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Old 03-19-2019, 08:15 PM   #181
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SEPTEMBER 19, 1972
The Rangers resume their road trip with three games in Minnesota against the Twins beginning with a Tuesday double header. The first game of the double header is a makeup game that will have the Rangers batting as the home team. This is the last series of the season between these two teams. The Twins lead the season series 8-7.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 96-55 at Boston 72-76
Detroit 68-80 at Cleveland 75-77
New York 77-74 at Milwaukee 68-82
Chicago 75-74 at Oakland 84-64
Kansas City 91-56 at California 59-89

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Montreal 68-81 at Chicago 78-71
Pittsburgh 88-59 at New York 83-65
Houston 71-79 at Atlanta 59-91
Philadelphia 74-72 at St Louis 80-69
San Francisco 74-76 at Cincinnati 78-72
Los Angeles 82-67 at San Diego 58-91

MINNESOTA TWINS (71-76) VS TEXAS RANGERS (57-90) AT MINNESOTA GAME ONE
SP Dick Woodson vs Dick Bosman Advantage Push
C George Mitterwald vs Dick Billings Advantage mi7
1B Harmon Killebrew vs Don Mincher Advantage Texas
2B Rod Carew vs Ted Kubiak Advantage Minnesota
3B Steve Braun vs Dave Nelson Advantage Minnesota
SS Danny Thompson vs Toby Harrah Advantage Push
LF Steve Brye vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
CF Cesar Tovar vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Texas
RF Bobby Darwin vs Jim Wynn Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Minnesota

In the top of the second, Brye hit an RBI double.

After three: Minnesota 1 Texas 0.

In the top of the fourth, Mitterwald got an RBI single.

In the bottom of the fourth, Burroughs scored on a wild pitch.

In the top of the sixth, Mitterwald added an RBI double.

After six: Minnesota 3 Texas 1.

In the bottom of the seventh, Tovar threw Nelson out at home as he was trying to score from second on a Wynn single.

In the bottom of the eighth, with runners a first and second and two out, Wayne Granger took the mound for the Twins and got Kubiak to fly out to end the inning.

Dave LaRoche took the mound for the Twins in the bottom of the ninth. Pinch hitter Frank Howard led off with a home run. The Rangers then loaded the bases with one out. Jim Strickland took the mound for the Twins. Mincher grounded into the 4-2 for the second out. Billings tied the game with a single. Harrah then flew to left to send the game into extra innings.

After nine: Minnesota 3 Texas 3.

Paul Lindblad took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the tenth. Brye brought two home with a single.

In the bottom of the tenth, Maddox picked up an RBI single. With runners at the corners and one out, Wynn grounded into the game-ending 6-4-3.

The two teams combined for 28 hits in the contest. Nelson had a 5-hit game.

Final score: Minnesota 5 Texas 4 10 innings.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Dick Woodson 7.2 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

TEXAS RANGERS (57-91) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (72-76) GAME TWO
MATCHUPS
SP Rich Hand vs Dave Goltz Advantage Push
C Hal King vs Glenn Borgmann Advantage Texas
1B Don Mincher vs Harmon Killebrew Advantage Texas
2B Ted Kubiak vs Rod Carew Advantage Minnesota
3B Dave Nelson vs Steve Braun Advantage Minnesota
SS Toby Harrah vs Danny Thompson Advantage Push
LF Jeff Burroughs vs Steve Brye Advantage Texas
CF Elliott Maddox vs Cesar Tovar Advantage Texas
RF Jim Wynn vs Bobby Darwin Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Push

In the bottom of the first, the Twins loaded the bases with one out. Darwin grounded into the 1-2 for the second out. Thompson then popped to short to end the inning.

In the top of the third, Nelson put the Rangers on the board first with an RBI single.

In the bottom of the third, Maddox threw Braun out at home as he had tagged up from third and try to score on a Carew fly ball.

After three: Texas 1 Minnesota 0.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Twins loaded the bases with one out. Goltz grounded into the 6-2 for the second out. Brye then scored on a passed ball to tie the game.

In the top of the sixth, Burroughs put the Rangers back in front with an RBI single.

After six: Texas 2 Minnesota 1.

Bob Gebhard took the mound for the Twins in the top of the seventh. The Rangers loaded the bases with two out. Nelson then grounded to short to retire the side.

Jim Strickland took the mound for the Twins in the top of the eighth. Burroughs hit a solo home run. With a runner on first and one out, Jim Perry took the mound for the Twins. Kubiak delivered an RBI single.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Twins loaded the bases with nobody out. Horacio Pina took the mound for the Rangers. Pinch hitter Tony Oliva brought two home with a single. Brye walked to reload the bases still with nobody out. Pina then walked Borgmann on four pitches to tie the game. Pinch hitter Jim Holt grounded into the 4-2 for the first out. Tovar brought all three base runners home with a double to give the Twins the lead. Casey Cox took the mound for the Rangers. Killebrew brought Tovar home with a single. Carew added his own RBI single. Darwin was hitby a pitch to load the bases with one out. Oliva popped up to second and there were two out. Harrah fumbled a Brye grounder and Killebrew scored. Borgmann grounded to short to finally end the inning but not before the Twins had scored nine runs.

Wayne Granger took the mound for the Twins in the top of the ninth.

The Twins overcame three errors with a 13-hit attack.

Final score: Minnesota 10 Texas 4.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Dave Goltz 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 6 Cleveland 2
Milwaukee 5 New York 4 10 innings
California 3 Kansas City 0
Chicago 4 Oakland 1
Baltimore at Boston ppd

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Montreal 6 Chicago 5
New York 3 Pittsburgh 1
St Louis 6 Philadelphia 2
Cincinnati 4 San Francisco 3
San Diego 11 Los Angeles 0
Houston at Atlanta ppd

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Bill Greif San Diego Padres 8.2 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, W

2. Nolan Ryan California Angels 9.0 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, W

3. Tom Seaver New York Mets 8.1 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K, W



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Old 03-19-2019, 11:05 PM   #182
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SEPTEMBER 20, 1972
The Rangers will try to avoid being swept in a three-game series by the Twins in Minnesota. The Rangers have lost three straight. The Twins have won five of their last seven.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 96-55 at Boston 72-76 (2)
Detroit 69-80 at Cleveland 75-78
New York 77-75 at Milwaukee 69-82
Kansas City 91-57 at California 60-89
Chicago 76-74 at Oakland 84-65

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Houston 71-79 at Atlanta 59-91 (2)
Montreal 69-81 at Chicago 78-72
Pittsburgh 88-60 at New York 84-65
San Francisco 74-77 at Cincinnati 79-72
Philadelphia 74-73 at St Louis 81-69
Los Angeles 82-68 at San Diego 59-91

TEXAS RANGERS (57-92) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (73-76)
MATCHUPS
The game was cancelled due to bad weather. It was rescheduled for tomorrow which was originally a day off.

