebarren 71 188 38 .202 2 21
Hendricks, ElrodElrod Hendricks 33 84 13 .155 0 4
Davis, TommyTommy Davis 26 82 21 .256 0 6
Shopay, TomTom Shopay 49 40 9 .225 0 2
Coggins, RichRich Coggins 16 39 13 .333 0 1
Salmon, ChicoChico Salmon 17 16 1 .063 0 0
Bumbry, AlAl Bumbry 9 11 4 .364 0 0
Matchick, TomTom Matchick 3 9 2 .222 0 0
Cabell, EnosEnos Cabell 3 5 0 .000 0 1
Robles, SergioSergio Robles 2 5 1 .200 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Palmer, JimJim Palmer 36 274.1 21 10 2.07 184
Dobson, PatPat Dobson 38 268.1 16 18 2.65 161
Cuellar, MikeMike Cuellar 35 248.1 18 12 2.57 132
McNally, DaveDave McNally 36 241 13 17 2.95 120

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 35 106.1 6 8 2.45 49

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Harrison, RoricRoric Harrison 39 3 4 4 2.30 62
Watt, EddieEddie Watt 38 2 3 7 2.17 23
Jackson, GrantGrant Jackson 32 1 1 8 2.63 34
Scott, MickeyMickey Scott 15 0 1 0 2.74 11
Leonhard, DaveDave Leonhard 14 0 0 0 4.50 7
Reynolds, BobBob Reynolds 3 0 0 0 1.86 5

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Joe Altobelli
AA Asheville Orioles Southern League Cal Ripken, Sr.
A Lodi Orioles California League Jimmie Schaffer
A Miami Orioles Florida State League Woody Smith
Short-Season A Lewiston Broncs Northwest League Bobby Malkmus
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League George Farson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Miami, Lewiston

Notes[edit]

References[edit]