1972 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1972 Pittsburgh Pirates
1972 NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Bill Virdon
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince
Nellie King
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince
Nellie King
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L GB Pct.
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 59 0 .619
Chicago Cubs 85 70 11 .548
New York Mets 83 73 13.5 .532
St. Louis Cardinals 75 81 21.5 .481
Montreal Expos 70 86 26.5 .449
Philadelphia Phillies 59 97 37.5 .378


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1972 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Sanguillén, MannyManny Sanguillén 136 520 155 .298 7 71

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
Pagán, JoséJosé Pagán 53 127 32 .252 3 8
González, FernandoFernando González 3 2 0 .000 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
Blass, SteveSteve Blass 33 249.2 19 8 2.49 117
Briles, NelsonNelson Briles 28 195.2 14 11 3.08 120

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

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
Miller, BobBob Miller 36 5 2 3 2.65 18

National League Championship Series[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

1972 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Charlies International League Red Davis
AA Sherbrooke Pirates Eastern League Steve Demeter
A Salem Pirates Carolina League Tim Murtaugh
A Gastonia Pirates Western Carolinas League Tom Saffell
Short-Season A Niagara Falls Pirates New York-Penn League Chuck Cottier
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Ed Napoleon

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Salem, Niagara Falls

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1971
NL East Championship Season
1972
Succeeded by
New York Mets
1973