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Detroit Tigers

1972 Detroit Tigers Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 86-70
Finished 1st in the AL's East Division

Won Division

Manager: Billy Martin (86-70)

1972 Detroit Tigers Statistics
1972 Detroit Tigers Roster

The Detroit Tigers of the American League ended the season with a record of 86 wins and 70 losses, finishing first in the AL's East Division. Billy Martin served as manager. The 1972 Detroit Tigers qualified for the playoffs as a division winner.


Regular Season Runs Scored: 558
Regular Season Runs Scored Against: 514

DateGameResHomeRoadRecord
April 15, 1972Boston Red Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 3W1-00-01-0
April 18, 1972Detroit Tigers 5 at Baltimore Orioles 3W1-01-02-0
April 19, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at Baltimore Orioles 5L1-01-12-1
April 20, 1972Detroit Tigers 0 at Baltimore Orioles 1L1-01-22-2
April 22, 1972Detroit Tigers 8 at Milwaukee Brewers 2W1-02-23-2
April 23, 1972Detroit Tigers 0 at Milwaukee Brewers 3L1-02-33-3
April 25, 1972Detroit Tigers 4 at Texas Rangers 1W1-03-34-3
April 26, 1972Detroit Tigers 8 at Texas Rangers 1W1-04-35-3
April 28, 1972Chicago White Sox 0 at Detroit Tigers 12W2-04-36-3
April 29, 1972Chicago White Sox 1 at Detroit Tigers 6W3-04-37-3
April 30, 1972Chicago White Sox 6 at Detroit Tigers 3L3-14-37-4
May 2, 1972Kansas City Royals 6 at Detroit Tigers 3L3-24-37-5
May 3, 1972Kansas City Royals 1 at Detroit Tigers 6W4-24-38-5
May 5, 1972Texas Rangers 2 at Detroit Tigers 1L4-34-38-6
May 6, 1972Texas Rangers 1 at Detroit Tigers 4W5-34-39-6
May 7, 1972Texas Rangers 4 at Detroit Tigers 7W6-34-310-6
May 9, 1972Detroit Tigers 5 at Chicago White Sox 2W6-35-311-6
May 10, 1972Detroit Tigers 0 at Chicago White Sox 7L6-35-411-7
May 13, 1972Detroit Tigers 3 at Kansas City Royals 1W6-36-412-7
May 14, 1972Detroit Tigers 3 at Kansas City Royals 2W6-37-413-7
May 14, 1972Detroit Tigers 4 at Kansas City Royals 8L6-37-513-8
May 15, 1972Baltimore Orioles 3 at Detroit Tigers 2L6-47-513-9
May 16, 1972Baltimore Orioles 8 at Detroit Tigers 3L6-57-513-10
May 17, 1972Baltimore Orioles 1 at Detroit Tigers 6W7-57-514-10
May 18, 1972Boston Red Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 7W8-57-515-10
May 19, 1972Cleveland Indians 2 at Detroit Tigers 1L8-67-515-11
May 20, 1972Cleveland Indians 2 at Detroit Tigers 1L8-77-515-12
May 21, 1972Cleveland Indians 0 at Detroit Tigers 5W9-77-516-12
May 23, 1972Milwaukee Brewers 3 at Detroit Tigers 0L9-87-516-13
May 24, 1972Milwaukee Brewers 3 at Detroit Tigers 5W10-87-517-13
May 25, 1972Milwaukee Brewers 2 at Detroit Tigers 0L10-97-517-14
May 26, 1972Detroit Tigers 8 at New York Yankees 2W10-98-518-14
May 27, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at New York Yankees 1W10-99-519-14
May 28, 1972Detroit Tigers 5 at New York Yankees 4W10-910-520-14
May 29, 1972Detroit Tigers 1 at New York Yankees 5L10-910-620-15
May 29, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at New York Yankees 4L10-910-720-16
May 31, 1972Detroit Tigers 5 at Cleveland Indians 4W10-911-721-16
