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Tuesday May 16, 1972
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

National League batting statistics through games of May 16, 1972:

   Club          AB    R     H    2B   3B   HR   RBI   SB   CS   BB    SO   Avg
Pittsburgh       927  116   263   50    9   21   108   10    6   66   136  .284
Houston          903  134   234   34    9   26   124   14    9   89   150  .259
Los Angeles      974  114   251   39    4   23   108   13    9   79   146  .258
St. Louis        949  102   244   31    7   10    93   20    7   72   146  .257
Atlanta          916  103   234   36    1   24    97   10    4   92   122  .256
Chicago          850  115   216   37    5   23   108   14    8   88   131  .254
New York         871  100   218   31    6   19    92    7    8   90   149  .250
Philadelphia     870   91   214   43    6   20    85    5    7   91   171  .246
Cincinnati       906  123   222   40    7   23   111   35   12  106   153  .245
Montreal         851   86   196   32    4    8    78   15   14   80   140  .230
San Francisco    997  114   228   48   11   23   110   28    7  104   195  .229
San Diego        922   82   202   32    6   19    77   14   14   68   165  .219

 Batting Leaders         G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Joe Torre (STL)          26  101   12   40   6   2   2   17   1   0    6   14  .396
Bobby Tolan (CIN)        27  104   22   39   9   3   4   23  14   3   11    6  .375
Rick Monday (CHI)        24   72   17   27   4   1   5   13   4   2   17   17  .375
Manny Sanguillen (PIT)   25  103   10   38   4   3   1   12   1   0    2   12  .369
Cesar Cedeno (HOU)       23   97   17   35   6   1   1   12   9   2    9   10  .361
Al Oliver (PIT)          25  107   14   38   8   1   2   19   0   1    4    7  .355
Lee May (HOU)            22   89   16   31   3   2   6   19   0   1   10   21  .348
Richie Hebner (PIT)      25   91   14   31   6   0   5   15   0   0   10    8  .341
Jim Wynn (HOU)           26  102   22   34   5   1   7   23   1   2   15   15  .333
Matty Alou (STL)         25   89    8   29   3   0   0    7   3   2    4    4  .326

 Atlanta              G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Gil Garrido            3    1    1    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0 1.000
Orlando Cepeda        13   48    4   17   2   0   3    7   0   0    2    9  .354
Jim Breazeale         10   13    2    4   1   0   0    3   0   0    0    2  .308
Oscar Brown           12   13    3    4   0   0   2    4   0   0    1    1  .308
Rico Carty            24   69    9   21   4   0   2    8   0   0   16    9  .304
Ralph Garr            27  110   15   32   3   0   3   12   5   3    5    7  .291
Felix Millan          27  117   11   34   5   1   0   12   2   0    8    8  .291
Hank Aaron            22   81   13   23   2   0   6   14   1   0   16   12  .284
Dusty Baker           20   39    5   11   4   0   1    4   1   0    2    8  .282
Marty Perez           27   97    8   24   4   0   0    6   0   1    5   11  .247
Earl Williams         27  101   11   24   5   0   3   12   0   0   12   18  .238
Darrell Evans         23   76   10   18   1   0   4   13   1   0   14    7  .237
Mike Lum              21   55    5   10   2   0   0    0   0   0    8    5  .182
Paul Casanova          9   26    1    4   1   0   0    0   0   0    2    5  .154
Sonny Jackson          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
Rick Monday           24   72   17   27   4   1   5   13   4   2   17   17  .375
Jim Hickman           20   72   16   24   2   0   5   13   1   0    7    8  .333
Carmen Fanzone        15   30    6    9   4   0   2    9   0   0    6    7  .300
Ron Santo             18   68   13   20   3   0   5   12   0   1    7   11  .294
Jose Cardenal         23   87   16   24   6   2   3   16   5   4    8    8  .276
Billy Williams        25  106   16   27   4   1   2   12   1   0    7   12  .255
Don Kessinger         25   92   12   22   4   0   0    7   1   0   12    9  .239
Glenn Beckert         25  105    8   25   3   1   1   11   0   1    4    1  .238
Randy Hundley         23   77    4   18   6   0   0    8   0   0   11   14  .234
Billy North            9   24    2    4   0   0   0    0   2   0    1   10  .167
Joe Pepitone           8   25    1    3   1   0   0    1   0   0    4    4  .120
Ken Rudolph            3    9    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    3  .111
Art Shamsky            7    9    1    0   0   0   0    1   0   0    1    2  .000
Frank Fernandez        2    2    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    2  .000
Paul Popovich          3    2    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000
Gene Hiser             1    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000

