1972 Kansas City Royals season

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1972 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
General manager(s) Cedric Tallis
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 Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 93 62 0.600 48–29 45–33
Chicago White Sox 87 67 0.565 55–23 32–44
Minnesota Twins 77 77 0.500 15½ 42–32 35–45
Kansas City Royals 76 78 0.494 16½ 44–33 32–45
California Angels 75 80 0.484 18 44–36 31–44
Texas Rangers 54 100 0.351 38½ 31–46 23–54


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1972 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK TEX
Baltimore 7–11 6–6 8–4 8–10 10–8 6–6 10–5 6–6 7–6 6–6 6–6
Boston 11–7 8–4 6–6 8–7 5–9 6–6 11–7 4–8 9–9 9–3 8–4
California 6–6 4–8 7–11 8–4 5–7 9–6 7–5 7–8 4–8 8–10 10–7
Chicago 4–8 6–6 11–7 8–4 5–7 8–9 9–3 8–6 7–5 7–8 14–4
Cleveland 10–8 7–8 4–8 4–8 10–8 6–6 5–10 8–4 7–11 2–10 9–3
Detroit 8–10 9–5 7–5 7–5 8–10 7–5 10–8 9–3 7–9 4–8 10–2
Kansas City 6–6 6–6 6–9 9–8 6–6 5–7 7–5 9–9 7–5 7–11 8–6
Milwaukee 5–10 7–11 5–7 3–9 10–5 8–10 5–7 4–8 9–9 4–8 5–7
Minnesota 6–6 8–4 8–7 6–8 4–8 3–9 9–9 8–4 6–6 8–9 11–7
New York 6–7 9–9 8–4 5–7 11–7 9–7 5–7 9–9 6–6 3–9 8–4
Oakland 6–6 3–9 10–8 8–7 10–2 8–4 11–7 8–4 9–8 9–3 11–4
Texas 6–6 4–8 7–10 4–14 3–9 2–10 6–8 7–5 7–11 4–8 4–11


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]

  1. ^ Steve Hovley at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ John Mayberry at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ José Martínez at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Mark Williams at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jamie Quirk at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ George Throop at Baseball Reference

References[edit]