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Stats:

Season Record:  75-81            Standing:  4th

Attendance: 1,196,894            Manager:   Red Schoendienst

 Opening day Lineup: (St.Louis: 2, Expos: 3, Home, April 15th) (Summary)

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:                                                

Bob Gibson

Ted Simmons
Joe Torre
 Lou Brock

 Gold Glove Winners:                                      

Bob Gibson

  
 

Award voting:                                              League Leaders:

MVP  

Ted Simmons - 10th

Stolen Bases - Lou Brock (63)

Lou Brock - 15th

Singles - Lou Brock (156)

Cy Young

 

Bob Gibson - 9th (tied)

 

        

Monthly W-L  

April

5-9

May  

11-17

June  

18-7

July  

12-15

August  

14-15

September/Oct. 

15-18

 

 

They said it... Fun facts:

 

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.

 

 

1972 St. Louis Cardinals Scorecard        1972 St. Louis Cardinals Yearbook

1972 Sports Illustrated - Joe Torre - St. Louis Cardinals

1992 McDonalds 100th Anniversary All-Time Team - #35

 

 

1972 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com)    1972 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com) 

 

(Tell me your highlights from 1972!)

 

NL Championship: Reds over Pirates (3-2)          World Series: A's over Reds (4-3)

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