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Encyclopedia > 1973 World Series
1973 World Series
Team / Wins Manager Season
Oakland Athletics (4) Dick Williams 94-68, .580
New York Mets (3) Yogi Berra 82-79, .509
Dates: October 13October 21
MVP: Reggie Jackson (Oakland)
Television: NBC
Announcers: Curt Gowdy, Tony Kubek, Monte Moore and Lindsey Nelson
Umpires: Marty Springstead (AL), Augie Donatelli (NL), Jerry Neudecker (AL), Paul Pryor (NL), Russ Goetz (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL)
ALCS: Oakland Athletics over Baltimore Orioles (3-2)
NLCS: New York Mets over Cincinnati Reds (3-2)
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The 1973 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the New York Mets, with the A's winning in seven games to repeat as World Champions. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Richard Hirschfeld Williams (born May 7, 1929 in St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Curtis Edward Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster, well-known as the longtime voice of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally-televised sporting events, primarily for NBC Sports in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Tony Kubek (left) interviews Joe Morgan following the Cincinnati Reds Game 4 victory in the 1976 World Series. ... Lindsey Nelson (May 25, 1919 - June 10, 1995) was an American sportscaster best known for his broadcasts of college football and New York Mets baseball. ... Home plate umpire Gary Darling signals that the last pitch was a strike In baseball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgment calls on plays, and meting out discipline. ... August Joseph Donatelli (August 22, 1914 - May 24, 1990) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1950 to 1973. ... Harry Hunter Wendelstedt, Jr. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames Big Red Machine, Redlegs[1] Ballpark... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 3 - A group of investors, headed by shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, purchases the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million. ... 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, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles...


The New York Mets won the National League East division by 1 ½ games over the St Louis Cardinals then defeated the Cincinnati Reds, three games to two, in the National League Championship Series. The Oakland Athletics won the American League West division by 6 games over the Kansas City Royals then defeated the Baltimore Orioles, three games to two, in the American League Championship Series. Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... The National League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames Big Red Machine, Redlegs[1] Ballpark... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... The American League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant. ...


The Mets' .509 season winning percentage was (and remains) the lowest posted by any pennant-winner in major league history. Under the comparatively new divisional play system, the Mets found themselves back in the World Series, but with a much weaker team than in their legendary 1969 championship season. Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in North American professional baseball. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... 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, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of...


Stumbling through the summer in last place, the Mets had gotten hot in September as the rest of the National League East collapsed, ultimately winning a mediocre division with a mere 82 victories. The final standings:

 1. New York Mets 82 79 .509 --- 2. St Louis Cardinals 81 81 .500 1.5 3. Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 .494 2.5 4. Montreal Expos 79 83 .488 3.5 5. Chicago Cubs 77 84 .478 5.0 

1969 holdovers Bud Harrelson, Jerry Grote, Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, and Tug McGraw joined forces with the Mets' farm-system alumni John Milner and Jon Matlack and trade-acquired Rusty Staub, Felix Millan, and future Hall of Famer Willie Mays, now 42 years old. Don Hahn and Mays alternated in center field, although they both batted right-handed. For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Derrel McKinley Bud Harrelson (born June 6, 1944 in Niles, California) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers between 1965 and 1980. ... Jerry Grote (born October 6, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for the Houston Colt . ... George Thomas Seaver (born November 17, 1944 in Fresno, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who broke into the major leagues in 1967 and retired in 1986. ... Jerome Martin Jerry Koosman (born December 23, 1942 in Appleton, Minnesota) is a former left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies between 1967 and 1985. ... Frank Edwin Tug McGraw Jr. ... John David Milner (December 28, 1949 - January 4, 2000), also nicknamed The Mighty Hammer, was a left fielder/first baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets (1971-77), Pittsburgh Pirates (1978-81, 1982) and Montreal Expos (1981-82). ... Jonathan Trumpbour Matlack (born January 19, 1950 in West Chester, Pennsylvania) is a former left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher. ... 1964 Topps baseball card #109 Daniel Joseph Rusty Staub (born April 1, 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was a Major League Baseball player for 23 seasons (1963-1985), for the Houston Colt . ... Felix Millan born August 21, 1943 in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico is a former major league baseball player. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Donald Antone Hahn, born November 16, 1948 in San Francisco, California, is a former Major League baseball player. ...


