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1972 American League Awards, All-Stars and Other Leaders

League Awards

Batting stats are G BA/OBP/SLG Pitching stats are W-L ERA, SO.

Award-Winners Complete Voting Results

Most Valuable Player Award

Dick Allen
CHW 148 G .308/.420/.603

Cy Young Award

Gaylord Perry
CLE 24-16 (1 SV), 1.92, 234 SO

Rookie of the Year Award

Carlton Fisk
BOS 131 G .293/.370/.538
Batting Champion
  (highest BA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Rod Carew
MIN 142 G .318/.369/.379
ERA Pitching Champion
  (lowest ERA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Luis Tiant
BOS 15-6 (3 SV), 1.91, 123 SO

TSN Pitcher of the Year

Wilbur Wood
CHW 24-17, 2.51, 193 SO

Gold Glove Winners (history)

PitcherJim Kaat
CatcherCarlton Fisk
First BaseGeorge Scott
Second BaseDoug Griffin
Third BaseBrooks Robinson
ShortstopEd Brinkman
OutfieldKen Berry, Paul Blair and Bobby Murcer

League All-Stars

All Star Directory · (* - indicates they played)
Box Score and Play-by-Play

Starters
P. Jim Palmer (BAL)
C. Bill Freehan (DET)
1B. Dick Allen (CHW)
2B. Rod Carew (MIN)
3B. Brooks Robinson (BAL)
SS. Bobby Grich (BAL)
LF. Carl Yastrzemski (BOS)
CF. Bobby Murcer (NYY)
RF. Reggie Jackson (OAK)

 
Luis Aparicio (BOS)
Sal Bando* (OAK)
Bert Campaneris (OAK)
Norm Cash* (DET)
Joe Coleman (DET)
Pat Dobson (BAL)
Carlton Fisk* (BOS)
Toby Harrah (TEX)
Ken Holtzman (OAK)
 
Catfish Hunter (OAK)
Mickey Lolich* (DET)
Carlos May (CHW)
Dave McNally* (BAL)
Amos Otis (KCR)
Freddie Patek (KCR)
Gaylord Perry* (CLE)
Lou Piniella* (KCR)
Ellie Rodriguez (MIL)
 
Cookie Rojas* (KCR)
Joe Rudi* (OAK)
Nolan Ryan (CAL)
Richie Scheinblum* (KCR)
Reggie Smith* (BOS)
Wilbur Wood* (CHW)

AL Other Leaders

Glossary · Hold mouse over statistic name to see description

For batting rate stats, generally a minimum of 3.1 Plate Appearances/G, 1.0 IP/G, 0.67 Gm and Chances/Team Game (fielding), 0.2 SB att/Team Game (catchers), and 0.1 SB att/Team Game (baserunners only since 1951), and 0.1 decision/G for single-season leaderboards generally needed for rate statistics. For pitcher fielding the minimums are reduced by a third. For LF, CF, RF fielding stats, we only have reliable data since 1954, so all leaders are since 1954. Explanation of min. requirements