1972 Philadelphia Phillies
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Location
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Owner(s)R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s)John J. Quinn, Paul Owens
Manager(s)Frank Lucchesi, Paul Owens
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(By Saam, Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn)
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The 1972 Philadelphia Phillies season saw the team finish with a record of 59–97, last place in the National League East.

Offseason

The Phils made perhaps one of the most significant trades in their history on February 25, when they traded Rick Wise to the St. Louis Cardinals for Steve Carlton. Both teams were engaged in difficult contract negotiations with each pitcher. Carlton went on to win four Cy Young Awards with the Phillies, and Wise continued a solid career. Carlton won his first Cy Young Award on the 1972 Phillies who won only 59 games. Carlton was 27–10 and the team was 32–87 when Carlton did not pitch. No pitcher in the twentieth century has won as high a proportion of his team's victories (45.8%). Carlton also led the N.L. in ERA (1.97), strikeouts (310), and innings pitched (346).

Notable transactions

Regular season

During the season, Steve Carlton became the last pitcher to win at least 25 games in one season for the Phillies in the 20th century.[4]

On July 10, manager Frank Lucchesi was fired with the team at 26–50. Paul Owens, who had been promoted from farm director to GM a month earlier, became manager as well.

The Padres came close to a no-hitter against the Phillies on July 18, 1972; Steve Arlin came within one out before a ninth-inning two-out single by Denny Doyle broke up the bid.[5]

The Phillies had hosted the 1952 All-Star Game, played July 9, 1952 at Shibe Park. The American League won 3 to 2 in five innings; the first rain shortened All-Star Game. The Phillies held their promotional Old-Timers Game on August 19, 1972. The Phillies invited all of the players from the 1952 game back to Philadelphia to complete the last four innings.

Mike Schmidt made his major league debut on September 12.[6]

