Ron Santo appeared in 133 Major League games during the 1972 regular season. The chart below is a comprehensive analysis of the games Santo appeared in, specifically relating to his 1972 hitting statistics. Notes: The Date / Box field has a link to the box score from the game being described. If the Date is followed by an asterisk (*), Santo started during that game at the first position listed in the Position(s) column. Cumulative monthly totals are provided where applicable.
"Very few players are as closely connected with a franchise as Ron Santo is with the Chicago Cubs. His extraordinary playing career, his rabid following as a broadcaster and his many charitable endeavors for the Chicagoland area—where he has made his home for nearly 30 years—makes his contributions to this franchise special and unique." - Cubs President Andy MacPhail on MLB.com (Carrie Muskat, 09/15/2003, 'Cubs to Retire Santo's No. 10', Source )
In Chronological Order / Ron Santo Stats
Ron Santo 1972 Game by Game Batting Logs
Did you know that Ron Santo appeared in 66 games at home, had 224 at-bats, drove in 45 runs, scored 35 times, had 78 hits (15 doubles / 3 triples / 10 home runs), walked 37 times (4 intentional), struck out 27 times, was hit by a pitcher 4 times, sacrificed 7 times (1 hits & 6 flies), and finished at home with a .348 batting average, .439 on base percentage and .575 slugging average?
On the road, Ron Santo appeared in 67 games, had 240 at-bats, drove in 29 runs, scored 33 times, had 62 hits (10 doubles / 2 triples / 7 home runs), walked 32 times (1 intentional), struck out 48 times, was hit by a pitcher 0 times, sacrificed 3 times (1 hits & 2 flies), and finished at home with a .258 batting average, .343 on base percentage and .404 slugging average?
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