1972 Wichita Aeros Roster

American Association (AA) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 87-53
Finished 1st in the AA's West Division
Manager: Jim Marshall (87-53)
Affiliation: Chicago Cubs
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Ballpark: Lawrence-Dumont Stadium
Attendance: 276,451, Avg. 3,949
1972 Wichita Aeros Statistics

Playoffs - Evansville Triplets 3 games, Wichita Aeros 0

The Wichita Aeros of the American Association ended the 1972 season with a record of 87 wins and 53 losses, finishing first in the league's West Division.

The Aeros paced the league with 682 runs. Wichita surrendered 553 runs. Pat Bourque led the team with 20 home runs and drove in 87 runs. Cleo James topped hitters with significant playing time with a .281 average. Joe Decker paced the squad with 12 wins and a team-best 2.26 ERA, best among pitchers with enough qualifying appearances.

Players from the 1972 Wichita Aeros who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Ossie Blanco, Bill Bonham, Pat Bourque, Danny Breeden, Frank Coggins, Joe Decker, Jim Dunegan, Frank Fernández, Skip Guinn, Larry Gura, Jim Hibbs, Gene Hiser, Terry Hughes, Cleo James, Bill Kelso, Al Montreuil, Bill North, José Ortiz, Paul Reuschel, Rick Reuschel, Roberto Rodríguez, Dave Rosello, Art Shamsky, Jim Todd, Ron Tompkins and Floyd Weaver.

Jim Marshall served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Tom BadcockLLJuly 13, 19496'1"185Summit, NJ US
Ossie BlancoRRSeptember 8, 19456'0"185Caracas, Distrito Federal VE
Bill BonhamRROctober 1, 19486'3"190Glendale, CA US
Pat BourqueLLMarch 23, 19476'0"210Worcester, MA US
Ignacio BracamontesLLSeptember 9, 19506'4"185San Diego, CA US
Danny BreedenRRJune 27, 19425'11"185Albany, GA US
Frank CogginsSRMay 22, 19446'2"187Griffin, GA US
Joe DeckerRRJune 16, 19476'0"180Storm Lake, IA US
Jim DuneganRRAugust 6, 19476'1"205Burlington, IA US
Frank FernándezRRApril 16, 19436'0"185Staten Island, NY US
Skip GuinnRLOctober 25, 19445'10"180St. Charles, MO US
Larry GuraSLNovember 26, 19476'0"170Joliet, IL US
Jim HibbsRRSeptember 10, 19446'0"190Klamath Falls, OR US
Gene HiserLLDecember 11, 19485'11"175Baltimore, MD US
Terry HughesRRMay 13, 19496'1"185Spartanburg, SC US
Cleo JamesRRAugust 31, 19405'10"176Clarksdale, MS US
Bill KelsoRRFebruary 19, 19406'4"215Kansas City, MO US
Ronnie MatneySLJune 1, 19476'0"185Mobile, AL US
Al MontreuilRRAugust 23, 19435'5"158New Orleans, LA US
Bill NorthSRMay 15, 19485'11"185Seattle, WA US
José OrtizRRJune 25, 19475'9"155Ponce, PR
Horace PorterLRSeptember 19, 19475'11"155Charlotte, NC US
Paul ReuschelRRJanuary 12, 19476'4"225Quincy, IL US
Rick ReuschelRRMay 16, 19496'3"215Quincy, IL US
Ralph RickeySRDecember 8, 19466'3"205Oklahoma City, OK US
Roberto RodríguezRRFebruary 5, 19416'3"185Caracas, Distrito Federal VE
Dave RoselloRRJune 26, 19505'11"160Mayaguez, PR
Jim SaulLRNovember 24, 19396'3"200Bristol, VA US
Art ShamskyLLOctober 14, 19416'1"168St. Louis, MO US
Jim ToddLRSeptember 21, 19476'2"190Lancaster, PA US
Ron TompkinsRRNovember 27, 19446'4"198San Diego, CA US
Floyd WeaverRRMay 12, 19416'4"195Ben Franklin, TX US
Paul ZahnRRApril 21, 19475'8"165Des Moines, IA 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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