1972 Pittsburgh Pirates

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Season Overview

96-59 Lost NLCS
Record Outcome

1972 Pittsburgh Pirates

What was the record of the 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates?

The Pittsburgh Pirates finished the regular season with a 96-59 record. They went 49-29 at home and 47-30 on the road. Including the postseason, the Pittsburgh Pirates went 98-62. Their final game was a loss in the NL Championship Series to the Cincinnati Reds.

What division did the 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates play in?

The 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates played in the East Division of the National League.

What was the division record of the 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates?

During the regular season, the 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates went 53-30 against their NL East opponents.

Who won the NL East in 1972?

The Pirates won the NL East in the 1972 season with a 96-59 record. The Cubs finished 11 games back with a 85-70 record. The Mets finished 13.5 games back with a 83-73 record. The Cardinals finished 21.5 games back with a 75-81 record. The Expos finished 26.5 games back with a 70-86 record. The Phillies finished 37.5 games back with a 59-97 record.

What was the 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Run Differential
Chicago Cubs 12-3 80% +32
Philadelphia Phillies 13-5 72.2% +33
Montreal Expos 12-6 66.7% +42
St. Louis Cardinals 10-8 55.6% +14
New York Mets 6-8 42.9% 0

What was the 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates record by month?

Among qualifying months, the 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates had their best month in May, when they went 19-7 and had a 73.1% win percentage. Their worst month was April, when they went 5-8 and had a 38.5% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Run Differential
April 5-8 38.5% -15
May 19-7 73.1% +61
June 16-10 61.5% +48
July 20-10 66.7% +21
August 17-11 60.7% +23
September 18-11 62.1% +42
October 1-2 33.3% -1

Did the 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates make the Postseason?

Yes, the Pittsburgh Pirates made the Postseason in 1972. They lost their only series against the Cincinnati Reds in the NL Championship Series.

What was the run differential for the 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates?

The Pittsburgh Pirates finished the regular season with a run differential of +179. Based on their run differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Pirates could have been expected to have about 98.2 wins, or a 98-57 record in the regular season.

How did the 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates perform in one-run games?

In one-run games, or games that went into extra innings, the 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates went 28-22.

How did the 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates perform in extra inning games?

During the regular season, the 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates went 12-5 in extra inning games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates was a 9 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates?

The longest losing streak that the Pittsburgh Pirates had during the 1972 regular season was 6 games, which happened once during the season.

