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1972 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Kansas City,MO
Team Record:  76-78   .494
Result:   4th in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bob Lemon
General Manager:   Cedric Tallis
Stadium:  Municipal Stadium
Attendance:  707,656
Playoffs:  -

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Ted Abernathy (39)
Youngest Player:  Jim Wohlford (21)
Longest Tenure:  Lou Piniella, Tom Burgmeier, Joe Keough, Dick Drago, Paul Schaal, Jim Rooker, Al Fitzmorris, Mike Hedlund, Roger Nelson, Ed Kirkpatrick, Bob Oliver (4)
Top Hitter:  John Mayberry (5)
Top Pitcher:  Roger Nelson (9)
Top Draft Pick:  Jamie Quirk (#18)

Roster Continuity:  87.40%
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Oakland9362.600--
Chi White Sox8767.5655.5
Minnesota7777.50015.5
KC Royals7678.49416.5
California7580.48418.0
Texas54100.35138.5

TEAM INFORMATION
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1972-04-15vs CHA1W  2-11-018,749 Dick DragoWilbur WoodTom BurgmeierBart Johnson 211
1972-04-16vs CHA2W  2-13-010 Paul SplittorffStan BahnsenPaul SplittorffStan BahnsenBruce Dal Canton422
1972-04-16vs CHA3W  4-33-0111,378 Monty MontgomeryTom BradleyTom BurgmeierBart Johnson 853
1972-04-18@ OAK4L  2-33-114,494Mike HedlundDenny McLainDenny McLainMike HedlundRollie Fingers1082
1972-04-19@ OAK5L  0-43-320Dick DragoKen HoltzmanKen HoltzmanDick Drago 1012-2
1972-04-19@ OAK6L  1-33-325,671Bruce Dal CantonCatfish HunterBob LockerBruce Dal CantonRollie Fingers1115-4
1972-04-22@ CHA7L  0-13-550Paul SplittorffWilbur WoodWilbur WoodPaul Splittorff 1116-5
1972-04-22@ CHA8L  2-33-557,485Monty MontgomeryTom BradleyTom BradleyRoger NelsonTerry Forster1319-6
1972-04-23@ CHA9L  2-33-6512,108Mike HedlundStan BahnsenStan BahnsenMike HedlundBart Johnson1522-7
1972-04-25vs BAL10W  3-04-658,640 Dick DragoPat DobsonDick DragoPat Dobson 1822-4
1972-04-26vs BAL11W  5-35-656,864 Bruce Dal CantonDave McNallyBruce Dal CantonDave McNally 2325-2
1972-04-28vs CLE12W  4-06-657,647 Paul SplittorffGaylord PerryPaul SplittorffGaylord Perry 27252
1972-04-29vs CLE13L  1-36-757,414 Monty MontgomeryMilt WilcoxMilt WilcoxMonty Montgomery 28280
1972-04-30vs CLE14L  3-56-8517,556 Dick DragoDick TidrowRay LambAl FitzmorrisGaylord Perry3133-2
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1972-05-02@ DET15W  6-37-859,874Bruce Dal CantonTom TimmermannJim RookerTom Timmermann 37361
1972-05-03@ DET16L  1-67-959,380Paul SplittorffMickey LolichMickey LolichPaul Splittorff 3842-4
1972-05-05@ BAL17L  2-37-1055,839Mike HedlundJim PalmerJim PalmerTom BurgmeierEddie Watt4045-5
1972-05-06@ BAL18W  9-18-1058,903Dick DragoMike CuellarDick DragoMike Cuellar 49463
1972-05-07@ BAL19L  4-58-11512,149Bruce Dal CantonPat DobsonPat DobsonBruce Dal CantonEddie Watt53512
1972-05-09@ CLE20L  1-28-1252,237Paul SplittorffDick TidrowDick TidrowPaul SplittorffSteve Mingori54531
1972-05-10@ CLE21L  2-78-1364,596Mike HedlundGaylord PerryGaylord PerryMike Hedlund 5660-4
1972-05-13vs DET22L  1-38-14511,599 Dick DragoMickey LolichMickey LolichDick Drago 5763-6
1972-05-14vs DET23L  2-39-15610,326 Al FitzmorrisJoe ColemanJoe ColemanAl FitzmorrisFred Scherman5966-7
1972-05-14vs DET24W  8-49-15610,326 Paul SplittorffChuck SeelbachBruce Dal CantonChuck SeelbachTom Burgmeier6770-3
