1972 Wichita Aeros Statistics

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 Roster

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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Pitching:

Player W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Joe Decker127.6322.262525810179.015365456821170515
Larry Gura114.7333.672618422130.0127605319381109102
Bill Bonham104.7143.531818730125.0120574954141164012
Rick Reuschel92.8181.321212830102.0783015320172115
Jim Todd97.5624.372622722142.015778691250081701
Ron Tompkins84.6671.65511002082.0552215345462702
Paul Reuschel74.6362.802211201103.01033832528958102
Roberto Rodríguez65.5453.0947300996.01023833727683305
Floyd Weaver49.3085.84271311091.01127059739288407
Ralph Rickey201.0008.318000213.017151231119002
Tom Badcock101.0002.704100010.013330717002
Ignacio Bracamontes11.5004.054300020.0189906016012
Skip Guinn180.0
Bill Kelso140.0
Paul Zahn000.00200004.02100214000
Jim Dunegan0027.00100000.70220311000
Ronnie Matney02.00010.80400005.07761305001
Totals8049.6203.2830912703712361102.710644954027140232881333480

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
Cleo James132557499781402038603964449.281.339.381.720190356
Dave Rosello13752145152122224246045357.271.352.350.7031585102
Pat Bourque119504412731151222087127953.279.399.464.862191706
Frank Coggins94388361531062261357802679.294.343.496.839179100
Ossie Blanco10741135061891911046125572.254.360.400.760140402
Terry Hughes782792454474611337203046.302.385.494.879121310
Al Montreuil913012533568141636144140.269.376.403.779102331
José Ortiz1103342845368131129664039.239.339.303.64286442
Horace Porter702532114067100225114141.318.429.393.82283010
Gene Hiser632752275064851036934339.282.396.493.889112122
Jim Hibbs70255211305892539103559.275.385.408.79386432
Ronnie Matney652331992153150419112743.266.371.402.77380610
Danny Breeden72256226215190426002550.226.306.319.62472140
Bill North281311142140700121081615.351.431.412.84347010
Art Shamsky26836412172161101199.266.434.6091.04339000
Jim Saul325450414301700410.280.333.400.73320000
Joe Decker286762412000800122.194.206.194.40012040
Larry Gura285045411000400215.244.271.244.51511021
Rick Reuschel1241374102011000115.270.289.405.69515030
Frank Fernández10392748000500810.296.447.296.7448112
Bill Bonham1846364800040018.222.237.222.4598081
Paul Reuschel32363335010300313.152.222.212.4347000
Roberto Rodríguez4829251300010016.120.154.120.2743030
Jim Todd30625543000200317.055.103.055.1583040
Ralph Rickey8752200130011.400.5711.0001.5715100
Ron Tompkins51201602000000212.125.222.125.3472020
Tom Badcock6331100020002.333.333.333.6671000
Ignacio Bracamontes5990100020003.111.111.111.2221000
Floyd Weaver27312601000100218.038.107.038.1461030
Paul Zahn2110000000001.000.000.000.0000000
Totals1599527645376791213193281076188038603844.267.357.393.750178304465270


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
Pat Bourque1B11810337711100.9909.407
Ossie Blanco1B201767215.9899.150
Ronnie Matney1B218120.9059.500
Horace Porter1B122011.0004.000
Terry Hughes1B161001.0007.000
Danny Breeden1B150001.0005.000
Al Montreuil2B76137186635.9824.250
Frank Coggins2B601131681641.9464.683
Horace Porter2B21334656.9403.762
Terry Hughes2B4311011.0003.500
Bill North2B39423.8674.333
José Ortiz2B101001.0001.000
Terry Hughes3B49328968.9532.469
Horace Porter3B42275773.9232.000
Frank Coggins3B36285424.9762.278
Cleo James3B23124585.8772.478
Al Montreuil3B737001.0001.429
Ossie Blanco3B202001.0001.000
Danny Breeden3B101001.0001.000
Danny BreedenC695053179.9877.76812
Jim HibbsC633922853.9886.6674
Jim SaulC1170331.9616.6360
Frank FernándezC10615021.0006.6000
Cleo JamesOF107191753.9751.850
José OrtizOF96111741.9671.229
Ossie BlancoOF65804101.8941.292
Gene HiserOF63101440.9631.667
Ronnie MatneyOF56652011.0001.196
Bill NorthOF2772430.9622.815
Art ShamskyOF2324120.9261.087
Terry HughesOF20293011.0001.600
Jim HibbsOF510001.000.200
Jim SaulOF120001.0002.000
Roberto RodríguezOF120001.0002.000
Ron TompkinsP5111621.895.333
Roberto RodríguezP4721123.867.277
Floyd WeaverP27311001.000.519
Jim ToddP26123333.9381.731
Larry GuraP2622010.957.846
Joe DeckerP251324021.0001.480
Paul ReuschelP2262221.9331.273
Skip GuinnP18.000
Bill BonhamP1872112.9661.556
Bill KelsoP14.000
Rick ReuschelP1293520.9573.667
Ralph RickeyP802001.000.250
Ronnie MatneyP401001.000.250
Ignacio BracamontesP402001.000.500
Tom BadcockP413001.0001.000
Paul ZahnP20110.500.500
Jim DuneganP10000.000
Dave RoselloSS1372154363588.9494.752
Frank CogginsSS54211.8571.200
Horace PorterSS46823.8753.500
Al MontreuilSS22510.8753.500
Terry HughesSS123011.0005.000
Totals154336281514163349.9693.3321600

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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