1972 Arkansas Travelers Roster

Texas League (TL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 65-74
Finished 3rd in the TL's East Division
Manager: Fred Koenig (65-74)
Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Ballpark: Ray Winder Field
Attendance: 79,358, Avg. 1,142
1972 Arkansas Travelers Statistics

The Arkansas Travelers of the Texas League ended the 1972 season with a record of 65 wins and 74 losses, finishing third in the league's East Division.

The Travelers scored 535 runs and allowed 550 runs. Bill Bright paced Arkansas with 20 home runs and drove in 69 runs, while leading all regular batters by connecting at a .264 clip. Jackie Stripling and Greg Millikan topped the team with 9 wins each, and Rudy Arroyo recorded a 2.66 ERA, tops among qualifying pitchers.

Members of the 1972 Arkansas Travelers who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Bake McBride, Rudy Arroyo, Al Hrabosky, Tom Heintzelman, Mike Vail, Milt Ramirez, Jorge Roque, Tommy Cruz, Jim Dwyer, Rich Folkers and Bob Forsch.

Fred Koenig served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Rudy ArroyoLLJune 19, 19506'2"195New York, NY US
Tony AuferioRRJune 13, 19475'10"185Orange, NJ US
Brian BachRRMarch 11, 19486'2"195Kingston, NY US
Bill BrightLRApril 30, 19496'0"175Allentown, PA US
Russ CaldarellaRRFebruary 8, 19515'8"175Long Beach, CA US
Larry CorralSRAugust 21, 19516'1"195San Mateo, CA US
Tommy CruzLLFebruary 15, 19515'9"165Arroyo, PR
Wayne DeesLLAugust 26, 19476'1"185Lakeland, FL US
Jim DwyerLLJanuary 3, 19505'10"165Evergreen Park, IL US
Steve EvansRRDecember 19, 19476'4"200Elmhurst, IL US
Rich FolkersLLOctober 17, 19466'2"180Waterloo, IA US
Bob ForschRRJanuary 13, 19506'4"200Sacramento, CA US
Tom HeintzelmanRRNovember 3, 19466'1"180St. Charles, MO US
Herb HofvendahlRRSeptember 18, 19476'1"195San Francisco, CA US
Al HraboskyRLJuly 21, 19495'11"185Oakland, CA US
Willie JamesRRJuly 11, 19496'2"195Marksville, LA US
Dave KentRRDecember 1, 19486'2"195Tampa, FL US
Stanley KmetRRJune 27, 19486'2"190
Larry KochRRJanuary 16, 19486'3"205
Benny LooperRRSeptember 29, 19486'2"195Granite, OK US
Jose LopezRRDecember 23, 19506'1"158Maracay, Aragua VE
Jeffrey MasonRRSeptember 11, 19496'2"175Long Beach, CA US
Bake McBrideLRFebruary 3, 19496'2"190Fulton, MO US
Ed MeredithRLFebruary 15, 19476'4"210Louisville, KY US
Greg MillikanLLMay 10, 19486'2"187Los Angeles, CA US
David NitschkeRRJanuary 17, 19476'0"190Fresno, CA US
Dennis ParksRRJanuary 31, 19476'1"180Lindsay, CA US
Rick PopeRRJuly 26, 19496'4"220Inglewood, CA US
Barry PorisLLFebruary 9, 19486'2"195Brooklyn, NY US
George PutzLRJune 19, 19475'10"185Rockville, CT US
Milt RamirezRRApril 2, 19505'9"150Mayaguez, PR
Jorge RoqueRRApril 28, 19505'10"158Ponce, PR
Richard StonumRRJanuary 13, 19486'1"175St. Louis, MO US
Jackie StriplingRRMay 18, 19496'2"193Holdenville, OK US
Tommy ThompsonRRMay 22, 19476'1"160Upland, CA US
Phil TrombinoRRFebruary 10, 19476'3"200New York, NY US
Mike VailRRNovember 10, 19516'1"180San Francisco, CA US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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