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2000s For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...

2007 • 2006 • 2005 • 2004
2003 • 2002 • 2001 • 2000 The 2007 World Series, the 103rd edition of Major League Baseballs championship series, is scheduled to begin play on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 and will take place between the winners of the 2007 American League Championship Series and the winners of the 2007 National League Championship Series in Major... Dates October 21, 2006–October 27, 2006 MVP David Eckstein (St. ... The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ... The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams met to decide the championship. ... The 2003 World Series marked the 100th anniversary of the first modern World Series. ... The 2002 World Series was among the classic matchups in the history of the Series. ... The 2001 World Series (the November Series) took place between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees and is considered one of the most exciting World Series in recent memory. ... The 2000 World Series (a Subway Series) featured a crosstown matchup between the two-time defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Mets, with the Yankees winning 4 games to 1 for their third straight championship and 26th overall. ...

1990s

1999 • 1998 • 1997 • 1996 • 1995
(1994) • 1993 • 1992 • 1991 • 1990 The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Atlanta Braves, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in four games for their second title in a row and 25th overall. ... The 1998 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the San Fransisco Giants, marking the first time the Yankees had ever faced an expansion team in the Series. ... The 1997 World Series was widely regarded as one of the most exciting Series in recent memory. ... The 1996 World Series matched the defending champion Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first championship since 1978, and their 23rd overall. ... The 1995 World Series matched the Atlanta Braves against the Cleveland Indians, with the Braves winning in six games to capture its third World Championship in franchise history (along with 1914 in Boston and 1957 in Milwaukee), and their first championship since moving to Atlanta in 1966. ... fuck you u cock sucking ballin fucking bitch nuggett jew bag. ... Dates October 16, 1993–October 23, 1993 MVP Paul Molitor (Toronto) Television network CBS & Simulcast in Canada on CTV Announcers Sean McDonough, Tim McCarver Umpires Dave Phillips (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Tim McClelland (AL), Charlie Williams (NL), Mark Johnson (AL), Dana DeMuth (NL) The 1993 World Series was the second... The 1992 World Series was the first Series ever played outside of the United States of America. ... The 1991 World Series was played from October 19 to October 27 between the Minnesota Twins (95-67) of the American League and the Atlanta Braves (94-68) of the National League. ... The 1990 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Reds sweeping the Series in four games. ...

1980s

1989 • 1988 • 1987 • 1986 • 1985
1984 • 1983 • 1982 • 1981 • 1980 The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, and is best remembered for the earthquake which caused a 10-day interruption in play. ... The 1988 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers upsetting the heavily favored As to win the Series in five games. ... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ... The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship series in Major League Baseball, was a memorable battle between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox which helped to spread the legend of the Curse of the Bambino to mass public awareness. ... The 1985 World Series, popularly known as the Show-Me Series and the I-70 showdown Series, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14. ... The 1983 World Series matched the American League champion Baltimore Orioles against the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies, with the Orioles winning four games to one. ... The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... 1981 World Series Logo The 1981 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking their third meeting in the Series in five years. ... 1980 World Series Logo The 1980 World Series matched the Philadelphia Phillies against the Kansas City Royals, with the Phillies winning in six games to capture the first World Series title in franchise history. ...

1970s

1979 • 1978 • 1977 • 1976 • 1975
1974 • 1973 • 1972 • 1971 • 1970 1979 World Series Logo The 1979 World Series matched the National Leagues Pittsburgh Pirates (98-64) against the American Leagues Baltimore Orioles (102-57), with the Pirates coming back from a 3 games to 1 deficit to win the Series in seven games. ... 1978 World Series Logo The 1978 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1977 Series, with the Yankees winning in six games to repeat as champions. ... 1977 World Series Logo The 1977 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first title since 1962, and their 21st overall. ... The 1976 World Series matched the defending champion Cincinnati Reds of the National League against the New York Yankees of the American League, with the Reds sweeping the Series to repeat. ... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... 1974 World Series Logo The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... The 1973 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the New York Mets, with the As winning in seven games to repeat as World Champions. ... The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games. ... The 1970 World Series was between the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Orioles winning in five games. ...

