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1972 Tidewater Tides Roster

International League (IL) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 78-65
Finished 3rd in the IL
Manager: Hank Bauer (78-65)
Affiliation: New York Mets
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Ballpark: Metropolitan Park
Attendance: 104,275, Avg. 1,458
1972 Tidewater Tides Statistics

Playoffs - Tidewater Tides 2 games, Charleston Charlies 1
Finals - Tidewater Tides 3 games, Louisville Colonels 2

The Tidewater Tides of the International League ended the 1972 season with a record of 78 wins and 65 losses, finishing third in the IL.

The Tides paced the league with just 532 runs allowed. Tidewater scored 541 runs. George Theodore accounted for 78 RBI and topped batters with significant playing time by hitting .296. Harry Parker led the team with 14 wins and a team-best 2.61 ERA, best among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Players from the 1972 Tidewater Tides who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Don Hahn, Jim Kennedy, Bill Dillman, Chip Coulter, Bobby Etheridge, Larry Fritz, Jim Gosger, Jose Morales, Tommy Moore, Dave McDonald, Brian Ostrosser, Dave Schneck, Pedro Ramos, Bob Rauch, Scott Reid, Barry Raziano, Harry Parker, Randy Brown, Buzz Capra, Lute Barnes, Charlie Williams, Chuck Taylor, George Theodore, Brent Strom and George Spriggs.

Hank Bauer served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Lute BarnesRRApril 28, 19475'10"160Forest City, IA US
John BauerLLApril 20, 19425'11"185Marshfield, WI US
Randy BrownLRAugust 29, 19435'7"170Leesburg, FL US
Buzz CapraRROctober 1, 19475'10"168Chicago, IL US
Bill CottonRROctober 20, 19475'10"195McCook, NE US
Chip CoulterSRJune 5, 19455'10"172Steubenville, OH US
Lazaro Del OrbeRRDecember 17, 19505'10"165Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Bill DillmanRRMay 25, 19456'2"180Trenton, NJ US
Kenny EspositoLLJune 9, 19506'2"175Flushing, NY US
Bobby EtheridgeRRNovember 25, 19425'9"170Greenville, MS US
Larry FritzLLFebruary 14, 19496'2"225East Chicago, IN US
John GlassRRApril 7, 19476'0"160
Jim GosgerLLNovember 6, 19425'11"185Port Huron, MI US
Don HahnRRNovember 16, 19486'1"180San Francisco, CA US
George KazmarekRRDecember 24, 19476'1"196Baltimore, MD US
Jim KennedyLRNovember 1, 19465'9"160Tulsa, OK US
Dave McDonaldLRMay 20, 19436'3"215New Albany, IN US
Tommy MooreRRJuly 7, 19485'11"175Lynwood, CA US
Jose MoralesRRDecember 30, 19445'11"187Frederiksted, St. Croix VI
Brian OstrosserLRJune 17, 19496'0"175Hamilton, ON CA
Harry ParkerRRSeptember 14, 19476'3"190Highland, IL US
Jerry PerkinsSLJanuary 20, 19496'0"205
Nelson PichardoRRMay 5, 19505'9"132
Pedro RamosSRApril 28, 19356'0"175Pinar del Rio, Pinar del Rio CU
Bob RauchRRJune 16, 19496'4"200Brookings, SD US
Barry RazianoSRFebruary 5, 19475'10"175New Orleans, LA US
Fred ReahmLLApril 12, 19486'0"180
Scott ReidLRJanuary 7, 19476'1"195Chicago, IL US
Dave SchneckLLJune 18, 19495'10"200Allentown, PA US
Bill ScriptureRRNovember 20, 19415'9"180Pensacola, FL US
Tommie SheppardRRJuly 16, 19486'0"178Ash Flat, AR US
Gary SpragueLRMay 20, 19465'10"170
George SpriggsLRMay 22, 19375'11"175Jewell, MD US
Brent StromRLOctober 14, 19486'3"189San Diego, CA US
Chuck TaylorRRApril 18, 19426'2"195Shelbyville, TN US
George TheodoreRRNovember 13, 19466'4"190Salt Lake City, UT US
Charlie WilliamsRROctober 11, 19476'2"200Flushing, NY US
Fred WinstonRRJune 19, 19466'3"196

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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