1972 Detroit Tigers

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86-70 Lost ALCS
Record Outcome

1972 Detroit Tigers

What was the record of the 1972 Detroit Tigers?

The Detroit Tigers finished the regular season with a 86-70 record. They went 44-34 at home and 42-36 on the road. Including the postseason, the Detroit Tigers went 88-73. Their final game was a loss in the AL Championship Series to the Oakland Athletics.

What division did the 1972 Detroit Tigers play in?

The 1972 Detroit Tigers played in the East Division of the American League.

What was the division record of the 1972 Detroit Tigers?

During the regular season, the 1972 Detroit Tigers went 42-42 against their AL East opponents.

Who won the AL East in 1972?

The Tigers won the AL East in the 1972 season with a 86-70 record. The Red Sox finished with the same record but lost on a tiebreaker. The Orioles finished 5 games back with a 80-74 record. The Yankees finished 6.5 games back with a 79-76 record. The Indians finished 14 games back with a 72-84 record. The Brewers finished 21 games back with a 65-91 record.

What was the 1972 Detroit Tigers record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Run Differential
Boston Red Sox 9-5 64.3% +24
Milwaukee Brewers 10-8 55.6% 0
Cleveland Indians 8-10 44.4% -9
Baltimore Orioles 8-10 44.4% -26
New York Yankees 7-9 43.8% -1

What was the 1972 Detroit Tigers record by month?

Among qualifying months, the 1972 Detroit Tigers had their best month in April, when they went 7-4 and had a 63.6% win percentage. Their worst month was August, when they went 12-18 and had a 40% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Run Differential
April 7-4 63.6% +26
May 14-12 53.8% +9
June 15-12 55.6% 0
July 19-12 61.3% +13
August 12-18 40% -25
September 16-11 59.3% +15
October 3-1 75% +6

Did the 1972 Detroit Tigers make the Postseason?

Yes, the Detroit Tigers made the Postseason in 1972. They lost their only series against the Oakland Athletics in the AL Championship Series.

What was the run differential for the 1972 Detroit Tigers?

The Detroit Tigers finished the regular season with a run differential of +44. Based on their run differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Tigers could have been expected to have about 83.9 wins, or a 84-72 record in the regular season.

How did the 1972 Detroit Tigers perform in one-run games?

In one-run games, or games that went into extra innings, the 1972 Detroit Tigers went 30-24.

How did the 1972 Detroit Tigers perform in extra inning games?

During the regular season, the 1972 Detroit Tigers went 9-4 in extra inning games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1972 Detroit Tigers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1972 Detroit Tigers was a 5 game winning streak on 3 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1972 Detroit Tigers?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Tigers had during the 1972 regular season was 4 games, which occured 5 separate times.

