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1972 Charleston Charlies Roster

International League (IL) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 80-64
Finished 2nd in the IL
Manager: John Davis (80-64)
Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Ballpark: Watt Powell Stadium
Attendance: 109,522, Avg. 1,521
1972 Charleston Charlies Statistics

Playoffs - Tidewater Tides 2 games, Charleston Charlies 1

The Charleston Charlies of the International League ended the 1972 season with a record of 80 wins and 64 losses, finishing second in the IL.

The Charlies led the league with 664 runs, ignited by 104 home runs. Charleston allowed 581 runs. Richie Zisk paced the team with 26 home runs and drove in 86 runs, while leading all regular batters by connecting at a .308 clip, while Dick Colpaert and Gene Garber topped the squad with 14 wins each, and Gene Garber recorded a 2.26 ERA, tops among qualifying pitchers.

Members of the 1972 Charleston Charlies who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Chuck Goggin, Gene Garber, Tom Dettore, Dick Colpaert, Frank Taveras, Kent Tekulve, Richie Zisk, Bob Veale, Dick Sharon, Charlie Sands, Rick Joseph, Gary Kolb, George Kopacz, Art Howe, John Lamb, Rimp Lanier, Fred Cambria, Luis Alcaraz, Buddy Booker, Doug Bair, Barry Moore, Jim Nelson and Jim McKee.

John Davis served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Luis AlcarazRRJune 20, 19415'9"165Humacao, PR
Doug BairRRAugust 22, 19496'0"170Defiance, OH US
Buddy BookerLRMay 28, 19425'10"170Lynchburg, VA US
Philip BushmanLLDecember 22, 19465'10"170
Fred CambriaRRJanuary 22, 19486'2"195Cambria Heights, NY US
Dick ColpaertRRJanuary 3, 19445'10"182Fraser, MI US
Tom DettoreLRNovember 17, 19476'4"200Canonsburg, PA US
Frank FrontinoRROctober 23, 19486'2"195Spangler, PA US
Gene GarberRRNovember 13, 19475'10"175Lancaster, PA US
Chuck GogginSRJuly 7, 19455'11"175Pompano Beach, FL US
Barry HouserLLDecember 24, 19456'4"200Mechanicsburg, PA US
Charles HowardSRJune 19, 19436'0"180Hobson City, AL US
Art HoweRRDecember 15, 19466'2"190Pittsburgh, PA US
Rick JosephRRAugust 24, 19396'1"192San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Gary KolbLRMarch 13, 19406'0"194Rock Falls, IL US
George KopaczLLFebruary 26, 19416'1"195Chicago, IL US
John LambRRJuly 20, 19466'3"180Sharon, CT US
Rimp LanierLROctober 19, 19485'8"150Tuskegee, AL US
Jimmy MarrujoRRAugust 27, 19435'11"180Claremore, OK US
Jim McKeeRRFebruary 1, 19476'7"215Columbus, OH US
Barry MooreLLApril 3, 19436'1"190Statesville, NC US
Jim NelsonRRJuly 4, 19476'0"180Birmingham, AL US
Silvano QuezadaRRSeptember 13, 19396'2"190Sabana de la Mar, Hato Mayor DO
Charlie SandsLRDecember 17, 19476'2"200Newport News, VA US
Dick SharonRRApril 15, 19506'2"195San Mateo, CA US
Frank TaverasRRDecember 24, 19496'0"155Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Monte Cristi DO
Kent TekulveRRMarch 5, 19476'4"180Cincinnati, OH US
Bob VealeSLOctober 28, 19356'6"212Birmingham, AL US
Richie ZiskRRFebruary 6, 19496'1"200Brooklyn, NY 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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