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1972 New York Yankees season

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Owner(s)  CBS
Manager  Ralph Houk
Local radio  WMCA
Start date  1972
General manager  Lee MacPhail
Local television  WPIX
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Similar  1975 New York Yankees, 1969 New York Yankees, 1922 New York Yankees, 1982 New York Yankees, 1983 New York Yankees

The 1972 New York Yankees season was the 70th season for the Yankees in New York, and the 72nd season overall. The team finished with a record of 79–76, finishing 6½ games behind the Detroit Tigers. New York was managed by Ralph Houk. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

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Offseason

  • October 13, 1971: Jim Lyttle was traded by the Yankees to the Chicago White Sox for Rich Hinton.
  • December 2, 1971: Stan Bahnsen was traded by the Yankees to the Chicago White Sox for Rich McKinney.
  • December 2, 1971: Terry Ley and Gary Jones were traded by the Yankees to the Texas Rangers for Bernie Allen.
  • January 20, 1972: The Yankees traded a player to be named later to the Chicago Cubs for Johnny Callison. The Yankees completed the deal by sending Jack Aker to the Cubs on May 17.
  • February 2, 1972: Hal Lanier was purchased by the Yankees from the San Francisco Giants.
  • March 22, 1972: Danny Cater and a player to be named later were traded by the Yankees to the Boston Red Sox for Sparky Lyle. The Yankees completed the deal by sending Mario Guerrero to the Red Sox on June 30.
  • March 31, 1972: Frank Tepedino was purchased by the Yankees from the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Regular season

  • Felipe Alou achieved two milestones in 1972. He got the 2,000th Hit of his career and got the 200th Home Run of his career.
  • Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio were at Yankee Stadium for Old-Timers' Day on July 22, 1972. The event at the stadium brought together some of the greatest living Yankees and included an exhibition game featuring retired players.
  • Notable transactions

  • June 6, 1972: 1972 Major League Baseball Draft
  • Mickey Klutts was drafted by the Yankees in the 4th round.
  • Bob Kammeyer was drafted by the Yankees in the 21st round.
  • September 7, 1972: Rich Hinton was purchased from the Yankees by the Texas Rangers.
  • Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    League leaders

  • Sparky Lyle, American League leader, Saves (35)
  • Bobby Murcer, American League leader, Runs (102)
  • Farm system

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: West Haven

    References

    1972 New York Yankees season Wikipedia


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