1972-05-15vs TEX25W  5-410-1556,670 Mike HedlundPete BrobergTom BurgmeierHoracio Pina 7274-2
1972-05-16vs TEX26W  5-011-1546,872 Jim RookerRich HandJim RookerRich Hand 77743
1972-05-17vs TEX27L  3-411-1657,114 Dick DragoDick BosmanJim PantherTed Abernathy 80782
1972-05-19vs OAK28W  16-112-16511,364 Paul SplittorffBlue Moon OdomPaul SplittorffBlue Moon Odom 967917
1972-05-20vs OAK29L  5-812-1759,559 Al FitzmorrisDiego SeguiRollie FingersAl Fitzmorris 1018714
1972-05-21vs OAK30L  2-512-18520,625 Mike HedlundKen HoltzmanKen HoltzmanMike HedlundBob Locker1039211
1972-05-24vs MIN31L  0-112-1958,381 Dick DragoJim KaatJim KaatDick DragoWayne Granger1039310
1972-05-25@ CAL32W  5-213-1954,032Paul SplittorffRudy MayPaul SplittorffRudy MayRoger Nelson1089513
1972-05-26@ CAL33L  5-1013-2056,325Jim RookerNolan RyanNolan RyanJim RookerAndy Messersmith1131058
1972-05-27@ CAL34L  2-413-2166,972Tom MurphyRickey ClarkRickey ClarkTom Murphy 1151096
1972-05-28@ CAL35L  2-413-2268,115Dick DragoClyde WrightClyde WrightDick DragoEddie Fisher1171134
1972-05-30@ MIN36L  2-313-2366,164Paul SplittorffJim PerryJim PerryBruce Dal CantonDave LaRoche1191163
1972-05-31@ MIN37L  2-313-2467,686Jim RookerBert BlylevenBert BlylevenJim RookerWayne Granger1211192
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1972-06-01@ MIN38W  5-314-2466,807Tom MurphyDick WoodsonAl FitzmorrisDave LaRoche 1261224
1972-06-02vs BOS39W  9-115-2469,240 Dick DragoLew KrausseDick DragoLew Krausse 13512312
1972-06-03vs BOS40W  10-416-2457,441 Paul SplittorffMarty PattinTom MurphyMarty PattinTom Burgmeier14512718
1972-06-04vs BOS41W  7-517-2560 Jim RookerRay CulpAl FitzmorrisRay CulpTom Burgmeier15213220
1972-06-04vs BOS42L  0-417-25611,920 Mike HedlundJohn CurtisJohn CurtisMike Hedlund 15213616
1972-06-06vs MIL43W  4-218-2567,415 Tom MurphyKen BrettTom MurphyKen BrettTom Burgmeier15613818
1972-06-07vs MIL44W  5-419-2557,216 Dick DragoJim LonborgTom BurgmeierKen Sanders 16114219
1972-06-08vs MIL45L  3-419-2668,170 Paul SplittorffBill ParsonsBill ParsonsPaul SplittorffKen Sanders16414618
1972-06-09vs NYA46W  1-020-2659,772 Jim RookerMike KekichJim RookerMike Kekich 16514619
1972-06-10vs NYA47L  4-820-27511,282 Tom MurphyFritz PetersonFritz PetersonTom Murphy 16915415
1972-06-11vs NYA48W  1-021-27514,417 Dick DragoSteve KlineDick DragoSteve Kline 17015416
1972-06-13@ BOS49W  4-222-27512,121Paul SplittorffMarty PattinBruce Dal CantonBill LeeTom Burgmeier17415618
1972-06-14@ BOS50L  3-1122-28510,696Jim RookerJohn CurtisJohn CurtisJim Rooker 17716710
1972-06-15@ BOS51W  13-923-28511,127Tom MurphySonny SiebertTom MurphySonny SiebertBruce Dal Canton19017614
1972-06-16@ MIL52W  3-224-2855,471Dick DragoJim LonborgDick DragoKen SandersTom Burgmeier19317815
1972-06-17@ MIL53W  6-325-2848,722Paul SplittorffBill ParsonsPaul SplittorffBill Parsons 19918118
1972-06-18@ MIL54L  0-325-29426,735Jim RookerSkip LockwoodSkip LockwoodJim Rooker 19918415
1972-06-20@ NYA55L  2-425-3047,806Dick DragoMike KekichMike KekichDick DragoSparky Lyle20118813
1972-06-23vs MIN56W  5-026-3059,712 Paul SplittorffJim PerryPaul SplittorffJim Perry 20618818
1972-06-24vs MIN57L  1-426-3158,916 Jim RookerJim KaatJim KaatJim Rooker 20719215