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 3 Baltimore 1 Game 1
Baltimore 10 Boston 7 Game 2
Detroit 3 Cleveland 2
New York 1 Milwaukee 0 11 innings
California 4 Kansas City 3 12 innings
Oakland 10 Chicago 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Atlanta 8 Houston 7 Game 1
Atlanta 4 Houston 2 Game 2
Chicago 7 Montreal 4
Pittsburgh 4 New York 2
Cincinnati 13 San Francisco 4
Philadelphia 3 St Louis 0
Los Angeles 3 San Diego 2 11 innings

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Davey Johnson Baltimore Orioles 3 for 5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 4 BB

2. Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds 2 for 4, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R, BB

3. Skip Lockwood Milwaukee Brewers 10.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a complete game shutout.

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Old 03-20-2019, 03:59 AM   #183
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SEPTEMBER 21, 1972
Tonight is the makeup game in Minnesota between the Rangers and the Twins.

The Rangers activated SP Pete Broberg from the 60-day DL.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 70-80 at Boston 73-77
Kansas City 91-58 at California 61-89

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 89-60 at New York 84-66
Philadelphia 75-73 at St Louis 81-70

TEXAS RANGERS (57-92) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (73-76)
MATCHUPS
SP Pete Broberg vs Bert Blyleven Advantage Minnesota
C Dick Billings vs George Mitterwald Advantage Minnesota
1B Don Mincher vs Harmon Killebrew Advantage Texas
2B Ted Kubiak vs Rod Carew Advantage Minnesota
3B Dave Nelson vs Steve Braun Advantage Minnesota
SS Toby Harrah vs Danny Thompson Advantage Push
LF Jeff Burroughs vs Steve Brye Advantage Texas
CF Elliott Maddox vs Cesar Tovar Advantage Texas
RF Jim Wynn vs Bobby Darwin Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Minnesota

In the bottom of the first, Darwin put the Twins on the board with an RBI single. Thompson followed with his own run-scoring single to bring his RBI total on the season to 45.

After three: Minnesota 2 Texas 0.

In the bottom of the fifth, Carew brought one home with a double.

After six: Minnesota 3 Texas 0.

In the top of the seventh, Blyleven struck out the side.

Jim Panther took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the seventh.

In the bottom of the eighth, with runners at second and third and one out, Mike Paul took the mound for the Rangers. Mitterwald brought them both home with a single.

Blyleven recorded the complete game shutout.

Final score: Minnesota 5 Texas 0.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Bert Blyleven 9.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 6 Detroit 2
California 2 Kansas City 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 1 Pittsburgh 0
St Louis 4 Philadelphia 0

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Rick Wise St Louis Cardinals 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, W

2. Bert Blyleven Minnesota Twins 9.0 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, W

3. Jon Matlack New York Mets 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, W

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SEPTEMBER 22, 1972
The Rangers will conclude their road trip with a three game weekend series in Chicago against the White Sox. The Rangers are currently 4-5 on this road trip and have lost four straight. The White Sox have lost eight of their last eleven. The White Sox lead the season series 8-4.

The Philadelphia Phillies have been mathematically eliminated from the post season.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Kansas City 91-59 at Oakland 85-65
Detroit 70-81 at Boston 74-77
California 62-89 at Minnesota 74-76

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 75-74 at New York 85-66
Montreal 69-82 at Pittsburgh 89-61
San Diego 59-92 at Atlanta 61-91
Chicago 79-72 at St Louis 82-70
Cincinnati 80-72 at Houston 71-81
San Francisco 74-78 Los Angeles 83-68

TEXAS RANGERS (57-93) AT CHICAGO WHITE SOX (76-75)
MATCHUPS
SP Bill Gogolewski vs Stan Bahnsen Advantage Texas
C Dick Billings vs Ed Hermann Advantage Chicago
1B Don Mincher vs Dick Allen Advantage Chicago
2B Ted Kubiak vs Mike Andrews Advantage Chicago
3B Dave Nelson vs Bill Melton Advantage Chicago
SS Toby Harrah vs Eddie Leon Advantage Texas
LF Jeff Burroughs vs Carlos May Advantage Texas
CF Elliott Maddox vs Ken Berry Advantage Texas
RF Jim Wynn vs Pat H Kelly Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Chicago

In the top of the first, Wynn put the Rangers on the board with an RBI single.

In the bottom of the first, Allen put the White Sox in the lead with a two-run double.

In the top of the second, Maddox tied the game with an RBI double.

In the bottom of the third, the White Sox loaded the bases with two out. Leon flew to left to end the inning.

After three: Texas 2 Chicago 2.

Wynn led off the top of the fifth with a home run and the Rangers were back in the lead. Kubiak added a two-run double. Gogolewski then scored Kubiak with a single. With a runner on first and two out, Dan Neumeier took the mound for the White Sox. The Rangers batted around the order in the inning.

In the top of the sixth, with runners at second and third and one out, Vicente Romo took the mound for the White Sox. Berry threw Wynn out at home as he had tagged up and tried to score on a Billings fly ball.

In the bottom of the sixth, Andrews scored on a Leon sacrifice fly. Kelly added an RBI double.

After six: Texas 6 Chicago 4.

Horacio Pina took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the seventh. The White Sox loaded the bases with one out. Hermann tied the game with a two-run single. With runners at first and second and one out, Mike Paul took the mound for the Rangers. Pinch hitter Walt Williams put the White Sox back in the lead with a two-run double. Williams then scored on a Kelly single. The White Sox batted around the order in the inning.

Terry Forster took the mound for the White Sox in the top of the eighth. The Rangers loaded the bases with two out. Billings lined to center to retire the side.

After a leadoff walk in the top of the ninth, Steve Kealey took the mound for the White Sox. Three batters later, the game was over.

The two teams combined for 27 hits in the contest.

Final score: Chicago 9 Texas 6.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Pat H Kelly 4 for 5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Oakland 5 Kansas City 1
Boston 6 Detroit 5
Minnesota 4 California 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 4 Philadelphia 3
Montreal 5 Pittsburgh 4
Atlanta 4 San Diego 3
Chicago 3 St Louis 0
Houston 3 Cincinnati 2
Los Angeles 7 San Francisco 6 10 innings

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Fergie Jenkins Chicago Cubs 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, W

2. Dusty Baker Atlanta Braves 2 for 3, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

3. Ken Holtzman Oakland Athletics 9.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, W

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SEPTEMBER 23, 1972
Tonight is the second game in the series in Chicago between the Rangers and the White Sox. The Rangers have lost five straight.

Cincinnati Reds RP Joe Gibbon announced that he would retire at the end of the season.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 70-82 at Boston 75-77
New York 78-75 at Cleveland 75-79
Baltimore 97-56 at Milwaukee 69-83
California 62-90 at Minnesota 75-76
Kansas City 91-60 at Oakland 86-65

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 75-75 at New York 86-66
Montreal 70-82 at Pittsburgh 89-62
Chicago 80-72 at St Louis 82-71
San Francisco 74-79 at Los Angeles 84-68
San Diego 59-93 at Atlanta 62-91
Cincinnati 80-73 at Houston 72-81

TEXAS RANGERS (57-94) AT CHICAGO WHITE SOX (77-75)
MATCHUPS
SP Don Stanhouse vs Steve Dunning Advantage Push
C Dick Billings vs Ed Hermann Advantage Chicago
1B Don Mincher vs Dick Allen Advantage Chicago
2B Ted Kubiak vs Mike Andrews Advantage Chicago
3B Dave Nelson vs Bill Melton Advantage Chicago
SS Toby Harrah vs Eddie Leon Advantage Texas
LF Jeff Burroughs vs Carlos May Advantage Texas
CF Elliott Maddox vs Ken Berry Advantage Texas
RF Jim Wynn vs Pat H Kelly Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Chicago

In the top of the second, Billings hit a two-run homer.

