Missed Playoffs
59-97 (.378)
6th place in NL 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 Frank Lucchesi
Paul Owens
General Manager John Quinn
Paul Owens
Team Owner Ruly Carpenter
Ballpark Veterans Stadium
Attendance 1,343,329
Average 17,004

1972 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 3 Larry Christenson P
2 27 Tom Underwood P
3 51 Rickey White 2B
4 75 John Guarnaccia OF
5 99 Elliott Morton C

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