1972 San Francisco Giants season

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1972 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
General manager(s) Jerry Donovan
Manager(s) Charlie Fox
Local television KTVU
(Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)
Local radio KSFO
(Lon Simmons, Bill Thompson)
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The 1972 San Francisco Giants season was the 90th season in franchise history. The Giants finished with a record of 69-86. It was their first losing season in San Francisco and the franchise's first losing season since 1957, which was the franchise's final year in New York.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Franchise legend Willie Mays was traded to the New York Mets for Charlie Williams and US$50,000.[4] At the time, the Giants franchise was losing money. Owner Horace Stoneham could not guarantee Mays an income after retirement.

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 95 59 -- .617
Houston Astros 84 69 10.5 .549
Los Angeles Dodgers 85 70 10.5 .548
Atlanta Braves 70 84 25 .455
San Francisco Giants 69 86 26.5 .445
San Diego Padres 58 95 36.5 .379

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1972 San Francisco Giants
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 Rader, DaveDave Rader 133 459 119 .259 6 41

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
Howarth, JimJim Howarth 74 119 28 .235 1 7
Healy, FranFran Healy 45 99 15 .152 1 8
Arnold, ChrisChris Arnold 51 84 19 .226 1 4
Williams, BernieBernie Williams 46 68 13 .191 3 9
Mays, WillieWillie Mays 19 49 9 .184 0 3
Blanco, DámasoDámaso Blanco 39 20 7 .350 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
Bryant, RonRon Bryant 35 214 14 7 2.90 107
Marichal, JuanJuan Marichal 25 165 6 16 3.71 72
McDowell, SamSam McDowell 28 164.1 10 8 4.33 122

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
Barr, JimJim Barr 44 179 8 10 2.87 86
Carrithers, DonDon Carrithers 25 90 4 8 5.80 42
Cumberland, JohnJohn Cumberland 9 25 0 4 8.64 8
Williams, CharlieCharlie Williams 3 9.1 0 2 8.68 3

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
Johnson, JerryJerry Johnson 48 8 6 8 4.42 57
McMahon, DonDon McMahon 44 3 3 5 3.71 45
Moffitt, RandyRandy Moffitt 40 1 5 4 3.69 37
Morris, JohnJohn Morris 7 0 0 0 4.26 5

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League Jim Davenport
AA Amarillo Giants Texas League Dennis Sommers
A Fresno Giants California League Frank Funk
A Decatur Commodores Midwest League Jim McKnight
A Anderson Giants Western Carolinas League Max Lanier
Rookie Great Falls Giants Pioneer League Dick Wilson

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sam McDowell page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Hal Lanier page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rich Robertson page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ "Willie Mays transactions". Retrieved October 22, 2006. 
  5. ^ Willie Mays page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Brian Asselstine page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sakatle01.shtml
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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