1972 St. Louis Cardinals Game-by-Game Results

National League (NL)
Team Record: 75-81
Finished 4th in the NL's East Division
Attendance: 1,196,894, Avg. 16,624
Ballpark: Busch Stadium II
Manager: Red Schoendienst (75-81)
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
1972 St. Louis Cardinals Statistics
1972 St. Louis Cardinals Roster

The St. Louis Cardinals of the National League ended the 1972 season with a record of 75 wins and 81 losses, finishing fourth in the NL's East Division.

The Cardinals plated 568 runs and allowed 600 runs. Ted Simmons paced St. Louis with 16 home runs and drove in 96 runs. Lou Brock topped all qualifying hitters on the roster by connecting at a .311 clip. Bob Gibson paced the team with 19 wins, while Rick Wise as well added 15 or more victories as well Bob Gibson recorded a 2.46 ERA, leading regularly-used pitchers.

Red Schoendienst coached the team.

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Regular Season Runs For: 568
Regular Season Runs Against: 600

Date Game Res Home Road Record
April 15, 1972 Montreal Expos 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 2 L 0-1 0-0 0-1
April 16, 1972 Montreal Expos 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 2 L 0-2 0-0 0-2
April 17, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 5 at Philadelphia Phillies 4 W 0-2 1-0 1-2
April 18, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Philadelphia Phillies 6 L 0-2 1-1 1-3
April 19, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 0 at Philadelphia Phillies 1 L 0-2 1-2 1-4
April 21, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 1 at Montreal Expos 2 L 0-2 1-3 1-5
April 22, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 5 at Montreal Expos 6 L 0-2 1-4 1-6
April 23, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 6 at Montreal Expos 1 W 0-2 2-4 2-6
April 25, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Atlanta Braves 9 L 0-2 2-5 2-7
April 26, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 9 at Atlanta Braves 4 W 0-2 3-5 3-7
April 28, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 7 at Houston Astros 2 W 0-2 4-5 4-7
April 29, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 4 at Houston Astros 2 W 0-2 5-5 5-7
April 30, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 6 at Houston Astros 7 L 0-2 5-6 5-8
May 2, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 7 at St. Louis Cardinals 6 L 0-3 5-6 5-9
May 3, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 1 at St. Louis Cardinals 2 W 1-3 5-6 6-9
May 4, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 9 at St. Louis Cardinals 5 L 1-4 5-6 6-10
May 5, 1972 Atlanta Braves 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 L 1-5 5-6 6-11
May 6, 1972 Atlanta Braves 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 W 2-5 5-6 7-11
May 7, 1972 Atlanta Braves 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 5 W 3-5 5-6 8-11
May 9, 1972 Houston Astros 1 at St. Louis Cardinals 2 W 4-5 5-6 9-11
May 10, 1972 Houston Astros 10 at St. Louis Cardinals 7 L 4-6 5-6 9-12
May 11, 1972 Houston Astros 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 W 5-6 5-6 10-12
May 12, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 4 at Cincinnati Reds 5 L 5-6 5-7 10-13
May 13, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Cincinnati Reds 11 L 5-6 5-8 10-14
May 14, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Cincinnati Reds 4 L 5-6 5-9 10-15
May 14, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 0 at Cincinnati Reds 2 L 5-6 5-10 10-16
May 15, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 1 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 L 5-6 5-11 10-17
May 16, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Pittsburgh Pirates 4 L 5-6 5-12 10-18
May 17, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 0 at Pittsburgh Pirates 12 L 5-6 5-13 10-19
May 18, 1972 Chicago Cubs 6 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 L 5-7 5-13 10-20
May 19, 1972 Chicago Cubs 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 W 6-7 5-13 11-20
May 20, 1972 Chicago Cubs 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 3 W 7-7 5-13 12-20
May 21, 1972 Chicago Cubs 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 2 L 7-8 5-13 12-21
May 23, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 at St. Louis Cardinals 2 L 7-9 5-13 12-22
May 24, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 L 7-10 5-13 12-23
May 25, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 W 8-10 5-13 13-23
May 26, 1972 New York Mets 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 6 W 9-10 5-13 14-23
May 27, 1972 New York Mets 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 L 9-11 5-13 14-24
May 28, 1972 New York Mets 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 8 W 10-11 5-13 15-24
May 29, 1972 New York Mets 7 at St. Louis Cardinals 6 L 10-12 5-13 15-25
May 31, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 1 at Chicago Cubs 0 W 10-12 6-13 16-25
June 1, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Chicago Cubs 7 L 10-12 6-14 16-26
June 2, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Los Angeles Dodgers 8 L 10-12 6-15 16-27
June 3, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 0 at Los Angeles Dodgers 1 L 10-12 6-16 16-28
June 4, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 4 at Los Angeles Dodgers 0 W 10-12 7-16 17-28
June 6, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 5 at San Francisco Giants 3 W 10-12 8-16 18-28
