1972 Baltimore Orioles season

1972 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 80–74 (.519)
Divisional place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger
General manager(s) Frank Cashen
Manager(s) Earl Weaver
Local television WJZ-TV
Local radio WBAL (AM)
(Chuck Thompson, John Gordon, Bill O'Donnell)
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The 1972 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing third in the American League East with a record of 80 wins and 74 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Frank Robinson's number 20 was retired by the Baltimore Orioles in 1972.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 8670 0.551 44–34 42–36
Boston Red Sox 8570 0.548 ½ 52–26 33–44
Baltimore Orioles 8074 0.519 5 38–39 42–35
New York Yankees 7976 0.510 46–31 33–45
Cleveland Indians 7284 0.462 14 43–34 29–50
Milwaukee Brewers 6591 0.417 21 37–42 28–49

Record vs. opponents

1972 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK TEX
Baltimore 7–116–68–48–1010–86–610–56–67–66–66–6
Boston 11–78–46–68–75–96–611–74–89–99–38–4
California 6–64–87–118–45–79–67–57–84–88–1010–7
Chicago 4–86–611–78–45–78–99–38–67–57–814–4
Cleveland 10–87–84–84–810–86–65–108–47–112–109–3
Detroit 8–109–57–57–58–107–510–89–37–94–810–2
Kansas City 6–66–66–99–86–65–77–59–97–57–118–6
Milwaukee 5–107–115–73–910–58–105–74–89–94–85–7
Minnesota 6–68–48–76–84–83–99–98–46–68–911–7
New York 6–79–98–45–711–79–75–79–96–63–98–4
Oakland 6–63–910–88–710–28–411–78–49–89–311–4
Texas 6–64–87–104–143–92–106–87–57–114–84–11

Notable transactions

Draft picks

Roster

1972 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
CJohnny Oates8525366.261421
1BBoog Powell140465.1172522181
2BDavey Johnson11837683.221532
3BBrooks Robinson153556139.250864
SSMark Belanger11328553.186216
LFDon Buford12540884.206522
CFPaul Blair142477111.233849
RFMerv Rettenmund10230170.233621

Other batters

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
Bobby Grich133460128.2781250
Don Baylor10232081.2531138
Terry Crowley9724757.2311129
Andy Etchebarren7118838.202221
Elrod Hendricks338413.15504
Tommy Davis268221.25606
Tom Shopay49409.22502
Rich Coggins163913.33301
Chico Salmon17161.06300
Al Bumbry9114.36400
Tom Matchick392.22200
Enos Cabell350.00001
Sergio Robles251.20000

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jim Palmer36274.121102.07184
Pat Dobson38268.116182.65161
Mike Cuellar35248.118122.57132
Dave McNally3624113172.95120

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Doyle Alexander35106.1682.4549

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Roric Harrison393442.3062
Eddie Watt382372.1723
Grant Jackson321182.6334
Mickey Scott150102.7411
Dave Leonhard140004.507
Bob Reynolds30001.865

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Joe Altobelli
AA Asheville Orioles Southern League Cal Ripken, Sr.
A Lodi Orioles California League Jimmie Schaffer
A Miami Orioles Florida State League Woody Smith
A-Short Season Lewiston Broncs Northwest League Bobby Malkmus
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League George Farson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Miami, Lewiston

Notes

References

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