It is amazing what we can find out online, especially in regards to sports (particularly baseball), here in the 21st Century. It’s to the point where it’s more surprising what you cannot find in a quick Google search than what you can. So I was caught off guard when I recently was unable to find something quickly and easily.
I was looking for the Mets’ Opening Day roster in 1972 and did not find it in an easily accessible form. Perhaps it’s out there and I just didn’t see it. Regardless, I went through individual box scores in April and compiled this list. It’s certainly possible there is an error in here somewhere. But to the best of my knowledge, this was the Mets’ Opening Day roster in 1972: