Season Record: 75-81 Standing: 4th
Attendance: 1,196,894 Manager: Red Schoendienst
Opening day Lineup: (St.Louis: 2, Expos: 3, Home, April 15th)
LF - Lou Brock
2B - Ted Sizemore
RF - Matty Alou
3B - Joe Torre
C - Ted Simmons
1B - Joe Hague
CF - Jose Cruz
SS - Dal Maxville
P - Bob Gibson
All Stars: (All-Star game summary)
Ted Simmons Joe Torre
Gold Glove Winners:
Award voting: League Leaders:
Ted Simmons - 10th
Stolen Bases - Lou Brock (63)
Lou Brock - 15th
Singles - Lou Brock (156)
Bob Gibson - 9th (tied)
They said it... Fun facts:
In June, a new $150,000 sound system for Busch Stadium II makes it debut.
On May 27th Ted Simmons hits a home run and then gets ejected as he crosses home plate...
On August 9th, Ted Simmons finally gets around to signing his contract, though he's been playing all season. It's believed that Simmons is the only big leaguer ever to play without a contract.
The Cards commit 8 errors in a game against the Cubs on September 23rd.
One of the smallest crowds ever at Busch Stadium II happens on September 27th. (3,380)
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1972 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com) 1972 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
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NL Championship: Reds over Pirates (3-2) World Series: A's over Reds (4-3)
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