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

1972 National League Records

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

Game log

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1972 Game Log[11]
Overall Record: 59–97
April (9–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
April 7 @ Cardinals[12] Cancelled (players' strike)[13]
April 8 @ Cardinals[12] Cancelled (players' strike)[13]
April 9 @ Cardinals[12] Cancelled (players' strike)[13]
April 10 Expos[12] Cancelled (players' strike)[13]
April 12 Expos[12] Cancelled (players' strike)[13]
April 14 @ Cubs[12] Cancelled (players' strike)[13]
1 April 15 @ Cubs 4–2 Steve Carlton (1–0) Bill Hands (0–1) Joe Hoerner (1) 17,401 1–0
2 April 16 @ Cubs 0–4 Burt Hooton (1–0) Dick Selma (0–1) None 9,583 1–1
3 April 17 Cardinals 4–5 Al Santorini (1–1) Joe Hoerner (0–1) None 38,182 1–2
4 April 18 Cardinals 6–3 Bill Champion (1–0) Scipio Spinks (0–1) Wayne Twitchell (1) 5,311 2–2
5 April 19 Cardinals 1–0 Steve Carlton (2–0) Bob Gibson (0–1) None 8,184 3–2
6 April 21 Pirates 2–3 (10) Ramón Hernández (1–0) Chris Short (0–1) None 13,864 3–3
April 22 Pirates Postponed (rain);[14][15] Makeup: July 29 as a traditional double-header
7 April 23 Pirates 5–4 (11) Bucky Brandon (1–0) Bob Miller (0–1) None 43,438 4–3
8 April 25 @ Giants 3–0 Steve Carlton (3–0) Juan Marichal (1–2) None 6,092 5–3
9 April 26 @ Giants 6–8 (10) Jerry Johnson (1–0) Bucky Brandon (1–1) None 4,139 5–4
10 April 27 @ Giants 7–6 Wayne Twitchell (1–0) Ron Bryant (0–1) None 3,671 6–4
11 April 28 @ Padres 3–0 Woodie Fryman (1–0) Clay Kirby (2–1) None 7,272 7–4
12 April 29 @ Padres 0–4 Steve Arlin (1–3) Steve Carlton (3–1) None 7,859 7–5
13 April 30 (1) @ Padres 6–1 Barry Lersch (1–0) Bill Greif (1–3) None see 2nd game 8–5
14 April 30 (2) @ Padres 3–1 Bill Champion (2–0) Mike Corkins (0–1) None 8,411 9–5
May (7–19)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
15 May 1 @ Dodgers 2–1 Dick Selma (1–1) Claude Osteen (2–1) None 15,015 10–5
16 May 2 @ Dodgers 6–7 Jim Brewer (1–0) Barry Lersch (1–1) None 14,770 10–6
17 May 3 @ Dodgers 5–1 Steve Carlton (4–1) Bill Singer (2–2) None 14,314 11–6
18 May 5 Giants 3–2 Bill Champion (3–0) Juan Marichal (1–4) None 22,161 12–6
19 May 6 Giants 1–3 Sam McDowell (4–0) Dick Selma (1–2) None 14,010 12–7
20 May 7 Giants 8–3 Steve Carlton (5–1) Ron Bryant (0–2) None 44,880 13–7
May 9 Padres Postponed (rain);[16] Makeup: July 7 as a traditional double-header
21 May 10 Padres 3–5 Clay Kirby (3–1) Woodie Fryman (1–1) None 7,601 13–8
22 May 11 Padres 6–5 (12) Wayne Twitchell (2–0) Gary Ross (0–1) None 9,224 14–8
23 May 12 Dodgers 1–6 Don Sutton (5–0) Dick Selma (1–3) None 24,205 14–9
24 May 13 Dodgers 1–3 Claude Osteen (4–1) Steve Carlton (5–2) Jim Brewer (3) 27,003 14–10
May 14 Dodgers Postponed (rain);[17] Makeup: July 10 as a traditional double-header
25 May 15 Cubs 4–0 Woodie Fryman (2–1) Ferguson Jenkins (3–3) None 8,133 15–10
26 May 16 Cubs 1–8 Burt Hooton (3–3) Bill Champion (3–1) None 12,326 15–11
27 May 17 Cubs 2–3 Tom Phoebus (1–1) Steve Carlton (5–3) Dan McGinn (4) 12,528 15–12
28 May 19 Mets 3–8 Buzz Capra (3–1) Dick Selma (1–4) Danny Frisella (3) 20,451 15–13
29 May 20 (1) Mets 1–3 Jon Matlack (5–0) Woodie Fryman (2–2) None see 2nd game 15–14
30 May 20 (2) Mets 1–2 Jerry Koosman (1–3) Bill Champion (3–2) Tug McGraw (7) 36,691 15–15
31 May 21 Mets 3–4 Tom Seaver (7–1) Steve Carlton (5–4) Danny Frisella (4) 57,267 15–16
32 May 22 @ Expos 3–6 Mike Torrez (4–1) Barry Lersch (1–2) None 17,676 15–17
33 May 23 @ Expos 2–6 Bill Stoneman (4–4) Dick Selma (1–5) None 12,757 15–18
34 May 24 @ Expos 1–4 Carl Morton (2–4) Woodie Fryman (2–3) None 9,341 15–19
35 May 26 @ Pirates 4–6 Nelson Briles (3–1) Steve Carlton (5–5) None 25,164 15–20