1972-06-25vs MIN58L  3-527-3250 Dick DragoBert BlylevenBert BlylevenDick DragoWayne Granger21019713
1972-06-25vs MIN59W  8-327-32514,777 Tom MurphyDick WoodsonRoger NelsonDick WoodsonTom Burgmeier21820018
1972-06-26vs CHA60W  4-128-3247,834 Bruce Dal CantonWilbur WoodBruce Dal CantonWilbur Wood 22220121
1972-06-27vs CHA61W  6-429-3248,623 Paul SplittorffStan BahnsenPaul SplittorffStan BahnsenRoger Nelson22820523
1972-06-29@ MIN62W  5-331-3240Dick DragoBert BlylevenDick DragoBert Blyleven 23320825
1972-06-29@ MIN63W  12-431-32412,668Mike HedlundDick WoodsonMike HedlundDick WoodsonAl Fitzmorris24521233
1972-06-30@ MIN64L  0-231-3345,099Roger NelsonRay CorbinRay CorbinRoger Nelson 24521431
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1972-07-01vs TEX65W  3-232-3347,430 Paul SplittorffBill GogolewskiTed AbernathyJim Panther 24821632
1972-07-02vs TEX66L  5-733-3440 Bruce Dal CantonDick BosmanHoracio PinaTom BurgmeierCasey Cox25322330
1972-07-02vs TEX67W  8-333-34412,926 Jim RookerPete BrobergJim RookerPete Broberg 26122635
1972-07-03vs TEX68L  1-233-3547,528 Dick DragoMike PaulMike PaulDick DragoJim Shellenback26222834
1972-07-04vs DET69W  1-034-35410,762 Roger NelsonBill SlaybackRoger NelsonBill Slayback 26322835
1972-07-05vs DET70W  8-235-35411,297 Paul SplittorffMickey LolichPaul SplittorffMickey Lolich 27123041
1972-07-06vs DET71L  0-735-36411,201 Jim RookerJoe ColemanJoe ColemanJim Rooker 27123734
1972-07-07@ CLE72W  6-336-3647,595Dick DragoMilt WilcoxDick DragoMilt Wilcox 27724037
1972-07-08@ CLE73L  1-236-37421,250Roger NelsonMike KilkennyMike KilkennyRoger Nelson 27824236
1972-07-09@ CLE74W  6-438-3740Paul SplittorffVince ColbertPaul SplittorffDenny RiddlebergerTom Burgmeier28424638
1972-07-09@ CLE75W  8-538-37415,327Mike HedlundEd FarmerMike HedlundEd FarmerTom Burgmeier29225141
1972-07-10@ BAL76W  3-239-3747,772Bruce Dal CantonMike CuellarKen WrightMike Cuellar 29525342
1972-07-11@ BAL77L  1-239-38412,853Dick DragoJim PalmerJim PalmerDick Drago 29625541
1972-07-12@ BAL78W  11-440-3848,335Roger NelsonPat DobsonTed AbernathyGrant JacksonAl Fitzmorris30725948
1972-07-13@ DET79L  4-640-39417,987Paul SplittorffMickey LolichMickey LolichPaul Splittorff 31126546
1972-07-14@ DET80W  1-041-39428,327Bruce Dal CantonJoe ColemanBruce Dal CantonJoe ColemanKen Wright31226547
1972-07-15@ DET81L  3-541-40428,727Dick DragoTom TimmermannTom TimmermannDick DragoFred Scherman31527045
1972-07-16@ DET82L  0-241-41438,514Roger NelsonBill SlaybackBill SlaybackRoger Nelson 31527243
1972-07-18vs CLE83W  6-543-41410,707 Paul SplittorffMilt WilcoxTom BurgmeierDenny RiddlebergerKen Wright32127744
1972-07-18vs CLE84W  11-843-4140 Bruce Dal CantonVince ColbertJim RookerVince ColbertKen Wright33228547
1972-07-19vs CLE85L  1-643-4248,952 Dick DragoGaylord PerryGaylord PerryDick Drago 33329142
1972-07-20vs BAL86L  5-843-43411,075 Roger NelsonJim PalmerEddie WattKen WrightRoric Harrison33829939
1972-07-21vs BAL87L  6-743-44412,383 Bruce Dal CantonPat DobsonPat DobsonBruce Dal CantonGrant Jackson34430638
1972-07-22vs BAL88W  8-544-44416,485 Paul SplittorffDave McNallyNorm AngeliniRoric HarrisonKen Wright35231141
1972-07-23vs BAL89L  4-844-45428,563 Dick DragoMike CuellarMike CuellarDick DragoGrant Jackson35631937
1972-07-27@ CHA90L  3-745-4640Paul SplittorffWilbur WoodWilbur WoodPaul SplittorffTerry Forster35932633