In the bottom of the second, the White Sox loaded the bases with nobody out. Hermann struck out looking on a full count pitch and there was one down. Leon went down swinging for the second out. Dunning then grounded to third to end the inning without a run scoring.

After three: Texas 2 Chicago 0.

In the bottom of the fifth, Kelly scored on a wild pitch. Melton then hit a two-run homer to put the White Sox in the lead.

After leadoff walk in the bottom of the sixth, Jim Shellenback took the mound for the Rangers. The White Sox loaded the bases with nobody out. Dunning grounded into the 6-2 fielder's choice for the first out. Kelly flew to right for the second out. May was hit by a pitch to force in a run. Allen drew a five pitch walk to force in another run. Paul Lindblad tookthe mound for the Rangers. Melton lined out to center to end the inning.

After six: Chicago 5 Texas 2.

In the top of the eighth, Nelson hit an RBI single. With runners at the corners and two out, Steve Kealey took the mound for the White Sox. Burroughs tied the game with a two-run double. With Burroughs at second and still two out, Terry Forster took the mound for the White Sox and got Mincher to ground to short to retire the side.

Casey Cox took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the eighth. With runners at the corners and two out, Allen put the White Sox back in the lead with an RBI single. Melton followed with a two-run double. With Melton on second and still two out, Jim Panther took the mound for the Rangers and got Berry to ground out to end the inning.

The White Sox got 11 hits in the victory.

Final score: Chicago 8 Texas 5.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Bill Melton 3 for 4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, R, BB

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 6 Boston 4
New York 8 Cleveland 1
Milwaukee 4 Baltimore 3 10 innings
California 6 Minnesota 3
Kansas City 3 Oakland 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 5 New York 4
Montreal 8 Pittsburgh 4
St Louis 6 Chicago 5
Los Angeles 4 San Francisco 2
Atlanta 13 San Diego 6
Cincinnati 8 Houston 1

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Bob Bailey Montreal Expos 3 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

2. Bill Melton Chicago White Sox 3 for 4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, R, BB

3. Mike Lum Atlanta Braves 3 for 4, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Dave Cash has a current hitting streak of 20 games.

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SEPTEMBER 24, 1972
Today in Chicago, the Rangers will try to avoid being swept in this three game series against the White Sox. The Rangers have lost six straight.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Kansas City 92-60 at Oakland 86-66 (2)
Detroit 71-82 at Boston 75-78
New York 79-75 at Cleveland 75-80
Baltimore 97-57 at Milwaukee 70-83
California 63-90 at Minnesota 75-77

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 76-75 at New York 86-67
Montreal 71-82 at Pittsburgh 89-63
San Diego 59-94 at Atlanta 63-91
Chicago 80-73 at St Louis 83-71
Cincinnati 81-73 at Houston 72-82
San Francisco 74-80 at Los Angeles 85-68

TEXAS RANGERS (57-95) AT CHICAGO WHITE SOX (78-75)
MATCHUPS
SP Dick Bosman vs Tom Bradley Advantage Chicago
C Dick Billings vs Ed Hermann Advantage Chicago
1B Don Mincher vs Dick Allen Advantage Chicago
2B Ted Kubiak vs Mike Andrews Advantage Chicago
3B Dave Nelson vs Bill Melton Advantage Chicago
SS Toby Harrah vs Eddie Leon Advantage Texas
LF Jeff Burroughs vs Carlos May Advantage Texas
CF Elliott Maddox vs Ken Berry Advantage Texas
RF Jim Wynn vs Pat H Kelly Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Chicago

In the bottom of the second, Leon put the White Sox on the board with a run-scoring single. Bradley walked to load the bases with two out. Kelly made them pay with a triple that brought all three home.

In the top of the third, Nelson hit his own RBI triple.

After three: Chicago 4 Texas 1.

In the top of the fourth, Harrah hit an RBI single.

In the bottom of the fifth, Berry replied with his own RBI single.

After six: Chicago 5 Texas 2.

Casey Cox took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the seventh.

In the bottom of the eighth, the White Sox loaded the bases with nobody out. Jim Shellenback took the mound for the Rangers. Leon flew to left for the first out. Bradley went down swinging for the second out. Kelly then also struck out to end the inning as Shellenback kept them from scoring.

The Rangers went in order in the ninth.

The White Sox got 10 hits in the win.

Final score: Chicago 5 Texas 2.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Tom Bradley 9.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Oakland 8 Kansas City 5 Game 1
Kansas City 2 Oakland 1 Game 2
Detroit 10 Boston 9
Cleveland 4 New York 3
Baltimore 5 Milwaukee 3
Minnesota 3 California 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 3 New York 1
Pittsburgh 7 Montreal 2
San Diego 11 Atlanta 4
St Louis 4 Chicago 3
Cincinnati 5 Houston 3
San Francisco 3 Los Angeles 0

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Davey Johnson Baltimore Orioles 2 for 2, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 3 BB

2. Gene Tenace Oakland Athletics 4 for 5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

3. Rudy May Philadelphia Phillies 9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, W

Sam McDowell of the San Francisco Giants pitched a complete game shutout.

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SEPTEMBER 25, 1972
After going 4-8 on their road trip, the Rangers return to Texas for their last home stand of the season, beginning with a three game series against the California Angels. The Rangers have lost seven straight. The Angels have won five of their last seven. The Rangers lead the season series 10-5.

AL Player of the Week: C Carlton Fisk Boston Red Sox

NL Player of the Week: SS Dave Concepcion Cincinnati Reds

WEEKLY POWER RANKINGS
1. Baltimore Orioles
2. Pittsburgh Pirates
3. Kansas City Royals
4. Cincinnati Reds
5. Oakland Athletics
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. St Louis Cardinals
8. New York Mets
9. Chicago White Sox
10. Minnesota Twins
11. Chicago Cubs
12. Philadelphia Phillies
13. Cleveland Indians
14. New York Yankees
15. Detroit Tigers
16. San Francisco Giants
17. Montreal Expos
18. Boston Red Sox
19. Milwaukee Brewers
20. Houston Astros
21. California Angels
22. Atlanta Braves
23. San Diego Padres
24. Texas Rangers

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Minnesota 76-77 at Oakland 87-67

NATIONAL LEAGUE
San Diego 60-94 at Los Angeles 85-69

CALIFORNIA ANGELS (63-91) AT TEXAS RANGERS (57-96)
MATCHUPS
SP Alan Foster vs Rich Hand Advantage Push
C John Stephenson vs Hal King Advantage Push
1B Jim Spencer vs Don Mincher Advantage Texas
2B Sandy Alomar Sr vs Ted Kubiak Advantage Push
3B Andy Kosco vs Dave Nelson Advantage Texas
SS Leo Cardenas vs Toby Harrah Advantage Push
LF Vada Pinson vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
CF Mickey Rivers vs Elliott Maddox Advantage California
RF Leroy Stanton vs Jim Wynn Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Texas

In the bottom of the first, despite not having a hit, the Rangers loaded the bases with two out. Harrah struck out looking to end the inning.

