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Tuesday May 16, 1972
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National League pitching statistics through games of Tuesday, May 16, 1972

   Club          W   L   ERA   G   CG  SV   IP     H    R    ER   HR   BB   SO
Los Angeles     18  10  1.96   28   9   8   257   205   67   56    9   74  151
Chicago         12  13  2.91   25  11   3   222   196   84   72   17   77  125
Philadelphia    15  11  2.95   26  11   2   238   203   85   78   17   77  154
San Diego       12  16  3.11   28   8   3   257   221   95   89   19  118  177
New York        19   7  3.19   26   4  10   240   208   91   85   18   77  177
Houston         16  10  3.82   26   3   8   238   232  116  101   18   87  144
Montreal        13  13  3.89   26   5   6   238   226  107  103   17  106  144
San Francisco    9  21  3.93   30   7   4   264   243  135  115   26   89  182
Pittsburgh      13  12  4.03   25   2   8   232   213  113  104   25   81  141
St. Louis       10  18  4.10   28  11   1   244   243  119  111   21   97  147
Cincinnati      14  13  4.26   27   2   8   245   254  127  116   30   73  150
Atlanta         10  17  4.93   27   5   4   236   278  141  129   22   69  112

 League Leaders        W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Don Sutton (LA)        5   0  0.52   6   6   3   0   2   52   22    3    3    1   10   35
Claude Osteen (LA)     4   1  1.27   5   5   2   0   1   43   37    6    6    2   14   13
Steve Arlin (SD)       2   3  1.82   7   7   2   0   2   49   33   12   10    0   26   34
Steve Carlton (PHI)    5   2  1.83   7   7   5   0   2   59   34   13   12    1   11   62
Mike Torrez (MON)      3   0  1.87   5   4   2   0   0   34   23    7    7    1   10   18
Tommy John (LA)        3   2  2.02   5   5   1   0   0   36   36   11    8    0    6   16
Bill Singer (LA)       3   3  2.11   6   6   2   0   2   47   35   14   11    2   10   32
Milt Pappas (CHI)      3   3  2.23   6   6   2   0   1   44   47   15   11    4    9   25
Tom Seaver (NY)        6   1  2.25   7   7   2   0   1   52   43   15   13    4   12   51
Steve Stone (SF)       0   3  2.27   7   5   0   0   0   32   25   10    8    0   14   24

 Atlanta               W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Ron Schueler           1   0  1.56   9   1   0   0   0   17   11    5    3    0    7   11
Phil Niekro            5   3  2.76   8   7   5   0   0   59   52   19   18    5    4   33
Cecil Upshaw           0   1  4.15   3   0   0   1   0    4    5    2    2    0    0    3
Ron Reed               1   4  4.76   6   6   0   0   0   34   36   21   18    2   10   17
Tom Kelley             1   4  5.18   6   6   0   0   0   40   48   24   23    5   16   13
Mike McQueen           0   1  5.40   3   1   0   1   0   10   12    8    6    2    6    4
Steve Barber           0   0  5.74   5   0   0   0   0   16   18   10   10    1    6    6
Gary Neibauer          0   0  6.19   6   0   0   0   0   16   25   12   11    5    3    8
Pat Jarvis             2   2  6.26   6   4   0   0   0   23   35   17   16    2    5   12
Jim Hardin             0   0  9.00   1   0   0   0   0    1    2    1    1    0    0    0
Jim Nash               0   0 10.00   6   0   0   1   0    9   14   11   10    0    8    1
George Stone           0   2 14.85   6   2   0   1   0    7   20   11   11    0    4    4

