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Encyclopedia > 2006 American League Championship Series

The 2006 American League Championship Series (ALCS) was the second round of the 2006 American League playoffs; it began on October 10 and ended on October 14. The Detroit Tigers defeated the Oakland Athletics 4 games to 0 to advance to the 2006 World Series, and became the fourth AL team to win ten pennants, joining the New York Yankees (39), Athletics (15) and Boston Red Sox (11). Magglio Ordóñez's game-winning walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 4 sealed the pennant for the Tigers. Including this year's ALCS, the last five AL pennant winners have been different. (2006 Tigers, 2005 White Sox, 2004 Red Sox, 2003 Yankees, and 2002 Angels). Image File history File links 2006_ALCS_Logo. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... 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. ... 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. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9,27,34,43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... The primary logo for the 2006 World Series The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs play-offs for the championship, began on October 21 and ended on October 27, and matched up the American League champion Detroit Tigers against the National League champion St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 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 Americans... 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 (1907–present) See Nicknames before Red Sox for disputed nicknames Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds (1901-1911) Major league titles World... Magglio Ordóñez Delgado [or-DOH-nyez] (born January 28, 1974 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter who has played for the Chicago White Sox (1997-2004) and the Detroit Tigers (2005-). Hes exactly six feet tall and weighs 215 lbs. ... In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run which ends the game. ... The 2005 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 2005 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Chicago White Sox against the Western Division champion Los Angeles Angels. ... The 2004 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. ... The 2003 American League Championship Series was played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees from October 8 to October 16, 2003. ... The 2002 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the Wild Card Champion Anaheim Angels and the Central Division Champion Minnesota Twins. ...


The Athletics had defeated the Minnesota Twins, three games to none, in AL Division Series, and the Tigers had defeated the Yankees, three games to one. The Tigers will face the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,6,14,29,34 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Senators or Nationals (1901-1960) *Nickname originally Nationals; alternate nickname Senators gained favor over the years but was not acknowledged on uniforms until 1959... The 2006 American League Division Series, the opening round of the 2006 American League playoffs, is scheduled to start on October 3. ... The 2006 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on October 12 and ended on October 19; it was scheduled to begin on October 11, but was postponed a day due to inclement weather. ... It has been suggested that 2007 St. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...


Oakland had home-field advantage (despite Detroit having a better record) because Oakland was a division champion, but they effectively lost the advantage by losing Games 1 and 2 at home. Detroit hosted Games 3 and 4.


The Athletics were seeking their first AL pennant since 1990, while the Tigers captured the league title for the first time since their 1984 World Series championship year. The series was a rematch of the 1972 American League Championship Series, in which Oakland defeated Detroit in 5 games (then a best-of-five series). Detroit manager Jim Leyland, who led the Florida Marlins to the 1997 World Series title, became the seventh manager in history to win pennants in both leagues. The 1990 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Reds sweeping the Series in four games. ... The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14. ... The 1972 American League Championship Series took place between October 7 and October 12 of 1972. ... James Richard Leyland (born December 15, 1944, in Perrysburg, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball manager for the Detroit Tigers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5 42 (neither for a Marlins player) Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) also known as Dolphins Stadium (2005-2006) also known as Pro Player Stadium (1996-2004) also known as... The 1997 World Series was widely regarded as one of the most exciting Series in recent memory. ...


Managers: Ken Macha (Oakland), Jim Leyland (Detroit) Kenneth Edward Macha (born September 29, 1950 in Monroeville, Pennsylvania) is the manager of the Oakland As, having led the team since 2003. ... James Richard Leyland (born December 15, 1944, in Perrysburg, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball manager for the Detroit Tigers. ...


