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Tuesday May 16, 1972
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American League batting statistics through games of May 16, 1972:

   Club          AB    R     H    2B   3B   HR   RBI   SB   CS   BB    SO   Avg
Minnesota        840  104   212   39    7   14    97   11    9   88   140  .252
Detroit          761   92   192   25    7   18    88    3    6   65   104  .252
Cleveland        768   78   192   33    3   11    70   18   11   64   105  .250
California       817   64   200   26    3   12    60    8    5   63   131  .245
Chicago          774   82   189   25    4   13    73   17    8   67   143  .244
Kansas City      862   77   205   26    6    8    73   16    9   75   123  .238
Boston           720   86   169   31    4   12    78    8    3   59   123  .235
Baltimore        738   81   173   36    2   11    76    7    7   74   141  .234
Oakland          716   83   166   24    4   14    74    9    6   77   113  .232
New York         756   67   169   28    5   12    61   10    7   65    89  .224
Texas            767   73   151   19    2    8    64   20   17  107   165  .197
Milwaukee        728   41   130   17    3   14    40    5    3   53   130  .179

 Batting Leaders         G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Pat Kelly (CHI)          19   68   11   25   4   2   0    3   7   3    6    8  .368
Tommy McCraw (CLE)       23   72   10   25   2   2   1    7   7   3   11    7  .347
Lou Piniella (KC)        26   96   14   32   4   1   2    9   2   0    4   12  .333
Vada Pinson (CAL)        23   86   10   28   6   0   2   11   4   1    2    7  .326
Thurman Munson (NY)      23   77   10   25   2   1   2    8   2   1   12    5  .325
Norm Cash (DET)          23   78   12   25   1   0   6   16   0   1    7    8  .321
Carlos May (CHI)         22   78   12   25   4   0   2   11   6   3    9    8  .321
Bill Freehan (DET)       21   82   13   26   6   1   2   19   0   1    5    8  .317
Joe Rudi (OAK)           19   81   11   25   5   1   0    5   0   1    4    6  .309
Dick Allen (CHI)         24   92   15   28   4   1   5   18   3   0    8   21  .304

 Baltimore            G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Don Baylor             7   22    2    8   1   0   1    4   1   0    2    1  .364
Terry Crowley          9   14    2    5   1   0   1    2   0   0    0    2  .357
Paul Blair            24   87   11   24   2   0   2   11   1   1    5   19  .276
Brooks Robinson       24   87    9   24   7   0   0   11   0   0    8   12  .276
Don Buford            24   81   11   22   2   0   1    4   3   1   15   14  .272
Merv Rettenmund       20   64   13   17   4   0   1    5   1   0   11    8  .266
Bobby Grich            9   24    1    6   1   0   0    2   1   1    2    5  .250
Tom Shopay            10    8    0    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    3  .250
Davey Johnson         23   76    6   17   7   1   0    7   0   1    9   12  .224
Mark Belanger         21   69    6   15   2   0   0    5   0   1    0    9  .217
Boog Powell           22   68   12   13   3   0   4   15   0   0   13   14  .191
Andy Etchebarren      16   48    2    9   3   0   0    5   0   2    3    8  .188
Johnny Oates           5   13    1    2   1   0   1    3   0   0    0    2  .154
Ellie Hendricks        6   19    0    1   1   0   0    0   0   0    2    3  .053
Chico Salmon           2    2    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000

 Boston               G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Duane Josephson       11   33    8   13   3   0   1    4   0   1    2    5  .394
John Kennedy           7   26    5    8   1   0   1    7   0   0    1    4  .308
Bob Montgomery         7   27    3    8   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    8  .296
Luis Aparicio         21   91    7   26   7   0   0    8   0   0    2    3  .286
Tommy Harper          21   85   18   23   7   1   3   12   0   1   10   14  .271
Carlton Fisk          12   41    6   11   6   1   0    4   2   0    5    9  .268
Reggie Smith          18   68   10   17   1   0   2    5   4   0    7   13  .250
Bob Burda             10    8    1    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    1    1  .250
Ben Oglivie           11   21    2    5   0   1   1    3   0   0    2    6  .238
Doug Griffin          18   62    6   13   1   0   0    3   2   0    9    5  .210
Rick Miller           13   20    3    4   0   0   3    7   0   1    1    8  .200
Phil Gagliano          8   11    0    2   0   0   0    3   0   0    2    3  .182
Rico Petrocelli       18   66    5   11   1   1   1    6   0   0    6    8  .167
Carl Yastrzemski      15   55    6    9   0   0   0    5   0   0    6    6  .164
Danny Cater           15   52    4    7   1   0   0    5   0   0    3    7  .135

 California           G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Ken Berry             17   53    5   19   3   1   1    7   0   0    6    7  .359
Vada Pinson           23   86   10   28   6   0   2   11   4   1    2    7  .326
Winston Llenas        11   27    1    8   1   0   0    2   0   0    1    3  .296
Bob Oliver             9   35    5   10   2   1   2    5   0   0    1    9  .286
Art Kusnyer           12   33    3    9   0   0   0    2   0   0    6    6  .273
Ken McMullen          21   71    3   18   3   0   0    2   0   0    8    7  .254
Sandy Alomar          25  100    7   25   3   0   0    1   4   3    9   11  .250
Andy Kosco            11   32    3    8   0   0   1    2   0   0    0    5  .250
Jim Spencer           22   78    6   18   1   0   1    4   0   0    3   11  .231
Mickey Rivers         17   54    4   12   1   0   0    1   0   1    6    7  .222
Jeff Torborg          14   43    1    9   2   0   0    6   0   0    4    2  .209
Leo Cardenas          25   91    5   19   2   1   3    9   0   0   10   14  .209
Leroy Stanton         12   35    7    6   1   0   2    3   0   0    4   11  .171
Tom Silverio          13   12    1    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    5  .167
Syd O'Brien            5    7    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    2  .000
Billy Cowan            3    3    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    2  .000
Joe Azcue              3    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000

 Chicago              G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Pat Kelly             19   68   11   25   4   2   0    3   7   3    6    8  .368
Walt Williams         10   29    1   10   2   0   0    1   1   0    2    3  .345
Carlos May            22   78   12   25   4   0   2   11   6   3    9    8  .321
Dick Allen            24   92   15   28   4   1   5   18   3   0    8   21  .304
Rich Morales          12   32    4    9   0   0   1    4   0   0    2    7  .281
Bill Melton           23   86    7   21   2   0   2   10   0   1    7   10  .244
Mike Andrews          24   79   11   18   3   0   1    6   0   1   14   13  .228
Jorge Orta            17   57    8   12   1   1   1    5   0   0    1   13  .211
Rick Reichardt        18   45    0    9   1   0   0    1   0   0    7   13  .200
Ed Herrmann           17   52    3   10   2   0   1    8   0   0    4    4  .192
Jay Johnstone         19   45    5    8   2   0   0    2   0   0    5    6  .178
Luis Alvarado          4    7    0    1   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    1  .143
Tom Egan              14   31    1    4   0   0   0    1   0   0    0   10  .129
Jim Qualls             8    8    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    2  .000
Chuck Brinkman         1    1    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
Tommy McCraw          23   72   10   25   2   2   1    7   7   3   11    7  .347
Jack Brohamer         17   62   10   19   2   1   0    7   1   0    0    8  .307
Ray Fosse             22   83    8   24   4   0   2    8   2   0    7    0  .289
Roy Foster             5    7    1    2   1   0   0    1   0   0    0    2  .286
Jerry Moses            5    7    1    2   1   0   0    1   0   0    0    1  .286
Buddy Bell            23   86    4   23   4   0   1    9   4   2    4    5  .267
Alex Johnson          23   88    8   23   2   0   4   16   1   2    4    8  .261
Chris Chambliss        4    8    1    2   0   0   1    1   0   0    0    0  .250
John Lowenstein        5    4    0    1   0   0   0    1   0   0    2    2  .250
Graig Nettles         22   84    9   19   6   0   0    4   1   0    8    8  .226
Del Unser             23   93    9   21   5   0   1    6   1   2    6   13  .226
Frank Duffy           19   50    4   10   2   0   0    2   1   1   10   10  .200
Fred Stanley           4   10    1    2   1   0   0    0   0   0    2    2  .200
Eddie Leon            16   41    2    8   1   0   1    1   0   1    6    9  .195
Lou Camilli            7    7    1    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    2  .143
Adolfo Phillips       13    7    2    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    2    2  .000