In the bottom of the third, Burroughs broke the scoreless tie with a solo home run.

After three: Texas 1 California 0.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Rangers again loaded the bases with two out. A four pitch walk to Harrah brought home a run. Kubiak followed with a two run single.

In the bottom of the sixth, Foster injured his foot and left the game with one out. Dave Sells took the mound for the Angels.

After six: Texas 4 California 0.

In the top of the seventh, Maddox threw Kosco out at home when he had tagged up and tried to score on a Stephenson fly ball.

Tom Dukes took the mound for the Angels in the bottom of the seventh. With two out, Dukes left the game with a back injury and was replaced by Don Rose.

Hand went on to record the complete game shutout.

Final score: Texas 4 California 0.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Rich Hand 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Minnesota 8 Oakland 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Los Angeles 6 San Diego 5

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Dave Goltz Minnesota Twins 2 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, W

2. Rich Hand 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, W

3. Bill Singer Los Angeles Dodgers 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K



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SEPTEMBER 26, 1972
Tonight is the second game in the series in Texas between the Rangers and the California Angels.

Rumor has begun circulating that LF Jim Northrup wants to be traded by the Detroit Tigers once the season is over.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Milwaukee 70-84 at Boston 75-79
Cleveland 76-80 at Baltimore 98-57
Kansas City 93-61 at Chicago 79-75
Minnesota 77-77 at Oakland 87-68

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 90-63 at Philadelphia 77-75 (2)
Chicago 80-74 at Montreal 71-83
New York 86-68 at St Louis 84-71
Atlanta 63-92 at Cincinnati 82-73
San Francisco 75-80 at Houston 72-83
San Diego 60-95 at Los Angeles 86-69

CALIFORNIA ANGELS (63-92) AT TEXAS RANGERS (58-96)
MATCHUPS
SP Rickey Clark vs Pete Broberg Advantage Texas
C Jeff Torborg vs Dick Billings Advantage Texas
1B Jim Spencer vs Don Mincher Advantage Texas
2B Sandy Alomar Sr vs Ted Kubiak Advantage Push
3B Andy Kosco vs Dave Nelson Advantage Texas
SS Leo Cardenas vs Toby Harrah Advantage Push
LF Cesar Geronimo vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
CF Mickey Rivers vs Elliott Maddox Advantage California
RF Leroy Stanton vs Jim Wynn Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Texas

In the top of the second, a Kosco sacrifice fly brought Geronimo in with the game's first run.

In the bottom of the second, Harrah tied the game with a run-scoring single. Broberg got his own RBI single to put the Rangers in the lead. Maddox followed with an RBI single as well. Nelson then singled to load the bases with one out. Wynn went down swinging for the second out. Burroughs then flew to center to end the inning.

In the top of the third, Spencer tied the game with a two run homer.

After three: California 3 Texas 3.

In the top of the fifth, Stanton put the Angels back in the lead with an RBI single. The Angels went on to load the bases with two out. Torborg struck out to retire the side.

Eddie Fisher took the mound for the Angels in the bottom of the sixth. Geronimo threw Harrah out at home as he was trying to score from second on a Maddox single.

After six: California 4 Texas 3.

After a leadoff walk in the top of the seventh, Horacio Pina took the mound for the Rangers. The Angels loaded the bases with nobody out. Geronimo brought a run in with a single. Kosco did as well. And Torborg followed suit. Pinch hitter Tony Muser got a two run single. With runners at first and second and still nobody out, Jan Dukes took the mound for the Rangers. The Angels loaded the bases with two out. Stanton drew a walk to bring in another run. Pinch hitter Billy Parker struck out to finally end the Angels six-run inning.

Dick Lange took the mound for the Angels in the bottom of the seventh.

In the bottom of the eighth, pinch hitter Frank Howard hit a two-run double.

Gerry Janeski took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the ninth.

Lloyd Allen took the mound for the Angels in the bottom of the ninth.

The two teams combined for 25 hits in the contest.

Final score: California 10 Texas 5.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Jim Spencer 2 for 4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Milwaukee 3 Boston 1
Cleveland 2 Baltimore 1 12 innings
Chicago 4 Kansas City 3
Oakland 6 Minnesota 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 1 Game 1
Pittsburgh 9 Philadelphia 6 Game 2
Montreal 1 Chicago 0
New York 1 St Louis 0
Cincinnati 3 Atlanta 2 10 innings
Houston 5 San Francisco 3
Los Angeles 7 San Diego 6

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Ernie McAnally Montreal Expos 8.2 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, W

2. Ken Holtzman Oakland Athletics 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, W

3. Skip Lockwood Milwaukee Brewers 9.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, W

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SEPTEMBER 27, 1972
Tonight is the rubber match in Texas between the Rangers and the California Angels. This is the last game this season between these two teams.

Rumor has it that RF Tony Oliva will be looking to depart from the Minnesota Twins in the off-season.

The St Louis Cardinals have been mathematically eliminated from the post season.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Milwaukee 71-84 at Boston 75-80
Kansas City 93-62 at Chicago 80-75
New York 79-76 at Detroit 72-82
Cleveland 77-80 at Baltimore 98-58
Minnesota 77-78 at Oakland 88-68

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 87-68 at St Louis 84-72
Chicago 80-75 at Montreal 72-83
Atlanta 63-93 at Cincinnati 83-73
Pittsburgh 91-64 at Philadelphia 78-76
San Francisco 75-81 at Houston 73-83
San Diego 60-96 at Los Angeles 87-69

CALIFORNIA ANGELS (64-92) AT TEXAS RANGERS (58-97)
MATCHUPS
SP Mike Nagy vs Bill Gogolewski Advantage Texas
C John Stephenson vs Dick Billings Advantage Push
1B Jim Spencer vs Don Mincher Advantage Texas
2B Sandy Alomar Sr vs Ted Kubiak Advantage Push
3B Andy Kosco vs Dave Nelson Advantage Texas
SS Leo Cardenas vs Toby Harrah Advantage Push
LF Vada Pinson vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
CF Mickey Rivers vs Elliott Maddox Advantage California
RF Leroy Stanton vs Jim Wynn Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Texas

In the top of the first, it was an RBI single by Spencer that put the Angels on the board.

In the bottom of the first, Maddox scored from third when Stephenson made a throwing error while Nelson was trying to steal second.

After three: California 1 Texas 1.

In the bottom of the sixth, Billings put the Rangers in the lead with a two run double.

