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Encyclopedia > 1972 American League Championship Series

The 1972 American League Championship Series took place between October 7 and October 12 of 1972. The Oakland Athletics (93-62 on the season) played the Detroit Tigers (86-70 on the season) for the right to go to the 1972 World Series, with the Athletics coming out on top in the 5-game series, 3-2. Games 1 and 2 took place at the Oakland Coliseum, and 3 through 5 took place at Tiger Stadium. The Athletics would go on to beat the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series in 7 games. See also: 1971 in sports, other events of 1972, 1973 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: February 20: A.J. Foyt won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Mark Donohue USAC Racing - Joe Leonard won the season championship Formula... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS) determines who wins the American League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, to face the winner of the National League Championship Series. ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The 1972 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning the Series in seven games. ... McAfee Coliseum is a stadium located in Oakland, California that is used for football and baseball games. ... This article is about Tiger Stadium in Detroit. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1940 1919 NL Pennants (9) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1972 1970 â€¢ 1961 â€¢ 1940 â€¢ 1939 1919 AA Pennants (1) 1882 Central Division titles...


Umpires: Red Flaherty, Nestor Chylak, Johnny Rice, Don Denkinger, Larry Barnett, Art Frantz Nestor George Chylak, Jr. ... Donald Anton Denkinger (born August 28, 1936 in Cedar Falls, Iowa) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1968 to 1998. ... Lawrence Robert Barnett (born January 3, 1945 in Nitro, West Virginia) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1969 to 1999 before becoming the major leagues supervisor of umpires in 2000-2001. ...


Television: NBC (Curt Gowdy and Tony Kubek 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. ... Anthony Christopher Kubek (born October 12, 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a retired American baseball player and television broadcaster. ...


Overview

After the Athletics won the first two games of the series at home, they had to travel to Detroit, where the Tigers would fight back, winning the next two. Game 4 was one of the most historic playoff games of all time, going 10 innings, with the Tigers pulling out the victory. After it was 1-1 at the end of 9 innings, the Athletics scored 2 runs in the top of the 10th, and it looked as if the series was over. But amazingly the Tigers scored three in the bottom of the 10th to win it after Jim Northrup singled off Joe Horlen. City nickname: The Motor City, Motown Location Location in Wayne County, Michigan Government Country State County United States   Michigan    Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (Dem) Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 142. ... Jim Northrup (November 24, 1939), born James Thomas Northrup in Breckenridge, Michigan, is a former Major League Baseball center fielder/right fielder and left-handed batter who played for the Detroit Tigers (1964-1974), Montreal Expos (1974) and Baltimore Orioles (1974-75). ...


Game 5 was set where Blue Moon Odom for the A's would be facing Woodie Fryman of the Tigers. After 2 innings, the game was 1-1. But by the 4th, it was clear runs wouldn't come easy, so when George Hendrick scored on a Gene Tenace RBI single, the Tigers knew they were in trouble. By the 9th inning, Odom and Vida Blue had combined to pitch 7 scoreless innings. With the A's up 2-1, it all came down to the Tigers 9th where they would still face Vida Blue. Norm Cash would single, but that would be it as Tony Taylor would fly to center for the final out. Odom got the win, Blue got the save, and the A's were a world series team for the first of three straight years. George Andrew Hendrick Jr. ... Fury Gene Tenace, born Fiore Gino Tennaci (October 10, 1946 in Russellton, Pennsylvania), is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played in the 1970s. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. ... Norman Dalton Cash (November 10, 1934 - October 12, 1986) was a Major League Baseball first baseman and left-handed batter who played for the Chicago White Sox (1958-1959) and Detroit Tigers (1960-1974). ... Antonio Nemesio (Tony) Taylor (born December 19, 1935 in Matanzas, Cuba) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball. ...


Note: Only a best-of-five series was played in the League Championship Series before 1985. See also: 1984 in sports, other events of 1985, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny...

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American League logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS) determines who wins the American League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, to face the winner of the National League Championship Series. ... The 1969 American League Championship Series was the first ALCS held after Major League Baseball adopted the two-division format that season. ... The 1973 American League Championship Series took place between October 6 and October 11, 1973. ... The 1975 American League Championship Series faced the Boston Red Sox and the 3-time defending world champion Oakland Athletics for the right to advance to the 1975 World Series. ... The 1977 American League Championship Series was a 5-game series played between October 5 and October 9, 1957, at Yankee Stadium (Games 1-2), and Royals Stadium (3-5). ... The 97-65 Kansas City Royals faced the team that defeated them three straight years in the ALCS from 1976-1978, the 103-59 New York Yankees. ... The 1985 American League Championship Series was played between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays from October 8 to October 16, 1985. ... The 1986 American League Championship Series was a back-and-forth battle between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels for the right to advance to the 1986 World Series. ... The 1989 American League Championship Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays from October 3 to October 8, 1989. ... The 1991 American League Championship Series was played between the Minnesota Twins and the Toronto Blue Jays from October 8 to October 13, 1991. ... The 1992 American League Championship Series was played between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics from October 7 to October 14, 1992. ... The 1993 American League Championship Series was played between the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox from October 5 to October 12, 1993. ... The 1994 baseball strike resulted in the cancellation of the World Series for the first time in 90 years. ... The 1995 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1995 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Cleveland Indians against the Western Division champion Seattle Mariners. ... The 2003 American League Championship Series was played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees from October 8 to October 16, 2003. ... The 2004 American League Championship Series (also known as the GYC, or Great Yankee Collapse) was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. ... The 2005 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 2005 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Chicago White Sox against the Western Division champion Los Angeles Angels. ...


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