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1972 California Angels season

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1972 California Angels season

The 1972 California Angels season involved the Angels finishing 5th in the American League West with a record of 75 wins and 80 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Opening Day starters

Season standings

AL West W L GB Pct.
Oakland Athletics 93 62 -- .600
Chicago White Sox 87 67 5.5 .565
Minnesota Twins 77 77 15.5 .500
Kansas City Royals 76 78 16.5 .494
California Angels 75 80 18 .484
Texas Rangers 54 100 38.5 .351

Notable transactions

Roster

1972 California Angels
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
1B Oliver, BobBob Oliver 134 509 137 .269 19 70
2B Alomar, SandySandy Alomar 155 610 146 .239 1 25
3B McMullen, KenKen McMullen 137 472 127 .269 9 34
SS Cárdenas, LeoLeo Cárdenas 150 551 123 .223 6 42
LF Pinson, VadaVada Pinson 136 484 133 .275 7 49
CF Berry, KenKen Berry 119 409 118 .289 5 39
RF Stanton, LeroyLeroy Stanton 127 402 101 .251 12 39

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
Spencer, JimJim Spencer 82 212 47 .222 1 14
Rivers, MickeyMickey Rivers 58 159 34 .214 0 7
Torborg, JeffJeff Torborg 59 153 32 .209 0 8
Kosco, AndyAndy Kosco 49 142 34 .239 6 13

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
Ryan, NolanNolan Ryan 39 284 19 16 2.28 329
Wright, ClydeClyde Wright 35 251 18 11 2.98 87
May, RudyRudy May 35 205.1 12 11 2.94 169
Messersmith, AndyAndy Messersmith 25 169.2 8 11 2.81 142

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
Clark, RickeyRickey Clark 26 109.2 4 9 4.51 61
Rose, DonDon Rose 16 42.2 1 4 4.22 39
Lange, DickDick Lange 2 7.2 0 0 4.70 8

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
Allen, LloydLloyd Allen 42 3 7 5 3.48 53
Fisher, EddieEddie Fisher 43 4 5 4 3.76 32
Barber, SteveSteve Barber 34 4 4 2 2.02 34
Dukes, TomTom Dukes 7 0 1 1 1.64 8
Doyle, PaulPaul Doyle 2 0 0 0 0.00 4

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Angels Pacific Coast League Les Moss
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Norm Sherry
A Stockton Ports California League Mike Stubbins
A Quad Cities Angels Midwest League Dick Kinaman
Rookie Idaho Falls Angels Pioneer League Bob Clear

Notes

References

  • 1972 California Angels team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1972 California Angels team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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