After six: Texas 3 California 1.

In the bottom of the seventh, with a runner on third and one out, Rich Gossage took the mound for the Angels. Burroughs brought one home with a single.

Dave Sells took the mound for the Angels in the bottom of the eighth.

In the top of the ninth, with a runner on second and two out, Paul Lindblad took the mound for the Rangers and got Spencer to pop out to end the game.

The Rangers held the Angels to just three hits in the contest.

Final score: Texas 4 California 1.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Bill Gogolewski 8.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 4 Milwaukee 0
Chicago 4 Kansas City 2
New York 4 Detroit 3
Baltimore 3 Cleveland 2
Minnesota 6 Oakland 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 4 St Louis 1
Chicago 2 Montreal 1
Cincinnati 3 Atlanta 0
Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 4 11 innings
San Francisco 3 Houston 0
San Diego 4 Los Angeles 0

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Gary Nolan Cincinnati Reds 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, W

2. Jerry Koosman New York Mets 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, W

3. Bill Gogolewski Texas Rangers 8.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, W

Juan Marichal of the San Francisco Giants and Fred Norman of the San Diego Padres each pitched a complete game shutout.

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Dave Cash went 0-for-4 to bring his hitting streak to an end at 23 games.

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SEPTEMBER 28, 1972
The Rangers have the day off.

STANDINGS
AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
Baltimore 99-58
New York 80-76
Cleveland 77-81
Boston 76-80
Detroit 72-83
Milwaukee 71-85

WEST
Kansas City 93-63
Oakland 88-69
Chicago 81-75
Minnesota 78-78
California 64-93
Texas 59-97

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
Pittsburgh 92-64
New York 88-68
St Louis 84-73
Chicago 81-75
Philadelphia 78-77
Montreal 72-84

WEST
Los Angeles 87-70
Cincinnati 84-73
San Francisco 76-81
Houston 73-84
Atlanta 63-94
San Diego 61-96

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM LEADERS
BATTING AVERAGE
Jeff Burroughs .308
Dave Nelson .265
Elliott Maddox .261

HOME RUNS
Jeff Burroughs 22
Don Mincher 15
Dave Nelson 8

RBI
Jeff Burroughs 90
Dave Nelson 56
Don Mincher 54

ERA
Bill Gogolewski 2.90
Rich Hand 3.28
Dick Bosman 3.89

WINS
Bill Gogolewski 11
Dick Bosman 10
Rich Hand 8

STRIKEOUTS
Dick Bosman 136
Rich Hand 115
Bill Gogolewski 111

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM STATS AND AL RANK
Runs scored 540 11th
Batting average .231 11th
OBP .314 7th
Home Runs 79 11th
Stolen Bases 96 4th
Runs against 716 12th
Starters ERA 3.85 12th
Bullpen ERA 4.61 11th
Defensive efficiency .697 10th

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
New York 80-76 at Detroit 72-83

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 92-64 at Philadelphia 78-77

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 1 New York 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 5 Pittsburgh 2

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Gaylord Perry Detroit Tigers 9.0 IP, 8 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, W

2. Bill Robinson Philadelphia Phillies 2 for 4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

3. Steve Kline New York Yankees 8.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K



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SEPTEMBER 29, 1972
Tonight, the Rangers begin a three game series against the Chicago White Sox in what will be their last home series of the season. The Rangers are currently 2-1 on this home stand. The White Sox have won five straight. The White Sox lead the season series 11-4.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 76-80 at Baltimore 99-58
Milwaukee 71-85 at Detroit 73-83
Oakland 88-69 at Kansas City 93-63
Minnesota 78-78 at California 64-93

NATIONAL LEAGUE
St Louis 84-73 at Chicago 81-75
New York 88-68 at Pittsburgh 92-65
Philadelphia 79-77 at Montreal 72-84
Los Angeles 87-70 at Cincinnati 84-73
Houston 73-84 at San Diego 61-96
Atlanta 63-94 at San Francisco 76-81

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (81-75) AT TEXAS RANGERS (59-97)
MATCHUPS
SP Tom Bradley vs Dick Bosman Advantage Chicago
C Ed Hermann vs Dick Billings Advantage Chicago
1B Dick Allen vs Don Mincher Advantage Chicago
2B Mike Andrews vs Ted Kubiak Advantage Chicago
3B Bill Melton vs Dave Nelson Advantage Chicago
SS Eddie Leon vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Carlos May vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
CF Ken Berry vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Texas
RF Pat H Kelly vs Jim Wynn Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Chicago

In the bottom of the first, Wynn scored the game's first run after the White Sox second error of the inning.

In the bottom of the third, Wynn picked up his 60th RBI of the season with a run-scoring single. Billings also pitched in an RBI single.

After three: Texas 3 Chicago 0.

In the top of the fifth, a two-out RBI single by Melton put the White Sox on the board.

After six: Texas 3 Chicago 1.

In the top of the seventh, Allen tied the game with a two-run homer with two out.

In the bottom of the seventh, Nelson put the Rangers back in front with a run-scoring single. Burroughs added a two-out RBI single as well.

Paul Lindblad took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the eighth. The White Sox loaded the bases with two out. May then grounded to second to retire the side.

Terry Forster took the mound for the White Sox in the bottom of the eighth. He struck out Billings but left the game with a back injury and was replaced by Cy Acosta.

Horacio Pina took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the ninth. With a runner on first and one out, Melton grounded into the game-ending 6-4-3.

The White Sox had 12 hits in the game but committed 4 errors.

Final score: Texas 5 Chicago 3.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Dick Allen 3 for 4, HR, 2 RBI, R, BB

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 6 Boston 3
Milwaukee 7 Detroit 0
Kansas City 4 Oakland 0
Minnesota 4 California 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
St Louis 5 Chicago 2
New York 4 Pittsburgh 0
Montreal 3 Philadelphia 2 10 innings
Los Angeles 6 Cincinnati 1
Houston 3 San Diego 1
San Francisco 2 Atlanta 1

TOP PERFORMERS
1 Davey Johnson Baltimore Orioles 3 for 3, HR, 5 RBI, R, BB

2. Dick Drago Kansas City Royals 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, W

3. Tom Seaver New York Mets 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, W

Ken Brett of the Milwaukee Brewers pitched a complete game shutout.

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SEPTEMBER 30, 1972
Tonight is the second game in the series in Texas between the Rangers and the Chicago White Sox. Last night, the Rangers ended the White Sox five-game winning streak.

The Kansas City Royals have won the American League West and will face the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Milwaukee 72-85 at Detroit 73-84
Cleveland 77-81 at New York 80-77
Boston 76-81 at Baltimore 100-58
Oakland 88-70 at Kansas City 94-63
Minnesota 79-78 at California 64-94

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 89-68 at Pittsburgh 92-66
Los Angeles 88-70 at Cincinnati 84-74
St Louis 85-73 at Chicago 81-76
Atlanta 63-95 at San Francisco 77-81
Philadelphia 79-78 at Montreal 73-84
Houston 74-84 at San Diego 61-97

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (81-76) AT TEXAS RANGERS (60-97)
MATCHUPS
SP Steve Dunning vs Rich Hand Advantage Texas
C Ed Hermann vs Dick Billings Advantage Chicago
1B Dick Allen vs Frank Howard Advantage Chicago
2B Mike Andrews vs Ted Kubiak Advantage Chicago
3B Bill Melton vs Dave Nelson Advantage Chicago
SS Eddie Leon vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Carlos May vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
CF Ken Berry vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Texas
RF Walt Williams vs Jim Wynn Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Chicago

In the top of the first, Melton put the White Sox on the board with an RBI single.

