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1972 Columbus Astros

1972 > Class AA > 1972 Southern League (West)
Overall: 59-80
Scored 497 runs, Allowed 613 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 56-83

Affiliation: Houston Astros-NL
Manager: Jackie Brandt
Represented: Columbus, GA
Ballpark: n/a
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 Roy Bethell# 26 51 83 78 13 27 5 2 4 13 0 0 3 14 .346 .373 .615 .989 48 1 0 1
2 Richard Busby 20 3 11 10 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 .100 .182 .200 .382 2 0 0 0
3 Mike Cosgrove* 21 20 50 40 6 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 6 .275 .375 .275 .650 11 1 2 1
4 Jim Crawford* 21 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
5 Pat Darcy* 22 20 50 47 4 9 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 21 .191 .208 .255 .464 12 0 2 0
6 Jesus de la Rosa 18 119 454 414 45 115 15 4 10 47 9 3 28 70 .278 .327 .406 .732 168 4 4 4
7 Mike Easler* 21 106 410 372 52 100 11 4 13 46 4 5 24 68 .269 .324 .425 .748 158 8 2 4
8 Larry Elenes 20 30 54 52 4 9 0 1 1 5 0 0 1 24 .173 .189 .269 .458 14 0 1 0
9 Steven Gardner 24 85 256 233 24 53 7 0 4 21 1 1 23 32 .227 .297 .309 .606 72 0 0 0
10 Charles Grigsby 24 36 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .167 .286 .167 .452 1 0 0 0
11 Greg Gross* 19 101 425 367 55 111 14 2 0 25 6 1 54 35 .302 .394 .351 .745 129 2 1 1
12 Slidell Harvey# 25 73 174 153 10 28 5 2 1 13 1 0 17 39 .183 .276 .261 .537 40 3 0 1
13 Shane Hummell 23 4 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
14 Cliff Johnson 24 42 184 160 28 46 11 2 10 38 1 0 14 27 .288 .370 .569 .938 91 8 0 2
15 Jim Johnson 24 110 416 371 53 89 14 2 1 34 4 1 31 37 .240 .299 .296 .595 110 3 4 7
16 David Kaster 21 10 26 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 .000 .042 .000 .042 0 0 2 0
17 Doug Konieczny 20 22 40 35 3 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 15 .200 .222 .229 .451 8 0 4 0
18 John Kryczkowski* 23 16 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
19 John McLaren 20 11 39 35 2 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 6 .171 .256 .257 .514 9 3 0 0
20 Donnie McLaughlin 21 80 314 284 33 70 12 6 1 24 0 1 23 29 .246 .305 .342 .647 97 2 3 2
21 Willie Melendez 21 28 89 79 7 9 0 1 0 5 0 0 9 20 .114 .202 .139 .341 11 0 0 1
22 Jerry Moxey 22 103 379 350 51 80 9 5 2 26 32 5 20 55 .229 .285 .300 .585 105 8 0 1
23 Stan Papi 21 83 332 299 27 82 15 0 4 28 1 1 29 50 .274 .340 .365 .705 109 1 3 0
24 Pastor Perez 21 3 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 0 0
25 Nathaniel Pettaway* 22 129 490 460 50 115 17 3 19 70 2 2 21 118 .250 .287 .424 .711 195 4 3 2
26 Kennith Reed 21 54 166 151 9 27 1 0 0 4 3 1 7 25 .179 .233 .185 .419 28 4 3 1
27 Matthew Rosiek 22 33 35 31 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 .032 .032 .032 .065 1 0 4 0
28 Russ Rothermel* 24 29 18 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 .067 .176 .067 .243 1 0 1 0
