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1972 Kansas City Royals season

1972 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
Manager(s) Bob Lemon
Local television KBMA
Local radio KMBZ
(Buddy Blattner, Denny Matthews)
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The 1972 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing fourth in the American League West with a record of 76 wins and 78 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

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

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 Mayberry, JohnJohn Mayberry 149 503 150 .298 25 100
LF Piniella, LouLou Piniella 151 574 179 .312 11 72

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
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

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
Montgomery, MontyMonty Montgomery 9 56.1 3 3 3.04 24
Busby, SteveSteve Busby 5 40 3 1 1.58 31

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
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 pitchers

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Jack McKeon
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Billy Gardner
A San Jose Bees California League Harry Malmberg
A Waterloo Royals Midwest League Steve Boros
Rookie Kingsport Royals Appalachian League Jay Hankins
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Buzzy Keller
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Gary Blaylock

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Billings

Notes

  1. ^ Steve Hovley page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ John Mayberry page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ José Martínez page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Mark Williams page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jamie Quirk page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ George Throop page at Baseball Reference

References

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