1972-07-27@ CHA91W  3-045-46423,079Roger NelsonStan BahnsenRoger NelsonStan Bahnsen 36232636
1972-07-28@ CHA92L  0-545-47418,902Dick DragoTom BradleyTom BradleyDick Drago 36233131
1972-07-29@ CHA93L  3-445-4847,115Bruce Dal CantonDave LemondsTerry ForsterTed Abernathy 36533530
1972-07-30@ CAL94L  3-445-49413,966Mike HedlundAndy MessersmithLloyd AllenAl Fitzmorris 36833929
1972-07-31@ CAL95W  1-046-49410,344Roger NelsonNolan RyanRoger NelsonNolan Ryan 36933930
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1972-08-01@ OAK96L  0-446-5044,216Paul SplittorffKen HoltzmanKen HoltzmanPaul Splittorff 36934326
1972-08-02@ OAK97L  0-546-5144,664Dick DragoCatfish HunterCatfish HunterDick Drago 36934821
1972-08-04vs CAL98L  5-646-5249,044 Bruce Dal CantonNolan RyanEddie FisherTed Abernathy 37435420
1972-08-05vs CAL99W  2-147-5247,974 Mike HedlundRudy MayMike HedlundEddie Fisher 37635521
1972-08-06vs CAL100L  3-447-5440 Roger NelsonSteve BarberDave SellsKen WrightAndy Messersmith37935920
1972-08-06vs CAL101L  2-347-54412,447 Paul SplittorffClyde WrightClyde WrightPaul Splittorff 38136219
1972-08-07vs OAK102W  4-248-54411,335 Dick DragoCatfish HunterDick DragoCatfish Hunter 38536421
1972-08-08vs OAK103W  4-349-54413,386 Bruce Dal CantonBlue Moon OdomTed AbernathyRollie Fingers 38936722
1972-08-09vs OAK104W  5-250-54417,877 Mike HedlundVida BlueMike HedlundVida BlueTed Abernathy39436925
1972-08-11@ TEX105W  2-051-54410,440Roger NelsonRich HandRoger NelsonRich Hand 39636927
1972-08-12@ TEX106L  0-351-5546,287Paul SplittorffMike PaulMike PaulPaul Splittorff 39637224
1972-08-13@ TEX107L  4-1351-5645,598Dick DragoDick BosmanDick BosmanDick DragoHoracio Pina40038515
1972-08-14vs NYA108W  3-052-5649,377 Bruce Dal CantonSteve KlineBruce Dal CantonSteve KlineNorm Angelini40338518
1972-08-15vs NYA109W  7-653-56410,721 Mike HedlundMike KekichTom BurgmeierRob Gardner 41039119
1972-08-16vs NYA110W  3-254-56411,579 Roger NelsonFritz PetersonRoger NelsonFritz Peterson 41339320
1972-08-18vs MIL111L  2-754-57424,762 Paul SplittorffJim LonborgJim LonborgPaul SplittorffFrank Linzy41540015
1972-08-19vs MIL112W  2-155-57410,182 Dick DragoSkip LockwoodDick DragoSkip LockwoodTed Abernathy41740116
1972-08-20vs MIL113L  1-255-5848,908 Bruce Dal CantonJim ColbornJim ColbornBruce Dal CantonFrank Linzy41840315
1972-08-22vs BOS114L  7-1055-5949,058 Mike HedlundMarty PattinMarty PattinMike HedlundDon Newhauser42541312
1972-08-23vs BOS115W  3-056-5949,380 Roger NelsonSonny SiebertRoger NelsonSonny Siebert 42841315
1972-08-25@ NYA116L  1-457-6040Paul SplittorffSteve KlineSparky LyleAl Fitzmorris 42941712
1972-08-25@ NYA117W  5-157-60415,466Mike JacksonMike KekichMike JacksonMike KekichTed Abernathy43441816
1972-08-26@ NYA118W  6-358-60410,670Dick DragoRob GardnerDick DragoRob GardnerNorm Angelini44042119
1972-08-27@ NYA119L  6-758-6240Bruce Dal CantonMel StottlemyreSparky LyleNorm Angelini 44642818
1972-08-27@ NYA120L  8-958-62425,801Mike HedlundFritz PetersonLindy McDanielBruce Dal Canton 45443717
1972-08-29@ MIL121W  6-459-6245,358Roger NelsonGary RyersonRoger NelsonGary Ryerson 46044119
1972-08-30@ MIL122W  6-260-6245,214Paul SplittorffJim LonborgPaul SplittorffJim Lonborg 46644323
1972-08-31@ MIL123L  3-760-6344,040Mike JacksonSkip LockwoodSkip LockwoodMike Jackson 46945019