1960s

1969 • 1968 • 1967 • 1966 • 1965
1964 • 1963 • 1962 • 1961 • 1960 The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history. ... The 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ... The 1966 World Series matched the Baltimore Orioles against the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Orioles sweeping the Series in 4 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1965 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota Twins, who had won their first pennant since 1933 when the team was known as the Washington Senators. ... The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in four games to capture their second title in five years. ... The 1962 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the San Francisco Giants, who had won their first NL pennant since moving from New York in 1958, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game playoff. ... The 1961 World Series of baseball matched the New York Yankees (109-53) against the Cincinnati Reds (93-61), with the Yankees winning in 5 games to earn their 19th championship in the last 39 seasons. ... Bill Mazeroskis famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ...

1950s

1959 • 1958 • 1957 • 1956 • 1955
1954 • 1953 • 1952 • 1951 • 1950 The 1959 World Series featured the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had won their first pennant since moving from Brooklyn in 1958 by defeating the Milwaukee Braves 2-0 in a three-game pennant playoff, and the Chicago White Sox, who had earned their first pennant in the 40 years since... In a rematch of the 1957 Series, the 1958 World Series matched the defending champion Milwaukee Braves against the New York Yankees. ... The 1957 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the Milwaukee Braves, who had won their first pennant since moving from Boston in 1953. ... The 1956 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the New York Yankees (representing the American League) and the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers (representing the National League) during the month of October 1956. ... The 1955 World Series matched the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees, with the Dodgers winning the Series in 7 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. ... The 1953 World Series matched the four-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series. ... The 1952 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in 7 games for their fourth straight title – tying the mark they set between 1936 and 1939 – and the 15th in their history, and their third defeat... The 1951 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the New York Giants, who had won the National League pennant in a thrilling three-game playoff with the Brooklyn Dodgers on a legendary home run by Bobby Thomson (the Shot Heard Round the World). ... The 1950 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Philadelphia Phillies. ...

1940s

1949 • 1948 • 1947 • 1946 • 1945
1944 • 1943 • 1942 • 1941 • 1940 The 1949 World Series featured the New York Yankees. ... The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. ... The 1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning the Series in 7 games for their first title since 1943, and the 11th championship in team history. ... The 1946 World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October, 1946 between the St. ... The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. ... The 1944 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the St. ... The 1943 World Series matched the defending champion St. ... The 1942 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the St. ... The 1941 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games to capture their fifth title in six years, and their ninth overall. ... The 1940 World Series matched the Cincinnati Reds against the Detroit Tigers, with the Reds winning the Series in 7 games for their second championship, their first since the scandal-tainted victory in the 1919 World Series. ...

1930s

1939 • 1938 • 1937 • 1936 • 1935
1934 • 1933 • 1932 • 1931 • 1930 The 1939 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Cincinnati Reds, who were making their first Series appearance since the scandal-tainted 1919 World Series. ... The 1938 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Chicago Cubs, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in 4 games for their record third straight championship and the 7th in their history. ... The 1937 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Giants in a rematch of the 1936 Series. ... The 1936 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the New York Giants, with the Yankees winning in 6 games to earn their fifth championship. ... The 1935 World Series featured the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, with the Tigers winning in 6 games for their first championship in five Series appearances. ... The 1934 World Series matched the St. ... The 1933 World Series featured the New York Giants and the Washington Senators, with the Giants winning in 5 games for their first championship since 1922, and their fourth overall. ... The 1932 World Series was the twenty-ninth edition of baseballs annual World Series championship final. ... The St. ... The Philadelphia Athletics beat the St. ...

1920s

1929 • 1928 • 1927 • 1926 • 1925
1924 • 1923 • 1922 • 1921 • 1920 The Philadelphia Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs in 5 games. ... The New York Yankees beat the St. ... The New York Yankees beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in 4 games. ... In the 1926 World Series, the St. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators in 7 games. ... The Washington Senators beat the New York Giants in 7 games. ... The New York Yankees beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 5 games. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 8 games. ... The Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Robins in 7 games. ...

