Missed Playoffs
70-86 (.449)
5th 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 Gene Mauch
General Manager Jim Fanning
Team Owner Charles Bronfman
Ballpark Parc Jarry
Attendance 1,142,145
Average 14,643

1972 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 5 Bobby Goodman C
2 29 Ellis Valentine C-OF
3 53 Gary Carter C
4 77 Roger DeLazzer OF
5 101 Dennis Blair P

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