1972 Pacific Coast League season

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The 1972 Pacific Coast League season was the 70th season in the league's history. It ended with the Albuquerque Dukes winning the league championship in their first year. The Dukes then lost the World Baseball Championship final.

With Albuquerque replacing the Spokane Indians, there was a realignment and renaming of the two divisions. Tacoma changed their name to the Twins to reflect the team becoming the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Portland became the Cleveland Indians' affiliate as a result.

Final standings[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Albuquerque Dukes 92 56 .622 - Tom Lasorda Los Angeles Dodgers
Phoenix Giants 81 67 .547 11 Jim Davenport San Francisco Giants
Salt Lake City Angels 80 68 .541 12 Les Moss California Angels
Tucson Toros 60 88 .405 32 Larry Sherry Chicago White Sox
W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Eugene Emeralds 79 69 .534 - Andy Seminick Philadelphia Phillies
Hawaii Islanders 74 74 .500 5 Rocky Bridges San Diego Padres
Tacoma Twins 65 83 .439 14 Harry Warner Minnesota Twins
Portland Beavers 61 87 .412 18 Clay Bryant/Danny Carnevale/Ray Hathaway Cleveland Indians

Championship Finals[edit]

Albuquerque vs. Eugene
Date Away Home
September 5 Albuquerque 6 Eugene 4
September 6 Albuquerque 9 Eugene 10
September 7 Eugene 6 Albuquerque 8
September 8 Eugene 4 Albuquerque 6
Albuquerque wins series 3-1 and
advances to World Baseball Championship

League Leaders[edit]



All-Star Team[edit]


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