1972 Kansas City Royals season

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1972 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
Manager(s) Bob Lemon
Local television KBMA
Local radio KMBZ
(Buddy Blattner, Denny Matthews)
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The 1972 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing fourth in the American League West with a record of 76 wins and 78 losses.

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

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1972 Kansas City Royals
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
1B Mayberry, JohnJohn Mayberry 149 503 150 .298 25 100
LF Piniella, LouLou Piniella 151 574 179 .312 11 72

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
Hovley, SteveSteve Hovley 105 196 53 .270 3 24
Taylor, CarlCarl Taylor 63 113 30 .265 0 11
Hansen, RonRon Hansen 16 30 4 .133 0 2

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
Montgomery, MontyMonty Montgomery 9 56.1 3 3 3.04 24
Busby, SteveSteve Busby 5 40 3 1 1.58 31

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
Nelson, RogerRoger Nelson 34 173.1 11 6 2.08 120
Murphy, TomTom Murphy 18 70.1 4 4 3.07 34
Jackson, MikeMike Jackson 7 19.2 1 2 6.41 15

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
Burgmeier, TomTom Burgmeier 51 6 2 9 4.23 18
Abernathy, TedTed Abernathy 45 3 4 5 1.70 28
Angelini, NormNorm Angelini 21 2 1 2 2.25 16
Wright, KenKen Wright 17 1 2 4 4.91 18

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Jack McKeon
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Billy Gardner
A San Jose Bees California League Harry Malmberg
A Waterloo Royals Midwest League Steve Boros
Rookie Kingsport Royals Appalachian League Jay Hankins
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Buzzy Keller
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Gary Blaylock

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Billings

Notes[edit]

References[edit]