In the top of the second, May got an RBI single.

After three: Chicago 2 Texas 0.

In the bottom of the fifth, Wynn put the Rangers on the board with an RBI single. Burroughs followed with a two-run double that put the Rangers in the lead.

In the top of the sixth, Williams tied the game with an RBI single.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Rangers retook the lead on a two-run homer from Wynn. Withtwo out, Vicente Romo took the mound for the White Sox and Burroughs took him 374 feet for a solo home run.

After six: Texas 6 Chicago 3.

In the bottom of the eighth, with a runner on first and one out, Cy Acosta took the mound for the White Sox.

After a leadoff single in the top of the ninth, Paul Lindblad took the mound for the Rangers. And he closed the book on the White Sox.

The Rangers got 10 hits in the win.

Final score: Texas 6 Chicago 3.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Jim Wynn 3 for 4, HR. 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 2 Milwaukee 1 14 innings
New York 11 Cleveland 8
Baltimore 4 Boston 1
Kansas City 3 Oakland 1
California 3 Minnesota 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 7 New York 5
Cincinnati 2 Los Angeles 1
Chicago 8 St Louis 3
Atlanta 7 San Francisco 1
Philadelphia 6 Montreal 2
San Diego 4 Houston 1

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Ron Blomberg New York Yankees 2 for 4, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R, BB

2. Bob Robertson Pittsburgh Pirates 3 for 3, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

3. Jim Wynn Texas Rangers 3 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

Montreal Expos 2B Ron Hunt has been suspended for two games after making physical contact with the umpire while arguing a called third strike.

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OCTOBER 1, 1972
In their final home game of the season, the Rangers will attempt to complete a three game series sweep of the Chicago White Sox.

AL Batter of the Month: RF Reggie Smith Boston Red Sox

NL Batter of the Month: C Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds

AL Pitcher of the Month: Dick Drago Kansas City Royals

NL Pitcher of the Month: Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies

AL Rookie of the Month: RF Buddy Bell Cleveland Indians

NL Rookie of the Month: 3B Dave W Roberts San Diego Padres

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 76-82 at Baltimore 101-58
Milwaukee 72-86 at Detroit 74-84
Cleveland 77-82 at New York 81-77
Oakland 88-71 at Kansas City 95-63
Minnesota 79-79 at California 65-94

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 80-78 at Montreal 73-85
New York 89-69 at Pittsburgh 93-66
Los Angeles 88-71 at Cincinnati 85-74
St Louis 85-74 at Chicago 82-76
Houston 74-85 at San Diego 62-97
Atlanta 64-95 at San Francisco 77-82

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (81-77) AT TEXAS RANGERS (61-97)
MATCHUPS
SP Bart Johnson vs Pete Broberg Advantage Push
C Ed Hermann vs Dick Billings Advantage Chicago
1B Dick Allen vs Don Mincher Advantage Chicago
2B Mike Andrews vs Ted Kubiak Advantage Chicago
3B Bill Melton vs Dave Nelson Advantage Chicago
SS Eddie Leon vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Carlos May vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
CF Ken Berry vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Texas
RF Pat H Kelly vs Jim Wynn Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Chicago

In the top of the second, Andrews put the White Sox on the board with a solo home run.

After three: Chicago 1 Texas 0.

In the top of the fourth, the White Sox loaded the bases with one out. Leon went down on strikes for the second out. Johnson grounded to short to retire the side.

In the top of the fifth, Allen turned two Rangers errors into a three-run homer. Melton followed with a solo home run.

In the top of the sixth, with runners at the corners and one out, Jan Dukes took the mound for the Rangers. Berry connected with an RBI single. Allen walked to load the bases with one out. Melton drew a four pitch walk to force in a run. Hermann then grounded into the 4-6-3 to retire the side.

After six: Chicago 7 Texas 0.

In the bottom of the seventh, with a runner on first and one out, Dan Neumeier took the mound for the White Sox.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Rangers loaded the bases with nobody out. Maddox scored when Burroughs grounded into the 6-4-3.

With one out in the top of the ninth, Gerry Janeski took the mound for the Rangers.

The White Sox got 11 hits in the win while the Rangers committed three errors.

Final score: Chicago 7 Texas 1.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Bart Johnson 6.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 4 Boston 2
Milwaukee 4 Detroit 2
New York 3 Cleveland 0
Kansas City 5 Oakland 2
Minnesota 3 California 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 8 Montreal 1
Pittsburgh 3 New York 2
Los Angeles 5 Cincinnati 3 11 innings
Chicago 7 St Louis 5
San Diego 5 Houston 4 13 innings
San Francisco 7 Atlanta 0

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Joe Hague St Louis Cardinals 3 for 4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

2. Doc Medich New York Yankees 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, W

3. Bobby Bonds San Francisco Giants 2 for 2, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R, BB

Jim Willoughby of the San Francisco Giants pitched a complete game shutout.

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OCTOBER 2, 1972
Today is the final off day of the season for the Rangers.

AL Player of the Week: 1B Dick Allen Chicago White Sox

NL Player of the Week RF Bill Robinson Philadelphia Phillies

WEEKLY POWER RANKINGS
1. Baltimore Orioles
2. Kansas City Royals
3. Pittsburgh Pirates
4. Los Angeles Dodgers
5. New York Mets
6. Cincinnati Reds
7. Chicago White Sox
8. New York Yankees
9. Chicago Cubs
10. Philadelphia Phillies
11. Minnesota Twins
12. St Louis Cardinals
13. Oakland Athletics
14. San Francisco Giants
15. Milwaukee Brewers
16. Detroit Tigers
17. Cleveland Indians
18. Montreal Expos
19. Boston Red Sox
20. Houston Astros
21. Atlanta Braves
22. San Diego Padres
23. California Angels
24. Texas Rangers

The New York Mets have been mathematically eliminated from the post season.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have won the National League East.

The Cincinnati Reds have been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the National League West.

