1972 Chicago White Sox season

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1972 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Arthur Allyn, Jr. and John Allyn
Manager(s) Chuck Tanner
Local television WFLD
(Jack Drees, Bud Kelly)
Local radio WMAQ (AM)
(Harry Caray, Ralph Faucher)
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The 1972 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 73rd season overall, and 72nd in the American League. They finished with a record 87-67, good enough for second place in the American League West, 5½ games behind the first-place Oakland Athletics.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L GB Pct.
Oakland Athletics 93 62 -- .600
Chicago White Sox 87 67 5.5 .565
Minnesota Twins 77 77 15.5 .500
Kansas City Royals 76 78 16.5 .494
California Angels 75 80 18 .484
Texas Rangers 54 100 38.5 .351

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

  • May 16, 1972: Lowell Palmer was released by the White Sox.[1]
  • June 6, 1972: Nyls Nyman was drafted by the White Sox in the 16th round of the 1972 Major League Baseball Draft.[6]
  • June 16, 1972: Jim Qualls was released by the White Sox.[4]
  • August 17, 1972: Eddie Fisher was traded by the California Angels to the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named later and Bruce Miller. The Chicago White Sox sent Bruce Kimm (September 1, 1972) to the California Angels to complete the trade.[7]
  • September 1, 1972: Hank Allen was signed as a free agent by the White Sox.[8]

Roster[edit]

1972 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Dick Allen, 1B 148 506 90 156 28 5 37 113 99 126 .308 19
Hank Allen, 3B 9 21 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 .143 0
Luis Alvarado, SS,2B 103 254 30 54 4 1 4 29 13 36 .213 2
Mike Andrews, 2B,1B 148 505 58 111 18 0 7 50 70 78 .220 2
Buddy Bradford, OF 35 48 13 13 2 0 2 8 4 13 .271 3
Chuck Brinkman, C 35 52 1 7 0 0 0 0 4 7 .135 0
Tom Egan, C 50 141 8 27 3 0 2 9 4 48 .191 0
Rudy Hernandez, SS 8 21 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 .190 0
Ed Herrmann, C 116 354 23 88 9 0 10 40 43 37 .249 0
Jay Johnstone, OF 113 261 27 49 9 0 4 17 25 42 .188 2
Pat Kelly, RF 119 402 57 105 14 7 5 24 55 69 .261 32
Jim Lyttle, CF,RF 44 82 8 19 5 2 0 5 1 28 .232 0
Carlos May, LF,1B 148 523 83 161 26 3 12 68 79 70 .308 23
Bill Melton, 3B 57 208 22 51 5 0 7 30 23 31 .245 1
Rich Morales, SS,3B,2B 110 287 24 59 7 1 2 20 19 49 .206 2
Tony Muser, 1B 44 61 6 17 2 2 1 9 2 6 .279 1
Jorge Orta, SS,2B,3B 51 124 20 25 3 1 3 11 6 37 .202 3
Jim Qualls, CF 11 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0
Rick Reichardt, CF,LF 101 291 31 73 14 4 8 43 28 63 .251 2
Lee Richard, CF 11 29 5 7 0 0 0 1 0 7 .241 1
Ed Spiezio, 3B 74 277 20 66 10 1 2 22 13 43 .238 0
Walt Williams, RF 77 221 22 55 7 1 2 11 13 20 .249 6
Hugh Yancy, 3B 3 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 0
Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Cy Acosta, P 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0
Stan Bahnsen, P 44 92 5 14 2 0 0 2 1 38 .152 0
Tom Bradley, P 43 91 1 12 2 0 0 3 1 34 .132 0
Moe Drabowsky, P 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Eddie Fisher, P 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Terry Forster, P 63 19 1 10 0 0 0 3 1 2 .526 1
Jim Geddes, P 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Goose Gossage, P 36 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000 0
Bart Johnson, P 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Steve Kealey, P 40 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0
Dave Lemonds, P 34 25 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 16 .120 0
Dan Neumeier, P 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Phil Regan, P 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0
Vicente Romo, P 28 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0
Wilbur Wood, P 49 125 8 17 0 0 0 7 6 65 .136 0
Team totals
154 5083 566 1208 170 28 108 528 511 991 .238 100

Pitching[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
Cy Acosta 3 0 1.56 26 0 5 34.2 25 6 6 2 20 28
Stan Bahnsen 21 16 3.60 43 41 0 252.1 263 107 101 22 74 157
Tom Bradley 15 14 2.98 40 40 0 260.0 225 94 86 19 69 209
Moe Drabowsky 0 0 2.45 7 0 0 7.1 6 2 2 0 2 4
Eddie Fisher 0 1 4.43 6 4 0 22.1 31 13 11 1 9 10
Terry Forster 6 5 2.25 62 0 29 100.0 75 31 25 0 47 104
Ken Frailing 1 0 3.00 4 0 0 3.0 3 1 1 1 1 1
Jim Geddes 0 0 6.97 5 1 0 10.1 12 9 8 1 10 3
Goose Gossage 7 1 4.28 36 1 2 80.0 72 44 38 2 47 57
Bart Johnson 0 3 9.22 9 0 1 13.2 18 20 14 2 15 9
Steve Kealey 3 2 3.30 40 0 4 57.1 50 21 21 4 13 37
Dave Lemonds 4 7 2.95 31 18 0 94.2 87 39 31 6 41 69
Dan Neumeier 0 0 9.00 3 0 0 3.0 2 3 3 0 3 0
Denny O'Toole 0 0 5.40 3 0 0 5.0 10 3 3 0 2 5
Phil Regan 0 1 4.05 10 0 0 13.1 18 7 6 1 8 4
Vicente Romo 3 0 3.31 28 0 1 51.2 47 19 19 5 20 46
Wilbur Wood 24 17 2.51 49 49 0 376.2 325 119 105 28 79 193
Team totals
87 67 3.12 154 154 42 1385.1 1269 538 480 94 460 936

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League Larry Sherry
AA Knoxville White Sox Southern League Joe Sparks
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Bert Thiel
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Joe Jones

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