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The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games. Game 4, played in Pittsburgh, was the first-ever World Series game to be played at night. See also: 1970 in sports, other events of 1971, 1972 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


Managers: Earl Weaver (Baltimore), Danny Murtaugh (Pittsburgh) Earl Sidney Weaver (born August 14, 1930 in St. ... Daniel Edward Murtaugh ( October 8, 1917 - December 2, 1976) was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball best known for his leadership of the Pittsburgh Pirates from the 1950s to the 1970s. ...


Umpires: Nestor Chylak (AL), Ed Vargo (NL), Johnny Rice (AL), Ed Sudol (NL), Jim Odom (AL), John Kibler (NL) Nestor George Chylak, Jr. ...


Series MVP: Roberto Clemente Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ...


Television: NBC (Curt Gowdy, Chuck Thompson and Bob Prince announcing) The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Curt Gowdy (born July 31, 1919, in Green River, Wyoming) is a former American sportscaster. ... Chuck Thompson (June 10, 1921 – March 6, 2005) was an American sportscaster best known for his broadcasts of Major League Baseballs Baltimore Orioles. ... Bob Prince (July 1, 1916 - June 10, 1985) was a radio and television sportscaster and commentator best known for his 27-year stint as the voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball club. ...

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Game 1

October 9, 1971 at Memorial Stadium (Baltimore Orioles) October 9 is the 282nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (283rd in Leap years). ... There are many stadiums known as Memorial Stadium. ... The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Pittsburgh Pirates 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 Baltimore Orioles 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 X 5 10 3 PITCHERS: PIT - Ellis, Moose (3), Miller (7) BAL - McNally WP - McNally LP - Ellis SAVE - none HOME RUNS: PIT - none BAL - F. Robinson, Rettenmund, Buford ATTENDANCE: 53,229 

Game 2

October 11, 1971 at Memorial Stadium (Baltimore Orioles) October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in Leap years). ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Pittsburgh Pirates 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 8 1 Baltimore Orioles 0 1 0 3 6 1 0 0 X 11 14 1 PITCHERS: PIT - R. Johnson, Kison (4), Moose (4), Veale (5), Miller (6), Giusti (8) BAL - Palmer, Hall (9) WP - Palmer LP - R. Johnson SAVE - Hall HOME RUNS: PIT - Hebner BAL - none ATTENDANCE: 53,239 

Game 3

October 12, 1971 at Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh Pirates) October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... Three Rivers Stadium (sometimes referred to simply as 3RS) was a multipurpose sports stadium and event facility located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The stadiums name was derived from the junction of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, where they formed the Ohio River. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Baltimore Orioles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 X 5 7 0 PITCHERS: BAL - Cuellar, Dukes (7), Watt (8) PIT - Blass WP - Blass LP - Cuellar SAVE - none HOME RUNS: BAL - F. Robinson PIT - Robertson ATTENDANCE: 50,403 

Game 4

October 13, 1971 at Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh Pirates) October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Baltimore Orioles 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 1 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 X 4 14 0 PITCHERS: BAL - Dobson, Jackson (6), Watt (7), Richert (8) PIT - Walker, Kison (1), Giusti (8) WP - Kison LP - Watt SAVE - Giusti HOME RUNS: BAL - none PIT - none ATTENDANCE: 51,378 

Game 5

October 14, 1971 at Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh Pirates) October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Baltimore Orioles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 X 4 9 0 PITCHERS: BAL - McNally, Leonhard (5), Dukes (6) PIT - Briles WP - Briles LP - McNally SAVE - none HOME RUNS: BAL - none PIT - Roberston ATTENDANCE: 51,377 

Game 6

October 16, 1971 at Memorial Stadium (Baltimore Orioles) October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - - Pittsburgh Pirates 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 1 Baltimore Orioles 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 8 0 PITCHERS: PIT - Moose, R. Johnson (6), Giusti (7), Miller (10) BAL - Palmer, Dobson (10), McNally (10) WP - McNally LP - Miller SAVE - none HOME RUNS: PIT - Clemente BAL - Buford ATTENDANCE: 44,174 

Game 7

October 17, 1971 at Memorial Stadium (Baltimore Orioles) October 17 is the 290th (in leap years the 291st) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Pittsburgh Pirates 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 1 Baltimore Orioles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 PITCHERS: PIT - Blass BAL - Cuellar, Dobson (9), McNally (9) WP - Blass LP - Cuellar SAVE - none HOME RUNS: PIT - Clemente BAL - none ATTENDANCE: 47,291 

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