1972 New York Yankees season

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1972 New York Yankees
Berra and Dickey's Number Retired
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) CBS
Manager(s) Ralph Houk
Local television

WPIX

(Phil Rizzuto, Frank Messer, Bill White)
Local radio WMCA
(Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Bill White)
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The 1972 New York Yankees season was the 70th season for the Yankees in New York, and the 72nd season overall. The team finished with a record of 79-76, finishing 6½ games behind the Detroit Tigers. New York was managed by Ralph Houk. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

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Yogi Berra's number 8 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1972.
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Bill Dickey's number 8 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1972.
  • Felipe Alou achieved two milestones in 1972. He got the 2,000th Hit of his career and got the 200th Home Run of his career.

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 New York Yankees
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
C Munson, ThurmanThurman Munson 140 511 143 .280 7 46
1B Blomberg, RonRon Blomberg 107 299 80 .268 14 49
2B Clarke, HoraceHorace Clarke 147 547 132 .241 3 37
3B Sanchez, CelerinoCelerino Sanchez 71 250 62 .248 0 22
SS Michael, GeneGene Michael 126 391 91 .233 1 32
LF White, RoyRoy White 155 556 150 .270 10 54
CF Murcer, BobbyBobby Murcer 153 585 171 .292 33 96
RF Callison, JohnnyJohnny Callison 95 275 71 .258 9 34

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
Alou, FelipeFelipe Alou 120 324 90 .278 6 37
Allen, BernieBernie Allen 84 220 50 .227 9 21
McKinney, RichRich McKinney 37 121 26 .215 1 7
Lanier, HalHal Lanier 60 103 22 .214 0 6

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
Peterson, FritzFritz Peterson 35 250⅓ 17 15 3.24 100
Stottlemyre, MelMel Stottlemyre 36 260 14 18 3.22 110
Kekich, MikeMike Kekich 29 175⅓ 10 13 3.70 78
Kline, SteveSteve Kline 32 236⅓ 16 9 2.40 58
Gardner, RobRob Gardner 20 97 8 5 3.06 58

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
Hinton, RichRich Hinton 7 16.2 1 0 4.86

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
Lyle, SparkySparky Lyle 59 9 5 35 1.92 75
Beene, FredFred Beene 29 1 3 3 2.34 37
Blasingame, WadeWade Blasingame 12 0 1 0 4.24 7
Aker, JackJack Aker 4 0 0 0 3.00 1
Closter, AlAl Closter 2 0 0 0 11.57 2
Blateric, SteveSteve Blateric 1 0 0 0 0.00 4

Awards and honors

League leaders

  • Sparky Lyle, American League leader, Saves (35)
  • Bobby Murcer, American League leader, Runs (102) 11

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Frank Verdi
AA West Haven Yankees Eastern League Bobby Cox
A Kinston Eagles Carolina League Gene Hassell
A Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League Pete Ward
Short-Season A Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League George Case
Rookie Johnson City Yankees Appalachian League Jerry Walker

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: West Haven12

Notes

References








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