1972 Montreal Expos
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record70–86 (.449)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Charles Bronfman; John McHale (president)
General manager(s)Jim Fanning
Manager(s)Gene Mauch
Local televisionCBC Television
(Dave Van Horne, Jackie Robinson)
Télévision de Radio-Canada
(Jean-Pierre Roy, Guy Ferron)
Local radioCFCF (English)
(Dave Van Horne, Russ Taylor)
CKAC (French)
(Jean-Pierre Roy, Jacques Doucet)
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The 1972 Montreal Expos season was the fourth season in the history of the franchise. The Expos finished in fifth place in the National League East with a record of 70–86, 26½ games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Offseason

Spring training

The Expos held spring training at West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium in West Palm Beach, Florida, a facility they shared with the Atlanta Braves. It was their fourth season at the stadium. The following season, the Expos would move their spring training activities to City Island Ball Park in Daytona Beach, Florida, where they would train through 1980 before returning to West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium for the 1981 through 1997 seasons.

Regular season

Opening Day lineup

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 59 0.619 49–29 47–30
Chicago Cubs 85 70 0.548 11 46–31 39–39
New York Mets 83 73 0.532 13½ 41–37 42–36
St. Louis Cardinals 75 81 0.481 21½ 40–37 35–44
Montreal Expos 70 86 0.449 26½ 35–43 35–43
Philadelphia Phillies 59 97 0.378 37½ 28–51 31–46

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7–1 9–9 7–7 7–8 4–8 7–5 6–6 6–6 6–11 7–11 6–6
Chicago 7–5–1 8–4 3–9 8–4 10–5 10–8 10–7 3–12 9–3 7–5 10–8
Cincinnati 9–9 4–8 11–6 9–5 8–4 8–4 10–2 8–4 8–10 10–5 10–2
Houston 7–7 9–3 6–11 7–11 8–4 6–6 9–3 3–9 12–2 13–5 4–8
Los Angeles 8–7 4–8 5–9 11–7 6–6 7–5 7–5 7–5 13–5 9–9 8–4
Montreal 8–4 5–10 4–8 4–8 6–6 6–12 10–6 6–12 6–6 6–6 9–8
New York 5–7 8–10 4–8 6–6 5–7 12–6 13–5 8–6 7–5 8–4 7–9
Philadelphia 6-6 7–10 2–10 3–9 5–7 6–10 5–13 5–13 6–6 6–6 8–7
Pittsburgh 6–6 12–3 4–8 9–3 5–7 12–6 6–8 13–5 10–2 9–3 10–8
San Diego 11–6 3–9 10–8 2–12 5–13 6–6 5–7 6–6 2–10 4–10 4–8
San Francisco 11–7 5–7 5–10 5–13 9–9 6–6 4–8 6–6 3–9 10–4 5–7
St. Louis 6–6 8–10 2–10 8–4 4–8 8–9 9–7 7–8 8–10 8–4 7–5


Notable transactions

Draft picks

Roster

1972 Montreal Expos
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Terry Humphrey 69 215 40 .186 1 9
1B Mike Jorgensen 113 372 86 .231 13 47
2B Ron Hunt 129 443 112 .253 0 18
SS Tim Foli 149 540 130 .241 2 35
3B Bob Bailey 143 489 114 .233 16 57
LF Ken Singleton 142 507 139 .274 14 50
CF Boots Day 128 386 90 .233 0 30
RF Ron Fairly 140 446 124 .278 17 68

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
Tim McCarver 77 239 60 .251 5 20
Ron Woods 97 221 57 .258 10 31
John Boccabella 83 207 47 .227 1 10
Héctor Torres 83 181 28 .155 2 7
Clyde Mashore 93 176 40 .227 3 23
Jim Fairey 86 141 33 .234 1 15
Hal Breeden 42 87 20 .230 3 10
Coco Laboy 28 69 18 .261 3 14
John Bateman 18 29 7 .241 0 3
Bobby Wine 34 18 4 .222 0 0
Pepe Mangual 8 11 3 .273 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
Bill Stoneman 36 250.2 12 14 2.98 171
Mike Torrez 34 243.1 16 12 3.33 112
Carl Morton 27 172.0 7 13 3.92 51
Ernie McAnally 29 170.0 6 15 3.81 102
Balor Moore 22 147.2 9 9 3.47 161

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
Steve Renko 30 97.0 1 10 5.20 66

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
Mike Marshall 65 14 8 18 1.78 95
John Strohmayer 48 1 2 3 3.52 50
Tom Walker 46 2 2 2 2.89 42
Joe Gilbert 22 0 1 0 8.45 25
Denny Lemaster 13 2 0 0 7.78 13
Héctor Torres 1 0 0 0 27.00 0

Awards and honors

1972 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Peninsula Whips International League Bill Adair
AA Québec Carnavals Eastern League Karl Kuehl
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Lance Nichols
A-Short Season Jamestown Falcons New York–Penn League Walt Hriniak
Rookie Cocoa Expos Florida East Coast League Pat Daugherty

Notes

  1. ^ Tom Walker at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Adolfo Phillips at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Claude Raymond at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ César Gutiérrez at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Rusty Staub at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Bobby Wine at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Ellis Valentine at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Gary Carter at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Mike Hart at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Keith Drumright at Baseball Reference

References