The Mets' National League playoff opponents: an imposing Cincinnati Reds squad that posted 99 victories during the regular season, was the favorite to return to the Series for a second consecutive year. (The Reds had fallen to the A's in the previous year's Series.) The 1973 NLCS went the full five games, and featured a now-famous brawl between the barrel-chested Pete Rose and the wispy Met shortstop, Bud Harrelson. In the end, the Mets continued their improbable rise and bumped Rose and the rest of the mighty Reds from the playoffs. Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames Big Red Machine, Redlegs[1] Ballpark... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... 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 1973 National League Championship Series was played between the New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds from October 6 to October 10. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The position of the shortstop Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... Derrel McKinley Bud Harrelson (born June 6, 1944 in Niles, California) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers between 1965 and 1980. ...


The Oakland Athletics secured the pennant by overcoming the Baltimore Orioles in the 1973 ALCS. The A's, defending champions, still possessed a formidable lineup headed by a healthy Reggie Jackson, (.293, 32 HR, 117 RBI, 22 stolen bases) who would be named league MVP in 1973. Jackson was joined in the lineup by standouts like third baseman Sal Bando, the fine defensive outfielder Joe Rudi, the speedy shortstop Bert Campaneris, and the A's catcher, 1972 World Series hero Gene Tenace. The pitching staff featured three 20-game winners, Ken Holtzman (21-13), Catfish Hunter (21-5), and Vida Blue (20-9), with Rollie Fingers (22 svs, 1.92) serving as the A's ace relief pitcher. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... The 1973 American League Championship Series took place between October 6 and October 11, 1973. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... Sal Bando, born Salvatore Leonard Bando (February 13, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio), is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City & Oakland Athletics (1966-76) and Milwaukee Brewers (1977-81). ... 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). ... Dagoberto Campaneris Blanco (born March 9, 1942 in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba), best known as Bert Campaneris and nicknamed Campy, is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City & Oakland Athletics (1964-76), Texas Rangers (1977-79), California Angels (1979_81) and New York Yankees (1983). ... 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. ... 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. ... Ken Holtzman was a major league baseball pitcher, mostly for the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics. ... James Augustus Catfish Hunter (April 8, 1946 – September 9, 1999), son of Abbott and Millie Hunter, was a prolific Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher between 1965 and 1979. ... Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. ... Roland Fingers giving his trademark handlebar moustache a twirl. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


As usual, the A's offered entertainment both on and off the field in 1973; their day-glo uniforms were the perfect metaphor for a team notable for clashing personalities. The stars engaged regularly in conflicts with each other and with owner Charles O. Finley. Charles Oscar Finley (February 22, 1918 - February 19, 1996), born in Ensley, Alabama, was an American businessman who is best remembered for his tenure as the flamboyant owner of the Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball team. ...


With the designated hitter rule in effect for the first time in 1973, American League pitchers did not bat during the regular season. They were, however, expected to take their turn at the plate during each game of this Series. So it was that a man who had played no offensive role during the regular season came to make a key batting contribution for the A's during the Series. With some extra batting practice, A's pitcher Ken Holtzman would stroke a double that helped the A's to win game one -- and another double that helped them secure the deciding seventh game. This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Ken Holtzman was a major league baseball pitcher, mostly for the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics. ...


This Series was also made famous when Oakland A's owner Charlie O. Finley attempted to "fire" second-baseman Mike Andrews for his errors in game 2 (see below). Commissioner Bowie Kuhn would reinstate Andrews and sock Finley with a healthy fine. Despite the hostility of the Oakland players toward the team's owner, the A's would be the first to repeat as World Champions since the 1961-62 New York Yankees although manager Dick Williams would announce his resignation minutes after the deciding seventh game. Charles Oscar Finley (February 22, 1918 _ February 19, 1997), Major League Baseball owner, was the flamboyant owner of the Oakland Athletics. ... Michael Jay Andrews (born July 9, 1943 in Los Angeles, California) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox (1966-70), Chicago White Sox (1971-73) and Oakland Athletics (1973). ... Bowie Kent Kuhn (born October 28, 1926 in Takoma Park, Maryland) was commissioner of Major League Baseball from February 4, 1969 to September 30, 1984. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Richard Hirschfeld Williams (born May 7, 1929 in St. ...


Oakland reliever Darold Knowles became the only pitcher to appear in every game of a seven-game World Series. For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...


At 82-79, the 1973 New York Mets had the worst record of any team to ever play in a World Series. They had only the ninth-best record in the 24-team major leagues, behind the Oakland Athletics, the Cincinnati Reds (who they beat in the National League playoffs), the Baltimore Orioles (who were defeated by Oakland in the American League playoffs), the Los Angeles Dodgers, the San Francisco Giants, the Boston Red Sox, the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals (none of whom made the postseason). Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames Big Red Machine, Redlegs[1] Ballpark... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ...


