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1972 Toledo Mud Hens Roster

International League (IL) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 75-69
Finished 5th in the IL
Manager: Johnny Lipon (75-69)
Affiliation: Detroit Tigers
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Ballpark: Ned Skeldon Stadium
Attendance: 100,171, Avg. 1,391
1972 Toledo Mud Hens Statistics

The Toledo Mud Hens of the International League ended the 1972 season with a record of 75 wins and 69 losses, finishing fifth in the IL.

The Mud Hens scored 544 runs and conceded 557 runs. Tim Hosley led Toledo with 24 home runs and drove in 67 runs. John Gamble paced batters with significant playing time by hitting .268, and Jim Foor topped the team with 9 wins and a team-best 2.94 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Members of the 1972 Toledo Mud Hens who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Phil Meeler, Bob Molinaro, Don Leshnock, Tom Makowski, Joe Niekro, Bob Reed, Reggie Sanders, Bill Slayback, Chuck Scrivener, Jim Foor, Wayne Comer, Kevin Collins, Bill Gilbreth, John Gamble, Dennis DeBarr, Jack Whillock, Joe Staton, Bob Strampe, Ken Szotkiewicz, Chris Zachary, John Young, Ike Blessitt, Bobby Brooks, John Knox, Fred Holdsworth, Tim Hosley, Paul Jata, Dave Lemanczyk, Lerrin LaGrow and Steve Grilli.

Johnny Lipon served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Marty BarskiSRJanuary 11, 19475'10"180
Alex BikeRRJune 21, 19476'4"220Bridgeport, CT US
Ike BlessittRRSeptember 30, 19495'11"185Detroit, MI US
Raymond BlosseRR6'1"193
Bobby BrooksRRNovember 1, 19455'8"165Los Angeles, CA US
Kevin CollinsLRAugust 4, 19466'1"180Springfield, MA US
Wayne ComerRRFebruary 3, 19445'10"175Shenandoah, VA US
Dennis DeBarrLLJanuary 16, 19536'2"190Cheyenne, WY US
Frank FisherRROctober 22, 19506'4"187
Jim FoorLLJanuary 13, 19496'2"170St. Louis, MO US
David ForeRR6'0"190
John GambleRRFebruary 10, 19485'10"165Reno, NV US
Bill GilbrethLLSeptember 3, 19476'0"180Abilene, TX US
Tommy GraysonSRFebruary 19, 19455'9"180
Steve GrilliRRMay 2, 19496'2"170Brooklyn, NY US
Fred HoldsworthRRMay 29, 19526'1"190Detroit, MI US
Tim HosleyRRMay 10, 19475'11"185Spartanburg, SC US
Paul JataRRSeptember 4, 19496'1"190Astoria, NY US
John KnoxLRJuly 26, 19486'0"170Newark, NJ US
Lerrin LaGrowRRJuly 8, 19486'5"220Phoenix, AZ US
Dave LemanczykRRAugust 17, 19506'4"235Syracuse, NY US
Richard LeonSLDecember 22, 19466'1"190
Don LeshnockRLNovember 25, 19466'3"195Youngstown, OH US
Tom MakowskiRLDecember 22, 19505'11"185Buffalo, NY US
Phil MeelerRRJuly 3, 19486'5"215South Boston, VA US
Bob MolinaroLRMay 21, 19506'0"190Newark, NJ US
Joe NiekroRRNovember 7, 19446'1"185Martins Ferry, OH US
George PenaRRSeptember 16, 19446'1"190Los Angeles, CA US
Bob ReedRRJanuary 12, 19455'10"175Boston, MA US
Reggie SandersRRSeptember 9, 19496'2"205Birmingham, AL US
Chuck ScrivenerRROctober 3, 19475'9"170Alexandria, VA US
Bill SlaybackRRFebruary 21, 19486'4"200Hollywood, CA US
Eugene SpatzRRJanuary 19, 19486'0"184
Keith SpicerRR6'2"190
Joe StatonLLMarch 8, 19486'3"175Seattle, WA US
Bob StrampeSRJune 13, 19506'1"185Janesville, WI US
Ken SzotkiewiczLRFebruary 25, 19476'0"165Wilmington, DE US
Robert WareRRNovember 28, 19476'5"220
Jack WhillockRRNovember 4, 19426'3"195Clinton, AR US
John YoungLLFebruary 9, 19496'3"210Los Angeles, CA US
Chris ZacharyLRFebruary 19, 19446'2"200Knoxville, TN 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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