STANDINGS
AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
Baltimore 102-58
New York 82-77
Cleveland 77-83
Boston 76-83
Detroit 74-85
Milwaukee 73-86

WEST
Kansas City 96-63
Oakland 88-72
Chicago 82-77
Minnesota 80-79
California 65-85
Texas 61-98

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
Pittsburgh 94-66
New York 89-70
St Louis 85-75
Chicago 83-76
Philadelphia 81-78
Montreal 73-86

WEST
Los Angeles 89-71
Cincinnati 85-75
San Francisco 78-82
Houston 74-86
Atlanta 64-96
San Diego 63-97

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM LEADERS
BATTING AVERAGE
Jeff Burroughs .306
Dave Nelson .264
Elliott Maddox .261

HOME RUNS
Jeff Burroughs 23
Don Mincher 15
Dave Nelson 8

RBI
Jeff Burroughs 94
Dave Nelson 57
Don Mincher 55

ERA
Bill Gogolewski 2.90
Rich Hand 3.28
Dick Bosman 3.89

WINS
Dick Bosman and Bill Gogolewski 11
Rich Hand 9

STRIKEOUTS
Dick Bosman 138
Rich Hand 118
Bill Gogolewski 111

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM STATS AND AL RANK
Runs scored 552 11th
Batting average .232 11th
OBP .314 7th
Home Runs 81 t-10th
Stolen Bases 98 4th
Runs against 729 12th
Starters ERA 3.87 12th
Bullpen ERA 4.53 11th
Defensive efficiency .696 10th

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chicago 82-77 at Minnesota 80-79
Boston 76-83 at Detroit 74-85
Milwaukee 73-86 at New York 82-77

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 81-78 at Chicago 83-76
New York 89-70 at Montreal 73-86

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chicago 20 Minnesota 5
Detroit 2 Boston 1 13 innings
Milwaukee 5 New York 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago 3 Philadelphia 2
New York 8 Montreal 2

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Eddie Leon Chicago White Sox 3 for 6, HR, 4 RBI, 3 R

2. Jerry Koosman New York Mets 8.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, W

3. Carlos May Chicago White Sox 3 for 4, 4 RBI, R, BB

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OCTOBER 3, 1972
The Rangers final three games of the season will be in Kansas City against the American League West Champion Royals. Starting with a Tuesday day-night double header. Because the first game of the double header is a makeup game that was originally scheduled as a home game for the Rangers, the Rangers will be batting as the home team. The Royals lead the season series 12-3.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chicago 83-77 at Minnesota 80-80
Baltimore 102-58 at Cleveland 77-83 (2)
Boston 76-84 at Detroit 75-85
Milwaukee 74-86 at New York 82-78
Oakland 88-72 at California 65-95

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 81-79 at Chicago 84-76
St Louis 85-75 at Pittsburgh 94-66
Los Angeles 89-71 at Atlanta 64-96
New York 90-70 at Montreal 73-87
Houston 74-86 at Cincinnati 85-75
San Diego 63-97 at San Francisco 78-82

KANSAS CITY ROYALS (96-63) VS TEXAS RANGERS (61-98) AT KANSAS CITY GAME ONE
MATCHUPS
SP Mike Hedlund vs Bill Gogolewski Advantage Push
C Ed Kirkpatrick vs Hal King Advantage Kansas City
1B John Mayberry Sr vs Don Mincher Advantage Kansas City
2B Cookie Rojas vs Ted Kubiak Advantage Kansas City
3B Paul Schaal vs Dave Nelson Advantage Kansas City
SS Freddie Patek vs Toby Harrah Advantage Kansas City
LF Lou Piniella vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
CF Amos Otis vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Kansas City
RF Richie Scheinblum vs Jim Wynn Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Kansas City

In the top of the first, the Royals scored first thanks to a sacrifice fly from Mayberry.

In the top of the second, Kirkpatrick added to the lead with a run-scoring double.

In the top of the third, the Royals lead grew bigger as Piniella got an RBI single. Schaal got one as well with two out.

In the bottom of the third, King put the Rangers on the board with a solo home run.

After three: Kansas City 4 Texas 1.

In the top of the fourth, Maddox threw Patek out at home as he was trying to score from second on an Otis single.

In the bottom of the fifth, Gogolewski scored from first on a Maddox double with two out. Nelson then doubled to score Maddox and make it a one run game.

Horacio Pina took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the sixth.

After six: Kansas City 4 Texas 3.

Mike Paul took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the eighth.

With one out in the bottom of the eighth, Tom Burgmeier took the mound for the Royals.

In the bottom of the ninth, with a runner on first and one out, Ted W Abernathy took the mound for the Royals. Harrah went on to score the tying run with a sacrifice fly by King. Pinch hitter Larry Biittner then grounded to short to send the game into extra innings.

After nine: Kansas City 4 Texas 4.

Paul Lindblad took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the tenth.

Al Fitzmorris took the mound for the Royals in the bottom of the eleventh. Burroughs led off with a single but was wiped off the base path when Mincher grounded into the 4-6-3.

Jim Panther took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the twelfth.

Jim Rooker took the mound for the Royals in the bottom of the thirteenth. He walked the first two batters and then Wynn ended the game with an RBI single.

The two teams combined for 25 hits in the contest.

Final score: Texas 5 Kansas City 4 13 innings.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Mike Hedlund 7.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

TEXAS RANGERS (62-98) AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS (96-64)
GAME TWO
MATCHUPS
SP Don Stanhouse vs Steve Busby Advantage Kansas City
C Dick Billings vs Carl Taylor Advantage Push
1B Don Mincher vs John Mayberry Sr Advantage Kansas City
2B Ted Kubiak vs Cookie Rojas Advantage Kansas City
3B Dave Nelson vs Paul Schaal Advantage Kansas City
SS Toby Harrah vs Freddie Patek Advantage Kansas City
LF Jeff Burroughs vs Lou Piniella Advantage Texas
CF Elliott Maddox vs Amos Otis Advantage Kansas City
RF Jim Wynn vs Richie Scheinblum Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Kansas City

In the top of the first, Mincher put the Rangers on the board with an RBI single. Billings followed with a walk to load the bases with two out. Harrah flew to center to retire the side.

In the bottom of the first, Piniella tied the game with an RBI single.

In the top of the second, Maddox put the Rangers back in the lead with an RBI triple and went on to score himself when Nelson grounded to short.

After Burroughs led off the top of the third with a single, Monty Montgomery took the mound for the Royals.

In the bottom of the third, Patek scored from second on a throwing error by Maddox after Otis had flown out to center.

After three: Texas 3 Kansas City 2.

In the bottom of the fourth, Patek put the Royals in the lead with a two run single.

In the bottom of the fifth, Rojas added an RBI single to the Royals lead. With runners at first and second and two out, Gerry Janeski took the mound for the Rangers and got Taylor to fly out to end the inning.

After six: Kansas City 5 Texas 3.

Ken Wright took the mound for the Royals in the top of the seventh.

Mike Paul took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the seventh.

Tom Burgmeier took themound for the Royals in the top of the ninth. Maddox tied the game with a two-out two-run double. With Maddox at second and two out, Jim Rooker took the mound for the Royals and got Nelson to ground out to retire the side.

Casey Cox took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the ninth. Pinch hitter Ed Kirkpatrick led off with a walk off home run.

