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American League batting statistics through games of April 16, 1972:

   Club          AB    R     H    2B   3B   HR   RBI   SB   CS   BB    SO   Avg
Baltimore         27    3     8    0    0    0     2    0    0    2     2  .296
Milwaukee         36    5    10    1    1    2     5    0    0    2     7  .278
Chicago          108    5    26    3    0    1     5    2    2    9    17  .241
Kansas City      103    8    24    4    0    1     8    1    1    9    18  .233
Cleveland         31    1     7    1    0    0     1    0    0    0     4  .226
Oakland           62    6    14    2    0    1     5    3    1    9     8  .226
New York          23    1     5    1    0    0     1    0    1    2     2  .217
Texas             62    5    13    1    0    0     3    1    0    6    12  .210
Detroit           29    3     6    1    0    1     3    0    0    2     2  .207
Boston            32    2     6    1    0    0     2    0    0    1     9  .188
California        56    2    10    0    0    0     1    1    1    6    10  .179
Minnesota         69    6     9    1    0    4     6    1    0    5    12  .130

 Batting Leaders         G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Sandy Alomar (CAL)        2    6    2    4   0   0   0    0   1   1    2    1  .667
Dick Green (OAK)          2    7    0    4   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    1  .571
Steve Hovley (KC)         2    8    0    4   0   0   0    2   0   0    1    2  .500
Lou Piniella (KC)         3   11    1    5   1   0   0    1   1   0    1    0  .455
Walt Williams (CHI)       3    9    0    4   1   0   0    0   1   0    1    0  .444
Dick Allen (CHI)          3   12    2    5   1   0   1    2   1   0    2    2  .417
Bob Oliver (KC)           3   12    1    4   1   0   1    3   0   0    0    1  .333
Ken McMullen (CAL)        2    6    0    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    0  .333
Carlos May (CHI)          3   13    1    4   0   0   0    0   0   1    1    2  .308
Sal Bando (OAK)           2    7    2    2   0   0   0    0   1   0    2    1  .286

 Baltimore            G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Mark Belanger          1    3    0    3   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0 1.000
Brooks Robinson        1    3    0    2   0   0   0    2   0   0    0    0  .667
Paul Blair             1    3    1    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .333
Davey Johnson          1    3    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .333
Merv Rettenmund        1    3    2    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    0  .333
Don Buford             1    3    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    0  .000
Ellie Hendricks        1    3    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Boog Powell            1    3    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000

 Boston               G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Luis Aparicio          1    4    0    2   1   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .500
Doug Griffin           1    3    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .333
Tommy Harper           1    3    2    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    0  .333
Rico Petrocelli        1    4    0    1   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .250
Carl Yastrzemski       1    4    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .250
Danny Cater            1    4    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    3  .000
Reggie Smith           1    4    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000
Duane Josephson        1    3    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000

 California           G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Sandy Alomar           2    6    2    4   0   0   0    0   1   1    2    1  .667
Ken McMullen           2    6    0    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    0  .333
Vada Pinson            2    7    0    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    2  .286
Leo Cardenas           2    5    0    1   0   0   0    1   0   0    3    2  .200
Jim Spencer            2    7    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .143
Mickey Rivers          2    6    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Leroy Stanton          2    6    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    3  .000
Jeff Torborg           2    6    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Winston Llenas         1    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Syd O'Brien            1    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000
Tom Silverio           1    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000

 Chicago              G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Walt Williams          3    9    0    4   1   0   0    0   1   0    1    0  .444
Dick Allen             3   12    2    5   1   0   1    2   1   0    2    2  .417
Pat Kelly              2    5    1    2   1   0   0    0   0   1    0    0  .400
Carlos May             3   13    1    4   0   0   0    0   0   1    1    2  .308
Ed Herrmann            2    8    0    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .250
Tom Egan               2    4    1    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .250
Mike Andrews           3   12    0    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    1    2  .167
Bill Melton            3   12    0    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    2    0  .167
Luis Alvarado          3    6    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .167
Jorge Orta             3    6    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    3  .167
Rick Reichardt         3    9    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    2  .111
Jay Johnstone          2    3    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    2    1  .000
Jim Qualls             3    2    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Rich Morales           1    0    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000