36 May 27 @ Pirates 2–1 (12) Bucky Brandon (2–1) Dave Giusti (1–4) Chris Short (1) 19,398 16–20
37 May 28 @ Pirates 5–6 Ramón Hernández (2–0) Joe Hoerner (0–2) None 15,236 16–21
38 May 29 (1) @ Pirates 3–7 Ramón Hernández (3–0) Woodie Fryman (2–4) None see 2nd game 16–22
39 May 29 (2) @ Pirates 2–4 Bob Moose (3–2) Ken Reynolds (0–1) Dave Giusti (3) 36,464 16–23
40 May 30 @ Mets 0–7 Jon Matlack (6–0) Steve Carlton (5–6) None 17,598 16–24
May 31 @ Mets Postponed (rain);[18] Makeup: August 1 as a traditional double-header
June (8–18)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
41 June 1 @ Mets 1–6 Jim McAndrew (4–1) Dick Selma (1–6) None 16,850 16–25
42 June 2 Reds 3–6 (17) Don Gullett (2–2) Wayne Twitchell (2–1) Pedro Borbón (4) 16,251 16–26
43 June 3 Reds 5–6 (10) Tom Hall (3–1) Ken Reynolds (0–2) None 16,623 16–27
44 June 4 Reds 0–2 Jack Billingham (3–6) Bill Champion (3–3) Clay Carroll (10) 15,861 16–28
45 June 6 Astros 3–4 Dave Roberts (4–3) Woodie Fryman (2–5) Fred Gladding (5) 8,237 16–29
46 June 7 Astros 3–1 Steve Carlton (6–6) Jerry Reuss (3–5) Bucky Brandon (1) 10,712 17–29
47 June 8 Astros 7–2 Bill Champion (4–3) Larry Dierker (5–3) Joe Hoerner (2) 20,155 18–29
48 June 9 Braves 4–3 Chris Short (1–1) George Stone (0–4) Joe Hoerner (3) 17,082 19–29
49 June 10 Braves 3–15 Tom Kelley (4–5) Woodie Fryman (2–6) None 23,242 19–30
50 June 11 Braves 3–1 Steve Carlton (7–6) Ron Reed (4–7) None 32,468 20–30
51 June 13 (1) @ Reds 4–8 Tom Hall (4–1) Bill Champion (4–4) Clay Carroll (12) see 2nd game 20–31
52 June 13 (2) @ Reds 2–4 Ross Grimsley (3–1) Ken Reynolds (0–3) Pedro Borbón (6) 31,509 20–32
53 June 14 @ Reds 1–2 Jack Billingham (4–6) Barry Lersch (1–3) Clay Carroll (13) 16,127 20–33
54 June 16 @ Astros 0–1 (11) Tom Griffin (2–1) Dick Selma (1–7) None 14,891 20–34
55 June 17 @ Astros 5–10 Dave Roberts (6–3) Woodie Fryman (2–7) Jim Ray (4) 24,834 20–35
56 June 18 @ Astros 0–10 Jerry Reuss (5–5) Bill Champion (4–5) None 20,768 20–36
June 19 @ Braves Postponed (rain; Hurricane Agnes);[19] Makeup: September 1 as a traditional double-header
June 20 @ Braves Postponed (rain; Hurricane Agnes);[20] Makeup: September 2 as a traditional double-header
57 June 21 @ Braves 9–7 Bucky Brandon (3–1) Cecil Upshaw (1–2) None 10,195 21–36
58 June 23 @ Expos 1–2 Mike Torrez (8–3) Jim Nash (1–2) None 15,124 21–37
59 June 24 @ Expos 4–5 John Strohmayer (1–1) Woodie Fryman (2–8) Mike Marshall (6) 14,262 21–38
60 June 25 @ Expos 1–0 Steve Carlton (8–6) Ernie McAnally (1–9) None 19,355 22–38
61 June 26 @ Cubs 1–11 Rick Reuschel (2–0) Bill Champion (4–6) None 14,363 22–39
62 June 27 (1) @ Cubs 3–6 Ferguson Jenkins (9–6) Jim Nash (1–3) None see 2nd game 22–40
63 June 27 (2) @ Cubs 7–4 Bucky Brandon (4–1) Juan Pizarro (4–3) Woodie Fryman (1) 31,408 23–40
64 June 28 Mets 2–3 Tom Seaver (10–4) Gary Neibauer (0–1) None 26,545 23–41
65 June 29 Mets 9–4 Steve Carlton (9–6) Gary Gentry (3–6) None 14,451 24–41
66 June 30 Cardinals 1–4 Scipio Spinks (5–4) Bill Champion (4–7) None 16,257 24–42
July (10–19)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
67 July 1 (1) Cardinals 4–6 Bob Gibson (7–5) Jim Nash (1–4) None see 2nd game 24–43
68 July 1 (2) Cardinals 0–1 Al Santorini (4–6) Ken Reynolds (0–4) Diego Seguí (2) 26,571 24–44
69 July 2 Cardinals 3–7 Reggie Cleveland (9–4) Gary Neibauer (0–2) Diego Seguí (3) 20,103 24–45
70 July 3 Giants 4–2 Steve Carlton (10–6) Don Carrithers (2–6) None 43,016 25–45
71 July 4 Giants 1–2 Jim Barr (2–2) Bill Champion (4–8) None 6,098 25–46
July 5 Giants Postponed (rain);[21] Makeup: July 6
72 July 6 Giants 4–6 (10) Jerry Johnson (6–5) Woodie Fryman (2–9) None 5,466 25–47
73 July 7 (1) Padres 4–2 Steve Carlton (11–6) Mike Corkins (0–5) None see 2nd game 26–47
74 July 7 (2) Padres 1–6 Clay Kirby (6–8) Jim Nash (1–5) None 18,106 26–48