1972 Detroit Tigers Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Sat, Apr 15, 1972 vs Boston Red Sox Win 3 - 2
Tue, Apr 18, 1972 @ Baltimore Orioles Win 5 - 3
Wed, Apr 19, 1972 @ Baltimore Orioles Loss 2 - 5
Thu, Apr 20, 1972 @ Baltimore Orioles Loss 0 - 1
Sat, Apr 22, 1972 @ Milwaukee Brewers Win 8 - 2
Sun, Apr 23, 1972 @ Milwaukee Brewers Loss 0 - 3
Tue, Apr 25, 1972 @ Texas Rangers Win 4 - 1
Wed, Apr 26, 1972 @ Texas Rangers Win 8 - 1
Fri, Apr 28, 1972 vs Chicago White Sox Win 12 - 0
Sat, Apr 29, 1972 vs Chicago White Sox Win 6 - 1
Sun, Apr 30, 1972 vs Chicago White Sox Loss 3 - 6
Tue, May 2, 1972 vs Kansas City Royals Loss 3 - 6
Wed, May 3, 1972 vs Kansas City Royals Win 6 - 1
Fri, May 5, 1972 vs Texas Rangers Loss 1 - 2
Sat, May 6, 1972 vs Texas Rangers Win 4 - 1
Sun, May 7, 1972 vs Texas Rangers Win 7 - 4
Tue, May 9, 1972 @ Chicago White Sox Win 5 - 2
Wed, May 10, 1972 @ Chicago White Sox Loss 0 - 7
Sat, May 13, 1972 @ Kansas City Royals Win 3 - 1
Sun, May 14, 1972 @ Kansas City Royals Win 3 - 2
Sun, May 14, 1972 @ Kansas City Royals Loss 4 - 8
Mon, May 15, 1972 vs Baltimore Orioles Loss 2 - 3
Tue, May 16, 1972 vs Baltimore Orioles Loss 3 - 8
Wed, May 17, 1972 vs Baltimore Orioles Win 6 - 1
Thu, May 18, 1972 vs Boston Red Sox Win 7 - 2
Fri, May 19, 1972 vs Cleveland Indians Loss 1 - 2
Sat, May 20, 1972 vs Cleveland Indians Loss 1 - 2
Sun, May 21, 1972 vs Cleveland Indians Win 5 - 0
Tue, May 23, 1972 vs Milwaukee Brewers Loss 0 - 3
Wed, May 24, 1972 vs Milwaukee Brewers Win 5 - 3
Thu, May 25, 1972 vs Milwaukee Brewers Loss 0 - 2
Fri, May 26, 1972 @ New York Yankees Win 8 - 2
Sat, May 27, 1972 @ New York Yankees Win 2 - 1
Sun, May 28, 1972 @ New York Yankees Win 5 - 4
Mon, May 29, 1972 @ New York Yankees Loss 1 - 5
Mon, May 29, 1972 @ New York Yankees Loss 2 - 4
Wed, May 31, 1972 @ Cleveland Indians Win 5 - 4 (10)
Thu, Jun 1, 1972 @ Cleveland Indians Loss 0 - 1
Fri, Jun 2, 1972 vs Minnesota Twins Win 5 - 4 (11)
Sat, Jun 3, 1972 vs Minnesota Twins Win 5 - 3
Sun, Jun 4, 1972 vs Minnesota Twins Win 3 - 0
Tue, Jun 6, 1972 vs California Angels Win 8 - 6
Tue, Jun 6, 1972 vs California Angels Loss 0 - 4
Wed, Jun 7, 1972 vs California Angels Loss 1 - 5
Fri, Jun 9, 1972 vs Oakland Athletics Loss 5 - 10
Sat, Jun 10, 1972 vs Oakland Athletics Loss 2 - 5
Sun, Jun 11, 1972 vs Oakland Athletics Win 3 - 2
Mon, Jun 12, 1972 @ Minnesota Twins Win 2 - 1
Tue, Jun 13, 1972 @ Minnesota Twins Loss 1 - 3
Wed, Jun 14, 1972 @ Minnesota Twins Win 3 - 2
Fri, Jun 16, 1972 @ California Angels Win 3 - 0
Sat, Jun 17, 1972 @ California Angels Win 3 - 2
Sun, Jun 18, 1972 @ California Angels Win 2 - 0
Mon, Jun 19, 1972 @ Oakland Athletics Loss 4 - 7
Tue, Jun 20, 1972 @ Oakland Athletics Loss 2 - 3 (11)
Wed, Jun 21, 1972 @ Oakland Athletics Win 5 - 2
Sat, Jun 24, 1972 @ Baltimore Orioles Loss 1 - 3
Sat, Jun 24, 1972 @ Baltimore Orioles Win 2 - 1 (12)
Sun, Jun 25, 1972 @ Baltimore Orioles Loss 1 - 2
Mon, Jun 26, 1972 vs New York Yankees Win 4 - 3