29 Jose Sosa 19 9 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 1 1
30 Gil Stafford 18 5 11 11 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 .364 .364 .364 .727 4 0 0 0
31 Don Stratton 19 16 35 32 5 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 .188 .235 .219 .454 7 1 1 0
32 Chuck Taylor 24 33 11 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .111 .200 .111 .311 1 0 1 0
33 Richard Valley 22 8 21 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 .111 .238 .111 .349 2 0 0 0
34 George Vasquez 22 77 276 249 14 53 9 2 1 18 1 2 19 70 .213 .276 .277 .553 69 4 1 3
34 Players 21.6 139 4895 4420 497 1061 150 36 73 333 66 24 343 837 .240 .301 .340 .641 1502 57 43 32 20
* - 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 Roy Bethell 26 4 5 .444 3.94 24 10 1 0 1 89.0 65 53 39 8 78 1 89 2 5 8 1.607 6.6 0.8 7.9 9.0 1.14
2 Ron Cook* 24 0 2 .000 6.00 6 0 0 0 1 6.0 6 4 4 1 6 2 4 0 0 1 2.000 9.0 1.5 9.0 6.0 0.67
3 Mike Cosgrove* 21 7 8 .467 3.91 18 18 4 1 0 129.0 124 68 56 11 71 0 125 9 1 7 1.512 8.7 0.8 5.0 8.7 1.76
4 Jim Crawford* 21 1 1 .500 1.50 2 2 1 1 0 12.0 8 4 2 0 6 0 13 0 1 1 1.167 6.0 0.0 4.5 9.8 2.17
5 Pat Darcy 22 8 8 .500 3.42 20 19 6 0 0 129.0 127 66 49 1 50 4 99 4 1 9 1.372 8.9 0.1 3.5 6.9 1.98
6 Larry Elenes 20 9 14 .391 3.39 27 25 5 0 0 154.0 139 82 58 6 96 2 99 2 2 3 1.526 8.1 0.4 5.6 5.8 1.03
7 Charles Grigsby 24 2 3 .400 3.00 36 0 0 0 8 57.0 41 21 19 4 41 5 48 1 0 3 1.439 6.5 0.6 6.5 7.6 1.17
8 David Kaster 21 4 5 .444 3.04 10 10 4 1 0 68.0 53 28 23 2 29 1 52 1 1 3 1.206 7.0 0.3 3.8 6.9 1.79
9 Doug Konieczny 20 8 9 .471 3.70 22 18 2 1 0 112.0 103 61 46 9 65 3 117 3 1 7 1.500 8.3 0.7 5.2 9.4 1.80
10 John Kryczkowski* 23 0 0 6.00 16 0 0 0 1 27.0 23 20 18 3 18 1 18 1 0 0 1.519 7.7 1.0 6.0 6.0 1.00
11 Matthew Rosiek 22 4 7 .364 4.62 32 10 1 0 6 115.0 105 68 59 6 52 3 77 3 2 5 1.365 8.2 0.5 4.1 6.0 1.48
12 Russ Rothermel* 24 1 4 .200 2.35 29 4 1 0 7 65.0 52 32 17 8 29 0 64 1 0 2 1.246 7.2 1.1 4.0 8.9 2.21
13 Jose Sosa 19 2 7 .222 7.02 9 9 0 0 0 50.0 55 46 39 5 51 1 38 3 0 3 2.120 9.9 0.9 9.2 6.8 0.75
14 Don Stratton 19 5 6 .455 3.26 16 14 4 1 0 91.0 82 41 33 5 33 1 69 1 0 1 1.264 8.1 0.5 3.3 6.8 2.09
15 Chuck Taylor 24 4 1 .800 2.21 33 0 0 0 13 53.0 40 19 13 2 18 1 36 2 0 4 1.094 6.8 0.3 3.1 6.1 2.00
15 Players 22.1 59 80 .424 3.69 139 139 110 29 10 37 1157.0 1023 613 475 71 643 25 948 33 14 57 1.440 8.0 0.6 5.0 7.4 1.47
* - 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
George Vasquez 77 555 49 11 6 .982 7.84 12
Willie Melendez 27 160 15 1 2 .994 6.48 7
Cliff Johnson 25 185 16 4 1 .980 8.04 4
John McLaren 11 73 7 2 1 .976 7.27 0
Shane Hummell 3 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.67 1
Gil Stafford 1 5 1 0 0 1.000 6.00 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Nathaniel Pettaway 128 980 76 27 80 .975 8.25
Steven Gardner 12 95 7 1 6 .990 8.50
Cliff Johnson 6 45 0 2 2 .957 7.50
Jim Johnson 2 10 3 1 0 .929 6.50