The New York Mets had the lowest winning percentage (now the second-lowest) of any post-season team (the San Diego Padres finished 82-80 in 2005). Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames Pads, Friars Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ...


Willie Mays would record the final hit of his storied career in Game 2. In four World Series (1951, 1954, 1962, and 1973), Mays did not hit a single home run. He hit only one in the post-season, during the 1971 NLCS - San Francisco Giants versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... NLCS can refer to different things: North London Collegiate School, a girls school in North London. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers...


Oakland manager Dick Williams quit after the Series was over, having had enough of owner Charles O. Finley's interference. Richard Hirschfeld Williams (born May 7, 1929 in St. ... Charles Oscar Finley (February 22, 1918 - February 19, 1996), born in Ensley, Alabama, was an American businessman who is best remembered for his tenure as the flamboyant owner of the Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball team. ...


This was the last World Series in which each team sold separate programs for their home games. Starting in 1974, Major League Baseball printed the official World Series program that was sold in both stadiums. For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in North American professional baseball. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Summary

AL Oakland Athletics (4) vs. NL New York Mets (3) Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles...

Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Mets – 1, A’s – 2 October 13 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 46,021 2:26
2 Mets – 10, A’s – 7 (12 inns) October 14 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 55,989 4:13
3 A's – 3, Mets – 2 (11 inns) October 16 Shea Stadium 54,817 3:15
4 A's – 1, Mets – 6 October 17 Shea Stadium 54,817 2:41
5 A's – 0, Mets – 2 October 18 Shea Stadium 54,817 2:39
6 Mets – 1, A’s – 3 October 20 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 49,333 2:07
7 Mets – 2, A’s – 5 October 21 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 49,333 2:37

October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Coliseum. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Coliseum. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Coliseum. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... For other uses, see Coliseum. ...

Matchups

Game 1

October 13, 1973 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Coliseum. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


The Mets and A's opened the Series in Oakland with Jon Matlack and Ken Holtzman as the Game One starters. Mays started in place of the injured Rusty Staub and batted third in what turned out to be his final big league start. Jonathan Trumpbour Matlack (born January 19, 1950 in West Chester, Pennsylvania) is a former left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Ken Holtzman was a major league baseball pitcher, mostly for the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics. ...


The A's got two runs in the third when Holtzman doubled and scored when Bert Campaneris hit a routine grounder that inexplicably bounced between second baseman's Felix Millan's legs. Campaneris then stole second and scored on Rudi's single to right. The Mets came up with a run in the 4th on an RBI single by John Milner that scored Cleon Jones. Holtzman, Fingers, and Knowles then shut the door on the Mets offense; Darold Knowles earned the save. RBI is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, including Reserve Bank of India Run batted in, in baseball Radio Berlin International This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... John David Milner (December 28, 1949 - January 4, 2000), also nicknamed The Mighty Hammer, was a left fielder/first baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets (1971-77), Pittsburgh Pirates (1978-81, 1982) and Montreal Expos (1981-82). ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - New York Mets 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2 Oakland Athletics 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 X 2 4 0 PITCHERS: NYM - Matlack, McGraw (7) OAK - Holtzman, Fingers (6), Knowles (9) WP - Holtzman LP - Matlack SAVE - Knowles HOME RUNS: NYM - none OAK - none ATTENDANCE: 46,021 

Game 2

October 14, 1973 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Coliseum. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Game 2 proved to be one of the wildest games in World Series history. Eventually won by the New York Mets 10-7 in 12 innings, it set a new record for the longest game in Series history at 4 hours and 13 minutes. Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles...


Blue opposed Koosman on the mound, but neither pitched well. In the first inning, the A's jumped on Koosman for two runs on a Jesus Alou double and scored again in the second on Rudi's single scoring the ubiquitous Campaneris, who had tripled. The Mets got solo home runs from Cleon Jones and Wayne Garrett in the 2nd and 3rd innings, respectively. Jesús María Rojas Alou (born March 24, 1942 in Haina, Dominican Republic) was a professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, and New York Mets. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ...


The A's were up 3-2 going into the sixth when things started to get strange. Four Mets runs scored, two of them when Darold Knowles fielded a comebacker to the mound and then threw home wildly in a vain attempt to start a 1-2-3 double play. The A's came back with a run in the 7th and two more in the ninth on RBI singles by Reggie Jackson and Sal Bando. That sent the game into extra innings.