June 7, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 6 at San Francisco Giants 0 W 10-12 9-16 19-28
June 8, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 6 at San Francisco Giants 4 W 10-12 10-16 20-28
June 9, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at San Diego Padres 2 W 10-12 11-16 21-28
June 10, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 5 at San Diego Padres 2 W 10-12 12-16 22-28
June 11, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at San Diego Padres 4 L 10-12 12-17 22-29
June 12, 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 3 W 11-12 12-17 23-29
June 13, 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 L 11-13 12-17 23-30
June 16, 1972 San Francisco Giants 6 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 L 11-14 12-17 23-31
June 17, 1972 San Francisco Giants 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 W 12-14 12-17 24-31
June 18, 1972 San Francisco Giants 8 at St. Louis Cardinals 2 L 12-15 12-17 24-32
June 20, 1972 San Diego Padres 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 5 W 13-15 12-17 25-32
June 21, 1972 San Diego Padres 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 14 W 14-15 12-17 26-32
June 24, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 11 at New York Mets 0 W 14-15 13-17 27-32
June 25, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 7 at New York Mets 1 W 14-15 14-17 28-32
June 25, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at New York Mets 1 W 14-15 15-17 29-32
June 26, 1972 Montreal Expos 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 W 15-15 15-17 30-32
June 27, 1972 Montreal Expos 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 W 16-15 15-17 31-32
June 27, 1972 Montreal Expos 11 at St. Louis Cardinals 3 L 16-16 15-17 31-33
June 28, 1972 Chicago Cubs 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 8 W 17-16 15-17 32-33
June 29, 1972 Chicago Cubs 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 W 18-16 15-17 33-33
June 30, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 4 at Philadelphia Phillies 1 W 18-16 16-17 34-33
July 1, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 6 at Philadelphia Phillies 4 W 18-16 17-17 35-33
July 1, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 1 at Philadelphia Phillies 0 W 18-16 18-17 36-33
July 2, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 7 at Philadelphia Phillies 3 W 18-16 19-17 37-33
July 3, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 4 at Cincinnati Reds 2 W 18-16 20-17 38-33
July 4, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 1 at Cincinnati Reds 6 L 18-16 20-18 38-34
July 7, 1972 Houston Astros 1 at St. Louis Cardinals 3 W 19-16 20-18 39-34
July 8, 1972 Houston Astros 1 at St. Louis Cardinals 2 W 20-16 20-18 40-34
July 9, 1972 Houston Astros 12 at St. Louis Cardinals 6 L 20-17 20-18 40-35
July 11, 1972 Atlanta Braves 5 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 L 20-18 20-18 40-36
July 12, 1972 Atlanta Braves 0 at St. Louis Cardinals 7 W 21-18 20-18 41-36
July 13, 1972 Atlanta Braves 0 at St. Louis Cardinals 2 W 22-18 20-18 42-36
July 14, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 6 at St. Louis Cardinals 3 L 22-19 20-18 42-37
July 15, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 12 at St. Louis Cardinals 2 L 22-20 20-18 42-38
July 16, 1972 Cincinnati Reds 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 L 22-21 20-18 42-39
July 17, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Houston Astros 2 W 22-21 21-18 43-39
July 18, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Houston Astros 11 L 22-21 21-19 43-40
July 19, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 6 at Houston Astros 0 W 22-21 22-19 44-40
July 20, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Atlanta Braves 6 L 22-21 22-20 44-41
July 21, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Atlanta Braves 1 W 22-21 23-20 45-41
July 22, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 7 at Atlanta Braves 8 L 22-21 23-21 45-42
July 23, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Atlanta Braves 3 L 22-21 23-22 45-43
July 27, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 8 at Montreal Expos 2 W 22-21 24-22 46-43
July 28, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 1 at Montreal Expos 3 L 22-21 24-23 46-44
July 29, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Chicago Cubs 3 L 22-21 24-24 46-45
July 30, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 0 at Chicago Cubs 4 L 22-21 24-25 46-46
July 30, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 4 at Chicago Cubs 5 L 22-21 24-26 46-47
July 31, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 0 at Chicago Cubs 4 L 22-21 24-27 46-48
August 1, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 7 W 23-21 24-27 47-48
August 2, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 at St. Louis Cardinals 10 W 24-21 24-27 48-48
August 3, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 L 24-22 24-27 48-49
August 4, 1972 Philadelphia Phillies 8 at St. Louis Cardinals 3 L 24-23 24-27 48-50
August 5, 1972 Philadelphia Phillies 5 at St. Louis Cardinals 0 L 24-24 24-27 48-51
August 6, 1972 Philadelphia Phillies 0 at St. Louis Cardinals 6 W 25-24 24-27 49-51
August 7, 1972 New York Mets 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 3 W 26-24 24-27 50-51
August 8, 1972 New York Mets 5 at St. Louis Cardinals 6 W 27-24 24-27 51-51
