1972 Oakland Athletics Game-by-Game Results

American League (AL)
Team Record: 93-62
Finished 1st in the AL's West Division
Attendance: 927,544, Avg. 13,251
Ballpark: Oakland Coliseum
Won World Series
American League Championship Series - Defeated Detroit Tigers 3-2
World Series - Defeated Cincinnati Reds 4-3
Manager: Dick Williams (93-62)
Location: Oakland, California
1972 Oakland Athletics Statistics
1972 Oakland Athletics Roster

The Oakland Athletics of the American League ended the 1972 season with a record of 93 wins and 62 losses, finishing first in the AL's West Division.

The Athletics scored 604 runs and conceded 457 runs. Mike Epstein led Oakland with 26 home runs, while Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Sal Bando and Dave Duncan each walloped 20 or more, too. Sal Bando recorded 77 runs batted in. Joe Rudi topped all regular hitters by hitting .305. Catfish Hunter paced the squad with 21 wins, plus Ken Holtzman and Blue Moon Odom, too added 15 or more wins, too Catfish Hunter registered a 2.04 earned run average, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Dick Williams coached the team. The 1972 Oakland Athletics won the World Series.

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Regular Season Runs For: 602
Regular Season Runs Against: 457

Date Game Res Home Road Record
April 15, 1972 Minnesota Twins 3 at Oakland Athletics 4 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
April 16, 1972 Minnesota Twins 3 at Oakland Athletics 2 L 1-1 0-0 1-1
April 18, 1972 Kansas City Royals 2 at Oakland Athletics 3 W 2-1 0-0 2-1
April 19, 1972 Kansas City Royals 0 at Oakland Athletics 4 W 3-1 0-0 3-1
April 19, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at Oakland Athletics 3 W 4-1 0-0 4-1
April 23, 1972 Oakland Athletics 4 at Minnesota Twins 8 L 4-1 0-1 4-2
April 25, 1972 Oakland Athletics 4 at New York Yankees 3 W 4-1 1-1 5-2
April 26, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at New York Yankees 4 L 4-1 1-2 5-3
April 28, 1972 Oakland Athletics 5 at Milwaukee Brewers 1 W 4-1 2-2 6-3
April 29, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at Milwaukee Brewers 1 W 4-1 3-2 7-3
April 30, 1972 Oakland Athletics 1 at Milwaukee Brewers 3 L 4-1 3-3 7-4
May 5, 1972 New York Yankees 1 at Oakland Athletics 3 W 5-1 3-3 8-4
May 6, 1972 New York Yankees 1 at Oakland Athletics 4 W 6-1 3-3 9-4
May 7, 1972 New York Yankees 5 at Oakland Athletics 7 W 7-1 3-3 10-4
May 9, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 2 at Oakland Athletics 10 W 8-1 3-3 11-4
May 9, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 0 at Oakland Athletics 3 W 9-1 3-3 12-4
May 10, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Oakland Athletics 0 L 9-2 3-3 12-5
May 12, 1972 Boston Red Sox 7 at Oakland Athletics 6 L 9-3 3-3 12-6
May 13, 1972 Boston Red Sox 9 at Oakland Athletics 6 L 9-4 3-3 12-7
May 14, 1972 Boston Red Sox 5 at Oakland Athletics 6 W 10-4 3-3 13-7
May 15, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at California Angels 1 W 10-4 4-3 14-7
May 16, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at California Angels 4 L 10-4 4-4 14-8
May 17, 1972 Oakland Athletics 4 at California Angels 0 W 10-4 5-4 15-8
May 18, 1972 Oakland Athletics 3 at California Angels 4 L 10-4 5-5 15-9
May 19, 1972 Oakland Athletics 1 at Kansas City Royals 16 L 10-4 5-6 15-10
May 20, 1972 Oakland Athletics 8 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 10-4 6-6 16-10
May 21, 1972 Oakland Athletics 5 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 10-4 7-6 17-10
May 22, 1972 California Angels 3 at Oakland Athletics 6 W 11-4 7-6 18-10
May 23, 1972 California Angels 2 at Oakland Athletics 3 W 12-4 7-6 19-10
May 24, 1972 California Angels 6 at Oakland Athletics 5 L 12-5 7-6 19-11
