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1972 Texas Rangers
Major league affiliations
Location
1972 information
Owner(s) Bob Short
Manager(s) Ted Williams
Local television KDTV
Local radio KRLD
(Don Drysdale, Bill Mercer)

The Texas Rangers 1972 season involved the Rangers finishing 6th in the American League West with a record of 54 wins and 100 losses. This was the Rangers first season in Texas after playing their first 11 years in Washington, D.C.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

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The first game

  • April 15, 1972: The Rangers played their first game in Texas against the California Angels.

Opening Day starters

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

1972 Texas Rangers roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; SB = Stolen Bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Billings, DickDick Billings 133 469 41 119 .254 5 58 1
1B Howard, FrankFrank Howard 95 287 28 70 .244 9 31 1
2B Randle, LennyLenny Randle 74 249 23 48 .193 2 21 4
3B Nelson, DaveDave Nelson 145 499 68 113 .226 2 28 51
SS Harrah, TobyToby Harrah 116 374 47 97 .259 1 31 16
LF Grieve, TomTom Grieve 64 142 12 29 .204 3 11 1
CF Lovitto, JoeJoe Lovitto 117 330 23 74 .224 1 19 13
RF Ford, TedTed Ford 129 429 43 101 .235 14 50 4

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Other batters

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Biittner, LarryLarry Biittner 137 382 34 99 .259 3 31 1
Maddox, ElliottElliott Maddox 98 294 40 74 .252 0 10 20
Mincher, DonDon Mincher 61 191 23 45 .236 6 39 2
Harris, VicVic Harris 61 186 8 26 .140 0 10 7
Jones, DaltonDalton Jones 72 151 14 24 .159 4 19 1
Mason, JimJim Mason 46 147 10 29 .197 0 10 0
King, HalHal King 50 122 12 22 .180 4 12 0
Fahey, BillBill Fahey 39 119 8 20 .168 1 10 4
Kubiak, TedTed Kubiak 46 116 5 26 .224 0 7 0
Burroughs, JeffJeff Burroughs 22 65 4 12 .185 1 3 0
Ragland, TomTom Ragland 25 58 3 10 .172 0 2 0
Martínez, MartyMarty Martínez 26 41 3 6 .146 0 3 0
Suarez, KenKen Suarez 25 33 2 5 .152 0 4 0
Driscoll, JimJim Driscoll 15 18 0 0 .000 0 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bosman, DickDick Bosman 29 173.1 8 10 3.63 105
Hand, RichRich Hand 30 170.2 10 14 3.32 109

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Broberg, PetePete Broberg 39 176.1 5 12 4.29 133
Paul, MikeMike Paul 49 161.2 8 9 2.17 108
Gogolewski, BillBill Gogolewski 36 150.2 4 11 4.24 95
Stanhouse, DonDon Stanhouse 24 104.2 2 9 3.78 78
Shellenback, JimJim Shellenback 22 57 2 4 3.47 30
Janeski, JerryJerry Janeski 4 12.2 0 1 2.84 7

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Piña, HoracioHoracio Piña 60 2 7 15 3.20 60
Lindblad, PaulPaul Lindblad 66 5 8 9 2.62 51
Panther, JimJim Panther 58 5 9 0 4.13 44
Cox, CaseyCasey Cox 35 3 5 4 4.41 27
Lawson, SteveSteve Lawson 13 0 0 1 2.81 13
Hinton, RichRich Hinton 5 0 1 0 2.38 4
Roland, JimJim Roland 5 0 0 0 8.10 4
Dukes, JanJan Dukes 3 0 0 0 3.86 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Bears American Association Del Wilber
AA Pittsfield Senators Eastern League Joe Klein
A Burlington Rangers Carolina League Frank Gable
A Greenville Rangers Western Carolinas League Rich Donnelly
Short-Season A Geneva Senators New York-Penn League Bill Haywood

Notes

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6.  

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