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|1972 in baseball|
|1972 National League|
|Cuban National League|
|<< 1971 1973 >>|
 Season summary
- Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
|Rank||Team||G||W||L||T||WPCT||GB||RS (RS/G)||RA (RA/G)||AVG||OBP||SLG||ERA||FPCT|
|1||Pittsburgh Pirates||155||96||59||0||.619||-.-||691 (4.46)||512 (3.30)||0.274||0.324||0.397||2.81||0.978|
|2||Chicago Cubs||156||85||70||1||.545||11.0||685 (4.39)||567 (3.63)||0.257||0.329||0.387||3.22||0.979|
|3||New York Mets||156||83||73||0||.532||13.5||528 (3.38)||578 (3.71)||0.225||0.305||0.332||3.26||0.980|
|4||St. Louis Cardinals||156||75||81||0||.481||21.5||568 (3.64)||600 (3.85)||0.260||0.316||0.355||3.42||0.976|
|5||Montreal Expos||156||70||86||0||.449||26.5||513 (3.29)||609 (3.90)||0.234||0.298||0.325||3.59||0.978|
|6||Philadelphia Phillies||156||59||97||0||.378||37.5||503 (3.22)||635 (4.07)||0.236||0.301||0.344||3.66||0.981|
|1||Cincinnati Reds||154||95||59||0||.617||-.-||707 (4.59)||557 (3.62)||0.251||0.329||0.380||3.21||0.982|
|2||Houston Astros||153||84||69||0||.549||10.5||708 (4.63)||636 (4.16)||0.258||0.325||0.393||3.77||0.981|
|3||Los Angeles Dodgers||155||85||70||0||.548||10.5||584 (3.77)||527 (3.40)||0.256||0.318||0.360||2.78||0.974|
|4||Atlanta Braves||155||70||84||1||.452||25.0||628 (4.05)||730 (4.71)||0.258||0.326||0.382||4.27||0.974|
|5||San Francisco Giants||155||69||86||0||.445||26.5||662 (4.27)||649 (4.19)||0.244||0.308||0.384||3.69||0.974|
|6||San Diego Padres||153||58||95||0||.379||36.5||488 (3.19)||665 (4.35)||0.227||0.283||0.332||3.78||0.976|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The National League won the forty-third midsummer classic at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, July 25, 1972 by a score of 4 to 3 in 10 innings. The league's manager was Danny Murtaugh.
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Johnny Bench, a catcher with the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, he had 263 out of a possible 336 points and 11 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies. In the award's voting, he had 120 out of a possible 120 points and 24 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Jon Matlack, a pitcher with the New York Mets. In the award's voting, he had 19 out of a possible 24 points and 19 first place votes.
 Gold Gloves
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Hall of Fame Game
The thirtieth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 7 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the New York Yankees of the American League by a score of 8 to 3.
 Notable events