May 26, 1972 Chicago White Sox 2 at Oakland Athletics 4 W 13-5 7-6 20-11
May 27, 1972 Chicago White Sox 3 at Oakland Athletics 6 W 14-5 7-6 21-11
May 28, 1972 Chicago White Sox 4 at Oakland Athletics 5 W 15-5 7-6 22-11
May 29, 1972 Oakland Athletics 4 at Texas Rangers 1 W 15-5 8-6 23-11
May 29, 1972 Oakland Athletics 7 at Texas Rangers 1 W 15-5 9-6 24-11
May 30, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at Texas Rangers 3 L 15-5 9-7 24-12
May 31, 1972 Oakland Athletics 5 at Texas Rangers 1 W 15-5 10-7 25-12
June 2, 1972 Oakland Athletics 1 at Baltimore Orioles 5 L 15-5 10-8 25-13
June 3, 1972 Oakland Athletics 4 at Baltimore Orioles 2 W 15-5 11-8 26-13
June 4, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at Baltimore Orioles 0 W 15-5 12-8 27-13
June 5, 1972 Oakland Athletics 3 at Cleveland Indians 2 W 15-5 13-8 28-13
June 6, 1972 Oakland Athletics 7 at Cleveland Indians 2 W 15-5 14-8 29-13
June 7, 1972 Oakland Athletics 10 at Cleveland Indians 4 W 15-5 15-8 30-13
June 9, 1972 Oakland Athletics 10 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 15-5 16-8 31-13
June 10, 1972 Oakland Athletics 5 at Detroit Tigers 2 W 15-5 17-8 32-13
June 11, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 15-5 17-9 32-14
June 12, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 1 at Oakland Athletics 0 L 15-6 17-9 32-15
June 13, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 5 at Oakland Athletics 1 L 15-7 17-9 32-16
June 14, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 2 at Oakland Athletics 1 L 15-8 17-9 32-17
June 16, 1972 Cleveland Indians 0 at Oakland Athletics 5 W 16-8 17-9 33-17
June 17, 1972 Cleveland Indians 2 at Oakland Athletics 3 W 17-8 17-9 34-17
June 18, 1972 Cleveland Indians 0 at Oakland Athletics 9 W 18-8 17-9 35-17
June 19, 1972 Detroit Tigers 4 at Oakland Athletics 7 W 19-8 17-9 36-17
June 20, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Oakland Athletics 3 W 20-8 17-9 37-17
June 21, 1972 Detroit Tigers 5 at Oakland Athletics 2 L 20-9 17-9 37-18
June 23, 1972 California Angels 2 at Oakland Athletics 1 L 20-10 17-9 37-19
June 24, 1972 California Angels 3 at Oakland Athletics 1 L 20-11 17-9 37-20
June 25, 1972 California Angels 1 at Oakland Athletics 6 W 21-11 17-9 38-20
June 25, 1972 California Angels 0 at Oakland Athletics 6 W 22-11 17-9 39-20
June 26, 1972 Oakland Athletics 3 at Texas Rangers 0 W 22-11 18-9 40-20
June 27, 1972 Oakland Athletics 9 at Texas Rangers 3 W 22-11 19-9 41-20
June 28, 1972 Oakland Athletics 4 at Chicago White Sox 6 L 22-11 19-10 41-21
June 29, 1972 Oakland Athletics 0 at Chicago White Sox 4 L 22-11 19-11 41-22
June 29, 1972 Oakland Athletics 3 at Chicago White Sox 1 W 22-11 20-11 42-22
June 30, 1972 Oakland Athletics 5 at Chicago White Sox 6 L 22-11 20-12 42-23
July 1, 1972 Oakland Athletics 3 at California Angels 5 L 22-11 20-13 42-24
July 2, 1972 Oakland Athletics 3 at California Angels 1 W 22-11 21-13 43-24
July 3, 1972 Oakland Athletics 5 at California Angels 0 W 22-11 22-13 44-24
July 4, 1972 New York Yankees 2 at Oakland Athletics 4 W 23-11 22-13 45-24
July 5, 1972 New York Yankees 4 at Oakland Athletics 1 L 23-12 22-13 45-25
July 6, 1972 New York Yankees 6 at Oakland Athletics 2 L 23-13 22-13 45-26
July 7, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 9 at Oakland Athletics 4 L 23-14 22-13 45-27
July 8, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 0 at Oakland Athletics 7 W 24-14 22-13 46-27
July 9, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 1 at Oakland Athletics 3 W 25-14 22-13 47-27
July 10, 1972 Boston Red Sox 4 at Oakland Athletics 2 L 25-15 22-13 47-28
July 11, 1972 Boston Red Sox 4 at Oakland Athletics 0 L 25-16 22-13 47-29
July 12, 1972 Boston Red Sox 7 at Oakland Athletics 6 L 25-17 22-13 47-30