August 9, 1972 New York Mets 8 at St. Louis Cardinals 3 L 27-25 24-27 51-52
August 11, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 10 L 27-25 24-28 51-53
August 12, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 L 27-25 24-29 51-54
August 13, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates 7 L 27-25 24-30 51-55
August 13, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 0 W 27-25 25-30 52-55
August 15, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 1 at San Diego Padres 7 L 27-25 25-31 52-56
August 16, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 6 at San Diego Padres 4 W 27-25 26-31 53-56
August 17, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at San Diego Padres 3 L 27-25 26-32 53-57
August 18, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at San Francisco Giants 1 W 27-25 27-32 54-57
August 19, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 7 at San Francisco Giants 4 W 27-25 28-32 55-57
August 20, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at San Francisco Giants 5 L 27-25 28-33 55-58
August 21, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 4 at Los Angeles Dodgers 0 W 27-25 29-33 56-58
August 22, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 0 at Los Angeles Dodgers 1 L 27-25 29-34 56-59
August 23, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 0 at Los Angeles Dodgers 3 L 27-25 29-35 56-60
August 25, 1972 San Diego Padres 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 7 W 28-25 29-35 57-60
August 25, 1972 San Diego Padres 8 at St. Louis Cardinals 7 L 28-26 29-35 57-61
August 26, 1972 San Diego Padres 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 9 W 29-26 29-35 58-61
August 27, 1972 San Diego Padres 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 9 W 30-26 29-35 59-61
August 28, 1972 San Francisco Giants 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 W 31-26 29-35 60-61
August 29, 1972 San Francisco Giants 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 0 L 31-27 29-35 60-62
August 30, 1972 San Francisco Giants 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 2 L 31-28 29-35 60-63
September 1, 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers 1 at St. Louis Cardinals 5 W 32-28 29-35 61-63
September 1, 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 L 32-29 29-35 61-64
September 2, 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers 5 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 L 32-30 29-35 61-65
September 3, 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers 6 at St. Louis Cardinals 3 L 32-31 29-35 61-66
September 4, 1972 Montreal Expos 7 at St. Louis Cardinals 8 W 33-31 29-35 62-66
September 4, 1972 Montreal Expos 1 at St. Louis Cardinals 0 L 33-32 29-35 62-67
September 5, 1972 Montreal Expos 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 5 W 34-32 29-35 63-67
September 6, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Philadelphia Phillies 3 L 34-32 29-36 63-68
September 7, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 1 at Philadelphia Phillies 2 L 34-32 29-37 63-69
September 8, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at New York Mets 8 L 34-32 29-38 63-70
September 8, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 9 at New York Mets 4 W 34-32 30-38 64-70
September 9, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 1 at New York Mets 3 L 34-32 30-39 64-71
September 10, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at New York Mets 3 L 34-32 30-40 64-72
September 11, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 0 at Montreal Expos 4 L 34-32 30-41 64-73
September 12, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Montreal Expos 7 L 34-32 30-42 64-74
September 13, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 5 at Montreal Expos 4 W 34-32 31-42 65-74
September 14, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 6 at Montreal Expos 2 W 34-32 32-42 66-74
September 15, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 10 W 35-32 32-42 67-74
September 16, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 W 36-32 32-42 68-74
September 17, 1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 5 W 37-32 32-42 69-74
September 19, 1972 Philadelphia Phillies 1 at St. Louis Cardinals 2 W 38-32 32-42 70-74
September 20, 1972 Philadelphia Phillies 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 L 38-33 32-42 70-75
September 21, 1972 Philadelphia Phillies 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 L 38-34 32-42 70-76
September 23, 1972 Chicago Cubs 2 at St. Louis Cardinals 0 L 38-35 32-42 70-77
September 23, 1972 Chicago Cubs 15 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 L 38-36 32-42 70-78
September 24, 1972 Chicago Cubs 1 at St. Louis Cardinals 2 W 39-36 32-42 71-78
September 26, 1972 New York Mets 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 L 39-37 32-42 71-79
September 27, 1972 New York Mets 0 at St. Louis Cardinals 4 W 40-37 32-42 72-79
September 29, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 4 at Chicago Cubs 1 W 40-37 33-42 73-79
September 30, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Chicago Cubs 1 W 40-37 34-42 74-79
October 1, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 0 at Chicago Cubs 3 L 40-37 34-43 74-80
October 3, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Pittsburgh Pirates 6 L 40-37 34-44 74-81
October 4, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 4 at Pittsburgh Pirates 3 W 40-37 35-44 75-81