1972 Boston Red Sox season: Wikis

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1972 Boston Red Sox
Major league affiliations
Location
1972 information
Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
General manager(s) Dick O'Connell
Manager(s) Eddie Kasko
Local television WBZ-TV, Ch. 4
(Ken Coleman, Johnny Pesky)
Local radio WHDH-AM 850
(Ned Martin, Dave Martin, John MacLean)

The 1972 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 2nd in the American League East with a record of 85 wins and 70 losses. A two-week strike and a rainout cost the Sox a chance to win the AL East, as the Tigers played one more game and finished 86-70.

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Offseason

A bad trade

After the 1971 season, the Red Sox management decided on drastic changes. First there was a huge deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. George Scott, now out of favor with the red Sox management, was packaged with Billy Conigliaro (Tony's younger brother), outfielders Joe Lahoud and Don Pavletich, pitchers Ken Brett (George Brett's older brother) and Jim Lonborg and exchanged for pitchers Marty Pattin and Lew Krausse, Jr. and outfielders Tommy Harper and Pat Skrable. It was a stunningly big deal and, as it turned out a bad one for Boston. Lonborg won 14 games for Milwaukee in 1972, with a 2.83 ERA, and later was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, where he won 13, 17, 18, 8 and 11 games during five seasons. Scott batted .263, .266, .306, .281 and .285 in his five seasons with the Brewers, driving in 88, 107, 82, 109, and 77 runs during those same years and clouting an average of 23 homers a season, with 36 in 1975 alone. Meanwhile, although Pattin was 17-13 for Boston in 1972 an 15-15 in 1973, he was then traded away. Harper batted .254 and .281 in his two years with the Sox before being traded.

Regular season

Luis Aparicio fell down rounding third in the next to last game of the season costing the Sox a chance at victory. His slip caused the Sox to miss the playoffs by half a game since they ended up playing one less game then the AL East Champion Detroit Tigers, with Commissioner Bowie Kuhn having ruled that no games cancelled due to the April strike would be made up. Thus, the Sox finished a half game out with an 85-70 record.

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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

Opening Day lineup

  4 Tommy Harper CF
11 Luis Aparicio SS
  8 Carl Yastrzemski     LF
  7 Reggie Smith CF
  6 Rico Petrocelli 3B
  5 Danny Cater 1B
  2 Doug Griffin 2B
24 Duane Josephson C
33 Marty Pattin P

Roster

1972 Boston Red Sox roster
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

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

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
Pattin, MartyMarty Pattin 38 253 17 13 3.24 168

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

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels International League Darrell Johnson
AA Pawtucket Red Sox Eastern League Don Lock
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Rac Slider
A Winter Haven Red Sox Florida State League John Butler
Short-Season A Williamsport Red Sox New York-Penn League Dick Berardino

Notes

References


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