 Cleveland            G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Del Unser              1    4    1    2   1   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .500
Frank Duffy            1    3    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .333
Alex Johnson           1    3    0    1   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .333
Eddie Leon             1    3    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .333
Ray Fosse              1    4    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .250
Graig Nettles          1    4    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .250
Chris Chambliss        1    4    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Buddy Bell             1    3    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Tommy McCraw           1    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000

 Detroit              G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Bill Freehan           1    3    1    2   1   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .667
Norm Cash              1    4    1    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .500
Ed Brinkman            1    3    1    1   0   0   1    2   0   0    0    0  .333
Willie Horton          1    3    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .333
Al Kaline              1    4    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000
Jim Northrup           1    4    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Aurelio Rodriguez      1    4    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Dick McAuliffe         1    2    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    2    0  .000
Mickey Stanley         1    0    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000

 Kansas City          G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Steve Hovley           2    8    0    4   0   0   0    2   0   0    1    2  .500
Lou Piniella           3   11    1    5   1   0   0    1   1   0    1    0  .455
Amos Otis              2    5    1    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .400
Bob Oliver             3   12    1    4   1   0   1    3   0   0    0    1  .333
John Mayberry          3   12    0    3   1   0   0    1   0   0    1    1  .250
Cookie Rojas           3   12    1    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    0  .167
Jerry May              2    8    0    1   1   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .125
Paul Schaal            3    9    4    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    4    3  .111
Bobby Floyd            3   12    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    4  .083
Ed Kirkpatrick         1    3    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   1    1    1  .000

 Milwaukee            G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Joe Lahoud             1    4    1    2   0   1   0    0   0   0    0    1  .500
Ron Theobald           1    2    1    1   0   0   1    1   0   0    2    0  .500
Dave May               1    5    1    2   0   0   1    1   0   0    0    1  .400
Paul Ratliff           1    3    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .333
Johnny Briggs          1    4    1    1   1   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .250
Bill Voss              1    4    0    1   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .250
Rick Auerbach          1    5    1    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .200
George Scott           1    4    0    0   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    1  .000
Mike Ferraro           1    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Ellie Rodriguez        1    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000

 Minnesota            G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Jim Nettles            1    1    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0 1.000
Chuck Manuel           1    3    1    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .333
Bobby Darwin           2    7    2    2   0   0   2    3   0   0    2    1  .286
Cesar Tovar            2    8    1    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    2  .250
Rod Carew              2    8    0    1   1   0   0    1   0   0    1    0  .125
Harmon Killebrew       2    8    1    1   0   0   1    1   0   0    1    1  .125
Danny Thompson         2    8    1    1   0   0   1    1   0   0    0    1  .125
Eric Soderholm         2    7    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    0  .000
Steve Brye             2    5    0    0   0   0   0    0   1   0    0    2  .000
Rick Dempsey           1    4    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000
Phil Roof              1    3    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    2  .000
George Mitterwald      1    2    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Steve Braun            1    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000

 New York             G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Ron Blomberg           1    1    0    1   0   0   0    1   0   0    1    0 1.000
Thurman Munson         1    2    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   1    1    1  .500
Bernie Allen           1    3    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .333
Rich McKinney          1    3    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .333
Bobby Murcer           1    3    1    1   1   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .333
Johnny Callison        1    3    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Jerry Kenney           1    3    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Roy White              1    3    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Rusty Torres           1    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000

 Oakland              G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Dick Green             2    7    0    4   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    1  .571
Dave Duncan            1    4    1    2   0   0   1    2   0   0    0    1  .500
Gene Tenace            2    5    1    2   1   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .400
Sal Bando              2    7    2    2   0   0   0    0   1   0    2    1  .286
Bobby Brooks           2    7    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   1    1    1  .143
Bert Campaneris        2    8    0    1   0   0   0    0   1   0    1    1  .125
Joe Rudi               2    9    1    1   1   0   0    0   0   0    1    1  .111
Reggie Jackson         2    6    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    2    1  .000
Mike Epstein           2    4    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    2    0  .000
Brant Alyea            1    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Mike Hegan             2    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000
Larry Brown            1    0    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000

