1972 San Diego Padres season

The 1972 San Diego Padres season was the fourth season in franchise history.

1972 San Diego Padres
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)C. Arnholdt Smith
General manager(s)Buzzie Bavasi
Manager(s)Preston Gómez, Don Zimmer
Local televisionKCST
Local radioKOGO
(Jerry Coleman, Bob Chandler)
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Offseason

Regular season

As of 2016, no Padres pitcher has ever thrown a no-hitter. On July 18 against the Philadelphia Phillies, Steve Arlin came within one out of a no-hitter before a Denny Doyle single broke up the bid.[2]

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 95 59 0.617 42–34 53–25
Houston Astros 84 69 0.549 10½ 41–36 43–33
Los Angeles Dodgers 85 70 0.548 10½ 41–34 44–36
Atlanta Braves 70 84 0.455 25 36–41 34–43
San Francisco Giants 69 86 0.445 26½ 34–43 35–43
San Diego Padres 58 95 0.379 36½ 26–54 32–41

Record vs. opponents

1972 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7–1 9–9 7–7 7–8 4–8 7–5 6–6 6–6 6–11 7–11 6–6
Chicago 7–5–1 8–4 3–9 8–4 10–5 10–8 10–7 3–12 9–3 7–5 10–8
Cincinnati 9–9 4–8 11–6 9–5 8–4 8–4 10–2 8–4 8–10 10–5 10–2
Houston 7–7 9–3 6–11 7–11 8–4 6–6 9–3 3–9 12–2 13–5 4–8
Los Angeles 8–7 4–8 5–9 11–7 6–6 7–5 7–5 7–5 13–5 9–9 8–4
Montreal 8–4 5–10 4–8 4–8 6–6 6–12 10–6 6–12 6–6 6–6 9–8
New York 5–7 8–10 4–8 6–6 5–7 12–6 13–5 8–6 7–5 8–4 7–9
Philadelphia 6-6 7–10 2–10 3–9 5–7 6–10 5–13 5–13 6–6 6–6 8–7
Pittsburgh 6–6 12–3 4–8 9–3 5–7 12–6 6–8 13–5 10–2 9–3 10–8
San Diego 11–6 3–9 10–8 2–12 5–13 6–6 5–7 6–6 2–10 4–10 4–8
San Francisco 11–7 5–7 5–10 5–13 9–9 6–6 4–8 6–6 3–9 10–4 5–7
St. Louis 6–6 8–10 2–10 8–4 4–8 8–9 9–7 7–8 8–10 8–4 7–5

Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1972 San Diego Padres
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Nate Colbert 151 563 141 .250 38 111
SS Enzo Hernández 114 329 64 .195 1 15

Other batters

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dave Campbell 33 100 24 .240 0 3
Bob Barton 29 88 17 .193 0 9
Randy Elliott 14 49 10 .204 0 6
Dave Hilton 13 47 10 .213 0 5

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Steve Arlin 38 250 10 21 3.60 159

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mike Caldwell 42 163.2 7 11 4.01 102

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ed Acosta 46 3 6 0 4.45 53

Awards and honors

1972 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

  • Nate Colbert, reserve[7]

Colbert scored the winning run, but he brought the wrong uniform with him to Atlanta. The San Diego Padres' slugger donned his road jersey with SAN DIEGO on it instead of his home one with PADRES on it.

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League Rocky Bridges
AA Alexandria Aces Texas League Duke Snider
A-Short Season Tri-City Padres Northwest League Cliff Ditto

[8]

References

  1. ^ Rich Troedson at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Arlin misses no-hitter by a strike as ball bounces over Roberts' head
  3. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1972&t=SDN
  4. ^ Curt Blefary at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Randy Jones at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Warren Cromartie at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NLS/NLS197207250.shtml
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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