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1972 Richmond Braves Statistics

International League (IL) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 65-78
Finished 6th in the IL
Manager: Clyde King (65-78)
Affiliation: Atlanta Braves
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Ballpark: Parker Field
Attendance: 84,231, Avg. 1,178
1972 Richmond Braves Roster

The Richmond Braves of the International League ended the 1972 season with a record of 65 wins and 78 losses, finishing sixth in the IL.

The Braves tallied 499 runs, worst in the circuit, and gave up 549 runs. Rich Barry, Andre Thornton and Rick Joseph paced Richmond with 14 home runs apiece. Shaun Fitzmaurice recorded 51 runs batted in. Tony LaRussa led all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .308, while Jimmy Freeman topped the squad with 12 wins, and Rich Robertson registered a 3.18 earned run average, leading hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Players from the 1972 Richmond Braves who spent time in Major League Baseball during their careers included Andre Thornton, Freddie Velazquez, Don O'Riley, Tony LaRussa, Van Kelly, Rick Kester, Rick Joseph, Jim Hardin, Larry Jaster, Sonny Jackson, Tom House, Bob Didier, Shaun Fitzmaurice, Jimmy Freeman, John Fuller, Leo Foster, Oscar Brown, Tommie Aaron, Luis Alcaraz, Mike Beard, Rich Barry, Tony Cloninger, Rich Robertson and Biff Pocoroba.

Clyde King 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
Jimmy Freeman129.5713.872626420151.0136766511774115017
David Gourieux82.8002.88610005100.0743832867666009
Rick Kester89.4713.472323410140.0136645412414106104
Larry Jaster72.7782.92551009114.08743371038972005
Rich Robertson711.3893.182120410116.01104441767278429
Don O'Riley68.4293.66191811096.08051394461612013
Mike Beard614.3004.802825310137.017295731055383619
Tom House58.3851.45480002062.0401410120755101
Russell Dillon39.2504.082618220117.010060531569069205
Dave Lobb22.5004.0437300269.0734131345633116
Tony Cloninger11.5004.307400023.0241111210121000
Jim Hardin01.0003.713300017.0157725014101
Domingo Figueroa02.0005.00420009.085501018000
Totals6578.4553.583581430188361151.010555494588555044781185690

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
Tony LaRussa1224743896812013210421547241.308.430.429.8591671120
Bob Didier1063983592793161239103124.259.316.326.642117125
Rich Barry11741536047931021446025191.258.357.414.771149400
Tommie Aaron1063833373691150139013734.270.343.323.666109315
Van Kelly1154033504187184341204745.249.339.349.688122222
Leo Foster99401365448573218942753.233.289.285.574104333
Marlan Murphy11035131336731546291032105.233.309.364.674114321
Shaun Fitzmaurice1274263574271921351116292.199.313.345.657123016
John Fuller692272082566123324001631.317.364.447.81293021
Andre Thornton491951593042501436002831.264.379.560.93989404
Freddie Velazquez59164146112942222111132.199.264.295.55843313
Michael Walseth4512511592520112001020.217.280.261.54130000
Stu Cann481311158222116021414.191.290.252.54229200
Guy Rose2686721418100310135.250.372.264.63619100
Sonny Jackson20857951710022254.215.271.228.49818100
Jimmy Freeman315751511200400411.216.273.255.52813020
Mike Beard28464007100100116.175.195.200.3958050
Rick Kester23514127200300314.171.227.220.4479070
Bobby Young518181500000001.278.278.278.5565000
Rich Robertson21453735101200325.135.200.243.4439050
Oscar Brown415152400020005.267.267.267.5334000
Russell Dillon30373044200200511.133.257.200.4576020
David Gourieux6115100300000032.300.462.300.7623020
Don O'Riley1934271310020005.111.143.148.2914160
Jim Hardin3440110000002.250.250.500.7502000
Tom House48980100010001.125.111.125.2361001
Larry Jaster5524190100000035.053.182.053.2341020
Domingo Figueroa4110000000001.000.000.000.0000000
Tony Cloninger7770000000001.000.000.000.0000000
Dave Lobb3710101000000005.000.000.000.0000000
Biff Pocoroba1110000000000.000.000.000.0000000
Totals15954638404346298414024734273317478727.243.327.344.671139103947310


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
Tommie Aaron1B5544732644.9888.709
Andre Thornton1B4737933536.9888.766
Michael Walseth1B1389418.9897.154
Freddie Velazquez1B8371041.0004.750
Rich Barry1B324322.9319.000
John Fuller1B120001.0002.000
Tony LaRussa2B1153052892079.9675.165
Van Kelly2B10242425.9604.800
Van Kelly3B6043108617.9622.517
Tommie Aaron3B38315986.9182.368
Sonny Jackson3B334001.0002.333
Stu Cann3B128001.0001.000
Bob DidierC1055904928.9976.0865
Freddie VelazquezC412371725.9926.1954
Shaun FitzmauriceOF118204432.9861.763
Rich BarryOF103145271.9551.427
Marlan MurphyOF101209370.9682.099
John FullerOF54812001.0001.537
Guy RoseOF20442001.0002.300
Van KellyOF16211001.0001.375
Michael WalsethOF15191001.0001.333
Sonny JacksonOF911020.8461.222
Oscar BrownOF450001.0001.250
Stu CannOF220001.0001.000
Tommie AaronOF210001.000.500
Andre ThorntonOF10010.000.000
David GourieuxP61212011.000.230
Larry JasterP5561410.952.364
Tom HouseP4848001.000.250
Dave LobbP378820.889.432
Mike BeardP2882530.9171.179
Jimmy FreemanP2631310.941.615
Russell DillonP2622540.8711.038
Rick KesterP23151511.9681.304
Rich RobertsonP2191410.9581.095
Don O'RileyP1961410.9521.053
Tony CloningerP702001.000.286
Domingo FigueroaP421001.000.750
Jim HardinP305021.0001.667
Leo FosterSS981222922647.9414.224
Stu CannSS242760510.9463.625
Van KellySS181246310.9513.222
Sonny JacksonSS752424.9354.143
Bobby YoungSS582156.8535.800
Totals145531941245129298.9723.051900

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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