|Postseason Teams||World Series Winner|
The 1972 World Series winner was the Oakland Athletics, who defeated the Cincinnati Reds in 7 games. The final game was on on Oct 22, 1972, in which the Athletics won 3-2 on the road.
The 1972 World Series started on Oct 14, 1972 and ended on Oct 22, 1972, lasting the full 7 games.
The Pittsburgh Pirates had the best regular season record in the 1972 MLB season at 96-59.
The Pittsburgh Pirates had the best run differential in the 1972 regular season at +179 runs.
The San Diego Padres had the worst run differential in the 1972 regular season at -177 runs.
The Houston Astros had the most runs per game in the 1972 regular season at 4.63 RPG.
The Baltimore Orioles allowed the fewest runs per game in the 1972 regular season at 2.79 runs allowed per game.
|Team||Record||Streak||RPG||RPG Allowed||Run Differential||Playoff Result|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||96-59||L1||4.46||3.30||+179||Lost NLCS|
|Cincinnati Reds||95-59||W3||4.59||3.62||+150||Lost WS|
|Oakland Athletics||93-62||W1||3.90||2.95||+147||Won WS|
|Chicago White Sox||87-67||L1||3.68||3.49||+28|
|Detroit Tigers||86-70||L1||3.58||3.29||+44||Lost ALCS|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||85-70||W2||3.77||3.40||+57|
|Boston Red Sox||85-70||W1||4.13||4.00||+20|
|New York Mets||83-73||W4||3.38||3.71||-50|
|New York Yankees||79-76||L5||3.59||3.40||+30|
|Kansas City Royals||76-78||W1||3.77||3.54||+35|
|St. Louis Cardinals||75-81||W1||3.64||3.85||-32|
|San Francisco Giants||69-86||W5||4.27||4.19||+13|
|San Diego Padres||58-95||L2||3.19||4.35||-177|