Tue, Jun 27, 1972 vs New York Yankees Win 5 - 2
Wed, Jun 28, 1972 @ Boston Red Sox Loss 3 - 5
Thu, Jun 29, 1972 @ Boston Red Sox Win 8 - 4
Fri, Jun 30, 1972 vs Baltimore Orioles Loss 2 - 3
Sat, Jul 1, 1972 vs Baltimore Orioles Win 2 - 0
Sun, Jul 2, 1972 vs Baltimore Orioles Loss 2 - 7
Mon, Jul 3, 1972 vs Baltimore Orioles Loss 3 - 15
Tue, Jul 4, 1972 @ Kansas City Royals Loss 0 - 1
Wed, Jul 5, 1972 @ Kansas City Royals Loss 2 - 8
Thu, Jul 6, 1972 @ Kansas City Royals Win 7 - 0
Fri, Jul 7, 1972 @ Chicago White Sox Win 6 - 4
Sat, Jul 8, 1972 @ Chicago White Sox Loss 2 - 5
Sun, Jul 9, 1972 @ Chicago White Sox Loss 4 - 5
Sun, Jul 9, 1972 @ Chicago White Sox Win 4 - 2
Mon, Jul 10, 1972 vs Texas Rangers Win 8 - 3
Tue, Jul 11, 1972 vs Texas Rangers Win 6 - 5
Wed, Jul 12, 1972 vs Texas Rangers Win 3 - 1
Thu, Jul 13, 1972 vs Kansas City Royals Win 6 - 4
Fri, Jul 14, 1972 vs Kansas City Royals Loss 0 - 1
Sat, Jul 15, 1972 vs Kansas City Royals Win 5 - 3
Sun, Jul 16, 1972 vs Kansas City Royals Win 2 - 0
Mon, Jul 17, 1972 vs Chicago White Sox Win 3 - 1
Tue, Jul 18, 1972 vs Chicago White Sox Win 4 - 3 (11)
Wed, Jul 19, 1972 vs Chicago White Sox Loss 2 - 3
Thu, Jul 20, 1972 @ Texas Rangers Win 5 - 1
Fri, Jul 21, 1972 @ Texas Rangers Win 3 - 1
Sat, Jul 22, 1972 @ Texas Rangers Win 6 - 2
Sun, Jul 23, 1972 @ Texas Rangers Loss 1 - 3
Thu, Jul 27, 1972 @ Milwaukee Brewers Win 3 - 2
Thu, Jul 27, 1972 @ Milwaukee Brewers Win 8 - 5
Fri, Jul 28, 1972 @ Milwaukee Brewers Loss 2 - 3
Sat, Jul 29, 1972 @ Milwaukee Brewers Loss 3 - 8
Sun, Jul 30, 1972 vs Boston Red Sox Loss 3 - 4
Sun, Jul 30, 1972 vs Boston Red Sox Win 7 - 2
Mon, Jul 31, 1972 vs Boston Red Sox Win 5 - 2
Tue, Aug 1, 1972 vs Milwaukee Brewers Loss 0 - 9
Wed, Aug 2, 1972 vs Milwaukee Brewers Loss 1 - 13
Thu, Aug 3, 1972 vs Milwaukee Brewers Loss 3 - 6
Fri, Aug 4, 1972 @ Cleveland Indians Loss 0 - 1
Sat, Aug 5, 1972 @ Cleveland Indians Win 4 - 3 (11)
Sun, Aug 6, 1972 @ Cleveland Indians Loss 1 - 2
Sun, Aug 6, 1972 @ Cleveland Indians Win 6 - 5
Tue, Aug 8, 1972 @ New York Yankees Loss 2 - 4
Wed, Aug 9, 1972 @ New York Yankees Win 6 - 0
Wed, Aug 9, 1972 @ New York Yankees Loss 1 - 2
Thu, Aug 10, 1972 @ New York Yankees Loss 0 - 1
Fri, Aug 11, 1972 vs Cleveland Indians Loss 1 - 5
Sat, Aug 12, 1972 vs Cleveland Indians Loss 1 - 6
Sun, Aug 13, 1972 vs Cleveland Indians Win 3 - 2
Sun, Aug 13, 1972 vs Cleveland Indians Loss 2 - 9
Tue, Aug 15, 1972 vs Minnesota Twins Loss 6 - 7 (13)
Thu, Aug 17, 1972 vs Minnesota Twins Win 12 - 2
Thu, Aug 17, 1972 vs Minnesota Twins Loss 6 - 7 (10)
Fri, Aug 18, 1972 vs California Angels Win 2 - 0
Sat, Aug 19, 1972 vs California Angels Win 10 - 1
Sun, Aug 20, 1972 vs California Angels Win 11 - 9
Mon, Aug 21, 1972 vs Oakland Athletics Loss 1 - 5
Tue, Aug 22, 1972 vs Oakland Athletics Loss 3 - 6
Wed, Aug 23, 1972 vs Oakland Athletics Win 7 - 5
Sat, Aug 26, 1972 @ Minnesota Twins Win 5 - 3 (11)
Sun, Aug 27, 1972 @ Minnesota Twins Win 5 - 3 (11)
Sun, Aug 27, 1972 @ Minnesota Twins Win 1 - 0 (11)