June 1, 1972Detroit Tigers 0 at Cleveland Indians 1L10-911-821-17
June 2, 1972Minnesota Twins 4 at Detroit Tigers 5W11-911-822-17
June 3, 1972Minnesota Twins 3 at Detroit Tigers 5W12-911-823-17
June 4, 1972Minnesota Twins 0 at Detroit Tigers 3W13-911-824-17
June 6, 1972California Angels 6 at Detroit Tigers 8W14-911-825-17
June 6, 1972California Angels 4 at Detroit Tigers 0L14-1011-825-18
June 7, 1972California Angels 5 at Detroit Tigers 1L14-1111-825-19
June 9, 1972Oakland Athletics 10 at Detroit Tigers 5L14-1211-825-20
June 10, 1972Oakland Athletics 5 at Detroit Tigers 2L14-1311-825-21
June 11, 1972Oakland Athletics 2 at Detroit Tigers 3W15-1311-826-21
June 12, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at Minnesota Twins 1W15-1312-827-21
June 13, 1972Detroit Tigers 1 at Minnesota Twins 3L15-1312-927-22
June 14, 1972Detroit Tigers 3 at Minnesota Twins 2W15-1313-928-22
June 16, 1972Detroit Tigers 3 at California Angels 0W15-1314-929-22
June 17, 1972Detroit Tigers 3 at California Angels 2W15-1315-930-22
June 18, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at California Angels 0W15-1316-931-22
June 19, 1972Detroit Tigers 4 at Oakland Athletics 7L15-1316-1031-23
June 20, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at Oakland Athletics 3L15-1316-1131-24
June 21, 1972Detroit Tigers 5 at Oakland Athletics 2W15-1317-1132-24
June 24, 1972Detroit Tigers 1 at Baltimore Orioles 3L15-1317-1232-25
June 24, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at Baltimore Orioles 1W15-1318-1233-25
June 25, 1972Detroit Tigers 1 at Baltimore Orioles 2L15-1318-1333-26
June 26, 1972New York Yankees 3 at Detroit Tigers 4W16-1318-1334-26
June 27, 1972New York Yankees 2 at Detroit Tigers 5W17-1318-1335-26
June 28, 1972Detroit Tigers 3 at Boston Red Sox 5L17-1318-1435-27
June 29, 1972Detroit Tigers 8 at Boston Red Sox 4W17-1319-1436-27
June 30, 1972Baltimore Orioles 3 at Detroit Tigers 2L17-1419-1436-28
July 1, 1972Baltimore Orioles 0 at Detroit Tigers 2W18-1419-1437-28
July 2, 1972Baltimore Orioles 7 at Detroit Tigers 2L18-1519-1437-29
July 3, 1972Baltimore Orioles 15 at Detroit Tigers 3L18-1619-1437-30
July 4, 1972Detroit Tigers 0 at Kansas City Royals 1L18-1619-1537-31
July 5, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at Kansas City Royals 8L18-1619-1637-32
July 6, 1972Detroit Tigers 7 at Kansas City Royals 0W18-1620-1638-32
July 7, 1972Detroit Tigers 6 at Chicago White Sox 4W18-1621-1639-32
July 8, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at Chicago White Sox 5L18-1621-1739-33
July 9, 1972Detroit Tigers 4 at Chicago White Sox 5L18-1621-1839-34
July 9, 1972Detroit Tigers 4 at Chicago White Sox 2W18-1622-1840-34
July 10, 1972Texas Rangers 3 at Detroit Tigers 8W19-1622-1841-34
July 11, 1972Texas Rangers 5 at Detroit Tigers 6W20-1622-1842-34
July 12, 1972Texas Rangers 1 at Detroit Tigers 3W21-1622-1843-34
July 13, 1972Kansas City Royals 4 at Detroit Tigers 6W22-1622-1844-34
July 14, 1972Kansas City Royals 1 at Detroit Tigers 0L22-1722-1844-35
July 15, 1972Kansas City Royals 3 at Detroit Tigers 5W23-1722-1845-35