75 July 8 Padres 5–8 Gary Ross (3–1) Dick Selma (1–8) None 14,428 26–49
76 July 9 Padres 4–5 Bill Greif (4–11) Bucky Brandon (4–2) Fred Norman (1) 18,445 26–50
77 July 10 (1) Dodgers 4–6 (11) Pete Richert (1–1) Mac Scarce (0–1) None see 2nd game 26–51
78 July 10 (2) Dodgers 9–1 Woodie Fryman (3–9) Mike Strahler (0–2) None 20,159 27–51
79 July 11 Dodgers 4–1 Steve Carlton (12–6) Don Sutton (10–5) None 18,443 28–51
80 July 12 Dodgers 5–9 Tommy John (8–4) Bill Champion (4–9) None 15,533 28–52
81 July 14 @ Giants 1–8 Juan Marichal (4–10) Ken Reynolds (0–5) Randy Moffitt (3) 8,607 28–53
82 July 15 @ Giants 11–4 Bucky Brandon (5–2) Don McMahon (3–3) Dick Selma (1) 5,984 29–53
83 July 16 @ Giants 7–10 Jim Barr (3–2) Woodie Fryman (3–10) None 16,299 29–54
84 July 18 @ Padres 1–5 Steve Arlin (8–10) Bill Champion (4–10) None 4,764 29–55
85 July 19 @ Padres 3–2 (11) Steve Carlton (13–6) Clay Kirby (6–10) None 6,787 30–55
86 July 21 @ Dodgers 0–3 Don Sutton (12–5) Ken Reynolds (0–6) None 21,678 30–56
87 July 22 @ Dodgers 3–4 Bill Singer (4–8) Bill Champion (4–11) Jim Brewer (10) 22,178 30–57
88 July 23 @ Dodgers 2–0 Steve Carlton (14–6) Tommy John (8–5) None 21,288 31–57
July 25 1972 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Atlanta Stadium in Atlanta
89 July 27 (1) Cubs 0–4 Ferguson Jenkins (13–9) Ken Reynolds (0–7) None see 2nd game 31–58
90 July 27 (2) Cubs 3–2 Dick Selma (2–8) Jack Aker (4–1) None 17,349 32–58
91 July 28 Cubs 2–0 Steve Carlton (15–6) Milt Pappas (6–7) None 12,453 33–58
92 July 29 (1) Pirates 5–2 Woodie Fryman (4–10) Steve Blass (11–5) Dick Selma (2) see 2nd game 34–58
93 July 29 (2) Pirates 2–3 Luke Walker (4–5) Bucky Brandon (5–3) Dave Giusti (16) 37,544 34–59
94 July 30 Pirates 1–7 Bruce Kison (5–3) Barry Lersch (1–4) None 28,451 34–60
95 July 31 Pirates 0–2 Bob Moose (7–6) Ken Reynolds (0–8) None 17,455 34–61
August (10–18)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
96 August 1 (1) @ Mets 2–3 (18) Ray Sadecki (2–0) Bucky Brandon (5–4) None see 2nd game 34–62
97 August 1 (2) @ Mets 4–1 Steve Carlton (16–6) Jerry Koosman (7–7) None 31,846 35–62
98 August 2 @ Mets 5–3 Mac Scarce (1–1) Tom Seaver (12–9) Dick Selma (3) 22,733 36–62
99 August 3 @ Mets 4–1 Barry Lersch (2–4) Gary Gentry (5–8) Mac Scarce (1) 28,506 37–62
100 August 4 @ Cardinals 8–3 Bill Wilson (1–0) Don Durham (0–4) Bucky Brandon (2) 14,234 38–62
101 August 5 @ Cardinals 5–0 Steve Carlton (17–6) Reggie Cleveland (12–7) None 25,505 39–62
102 August 6 @ Cardinals 0–6 Al Santorini (6–7) Wayne Twitchell (2–2) None 26,917 39–63
103 August 8 @ Pirates 2–4 Dock Ellis (10–5) Bill Champion (4–12) None 18,228 39–64
104 August 9 @ Pirates 2–0 Steve Carlton (18–6) Steve Blass (12–6) None 19,832 40–64
105 August 11 Expos 1–4 Mike Torrez (13–7) Wayne Twitchell (2–3) None 20,190 40–65
106 August 12 Expos 2–3 Mike Marshall (11–3) Ken Reynolds (0–9) None 20,392 40–66
107 August 13 (1) Expos 2–1 Steve Carlton (19–6) Ernie McAnally (1–13) None see 2nd game 41–66
108 August 13 (2) Expos 3–8 Balor Moore (4–5) Bill Champion (4–13) Mike Marshall (13) 30,207 41–67
109 August 15 Reds 0–3 Don Gullett (4–7) Wayne Twitchell (2–4) None 17,106 41–68
110 August 16 Reds 2–8 Jim McGlothlin (6–5) Ken Reynolds (0–10) Pedro Borbón (7) 10,385 41–69
111 August 17 Reds 9–4 Steve Carlton (20–6) Ross Grimsley (10–6) None 42,635 42–69
112 August 18 Astros 3–4 Dave Roberts (10–5) Bucky Brandon (5–5) Fred Gladding (13) 11,707 42–70
113 August 19 Astros 4–0 Wayne Twitchell (3–4) Larry Dierker (11–7) None 33,525 43–70
114 August 20 Astros 1–3 Don Wilson (10–8) Ken Reynolds (0–11) None 13,712 43–71
115 August 21 Braves 1–2 (11) Phil Niekro (12–10) Steve Carlton (20–7) None 41,212 43–72
116 August 22 Braves 7–11 Ron Reed (11–12) Bill Wilson (1–1) Pat Jarvis (2) 10,408 43–73
117 August 23 Braves 6–9 Jim Hardin (3–0) Wayne Twitchell (3–5) Joe Hoerner (5) 10,057 43–74
