1972 Oakland Athletics Roster

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 Results

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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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Matty AlouRFLLDecember 22, 19385'9"160Bajos de Haina, Sa D.R.
Brant AlyeaRFRRDecember 8, 19406'3"215Passaic, NJ USA
Dwain Anderson3BRRNovember 23, 19475'11"165Oakland, CA USA
Sal Bando3BRRFebruary 13, 19446'0"195Cleveland, OH USA
Curt BlefaryIFLRJuly 5, 19436'2"195Brooklyn, NY USA
Vida BluePBLJuly 28, 19496'0"189Mansfield, LA USA
Bobby BrooksCFRRNovember 1, 19455'8"165Los Angeles, CA USA
Larry Brown2BRRMarch 1, 19405'10"160Shinnston, WV USA
Ollie BrownRFRRFebruary 11, 19446'2"178Tuscaloosa, AL USA
Bert CampanerisSSRRMarch 9, 19425'10"160Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba
Orlando CepedaPRRSeptember 17, 19376'2"210Ponce, P.R.
Ron Clark2BRRJanuary 14, 19435'10"175Fort Worth, TX USA
Tim Cullen2BRRFebruary 16, 19426'1"185San Francisco, CA USA
Dave DuncanCRRSeptember 26, 19456'2"190Dallas, TX USA
Mike Epstein1BLLApril 4, 19436'3"230Bronx, NY USA
Rollie FingersPRRAugust 25, 19466'4"190Steubenville, OH USA
Adrian GarrettLFLRJanuary 3, 19436'3"185Brooksville, FL USA
Dick Green2BRRApril 21, 19415'10"180Sioux City, IA USA
Dave HamiltonPLLDecember 13, 19476'0"180Seattle, WA USA
Larry HaneyCRRNovember 19, 19426'2"195Charlottesville, VA USA
Mike Hegan1BLLJuly 21, 19426'1"188Cleveland, OH USA
George HendrickCFRROctober 18, 19496'3"195Los Angeles, CA USA
Ken HoltzmanPRLNovember 3, 19456'2"175St. Louis, MO USA
Joe HorlenPRRAugust 14, 19376'0"170San Antonio, TX USA
Catfish HunterPRRApril 8, 19466'0"190Hertford, NC USA
Reggie JacksonCFLLMay 18, 19466'0"195Abington, PA USA
Mike KilkennyPRLApril 11, 19456'3"175Bradford, ON CAN
Darold KnowlesPLLDecember 9, 19416'0"180Brunswick, MO USA
Ted Kubiak2BBRMay 12, 19426'0"175New Brunswick, NJ USA
Allan LewisLFBRDecember 12, 19416'0"170Colon, Co Panama
Bob LockerPBRMarch 15, 19386'3"200George, IA USA
Angel MangualRFRRMarch 19, 19475'10"178Juana Diaz, P.R.
Gonzalo Marquez1BLLMarch 31, 19405'11"180Carupano, Su Venezuela
Marty Martinez2BBRAugust 23, 19416'0"170La Habana, La Cuba
Dal Maxvill2BRRFebruary 18, 19395'11"157Granite City, IL USA
Denny McLainPRRMarch 29, 19446'1"185Chicago, IL USA
Bill McNulty3BRRAugust 29, 19466'4"205Sacramento, CA USA
Don Mincher1BLRJune 24, 19386'3"205Huntsville, AL USA
Blue Moon OdomPRRMay 29, 19456'0"178Macon, GA USA
Jim RolandPRLDecember 14, 19426'3"175Franklin, NC USA
Joe RudiLFRRSeptember 7, 19466'2"200Modesto, CA USA
Diego SeguiPRRAugust 17, 19376'0"190Holguin, Ho Cuba
Art ShamskyPLLOctober 14, 19416'1"168St. Louis, MO USA
Don ShawPLLFebruary 23, 19446'0"180Pittsburgh, PA USA
Gene TenaceCRROctober 10, 19466'0"190Russellton, PA USA
Bill VossRFLLOctober 31, 19436'2"160Glendale, CA USA
Gary WaslewskiPRRJuly 21, 19416'4"190Meriden, CT USA