1972 Kansas City Royals season
|1972 Kansas City Royals|
|Major League affiliations|
(Buddy Blattner, Denny Matthews)
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- November 29, 1971: Steve Hovley was drafted by the Royals from the Oakland Athletics in the 1971 rule 5 draft.
- December 2, 1971: Jim York and Lance Clemons were traded by the Royals to the Houston Astros for John Mayberry and Dave Grangaard (minors).
- March 15, 1972: José Martínez was purchased by the Royals from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- Prior to 1972 season: Mark Williams was signed as an amateur free agent by the Royals.
|Chicago White Sox||87||67||5.5||.565|
|Kansas City Royals||76||78||16.5||.494|
- June 6, 1972: 1972 Major League Baseball Draft
Starters by positionNote: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|1B||Mayberry, JohnJohn Mayberry||149||503||150||.298||25||100|
|LF||Piniella, LouLou Piniella||151||574||179||.312||11||72|
Other battersNote: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|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|
Starting pitchersNote: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Montgomery, MontyMonty Montgomery||9||56.1||3||3||3.04||24|
|Busby, SteveSteve Busby||5||40||3||1||1.58||31|
Other pitchersNote: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|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 pitchersNote: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|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|
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Billings
- Steve Hovley page at Baseball Reference
- John Mayberry page at Baseball Reference
- José Martínez page at Baseball Reference
- Mark Williams page at Baseball Reference
- Jamie Quirk page at Baseball Reference
- George Throop page at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America.
- 1972 Kansas City Royals team page at Baseball Reference
- 1972 Kansas City Royals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com