Home FieldMetropolitan Stadium
797,901 attendance
10,362 average
ManagerBill Rigney
Frank Quilici
General Manager Calvin Griffith
Owner Calvin Griffith


1972 Season Note

The first player's strike in Major League Baseball history took place for 13 days. The strike occurred from April 1 to April 13, 1972. As a result, the Houston Astros and San Diego Padres each played only 153 games, nine fewer than normal. Most other teams lost anywhere from six to eight games

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1972 Playoffs

Eliminated from Playoffs

1972 Standings

77-77 (.500) 3th place


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AL West W L Pct GB
x Athletics   93 62 .600 -
White Sox 87 67 .565 5.5
Twins 77 77 .500 15.5
Royals 76 78 .494 16.5
Angels 75 80 .484 18.0
Rangers 54 100 .351 38.5

1972 Draft Picks

1 / 8 Dick Ruthven P
2 / 35 Alvis Woods 1B
3 / 48 Warren Cromartie OF
3 / 56 Willie Norwood OF
6 / 128 Doug Clarey SS
7 / 152 Randy Bass 1B
10 / 224 Dave Stegman OF
13 / 296 Pete Falcone P
26 / 596 Lyman Bostock OF




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