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1972 MLB Season Summary

Who won the 1972 World Series?

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.

When was the 1972 World Series?

The 1972 World Series started on Oct 14, 1972 and ended on Oct 22, 1972, lasting the full 7 games.

Which MLB team had the best regular season record in 1972?

The Pittsburgh Pirates had the best regular season record in the 1972 MLB season at 96-59.

Which MLB team had the best run differential in the 1972 regular season?

The Pittsburgh Pirates had the best run differential in the 1972 regular season at +179 runs.

Which MLB team had the worst run differential in the 1972 regular season?

The San Diego Padres had the worst run differential in the 1972 regular season at -177 runs.

Which MLB team had the most runs per game in the 1972 regular season?

The Houston Astros had the most runs per game in the 1972 regular season at 4.63 RPG.

Which MLB team allowed the fewest runs per game in the 1972 regular season?

The Baltimore Orioles allowed the fewest runs per game in the 1972 regular season at 2.79 runs allowed per game.

Which MLB team was the last undefeated team in the 1972 season?

The last undefeated team in the 1972 MLB season was the Montreal Expos, who started the season with a 5-0 record. The streak ended with a 1-6 loss against the St. Louis Cardinals on Apr 23, 1972.

1972 MLB Standings

Team Record Streak RPG RPG Allowed Run Differential Playoff Result
1 Pittsburgh Pirates 96-59 L1 4.46 3.30 +179 Lost NLCS
2 Cincinnati Reds 95-59 W3 4.59 3.62 +150 Lost WS
3 Oakland Athletics 93-62 W1 3.90 2.95 +147 Won WS
4 Chicago White Sox 87-67 L1 3.68 3.49 +28
5 Detroit Tigers 86-70 L1 3.58 3.29 +44 Lost ALCS
6 Houston Astros 84-69 L3 4.63 4.16 +72
7 Chicago Cubs 85-70 L2 4.40 3.64 +118
Los Angeles Dodgers 85-70 W2 3.77 3.40 +57
Boston Red Sox 85-70 W1 4.13 4.00 +20
10 New York Mets 83-73 W4 3.38 3.71 -50
11 Baltimore Orioles 80-74 W1 3.37 2.79 +89
12 New York Yankees 79-76 L5 3.59 3.40 +30
13 Minnesota Twins 77-77 W1 3.49 3.47 +2
14 Kansas City Royals 76-78 W1 3.77 3.54 +35
15 California Angels 75-80 L1 2.93 3.44 -79
16 St. Louis Cardinals 75-81 W1 3.64 3.85 -32
17 Cleveland Indians 72-84 L1 3.03 3.33 -47
18 Atlanta Braves 70-84 L5 4.06 4.72 -102
19 Montreal Expos 70-86 L4 3.29 3.90 -96
20 San Francisco Giants 69-86 W5 4.27 4.19 +13
21 Milwaukee Brewers 65-91 W3 3.16 3.81 -102
22 San Diego Padres 58-95 L2 3.19 4.35 -177
23 Philadelphia Phillies 59-97 W2 3.22 4.07 -132
24 Texas Rangers 54-100 L1 2.99 4.08 -167

By Divisions:

AL East

Team Record Streak Run Diff GB
Tigers 86-70 L1 +44
Red Sox 85-70 W1 +20 0.5
Orioles 80-74 W1 +89 5.0
Yankees 79-76 L5 +30 6.5
Indians 72-84 L1 -47 14.0
Brewers 65-91 W3 -102 21.0

AL West

Team Record Streak Run Diff GB
Athletics 93-62 W1 +147
White Sox 87-67 L1 +28 5.5
Twins 77-77 W1 +2 15.5
Royals 76-78 W1 +35 16.5
Angels 75-80 L1 -79 18.0
Rangers 54-100 L1 -167 38.5

NL East

Team Record Streak Run Diff GB
Pirates 96-59 L1 +179
Cubs 85-70 L2 +118 11.0
Mets 83-73 W4 -50 13.5
Cardinals 75-81 W1 -32 21.5
Expos 70-86 L4 -96 26.5
Phillies 59-97 W2 -132 37.5

NL West

Team Record Streak Run Diff GB
Reds 95-59 W3 +150
Astros 84-69 L3 +72 10.5
Dodgers 85-70 W2 +57 10.5
Braves 70-84 L5 -102 25.0
Giants 69-86 W5 +13 26.5
Padres 58-95 L2 -177 36.5

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