1972 California Angels
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Gene Autry
General manager(s)Harry Dalton
Manager(s)Del Rice
Local televisionKTLA
Local radioKMPC
(Dick Enberg, Don Wells, Dave Niehaus)
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The 1972 California Angels season involved the Angels finishing 5th in the American League West with a record of 75 wins and 80 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Opening Day starters

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 93 62 0.600 48–29 45–33
Chicago White Sox 87 67 0.565 55–23 32–44
Minnesota Twins 77 77 0.500 15½ 42–32 35–45
Kansas City Royals 76 78 0.494 16½ 44–33 32–45
California Angels 75 80 0.484 18 44–36 31–44
Texas Rangers 54 100 0.351 38½ 31–46 23–54

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK TEX
Baltimore 7–11 6–6 8–4 8–10 10–8 6–6 10–5 6–6 7–6 6–6 6–6
Boston 11–7 8–4 6–6 8–7 5–9 6–6 11–7 4–8 9–9 9–3 8–4
California 6–6 4–8 7–11 8–4 5–7 9–6 7–5 7–8 4–8 8–10 10–7
Chicago 4–8 6–6 11–7 8–4 5–7 8–9 9–3 8–6 7–5 7–8 14–4
Cleveland 10–8 7–8 4–8 4–8 10–8 6–6 5–10 8–4 7–11 2–10 9–3
Detroit 8–10 9–5 7–5 7–5 8–10 7–5 10–8 9–3 7–9 4–8 10–2
Kansas City 6–6 6–6 6–9 9–8 6–6 5–7 7–5 9–9 7–5 7–11 8–6
Milwaukee 5–10 7–11 5–7 3–9 10–5 8–10 5–7 4–8 9–9 4–8 5–7
Minnesota 6–6 8–4 8–7 6–8 4–8 3–9 9–9 8–4 6–6 8–9 11–7
New York 6–7 9–9 8–4 5–7 11–7 9–7 5–7 9–9 6–6 3–9 8–4
Oakland 6–6 3–9 10–8 8–7 10–2 8–4 11–7 8–4 9–8 9–3 11–4
Texas 6–6 4–8 7–10 4–14 3–9 2–10 6–8 7–5 7–11 4–8 4–11


Notable transactions

Roster

1972 California Angels
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 Art Kusnyer 64 179 37 .207 2 13
1B Bob Oliver 134 509 137 .269 19 70
2B Sandy Alomar 155 610 146 .239 1 25
3B Ken McMullen 137 472 127 .269 9 34
SS Leo Cárdenas 150 551 123 .223 6 42
LF Vada Pinson 136 484 133 .275 7 49
CF Ken Berry 119 409 118 .289 5 39
RF Leroy Stanton 127 402 101 .251 12 39

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
Jim Spencer 82 212 47 .222 1 14
Mickey Rivers 58 159 34 .214 0 7
Jeff Torborg 59 153 32 .209 0 8
John Stephenson 66 146 40 .274 2 17
Andy Kosco 49 142 34 .239 6 13
Billy Parker 36 80 17 .213 2 8
Winston Llenas 44 64 17 .266 0 7
Jack Hiatt 22 45 13 .289 1 5
Syd O'Brien 36 39 7 .179 1 1
Curt Motton 42 39 6 .154 0 1
Doug Howard 11 38 10 .263 0 2
Chris Coletta 14 30 9 .300 1 7
Tom Silverio 13 12 2 .167 0 0
Roger Repoz 3 3 1 .333 0 0
Billy Cowan 3 3 0 .000 0 0
Joe Azcue 3 2 0 .000 0 0

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
Nolan Ryan 39 284 19 16 2.28 329
Clyde Wright 35 251 18 11 2.98 87
Rudy May 35 205.1 12 11 2.94 169
Andy Messersmith 25 169.2 8 11 2.81 142

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
Rickey Clark 26 109.2 4 9 4.51 61
Don Rose 16 42.2 1 4 4.22 39
Dick Lange 2 7.2 0 0 4.70 8

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
Lloyd Allen 42 3 7 5 3.48 53
Eddie Fisher 43 4 5 4 3.76 32
Steve Barber 34 4 4 2 2.02 34
Mel Queen 17 0 0 0 4.35 19
Dave Sells 10 2 0 0 2.81 2
Alan Foster 8 0 1 0 4.97 11
Tom Dukes 7 0 1 1 1.64 8
Tom Murphy 6 0 0 0 5.40 2
Paul Doyle 2 0 0 0 0.00 4

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Angels Pacific Coast League Les Moss
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Norm Sherry
A Stockton Ports California League Mike Stubbins
A Quad Cities Angels Midwest League Dick Kinaman
Rookie Idaho Falls Angels Pioneer League Bob Clear

Notes

  1. ^ Tony González page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Nolan Ryan page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Andy Kosco page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ "The Nolan Ryan Express | The Strikeout King | smackbomb.com/nolanryan". Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2008.
  5. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1972&t=CAL
  6. ^ Billy Cowan page at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Steve Barber page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Curt Motton page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Joe Azcue page at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ Fred Kuhaulua page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fisheed02.shtml[bare URL]

References