 Cincinnati           G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Darrel Chaney          8    8    4    4   0   0   0    0   0   1    2    2  .500
Bobby Tolan           27  104   22   39   9   3   4   23  14   3   11    6  .375
Joe Morgan            27   99   26   29   5   2   4   11  14   3   21    5  .293
Tony Perez            25   97   12   28   4   0   6   22   0   0    8   31  .289
Dave Concepcion       27   88    8   23   2   0   1   13   6   1    5   12  .261
Pete Rose             27  115   15   28   3   1   0    8   0   1   10    6  .244
Julian Javier         11   29    2    7   2   0   1    5   1   0    2    3  .241
Denis Menke           26   80    9   18   4   0   2    7   0   1   12   16  .225
Johnny Bench          25   95   10   21   3   1   4   14   0   0   12   14  .221
Ted Uhlaender         19   44    4    9   2   0   0    3   0   1    5    4  .205
George Foster          9   23    2    4   2   0   0    2   0   0    3    6  .174
Cesar Geronimo        19   31    4    5   3   0   1    2   0   1    4   12  .161
Bernie Carbo          18   20    2    3   0   0   0    0   0   0    6    3  .150
Hal McRae              9    8    0    0   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    1  .000
Bill Plummer           2    4    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000
Pat Corrales           2    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    2    0  .000

 Houston              G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Cesar Cedeno          23   97   17   35   6   1   1   12   9   2    9   10  .361
Lee May               22   89   16   31   3   2   6   19   0   1   10   21  .348
Jim Wynn              26  102   22   34   5   1   7   23   1   2   15   15  .333
Jesus Alou             6    9    2    3   0   0   0    2   0   0    1    0  .333
Johnny Edwards        24   80   13   23   5   0   3   10   0   2   12   10  .288
Bob Watson            26   98   18   27   2   1   4   18   0   0   11   14  .276
Bobby Fenwick          5   11    0    3   1   0   0    2   0   0    0    4  .273
Norm Miller           12   15    2    4   2   0   0    1   0   0    1    1  .267
Jack Hiatt             4    8    1    2   1   0   0    0   0   0    2    2  .250
Bob Stinson            4    4    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .250
Doug Rader            26  102    9   22   4   2   2   13   1   0    6   19  .216
Tommy Helms           24   92   10   19   1   0   2   10   0   1    4    4  .207
Jimmy Stewart         11   25    3    5   1   1   0    3   0   0    1    1  .200
Roger Metzger         26  106   18   17   1   1   1    9   3   1   14   11  .160

 Los Angeles          G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Bill Russell          23   58    5   23   6   0   3   14   0   2    4    8  .397
Bobby Valentine       13   23    3    8   0   0   0    2   0   1    3    4  .348
Chris Cannizzaro      11   34    6   11   1   0   1    5   0   0    5    8  .324
Wes Parker            20   70    6   21   1   0   0    7   0   0    9    3  .300
Steve Garvey          24   81   15   24   4   0   2    6   1   1    6    6  .296
Manny Mota            21   59   11   17   1   1   1    9   1   0    2    3  .288
Willie Davis          28  120   20   34   5   1   5   16   5   1    3   15  .283
Willie Crawford       21   64    9   18   4   1   5    8   2   1    6   11  .281
Frank Robinson        25   84   10   21   3   0   3   15   1   1   13   20  .250
Jim Lefebvre          23   87    6   21   4   0   2   13   0   0    8   15  .241
Bill Buckner          18   55    5   13   2   0   0    1   0   1    3    3  .236
Duke Sims             12   41    2    8   2   0   1    3   0   0    2    5  .195
Dick Dietz            11   29    3    5   1   0   0    4   1   0    5    3  .172
Billy Grabarkewitz    12   30    4    5   2   0   0    2   1   0    4   10  .167
Maury Wills           17   60    4    7   1   1   0    0   1   1    3    9  .117

