1972 Kansas City Royals Game-by-Game Results

American League (AL)
Team Record: 76-78
Finished 4th in the AL's West Division
Attendance: 717,082, Avg. 10,244
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium II
Manager: Bob Lemon (76-78)
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
1972 Kansas City Royals Statistics
1972 Kansas City Royals Roster

The Kansas City Royals of the American League ended the 1972 season with a record of 76 wins and 78 losses, finishing fourth in the AL's West Division.

The Royals scored 580 runs and yielded 545 runs. John Mayberry led Kansas City with 25 home runs and drove in 100 runs. Lou Piniella paced all qualifying hitters on the roster by connecting at a .312 clip. Dick Drago and Paul Splittorff topped the squad with 12 wins each, while Roger Nelson recorded a 2.08 ERA, best among regularly-used pitchers.

Bob Lemon coached the team.

Click on column headings to sort.

Regular Season Runs For: 580
Regular Season Runs Against: 545

Date Game Res Home Road Record
April 15, 1972 Chicago White Sox 1 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
April 16, 1972 Chicago White Sox 1 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 2-0 0-0 2-0
April 16, 1972 Chicago White Sox 3 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 3-0 0-0 3-0
April 18, 1972 Kansas City Royals 2 at Oakland Athletics 3 L 3-0 0-1 3-1
April 19, 1972 Kansas City Royals 0 at Oakland Athletics 4 L 3-0 0-2 3-2
April 19, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at Oakland Athletics 3 L 3-0 0-3 3-3
April 22, 1972 Kansas City Royals 0 at Chicago White Sox 1 L 3-0 0-4 3-4
April 22, 1972 Kansas City Royals 2 at Chicago White Sox 3 L 3-0 0-5 3-5
April 23, 1972 Kansas City Royals 2 at Chicago White Sox 3 L 3-0 0-6 3-6
April 25, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 0 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 4-0 0-6 4-6
April 26, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 3 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 5-0 0-6 5-6
April 28, 1972 Cleveland Indians 0 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 6-0 0-6 6-6
April 29, 1972 Cleveland Indians 3 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 6-1 0-6 6-7
April 30, 1972 Cleveland Indians 5 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 6-2 0-6 6-8
May 2, 1972 Kansas City Royals 6 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 6-2 1-6 7-8
May 3, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at Detroit Tigers 6 L 6-2 1-7 7-9
May 5, 1972 Kansas City Royals 2 at Baltimore Orioles 3 L 6-2 1-8 7-10
May 6, 1972 Kansas City Royals 9 at Baltimore Orioles 1 W 6-2 2-8 8-10
May 7, 1972 Kansas City Royals 4 at Baltimore Orioles 5 L 6-2 2-9 8-11
May 9, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at Cleveland Indians 2 L 6-2 2-10 8-12
May 10, 1972 Kansas City Royals 2 at Cleveland Indians 7 L 6-2 2-11 8-13
May 13, 1972 Detroit Tigers 3 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 6-3 2-11 8-14
May 14, 1972 Detroit Tigers 4 at Kansas City Royals 8 W 7-3 2-11 9-14
May 14, 1972 Detroit Tigers 3 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 7-4 2-11 9-15
May 15, 1972 Texas Rangers 4 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 8-4 2-11 10-15
May 16, 1972 Texas Rangers 0 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 9-4 2-11 11-15
May 17, 1972 Texas Rangers 4 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 9-5 2-11 11-16
May 19, 1972 Oakland Athletics 1 at Kansas City Royals 16 W 10-5 2-11 12-16
May 20, 1972 Oakland Athletics 8 at Kansas City Royals 5 L 10-6 2-11 12-17
