Missed Playoffs
79-76 (.510)
4th 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 Ralph Houk
General Manager Lee MacPhail
Team Owner CBS Broadcasting
Ballpark Yankee Stadium I
Attendance 966,328
Average 12,550

1972 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 14 Scott McGregor P
2 38 Ken Clay P
3 62 Dennis Irwin C
4 86 Mickey Klutts SS
5 110 Darryl Jones SS

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