July 14, 1972 Oakland Athletics 9 at New York Yankees 3 W 25-17 23-13 48-30
July 14, 1972 Oakland Athletics 1 at New York Yankees 0 W 25-17 24-13 49-30
July 15, 1972 Oakland Athletics 6 at New York Yankees 2 W 25-17 25-13 50-30
July 16, 1972 Oakland Athletics 5 at New York Yankees 2 W 25-17 26-13 51-30
July 18, 1972 Oakland Athletics 4 at Milwaukee Brewers 7 L 25-17 26-14 51-31
July 18, 1972 Oakland Athletics 4 at Milwaukee Brewers 0 W 25-17 27-14 52-31
July 19, 1972 Oakland Athletics 9 at Milwaukee Brewers 6 W 25-17 28-14 53-31
July 20, 1972 Oakland Athletics 1 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 25-17 28-15 53-32
July 20, 1972 Oakland Athletics 3 at Boston Red Sox 4 L 25-17 28-16 53-33
July 21, 1972 Oakland Athletics 4 at Boston Red Sox 5 L 25-17 28-17 53-34
July 22, 1972 Oakland Athletics 0 at Boston Red Sox 3 L 25-17 28-18 53-35
July 22, 1972 Oakland Athletics 5 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 25-17 29-18 54-35
July 23, 1972 Oakland Athletics 6 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 25-17 30-18 55-35
July 27, 1972 Minnesota Twins 3 at Oakland Athletics 4 W 26-17 30-18 56-35
July 28, 1972 Minnesota Twins 4 at Oakland Athletics 3 L 26-18 30-18 56-36
July 29, 1972 Minnesota Twins 2 at Oakland Athletics 7 W 27-18 30-18 57-36
July 30, 1972 Texas Rangers 2 at Oakland Athletics 1 L 27-19 30-18 57-37
July 30, 1972 Texas Rangers 4 at Oakland Athletics 2 L 27-20 30-18 57-38
July 31, 1972 Texas Rangers 0 at Oakland Athletics 2 W 28-20 30-18 58-38
August 1, 1972 Kansas City Royals 0 at Oakland Athletics 4 W 29-20 30-18 59-38
August 2, 1972 Kansas City Royals 0 at Oakland Athletics 5 W 30-20 30-18 60-38
August 4, 1972 Oakland Athletics 4 at Minnesota Twins 5 L 30-20 30-19 60-39
August 5, 1972 Oakland Athletics 0 at Minnesota Twins 4 L 30-20 30-20 60-40
August 6, 1972 Oakland Athletics 1 at Minnesota Twins 5 L 30-20 30-21 60-41
August 6, 1972 Oakland Athletics 6 at Minnesota Twins 3 W 30-20 31-21 61-41
August 7, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at Kansas City Royals 4 L 30-20 31-22 61-42
August 8, 1972 Oakland Athletics 3 at Kansas City Royals 4 L 30-20 31-23 61-43
August 9, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at Kansas City Royals 5 L 30-20 31-24 61-44
August 10, 1972 Chicago White Sox 3 at Oakland Athletics 5 W 31-20 31-24 62-44
August 11, 1972 Chicago White Sox 1 at Oakland Athletics 0 L 31-21 31-24 62-45
August 12, 1972 Chicago White Sox 3 at Oakland Athletics 1 L 31-22 31-24 62-46
August 13, 1972 Chicago White Sox 0 at Oakland Athletics 3 W 32-22 31-24 63-46
August 14, 1972 Oakland Athletics 5 at Baltimore Orioles 2 W 32-22 32-24 64-46
August 16, 1972 Oakland Athletics 4 at Baltimore Orioles 3 W 32-22 33-24 65-46
August 18, 1972 Oakland Athletics 8 at Cleveland Indians 0 W 32-22 34-24 66-46
August 19, 1972 Oakland Athletics 4 at Cleveland Indians 5 L 32-22 34-25 66-47
August 20, 1972 Oakland Athletics 1 at Cleveland Indians 3 L 32-22 34-26 66-48
August 21, 1972 Oakland Athletics 5 at Detroit Tigers 1 W 32-22 35-26 67-48
August 22, 1972 Oakland Athletics 6 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 32-22 36-26 68-48
August 23, 1972 Oakland Athletics 5 at Detroit Tigers 7 L 32-22 36-27 68-49
August 25, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 5 at Oakland Athletics 3 L 32-23 36-27 68-50
August 26, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 5 at Oakland Athletics 1 L 32-24 36-27 68-51
August 27, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 1 at Oakland Athletics 2 W 33-24 36-27 69-51
August 28, 1972 Cleveland Indians 4 at Oakland Athletics 5 W 34-24 36-27 70-51
August 29, 1972 Cleveland Indians 0 at Oakland Athletics 1 W 35-24 36-27 71-51
August 30, 1972 Cleveland Indians 0 at Oakland Athletics 2 W 36-24 36-27 72-51