 Detroit              G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Gates Brown           15   39    9   14   1   0   2    5   1   0    4    7  .359
Mickey Stanley        18   34    3   12   1   0   2    4   0   0    0    1  .353
Ike Brown              4    3    1    1   0   0   0    1   0   0    1    1  .333
Norm Cash             23   78   12   25   1   0   6   16   0   1    7    8  .321
Bill Freehan          21   82   13   26   6   1   2   19   0   1    5    8  .317
Ed Brinkman           23   80    8   21   5   1   1   10   0   0    4    6  .263
Tony Taylor            9   27    2    7   3   1   0    2   1   0    2    3  .259
Aurelio Rodriguez     23   97   14   25   1   1   0    8   0   1    6   13  .258
Willie Horton         20   67    9   17   4   1   4    9   0   0    6    7  .254
Al Kaline             19   58    8   14   1   2   0    5   0   0    6    7  .241
Dick McAuliffe        19   53    7   12   2   0   1    5   0   0   17   11  .226
Jim Northrup          19   65    3   10   0   0   0    3   1   2    3    7  .154
Paul Jata              5    7    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    2  .143
Tom Haller             3    7    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000
Dalton Jones           3    3    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
Bobby Knoop            4    5    0    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .400
Lou Piniella          26   96   14   32   4   1   2    9   2   0    4   12  .333
Ed Kirkpatrick        14   43    6   13   0   0   3    6   0   2    6    5  .302
Cookie Rojas          26  100   10   27   5   0   0   10   1   3    5    6  .270
Bob Oliver            16   63    7   17   2   1   1    6   1   0    2   12  .270
Richie Scheinblum     16   39    2   10   0   0   1    7   0   0    7    5  .256
Freddie Patek         15   61    9   15   3   2   0    6   7   1    6   10  .246
Jerry May             14   41    3   10   3   0   0    0   0   0    8    2  .244
Steve Hovley          13   22    1    5   1   0   0    2   0   1    2    3  .227
Amos Otis             24   90    7   20   2   0   0    5   4   2    6   12  .222
John Mayberry         26   94    5   20   2   1   1   10   0   0    9   12  .213
Gail Hopkins           7    5    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    0  .200
Paul Schaal           26   92   10   18   4   1   0    6   1   0   16   12  .196
Bobby Floyd            9   29    1    4   0   0   0    2   0   0    0    4  .138
Ron Hansen             4   10    0    1   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    2  .100
Joe Keough             4    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    1  .000

 Milwaukee            G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Brock Davis           12   21    2    7   0   0   0    2   0   0    1    4  .333
Bob Heise             11   41    0   12   1   0   0    2   0   0    2    3  .293
Mike Ferraro          12   22    1    5   2   0   1    2   0   0    0    2  .227
Ellie Rodriguez        8   18    0    4   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    1  .222
Joe Lahoud            18   60    5   12   1   1   1    3   1   0    6   13  .200
Curt Motton            4    5    1    1   0   0   1    1   0   0    0    1  .200
Tommie Reynolds       10   16    1    3   2   0   0    3   0   0    1    0  .188
Johnny Briggs         19   62    6   11   1   0   1    3   0   0   10    8  .177
Billy Conigliaro      19   74    5   13   1   0   4    6   0   0    1   17  .176
Bill Voss             11   18    0    3   1   0   0    1   0   1    2    2  .167
Rick Auerbach         21   80    3   13   1   1   0    2   1   1    1   10  .163
Dave May              21   83    4   13   2   0   2    2   2   0    4   12  .157
Ron Theobald          15   43    4    6   0   0   1    3   0   1   10    6  .140
George Scott          21   84    5   11   3   0   2    7   1   0    8   14  .131
Darrell Porter        15   49    2    6   1   0   1    1   0   0    4   18  .122
Paul Ratliff           7   10    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    7  .100

 Minnesota            G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Steve Braun           17   64    7   23   3   0   1   11   2   1    3    4  .359
Rod Carew             23   92   11   28   6   1   0   16   1   2   12   15  .304
Cesar Tovar           23   95   19   28   4   1   0    6   5   4   10    7  .295
Bobby Darwin          21   81   11   23   2   1   6   21   0   1   11   22  .284
Danny Thompson        23   98   13   26   7   0   1    8   1   0    5   15  .265
Harmon Killebrew      23   78    9   19   4   1   3   14   0   0   20   16  .244
Jim Nettles           14   25    2    6   0   0   0    2   0   1    7    4  .240
Phil Roof             13   35    6    8   4   1   0    4   0   0    3    8  .229
Eric Soderholm        11   42    4    9   4   0   1    2   0   0    1    2  .214
Rich Reese            20   14    3    3   0   0   1    3   0   0    2    0  .214
Dan Monzon             7    5    3    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    2  .200
Steve Brye            20   72    4   14   3   2   0    4   2   0    5   13  .194
George Mitterwald     11   28    2    5   2   0   0    2   0   0    1    5  .179
Chuck Manuel           8   14    1    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    3  .143
Rick Renick            8    7    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .143
Rick Dempsey           7   20    0    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    5    4  .100

