1972 Appleton Foxes Statistics

Midwest League (MWL) - Class: A
Team Record: 76-51
Finished 1st in the MWL's North Division
Manager: Bert Thiel (76-51)
Affiliation: Chicago White Sox
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Ballpark: Goodland Field
Attendance: 72,851, Avg. 1,147
1972 Appleton Foxes Roster

Playoffs - Appleton Foxes 1 game, Wisconsin Rapids Twins 0
Finals - Danville Warriors 2 games, Appleton Foxes 0

The Appleton Foxes of the Midwest League ended the 1972 season with a record of 76 wins and 51 losses, finishing first in the league's North Division.

The Foxes plated 576 runs and allowed 480 runs. Lamar Johnson paced Appleton with 26 home runs and drove in 89 runs, while leading hitters with significant playing time by hitting .313, while Harold McClain topped the squad with 13 wins and a team-best 2.31 earned run average, tops among regular hurlers.

Players from the 1972 Appleton Foxes who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Mike Buskey, George Enright, Bart Johnson, Lamar Johnson and Jeff Holly.

Bert Thiel served as manager.


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Pitching:

Player W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Harold McClain135.7222.312622531144.0111473776621142211
Paul Patterson129.5713.2028281030183.018091659596111501
John Shermer102.8332.63141142182.0712624138364303
Paul Sands72.7782.6234420779.0613023138460204
Eddie Holly67.4623.662917500113.0915846657393402
Robert McCauley68.4292.60171463097.0733528643180314
Jeff Dusek51.8331.1520000639.029105115719001
Jeff Holly55.5004.5839000459.0593630831549205
Kurt Best56.4553.56301120196.010755388313614010
Murphy Eppinette33.5003.65261010379.0643732831562414
Craig Lown21.6674.9620400249.0593527028343113
Bart Johnson101.0000.535200217.0101102014000
David Diamond12.3331.128411124.01793111131101
Goose Gregson003.278000111.013541729102
Richard Ortner007.50100006.07552304000
Totals7651.5983.0730512703612291078.09524803685946045814325510

Batting:

Player GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
Lamar Johnson1144484026312617326898103878.313.377.565.942227503
Mike Buskey1224994417411717224137114256.265.326.327.6531440124
Bobby Bridges11946540548115218358454587.284.356.398.753161375
Fred Norton1224374124811312412599416107.274.304.410.714169333
Danny Rourke117489405821052062303297462.259.380.353.733143622
Roger McSwain1113633025179185541555551.262.377.404.781122150
Robert Stolarick78255223377393332322635.327.394.435.82997042
Michael Reynolds1053803214873164632325489.227.340.358.699115212
Bart Johnson50153143204710162510734.329.366.538.90477201
Marty Morrison68141130153091317101126.231.291.385.67550000
Joseph Pomykala561279617223217512926.229.409.333.74332101
Irv Zakheim451159414211008101817.223.348.234.58222030
Paul Patterson408072717210600328.236.267.292.55821050
Postell Johnson368576617601701621.224.306.342.64826300
Brad Graff341058910153007201126.169.260.202.46218050
George Enright257261514200510819.230.314.262.57716021
Eddie Holly33383447000200219.206.250.206.4567020
Richard Belliston16434137110000111.171.190.244.43410010
Harold McClain26534417200400315.159.213.205.4179060
Gerardo Rodriguez15474716001510015.128.128.191.3199000
Kurt Best30302835100000210.179.233.214.4486000
Robert McCauley18322935101300019.172.172.310.4839030
Richard Ortner813122410120014.333.385.6671.0518000
Paul Sands3426225400010027.182.250.182.4324020
Jeff Dusek20872300010001.429.429.429.8573010
John Shermer14302613000400110.115.179.115.2943120
Lister Lespier23302833001300214.107.167.214.3816000
Jeff Holly3916140200010003.143.143.143.2862020
Murphy Eppinette26232122000000211.095.174.095.2692000
Joseph Cook1110000000001.000.000.000.0000000
David Diamond8760000000013.000.143.000.1430000
Mark Marquess1110000000001.000.000.000.0000000
Goose Gregson8110000000000.000.000.000.0000000
Craig Lown2013101000000039.000.231.000.2310000
Totals1582462640445761042172417449011350463915.258.336.375.711151802768240


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
Lamar Johnson1B111900461878.9818.523
Marty Morrison1B341446519.9684.412
Postell Johnson1B433214.9728.750
Gerardo Rodriguez1B120001.0002.000
Mark Marquess1B150001.0005.000
Richard Belliston1B110001.0001.000
Bobby Bridges2B821522111948.9504.427
Brad Graff2B294671310.9754.034
Mike Buskey2B163043112.9864.562
Danny Rourke2B8111511.9633.250
Lister Lespier2B855021.0001.250
Irv Zakheim2B323011.0001.667
Danny Rourke3B103942093014.9102.942
Irv Zakheim3B30233633.9521.967
Lister Lespier3B61430.625.833
Gerardo Rodriguez3B41650.5831.750
Bobby Bridges3B210011.000.500
Mike Buskey3B101001.0001.000
Michael ReynoldsC9460966165.9777.18112
George EnrightC23119431.9765.3483
Richard BellistonC1056210.9835.8003
Gerardo RodriguezC852531.9507.1253
Richard OrtnerC4160001.0004.0001
Joseph CookC14010.8004.0000
Fred NortonOF1182578111.9602.246
Roger McSwainOF105144341.9741.400
Robert StolarickOF7187440.9581.282
Joseph PomykalaOF5152511.9831.118
Bart JohnsonOF3848522.9641.395
Postell JohnsonOF2719110.952.741
Bobby BridgesOF1520010.9521.333
Marty MorrisonOF1316121.8951.308
Michael ReynoldsOF10120001.0001.200
Richard BellistonOF440001.0001.000
Gerardo RodriguezOF230001.0001.500
Jeff HollyP3916021.000.179
Paul SandsP3451310.947.529
Kurt BestP3081834.897.867
Eddie HollyP2941321.895.586
Paul PattersonP28104363.8981.893
Harold McClainP2622241.857.923
Murphy EppinetteP26711021.000.692
Craig LownP202921.846.550
Jeff DusekP202710.900.450
Robert McCauleyP1768011.000.824
John ShermerP141821.818.643
Goose GregsonP804001.000.500
David DiamondP81430.625.625
Bart JohnsonP50311.750.600
Richard OrtnerP101001.0001.000
Mike BuskeySS1041742883358.9334.442
Bobby BridgesSS254167519.9564.320
Danny RourkeSS641411.9473.000
Lister LespierSS101001.0001.000
Totals147932371302203301.9573.0692200

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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