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1972 PITTSBURGH PIRATES

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Pittsburgh,PA
Team Record:  96-59   .619
Result:   1st in National League - East Division
Manager(s):  Bill Virdon
General Manager:   Joe Brown
Stadium:  Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance:  1,427,460
Playoffs:  Lost NLCS (Reds)

Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Roberto Clemente (37)
Youngest Player:  Bob Johnson (12)
Longest Tenure:  Roberto Clemente (18)
Top Hitter:  Willie Stargell (5)
Top Pitcher:  Dock Ellis (15)
Top Draft Pick:  Dwayne Peltier (#23)

Roster Continuity:  94.50%
National League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Pittsburgh9659.619--
Chi Cubs8570.54811.0
NY Mets8373.53213.5
St. Louis7581.48121.5
Montreal7086.44926.5
Philadelphia5997.37837.5

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
14Gene AlleySSMLB6-0165RightRight7/10/194031Richmond,Virginia1959UDFA PIT

28Steve BlassPMLB6-0165RightRight4/18/194230Canaan,Connecticut1960UDFA PIT
34Nelson BrilesPMLB5-11200RightRight8/5/194328Dorris,California1964UDFA STL
30Dave Cash2BMLB5-11175RightRight6/11/194824Utica,New York1966595PIT
21Roberto ClementeOFMLB5-11175RightRight8/18/193437Carolina,Puerto Rico1954UDFA Brk
15Gene ClinesOFMLB5-9170RightRight10/6/194625San Pablo,California19666115PIT
18Vic DavalilloOFMLB5-7155LeftLeft7/31/193635Cabimas,Venezuela1958UDFA CLE
17Dock EllisPMLB6-3210BothRight3/11/194527Los Angeles,California1964UDFA PIT
12Gene GarberPMLB5-10175RightRight11/13/194724Lancaster,Pennsylvania196520382PIT
31Dave GiustiPMLB5-11195RightRight11/27/193932Seneca Falls,New York1961UDFA Hoc
12Chuck Goggin2B-OFMLB5-11175BothRight7/7/194526Pompano Beach,Florida1964UDFA LAD
37Fernando Gonzalez2B-3BMLB5-10170RightRight6/19/195022Arecibo,Puerto Rico1969UDFA PIT
3Richie Hebner3B-1BMLB6-1200LeftRight11/26/194724Boston,Massachusetts1966115PIT
2Jackie HernandezSSMLB6-0175RightRight9/11/194031Central Tinguaro,Cuba1961UDFA CLE
36Ramon HernandezPMLB5-9170BothLeft8/31/194031Carolina,Puerto Rico1959UDFA PIT
27Bob JohnsonPMLB6-4220LeftRight4/25/194329Aurora,Illinois196637699LAD
25Bruce KisonPMLB6-4178RightRight2/18/195022Pasco,Washington196814309PIT
29Milt MayCMLB6-0190LeftRight8/1/195021Gary,Indiana196811237PIT
9Bill Mazeroski2BMLB5-11183RightRight9/5/193635Wheeling,West VirginiaUDFA 
39Jim McKeePMLB6-7215RightRight2/1/194725Columbus,Ohio1969480PIT
32Bob MillerPMLB6-1182RightRight2/18/193933St. Louis,Missouri1958UDFA STL
38Bob MoosePMLB6-0200RightRight10/9/194724Export,Pennsylvania196518342PIT
16Al OliverOF-1BMLB6-0195LeftLeft10/14/194625Portsmouth,Ohio1964UDFA PIT
11Jose PaganSS-3BMLB5-9165RightRight5/5/193537Barceloneta,Puerto Rico1955UDFA Nyg
7Bob Robertson1BMLB6-1210RightRight10/2/194625Frostburg,Maryland1964UDFA PIT
4Charlie SandsCMLB6-2215LeftRight12/17/194724Newport News,Virginia196521417BAL
35Manny SanguillenCMLB6-0193RightRight3/21/194428Colon,Panama1965UDFA PIT
8Willie StargellOF-1BMLB6-2225LeftLeft3/6/194032Earlsboro,Oklahoma1959UDFA PIT
6Rennie Stennett2BMLB5-11175RightRight4/5/195121Colon,Panama1969UDFA PIT
10Frank TaverasSSMLB6-0168RightRight12/24/194922Las Matas De Santa Cruz,Dominican Republic1968UDFA PIT
39Bob VealePMLB6-6212BothLeft10/28/193536Birmingham,Alabama1958UDFA PIT
23Luke WalkerPMLB6-2192LeftLeft9/2/194328DeKalb,Texas1963UDFA BOS
22Richie ZiskOFMLB6-1208RightRight2/6/194923Brooklyn,New York1967356PIT
Team PersonnelPosition 
Joe BrownGeneral Manager 
Nellie KingBroadcaster 
Don LeppertFirst Base Coach 
Joe MorganHitting Coach 
Frank OceakThird Base Coach 
Don OsbornPitching Coach 
Bob PrinceBroadcaster 
Dave RickettsBullpen Coach 
Bill VirdonManager 


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