 New York             G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
John Ellis             3    6    1    4   0   0   1    2   0   0    0    0  .667
Thurman Munson        23   77   10   25   2   1   2    8   2   1   12    5  .325
Ron Blomberg          13   40    5   12   4   0   2    9   0   0    1    1  .300
Horace Clarke         21   87    7   23   3   0   0    3   2   2    7    9  .264
Rusty Torres          17   39    3   10   4   0   0    3   0   1    5   11  .256
Gene Michael          22   68    8   16   1   2   1   10   0   0    6    5  .235
Johnny Callison       14   51    4   12   4   0   1    4   0   0    3    5  .235
Roy White             23   80   10   17   1   0   1    5   4   0   13    8  .213
Ron Swoboda            6    5    1    1   1   0   0    0   0   0    1    2  .200
Felipe Alou           18   54    3   10   1   1   1    2   0   0    3    5  .185
Bobby Murcer          22   87    7   16   5   0   2    6   2   2    7   10  .184
Rich McKinney         21   78    5   14   1   0   1    5   0   0    5    8  .180
Hal Lanier             8    7    0    1   0   0   0    1   0   1    0    0  .143
Jerry Kenney           6    8    1    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    0  .125
Bernie Allen           6   10    0    1   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .100

 Oakland              G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Curt Blefary           8   11    1    5   2   0   0    1   0   0    0    1  .455
Dick Green             7   21    1    8   1   1   0    3   0   1    1    1  .381
George Hendrick        3    3    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .333
Joe Rudi              19   81   11   25   5   1   0    5   0   1    4    6  .309
Brant Alyea            8   11    1    3   1   0   0    0   0   0    1    0  .273
Dave Duncan           15   53    6   14   0   0   5   16   0   0    2    4  .264
Sal Bando             22   75    9   19   3   2   0    7   1   0   18    8  .253
Mike Hegan            16    8    0    2   1   0   0    1   0   0    0    3  .250
Angel Mangual         11   39    3    9   2   0   1    5   0   0    4    6  .231
Reggie Jackson        22   86   13   19   4   0   5   14   2   0   10   24  .221
Mike Epstein          21   68    8   15   2   0   2   10   0   1   12   12  .221
Bert Campaneris       21   87   11   18   2   0   0    3   5   1    7   17  .207
Larry Brown           17   49    6    9   0   0   0    0   0   0    6    2  .184
Bobby Brooks          15   39    4    7   0   0   0    5   0   1    8    8  .180
Gene Tenace           11   33    3    5   1   0   1    2   0   0    2    6  .152
Dwain Anderson         3    7    2    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    4  .000
Ron Clark              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
Dave Nelson           25   94   16   28   1   1   1    5  11   2   12   22  .298
Frank Howard          24   81    7   20   3   0   2   11   0   0   16   13  .247
Dick Billings         17   41    2   10   0   0   0    6   0   1    3    4  .244
Toby Harrah           25   66    8   16   1   1   0    7   0   1   10    8  .242
Tom Grieve            13   25    1    6   0   0   0    1   0   2    1    9  .240
Len Randle            24   95    9   20   6   0   0    9   2   4    5   23  .211
Elliott Maddox        25   73    9   15   4   0   0    1   4   2   13   16  .206
Larry Biittner        21   39    3    8   1   0   0    2   0   3    3    4  .205
Ted Ford              14   33    3    6   0   0   3    6   0   1    4   10  .182
Ken Suarez             6   11    0    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    1  .182
Joe Lovitto           16   27    5    4   0   0   0    2   2   1    7    6  .148
Hal King              19   40    4    5   1   0   1    2   0   0   13   12  .125
Don Mincher           18   63    5    7   2   0   1    8   1   0   15   12  .111
Ted Kubiak             9   15    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    3    2  .000
Jim Driscoll          10   11    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000
Jeff Burroughs         2    6    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    3  .000