 Chicago               W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Steve Hamilton         0   0  0.00   3   0   0   0   0    2    3    0    0    0    1    2
Dan McGinn             0   1  1.59   8   0   0   3   0   11    7    4    2    0    2    6
Milt Pappas            3   3  2.23   6   6   2   0   1   44   47   15   11    4    9   25
Phil Regan             0   1  2.25   5   0   0   0   0    4    6    1    1    0    2    2
Burt Hooton            3   3  2.93   6   6   2   0   1   46   28   15   15    3   26   33
Bill Hands             2   1  2.97   6   4   2   0   1   30   32   12   10    0    8   10
Fergie Jenkins         3   3  3.00   7   7   5   0   0   57   46   22   19    7   13   32
Juan Pizarro           1   1  3.12   3   2   0   0   0   17   15    7    6    1    8    7
Tom Phoebus            0   0  4.32   4   0   0   0   0    8    7    4    4    1    5    6
Larry Gura             0   0 20.25   2   0   0   0   0    1    4    3    3    1    2    2
Joe Decker             0   0  Inf    1   0   0   0   0    0    1    1    1    0    1    0

 Cincinnati            W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Wayne Simpson          1   0  0.82   2   1   0   0   0   11    6    2    1    0    2    5
Tom Hall               2   0  2.33  12   1   1   2   1   27   12    7    7    2    9   35
Gary Nolan             4   1  2.70   7   7   0   0   0   50   42   19   15    5   11   29
Clay Carroll           3   1  2.79  14   0   0   4   0   19   18    7    6    1    4   10
Ross Grimsley          1   0  3.24   2   1   0   0   0    8   11    3    3    1    2    3
Pedro Borbon           0   1  4.43  12   1   0   2   0   22   28   12   11    1    9   12
Jim Merritt            1   0  4.50   4   1   0   0   0    8   13    4    4    1    2    4
Ed Sprague             0   0  4.73   9   0   0   0   0   13   11    7    7    3    6    4
Jack Billingham        1   5  5.10   9   7   1   0   1   42   46   25   24    5   16   23
Jim McGlothlin         0   3  5.40   8   4   0   0   0   27   36   19   16    3    6   12
Don Gullett            1   2 10.80   6   4   0   0   0   17   28   20   20    7    5   12
Joe Gibbon             0   0 54.00   2   0   0   0   0    0    3    2    2    1    1    1

 Houston               W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Tom Griffin            0   0  0.00   3   0   0   0   0    7    2    0    0    0    3    4
Fred Gladding          0   1  1.69   5   0   0   3   0    5    3    1    1    0    0    2
Jim Ray                6   0  1.99  12   0   0   3   0   23   17    6    5    0    8    9
George Culver          1   0  2.21  10   0   0   2   0   20   14    5    5    2   10   11
Ken Forsch             1   2  3.38   5   5   0   0   0   40   40   17   15    5   11   26
Don Wilson             2   2  3.77   5   5   0   0   0   29   31   17   12    3    9   20
Larry Dierker          2   2  4.10   5   5   1   0   1   37   36   17   17    2   10   19
Dave Roberts           2   1  4.50   6   6   2   0   1   40   51   22   20    1   13   22
Jerry Reuss            2   2  4.70   5   5   0   0   0   31   32   21   16    4   17   26
Wade Blasingame        0   0 13.50   8   0   0   0   0    5    4    8    8    1    4    5
Jim York               0   0 18.00   1   0   0   0   0    1    2    2    2    0    2    0

 Los Angeles           W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Mike Strahler          0   0  0.00   1   0   0   0   0    1    1    0    0    0    1    0
Don Sutton             5   0  0.52   6   6   3   0   2   52   22    3    3    1   10   35
Jim Brewer             2   0  1.08  10   0   0   3   0   17    6    2    2    1    7   13
Claude Osteen          4   1  1.27   5   5   2   0   1   43   37    6    6    2   14   13
Tommy John             3   2  2.02   5   5   1   0   0   36   36   11    8    0    6   16
Bill Singer            3   3  2.11   6   6   2   0   2   47   35   14   11    2   10   32
Al Downing             1   2  2.83   6   6   1   0   0   41   41   16   13    2   18   27
Pete Richert           0   1  4.26   5   0   0   2   0    6    8    4    3    1    4    2
Hoyt Wilhelm           0   0  5.79   4   0   0   1   0    5    7    4    3    0    2    5
Pete Mikkelsen         0   1  6.10   7   0   0   2   0   10   12    7    7    0    2    8