Umpires: Jerry Crawford, Hunter Wendelstedt, Derryl Cousins, Chuck Meriwether, Gary Cederstrom, Mike Reilly Gerald Joseph Crawford (born August 13, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an umpire for Major League Baseball. ... Harry Hunter Wendelstedt III (born June 22, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the National League in 1998-1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ... Derryl Cousins (born August 18, 1946 in Fresno, California) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the American League from 1979 to 1999, and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ... Julius Edward Chuck Meriwether (born June 30, 1956 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Gary L. Cederstrom (born October 4, 1955 in Bismarck, North Dakota) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the American League from 1989 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ... Michael Eugene Reilly (born July 2, 1949 in Sioux City, Iowa) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the American League from 1978 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ...


Series MVP: Plácido Polanco Plácido Polanco ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball Plácido Enrique Polanco (pronounced: Plah-si-doh an-Ree-kay poh-Lan-koh) (born October 10, 1975) is a Dominican Major League Baseball player who has played for the Philadelphia Phillies, St Louis Cardinals and Detroit...


Television commentators (FOX): Thom Brennaman, Steve Lyons, José Mota, Lou Piniella, and Chris Myers; Lyons commentated through Game 3, but was fired by FOX for comments, which the network deemed insensitive to Piniella's Hispanic background.[1] The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Thom Brennaman is an American sportscaster, and the son of sportscaster Marty Brennaman. ... Stephen John Lyons (born June 3, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball player and a television sportscaster. ... José Manuel Mota Matos (born March 16, 1965 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is the TV on-field reporter and Spanish radio color commentator for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... Lou Piniella being introduced as Cubs manager, October 17, 2006. ... Christopher Patrick Myers (born March 28, 1959 in Miami, Florida) is an American radio host and sportscaster. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish Hispano, from Latin Hispānus, adjective from Hispānia, Iberian Peninsula) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ...

Contents

Matchup

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(Det-Oak)

1 October 10 Detroit 5 Oakland 1 1-0
2 October 11 Detroit 8 Oakland 5 2-0
3 October 13 Oakland 0 Detroit 3 3-0
4 October 14 Oakland 3 Detroit 6 4-0
Detroit wins series 4–0 and advance to the World Series

The 2006 American League Championship Series (ALCS) was the second round of the 2006 American League playoffs; it began on October 10 and ended on October 14. ... The 2006 American League Championship Series (ALCS) was the second round of the 2006 American League playoffs; it began on October 10 and ended on October 14. ... The 2006 American League Championship Series (ALCS) was the second round of the 2006 American League playoffs; it began on October 10 and ended on October 14. ... The 2006 American League Championship Series (ALCS) was the second round of the 2006 American League playoffs; it began on October 10 and ended on October 14. ... The primary logo for the 2006 World Series The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs play-offs for the championship, began on October 21 and ended on October 27, and matched up the American League champion Detroit Tigers against the National League champion St. ...

Game 1, October 10

McAfee Coliseum, Oakland, California McAfee Coliseum is a stadium located in Oakland, California, United States that is used for football and baseball games. ... Oakland, founded in 1852, is the eighth-largest city in California and the county seat of Alameda County. ...


Oakland was 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position, while Detroit turned four double plays (both are LCS records). Tigers first baseman Sean Casey left the game in the bottom of the sixth inning due to an apparent leg injury. The batter runs to first base. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 11 1
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 1

WP: Nate Robertson (1-0)  LP: Barry Zito (0-1)   Nate Robertson is a pitcher who currently plays with the Detroit Tigers, and has a career ERA of 5. ... Barry William Zito (born May 13, 1978, Las Vegas, Nevada) was a starting pitcher with the Oakland Athletics. ...

HRs:  Det – Brandon Inge (1), Iván Rodríguez (1) Charles Brandon Inge [INJ] (born May 19, 1977, in Lynchburg, Virginia) is a third baseman (converted from catcher) playing for the Detroit Tigers. ... Ivan Rodríguez Torres (born November 30, 1971 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico), nicknamed Pudge, is a professional baseball player currently playing for the Detroit Tigers. ...

Game 2, October 11

McAfee Coliseum, Oakland, California


Detroit used a four-run fourth inning to erase a 3-1 deficit to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Detroit survived two home runs by Milton Bradley and a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning to escape with a win. The game was overshadowed by the tragic death of New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle in a plane crash in New York City. Lidle pitched for the Athletics from 2001-2002. Since the ALCS has been increased to a seven-game series, no team has came back to win the series after losing the first two games at home. Milton Obelle Bradley (born April 15, 1978 in Harbor City, California) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Oakland Athletics. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 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 Americans... Cory Fulton Lidle (March 22, 1972 – October 11, 2006) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... On October 11, 2006, a Cirrus SR20 small private plane crashed in New York City about 2:42 p. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 1 0 4 0 2 0 0 1 8 11 0
Oakland 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 11 1

WP: Justin Verlander (1-0)  LP: Esteban Loaiza (0-1)  SV: Todd Jones (1)   Justin Brooks Verlander (born February 20, 1983, in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who ended the 2005 season pitching for the Erie SeaWolves, the AA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. ... Esteban Antonio Loaiza [lo-EYE-sa] (born December 31, 1971 in Tijuana, Mexico) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who plays for the Oakland Athletics. ... Todd Barton Givin Jones (born April 24, 1968 in Marietta, Georgia) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the Detroit Tigers. ...

HRs:  Det – Alexis Gómez (1), Curtis Granderson (1)  Oak – Milton Bradley 2 (2), Eric Chavez (1) Alexis DeJesus Gómez (born on August 8, 1978 in Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball player, currently with the Detroit Tigers. ... Curtis Granderson (born March 16, 1981, in Blue Island, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball right fielder who currently plays for the Detroit Tigers and has a career batting average of . ... Milton Obelle Bradley (born April 15, 1978 in Harbor City, California) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Oakland Athletics. ... Eric Cesar Chavez (born December 7, 1977 in Los Angeles, California) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who has played for the Oakland Athletics since 1998. ...

Game 3, October 13

Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Nickname: Motor City, Motown Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City 370. ...


Oakland infielder Mark Kiger, who substituted for injured second baseman Mark Ellis in the ALCS, became the first player in modern baseball history to make his major-league debut in a postseason game. [2] Mark Winston Kiger (born May 30, 1980 in San Diego, California) is a Major League Baseball player who plays infield for the Oakland Athletics. ... Mark William Ellis (born June 6, 1977 in Rapid City, South Dakota) is a second baseman for Major League Baseballs Oakland Athletics. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Detroit 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 3 6 0

WP: Kenny Rogers (1-0)  LP: Rich Harden (0-1)  SV: Todd Jones (2)   // Rogers grew up on a 15-acre strawberry farm in Dover, Florida. ... James Richard (Rich) Harden (born November 30, 1981) is a Canadian born pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. ... Todd Barton Givin Jones (born April 24, 1968 in Marietta, Georgia) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the Detroit Tigers. ...

HRs:  Det – Craig Monroe (1) Craig Keystone Monroe (born February 27, 1977, in Texarkana, Texas) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays with the Detroit Tigers and has a career batting average of . ...

Game 4, October 14

Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan


Magglio Ordonez hit two home runs, the first of which tied the score in the sixth inning, and the second of which, a walk off three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, won the American League pennant for Detroit. Ordonez's blast was the first pennant winning home run since Aaron Boone in the 2003 ALCS. Aaron Boone Aaron Boone (born March 9, 1973 in La Mesa, California) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who has played for the Cincinnati Reds and the New York Yankees but currently is with the Cleveland Indians. ... (Redirected from 2003 ALCS) The 2003 American League Championship Series was played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees from October 8 to October 16, 2003. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
Detroit 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 6 11 0

WP: Wilfredo Ledezma (1-0)  LP: Huston Street (0-1)   Wilfredo Ledezma (born January 21, 1981 in Guárico State, Venezuela) is a left-handed starting pitcher who has played for the Detroit Tigers from 2003-04. ... Huston Lowell Street (born August 2, 1983, in Austin, Texas) is a relief pitcher for the Oakland Athletics, currently best known for being named the 2005 American League Rookie of the Year. ...