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League Leaders

At Bats:

  S. Alomar (CAL)         100
  C. Rojas (KC)           100
  B. Oliver (CAL)          98
  D. Thompson (MIN)        98
  A. Rodriguez (DET)       97
  L. Piniella (KC)         96
  L. Randle (TEX)          95
  C. Tovar (MIN)           95
  J. Mayberry (KC)         94
  D. Nelson (TEX)          94

Runs Scored:

  C. Tovar (MIN)           19
  T. Harper (BOS)          18
  D. Nelson (TEX)          16
  D. Allen (CHI)           15
  L. Piniella (KC)         14
  A. Rodriguez (DET)       14
  B. Freehan (DET)         13
  R. Jackson (OAK)         13
  M. Rettenmund (BAL)      13
  D. Thompson (MIN)        13

Hits:

  L. Piniella (KC)         32
  D. Allen (CHI)           28
  R. Carew (MIN)           28
  D. Nelson (TEX)          28
  V. Pinson (CAL)          28
  C. Tovar (MIN)           28
  B. Oliver (CAL)          27
  C. Rojas (KC)            27
  L. Aparicio (BOS)        26
  B. Freehan (DET)         26

Doubles:

  L. Aparicio (BOS)         7
  T. Harper (BOS)           7
  D. Johnson (BAL)          7
  B. Robinson (BAL)         7
  D. Thompson (MIN)         7
  R. Carew (MIN)            6
  C. Fisk (BOS)             6
  B. Freehan (DET)          6
  G. Nettles (CLE)          6
  V. Pinson (CAL)           6

Triples:

  S. Bando (OAK)            2
  S. Brye (MIN)             2
  A. Kaline (DET)           2
  P. Kelly (CHI)            2
  T. McCraw (CLE)           2
  G. Michael (NY)           2
  B. Oliver (CAL)           2
  F. Patek (KC)             2
  D. Allen (CHI)            1
  F. Alou (NY)              1

Home Runs:

  N. Cash (DET)             6
  B. Darwin (MIN)           6
  D. Allen (CHI)            5
  D. Duncan (OAK)           5
  R. Jackson (OAK)          5
  B. Conigliaro (MIL)       4
  W. Horton (DET)           4
  A. Johnson (CLE)          4
  B. Powell (BAL)           4
  L. Cardenas (CAL)         3

RBI:

  B. Darwin (MIN)          21
  B. Freehan (DET)         19
  D. Allen (CHI)           18
  R. Carew (MIN)           16
  N. Cash (DET)            16
  D. Duncan (OAK)          16
  A. Johnson (CLE)         16
  B. Powell (BAL)          15
  R. Jackson (OAK)         14
  H. Killebrew (MIN)       14

Stolen Bases:

  D. Nelson (TEX)          11
  P. Kelly (CHI)            7
  T. McCraw (CLE)           7
  F. Patek (KC)             7
  C. May (CHI)              6
  B. Campaneris (OAK)       5
  C. Tovar (MIN)            5
  S. Alomar (CAL)           4
  B. Bell (CLE)             4
  E. Maddox (TEX)           4

Caught Stealing:

  L. Randle (TEX)           4
  C. Tovar (MIN)            4
  S. Alomar (CAL)           3
  L. Biittner (TEX)         3
  P. Kelly (CHI)            3
  C. May (CHI)              3
  T. McCraw (CLE)           3
  C. Rojas (KC)             3
  B. Bell (CLE)             2
  R. Carew (MIN)            2

Walks:

  H. Killebrew (MIN)       20
  S. Bando (OAK)           18
  D. McAuliffe (DET)       17
  F. Howard (TEX)          16
  P. Schaal (KC)           16
  D. Buford (BAL)          15
  D. Mincher (TEX)         15
  M. Andrews (CHI)         14
  H. King (TEX)            13
  E. Maddox (TEX)          13

Strikeouts:

  R. Jackson (OAK)         24
  L. Randle (TEX)          23
  B. Darwin (MIN)          22
  D. Nelson (TEX)          22
  D. Allen (CHI)           21
  B. Oliver (CAL)          21
  P. Blair (BAL)           19
  D. Porter (MIL)          18
  B. Campaneris (OAK)      17
  B. Conigliaro (MIL)      17


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