1972 Pittsburgh Pirates Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Sat, Apr 15, 1972 @ New York Mets Loss 0 - 4
Sun, Apr 16, 1972 @ New York Mets Win 2 - 0
Tue, Apr 18, 1972 vs Chicago Cubs Loss 4 - 6
Wed, Apr 19, 1972 vs Chicago Cubs Win 5 - 2
Thu, Apr 20, 1972 vs Chicago Cubs Win 7 - 5
Fri, Apr 21, 1972 @ Philadelphia Phillies Win 3 - 2 (10)
Sun, Apr 23, 1972 @ Philadelphia Phillies Loss 4 - 5 (11)
Tue, Apr 25, 1972 vs Cincinnati Reds Win 5 - 2 (13)
Wed, Apr 26, 1972 vs Cincinnati Reds Loss 6 - 7
Thu, Apr 27, 1972 vs Cincinnati Reds Loss 4 - 5
Fri, Apr 28, 1972 vs Atlanta Braves Loss 5 - 13
Sat, Apr 29, 1972 vs Atlanta Braves Loss 5 - 9
Sun, Apr 30, 1972 vs Atlanta Braves Loss 1 - 6
Mon, May 1, 1972 vs Houston Astros Loss 8 - 9
Wed, May 3, 1972 vs Houston Astros Win 3 - 2
Fri, May 5, 1972 @ Cincinnati Reds Loss 4 - 5 (10)
Sat, May 6, 1972 @ Cincinnati Reds Win 8 - 1
Sun, May 7, 1972 @ Cincinnati Reds Win 9 - 6
Tue, May 9, 1972 @ Atlanta Braves Win 5 - 2
Wed, May 10, 1972 @ Atlanta Braves Loss 4 - 8
Fri, May 12, 1972 @ Houston Astros Win 4 - 2
Sat, May 13, 1972 @ Houston Astros Win 6 - 1 (12)
Sun, May 14, 1972 @ Houston Astros Loss 6 - 7
Mon, May 15, 1972 vs St. Louis Cardinals Win 4 - 1
Tue, May 16, 1972 vs St. Louis Cardinals Win 4 - 3
Wed, May 17, 1972 vs St. Louis Cardinals Win 12 - 0
Fri, May 19, 1972 vs Montreal Expos Win 8 - 0
Sat, May 20, 1972 vs Montreal Expos Win 6 - 0
Sun, May 21, 1972 vs Montreal Expos Win 1 - 0
Sun, May 21, 1972 vs Montreal Expos Win 5 - 3
Tue, May 23, 1972 @ St. Louis Cardinals Win 6 - 2
Wed, May 24, 1972 @ St. Louis Cardinals Win 9 - 4 (14)
Thu, May 25, 1972 @ St. Louis Cardinals Loss 2 - 4
Fri, May 26, 1972 vs Philadelphia Phillies Win 6 - 4
Sat, May 27, 1972 vs Philadelphia Phillies Loss 1 - 2 (12)
Sun, May 28, 1972 vs Philadelphia Phillies Win 6 - 5
Mon, May 29, 1972 vs Philadelphia Phillies Win 7 - 3
Mon, May 29, 1972 vs Philadelphia Phillies Win 4 - 2
Wed, May 31, 1972 @ Montreal Expos Loss 2 - 3
Fri, Jun 2, 1972 @ San Francisco Giants Loss 4 - 7
Sat, Jun 3, 1972 @ San Francisco Giants Win 4 - 3
Sun, Jun 4, 1972 @ San Francisco Giants Win 4 - 3
Sun, Jun 4, 1972 @ San Francisco Giants Win 9 - 1
Wed, Jun 7, 1972 @ San Diego Padres Win 12 - 5
Wed, Jun 7, 1972 @ San Diego Padres Win 1 - 0 (18)
Thu, Jun 8, 1972 @ San Diego Padres Win 11 - 2
Fri, Jun 9, 1972 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Win 5 - 1
Sat, Jun 10, 1972 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 1 - 2
Sun, Jun 11, 1972 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Win 7 - 5
Wed, Jun 14, 1972 vs San Francisco Giants Loss 1 - 3
Thu, Jun 15, 1972 vs San Francisco Giants Win 4 - 1
Thu, Jun 15, 1972 vs San Francisco Giants Win 9 - 7
Fri, Jun 16, 1972 vs San Diego Padres Win 2 - 1
Sat, Jun 17, 1972 vs San Diego Padres Loss 0 - 4
Sun, Jun 18, 1972 vs San Diego Padres Loss 0 - 1
Mon, Jun 19, 1972 vs Los Angeles Dodgers Win 13 - 3
Wed, Jun 21, 1972 vs Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 3 - 5 (10)
Fri, Jun 23, 1972 @ Chicago Cubs Win 4 - 2
Sat, Jun 24, 1972 @ Chicago Cubs Win 3 - 1