 Montreal              W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Mike Marshall          3   0  1.83  11   0   0   4   0   20   21    5    4    1   14   18
Mike Torrez            3   0  1.87   5   4   2   0   0   34   23    7    7    1   10   18
Bill Stoneman          3   3  2.92   7   7   3   0   0   49   41   16   16    3   20   39
John Strohmayer        0   1  3.76  13   0   0   2   0   26   22   11   11    2    8   18
Tom Walker             0   1  3.86   8   0   0   0   0    9    8    4    4    1    1    2
Carl Morton            1   3  3.98   5   5   0   0   0   32   31   15   14    2   13   12
Joe Gilbert            0   0  4.50   3   0   0   0   0    6    3    3    3    0    4    6
Ernie McAnally         0   2  5.27   5   5   0   0   0   27   30   16   16    3    7   14
Steve Renko            1   3  6.57   6   5   0   0   0   25   29   20   18    3   25   12
Denny Lemaster         2   0  8.71   7   0   0   0   0   10   18   10   10    1    4    5

 New York              W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Tug McGraw             2   0  0.41   9   0   0   5   0   22    6    1    1    0    6   22
Danny Frisella         1   0  1.35   5   0   0   2   0    7    5    1    1    1    0    2
Tom Seaver             6   1  2.25   7   7   2   0   1   52   43   15   13    4   12   51
Jon Matlack            4   0  2.50   6   4   1   0   0   40   33   12   11    1    8   26
Gary Gentry            2   1  2.54   6   6   1   0   0   39   27   13   11    3   20   29
Chuck Taylor           0   0  3.45  11   0   0   2   0   16   17    6    6    0    5    3
Buzz Capra             2   1  3.75   6   3   0   0   0   24   23   10   10    3    9   15
Jim McAndrew           1   1  4.11   5   1   0   1   0   15   14    7    7    2    5   13
Ray Sadecki            1   0  7.56   4   1   0   0   0    8   12    7    7    1    5    4
Jerry Koosman          0   3  9.35   6   4   0   0   0   17   28   19   18    3    7   12

 Philadelphia          W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Ken Reynolds           0   0  1.23   4   0   0   0   0    7    4    1    1    1    2    6
Barry Lersch           1   1  1.31   7   1   1   0   0   21   15    3    3    2    5    5
Steve Carlton          5   2  1.83   7   7   5   0   2   59   34   13   12    1   11   62
Woodie Fryman          2   1  2.52   6   6   2   0   2   39   38   14   11    2    9   22
Dick Selma             1   3  3.40   6   6   1   0   0   40   30   16   15    3   22   15
Joe Hoerner            0   1  3.68   7   0   0   1   0    7    7    3    3    0    2    5
Bill Champion          3   1  3.93   6   6   2   0   0   37   38   18   16    4   14   16
Darrell Brandon        1   1  5.06   6   0   0   0   0   11   16    6    6    3    1   10
Wayne Twitchell        2   0  5.25  10   0   0   1   0   12   11    7    7    0    8    9
Chris Short            0   1  6.75   6   0   0   0   0    5   10    4    4    1    3    4

 Pittsburgh            W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Ramon Hernandez        1   0  0.87   8   0   0   1   0   10    3    2    1    0    3    6
Bob Miller             1   1  1.54  10   0   0   2   0   12   10    2    2    0    8    7
Dock Ellis             4   1  2.91   5   5   1   0   0   34   27   11   11    2    5   23
Steve Blass            3   1  3.46   6   6   1   0   0   42   35   17   16    7   12   21
Bruce Kison            0   0  3.68   7   0   0   2   0   15   12    7    6    1    4   13
Luke Walker            1   1  4.41   5   2   0   0   0   16   19   10    8    0   10    8
Dave Giusti            0   3  4.67  11   0   0   2   0   17   21    9    9    1    9    9
Bob Moose              1   2  4.78   5   4   0   1   0   32   27   17   17    4    7   20
Bob Johnson            0   2  5.14   5   5   0   0   0   28   30   17   16    4   10   17
Bob Veale              0   0  6.00   5   0   0   0   0    9   10    7    6    0    7    6
Nelson Briles          2   1  6.35   4   3   0   0   0   17   19   14   12    6    6   11