118 August 25 @ Reds 1–6 Don Gullett (6–7) Ken Reynolds (0–12) None 32,017 43–75
119 August 26 @ Reds 4–3 Steve Carlton (21–7) Jim McGlothlin (7–6) Mac Scarce (2) 34,028 44–75
120 August 27 @ Reds 2–7 Ross Grimsley (12–6) Wayne Twitchell (3–6) Pedro Borbón (10) 37,167 44–76
121 August 29 @ Astros 1–2 Fred Gladding (5–5) Mac Scarce (1–2) None 8,704 44–77
122 August 30 @ Astros 3–5 Jerry Reuss (9–10) Steve Carlton (21–8) Jim Ray (8) 10,264 44–78
123 August 31 @ Astros 1–5 Larry Dierker (14–7) Wayne Twitchell (3–7) None 7,197 44–79
September (13–16)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
124 September 1 (1) @ Braves 11–1 Ken Reynolds (1–12) Ron Reed (11–13) None see 2nd game 45–79
125 September 1 (2) @ Braves 5–11 Jimmy Freeman (1–0) Barry Lersch (2–5) None 3,333 45–80
126 September 2 (1) @ Braves 7–10 Pat Jarvis (10–7) Dick Selma (2–9) Cecil Upshaw (10) see 2nd game 45–81
127 September 2 (2) @ Braves 3–0 Dave Downs (1–0) Mike McQueen (0–2) None 5,239 46–81
128 September 3 @ Braves 8–0 Steve Carlton (22–8) Jim Hardin (3–2) None 5,119 47–81
129 September 4 (1) @ Pirates 0–10 Steve Blass (16–6) Wayne Twitchell (3–8) None see 2nd game 47–82
130 September 4 (2) @ Pirates 1–5 Bruce Kison (8–5) Jim Nash (1–6) None 26,627 47–83
131 September 6 Cardinals 3–2 Ken Reynolds (2–12) Lowell Palmer (0–2) None 6,137 48–83
132 September 7 Cardinals 2–1 Steve Carlton (23–8) Al Santorini (6–10) None 12,151 49–83
133 September 8 Cubs 3–4 Ferguson Jenkins (20–10) Bucky Brandon (5–6) None 7,648 49–84
134 September 9 Cubs 4–7 Rick Reuschel (8–7) Barry Lersch (2–6) Bill Bonham (2) 10,101 49–85
135 September 10 Cubs 3–5 Milt Pappas (13–7) Jim Nash (1–7) Jack Aker (14) 12,248 49–86
136 September 11 Mets 2–4 Jerry Koosman (9–11) Steve Carlton (23–9) Tug McGraw (23) 10,317 49–87
137 September 12 Mets 3–4 Jim McAndrew (11–5) Ken Reynolds (2–13) Danny Frisella (9) 5,057 49–88
138 September 13 Mets 6–11 Tug McGraw (7–5) Dave Downs (1–1) None 6,185 49–89
139 September 15 Expos 5–3 Steve Carlton (24–9) Mike Torrez (16–10) None 20,120 50–89
140 September 16 Expos 3–1 Wayne Twitchell (4–8) Balor Moore (8–8) Mac Scarce (3) 6,471 51–89
141 September 17 Expos 3–2 Bucky Brandon (6–6) Mike Marshall (14–6) None 16,366 52–89
142 September 19 @ Cardinals 1–2 (10) Bob Gibson (17–10) Bucky Brandon (6–7) None 6,978 52–90
143 September 20 @ Cardinals 2–1 Steve Carlton (25–9) Rick Wise (15–16) None 5,569 53–90
144 September 21 @ Cardinals 3–1 Wayne Twitchell (5–8) Jim Bibby (1–1) Mac Scarce (4) 4,719 54–90
145 September 22 @ Mets 5–4 (11) Bucky Brandon (7–7) Tug McGraw (7–6) None 15,265 55–90
146 September 23 @ Mets 3–5 Jon Matlack (14–9) Jim Nash (1–8) None 14,465 55–91
147 September 24 @ Mets 1–2 Tom Seaver (19–12) Steve Carlton (25–10) Tug McGraw (24) 41,644 55–92
148 September 26 Pirates 1–5 Steve Blass (19–7) Bill Champion (4–14) None 8,472 55–93
149 September 27 Pirates 1–3 Bruce Kison (9–7) Ken Reynolds (2–14) Luke Walker (2) 5,335 55–94
150 September 28 Pirates 2–1 Steve Carlton (26–10) Bob Moose (12–10) None 12,216 56–94
September 29 @ Expos Postponed (rain);[22] Makeup: September 30 as a traditional double-header[23]
151 September 30 (1) @ Expos 3–0 Barry Lersch (3–6) Mike Torrez (16–12) None see 2nd game 57–94
152 September 30 (2) @ Expos 4–8 Balor Moore (9–8) Jim Nash (1–9) Mike Marshall (18) 7,262 57–95
October (2–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
153 October 1 @ Expos 6–10 Ernie McAnally (6–16) Ken Reynolds (2–15) Tom Walker (2) 10,314 57–96
154 October 2 @ Cubs 3–4 Rick Reuschel (10–8) Wayne Twitchell (5–9) Juan Pizarro (1) 1,942 57–97
155 October 3 @ Cubs 11–1 Steve Carlton (27–10) Dan McGinn (0–5) None 2,264 58–97
156 October 4 @ Cubs 2–1 Barry Lersch (4–6) Bill Bonham (1–1) None 3,445 59–97