Sun, Jun 25, 1972 @ Chicago Cubs Win 9 - 2
Mon, Jun 26, 1972 @ New York Mets Loss 2 - 4
Tue, Jun 27, 1972 @ New York Mets Loss 4 - 7
Wed, Jun 28, 1972 vs Montreal Expos Loss 1 - 3
Thu, Jun 29, 1972 vs Montreal Expos Win 9 - 0
Fri, Jun 30, 1972 vs Chicago Cubs Loss 3 - 4
Sat, Jul 1, 1972 vs Chicago Cubs Win 4 - 3
Sun, Jul 2, 1972 vs Chicago Cubs Win 7 - 4
Mon, Jul 3, 1972 vs Chicago Cubs Win 3 - 2
Tue, Jul 4, 1972 @ Houston Astros Loss 0 - 6
Wed, Jul 5, 1972 @ Houston Astros Win 6 - 4
Thu, Jul 6, 1972 @ Houston Astros Win 7 - 3 (17)
Fri, Jul 7, 1972 @ Atlanta Braves Win 10 - 2
Fri, Jul 7, 1972 @ Atlanta Braves Loss 2 - 3
Sat, Jul 8, 1972 @ Atlanta Braves Win 5 - 3
Sun, Jul 9, 1972 @ Atlanta Braves Win 7 - 4
Tue, Jul 11, 1972 @ Cincinnati Reds Loss 0 - 5
Wed, Jul 12, 1972 @ Cincinnati Reds Loss 3 - 6
Thu, Jul 13, 1972 @ Cincinnati Reds Loss 0 - 2
Fri, Jul 14, 1972 vs Houston Astros Win 5 - 2
Sat, Jul 15, 1972 vs Houston Astros Win 5 - 1
Sun, Jul 16, 1972 vs Houston Astros Win 3 - 2 (10)
Sun, Jul 16, 1972 vs Houston Astros Win 3 - 2
Mon, Jul 17, 1972 vs Atlanta Braves Win 6 - 5
Tue, Jul 18, 1972 vs Atlanta Braves Loss 2 - 4
Wed, Jul 19, 1972 vs Atlanta Braves Win 8 - 3
Fri, Jul 21, 1972 vs Cincinnati Reds Loss 5 - 11
Sat, Jul 22, 1972 vs Cincinnati Reds Loss 3 - 6
Sun, Jul 23, 1972 vs Cincinnati Reds Win 3 - 2
Thu, Jul 27, 1972 vs New York Mets Loss 0 - 1 (10)
Thu, Jul 27, 1972 vs New York Mets Win 7 - 5
Fri, Jul 28, 1972 vs New York Mets Win 3 - 1
Sat, Jul 29, 1972 @ Philadelphia Phillies Loss 2 - 5
Sat, Jul 29, 1972 @ Philadelphia Phillies Win 3 - 2
Sun, Jul 30, 1972 @ Philadelphia Phillies Win 7 - 1
Mon, Jul 31, 1972 @ Philadelphia Phillies Win 2 - 0
Tue, Aug 1, 1972 @ St. Louis Cardinals Loss 4 - 7
Wed, Aug 2, 1972 @ St. Louis Cardinals Loss 5 - 10
Thu, Aug 3, 1972 @ St. Louis Cardinals Win 2 - 1 (10)
Fri, Aug 4, 1972 @ Montreal Expos Loss 1 - 2
Sat, Aug 5, 1972 @ Montreal Expos Win 7 - 4
Sun, Aug 6, 1972 @ Montreal Expos Win 8 - 0
Sun, Aug 6, 1972 @ Montreal Expos Win 7 - 2
Tue, Aug 8, 1972 vs Philadelphia Phillies Win 4 - 2
Wed, Aug 9, 1972 vs Philadelphia Phillies Loss 0 - 2
Fri, Aug 11, 1972 vs St. Louis Cardinals Win 10 - 5
Sat, Aug 12, 1972 vs St. Louis Cardinals Win 6 - 5
Sun, Aug 13, 1972 vs St. Louis Cardinals Loss 0 - 2
Sun, Aug 13, 1972 vs St. Louis Cardinals Win 7 - 5
Tue, Aug 15, 1972 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 6 - 8
Wed, Aug 16, 1972 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Win 3 - 2
Thu, Aug 17, 1972 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 2 - 4
Fri, Aug 18, 1972 @ San Diego Padres Win 4 - 2
Sun, Aug 20, 1972 @ San Diego Padres Win 9 - 3
Sun, Aug 20, 1972 @ San Diego Padres Win 5 - 2
Tue, Aug 22, 1972 @ San Francisco Giants Win 1 - 0
Wed, Aug 23, 1972 @ San Francisco Giants Loss 0 - 8
Fri, Aug 25, 1972 vs Los Angeles Dodgers Win 3 - 2 (12)
Fri, Aug 25, 1972 vs Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 3 - 4
Sat, Aug 26, 1972 vs Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 3 - 7
Sun, Aug 27, 1972 vs Los Angeles Dodgers Loss 4 - 7