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1972 Birmingham A's

1972 > Class AA > 1972 Southern League (West)
Overall: 49-90
Scored 453 runs, Allowed 632 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 49-90

Affiliation: Oakland Athletics-AL
Manager: n/a
Represented: Birmingham, AL
Ballpark: Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL)
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 Glenn Abbott 21 13 34 32 0 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 19 .125 .125 .156 .281 5 0 2 0
2 Mike Barlow* 24 18 16 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .067 .067 .067 .133 1 0 1 0
3 Brien Bickerton* 22 17 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
4 Bill Brooks* 22 88 295 269 33 68 9 4 9 27 3 1 19 46 .253 .301 .416 .718 112 1 3 3
5 James Brunette 24 18 51 43 5 11 3 0 0 3 0 0 6 14 .256 .333 .326 .659 14 0 0 2
6 Charlie Chant 20 123 427 379 45 80 14 2 10 46 8 5 41 59 .211 .289 .338 .627 128 2 2 3
7 Buddy Copeland# 25 21 49 43 5 6 1 0 0 7 0 0 4 16 .140 .213 .163 .376 7 0 2 0
8 Marshal Crossan 22 22 25 21 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 .048 .167 .048 .214 1 0 1 0
9 Chuck Dobson 28 9 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0
10 Stephen Easton* 23 32 62 58 4 13 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 12 .224 .250 .310 .560 18 1 2 0
11 William Fitzgerald 25 108 386 353 24 69 16 0 1 32 0 0 23 64 .195 .248 .249 .497 88 3 3 4
12 Phil Garner 23 71 297 264 45 74 10 6 12 40 3 2 27 43 .280 .355 .500 .855 132 4 1 1
13 Bill Geiger 25 16 10 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .333 .400 .333 .733 3 0 0 0
14 Vic Harris# 22 32 143 126 17 37 6 1 0 12 6 2 12 18 .294 .355 .357 .712 45 1 2 2
15 Leon Hooten 24 26 29 26 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 8 .231 .276 .231 .507 6 0 0 1
16 Allan Lewis# 30 112 391 370 43 99 6 3 1 23 34 6 15 65 .268 .302 .308 .610 114 3 3 0
17 Keith Lieppman 23 134 523 485 56 128 17 9 9 62 2 5 32 69 .264 .308 .392 .700 190 1 0 5
18 Joe Lindsey* 21 50 177 157 17 40 3 1 1 8 10 5 19 19 .255 .335 .306 .641 48 0 1 0
19 Gil Marcano 21 25 48 44 3 7 0 0 1 4 0 0 3 12 .159 .213 .227 .440 10 0 1 0
20 Hank Marion* 24 85 291 244 24 49 11 2 6 22 4 2 43 53 .201 .322 .336 .658 82 1 2 1
21 Michael Marostica* 25 25 83 71 7 14 3 0 1 6 0 0 11 20 .197 .313 .282 .595 20 1 0 0
22 Paul Mastin 25 39 14 13 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 .154 .214 .308 .522 4 0 0 0
23 Denny McLain 28 8 19 17 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 .176 .176 .176 .353 3 0 2 0
24 Stanley Meadows# 29 3 13 13 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 .231 .231 .231 .462 3 0 0 0
25 Joe Robinson 24 12 39 37 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 .162 .205 .162 .367 6 0 0 0