 Texas                G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Hal King               1    2    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    2    0  .500
Elliott Maddox         2    2    1    1   1   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .500
Frank Howard           2    8    1    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    1  .250
Len Randle             2    8    1    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    1    1  .250
Dick Billings          1    4    0    1   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .250
Tom Grieve             1    4    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .250
Dave Nelson            2    9    1    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    2  .222
Toby Harrah            2    6    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    1  .167
Joe Lovitto            2    6    0    1   0   0   0    0   1   0    1    1  .167
Larry Biittner         2    5    1    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    2  .000
Don Mincher            1    3    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    0  .000

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League Leaders

At Bats:

  C. May (CHI)             13
  D. Allen (CHI)           12
  M. Andrews (CHI)         12
  B. Floyd (KC)            12
  J. Mayberry (KC)         12
  B. Melton (CHI)          12
  B. Oliver (KC)           12
  C. Rojas (KC)            12
  L. Piniella (KC)         11
  D. Nelson (TEX)           9

Runs Scored:

  P. Schaal (KC)            4
  D. Allen (CHI)            2
  S. Alomar (CAL)           2
  S. Bando (OAK)            2
  B. Darwin (MIN)           2
  T. Harper (BOS)           2
  M. Rettenmund (BAL)       2
  R. Auerbach (MIL)         1
  L. Biittner (TEX)         1
  P. Blair (BAL)            1

Hits:

  D. Allen (CHI)            5
  L. Piniella (KC)          5
  S. Alomar (CAL)           4
  D. Green (OAK)            4
  S. Hovley (KC)            4
  C. May (CHI)              4
  B. Oliver (KC)            4
  W. Williams (CHI)         4
  M. Belanger (BAL)         3
  J. Mayberry (KC)          3

Doubles:

  D. Allen (CHI)            1
  L. Aparicio (BOS)         1
  J. Briggs (MIL)           1
  R. Carew (MIN)            1
  B. Freehan (DET)          1
  P. Kelly (CHI)            1
  E. Maddox (TEX)           1
  J. May (KC)               1
  J. Mayberry (KC)          1
  B. Murcer (NY)            1

Triples:

  J. Lahoud (MIL)           1

Home Runs:

  B. Darwin (MIN)           2
  D. Allen (CHI)            1
  E. Brinkman (DET)         1
  D. Duncan (OAK)           1
  H. Killebrew (MIN)        1
  D. May (MIL)              1
  B. Oliver (KC)            1
  R. Theobald (MIL)         1
  D. Thompson (MIN)         1

RBI:

  B. Darwin (MIN)           3
  B. Oliver (KC)            3
  D. Allen (CHI)            2
  E. Brinkman (DET)         2
  D. Duncan (OAK)           2
  S. Hovley (KC)            2
  B. Robinson (BAL)         2
  M. Andrews (CHI)          1
  L. Aparicio (BOS)         1
  S. Bahnsen (CHI)          1

Stolen Bases:

  D. Allen (CHI)            1
  S. Alomar (CAL)           1
  S. Bando (OAK)            1
  S. Brye (MIN)             1
  B. Campaneris (OAK)       1
  J. Lovitto (TEX)          1
  B. Odom (OAK)             1
  L. Piniella (KC)          1
  W. Williams (CHI)         1

Caught Stealing:

  S. Alomar (CAL)           1
  B. Brooks (OAK)           1
  P. Kelly (CHI)            1
  E. Kirkpatrick (KC)       1
  C. May (CHI)              1
  T. Munson (NY)            1

Walks:

  P. Schaal (KC)            4
  L. Cardenas (CAL)         3
  D. Allen (CHI)            2
  S. Alomar (CAL)           2
  S. Bando (OAK)            2
  B. Darwin (MIN)           2
  M. Epstein (OAK)          2
  R. Jackson (OAK)          2
  J. Johnstone (CHI)        2
  H. King (TEX)             2

Strikeouts:

  B. Floyd (KC)             4
  D. Cater (BOS)            3
  J. Orta (CHI)             3
  M. Pattin (BOS)           3
  P. Schaal (KC)            3
  L. Stanton (CAL)          3
  W. Wood (CHI)             3
  D. Allen (CHI)            2
  M. Andrews (CHI)          2
  L. Biittner (TEX)         2


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