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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), Owen J. Bush Stadium (Indianapolis, IN) and 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
1Ed Armbrister231334984606913826117431692679.300.345.450.795207732
2Mel Behney*2435645327300200714.
3Steve Blateric286317112100001028.091.333.091.4241220
4Pat Corrales31301159893140112211426.316.409.388.79638201
5Alfred Crawford2410536534945831025262221472.238.271.321.592112200
6William Ferguson24207359614002820910.237.333.339.67220113
7Rod Gaspar#2653198165244841112742815.291.393.345.73857122
8Ross Grimsley*224750000010013.
9James Hoff2738130111921100800156.
10John Jackson23131391100000044.111.385.111.4961000
11Pat Jacquez2534534736000100217.
12Mike Johnson215417151100000019.
13Dick Kenworthy31337671215100201411.
14Gene Locklear*2213452546778152318156517125199.325.395.522.918244412
15Don Mason*2776301262255873117123133.221.301.282.58374053
16Jim Merritt*2835412813000300715.
17Ozzie Osborn263529226500110047.227.346.364.7108030
18Pat Osburn*2328454134000000118.
19Gary Polczynski20414130100000011.
20Lee Richard234519618322472027871224.257.303.301.60355010
21Sonny Ruberto261174183673490113743463451.245.311.349.6601283104
22Michael Ruddell2026484215100000417.
23George Runk25104321294255781433432348.
24Carroll Sembera304218152200020018.
25Wayne Simpson233550000010001.
26Roe Skidmore26125528497521442241389132083.290.316.429.745213236
27Gregg Slape*25102261221283751523923664.
28Tom Spencer2151172158113661112831124.
29Gary Sprague*2625846910171007201211.246.358.261.61918030
30Rick Stelmaszek*2394320246225662134027262.228.401.280.68269011Stats for 2 teams
31Dave Tomlin*233723213401000003.
32Bobby Young2775263241215060223321331.
32 Players24.8140516445845091116153376746010758447858.243.312.337.649154429693541
* - 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
1Mel Behney*24912.4293.312826520163.0149756011616894181.2888.
2Steve Blateric2889.4711.586311113114.0803720442101119051.0706.
3Ross Grimsley*2211.5004.054400020.02699115090012.05011.
4John Jackson2305.0004.0213900147.06029217203265021.70211.
5Pat Jacquez2579.4383.703420430151.01337562117971034071.4047.
6Mike Johnson2156.4552.27540007107.0833927104111704031.1597.
7Jim Merritt*2848.3334.333220003108.0122565214282802031.38910.
8Ozzie Osborn2652.7143.4933000285.08538335375512151.4359.
9Pat Osburn*2388.5005.282624100121.01248271188037190111.6869.
10Michael Ruddell2055.5004.342222000116.0866456138428720131.4666.
11Carroll Sembera3046.4002.7840300294.08332299286560041.1817.
12Wayne Simpson2302.0005.403300015.015991100111011.6679.
13Dave Tomlin*2356.4552.8036821290.08330286364864051.3228.
13 Players24.86179.4363.481401401271311301232.0112957547711056159850462681.3728.
* - 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


Rick Stelmaszek8752738124.9796.4911Stats for 2 teams
Sonny Ruberto613103455.9865.646
Pat Corrales2919310011.0007.002
William Ferguson140001.0004.000


Roe Skidmore1251138841199.9919.78
William Ferguson128930121.0007.67
Rod Gaspar4300031.0007.50


Don Mason741841891249.9695.04
James Hoff388584326.9834.45
Sonny Ruberto183951410.9575.00
George Runk11123416.9794.18
Gary Polczynski46822.8753.50
Dick Kenworthy36611.9234.00
Gary Sprague101001.0001.00
Bobby Young110001.0001.00


George Runk7957140811.9612.49
Gary Sprague21134215.9822.62
Dick Kenworthy20212414.9782.25
Gregg Slape18172931.9392.56
Ed Armbrister611262.6842.17
William Ferguson51720.8001.60
Roe Skidmore110001.0001.00


