1972 Birmingham A's Statistics

Southern League (SL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 49-90
Finished 4th in the SL's West Division
Manager: Phil Cavarretta (49-90)
Affiliation: Oakland Athletics
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Ballpark: Rickwood Field
Attendance: 30,841, Avg. 444
1972 Birmingham A's Roster

The Birmingham A's of the Southern League ended the 1972 season with a record of 49 wins and 90 losses, finishing fourth in the league's West Division.

The A's scored 453 runs, worst in the league, and allowed 632 runs, most in the circuit. Phil Garner led Birmingham with 12 home runs Keith Lieppman accounted for 62 RBI and topped all regular batters by hitting .264. Buddy Copeland paced the squad with 11 wins and a team-best 2.4 earned run average, best among regular hurlers.

Members of the 1972 Birmingham A's who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Tommy Sandt, Reggie Sanders, Glenn Abbott, Leon Hooten, Chuck Dobson, Phil Garner, Allan Lewis, Mike Barlow, Charlie Chant, Vic Harris and Denny McLain.

Phil Cavarretta 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
Buddy Copeland116.6472.402117600131.01245835345298408
Leon Hooten56.4553.3125731387.08639327422943011
Gil Marcano510.3333.312518411136.01345750941191035
Stephen Easton510.3333.622522811144.01536558867488425
Stephen Mastin42.6673.0439220477.0742726711252001
Denny McLain33.5006.328830057.06340401519037303
Tom Smith35.3755.3324510149.0473229531150104
Robert Wolf37.3003.96121140075.0843533527256821
Glenn Abbott38.2732.51131361097.0843827531278406
Marshal Crossan311.2147.35221210071.01057058439138104
Mike Barlow24.3333.7418411453.0493022022052404
Patrick Tatom212.1435.93271320091.0105776010703591112
Bill Geiger01.0005.6616000035.0372422123118108
Brien Bickerton02.0007.3916300028.0342823127122527
Chuck Dobson03.0004.749400119.019121014012001
Totals4990.3534.113001390415151150.0119863252581499228453910800

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
Keith Lieppman13452348556128179962253269.264.308.392.700190105
Allan Lewis1123913704399631233461565.268.302.308.610114330
Tommy Sandt1094263864085112114453469.220.284.267.551103132
Charlie Chant12342737945801421046854159.211.289.338.627128223
Phil Garner7129726445741061240322743.280.355.500.855132411
Dale Sanner95363325307173733403298.218.289.323.612105132
William Fitzgerald1083863532469160132002364.195.248.249.49788334
Bill Brooks88295269336894927311946.253.301.416.718112133
Mike Weathers812962732468122219112264.249.305.330.63590010
Hank Marion852912442449112622424353.201.322.336.65882121
Joe Lindsey50177157174031181051919.255.335.306.64148010
Vic Harris32143126173761012621218.294.355.357.71245122
Bob Williams63183168103740620001341.220.275.351.62659011
Michael Marostica2583717143016001120.197.313.282.59520100
Stephen Easton326258413201100112.224.250.310.56018120
James Brunette185143511300300614.256.333.326.65914002
Gil Marcano25484437001400312.159.213.227.44010010
Leon Hooten2629261600020028.231.276.231.5076001
Patrick Tatom2830292600110008.207.207.310.5179010
Joe Robinson12393716000000210.162.205.162.3676000
Buddy Copeland21494356100700416.140.213.163.3767020
Glenn Abbott13343204100200019.125.125.156.2815020
Bill Geiger161090300000013.333.400.333.7333000
Wayne Meadows313130300010101.231.231.231.4623000
Denny McLain819170300020007.176.176.176.3533020
Robert Wolf15313113000000011.097.097.097.1943000
Stephen Mastin3914130201000016.154.214.308.5224000
Tom Smith2414141200000004.143.143.143.2862000
Chuck Dobson9551100000000.200.200.200.4001000
Mike Barlow1816151100000009.067.067.067.1331010
Marshal Crossan2225212100000038.048.167.048.2141010
Brien Bickerton17550000000003.000.000.000.0000000
Totals15224775432544299713636693877935366879.231.292.326.618141202037270


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
Keith Lieppman1B1311004701082.9918.198
William Fitzgerald1B1063424.9716.700
Mike Weathers2B811812221941.9554.975
Vic Harris2B328471610.9634.844
Hank Marion2B255351313.9724.160
Joe Robinson2B33220.7141.667
Phil Garner3B7174116139.9362.676
Joe Lindsey3B49446194.9212.143
Hank Marion3B851230.8502.125
William Fitzgerald3B651230.8502.833
Joe Robinson3B313001.0001.333
Wayne Meadows3B33510.8892.667
William FitzgeraldC926245685.9887.39113
Bob WilliamsC512951992.9726.1576
Charlie ChantOF11719612110.9501.778
Allan LewisOF95142370.9541.526
Dale SannerOF922161082.9662.457
Bill BrooksOF7498431.9711.378
Michael MarosticaOF2332110.9711.435
James BrunetteOF1225330.9032.333
Hank MarionOF8113001.0001.750
Stephen MastinP39410001.000.359
Patrick TatomP2731130.824.519
Gil MarcanoP2562010.9631.040
Leon HootenP2541711.955.840
Stephen EastonP25920011.0001.160
Tom SmithP243510.889.333
Marshal CrossanP2291411.9581.045
Buddy CopelandP213910.923.571
Mike BarlowP1827001.000.500
Bill GeigerP1605001.000.312
Brien BickertonP1626001.000.500
Glenn AbbottP1321730.8641.462
Robert WolfP128910.9441.417
Chuck DobsonP90000.000
Denny McLainP815001.000.750
Tommy SandtSS1041503071756.9644.394
Hank MarionSS313679412.9663.710
Joe RobinsonSS6121845.8825.000
Keith LieppmanSS25312.8894.000
Totals142934181302159251.9673.3031900

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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