Missed Playoffs
80-74 (.519)
3rd place in AL East

The first player's strike in Major League Baseball history took place for 13 days. The strike occurred from April 1 to April 13, 1972. As a result, the Houston Astros and San Diego Padres each played only 153 games, nine fewer than normal. Most other teams lost anywhere from six to eight games

Manager Earl Weaver
General Manager Frank Cashen
Team Owner Jerold Hoffberger
Ballpark Memorial Stadium
Attendance 899,950
Average 11,688

1972 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 24 Ken Thomas C
2 48 John O'Rear SS
3 72 Randy Benson P
4 96 Blake Doyle 2B
5 120 Gary Robson P

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