 San Diego             W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Mark Schaeffer         0   0  0.00   7   0   0   0   0    8    6    0    0    0    4    8
Steve Arlin            2   3  1.82   7   7   2   0   2   49   33   12   10    0   26   34
Mike Caldwell          1   1  2.12  10   0   0   2   0   17   17    4    4    0   12   11
Ed Acosta              1   1  2.25   8   0   0   0   0   16   16    6    4    2    4   13
Fred Norman            2   2  2.30   6   5   3   0   1   43   29   12   11    3   12   24
Clay Kirby             3   2  3.04   7   7   2   0   0   53   39   18   18    2   27   38
Gary Ross              0   1  3.97  10   0   0   0   0   11   12    5    5    0    9    8
Mike Corkins           0   1  4.35   8   1   0   1   0   10   11    5    5    2    6    9
Bill Greif             3   4  4.74   7   7   1   0   1   38   46   21   20    3   12   24
Tom Phoebus            0   1  7.94   1   1   0   0   0    6    3    5    5    2    6    8
Ron Taylor             0   0 12.60   4   0   0   0   0    5    9    7    7    5    0    0

 San Francisco         W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Jim Barr               0   0  2.19  12   0   0   0   0   25   17    8    6    3    5   21
Steve Stone            0   3  2.27   7   5   0   0   0   32   25   10    8    0   14   24
Don McMahon            0   1  2.70  10   0   0   1   0   13    8    4    4    2    4    9
Juan Marichal          1   6  2.98   7   7   3   0   0   51   45   22   17    4   11   28
Sam McDowell           5   0  3.13   7   7   3   0   0   46   38   18   16    4   19   43
Ron Bryant             1   3  3.83  10   3   1   0   0   40   36   19   17    3   10   31
John Morris            0   0  4.26   7   0   0   0   0    6    9    6    3    2    2    5
Don Carrithers         1   3  5.73   5   4   0   0   0   22   21   15   14    4   10   10
John Cumberland        0   3  7.64   4   4   0   0   0   18   22   17   15    4    6    5
Jerry Johnson          1   2 12.66  10   0   0   3   0   11   22   16   15    0    8    6

 St. Louis             W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Scipio Spinks          2   1  2.44   6   6   2   0   0   44   35   13   12    1   22   35
Rick Wise              3   3  3.34   7   7   4   0   0   57   57   23   21    4   15   27
Reggie Cleveland       3   1  3.35   6   6   2   0   0   46   42   19   17    4   16   28
Moe Drabowsky          0   1  3.86   9   0   0   1   0    7   11    3    3    2    2    4
Bob Gibson             0   5  4.82   7   7   3   0   0   47   48   27   25    6   16   29
Al Santorini           2   4  5.14   7   1   0   0   0   14   16    9    8    1    3    9
Dennis Higgins         0   1  5.59   6   0   0   0   0   10    7    6    6    0   10   10
Joe Grzenda            0   0  6.35   6   0   0   0   0    6    8    4    4    0    4    1
Tony Cloninger         0   0  6.75   4   0   0   0   0    7    7    5    5    0    3    2
Santiago Guzman        0   0  9.00   1   0   0   0   0    1    1    1    1    1    0    0
Don Shaw               0   1  9.00   8   0   0   0   0    3    5    3    3    1    3    0
Lance Clemons          0   1 16.20   2   1   0   0   0    3    6    6    6    1    3    2

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League Leaders

Wins:

  J. Ray (HOU)              6
  T. Seaver (NY)            6
  S. Carlton (PHI)          5
  S. McDowell (SF)          5
  P. Niekro (ATL)           5
  D. Sutton (LA)            5
  D. Ellis (PIT)            4
  J. Matlack (NY)           4
  G. Nolan (CIN)            4
  C. Osteen (LA)            4

