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1972 American League Most Valuable Player Award

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The winner of the 1972 American League Most Valuable Player Award was Dick Allen of the Chicago White Sox.

[edit] Award Voting

† indicates playoff team
Player Team Points Points Share (Max Points) First Votes AB R H HR RBI SB BB SO AVG OBP SLG W - L SV IP H HR BB SO ERA
Dick Allen Chicago White Sox 321 0.955 (336) 21 506 90 156 37 113 19 99 126 0.308 0.420 0.603 Did not pitch
Joe Rudi Oakland Athletics 164 0.488 (336) 1 593 94 181 19 75 3 37 62 0.305 0.345 0.486 Did not pitch
Sparky Lyle New York Yankees 158 0.470 (336) 1 21 2 4 0 1 0 1 10 0.190 0.227 0.238 9 - 5 35 107.2 84 3 29 75 1.92
Carlton Fisk Boston Red Sox 96 0.286 (336) 0 457 74 134 22 61 5 52 83 0.293 0.370 0.538 Did not pitch
Bobby Murcer New York Yankees 89 0.265 (336) 0 585 102 171 33 96 11 63 67 0.292 0.361 0.537 Did not pitch
Gaylord Perry Cleveland Indians 88 0.262 (336) 0 110 5 17 1 9 0 5 43 0.155 0.197 0.200 24 - 16 1 342.2 253 17 82 234 1.92
Wilbur Wood Chicago White Sox 78 0.232 (336) 0 125 8 17 0 7 0 6 65 0.136 0.176 0.136 24 - 17 0 376.2 325 28 74 193 2.51
Luis Tiant Boston Red Sox 70.5 0.210 (336) 0 56 3 6 0 4 0 2 18 0.107 0.138 0.125 15 - 6 3 179.0 128 7 65 123 1.91
Ed Brinkman Detroit Tigers 62 0.185 (336) 0 516 42 105 6 49 0 38 51 0.203 0.259 0.279 Did not pitch
Mickey Lolich Detroit Tigers 60 0.179 (336) 1 89 3 6 0 0 0 20 39 0.067 0.245 0.067 22 - 14 0 327.1 282 29 74 250 2.50
Catfish Hunter Oakland Athletics 57 0.170 (336) 0 105 5 23 0 5 0 0 16 0.219 0.215 0.219 21 - 7 0 295.1 200 21 70 191 2.04
John Mayberry Kansas City Royals 27 0.080 (336) 0 503 65 150 25 100 0 78 74 0.298 0.394 0.507 Did not pitch
Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles 21 0.063 (336) 0 98 12 22 0 8 0 2 36 0.224 0.240 0.276 21 - 10 0 274.1 219 21 70 184 2.07
Rod Carew Minnesota Twins 16 0.048 (336) 0 535 61 170 0 51 12 43 60 0.318 0.369 0.379 Did not pitch
Bobby Grich Baltimore Orioles 16 0.048 (336) 0 460 66 128 12 50 13 53 96 0.278 0.358 0.415 Did not pitch
Bert Campaneris Oakland Athletics 11 0.033 (336) 0 625 85 150 8 32 52 32 88 0.240 0.278 0.325 Did not pitch
Mike Epstein Oakland Athletics 11 0.033 (336) 0 455 63 123 26 70 0 68 68 0.270 0.376 0.490 Did not pitch
Luis Aparicio Boston Red Sox 9.5 0.028 (336) 0 436 47 112 3 39 3 26 28 0.257 0.299 0.351 Did not pitch
Rico Petrocelli Boston Red Sox 9 0.027 (336) 0 521 62 125 15 75 0 78 91 0.240 0.339 0.363 Did not pitch
Reggie Jackson Oakland Athletics 9 0.027 (336) 0 499 72 132 25 75 9 59 125 0.265 0.350 0.473 Did not pitch
George Scott Milwaukee Brewers 6 0.018 (336) 0 578 71 154 20 88 16 43 130 0.266 0.321 0.426 Did not pitch
Carlos May Chicago White Sox 6 0.018 (336) 0 523 83 161 12 68 23 79 70 0.308 0.405 0.438 Did not pitch
Danny Thompson Minnesota Twins 5 0.015 (336) 0 573 54 158 4 48 3 34 57 0.276 0.318 0.356 Did not pitch
Tommy Harper Boston Red Sox 4 0.012 (336) 0 556 92 141 14 49 25 67 104 0.254 0.341 0.388 Did not pitch
Al Kaline Detroit Tigers 4 0.012 (336) 0 278 46 87 10 32 1 28 33 0.313 0.374 0.475 Did not pitch
Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles 3 0.009 (336) 0 556 48 139 8 64 1 43 45 0.250 0.303 0.342 Did not pitch
Ken McMullen California Angels 3 0.009 (336) 0 472 36 127 9 34 1 48 59 0.269 0.335 0.369 Did not pitch
Bill Freehan Detroit Tigers 3 0.009 (336) 0 374 51 98 10 56 0 48 51 0.262 0.354 0.401 Did not pitch
Reggie Smith Boston Red Sox 3 0.009 (336) 0 467 75 126 21 74 15 68 63 0.270 0.365 0.475 Did not pitch
Nolan Ryan California Angels 2 0.006 (336) 0 96 4 13 0 3 1 2 48 0.135 0.153 0.208 19 - 16 0 284.0 166 14 157 329 2.28
Sal Bando Oakland Athletics 2 0.006 (336) 0 535 64 126 15 77 3 78 55 0.236 0.341 0.368 Did not pitch
Amos Otis Kansas City Royals 1 0.003 (336) 0 540 75 158 11 54 28 50 59 0.293 0.352 0.413 Did not pitch
Lou Piniella Kansas City Royals 1 0.003 (336) 0 574 65 179 11 72 7 34 59 0.312 0.356 0.441 Did not pitch
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1971
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1972
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