HRs:  Oak – Jay Payton (1)  Det – Magglio Ordóñez 2 (2) Jason Lee (Jay) Payton (born November 22, 1972 in Zanesville, Ohio), is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Oakland Athletics. ... Magglio Ordóñez Delgado [or-DOH-nyez] (born January 28, 1974 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter who has played for the Chicago White Sox (1997-2004) and the Detroit Tigers (2005-). Hes exactly six feet tall and weighs 215 lbs. ...

Quotes

"IN THE AIR, LEFT FIELD! THE TIGERS MARCH TO THE WORLD SERIES! They celebrated twenty-two years ago today as World Series champions! And October the 14th, 2006, the Detroit Tigers are American League Champions!" - Thom Brennaman, calling Magglio Ordonez's ALCS walk-off homerun in Game 4. The primary logo for the 2006 World Series The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs play-offs for the championship, began on October 21 and ended on October 27, and matched up the American League champion Detroit Tigers against the National League champion St. ... The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... 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. ... Thom Brennaman is an American sportscaster, and the son of sportscaster Marty Brennaman. ... Magglio Ordóñez [or-DOH-nyez] (born January 28, 1974 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter who has played for the Chicago White Sox (1997-2004) and the Detroit Tigers (2005-). He signed with the Detroit Tigers as a free agent on...


"Swing and a fly ball, left field, IT'S DEEP, IT'S WAAAY BACK! THE TIGERS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!" Dan Dickerson, calling Magglio Ordonez's walkoff over the air on WXYT Detroit. Dan Dickerson is an American radio broadcaster, best known for his current position as the play-by-play radio voice of the Detroit Tigers on the Tigers radio network. ... Magglio Ordóñez [or-DOH-nyez] (born January 28, 1974 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter who has played for the Chicago White Sox (1997-2004) and the Detroit Tigers (2005-). He signed with the Detroit Tigers as a free agent on...


References

  1. ^ FOX dismisses Lyons for racially insensitive comment, Associated Press. October 14, 2006.
  2. ^ Kiger says historic debut with A's spoiled by loss. Jenkins, Chris, The San Diego Union-Tribune. October 14, 2006
2006 Major League Baseball Playoffs
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NL Playoff teams: Los Angeles | New York | St. Louis | San Diego The 2006 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on October 12 and ended on October 19; it was scheduled to begin on October 11, but was postponed a day due to inclement weather. ... The 2006 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, and ended on Sunday October 8, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada. ... 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 (1911-1912), (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) (Also referred to as Trolley Dodgers 1911-1931) Brooklyn... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Name New York Mets (1962–present) Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008–present) The Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1969 â€¢ 1986 NL Pennants (4) 1969 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 2000 East Division titles (5... It has been suggested that 2007 St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6,19,31,35 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Jack Murphy Stadium (1969-2003) a. ...

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The 1990 American League Championship Series was a best-of-seven series that matched the Eastern Division Champion Boston Red Sox against the Western Division Champion Oakland Athletics. ... The 1991 American League Championship Series was played between the Minnesota Twins and the Toronto Blue Jays from October 8 to October 13, 1991. ... The 1992 American League Championship Series was played between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics from October 7 to October 14, 1992. ... The 1993 American League Championship Series was played between the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox from October 5 to October 12, 1993. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1995 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1995 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Cleveland Indians against the Western Division champion Seattle Mariners. ... 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The 2001 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the New York Yankees, who had come off a dramatic comeback against the Oakland Athletics in the Division Series, and the Seattle Mariners, who won an American League record 116 regular season games and won the Division Series against the... The 2002 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the Wild Card Champion Anaheim Angels and the Central Division Champion Minnesota Twins. ... The 2003 American League Championship Series was played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees from October 8 to October 16, 2003. ... The 2004 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. ... 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