May 21, 1972 Oakland Athletics 5 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 10-7 2-11 12-18
May 24, 1972 Minnesota Twins 1 at Kansas City Royals 0 L 10-8 2-11 12-19
May 25, 1972 Kansas City Royals 5 at California Angels 2 W 10-8 3-11 13-19
May 26, 1972 Kansas City Royals 5 at California Angels 10 L 10-8 3-12 13-20
May 27, 1972 Kansas City Royals 2 at California Angels 4 L 10-8 3-13 13-21
May 28, 1972 Kansas City Royals 2 at California Angels 4 L 10-8 3-14 13-22
May 30, 1972 Kansas City Royals 2 at Minnesota Twins 3 L 10-8 3-15 13-23
May 31, 1972 Kansas City Royals 2 at Minnesota Twins 3 L 10-8 3-16 13-24
June 1, 1972 Kansas City Royals 5 at Minnesota Twins 3 W 10-8 4-16 14-24
June 2, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at Kansas City Royals 9 W 11-8 4-16 15-24
June 3, 1972 Boston Red Sox 4 at Kansas City Royals 10 W 12-8 4-16 16-24
June 4, 1972 Boston Red Sox 5 at Kansas City Royals 7 W 13-8 4-16 17-24
June 4, 1972 Boston Red Sox 4 at Kansas City Royals 0 L 13-9 4-16 17-25
June 6, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 2 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 14-9 4-16 18-25
June 7, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 15-9 4-16 19-25
June 8, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 15-10 4-16 19-26
June 9, 1972 New York Yankees 0 at Kansas City Royals 1 W 16-10 4-16 20-26
June 10, 1972 New York Yankees 8 at Kansas City Royals 4 L 16-11 4-16 20-27
June 11, 1972 New York Yankees 0 at Kansas City Royals 1 W 17-11 4-16 21-27
June 13, 1972 Kansas City Royals 4 at Boston Red Sox 2 W 17-11 5-16 22-27
June 14, 1972 Kansas City Royals 3 at Boston Red Sox 11 L 17-11 5-17 22-28
June 15, 1972 Kansas City Royals 13 at Boston Red Sox 9 W 17-11 6-17 23-28
June 16, 1972 Kansas City Royals 3 at Milwaukee Brewers 2 W 17-11 7-17 24-28
June 17, 1972 Kansas City Royals 6 at Milwaukee Brewers 3 W 17-11 8-17 25-28
June 18, 1972 Kansas City Royals 0 at Milwaukee Brewers 3 L 17-11 8-18 25-29
June 20, 1972 Kansas City Royals 2 at New York Yankees 4 L 17-11 8-19 25-30
June 23, 1972 Minnesota Twins 0 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 18-11 8-19 26-30
June 24, 1972 Minnesota Twins 4 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 18-12 8-19 26-31
June 25, 1972 Minnesota Twins 3 at Kansas City Royals 8 W 19-12 8-19 27-31
June 25, 1972 Minnesota Twins 5 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 19-13 8-19 27-32
June 26, 1972 Chicago White Sox 1 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 20-13 8-19 28-32
June 27, 1972 Chicago White Sox 4 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 21-13 8-19 29-32
June 29, 1972 Kansas City Royals 5 at Minnesota Twins 3 W 21-13 9-19 30-32
June 29, 1972 Kansas City Royals 12 at Minnesota Twins 4 W 21-13 10-19 31-32
June 30, 1972 Kansas City Royals 0 at Minnesota Twins 2 L 21-13 10-20 31-33
July 1, 1972 Texas Rangers 2 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 22-13 10-20 32-33
July 2, 1972 Texas Rangers 3 at Kansas City Royals 8 W 23-13 10-20 33-33
July 2, 1972 Texas Rangers 7 at Kansas City Royals 5 L 23-14 10-20 33-34
July 3, 1972 Texas Rangers 2 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 23-15 10-20 33-35
July 4, 1972 Detroit Tigers 0 at Kansas City Royals 1 W 24-15 10-20 34-35
July 5, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Kansas City Royals 8 W 25-15 10-20 35-35
July 6, 1972 Detroit Tigers 7 at Kansas City Royals 0 L 25-16 10-20 35-36
July 7, 1972 Kansas City Royals 6 at Cleveland Indians 3 W 25-16 11-20 36-36
July 8, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at Cleveland Indians 2 L 25-16 11-21 36-37
July 9, 1972 Kansas City Royals 6 at Cleveland Indians 4 W 25-16 12-21 37-37