Final score: Kansas City 6 Texas 5.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
LouPiniella 2 for 3, RBI, R, BB

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Minnesota 4 Chicago 1
Cleveland 6 Baltimore 2 Game 1
Baltimore 3 Cleveland 2 Game 2
Detroit 2 Boston 0
New York 4 Milwaukee 3
Oakland 1 California 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago 11 Philadelphia 2
St Louis 2 Pittsburgh 1
Atlanta 3 Los Angeles 2 10 innings
New York 5 Montreal 2
Cincinnati 5 Houston 4
San Francisco 5 San Diego 4

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Ron Santo Chicago Cubs 3 for 4, HR, 6 RBI, R

2. Blue Moon Odom Oakland Athletics 9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, W

3. Bill Sudakis New York Mets 2 for 3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, BB

Gaylord Perry of the Detroit Tigers pitcheda complete game shutout.

St Louis Cardinals LF Lou Brock reached the 2,000 career hits milestone.

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OCTOBER 4, 1972
Tonight in Kansas City, the Rangers 1972 season comes to an end against the Royals. The Rangers need a victory to avoid a 100-loss season.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 76-85 at Detroit 76-85
Chicago 83-78 at Minnesota 81-80
Milwaukee 74-87 at New York 83-78
Oakland 89-72 at California 65-96

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 81-80 at Chicago 85-76
San Diego 63-98 at San Francisco 79-82
St Louis 86-75 at Pittsburgh 94-67
Los Angeles 89-72 at Atlanta 65-97
Houston 74-87 at Cincinnati 86-75
New York 91-70 at Montreal 73-88

TEXAS RANGERS (62-99) AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS (97-64)
MATCHUPS
SP Dick Bosman vs Roger Nelson Advantage Kansas City
C Dick Billings vs Ed Kirkpatrick Advantage Kansas City
1B Don Mincher vs John Mayberry Sr Advantage Kansas City
2B Ted Kubiak vs Cookie Rojas Advantage Kansas City
3B Dave Nelson vs Paul Schaal Advantage Kansas City
SS Toby Harrah vs Freddie Patek Advantage Kansas City
LF Jeff Burroughs vs Lou Piniella Advantage Texas
CF Elliott Maddox vs Amos Otis Advantage Push
RF Jim Wynn vs Richie Scheinblum Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Kansas City

In the bottom of the first, the Royals got on the board thanks to a sacrifice fly from Piniella.

After three: Kansas City 1 Texas 0.

In the top of the fourth, Billings delivered the game-tying RBI single.

After a leadoff single in the top of the sixth, Ted W Abernathy took the mound for the Royals. Wynn greeted him with an RBI double that put the Rangers in the lead. The Rangers went on to load the bases with nobody out. Billings drew a five pitch walk to force in a run. Al Fitzmorris took the mound for the Royals. Harrah grounded into the 6-2-3 double play. An intentional walk to Kubiak loaded the bases with two out. Bosman then drew a five pitch walk to force in a run. Maddox then lined out to first to retire the side as the Rangers battedaround the order.

After six: Texas 4 Kansas City 1.

In the top of the seventh, Mincher got a run-scoring single to increase the Rangers lead.

Norm Angelini took the mound for the Royals in the top of the eighth.

In the bottom of the eighth, Piniella got an RBI single. Schaal addedone as well.

After a leadoff double in the bottom of the ninth, Horacio Pina took the mound for the Rangers. Mayberry singled with two out to make it a one-run game. But Piniella flew to right to end it.

The two teams combined for 22 hits in the contest.

Final score: Texas 5 Kansas City 4.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Jim Wynn 3 for 5, 2B, RBI, 2 R

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chicago 4 Minnesota 2
New York 4 Milwaukee 3
California 3 Oakland 2
Boston at Detroit ppd

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago 3 Philadelphia 2
San Diego 9 San Francisco 7
Pittsburgh 3 St Louis 2
Atlanta 7 Los Angeles 3
Cincinnati 12 Houston 1
New York 1 Montreal 0 11 innings

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds 4 for 5, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 3 R

2. Tom Seaver New York Mets 11.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, W

3. Nolan Ryan California Angels 9.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 12 K, W

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OCTOBER 5, 1972
The Rangers 1972 season has ended.

Boston Red Sox RP Stan Williams has announced his retirement. Today will be his last game.

TEXAS RANGERS FINAL TEAM LEADERS
BATTING AVERAGE
Jeff Burroughs .309
Dave Nelson .263
Elliott Maddox .260

HOME RUNS
Jeff Burroughs 23
Don Mincher 15
Dave Nelson 8

RBI
Jeff Burroughs 94
Dave Nelson 59
Don Mincher 57

ERA
Bill Gogolewski 3.00
Rich Hand 3.28
Dick Bosman 3.90

WINS
Dick Bosman 12
Bill Gogolewski 11
Rich Hand 9

STRIKEOUTS
Dick Bosman 139
Rich Hand 118
Bill Gogolewski 115

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 76-85 at Detroit 76-85

The National League regular season has ended.

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 2 Boston 1

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Joe H Coleman Detroit Tigers 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, W

2. Ray Culp Boston Red Sox 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 5 K

3. Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 2 for 3, RBI, BB

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FINAL REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS
AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
Baltimore 103-59
New York 84-78
Cleveland 78-84
Detroit 77-85
Boston 76-86
Milwaukee 74-88

WEST
Kansas City 97-65
Oakland 89-73
Chicago 84-78
Minnesota 81-81
California 66-96
Texas 63-99

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
Pittsburgh 95-67
New York 92-70
Chicago 86-76
St Louis 86-76
Philadelphia 81-81
Montreal 73-89

WEST
Los Angeles 89-73
Cincinnati 87-75
San Francisco 79-83
Houston 74-88
Atlanta 66-96
San Diego 64-98

PLAYOFF MATCHUPS
ALCS: Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals
NLCS: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers

AL Batting Champion: 2B Rod Carew Minnesota Twins .337 average.

NL Batting Champion: 3B Steve Garvey Los Angeles Dodgers .319 average.

TEXAS RANGERS FINAL TEAM STATS AND AL RANK
Runs scored 567 11th
Batting average .233 11th
OBP .315 7th
Home Runs 82 t-10th
Stolen Bases 98 4th
Runs against 743 12th
Starters ERA 3.91 12th
Bullpen ERA 4.42 11th
Defensive efficiency .696 11th



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OCTOBER 7, 1972
Rumor has it that the Atlanta Braves will be placing 1B Orlando Cepeda on the trading block in the off season.

NLCS GAME ONE
Los Angeles at Pittsburgh

Final score: Pittsburgh 5 Los Angeles 0

The Pirates lead the best of five series 1-0.

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Dock Ellis Pittsburgh Pirates 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, W

2. Richie Hebner Pittsburgh Pirates 2 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, R

3. Don Sutton 8.0 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

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ALCS GAME ONE
Kansas City at Baltimore

Final score: Baltimore 4 Kansas City 3

The Orioles lead the best of five series 1-0.

NLCS GAME TWO
Los Angeles at Pittsburgh

Final score: Pittsburgh 3 Los Angeles 1

The Pirates lead the best of five series 2-0.

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Bob Moose Pittsburgh Pirates 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, W

2. Bill Singer Los Angeles Dodgers 8.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB. 5 K

3. Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles 3 for 4, 2B, RBI, 2 R

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