Bobby Young741052591444.9634.92
Lee Richard45591471526.9324.58
Sonny Ruberto19284547.9483.84
George Runk10163153.9044.70


Gene Locklear1281897200.9071.53
Ed Armbrister1202341084.9682.03
Alfred Crawford901391164.9621.67
Gregg Slape6366532.9591.13
Tom Spencer4377610.9881.93
Rod Gaspar4282340.9552.02
Jim Merritt110001.0001.00


Steve Blateric6342221.9290.41
Mike Johnson5452220.9310.50
Carroll Sembera401019031.0000.73
Dave Tomlin3641821.9170.61
Pat Jacquez34113062.8721.21
Ozzie Osborn33617021.0000.70
Jim Merritt32615001.0000.66
Mel Behney2841821.9170.79
Pat Osburn2652320.9331.08
Michael Ruddell22101111.9550.95
John Jackson134610.9090.77
Ross Grimsley423001.0001.25
Wayne Simpson303011.0001.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Ed Armbrister23RR5' 11.0"160Jul 4, 1948Nassau, New Providence, BS
Mel Behney24LL6' 2.0"180Sep 2, 1947Newark, NJ, US
Steve Blateric28RR6' 3.0"200Mar 20, 1944Denver, CO, US
Pat Corrales31RR6' 0.0"180Mar 20, 1941Los Angeles, CA, US
Alfred Crawford24RR5' 10.0"165Sep 8, 1947
William Ferguson24RR6' 4.0"225Oct 27, 1947
Rod Gaspar26SL5' 11.0"165Apr 3, 1946Long Beach, CA, US
Ross Grimsley22LL6' 3.0"195Jan 7, 1950Topeka, KS, US
James Hoff27RR5' 11.0"170Apr 16, 1945
John Jackson23RR6' 2.0"170Dec 30, 1948
Pat Jacquez25RR6' 0.0"200Apr 23, 1947Stockton, CA, US
Mike Johnson21RR6' 1.0"185Mar 2, 1951Slayton, MN, US
Dick Kenworthy31RR5' 9.0"170Apr 1, 1941Red Oak, IA, US
Gene Locklear22LR5' 10.0"165Jul 19, 1949Lumberton, NC, US
Don Mason27LR5' 11.0"160Dec 20, 1944Boston, MA, US
Jim Merritt28LL6' 3.0"175Dec 9, 1943Altadena, CA, US
Ozzie Osborn26RR6' 2.0"195Jun 19, 1946Springfield, MO, US
Pat Osburn23LL6' 4.0"195May 4, 1949Murray, KY, US
Gary Polczynski20RR6' 0.0"170Apr 1, 1952
Lee Richard23RR5' 11.0"165Sep 18, 1948Lafayette, LA, US
Sonny Ruberto26RR5' 11.0"175Jan 2, 1946Staten Island, NY, US
Michael Ruddell20RR6' 0.0"175Nov 10, 1951
George Runk25RR6' 2.0"200Nov 15, 1946
Carroll Sembera30RR6' 0.0"155Jul 26, 1941Shiner, TX, US
Wayne Simpson23RR6' 3.0"220Dec 2, 1948Los Angeles, CA, US
Roe Skidmore26RR6' 3.0"188Oct 30, 1945Decatur, IL, US
Gregg Slape25LR6' 0.0"185Aug 21, 1946
Tom Spencer21RR6' 0.0"170Feb 28, 1951Gallipolis, OH, US
Gary Sprague26LR5' 10.0"170May 20, 1946
Rick Stelmaszek23LR6' 1.0"195Oct 8, 1948Chicago, IL, US
Dave Tomlin23LL6' 2.0"180Jun 22, 1949Maysville, KY, US
Bobby Young27RR6' 1.0"170Sep 7, 1944

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