July 16, 1972Kansas City Royals 0 at Detroit Tigers 2W24-1722-1846-35
July 17, 1972Chicago White Sox 1 at Detroit Tigers 3W25-1722-1847-35
July 18, 1972Chicago White Sox 3 at Detroit Tigers 4W26-1722-1848-35
July 19, 1972Chicago White Sox 3 at Detroit Tigers 2L26-1822-1848-36
July 20, 1972Detroit Tigers 5 at Texas Rangers 1W26-1823-1849-36
July 21, 1972Detroit Tigers 3 at Texas Rangers 1W26-1824-1850-36
July 22, 1972Detroit Tigers 6 at Texas Rangers 2W26-1825-1851-36
July 23, 1972Detroit Tigers 1 at Texas Rangers 3L26-1825-1951-37
July 27, 1972Detroit Tigers 3 at Milwaukee Brewers 2W26-1826-1952-37
July 27, 1972Detroit Tigers 8 at Milwaukee Brewers 5W26-1827-1953-37
July 28, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at Milwaukee Brewers 3L26-1827-2053-38
July 29, 1972Detroit Tigers 3 at Milwaukee Brewers 8L26-1827-2153-39
July 30, 1972Boston Red Sox 4 at Detroit Tigers 3L26-1927-2153-40
July 30, 1972Boston Red Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 7W27-1927-2154-40
July 31, 1972Boston Red Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 5W28-1927-2155-40
August 1, 1972Milwaukee Brewers 9 at Detroit Tigers 0L28-2027-2155-41
August 2, 1972Milwaukee Brewers 13 at Detroit Tigers 1L28-2127-2155-42
August 3, 1972Milwaukee Brewers 6 at Detroit Tigers 3L28-2227-2155-43
August 4, 1972Detroit Tigers 0 at Cleveland Indians 1L28-2227-2255-44
August 5, 1972Detroit Tigers 4 at Cleveland Indians 3W28-2228-2256-44
August 6, 1972Detroit Tigers 1 at Cleveland Indians 2L28-2228-2356-45
August 6, 1972Detroit Tigers 6 at Cleveland Indians 5W28-2229-2357-45
August 8, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at New York Yankees 4L28-2229-2457-46
August 9, 1972Detroit Tigers 6 at New York Yankees 0W28-2230-2458-46
August 9, 1972Detroit Tigers 1 at New York Yankees 2L28-2230-2558-47
August 10, 1972Detroit Tigers 0 at New York Yankees 1L28-2230-2658-48
August 11, 1972Cleveland Indians 5 at Detroit Tigers 1L28-2330-2658-49
August 12, 1972Cleveland Indians 6 at Detroit Tigers 1L28-2430-2658-50
August 13, 1972Cleveland Indians 2 at Detroit Tigers 3W29-2430-2659-50
August 13, 1972Cleveland Indians 9 at Detroit Tigers 2L29-2530-2659-51
August 15, 1972Minnesota Twins 7 at Detroit Tigers 6L29-2630-2659-52
August 17, 1972Minnesota Twins 2 at Detroit Tigers 12W30-2630-2660-52
August 17, 1972Minnesota Twins 7 at Detroit Tigers 6L30-2730-2660-53
August 18, 1972California Angels 0 at Detroit Tigers 2W31-2730-2661-53
August 19, 1972California Angels 1 at Detroit Tigers 10W32-2730-2662-53
August 20, 1972California Angels 9 at Detroit Tigers 11W33-2730-2663-53
August 21, 1972Oakland Athletics 5 at Detroit Tigers 1L33-2830-2663-54
August 22, 1972Oakland Athletics 6 at Detroit Tigers 3L33-2930-2663-55
August 23, 1972Oakland Athletics 5 at Detroit Tigers 7W34-2930-2664-55
August 26, 1972Detroit Tigers 5 at Minnesota Twins 3W34-2931-2665-55
August 27, 1972Detroit Tigers 5 at Minnesota Twins 3W34-2932-2666-55
August 27, 1972Detroit Tigers 1 at Minnesota Twins 0W34-2933-2667-55
August 29, 1972Detroit Tigers 1 at California Angels 3L34-2933-2767-56
