86-70 (.551)
1st 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 Billy Martin
General Manager Jim Campbell
Team Owner John Fetzer
Ballpark Tiger Stadium
Attendance 1,892,386
Average 24,261

1972 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 20 Jerry Manuel SS
2 44 John Valle 3B
3 68 Jim Gideon P
4 92 Dan Meyer 2B
5 116 James Murray P

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