 Montreal             G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Terry Humphrey         4    8    1    5   1   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .625
Jim Fairey            10   12    0    6   2   0   0    6   0   0    1    2  .500
John Bateman           8   16    0    6   1   0   0    2   0   0    1    2  .375
Bobby Wine            15    8    2    3   1   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .375
Clyde Mashore         20   42    6   12   3   0   0    5   1   0    4    9  .286
Ken Singleton         26   91   14   23   2   1   2   11   2   3   16   25  .253
Ron Hunt              26  101   11   24   5   0   0    7   1   0   12    8  .238
Mike Jorgensen        26   95   13   22   3   0   4   11   3   3   11   23  .232
Ron Fairly            20   61    7   14   2   0   1    6   1   1    8    7  .230
Bob Bailey            26   96   12   22   3   1   1    9   4   2   12   13  .229
Ron Woods             19   48    3   11   1   0   0    2   1   2    4    8  .229
John Boccabella       23   77    7   16   3   1   0    2   0   1    4   12  .208
Boots Day             17   53    2   11   2   0   0    5   0   1    1    8  .208
Tim Foli              25   81    6   16   2   1   0   10   2   1    3    6  .198
Hector Torres          6    7    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    1  .000

 New York             G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Wayne Garrett          2    2    0    1   1   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .500
Willie Mays            1    2    2    1   0   0   1    1   0   1    2    1  .500
Duffy Dyer             5   10    1    4   2   0   0    1   0   0    1    4  .400
John Milner           11   18    4    7   1   0   0    1   0   0    2    5  .389
Cleon Jones           24   92   11   29   2   0   2   13   0   1    7   22  .315
Ted Martinez          11   42    7   13   1   2   0    2   0   1    0    6  .310
Jim Fregosi           25   94   13   27   5   2   3   13   0   0   10   18  .287
Tommie Agee           25   96   17   27   7   0   4   15   3   2   13   20  .281
Rusty Staub           26  100   14   27   2   0   4   12   0   0   13    8  .270
Jerry Grote           23   74    3   19   3   1   1    7   0   0   12    4  .257
Bud Harrelson         26  106   11   23   2   0   1    5   4   2    9   12  .217
Ed Kranepool          22   65    8   14   3   0   3   11   0   0    8   10  .215
Ken Boswell           18   68    5   13   1   1   0    3   0   1    8    4  .191
Jim Beauchamp          8   26    1    4   0   0   0    3   0   0    0    4  .154
Don Hahn               7    6    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    2  .000
Dave Marshall          5    4    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    0  .000

 Philadelphia         G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Terry Harmon          11   29    9   12   1   1   0    3   0   1    5    0  .414
Greg Luzinski         26  100   15   31   7   2   6   14   0   0   10   16  .310
Denny Doyle           20   63    5   19   3   0   0    8   0   1    7    9  .302
Tommy Hutton          19   65    7   19   3   1   0    5   0   0    4    6  .292
Byron Browne           8    7    2    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    3  .286
Roger Freed            7   11    1    3   0   0   1    3   0   0    0    5  .273
Willie Montanez       25   96   11   24   8   1   2   10   0   0   10   25  .250
Ron Stone             10   12    1    3   0   0   0    1   0   0    1    2  .250
Mike Ryan              6   21    1    5   1   0   0    0   0   0    2    4  .238
Don Money             26   90    7   21   5   0   3    8   1   2   17   18  .233
Larry Bowa            26  105   12   23   2   0   0    3   3   1    7   11  .219
Tim McCarver          22   83    8   18   6   0   2    8   0   2    7   10  .217
Deron Johnson         15   42    3    9   1   1   2   12   0   0    4   12  .214
Pete Koegel            6    5    0    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    1  .200
Mike Anderson         26   80    5   14   4   0   2    5   1   0   13   27  .175

 Pittsburgh           G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Rennie Stennett       17   55   10   21   3   2   1    9   0   2    0    4  .382
Manny Sanguillen      25  103   10   38   4   3   1   12   1   0    2   12  .369
Al Oliver             25  107   14   38   8   1   2   19   0   1    4    7  .355
Richie Hebner         25   91   14   31   6   0   5   15   0   0   10    8  .341
Vic Davalillo         17   30    7   10   1   0   1    3   2   0    3    2  .333
Gene Alley            18   44    4   14   2   0   0    7   2   1    7    5  .318
Roberto Clemente      24   97   17   30   6   2   2   11   0   0    8   10  .309
Dave Cash             18   79   14   23   5   0   1    3   3   2    5    7  .291
Willie Stargell       23   92   11   25   7   0   6   19   0   0    7   25  .272
Milt May               9   13    0    3   1   0   0    1   0   0    0    1  .231
Jackie Hernandez      16   36    3    6   0   0   0    0   0   0    2    7  .167
Jose Pagan            10   14    0    2   1   0   0    0   0   0    0    3  .143
Gene Clines           16   29    3    4   1   1   0    1   1   0    2    8  .138
Bob Robertson         22   72    6    9   3   0   2    5   1   0   16   20  .125
Bill Mazeroski         1    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000