July 9, 1972 Kansas City Royals 8 at Cleveland Indians 5 W 25-16 13-21 38-37
July 10, 1972 Kansas City Royals 3 at Baltimore Orioles 2 W 25-16 14-21 39-37
July 11, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at Baltimore Orioles 2 L 25-16 14-22 39-38
July 12, 1972 Kansas City Royals 11 at Baltimore Orioles 4 W 25-16 15-22 40-38
July 13, 1972 Kansas City Royals 4 at Detroit Tigers 6 L 25-16 15-23 40-39
July 14, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at Detroit Tigers 0 W 25-16 16-23 41-39
July 15, 1972 Kansas City Royals 3 at Detroit Tigers 5 L 25-16 16-24 41-40
July 16, 1972 Kansas City Royals 0 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 25-16 16-25 41-41
July 18, 1972 Cleveland Indians 5 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 26-16 16-25 42-41
July 18, 1972 Cleveland Indians 8 at Kansas City Royals 11 W 27-16 16-25 43-41
July 19, 1972 Cleveland Indians 6 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 27-17 16-25 43-42
July 20, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 8 at Kansas City Royals 5 L 27-18 16-25 43-43
July 21, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 7 at Kansas City Royals 6 L 27-19 16-25 43-44
July 22, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 5 at Kansas City Royals 8 W 28-19 16-25 44-44
July 23, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 8 at Kansas City Royals 4 L 28-20 16-25 44-45
July 27, 1972 Kansas City Royals 3 at Chicago White Sox 7 L 28-20 16-26 44-46
July 27, 1972 Kansas City Royals 3 at Chicago White Sox 0 W 28-20 17-26 45-46
July 28, 1972 Kansas City Royals 0 at Chicago White Sox 5 L 28-20 17-27 45-47
July 29, 1972 Kansas City Royals 3 at Chicago White Sox 4 L 28-20 17-28 45-48
July 30, 1972 Kansas City Royals 3 at California Angels 4 L 28-20 17-29 45-49
July 31, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at California Angels 0 W 28-20 18-29 46-49
August 1, 1972 Kansas City Royals 0 at Oakland Athletics 4 L 28-20 18-30 46-50
August 2, 1972 Kansas City Royals 0 at Oakland Athletics 5 L 28-20 18-31 46-51
August 4, 1972 California Angels 6 at Kansas City Royals 5 L 28-21 18-31 46-52
August 5, 1972 California Angels 1 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 29-21 18-31 47-52
August 6, 1972 California Angels 4 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 29-22 18-31 47-53
August 6, 1972 California Angels 3 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 29-23 18-31 47-54
August 7, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 30-23 18-31 48-54
August 8, 1972 Oakland Athletics 3 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 31-23 18-31 49-54
August 9, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 32-23 18-31 50-54
August 11, 1972 Kansas City Royals 2 at Texas Rangers 0 W 32-23 19-31 51-54
August 12, 1972 Kansas City Royals 0 at Texas Rangers 3 L 32-23 19-32 51-55
August 13, 1972 Kansas City Royals 4 at Texas Rangers 13 L 32-23 19-33 51-56
August 14, 1972 New York Yankees 0 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 33-23 19-33 52-56
August 15, 1972 New York Yankees 6 at Kansas City Royals 7 W 34-23 19-33 53-56
August 16, 1972 New York Yankees 2 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 35-23 19-33 54-56
August 18, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 7 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 35-24 19-33 54-57
August 19, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 1 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 36-24 19-33 55-57
August 20, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 2 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 36-25 19-33 55-58