26 Reggie Sanders 22 77 304 269 37 89 18 2 11 50 2 1 28 41 .331 .391 .535 .927 144 2 0 5 Stats for 2 teams
27 Tommy Sandt 21 109 426 386 40 85 11 2 1 14 4 5 34 69 .220 .284 .267 .551 103 1 3 2
28 Dale Sanner* 20 95 363 325 30 71 7 3 7 33 4 0 32 98 .218 .289 .323 .612 105 1 3 2
29 Tom Smith 25 24 14 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .143 .143 .143 .286 2 0 0 0
30 Patrick Tatom 22 28 30 29 2 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 8 .207 .207 .310 .517 9 0 1 0
31 Mike Weathers 22 81 296 273 24 68 12 2 2 19 1 1 22 64 .249 .305 .330 .635 90 0 1 0
32 Robert Williams 24 63 183 168 10 37 4 0 6 20 0 0 13 41 .220 .275 .351 .626 59 0 1 1
33 Robert Wolf 23 15 31 31 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .097 .097 .097 .194 3 0 0 0
33 Players 23.0 139 4864 4406 453 1027 143 37 72 401 82 36 373 887 .233 .294 .331 .626 1460 21 37 27 28
* - 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 Glenn Abbott 21 3 8 .273 2.51 13 13 6 1 0 97.0 84 38 27 5 31 2 78 4 0 6 1.186 7.8 0.5 2.9 7.2 2.52
2 Mike Barlow 24 2 4 .333 3.74 18 4 1 1 4 53.0 49 30 22 0 22 0 52 4 0 4 1.340 8.3 0.0 3.7 8.8 2.36
3 Brien Bickerton* 22 0 2 .000 7.39 16 3 0 0 0 28.0 34 28 23 1 27 1 22 5 2 7 2.179 10.9 0.3 8.7 7.1 0.81
4 Buddy Copeland 25 11 6 .647 2.40 21 17 6 0 0 131.0 124 58 35 3 45 2 98 4 0 8 1.290 8.5 0.2 3.1 6.7 2.18
5 Marshal Crossan 22 3 11 .214 7.35 22 12 1 0 0 71.0 105 70 58 4 39 1 38 1 0 4 2.028 13.3 0.5 4.9 4.8 0.97
6 Chuck Dobson 28 0 3 .000 4.74 9 4 0 0 1 19.0 19 12 10 1 4 0 12 0 0 1 1.211 9.0 0.5 1.9 5.7 3.00
7 Stephen Easton* 23 5 10 .333 3.62 25 22 8 1 1 144.0 153 65 58 8 67 4 88 4 2 5 1.528 9.6 0.5 4.2 5.5 1.31
8 Bill Geiger 25 0 1 .000 5.66 16 0 0 0 0 35.0 37 24 22 1 23 1 18 1 0 8 1.714 9.5 0.3 5.9 4.6 0.78
9 Leon Hooten 24 5 6 .455 3.31 25 7 3 1 3 87.0 86 39 32 7 42 2 94 3 0 11 1.471 8.9 0.7 4.3 9.7 2.24
10 Gil Marcano 21 5 10 .333 3.31 25 18 4 1 1 136.0 134 57 50 9 41 1 91 0 3 5 1.287 8.9 0.6 2.7 6.0 2.22
11 Paul Mastin 25 4 2 .667 3.04 39 2 2 0 4 77.0 74 27 26 7 11 2 52 0 0 1 1.104 8.6 0.8 1.3 6.1 4.73
12 Denny McLain 28 3 3 .500 6.32 8 8 3 0 0 57.0 63 40 40 15 19 0 37 3 0 3 1.439 9.9 2.4 3.0 5.8 1.95
13 Tom Smith 25 3 5 .375 5.33 24 5 1 0 1 49.0 47 32 29 5 31 1 50 1 0 4 1.592 8.6 0.9 5.7 9.2 1.61
14 Patrick Tatom 22 2 12 .143 5.93 27 13 2 0 0 91.0 105 77 60 10 70 3 59 1 1 12 1.923 10.4 1.0 6.9 5.8 0.84
15 Robert Wolf 23 3 7 .300 3.96 12 11 4 0 0 75.0 84 35 33 5 27 2 56 8 2 1 1.480 10.1 0.6 3.2 6.7 2.07
15 Players 23.5 49 90 .353 4.11 139 139 98 41 6 15 1149.0 1198 632 525 81 499 22 845 39 10 80 1.477 9.4 0.6 3.9 6.6 1.69
* - 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
William Fitzgerald 92 624 56 8 5 .988 7.39 13
Robert Williams 51 295 19 9 2 .972 6.16 6

