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1972 National 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

Johnny Bench
CIN 147 G .270/.379/.541

Cy Young Award

Steve Carlton
PHI 27-10, 1.97, 310 SO

Rookie of the Year Award

Jon Matlack
NYM 15-10, 2.32, 169 SO

Triple Crown

Steve Carlton
PHI 27-10, 1.97, 310 SO
Batting Champion
  (highest BA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Billy Williams
CHC 150 G .333/.398/.606
ERA Pitching Champion
  (lowest ERA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Steve Carlton
PHI 27-10, 1.97, 310 SO

TSN Pitcher of the Year

Steve Carlton
PHI 27-10, 1.97, 310 SO

Gold Glove Winners (history)

PitcherBob Gibson
CatcherJohnny Bench
First BaseWes Parker
Second BaseFelix Millan
Third BaseDoug Rader
ShortstopLarry Bowa
OutfieldCesar Cedeno, Roberto Clemente and Willie Davis

League All-Stars

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

Starters
P. Bob Gibson (STL)
C. Johnny Bench (CIN)
1B. Lee May (HOU)
2B. Joe Morgan (CIN)
3B. Joe Torre (STL)
SS. Don Kessinger (CHC)
LF. Willie Stargell (PIT)
CF. Willie Mays (NYM)
RF. Hank Aaron (ATL)

 
Glenn Beckert* (CHC)
Steve Blass* (PIT)
Lou Brock (STL)
Steve Carlton* (PHI)
Clay Carroll (CIN)
Cesar Cedeno* (HOU)
Roberto Clemente (PIT)
Nate Colbert* (SDP)
Fergie Jenkins (CHC)
 
Tug McGraw* (NYM)
Gary Nolan (CIN)
Al Oliver* (PIT)
Manny Sanguillen* (PIT)
Ron Santo* (CHC)
Tom Seaver (NYM)
Ted Simmons (STL)
Chris Speier* (SFG)
Bill Stoneman* (MON)
 
Don Sutton* (LAD)
Billy Williams* (CHC)

NL 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