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1972 Indianapolis Indians

1972 > Class AAA > 1972 American Association (East)
Overall: 61-79
Scored 509 runs, Allowed 575 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 62-78

Affiliation: Cincinnati Reds-NL
Manager: Vern Rapp
Represented: Indianapolis, IN
Ballpark: Owen J. Bush Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1971 / 1973

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Ed Armbrister 23 133 498 460 69 138 26 11 7 43 16 9 26 79 .300 .345 .450 .795 207 7 3 2
2 Mel Behney* 24 35 64 53 2 7 3 0 0 2 0 0 7 14 .132 .233 .189 .422 10 0 4 0
3 Steve Blateric 28 63 17 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 8 .091 .333 .091 .424 1 2 2 0
4 Pat Corrales 31 30 115 98 9 31 4 0 1 12 2 1 14 26 .316 .409 .388 .796 38 2 0 1
5 Alfred Crawford 24 105 365 349 45 83 10 2 5 26 22 2 14 72 .238 .271 .321 .592 112 2 0 0
6 William Ferguson 24 20 73 59 6 14 0 0 2 8 2 0 9 10 .237 .333 .339 .672 20 1 1 3
7 Rod Gaspar# 26 53 198 165 24 48 4 1 1 12 7 4 28 15 .291 .393 .345 .738 57 1 2 2
8 Ross Grimsley* 22 4 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 1
9 James Hoff 27 38 130 111 9 21 1 0 0 8 0 0 15 6 .189 .283 .198 .482 22 0 3 1
10 John Jackson 23 13 13 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 .111 .385 .111 .496 1 0 0 0
11 Pat Jacquez 25 34 53 47 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 17 .128 .180 .128 .308 6 1 3 0
12 Mike Johnson 21 54 17 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 .067 .125 .067 .192 1 0 1 0
13 Dick Kenworthy 31 33 76 71 2 15 1 0 0 2 0 1 4 11 .211 .253 .225 .479 16 0 1 0
14 Gene Locklear* 22 134 525 467 78 152 31 8 15 65 17 12 51 99 .325 .395 .522 .918 244 4 1 2
15 Don Mason* 27 76 301 262 25 58 7 3 1 17 1 2 31 33 .221 .301 .282 .583 74 0 5 3
16 Jim Merritt* 28 35 41 28 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 15 .107 .286 .107 .393 3 0 6 0
17 Ozzie Osborn 26 35 29 22 6 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 7 .227 .346 .364 .710 8 0 3 0
18 Pat Osburn* 23 28 45 41 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 18 .098 .119 .098 .217 4 0 3 0
19 Gary Polczynski 20 4 14 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .077 .143 .077 .220 1 0 0 0
20 Lee Richard 23 45 196 183 22 47 2 0 2 7 8 7 12 24 .257 .303 .301 .603 55 0 1 0
21 Sonny Ruberto 26 117 418 367 34 90 11 3 7 43 4 6 34 51 .245 .311 .349 .660 128 3 10 4
22 Michael Ruddell 20 26 48 42 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 17 .119 .196 .143 .339 6 0 2 0
23 George Runk 25 104 321 294 25 57 8 1 4 33 4 3 23 48 .194 .251 .269 .519 79 0 2 2
24 Carroll Sembera 30 42 18 15 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 8 .133 .188 .133 .321 2 0 2 0