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Keith Lieppman 131 1004 70 10 82 .991 8.20
Reggie Sanders 51 430 24 3 38 .993 8.90 Stats for 2 teams
William Fitzgerald 10 63 4 2 4 .971 6.70

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mike Weathers 81 181 222 19 41 .955 4.98
Vic Harris 32 84 71 6 10 .963 4.84
Hank Marion 25 53 51 3 13 .972 4.16
Joe Robinson 3 3 2 2 0 .714 1.67

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Phil Garner 71 74 116 13 9 .936 2.68
Joe Lindsey 49 44 61 9 4 .921 2.14
Hank Marion 8 5 12 3 0 .850 2.13
William Fitzgerald 6 5 12 3 0 .850 2.83
Stanley Meadows 3 3 5 1 0 .889 2.67
Joe Robinson 3 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.33

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tommy Sandt 104 150 307 17 56 .964 4.39
Hank Marion 31 36 79 4 12 .966 3.71
Joe Robinson 6 12 18 4 5 .882 5.00
Keith Lieppman 2 5 3 1 2 .889 4.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Charlie Chant 117 196 12 11 0 .950 1.78
Allan Lewis 95 142 3 7 0 .954 1.53
Dale Sanner 92 216 10 8 2 .966 2.46
Bill Brooks 74 98 4 3 1 .971 1.38
Reggie Sanders 25 32 3 1 1 .972 1.40 Stats for 2 teams
Michael Marostica 23 32 1 1 0 .971 1.43
James Brunette 12 25 3 3 0 .903 2.33
Hank Marion 8 11 3 0 0 1.000 1.75

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Paul Mastin 39 4 10 0 0 1.000 0.36
Patrick Tatom 27 3 11 3 0 .824 0.52
Stephen Easton 25 9 20 0 1 1.000 1.16
Leon Hooten 25 4 17 1 1 .955 0.84
Gil Marcano 25 6 20 1 0 .963 1.04
Tom Smith 24 3 5 1 0 .889 0.33
Marshal Crossan 22 9 14 1 1 .958 1.05
Buddy Copeland 21 3 9 1 0 .923 0.57
Mike Barlow 18 2 7 0 0 1.000 0.50
Brien Bickerton 16 2 6 0 0 1.000 0.50
Bill Geiger 16 0 5 0 0 1.000 0.31
Glenn Abbott 13 2 17 3 0 .864 1.46
Robert Wolf 12 8 9 1 0 .944 1.42
Chuck Dobson 9 0 0 0 0 0.00
Denny McLain 8 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.75

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Glenn Abbott 21 R R 6' 6.0" 200 Feb 16, 1951 Little Rock, AR, US
Mike Barlow 24 L R 6' 6.0" 210 Apr 30, 1948 Stamford, NY, US
Brien Bickerton 22 L L 6' 3.0" 185 Jul 6, 1949
Bill Brooks 22 L L 5' 10.0" 160 Sep 3, 1949
James Brunette 24 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Aug 15, 1947 Chicago, IL, US
Charlie Chant 20 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Aug 7, 1951 Bell, CA, US
Buddy Copeland 25 S R 6' 1.0" 180 Feb 28, 1947
Marshal Crossan 22 R R 6' 1.0" 170 1950
Chuck Dobson 28 R R 6' 4.0" 200 Jan 10, 1944 Kansas City, MO, US
Stephen Easton 23 L L 6' 2.0" 190 May 20, 1949
William Fitzgerald 25 R R 6' 4.0" 195 1947
Phil Garner 23 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Apr 30, 1949 Jefferson City, TN, US
Bill Geiger 25 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Feb 8, 1947 Red Bank, NJ, US
Vic Harris 22 S R 5' 11.0" 165 Mar 27, 1950 Los Angeles, CA, US
Leon Hooten 24 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Apr 4, 1948 Downey, CA, US
Allan Lewis 30 S R 6' 0.0" 170 Dec 12, 1941 Colon, Colon, PA
Keith Lieppman 23 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Jan 17, 1949
Joe Lindsey 21 L R 6' 2.0" Sep 1, 1950
Gil Marcano 21 R R 6' 0.0" 183 Oct 8, 1950
Hank Marion 24 L R 6' 1.0" 160 Oct 27, 1947 Anderson, SC, US
Michael Marostica 25 L L 5' 11.0" 175 1947
Paul Mastin 25 R R 5' 10.0" 160 1947
Denny McLain 28 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 29, 1944 Chicago, IL, US
Stanley Meadows 29 S R 5' 8.0" 165 Mar 31, 1943
Joe Robinson 24 R R 6' 0.0" 170 1948
Reggie Sanders 22 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Sep 9, 1949 Birmingham, AL, US
Tommy Sandt 21 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Dec 22, 1950 Brooklyn, NY, US
Dale Sanner 20 L R 6' 3.0" 190 Feb 1, 1952
Tom Smith 25 R R 5' 10.0" 175 1947
Patrick Tatom 22 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Apr 28, 1950
Mike Weathers 22 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Nov 25, 1949
Robert Williams 24 R R 6' 2.0" 195 1948
Robert Wolf 23 R R 6' 3.0" 180 1949

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