Missed Playoffs
75-81 (.481)
4th 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 Red Schoendienst
General Manager Bing Devine
Team Owner Gussie Busch
Ballpark Busch Stadium II
Attendance 1,196,894
Average 15,544

1972 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 21 Dan Larson P
2 45 Gary Blackwell SS
3 69 John Crider OF
4 93 Dave Bialas OF
5 117 Rick Hetherington SS

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