The game was knotted at 6-6, until the 12th, when Mays drove in Harrelson with a single up the middle that gave the Mets a one-run lead. Then two more runs scored when second baseman Mike Andrews let an easy grounder go through his legs with two outs. The very next batter hit a chopper to Andrews, who threw wildly to first to let a fourth run score. It was a strange sequence of events -- one that would get even stranger after the game's final out was recorded. The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... Michael Jay Andrews (born July 9, 1943 in Los Angeles, California) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox (1966-70), Chicago White Sox (1971-73) and Oakland Athletics (1973). ...


The A's added a run in the bottom of the inning on a Jackson triple, but Andrews' errors proved too much to overcome. Stone earned the save and the Mets evened the series, winning by a score of 10-7. But that wasn't all this odd game had to offer. A's Owner Charlie Finley was furious at Andrews' twelfth-inning miscues; he proceeded to punish Andrews (and further alienate A's manager Dick Williams) by placing the infielder on the disabled list -- citing a fake injury that would have sidelined Andrews for the rest of the Series. Commissioner of Baseball Bowie Kuhn stepped in, reactivated Andrews, and disciplined Finley. An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... Bowie Kent Kuhn (born October 28, 1926 in Takoma Park, Maryland) was commissioner of Major League Baseball from February 4, 1969 to September 30, 1984. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - New York Mets 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 15 1 Oakland Athletics 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 7 13 5 PITCHERS: NYM - Koosman, Sadecki (3), Parker (5), McGraw (6), Stone (12) OAK - Blue, Pina (6), Knowles (6), Odom (8), Fingers (10), Lindblad (12) WP - McGraw LP - Fingers SAVE - Stone HOME RUNS: NYM - Jones, Garrett OAK - none ATTENDANCE: 49,151 

Game 3

October 16, 1973 at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... Flushing is a section of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ...


Game 3 matched up future Hall of Famers Tom Seaver and Catfish Hunter. Hunter had trouble early on when Garrett homered to right and MIllan scored on a wild pitch, but then found his rhythm. Seaver kept the A's off the board until the 6th, when Bando and Tenace broke through with consecutive doubles that delivered a run and cut the Met lead to 2-1. Rudi came up with another clutch hit in the 8th when he singled in Campaneris to tie the game and send the second consecutive game into extra innings. Campaneris delivered the game-winning RBI when he singled to center off Harry Parker in the eleventh. Rollie Fingers got the save. Harry Parker is the well-known head coach of the Harvard varsity rowing program (1963-present). ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Oakland Athletics 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 10 1 New York Mets 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 2 PITCHERS: OAK - Hunter, Knowles (7), Lindblad (9), Fingers (11) NYM - Seaver, Sadecki (9), McGraw (9), Parker (11) WP - Lindblad LP - Parker SAVE - Fingers HOME RUNS: OAK - none NYM - Garrett ATTENDANCE: 54,817 

Game 4

October 17, 1973 at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... Flushing is a section of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ...


The tide seemed to turn in the Mets' favor beginning in Game 4. Holtzman couldn't make it out of the first inning after Rusty Staub smashed a three-run homer to leftcenter. Blue Moon Odom relieved and gave up a two run single to Staub in a three run Mets 4th. Matlack got the win by pitching eight innings of five-hit ball. New York Mets fans would give pinch-hitter Mike Andrews a standing ovation in the 8th inning, an obvious thumbing at A's owner Finley and an appreciation for the little guy sticking it to the boss! 1964 Topps baseball card #109 Daniel Joseph Rusty Staub (born April 1, 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was a Major League Baseball player for 23 seasons (1963-1985), for the Houston Colt . ... John Blue Moon Odom autograph on a 1975 Topps baseball card - 1975 Series, #69 John Blue Moon Odom (born May 29, 1945 in Macon, Georgia) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Michael Jay Andrews (born July 9, 1943 in Los Angeles, California) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox (1966-70), Chicago White Sox (1971-73) and Oakland Athletics (1973). ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Oakland Athletics 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 New York Mets 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 X 6 13 1 PITCHERS: OAK - Holtzman, Odom (1), Knowles (4), Pina (5), Lindblad (8) NYM - Matlack, [[Ray Sadecki|Sadecki]] (9) WP - Matlack LP - Holtzman SAVE - Sadecki HOME RUNS: OAK - none NYM - Staub ATTENDANCE: 54,817 

Game 5

October 18, 1973 at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... Flushing is a section of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ...