Losses:

  J. Marichal (SF)          6
  J. Billingham (CIN)       5
  B. Gibson (STL)           5
  B. Greif (SD)             4
  T. Kelley (ATL)           4
  R. Reed (ATL)             4
  A. Santorini (STL)        4
  S. Arlin (SD)             3
  R. Bryant (SF)            3
  D. Carrithers (SF)        3

Complete Games:

  S. Carlton (PHI)          5
  F. Jenkins (CHI)          5
  P. Niekro (ATL)           5
  R. Wise (STL)             4
  B. Gibson (STL)           3
  J. Marichal (SF)          3
  S. McDowell (SF)          3
  F. Norman (SD)            3
  B. Stoneman (MON)         3
  D. Sutton (LA)            3

Saves:

  T. McGraw (NY)            5
  C. Carroll (CIN)          4
  M. Marshall (MON)         4
  J. Brewer (LA)            3
  F. Gladding (HOU)         3
  J. Johnson (SF)           3
  D. McGinn (CHI)           3
  J. Ray (HOU)              3
  P. Borbon (CIN)           2
  M. Caldwell (SD)          2

Shutouts:

  S. Arlin (SD)             2
  S. Carlton (PHI)          2
  W. Fryman (PHI)           2
  B. Singer (LA)            2
  D. Sutton (LA)            2
  J. Billingham (CIN)       1
  L. Dierker (HOU)          1
  B. Greif (SD)             1
  T. Hall (CIN)             1
  B. Hands (CHI)            1

Innings Pitched:

  S. Carlton (PHI)       59.0
  P. Niekro (ATL)        58.2
  F. Jenkins (CHI)       57.0
  R. Wise (STL)          56.2
  C. Kirby (SD)          53.1
  T. Seaver (NY)         52.0
  D. Sutton (LA)         51.2
  J. Marichal (SF)       51.1
  G. Nolan (CIN)         50.0
  S. Arlin (SD)          49.1

Hits:

  R. Wise (STL)            57
  P. Niekro (ATL)          52
  D. Roberts (HOU)         51
  B. Gibson (STL)          48
  T. Kelley (ATL)          48
  M. Pappas (CHI)          47
  J. Billingham (CIN)      46
  B. Greif (SD)            46
  F. Jenkins (CHI)         46
  J. Marichal (SF)         45

Runs:

  B. Gibson (STL)          27
  J. Billingham (CIN)      25
  T. Kelley (ATL)          24
  R. Wise (STL)            23
  F. Jenkins (CHI)         22
  J. Marichal (SF)         22
  D. Roberts (HOU)         22
  B. Greif (SD)            21
  R. Reed (ATL)            21
  J. Reuss (HOU)           21

Home Runs:

  S. Blass (PIT)            7
  D. Gullett (CIN)          7
  F. Jenkins (CHI)          7
  N. Briles (PIT)           6
  B. Gibson (STL)           6
  J. Billingham (CIN)       5
  K. Forsch (HOU)           5
  T. Kelley (ATL)           5
  G. Neibauer (ATL)         5
  P. Niekro (ATL)           5

Walks:

  C. Kirby (SD)            27
  S. Arlin (SD)            26
  B. Hooton (CHI)          26
  S. Renko (MON)           25
  D. Selma (PHI)           22
  S. Spinks (STL)          22
  G. Gentry (NY)           20
  B. Stoneman (MON)        20
  S. McDowell (SF)         19
  A. Downing (LA)          18

Strikeouts:

  S. Carlton (PHI)         62
  T. Seaver (NY)           51
  S. McDowell (SF)         43
  B. Stoneman (MON)        39
  C. Kirby (SD)            38
  T. Hall (CIN)            35
  S. Spinks (STL)          35
  D. Sutton (LA)           35
  S. Arlin (SD)            34
  B. Hooton (CHI)          33


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