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1972 New York Yankees
Berra and Dickey's Jerseys Retired
Major league affiliations
Location
1972 information
Owner(s) CBS
Manager(s) Ralph Houk
Local television WPIX
Local radio WMCA
(Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Bill White)

The New York Yankees' 1972 season was the 70th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 79-76, finishing 6.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers. New York was managed by Ralph Houk. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

Contents

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.
  • Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio were at Yankee Stadium for Old-Timers' Day on July 22, 1972. The event at the stadium brought together some of the greatest living Yankees and included an exhibition game featuring retired players.[8]
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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

Roster

1972 New York Yankees 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
C Munson, ThurmanThurman Munson 140 511 143 .280 7 46
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

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Peterson, FritzFritz Peterson 35 250.1 17 15 3.24 100

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Hinton, RichRich Hinton 7 16.2 1 0 4.86

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
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

Awards and honors

  • 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 Haven[12]

Notes

References


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