Roster

1972 Philadelphia Phillies
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
1B Tommy Hutton 134 381 99 .260 4 38
RF Roger Freed 73 129 29 .225 6 18

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
Joe Lis 62 140 34 .243 6 18
Mike Ryan 46 106 19 .179 2 10
Ron Stone 41 54 9 .167 0 3
Mike Schmidt 13 34 7 .206 1 3

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
Steve Carlton 41 346.1 27 10 1.97 310
Ken Reynolds 33 154.1 2 15 4.26 87
Bill Champion 30 132.2 4 14 5.09 54
Woodie Fryman 23 119.2 4 10 4.36 69
Jim Nash 9 37.1 0 8 6.27 15
Dave Downs 4 23 1 1 2.74 5

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
Bucky Brandon 42 104.1 7 7 3.45 67
Barry Lersch 36 100.2 4 6 3.04 48
Gary Neibauer 9 18.2 0 2 5.30 7

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
Mac Scarce 31 1 2 4 3.44 40
Joe Hoerner 15 0 2 3 2.08 12

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Eugene Emeralds Pacific Coast League Andy Seminick
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Jim Bunning
A Spartanburg Phillies Western Carolinas League Bob Wellman
A-Short Season Auburn Phillies New York–Penn League Nolan Campbell
Rookie Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League Harry Lloyd

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Spartanburg[24]

Notes

  1. ^ Lowell Palmer at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Steve Carlton at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Ruben Amaro at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 98, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  5. ^ Arlin misses no-hitter by a strike as ball bounces over Roberts' head
  6. ^ Mike Schmidt at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Andre Thornton at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Woodie Fryman at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Tom Underwood at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ Dan Boitano at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ "1972 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com.
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