September 1, 1972 Detroit Tigers 1 at Oakland Athletics 4 W 37-24 36-27 73-51
September 2, 1972 Detroit Tigers 3 at Oakland Athletics 1 L 37-25 36-27 73-52
September 3, 1972 Detroit Tigers 1 at Oakland Athletics 3 W 38-25 36-27 74-52
September 4, 1972 California Angels 5 at Oakland Athletics 10 W 39-25 36-27 75-52
September 4, 1972 California Angels 2 at Oakland Athletics 1 L 39-26 36-27 75-53
September 6, 1972 Oakland Athletics 9 at Chicago White Sox 1 W 39-26 37-27 76-53
September 7, 1972 Oakland Athletics 0 at Chicago White Sox 6 L 39-26 37-28 76-54
September 8, 1972 Oakland Athletics 6 at Texas Rangers 3 W 39-26 38-28 77-54
September 9, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at Texas Rangers 3 L 39-26 38-29 77-55
September 10, 1972 Oakland Athletics 7 at Texas Rangers 2 W 39-26 39-29 78-55
September 11, 1972 Oakland Athletics 1 at Minnesota Twins 2 L 39-26 39-30 78-56
September 11, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at Minnesota Twins 3 L 39-26 39-31 78-57
September 12, 1972 Oakland Athletics 7 at Minnesota Twins 4 W 39-26 40-31 79-57
September 13, 1972 Oakland Athletics 8 at Minnesota Twins 0 W 39-26 41-31 80-57
September 15, 1972 Texas Rangers 3 at Oakland Athletics 12 W 40-26 41-31 81-57
September 16, 1972 Texas Rangers 0 at Oakland Athletics 4 W 41-26 41-31 82-57
September 17, 1972 Texas Rangers 1 at Oakland Athletics 4 W 42-26 41-31 83-57
September 19, 1972 Chicago White Sox 8 at Oakland Athletics 7 L 42-27 41-31 83-58
September 20, 1972 Chicago White Sox 3 at Oakland Athletics 6 W 43-27 41-31 84-58
September 22, 1972 Kansas City Royals 5 at Oakland Athletics 3 L 43-28 41-31 84-59
September 23, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at Oakland Athletics 2 W 44-28 41-31 85-59
September 24, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at Oakland Athletics 2 W 45-28 41-31 86-59
September 24, 1972 Kansas City Royals 4 at Oakland Athletics 2 L 45-29 41-31 86-60
September 27, 1972 Minnesota Twins 0 at Oakland Athletics 1 W 46-29 41-31 87-60
September 27, 1972 Minnesota Twins 1 at Oakland Athletics 2 W 47-29 41-31 88-60
September 28, 1972 Minnesota Twins 7 at Oakland Athletics 8 W 48-29 41-31 89-60
September 29, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at Kansas City Royals 9 L 48-29 41-32 89-61
September 30, 1972 Oakland Athletics 10 at Kansas City Royals 5 W 48-29 42-32 90-61
October 1, 1972 Oakland Athletics 4 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 48-29 43-32 91-61
October 3, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at California Angels 3 L 48-29 43-33 91-62
October 4, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at California Angels 1 W 48-29 44-33 92-62
October 7, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Oakland Athletics 3 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
October 8, 1972 Detroit Tigers 0 at Oakland Athletics 5 W 2-0 0-0 2-0
October 10, 1972 Oakland Athletics 0 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 2-0 0-1 2-1
October 11, 1972 Oakland Athletics 3 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 2-0 0-2 2-2
October 12, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at Detroit Tigers 1 W 2-0 1-2 3-2
October 14, 1972 Oakland Athletics 3 at Cincinnati Reds 2 W 2-0 2-2 4-2
October 15, 1972 Oakland Athletics 2 at Cincinnati Reds 1 W 2-0 3-2 5-2
October 18, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 1 at Oakland Athletics 0 L 2-1 3-2 5-3
October 19, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 2 at Oakland Athletics 3 W 3-1 3-2 6-3
October 20, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 5 at Oakland Athletics 4 L 3-2 3-2 6-4
October 21, 1972 Oakland Athletics 1 at Cincinnati Reds 8 L 3-2 3-3 6-5
October 22, 1972 Oakland Athletics 3 at Cincinnati Reds 2 W 3-2 4-3 7-5