1972 St. Louis Cardinals season

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This article is about the Major League Baseball team. For the National Football League team, see 1972 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season.
1972 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 75–81 (.481)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
Manager(s) Red Schoendienst
Local television KSD-TV
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Mike Walden)
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The 1972 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 91st season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 81st season in the National League. The Cardinals went 75-81 during the season and finished fourth in the National League East, 21½ games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Pitcher Bob Gibson won a Gold Glove this year.

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 starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1972 St. Louis Cardinals
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 Simmons, TedTed Simmons 152 594 180 .303 16 96
1B Alou, MattyMatty Alou 108 404 127 .314 3 31
SS Maxvill, DalDal Maxvill 105 276 61 .221 1 23
LF Brock, LouLou Brock 153 621 193 .311 3 42
CF Cruz, JoséJosé Cruz 117 332 78 .235 2 23

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
Meléndez, LuisLuis Meléndez 118 332 79 .238 5 28
Anderson, DwainDwain Anderson 57 135 36 .267 1 8
Hague, JoeJoe Hague 27 76 18 .237 3 11
Jutze, SkipSkip Jutze 21 71 17 .239 0 5
Fiore, MikeMike Fiore 17 10 1 .100 0 1
Martínez, MartyMarty Martínez 9 7 3 .429 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
Wise, RickRick Wise 35 269 16 16 3.11 142
Gibson, BobBob Gibson 34 278 19 11 2.46 208
Cleveland, ReggieReggie Cleveland 33 230.2 14 15 3.94 153
Spinks, ScipioScipio Spinks 16 118 5 5 2.67 93
Bibby, JimJim Bibby 6 40.1 1 3 3.35 28

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
Santorini, AlAl Santorini 30 133.2 8 11 4.11 72
Clemons, LanceLance Clemons 3 5.1 0 1 10.12 2

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
Seguí, DiegoDiego Seguí 33 3 1 9 3.07 54
Cloninger, TonyTony Cloninger 17 0 2 0 5.19 11
Cumberland, JohnJohn Cumberland 14 1 1 0 6.65 7
Bare, RayRay Bare 14 0 1 1 0.54 5
Hudson, CharlieCharlie Hudson 12 1 0 0 5.11 4
Shaw, DonDon Shaw 8 0 1 0 9.00 0
Guzmán, SantiagoSantiago Guzmán 1 0 0 0 9.00 0
Plodinec, TimTim Plodinec 1 0 0 0 27.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

League leaders[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tulsa Oilers American Association Jack Krol
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Fred Koenig
A Modesto Reds California League Tom Burgess
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Roy Majtyka
A Cedar Rapids Cardinals Midwest League Gary Geiger
Rookie GCL Cardinals Gulf Coast League Bobby Dews

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Modesto[10]

References[edit]

External links[edit]