Game 5 was a rematch up of Blue and Koosman. This time, both men threw well. Milner drove in a run for the Mets in the 2nd inning with a RBI single through the right side. Don Hahn's triple to center field scored Jerry Grote with the second Mets run in the 6th. Koosman pitched well and got a win, with a save from Tug McGraw. Donald Antone Hahn, born November 16, 1948 in San Francisco, California, is a former Major League baseball player. ...


The Met fans at Shea Stadium couldn't be happier, as the team that just barely made it into the playoffs was now one win away from upsetting the defending champions for the title.

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Oakland Athletics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 New York Mets 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 2 7 1 PITCHERS: OAK - Blue, Knowles (6), Fingers (7) NYM - Koosman, McGraw (7) WP - Koosman LP - Blue SAVE - McGraw HOME RUNS: OAK - none NYM - none ATTENDANCE: 54,817 

Game 6

October 20, 1973 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Coliseum. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


The A's were in need of a win and they got one, thanks to the clutch pitching of Catfish Hunter (who outdueled Tom Seaver), and the timely hitting of Reggie Jackson. Jackson doubled and drove in Rudi in the first inning and Bando in the 3rd to give Oakland a 2-0 lead. In the eighth inning, the Mets threatened, knocking Hunter out of the game after Ken Boswell singled in a run. Reliever Darold Knowles put out the fire by striking out Rusty Staub on three pitches with two men on base. In the bottom half of the inning, the A's added an insurance run when Jackson singled, advanced to third on center fielder Don Hahn's error, and scored on Felipe Alou's sacrifice fly. Fingers got the save in the ninth inning to force a seventh game. Felipe Rojas Alou (born May 12, 1935 in Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic) is a former outfielder and first baseman in Major League Baseball and the former manager of the San Francisco Giants. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - New York Mets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 2 Oakland Athletics 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 X 3 7 0 PITCHERS: NYM - Seaver, McGraw (6) OAK - Hunter, Knowles (8), Fingers (8) WP - Hunter LP - Seaver SAVE - Fingers HOME RUNS: NYM - none OAK - none ATTENDANCE: 49,333 

Game 7

October 21, 1973 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Coliseum. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Jon Matlack, who had pitched brilliantly in the series, matched up with Ken Holtzman, who was coming back from getting knocked out in the first inning of game 4. The third inning proved to be the difference. Matlack surrendered a two run opposite-field homer to Campaneris (Oakland's first home run of the series), and then served up another two run blast when he faced Jackson, making the score 4-0 in favor of the A's. The Mets came back with two runs after Oakland increased their lead to 5-0 in the fifth inning, but it was not enough. Campaneris snagged a Garrett pop fly to end the series; Jackson was named the World Series MVP. In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ...


In the third inning, Gene Tenace walked for the 11th time tying the Series record set by Babe Ruth of the Yankees in 1926. In the seventh inning, Wayne Garrett struck out for the 11th time tying the Series record set by Eddie Mathews of the Milwaukee Braves in 1958. 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 the band, see Babe Ruth (band). ... Wayne Garrett, born December 3, 1947 in Brooksville, FL, was the New York Mets starting third baseman from 1972 through 1975. ... Edwin Lee Eddie Mathews (October 13, 1931 – February 18, 2001) was a Hall of Fame third baseman in Major League Baseball and is widely regarded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, third baseman to play the game. ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - New York Mets 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 8 1 Oakland Athletics 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 X 5 9 1 PITCHERS: NYM - Matlack, Parker (3), Sadecki (5), Stone (7) OAK - Holtzman, Fingers (6), Knowles (9) WP - Holtzman LP - Matlack SAVE - Knowles HOME RUNS: NYM - none OAK - Campaneris, Jackson ATTENDANCE: 49,333 

Composite Box

1973 World Series (4-3): Oakland Athletics (A.L.) over New York Mets (N.L.) Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Oakland Athletics 3 1 7 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 21 51 9
New York Mets 5 2 1 4 0 6 0 1 1 0 0 4 24 66 10
Total Attendance: 358,289   Average Attendance: 51,184
Winning Player’s Share: – $24,618,   Losing Player’s Share – $14,950 *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, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles...

Reference(s)

Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 345-350)


External links

  • 1973 World Series at Baseball-Reference.com
  • 1973 World Series at WorldSeries.com (MLB.com)
  • 1973 World Series at Baseball-Almanac.com
  • Mutiny and a Bounty at SI.com
  • History of the World Series - 1973 at SportingNews.com
  • 1973 World Series box scores and play-by-play at Retrosheet.org
  • The 1973 Oakland Athletics at baseballlibrary.com
  • The 1973 New York Mets at baseballlibrary.com

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