1910s

1919 • 1918 • 1917 • 1916 • 1915
1914 • 1913 • 1912 • 1911 • 1910 The 1919 World Series was played between the Chicago White Sox of the American League and the Cincinnati Reds of the National League. ... The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. ... The Chicago White Sox beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins in 5 games. ... In the 1915 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies in 5 games. ... In the 1914 World Series, the Boston Braves beat the Philadelphia Athletics in 4 games. ... In the 1913 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants in 5 games. ... In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants in 8 games. ... In the 1911 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... The 1910 World Series featured the Philadelphia Athletics and the Chicago Cubs, with the Athletics winning in 5 games to earn their first championship. ...

1900s

1909 • 1908 • 1907 • 1906
1905 • (1904) • 1903 The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. ... The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series. ... The 1907 World Series featured the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers, with the Cubs winning the Series in 5 games (4 wins and 1 tie) for their first championship. ... The 1906 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the Chicago Cubs, who had posted the highest regular-season win total (116) in major league history, and the Chicago White Sox. ... The 1905 World Series matched the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Athletics, with the Giants winning 4 games to 1. ... The 1904 World Series is a championship series that didnt happen in American Major League Baseball. ... 1903 World Series Poster (a latter-day mockup) The 1903 World Series, the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball, matched the Boston Americans against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston prevailing five games to three. ...

The 1972 World Series sent the Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning the Series in a matchup of what were to become the two premier MLB dynasties of the 1970s. The "Swingin' A's" featured day-glo uniforms, lots of facial hair, colorful nicknames, and explosive personalities, while "The Big Red Machine" were a more traditional franchise with a more traditional look -- and an everyday lineup packed full of future Hall of Famers. After a 40-year absence and two franchise relocations, the A's had finally made it back to the Series after squeaking by Detroit in a 5-game ALCS; they would play the Series without their star Reggie Jackson, who was injured stealing home in the final game against Detroit. The Reds had also narrowly advanced, topping the Pirates with a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth in Game 5 of the NLCS, putting Cincinnati back in the October Classic after a disappointing year out of the Series spotlight. (The Reds had last won the pennant in 1970, only to drop the Series to Baltimore.) Image File history File links 1972_World_Series. ... The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ...


The Series opened in unexpected fashion, as unheralded catcher Gene Tenace of the A's hit home runs in his first two at-bats of the Series, leading Oakland to a Game One victory. Tenace was the first player ever to homer in his two initial Series plate appearances, a feat later matched by Andruw Jones of the Braves in the 1996 Series. A's left fielder Joe Rudi was the Game 2 hero with a home run and a spectacular game-saving ninth-inning catch made while sprawled up against the left field wall. After the Reds squeaked out a 1-0 Game 3 win, Tenace had a key hit in the middle of Game 4's ninth inning A's rally which featured four straight singles, the other three by pinch-hitters, as the A's scored twice to top the Reds and give the Oakland a commanding 3-1 lead in games. The Reds held off the A's in Game 5 as second baseman Joe Morgan threw out pinch-running pitcher John 'Blue Moon' Odom at the plate for the game's final out after a short pop fly caught in foul territory. This was the 5th straight game in the Series decided by one run.


The Reds evened the Series at three games apiece with an easy Game 6 victory, 8-1. The A's opened the scoring in Game 7 with an unearned run in the first inning. Cincy tied things up in the fifth on Hal McRae's sacrifice fly. But the very next inning, Tenace and Sal Bando both stroked RBI doubles to give Oakland a 3-1 edge. The Reds made it 3-2 in the eighth, but A's reliever Rollie Fingers shut the door in the ninth. The Athletics franchise had its sixth World Series title, and the city of Oakland had its first world championship in any sport. Tenace, an utterly unexpected hero, was named MVP with 9 RBIs, a Series record-tying 4 home runs and a Series-record slugging percentage. Rudi's game-saving circus catch in Game 2 (which he later attributed to one-on-one discussions with Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio on the art of tracking fly balls) made the highlight reels, and became the most memorable single image of the Series. Joseph Paul DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr. ...


