1972 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1972 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
General manager(s) Al Campanis
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television KTTV (11)
Local radio KFI
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett
KWKW
Jose Garcia, Jaime Jarrín
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The 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers finished the season 10 games back in second place in the western division of the National League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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Sandy Koufax's number 32 was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1972.
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Roy Campanella's number 39 was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1972.
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Jackie Robinson's number 42 was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1972.

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]

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Maury Wills Shortstop
Bill Buckner First baseman
Willie Davis Center fielder
Frank Robinson Right fielder
Jim Lefebvre Second baseman
Willie Crawford Left fielder
Duke Sims Catcher
Billy Grabarkewitz Third baseman
Don Sutton Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1972 Los Angeles Dodgers
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
CF Davis, WillieWillie Davis 149 615 178 .289 19 79

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

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
Downing, AlAl Downing 31 202.2 9 9 2.98 117
John, TommyTommy John 29 186.2 11 5 2.89 117

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
Brewer, JimJim Brewer 51 8 7 17 1.26 69
Richert, PetePete Richert 37 2 3 6 2.25 38

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League Tommy Lasorda
AA El Paso Dodgers Texas League Monty Basgall
Stan Wasiak
A Bakersfield Dodgers California League Don LeJohn
A Daytona Beach Dodgers Florida State League Stan Wasiak
Bob Shaw
Short-Season A Spokane Indians Northwest League Bill Berrier
Rookie Ogden Dodgers Pioneer League Gail Henley

Teams in BOLD won League Championships

1972 Major League Baseball Draft[edit]

This was the eighth year of a Major League Baseball Draft. The Dodgers drafted 42 players in the June draft and eight in the January draft.

This was a weak draft class whose most notable player was Dennis Lewallyn, a pitcher who played for the Dodgers and two other teams from 1975-1981 with a 4-4 record and 4.48 ERA. The top draft pick was shortstop John Harbin from Newberry College who played in only 83 games in the Dodgers farm system in 1972 and was quickly out of baseball.

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