1972 Milwaukee Brewers season

1972 Milwaukee Brewers season

The 1972 Milwaukee Brewers season involved the Brewers' finishing sixth in the American League East with a record of 65 wins and 91 losses. Because of the move of the Washington Senators to Texas, the Brewers shifted from the AL West to the AL East.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L GB Pct.
Detroit Tigers 86 70 -- .551
Boston Red Sox 85 70 0.5 .548
Baltimore Orioles 80 74 5 .519
New York Yankees 79 76 6.5 .510
Cleveland Indians 72 84 14 .462
Milwaukee Brewers 65 91 21 .417

Notable transactions

Roster

1972 Milwaukee Brewers
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
C Rodríguez, EllieEllie Rodríguez 116 355 101 .285 2 35
1B Scott, GeorgeGeorge Scott 152 578 154 .266 20 88
2B Theobald, RonRon Theobald 125 391 86 .220 1 19
3B Ferraro, MikeMike Ferraro 124 381 97 .255 2 29
SS Auerbach, RickRick Auerbach 153 554 121 .218 2 30
LF Briggs, JohnJohn Briggs 135 418 111 .266 21 65
CF May, DaveDave May 143 500 119 .238 9 45
RF Lahoud, JoeJoe Lahoud 111 316 75 .237 12 34

Other batters

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
OF Conigliaro, BillyBilly Conigliaro 52 191 44 .230 7 16
LF,RF Reynolds, TommieTommie Reynolds 72 130 26 .200 2 13
2B,3B Clark, RonRon Clark 22 54 10 .185 2 5
LF Motton, CurtCurt Motton 6 6 1 .167 1 2
C Azcue, JoeJoe Azcue 11 14 2 .143 0 0
LF,RF Voss, BillBill Voss 27 36 3 .083 0 1
2B,3B,SS Heise, BobBob Heise 95 271 72 .266 0 12
RF,3B Brown, OllieOllie Brown 66 179 50 .279 3 25
OF Davis, BrockBrock Davis 85 154 49 .318 0 12
C,1B Felske, JohnJohn Felske 37 80 11 .138 1 5
C Ratliff, PaulPaul Ratliff 22 42 3 .071 1 4
C Porter, DarrellDarrell Porter 18 56 7 .125 1 2
2B,3B O'Brien, SydSyd O'Brien 31 58 12 .207 1 5

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G GS IP W L ERA SO
Lonborg, JimJim Lonborg 33 30 223 14 12 2.83 143
Parsons, BillBill Parsons 33 30 214 13 13 3.91 111
Lockwood, SkipSkip Lockwood 29 27 170 8 15 3.60 106
Brett, KenKen Brett 26 22 133 7 12 4.53 74

Other pitchers

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

Player G GS IP W L ERA SO
Colborn, JimJim Colborn 39 12 147.2 7 7 3.11 92
Bell, JerryJerry Bell 25 3 70.2 5 1 1.66 20
Reynolds, ArchieArchie Reynolds 5 2 18.2 0 1 7.23 13
Slaton, JimJim Slaton 9 8 44 1 6 5.52 17
Stephenson, EarlEarl Stephenson 35 8 80.1 3 5 3.25 33
Ryerson, GaryGary Ryerson 20 14 102 3 8 3.62 45

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Linzy, FrankFrank Linzy 47 77.1 2 2 12 3.03 24
Newman, RayRay Newman 4 7 0 0 1 0.00 1
Sanders, KenKen Sanders 62 92.1 2 9 17 3.12 51
Taylor, ChuckChuck Taylor 5 11.2 0 0 1 1.54 5

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Evansville Triplets American Association Del Crandall and Mike Roarke
AA San Antonio Brewers Texas League Mike Roarke, Al Widmar and Jim Walton
A Danville Warriors Midwest League Joe Nossek
Short-Season A Newark Co-Pilots New York-Penn League Sandy Johnson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Danville

Notes

References

  • 1972 Milwaukee Brewers team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1972 Milwaukee Brewers team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
  • 1972 Milwaukee Brewers roster page at www.retrosheet.org