Records: Oakland Athletics (W: 93, L: 62, Pct: .600, GA: 5 ½) - Cincinnati Reds (W: 95, L: 59, Pct: .617, GA: 10 ½) Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ...


Playoffs: ALCS: (3-2) Oakland Athletics over Detroit TigersNLCS: (3-2) Cincinnati Reds over Pittsburgh Pirates ALCS can be: A transaction processing monitor for the IBM System/370 and System/390 mainframes. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... NLCS can refer to different things: North London Collegiate School, a girls school in North London. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,4,8,9,20,21,33,40 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882-1889) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers Stadium...


Managers: Dick Williams (Oakland), Sparky Anderson (Cincinnati) Richard Hirschfeld Williams (born May 7, 1929 in St. ... Sparky Anderson George Lee Sparky Anderson (born February 22, 1934 in Bridgewater, South Dakota) is ranked fourth all-time for career managerial wins in Major League Baseball (behind Connie Mack, John McGraw and Tony La Russa) and is the first manager to win the World Series while leading clubs in...


Umpires: Chris Pelekoudas (NL), Jim Honochick (AL), Mel Steiner (NL), Frank Umont (AL), Bob Engel (NL), Bill Haller (AL) Christos George Pelekoudas (January 23, 1918 - November 30, 1984) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1960 to 1975. ...


Series MVP: Gene Tenace (Oakland) Fury Gene Tenace (pronounced tennis), born Fiore Gino Tennaci (October 10, 1946 in Russellton, Pennsylvania), is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played in the 1970s. ...


Television: NBC (Curt Gowdy, Tony Kubek, Monte Moore and Al Michaels announcing) NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Curt Gowdy (born July 31, 1919, in Green River, Wyoming) is a former American sportscaster. ... Tony Kubek (left) interviews Joe Morgan following the Cincinnati Reds Game 4 victory in the 1976 World Series. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television sportscaster. ...

Contents

Summary

AL Oakland Athletics (4) vs. NL Cincinnati Reds (3) Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ...

 Game Score Date Location Attendance ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (1) Athletics - 3, Reds - 2 October 14 Riverfront Stadium 52,918 (2) Athletics - 2, Reds - 1 October 15 Riverfront Stadium 53,224 (3) Reds - 1, Athletics - 0 October 18 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 49,410 (4) Reds - 2, Athletics - 3 October 19 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 49,410 (5) Reds - 5, Athletics - 4 October 20 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 49,410 (6) Athletics - 1, Reds - 8 October 21 Riverfront Stadium 52,737 (7) Athletics - 3, Reds - 2 October 22 Riverfront Stadium 56,040 

Matchups

Game 1

October 14, 1972 at Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati Reds) October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cingery Field formerly known as Riverfront Stadium (1970 - 2002) was the home of the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball team and the Cincinnati Bengals National Football League team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Oakland Athletics 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 Cincinnati Reds 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 PITCHERS: OAK - Holtzman, Fingers (6), Blue (7) CIN - Nolan, Borbon (7), Carroll (8) WP - Holtzman LP - Nolan SAVE - Blue HOME RUNS: OAK - Tenace (2) CIN - none ATTENDANCE: 52,918 

Game 2

October 15, 1972 at Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati Reds) October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Oakland Athletics 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 2 Cincinnati Reds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 PITCHERS: OAK - Hunter, Fingers (9) CIN - Grimsley, Borbon (6), Hall (8) WP - Hunter LP - Grimsley SAVE - Fingers HOME RUNS: OAK - Rudi CIN - none ATTENDANCE: 53,224 

Game 3

October 18, 1972 at Oakland Coliseum (Oakland Athletics) October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... McAfee Coliseum is a stadium located in Oakland, California that is used for football and baseball games. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Cincinnati Reds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 2 Oakland Athletics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 PITCHERS: CIN - Billingham, Carroll (9) OAK - Odom, Blue (8), Fingers (8) WP - Billingham LP - Odom SAVE - Carroll HOME RUNS: CIN - none OAK - none ATTENDANCE: 49,410 