 San Diego            G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Leron Lee             21   71   11   26   4   2   2    9   1   3    7    5  .366
Garry Jestadt         12   17    1    5   0   0   1    2   0   0    1    2  .294
Jerry Morales         14   28    2    8   1   2   0    3   1   1    3    4  .286
Dave Campbell         25   82    6   22   5   0   0    3   0   2    8   11  .268
Cito Gaston           13   34    2    9   3   0   0    3   0   0    2    4  .265
Johnny Jeter          26   93    9   24   1   1   4    9   3   4    5   27  .258
Nate Colbert          28  104   19   25   5   1   9   21   1   0   11   24  .240
Larry Stahl           17   45    3    9   1   0   1    3   0   0    5    8  .200
Fred Kendall          17   57    4   11   0   0   1    2   0   0    3   11  .193
Derrel Thomas         26   99    7   19   4   0   1    9   2   3    9   21  .192
Bob Barton            14   43    0    8   0   0   0    5   1   0    2    6  .186
Don Mason              9   11    1    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    1    1  .182
Ollie Brown           23   70    3   12   2   0   0    3   0   0    5    9  .171
Enzo Hernandez        26   94   12   15   4   0   0    3   5   1    5    5  .160
Rafael Robles          5   10    1    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .100
Ed Spiezio             1    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000

 San Francisco        G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Russ Gibson            2    5    0    2   0   1   0    3   0   0    0    0  .400
Willie McCovey         4   12    2    4   1   0   1    2   0   0    1    2  .333
Bernie Williams        6    7    2    2   0   1   0    1   0   0    1    3  .286
Tito Fuentes          30  125   12   35   7   1   2    9   5   1    4   13  .280
Bobby Bonds           30  119   20   33   8   3   3   16   6   1    8   23  .277
Chris Speier          30  118   13   31   8   1   4   14   2   0   15   17  .263
Al Gallagher          16   50    6   13   0   0   1    2   0   0    8    7  .260
Chris Arnold          13   24    2    6   2   0   0    0   0   1    7    3  .250
Dave Kingman          30  115   15   28   4   3   7   26   7   1    9   33  .244
Dave Rader            19   55    4   13   3   0   1    7   0   0    1    7  .236
Garry Maddox          19   66    8   14   5   1   0    7   1   0    4   17  .212
Jim Ray Hart           4   15    0    3   1   0   0    0   0   0    0    5  .200
Jim Howarth           15   15    6    3   1   0   0    0   1   0    9    5  .200
Willie Mays           19   49    8    9   2   0   0    3   3   0   17    5  .184
Ken Henderson         28  100    8   17   3   0   3    9   3   2   11   19  .170
Fran Healy            20   49    4    5   0   0   1    7   0   1    7   13  .102
Jimmy Rosario          6    2    1    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000

 St. Louis            G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS   BB   SO   Avg
Marty Martinez         7    5    0    2   0   0   0    2   0   0    0    0  .400
Joe Torre             26  101   12   40   6   2   2   17   1   0    6   14  .396
Dwain Anderson         1    3    1    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .333
Mike Fiore             5    3    0    1   0   0   0    1   0   0    2    1  .333
Matty Alou            25   89    8   29   3   0   0    7   3   2    4    4  .326
Lou Brock             28  120   13   35   2   1   1   11  13   4    5   19  .292
Ed Crosby             25   79    8   23   0   0   0    7   0   0    4    6  .291
Joe Hague             25   70    8   18   5   1   3   11   0   0   15   17  .257
Jerry McNertney       11   16    0    4   1   0   0    2   0   0    2    7  .250
Ted Simmons           26   99   11   24   6   0   2   13   0   1    6   14  .242
Jose Cruz             26   80    9   18   2   2   0    8   1   0    8   11  .225
Ted Sizemore          23   96   11   21   1   0   0    7   1   0    2    9  .219
Luis Melendez         24   49    8   10   2   1   1    1   0   0    5    4  .204
Donn Clendenon        17   38    4    5   1   0   1    1   1   0    4   14  .132
Dal Maxvill           19   28    1    2   1   0   0    1   0   0    7    5  .071

