95-59 (.617)
1st place in NL West

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 Sparky Anderson
General Manager Bob Howsam
Team Owner Francis L. Dale
Ballpark Riverfront Stadium
Attendance 1,611,459 total
21,203 per game

1972 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 7 Larry Payne P
2 31 Randy Wallace 3B-OF
3 55 David Embree IF
4 79 Keith Joseph P
5 103 Bernard Hittner P

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