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1972 Los Angeles Dodgers

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1971 / 1973

85-70, Finished 2nd in NL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Walter Alston (85-70)
GM: Al Campanis
Scored 584 runs, Allowed 527 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 85-70

Ballparks: Dodger Stadium · Attendance: 1,860,858 (2nd of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 95

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1971 / 1973 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 21, 1971

Traded Tom Hutton to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Larry Hisle.

October 22, 1971

Traded Bobby Darwin to the Minnesota Twins. Received Paul Powell.

November 29, 1971

Bruce Ellingsen drafted by the California Angels in the 1971 rule 5 draft.

Bob Gallagher drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 1971 rule 5 draft.

December 2, 1971

Traded Tom Haller to the Detroit Tigers. Received a player to be named later and cash. The Detroit Tigers sent Bernie Beckman (minors) (March 31, 1972) to the Los Angeles Dodgers to complete the trade.

Traded Dick Allen to the Chicago White Sox. Received Steve Huntz and Tommy John.

Traded Doyle Alexander, Bob O'Brien, Sergio Robles and Royle Stillman to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Pete Richert and Frank Robinson.

December 17, 1971

Selected Chris Cannizzaro off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

1972

Signed Jose Baez as an amateur free agent.

January 12, 1972

Drafted Dennis Lewallyn in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary).

March 27, 1972

Bill Sudakis selected by the New York Mets off waivers.

April 3, 1972 (Standings)

The California Angels returned Bruce Ellingsen (earlier draft pick).

April 14, 1972 (Standings)

Selected Dick Dietz off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

May 29, 1972 (Standings)

Signed Rafael Landestoy as an amateur free agent.

June 6, 1972 (Standings)

Drafted Bob Detherage in the 3rd round of the 1972 amateur draft.

Drafted Jason Thompson in the 15th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Glenn Burke in the 17th round of the 1972 amateur draft.

Drafted John Littlefield in the 20th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Craig Minetto in the 35th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Bob Shirley in the 38th round of the 1972 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

July 21, 1972 (Standings)

Released Hoyt Wilhelm.

August 4, 1972 (Standings)

Duke Sims selected by the Detroit Tigers off waivers.

August 7, 1972 (Standings)

Signed Ron Perranoski as a free agent.

October 19, 1972

Released Ron Perranoski.

October 24, 1972

Released Maury Wills.

October 26, 1972

Traded Larry Hisle to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Greg Millikan (minors) and Rudy Arroyo.

November 27, 1972

Released Jim Lefebvre.

November 28, 1972

Traded Billy Grabarkewitz, Frank Robinson, Bill Singer, Mike Strahler and Bobby Valentine to the California Angels. Received Ken McMullen and Andy Messersmith.

December 1, 1972

Signed Ubaldo Heredia as an amateur free agent.

January 10, 1973

Drafted Bob McClure in the 3rd round of the 1973 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Craig Minetto in the 3rd round of the 1973 amateur draft (January Secondary), but did not sign the player.

March 26, 1973

Purchased George Culver from the Houston Astros.

March 27, 1973

Sold Dick Dietz to the Atlanta Braves.

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1971 / 1973 Trades and Transactions