Game 4

October 19, 1972 at Oakland Coliseum (Oakland Athletics) October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Cincinnati Reds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 7 1 Oakland Athletics 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 10 1 PITCHERS: CIN - Gullett, Borbon (8), Carroll (9) OAK - Holtzman, Blue (8), Fingers (9) WP - Fingers LP - Carroll SAVE - none HOME RUNS: CIN - none OAK - Tenance ATTENDANCE: 49,410 

Game 5

October 20, 1972 at Oakland Coliseum (Oakland Athletics) October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Cincinnati Reds 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 5 8 0 Oakland Athletics 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 2 PITCHERS: CIN - McGlothlin, Borbon (4), Hall (5), Carroll (7), Grimsley (8), Billingham (9) OAK - Hunter, Fingers (5), Hamilton (9) WP - Grimsley LP - Fingers SAVE - Billingham HOME RUNS: CIN - Rose, Menke OAK - Tenace ATTENDANCE: 49,410 

Game 6

October 21, 1972 at Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati Reds) October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Oakland Athletics 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 1 Cincinnati Reds 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 0 X 8 10 0 PITCHERS: OAK - Blue, Locker (6), Hamilton (7), Horlen (7) CIN - Nolan, Grimsley (5), Borbon (6), Hall (7) WP - Grimsley LP - Blue SAVE - Hall HOME RUNS: OAK - none CIN - Bench ATTENDANCE: 52,737 

Game 7

October 22, 1972 at Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati Reds) October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Oakland Athletics 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 1 Cincinnati Reds 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 4 2 PITCHERS: OAK - Odom, Hunter (5), Holtzman (8), Fingers (8) CIN - Billingham, Borbon (6), Carroll (6), Grimsley (7), Hall (8) WP - Hunter LP - Borbon SAVE - Fingers HOME RUNS: OAK - none CIN - none ATTENDANCE: 56,040 

Composite Box

1972 World Series (4-3): Oakland Athletics (A.L.) over Cincinnati Reds (N.L.) Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland Athletics 1 6 1 1 3 2 0 0 2 16 46 9
Cincinnati Reds 1 1 0 3 3 1 6 4 2 21 46 5
Total Attendance: 363,149 Average Attendance: 51,878
Winning Player’s Share: – $20,705, Losing Player’s Share – $15,080 * Includes Playoffs and World Series

Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ...

Trivia

  • This was the also the first title ever for the city of Oakland, California in any sport!
  • During Game 1, utility infielder Gene Tenace — who hit five (5) home runs during the entire 1972 season — became the first player ever to homer in each of his first two (2) World Series at-bats. He would hit four (4) long balls during the 1972 World Series earning the World Series Most Valuable Player Award. Tenace also had nine RBI (runs batted in) in the Series; no other Oakland player had more than one.
  • The Oakland Athletics won despite two (2) huge key injuries: Reggie Jackson, who missed the Series with a pulled hamstring; and Darold Knowles, who broke his thumb during a game played on September 27, 1972 — less than three (3) weeks before the Series opener.
  • This marked the second straight year a game was rained out. Game 3 was rained out on Tuesday, October 17 and rescheduled for the next day. The rain-out forced the final five games of the series to be played on five consecutive days.
  • After his home run in Game 2, the A's Joe Rudi had neither another hit nor RBI for the rest of the Series, despite starting every game.
  • Baseball legend Jackie Robinson would make his final public appearance in Cincinnati before Game 2. There, he advocated his wish that a Major League Baseball would soon hire black field managers.

Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The St. ... Oakland is the name of several places in the United States of America: Oakland, Alabama Oakland, California (The best-known city with this name) Oakland, Florida Oakland, Maine Oakland, Maryland Oakland, Michigan Oakland, Missouri Oakland, Nebraska Oakland, New Jersey Oakland, Oklahoma Oakland, Oregon Oakland, Pennsylvania Oakland, Rhode Island Oakland, Tennessee... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Fury Gene Tenace (pronounced tennis), born Fiore Gino Tennaci (October 10, 1946 in Russellton, Pennsylvania), is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played in the 1970s. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... Darold Duane Knowles (born December 9, 1941 in Brunswick, Missouri) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1965 to 1980 for the Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Senators, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Montreal Expos, and St. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television sportscaster. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... 1979 World Series Logo The 1979 World Series matched the National Leagues Pittsburgh Pirates (98-64) against the American Leagues Baltimore Orioles (102-57), with the Pirates coming back from a 3 games to 1 deficit to win the Series in seven games. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Joseph Oden Rudi (born September 7, 1946 in Modesto, California) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City & Oakland Athletics (1967-76, 1982), California Angels (1977-80) and Boston Red Sox (1981). ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 - October 24, 1972) became the first black Major League Baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ...

Reference(s)

Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 340-344)


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The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series. ... The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. ... The 1910 World Series featured the Philadelphia Athletics and the Chicago Cubs, with the Athletics winning in 5 games to earn their first championship. ... In the 1911 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants in 8 games. ... In the 1913 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants in 5 games. ... In the 1914 World Series, the Boston Braves beat the Philadelphia Athletics in 4 games. ... In the 1915 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies in 5 games. ... In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins in 5 games. ... The Chicago White Sox beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... 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The 1933 World Series featured the New York Giants and the Washington Senators, with the Giants winning in 5 games for their first championship since 1922, and their fourth overall. ... The 1934 World Series matched the St. ... The 1935 World Series featured the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, with the Tigers winning in 6 games for their first championship in five Series appearances. ... The 1936 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the New York Giants, with the Yankees winning in 6 games to earn their fifth championship. ... The 1937 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Giants in a rematch of the 1936 Series. ... The 1938 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Chicago Cubs, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in 4 games for their record third straight championship and the 7th in their history. ... The 1939 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Cincinnati Reds, who were making their first Series appearance since the scandal-tainted 1919 World Series. ... The 1940 World Series matched the Cincinnati Reds against the Detroit Tigers, with the Reds winning the Series in 7 games for their second championship, their first since the scandal-tainted victory in the 1919 World Series. ... The 1941 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games to capture their fifth title in six years, and their ninth overall. ... The 1942 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the St. ... The 1943 World Series matched the defending champion St. ... The 1944 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the St. ... The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. ... The 1946 World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October, 1946 between the St. ... The 1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning the Series in 7 games for their first title since 1943, and the 11th championship in team history. ... The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. ... The 1949 World Series featured the New York Yankees. ... The 1950 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Philadelphia Phillies. ... The 1951 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the New York Giants, who had won the National League pennant in a thrilling three-game playoff with the Brooklyn Dodgers on a legendary home run by Bobby Thomson (the Shot Heard Round the World). ... The 1952 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in 7 games for their fourth straight title – tying the mark they set between 1936 and 1939 – and the 15th in their history, and their third defeat... The 1953 World Series matched the four-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series. ... The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. ... The 1955 World Series matched the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees, with the Dodgers winning the Series in 7 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1956 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the New York Yankees (representing the American League) and the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers (representing the National League) during the month of October 1956. ... The 1957 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the Milwaukee Braves, who had won their first pennant since moving from Boston in 1953. ... In a rematch of the 1957 Series, the 1958 World Series matched the defending champion Milwaukee Braves against the New York Yankees. ... The 1959 World Series featured the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had won their first pennant since moving from Brooklyn in 1958 by defeating the Milwaukee Braves 2-0 in a three-game pennant playoff, and the Chicago White Sox, who had earned their first pennant in the 40 years since... Bill Mazeroskis famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ... The 1961 World Series of baseball matched the New York Yankees (109-53) against the Cincinnati Reds (93-61), with the Yankees winning in 5 games to earn their 19th championship in the last 39 seasons. ... The 1962 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the San Francisco Giants, who had won their first NL pennant since moving from New York in 1958, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game playoff. ... The 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in four games to capture their second title in five years. ... The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1965 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota Twins, who had won their first pennant since 1933 when the team was known as the Washington Senators. ... The 1966 World Series matched the Baltimore Orioles against the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Orioles sweeping the Series in 4 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ... The 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St. ... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history. ... The 1970 World Series was between the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Orioles winning in five games. ... The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games. ... The 1973 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the New York Mets, with the As winning in seven games to repeat as World Champions. ... 1974 World Series Logo The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... The 1976 World Series matched the defending champion Cincinnati Reds of the National League against the New York Yankees of the American League, with the Reds sweeping the Series to repeat. ... 1977 World Series Logo The 1977 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first title since 1962, and their 21st overall. ... 1978 World Series Logo The 1978 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1977 Series, with the Yankees winning in six games to repeat as champions. ... 1979 World Series Logo The 1979 World Series matched the National Leagues Pittsburgh Pirates (98-64) against the American Leagues Baltimore Orioles (102-57), with the Pirates coming back from a 3 games to 1 deficit to win the Series in seven games. ... 1980 World Series Logo The 1980 World Series matched the Philadelphia Phillies against the Kansas City Royals, with the Phillies winning in six games to capture the first World Series title in franchise history. ... 1981 World Series Logo The 1981 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking their third meeting in the Series in five years. ... The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... The 1983 World Series matched the American League champion Baltimore Orioles against the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies, with the Orioles winning four games to one. ... The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14. ... The 1985 World Series, popularly known as the Show-Me Series and the I-70 showdown Series, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship series in Major League Baseball, was a memorable battle between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox which helped to spread the legend of the Curse of the Bambino to mass public awareness. ... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ... The 1988 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers upsetting the heavily favored As to win the Series in five games. ... The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, and is best remembered for the earthquake which caused a 10-day interruption in play. ... The 1990 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Reds sweeping the Series in four games. ... The 1991 World Series was played from October 19 to October 27 between the Minnesota Twins (95-67) of the American League and the Atlanta Braves (94-68) of the National League. ... The 1992 World Series was the first Series ever played outside of the United States of America. ... Dates October 16, 1993–October 23, 1993 MVP Paul Molitor (Toronto) Television network CBS & Simulcast in Canada on CTV Announcers Sean McDonough, Tim McCarver Umpires Dave Phillips (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Tim McClelland (AL), Charlie Williams (NL), Mark Johnson (AL), Dana DeMuth (NL) The 1993 World Series was the second... fuck you u cock sucking ballin fucking bitch nuggett jew bag. ... The 1995 World Series matched the Atlanta Braves against the Cleveland Indians, with the Braves winning in six games to capture its third World Championship in franchise history (along with 1914 in Boston and 1957 in Milwaukee), and their first championship since moving to Atlanta in 1966. ... The 1996 World Series matched the defending champion Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first championship since 1978, and their 23rd overall. ... The 1997 World Series was widely regarded as one of the most exciting Series in recent memory. ... The 1998 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the San Fransisco Giants, marking the first time the Yankees had ever faced an expansion team in the Series. ... The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Atlanta Braves, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in four games for their second title in a row and 25th overall. ... The 2000 World Series (a Subway Series) featured a crosstown matchup between the two-time defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Mets, with the Yankees winning 4 games to 1 for their third straight championship and 26th overall. ... The 2001 World Series (the November Series) took place between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees and is considered one of the most exciting World Series in recent memory. ... The 2002 World Series was among the classic matchups in the history of the Series. ... The 2003 World Series marked the 100th anniversary of the first modern World Series. ... The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams met to decide the championship. ... The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ... Dates October 21, 2006–October 27, 2006 MVP David Eckstein (St. ... The 2007 World Series, the 103rd edition of Major League Baseballs championship series, is scheduled to begin play on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 and will take place between the winners of the 2007 American League Championship Series and the winners of the 2007 National League Championship Series in Major...


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