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League Leaders

At Bats:

  T. Fuentes (SF)         125
  L. Brock (STL)          120
  W. Davis (LA)           120
  B. Bonds (SF)           119
  C. Speier (SF)          118
  F. Millan (ATL)         117
  D. Kingman (SF)         115
  P. Rose (CIN)           115
  R. Garr (ATL)           110
  A. Oliver (PIT)         107

Runs Scored:

  J. Morgan (CIN)          26
  B. Tolan (CIN)           22
  J. Wynn (HOU)            22
  B. Bonds (SF)            20
  W. Davis (LA)            20
  N. Colbert (SD)          19
  R. Metzger (HOU)         18
  B. Watson (HOU)          18
  T. Agee (NY)             17
  C. Cedeno (HOU)          17

Hits:

  J. Torre (STL)           40
  B. Tolan (CIN)           39
  A. Oliver (PIT)          38
  M. Sanguillen (PIT)      38
  L. Brock (STL)           35
  C. Cedeno (HOU)          35
  T. Fuentes (SF)          35
  W. Davis (LA)            34
  F. Millan (ATL)          34
  J. Wynn (HOU)            34

Doubles:

  B. Tolan (CIN)            9
  B. Bonds (SF)             8
  W. Montanez (PHI)         8
  A. Oliver (PIT)           8
  C. Speier (SF)            8
  T. Agee (NY)              7
  T. Fuentes (SF)           7
  G. Luzinski (PHI)         7
  W. Stargell (PIT)         7
  J. Cardenal (CHI)         6

Triples:

  B. Bonds (SF)             3
  D. Kingman (SF)           3
  M. Sanguillen (PIT)       3
  B. Tolan (CIN)            3
  J. Cardenal (CHI)         2
  R. Clemente (PIT)         2
  J. Cruz (STL)             2
  J. Fregosi (NY)           2
  L. Lee (SD)               2
  G. Luzinski (PHI)         2

Home Runs:

  N. Colbert (SD)           9
  D. Kingman (SF)           7
  J. Wynn (HOU)             7
  H. Aaron (ATL)            6
  G. Luzinski (PHI)         6
  L. May (HOU)              6
  T. Perez (CIN)            6
  W. Stargell (PIT)         6
  W. Crawford (LA)          5
  W. Davis (LA)             5

RBI:

  D. Kingman (SF)          26
  B. Tolan (CIN)           23
  J. Wynn (HOU)            23
  T. Perez (CIN)           22
  N. Colbert (SD)          21
  L. May (HOU)             19
  A. Oliver (PIT)          19
  W. Stargell (PIT)        19
  B. Watson (HOU)          18
  J. Torre (STL)           17

Stolen Bases:

  J. Morgan (CIN)          14
  B. Tolan (CIN)           14
  L. Brock (STL)           13
  C. Cedeno (HOU)           9
  D. Kingman (SF)           7
  B. Bonds (SF)             6
  D. Concepcion (CIN)       6
  J. Cardenal (CHI)         5
  W. Davis (LA)             5
  T. Fuentes (SF)           5

Caught Stealing:

  L. Brock (STL)            4
  J. Cardenal (CHI)         4
  J. Jeter (SD)             4
  R. Garr (ATL)             3
  M. Jorgensen (MON)        3
  L. Lee (SD)               3
  J. Morgan (CIN)           3
  K. Singleton (MON)        3
  D. Thomas (SD)            3
  B. Tolan (CIN)            3

Walks:

  J. Morgan (CIN)          21
  W. Mays (NY)             19
  R. Monday (CHI)          17
  D. Money (PHI)           17
  H. Aaron (ATL)           16
  R. Carty (ATL)           16
  B. Robertson (PIT)       16
  K. Singleton (MON)       16
  J. Hague (STL)           15
  C. Speier (SF)           15

Strikeouts:

  D. Kingman (SF)          33
  T. Perez (CIN)           31
  M. Anderson (PHI)        27
  J. Jeter (SD)            27
  W. Montanez (PHI)        25
  K. Singleton (MON)       25
  W. Stargell (PIT)        25
  N. Colbert (SD)          24
  B. Bonds (SF)            23
  M. Jorgensen (MON)       23


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