25 Wayne Simpson 23 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
26 Roe Skidmore 26 125 528 497 52 144 22 4 13 89 1 3 20 83 .290 .316 .429 .745 213 2 3 6
27 Gregg Slape* 25 102 261 221 28 37 5 1 5 23 9 2 36 64 .167 .291 .267 .558 59 3 0 1
28 Tom Spencer 21 51 172 158 11 36 6 1 1 12 8 3 11 24 .228 .281 .297 .578 47 1 1 1
29 Gary Sprague* 26 25 84 69 10 17 1 0 0 7 2 0 12 11 .246 .358 .261 .619 18 0 3 0
30 Rick Stelmaszek* 23 94 320 246 22 56 6 2 1 34 0 2 72 62 .228 .401 .280 .682 69 0 1 1 Stats for 2 teams
31 Dave Tomlin* 23 37 23 21 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .190 .190 .286 .476 6 0 2 0
32 Bobby Young 27 75 263 241 21 50 6 0 2 23 3 2 13 31 .207 .243 .257 .501 62 0 4 5
32 Players 24.8 140 5164 4584 509 1116 153 37 67 460 107 58 447 858 .243 .312 .337 .649 1544 29 69 35 41
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Mel Behney* 24 9 12 .429 3.31 28 26 5 2 0 163.0 149 75 60 11 61 6 89 4 1 8 1.288 8.2 0.6 3.4 4.9 1.46
2 Steve Blateric 28 8 9 .471 1.58 63 1 1 1 13 114.0 80 37 20 4 42 10 111 9 0 5 1.070 6.3 0.3 3.3 8.8 2.64
3 Ross Grimsley* 22 1 1 .500 4.05 4 4 0 0 0 20.0 26 9 9 1 15 0 9 0 0 1 2.050 11.7 0.4 6.8 4.0 0.60
4 John Jackson 23 0 5 .000 4.02 13 9 0 0 1 47.0 60 29 21 7 20 3 26 5 0 2 1.702 11.5 1.3 3.8 5.0 1.30
5 Pat Jacquez 25 7 9 .438 3.70 34 20 4 3 0 151.0 133 75 62 11 79 7 103 4 0 7 1.404 7.9 0.7 4.7 6.1 1.30
6 Mike Johnson 21 5 6 .455 2.27 54 0 0 0 7 107.0 83 39 27 10 41 11 70 4 0 3 1.159 7.0 0.8 3.4 5.9 1.71
7 Jim Merritt* 28 4 8 .333 4.33 32 20 0 0 3 108.0 122 56 52 14 28 2 80 2 0 3 1.389 10.2 1.2 2.3 6.7 2.86
8 Ozzie Osborn 26 5 2 .714 3.49 33 0 0 0 2 85.0 85 38 33 5 37 5 51 2 1 5 1.435 9.0 0.5 3.9 5.4 1.38
9 Pat Osburn* 23 8 8 .500 5.28 26 24 1 0 0 121.0 124 82 71 18 80 3 71 9 0 11 1.686 9.2 1.3 6.0 5.3 0.89
10 Michael Ruddell 20 5 5 .500 4.34 22 22 0 0 0 116.0 86 64 56 13 84 2 87 2 0 13 1.466 6.7 1.0 6.5 6.8 1.04
11 Carroll Sembera 30 4 6 .400 2.78 40 3 0 0 2 94.0 83 32 29 9 28 6 56 0 0 4 1.181 7.9 0.9 2.7 5.4 2.00
12 Wayne Simpson 23 0 2 .000 5.40 3 3 0 0 0 15.0 15 9 9 1 10 0 11 1 0 1 1.667 9.0 0.6 6.0 6.6 1.10
13 Dave Tomlin* 23 5 6 .455 2.80 36 8 2 1 2 90.0 83 30 28 6 36 4 86 4 0 5 1.322 8.3 0.6 3.6 8.6 2.39
13 Players 24.8 61 79 .436 3.48 140 140 127 13 11 30 1232.0 1129 575 477 110 561 59 850 46 2 68 1.372 8.2 0.8 4.1 6.2 1.52
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Rick Stelmaszek 87 527 38 12 4 .979 6.49 11 Stats for 2 teams
Sonny Ruberto 61 310 34 5 5 .986 5.64 6
Pat Corrales 29 193 10 0 1 1.000 7.00 2
William Ferguson 1 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Roe Skidmore 125 1138 84 11 99 .991 9.78
William Ferguson 12 89 3 0 12 1.000 7.67
Rod Gaspar 4 30 0 0 3 1.000 7.50