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1972-09-01@ BOS124L  0-160-64418,990Dick DragoMarty PattinMarty PattinDick Drago 46945118
1972-09-02@ BOS125L  3-560-65411,495Mike HedlundSonny SiebertSonny SiebertMike HedlundBobby Bolin47245616
1972-09-04@ TEX126W  4-361-6543,710Roger NelsonDon StanhouseRoger NelsonDon StanhouseTed Abernathy47645917
1972-09-05@ TEX127W  7-262-6543,011Paul SplittorffRich HandPaul SplittorffRich Hand 48346122
1972-09-06vs CAL128L  1-362-6645,833 Mike JacksonRudy MayRudy MayMike Jackson 48446420
1972-09-07vs CAL129W  6-063-6645,561 Monty MontgomeryAndy MessersmithMonty MontgomeryAndy Messersmith 49046426
1972-09-08vs MIN130W  5-065-6640 Tom MurphyBert BlylevenTom MurphyBert Blyleven 49546431
1972-09-08vs MIN131W  3-265-6647,541 Steve BusbyRay CorbinSteve BusbyRay Corbin 49846632
1972-09-09vs MIN132L  2-365-6747,851 Roger NelsonDave GoltzDave LaRocheTed Abernathy 50046931
1972-09-10vs MIN133W  3-166-6748,785 Dick DragoDick WoodsonDick DragoDick Woodson 50347033
1972-09-11vs CHA134L  1-266-6846,602 Paul SplittorffTom BradleyTom BradleyPaul SplittorffTerry Forster50447232
1972-09-12vs CHA135L  0-666-6946,565 Monty MontgomeryStan BahnsenStan BahnsenMonty MontgomeryRich Gossage50447826
1972-09-13vs CHA136W  6-467-6946,860 Steve BusbyWilbur WoodMike HedlundTerry Forster 51048228
1972-09-15@ MIN137L  3-467-7046,416Roger NelsonDick WoodsonDick WoodsonRoger NelsonDave LaRoche51348627
1972-09-16@ MIN138L  1-1167-7147,241Dick DragoBert BlylevenBert BlylevenDick Drago 51449717
1972-09-17@ MIN139W  10-668-7147,275Paul SplittorffJim PerryNorm AngeliniBob GebhardAl Fitzmorris52450321
1972-09-19@ CAL140W  7-269-7144,046Monty MontgomeryClyde WrightMonty MontgomeryClyde WrightTom Murphy53150526
1972-09-20@ CAL141W  9-270-7144,117Steve BusbyRudy MaySteve BusbyRudy May 54050733
1972-09-21@ CAL142L  2-470-7244,227Roger NelsonNolan RyanNolan RyanRoger Nelson 54251131
1972-09-22@ OAK143W  5-371-7246,501Dick DragoVida BlueDick DragoVida Blue 54751433
1972-09-23@ OAK144L  1-271-7347,062Paul SplittorffCatfish HunterRollie FingersPaul Splittorff 54851632
1972-09-24@ OAK145W  4-272-7440Monty MontgomeryBlue Moon OdomMonty MontgomeryBlue Moon OdomTed Abernathy55251834
1972-09-24@ OAK146L  1-272-7449,881Tom MurphyDave HamiltonRollie FingersTom Murphy 55352033
1972-09-26@ CHA147W  2-173-7449,664Steve BusbyStan BahnsenSteve BusbyStan Bahnsen 55552134
1972-09-27@ CHA148W  4-274-7444,752Roger NelsonWilbur WoodRoger NelsonWilbur Wood 55952336
1972-09-28@ BOS149L  1-374-75410,196Dick DragoJohn CurtisJohn CurtisDick Drago 56052634
1972-09-29vs OAK150W  9-275-7546,882 Paul SplittorffVida BluePaul SplittorffVida Blue 56952841
1972-09-30vs OAK151L  5-1075-7649,314 Monty MontgomeryJoe HorlenJoe HorlenMonty MontgomeryRollie Fingers57453836
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKCA PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1972-10-01vs OAK152L  2-475-7748,726 Tom MurphyKen HoltzmanKen HoltzmanTom MurphyBob Locker57654234
1972-10-03vs TEX153L  0-375-7846,075 Steve BusbyMike PaulMike PaulSteve BusbyBill Gogolewski57654531
1972-10-04vs TEX154W  4-076-7847,329 Roger NelsonDon StanhouseRoger NelsonDon Stanhouse 58054535


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