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Donnie McLaughlin 61 118 149 11 30 .960 4.38
Kennith Reed 45 84 122 3 23 .986 4.58
Jerry Moxey 27 47 57 13 15 .889 3.85
Jim Johnson 16 29 33 2 6 .969 3.88
Richard Busby 2 4 11 0 2 1.000 7.50

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Johnson 52 39 87 18 9 .875 2.42
Steven Gardner 39 28 62 14 7 .865 2.31
Donnie McLaughlin 19 13 35 5 4 .906 2.53
Cliff Johnson 14 5 20 2 0 .926 1.79
Jesus de la Rosa 13 6 20 5 2 .839 2.00
Jerry Moxey 10 6 3 4 0 .692 0.90
Richard Valley 6 6 10 0 0 1.000 2.67
Pastor Perez 3 4 6 1 2 .909 3.33

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Stan Papi 83 131 272 26 49 .939 4.86
Jim Johnson 46 68 108 13 17 .931 3.83
Kennith Reed 8 12 25 1 3 .974 4.63
Jesus de la Rosa 4 6 6 1 1 .923 3.00
Richard Busby 1 4 3 0 1 1.000 7.00
Steven Gardner 1 2 2 0 0 1.000 4.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mike Easler 105 149 7 8 0 .951 1.49
Jesus de la Rosa 102 139 10 9 0 .943 1.46
Greg Gross 99 172 9 3 2 .984 1.83
Jerry Moxey 62 97 2 11 2 .900 1.60
Slidell Harvey 42 62 0 0 0 1.000 1.48
Steven Gardner 20 33 3 1 0 .973 1.80
Roy Bethell 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
Gil Stafford 2 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50
George Vasquez 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Charles Grigsby 36 10 12 0 2 1.000 0.61
Chuck Taylor 33 3 12 0 1 1.000 0.45
Matthew Rosiek 32 16 31 1 2 .979 1.47
Russ Rothermel 29 6 13 2 3 .905 0.66
Larry Elenes 27 7 24 3 2 .912 1.15
Roy Bethell 24 3 13 1 1 .941 0.67
Doug Konieczny 22 6 10 0 1 1.000 0.73
Pat Darcy 20 13 24 4 1 .902 1.85
Mike Cosgrove 18 3 16 1 0 .950 1.06
John Kryczkowski 16 1 4 0 0 1.000 0.31
Don Stratton 16 5 7 2 0 .857 0.75
David Kaster 10 3 7 0 0 1.000 1.00
Jose Sosa 9 6 9 1 2 .938 1.67
Ron Cook 6 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.17
Jim Crawford 2 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Roy Bethell 26 S R 6' 2.0" 185 May 22, 1946 Nassau, BS
Richard Busby 20 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Nov 5, 1951 Bessemer, AL, US
Ron Cook 24 L L 6' 1.0" 175 Jul 11, 1947 Jefferson, TX, US
Mike Cosgrove 21 L L 6' 1.0" 170 Feb 17, 1951 Phoenix, AZ, US
Jim Crawford 21 L L 6' 3.0" 200 Sep 29, 1950 Chicago, IL, US
Pat Darcy 22 L R 6' 3.0" 175 May 12, 1950 Troy, OH, US
Jesus de la Rosa 18 R R 6' 1.0" 153 Aug 5, 1953 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Mike Easler 21 L R 6' 0.0" 190 Nov 29, 1950 Cleveland, OH, US
Larry Elenes 20 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Sep 29, 1951 Long Beach, CA, US
Steven Gardner 24 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Dec 13, 1947 Spanish Fork, UT, US
Charles Grigsby 24 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Nov 17, 1947 Shreveport, LA, US
Greg Gross 19 L L 5' 10.0" 160 Aug 1, 1952 York, PA, US
Slidell Harvey 25 S L 6' 1.0" 190 Jan 6, 1947 Patterson, LA, US
Shane Hummell 23 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Sep 27, 1948 Barnsboro, NJ, US
Cliff Johnson 24 R R 6' 4.0" 215 Jul 22, 1947 San Antonio, TX, US
Jim Johnson 24 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Aug 28, 1947 Colona, IL, US
David Kaster 21 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Sep 9, 1950 Omaha, NE, US
Doug Konieczny 20 R R 6' 4.0" 220 Sep 27, 1951 Detroit, MI, US
John Kryczkowski 23 L L 5' 11.0" 177 May 20, 1949 Hamtramck, MI, US
John McLaren 20 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Sep 29, 1951 Galveston, TX, US
Donnie McLaughlin 21 R R 5' 11.0" 160 Jul 4, 1950 Shreveport, LA, US
Willie Melendez 21 R R 6' 1.0" 175 May 13, 1951 Cidra, PR
Jerry Moxey 22 R R 6' 0.0" 172 Dec 16, 1949 Nassau, BS
Stan Papi 21 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Feb 4, 1951 Fresno, CA, US
Pastor Perez 21 R R Nov 23, 1950
Nathaniel Pettaway 22 L L 6' 4.0" 190 Dec 15, 1949 Mobile, AL, US
Kennith Reed 21 R R 5' 9.0" 162 Oct 1, 1950 Chicago, IL, US
Matthew Rosiek 22 R R 6' 5.0" 215 Nov 26, 1949 New Britain, CT, US
Russ Rothermel 24 L L 6' 1.0" 170 Mar 21, 1948 Pottsville, PA, US
Jose Sosa 19 R R 5' 11.0" 158 Dec 28, 1952 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Gil Stafford 18 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Oct 31, 1953
Don Stratton 19 R R 6' 3.0" 180 Aug 20, 1952 Los Angeles, CA, US
Chuck Taylor 24 R R 6' 0.0" 155 Dec 22, 1947 Covington, KY, US
Richard Valley 22 R R 5' 11.0" 184 1950
George Vasquez 22 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Aug 8, 1949 Tempe, AZ, US

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