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Don Mason 74 184 189 12 49 .969 5.04
James Hoff 38 85 84 3 26 .983 4.45
Sonny Ruberto 18 39 51 4 10 .957 5.00
George Runk 11 12 34 1 6 .979 4.18
Gary Polczynski 4 6 8 2 2 .875 3.50
Dick Kenworthy 3 6 6 1 1 .923 4.00
Gary Sprague 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
Bobby Young 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Runk 79 57 140 8 11 .961 2.49
Gary Sprague 21 13 42 1 5 .982 2.62
Dick Kenworthy 20 21 24 1 4 .978 2.25
Gregg Slape 18 17 29 3 1 .939 2.56
Ed Armbrister 6 1 12 6 2 .684 2.17
William Ferguson 5 1 7 2 0 .800 1.60
Roe Skidmore 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bobby Young 74 105 259 14 44 .963 4.92
Lee Richard 45 59 147 15 26 .932 4.58
Sonny Ruberto 19 28 45 4 7 .948 3.84
George Runk 10 16 31 5 3 .904 4.70

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gene Locklear 128 189 7 20 0 .907 1.53
Ed Armbrister 120 234 10 8 4 .968 2.03
Alfred Crawford 90 139 11 6 4 .962 1.67
Gregg Slape 63 66 5 3 2 .959 1.13
Tom Spencer 43 77 6 1 0 .988 1.93
Rod Gaspar 42 82 3 4 0 .955 2.02
Jim Merritt 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Steve Blateric 63 4 22 2 1 .929 0.41
Mike Johnson 54 5 22 2 0 .931 0.50
Carroll Sembera 40 10 19 0 3 1.000 0.73
Dave Tomlin 36 4 18 2 1 .917 0.61
Pat Jacquez 34 11 30 6 2 .872 1.21
Ozzie Osborn 33 6 17 0 2 1.000 0.70
Jim Merritt 32 6 15 0 0 1.000 0.66
Mel Behney 28 4 18 2 1 .917 0.79
Pat Osburn 26 5 23 2 0 .933 1.08
Michael Ruddell 22 10 11 1 1 .955 0.95
John Jackson 13 4 6 1 0 .909 0.77
Ross Grimsley 4 2 3 0 0 1.000 1.25
Wayne Simpson 3 0 3 0 1 1.000 1.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Ed Armbrister 23 R R 5' 11.0" 160 Jul 4, 1948 Nassau, BS
Mel Behney 24 L L 6' 2.0" 180 Sep 2, 1947 Newark, NJ, US
Steve Blateric 28 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Mar 20, 1944 Denver, CO, US
Pat Corrales 31 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Mar 20, 1941 Los Angeles, CA, US
Alfred Crawford 24 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Sep 8, 1947
William Ferguson 24 R R 6' 4.0" 225 Oct 27, 1947
Rod Gaspar 26 S L 5' 11.0" 165 Apr 3, 1946 Long Beach, CA, US
Ross Grimsley 22 L L 6' 3.0" 195 Jan 7, 1950 Topeka, KS, US
James Hoff 27 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Apr 16, 1945
John Jackson 23 R R 6' 2.0" 170 Dec 30, 1948
Pat Jacquez 25 R R 6' 0.0" 200 Apr 23, 1947 Stockton, CA, US
Mike Johnson 21 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 2, 1951 Slayton, MN, US
Dick Kenworthy 31 R R 5' 9.0" 170 Apr 1, 1941 Red Oak, IA, US
Gene Locklear 22 L R 5' 10.0" 165 Jul 19, 1949 Lumberton, NC, US
Don Mason 27 L R 5' 11.0" 160 Dec 20, 1944 Boston, MA, US
Jim Merritt 28 L L 6' 3.0" 175 Dec 9, 1943 Altadena, CA, US
Ozzie Osborn 26 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Jun 19, 1946 Springfield, MO, US
Pat Osburn 23 L L 6' 4.0" 195 May 4, 1949 Murray, KY, US
Gary Polczynski 20 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Apr 1, 1952
Lee Richard 23 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Sep 18, 1948 Lafayette, LA, US
Sonny Ruberto 26 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Jan 2, 1946 Staten Island, NY, US
Michael Ruddell 20 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Nov 10, 1951
George Runk 25 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Nov 15, 1946
Carroll Sembera 30 R R 6' 0.0" 155 Jul 26, 1941 Shiner, TX, US
Wayne Simpson 23 R R 6' 3.0" 220 Dec 2, 1948 Los Angeles, CA, US
Roe Skidmore 26 R R 6' 3.0" 188 Oct 30, 1945 Decatur, IL, US
Gregg Slape 25 L R 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 21, 1946
Tom Spencer 21 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Feb 28, 1951 Gallipolis, OH, US
Gary Sprague 26 L R 5' 10.0" 170 May 20, 1946
Rick Stelmaszek 23 L R 6' 1.0" 195 Oct 8, 1948 Chicago, IL, US
Dave Tomlin 23 L L 6' 2.0" 180 Jun 22, 1949 Maysville, KY, US
Bobby Young 27 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Sep 7, 1944

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