August 22, 1972 Boston Red Sox 10 at Kansas City Royals 7 L 36-26 19-33 55-59
August 23, 1972 Boston Red Sox 0 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 37-26 19-33 56-59
August 25, 1972 Kansas City Royals 5 at New York Yankees 1 W 37-26 20-33 57-59
August 25, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at New York Yankees 4 L 37-26 20-34 57-60
August 26, 1972 Kansas City Royals 6 at New York Yankees 3 W 37-26 21-34 58-60
August 27, 1972 Kansas City Royals 6 at New York Yankees 7 L 37-26 21-35 58-61
August 27, 1972 Kansas City Royals 8 at New York Yankees 9 L 37-26 21-36 58-62
August 29, 1972 Kansas City Royals 6 at Milwaukee Brewers 4 W 37-26 22-36 59-62
August 30, 1972 Kansas City Royals 6 at Milwaukee Brewers 2 W 37-26 23-36 60-62
August 31, 1972 Kansas City Royals 3 at Milwaukee Brewers 7 L 37-26 23-37 60-63
September 1, 1972 Kansas City Royals 0 at Boston Red Sox 1 L 37-26 23-38 60-64
September 2, 1972 Kansas City Royals 3 at Boston Red Sox 5 L 37-26 23-39 60-65
September 4, 1972 Kansas City Royals 4 at Texas Rangers 3 W 37-26 24-39 61-65
September 5, 1972 Kansas City Royals 7 at Texas Rangers 2 W 37-26 25-39 62-65
September 6, 1972 California Angels 3 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 37-27 25-39 62-66
September 7, 1972 California Angels 0 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 38-27 25-39 63-66
September 8, 1972 Minnesota Twins 0 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 39-27 25-39 64-66
September 8, 1972 Minnesota Twins 2 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 40-27 25-39 65-66
September 9, 1972 Minnesota Twins 3 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 40-28 25-39 65-67
September 10, 1972 Minnesota Twins 1 at Kansas City Royals 3 W 41-28 25-39 66-67
September 11, 1972 Chicago White Sox 2 at Kansas City Royals 1 L 41-29 25-39 66-68
September 12, 1972 Chicago White Sox 6 at Kansas City Royals 0 L 41-30 25-39 66-69
September 13, 1972 Chicago White Sox 4 at Kansas City Royals 6 W 42-30 25-39 67-69
September 15, 1972 Kansas City Royals 3 at Minnesota Twins 4 L 42-30 25-40 67-70
September 16, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at Minnesota Twins 11 L 42-30 25-41 67-71
September 17, 1972 Kansas City Royals 10 at Minnesota Twins 6 W 42-30 26-41 68-71
September 19, 1972 Kansas City Royals 7 at California Angels 2 W 42-30 27-41 69-71
September 20, 1972 Kansas City Royals 9 at California Angels 2 W 42-30 28-41 70-71
September 21, 1972 Kansas City Royals 2 at California Angels 4 L 42-30 28-42 70-72
September 22, 1972 Kansas City Royals 5 at Oakland Athletics 3 W 42-30 29-42 71-72
September 23, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at Oakland Athletics 2 L 42-30 29-43 71-73
September 24, 1972 Kansas City Royals 4 at Oakland Athletics 2 W 42-30 30-43 72-73
September 24, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at Oakland Athletics 2 L 42-30 30-44 72-74
September 26, 1972 Kansas City Royals 2 at Chicago White Sox 1 W 42-30 31-44 73-74
September 27, 1972 Kansas City Royals 4 at Chicago White Sox 2 W 42-30 32-44 74-74
September 28, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at Boston Red Sox 3 L 42-30 32-45 74-75
September 29, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at Kansas City Royals 9 W 43-30 32-45 75-75
September 30, 1972 Oakland Athletics 10 at Kansas City Royals 5 L 43-31 32-45 75-76
October 1, 1972 Oakland Athletics 4 at Kansas City Royals 2 L 43-32 32-45 75-77
October 3, 1972 Texas Rangers 3 at Kansas City Royals 0 L 43-33 32-45 75-78
October 4, 1972 Texas Rangers 0 at Kansas City Royals 4 W 44-33 32-45 76-78