It was a very fun 1972 Season!  Though they missed the playoffs by one game, Marc Hollingsworth’s Oceanlake Seagulls led their division up until the final weeks, when usage caught up with them.  His players dominated the NL leader boards, including MVP.  Below are your league leaders for the 1972 season and league MVP’s…

 Who will be the playoff surprise with the Wild Card this year?  Should be a fun postseason……here are your award winners for the 1972 Regular Season.

 American League


AL MVP- Johnny Bench (South River Gladiators)


AL Batting Leaders

Batting Champion- Rod Carew (Hot Rods) .367

Hits – Rod Carew (Hot Rods) 207

RBI – Johnny Bench (Gladiators) 137

Doubles – Cesar Cedeno (Monarchs) 44

Triples – Aurelio Rodriguez (Lions) 12

Home Runs – Johnny Bench (Gladiators) 49

Stolen Bases – Lou Brock (Dragons) 37


AL Cy Young Award – Bert Blyleven (South River Gladiators)


AL Pitching Leaders

Wins – Bert Blyleven (Gladiators) 21

Strikeouts – Nolan Ryan (Dragons) 233

ERA – Marty Pattin (Hot Rods) 1.77

Shutouts – Pat Dobson (Lions) 6

Saves – Jim Brewer (Gladiators) 30


National League


NL MVP- Nate Colbert (Oceanlake Seagulls)


NL Batting Leaders

Batting Champion- Billy Williams (Beavers) .340

Hits – Willie Davis (Seagulls) 202

RBI – Nate Colbert (Seagulls) 134

Doubles – Ted Simmons (Totems) 41

Triples – Jose Morales (Royals) 14

Home Runs – Nate Colbert (Seagulls) 47

Stolen Bases – Dave Nelson (Seagulls)  59


NL Cy Young Award – Gaylord Perry (Seattle Totems)



NL Pitching Leaders

Wins – Gaylord Perry (Totems) 20

Strikeouts – Ferguson Jenkins (Weasels) 192

ERA – Gaylord Perry (Totems) 2.32

Shutouts – Gaylord Perry/Mickey Lolich (Totems) 6 each

Saves – Rollie Fingers (Sparkplugs) and Jim Ray (Bishops) 27