August 30, 1972Detroit Tigers 1 at California Angels 4L34-2933-2867-57
August 31, 1972Detroit Tigers 0 at California Angels 4L34-2933-2967-58
September 1, 1972Detroit Tigers 1 at Oakland Athletics 4L34-2933-3067-59
September 2, 1972Detroit Tigers 3 at Oakland Athletics 1W34-2934-3068-59
September 3, 1972Detroit Tigers 1 at Oakland Athletics 3L34-2934-3168-60
September 4, 1972Cleveland Indians 1 at Detroit Tigers 2W35-2934-3169-60
September 5, 1972Cleveland Indians 2 at Detroit Tigers 4W36-2934-3170-60
September 6, 1972Detroit Tigers 4 at Baltimore Orioles 3W36-2935-3171-60
September 7, 1972Detroit Tigers 0 at Baltimore Orioles 9L36-2935-3271-61
September 8, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at Baltimore Orioles 1W36-2936-3272-61
September 9, 1972New York Yankees 3 at Detroit Tigers 1L36-3036-3272-62
September 10, 1972New York Yankees 5 at Detroit Tigers 0L36-3136-3272-63
September 11, 1972New York Yankees 4 at Detroit Tigers 2L36-3236-3272-64
September 12, 1972Baltimore Orioles 2 at Detroit Tigers 3W37-3236-3273-64
September 13, 1972Baltimore Orioles 5 at Detroit Tigers 6W38-3236-3274-64
September 15, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at Milwaukee Brewers 1W38-3237-3275-64
September 16, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at Milwaukee Brewers 1W38-3238-3276-64
September 17, 1972Detroit Tigers 6 at Milwaukee Brewers 2W38-3239-3277-64
September 19, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at Cleveland Indians 3L38-3239-3377-65
September 19, 1972Detroit Tigers 4 at Cleveland Indians 6L38-3239-3477-66
September 20, 1972Detroit Tigers 4 at Cleveland Indians 1W38-3240-3478-66
September 21, 1972Detroit Tigers 10 at Boston Red Sox 3W38-3241-3479-66
September 22, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at Boston Red Sox 3L38-3241-3579-67
September 23, 1972Detroit Tigers 7 at Boston Red Sox 1W38-3242-3580-67
September 24, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at Boston Red Sox 7L38-3242-3680-68
September 27, 1972New York Yankees 5 at Detroit Tigers 6W39-3242-3681-68
September 28, 1972New York Yankees 3 at Detroit Tigers 2L39-3342-3681-69
September 29, 1972Milwaukee Brewers 5 at Detroit Tigers 12W40-3342-3682-69
September 30, 1972Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Detroit Tigers 13W41-3342-3683-69
October 1, 1972Milwaukee Brewers 1 at Detroit Tigers 5W42-3342-3684-69
October 2, 1972Boston Red Sox 1 at Detroit Tigers 4W43-3342-3685-69
October 3, 1972Boston Red Sox 1 at Detroit Tigers 3W44-3342-3686-69
October 4, 1972Boston Red Sox 4 at Detroit Tigers 1L44-3442-3686-70
October 7, 1972Detroit Tigers 2 at Oakland Athletics 3L0-00-10-1League Championship Series
October 8, 1972Detroit Tigers 0 at Oakland Athletics 5L0-00-20-2League Championship Series
October 10, 1972Oakland Athletics 0 at Detroit Tigers 3W1-00-21-2League Championship Series
October 11, 1972Oakland Athletics 3 at Detroit Tigers 4W2-00-22-2League Championship Series
October 12, 1972Oakland Athletics 2 at Detroit Tigers 1L2-10-22-3League Championship Series