1972 Season
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1972 National League Cy Young Award

by Votes
 
Pitching
  Player Tm Pos Age
1 Steve Carlton
PHI
SP
27.5
120
12.1
39.3
27.7
2 Steve Blass
PIT
SP
30.2
35
4.0
18.4
10.0
3 Fergie Jenkins
CHN
SP
29.6
23
5.9
21.4
11.7
4 Mike Marshall
MON
RP
29.5
8
4.0
21.2
15.5
5 Clay Carroll
CIN
RP
31.2
6
1.5
12.7
7.9
6 Gary Nolan
CIN
SP
24.1
6
3.3
14.9
8.9
7 Tom Seaver
NYN
SP
27.6
6
5.2
21.2
12.4
8 Don Sutton
LAN
SP
27.2
6
6.5
23.8
14.7
9 Bob Gibson
SLN
SP
36.6
3
7.0
26.7
17.4
10 Milt Pappas
CHN
SP
33.1
3
4.3
16.7
10.2
by Wins Above Replacement
Pitching
  Player Tm Pos Age
1 Steve Carlton
PHI
SP
27.5
120
12.1
39.3
27.7
2 Bob Gibson
SLN
SP
36.6
3
7.0
26.7
17.4
3 Don Sutton
LAN
SP
27.2
6
6.5
23.8
14.7
4 Jon Matlack *
NYN
SP
22.5
6.0
21.7
13.5
5 Fergie Jenkins
CHN
SP
29.6
23
5.9
21.4
11.7
6 Phil Niekro
ATL
SP
33.3
5.5
21.8
12.3
7 Tom Seaver
NYN
SP
27.6
6
5.2
21.2
12.4
8 Claude Osteen
LAN
SP
32.9
5.1
19.2
10.7
9 Burt Hooton *
CHN
SP
22.4
5.1
16.6
9.2
10 Rick Wise
SLN
SP
26.8
4.9
19.8
10.8
11 Don Wilson
HOU
SP
27.4
4.9
16.4
8.7
12 Clay Kirby
SDN
SP
24.0
4.5
14.8
6.8
13 Tug McGraw
NYN
RP
27.8
4.3
21.0
15.7
14 Milt Pappas
CHN
SP
33.1
3
4.3
16.7
10.2
15 Steve Blass
PIT
SP
30.2
35
4.0
18.4
10.0
16 Mike Marshall
MON
RP
29.5
8
4.0
21.2
15.5
17 Bill Stoneman
MON
SP
28.2
3.8
18.8
10.3
18 Bill Hands
CHN
SP
32.2
3.7
13.9
7.5
19 Jim McAndrew
NYN
SP
28.5
3.5
13.3
7.8
20 Jim Brewer
LAN
RP
34.6
3.5
14.7
10.8
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com
*Rookie

1972 American League Cy Young Award

by Votes
 
Pitching
  Player Tm Pos Age
1 Gaylord Perry
CLE
SP
33.8
64
11.0
38.6
27.2
2 Wilbur Wood
CHA
SP
30.7
58
10.7
28.9
16.4
3 Mickey Lolich
DET
SP
31.8
27
7.4
26.3
15.4
4 Catfish Hunter
OAK
SP
26.2
26
5.6
23.2
13.4
5 Jim Palmer
BAL
SP
26.7
20
5.3
23.6
14.4
6 Luis Tiant
BOS
SP
31.6
16
6.6
18.6
12.1
7 Sparky Lyle
NYA
RP
27.9
3
3.5
17.8
12.6
8 Nolan Ryan
CAL
SP
25.4
2
6.1
24.3
14.9
by Wins Above Replacement
Pitching
  Player Tm Pos Age
1 Gaylord Perry
CLE
SP
33.8
64
11.0
38.6
27.2
2 Wilbur Wood
CHA
SP
30.7
58
10.7
28.9
16.4
3 Mickey Lolich
DET
SP
31.8
27
7.4
26.3
15.4
4 Luis Tiant
BOS
SP
31.6
16
6.6
18.6
12.1
5 Nolan Ryan
CAL
SP
25.4
2
6.1
24.3
14.9
6 Catfish Hunter
OAK
SP
26.2
26
5.6
23.2
13.4
7 Tom Bradley
CHA
SP
25.3
5.4
16.0
7.3
8 Jim Palmer
BAL
SP
26.7
20
5.3
23.6
14.4
9 Roger Nelson
KCA
SP
28.1
5.1
16.7
10.6
10 Bert Blyleven
MIN
SP
21.2
4.9
19.3
9.7
11 Joe Coleman
DET
SP
25.4
4.4
19.3
10.0
12 Steve Kline
NYA
SP
24.7
3.7
15.2
7.3
13 Marty Pattin
BOS
SP
29.2
3.6
14.6
6.1
14 Sparky Lyle
NYA
RP
27.9
3
3.5
17.8
12.6
15 Mike Cuellar
BAL
SP
35.1
3.4
17.1
8.8
16 Mike Paul
TEX
SP
27.2
3.4
12.6
6.6
17 Dick Tidrow *
CLE
SP
25.1
3.3
17.7
9.7
18 Terry Forster *
CHA
RP
20.5
3.2
15.8
11.0
19 Jim Lonborg
ML4
SP
30.2
3.2
14.8
7.3
20 Stan Bahnsen
CHA
SP
27.5
3.2
12.6
4.2
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com
*Rookie

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